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“Houston Iftar” Annual Ramadan Dinner with Mayor Annise Parker,City of Houston

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
“Houston Iftar”
Annual Ramadan Dinner
With
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)

COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS

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)
Hashoo Foundation
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
Imamia Association
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
Masjid At-Tawhid
Masjid Taleem
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
Risala Foundation
Rupani Foundation
South Asian Chamber of Chamber
Sun Charity-USA
Sindhi Association of North America (SANA)
Texas Turkish Chamber of Commerce
Tayaba Masjid-Katy Texas
The Institute of Islamic Knowledge (I I K)

Where:

George R. Brown Convention Center
George Bush Grand Ball Room (3rd Floor)
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

When:
Saturday August 11, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM CDT
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How lovely. Houston’s fair mayor, Annise Parker, is supporting and attending the annual Ramadan dinner.  This event is sponsored by CAIR, The Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH), and supported by a long list of others, including  the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).
A reminder of what these varied Islamic organizations stand for:
CAIR: 
“CAIR promotes a radical Islamic vision, as evidenced by the fact that its co-founder Omar Ahmad told a Fremont, California audience in July 1998: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” In a similar spirit, co-founder Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter in 1993: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.” In 2003 Hooper stated that if Muslims ever become a majority in the United States, they will likely seek to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law, which they deem superior to man-made law. In the late 1980s,Ihsan Bagby, who would later become a CAIR Board member, stated that Muslims “can never be full citizens of this country,” referring to the United States, “because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country.”In 2003 CAIR invested, according to its own Form 990 filed with the Internal Revenue Service, $325,000 from its California offices with the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). According to Newsweek, authorities say that over the years “NAIT money has helped the Saudi Arabian sect of Wahhabism — or Salafism, as the broader, pan-Islamic movement is called — to seize control of hundreds of mosques in U.S. Muslim communities.” A recent study by the Center for Religious Freedom found that a very large number of American mosques teach hatred of Jews and Christians, coupled with doctrines of Islamic supremacism.Writes Islam scholar Stephen Schwartz: “CAIR should be considered a foreign-based subversive organization, comparable in the Islamist field to the Soviet-controlled Communist Party USA, and the Cuban-controlled front groups that infiltrated ‘Latin American solidarity’ organizations in the U.S. during the 1980s. It has organized numerous community branches and has had immense success in gaining position as an ‘official’ representative of Islam in the U.S.”…

Much more on CAIR here.
ISGH/ISNA:
The Islamic Society of Greater Houston is connected to/collaborates with ISNA- the Islamic Society of North America.
“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.”

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.

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 Marzookwas 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.”Emerson further reports that “In September 2002, a full year after the 9/11 attacks, speakers at ISNA’s annual conference still refused to acknowledge Bin Laden‘s role in the terrorist attacks.”…

Much more on ISNA here.
ICNA:

“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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  1. […] ICNA? Would that be the same ICNA listed as a “COLLABORATING ORGANIZATION” in the “Houston Iftar” Annual Ramadan Dinner with Mayor Annise Parker,City of Houston? […]

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