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Radical Muslims for Obama

January 31, 2008

Radical Muslims for Obama
By Joe Kaufman
FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, February 01, 2008

In this year's road to the White House, many story lines have been thrown about. One of them deals with the Muslim roots of Democratic candidate Barack Hussein Obama. Debates over whether or not he is a Muslim have sprung up all over the internet, as well as in many people's e-mail inboxes. Did he or did he not get sworn into the Senate on a Quran? Was he or was he not educated in a Wahhabi children's school? Concerning Muslims and Senator Obama, this author is not so much concerned over these questions – the answers to both of which are "no" – as he is over those who Senator Obama and his campaign have chosen to associate and affiliate with, for they are of the radical variety.

More and more, as time goes on, political candidates are utilizing the web to get their message out. One of the ways in which they do this is through the use of blogs. As this author writes, Barack Obama has just posted onto his website's blog his video response to President Bush's final State of the Union Address. Soon, it will be getting hundreds, if not thousands, of views, probably from people who enjoy seeing him say for the umpteenth time how he was against the War in Iraq. However, while this blog is extremely effective at reaching the voting masses, it is not the only one hosted on the site.

Many different groups and individuals have been given blogs on barackobama.com. One of the organizations is Muslim Americans for Obama '08. On the group's blog, viewers can read about "the Senate pro-Israeli zionist hawk Joe Lieberman," as well as criticism aimed at Obama, himself, for getting too cozy with the Israel lobby. As stated on the blog, that last part was derived from information found on Electronic Intifada (EI), a terror apologist website based in Chicago, Illinois, Obama's hometown. According to the site's co-founder, Ali Abunimah, Senator Obama once told him, regarding Abunimah's anti-American and anti-Israel writings, to "Keep up the good work!"

In response to the posting, the blog moderator posed the following question: "Is Barack Pro-Muslim?" Considering what else this group has been involved in, it were better to have asked: "Is Barack Pro-Radical Muslim?"

While the Muslim Americans for Obama '08 blog is hosted by Obama's website, it is actually part of another site that goes by the same name, located at muslimsforobama08.com. The registered agent for the site is Zakiyah Omar, a women's costume designer from Jacksonville, Florida. Omar has been involved in the Obama campaign since December of 2006 (She has had the site since February of '07). She too has her own blog hosted by the official Obama website.

On the Muslim Americans for Obama '08 site, one will find a list of upcoming events, issues and solutions, details on how to join, a links section to sites of interest, and of course, a link to the blog. There's even a toll-free number to call for more information.

Within the events section, a number of the listings pertain to conferences and conventions being sponsored by organizations that have a number of extremist and/or terrorist ties. One is the 44th Annual ISNA National Convention, held in Rosemont, Illinois.

ISNA or the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) was recently named an "Unindicted Co-conspirator" for a Dallas trial that dealt with the funding of millions of dollars to Hamas. Beginning in December of 2003, ISNA was the subject of a Senate investigation into the financing of terror groups overseas. The group currently uses its website to propagate violent hatred against Jews and Christians.

Another of the events listed is the 32nd ICNA-MAS Convention, held in Hartford, Connecticut. ICNA or the Islamic Circle of North America, in August of 2006, was the top donor to a Pakistani charity that, at the time, had given $99,000 to the head of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal. As well, four people associated with the ICNA-related ‘Houston Taliban' were arrested and charged with jihad training with firearms, for the purpose of joining the Taliban to attack Americans overseas.

MAS or the Muslim American Society, like ISNA, uses the web to spread violent hatred against non-Muslims. In April of 2004, MAS's Communications Director, Randall Todd "Ismail" Royer, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his activities within the ‘Virginia Jihad Network,' a group that was conspiring with Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) to attack Americans and Indians abroad.

Yet another event listing is the 2007 MANA National Convention, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. MANA or the Muslim Alliance in North America was founded in May of 2000, in response to the arrest of cop killer H. Rap Brown, a.k.a. Jamil Al-Amin. The President (Amir) of the organization is Siraj Wahhaj, an individual that was named by the U.S. government an "Unindicted Co-conspirator" in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

According to Muslim Americans for Obama '08, it took part in "VOTER REGISTRATION/INFORMATION BOOTHS," at each of the above venues. Taking that into consideration, since Muslim Americans for Obama '08 is officially part of the Barack Obama for President team – or as the campaign puts it, "Community" – one can conclude that Senator Obama and/or his campaign had sanctioned its attendance at these events.

And that would mean, as well, that the following "Issues & Solutions" found on the site have also been approved by Obama and/or his campaign, possibly soon to be incorporated in his speeches:

  • Institute a Law to allow Muslim Employees to take an hour off from work for Friday Jummah Prayer.
  • Make the 2 Eid's recognized National Holidays on Calendars with days off from work.
  • Provide prayer areas suitable for Salah and Jummah, in public and private facilities. (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.)

Found on the right side of the website's homepage are a series of links, most of which deal with information about Senator Obama and the campaign. One of them, though, is a link to Aswat Al-Islam, a radical Islamic multimedia outlet. Muslim Americans for Obama '08 lists it as "Quran (Audio) English Translation."

Aswat Al-Islam features the works of such Islamist luminaries as: "Uninidicted Co-conspirators" of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Siraj Wahhaj and Bilal Philips; anti-Christian bigot, Ahmed Deedat; pro-wife beating author, Jamal Badawi; suicide bombing supporter, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi; and the chief cleric of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, who has called for the murders of Jews, Christians and Americans and has described Jews as "the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the killers of prophets, and the grandsons of monkeys and pigs," Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais.

According to Muslim Americans for Obama '08, Senator Barack Obama "is the BEST candidate for the job in 2008." But being the best candidate should have as a requisite keeping company that is worthy of respect. Recently, Obama has been cited for having a racist and anti-Israel pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and a campaign advisor that has expressed sympathy for Hamas and Hezbollah, Robert Malley.

And now this!

If Senator Obama is truly worthy of the Presidency of the United States, then he needs to show it by distancing himself from our country's enemies. Despite his occasional anti-extremist tone, it is clear that he has done the exact opposite, and during a war on terrorism, as we are presently involved in, that is unacceptable.

Joe Kaufman is the Chairman of Americans Against Hate, the founder of CAIR Watch, and the spokesman for Terror-Free Oil Initiative.


MIM: The homepage of the Muslims for Obama website:

With God's Name ~ Quran 49:13 Oh Mankind! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. The best of you, in the sight of God, is the best in conduct. Allah is the best knower, aware.

As Salaam Alaikum, (The Peace of God Be Upon You)
and welcome to Muslim Americans for Obama'08.

Muslim American for Obama' 08 is a grassroots initiative to support the presidential campaign for Barack Obama 2008. Our sincere intention is to serve as a resource for Muslim and non-Muslim Americans to get involved and learn more about the political process and Barak Obama as a person and presidential candidate.

Muhammad the Messenger of God (pbuh) -
Quote from Last Sermon:
All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action...

We Support Barack Obama because he believes in one United America with Freedom, Justice and Equality for All.

Senator Obama Quote: " There is not a black America, and white America, and Latino America, and Asian America, there's the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" - 2004 Democratic Convention Speech

National and International Muslim American Leader Imam W.D. Mohammed endorsed Sen. Barack Obama saying "He is the best candidate for the Presidency."

Muslim Congressman Keith Ellision endorsed the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. Obama saying ""He speaks with a unifying spirit." He said he supports "Obama's message of an open and fair economy, a balanced prosperity and clear opposition to the war in Iraq."

The primary elections begin in early 2008 we can't wait until NOVEMBER 2008 to get active. May God reward our efforts and bless the United States of America.

This is a national grassroots initiative not supported by any foreign government, foreign or American political group or non-profit organization, religious sect or institution.


MIM: The Muslims for Obama events lists includes organisations like the Islamic Society of North America which has been cited in terrorism funding instances. The Mosque Cares is also a radical Islamist organisation.



Submit your events

March 31st, 2007
Barack Obama National Organizing Day
Nation-wide Webcast
Open Masjids in Your Community for this event.

APRIL 6 - 8, 2007
Muslim Americans for Obama '08
Kick-Off, Voter Registration, Rally and Information Booth
Downtown Sheraton Hotel @ 3pm
Atlanta, Georgia

APRIL 6 - 8, 2007
11th Annual Islam in America Conference
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Westin O HARE, 6100 River Rd,
Rosemont, IL 60018

July 6 - 8th, 2007
32nd ICNA-MAS Convention
Muslim Americans for Obama '08
Hartford, Connecticut

August 31 - September 3, 2007
44th Annual ISNA National Convention
Muslim Americans for Obama '08
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois

August 31 - September 3, 2007
The Mosque Cares Islamic National Convention
Muslim Americans for Obama '08

October 2007
MANA National Convention
Philadelphia, PA
Muslim Americans for Obama '08

2007 Muslim Day / Eid Celebration
Atlanta, GA
Muslim Americans for Obama '08

November 2007 - January 2008
Masjid Voter Registration Drives, Nationwide

January 2007 - March 2008
2007 Primary Elections "GET OUT AND VOTE" - Nationwide



QUESTION: What are issues and recommendations for solutions that are unique to Muslim Americans?

1. A Law against harrassment of a Muslim women wearing Hijab at the Airport, DMV and other public arenas.

2. Institute a Law to allow Muslim Employees to take a hours off from work for Friday Jummah Prayer.

3. Make the 2 Eid's, recognized National Holidays on Calendars with days off from work.

4. Optional Halal meals in federal buildiings, public schools and colleges.

5. Provide prayer areas suitable for Salah and Jummah, in public and private facilities. (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.)

6. Organize a Muslim American group to assist in recommendations for US foreign policy affecting majority Muslim countries.


Anti-Semites Rally for Obama

by Steven Plaut

The Tenessee Republicans have published here a report on the anti-Semites who support Obama. It includes:

'On Sunday, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday likened Obama to a new messiah, calling him "the hope of the entire world." That's the same Louis Farrakhan who has a history of making openly anti-Semitic statements, calling Judaism a "gutter religion," and suggesting that crack cocaine might have been a CIA plot to enslave blacks. Farrakhan, addressing 20,000 people at the annual Savior's Day celebration in Chicago, praised the Democrat presidential candidate, calling Obama "The hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better." He also compared Obama to the founder of Islam, remarking that both had a white mother and black father, according to the Associated Press. "A black man with a white mother became a savior to us," Farrakhan said. "A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall."'

In addition, 'alongside Obama was current University of Illinois-Chicago professor William C. Ayers, who was a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.' http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/1


Obama's Pastor: God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11

Obama's Pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Has a History of What Even Obama's Campaign Aides Say Is 'Inflammatory Rhetoric'


March 13, 2008—

Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is "inflammatory rhetoric," including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism."

In a campaign appearance earlier this month, Sen. Obama said, "I don't think my church is actually particularly controversial." He said Rev. Wright "is like an old uncle who says things I don't always agree with," telling a Jewish group that everyone has someone like that in their family.

Rev. Wright married Obama and his wife Michelle, baptized their two daughters and is credited by Obama for the title of his book, "The Audacity of Hope."

An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright's sermons, offered for sale by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black Americans.

"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people," he said in a 2003 sermon. "God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda's attacks because of its own terrorism.

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost," he told his congregation.

Sen. Obama told the New York Times he was not at the church on the day of Rev. Wright's 9/11 sermon. "The violence of 9/11 was inexcusable and without justification," Obama said in a recent interview. "It sounds like he was trying to be provocative," Obama told the paper.

Rev. Wright, who announced his retirement last month, has built a large and loyal following at his church with his mesmerizing sermons, mixing traditional spiritual content and his views on contemporary issues.

"I wouldn't call it radical. I call it being black in America," said one congregation member outside the church last Sunday.

"He has impacted the life of Barack Obama so much so that he wants to portray that feeling he got from Rev. Wright onto the country because we all need something positive," said another member of the congregation.

Rev. Wright, who declined to be interviewed by ABC News, is considered one of the country's 10 most influential black pastors, according to members of the Obama campaign.

Obama has praised at least one aspect of Rev. Wright's approach, referring to his "social gospel" and his focus on Africa, "and I agree with him on that."

Sen. Obama declined to comment on Rev. Wright's denunciations of the United States, but a campaign religious adviser, Shaun Casey, appearing on "Good Morning America" Thursday, said Obama "had repudiated" those comments.

In a statement to ABCNews.com, Obama's press spokesman Bill Burton said, "Sen. Obama has said repeatedly that personal attacks such as this have no place in this campaign or our politics, whether they're offered from a platform at a rally or the pulpit of a church. Sen. Obama does not think of the pastor of his church in political terms. Like a member of his family, there are things he says with which Sen. Obama deeply disagrees. But now that he is retired, that doesn't detract from Sen. Obama's affection for Rev. Wright or his appreciation for the good works he has done." http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4443788&page=1

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