(/sites/default/files/uploads/2013/08/hqdefault.jpg)The 9⁄11 Truther organizers of the “Million American March Against Fear on 9⁄11,” formerly known as the “Million Muslim March,” aren’t keen on those who dig up their alliances with foreign Islamist groups like Viva Palestina in the U.K. and Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh. In a recent conference call, one of the organizers even attacked me as a “Nazi bulldog.”
The American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) leads the “Million American March Against Fear on 9⁄11.” Its website claims that “’Al-Qaeda is a joke. And so is the whole ‘war on terror’” and “the so-called ‘Islamic terrorist threat’ is pure hallucination.” Formerly known as the “Million Muslim March,” the event’s name was rebranded after 9⁄11 Truth groups joined it.
AMPAC is based in Missouri and is led by MD Rabbi Alam, who has suggested that Jews were responsible for 9⁄11. He also leads the Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus and received significant attention when the Missouri Right to Life PAC endorsed his bid to become Secretary of State.
On August 22, the Clarion Project published an expose of how Alam and the leadership of his Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus are linked to the pro-Hamas Viva Palestina group. Viva Palestina is led by anti-American politician George Galloway and is facing a second investigation by the British government for failing to disclose its finances.
“[T]he Viva Palestina campaign is more about supporting and legitimizing Hamas than it is about providing aid to the needy…They treat Hamas leaders as the legitimate representatives of the Palestinian people and provide both material and political support to the terrorist organization,” writes the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Alam also organized a “Million Muslim March” in his home country of Bangladesh to protest “violence against Islam.” The enemy of Islam he is referring to is Bangladesh’s popularly-elected secular government and the group he is defending is Jamaat-e-Islami, an Islamist group with leaders that are on trial for war crimes.
In February, there were massive demonstrations demanding action against the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami group that wants to implement Shariah Law. The protests began after a Jamat-e-Islami leader was sentenced to life in prison, eliciting a smile and victory hand signal from the convicted war criminal. The Islamist group has responded with protests of its own; a campaign that Alam is contributing to. The group was recently prohibited from taking part in elections by a Bangladeshi court.
On August 24, two days after the Clarion Project article was posted, the Million American March Against Fear organizers had a conference call that was posted on its website.
“I’m gonna say this, with like, overwhelming concern. There’s this story on a website called the Clarion Project,” says one speaker at about 24 minutes in.
“There’s definitely, without question, when it gets to a level like that, where Ryan Mauro, the guy who wrote that story, he’s another Nazi bulldog, and they are trying to call out, like, the highest order against us here,” he then says.
The march organizers are particularly incensed with devout Muslim Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, whose American Islamic Forum for Democracy condemned the event. Alam’s group responded ferociously, calling him a “house Muslim” that is the “least popular Muslim in America” that is despised by almost every Muslim-American.
Actually, Alam and his group are the unpopular ones. The event’s Facebook page has 130 “likes” and his organization’s Facebook page has 126. Jasser’s group has almost 1,500 “likes,” so the supposed “least popular Muslim in America” has ten times more support than Alam.
Many of the march’s original supporters have run away since it started getting negative attention. A screenshot from August 18 lists the American Muslim Task Force; Hussam Ayloush, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations chapter in Los Angeles and Imam Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society as endorsers. These three groups no longer appear on the website.
One of the objectives of the rally is to unite Muslims and non-Muslims behind the idea that the U.S. government is essentially evil; that the U.S. government would murder 3,000 of its own citizens just to have a pretext to murder and persecute innocent Muslims around the world.
That’s where Dr. Kevin Barrett, the Director of Media and Outreach for the march comes in. He is the founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9⁄11 Truth. It has a small number of endorsements from writers, theology professors and ministers. It promotes a Day of Prayer for 9⁄11 Truth and has instructions on how to influence clergy.
The Million American March Against Fear on 9⁄11 will begin at noon at the National Mall and then move to Congress, the Supreme Court and the White House. At 2 PM, the rally will merge with the March Against Drones. More specific details about the route are available at the website.
There are few things more offensive than a march on 9⁄11 that’s designed to shift attention away from Al-Qaeda’s victims to “Islamophobia,” so-called American “imperialism” and 9⁄11 conspiracy theories. The refusal of CAIR, MAS, ISNA and others to rally behind the event shows there are some lines that even the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood knows not to cross.
This article was sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy.
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