NYPD Under Fire for Investigating Muslim Students Association

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If you were told that the NYPD wasn’t investigating a known Muslim Brotherhood front, you’d probably be outraged. Instead, the NYPD has done just that with the Muslim Students Association, and it is again facing fierce criticism for doing its job.

It has been revealed that the NYPD used informants to infiltrate specific Muslim Students Association branches in New York whose members had suspected ties to terrorism and extremism. Public events organized by MSA chapters were secretly attended and websites and chat rooms were monitored. Seven MSA chapters were labeled as “MSAs of concern,” specifically six branches of the City University of New York and St. John’s University in Queens. The six CUNY MSAs that were listed were at Brooklyn College, Baruch College, City College, Hunter College, La Guardia Community College and Queens College.

The Muslim Students Association was directly founded by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1963 at the University of Illinois. The three main founders were Hisham al-Talib, Ahmad Totonji and Jamal Barzinji. All three have had senior roles in organizations investigated for possible involvement in terrorism. In 2003, Special Agent David Kane’s sworn testimony said Barzinji is “not only closely associated with PIJ [Palestinian Islamic Jihad]…but also with Hamas.”

Today, the MSA has over 150 chapters directly affiliated with it in the U.S. and Canada. The Investigative Project on Terrorism says, “Through conferences and events, publications, websites and other activities, MSA has disseminated and promoted militant Islamic ideologies on college and university campuses throughout North America.” A 2007 NYPD document identified the MSA as an “incubator” of radicalism.

There’s an extensive list of MSA leaders engaging in terrorism and chapters promoting extremism. Abdurahman Alamoudi, a Brotherhood member convicted for his ties to Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, used to be the national president of MSA. Anwar al-Awlaki was the president of the Colorado State University chapter. Omar Hammami, now with the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia named al-Shabaab, was the president of the University of South Alabama’s chapter. A University of Idaho chapter leader, Sami Omar al-Hussayen, was arrested in 2003 on suspicion of fundraising for terrorists. The president of MSA’s Washington D.C. council was convicted for trying to join the Taliban. And the list goes on and on.

The NYPD investigation into the seven MSA chapters is being portrayed an abuse of student’s rights rooted in anti-Muslim discrimination. The Brooklyn College Faculty Council passed a resolution condemning the NYPD’s actions and 43 law professors at CUNY put out a joint statement saying that the rights of students may have been violated. One English professor at Brooklyn College, Moustafa Bayoumi, accused the government of systematically persecuting innocent Muslims for their faith.

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  • DogWithoutSlippers

    The MSA is known to promote the ideology of the muslim settlers – they are not the typical High School Government Organization – the MSA means to ultimately subvert us here in this Great Nation. They treat Jewish students very badly and those kids would be their first victims. In fact, they suffer at the hands of muslim students. All investigations of The NYPD must cease immediately. The fact The NYPD has to infiltrate to combat these muslim monsters means they are doing their job to protect U.S. Citizens & America – keep it up! Investigate the ones calling out against The NYPD and if they are found to contain subversives then bring charges against them! A solution here is that all family members of subversives must be deported too and that would bring pressure on these miscreants! Then we would subvert them from within!

  • oldtimer

    These organizations in time, if not kept in check, will turn from sedition to treason which is a capital offense and should be handled as such.

  • StephenD

    So if someone just even mentions a charge of unequal treatment, the authorities in America scurry to prove otherwise. How about we admit it? We say, “Yeah, that’s right. We’re investigating you because evidence points to you and your organization. You don’t have to like it but you do have to put up with it…or leave.” Let the charges fly. What practical person would hold against you your scrutiny of such an organization? Their history proves your suspicion worthy. The P.C. folks can go pound sand. Maybe if we make it uncomfortable enough they’ll look for their education elsewhere…like Yemen. Protecting America is the priority, not the “feelings” of students in school. Are they being water-boarded or electric shocked? Then shut up!

  • jacob

    If I have nothing to hide, I should rather welcome investigating me instead of hiding
    behind claims of "civil rights violations"…

    The trouble is that we are treating these animals as normal people, which they are
    absolutely NOT….

    But the soolution to the problem is to expel them and their families back to where
    they came from, whether the White House tennant, his sidekick HOLDER or even
    their Supreme Court and SHAARIA adept judges like it or not…
    And as to those believing in "MODERATE" Muslims, I will not stop asking until I
    get blue in the face, whether those Muslims dancing and giving out candy in the
    streets of QUEENS in 9/11 while peoiple were jumping to their deaths from the
    WTC windows, WERE ALSO MODERATES…! ! !

    • Herman Caintonette

      Problem is, government can always find a pretext.

      • pagegl

        Especially if those being investigated are engaged in terrorist related activities.

    • Vermont Yid

      Jacob, regarding moderate versus radical muslims: The muslims who murdered 3,000 Americans on 9/11 WERE NOT radical muslims. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RADICAL MUSLIM. They and others of their ilk are DEVOUT muslims. They are a fifth column in our country and need to be delt with as such. If the government won't do what is responsible and necessary then it's up to us regular citizens.

      Open season and no bag limit.

  • mrbean

    "The MSA serves as a recruitment tool to bring Muslims into the Brotherhood," the Brotherhood and to recruit non-Muslims into Islam as a dawa entity, giving them the call to Islam." The Muslim Brotherhood — a group that's committed to jihad, sharia law and establishing Islamic domination in the U.S. The organization shares the same goals as al Qaeda, but some experts believe — as a long-term threat to American security — the Brotherhood is more dangerous than Osama bin Laden's followers.

  • xlent

    "systematically persecuting innocent Muslims for their faith." BWHhhhaaa!!!!! LOL! Poo wittle innocent muswems. They are the ones ROFLAO whenever they can successfully pass themselvs as wittle innocent folksies.The most brutal, cruel, demonic pile of crap on the planet. …Along with their complicit socialist "handlers"

  • Dispozadaburka

    Fouth Reich coming to fruition.

  • Dispozadaburka


    Fourth Reich…

  • myohmy

    this is perfect. What more can we ask for? Make a list of all those a'holes criticizing them for investigating this clearly terrorist supporting group and go arrest them all. After arresting them throw them in a cell with a big bubba and tell Bubba whatever he wants to do to them will be ingored,. Just like they want us to ignore their America hating muslim a'hole friends.

  • Dispozadaburka

    We are all witnessing small parts to a
    "Big Picture."

    • http://www.reversespins.com/pcmarx.html Rudolf Blodstrupmoen

      Well, I for one see the whole picture… and that's even more frightening, mind you!

  • LindaRivera

    The Brooklyn College Faculty Council passed a resolution condemning the NYPD’s actions and 43 law professors at CUNY put out a joint statement saying that the rights of students may have been violated.

    These are the useful idiots that are teaching our young people? God help this country.

    Islamic terrorists have carried out more than 17,928 deadly terrorist attacks since 9/11 http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

    Terrorist attacks by other religions: NONE

    On 9/11, Muslims in America and Muslims in countries around the world celebrated the cruel murders of our people. THOUSANDS of Palestinian Authority Muslims celebrated with great joy the suffering and slaughter of our cherished 3,000. PA Muslims danced in the streets, passed out sweets and fired into the air. And Muslims want to celebrate even more with a victory mosque at Ground Zero.

    The rights of New Yorkers would be SEVERELY VIOLATED if the police did not investigate.

  • Asher

    Understand that this is a new type of Jihad called "Lawfare" (suing anyone who is anti-islamic) Islam has two wings, one violent and one lawful, which can operate apart but often reinforce each other. While the violent arm attempts to silence speech by burning cars when cartoons of Mohammed are published in Denmark, the lawful arm is skillfully maneuvering within Western legal systems, both here and abroad. Islamists with financial means have launched a "legal jihad," filing frivolous and malicious lawsuits with the aim of abolishing public discourse critical of Islam and with the goal of establishing principles of Sharia law, as the governing political and legal authority in the West. Its predatory, filed with expectation of winning, and undertaken as a means to intimidate, demoralize and bankrupt defendants. The lawsuits range in claims of defamation to workplace harassment.

  • Sonnys_Mom

    The anti-terrorist work of the NYPD is world-class. I'm counting on frontpagemag.com to keep us posted as this story develops.

    A formal investigation will no doubt be conducted by the Bloomberg city administration and the NYPD will eventually be exonerated and told to get back to work doing their jobs. But– and you can count on it!– the NYPD's exoneration will largely be ignored by the MSM. Or it might appear in print, buried on some obscure back page…

  • Jourden

    Knew about Muslims being here. We bought land from them. You look at it and you can see that it was used as a training camp. Trenches and fox holes all over the 40 acres

  • Asher

    Knights Templars are going to take back America!