Muslim Enclaves U.S.A.

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


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It seems almost unthinkable, but Islamist groups are, as we speak, hard at work creating Muslim states-within-states in the U.S. Indeed, this process has been unfolding for a long time across the Western world, through the creation of isolated Muslim enclaves in both rural and urban areas, as well as through the designation of “no-go zones” where governments admit to having little authority over Muslims living there, essentially leaving them to function as autonomous regions.

Daniel Pipes has tracked numerous examples since 2004 of Muslim groups working to create communities based solely on Islam and run by Sharia law. As discussed by David Kennedy Houck in 2006, “Although such concepts are antithetical to a free society, U.S. democracy allows the internal enclave to function beyond the established boundaries of our constitutional framework.”

For example, one such community, Gwynn Oak, has been created in Baltimore, Maryland, consisting of Muslim immigrants and African-American converts. The project is led by John Yahya Cason, director of the Islamic Education and Community Development Initiative. Cason explained that the neighborhood is a response to the problem that “Muslim communities are ruled by Western societal tenets, many of which clash with Islamic norms.” In his opinion, there is a need for communities with “the totality of the essential components of Muslim social, economic, and political structure.” As such, the Gwynn Oak enclave follows specific moral rules based on Islam and people there speak Arabic. On September 13, 2009, the construction of its three-story mosque began. Approximately 400 Muslims now live in the vicinity.

Another example involves the Islamic Center for Human Excellence, which receives funding from the United Arab Emirates. In August 2004, it was granted permission to build a Muslim neighborhood in Little Rock, Arkansas, complete with a mosque, school, and 22 homes; it would not allow the presence of alcohol. The goal was for Muslims to find an area to escape the alleged crime and depravity of American life, although the imam behind the effort said that non-Muslims are welcome to join.

Far more radical groups than these are now taking the lead in promoting and creating Islamic enclaves on U.S. soil.

One such organization is As-Sabiqun, headed by Imam Abdul Alim Musa, who is very honest about his disturbing objectives. The group’s website calls for installing Islamic law worldwide, fighting for “oppressed” Muslims, and “build[ing] model communities where Islam is lived.” The website contains a point-by-point plan to assemble mini-states in America, beginning with the construction of a mosque and finishing with “establishing geographical integrity by encouraging Muslims of the community to live in close proximity to the masjid [mosque]” and “establishing social welfare institutions.”

The ideology espoused by Musa and As-Sabiqun is undeniably radical. The website boasts about Musa’s early endorsement of Ayatollah Khomeini and the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. It also is unafraid to say that As-Sabiqun members follow people like Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood; Maulana Mawdudi, who called on Muslims to wage jihad until Sharia law is in place over the globe; and Sayyid Qutb, the Muslim Brotherhood member whose preaching inspired Osama bin Laden. Musa himself has argued that the CIA and Israel were behind the 9/11 attacks. He has admitted that he “like[s]” bin Laden, calls Hezbollah “a great organization,” and says Hamas members are “very nice people.”

Muslims of the Americas, led by Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani in Pakistan, is a very similar group with very similar aims, though its focus is more rural than urban. It admits to owning at least 22 “villages” around the country that are dozens of acres large and operate under names like “Islamberg,” “Holy Islamville,” and “Aliville.” These Muslim-only lands are open to outsiders solely during planned outreach events and sometimes to journalists.

This group has received considerable media attention due to allegations that its isolated compounds are used for paramilitary training, an accusation bolstered by a videotape released by the Christian Action Network. On that tape, a speaker is seen declaring the U.S. a Muslim country and pledging that Muslims of the Americas will defend American Muslims from foreign and domestic enemies.

The ideology of Muslims of the Americas is comparable to that of As-Sabiqun, although it is more centered on following Gilani as a representative of God who is capable of creating miracles. Gilani is very anti-Semitic, describing Jews as “an example of human Satans”; like Musa, he insists that a Jewish-Zionist conspiracy is behind the attacks of September 11, 2001, and other schemes to harm Muslims. He calls bin Laden a “Saudi activist,” while claiming to meet with Jesus and personally to have introduced the Mahdi to a select few.

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  • Katharina(ex N.Aza)

    This is so evil! I think one strategy is for Judeo-Christian groups to really campaign hard on this very critical issue for Nov and 2012 election. I just read about the small Jewish communities who are being driven out of Malmo in Sweeden,and yet, despite of reports on anti-Semitic attacks, the swedish police and politicians have been spineless! The US Republican Party should not be the same! Barack Hussein Obama is evil, and US must be saved from his fascist Islamist power! After all, it might have been the Mufti of Jerusalem and some Arab-Muslim leaders, who instigated Hitler into committing the Holocaust – such history must be investigated, since anti-Semitism, I suspect, was constructed by Mohammed, the Arabic founder of Islam. In order to annihilate the Jews completely, he 'racialized' the Jews, as enemy of the Arab race. Besides, the history of the first brutal and systematic Genocide of the Jews in history, that include the wiping out the last village of the Jews in 627AD in Khaibar, is by Mohammed, in his goal to construct pure Arabian-Islamic Caliphate – see http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths… or http://www.andrewbostom.org/content/view/25/1/ or in the book by Andrew Bostom, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History (Prometheus Books

  • Katharina(ex N.Aza)

    CONTINUE: “The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History” (Prometheus Books; Reprint edition, 2008).
    Mohammed’s army (even after his death in 632AD) then went on to conquer Christian Kingdoms in 718AD until the 15th. century, in the Iberian Peninsula, of what is now Portugal and Spain – See http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/history/w… and http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHist….
    Later on, more Genocide of the Jews, by Mohammed’s Muslim army when “…hundreds of Jews killed between 1010 and 1013 near Cordoba, and other parts of Muslim Spain; of the massacre of the entire Jewish community of roughly 4000 in Granada during the Muslim riots of 1066…” – see foreword by Ibn Warraq, a former Muslim and scholar at – http://www.andrewbostom.org/content/view/25/1/ . The Jews were spared earlier as they were forced or exploited to be used as soldiers, intellectuals and craftsmen, against Christian majority. Thus violent Arab-Muslims, is suspected to have sowed the seed for extreme hateful and racialized anti-Jew belief and attitude amongst the Christians, who have co-existed with the Jews, although amidst religious conflicts, before in ancient Europe.

  • Elliott

    How is the any different than Amish communities, other than they don't drive buggies.

  • Tonny

    Also in Amsterdam,Rotterdam, Den Haag, Utrecht , enz, people, wake up!

    Greetings from Amsterdam

  • Europe

    Yes USA This shit happens when you sell your self for low priced fuel at the gas station.

    Exxon / Mobil and the US gouvernment have to make some kneefall to the Arabs, to get themself a nice live. (Big Bonus , seven digits salary)
    Joe the plumber :) is the one who will pay for it all ( no-go areas)

    USA, your capitalistic system is what killing you from the inside.
    Nothing is going to stop this Islamification, because nobody in the US wants to change the system ( no taxes = poor infrastucture, cheap oil = more acceptation of islam in the US).

    YOUR OWN POLITICAL SYSTEM IS KILLING YOUR COUNTRY.

    (and betraying "friend" Israël)

  • aghast guest

    Dinna bothering ta argue with this "jamesheartfield" git…he's a red diaper baby from the start: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=James_

    • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/nopoliticallemmings nopoliticallemmings

      Thanks for that research; it is no wonder that this dude has a -75 rating.

  • carole

    The area I live in York County, SC has an Islamic compound, Holy Islamaville and it sits directly down the power line from the Catawba Nuclear facility, about three miles, They claim to be peaceful and host arranged inter faith meetings but I think their intent is most likely sinister and find their location suspicious.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/MarieDevine MarieDevine

    As long as the people who profess God do not want to follow God's word, there will be no solution; but when we remember we must follow it to be saved, the solution is there. Islam today is in error as is Christianity ETC; Islam is supposed to be submission to the will and word of God as Christianity is supposed to be the same.
    Only faithfulness to God's word will join us all to the truth of the whole Bible; that was Muhammad's mission.

    The primary message through the prophet Muhammad was to follow the whole Bible, Torah and Gospel, and to judge by them. Moses, Jesus and Muhammad all had the message to follow every word of God He sent down.

    Qur'an, Ahmadiyya Numbers: 5.68, 69; 42.14-16, 5.43-51
    Bible: Matthew 4:4, Luke 16:31
    Bible: Deuteronomy 4:2; 8:3; 13:all, Exodus 20, Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 28-30

    • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/nopoliticallemmings nopoliticallemmings

      Muhammad also proclaimed that Islam was the first 'religion' and word of God but that the Jews and Christians subverted that True Word. Muhammad also proclaimed that all of the previous Biblical Prophets were Muslims.

      Islam may be a cult that was 'created' by Muhammad. Islam is a blend of Christianity, Judaism and Arabian Paganism that was recited to Muhammad's followers, who later wrote it down.

      What was Muhammad's background as a Prophet and creator of Islam? He was a very angry, power-hungry, womanizing man who robbed trade caravans to support himself and his band of Muslims. Muhammad took slaves, murdered many thousands of helpless bound captives by his own hand, raped captives, and was a child molester. Is this the stuff of a holy man?

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/MarieDevine MarieDevine

        My comment is not about Muhammad's words or ideas; it is about God's word to Muhammad. Islam means submission to the will and word of God; Muslim means one that is submitted. With that truth Muhammad was right that the first religion was submitted to God and the previous prophets were submitted to God.

        Religion was not to have a name except follower of Jehovah, Yahweh God. He is His word and His word is God. When Jesus came, he said to repent, not start a new religion. He said to live by every word out of the mouth of God, not ignore all that has gone before. Read the scriptures at the end of my posts and see that we all need correction. God said, I will be merciful to those who show mercy.

        God said not to add to His word. All prophets, including Jesus were clarifying errors that had been passed down by religious leaders etc. The prophets of our past, even Jesus, have fulfilled the word of God that had not yet been fulfilled and restored what we had lost.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/WilliamJWard WilliamJamesWard

        Jesus is the Son of God and in the Christian theology the second person of the
        Trinity, he was crucified for the sins of the world and on the third day rose from
        the dead and ascended to the throne on the right hand of the Father. He will
        come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. There is no equivilancy
        between Jesus and Muhammad. Jesus gave the new covenant in His Blood,
        and from His Cross in His act there is salvation and only there at the Cross
        of Christ and understanding the meaning can there be reconciliation to
        the Godhead and the forgiveness of sin, otherwise you stand on your own at
        Judgement without Christ as your intercessor…………………..William

  • Tiberius

    Elliott, the difference is that the Amish and other non-muslim religious, acknowledge the rule of law. I live in Pennsylvania, and the Amish here do not attempt to exempt themselves from Federal, State, and local laws. They pay their taxes, they alter their buggies to meet state laws, they do not threaten or harrass non-Amish people who want to visist the areas where they live. The Amish, in short, are good Americans and good neighbors. These Muslim "no-go" zones are entrenched all over Europe, where they refuse to acknowledge the rule of law. Islam is insidious, it burrows in and then spreads. It astounds me that people here still equate Islam with other belief systems. Islam is both a religious and POLITICAL system, actually more the latter. These folks have been telling us for a very long time exactly what their intentions are; enslavement or forced conversion of the planet, subjugation of women and all non-muslims. THESE ARE THE BASIC TENETS OF THEIR RELIGION! Did you actually read the article? No-go zones? Really? In the USA, we have areas where Americans are forbidden to peacefully reside or visit? And we"re the intolerant ones?

    • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/nopoliticallemmings nopoliticallemmings

      Tiberius, you have stated this point very well. Many thanks.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/MarieDevine MarieDevine

      God is love, but He does say He curses and destroys the non-believer. We have embraced anti-God behavior so long, we think it is kindness. God calls it abomination. All things that God hates, rob us of a glorious kingdom of love for God and love and protection, provision and peace.

      God is against nations joining together for protection, provision and control etc.;
      He frustrates, confuses and destroys their plans (G-20, UN, EU, NATO, Quartet)
      (Psalm 1 and 2, II Chronicles 16:7-12; 20:35-37; Leviticus 26, Isaiah 8:9-14; 30:1-7)

      Our government and world leaders including UN have been repeatedly warned throughout the war that God is against nations joining;
      and they have been repeatedly warned that this is a holy war and can only be won when we want God in our nation.

  • USMCSniper

    Think of them as future game preserves. And Muslims are the game!

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/nopoliticallemmings nopoliticallemmings

    Elliott wrote, " How is the any different than Amish communities, other than they don't drive buggies."

    Elliott, you probably have not read any of the Qur'an. The Islamic instruction book, the Qur'an has many passages that instruct Muslims to kill non-Muslims. Before you start quoting the Bible's Old Testament, know that for the Muslims, the Qur'an is all current instructions on conduct (the O.T. is not 'current' doctrine for Christians).

    The goals of Islam include world-wide Shariah Law; Elliott, do you see what this means? Islam is more than 'just' a religion, it is more like a cult. Anyone leaving Islam is to be killed, murdered, as it is written in the Qur'an. Islam is a 'way of life' and a government all rolled into one thing.

    Elliott, do some research and you will quickly understand how Islam is VERY different from what the Amish do.

  • Ner''zhul

    we need to ban the burqa, we need to stop construction of anymore mosques, as well as cease allowing the immigration of muslims into the USA. our way of life is being threatened and nothing is being done about it. they ride on the coat tails of freedom and tolerance to bring forth subjugation to islam and intolerance. islam is a systematic monster. it has political side, a military aspect, as well as a religious aspect that is primarily used to promote and push forward its supremist agenda. when the american government realizes this (by some miracle) then they will see what is going on.

    we are not only involved in a religious war that many people find preposterous as an idea….but a war of civilizations. we have our way of life, the western way…versus their 7th century barbarism that once again has come out to try to win a war that its lost before. this time however it is different, they will not use guns or bombs to do it. they are going to use demographics and their own people. they will set up these "no go" areas throughout the states, they will use lawfare to push their violent ideology into our workplace, our community, and if they get things their way…our own homes. look at dearborn michigan, look at NYC with the mega mosque. when you go out into town and if you're in an area where muslims reside pay attention to their women. see how many kiddos they are dragging around? they are over breeding their wives so that their children will grow up to have firm beliefs in their violent and oppressive ideology that is islam. after you look at our own country…look at the UK. look at France.

    if nobody stands up to this threat then they are just going to push and push their way into our way of life. shariah law on a global scale is their objective. the USA is their biggest obstruction and before you know it all eyes are going to be on us if we are going to cave into this barbaric ideology.

  • God bless Us

    I just read an article by Ben Stein…he claims that Hillary has made a pact with the U.N. to hand over our guns and nullify the 2nd ammendment, so if we plan on defending ourselves we had better arm ourselves with machetes, crossbows and pitchforks and soon, or we'll end up like Germany in 1938 disarmed….Then next to go will be our 1st ammendment so we can't complain…Obama has a plan to hand our beautiful country over to the Muslims and Sharia Law. God Bless America, I will say that because soon Christ and God will be forbidden words!

  • Citizenlikeyou

    I have read many of these comments relating to the above article. The article depicts Islam as one of the worst religions on the planet and that it is religion of terror.

    I'm not sure about all the mentioned parties, groups, and individuals above, but I can tell you that some of these individuals, groups, and leaders are reverts to Islam(Born Christians and reverted to Islam).

    So many of them are born citizens of the US. just like you. They went to some of the same schools you have been too, visited some of the same museums, ate at some of the same restaurants, and more. Understand that these muslims have families, children, jobs, businesses, etc. Do you think that people want to throw their lives away to foolishness like creating and ISLAMIC STATE within the US so muslims can have power? Some of these muslims have many family members from Mothers, Daughters, Children, Cousins, etc. that are NOT MUSLIM. Jihad is not killing ourselves, nor family, nor mankind! There is a saying from our beloved prophet (may peace and blessing be upon him) said:

    "Be good to your neighbor. And whoever treats his neighbor unjustly will not even smell the fragrance of Paradise"

    So I ask you? Are not most of our neighbors non-muslim? From different religions? So then why would we want to setup and Islamic State within the US?

    We care about all of our family and NON Muslim! The Quran which is the speech of ALLAH( not from man) tells us to "Keep the ties of Kinship!" Many muslims live with their Non-Muslim Christian mothers. And we are so called trying to setup an Islamic state!? (Please)

    People are trying to live their lives and be dutiful to mankind, muslims are not looking for the type of trouble you are dreaming up in your head.

    Find another target.

  • AMIR

    I have read most of your comments and i have found that you understand Islam as a religion of murder,hate,terrorism and war, i can't blame you for that since your understanding of Islam is based on the the horrible acts done by some muslims who need to be taught Islam from the very begining.Most of teachings of Islam are not practised in the way that Islam wanted by most muslims in the usa and other western countries, so the expected behaviour and actions of such muslims would contain horrible acts such as terrorism and killing of innocent lives. I personally disagree 100 percent about the 11 september attacks, Islam never allows the killing of thousands of innocent lifes, When i watched the attacks on tv i felt really sick of the incident.The quran states that who ever kills an innocent life and gave him safety and then kill him then hell fire will be his destiny and abode forever.The problem is in us (muslims) we haven't showed the world the true Islam.

  • lovesjeeves

    Commentator Dennis Praeger made a point of how successful the Left has been in indoctrinating our society through decades of liberal education and media influence, so much so that college students polled are now far more comfortable to be seen in public reading a copy of "Playboy" than in reading a Bible or other book of prayers. The one exception however is any reading of The Koran. That act, they cowardly deem as being enlightened.

  • John

    Think back on 9/11 if you will. Who was the enemy? Was it not an Islamic based attacked that sent 3000 + people to their grave? Ok, so you say we need religious tolerance in this country. How much tolerance should we allow? Do you know that in the Islamic culture when they have defeated their enemy they build a Mosque? Why do you think Obama is pushing so hard to have this Mosgue built on ground zero? It is a huge symbol of victory to the Islamic people that they have acheived a major victory in America. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!! We have got to take a stand and clean this mess up NOW!!!!! You know… America is never mentioned in the biblical prophecy of the end times. You ever wonder why that is???? Because the strongest country in the WORLD has be come so complaciant and tolerant of other people we have turned a blind eye to things that are so wrong. We have allowed our selves to be destroyed from with-in,

  • Ritch McCutchen

    This can be resolved easily by not giving visas to anybody that lives in a Muslim country

  • Margaret Czekaj

    Since our President told the muslim world in his speech in Cairo in 2009, that we are "the largest muslim country in the world," maybe he knows something we don't.

    We are the dhimmi's, we just don't know it yet.

  • STEPHEN

    TRULY ANYONE THAT SEES THIS…… READ WORD OF THE LORD FOR YOURSELVES! EVERY COMMENT I'VE READ HERE ARE FROM SIMPLE MINDED PEOPLE, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. WE ALL ARE CALLED TO WORSHIP THE 1 TRUE GOD IN THE NAME OF THE SON JESUS CHRIST PLEASE DON'T WAIT SERIOUSLY.

  • Anaksha Fassin

    I love this kind of diatribe, and the ignorance it drips with. It makes it so easy to justify hating you Yammerikkans, and cheering on as you destroy yourselves. And, no, I am not a Muslim.

  • hashim

    excuse me these people who u talk about are all extremists and people who give islam a bad name i suggest actually studing islam before passing commentslike . even in muslims states u get white and christen or americans only areas,

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  • chethale

    They must all leave or die. No exceptions, men, women, children. Scorched earth is in effect.