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Young Muslims conference in CT hosts Al Qaeda linked cleric Mazen Mokhtar -group held Jihad & Afterlife camps 6/30/ -7/20/06
June 18, 2006
Young Muslims , the youth division of the Islamic Circle of North America and The Muslim American Society, groups with ties to Al Qaeda, have announced they will be holding a conference on June 30th to July 2nd in the newly opened Connecticut Conference Center 'Following in The Footsteps of the Prophet" Living Islam, Loving Humanity'. One of the speakers is Mazen Mokhtar, a New Jersey Imam who was investigated by the FBI for his ties to Al Qaeda. He ran a mirror website for Azzam.com an Al Qaeda 'mouthpiece' and was also linked to a bomb plotters in the UK who tragetted US landmarks.
The news of Moktars scheduled appearence at a recent MAS conference in Tampa caused an uproar resulting in the event being disrupted and forced to find an alternative venue, after irate citizens called the Presbytarian retreat where the event was scheduled to be held, and expressed their outrage that they would be hosting a group with ties to terrorism, and were alleged to have issued threats .(see articles below).
The Young Muslim activities include Jihad and and Afterlife camps, and MAS and ICNA were recently in the forefront campaigns to free Bush assassin wanabee Omar Abu Ali and George Mason University professor Ali Al Tamimi, a Jihad recruiter and part of the Virginia Paintball network. Both men were convicted and jailed on terrrorism charges. The latest Young Muslims event will be a continuation of the group activities and the speakers are known radical Islamists who promote a Jihadist agenda which poses a security risk to the Convention Center and will result in negative publicity if permitted to take place.
MIM: A excerpt for the website of the Investigative Project counter terrorism blog shows how groups such as MAS and by extension Young Muslims are actually part of the Muslim Brotherhood, and promotes their Islamist agenda which aims to turn American into A Muslim American Society. These facts go unmentioned by the media, which aids and abets them to operate behind a facade as moderates.
The Muslim Brotherhood: What Do They Really Want To Teach American Muslim Youth?
Certain journalists from respected media outlets - most recently Mary Beth Sheridan of the Washington Post - continue to display a certain naiveté in reporting stories on extremist organizations who falsely profess to be mainstream moderates. Merely parroting their words without examination creates articles that are void of fact and nuance. Perhaps it is well intentioned, as it is very appealing to take organizations such as the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) and the Muslim American Society (MAS) at their word. We want to believe that there are authoritative organizations out there to deflect and ultimately defeat radicalism. However, in an August 8 article titled "Educating Against Extremism; Muslims Reach Out to Youths Who Could Be Susceptible to Radicalism," Sheridan neglected to mention that MAS is intimately and publicly connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, a secretive society dedicated to the establishment of Islamic rule, who recently issued a public appeal for support of the forces fighting the coalition in Iraq. Unfortunately, Sheridan's omissions are part of a larger problem of journalists who have wittingly or unwittingly become defacto public relations representatives for extremist Islamist groups. Taking their press releases at face value, journalists have helped effectively to cover up the larger, serious issue of the growing secret network of the Muslim Brotherhood in the US.
MIM: The Young Muslim conference announcement .The speakers list is a Who's Who of radical Islamists.
In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful
Young Muslims in conjunction with MAS Youth Department and MSA National Presents: Youth Conference 2006 (Parallel to the ICNA-MAS Convention)
FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE PROPHET (saw)
Living Islam, Loving Humanity.
Following the Footsteps of the Prophet: Living Islam, Loving Humanity; Allah made us with Jinn for a certain purpose... What is our purpose? This should concern all people as we are human in this world. It should concern all people as WE are humans in this universe. As humans, we have emotions, feelings, some of which we can control, others that we must learn how to control.
CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH - SUNDAY, JULY 2ND
Imam Zaid Shakir,
Dr. Altaf Hussain,
Imam Siraj Wahaj,
Imam Abdul Malik,
Sh Yasir Qadhi,
Sh Abdallah Idris Ali,
Sh Mokhtar Maghraoui,
Br Mazen Mokhtar,
Sh Abdur Rahman Khan,
Br Nouman Ali Khan,
Dr Djafer Sebkhaoui,
Br Kamal Makki,
Imam Khalid Griggs,
Br Jawad Ahmed
Br Khalid Griggs
Captain James Yee
Lectures, Workshops, Entertainment Sessions (featuring Zain Bhikka and Manifest), Quiz Competition, Qir'aat Competition, Midnight Basketball Tournament, Slam Dunk Contest, Bazaar, Halal Food Vendors & Much More!
Mokhtar's entire www.minna.com website can be viewed here; scroll down for ... ALERT: MAS Tampa Stops Attempts by Islamophobs to Cancel Muslim Youth Event ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1523 - 16k - Cached - Similar pages
Mokhtar is the Youth Division Head of MAS-New Jersey and the Khateeb ... Also of relevance on MAS-Tampa's e-library are a number of discourses, ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1505 - 25k - Cached - Similar pages
For more on the keynote speaker Mazen Mokhtar and his (and MAS/ICNA's) ties to Al ... the Muslim American Society of Tampa (MAS-Tampa) will be sponsoring a ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1490 - 11k - Cached - Similar pages
As for Mokhtar, Rosenbaum reported only that Kaufman "wrote that the retreat's other ... No mention was made of the material found on MAS-Tampa's website ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1551 - 30k - Cached - Similar pages
The other featured speaker for the MAS Retreat is Mazen Mokhtar. ... Also of relevance on MAS-Tampa's e-library are a number of discourses, ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1496 - 67k - Cached - Similar pages
A dinner on the MAS Youth Center in Tampa will be held on Sunday, March 7th, inshAllah. ... Mazen Mokhtar spoke to the youth about their role in society and ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/212 - 58k - Cached - Similar pages
This past New Year's, Valko was the contact for a jihad retreat sponsored by MAS-Tampa. The retreat featured Mazen Mokhtar, the developer of a website that, ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1805 - 70k - Cached - Similar pages
Youngsters could also be encouraged to enroll in MAS's Islamic American ... Imam Mokhtar received his doctorate in Physics from Syracuse University. ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/453 - 32k - Cached - Similar pages
Besides Dremali the speakers included Mokhtar Mograoui, Sadallah Khan,Yusuf Aigner, and the former Imam of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, Ako Abdul Samad ... www.militantislammonitor.org/pf.php?id=508 - 162k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages
TAMPA, FL 5/12/04) The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations ... Abdullah Idris Ali, Dr. Mokhtar Maghraui, Dr. Adam El-Sheikh, ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/321 - 129k - Cached - Similar pages
MAS brings Al Qaeda/Taliban linked cleric Mazen Mokhtar to FL youth camp for ... Tampa school in community known as terror hub caves in to CAIR and ... www.militantislammonitor.org/docs?type=1 - 229k - Cached - Similar pages
Besides Dremali the speakers included Mokhtar Mograoui, Sadallah Khan,Yusuf Aigner ... Al-Arian set up two organizations in Tampa: the Islamic Committee for ... www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/508 - 167k - Cached - Similar pages
MIM: MAS Tampa archived articles on 'youth retreat from youth retreat'
MIM: MAS openly flaunts their ambition in their name to turn the United States into a Muslim American Society, which is why they aid and abet those who wage war on America . Two recent cases are that of Omar Abu Ali -an American born Muslim who went to Saudi Arabia and was convicted of a plot to kill president Bush. MAS depicted the case as a 'human rights issue' convienently ignoring the fact that Ali had voluntarily gone to Saudi Arabia to use his American citizenship as an asset for Al Qaeda to carry out operations in The United States.
the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
<<April 22, 2005>>
Why We Support the Abu Ali Case
Over the course of MAS Freedom Foundation's efforts in Abu-Ali's case, many have inquired "Why is MAS Freedom Foundation involving itself in this case?" - a legitimate question that deserves a direct answer. To this question, we offer the following:
>>> There is no doubt that a tremendous injustice has been done to Mr. Abu-Ali and his family by our government. Any U.S. citizen while traveling abroad, regardless of innocence or guilt, is entitled to the protection of their government, and should be shielded from torture by a foreign government. And if any allegations or violations of U.S. law exist against any citizen, they should be returned to the United States immediately to stand trial. For almost two years, Ahmed Abu-Ali was denied all of the above. In fact, Abu-Ali's return to the United States was the result of a lawsuit filed on Abu-Ali's behalf challenging the U.S. government's role in keeping him in Saudi Arabia without charges. In short, had we not acted, this American citizen would still be in Saudi Arabia being tortured and unduly detained. This is unjust. And our faith requires us to stand for justice in all circumstances.
>>> Based on the chronicle of events and the manner in which the government proceeded in dealing with Abu-Ali, his torture, and detention circumstances, we believe in his innocence. A coalition of civil and human rights activists, public officials, lawyers, and renowned constitutional scholars, have all indicated the significance of the injustice of this case by volunteering their services.
>>> We assert the long cherished values of U.S. jurisprudence: the presumption of innocence of all defendants. Abu-Ali is clearly a victim of extraordinary rendition for the purposes of torture, or torture-by-proxy (see Washington Post editorial "Saudi Subcontractors", Monday, December 20, 2004; Page A22).
>>> The well-established post-9/11 tradition of the government providing sensational allegations during detention and pretrial cases involving Muslims has become standard practice (remember Brandon Mayfield, James Yee, The Detroit Five, Sabri Ben Kahla, and the 1,100 Muslims detained immediately after September 11, 2001). Despite the government's fantastic claims of terrorism or involvement in terrorist activities, the allegations against all were ultimately proven to be groundless; and in Michigan, investigations are ongoing for actual prosecutorial misconduct.
>>> The use of information gathered through torture violates standards of U.S. jurisprudence and fundamental human rights.
>>> The use of secrecy and dilatory tactics to prevent the public, courts, media, and members of congress from knowing the true nature of Abu-Ali's detention in Saudi Arabia is unprecedented in American history (see Washington Post editorial "Injustice, in Secret", February 21, 2005).
We at the MAS Freedom Foundation list the above reasons for our steadfast support for Abu-Ali.
In maintaining this support, MAS Freedom Foundation asserts its right to take a principled stand to protect the American Muslim community, or any other American, regardless of ethnicity or religious affiliation, from injustice. The case of Ahmed Abu-Ali has tremendous historical and legal significance. Thus, we remain adamantly resolved to persevere in this important case so that it becomes abundantly clear not only to the U.S., but to the world, that American Muslims, while fully dedicated to the safety and security of our homeland, will not accept unequal protection of the law, inappropriate behavior by the government and law enforcement, or the compromising of our rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution to all American citizens. Fully accepting the guidance and protection of Allah in all these matters, we move forward. We call upon all people of good will to join us.
Show that you stand against torture and injustice: Support Ahmed Abu Ali. Funds are urgently needed, so please send your generous donations to:
Abu-Ali Legal Fund
P.O. Box 8141
Falls Church, VA 22041
Make Checks Payable to:
Abu Ali Legal Fund
Routing #: 051400549
Acct. #: 2000020642093
MIM: Last year MAS director Mahdi Bray wrote to the Washington Post decrying the guilty verdict against Ali Al Tamimi an American born graduate student at George Mason university who was accused (and is now jailed ) for recruiting Jihad fighters. Bray's inadvertantly reveals his Islamist mindset when he differentiates between Americans and 'other human beings'.
"I don't believe that was Dr. Al-Timimi's intent, or that his words were intended to have people go and take his words and translate them into killing other human beings, particularly Americans".
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful
MAS Freedom Executive Director's Open Letter on Dr. Ali Al-Timimi Verdict in the Washington Post
On April 26, 2005, I was interviewed by Timothy Dryer of the Washington Post concerning the verdict in Dr. Ali Timimi's case.
Since the Post only credits a small edited excerpt of my interview, I thought it might be more beneficial for clarity and intent to provide my full unedited statement. The following was my full statement to the Post:
The verdict in Dr. Al-Timimi's case is a sad day for American Muslims and the U.S. Constitution. It bodes ill for the Bill of Rights, and especially the First Amendment (Freedom of Speech). I agreed with many of America's lawyers and constitutional scholars that Dr. Al-Timimi's speech is constitutionally protected, even if others find it repugnant and inflammatory.
Since free speech is supposed to be guaranteed in this country, the issue of speech is always juxtaposed against the right to harm others.You have free speech, but you can't shout ‘fire' in a crowed theater. I don't believe that was Dr. Al-Timimi's intent, or that his words were intended to have people go and take his words and translate them into killing other human beings, particularly Americans. However, it appears that the jury didn't understand that, and thought that Dr. Al-Timimi shouted ‘fire'.
It's rather ironic that a speech similar to Dr. Al-Timimi's was not viewed by our government as criminal during the period when the Russians occupied Afghanistan. Clearly, the bar for free speech has been raised since the tragic events of 9/11, and this backlash is adversely affecting American Muslims.
However, we expect vindications of Dr. Al-Timimi upon appeal. Additionally, American Muslims must not let this and other similar decisions make them afraid to speak out or resist injustice. We must resist any and all efforts to relegate out status in this country to second-class citizenship.
Free speech is not just a constitutional right; it is a God-given right.
YM Summercamp NE 2006 Deen and Dunya: Finding the Balance Brothers only!
Dates: Aug. 2nd - Aug. 6th
Confirmed Speakers: Siraj Wahhaj Abdul Malik Faisal Hamouda Nouman Ali Khan Shamsi Ali Amin Abdul Latif
Transportation information: There will be two pickup locations, one in NJ and one in NY (details below). Paid registrants who need transportation should report to one of the two locations by 11pm latest on August 1st (Tuesday). There will be arrangements for an overnight stay, because we will be leaving early the next morning for the campsite. For those who are not traveling with us, directions to the campsite will be sent to registered members only.
Pickup addresses: NJ: Islamic Learning Center 180 Ege Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07304
NY: Islamic Circle of North America 166-26 89th Ave. Jamaica, NY 11432