An Islamist Thanksgiving


american-muslims-for-palestine-ad-metro-northIslamists even see Thanksgiving as a time to advance their cause. In the morning, Islamists exploited the parade and in the evening, Islamists assembled in Illinois for the “Conference for Palestine in the U.S.” And one of their favorite evangelicals was there to join them.

The organizer of the event was American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and it took place at Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois from November 28 to December 1. The Islamist group often works with interfaith coalitions and one of its very partners is Presbyterian Reverend Donald Wagner, former director and current board member of Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding.

Last year’s AMP conference had at least 13 Islamist speakers with pro-Hamas and pro-Muslim Brotherhood agendas and had education for children about their cause. Reverend Wagner was also on the speaker’s roster and is back again this year.

The AMP explicitly says that he “works internationally to educate Christians about the problems of Christian Zionism.” He falsely states that evangelicals support Israel only to trigger an Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ. To put it another way, Wagner and his group see them as the Christian equivalent of Ahmadinejad.

And his group isn’t just talking among themselves and to Islamists that don’t need convincing. In November 2012, Wagner’s group held a Middle East briefing at the Billy Graham Center of Wheaton College. The speakers were hostile to Israel and support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

Wagner’s fellow speakers at the Thanksgiving Weekend conference are prominent Islamists whose backgrounds are simple to find. He and the other non-Muslim speakers like Max Blumenthal and Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, have no excuse. They are either don’t care about the conference’s extremism or don’t care to know.

AMP Chairman Hatem Bazian is one of the Islamist co-founders of Zaytuna College in California. In 2004, he was videotaped calling for an “intifada” in America to “change fundamentally the political dynamics here.” He told Muslims to follow in the footsteps of Palestinians fighting Israel and Iraqis fighting U.S. forces.

Osama Abu Irshaid is a board member of the AMP. He used to be the editor for a Muslim Brotherhood front in the U.S. and legitimized Hamas’s attacks on Israel in 2010 as legally justifiable. He also has called Hamas “the resistance.”

Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University is well-known for his incendiary comments. He says he is a “severe critic” of Hamas but described the killing of Israeli soldiers as “resistance” in 2002. His wife also worked for the PLO when it was officially designated as a terrorist group by the U.S.

Abdelfattah Mourou is a co-founder of the Ennahda Party that currently leads Tunisia. The population that once elected it to power has since turned against it. It is essentially the Brotherhood’s branch there and he co-founded it with Rachid Ghannouchi, a prominent Islamist with a long record of extremism.

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha is an imam and Associate Director at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, Illinois. He is an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation.

The U.S. government specifically listed him as an elite operative of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as a member of its secret Palestine Committee. These operatives covertly advance the interests of Hamas through a web of fronts. He was even in a pro-Hamas band.

According to AMP, Mustapha is the chairman of the Quran Institute of the Chicago chapter of the Muslim American Society. He is also the President of the Shura of Islamic Family Counselors of America and chairman of the Illinois Council of Imams and Scholars. Several other positions are listed in his bio, reflecting the success the Brotherhood has had in building and infiltrating Islamic institutions in America.

Rafeeq Jaber is a co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, another U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and unindicted co-conspirator. He is on the Board of Directors of the Mosque Foundation, making him a colleague of Mustapha’s. He is also the regional director of the Greater Chicago Area for the Muslim Legal Fund of America, a group that defended the Holy Land Foundation officials that were convicted.

Mohammed Kaiseruddin is the chairman of the Board of Trustees for the IMAN Fund. The organization shares an address with the North American Islamic Trust, another U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and unindicted co-conspirator.

He is also the chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago and vice chairman of the Downtown Islamic Center.

Safaa Zarzour is the former secretary-general of the Islamic Society of North America, which is—you guessed it—another U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and unindicted co-conspirator. He leads the Zakat Foundation and is a board member of the Council of Islamic Schools of North America.

He’s also part of the Islamist involvement in colleges and interfaith programs. He is an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, where he teaches Education and Islamic Law. He is also an official with the St. Xavier School of Education, Governor State University Foundation and Bernadine Center at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

Lamis Deek is a board member of the New York chapter of CAIR. She supports the Muslim Brotherhood, defends Hamas and wants jihadists to fight in Israel instead of Syria.

Othman Atta is the executive director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee. . He opposes the labeling of Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups. He legitimizes violence against Israelis, saying “it’s within the right of an occupied people to resist their occupiers” but condemns attacks on “innocent civilians.”

A 2001 FBI memo documented that some members of the mosque were fundraising for the Holy Land Foundation.

Sheikh Amin Al-Ali is the imam of the Islamic Community Center of Illinois. His mosque’s website has had a page of recommended reading about the “Islamic movement and training” that features the work of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder, the Brotherhood’s current terrorism-supporting spiritual leader and the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, essentially the Brotherhood branch of Pakistan.

Warner is joining at least seven speakers with documented ties to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network and three more with known Muslim Brotherhood allegiances. And this evangelical activist and other interfaith allies of this network are dedicated to their mission of winning Christians to their side.

Islamists never take holidays off from their ideology. And some of their interfaith allies don’t either.

The Institute on Religion and Democracy contributed to this article.

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  • LindaRivera

    Jewish Refugees Must be Compensated in Land & Finances!

    Around, and after 1948, one million Jews suffered violent religious Jew cleansing from Arab countries. Arab governments seized the land, farms, homes, hospitals, schools, businesses and bank accounts of the Jews.

    Most Jewish refugees fled to Israel where the religious terror war against Jews never stops.

    Cruel global war is fought to subjugate all humanity under merciless Islamic sharia law where defenseless non-Muslims have no human rights-it is unacceptable to Muslims for Jews to have self-rule in tiny Israel.

    The 1948 Jewish refugees and their descendants who make up about half of Israel’s Jewish citizens MUST be compensated in land and finances!

    • defcon 4

      So to must be the Jewish tribe of Yathrib, who had their lands and properties stolen by Muhammad, PBUH, some 1400 years ago. For proof of this I point to the holy, incontrovertible texts of islam. There must be no talk of peace or land swaps until compensation is given for the lands taken from the Jewish tribes formerly of Saudi Arabia!

  • LindaRivera

    In all of history, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount was Never a Holy Place for Muslims:

    13th Century Arab biographer Yakut noted: “Mecca is holy to Muslims; Jerusalem is holy to the Jews.”

    The conquest of Jerusalem and all Israel is a major goal of global jihad. The Muslim claim that the Temple Mount is their third holy place is a lie. The PLO’s Palestinian National Covenant of 1964, does not mention Jerusalem even once.

    Jerusalem is mentioned hundreds of times in the Jewish Bible. Not once in the Koran. At the time of Mohammad’s death, there was not a single mosque in Jerusalem.

    From 1948-1967, when Jordan invaded and illegally occupied Judea,
    Samaria and east Jerusalem, Jordanian radio broadcast Friday prayers not
    from Al-Aqsa Mosque, but from a mosque in Amman, Jordan. No foreign
    Arab leader visited Jerusalem during the nineteen years Jordan
    controlled east Jerusalem.

  • LindaRivera

    Before 1948, Jews were known as the Palestinians.
    The Jewish newspaper, the Jerusalem Post was called the Palestine Post. The Jewish-founded electric company was Palestine Electric. The Palestinian Symphony Orchestra was all Jewish. During World War II, the British army had a Palestinian Brigade made up entirely of Jewish volunteers.

    After Jews migrated to Palestine in significant numbers in the late 1800s and miraculously transformed desert and swamps into rich, agricultural land, Arabs came in large numbers from Arab countries for jobs from Jews.

    The fact that the overwhelming majority of Arabs resided only briefly in Palestine is attested to by a one-time special UN decree: that any Arab who had resided in Palestine for only two years before 1948, and then left, would be considered a refugee and so would his descendants!

    Throughout history, people were never regarded as refugees if they had resided in a country for only two years because they were clearly citizens of other countries!

    • Rachel Levy

      I have no patience at all for these so called “evangelicals” who support the “Palestinian cause”. To me their even worse than the Islamists because they have the Bible and should know better. There are no words to describe the evil these people do. They are not only totally insensitive to the suffering of the Israel people because of the terrorism and threats of terror and annihilation from their neighbors all the time. There is no end to their support for the Palestinians and their opposition to the so called occupation and oppression by Israel,but they never have any compassion at all for Jewish women and children murdered in coldblood by Arab terrorists like the Fogels and the Hatuel families.

      They also try to influence other Christians in the US to stop supporting Israel by exaggerating the “oppression” of the Palestinians by Israel. They are totally againt the seperation wall which has saved hundreds if not thousands of Israeli lives since it’s completion in 2004. Many of them also support the BDS movement,an antiIsrael hate movement, which is trying to destroy Israel economically.

      But the worst part is that they support those who would destroy Israel and bring about a second Holocaust of another 6 million Jews. Can anyone imagine if a group of Christians who claimed to be evangelical went to Germany during WW2 and supported Hitler? To me there is no difference at all. The one consolation I have in this is that someday these evil people will have to face God of the Bible ,whom they claim to worship and will not be unaccountable for their actions against and hatred of Israel.

      • LindaRivera

        Rachel, They claim to be Christians. In reality they are ravenous wolves who are just as dangerous as Muslim terrorists. G-d’s judgments on them will be terrifying.

        • Rachel Levy

          Linda don’t you find it rather ironic the so called “Christians” who support the Palestinians also support other terrorists nations like Iran,which has called Israel a “cancer” and said it should be wiped off the face of the earth.. In fact,one of the leaders of the Christ at the Checkpoint group even went to Iran and embraced the leaders of Iran when they were actually hanging Christian leaders. Apparently,his hatred for Jews is much greater than his love for his fellow Christians. These people have no morality or Christian virtues either. They also often support gay rights, abortion, homosexual marriage,amongst other antibiblical immoral stances. It’s like these people are totally against righteousness,and have the gaul to call themselves Christian. I would say shame on them,but I believe their type don’t know the meaning of the word.

          • LindaRivera

            They are indeed incredibly evil. And extremely dangerous. It is disgusting that they are wealthy from using Christianity. The sad thing is that people who give donations to some of these ‘Christian’ organizations have no idea that the organizations or churches support this evil. World Vision and a church, The Vineyard. Very shocking. A list of the organizations is contained in:

            Letter to President Bush From Evangelical Leaders
            http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/29/us/evangelical_letter.html?_r=0

      • Mo86

        I couldn’t have said it better myself!

        People who do this are followers of Christ in name only. They’ll get quite the shock when they stand before Christ one day to give account for their actions and He tells them, “I never knew you!”

      • Suzanne

        Very well put. Every word true.

      • kikorikid

        What Christians who do this or support doing it are
        guilty of is willful ignorance. The Quran stipulates
        that ALL such activities are to be ONE-WAY towards
        Islam alone. Islamist are playing them for fools.

  • LindaRivera

    The Billy Graham Center have a lot of explaining to do. They must explain to the ENTIRE Christian world why an anti-Israel, anti-Bible, GOD-HATER group were allowed to spew forth their venom and hate at their Center.

    ‘In November 2012, Wagner’s group held a Middle East briefing at the Billy Graham Center of Wheaton College. The speakers were hostile to Israel and support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.’

    THIS IS WHAT CHRISTIAN DONATIONS ARE FINANCING?

    • Rachel Levy

      Ironically Franklin Graham is one the biggest supporters of Israel. He said on numerous occasions the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people,and has called Islamism an evil,wicked religion which comes from the pit of hell. If he knew about this,I am sure he would be very disturbed.

  • LindaRivera

    Why are these Muslims not arrested for TREASON? Why are the Fifth Column ALLOWED to remain in America? So that they can perpetrate an intifada?

    ‘Wagner’s fellow speakers at the Thanksgiving Weekend conference are
    prominent Islamists
    AMP Chairman Hatem Bazian is one of the Islamist co-founders of Zaytuna College
    in California. In 2004, he was videotaped calling for an “intifada” in
    America to “change fundamentally the political dynamics here.”’

  • vladimirval

    We know why Muslims are promoting the Islamist’ lies and propaganda. The baffling thing is how can Christian clergy be involved? The followers of Christianity are being beaten, robbed, raped, and murdered. Yet these Christians are taking the side of the perpetrators of these horrible acts. I call this Carterites, a disease originating with and spread by Jimmy Carter. It was he who helped put Iran under Sharia. It is this act that has been the beginning of world wide terrorism funding by Iran. It was also the start of the decline of America as a world leader. The world would be in much bigger trouble had it not been for Ronald Reagan who brought America back to prominence only to have Obama continue the destruction of our once great Republic. We must put people like Presbyterian Reverend Donald Wagner in the same category as the Islamists as their goals are the same. Be weary of christian clergy promoting Islamic causes. Their actions are helping to destroy western enlightened way of life, freedom, and liberty.

  • YoshiNakamura

    It is impossible to remember the names of all these Islamists. Really, all we need to know about any given Moslem is whether he fully supports everything in the Koran. If he does, then he is an Islamist.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Actually a Muslim is a Muslim or otherwise a blasphemous apostate that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed. An Islamist, i.e., a Muslim extremist or a Muslim radical, on the other hand, just like a so-called moderate Muslim, is a political correct multicultural myth. They only exist in the unhinged minds of people blinded by political correct multiculturalism.

      By the way, all mainstream orthodox Muslims are also jihadists in one form or another. Otherwise, again, they are blasphemous apostates that must be executed. You see although Islam masquerades as being a faith-based religion, the reality, however, is Islam is a very rabid form of totalitarianism instead.

    • defcon 4

      Naive. What if a muslime just supports amputation and stonings? What if a muslime supports the death sentence for apostasy? What if a muslime supports islamic blasphemy and heresy laws? What parts are acceptable to you and which aren’t and who is going to decide?

  • popseal

    DHIMMIs in love with their destiny.

  • franklin peter

    If the muslims have their way in the US, they will soon be asking you for six year olds for their hand in marriage. Open your eyes, read the Koran and you will know for sure that this is a demonic book !!!!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Islamists even see Thanksgiving as a time to advance their cause.

    In this article the writer mislabels Muslims as being Islamists, i.e., Muslim extremists, as opposed to I suppose so-called moderate Muslims, whose whole existence is a political correct multicultural myth. At least that is his insinuation. In other words, this writer is a political correct multicultural moonbat that morally equates Islamic culture and society with infidel culture and society and then reduces the extent of the problem we infidels all face down to a few stray Islamists perpetrating terrorist attacks here and there. Never mind the fact that the problem is astronomically far more extensive than this political correct multicultural moonbat writer mischaracterizes, as the reality is the entire Islamic world, as opposed to only a few stray Muslim extremists perpetrating terrorism here and there, is waging a jihad globally against all religions and all infidels throughout the world to ultimately make Islam supreme, but if you read only this moronic moonbat writer, you would never know it because he is utterly incompetent and mentally deficient when writing about Islam. It’s a complete waste of time to even read his garbage.

    • defcon 4

      It all depends on what exactly the definition of “islamists” is. It might not be synonymous w/”extremist” or “radical”.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Okay, then what context do you think he is using it in? Do you believe that the word Islamist means so-called moderate Muslim in this case? Or does he mean an Islamist is a radical extremist in this case?

        By the way, all those false labels are the product of PC multiculturalism and they are used to reduce the global worldwide jihad waged against all religions and all infidels down to just a small issue with terrorism perpetrated willy-nilly here and there by a few stray Islamists, i.e., radicals or extremists. As the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims are moderates and exactly like you and me you see. Indeed, no difference whatsoever, since they all believe in freedom and liberty and want and desire all the same things we all want and desire, and that’s why the Islamic world is a bastion of freedom, liberty, and democracy today. Not to mention that Sharia isn’t Islamic totalitarian law, as that’s the propaganda of racist bigots exactly like moi.

        • defcon 4

          I don’t believe anything, I do know that Daniel Greenfield wrote a brief blurb defining islamist and it wasn’t synonymous with “radical” or “extremist”. I believe his definition revolved around political muslimes, who engaged in non-violent jihad.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Link please. There aren’t really any excuses for masking the truth. No matter what idiotic excuse he came up with to justify his stupidity. By the way, Greenfield doesn’t even acknowledge the reality of non-violent jihad. He’s obsessed only with violent jihad, which he misconstrues and deliberately mislabels as being terrorism. Indeed, when one uses terms like Islamist, they are insinuating at the same time that those particular Muslims that are Islamists are different from the run of the mill ordinary moderate Muslims, which are assumed to be just like you and me, freedom loving people.

            An Islamist used to be a scholar that studied Islam. That is until the political correct multicultural left hijacked the term to denote so-called imaginary radicals and extremists, who’s existent are a political correct multicultural myth. Indeed, according to the political correct multicultural left an Islamist is the opposite of a moderate. The truth, however, is all those terms: moderates, radicals, extremists, Islamists, or whatever are all political correct multicultural smoke screens invented and used by the political correct multicultural left to camouflage the truth that the entire Islamic world is waging a perpetual global jihad against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme, as opposed to just a few Islamists, i.e., radical extremists, that are perpetrating terrorism here and there in response to Western provocations. The preemptive global jihad must always be denied and never ever acknowledged, as a war is far more substantial than just mere terrorism. Otherwise, decades of mass Muslim immigration to the West would have to be banned, reversed, and undone ASAP and they can’t have that. Not to mention that it would also utterly destroy their credibility, as they would also receive the blunt of the blame as well.

            Thus, those that use those political correct multicultural smoke screens when writing or talking about Islam are either unhinged political correct multicultural loons themselves or otherwise gullible useful idiots that are unwittingly aiding and abetting the political correct multicultural left to cover up or deny the truth.

            Anyway, a Muslim is a Muslim, i.e., one who submits to the “will of Allah.” A Muslim is also a jihadist in one form or another, as waging jihad is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another. Any person of Islamic persuasion who subsequently rejects his submission to the “will of Allah” or rejects his or her fundamental holy obligation to wage jihad in one form or another, is a Muslim no longer. Instead, they are blasphemous apostates that according to the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed. Indeed, Islam is not a faith-based religion as it masquerades itself as being. Instead, it’s a very radical form of totalitarianism.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            http://sultanknish.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/the-desert-of-islamization.html

            Islam is Islamist in that it “Islamizes” what it comes into contact with. Islamists are not a separate movement. They are Muslims following a legacy of intolerance by practicing Islamization.

            When a Muslim imposes his religious identity on someone else, he is engaging in Islamization. That is the difference between Mark, the Mormon taxi driver who refuses to drink alcohol and Mohammed, the Muslim taxi driver who refuses to drive a passenger carrying alcohol.

            Every devout Muslim is an “Islamist”. Islam is not a personal religion. It is a religion of the public space. A “moderate” Muslim would have to reject Islam as a religion of the public space, as theocracy, and that secularism would be a rejection of Islam.

            Islamism is simply the organized political implementation of Islam in the same way that Nazism was the implementation of National Socialism and Marxism is the attempted implementation of Karl Marx’s ideas.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Islam is Islamist in that it “Islamizes” what it comes into contact with. Islamists are not a separate movement. They are Muslims following a legacy of intolerance by practicing Islamization

            So since all mainstream orthodox Muslims always inevitably impose Islamic hegemony on infidels, because as we all know Sharia must always take precedence over all manmade infidel laws because it is divine according to Islam, then why make the issue far more confusing and perplexing than it already is by labeling Muslims Islamists as opposed to what they are, Muslims? Especially because in the minds of the vast overwhelming majority of people out there, an Islamist is just another political correct way of saying an extremist or a radical as opposed to a “moderate” Muslim that is alleged to be the mainstream. Not to mention also the vast overwhelming majority of writers also use the term Islamist primarily only in that context as well.

            When a Muslim imposes his religious identity on someone else, he is engaging in Islamization. That is the difference between Mark, the Mormon taxi driver who refuses to drink alcohol and Mohammed, the Muslim taxi driver who refuses to drive a passenger carrying alcohol.

            Except for the fact that Islam isn’t a religion, but instead a very rabid form of totalitarianism. Thus, Muslims impose their hegemony, i.e, Sharia or Islamic totalitarian law. Indeed, in Islam there is no individual freedom of choice to choose to be a Muslim or to choose not to be a Muslim as in all true faith-based religions, as the latter choice incurs an automatic death sentence.

            Every devout Muslim is an “Islamist”. Islam is not a personal religion. It is a religion of the public space. A “moderate” Muslim would have to reject Islam as a religion of the public space, as theocracy, and that secularism would be a rejection of Islam.

            All Muslims are jihadists, as waging jihad is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another. In any event, what is a personal religion as opposed to a religion of the public space? When examined under the microscope, Islam isn’t a religion at all. Again, it’s a very rabid form of totalitarianism. It may have initially started out as being a very bastardized religion, but subsequent to the Hijra, Muhammad morphed it into a very aggressive form of totalitarianism with the aim of subjugating all religions and all infidels into Islamic totalitarianism to ultimately make his Islam supreme. Indeed, that is the sole fundamental purpose of Islam today. It’s Muhammad’s form of revenge for being ousted out of Mecca by the Meccan infidels.

            By the way, a “moderate” Muslim is a political correct multicultural myth. In reality, they don’t exist and if they did exist, they would be blasphemous apostates with a death sentence hanging over their heads. As a matter of fact, it’s a term created by the political correct multicultural left to reduce the threat that Islam poses to the infidel world down to a few Muslim extremists perpetrating terrorism here and there. Instead of what it really is, i.e., a perpetual global jihad (holy war) waged by the Islamic world against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme.

            As a matter of fact, because mass Muslim immigration to the infidel world has been taking place for decades now courtesy of political correct multiculturalism, the political correct multicultural left and their gullible useful idiots on the right can never publicly acknowledge the existence of the Islamic world’s global jihad since a global jihad or a global war is a far more substantial predicament than mere terrorism perpetrated by a tiny minority of extremists here and there. Not to also mention that decades of mass Muslim immigration with all its excess baggage would also necessarily have to be undone if ever such a reality were ever to be acknowledged.

            Islamism is simply the organized political implementation of Islam in the same way that Nazism was the implementation of National Socialism and Marxism is the attempted implementation of Karl Marx’s ideas.

            It is only to the small number of people that understand that Islam is under obligation to subjugate infidels into Islamic totalitarianism via jihad and the imposition of Sharia in order to make Islam supreme. To the vast overwhelming majority of people, Islamism is radical Islam as opposed to moderate Islam. But nonetheless, I got your drift and thanks for your explanation.

  • LindaRivera

    So Franklin Graham is ignorant of what goes on at the Billy Graham Center? Very, very unwise. I wonder if he has a contact email address where he can be informed about this.