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This Community Awareness Alert informs local media, community leaders and law enforcement about the known extremist beliefs and actions of leaders of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). ICNA has announced a “$3 million dollar” campaign promoting Shariah law in America, featuring billboards in at least 15 U.S. cities, “Shariah seminars” on 20 college campuses, and town hall-style forums and interfaith events in 25 cities. For more information, go to www.shariahthethreat.org/icna.
When you know the facts, you can help educate and prepare your community. Don’t get scammed by ICNA.
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) was founded in 1971 by leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, an anti-American, fundamentalist, Taliban-supporting organization also known as the Pakistani branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Jamaat’s primary goal is the establishment of Islamic states worldwide, governed by the tyrannical, oppressive system of Shariah law. 
- ICNA reveres Ayatollah Khomeini: After 9/11, ICNA’s PR campaign for the “Great Leaders of the last 100 Years” featured Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of the anti-American, violent Shi’ite revolution and totalitarian regime in Iran. The campaign stayed up at the website for years before ICNA scrubbed it, prior to mounting the current PR campaign promoting Shariah law in America.
- ICNA reveres Qutb and Mawdudi, the inspiration for al Qaeda: ICNA’s “Great Leaders of the last 100 Years” PR campaign also included the two great ideological leaders of modern jihadist terrorism: Sayyid Abul Ala Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb, both primary influences on al Qaeda. 
- ICNA’s role models advocate jihad to achieve political goals: ICNA’s identified “Great Movements of the Last 100 Years” included Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood), and Pakistani Islamist groups Jama’at-e-Islami and Tablighi Jama’at.
- ICNA’s Past President was also a leader of Hamas-funder KindHearts as recently as 2005: ICNA’s Past President Zulfiqar Ali Shah was also President of the KindHearts “Charity” South Asia Division in 2005, whose assets were frozen in 2006 by the U.S. Treasury for funneling funds to Hamas. KindHearts is still legally contesting the U.S. Treasury’s previous designation as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist organization.  Hamas is a designated terrorist organization responsible for thousands of murders.
- ICNA’s Past Secretary General is under investigation for civilian executions: ICNA’s past Secretary General and Vice President Ashrafuz Zaman Khan, also a past President of the ICNA NY Chapter, is reportedly about to be indicted for war crimes by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal for the systematic execution of civilians during the civil war. Bangladeshi groups claim Khan was a chief executioner for the al-Badr force, personally killing seven Dhaka University teachers in the city of Mirpur.
- ICNA has supported convicted cop-killer H. Rap Brown: A December 2001 ICNA South East region convention had a special program honoring convicted murderer Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (aka H. Rap Brown) who is serving a life sentence for killing a sheriff’s deputy.
- ICNA featured Muslim Brotherhood extremist leader Sheik Al-Qaradawi (banned from entry into the U.S. since 1999) stating that democracy is permitted only when it complies with Shariah law: Writing in the ICNA magazine “The Message,” Qaradawi states “What we seek is that legislations and codes be within the limits of the flawless texts and the overall objectives of the Shari’ah and the Islamic Message.”
- ICNA promotes hatred of Jews and Christians: The curricula for ICNA’s women’s organization promotes jihad, shariah rule, hatred of Jews and Christians, and warns of the “dangers of secular Western thoughts and ideas.”
- ICNA, ICNA Relief and ICNA Helping Hand funded the Al-Khidmat Welfare Society and Al-Khidmat Foundation, which then gave Hamas – a designated terrorist organization - $99,000 in 2006.
You’ve seen the facts. Be prepared. Don’t get scammed by ICNA.
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Originally posted at Center for Security Policy By Frank Gaffney, Jr.
One of the most important challenges we face as a free people is understanding the true nature of – and threat posed by – a totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine its adherents call shariah. So, it would seem to be good news that a $3 million public education campaign is being launched nationwide to “clarify” what shariah is.
The question is: Will this campaign be truthful and helpful, or will it amount to an exercise in what is not only permissible under shariah, but obligatory: lying for the faith, or taqiyya in Arabic?
Unfortunately, since the sponsor of this initiative is one of the most virulent Muslim Brotherhood fronts in the United States, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the shariah tour will assuredly be all taqiyya, all the time. As we are seeing in Egypt at the moment, the Brotherhood is fully prepared to lie about its repressive agenda until it is too late for its opponents to resist.
As the old saying goes: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
For the purpose of calibrating whether the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to fool us yet again – this time, here in the United States – consider a sample of the research compiled by the Center for Security Policy about the Islamic Circle of North America, its heroes, leadership and agenda:
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- ICNA was founded in 1971 by leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, an anti-American, fundamentalist, Taliban-supporting organization also known as the Pakistani branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Jamaat’s primary goal is the establishment of Islamic states worldwide, governed by the tyrannical, oppressive system of Shariah law.
- ICNA reveres the rabid American-hating Iranian cleric-turned-despot, Ayatollah Khomeini. After 9/11, ICNA ran an earlier PR campaign extolling the “Great Leaders of the last 100 Years.” It featured Khomeini, leader of the violent Shiite revolution and totalitarian regime in Iran. ICNA’s paean to this enemy of the United States remained on its website for years until it was removed prior to the launch of the organization’s current PR effort aimed at promoting shariah in this country.
- ICNA also considers Sayyid Qutb and Sayyid Mawdudi – the Islamist ideologues who inspired a host of salafist organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda – to be among the “Great Leaders of the last 100 Years.”
- ICNA has featured the Muslim Brotherhood’s current chief ideologue, Sheik Yussuf Al-Qaradawi. Among Qaradawi’s many unsavory stances is his view that democracy is permitted only when it complies with shariah. Writing in the ICNA magazine, The Message, Qaradawi states: “What we seek is that legislations and codes be within the limits of the flawless texts and the overall objectives of the shariah and the Islamic Message.”
- ICNA also identified the “Great Movements of the Last 100 Years.” Not surprisingly given its association with the Muslim Brotherhood, this rosterprominently featured Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen (the Brotherhood’s name in Arabic) and two other Brotherhood-inspired Pakistani jihadist groups, Jama’at-e-Islami and Tablighi Jama’at.
- A former ICNA president, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, was also president in 2005 of the South Asia Division of KindHearts, an Islamist so-called “charity” whose assets were frozen by the U.S. Treasury in the following year for its funneling of funds to Hamas. KindHearts is still contesting its listing by the U.S. Treasury as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist organization. Hamas, of course, is also officially identified as such a terrorist organization, one responsible for thousands of murders – including of American citizens.
- Also in 2006, ICNA and two spin-offs, ICNA Relief and ICNA Helping Hand, funded the Al-Khidmat Welfare Society and Al-Khidmat Foundation, which then gave Hamasnearly $100,000.
- ICNA’s past Secretary General and Vice President Ashrafuz Zaman Khan, who was also a past president of the organization’s New York chapter, is reportedly about to be indicted for war crimes by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal for the systematic execution of civilians during the civil war there. Bangladeshi groups claim Khan was a chief executioner for the al-Badr force, personally killing seven Dhaka University teachers in the city of Mirpur.
- A December 2001 ICNA South East Region convention had a special program honoring convicted murderer Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (a.k.a. H. Rap Brown), who is currently serving a life-sentence for killing a sheriff’s deputy.
- The curriculum for ICNA’s women’s organization promotes jihad, shariah rule, hatred of Jews and Christians, and warns of the “dangers of secular Western thoughts and ideas.”
In short, the Islamic Circle of North America is pretty much as unreliable a source as one can imagine for factual information about the unconstitutional – indeed, anti-constitutional – character of shariah, the real objectives of its adherents elsewhere and here, and the implications for a free society like ours of submitting to this brutally women-hating, intolerant and repressive doctrine. It would be nice to know who is putting up the $3 million for such an outfit to propagandize and mislead the American people.
We cannot afford to be fooled by Islamists any further, particularly about their ambitions for, to coin a phrase, fundamentally transforming the United States of America. We need the truth about shariah, not taqiyya.
(Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is President of the Center for Security Policy (www.SecureFreedom.org), a columnist for the Washington Times and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio, heard in Washington weeknights at 9:00 p.m. on WRC 1260 AM.)
Originally posted the Center for Security Policy by By David Reaboi, Travis Korson
Yesterday’s poorly reported National Public Radio Morning Edition story, “Terrorism Training Casts Pall Over Muslim Employee,” demands a fact-check critique. The NPR report alleged that the head of Ohio’s Muslim outreach program Omar al-Omari was wrongly terminated due to a law enforcement briefing on political Islam. We needed to issue several corrections:
NPR Claim #1: “Federal officials familiar with the case say Omari was singled out because he distinguished between extremist Muslims and mainstream Muslims in his outreach and training programs.”
Fact Check #1: Many of the materials Omari had written, including his Guide to Arabic and Islamic Culture, and a brochure titled ‘Agents of Radicalization‘ were slanted towards a pro-radical Islamic view and support a revisionist history which blames America for many of the Middle East’s problems. In the Guide, Omari defines jihad as:
Jihad doesn’t mean holy war, as many people are led to believe. It actually means a struggle to achieve excellence. It’s the struggle Muslims face in life which varies from the Greater Jihad where a person is obliged to struggle within him/herself to overcome evil and establish good, to the Lesser Jihad which is the struggle in daily life. As Muslims are obliged to maximize their potential in order to be the best citizens they can be, jihad is the vehicle that lifts them to the challenge. The term holy war is a European concept that began with the Crusades and was extended to Islam by the West.
In an interview with The Investigative Project on Terrorism, Zuhdi Jasser, Muslim President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy was highly critical of Omari’s publications:
Jasser describes the two publications as “full of factual inaccuracies” including the assertion that 66 percent of American Arabs are Muslim (close to three-fourths are Christian). Alomari also “misses the core problem: political Islam.” Instead, he indulges in “bizarre revisionist history” which “seeks to portray Muslims as victims.”
The United States is engaged in “a war of ideas” with radical Islam. Regarding jihadists, “you would hope that [Alomari] would say that these are corrupt thugs who have hijacked our faith,” Jasser told the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But instead he “describes [terrorism] as a response to what the West has done.”
The material Alomari’s agency is putting out is “classic Islamist propaganda” which suggests that “these thugs who kill people in restaurants and shopping malls will stop if we solve the Arab-Israeli conflict,” Jasser said. “In fact, they’ll find another grievance in a year or two.”
The brochure “Agents of Radicalization,” was printed but then copies were destroyed because Omari had listed as “organizations we are working with” a list that included numerous unindicted co-conspirators from the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial: “Some of the organizations we are working with,” Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA) Muslim American Society (MAS) Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Muslim Student Association (MSA).” Many of these groups were listed as unindicted coconspirators in the largest terrorism financing trial in American history, US vs Holy Land Foundation.
Omari’s brochure on radicalization was never distributed, according to a source within the Department:
Thousands of copies were printed up by the department (at taxpayer expense, of course). Some copies had been provided to some of our partner agencies. As boxes of these things were getting ready to be shipped out, our director was contacted by some counter-terrorism officials and told that the brochure was promoting groups that the FBI and other agencies were trying to distance themselves from (like CAIR).
According to a report by counterterrorism expert Patrick Poole, Ten Failures of the U.S. Government on the Domestic Islamist Threat,
“When [Omari] organized a forum on “interfaith dialogue” for the department in August 2009, the two lone Muslim representatives included a local imam, Hany Saqr, who was identified in the Holy Land Foundation trial as one of the top Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the nation; and CAIR-Ohio president Asma Mobin-Uddin.”
NPR Claim #2: “Omari lost his job with the state of Ohio, though not because of claims that he had ties to terrorism…his employment application was incomplete. He hadn’t listed all of the schools where he had worked before taking the job with the state of Ohio.”
Fact Check #2: Omari was fired not only for failing to list his prior employment at Columbus State Community College, “where he was fired after an improper consensual sexual affair with a student,” according to the Columbus Dispatch newspaper but also for failing to disclose his prior work for the Jordanian Minister of Labor and for lying to investigators, also reported by FOX News and first published at the online investigative journalism website My Pet Jawa.
According to reports, Omari sued the female student who had reported his illicit activities as sexual harassment to higher-ups, claiming the woman had defamed him. He lost.
Omari is now currently suing the state of Ohio for wrongful termination, as well as other alleged discriminations he suffered while working as the Multicultural Relations Officer for the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
NPR Claim #3: According to the NPR story on the mid-April 2010 training session, “Deputy Chief Jeffrey Blackwell of the Columbus Division of Police stated about Omari that “I knew him really well … And I thought he was a great professional, so that was part of the reason why I was so surprised when his picture popped up in the presentation.”
Fact Check #3: Omari’s highly Islamist-influenced brochure (the one that had to be destroyed) and guide had been widely publicized after he testified to Congress on March 17 and was widely criticized – one month PRIOR to the mid-April law enforcement training session, where the trainers discussed the content of the Omari publications with the attendees. The facts raised by the trainers about Omari’s publications were not in dispute when published in March or presented by trainers in April. According to participants the trainers had been invited to brief by the Columbus Police Department, and far from being “suspended,” the training continued through to the end of the planned session. The entire course of instruction was completed.
This information was available to National Public Radio by simply googling Omari’s name, but NPR’s story was not an exercise in journalism. They’re in the whitewashing business for Islamist supporters like Omari.
Congress, on the other hand, is in the spending reduction business these days. Exactly one year after the public exposure of Omari began, on March 17, 2011, the House of Representatives voted to stop federal funding for National Public Radio. The vote was 228 to 192. Not even close.
I’ve been wanting to write another piece on my congressman Ed Royce from California’s 40th district for some time now but other topic and issues had been getting in the way. But with Memorial Day upon us this i sthe perfect time to announce that TMR is awarding Congressmen Ed Royce with the Defending America’s freedom man of the year award. In addition to fighting taxes congressman Ed Royce is a terrorism warrior who fights day in and day out to keep our country safe as the Chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee.
Congratulations Congressman on a job well done!
Additionally, Congressman Royce has been in the news quite a bit over the last couple of months and demonstrating exactly why I’m not only glad to be represented by this conservative powerhouse but why he’s working hard for all Americans.
Today, Rep. Royce, Chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee, questions an expert panel about the impact of the death of Osama bin Laden on the Al Qaeda terrorist network and U.S. counter-terrorism policy.
This follows an op-ed the congressman wrote in the OC Register entitled Osama’s views live on in Pakistan where he asks the pertinent questions on everyone’s mind:
There are many unanswered questions about the role of Pakistan’s intelligence services, deemed a “state within a state,” in the sheltering and killing of bin Laden. We should know more in the coming days, but the bottom line is that bin Laden was tracked to a fortified compound in a military town in an area popular with retired Pakistani military. It is implausible that Pakistani security was not in some way helping him. Some are suggesting that he has been there for as long as five years.
It is not as if bin Laden doesn’t have friends in Pakistan, where there have been demonstrations protesting his killing. The Pakistani government was already on shaky ground, facing a growing radicalism among its people. The country’s secular political figures are routinely assassinated. President Zardari’s government will come under intense criticism for “allowing” our operation against bin Laden.
On immigration, Ed Royce is a stalwart and has always held the Tea Party / Conservative line:
On Fiscal Responsibility Ed Royce writes:
As the clock winds down on the second funding bill for the remainder of the fiscal year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said his party doesn’t want more spending cuts.
“We can’t go anymore,” said Reid, D-Nev.
What has passed so far is $10 billion in cuts, which is less than 1 percent of the federal budget.
Really, is this all they can do?
On the other side of the Capitol, House Republicans passed HR1, a bill to fund the federal government through the rest of the year and cut spending by $100 billion. This bill has been languishing in the Senate since winter – nearly 50 days. Reid and Senate Democrats have failed to match our efforts and produce an alternative. This isn’t surprising. Last year, he and his Democratic cohorts were unable to produce a budget, and the Senate didn’t pass a single appropriations bill. That is why we are still debating funding for the current fiscal year, which is more than half over.
So as Democrats continue to push for the status quo and refuse to concede just a few billion dollars in this year’s funding bill, the House Republicans are taking the next step in significantly cutting the size and scope of the federal government. Leading this effort is Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who introduced this week a budget plan that would cut $6 trillion over the next decade beginning in October (the start of fiscal 2012).
His budget, which would go a long way in addressing our looming debt crisis, was described by The Wall Street Journal as “the most serious attempt to reform government in a generation.” I applaud him for this undertaking.
No one on the Democratic side has produced a plan that actually puts our country on a path toward fiscal responsibility, including the president. In fact, President Barack Obama’s budget plan never produces a balanced budget. It continues the status quo and does not touch the drivers of our national debt – the unsustainable entitlement programs. The president’s own economic advisors say the current policy cannot continue.
Back in March, Ed Royce, challenged Obama’s pick to head up Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Elizabeth Warren saying:
Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., argued that the CFPB, which was created under Dodd-Frank, “will be able to act outside the normal appropriations process” as neither the Fed nor Congress will have a say on the agency’s budget, which means the agency “will not be held accountable” for its actions. Congress tried this appropriations model with the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae andFreddie Mac, Royce said. “It did not work.”
Warren countered by saying:
Let me remind you of the [agency’s] structure: It is the only agency in all of government whose rules can be overruled, negated by other agencies,” she said. Under Dodd-Frank, “other agencies can come in under the Financial Stability Oversight Council and say, ‘We don’t like that rule.’” The CFPB, she continued, “should have the same independence” as the banking regulators that are funded outside of the political process.”
Proving the congressman’s point… what’s the point in creating a huge new bureaucracy that on one had has sweeping oversight powers that doesn’t answer to congress or the Fed and on the other hand a huge new bureaucracy who’s rules can be negated by other nameless agencies?Sounds like a cluster to me as I’m sure it did Ed Royce as well.
There is no doubt that there are many stars in the Republican party some in leadership, some tea party freshman, and some solid conservatives that like me were Tea Party Conservatives before there was a Tea Party movement congressman Ed Royce is one of those stars.