Muslim Sister Cities Associations’ of Houston (Abu Dhabi, Baku, Istanbul & Karachi) Along with the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, CAIR Texas & all Collaborating Muslim Organizations cordially invite you to attend
Annual Ramadan Dinner
Mayor Annise Parker, City of Houston
(Special thanks to: The Islamic Society of Greater Houston, His Highness the Aga Khan Council of Southwestern United States, Raindrop Turkish House, CAIR Texas & Bangladesh Association Houston for their Support)
Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH)
American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI)
Bangladesh Association Houston
Council on American Islamic Relations of Houston (CAIR)
Dawoodi Bohra Masjid
Greater Houston Retailer Cooperative Association (GHRA)
House of Charity
His Highness the Aga Khan Council of Southwestern United States
Houston Shifa Services Foundation (HSSF)
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
Ibne Sina Foundation
Ibrahim Islamic Center
Imami Council of Southern United States
Institute of Interfaith Dialogue (I I D)
Jamah Mecca Masjid-Beechnut
Karachi University Alumni Association
Makkah Masjid-Dairy Ashford
Masjid al Mu’mineen’
Masjid Warithuddeen Mohammed
Mercy Community Center
Muslim Council of USA
Muhammed’s Mosque # 45
Pakistani American Association of Greater Houston (PAGH)
Pakistan Chamber of Commerce -USA (PCC-USA)
Pakistani American Council of Texas (PACT)
Rain Drop Turkish Center
South Asian Chamber of Chamber
Sindhi Association of North America (SANA)
Texas Turkish Chamber of Commerce
Tayaba Masjid-Katy Texas
The Institute of Islamic Knowledge (I I K)
George R. Brown Convention Center
George Bush Grand Ball Room (3rd Floor)
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Saturday August 11, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM CDT
Islam scholar Stephen Schwartz describes ISNA as “one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States.” Adds Schwartz: “Our view is that the number of mosques under Wahhabi control actually totals at least 600 out of the official total of 1,200, while, as noted, Shia community leaders endorse the figure of 80 percent Wahhabi control. But we also offer a number of 4-6,000 mosques overall, including small and diverse congregations of many kinds.”
According to Sufi leader Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani’s testimony before a State Department Open Forum on January 7, 1999, extremists have taken over “more than 80 percent of the mosques in the United States … This means that the ideology of extremism has been spread to 80 percent of the Muslim population, mostly the youth and the new generation.” Kabbani based his statement on his personal investigation of 114 American mosques. “Ninety of them,” he said, “were mostly exposed, and I say exposed, to extreme or radical ideology, based on their speeches, books and board members.” This is largely due to the efforts of ISNA.
“ICNA has established a reputation for bringing anti-American radicals to speak at its annual conferences. Moreover, experts have long documented the organization’s ties to Islamic terrorist groups. Yehudit Barsky, a terrorism expert at the American Jewish Committee, has said that ICNA “is composed of members of Jamaat e-Islami, a Pakistani Islamic radical organization similar to the Muslim Brotherhood that helped to establish the Taliban.” (Pakistani newspapers have reported that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a leading architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was offered refuge in the home of Jamaat e-Islami’s leader, Ahmed Quddoos.) On September 27, 1997, another Pakistani Islamist leader, Maulana Shafayat Mohamed, played host to an ICNA conference at his Florida-based fundamentalist madrassa (religious school), which served as a recruitment center for Taliban fighters.
In 2000, CNSNews.com made public a press release, originally posted on a Middle Eastern website, from a July 2000 ICNA meeting, which read: “Jamaat e-Islami’s supporters have an organization in America known as ICNA …” The press release also recounted some of the views expressed at the aforementioned ICNA meeting. These included an exhortation that “Islam must be translated into political dominance”; pleas for support for “jihad” in “Chechnya, Kashmir, Palestine, Iraq [against U.S. forces], southern Sudan, and … in Bosnia/Kosova [sic]”; an appeal for unity among Pakistani Muslims against “Hindu Brahmins and Zionist Jews”; and an endorsement of Muslim women’s inclusion in carrying out jihad. One Islamic leader present at the ICNA event complained about “human rights violations” being carried out by the U.S. government against the terrorist mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman, spiritual leader of Egypt’sIslamic Group.
In part because of such revelations, ICNA is now under investigation by U.S. authorities for possible connections to terrorist groups. In December 2003, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee requested that the Internal Revenue Service provide detailed information on 25 U.S. Muslim organizations, including ICNA.
In March 1996, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell stated, “One of the groups with Hamasties is the Dallas-based Islamic Association for Palestine in North America, which, in turn, apparently is allied with the Islamic Circle of North America in New York.” TheNew York Daily News reports that ICNA has been “probed by FBI counter-terrorism agents” for “terror ties.”
Terrorism analyst Steven Emerson claims that ICNA has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological forebear of all radical Islamic movements — includingHamas and al-Qaeda. Documents show that Hamas officials have participated in previous ICNA events. “The ICNA’s hatred of the Jews is so fierce,” writes Emerson, “that it taunted them with a repetition of what Hitler did to them.” In his bookAmerican Jihad, Emerson expounds: “The ICNA openly supports militant Islamic fundamentalist organizations, praises terror attacks, issues incendiary attacks on western values and policies, and supports the imposition of Sharia [Islamic law].”
ICNA 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.”
Much more on ICNA here.
Mayor Parker, I would think knowing the long-term goals of these Islamist organizations would be troubling to you.
But in addition to the goals of CAIR and others, did you know that under sharia law (which these Islamist organizations are pushing) homosexuality requires punishment? The punishments range from confinement, to burning to death, to throwing the homosexual off a cliff to his/her death, to stoning or hanging. I hope you’ll keep this in mind as you enjoy your Ramadan dinner. All those friendly, smiling, kindly folks from CAIR, etc.- if you could read their minds, you’d run screaming away from them.
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