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Terror Tied US Council Of Muslim Organisations Led By Hamas Operative Oussama Jammal Announce "Campaign To Enhance National Security"

December 24, 2015

MIM: For more on Oussama Jammal see: "Da'wa goes Disney: Hamas producer Oussama Jammal brings Saudi funded Muhammed 'profit' animation film to US public"

"Oussama Jammal, the head of the Fine Media Group which is distributing the film in the US is a Hamas activist who has fund raised for the legal defense of terrorists. He is also the president of the Bridgeview Mosque Foundation, which has been under law enforcement scrutiny for over a decade . Jammal took over the direction of the BMF from Rafiq Jaber ,the leader of the Islamic Association of Palestine, the North American wing of Hamas .This is more proof that Jammal is in directly involved in the Hamas terrorist organisation. More proof, is any was needed ,that FIne Media Group president Oussama Jammal is a Hamas member and operative..."http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/305

"...In addition to his current leadership role overseeing the operations of the USCMO, Oussama Jammal is the vice president of the Mosque Foundation, where he was once the president. Two among the Mosque Foundation's current leaders, Sheikh Jamal Said and Sheik Kifah Mustapha, were named as unindicted, coconspirators in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) Hamas financing trial in Texas, which concluded in late 2008 with a unanimous guilty verdict on 108 counts. Additionally, Jammal serves on the MAS National Executive Council; he is also the Executive Director for Illinois MAS Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE). The MAS presents itself as "a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization," and "a dynamic charitable, religious, social, cultural, and educational, organization" with a mission "to move people to strive for God consciousness, liberty, and justice, and to convey Islam with utmost clarity. http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2014/12/01/us-department-of-state-recruited-at-muslim-brotherhood-convention/


"... After 9/11 the Bridgeview Mosque leaders held a press conference, Jaber, Said, and Jamal, were in attendance. Oussama Jammal was quoted as saying "How certain are we that Arabs were behind it"?" http://www.pipelinenews.org/2009/jun/22/interfaith-outreach-excessive-placidity-towards-islam.html

U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. Muslim Leaders Announce Campaigns to Enhance National Security, Address Rising Islamophobia

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/21/15) The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced major educational, outreach and civic empowerment initiatives to address growing Islamophobia in America and to enhance national security through the promotion of freedom and justice.

Proposed USCMO initiatives include a drive to register one million voters prior to the 2016 presidential election, a "One America" campaign to enhance understanding of American Muslims and Islam and a "National Open Mosque Day" designed to help increase interactions between American Muslims and citizens of other faiths and backgrounds.

USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal addressing the press conference at the National Press Club.

USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal addressing the press conference at the National Press Club.

Another initiative planned by the national Muslim coalition includes the formation of new and strengthened alliances with interfaith partners, social justice groups and other minority communities that have faced or continue to face similar challenges.

The USCMO will also seek to increase emergency preparedness for Islamic institutions and individual Muslims to address the rising number of hate incidents nationwide.

USCMO member organizations discussed the real and present threat of violent extremist groups that are preying on young people via the Internet and who twist the meaning of the Quran to justify their atrocities.

It was noted that groups such as Daesh (ISIS) kill more Muslims than they do people of other faiths.

According to law enforcement experts, American Muslims have been on the front line of identifying and reporting suspected violent extremist activity.

USCMO groups shared their experience and information regarding effective "community-driven" solutions to the problems of violent extremism and recruitment with the aim of providing recommended strategies that expand on and improve their current efforts.

The coalition committed itself to combat all forms of violent extremism in the homeland. Experts in the field shared some factors related to radicalization that include isolation, the presentation of a twisted religious ideology and toxic anti-Muslim political rhetoric and negative perceptions of American policy, particularly in the Middle East.

These strategies will seek to prevent the targeting of members of the American Muslim community by those espousing extremist ideologies and will help young people to rejoin the mainstream community.

In each of the initiatives, coalition members will seek to protect the civil liberties of all Americans.

"USCMO leaders and members understand the magnitude of the challenge facing our nation and our community and will not allow either Islamophobes or un-Islamic extremist groups like ISIS to define American Muslims or to decide our fate," said USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal. "American Muslims will define themselves and will chart their own destiny by securing both our faith and the security of America."

Speakers at the news conference included representatives of USCMO member groups and other key community leaders. Other organizations represented at the news conference included the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

The initiatives announced at the news conference were discussed Sunday at a day-long national summit of more than 100 national and regional American Muslim leaders held in Virginia and representing all areas of the country and all segments of that faith community.

National Muslim leadership emergency summit in Washington D.C. on December 20, 2015

National Muslim leadership emergency summit in Washington D.C. on December 20, 2015

Sunday's summit was convened in response to the unprecedented rise in bias incidents targeting American Muslims in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the San Bernardino killings and recent inflammatory anti-Muslim political rhetoric.

A section of the attendees during the group discussion sessions at the national Muslim leadership emergency summit in Washington D.C. on December 20, 2015

A section of the attendees during the group discussion sessions at the national Muslim leadership emergency summit in Washington D.C. on December 20, 2015

SEE: Security on Agenda at Churches, Mosques Amid Heightened Fears in the U.S.

Hate Crimes and Backlash Against Muslim-Americans Have Tripled in Wake of Paris and San Bernardino Attacks

Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).

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CONTACT: USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal, 708-288-1914, ojammal@uscmo.org

http://www.icna.org/u-s-muslim-leaders-announce-major-initiatives/#more-18205

"...As for Osama bin Laden, the general consensus in Chicago's Arab and Muslim community seems to be that it would have taken more than the resources available to the "Nomad of Afghanistan" to carry out operations of the sophistication and magnitude of the Sept. 11 terror. "How certain are we that it was Arabs who were behind it?" asked Jammal.

Suggesting that Americans look at the causes, he argued that despair and fear are at the roots of terrorism. His remedy: "Go after what makes people hopeless."

Do Americans have the patience for that? Jammal sounded doubtful. "We, as Arabs, are no strangers to suffering," he noted. "Americans are saying now that they are willing to give up some luxuries to get through the next phase. But how long will they hold out?"..."

http://www.wrmea.org/2001-november/chicago-area-muslims-and-arab-americans-face-backlash-expresions-of-solidarity.html

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MIM: The dangerous farce continues with Hamas HQ the Mosque Foundation holding events involving DHS and other security agencies.

Mosque Foundation Hosts DHS Community Engagement Roundtable On April 9, 2015 the Mosque Foundation hosted the Department of Homeland Security Quarterly Community Engagement Roundtable. The DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) organized the roundtable to address concerns and challenges facing minority communities. Over 65 government officials from several agencies such as CRCL, FBI, TSA, and FEMA attended the event as well as leaders from the Muslim community. The topic for this particular roundtable focused on violent extremist recruitment tactics and explored different ways to collectively and holistically address the threat before it becomes more challenging. http://mosquefoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=330:round-table&catid=2:uncategorised

Meeting: Security Concerns To address a recent rise in Islamophobic rhetoric and hate crimes, the Mosque Foundation held a town hall meeting on March 29, 2015. The Mosque invited Mr. Michael Masters, the Director of Cook County DHS- Emergency Management to answer community concerns about safety including identifying real threats, natural disasters, and other emergency situations. Over 150 community members attended the presentation and ensuing discussion. http://mosquefoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=329:community-town-hall-meeting&catid=2:uncategorised

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