Islam on Capital Hill - "Our Time has Come" (so it says on the bottom of the pages of islamoncapitolhill.com.)
They have a website set up for this event. If you never look at another website look at this one, especially the final words: islamoncapitolhill.com (hat tip Cathy)
First, let's take a close look at Dewidar.
Ahmed Dewidar is the New York Imam who said Jews control America.
Dr. Ahmad Dwidar is imam of the Islamic Center in New York. MEMRI captured an interview he did with the Middle East Broadcasting Centre:
Dwidar: In 1995 I heard some sermons, saying that Muslims should march on the White House from some of the mosques.
Host: What do you mean by “march on the White House”?
Dwidar: One cleric said in his sermon: “We are going to the White House, so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the White House will become into the Muslim house.”
Host: How? I don’t understand.
Dwidar: This is simply a slogan. I’m only saying this to...
Host: Are they going to occupy the White House or what?
Dwidar: No, they say that through the domination of Islam and its ideas, the White House will change.
Host: This will happen one day, but not this way. Islam will be victorious, no doubt, but not this way.
Dwidar: It will not happen unless the Muslims abandon their slogans and become a role model. If a Muslim doctor who invents a cure in the hospital or performs an important operation successfully – all the media will broadcast it live and announce it worldwide. The Muslim who makes do with breaking the wooden podium, with screaming, and with patronizing, condescending rhetoric that “Islam is coming, and it will change the face of the earth,” while at the same time he cannot even change the face of the Islamic capitals, which overflow with garbage – this path will lead to no good.
And while the imam does not urge marching on the White House, he echoes those other clerics who do. As for the White House
becoming the “Muslim House,” well, he is down with that.
Dewidar was called “the face of the next generation of Muslims in America."
In the now dark New York Sun, MEMRI’s Steven Stalinsky wrote about Dr. Dewidar’s jihadi statements in an interview for a Muslim Brotherhood web site. In that interview, Dewidar said that American society is controlled by the Jews.
Within weeks of September 11, 2001, an Egyptian sheik serving as Al-Azhar University's representative in America and an imam at the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque of New York City, Muhammad al-Gamei'a, was interviewed at an unofficial Al-Azhar University Web site, www.lailatalqadr.com. Sheik al-Gamei'a returned to Egypt shortly after his interview was translated. Many of his friends in the interfaith community were shocked at what this "moderate" said.
In the interview, he claimed the Jews were behind the September 11 attacks and offered the following as evidence: "four thousand Jews did not come to work at the World Trade Center," and "Jews control decision-making in the airports and in the ... White House and the Pentagon." Another outrageous statement: "Muslims do not feel safe even going to the hospitals, because some Jewish doctors in one of the hospitals poisoned sick Muslim children, who then died." Sheik al-Gamei'a also predicted the collapse of America.
Almost four years after Sheik al-Gamei'a made headlines, another influential Egyptian-born New York imam gave a series of interviews to the press in his homeland. He also did not expect his words would be translated by MEMRI.
An imam at the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan and a lecturer on Islamic studies at Manhattanville College, Ahmad Dewidar, was recently called "the face of the next generation of Muslims in America." He has met with President Bush, Mayor Giuliani, Governor Pataki and U.N. Secretary-General Annan.
Recently, Dr. Dewidar attended the annual Conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Egypt, where he gave a series of interviews. In one that aired on MBC TV on June 9, he discussed the spread of Islam in America. He referred to sermons he had heard in 1995 that stated, "We are going to the White House so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the White House will become Muslim House." To view the broadcast, visit www.memritv.org.
On June 15, Dr. Dewidar was interviewed by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Web site, www.ikhwanonline.com. When asked about how the attacks of September 11, 2001, impacted the spread of Islam in America, he said that he witnessed hundreds of Americans converting to Islam. Hinting at an American government conspiracy related to the attacks, he said, "Whether or not these events were planned, or pinned on the Muslims, or something else - [it] provided an opportunity for [the American government] to legislate dubious laws that restrict the growth and presence of Islam in the U.S."
Regarding American skepticism toward Islam following September 11, 2001, he said, "The media - most of which is under Zionist control - has helped to spread this perception." Later in the interview he said that "the Jews" control the press. When asked, "What is the extent of the Muslim community's influence on American society?" He answered, "The Zionist community numbers only 3 million, but they control the government, the politics, the economy, and the media in the U.S."
Also while speaking to the Web site of the Muslim Brotherhood, he denounced President Bush's policy in the Middle East, claiming it was dictated by Natan Sharansky: "This Jew has despicable goals, and we see their effects today in America's actions in the region, imposing its opinion and its outlook on democracy, education, and political involvement on our countries."
Dr. Dewidar and Sheik al-Gamei'a's interviews shared some themes, such as blaming Islam's poor image in America on a Zionist-controlled press. They also both said the Zionists control political decision-making and economic institutions. Both were extremely positive on the future of Islam in America and discussed a trend of Americans converting to Islam following September 11, 2001.
Once again we have a Muslim who puts his taqiya face on for the lapdog West and shows his true face to the Muslim world.
His partner in the mass Muslim prayer service is Muhammad Jebril. Jebril got his B.A degree in shariah law (Islamic Law) at Al-Azhar University. Sheikh Jebril was named Imam of the extremist mosque Amr Ibn Al’Ass in Cairo in 1988. Sheikh Muhammad Jebril is also a University professor in Jordan.
This national mass prayer is JIHAD under the guise, once again, of a political "religion."
Who is organizing the event? Hassen Abdellah is a lawyer for terrorists. Over at Square mile wife:
Hassen Abdellah, Esq
-Mr. Abdellah is the chairman of the board at Masjid Dar ul Islam Elizabeth
-Mr. Abdellah was the attorney for Mahmoud Abouhalima, who was charged in the bombing of the World Trade Center. During the trial Mr. Abdellah made this statement: Basically, the Government is going to put on trial the concept of Islamic fundamentalism, to prove that their beliefs are contrary to those of the jury and therefore that they bombed the World Trade Center. After the trial he said this: that Islam has many more virtues than tomorrow's
headline, “Islamic Fundamentalists Sentenced in the World Trade Center Case.”
-Mr. Abdellah is president of the Muslim Brothers Movement Inc and was inducted into the City of Elizabeth Hall of Fame in 2008
-Mr. Abdellah represented Numan Malafi who was convicted of making false statements to federal agents, according to this report from The New York Times: When the agents questioned him in 2003, he denied helping a Yemeni cleric who prosecutors said made a fund-raising trip to Brooklyn mosques in 1999.
Prosecutors said Mr. Maflahi, a gas station owner who lives in Little Ferry, N.J., had been the driver and personal assistant for Sheik Abdullah Satar, a former member of parliament in Yemen. They have described Sheik Satar as a fund-raiser with ties to Al Qaeda.”Yesterday, Mr. Maflahi's lawyer, Hassen Ibn Abdellah, told Judge Nina Gershon of Federal District Court in Brooklyn that her sentencing decision was a test of whether "this country could be fair to Arab-Americans
-Mr. Abdellah was briefly the lawyer of Mohamed el-Atriss, who was convicted of selling fake IDs to two of the 9/11 hijackers. Atriss did provide the fake IDs, but claimed he did not know what they would be used for. At some point during the case Atriss replaced Mr. Abdellah with another attorney.
-Click here to read an interesting article about the trial of the World Trade Center accused. That's the beauty of our system," Mr. Abdellah said. "There's no problem with the practice of Islam."
"That's also the problem that this case presents," he added. "You look at Ayyad," he said of one of the defendants. "He's an American. He can practice his religion and his way of life here. Why would he blow up the World Trade Center?"
-Mr. Abdellah made these statements about the Islam on Capitol Hill Event : Most of the time, when Muslims go to Washington, D.C., they go there to protest some type of event," Abdellah said. "This is not a protest. Never has the Islamic community prayed on Capitol Hill for the soul of America. We're Americans. We need to change the face of Islam so people don't feel every Muslim believes America is 'the great Satan,' because we love America."
In fact, it was President Obama's words at his inauguration in January, and then his speech in Egypt in June, that led Abdellah and an area imam, Abdul Malik, to begin discussing the idea, Abdellah said.
"For the first time in my lifetime," Abdellah said, "I heard someone of his stature speaking about Islam and Muslims not in an adversarial sense, but in the sense of being welcome and acknowledging we are integral citizens in the society -- that we're gainfully employed, we're educated."
"He said he had his hand open to the Islamic world," he said. "The Islamic world wants to open their hand and shake it." -New English Review
Imam Abdul Malik, another event organizer
I highly recommend taking a look at Abdul Malik's Facebook page, and watching the video - during which he says many interesting things including: Polygamy is an American tradition.
He also has this quote posted on his wall (SMW has added the bold):
Democracy is not revelation, and democracy does not equal freedom, for in democracy you have apartheid, you have slavery, you have homosexuality, you have lesbianism, you have gambling, you have all of the voices that are against the spirit of truth; so no we don’t want to democratize Islam, we want to Islamize democracy. That’s what we want.
I came across another video at this link titled "Anti-Zionism", which is quite, well, watch for yourself and decide.. The video is allegedly Imam Abdul Malik speaking at University of California Santa Cruz on May 11th 2006. Due to the image and sound quality SMW cannot say for certain that this is the Abdul Malik in question.
More to come....