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American Freedom Defense Initiative Calls For Closure Of Three Terror Tied Mosques

April 29, 2013

NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The human rights organization American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) has called upon government and law enforcement authorities to close three U.S. mosques that have been established as breeding grounds for jihad terror.

The call follows the issuance last week of AFDI's 18-point Platform for Defending Freedom, which offered practical steps to protect the nation from jihad terror in the wake of the Boston jihad bombings.

Those 18 points included a call for "immediate investigation into foreign mosque funding in the West and for new legislation making foreign funding of mosques in non-Muslim nations illegal," as well as for "surveillance of mosques and regular inspections of mosques in the U.S. and other non-Muslim nations to look for pro-violence materials. Any mosque advocating jihad or any aspects of Sharia that conflict with Constitutional freedoms and protections should be closed."

AFDI Executive Director Pamela Geller said in a statement: "In accord with those calls for responsible law enforcement regarding subversive activities in U.S. mosques, we are asking that government and law enforcement officials launch immediate investigations into the Islamic Society of Boston, the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque of Fairfax County, Virginia, and the Noor Center of Columbus, Ohio."

Geller emphasized: "These mosques are not unique. There are many others like them. But they are the tip of the spear. It is time that our officials demand that they obey American laws, or be held accountable for not doing so."

The reasons for the calls for closure include:

Islamic Society of Boston (two mosques, one in Cambridge and one in Boston)

The Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Noor Mosque, Columbus, Ohio

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