Al-Awlaki Mosque, Hamas Supporter Refuse to Excommunicate Boko Haram


Least shocking news ever.

U.S. Islamic leaders won’t try to formally excommunicate the Islamist Boko Haram group unless they can meet with its leadership to debate the religious legitimacy of its actions, a spokesman for a leading mosque told The Daily Caller.

I thought there was nothing to debate. It’s not Islam. But now a debate is needed.

“There is a great reluctance to excommunicate someone by extension. … It would be like convicting someone in absentia,” said Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, the spokesman for the “Home of the Migrants” mosque, or Dar Al Hijrah mosque, in Falls Church Va.

Dar Al Hijrah has quite a history and links to the 9/11 hijackers. It was Anwar Al-Awlaki’s mosque before he fled to take a more official role in Al Qaeda. There’s a long, long list of terrorist links in that mosque.

But now they’ve seized on a gimmick about not excommunicating a terrorist group in absentia.

“Islam is not the problem,” said Ahmed Bedier, a Florida-based Islamic advocate. “We’re tired of people coming on television and asking where does this ideology come from,” Bedier said. “Well, this ideology comes from nowhere,” he insisted.

Nowhere. Absolutely nowhere.

You might say it comes out of thin air. Ahmed Bedier certainly doesn’t know where it comes from. Not a clue.

Bedier has had ties to radical Islam since at least 2002, when he was the Outreach Director for the Islamic Society of Pinellas County (Florida), a mosque whose website features material calling for violence against Jews.

Also in February 2003, the Tampa-based terrorist and former University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian was taken into custody by the FBI — indicted for his leadership role within Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Bedier became Al-Arian’s “unofficial spokesman,”

Bedier left CAIR in May 2008. On December 30, 2008, he joined hundreds of demonstrators in a pro-Hamas rally in Tampa. Organized in large part by the Muslim American Society, the event featured signs that read “End Zionism” and “Zionism is Cancer; Radiate It.”

Today, Ahmed Bedier is a Florida events coordinator for Islamic Relief (IR). In May 2006, Israel labeled IR a front for Hamas, after arresting the group’s Gaza program manager, Ayaz Ali, for providing “funds and assistance to various Hamas institutions and organizations.” Ali admitted that he had cooperated with local Hamas operatives.

In 1999, Islamic Relief collected and sent more than $6 million to Chechen rebels with ties to al-Qaeda. The same year, IR received $50,000 from Human Concern International (HCI), a charity that the U.S. Department of Treasury described as a “bin Laden front.”

Nothing to do with Islam. Not a thing. Stop asking already. Ahmed knows nothing.


  • Bill O’Rights

    The SAME, RECURRING THEME we have seen in Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan.

    Obama’s favorite ally, the Qataris, back Boko Haram:



    The Qataris are the Obama administration’s ‘silent’ partners, and they’re propagating al Qaeda and al Qaeda affiliate groups across nearly every continent.

    Read about state capture by Qatar here:


  • Texas Patriot

    You just have to wonder how long American Muslims will deny the clear teachings of Muhammad and his followers! Don’t they know they could be charged with apostasy?

    • john spielman

      absolutely. For any islamic group to admit that what Boko Haram is evil and unislamic is to admit that the founder of Islam, Muhammed (who did exactlty the same things), was a demon possessed mass murderer, thief, liar, and PEDOPHILE!

      • Texas Patriot

        If Muhammad was a prophet of God, then his words and his actions cannot be criticized or ignored, much less denied by Muslims anywhere. If American Muslims are in fact denying the teachings of Muhammad, they should not be surprised at the judgment and the punishment they will receive from their fellow Muslims.

    • The March Hare

      The doctrine of Taqiyyah permits lying to non believers to advance Muslim interests. They won’t be charged with anything.

      • Texas Patriot

        As I understand it, there is no such thing as “excommunication” in Islam. Muslims are free to make their own interpretations and act out their own versions of jihad, as they see fit, so long as there is some justification for it in the teachings or life example of Muhammad or his followers.

        Therefore, if any Muslim anywhere in the world “renounces” behavior that arguably is supported the teaching or life example of Muhammad or his followers, that Muslim would be guilty of blasphemy or apostasy, the punishment for which could arguably be carried out by any Muslim in the world without waiting for any court order or ruling of any kind. Basically, Islam is all or nothing. Either you’re in or you’re not. And if your’e in, you’re bound to follow all the rules, including punishing those who don’t.

        Taqiyyah or no taqiyya, if a Muslim criticizes or renounce the teachings or life example of Muhammad, that Muslim has crossed over the line and is subject to judgment and punishment by other Muslims, and that’s the situation American and other Western Muslims find themselves in today. They themselves may not be that radical, but there are plenty of Muslims who are, and the radical Muslims are only too ready to hold the non-radical Muslims to account for any real or imagined violation of Islamic law.

        • Ken Zevo

          ‘Umdat as-Salik wa ‘Uddat an-Nasik (Reliance of the Traveller and Tools of the Worshipper, also commonly known by its shorter title “Reliance of the Traveller”) is a classical manual of fiqh for the Shafi’i school of Islamic jurisprudence. … snip … This work consists of the soundest positions of the Shafi’i school.


  • Veracious_one

    ““We’re tired of people coming on television and asking where does this ideology come from,” Bedier said. “Well, this ideology comes from nowhere,” he insisted.”
    Boko Haram says they’re following the Quran…surely they’re telling the truth…

  • Ashish Kapoor

    Not surprised a bit really..this is exactly why people fear the religion of peace.

  • DogmaelJones1

    ““We’re tired of people coming on television and asking where does
    this ideology come from,” Bedier said. “Well, this ideology comes from
    nowhere,” he insisted.” Poor babies. Having to field all those inconvenient questions when they could be out carving up infidels, killing their daughters, and gracing our existence with their ghastly presence. Maybe we’re tired of Islam hogging the news with its “peaceful” demonstrations of tolerance and goodwill.

    • Ken Zevo

      “To call somebody an idiot is to imply that they are in some way mentally incapable, and therefore not morally responsible for their actions. I have received several assurances from interested parties that Mr Altafaj Tardio is an intelligent and well-educated man. It is therefore reasonable to assume that he understands precisely what he is doing – and the terrible damage he is causing – yet carries on regardless.” Peter Oborne

  • Maven

    U.S. Islamic leaders are smart, very smart.

    “U.S. Islamic leaders won’t try to formally excommunicate the Islamist Boko Haram group unless they can meet with its leadership to debate the religious legitimacy of its actions,”

    They get to eat their cake and have it too!

    If they excommunicated Boko Haram, it could be a mistake. That would be bad. It could be a mistake because they do not have every last bit of evidence. It would be mean of us to ask them to excommunicate Boko Haram. We should not act STUPIDLY like the police officer Crowley.

    Thus the need to a meeting, which they know will not happen. No one is buying plane tickets to go to the U.S., Nigeria, a 3rd country. No one is setting a net meeting. Stupid, dumb-azz MSM reporters ar enot going to ask U.S. Islamic leaders is they are making progress in setting up a meeting.

    Instead we get, well we want to or we tried.

  • wileyvet

    The thing that makes me sick the most, is that a terror mosque is in the land of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The effrontery to the founding fathers of America to have a structure in its midst that is so antithetical to what the great thinkers and contributors to America’s independence and subsequent Constitution espoused is typical of the arrogance of Muslim supremacists. Muslims have no respect for American heritage, traditions, freedoms and liberties or indeed the entire American way of life. A nation that has done more in one century than 14 centuries of Muhammadism ever did, is now the stomping ground of 7th century Islamist thugs spreading their intolerant dogma intent on destroying the very US Constitution that allows this filth to prosper. The Virginia State motto should be changed to Sic Semper Islamists. The Muslims fired the first shot against humanity in A.D. 622, and they have been relentless and ceaseless in their jihad ever since. They do not belong in any place but a desolate desert, because their religion is as arid as Arabia itself and as scourging as a sandstorm.

    • liz

      It’s not only effrontery, it’s the lowest insult imaginable.
      Islam is the exact opposite of everything they stood for.
      The traitors we now have in office deserve to be hanged for allowing our enemies onto our soil, to contaminate the ground our Founders fought to defend.

  • Calvinius

    You don’t seem to grasp that there is no such thing as “excommunication” in Islam. That’s a Catholic concept.

  • Ken Zevo

    So there you have it: nothing happened, nobody saw it happen and nobody got hurt. We can all go back to sleep now. (/sarc flag)

    “I didn’t do it. Nobody saw me do it. You can’t prove anything.” Bart Simpson

    “Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.”
    Michael Rivero