Saturday, April 30, 2011

ISNA Conference of 1998

The below-linked 2006 document is from Militant Islamic Monitor and concerns two main areas. First is the report on the Global Relief Foundation (GRF) and Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), two controversial Islamic charities that have been identified as fronts for terrorist funding. Second is the schedule of the 1998 annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America, of which Muzaammil Siddiqi was the president at that time. Among charities participating at the event were the above two mentioned as well as the Holy Land Foundation, the latter of which was the center of the so-called Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas in 2007.

Below are Wikipedia entries for the BIF and GRF followed by the aforementioned Militant Islamic Monitor report.

You will note that many of the participants in this conference have, shall we say, checkered histories.

Sami al Arian-Prosecuted for finacial support to the terrorist group Islamic Jihad and currently imprisoned for refusing to testify.

Omar Ahmad-co-founder of CAIR and reportedly subject of investigation by the US Attorney's Office in
Dallas-allegedly the case that was squashed by the Holder Justice Department

Siraj Wahhaj- Radical Brooklyn imam who supports jihad, stonings and various and sundry other pastimes.

Abdulrahman Alamoudi-supporter of Hamas and Hizbollah (by his own public admission October 28, 2000 in Washington DC) and currently imprisoned for 23 years for illegal transfer of money to Libya.

Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Amir (President) of Jamaat-i-Islami  (Islamist political party in Pakistan). Reportedly, he had his UK visa cancelled due to his alleged ties to terrorism and alleged support for suicide bombers.

Ramsey Clark-former attorney general under Lyndon Johnson and America-basher by profession. Any radical cause that condemns America has Ramsey Clark as a supporter. He also accompanied Jane Fonda to Hanoi during the Viet Nam war.

Jamal Badawi-Involved (with Siddiqi) as fatwa counselor with Cairo-based Islam, a global internet source where Muslims can get spiritual advice online. In 2003, the site reportedly advised a questioner that attacks against American soldiers fighting in Muslim lands was an obligation. One of the "authorities" they quoted was the radical, anti-Semitic, jihadist, Muslim Brotherhood Islamic scholar, Yusuf Qaradawi.

And, of course, Muzammil Siddiqi himself appeared on stage several times since he was the ISNA president.

If you peruse the schedule of events, you will see that many of the topics concern Muslims as a persecuted group in America and refers to "Muslim prisoners of conscience".

I also note that the Global Relief Foundation had some involvement in a malaria eradication project. It may be coincidental, but Siddiq and Wahhaj are involved tomorrow in a big conference in Anaheim on malaria eradication.

"Malaria. That's the secret word."

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

If Muslims are against malaria, then Christians should be for it.