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Saudi Funded ISNA: Jihad Through Dawa - Holding 'National Interfaith And Government Forum' With Prayer At Capitol In DC

Stealth Jihadists 'Meeting With WH Senior Staff' - Congressional Reception Hosted By Senator Orrin Hatch
April 11, 2016

Conquest or Conversion : Da'wa as Jihad and Terrorism

In case anyone doubted the militant Islamist ambitions to convert the world to Islam, these words of cleric Yusuf Qaradawi and the Koran should dispel any illusions:

Dawa (recruitment to Islam) is an obligatory duty (Fard) for all Muslims.

Muslims believe that everyone was born Muslim but led astray by their non Islamic upbringing.

They refer to new Muslims as "reverts' not converts.

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"You are now the best people brought forth for (the guidance and reform of) mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah." (Quran 3:110)

http://www.dawanet.com/concepts/dawaduty.asp

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This from Jihad Watch:

A leading Islamic cleric , al-Qaradawi also promises that eventually Islam will prevail over all other religions and a single Islamic state will rule the world.

Al-Qaradawi says some countries will fall to the armed Islamic jihad, but in others, such as the United States, victory will come through Da'awa - the teaching of Islam to non-Muslims - which will trigger Westerners to convert to Islam "in droves."

"We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through (the) sword, but through Da'awa," al-Qaradawi told members of the Muslim Arab Youth Association at the group's 1995 convention in Toledo, Ohio.

"Jihad can be with the pen and the tongue just as it can be with the sword and the spear. Islamic Jihad is not limited to military efforts only; it extends beyond this, including several means that Muslims need to utilize now more than ever."http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/001104.php

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/212

MIM:Sheik Bin Bayyah was one of the speakers at the ISNA symposium at Georgetown University (see below).He is a close confidante of Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi who encourages suicide bombings and is banned from entering the U.S.. Bin Bayyah was until recently vice president of the IUMS The International Union of Muslim Scholars which was founded by al-Qaradawi and includes child suicide bomber supporter Sheik Ikrima Sabri and a Hamas member. The IUMS was designated a terrorist organisation by the UAE in 2014. http://iumsonline.org/en/iums123/members/

For more on ISNA and their terror ties see: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6178

ISNA's Interfaith Dialogue and Collaboration Inspired the Marrakesh Declaration

(Plainfield, IN 4/5/16) - The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has been working with interfaith communities for decades to enhance understanding and to promote dialogue between American Muslim communities and people of other faiths. Through these strong interfaith relationships, our partners in this journey worked closely with us to affirm American fundamental values at a time when these values are threatened and sometimes compromised.

As anti-Muslim rhetoric escalated, ISNA's interfaith partners came together to bring a moral voice to the discussion. They gathered in our nation's capital in an emergency interfaith summit to protect and affirm our shared values, particularly religious freedom. The unprecedented summit gave birth in 2010 to Shoulder-to-Shoulder, a national campaign of interfaith communities and housed at the ISNA Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances - a reflection of the group's commitment to counter anti-Muslim sentiment.

ISNA has engaged government officials and scholars in Muslim majority countries to find the best way to protect religious minorities. ISNA leadership approached Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, a renowned Mauritanian professor of Islamic studies, to lead and guide theologically based processes to protect religious minorities in Muslim majority countries based on the practice of Prophet Muhammad, particularly the Charter of Medina.

With Sheikh Bin Bayyah and representatives from Muslim majority countries, ISNA organized a symposium at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. on religious freedom to raise awareness on the issue. Conferences for Muslim scholars in Mauritania and in Tunisia followed the symposium to continue the conversation in Muslim countries on the importance of finding standards and protocol for full citizenship for religious minorities in Muslim majority countries. Such standards and protocol would be based on international law and be naturally reinforced by Islamic values, which fully recognize the rights of minorities.

Throughout the journey, ISNA kept interfaith partners and government officials, including the Obama administration, updated on this project. ISNA wrote a letter to President Obama briefing him on the progress of the project.

After five years, the global conference on religious freedom and minority rights in Muslim countries took place in Marrakesh, Morocco in January 2016 and produced the Marrakesh Declaration.

This year marks the 1,400th anniversary of the Charter of Medina, a constitutional contract between Prophet Muhammad and the people of Medina guaranteeing religious liberty for all regardless of faith. Additionally, this year marks the 226th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution whose first amendment in the Bill of Rights guarantees the religious liberty of all regardless of faith. For almost 240 years, Americans have enjoyed the liberty to practice their faith freely and openly, similar to the citizens of Medina during Prophet Muhammad's time.

Over the past 53 years, ISNA has helped American Muslims to build numerous places of worship, full time schools and institutions focusing on religious practices, civil rights, social development, intellectual enrichment and political participation. Through ISNA's interfaith engagement and bridge building, people of other faith communities came to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Muslim community and establish a resourceful campaign sharing that name - Shoulder-to-Shoulder.

The Marrakesh Declaration is the fruit of the activism along with the collective commitment of Muslim leaders, communities, government and religious leaders working towards the Declaration. The journey to the Declaration was witnessed by many of our Christian and Jewish partners who were in the forefront of establishing the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Campaign.

In a statement, ISNA President Azhar Azeez said:

"After a great deal of work with our interfaith partners, we are very proud and excited to see the Marrakesh Declaration come to life. However, we know this is the beginning and we look forward to continuing the work with our interfaith partners as we strive towards the common goal of protecting minority rights."

As the largest and oldest Islamic organization in North America, ISNA takes pride and joy from the creation and implementation of the Marrakesh Declaration during the conference held January 25-27, 2016. ISNA will have a seminar to continue the conversation and for strategic planning during its Annual Interfaith and Government Forum in Washington D.C. April 14-15, 2016. The forum will provide a platform for the work to continue with government and for interfaith and intra-faith leaders to implement this historical declaration.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest and oldest Islamic umbrella organization in North America. Its mission is to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.

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CONTACT: ISNA Communications Department, 317-679-6350, fkhatri@isna.net http://www.isna.net/isnas-interfaith-dialogue-and-collaboration-inspired-the-marrakesh-declaration.html

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National Interfaith and Government Forum

Picture April 14 and 15, 2016

Hilton Crystal City
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
​Arlington, VA 22202


America's oldest and largest Islamic organization invites you to join our National Forum at the nation's capital to engage with,
break bread with and to stand shoulder to shoulder with our civic and interfaith leaders in solidarity for ​religious rights, liberties and pluralistic values. E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many One.

Annual Interfaith and Government Forum
Click here to RSVP

April 14 Events
Press Conference: Standing Shoulder to Shoulder Against Bigotry on the Campaign Trail
Speakers:​
ISNA President Azhar Azeez | Cardinal McCarrick (Archdiocese of Washington) | Rabbi Jonah Pesner (Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism) |
Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi (Fiqh Council Chairman) | Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley (National Council of Churches Chairman) | Dr. Jim Winkler (National Council of Churches Secretary General) | Dr. Nancy Fuchs Kremer (Reconstructions Judaism) | Richard Cizik (New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good President) | Imam Mohamed Magid (All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center Imam) | Rabbi Jack Moline (Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance) | Dr. Susan Crowe (Chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society) | Rev. Fr. Dimitrios J. Antokas (Presiding Priest of Greek Orthodox Church of St.George)

Click here for more details on speakers
Media Inquires: call (317) 373-0246 or email
fkhatri@isna.net

Government Officials Meeting with White House Senior Staff

Note: Must be able to pass security clearance check with SSN and DOB

Rejecting Hate, Protecting Freedom: ISNA Congressional Reception
Hart Senate Building Hosted by Senator Orrin G. Hatch, US President Pro Tempore

  • Keynote Speakers Congressman Andre Carson and David N. Saperstein, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
  • Networking opportunity for American Muslim organizations
  • CEO of Islamic Relief USA Anwar Khan and CEO of Guidance Financial Group Khaled Elsayed will make remarks on the prosperity of Islamic backgrounded institutions, businesses and relief organizations in helping shape the American identity and economy
  • Special Guests:
ISNA President Azhar Azeez | Cardinal McCarrick (Archdiocese of Washington) | Rabbi Jonah Presner (Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism) | Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi (Fiqh Council Chairman) | Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley (National Council of Churches Chairman) | Dr. Jim Winkler (National Council of Churches Secretary General) | Dr. Nancy Fuchs Kremer (Reconstructions Judaism) | Richard Cizik (New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good President) | Imam Mohamed Magid (All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center Imam) | Rabbi Jack Moline (Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance) | Dr. Susan Crowe (Chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society) | Rev. Fr. Dimitrios J. Antokas (Presiding Priest of Greek Orthodox Church of St.George) | Lance Walker (Director of Public and International Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

April 15, 2016
Intrafaith Leadership Summit at United Methodist Building

​Friday Prayer at the Capitol Building

Celebration Banquet

Hilton Crystal City - April 15, 2016, 6:00pm | $50 per person or $750 for table sponsorship
Featuring Special Guests:
ISNA President Azhar Azeez, ​Dr. John Esposito, Tatars of Crimea and numerous government officials

CONTACT

RSVP or Program Questions
​ISNA Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances
(202) 544-5656 or ealam@isna.net
Media Inquiries
Faryal M Khatri, ISNA Communications Department
(317) 373-0246 or fkhatri@isna.net
http://www.isna.net/interfaith-forum.html

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