Because You Asked: Are Mosques Behind Radical Islam in America?
Welcome to this segment of Because You Asked, I’m Barry Nussbaum.
In this episode, we have a question that we have been receiving from multiple people in many states: mosques, when you have one in your town how can you legally oppose it when numerous Imams are openly preaching hatred of America and violence against Americans from many of these mosques? Great question with no easy answer.
First let’s explore how pervasive this issue is and perhaps why we are getting this question over and over and over again from all over America. By a quick survey using google you will find hundreds of examples similar to the ones I’m about to give you here.
- Siraj Wahhaj is the Imam of the Taqwa mosque in New York. He is a prominent Islamist cleric with a long history of involvement in extremist causes. In his sermons on homosexuality, Wahhaj condemns homosexuals as a “disease of this society” and cites the death penalty stipulated by the Quran.
Siraj Wahhaj’s comments about jihad, are even more extreme. In the first few clips you will find online, Wahhaj is raising money for the Benevolence International Foundation, which the Treasury department designated in 2002 as a “financier of terrorism.” Its leader, Enaam Arnaout, was a close associate of Bin Laden. According to prosecutors, the Benevolence International Foundation raised funds “to support Al Qaeda and other groups engaged in armed violence overseas.”
- There is a very prominent mosque in Washington D.C. tied to 2 of the 9/11 hijackers, here is what fox news reported on that mosque.
- The Islamic society of Boston, which the Boston marathon bombers, Tamerlane and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended, has numerous connections to jihad terrorists. The Islamic Society of Boston was founded by Abdulrahman Alamoudi, the leading “moderate Muslim” in Washington throughout the 1990s. Alamoudi turned out to be an Al-Qaeda financier and is now in prison. Convicted jihad terrorists, Aafia Siddiqui and Tarek Mehanna, had also been members of the Islamic society of Boston. The former Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston, Suhaib Webb, is revered in the mainstream media as a “moderate,” but he has actually denounced secularism as a “radical lunatic ideology.” Webb also once headed up a fund-raiser for a cop killer with arch-terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki.
According to terror expert Pam Geller, several surveys have shown that 80% of mosques in the U.S. teach hatred of infidels and the necessity to replace the Constitution with Sharia. Does anyone in law enforcement care what is being preached? How many “homegrown domestic terrorists” must there be before the mosques are monitored? There have been many deadly Islamic attacks since 9/11, each one with a mosque behind it and the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric.
I found over 100 similar examples all across America. You don’t need me to list them all as I know you get the point. The question is what can be done about it? For the last eight years, “radical Islam” was off-limits. Literally. Violence across America perpetrated in the name of Islam often by perpetrators who had sworn allegiance to ISIS, either before or during their attacks, were miss characterized as workplace violence or the acts of a deranged individual. Or these acts were cited as the need to create more gun control in the United States. The common threat of radicalized Islam encouraged by radicalized Imams citing Koranic sources was never cited in the press! Ever! In spite of the fact that law enforcement is authorized to go anywhere at any time in the pursuit of criminals, especially in the cases of possible terrorism, Islam was called the religion of peace by those in government and was for all intents and purposes, untouchable.
In the White House yesterday, President Trump spoke clearly using the words radical Islamic terror and made no unclear statements. He intends to pursue it as the enemy of free and safe America. I expect based on his actions thus far, we are about to see a change in law enforcement in this country!
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