Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Investigative Report on Radical Imam Rauf [Update]

Last week, on the way to a restaurant, my husband was playing with his new app on his Ipad. The application "listens" to the music and lyrics of a song on the radio, and then tells you the name of the song and the artist. When The Coffeehouse station on XM radio played a particular song, I recognized it immediately and beat the app in naming the song, and then the artist (or so I thought). The song was "Come Away With Me" and I stated (incorrectly), "by Norah O'Donnell."

My husband said, "No! "It's Norah Jones! Who the heck is Norah O'Donnell?"

I laughed to myself when I realized that Norah O'Donnell is that nitwit "reporter" over on the GE sponsored (you know - the people who "bring evil to life" as Glenn Beck says - ha!) MSNBC, which is one of the worst organization within the media of mass deception.

Perhaps the term "nitwit" is too soft. After all, anyone who says what Norah recently said actually deserves the title of absolute and blithering idiot!!

MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell: Those who oppose Ground Zero mosque are like the 9-11 terrorists
posted by John Schulenburg at Gateway Pundit - 30 minutes ago
via Breitbart… On Morning Joe, Norah O’Donnell says that those who oppose the Ground Zero mosque are acting “like the people who attacked America and killed 3,000 people.”

I doubt that Norah would ever read this blog, but if my wonderful readers here know of anyone who might think the same way that she does, please help educate them with the following two links included at the bottom of the page.

Act! For America sent me the following email today. If O'Donnell (or anyone else at MSNBC) had any real investigative skills, she might learn what this organization discovered through extensive research!

Exposing the real Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Dear Christine,

This past Friday, President Obama waded into the Ground Zero Mosque controversy, asserting it was a religious freedom issue.

Memo to President Obama and the politically correct elites in media, politics, academia and elsewhere: We’re not disputing First Amendment rights here.

We are not opposed to the first amendment right to build a mosque. We are opposed to the erection of a mosque on the sacred ground of Ground Zero, because this will be viewed by tens of millions in the Muslim world as a victory shrine. This will embolden those committed to jihad against America and swell their ranks.

We are opposed to the stunning insensitivity toward the 9/11 victims by Imam Rauf and those supporting him in this endeavor.

And we are concerned about the real agenda for this mosque, an agenda that includes the advance of sharia law, which is why we bring you this email today. In this extensive expose’ below learn for yourself who the real Imam Rauf is—hardly the “moderate” he and his apologists claim he is.

If you haven’t yet done so, please sign our petition opposing the Ground Zero Mosque. One national poll now shows that 54% of Democrats, 70% of Independents, and 82% of Republicans are opposed to the Ground Zero Mosque.

The following report is in PDF form - and WELL WORTH THE READ! Please share with everyone you know. With terribly misinformed reporters like Norah O'Donnell - who has obviously been helplessly fooled by the taqiyyah-minded radical Islamists - who needs additional enemies?


Feisal Abdul Rauf By Alyssa Lappen
An investigative report prepared for ACT! for America

Feisal Abdul Rauf, born in Kuwait in 1948, boasts of his issue from an “Egyptian family steeped in religious scholarship.” 1 He presents himself as a Muslim moderate.2 Yet Feisal Rauf's Muslim Brotherhood provenance, radical by definition, is as authentic as it gets.

Evidence of family, and direct Rauf Muslim Brotherhood connections

Rauf's father Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf (1917-2004), was an Egyptian contemporary of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) founder Hassan al-Banna.

Rauf's father studied and taught at Islam's closest equivalent to the Vatican --- Al-Azhar University --- beside Hassan al-Banna, perpetuating the pious family tradition of radicalism.

In 1948, Rauf's father fled Egypt, during its first MB crackdown; Feisal was born in Kuwait. 3

In 1965, Feisal's father left Malaysia for New York City to stealthily buy two thirds of an E. 96th Street block for an Islamic “personal trust,” revealing its $1.3 million Islamic money from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Libya only after construction of the MB mosque began in 1984. 4

Likewise, 46 Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) nations funded the $17 million Islamic Cultural Center, only after its 1992 opening did Rauf's father reveal that funding source or admit his long-term plans for discriminatory Muslim-only housing for the Islamic complex. 5

Rauf's father named Feisal as a permanent trustee of the MB mosque.

Under Feisal's permanent trusteeship, ICC employed Al-Azhar imam Muhammad Gemeaha. A week after fleeing the U.S. on Sept. 28, 2001 he stated, “only the Jews” could have perpetrated 9/11; Allah says Jews “disseminate corruption in the land,” spread “heresy, homosexuality, alcoholism, and drugs.” Americans would exterminate Jews like “Hitler did” if they knew.

ICC then hired Al-Azhar envoy Omar Saleem Abu-Namous. He too saw no “conclusive evidence” that Muslims committed the atrocities, but rather saw Muslims as innocent victims. 6

At Perdana Global Peace Organization, an MB, Hamas and al-Qaeda affiliate, Rauf is second in command to antisemitic former Malaysian P.M. and Islamic law advocate Mahathir Mohamad,7 who in Nov. 2002, incited global anti-West financial war as a “jihad worth fighting for.”8

On May 7, 2010, Rauf himself stated, “Some people say ... Muslims ... attacked on 9/11 … ”9

In 2001 on 60 Minutes, Rauf called U.S. policies “an accessory to the crime that happened,” and said, “In … the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden was made in the USA.” 10

Rauf wants to impose sharia in the U.S. His 2004 book, What's Right with Islam, is translated into Malay as the Call from the WTC Rubble. 11

In Dec. 2007 Rauf promoted the book at a Kuala Lumpur Hizb ut Tahrir (HT) meeting. 12 Banned in Germany since 2003 and outlawed in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, among other places --- the organization is ideologically akin to the MB.

In the fiscal year ended Jun. 30, 2009, Feisal's ASMA accepted at least $1.3 million, including $576,312 from Qatar,13 whose government stands accused of funding international terrorism, has long harbored terror financiers, and for decades hosted Muslim Brotherhood spiritual chief Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Rauf is quite friendly with Qaradawi, a large, founding shareholder in terror-funding al-Taqwa Bank who champions sharia law, wife beating and suicide bombing. 14

Rauf concluded in the Washington Post, shortly after President Obama's June 2009 Cairo speech, that he'd challenged Muslims to “Live up to the tenets of our religion, embrace Shariah law as conceived by the Prophet, and see what happens.” 15

Rauf seeks more U.S. legal “leeway” for sharia --- to put Muslims above the law --- by

“[Inviting] voices of all religions to join the dialogue in shaping the nation’s practical life, [and allowing] religious communities ... to judge ...according to their own laws.16

On Dec. 9, 2007, Rauf said in Arabic to Sa’da Abdul Maksoud of the Hadi-el-Islam website, that current, unjust governments, “do not follow Islamic laws.” He advocates establishing sharia

“in more [ways than one] ... through a kingdom or a democracy, [so long as the] fundamentals of Shariah [exist, with standards of Muslim scholars] required to
govern. ...to organize ... relationships between government ... and the governed.” 17

In March 2010, also in Arabic, Rauf stridently denounced interfaith discussions. “I don't believe in interfaith dialogue,” he said in an article that highlighted his statement in its headline. 18

Rauf's Manhattan ASMA offices at 475 Riverside Drive occupy the suite next door to Council of American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR) of NY; its national parent is the U.S. arm of the MB terrorist group, Hamas, and an unindicted coconspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terror financing case in which the organization and five officers were convicted.19

At the Jul. 13, 2010 New York Landmarks hearing on the fate a 152-year-old wrought-iron era building where a piece of jet fuselage fell through its roof on 9/11 --- CAIR-NY executive director Zaed Ramadan supported destroying the structure opposite Ground Zero to build Rauf's 15 story mosque, a monument to Muslim victory to tower above the memorial site. 20

Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan in 2009 both refused to sign a Freedom Pledge to protect former Muslims from the death sentence sought by most sharia interpretations for Muslim apostates. On Oct. 20, 2009, Former Muslims United asked ASMA's executives to pledge to

“renounce, repudiate and oppose any physical intimidation, or worldly and corporal
punishment, of apostates ..., [however] that punishment may be determined or carried out by myself or any other Muslim including the [apostate's] family, community, Mosque leaders, Shariah court or judge, and Muslim government or regime.”21

Rauf's 2000 and 2004 books both laud sharia and envision implementing it in the U.S. – and “rejuvenating” the Islamic spirit of 14th century jurist Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah and his 18th century heir Muhammad bin Abdul al-Wahhab. Rauf also lauds purported “modernists” Jamal al-Dinal-Afghani (d. 1897) and Muhammad Abduh (d. 1905) who revered Wahhabis, Ibn Taymiyyah and like Rauf pretended sharia – with perennial jihad and countless strictures on non-Muslims and women – complements Western ideas like those in the U.S. Bill of Rights. 22

Rauf also authorized two mainstay MB organizations, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to produce “a special non-commercial edition” of his 2004 book to promote “proper [Western] understanding of Islam...”23

Rauf's ASMA in 2004 established the purportedly liberal Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow.24 Its liberal faces are largely overwhelmed by sharia devotees like al Qaeda supporter Yasir Qadhi,25 CAIR-NY community affairs director Faiza N. Ali --- who co-authored CAIR's fallacious “denunciation” of a superb 2008 NYPD report on homegrown jihadists --- and CAIR-NY community organizer Debbie Almontaser, who once ran the city's Khalil Gibran Academy.26

Since at least 2006, Rauf's U.S.-based Cordoba Initiative has partnered with Gallup Organization and “Sunni and Shi'a scholars from Morocco to Indonesia” to create “an Islamic legal benchmark for measuring 'Islamicity' of a state”---sharia index---for official, state, public and press use in the “Muslim and Western worlds.” He initiated the project, funded by Malaysia and many other nations in the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). 27

A key sharia index board member, Jasser Auda, doubles on the academic council at the U.K. the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) office and in summer 2010 taught with Muslim Brotherhood heavies---e.g. former ISNA leadership development head Louay Safi, IIIT v.p. and NAIT founding general manager Jamal Barzinji and Minaret of Freedom head Imad Ad Deen Ahmad, present at the Beirut terrorist convention in January 2001. No mistaking their intent. /end quote

Continue reading [Note: PDF FORM] Feisal Abdul Rauf Investigative Report

Also, if you happen to think that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews - think again. Please read my essay on this subject which was written back in 2006.

Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

Hat tips to all links.



Just when you think you have read all that there is to know about Rauf and the proposed Ground Zero mosque, read Big Peace: Ground Zero Mosque’s Hidden Websites: Follow the Shariah.


Do the math. The 15 floors planned for the Ground Zero Mosque just don’t add up.

What’s the goal? Maybe the Imam’s goal is not simply to force a provocative “insensitivity” about 9-11 on the American public, with the help of America’s elites. Maybe the Imam’s long-term goal is to force Shariah law on the American public – of course, again, with the help of America’s elites.

Hat Tip to Daily Thought Pad for alerting me to the website!


Second Update:

Here's an interesting essay posted at Bible Prophecy Today: The Prophecy of Ishmael and the Ground Zero Islamic Center.

See the comment section for additional discussion about Ishmael and Bible prophecy regarding him and his decendants.


stevex09 said...

Good morning!
I just read your piece concerning Muslims and Christians worshipping the same god. I think you did a perfect job in explaining why it's not possible. I appreciate how you brought to light the differing lineages coming from Abraham. It has been quite a few years since I've given much thought about it; but oh how the memory comes flooding back. Thank you for that.
I also just read over the pdf concerning Feisal Abdul Rauf. This guy has his entire life been working to expand Islam and Sharia law and that's his obvious ultimate goal. The statements he makes about the Constitution being Sharia compliant is enough to frighten the heck out of me. I have to say that I believe all this is being perpetrated because of Saudi money, and alot of personal gain for Bloomberg and others. I just was reading an article and in the article it says; "the fight over the mosque near Ground Zero shows how obsessed we remain with an enemy that may no longer exist." We are in deep do-do when we deny that the "enemy doesn't exist" any longer.

Christinewjc said...

Thanks so much Steve! As you probably noticed, I had some help from other people through their insightful comments.

It's amazing how clear the Bible is about the separate paths of Ishmael and Isaac. When I was attending Bible Study Fellowship, the leader went into great detail about how the lineage to Christ was through the Abrahamic line - but ONLY through his son Isaac. The facts about Ishmael being described in the Bible this way: "And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren" is truly prophetic! The lineage of Ishmael in biblical times to Mohammed and all the way up to today's modern era of Islamic terrorism and the forcing of Sharia law demonstrates that God kept His promise to "make them a great (meaning - large) nation." However, the Bible verse in Gen 16:12- "And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren" describes the TYPE of nation that would grow from Ishmael. Unfortunately, it isn't a good one. This is indicative of the hostility we have seen between Arabs and Jews throughout the centuries - and how much they hate Christians after Christ's ministry on this earth, death for the sins of mankind on the cross, and resurrection to life.

Bottom line? Muhammed is just a dead (and was a brutal) prophet. Christ is our risen and living Savior and Lord!

The progressive left is of the mindset that if we are just accepting and peaceful, the terrorists will leave us alone. After all of the tragedies that have happened under Obama's weak foreign policies and terrible homeland security measures (Ft. Hood shooting, Christmas Day bomber etc.) we can see that appeasement NEVER works with radical Islam.

This particular imam is a radical. No doubt about it! Anyone who denies this fact is either ignorant or complicit in the desire to inact Sharia law.

Yesterday, there was a progressive leftist pro- Ground Zero mosque woman who tried to debate the issue with Wafa Sultan - who once lived under the brutality of Sharia law.

Sean pressed the liberal for an answer to the question, "do you agree with imam Rauf - that the U.S. was partly responsible for the 9/11 attack?" She refused to answer about 3 times. When she finally did answer, she admitted believing that the U.S. policies in the Middle East were complicit in the attacks happening!

These crazy leftists will befriend people who want to kill us! They think it's ok to allow Sharia law - where women are raped and blamed for it, killed by stoning for adultery, given no rights, wed at age 9 to older Muslim men, genital mutilation...UGH! I could go on and on. Yet this progressive woman thinks that imam Rauf and his terrorist buddies funding this monstrosity near Ground Zero is a good thing? She wants them to bring on the Sharia? Are these people insane or what???

As always, thanks for stopping by and commenting! You always add much to the conversations here.

Christinewjc said...

Steve & all,

Here's an interesting essay posted at Bible Prophecy Today: The Prophecy of Ishmael and the Ground Zero Islamic Center.

stevex09 said...

Thank you for your kind words and the link to the essay! The guy is right on with it. If people would just stop and take time to notice, every bit of religious persection, every bit of suffering in the world right now is centered around Islam. It has it's hand in all of it.
I happened to leave work a bit early yesterday and I listened to that broadcast on Hannity's radio show. Wafa Sultan is a very courageous woman. I love the way she presents her case forcefully, and without apology. She is a jewel.