Confronting Muslims of the Americas

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On April 16, the United Muslim-Christian Forum (UMCF) held an interfaith event in Owego, New York, featuring Christian and Muslim speakers, including the mayor of the town. Its Web site proudly hosts a photo of Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan holding a UMCF sign. Far from the model of tolerance it casts itself as, the UMCF is a front for an anti-Semitic, Islamic extremist group named Muslims of the Americas (MOA), and the keynote speaker warned that Allah will destroy whoever supports Koran burnings, and possibly the entire country.

The MOA was exposed in the Christian Action Network’s (CAN) 2009 film, “Homegrown Jihad: Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.,” which shows that MOA “villages” (of which the group says there are 22) are used for guerilla warfare training. The Department of Homeland Security says that the MOA is linked to Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a Pakistani militant group. Both follow Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, a radical cleric in Pakistan. In 1998, the State Department described ul-Fuqra as an “Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence.”

Shortly after the film’s release, I obtained an MOA videotape showing female members receiving paramilitary instruction at “Islamberg” in Hancock, NY. The group responded with a ridiculous rebuttal video in December 2009, followed by a four-part series in January 2010. Since then, CAN has acquired multiple recordings of gunfire coming from “Holy Islamville” in York County, SC.

The UMCF has been able to recruit some Christians as supporters, even though this information is readily available. Speakers at the April 16 event included Father Timothy Taugher of Blessed Sacrament Church in Johnson City; Prof. Diane O’Heron of Broome Community College (and UMCF board member); and Mayor Edward Arrington, who is chairman of the Deacon Board of First Baptist Church in Owego.

The keynote speaker was Muhammad Ali Qadiri, the “mayor” of the MOA site in Red House, VA. He declared:

[Terry] Jones has started his shameful plan in order to bring about the clash between Muslims and Christians, to destroy both religions and to establish an evil empire. This man is obviously fulfilling somebody else’s agenda which can cause irreparable damage to the peace and solidarity to the USA. We have been chosen by a divine mandate to declare that if any man is allowed to burn the Holy Qur’an the fate of him and his supporters will not be any different from those people who cut the tendons of the she-camel during the time of Prophet Salih (peace be upon him); although only nine people actually cut the tendons, the Almighty destroyed the entire nation. Thus we must pass a resolution to work together.

The Christian Action Network sent me to attend the event, and I heard Qadiri tell the audience that the U.S. government must be forced to end its wars overseas and the drone strikes in Pakistan. He did condemn suicide bombings and al-taqiyya, and said Wahhabists and Shiites are not really Muslims, despite the MOA’s admiration for Iranian President Ahmadinejad.

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  • davarino

    Where are the skin heads when you need them. Oh wait a minute, they probably train at the same camps. I think they have the same ideologies, like antisemitism.

    I cant believe there are 22 camps in America and nothing is being done. Where is Janet Reno when you need her?

    • Tanstaafl

      We closed down the Branch Davadians, don't try and tell me that this group is somehow less of a threat.

    • Gene W.

      There were 35 known training camps as of 2008. Feds will not investigate or enter! …"seperation of church and state" … " they have not proven to be a threat" …

      This will lead add fire to some battle when our economy collaspes as planned by "leaders and finaciers". These folk believe they will not be hurt as they watch from behind their shield of protection.

      God's hand is powerful and not short. People who have secured their faith in God will not lose. The rest should seek God before it is too late.

      • cpmondello

        800 plus white-power conservative Christian militant groups in the USA far outweighs 35 groups.

        • siylence

          Why don't you just say a zillion white power blah blah blah. Go ahead and name these imagined 800 white power "Christian" groups. Of course you can't because it's a complete and utter fabrication.

    • Subee

      Janet Reno wouldn't touch this because Obama wouldn't let her.
      A Muslim is a muslim no matter what.
      The Quran says it all. The big push in this Country is to make you think they are peaceful. This is just until they get enough of a percentage of the population, then they break bad. Just look at France and England. They are trainning in these camps to over run us and kill us if we do not convert to Islam. DO NOT LET THEM FOOL YOU OR MAKE YOU THINK OTHERWISE. They train their children to hate from the cradle to the grave.
      Please get a copy of a real Quran and not a watered down one. I found this is what THEY are giving out. They are still rattlesnakes and full of venom.

  • Gene W.

    In this battle of Satan versus Righteousness. Muslims, RINOs, Liberals, … and Progessives may think they are winning but the Bible does not agree. God wins !

    God authored the Bible (one page proof at ) and one should test whose authority they use that can stand against God (His Bible) when they disagree !

    This also goes for legislators that gather (votes, wealth, …power) for themselves at the expense of their subjects. God is not mocked … increasing debt, encouraging idle life syles through welfare, food stamps, and entitlements are not Biblical. It was done in Biblical times and note the consequences. No excues !

  • StephenD

    So long as we worry more about being liked by them than about the truth, they'll continue with their agenda. P.C. as the standard can only lead to a dismal failing. The first ones to charge people with Hate Speech and yet they condemn Jews openly…and mainstream Christian groups embrace them. Unbelievable! Like wolves in sheep’s clothing….

    • cpmondello

      Christians hate Jews. Dont they want them all dead once the rapture starts.

      • sharpsrifle

        You, sir, are an idiot. Jesus was a Jew, or were you unaware of that?


      • StephenD

        Shhhh….Adults are talking. Time for your medication anyway isn't it?

  • Ben

    Some Christian churches demonstrate their friendship with Islam and simultaneousliy the condemnation of Israel.Its a pity they badly defend the persecuted Christians in the M E.

  • cpmondello

    OOOhhhh Middle Eastern Christians persecuted,….. booo hoooo….. This will never make up for all the bloodshed Christianity is responsible for

    • sharpsrifle

      And what of the millions killed by islime? The Crusades were a response to jihad, you bigmouthed boob.

      Your idiocy is astounding.

    • StephenD

      No. Seriously. You should adjust those meds…quick!

    • Susan

      What about the bloodshed that islam is responsible for? Islam has killed more people than all the wars in history, including the Crusades, which were launched to defend Christian territories seized by savage muslims. Communism and islam are running a close race in the genocide, mass murder game. The equivalency argument posited by morons like yourself has been thoroughly debunked, but you aren't interested in facts, are you?

      • Raymond in DC

        There was little noble in the Crusades, going by the thousands of Jews killed in the Rhineland by Christians on their way to the Holy Land, and at least hundreds more killed in Jerusalem itself. Survivors driven from the city, it was only after the Islamic reconquest that Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem.

        It was indeed Christian cruelty – by the Byzantines in the Holy Land, by the Visigoths in Iberia – that lead the Jews initially to welcome the Muslims. It was only over time they learned how cruel they could be when it so suited them.

  • Marty

    That islam is attractive to genocidal sociopaths should be enough for genuine christians to stay away from any sort of alliance with muslims. As someone wisely suggested, the koran should be read, not destroyed. The reader will then understand that the pedophile mohamad established a death cult that insists on supremacy and domination as well as the subjugation of non-muslims. muslims are determined to destroy western civilization and the "useful idiots" who assist them are no less a threat than islam itself.

  • Dennis

    TO ALL:

    2. Read, view video, view photographs, read books, etc.
    3. Any questions?
    4. Take Marty's advice…read the book using several available translations
    5. Now, find the moderates – if they exist – and ask what disturbs them that the jihadists do against non-Muslims all over the globe as well as to their own people???