And why are they defying a court order to halt construction?
Editor's note: The compilation of materials used in this article are the result of a collaboration between Steve Emerson, of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Elizabeth Coker, a retired journalist and stay-at-home-mom, Jerry Gordon, former Army Intelligence officer and Editor for New English Review, and Eric Allen Bell, Filmmaker and writer. This article was written by Eric Allen Bell who was at one time a staunch pro-mosque supporter, who had a complete change in perspective after the Arab Spring. Bell was banned as a writer from the Daily Kos after he published 3 stories critical of Islam, which ran afoul of the mindset there. For more on that, read “The High Price of Telling the Truth About Islam.”
Pictured Above: A Hamas Terrorism Pledge, posted online by a trusted Board Member of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, TN.
Hamas, also known as the “Islamic Resistance Movement,” is an organization that has engaged in countless suicide bombings, against unarmed civilians. 50% of their funding comes from the Saudis through “Islamic charity organizations.” The acts of Islamic terrorism by Hamas have been aimed primarily at killing Jews. The US State Department, Canada, Japan, Israel and the entire European Union have named Hamas as an Islamic terrorist organization.
The Hamas Charter, identified Hamas as the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine and declares its members to be Muslims who “raise the banner of Jihad." The Hamas charter states that "our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious" and calls for the obliteration of the Jewish State.
To put the Islamic preoccupation with killing the Jews into its proper context, here is a piece of scripture from the Muslim holy book called the Hadith:
The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him. (Sahih Muslim, 41:6985; see also 41:6981-84 and Sahih Bukhari, 4:52:176,177 and 4:56:791)
The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, TN recently defied court orders to cease construction of a 53,000 square foot mega mosque. At the time of this article the ICM are building defiantly, as fast as they can. Once completed, this massive structure, we are expected to believe, is designed to accommodate only a couple hundred Muslim families, with millions of dollars in questionable financing. To say that something is a little fishy here would be an understatement.
Pictured Above: Construction of the 53,000 square foot Islamic facility.
On the board of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, TN is a man named Mosaad Rowash. The purpose of this article is to ask one question and one question only: Why is a senior leader of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, posting pictures which express his overwhelmingly allegiance, loyalty, and a love for Hamas?
WHO IS MOSAAD ROWASH?
Pictured Above: Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Board Member Mosaad Rowash in the middle with a camera around his neck, at a Muslim American Society (MAS) Camp.
Interesting fact about the MAS (Muslim American Society) is that it is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood, whom we will be looking at more closely in just a moment. First, let’s look at some of the images that Mosaad Rowash posted online to his large network of friends throughout the Islamic world.
ARABIC TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION: “With happiness we meet”
Here’s a revealing passage taken from a Hamas leaflet:
O all the people, men and women. O our children: the Jews - brothers of the apes, assassins of the prophets, bloodsuckers, warmongers - are murdering you, depriving you of life after having plundered your homeland and your homes. Only Islam can break the Jews and destroy their dream.
In wondering why anyone would be all warm and fuzzy about Hamas, it should also be noted that in all Hamas-controlled regions, the brutal Islamic law (the Sharia) is enforced. This includes gender apartheid, the stoning of women as punishment for being raped, the execution of homosexuals, death for leaving Islam, forced amputations and other unthinkable human rights abuses.
Why would a leader of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, proudly post a picture of this Islamic terrorist to everyone in his MySpace network?
Pictured Above: Islamic Terrorist, Sheik Yassin, Former leader of Hamas, assassinated by the IDF
According to Wikipedia:
Sheik Yassin was the dominant authority of the Hamas leadership, which was directly involved in planning, orchestrating and launching terror attacks carried out by the organization. In this capacity, Yassin personally gave his approval for the launching of Qassam rockets against Israeli cities, as well as for the numerous Hamas terrorist bombings and suicide operations. In his public appearances and interviews, Yassin called repeatedly for a continuation of the 'armed struggle' against Israel, and for an intensification of the terrorist campaign against its citizens.
Yet another picture of an Islamic terrorist, former Hamas Leader, Dr. Rantisis.
Interesting fact – Islamic terrorist, Dr. Rantisi was also a major Holocaust denier:
It is no longer a secret that the Zionists were behind the Nazis’ murder of many Jews, and agreed to it, with the aim of intimidating them and forcing them to immigrate to Palestine.
Why did this Mosque Board Member post the logo for the Muslim Brotherhood, the forefather of Hamas and Al Qaeda?
Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna said, "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated; to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet."
An Inconvenient Truth about the Muslim Brotherhood:
The Muslim Brotherhood is the largest Islamic organization in the world. Its most famous slogan, used worldwide, is "Islam is the solution." As Islamic scholar, Robert Spencer points out repeatedly, in many of his public talks and books, the Muslim Brotherhood is the direct forefather of both Hamas and Al Qaeda. This organization does not go by “The Muslim Brotherhood” in America. But perhaps you may have heard of some of its front groups: Muslim Student Association, Muslim American Society, Islamic Society of North America, Islamic Circle of North America, North American Islamic Trust, International Institute of Islamic Thought, and several others. And they were all listed in this Muslim Brotherhood “Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood of North America,” which states:
The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Process". The Muslim Brotherhood must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
Here is the original memo in Arabic:
Another Photo, Mosque Board Member Mosaad Rowash, Posted Online:
I don’t know why this senior Mosque official posted that, or these:
AND PERHAPS NOT SURPRISINGLY, THIS MOSQUE BOARD MEMBER POSTED THIS IMAGE AS WELL:
Good thing the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has a spokesman. Let’s take a look at him next…
Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, TN – Spokesman, Dr. Saleh Sbenaty
By now, you probably have some questions about the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. You can reach their spokesperson at: http://www.icmtn.org/contact.html. It seems that perhaps he has a lot to answer for.
Spokesman (unless they change it again) Dr. Selah M. Sbetany is one of the original founders of the mosque. Dr. Sbetany heads up the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies at MTSU.
While studying in Syria, before leaving around 1982, Sbetany had earned the honor of being named as “Top Graduating Student, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Damascus University, 1980.”
Interesting bit of trivia: Saleh Sbetany left Syria when the Muslim Brotherhood was expelled in 1982. I don’t know if that means anything, but I thought it made sense to mention it and let you decide:
According to Wikipedia: During a 50-day moratorium on the application of the 7 July law, over a thousand members of the Muslim Brotherhood turned themselves in, hoping to escape the death penalty imposed on members of the terrorist organization; information published about them in the official press may give some insight into the composition of the Brotherhood's membership at that time. Most of those who gave themselves up were students under twenty-five years of age, from Damascus and other large cities; others were schoolteachers, professors or engineers.
Here is part of an email I recently received from Dr. Sbenaty, member of the religion of peace: “…the lies (you are) spreading is a characteristic of a scumbag to say the least.”
The Board of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro conducted an investigation of Mosaad Rowash.
The Egyptian Cleric, Sheik Ossama Bahloul, Imam of the ICM
In 2010, Steve Emerson, Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, discovered these images on the MySpace page of ICM Board Member, Mosaad Rowash. These photos were presented in court by concerned citizen Elizabeth Coker and were admitted into evidence when a local group attempted to obtain a restraining order on construction of the mosque, until such time that a full investigation could take place as to where the money was coming from and who was really behind this.
The Board of the Islamic Center, under the leadership of Egyptian Cleric, Ossama Bahloul, suspended Mosaad Rowash pending an investigation. When the media heat died down (of which there was very little) Mosaad Rowash was found innocent by the other Board Members and his position on the Board was reinstated.
All of the images on his MySpace page were scrubbed from the web – just suddenly gone. However they exist to this day on numerous hard drives, around the world, as some of us are not yet fully convinced that possession and promotion of these images of Islamic terrorists is something to be quite so easily dismissed. After removing the images of known Islamic terrorists, Mr. Rowash still keeps his MySpace Page up to this day, listing his occupation as “Slave to God” and posting only this message:
i love peace ,, every thing belong to peace ... i hate terror and violence my dream is to see every body in this world live in peace .. i support love , peace , and just ... that`s my massage to all the world.
For those who might say, “But Hamas is now a Democratically elected political party who does not engage in any more suicide bombings” I would say two things. What is wrong with the people of a region who would vote in an Islamic terrorist organization as a political party? But more relevant to the subject at hand, the pictures of the former Hamas terrorist leaders above, are from a time when their stated mission was to destroy all of the Jews and their tactics were not diplomatic, but rather terrorism. So, why does Mosaad Rowash have these pictures on his MySpace page?
Can this all be explained away? The images glorifying holocaust deniers, the assertion that Islamic terrorists were not behind 9/11, the images of machine guns, the Hamas pledge in Arabic, pictures of well known Islamic terrorists who targeted innocent Jewish civilians, the glorification of Jihad - is this all just one big misunderstanding?
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