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Police Hunting Tariq Ahmad Former Head Teacher Of Terror Tied Nur -Ul - Islam Academy In Florida Who Fled Following Rape Charges

October 27, 2014

MIM: One of the members of the Board of Directors of Nur Ul Islam Academy was Raed Awad the head of the now banned terrorism funding Holy Land Foundation and former Imam of the mosque attended by Dirty Bomber wannabe Jose Padilla whom Awad converted to Islam and funded his trip to the Middle East.

"Today, Saif Ishoof is a director for Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, a Muslim children's school located in Cooper City, Florida whose former Vice President was Raed Musa Awad. Awad was the Florida representative for the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), a Hamas charity that was shut down by the U.S. government in December 2001. Awad was also the imam who oversaw the conversion to Islam by convicted terrorist and "Dirty Bomber," Jose Padilla."http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org/florida_congressman_accepts_money_from_radical_muslim_group_joe_kaufman

"...Josť Padilla, whom the Bush administration alleges was plotting to detonate a radioactive bomb in the United States for al Qaeda before his arrest, attended religious classes at the liberal Darul Uloom, but his real spiritual home after converting to Islam in 1992 was Masjid Al-Iman.

A plain, neatly kept little building across the street from a small public park, Masjid Al-Iman attracts roughly 250 people for the weekly Friday sermon. African Americans founded the mosque about twenty years ago. (It is located just west of I-95 south of Sunrise Boulevard.) During the past decade, though, it was headed by an Islamic fundamentalist Palestinian named Raed Awad, who counted Padilla as one of his faithful followers.

During a telephone interview from his new home in Alabama, Awad says Padilla never stood out as an extremist before he left for Egypt in 1998. "He was a polite person, very reserved, he was a -- what is it? A shy person. He hardly asked any questions," says Awad, who left South Florida last year. "I was surprised he would like to travel, because he wasn't that type of outgoing person."

The only private time Awad says he spent with Padilla was when he counseled the young man on his marriage (a dubious undertaking for Awad, who is divorced and whose former wife repeatedly accused him, in local police reports and court papers, of physically abusing both her and their children).

Before Padilla left for Egypt, Awad and members of Masjid Al-Iman raised money to help pay for the trip. Awad certainly has a knack for fundraising. From 1998 through 2000 he served as the registered agent in Florida for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a Palestinian charity group based in Texas. With a briefcase full of checks, he traveled the United States and Latin America raising money from Muslims for the foundation. Although he refuses to estimate how much he collected, he doesn't deny it was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

It was dirty money, however, according to the Bush administration, which froze the foundation's bank accounts this past December. For years the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been scrutinizing the Holy Land Foundation for alleged ties to Hamas, Awad says. On February 24, 1998, terrorism expert Stephen Emerson testified before Congress that the organization funded terrorism, paid martyred suicide bombers' families, and held rallies "calling for jihad and death to the Jews."..."



Police hunt former head teacher of Florida Islamic school accused of raping students and leaving one needing 'surgical repair'

Tariq Ahmad, 35, has been charged with rape and sexual abuse of his pupils

He was head of private Islamic high school Nur-Ul-Islam Academy in Florida

Alleged victims were female students aged 14 and 15 when the abuse began

Ahmad would use the chalk boards to organise meetings, lawyers claimed

Police are trying to hunt the former teacher who fled after hearing charges

Police are hunting the former head teacher of a private Islamic school accused of the sexual abuse and rape of two middle school female students.

Tariq Ahmad, 35, who worked at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, Florida, has been charged with five first degree counts after the alleged abuse which left one student needing 'substantial surgical repair'.

The girls were aged 14 and 15 when Ahmad allegedly forced them into sexual relationships, according to a lawsuit.

Their attorneys said Ahmed would use text messages, social media and even code on the chalk boards in the classroom to set up meetings with the girls.

They also claim the Academy officials knew of Ahmed's illegal conduct for years and did nothing until now.

Pembroke Pines police said the alleged incidents occurred between 2006 and 2008, but the pupils only came forward after years of therapy.

In a statement, the school said: 'Recently, we have become aware of disturbing allegations regarding a former teacher of Nur-ul-Islam Academy.

'These allegations relate to alleged acts of the teacher six to eight years ago, which did not occur on the school's premise, concerning at least one former student of the Academy.

'Upon learning of these allegations, the Academy immediately suspended the teacher's employment, barred him from any further contact with Academy students and has since terminated his employment with the Academy.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2809265/Police-hunt-former-head-teacher-Florida-Islamic-school-accused-raping-students-leaving-one-needing-surgical-repair.html#ixzz2bwYYt3d8

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