UPDATE: The new Ground Zero mosque imam's "beloved" mentor was a character witness in the trial of convicted terror plotter Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman
Earlier on Friday I broke the story of the connection between the new Ground Zero mosque imam Abdullah Adhami and the World Trade Center bombing co-conspirator imam Siraj Wahhaj. Abdullah is so enamoured with the terror imam that he volunteered to design the masjid At-Taqwa, where Imam Siraj Wahaj incites his followers. This further demonstrates the true nature and belief system of Imam Rauf and Daisy the Khan, whose reputations have been exposed to the American people. In a triumph for AFDI/SIOA and Americans across this great land, they slithered out of the Ground Zero mosque, opting out of the sunlight to work behind the scenes. We will continue to expose their stealth jihad; they intend to bring in an army of imams to the Ground Zero mosquestrosity in their stead: Rauf and Daisy are out,
Rauf and his wife, Daisy Kahn, will no longer be speaking on behalf of the project or [Cordoba Conquest]/ Park51, as they are going to be focusing their attention on supporting the Cordoba Movement, an entirely separate initiative. The center explains their reasoning behind the change like this:Due to the fact that Imam Feisal is focusing most of his energies and passion on launching this new and separate initiative, it is important that the needs of Park51, the Islamic Community Center in Lower Manhattan, take precedence. While Imam Feisal’s vision has a global scope and his ideals for the Cordoba Movement are truly exceptional, our community in Lower Manhattan is local.
Hence the appointment of Adhami. Meanwhile, [CORDOBA Conquest]/Park51 adds that other Imams still to be announced will also be joining the board in the near future to coordinate the building's religious services.
If it's what they describe as a cultural center (photo right: the architect's rendering with just some of the Pentagons, crosses and Jewish stars symbols highlighted in their highly offensive design) open to everyone, why an army of extreme imams? Here, the new Ground Zero imam Abdullah Adhami refers to World Trade Center unindicted co-conspirator imam Siraj Wahhaj as his "beloved imam." (hat tip Kamala)
I feel that I am with you as I feel that I am with every Muslim, and we should exert ourselves—like our beloved imam [Siraj Wahhaj in his message] said, to inspire this affinity for one another, because nothing can be more crucial a message to the ummah at anytime in its history—but particularly now. (here)
Above is a screen shot of the new Ground Zero imam Abdullah's website page exalting ("celebrating') the World Trade Center bomber imam Siraj Wahhaj. Abdullah Adhami also says this here: http://www.sakeenah.org/celebrate.shtml
"Siraj Wahhaj is the voice of the spirit of Islam in America and its pride."
(You'll see this if you click the bottom arrow in the bottom right corner of this page.)
Adhami is the founder & chairman of the org behind that web site: http://www.sakeenah.org/aboutus.shtml
.....Siraj Wahhaj, the inflammatory imam, has defended convicted bomb-plotters and called the FBI and CIA the "real terrorists."US Attorney Mary Jo White even named Wahhaj one of 170 unindicted co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the thwarted plan to blow up a slew of buildings."In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing, and the only thing that will remain will be Islam," Wahhaj said in one of his sermons.
He also said: "if only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate."
The Islamic Circle of North America has been named in "a list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends" by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is bent on waging "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."Wahhaj, imam of Al-Taqwa mosque, is a former member of the Nation of Islam and was the first Muslim to give an invocation at the House of Representatives.Formal charges were never filed against him by White, although he did serve as a character witness for the defense in the trial of Omar Abdel-Rahman, "the blind sheik" who is now serving a life sentence for his role in plotting the 1993 WTC bombings.
- Advisory board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
- Named as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
- Advocates the replacement of the U.S. government with an Islamic Caliphate
Siraj Wahhaj is an African American convert to Islam. He currently serves as Imam of the Masjid Al-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, New York.
Born as Jeffrey Kearse, Wahhaj was raised as a Baptist in New York City. He attended Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, where he studied math education. His interest in Islam, he says, arose shortly after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., which prompted Wahhaj to go "looking for more militancy."
In the course of that search, Wahhaj became involved with the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan, under whose influence he converted to Islam in 1969. Aligning himself with Islam's Sunni sect, Wahhaj studied at Umm al-Qura University in Mecca in 1978.
In 1981 Wahhaj founded his own mosque, the aforementioned Masjid Al-Taqwa, which initially was based in a friend's Brooklyn apartment (with a membership of fewer than 25 people). Today, however, Wahhaj’s mosque is recognized by Muslims all around the world.
In 1991 Wahhaj, who had managed to cultivate an image as a moderate in the eyes of the American public, became the first Muslim ever to recite an opening prayer before a meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives.
That same year, however, Wahhaj, in a speech before the Islamic Association of North Texas, called Operation Desert Storm (the U.S.-led military campaign to drive Saddam Hussein's invading forces out of Kuwait) "one of the most diabolical plots ever in the annals of history." Moreover, he predicted that America would fall unless it "accepts the Islamic agenda."
In September 1991 Wahhaj stated the following:
"…And [Allah] declared 'Whoever is at war with my friends, I declare war on them.' ... Your true friend is Allah, the messenger, and those who believe.... Hear what I'm telling you well. The Americans are not your friends ... The Canadians are not your friends ... The Europeans are not your friends. Your friend is Allah, the Messenger and those who believe. These people will never be satisfied with you until you follow their religion ..."
In a 1992 address to an audience of Muslims in New Jersey, Wahhaj expressed his desire to see Muslims seize control of the United States and replace its constitutional government with an Islamic caliphate. “If we were united and strong,” Wahhaj said, “we'd elect our own emir [leader] and give allegiance to him.... [T]ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.”
In 1995 Wahhaj was named by U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White as a possible co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Wahhaj angrily objected to that designation, noting in his defense that he had eaten "dinner with Secretary of State [Madeline] Albright -- after the list" of co-conspirators had been released.
In the summer of 1999, Wahhaj testified as a character witness for convicted terror mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman. Wahhaj stated, on the record, that he considered it an honor to have had an opportunity to host Abdel-Rahman at his mosque, describing the latter as a “respected scholar ... bold ... [and] a strong preacher of Islam.”
In February 2001 Wahhaj, along with Ihsan Bagby, founded the Muslim Alliance of North America, a predominantly black organization representing Muslims indigenous to the United States.
In August and September of 2001, just prior to the 9/11 attacks, Wahhaj was a guest speaker a "Jihad Camp" in Pennsylvania. The camp was organized by Safet Abid Catovic, a leader of the Benevolence International Foundation, a "charity" that would be shut down in November 2002 on charges that it had provided funding for al Qaeda.
In the wake of 9/11, Wahhaj spoke at a convention in Baltimore sponsored by the Islamic Circle of North America.
On October 20, 2001, Wahhaj told a meeting of Muslim activists in Houston:
"[T]his [American] government has already sent in[to] every major [mosque], agent provocateurs. Most of you don't know what that is. All you know is about spies. The government has spies, they have infiltrators. But there's some difference from being a spy and an agent provocateur. What an agent provocateur does, he goes to a [mosque], he looks just like you. He's got a beard just like your beard... And their job is to entrap you no different than the prostitute, the police women dressed as a prostitute, whereas he's coming to the [mosque], dressed as a Muslim."
PROTEST THIS MOSQUESTROSITY;
NEW YORK: February 3rd, Protest the Ground Zero mosque at NYC Council hearings, 49-51 CHAMBERS STREET 12:45PM
WASHINGTON DC: February 11th, CPAC FOR DEBATE AND WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF AFDI/SIOA'S DOCUMENTARY: The Ground Zero Mosque: The Second Wave of the 911 Attacks 3pm Maryland Ballroom.