Daily Roll Call, by Cathy Hinners, December 5, 2016:
As Muslims across America tell tall tales of “hate”crimes escalating against them because of Donald Trump’s election, Islamophiles rush to mosques to embrace and support them. But do they know just who they are hugging? Well, they should learn. Just one of the many efforts by Muslims to perform dawa ( the proselytizing of Islam) was at the Islamic Center of Nashville, one of the most radical mosques in the U.S.
This event was to thank the ICN’s neighbors for kind messages left on their sidewalk as chalk art, but thanking wasn’t enough, it was an opportunity to present a course on Islam 101. One of the speakers was the former Imam from the controversial Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, who now is the Iman at the ICN, Ossama Bahloul. Bahloul, a native Egyptian attended Al-Azhar University the premier university of the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Azhar also is recognized as the leader in promoting jihad to members of ISIS and Al-Qaida. Jihad, an act of war against non-Muslims, is an obligation under Islamic law, which must be conducted to bring about a totally Islamic world.
Ossama Bahloul finished fourth in his class at Al-Azhar University. His degree is in Dawa, another obligation in Islam, achieved by promoting Islam as the one and only superior religion.
Al-Azhar University is credited with starting the Islamist movement by training Islamic radicals tied to Muslim Brotherhood and stands for the propagation of Islam and sharia as a complete way of life. Considered the preeminent teaching center of sharia law Al-Azhar authenticated the English translation of “The Reliance of the Traveller, The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.”
Excerpts from “Reliance of the Traveller” include:
- “the Objectives of Jihad” 8 – … wars against Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians if they don’t accept the invitation to Islam or they can pay the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)
- “Giving Zakat to Deserving Recipients” 17 (zakat is Islamic charity)- those fighting for Allah [ie, “volunteers for jihad”]
- “Dealing with a rebellious wife” 12(4)(c) – a husband may hit his wife.
Mohammed Ahmed, a former imam at the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN) told attendees at the June 2011 meeting of the Religion Communicators Council that he supported the Egyptian police forced virginity tests performed on female protesters in Tahrir Square. The imam explained: “Why? It’s a very interesting fact that the police giving you a heads up, ‘oh, those people are not virgin’. That’s mean they are not good people”
The Islamic Center of Nashville is owned by the Muslim Brotherhood, specifically the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), whose name appears on the deed for the ICN. ISNA is a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, which landed several indictments of their leaders in prison for funding Hamas.
In March of 1998, the ICN’s newsletter tells Nashville’s Muslims that “[t]he time is right for us to reach beyond the boundaries of the Masjid, to the fullest extent possible, and attempt to establish Islamic principles into the society where our children will be raised. We must attempt to influence the future direction of this society….” (emphasis added)
The same newsletter also solicited money for the Holy Land Foundation.
Another activist hailing from the Islamic Center of Nashville is Muslim convert Paul Iesa Galloway. Galloway, originally from Houston TX was the founder and director of Houston’s first chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR, whose executive director, Nihad Awad is also an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial. Awad is a self-proclaimed supporter of Hamas. Although Galloway often speaks of his relationship with law enforcement, his obvious ideology is that of CAIR, who adamantly supports not speaking to law enforcement unless accompanied by an attorney from CAIR.
Perhaps the Islamophiles embracing the likes of Bahloul and Galloway should be aware they too are supporting the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood. By supporting events sponsored by those whose agenda is to dismantle and destroy America and the West, they too must support the oppression of women, gays being thrown off buildings and Sharia law. Recognize anyone in attendance? We do, and maybe its time they are exposed.