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July 2, 2016
MIM: Shenandoah University which appointed stealth Islamist Miles K. Davis Dean of their Business School in 2012 began a partnership with his Muslim Brotherhood cronies at the International Institute for Islamic Thought ( IIIT) in 2013. Davis is a trustee at Amana Mutual Funds an Islamist financial enterprise which pushes for sharia compliance at financial institutions. The goal of the Saudi funded IIIT is to transform Western civilization,culture and thought by imposing an Islamic weltaanshaaung and promote the fallacy that Islam is actually the basis of and equal to Western civilization and democracy. Many of the same Islamists at the IIIT are also affiliated with Amana Mutual Funds Trust and associates of Shenandoah Business School Dean Miles K. Davis. Which begs the question as to how much Saudi money has been going from IIIT and Amana to Shenandoah University to finance their Islamist programs in the cadre of their "partnership".
MIM: For more on the IIIT and Amana Mutual Funds Saudi and terrorist ties see:
Agents Raid Homes and Businesses Linked to Chairman of Islamic Fund
WASHINGTON -- Federal antiterrorism agents raided 14 homes and businesses affiliated with a wealthy investor and political donor who serves as chairman of an Islamic mutual fund.
Acting on sealed warrants, Treasury Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents seized records from locations used by M. Yaqub Mirza, including a Georgia poultry plant and several offices in the Washington suburbs. No arrests were made and no assets were frozen.
Treasury Department officials declined to discuss the raids, saying only that they pertained to Operation Greenquest, a Customs Service operation to cut off funding for terrorism.
Mr. Mirza is chairman of the board of Amana Mutual Funds Trust, a no-load mutual-fund company with about $43 million in assets and publicly traded funds that says it invests according to Islamic principles. At least one of the addresses used by the fund and other entities associated with Mr. Mirza, 555 Grove St. in Herndon, Va., was raided Wednesday...
...The 555 Grove St. address has also been used by the International Institute for Islamic Thought, a nonprofit that U.S. investigators have linked to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. Mr. Mirza is listed in business records as an officer of numerous companies, including Sterling Management Group, MarJac Investment Inc., and Hadid Holdings Inc.
MIM: Excerpt "Funds Under Terror Probe Flowed From Offshore"
"...In this week's raids, agents sought financial information on a web of trusts, charities and for-profit companies affiliated with Virginia businessman M. Yaqub Mirza, according to a search warrant. The warrant indicates the government is investigating possible ties between these entities and several terrorists and terrorist groups, including Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, al Qaeda, Abdul Aziz Odeh, Omar Abdel Rahman and Osama bin Laden.
Calls Thursday to Mr. Mirza and his lawyer weren't returned. Iqbal Unus, an official of the Mirza-supported foundation International Institute of Islamic Thought, said Mr. Mirza hasn't committed any wrongdoing. "He's a very clean person," Mr. Unus said..."
MIM: Excerpt from "International Institute of Islamic Thought And The Muslim Brotherhood" By Andrew C. McCarthy.
"...The IIIT is expressly identified by the Muslim Brotherhood in that memorandum as being among "our organizations and the organizations of our friends." In addition, IIIT board members Jamal Barzinji and Yaqub Mirza have been identified in an FBI investigation as leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood..."
MIM: In 2015 MIles K. Davis interviewed Yaqub Mirza about "Faith-Based Entrepreneurship'.
Interview of M. Yaqub Mirza by Miles K. Davis. Dr. Mirza attributes both his personal and business success to following Islamic principles.This interview outlines the Islamic principles he uses to guide his investment in new ventures and how those same principles shape his management style and attitude toward corporate social responsibility.
Mirza, M. Yaqub and Davis, Miles K. (2010) "Faith-Based Entrepreneurship," New England Journal of Entrepreneurship: Vol. 13: No. 1, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/neje/vol13/iss1/4
MIM: In an interview Davis cited Yaqub Mirza as his "mentor" and role model.
Name someone who has had a tremendous impact on your life and how they have affected you.
"One of the greatest mentors in my life has been a gentleman by the name of Dr. M. Yaqub Mirza. He has shown me the true purpose of wealth accumulation and how to live a life in accordance with divine principles. He is such a caring, humble man, even as he commands millions in resources. He sees himself as a steward of those resources and uses them to benefit the community. Every time I see him he greets everyone with a smile and his humility is over powering. I strive to live a life like his." http://kendrarelaunched.com/2015/10/meet-dr-miles-k-davis/
MIM: In 2016 Davis co authored a chapter for a book which promotes the Islamist fallacy mentioned above regarding "Entrepreneurship and Management in an Islamic Context".
Professor of Business Law John Winn, J.D. and Dean of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business and Professor of Management Miles Davis, Ph.D., have recently had a book chapter accepted for publication. The chapter, "Islamic Leadership Models–Lessons from early Islam" will appear in the book, "Entrepreneurship and Management in an Islamic Context."http://www.su.edu/blog/2016/
MIM: Excerpt from the article "Nova Muslim Appointed Dean Of VA Business School" from 2012.
"Dr. Miles Davis, a local Muslim and Board of Trustee member of Amana Mutual Funds Trust, has been appointed Dean of the Shenandoah University Harry F. Byrd Business School in Winchester, Virginia. Davis will replace Dean W. Randy Boxx on July 1st 2012.
Davis has a long history with the University not only as an associate professor of management but as the founding director of Shenandoah University's Institute for Entrepreneurship.
Over his fifteen years of teaching experience and robust business experience, Davis said his faith played an integral role in how he views the industry. Although, he noted, the Muslim community often overlooks the connection between Islam and business...
MIM: In 2014 Davis was a panelist together with numerous Muslim Brotherhood Islamists at the Saudi funded Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference. For more on ISNA see:
"In his comments, Dr. Miles Davis pointed out that since Business schools do not teach personal finance, Dr. Mirza's work is imperative not only for Muslims but also for most Americans. He went on to discuss that because people do not change their behavior by function of more information, actually acting out some of the recommendations from Dr. Mirza's book will instill the desired changes. He finished by stating that Islam allows Muslims to "do good while doing well" due to its emphasis on intention. Therefore, this book provides a financial plan for society that is predicated upon getting so that you can give..."
MIM: Excerpt from the 'mission statement' of the Amana Mutual Funds Trust.
"At Saturna Capital and the Amana Mutual Funds Trust, we endeavor to align our investments with our principles...Saturna Capital selects investments in companies that to its knowledge do not violate the requirements of the Islamic faith at the time of investment..."
Amana Mutual Funds Trust | Documents | Saturna Capital Adviser, The Fairfax Institute at the International Institute of Islamic Thought. None . (photo omitted). Miles K. Davis, PhD (55) 1300 N. State Street Bellingham, WA ... www.saturna.com/amana/amana_
Adviser, The Fairfax Institute at the International Institute of Islamic Thought. None . (photo omitted). Miles K. Davis, PhD (55) 1300 N. State Street Bellingham, WA ... www.saturna.com/amana/amana_
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat Sep 28, 2015 ... Board of Trustees. A Board of five Trustees oversees the Trust: M. Yaqub Mirza, Iqbal Unus, Miles Davis, Ronald Fielding, and Nicholas Kaiser. www.saturna.com/pdf/amana/
Statement of Additional Information File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat Sep 28, 2015 ... Board of Trustees. A Board of five Trustees oversees the Trust: M. Yaqub Mirza, Iqbal Unus, Miles Davis, Ronald Fielding, and Nicholas Kaiser. www.saturna.com/pdf/amana/
IIIT Enters into Agreement with Shenandoah University
IIIT vice president Dr. Jamal Bazrinji and dean of Shenandoah University's College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Calvin Allen, Jr. signed a Memorandum of Agreement on June 13 to initiate and promote academic cooperation between the two institutions. The signing took place at IIIT's office in Herndon, Virginia.The agreement calls for cooperation in "course development, educational programs, and research with a goal of promoting an understanding of Islam and Muslims in America, and Islamic civilization and culture, "based on "the principles of equality and reciprocal benefit." Also agreed upon was the first cooperative venture under this agreement. IIIT's instructional division, The Fairfax Institute, will designate an instructor to co-teach with Dr. Allen a course on Islamic civilization.
Shenandoah University is a growing liberal Arts academic institution aiming at extending its program beyond its campus and establishing partnerships to do so. Through its research affiliates in the U.S. and in many parts of the world, IIIT will contribute to the University's efforts to build relationships and programs in line with its objective to train "global citizens". These could include study abroad programs as well as additional courses on Shenandoah's campuses in Winchester and Leesburg as well as on The Fairfax Institute's campus in Herndon.
IIIT Program At Shenandoah University
On Thursday, October 24, 2013, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in cooperation with the Muslim Student Association and Student Life's Intercultural Programs at Shenandoah University hosted a program on Islam in the Brandt Student Center of Shenandoah University.
MIM: In 2012 Miles K. Davis was named the Dean of Shenandoah University's Business School. In 2013 they entered into a partnership with the IIIT which works with the Amana Mutual Funds Trust of which Davis is a trustee.
Dr. Miles K. Davis, An Internationally Recognized Educator And Proven Business Leader, Has Been Named The New Dean Of Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School Of Business.
Winchester, Va. (January 13, 2012) – Dr. Miles K. Davis, an internationally recognized educator and proven business leader, has been named the new dean of Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business. His appointment is effective July 1, 2012.
Davis is currently associate professor of management at Shenandoah and founding director of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Institute for Entrepreneurship.
"We are very pleased to announce Dr. Miles Davis as the new dean of Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business," said Senior Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs Bryon Grigsby. "He has continually shown a commitment to excellence in his interactions with our students and faculty, and his enthusiasm and passion for business and entrepreneurship will serve him well in his new capacity."
Davis has over 15 years of university teaching experience and served as the inaugural chair of the Management Science department at Shenandoah from 2003 to 2005. He is also currently a managing partner at The Prosperity Fund, LLC and a principal at Davis, Adolphe and Gibson, LLC.
Davis replaces Dean W. Randy Boxx, who played an integral role in the business school achieving Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accreditation in 2007. This accreditation is considered the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Halpin-Harrison Hall, a $13 million building which houses the business school and was dedicated in 2008, was also completed during Boxx's tenure.
"He has continually shown a commitment to excellence in his interactions with our students and faculty, and his enthusiasm and passion for business and entrepreneurship will serve him well in his new capacity."
Bryon Grigsby, senior vice president and vice president for Academic Affairs
"We thank Dean Boxx for his years of service to Shenandoah University and to the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business," said Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons. "His dynamic approach to educating young men and women to be successful in the business world makes all the difference and will leave a lasting impact on Shenandoah University. I am confident that Dr. Miles Davis will build upon the successes of past deans Randy Boxx and Stanley Harrision, and will lead the business school to even greater acclaim."
Davis is an authority on entrepreneurship and his most recent work focuses on the areas of integrity, values and principles within the business world, as well as faith-based entrepreneurship. He is also active in helping businesses and organizations with cultural and structural changes, strategic planning, leadership development and strategic growth initiatives. Davis has worked as a managing consultant and principal for EDS Corporation and has consulted for Boeing Corporation and The United States Mint.
"This is an exciting opportunity and I am honored that the university chose me to continue a legacy of bringing out the best in our students," said Davis. "I am very excited to begin a new role within the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, and look forward to our future successes and endeavors. I also want to acknowledge the legacy of Senator Byrd; from his first establishment of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business in 1984 to the AACSB accredited institution we are today."
Davis is the author of numerous journal articles and a book chapter, and published a book entitled OD and Change Management Consultants in 2009. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Strategic Research Council and the Board of Trustees of Amana Mutual Funds Trust. Davis earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Duquesne University, a master's degree in human resource development from Bowie State University and a doctorate in organization behavior and management from The George Washington University.
MIM: In 2016 the president of Shenandoah University Tracy Fitzsimmons attended an Iftar dinner at the headquarters of the IIIT.
Friends of IIIT Celebrate 2016 Al-Faruqi Memorial Lecture during Iftar/dinner
The event began at 7:00 PM with opening remarks from the host, and was followed by beautiful Qur'an recitation and an English translation.
A video presentation was played for the guests to further present IIIT's principles and main goal of reviving and reforming Islamic Thought as well as introducing the initiatives and programs IIIT has led in recent years.
This years' IIIT traditional Iftar dinner was truly sentimental, as there was a clear absence of two of IIIT's founders, Dr. Jamal Barzinji, who passed away in 2015 and Dr. Taha Jabir Al Alwani, who passed away this year. The event commemorated both of these remarkable figures in IIIT's history.
Dr. Hisham Altalib, the current President of IIIT, stated that this was not only a great loss to IIIT but also to the Muslim Ummah, by expressing that the work done by Dr. Barzinji and Dr. Al Alwani will never be forgotten and that they have certainly paved the way for the future.
Dr. Abubaker Al-Shingieti, the Executive Director of IIIT, reflected on the final words of guidance given to him by Dr. Jamal Barzinji. Even in his last days, Dr. Barzinji's aspirations were for the community to unite and to protect the vision of IIIT.
Dr. Taha Jabir Al Alwani, a founder of IIIT and a pioneer of Islamic thought, was commemorated at the event by his granddaughters, Hadeel Al-Alwani and Omama Altalib who read his powerful last piece "I am Muslim". The piece exemplified his life of serving humanity and his mission of upholding the true values of Islam. In his last piece he writes "I strive to guide human beings, light their path and walk with them along the path to heaven".
Alex Kronemer the co-founder of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF), a non-profit organization with the aim of countering bigotry and creating peace in the media by creating educational films, was invited to the stage to speak about his passion for deep engagement in interfaith communities. Kronemer, who is also a film director, introduced and screened a part of his IIIT Legacy Video Project. The video project featured interviews with Dr. Jamal Barzinji, Dr. AbdulHamid AbuSulyman, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (former Deputy Prime Minster of Malaysia), Dr. Ahmed Totonji, Dr. Hisham Altalib, Dr. Yaqub Mirza, and Dr. Omar Kasule. The IIIT legacy project highlights the history and background of IIIT as well as the accomplishments made by the IIIT founders and their impact on the community as a whole.
Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool was the keynote speaker of the event. Ambassador Rasool is a South African activist, politician, and diplomat who has previously served as the South African Ambassador to the United States. His most recent positions have included Member of Parliament in the National Assembly, Special Advisor to the State President, and Premier (governor) of the Western Cape Province. Ambassador Rasool has had a prominent history of involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle including leadership in the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the African National Congress (ANC). As Premier of the Western Cape, he was instrumental in attracting foreign investment and making significant strides towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). During his speech at the Al-Faruqi Memorial Lecture program, Ambassador Rasool focused on the impact and legacy of the founder of IIIT, Ismail Al-Faruqi. He voiced, "Had Ismail Al-Faruqi been alive today he would have been a driver of a full transition in the traveled world and the devastating things that we see being done in the name of our religion; we need to make the transition further from comparative faith to collaborative faith". He spoke about Ismail Al-Faruqi's changes in identity and ideology which led to a better understanding of knowledge, life, and thought. He also emphasized the importance of education in Islam and the necessity of looking beyond to see the problems that affect us and our communities. He reiterated his concerns of how the community must make a serious effort to transition into collaborative faith and offered methods on how to make this transition successful in order to better our community.
Dr. Yaqub Mirza, the President and CEO of Sterling Management Group introduced elected community officials to the podium to share their short remarks. Luann Bennett, Democratic candidate in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, spoke about uniting our communities in light of recent events, "We are living in very turbulent times and that it is critically important that we stand up and gain a sense of community not just in our district, but in our state, and in our nation. I want to remind everyone that we are together". Jennifer Boysko, Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates member from the 86th district, praised the work being done at IIIT, "I really applaud what you do here at IIIT, focusing on education and on helping other people understand Islam in a way that you don't hear about on the news".
A few of IIIT's friends and affiliates were invited to make short remarks at the Iftar dinner as well. Douglas Johnston, the President and Founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, spoke about the recent projects developed to solve the problem of Islamophobia in the United States. Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina, IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies at George Mason University, spoke about the importance of reforming the way Islamic Thought is viewed at the institutional level, "We want to go beyond the institution of research and give our research and its benefits to the community". He also reminded the audience of Dr. Taha Jabir Al Alwani's great impact on reform. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Founder and Chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, spoke about the work that needs to be done in our communities and that it is necessary that we find a new approach to solving the issues we face today.
Tracy Fitzsimmons, the President of Shenandoah University, a partner of IIIT, spoke about the importance of colleges and universities in order to prepare the next generation for a bright future. Dr. Vanda McMurtry, Chairman of the Board of the Hartford Seminary, highlighted the strong partnership between IIIT and the Harford Seminary. He discussed the joint program between the Seminary and IIIT, the Graduate Certificate program in Imam and Muslim Community Leadership.
IIIT is a 501 (c)3 organization that does not endorse any candidate.
MIM: In April 2016 Miles K. Davis made a trip to Pakistan.
Dean Davis Travels To PakistanAudiences in Pakistan clamored to hear from Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School
Dr. Davis traveled to the country to give a keynote speech at the
Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium, hosted by the prestigious
business school, The Institute of Business Administration (IBA), in
Davis always planned to speak at the symposium and the Lahore
University of Management (LUMS) in the northeast of the country as
part of his trip. However, as other institutions in Karachi and Lahore
soon found out he was in the country, additional requests for him to
speak came pouring in.
Dean Davis accepts a plaque honoring his participation as symposium
Eventually, he gave more than a dozen speeches to capacity crowds at a
variety of universities and institutions, including a world-famous
Islamic seminary, where he addressed a group of Muslim scholars.
Davis said curiosity about business prompted the speaking engagements.
"There is a great interest in the United States and its
entrepreneurial environment. They want to know how they can develop
entrepreneurship within the context of Pakistani culture."
Two attendees at the Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium flank Dean
Davis. These young women, both students, consulted Davis about
traveling to U.S. to study at the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of
While he shared his insights on American entrepreneurship with many
audiences, he also took away a gift from the visit: fond memories of
the people of Pakistan. "The people there are some of the warmest,
most giving people I have ever met. I was treated very well and
everyone was curious about my life in the United States." Although the
people he met were interested in his U.S. life, they also were
informed about his home country. "A question I got asked everywhere I
went was, ‘Did I think Donald Trump would win the election?'"
Sadly, terror also marked his trip. Davis was in Lahore on Easter
Sunday, and drove past a family amusement park just before a suicide
bombing targeting Christians rocked the site, killing more than 70
people, primarily women and children. "No one anywhere should have to
live with the threat of violence," Davis said, when asked for his
thoughts on the bombing. "Whether it is violence from so-called
terrorists in Lahore or street gangs in Philadelphia, we must work to
end the taking of innocent lives."
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A partner organization to the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) defines itself as "a private, non-profit, academic and cultural institution, concerned with general issues of Islamic thought." Giving "special emphasis to the development of Islamic scholarship in contemporary social sciences," it works "from an Islamic perspective to promote and support research projects, organize intellectual and cultural meetings and publish scholarly works" that will help "the Ummah [Muslim nation] to deal effectively with present challenges." Established in 1981, IIIT is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, DC), and has set up branch offices in a number of capital cities worldwide.
The Institute seeks to achieve its objectives by: "directing research and studies to develop Islamic thought and the Islamization of knowledge"; "holding specialized scholarly, intellectual and cultural conferences, seminars and study circles"; supporting researchers and scholars in universities and research centers, and publishing selected scholarly, cultural and intellectual works, in English, Arabic and several other languages"; and signing agreements of cooperation with various universities, research centers and academic institutions throughout the world to carry out activities of mutual interest."
IIIT was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document -- titled "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America" -- as one of the Brotherhood's 29 likeminded "organizations of our friends" that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These "friends" were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims "that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands ... so that ... God's religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions."
Also named in the Muslim Brotherhood document were:
In the early 1990s, IIIT invented and promoted the term "Islamophobia," a term which implies that any societal fear associated with Islam is necessarily irrational, even if that fear stems from the fact that Islam's prophet and its modern-day imams call on believers to kill infidels, or from the fact that the 9/11 attacks were carried out to implement those calls. Moreover, the term suggests that any negative societal reaction to such exhortations to violence reflects a bigotry that itself should be feared.
Former IIIT member Abdur-Rahman Muhammad -- who was with that organization when the word was formally created, and who has since rejected IIIT's ideology and terminated his membership in disgust -- now reveals the original intent behind the concept of Islamophobia: "This loathsome term is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics." In short, in its very origins, "Islamophobia" was a term designed as a weapon to advance a totalitarian cause by stigmatizing critics and silencing them. This plan was an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood's deceptive "General Strategic Goal for North America."
Although the term was coined in the early 1990s, "Islamophobia" did not become the focus of an active Brotherhood campaign until after 9/11.
Controlled by the extremist, Saudi-based Wahhabi movement, IIIT maintains that reports about mosques distributing hate-filled literature are untrue, and claims that the concept of jihad in no way condones or connotes violence. As an IIIT public-relations flyer puts it: "Jihad does not mean ‘holy war.' Literally, jihad in Arabic means to strive, struggle and exert effort. It is a central and broad Islamic concept that includes struggle against evil inclinations within oneself, struggle to improve the quality of life in society, struggle in the battlefield for self-defense or fighting against tyranny or oppression." The back of the flyer contains a list of recommended websites and books on Islam. Among the authors of these books are such apologists for extremism as John Esposito, Karen Armstrong, Hassan Hathout, and Bill Baker.
IIIT has numerous documented links to terrorism. According to court documents, in the early 1990s the organization donated at least $50,000 to a think tank run by Sami al-Arian, the World Islam Study Enterprise, which served as a front group for Palestinian Islamic Jihad. IIIT is also named as a defendant in two class-action lawsuits brought by victims of the 9/11 attacks. One alleges that the Institute received the bulk of its operating expenses from the SAAR network, whose component groups are accused in another class-action suit of being "fronts for the sponsor of al Qaeda and international terror." The same suit lists IIIT and nearly all of its officers as supporters of the SAAR network.
Moreover, IIIT's 2003 tax-exempt IRS filing lists a $720 donation to the al-Haramain Islamic Foundation of Ashland, Oregon, which in 2004 was designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist-funding entity guilty of tax fraud, money laundering, supporting Chechen mujahideen affiliated with al Qaeda, and maintaining "direct links between [its] U.S. branch and Usama bin Laden."
In 2003, IIIT co-founder Anwar Ibrahim and his family were the beneficiaries of an apparent tax fraud perpetrated by IIIT. According to its own tax filings for that year, IIIT made $92,200 in contributions to Ibrahim's daughter, Nurul Izzah. Where it listed the donations to Izzah on the tax forms, IIIT violated U.S. law by indicating "none" under the heading "Donee's Relationship." The group would have lost its tax-exempt status had it been known that it was sending money to the family member of a director. Ibrahim never disavowed this act when given the chance and even stated explicitly that these contributions were made for the education of his six children.
IIIT is a prominent endorser of the book Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, an authoritative compendium of sharia written by an eminent 14th-century Islamic jurist. By IIIT's reckoning, the English translation by Umdat al-Salik is "a valuable and important work" that is highly successful in "its aim to imbue the consciousness of the non-Arabic-speaking Muslim with a sound understanding of Sacred Law." According to Andrew McCarthy, Reliance "denies freedom of conscience, explaining that apostasy from Islam is a death-penalty offense"; contends that "a Muslim apostatizes not only by clearly renouncing Islam but by doing so implicitly — such as by deviating from the 'consensus of Muslims,' or making statements that could be taken as insolence toward Allah or the prophet Mohammed"; "approves a legal caste system in which the rights and privileges of Muslims and men are superior to those of non-Muslims and women"; "penalizes extramarital fornication by stoning or scourging"; endorses the death penalty for homosexuals and for people who make interest-bearing loans; venerates jihad; and exhorts Muslims "to strive to establish an Islamic government, ruled by a caliph."
MIM: Miles K. Davis has a long history of involvement with radical Islamist individuals and organizations. In 2010 he was the Master of Ceremony at a GWU Muslim Student Association event.
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