ISNA Enforces extremist Wahhabi theological writ in America’s mosques
From Discover the Networks
“Established in 1981 by the Saudi-funded Muslim Students’ Association of the U.S. and Canada (MSA), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) calls itself the largest Muslim organization on the continent. ISNA was created by MSA with the help of one of Palestinian Islamic Jihad‘s founding students, Sami Al-Arian. Another noteworthy founding member of ISNA was Mahboob Khan.
Today ISNA’s annual conventions draw more attendees — usually over 30,000 — than any other Muslim gathering in the Western Hemisphere. ISNA’s mission is to function as “an association of Muslim organizations and individuals that provides a common platform for presenting Islam, supporting Muslim communities, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with other religious communities, and civic and service organizations.”
ISNA focuses heavily on providing Wahhabi theological indoctrination materials to a large percentage of the mosques in North America. Many of these mosques were recently built with Saudi money and are required, by their Saudi benefactors, to strictly follow the dictates of Wahhabi imams – an edict that affects the tone and content of the sermons given in the mosques, the selection of books and periodicals that may be read in mosque libraries or sold in mosque bookshops, and the policies governing the exclusion or suppression of dissenters from the congregations.
Through its affiliate, the North American Islamic Trust – a Saudi government-backed organization created to fund Islamist enterprises in North America – the Saudi-subsidized ISNA reportedly holds the mortgages on 50 to 80 percent of all mosques in the U.S. and Canada. Thus the organization can freely exercise ultimate authority over these houses of worship and their teachings.
Writes Kaukab Siddique, the editor of New Trend, an Islamic periodical of extremist views that is nonetheless opposed to Wahhabi domination of American Islam: “ISNA controls most mosques in America and thus also controls who will speak at every Friday prayer, and which literature will be distributed there.”
ISNA is connected to the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH), see:
“Through an agreement with the Islamic Society of North America, Inc. (ISNA), a member paying annual membership dues to
ISGH also becomes a member of ISNA. A portion of the membership dues paid to ISGH will be remitted to ISNA for its
membership. The portion of membership dues to be paid to ISNA will be established annually by the BOARD.”
Found here: http://www.isgh.org/Membership%20Bylaws%20-%20amended.pdf
Here are some ISGH mosques in the Houston area with connections to ISNA:
Maryam Masjid in Fort Bend County, New Territory subdivision
El-Farouq Mosque, 1207 Conrad Sauer, Houston
Masjid Hamza, 6233 Tres Lagunas, Houston
These Houston-area mosques are all affiliated with ISGH, and thus, connected with ISNA. This is a small sample, there are many more.
“According to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, ISNA “is a radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation”; “convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred” (for instance, al Qaeda supporter and PLO official Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi was invited to speak at an ISNA conference); has held fundraisers for terrorists (after Hamas leader Mousa Marzook was arrested and eventually deported in 1997, ISNA raised money for his defense); has condemned the U.S. government’s post-9/11 seizure of Hamas’ and Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s financial assets; and publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Islamic Horizons, that “often champions militant Islamist doctrine.”
Adds Emerson: “I think ISNA has been an umbrella, also a promoter of groups that have been involved in terrorism. I am not going to accuse the ISNA of being directly involved in terrorism. I will say ISNA has sponsored extremists, racists, people who call for Jihad against the United States.”
“…ISNA was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” – as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “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 … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
This is who we have in our midst, pretending to be moderate, patriotic Americans, all the while undermining our free country and the United States Constitution. What can you, a citizen, do about this? Share this information with your mayor, your city council member, your state and federal elected representatives-send them a link to this post. When your elected official condescendingly says “yes, but not all Muslims are bad people…” let them know you don’t argue that point, but the official must face facts. If your representative insists on keeping his/her head buried deeply in the sand, let them know you will not donate to their campaign, you will not vote for them, and you will let the world know how clueless they are.
Much more on the ISNA here: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6178
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