Groups To Call For Closure Of Taliban Imam's Mosque - June 7 at 7:00 pm
June 4, 2011
June 4, 2011
GROUPS TO CALL FOR CLOSURE OF TALIBAN IMAM'S MOSQUE
IMAM OF MARGATE MOSQUE INVOLVED IN SHIPPING MONEY TO PAKISTANIS COMMITTING VIOLENCE AGAINST AMERICAN TROOPS
(Margate, FL) On Monday, June 7th, Americans Against Hate (AAH), Tea Party Fort Lauderdale (TPFL), and citizens of Margate will be demonstrating outside Masjid Jamaat al-Mumineen (MJAM), an Islamic center located in Margate, Florida. The groups will be calling on the government to shut down the center for its connection to terrorism.
Last month, the imam of the mosque, Izhar Khan, along with four members of his family, including his father, Hafiz, were arrested and charged with a conspiracy to finance the militant Taliban group in Pakistan. The father, as well, has discussed buying weapons for the Taliban.
Currently, the United States is involved in fighting the Taliban in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The President of the mosque's Board of Directors and the Registered Agent for the group's corporation, Yazid Ali, continues to support Izhar Khan, calling him a "bright, young star."
Joe Kaufman, chairman of Americans Against Hate, stated, "Given the nature of the arrests, and given the fact that the President of the mosque, as well as other mosque goers, continue to support the Khans, we believe it is necessary and warranted that the U.S. government moves to shut down the mosque. Masjid Jamaat al-Mumineen and its officials should no longer be allowed to operate within the state of Florida."
Danita Kilcullen, director of Tea Party Fort Lauderdale, stated, "After this mosque's imam was found to be involved in financing a terrorist group, how can this mosque be allowed to remain open? Local citizens are outraged."
When: Monday; June 7, 2011; 7:00 pm
Where: 3222 Holiday Springs Blvd, Margate, Florida
Directions: Sample Road west of 441 approx. one mile to stop-light intersection of Holiday Springs Blvd., Turn left, approx. 1/4 mile
Contact Joe Kaufman at 754-204-4296, Danita Kilcullen at firstname.lastname@example.org