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Deport Radical Muslim Cleric Foad Farahi

May 12, 2009

Deport Radical Muslim Cleric Foad Farahi


May 12, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - - Radical Muslim cleric Foad Farahi is fighting deportation to Iran and trying to obtain asylum in the United States despite being designated as a Level 3 threat by DHS. He was arrested on November 26, 2007 and put in the Krome Detention Center in Florida. Farahi posted $15,000 bail and was released from Krome on December 4, 2007.

The group which is in the forefront of fighting to have him stay in the United States is the Muslim American Society, an American wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is utilizing news releases, fundraisers and petitions to further that goal. At a 2007 hearing in the case, the Executive Director of the Muslim American Society testified on Farahi's behalf as an expert witness.

"It [MAS] is the de facto arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S.," said Steven Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. "The agenda of the MAS is to ... impose Islamic law in the U.S., to undermine U.S. counterterrorism policy." The MAS was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Islamist movement created in Egypt in 1928. Radical members of the Brotherhood founded the terror group Hamas and were among the first members of Al Qaeda. The Muslim American Society's former secretary general has acknowledged that the group was founded by the Brotherhood, and in 2004 he estimated that about half of MAS members were in the Muslim Brotherhood." [source, Fox News,]

Farahi is the Imam of the Shamshuddin Islamic Center in North Miami Beach which is affiliated with AMANA [the American Muslim Association of North America] run by Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout. [for additional information see for example, Why Is The Department Of Homeland Security Funding The "Hardening" Of Florida Mosques?,]

One of the directors of the Islamic center was Gulshair Shukrijumah, the father of dirty bomber wannabe Adnan Shukrijumah and an Islamist in his own right. Shukrijumah was a character witness for Clement Hampton El who was convicted of plotting a "Day of Terror" in New York in 1993 together with the Blind Sheik Umar Abdul Rahman.

On his facebook page Farahi writes that he is a "fan" of several radical clerics including Yusuf Al Qaradawi, Tareq Al Suweiden and Ahmed Deedat.

  • Qaradawi is known for having issued a a fatwa stating that it is the duty of Muslim women to become suicide bombers.
  • Tariq Al Suiwedan is a Kuwaiti cleric who was banned from entering the United States. At a "Young Muslims Conference" in 2000 Suweidan stated, "...even if a civilization is ready to crumble (such as the West, with all the characteristics of deterioration of past fallen empires), it will NOT fall until we, the Muslims, strive to give it that last push, the last straw that will break the camel's back." [source,]
  • Ahmed Deedat was a notorious anti-Christian writer who sanctioned suicide bombings and encouraged the destruction of Israel. His International Center for Propagation of Islam, was funded by the bin-Laden family and appropriately housed in the bin-Laden Center, located in South Africa. [source, Militant Islam Monitor,]
  • While his case is pending Farahi has been waging stealth jihad through da'wa, speaking at interfaith events.

    Foad Farahi is a radical cleric with a long list of troubling associations. As a result, his presence in the United States represents a significant threat to national security. Farahi's asylum case makes a mockery of the immigration process, it should be denied and he should be immediately deported.

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