Is it any wonder that the face of the morphing mega mosque at Ground Zero, the Imam Rauf, is being replaced with a different "front man," and that the name "Cordoba," symbolic of Islam's conquest of the West, has been replaced by "51 Park"? Look for "businessman" Gamal, the developer, to be the public face going forward. Uncover one deception and it gets quickly replaced by another, and the pathetic press rolls over like a puppy and reports it with ...... a straight face. But it's stealth and it's jihad.
Rauf said after 911, "The US and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end." Rauf heralded pure jihadists and Jew-haters as "Muslim leaders of tomorrow." He talks of inter-faith dialogue to the English press, but tells the Arab press, "I don't believe in interfaith dialogue."
Imam Rauf was a "prominent figure" in "The Perdana Organization," headed by the notorious, ugly Jew-baiter Mahathir bin Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia. Perdana funded the genocidal Jew-hating terrorist group behind the murderous attack on Jewish soldiers on the warship flotilla. Rauf is funding IHH, provoking, funding, and encouraging a second holocaust.
Today, Andrew McCarthy over at NRO rips back the curtain on the imam, and this stealth jihadist is tied tighter than a suicide bomber.
Rauf’s Dawa from the World Trade Center Rubble
Meet the Ground Zero Mosque imam’s Muslim Brotherhood friends.
He is also the author of a book called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America. But the book hasn’t always been called that. It was called quite something else for non-English-speaking audiences. In Malaysia, it was published as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America Post-9/11.
Now it emerges that a “special, non-commercial edition” of this book was later produced, with Feisal’s cooperation, by two American tentacles of the Muslim Brotherhood: the Islamic Society of North America and the International Institute of Islamic Thought. The book’s copyright page tells the tale:
Both ISNA and IIIT have been up to their necks in the promotion of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s ruthless Palestinian branch, which is pledged by charter to the destruction of Israel. In fact, both ISNA and IIIT were cited by the Justice Department as unindicted co-conspirators in a crucial terrorism-financing case involving the channeling of tens of millions of dollars to Hamas through an outfit called the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. For the last 15 years, Hamas has been a designated terrorist organization under U.S. law.
Dawa, whether done from the rubble of the World Trade Center or elsewhere, is the missionary work by which Islam is spread. As explained in my recent book, The Grand Jihad, dawa is proselytism, but not involving only spiritual elements — for Islam is not merely a religion, and spiritual elements are just a small part of its doctrine. In truth, Islam is a comprehensive political, social, and economic system with its own authoritarian legal framework, sharia, which aspires to govern all aspects of life.
After you've finished -- go to his Muslim Brotherhood ties:
International Institute of Islamic Thought and the Muslim Brotherhood [Andy McCarthy]
In my column this morning, I wrote that the International Institute of Islamic Thought had been " >cited by the Justice Department as unindicted co-conspirators in a crucial terrorism-financing case" — the Holy Land Foundation prosecution. It would have been more accurate to say that the IIIT had been demonstrated by the Justice Department to be an unindicted coconspirator.
The legal test of whether one is a coconspirator hinges on the evidence presented in a case, not merely on a Justice Department designation. That is no doubt why prominent
members of Congress and some press reporting have identified the IIIT as an as an unindicted coconspirator in the HLF case. IIIT is not specifically named in the Justice Department’s coconspirator list filed pretrial in that prosecution. Nevertheless, it is a frequent occurrence that conspirators not identified by DOJ on coconspirator lists provided pretrial emerge as such during the trial, as the government’s case is proved. There is, furthermore, abundant evidence tying IIIT to the Muslim Brotherhood and its agenda.
To begin with, the Brotherhood is prominently cited in DOJ’s coconspirator list for the HLF case. More significantly, central to the HLF prosecution was the Brotherhood’s 1991 internal memorandum, discussed in my column. The IIIT is expressly identified by the Muslim Brotherhood in that memorandum as being among “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.” In addition, IIIT board members Jamal Barzinji and Yaqub Mirza have been identified in an FBI investigation as leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Barzinji is also listed as secretary-general of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). As noted in my column, ISNA is specifically cited as coconspirator by the Justice Department. Moreover, Sayyid Syeed, a founder of IIIT, was also a founder of the ISNA. Syeed has also served on the board of advisers of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is also cited in the Justice Department's HLF coconspirator list.
IIIT board member Barzinji was also a co-founder of the Muslim Students Association that was later merged into ISNA. Abdel Rahman Alamoudi is a close associate of Barzinji’s. As the Hudson Institute’s Zeyno Baran has recounted, when IIIT convinced the U.S. government to allow IIIT to be “the official arbiters of Islam in the U.S. military,” Alamoudi was tasked to select Muslim chaplains for American armed forces. Alamoudi, who has been probed in the Justice Department’s investigations of the IIIT and Sami al-Arian, was later convicted for illegal transactions with the Libyan government and assisting in a plot to assassinate then-Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
Finally, as detailed in my column, the IIIT was a major contributor to al-Arian, a former Muslim Brotherhood member who was later convicted of terrorism charges arising out of his association with Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). PIJ has long been formally designated as a foreign terrorist organization under U.S. law. IIIT cofounder and president, Shaykh Taha Jabir al-Awani, was cited by the Justice Department as unindicted coconspirator number 5 in the al-Arian case.