Sharia Enclaves in the West

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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Islamist organizations are hard at work creating Muslim enclaves in the West, including right here in the United States. These efforts are designed to create Islamic autonomous areas, often with the expressed desire of incrementally bringing the host country completely under Sharia-based governance. This campaign has not stopped or even slowed down since FrontPage Magazine and the Middle East Forum shined the light on it one year ago.

One group leading the effort to establish Islamist communities within the U.S. is As-Sabiqun, led by an extremist cleric named Imam Abdul Alim Musa. His list of heroes reads like a who’s-who of the jihadist world, from Hasan al-Banna to Sayyid Qutb to Ayatollah Khomeini. He recently heaped praise upon Iranian President Ahmadinejad. In June 2002, he expressed support for suicide bombings in Israel. He preaches that the 9/11 attacks were a CIA/Mossad operation, says he “like[s]” Osama Bin Laden, supports Hezbollah, and describes Hamas as being “very nice people.” The As-Sabiqun Web site has a plan to create Sharia enclaves in the U.S. in stages, beginning with moving Muslims to one area and setting up independent social services.

As-Sabiqun is now fundraising for two new initiatives: The “Islamic Institute of Counter Zionist American Psychological Warfare” and the “College in Islamic Movement Studies.” The appeal for support explains, “We are an anti-Zionist American psycho-guerrilla warfare movement.” It expresses the group’s hatred for the U.S. government, saying the institutions will “use all available tools in our environment in exposing the anti-Islamic, anti-human policies of this Zionist American system.” As-Sabiqun’s explicit goal is bringing the U.S. under Sharia law.

A music producer named Kenny Gamble, who now goes by the name of Luqman Abdul Haqq, is a major player in the enclave movement. He has been accused of trying to set up a “black Muslim enclave” in Philadelphia, and has a leadership position with the Muslim Alliance in North America. Significantly, Imam Musa also once held a position with the organization, but his name no longer appears on the Web site. Joe Kaufman, chairman of Americans Against Hate, discovered that Gamble has some very frightening affiliations.

Gamble owns a mosque in Philadelphia that opened in 1994. It was the first mosque belonging to an organization called the United Muslim Movement. Gamble is also behind a group called the Jawala Scouts, which was registered in 2005 under an address matching that of the United Muslim Movement. The scouts teach Muslim boys as young as 7 years old how to use firearms and various combat and survival skills, while dressed in military attire. The scouts initiative was launched by the Sankore Institute of Islamic-African Studies International. It was founded in Sudan and had its offices raided in 2006 by the FBI as part of a terrorism investigation. The organization has many former felons as members, and its Web site shows members with swords and guns. Its anti-American director condemns “pacifist ‘imams’ who deny the obligation of jihad [holy war] and who have deluded their followers into the fruitless activity of supporting democratic constitutional government.”

Outrageously, Gamble is receiving taxpayer money. In September 2010, his organization, Universal Community Homes, won a $500,000 grant from the Department of Education. The grant was awarded to candidates who “create plans to provide cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement and healthy development of children.”

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  • crackerjack

    What a lot of nonsense. in the USA, US law is applied.
    Are US orthodox Jewish neighbourhoods enclaves of Talmundic law?

    • kafir4life

      muslims practicing islam properly is not like Jews or Christians practicing properly. Have you ever read the official how-to terror-guide of islam, the koran? Have you watched how pious muslims behave around the world following readings from it, and coming from their "sermons"? I've learned everything I know about islam from the words and actions of muslims. I don't need people like Spencer or Horowitz to tell me, altho' they are an interesting read. Compare and contrast yourself. Learn about Judism from Jews, learn about Christianity from Christians, and for heaven's sake, learn about islam from muslims, and you'll see that it truly is a gutter-cult when practiced as mad mo the pedophile invented it to be.

    • Foolster41

      "What a lot of nonsense. in the USA, US law is applied. "
      In theory, yes. In practice you are incredibly naive.

      Please go tell that to David Wood at Acts 17. (www.answeringmuslims.com) and tell him how that could never happen.

    • Coupal

      Orthodox Jewish neighbourhoods are not trying to expand their territory and convert everyone or make them submit to Talmudic law. muslims are trying to expand. islam is a supremacist ideology. They would like nothing better than to force everyone to submit to sharia law. You are either incredibly naive (refusing to believe evidence), or just plain ignorant about sharia law. I would also suggest you read up on taqiyya.

    • Raymond in DC

      Jews – Orthodox included – have for some 2,500 years operated under the principle that "the law of the land is the law" (in Aramaic, "dina de'malkhuta dina"). Believing Muslims … don't. For them, man-made secular law has no inherent legitimacy. And Jewish "courts" – the beth dins – cannot promulgate rulings that violate prevailing laws. Nor do they issue issue "fatwas" against non-Jews.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Since you have been inculcated to swallow Muslim taqiyya like it’s your favorite crack cocaine, because like Muslims you are totally obsessed with fomenting another mass genocidal holocaust of Jews, you also like a loon don’t believe that Islam and sharia represents an existential threat to anyone other than Jews. Nevertheless, besides being a bigot, you are also a gullible useful idiot, as the same jihad the Islamic world is waging against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel is also being waged against all unbelievers around the world including you and me. However, you are too obsessed with hating Jews to notice.

      Indeed, Muslims never migrate to the West or any other non-Muslim country, for that matter, to assimilate and integrate but instead to eventually subjugate and dominate to make Islam supreme via demographic conquest. Continue living in your anti-Semitic dream world you bigot.

    • Fred Dawes

      Go back to islam and be happy under the laws of evil and no jews has the right to Talmundic law over the laws of the land.

    • TexExpatriate

      Ah, yes, it is nonsense, but look how municipal and state politicians are folding like worn-out shirts. They are not applying US law, but then there is precedent for that: seventy-five years of a lawless unconstitutional federal government.

    • MixMChess

      You're an idiot crackerjack. Most observant Jews practice Talmudic law (Oral law). That stated, all Jewish law, courts, legal systems and jurisprudence are VOLUNTARY for Jews to follow, do not impose on non-Jews and are ALWAYS subordinate to the laws of the state.

      Shariah law on the other hand, is not voluntary and requires submission by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Shariah law and requires that secular state laws be subordinate to Islamic law.

      Do you understand the difference?

    • prahamama@aol.com

      JEWS DON'T TRETEN US, WISHING US DEAD

  • michaelle50

    _If not stopped-the below is what the world will regress too.__

    ***********jihad in numbers _http://dttj.blogspot.com/2010/07/why-stop-muslim-immigration.html__

  • dodo

    Sharia law is the law of terrorism. Wherever sharia goes, terrorism follows

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Sharia law is the law of terrorism. Wherever sharia goes, terrorism follows

      Actually, Muslims never ever perpetrate terrorism. Muslims instead fight jihad in the cause of Allah, and that jihad unlike terrorism can be both violent and non-violent, is always directed against non-Muslims, both civilian non-combatants and military combatants, and is always in the cause of Allah.

      In addition, you can’t import Muslims into your country without also importing sharia and jihad, as sharia and jihad are intrinsic to Islam, meaning that without sharia and jihad there is no Islam. Indeed, sharia in essence is the will of Allah and jihad is the sixth and most important pillar of which Islam stands.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    There are at least 100 mosques in Spain with radical imams, some of whom use religious police to enforce Sharia.

    Those radical Imams are really MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIM IMAMS. Please stop intentionally misleading your readers.

    Enclaves where Islamism breeds and parallels society are being built right under the West’s nose. And meanwhile, those trying to warn about this trend are insulted as paranoid Islamophobes.

    You mean enclaves where MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM as opposed to Islamism, which is a product of your unhinged imagination.

    • old white guy

      it is all islam. no such creature as islamism. islam is a pox on the people of the world.

  • Chezwick_mac

    Well let's see. We stop procreating…and then import millions of people who do not share our values to fill the labor vacuum. Then, in our schools and universities, we validate the culture and history of the newcomers…at the same time that we teach that our own history is uniquely malevolent.

    And then we sit idly, mystified that there is no incentive and desire for the newcomers to assimilate.

    It's perfect!

    • tanstaafl

      Muslims are not very good at "fitting in".

  • StephenD

    With an award winning smile and velvet covered claws, they "shame" ignorant authorities into accommodating them; all while plotting to overthrow the established government and legal system.
    I would love to see one example of where or when these "peaceful" Muslims (as distinguished from their violent jihad brothers) actually helped Law Enforcement thwart a plot by their own. OR show us once where they encouraged assimilation into and a sharing of our values and way of life. You can't show me one because none exist.
    They do not want to assimilate to our way but rather want us to be subservient to theirs. They have no reason to assimilate as they see we will eventually succumb to their demands. After all, their religion says Muslims "Are the best of peoples" so why should they compromise? The whole time our politicians bend over backward to prove their multicultural acceptance of the "Religion of Peace."
    Seriously, how long do we have? I fear for my grandchildren….

    • Vermont Yid

      Thank God for the 2nd amendment!

  • sononthe_beach

    Islam is a theocracy and sharia is its set of laws. Islam is religion, culture, society, tradition, and way of life. Islam is a system of government. And to think that it all descended from some desert wretch who said a bunch of stuff out in the Saudi desert 1400 years ago. It is all so insane and soooo BS.

  • Raymond in DC

    Many have long warned that an enemy could use our democratic values and rights against us. Islamists certainly do so. What's disturbing is the unwillingness of those in power to utilize those tools we have at our disposal to defend ourselves – the sedition laws, for example. But when was the last time anyone was charged with sedition? Why are these people, many of whom are *not* citizens, not deported as undesirables? Or stripped of citizenship based on some disqualifying factor – marriage fraud to gain citizenship, failure to disclose affiliation with or support for a terror organization, for example – and then deported?

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    I'm an European Jew who saw the upcoming of facsism.The local
    National Socialist Bewegung (read movement),and antisemitism went
    sky high.Then the occupation of the Nazi's,the camps.Surviving the war
    with only a brother,who soon after the war blew his mind and no more contact
    was possible.Today the same is happening again but now they are from
    moslim origine.They supported Hitler an masse during the war and now
    they like to finish the job wich the Germans did'nt acomplish.
    Wearing a kippa in public is dangerous and do'nt wear star of David or any
    sign that you might be Jewish.I have relatives in the U.S. and they want me
    to come and live with them. I'm nearly 80 yrs old and America looked like
    a good solution.But I'm afraid thad Muslim infiltration in america is becoming
    far more worse than staing here.But maybe I'm lucky and there will soon be
    a man like Ronald Reagan to replace the Muslim schooled president who now
    resides the oval office. And if Barack Hussein Obama gets another term,then I
    think america is lost or a civil war is treathening.

    • Truthseeker

      Shalom Ze -Ev Ben Jehudah – greetings from your "Christian" brethren at the "ends of the earth". You are now in the twilight of your years. Rather than go to America would it not be better to die in the land Adonai promised to the descendants of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, than anywhere on earth? If not – come to New Zealand, where (perhaps not for many more years) there is a little sanity and not too much anti-semetism (yet!) May Adonai bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you, to be gracious unto you and grant you His shalom! Seek Yeshua (not Yeshu!) while He may still be found!

  • Brujo Blanco

    Sharia is a threat to our country. The problem with Sharia is that Muslims want this law applied across the board to everybody including non-Muslims. This would involve religious police patrolling and identifying violators such as women not dressing in accordance with Sharia. This is already happening in the UK.

  • mrbean

    Islam enjoys a large and influential ally among non-Muslims: A new generation of “Useful Idiots,” that Lenin identified living in liberal democracies who furthered the work of communism. This new generation of Useful Idiots also live in liberal democracies, but serves the cause of Islamofascism—another virulent form of totalitarian ideology. Terms such as “Political Islam,” or “Radical Islam,” for instance, are contributions of the Useful Idiot. These terms do not even exist in the native parlance of Islam, simply because they are redundant. Islam, by its very nature and according to its charter—the Quran—is a radical political movement. It is the Useful Idiot who sanitizes Islam and misguides the populace by saying that the “real Islam” constitutes the main body of the religion; and, that this main body is non-political and moderate.

    • StephenD

      Perfectly stated mrbean. What would be fun to witness is should Islam actually succeed in their efforts, is what they do with those Useful Idiots in short order to be sure!

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Exactly and as a just reward the useful idiots are the first to be executed by
        the Islamist order, beheaded or enslaved they chose with perfect imbecilety.
        William

  • winoceros

    It is always better said, and we'd better start learning to do it, that those who are peaceful, non-agressive, non-expansionist, lassaiz faire Muslims are simply "not devout."

    Since the Qur'an is perfect and immutable, and cannot be understood without the Sunnah, they are only Muslims insofar as they obey Allah's commands through the split personality of Mohammed, who is allegedly responsible for the content. If they do not strive in the way of Allah until the whole of the land belongs to Islam, using whatever jihad they can, war, money, the pen, speeches, democracy, they simply aren't good Muslims. Kind of sad excuses for Muslims.

    But that's most of them….good neighbors, nice people, kids seem okay…they just ignore more of Islam in order to exist in it, but not of it. So not "Islamists" or "radical Muslims." Just "devout Muslims" and "non-devout Muslims."

  • BLJ

    Over my dead body.

    • http://senatormark4.org SenatorMark4

      Duh! I think that's the point he's trying to make. They'll push and shove to get their way and it seems to always include weapons training. For children. Whatever. Until the west thinks they can actually demand that the recipients of our tax dollars and visas fully support our First Amendment we are dooooomed to watch this happen. OUR leaders teach respect for the other. Their leaders teach you to understand your eventual fate if you don't convert. You've already learned the first lesson.

  • AnOzOfTruth

    Some education for the folks who think Islam is a religion of peace and haven't taken the time to read a single word from the Qur'an. I hope this grants some perspective to some of you who are still in the dark.

    From the Qur'an

    Quran (8:39) – "And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah"

    Quran (9:29) – "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."

    Quran (9:123) – "O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness."

    Quran (4:89) – "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing: But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah . But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and take no friends or helpers from their ranks."

    From the Hadith:

    Muslim (20:4645) – "…He (Muhammad) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa'id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!"

    Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us…"

    Ibn Ishaq: 992 – "Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah."

    The last 3 verses from the Hadith are straight from Muhammad's mouth. A good Muslim is supposed to live like Muhammad, the supreme example of a good Muslim, NOT a radical Muslim. Just like Christians are called to be like Christ. As people have said before, the murderers that find glory in killing innocent people in the name of Islam are the devout Muslims, not extremists. There are hundreds and hundreds of verses that insight violence in the Qur'an. Go ahead and take a look at it if you don't believe me. Research it. Don't go off of what one individual says. Cross reference it with the actual text. Read the verses before and after. You'll soon realize that these verses inciting murder and other atrocities are not up for interpretation. It's as clear as day, no gray area, no room for misinterpretation.

  • http://vnnforum.com DeShawn

    Don't be fooled, goyim. This stirring up hatred of Mulsims is a jewish ploy to get the Christians and the Muslims fighting against each other. The jew has been doing this throughout history. WWI, WWII…the jews play both sides against each other. You gotta ask yourself "who benefits"? There's only one answer, and it has a giant hook nose and a taste for Christian blood.

    • Fred Dawes

      So why not go back to islam? and be happy under your murder and rape laws?

      • SpiritOf1683

        It would be better still if he'd go back to Nigeria instead, and with any luck we'd be spared his sub-bacterial I.Q. antisemitic outpourings.

    • Fred Dawes

      Who benefited from war? and yes some big bankers did but the jews got killed off in Europe how would that benfit the dead jew?
      But also understand that 6 million non jews got killed off too; Inside Camps so why do you love the muslim who killed millions of good christian from 675AD To this day and age? That is why my people had to go to the holy-land back in 1050AD To stop Muslim rape and mass murder FO THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE, Stop Muslim/islam mass murder fight back for you own life.

    • Ghostwriter

      My god,DeShawn! You're detestible. How about you stop reading the neo-Nazi websites you're so obviously fond of and start having some compassion for your fellow man,including those of the Jewish faith. But that's a bit much to ask for,isn't it?

    • ObamaBiden2012

      Sir: I don't claim to believe all the hysteria on this website about Muslims taking over, but your comments about Jews are absolutely detestable. 6 million Jews died in WWII; you think that counts as "benefiting"? Do you not understand what the Nazis stand for, that you emulate their vile language and ideology? And "a taste for Christian blood"? What are you, from 11th-century Christendom? Shame on you.

      • StephenD

        ObamaBidenNever, can you point to any "Hysteria" about Muslims? To make an accusation you should be able to verify it with facts, yes? So tell us, where has there been any Hysteria (by which I think you mean exaggerations)?
        Otherwise, your points are well made.

    • potb

      DeShawn please go back to one of those NeoNazi websites. People like you aren't in for a serious discussion.

    • topperj

      Yikes, could you return to that rock from which you crawled out from under? Thanks.

    • http://senatormark4.org SenatorMark4

      Ick. This is merely a troll. Do not feed the troll!

    • Kevin Stroup

      DeShawn sounds like he is Muslim.

    • Truthseeker

      You have exposed yourself as an ill informed and bigoted ignoramus who needs to find out some facts. Do yourself a favour and read the Bible, especially where we are commanded to "love your neighbour as yourself". Get rid of your own hatred before accusing others of a bunch of lies. You don't realise the Holy Scriptures line up historically with all that is going on in the world today and no matter what you and others may think of the Jewish race they are "the Apple of God's eye". That doesn't make them perfect, but who is? The Creator of the Universe will judge all who curse Israel and bless those who pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I therefore pray God's blessings on Israel and Judah and ask for mercy on you. May you find forgiveness through Jesus Christ of Natzaret aka Yeshua Ha Maschiach!

  • Fred Dawes

    Total Evil is here and the guy in the picture is white we must by gods order stand against this evil and fight back against evil here and now or it will eat us all alive.

  • Fred Dawes

    We must show our enemies a good time at the end of a rope, we have way to many muslims here who want death to all Americans but ask who allowed our enemies inside the gates?

  • Whitehorserider

    Remember the 9/11 Islam Smirk? It surfaced again with the loss of our Seals. Get used to it. The Sharia Scourge. Can it be stopped? The soft belly of America is exposed as never before it's history. Be safe. http://www.departmentofhomelandsurrender.com

  • BS77

    Letting the Trojan Horse into the nation's gates….not a good idea. Look at England….England is on the wane…..crippled by socialism, multiculturism, and stupidity.
    Poor olde Englande….once the ruler of the seas….now a crumbling welfare state…empire gone, values and standards gone. It is a modern tragedy.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Sharia enclaves in the West, we have better use for our landfills but in a pinch?
    William

  • BS77

    Admitting the Trojan Horse into the gates of the country–not a good idea. Look at England….socialism, multiculturism, welfare riots…..a nation kind of lost in space….a modern tragedy.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    People are trying to set up a Black Muslim enclave in Philadelphia with influences on popular music?!?!? Up next: The Soviets are violating the nonproliferation treaty. Also, the growing threat of STDs in the disco community.

  • LindaRivera

    "Gamble is behind a group called the Jawala Scouts The scouts teach Muslim boys as young as 7 years old how to use firearms and various combat and survival skills."

    "Gamble is receiving taxpayer money. In September 2010, his organization, Universal Community Homes, won a $500,000 grant from the Department of Education. The grant was awarded to candidates who “create plans to provide cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement and healthy development of children.”

    Jihad is an obligation in the Koran. Muslim conquest of all nations and peoples is a command of the Koran. Our government is funding with taxpayer money the training of Muslim children in firearms and combat – Muslims who will later be instructed to obey the commands of the Koran: jihad and Islamic conquest of our country.

  • Alexandr

    if CHRISTIANS try to do something like this in Pakistan or any other muslim nation will be killed immediately with the hole family, but US and Europe are tolerant countries, ok then don't complain that's your choice, and soon some european countries will become muslim

  • http://senatormark4.org SenatorMark4

    No aid, NO visas for any country the doesn't support the First Amendment. If we don't demand our freedoms spread, their filth WILL!

  • Wesley69

    Sharia Law of Islam is a grave threat to this country because you're dealing with a political-religious ideology that, if given the chance, will impose Islam and Sharia Law upon the entire population.

    So what can be done to stop these Muslim enclaves from growing and expanding? Good question; CURRENT LAWS ARE NOT ADEQUATE to fully address this problem, and there is always the danger that some liberal-minded judge will throw out state or local laws restricting the use of Sharia Law in these enclaves.

    We must realize this is a contest that we can't afford to lose. It is our way of life, or theirs. Compromises with the true believers will be viewed by them as weakness. This is a nation built upon the rule of law and the equality of all people. This is our protection. This defense needs to be built stronger so there is NO QUESTION as to the intent of the law.

    Within this country and other countries laws need to be passed to eliminate or restrict the Sharia Law within its territory. Here is a NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT that would insure that religious law does not become civil law in the US. While this is directed at the imposition of Sharia, it also applies to any other religion with similar designs.

    THE AMENDMENT:

    "While all citizens enjoy freedom of religious preference, practices that; coerce belief; indoctrinate minors using public funds; that physically, mentally or monetarily harm an individual, which are in conflict with a citizen's rights under the Constitution & its Amendments are forbidden. Nor shall the practices of a religious group seek to overthrow by subversion or insurrection the institutions of government at all levels."

    Naturally, it would need to be enforced to be effective. But as part of the fundamental law of the land, judges and justices have little lattitude as to the interpretation of the amendment. This specific amendment will put the entire country under a Sharia Law ban. Violators would be treated as criminal under the amendment and whatever laws Congress enacts to insure the implimentation of said amendment.

  • Asher

    The Muzzies had better dam well be ready for the Consequences!

  • Foolster41

    Also, as Kufir4life said, Islamic law != Talmudic law.

    They are vastly different, and at any rate, last time I checked Jews weren't protesting in western countries with signs that say things like "Freedom go to hell" or "slay the unbeliever".

  • old white guy

    i agree with everything you have written here.

  • Vermont Yid

    Perhaps not insane, but definitely fools.

    Mark my words: The time is coming when Americans will say, "That's about enough from these muslim cretins." When that day comes, there will be a bull's eye on every muslim. I, for one, look forward to that day.

  • Snorbak

    Mate, you can put your argument in the most simple of terms, spelled out slowly, deviod of all emotion & based soley on documented fact, yet the fool will remain a fool.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    Yes they have.