One of my readers just received her assigned polling place (above) for tomorrow's election: the Noor terror-linked mosque. Read the 35-page memorandum submitted to the Florida court on the mosque's terror links. Would you want to vote there? Would you trust the results coming out of this hotbed of jihadist activity? And why expose the secular populace to dawah and proselytizing?
This is madness.
Atlas readers are quite familiar with the Noor mosque. This is the terror mosque that spied on and then ratted out Rifqa Bary to her parents, that she had converted out of Islam. They came out publicly against her. Noor's admonition and warning led Rifqa's father to threaten to kill her if she did not revert to Islam.
Noor Terror Mosque's Imam is a Muslim Brotherhood leader, Hany Saqr, who is Noor's "founder, spiritual leader, administrator and chairman" of the mosque.
There are four primary concerns related to the Noor Center:
THE NOOR CENTER CEO AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
The leader of the mosque, Dr. Hany Saqr, was previously an imam for another area mosque at the same time the largest known Al-Qaeda cell in the U.S. since 9/11 was operating out of the mosque. Additionally, Dr. Saqr was identified in exhibits submitted by the Department of Justice in a recent terrorism finance trial in Texas as being one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America – an international organization responsible for birthing virtually every Islamic terrorist organization in the world, including Al-Qaeda. One of his subordinates identified in those trial exhibits was identified in a FBI memorandum as providing $735,000 to Hamas while under Dr. Saqr’s direction.
THE NOOR CENTER SCHOLAR AND TERRORIST LEADERS
A former Islamic scholar associated with The Noor Center is Dr. Salah Sultan, a cleric that has been photographed with terrorist leaders designated as such by the U.S. government. Dr. Sultan has recently appeared on television inciting violence against Jews, and he has previously appeared at events in support of designated terrorist organizations while an active part of the Noor Center community. Following his departure to Bahrain, unconfirmed reports indicate that his US citizenship application has been denied and that he has been banned from reentering the US.
THE NOOR CENTER AND EXTREMIST SPEAKERS
A number of extremist speakers have been featured at recent Noor Center events who are on record making statements in support of violence, terrorism and extremism. Evidence also indicates that some of these speakers have been directly involved in fundraising and supporting the mosque since its inception. One regular speaker and fundraiser for the Noor Center was listed by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing trial.
IV. THE NOOR CENTER TIED TO NATIONWIDE FBI TERROR INVESTIGATION
The Noor Center has also been directly tied to the ongoing nationwide investigation into Somali-American youths who have left the U.S. to train in terror camps operated by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab terror organization. CNN has identified Columbus as one of the main centers of the FBI’s investigation. This story was recently the subject of a lengthy front-page New York Times story. One Minneapolis mosque leader who has been named by others in the Somali community as allowing Al-Shabaab recruiters to operate in his mosque was a featured speaker at a Noor Center Somali youth conference just last November. And a Noor Center Somali youth has appeared repeatedly with another Minneapolis imam who has been questioned by the FBI regarding more than a dozen of mosque attendees who have left under such circumstances and been placed by the Department of Homeland Security on the no-fly list.
Here is what I said in November 2009:
Saqr's name came up during the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial (which resulted in convictions against the defendants on all counts) as one of the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in North America. Specifically, he was identified in a 1992 Muslim Brotherhood phone directory entered into evidence by the Department of Justice as a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Eastern region "masul" for the group. The image below (taken from the illustrated memo on the Florida Security Council's website) shows the cover of the directory and Hany Saqr's name listed on the board of directors page:
Saqr denied all the charges. Presumably, this includes his denial that he was identified in the court documents. But not only was the home phone number listed in the directory registered to his home address at the time (as it appeared on his Ohio drivers license), but the office number also went to his office in the pathology department at Ohio State University according to university records. Additionally, the home phone listed in the court documents was registered for several years following that time, including to the address Saqr used when he and his colleagues incorporated the American Islamic Waqf - the parent corporation of the Noor Islamic Cultural Center.
There are more radical ties to the Noor mosque that CAIR and devout Muslims are strong arming Ohio authorities to send Rifqa Bary back to. Rifqa Bary's Mosque imam is a Muslim Brotherhood leader. There was an in-depth investigation of the Noor mosque (here), exposing the radical ties. Rifqa's Imam Hany Saqr was Taking Calls from Hamas Leader.
Here's the latest on Salah Sultan, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, and former resident scholar at the Noor mosque before being banned from the United States. He and Anwar Al-Aulaki (Major Hasan's imam) were jihadi colleagues. Check out the picture of the hajj brochure. It specifically states that Hasan's extremist Imam and the former scholar in residence at the Noor mosque were hajjing together back in 2002.
In Gaza Sermons, Sallah Sultan, Egyptian Cleric Formerly Active In U.S., Says: People Worldwide 'Thirst For The Blood Of The Jews'; Jewish 'Girls With AIDS' Are 'Seducing Young Egyptians In Order To Infect Them' (MEMRI) thanks to Michael
Salah Sultan is back in the news. This jihadi was a scholar in residence at the Noor mosque.
Special Dispatch No. 4102—Egypt/Conspiracy Theories
Egyptian Cleric Dr. Sallah Sultan, Founder of the American Center for Islamic Research, Calls to Kill Israeli Ambassador and Tourists in Egypt
Hometown Jihad: Our Newest Citizen?, is headlining this morning at FrontPage Magazine. Follow the links to my previous articles on this topic, Hometown Jihad, the initial exposé published back in April, and Hometown Jihad: Blowback, which came out in late May.
The newest revelation is that Salah Sultan, the individual who has been the subject of these articles that lives here in my hometown of Hilliard, Ohio, is set to get his US citizenship within the next few weeks. This despite extensive connections and close relationships to terrorists, terror sympathizers, apologists and financiers. He is also the protégé of HAMAS spiritual leader Sheikh Yousef Qaradawi, who the Anti-Defamation League has characterized as the "Theologian of Terror".
For those who have asked me what can be done to prevent Salah Sultan from receiving US citizenship, my suggestion would be to contact Rep. Deborah Pryce , our local congressional representativewho is looking into the matter (be sure to be polite), and Ohio Senator Mike DeWine, who is in a tight race for re-election. Also be sure to contact your own Congressman and Senators. They are the only people who can apply the pressure to the idiots at the USCIS to put the kabosh on this deal.