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September 19, 2013

Contact: Matthew Gardner

Phone: (434) 825-2283

Email: public.relations@iqou-moa.org

 

(Washington, DC) Muslims throughout the United States of America condemn the use of chemical warfare on the people of Syria as inhumane, emphasizing that no government should be allowed to use them. For this reason, we appeal to the Secretary General of the United Nations to demonstrate equal concern about the weapons of mass destruction that have been manufactured in the U.S. for the purpose of killing American Muslims. In June 2013, two men, Glen Scott Crawford, a G.E. employee, and his only named accomplice Eric Feight were arrested in Albany, New York after being charged with “conspiracy to provide material support, or resources, intending that they be used in preparation for, or in carrying out… a weapon of mass destruction”, said the criminal complaint. The pair built a “radiation-emitting device that could be placed in the back of a van to covertly emit ionizing radiation…”. The device was designed to target and eliminate Muslims, in America and outside, with an X-ray gun intended to be worse than Hiroshima.

 

We demand the United Nations immediately send inspectors to the U.S. to examine the weapon, as the pair was already successful in testing the remote triggering device. How many weapons have been built? How many additional suspects need apprehending? An FBI affidavit identified as many as eight accomplices who have remained unnamed with no arrests.

 

Over three months ago, USA Today reported that the federal authorities uncovered the builders of the lethal X-ray device were “allegedly planning to build a mobile X-ray weapon to kill Muslims and other "enemies of Israel". Three months after initial arrests, no further action been taken. Will American Muslims suffer the same fate as the people of Syria? Will Muslims be attacked in their own country? American Muslims fully endorse swift action against all forms of weapons of mass destruction and implore the international community to recognize this viable threat to the safety and peace of citizens of the United States of America.

 

The danger is apparently still great for all Muslims living in America under threat of use of this weapon of mass destruction for which the number of weapons manufactured is still unknown. The Muslims of America, Inc. (TMOA) have suffered escalating attacks against their residential properties and residents since the launching of a defamation lawsuit against the extremist group Christian Action Network (CAN) and its president Martin Mawyer related to release of an inflammatory book. Based in Hancock, New York, The Muslims of America have reported to law enforcement the appearance of intruders on several properties across the country including the states of Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Georgia. In New York, days before the Crawford and Feight arrests, residents identified intruders with heavy Eastern European accents, possibly Russian Jews, who drove onto the property in a van with strange, partially hidden and mounted equipment. In Texas, a man drove past TMOA property for hours, harassed neighbors for information and then trespassed before being stopped by the Muslim residents. The Texas trespasser’s vehicle was registered to a man connected to the Himeni Ministries, a Christian Zionist Church and Act for America!, a known anti-Islam organization. In South Carolina, during a Ladies Summer Program, multiple incidents were reported of suspicious persons posing as salesman descending on the homes of Muslim residents’ homes. In addition, shots fired upon the property prompted a meeting with FBI and local law enforcement to warn about the growing danger as shown in the increased incidents of hate crimes against the TMOA community across the country. In Virginia, thirteen shots rang out in the dark of night endangering innocent men, women and children as the assailants fired into the TMOA sign on the property. Nevertheless, unchecked by law enforcement, dangerous front organizations continue to spread Islamophobic propaganda while publicly posturing as enemies of Islam, but who are in actuality, the real enemies of America. Unfortunately, as good citizens, when these incidents of violence are brought to the attention of the authorities, it is claimed there is no evidence to arrest the perpetrators.

 

We, American Muslims, demand justice and protection. We assert there is no blame on the American government nor the American people for these front organizations who are promoting fear and Islamophobia as a tool in their aim to destroy America by using the American people, American money, and the blood of innocent Americans to fight their wars -proxy wars. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, yet who were among the thousands killed - it was Americans’ citizens, Muslims and Christians alike, who lost their lives in the devastating proxy war in Iraq. Americans, be they Muslim or Christian, all are suffering due to them.
 

As America takes up the just cause of eliminating chemical warfare being used against the Syrian people, we beseech the international community to turn its attention to the weapons of mass destruction already manufactured to be used right here against innocent Americans.

 

 

 

 

Hon. K. Hussein Adams

President

 

Hon. Khadijah Smith

Vice President

 

Hon. Khadija A. Salaam

Treasurer

September 9, 2013

In March, the Islamic Post (IP) printed an article on drones flying in the US and President Obama signing the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, a bill that contains requirements for integrating drones into the US airspace and places stewardship with the FAA. It would be an exercise in futility to argue against the use and presence of drones in the skies of America, since Congress blessed the endeavor with funding  to a tune of $63 billion, along with  a pervasiveness of security cameras in US cities such as Chicago, New York, the District of Columbia  and San Francisco.  Americans have been primed for constant surveillance;  albeit voicing the rules of law governing surveillance and privacy, such as obtaining a warrant and safeguarding the fourth amendment to the Constitution on privacy is the duty of every American. According to a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports in 2012, 52 percent of voters opposed the use of surveillance drones compared to 30 percent who favored it, while 17 percent were indifferent. The IP asked then:  how far will the government go in using drones in America? The question is raised again.

Drone technology can survey 24/7 without the individual being aware of the presence of the drone. This raises a flag on legality and privacy issues.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been asking the FBI very pointed questions on how the Bureau plans to use drones in monitoring Americans, such as what are the limits to their use, what are the capabilities of the technology.  Keep in mind - this technology is not new, it has been used in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia – killing many innocent people based on drone intel.  In 2012, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said that at least 285 drone missions occurred in America by September 2011, secretly, without reason, warning or knowledge of American citizens.  Additional research found, according to congressional testimony in 2012 presented by the Government Accountability Office, and testimony introduced by House Homeland Security Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Michael McCaul (R.-Texas), the FAA had authorized 106 federal, state and local government “entities” to fly drones within US airspace as early as January 1,  prior to the signing of the Act. McCaul further stated, “Currently, there are about 200 active Certificates of Authorization issued by the FAA to over 100 different entities, such as law enforcement departments and academic institutions, to fly drones domestically.”  Americans need to know and understand how this technology is and will be used, when and where drones will fly, along with the application of the data collected.  No secrecy.

Thus far, the FBI has responded to the Senator’s letter(s) that drones will not be armed and will not be used in arbitrary surveillance of Americans. This would be somewhat reassuring if it were not for the fact that the rules of law are changed on a whim and constitutional rights are ignored when the situation behooves the government. The Fourth Amendment protects the right of a person to be secure in his house against unreasonable searches, violating his privacy.  The authorities are stretching to the unconstitutional illegal  limit of probable cause in searches without a warrant. The rule book has been rewritten, the Constitution encroached; do we really know what probable cause is and who will make that determination? Will the definition change according to the Oval Office, FBI, CIA, NSA, or any other three  letter acronym for a government agency;  justifying a drone to spy into the homes of Americans or where it’s the “ reasonable expectation of privacy”, without a warrant or even to fire on citizens?

One agency that was not addressed by the Senator is the Customs & Border Patrol also known by its three letter acronym, CBP. In response to the EFF’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on the disclosure of drones flying in the US,  it was discovered the CBP has considered adding “non-lethal” weapons to its domestic Predator drones. These are the same drones used in Pakistan.

There are positive uses for drone technology such as in agriculture, geological surveying, delivery of medicine and relief in disaster stricken areas.  Such use is not a concern and would be welcomed. The FAA’s Jim Williams, in the March article, dismissed concerns over privacy saying, “The FAA has no authority to make rules or enforce any rules relative to privacy. We can ask [the industry] to take into consideration the privacy issue. … There aren’t any rules to date on that.”  This should cause serious concerns for Americans.

July 13, 2013

The Vice Chancellor of the International Qur’anic Open University, El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani, delivers a dynamic statement to the world to address disturbing lies forged by the patrons of Islamophobia who wish to paint a picture that is contrary to his lifelong mission as a teacher, reformer and guide. In 1979, His Eminence El Sheikh Gillani, a noble direct descendant of Ahlul Bayt, which is the family of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), traveled to America. The lineage of El Sheikh Gillani can be traced to his noble grandfather, the world-renowned and revered Ghauzul Azam El Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani (b. 1077 c.e.) (ra) of Baghdad. As head of the distinguished and influential Gillani family in Pakistan, His Eminence El Sheikh Gillani has continuously performed his noble duties to uplift and protect God's servants. Over thirty years later, El Sheikh Gillani emerges as one of the world’s greatest humanitarians, going wherever there is a cry for help.

 

When arriving in America, El Sheikh Gillani met a devoted group of indigenous American Muslims whose hearts were yearning for a leader and guide dedicated to the practice of Al Islam at a time when the deviant Wahabi ideology infiltrated the American Muslim mainstream. El Sheikh Gillani found this earnest group of American Muslims in an unlikely place- the depressed ghettos of the inner cities where drugs, crime and violence were rampant.  As unlikely as it seems, these Americans had prayed to Almighty God for relief, and after witnessing many Divine miraculous manifestations supporting El Sheikh Gillani’s mission, this group of American Muslims soon formed a devout community of faithful Muslims becoming known as The Muslims of America, Inc.

 

Today, in contrast to the horrifying ghettos of the inner cities, The Muslims of America, Inc., have established peaceful rural villages, where they live a clean life, focus on education, serve in local communities, partake in an agricultural lifestyle and raise the fourth generation of children who have benefitted from the care of His Eminence. Regardless of this great progress, in a post 9/11 America, there are those who have manufactured new careers and made vast fortunes masquerading as Christians, but who are actually peddlers of Islamophobia and not followers of the second to the last messenger, Jesus son of the Chaste Mary. Instead, they are bent on distorting the truth, spreading lies and falsehood, and attempting to bring about unrest and violence between unaware Christians and Muslims. El Sheikh Gillani remains steadfast under the attack of such frauds who have attempted to degrade years of service to mankind by using books and web pages filled with propaganda as well as deceptive editing of thirty-year-old videos to incite the panic that American Muslims are planning to harm  their fellow neighbors- an outright fabrication.

 

Coinciding with his travels to America, in the early 1980’s, another cry was heard from halfway around the globe as the innocent people of Afghanistan were invaded by the former Soviet Union (USSR) sending shockwaves throughout the world.  An immediate reaction rang out from the humanitarian community including the United Nations as well as a strong response from the United States of America who supported the “Mujahideen”, also called freedom fighters, so that the people of Afghanistan could repel the communist aggressors. El Sheikh Gillani, his American followers and Muslims from all over the world joined the international community in confronting the Soviets to drive them from Afghanistan. In the State of the Union Address Delivered Before a Joint Session of the Congress on January 23, 1980, President Jimmy Carter stated:

 

…at this moment, massive Soviet troops are attempting to subjugate the fiercely independent and deeply religious people of Afghanistan.…The integrity and the independence of weaker nations must not be threatened. But now the Soviet Union has taken a radical and an aggressive new step. It's using its great military power against a relatively defenseless nation. The implications of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan could pose the most serious threat to the peace since the Second World War.

The vast majority of nations on Earth have condemned this latest Soviet attempt to extend its colonial domination of others and have demanded the immediate withdrawal of Soviet troops. The Moslem world is especially and justifiably outraged by this aggression against an Islamic people. No action of a world power has ever been so quickly and so overwhelmingly condemned. But verbal condemnation is not enough. The Soviet Union must pay a concrete price for their aggression….

 

As El Sheikh Gillani continued his efforts to help the people of Afghanistan, the devastation in that country over the next five years was horrific.  According to Amnesty International, “about 1 million Afghans died”. The United Nations News Centre reports, “…About 3 million refugees fled to Pakistan and 1.5 million to Iran. Many people were also driven from the countryside to Kabul, and in total more than half of the population was displaced…”.

 

In a radio address to Americans on December 28, 1985, President Ronald Reagan reiterated American support for the freedom fighters, the Mujahideen, who were instrumental in finally expelling the former USSR from Afghanistan:

 

 

In 1985, when the Mujahideen fighting in Afghanistan were invited and honored at the White House, President Reagan went so far as to say about the Mujahideen: "These gentlemen are the moral equivalents of America's Founding Fathers."

 

As Imam of The Muslims of America, and Vice Chancellor of the International Qur’anic Open University, Inc., El Sheikh Gillani has consistently performed the noble work of teaching and reforming those whose founding fathers indeed built America. Instead of paying due regard for the sacrifices and recognizing the successes of El Sheikh Gillani, forces who are against America have instead launched a barrage of media assaults falsely accusing The Muslims of America, Inc. as enemies of their fellow countrymen.

 

In the forefront of this assault is the President of the so-called Christian Action Network, Martin Mawyer, who released a book in 2012 titled Twilight in America, which prompted The Muslims of America,Inc. to file a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit in federal court. In addition to the book, Mawyer was responsible for the publication and propagation of a deceitful film portraying El Sheikh Gillani’s heroic efforts in Afghanistan and Indian-occupied Kashmir as training camps against Americans.

 

The best medicine for lies is truth.

 

El Sheikh Gillani takes a journey through time as he delivers a timely policy statement detailing the history of his mission, the victories and the current struggles as the enemies of Islam persist in their attack of innocent American Muslims who have done no harm to their own country.

 

His Eminence El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani:

 

I issued a Victory Letter in English. In it is written that Almighty Allah spoke to the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) and informed us that Allah ta Ala is going to dismember the USSR. In the Victory Letter, I gave a declaration to everyone to come and fight the Communists and that they would be successful. It was in that time that I was encouraged by the Pakistani government and the Reagan Administration to help Americans to fight against the Communists.

 

In America, I held Jihad conferences in New York and New Jersey, which were very known and public. I had letters with me encouraging people to go and fight the Communists. Then, I went back to Pakistan and gave a decree of Jihad in Peshawar where we signed to wage a holy war against the Soviet Communists. During this time, one of my partners was so respected by U.S. President Reagan that when he went to America, Reagan himself came to the airport and took him from the airplane in his car. The Americans gave us overwhelming respect and honor. Our family cousin A. Shah Gilani is still a very strong man there. I soon found out that people responded to the decree, the Qadris, particularly those lovers of Ahl Bayt, and followers of Abdul Qadir Gilani (ra). They heard my call and came out in the hundreds in Peshawar to volunteer to fight the Communists who were occupying Afghanistan. However, they suffered heavy casualties because they were unskilled, so I needed someone to train them.

 

I requested some of my American followers, such as Husain Abdallah and honored American Muslim veterans to come help me and help America, by training those who came forward so that they could go and successfully fight the Communists. As a Holy Man, a member of Ahl Bayt, I was a spiritual guide to people, making prayers and encouraging them to go and fight. A group came to Pakistan to the mountains of our Murree campus, a place where you can go today and still see the same backdrops and same scenery. It was in Murree that a video was made. For the sake of the video, I put on fatigues and a jacket to invite people in Pakistan and all over the world to come fight the Communists who had illegally invaded the country of Afghanistan. Do you understand that we never had any training camps against America? America is your homeland. My whole family are Americans. Everything that was done was supported by the United States of America, not against the United States of America.

 

Instead of doctoring the video to look like training against Americans, why don’t you instead honor those who are sitting there on both sides because they sacrificed much by going to Pakistan to try and fight the enemy of America? Those are American Muslim Veterans.  Similarly, when the country of Kashmir was illegally occupied, I did the same by going to the Kashmiri camps to make prayers and tell them to expel those who occupied their country illegally in spite of the UN resolution of 1948, which said Kashmiris would obtain the right of plebiscite to choose to be a part of India or Pakistan.

 

They have a video showing me as I visit the Kashmiri camps. My family is in Kashmir. Ninety percent of Kashmiris follow my ancestor’s Qadri (sufi) order. Kashmir is occupied illegally by India. Of course I will have to help the Kashmiri cause when 90% of Muslims have been occupied illegally by India. Why hasn’t the United Nations done something in Kashmir? They went to Timur Island, created rights for the people, and then sent the United Nations army and separated the island to bring peace. The United Nations did the same in Sudan. This is what they are doing everywhere, why not help the people of Kashmir?

 

The situation in Afghanistan was created as a vehicle to transplant the Jews from the USSR to the illegal state of Israel. They used America, Americans, American money and Muslims to fight their war. In the book, Al-Islam in America, there is a photograph that depicts these events. It attests to the large amounts of money, millions and millions of dollars, spent. It was the Jews’ war yet, now it is thought that some of our followers, and Muslims in America, are actually a danger for them and a threat to their existence.  They are not a danger to the United States. Martin Mawyer, the Christian Action Network and others of their ilk are the enemies -not of the Muslims-, but of the United States of America. That is why they have people like Martin Mawyer and others who burn books and make Hollywood movies in an attempt to degrade Islam. There should be some end to injustice. The most unfortunate thing in America is the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who first chooses people as their friends to get their work done and then they terminate them. This is their ongoing policy.

 

As a matter of fact, not only Muslims in America, but the American people are under siege.  They are no longer independent. They are put into proxy war after war.

That is why I myself established the United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF). Peace in America depends on Muslim- Christian unity and both having understanding. So, is Martin Mawyer following the teachings of Jesus son of Mary (as)? If he were, he would not lie or falsely accuse anyone as Jesus son of Mary never did. I tell the world – Muslims are the only one who brought the book, Holy Qur’an, which is the only Divine evidence that Jesus son of Mary was the result of legitimate birth. His mother was “Siddiqa”, a pious virtuous virgin who gave birth according to the Almighty’s plan. She was given glad tidings of his miraculous birth. The Holy Quran is the only book that establishes that Jesus son of Mary spoke in the cradle and told all that Allah has “made me a prophet”. In burning Holy Qur’an, Terry Jones in actuality burned the revelation according to Jesus, for the Holy Quran contains the pure and summarized form of the Holy Gospel found in Surah (chapter) Ali Imran and Surah Maryam. Holy Qur’an also contains, in condensed form, the Torah found in Surah Al Baqara as well as mentions the whole account of Moses (peace be upon them all). The truth is that those making fortunes on Islamophobia, their first aim is to bring about a clash between Muslims and Christians in America and their second objective is to use it as their means of livelihood. It is a big, ongoing business to abuse Muslims, falsely accuse them, attack their beliefs and then ask for a donation from here and there. All of them are the riff-raff, dropouts, drug addicts, scammers and frauds of society who have taken up the business of slandering Muslims who are American citizens. Such people are the cancer of society, enemies of the United States who do not wish to strengthen but instead want to weaken America by bringing strife between Muslims and Christians.  They know, as do I, that Muslims and Christians are brethren and will be united through Imam Mahdi. Not only do I know Imam Mahdi, but I have introduced him to some of my followers. Imam Mahdi is going to come and he is the one who will join Islam and Christianity under one religion. He will single out the common enemy who conspired to crucify Jesus Son of Mary and hurled false accusations against his blessed, chaste mother by calling him of an illegitimate birth. That is the purpose of Imam Mahdi- to deal with these people posing as Christians who have no resemblance to the followers of Jesus, son of Mary.

 

Martin Mawyer’s Christian Action Network (CAN) threw leaflets from an airplane to the earth bringing false accusations against me even after the U.S. State Department has acknowledged that I have had nothing to do with anything. Yet he continues to incite citizens and law enforcement to take action against me and members of The Muslims of America, Inc. Is there any law? Well, law is with Almighty God right now. Are Martin Mawyer and other people out there blind?

 

In our Muslim village of Holy Islamberg, New York, Almighty God’s personal name, Allah, is shining in the Holy Shrine. What does it mean? It is a sign of Almighty God. Those who oppress Muslims want to deny the existence of Allah and burn Holy Quran, but can you stop Allah Almighty?

 

Whenever Almighty God shows some sign there is always a reason. It is a stern warning for oppressors and glad tidings for the believers. Fear Almighty God. Think about what had happened to those people who denied and rejected the signs of Almighty God, they were destroyed. He destroyed the people of ‘Ad. He destroyed the people of Thamud. He sent tornado after tornado and wiped them out of existence. Now these signs can be observed here in America. Islamberg has become one of the holiest places in the world. Allah’s name had never shown in any part of the world in past history. Allah’s name has been shining for the last three years, and continues to shine up until now. It will keep on shining until Islam dominates. Allah will teach lessons, so take heed.  Respect the law. Why is there no justice? American Muslims are under attack because anyone is allowed to do anything. Not only do people have freedom of speech, they have freedom of action. What are Martin Mawyer's motives for publicly posting the address and then freely directing people to go to locations of The Muslims of America, Inc? Subsequently, one of our locations is attacked by a gunman while other locations have trespassers and intruders." What have American Muslims done? There are so many other communities living independently on their private properties. We are not an exception.

 

Also, respect international law. Innocent people, mostly children, continue to be killed by unlawful drones from above. Do you not see if you destroy one house in Pakistan, Allah sends a “drone” to destroy hundreds of houses through wraths like earthquakes, tornadoes, etc. This process will go on until your drones go home. His wrath has already been substantiated, but it is attributed to Mother Nature. There is no such thing as mother nature. It is Divine wrath and it is striking repeatedly. It will continue occurring. Try to stop it if you can. I am warning all to fear Almighty Allah for He destroyed many nations before.

 

I am responsible for continually guiding Muslims. Allah has presented miraculous sign after sign acknowledging and honoring me as the rightful Imam of the Muslims. Rainbow after rainbow has appeared and people see them and make not that it is still happening. It is my duty to guide the Muslims wherever they are and I will do so. Save yourself from the wrath of Allah. Leave Muslims alone. Let Muslims and followers of Jesus son of Mary become closer to one another without hindrance. No Muslims in America have committed crimes against the United States of America. No American Muslim has committed acts of terrorism.  

 

I am the one who, for the last 30 years, has been reforming and carving American youth- men and women both, into respectable citizens. Today, the fruits of my labor have materialized as I watch proudly a fourth Muslim American generation who are doctors, engineers, lawyers and businessmen. They have better cars than I have. They have more income than I have. I have lived with them, slept in their homes, ate with them. I helped their families purchase land as a gift that would keep giving. The third and fourth generation of Muslim Americans that were raised on these lands are the doctors, lawyers and teachers of today!   Who has done this before? What organization teaches young people lost in the ghettos to be straightforward, honest, ambitious, hard-working, independent, and to become good Americans? Has anybody done it before? No, because their educational and social system says let them do whatever they want to do.

 

No matter the contribution, anything Muslims do is totally rejected. We introduced the El Gilani Methodology. Our doctors, MDs, went to California to discuss this methodology designed to heal mental patients with select verses of Holy Qur’an. It is scientifically proven and successful.  The doctors of EGM spoke, showed and proved to them the recorded cases of healing of incurable mental diseases. We provided them the evidences from the Sufic Research Institute. Many rejected it because it came from the Muslims. In 1976 and 1977 under the auspices of WHO (World Health Organization), I proved the effects of healing with Holy Qur’an in Saudia Arabia in the presence of doctors from eight countries who were eyewitnesses to the success including the chief head of the international organization, Dr. Dennis Leigh and others who were from Egypt, Sudan, England, America and Pakistan. Did the WHO acknowledge the success and immediately begin to help people? Did they thank me as a scientist for my scientific research and methodology? No, because psychiatrists said they would be out of business if EGM was allowed to propagate. My books were even prescribed by the Saudi government for their university, but were taken off the shelves by these people. The methodology I invented, EGM, cures the incurable and it is saving lives. I revived a brain dead patient in Germantown hospital with EGM. Seek out Dr. Davis if you wish to know more.

 

We do not beg for anything from anyone. We are strangers to this world. Those who have tried to tell people to attack us should know that we love going back to Allah a million times more than you love your wine and women. We do not belong to this world. We came from Allah and unto Allah we will return. We do not look to our right we do not look to the left. We do not care what you say. Do what you can do.  Do it! You will be humiliated as Allah’s wrath is falling on you and it will continue to fall more and more as it seems there is no law, no humility, and no decency left in this world. Lying has become fun, an art. Media is no exception as Fox television lets everyone do and say whatever they want. Open your eyes and see, former Islamophobe Arnoud Van Doorn, the Dutch politician helped make a blasphemous film about the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon, and now, Van Doorn has become a Muslim. He was formerly a patron of Martin Mawyer, giving money and support.

 

All should know and understand that Muslims are the only people who acknowledge Jesus son of Mary as the second to the last messenger; his status is both loved and revered.

 

This is my message and this is my statement.  It can be taken any way you like.

July 10, 2013

A lawsuit filed against the NYPD accuses the city’s police of regularly violating the civil rights of Muslims. The suit claims that the NYPD unconstitutionally profiles and intimidates them, thereby discouraging them from practicing their religion.

“Our mosque should be an open, religious, spiritual sanctuary, but NYPD spying has turned it into a place of suspicion and censorship,” Hamid Hassan Raza, an imam named as a plaintiff in the case said.

The lawsuit was filed by civil rights lawyers on behalf of numerous religious and community leaders, mosques, and a charitable organization that were victims of the NYPD’s  surveillance of Muslim New Yorkers. The lawsuit requests the court to declare such spy initiatives unconstitutional and order the destruction of records related to the program.

The document lists Mayor Michael Bloomberg, police commissioner Raymond Kelly and deputy commissioner of intelligence David Cohen as defendants. Bloomberg has long defended the controversial spy program, claiming that it helps thwart terrorist attacks. But victims of the surveillance believe the NYPD has gone too far, prompting them to change their lifestyles to avoid becoming a target.

“When a police department turns law-abiding people into suspects because they go to a mosque and not a church or synagogue, it violates our Constitution’s guarantees of equality and religious freedom,” Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU National Security Project.

The suit describes the fears held by Muslims like Raza, who works as a spiritual leader of Brooklyn’s Al-Ansar mosque. Afraid that he would be misquoted or that his sermons would be taken out of context and scrutinized by the NYPD. He avoids bringing up controversial topics and has witnessed a lagging attendance at mosques, due to the Muslim Surveillance Program.

“The surveillance program has prevented me from fulfilling my duty as an imam.” Raza said.

The lawsuit accuses New York City of violating the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Widespread domestic surveillance initiatives have left some Americans terrified, particularly Muslims whose daily activities are being secretly monitored by the NYPD.

July 2, 2013

Contact: Matthew Gardner

Public Relation (434) 825-228 Email: public.relations@iqou-moa.org

(Hancock, NY) The Muslims of America, Inc. is shocked to learn that two men from Albany, New York Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight, were arrested June 18 by the FBI for acts of terrorism associated with the building of a weapon of mass destruction intended to be used against American Muslims.  The criminal complaint states the pair worked relentlessly for over a year to build a “radiation-emitting device that could be placed in the back of a van to covertly emit ionizing radiation…”. Their aim was to kill “enemies of Israel”, specifically American Muslims, while they slept. Additionally, court documents indicate the Albany plotters planned to use their weaponzied X-ray equipment against President Obama.  Crawford is a member of the KKK with ties to New York and the Carolinas.

These horrifying acts of planned terrorism against the American Muslim community come at a time when The Muslims of America, Inc. is experiencing deceitful and coordinated invasions upon their resident properties all around the country. In Hancock, NY, on June 16, two unknown trespassers with Eastern European accents and concealed equipment in the back of their Mercedes-Benz van unlawfully entered The Muslims of America, Inc. village of Islamberg, driving approximately one mile down a private rural path until they reached the community’s house of worship. A resident stopped the intruders from further advancing. The driver asked for directions to the “lakes”, but a glance at the GPS on the dash showed no bodies of water on the route. As they fled the property the trespassers were observed not following the directions provided. Two days later, a resident of Islamberg came upon two males, one speaking with an Eastern European accent and taking pictures of the property. The individual, when confronted, returned to his vehicle and sped away. The incidents were reported to the State Police and the FBI.

In Texas, the day of the Albany arrest, a small farming community of The Muslims of America, Inc. experienced a trespasser who identified himself as a land surveyor. The trespasser drove past the village farm repeatedly for approximately four hours and eventually entered onto the property uninvited. After misrepresenting himself as a homeland security representative, the trespasser informed another community member he was a land surveyor.  Shockingly, a few hours thereafter, concerned nearby residents reported to their Muslim neighbors that the man shared that he was collecting information for “Mr. Mawyer” in relation to a book. Martin Mawyer president of the ChristianAction Network is a defendant in a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by The Muslims of America. Mawyer and his supporters have a long history of harassing members of The Muslims of America, Inc. on their property.

The frightening events transpiring in Texas and New York are more than coincidental, as other locations of The Muslims of America, Inc. have experienced unexplained and unwelcome intruders including Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee- most reporting strangers having the same Eastern European accents. Residents who came into contact with the trespassers are being sent to local hospitals to ensure no exposure to dangerous radiation. The FBI documents for Crawford and Feight do not indicate which Muslim community was targeted by the two Albany men, or how many accomplices remain at large who wish to bring harm to American Muslims.

Although a grave plot, the facts have been suppressed as few news media outlets have covered the story.  The Muslims of America, Inc. recognize this apparent Zionist plot to commit acts of genocide against American Muslims by using weapons of mass destruction and suppressing the facts. When Fox News falsely accused Iraq of having WMDs the story was repeated around the world for months. Today, a devastating weapon of mass destruction has actually been built on American soil to be used against Americans and there is virtually no media coverage from Fox or other news services. Appallingly, some irresponsible media are making jokes that the KKK does not have the capability of building this type of weapon. Nevertheless, the facts are clear and therefore not only American Muslims, but all Americans should be concerned as a weapon of mass destruction was intended to do mass harm- murdering innocents. Credible sources have already indicated the device was slated to be exported out of the country. For the safety of all citizens, The Muslims of America, Inc will utilize every available avenue to expose this plot and petition President Obama to demand immediate police and government protection.

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USA TODAY: “Two Men Accused of Plotting to Kill Muslims in New York
With X-Ray Weapon”
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July 2, 2013

Contact: Matthew Gardner

Public Relation (434) 825-228 Email: public.relations@iqou-moa.org

(Hancock, NY) The Muslims of America, Inc. is shocked to learn that two men from Albany, New York Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight, were arrested June 18 by the FBI for acts of terrorism associated with the building of a weapon of mass destruction intended to be used against American Muslims.  The criminal complaint states the pair worked relentlessly for over a year to build a “radiation-emitting device that could be placed in the back of a van to covertly emit ionizing radiation…”. Their aim was to kill “enemies of Israel”, specifically American Muslims, while they slept. Additionally, court documents indicate the Albany plotters planned to use their weaponzied X-ray equipment against President Obama.  Crawford is a member of the KKK with ties to New York and the Carolinas.

These horrifying acts of planned terrorism against the American Muslim community come at a time when The Muslims of America, Inc. is experiencing deceitful and coordinated invasions upon their resident properties all around the country. In Hancock, NY, on June 16, two unknown trespassers with Eastern European accents and concealed equipment in the back of their Mercedes-Benz van unlawfully entered The Muslims of America, Inc. village of Islamberg, driving approximately one mile down a private rural path until they reached the community’s house of worship. A resident stopped the intruders from further advancing. The driver asked for directions to the “lakes”, but a glance at the GPS on the dash showed no bodies of water on the route. As they fled the property the trespassers were observed not following the directions provided. Two days later, a resident of Islamberg came upon two males, one speaking with an Eastern European accent and taking pictures of the property. The individual, when confronted, returned to his vehicle and sped away. The incidents were reported to the State Police and the FBI.

In Texas, the day of the Albany arrest, a small farming community of The Muslims of America, Inc. experienced a trespasser who identified himself as a land surveyor. The trespasser drove past the village farm repeatedly for approximately four hours and eventually entered onto the property uninvited. After misrepresenting himself as a homeland security representative, the trespasser informed another community member he was a land surveyor.  Shockingly, a few hours thereafter, concerned nearby residents reported to their Muslim neighbors that the man shared that he was collecting information for “Mr. Mawyer” in relation to a book. Martin Mawyer president of the ChristianAction Network is a defendant in a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by The Muslims of America. Mawyer and his supporters have a long history of harassing members of The Muslims of America, Inc. on their property.

The frightening events transpiring in Texas and New York are more than coincidental, as other locations of The Muslims of America, Inc. have experienced unexplained and unwelcome intruders including Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee- most reporting strangers having the same Eastern European accents. Residents who came into contact with the trespassers are being sent to local hospitals to ensure no exposure to dangerous radiation. The FBI documents for Crawford and Feight do not indicate which Muslim community was targeted by the two Albany men, or how many accomplices remain at large who wish to bring harm to American Muslims.

Although a grave plot, the facts have been suppressed as few news media outlets have covered the story.  The Muslims of America, Inc. recognize this apparent Zionist plot to commit acts of genocide against American Muslims by using weapons of mass destruction and suppressing the facts. When Fox News falsely accused Iraq of having WMDs the story was repeated around the world for months. Today, a devastating weapon of mass destruction has actually been built on American soil to be used against Americans and there is virtually no media coverage from Fox or other news services. Appallingly, some irresponsible media are making jokes that the KKK does not have the capability of building this type of weapon. Nevertheless, the facts are clear and therefore not only American Muslims, but all Americans should be concerned as a weapon of mass destruction was intended to do mass harm- murdering innocents. Credible sources have already indicated the device was slated to be exported out of the country. For the safety of all citizens, The Muslims of America, Inc will utilize every available avenue to expose this plot and petition President Obama to demand immediate police and government protection.

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June 25, 2013

The Vice Chancellor of International Qur’anic Open University at Islamberg, New York, and chairman of the Abdul Qadir Gillani Institute of Sufic Sciences at Islamville, South Carolina scientifically demonstrated the miraculous powers of Holy Qur’an. He has proven the healing effects of Holy Qur’an on human and non human beings, as well as plants.

This is a rebuttal to extremist Wahhabis who deny the miraculous powers of Holy Qur’an and bring a lie against Almighty God. They also bring lies against our great Sheikh, who helped Saudi Arabia to solve their problems via Holy Quran. When the government of Saudi Arabia accepted the challenge of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) to demonstrate the healing powers of Holy Qur’an as a means of alternative remedy for incurable mental and physical diseases, their scholars such as Sheikh Abu Sadir Maudoudi made excuses and refused to come forward and assist. Then our Sheikh, El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Gilani Qadri El Hashmi, came forward and accommodated their request, accepting the challenge of  the W.H.O. The results: patients suffering from various previously incurable mental and physical diseases were healed. This is because of the miraculous power of  the Holy Qur’an, the final Divine Revelation from Almighty God. It was in Saudi Arabia that our Sheikh and  great Sufi Master was declared Imam of Sufic Science.

 

Those interested should read the books Qur’anic Psychiatry and the Ultimate Fraud of the Freudists, available at the bookstore in the village of Islamberg, New York. The following is an excerpt from Qur’anic Psychiatry, written by El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, which explains the scientific experiment that undoubtedly confirmed the healing powers of the Holy Qur’an; followed by the translation of an article by Hamaad Al Salmi containing a report on the success of Qur’anic Psychiatry by the Saudi Arabian Government in the Daily Alnadawa.

Qur’anic Psychiatry

 

“And We have sent down in the Holy Qur’an that which has healing and mercy for the believers.” (Holy Qur’an)

 

For the first time in the history of medical science and the world: A scientific demonstration of the healing powers of the Holy Qur’an based on the El Jilani Methodology, in healing incurable mental diseases, conducted before a team of international researchers in Taif, Saudi Arabia (1976-77), once and for all disproving the baseless, pseudo-scientific theories of modern psychiatry and Freudism. Includes a report of the revival of a brain-dead patient in Germantown Hospital, PA, USA.

Unprecedented in medical History! Establishment of the first Institute of Qur’anic Therapy!

Healing through the Holy Qur’an has begun under scientifically controlled conditions for the first time in the world. A complete wing has been established in the Shahar Mental Hospital, Taif, where this type of therapy is being practiced. This project commenced last month under the supervision of a group of qualified doctors headed by Dr. Osama Radi. They heal various conditions through selected [lines] of the Holy Qur’an. Dr. Mubarik Jilani is the physician who has formulated Qur’anic Therapy. Dr. Munir Jaber is the assisting general physician and Professor Abdullah Tooyail controls the investigations’ developments and serves as the project registrar. Mrs. Elahi Daj is the project nurse. Another group of doctors and nurses are cooperating with the members of this undertaking.

Invitation to the Islamic Ulema and Ummah

Healing through the Holy Qur’an: This was the topic on which Sheikh Saleh bin Lehyan lectured last Monday, where many notables were present. This topic, for the first time, opens ways of such scientific investigations. The Honorable Sheikh has removed successfully all the doubts which were raised by some people about this therapy. Following this, details of the formation of the new project laid down a month ago in Shahar were narrated.

Al Nadwa reporter Hamaad Al Salmi wrote:

“I was thinking after the lecture that though this type of therapy has been known since the days of Rasulallah (sallallahu alayhi wasalaam), what would be its shape nowadays? Before I could put my question, Dr. Osama Radi announced that whosoever participated in the experiment should cooperate with the medical group to whom it has been assigned. But when would this wing be established? When would the healing start? What would be the results? What type of diseases would be cured? I asked many such questions, as I was eager to receive their immediate reply.”

Patient Suffering From Continuous Bouts of Epilepsy Healed Through Holy Qur’an

A person suffering from severe bouts of epilepsy, for one full month was rendered speechless, nor could he take any foods or liquids. He was unable to walk or attend to his own hygiene. With the first treatment of Qur’anic therapy, he showed immediate improvement. After the second treatment, the patient was able to speak and take meals. Normally, the conventional treatment for such a condition, with the use of electric shock and medicines, would take up to one full year to show improvement, yet this patient became normal in some weeks time. By the virtue of Allah’s Might, and the effect of Wisdom contained in the Holy Qur’an, clear results were achieved.

Experiment Conducted on Two Trees

During my visit to Pakistan, I met a friend of mine, Dr. Mubarik Jilani, who is a physician in the project. He conducted an experiment before witnesses, myself being one of them, using two plants  of the same species in the same soil. Dr Jilani  thereby recited [lines] of Holy Quran over one plant and something else over the other plant. The plant over which Holy Quran was read grew to double the size of the other in due course of time, although their nurturing and care was identical. This experiment concluded the demonstration of the effects of Holy Quranic [lines]on other living things.

 

How this Began

Dr. Osama Radi states “From 24th to 26th Safar, 1396 A.H., experimentation commenced in Cairo following an in-depth study at a conference sponsored by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) whereby the significance of Quranic Therapy was recognized. The resolution was adopted to continue  research in this method of healing and present the findings at the next conference , InShaAllah. We were to present modern literary, scientific means to continue research, so that its discussion becomes reasonable.”

 

” Dr. Mubarik Jilani received many invitations from American institutions and universities while he was in Pakistan. These invitations were extended with the intent that he would continue his research development abroad.Dr. Osama further elaborated  “He (Dr. Jilani) wrote to me regarding going to America and completing the experiments there. I instructed him to carry on (at the institute in Taif). He is therefore working solely for Allah’s happiness, and is not taking any fees or salary.”

 

A Case of Chronic Madness

What are the states of chronic madness, and how can they best be healed? Foremost, chronic mental disorders and madness alike are subject to relapse if the patient discontinues the therapy or leaves his specialized outpatient treatment. In the case of one patient previously diagnosed as insane, Dr. Jilani read [lines] of Holy Quran over him and ordered the patient’s doses of medicine to be reduced gradually. At present, the patient has shown remarkable improvement and is completely drug- free. The patient had undergone extensive treatment with drugs, but displayed only insignificant changes in his behavior. The patient remained in a constant state of fear, which drugs did not relieve. These symptoms dissipated with each treatment of Quranic Therapy, allowing the patient to resume a happy life.

 

Dr Jilani’s Open invitation
Anyone who desired to witness demonstrations of the Quranic Therapy were invited by Dr. Jilani to visit the wing in Shahar Hospital specially established for the experiments. Dr. Jilani was confident in welcoming observers to witness and document the state of each patient under his care, before treatment and afterwards.

June 14, 2013

The miracles of our Lord are all around us in every facet of our daily lives.  The sun, moon, stars, trees, and the very essence of the human being are but a few examples.  It takes, however, a very special person to truly appreciate these things as miracles because for the lay person they are the usual parts of each day.  On the other hand, people don’t respond in similar fashion to clear cut miraculous events.  We are amazed and enthralled whenever we see planes landing on water, or sky divers surviving falls from planes without parachutes, or any of the other amazing things that we see that are out of the ordinary.

For Muslims and Christians, when we see amazing miracles of a Divine nature, people all over the world get excited, and people travel far and wide to see them.  Such an event has occurred in recent months and there has been an ‘underwhelming’ response to view this wonder.  In a small upstate New York village, Almighty God has allowed His Personal Name to illuminate the wall of a place of worship.  It is “the greatest miracle sent in the history of mankind”, but the response to it has been lackluster at best.

I started to ponder this as I perused an article online about a miracle in which the silhouette of a person praying appears at the entrance of a holy building every afternoon.  The article goes on to say how people from around the world have flocked to see this wonder.   That being the case, I contemplated on what could be the reason that streams of people are not flocking to upstate New York?  Why does it seem that people are unmoved, like someone who just witnessed a cloud for the millionth time?  Why do they not realize that the significance of this superb event is that Almighty God does hear our prayers and answers them?   I think I know.

First, let me say a little more about the miracle.  On August 2, 2010, in the early morning hours, a group of young men had awakened to do late night prayer and one young man was awestruck to find that Almighty God’s Personal Name appeared on the wall.  It appeared on the oak paneling as though it was bubbling off the wall and it was emanating an intense light.  A few days after it appeared, while some of the young men were extolling Almighty God,  to their surprise the Name expanded.  It has been shining ever since it appeared.  At the time this magnificent event was unfolding I was in the clinic upstairs in the masjid fast asleep.  A few of my friends excitedly came upstairs and tried to explain what had occurred,  but their most enthusiastic expressions could not capture the feeling that overcame me when I saw this breathtaking miracle for myself.  As the news spread, a few people trickled in, but not the mass that I was expecting.  At first, I couldn’t fathom why; but as I ascertained from some people why they were absent, the reasons became somewhat clear. In the first place, many people were not aware.  So for those who are aware, you have the responsibility to spread the message to others.  Now, if you didn’t appreciate the magnificence yourself, it may be hard to portray the wonder to someone else.  This is understandable, but in that case, you have to revisit it without any expectations or prejudgments (i.e. you must visit it empty of preconceived notions) and I believe you will truly witness the power of this miraculous event.

The next thing is that the Personal Name of Almighty God appeared in Arabic, and automatically, people believe that it only then applies to Muslims.  This could not be further from the truth.  Although it is in Arabic, Almighty God is still the One God and as such, all those who believe in Him owe it to themselves to witness His Name- no matter what the language.  Again, you will feel the effects, regardless of your religious denomination.  A somewhat similar miracle appeared many years ago in the small community of York, South Carolina.  Since then, a shrine was erected and many people of various faiths have enjoyed the healing effects of this holy place.  The event that occurred in New York is of a greater magnitude than this, so you can imagine the power of this marvel of Almighty God.

I think the biggest reason is that people are looking so hard for tangible evidence that Almighty God exists.  In ancient times, people were amazed at the stars, the moon, and other aspects of nature, and this strengthened their belief in the Almighty Creator.  As man developed what is believed to be a better understanding of the world about him, we have man being percieved to be Divine, and thus lost our faith in our Divine Creator.  This has led to mankind not being impressed with nature anymore as evidence of the Almighty God.  Now, the thing about this is that if you trace our knowledge of creation back to its root cause you will see that ultimately the origin is Almighty God, anyway.  That being said, miracles don’t have the same ‘wow’ factor that they used to have, so it has to be something truly amazing to even cause people to do a double-take.

Now, some people think , ‘how can they say that this is the biggest and greatest miracle ever shown to mankind’?  Well, the answer will help people, in general, when viewing miracles.  Whenever these things occur, do not let your eyes fool you, but instead follow your heart.  What this means is - try to avoid looking at the miracle and attempting to be amazed, but look at the effect that the miracle has on everything that surrounds it.  So, don’t look at how it makes you feel, but look for the effect it has on you. Whatever your religious affiliations and whether you believe in miracles or not, I want you to stop reading and reflect on the thing you love most in the world.  Now imagine that if we compiled that love for all of humanity, our total love would not amount to a speck of sand in the desert of the love that Almighty God has shown us by allowing His Personal Signature to—without interruption—emanate from this oak wall for all to see.  Don’t take my word for it. Put what I say to the litmus test.  With a clear heart, sit and internally ask Almighy God that if the claim is true that this is His personal signature, for Him to truly, and without a doubt, give you the inspiration and inclination to go see it.  I believe that you will see that your heart will draw you toward it, but your mind will tell you all the reasons not to go.  So remember to always follow your heart in this regard for it will never steer you wrong, but if you think too much your mind will always veer you wrong.  As always - Only by God, the Almighty and All Glorious, can we be healed.

June 8, 2013

 

In a celebration of the birth of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) held in Upstate New York, Binghamton-. Broome Community College Professor Diane O’Heron stated, “I thank you for asking me to participate on this most blessed of days. My name is Diane O’Heron, and I am a professor of English at Broome Community College. Every day I have the opportunity to witness people taking action to transform their lives for the better and to assist them in these attempts by helping them to write more effectively and to guide them through their college careers. Over the past few years, I have been the teacher of and advisor to some of your children, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, and friends. I have read many essays and discussed many class choices for upcoming semesters; I have given much feedback and advice. But I have been given much in return. As a person of faith, I benefit everyday from my interactions with my Muslim students and friends at BCC. I am a better Catholic and Christian today because I have been a witness to their devoted practice of Islam. In a college setting, it is easy for a person to hide his/her faith, and fear of social rejection actually encourages us to deny what we believe. The presence of Muslim students at BCC encourages me to remember that though I live in this world, my faith teaches me I am not “of this world,” and I should live my life according to spiritual values. Through the practice of their faith in the least and most obvious ways, the Muslims in my academic community remind me every day of how I can deepen my commitment to the worship of my God and to the service of my neighbors. Today I would like to tell you two stories about Muslim students whose practice of their faith strengthened my own as a Christian.

First, an example of how the Muslim practice of showing kindness to another produced immeasurable good. This fall, a Muslim student came to BCC for the first time. She had never been in a mixed faith classroom. There would be many challenges for her, and these certainly pre-occupied her on her first day of school. But that day, she met another student whose emotional and cognitive problems were immediately apparent to her. While her fears were real, she knew that Allah had graced her with a sound mind and a clear heart; she knew that she was called that day to make this other student welcome and comfortable in a new place. She continued to do this every class for an entire semester; her kindness was an example to me and her other classmates. My student’s charity that semester showed me that in honoring the least valued and the most troubled members of our society, I honor my God. I also help to create a world where God’s good can multiply itself. The student she befriended went on to her second semester in college a more confident and self-assured person; she will remember her first college English class as a place where she was safe and cared for. In our faiths we are taught small kindnesses produce untold rewards, but we must be willing to do this work. In her small way, this student accepted God’s charge and made a testimony to her faith. I witnessed that and prayed for the willingness to replicate her example.

I have seen many more examples of Muslim students’ faith in their kindness, openness and warmth in their participation in my classroom and in school activities. A hymn in my church contains the line “They will know we are Christians by our love.” I could just as easily substitute “Muslims” in this line from my knowledge of the Muslims at BCC. But the way Muslims students are most obviously recognized at BCC is by how many, particularly the women, choose to dress. As I said earlier, it is easy for the members of some faiths to hide their religion. This is not a choice many of the Muslims I know at BCC make. Their example teaches me that there is great value in walking a narrow spiritual path. My religion teaches me that the more I sacrifice of myself to honor God, the more peace and contentment I will have in my life on this earth. A Muslim woman’s decision to veil showed me this lesson in a new way.

This semester, a Muslim woman in my English class wrote an essay defending the practice of veiling against charges that the practice was oppressive. She wrote that in a culture that teaches us “less is more,” a woman who chooses to veil is seen as depriving herself of all the rewards the material world can provide. My student explained clearly and carefully that her decision to veil was a declaration of her commitment to spiritual ideals. The practice of these ideals allowed her to value herself more highly and to focus her efforts on living as God would have her live. My student attends her classes and participates in discussions unself-consciously. She does not spend her time thinking about whether she measures up on the college attractiveness meter; she knows her worth as a woman and a person and she conveys this with both humility and confidence.

I could see that in her decision to veil herself, my student had turned the “less is more” message on its head. By paying less attention to the demands of our society and paying more honor to the dictates of her faith, she had freed herself up spiritually. Her rejection of the “less is more” worldly ideal spoke to me as a Christian. In what ways did I deny myself as a Christian by consciously and unconsciously practicing the “less is more” philosophy of our material culture? What did I lose every time I chose to show “less” of my faith in order to gain “more” of society’s rewards? I challenge myself everyday to conduct myself as I believe God would have me, and I look to my Muslim students for inspiration. It takes spiritual and often physical courage to set yourself apart as a person of faith. The constant visible example of their faith strengthens me to live my faith as clearly as they live their own. I pray only to be as faithful a follower as the men and women I have had the privilege to know. For the opportunity to know you and to learn from you, I give thanks to God. And for the opportunity to share my thoughts today, I thank you.”

May 29, 2013

Binghamton, NY – Lawyers for The Muslims of America, Inc., (TMOA) and the Christian Action Network, appeared before Federal Court Magistrate Judge David E. Peebles, on May 17 for a case management conference in the defamation action against the Christian Action Network (CAN) and co-authors of Twilight in America, Patti Pierucci and Martin Mawyer, who have publicly accused TMOA of conducting terrorist training camps on their properties.

 

This groundbreaking case has garnered worldwide attention since its February 13 filing. Most recently, the lawsuit received international attention when reporter Michael Virtanen of the esteemed international news cooperative, The Associated Press, reported on the lawsuit in light of the upcoming case management conference.

The AP article aptly describes the legal claims of both sides:

In court papers, Muslims of America said it was founded around 1985 as a New York religious corporation whose principal place of worship is Hancock, where it bought 60 acres of rural property to provide a safe haven for inner city families....The group said that it has always counseled members and residents to abide by U.S. laws and avoid criminal, immoral and antisocial behavior. The communities include doctors, engineers, nurses, teachers, tradesmen, farmers and business people, with workshops, seminars and interfaith outreach open to the public. It has said the Christian network harassed its communities in Red House, Va., and Commerce, Ga., and that the [aforementioned] book presents false, defamatory and therefore libelous statements as fact, not just opinion.

The Christian group has denied the defamation allegations and asked U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy to dismiss the complaint. It hasn't withdrawn the book and continues to promote it on its website. In its court response, the network cited a host of defenses, including that lawsuits aren't allowed for damage to reputation because of expressions of opinion and rhetorical hyperbole, that statements were made "within the sphere of legitimate public interest" and that the published statements weren't made with either malice or reckless disregard of probable falsity.

Co-counsel for the Plaintiff, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, explained to The Islamic Post correspondent that TMOA maintains its properties are peaceful, with a focus on agriculture including “gardens, farms and buildings for work,” she said.  “The single foundation that binds all residents is belief in Almighty God and his Noble Holy Last Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him),”explains Amatul-Wadud.

The TMOA members include families throughout North and South America. The group decided to file suit after the defendants continuously, and they believe, without regard for the truth, published articles, books, and video documentaries accusing the Muslims of being a terrorist group. “The families who have been the target of the defendants’ relentless defamatory attacks deserve justice. The freedom of speech is not absolute and is not a viable defense to the statements of the defendants,” states Tahirah H. Clark, co-counsel for the plaintiff.

The complaint alleges that over the years, the defendants' libel and slander has escalated and as a result, the plaintiff has been the victim of hate crimes from those who sympathize with anti-Muslim beliefs.

Following the case management conference on May 17, lawyers expect a trial to start as early as Jan. 2015.

May 25, 2013

NEW YORK - A New York Police Department detective told a federal judge that he's seen no evidence that one of his informants brought up the subject of jihad as a way to bait Muslims into making incriminating remarks. But text messages obtained by The Associated Press show otherwise.

And while the detective, Stephen Hoban, described the activities in a new legal filing in U.S. District Court as narrowly focused on a few people under investigation, text messages show a wide-ranging effort. Eager to make money, Shamiur Rahman, the informant, snapped pictures during prayer sessions, rallies and a parade; recorded the names of people who signed petitions or protested; and reported fellow Muslims who volunteered to feed needy families.

When the detective responded, his text messages nearly always sought more information:

"Did you take pictures?"

"I need pictures from the rally. And I need to know who is there."

"Get pictures"

Rahman told the AP last year that he made about $9,000 over nine months spying widely on friends and others. He said the NYPD encouraged him to use a tactic called "create and capture." He said it involved creating conversations about jihad or terrorism, then capturing the responses and sending them to the NYPD.

Now, as the NYPD defends itself from allegations by civil rights lawyers that such tactics violated a long-standing federal court order, the department said Rahman was either lying or didn't know what he was talking about.

"Rahman was never tasked to, nor did he as far as I know, engage in what he refers to as a `create and capture' methodology," Hoban wrote. "There are 57 field reports documenting Rahman's work as an informant. In reviewing those field reports, it is clear that Rahman did not use what he refers to in his declaration as a `create and capture' strategy."

Rahman allowed the AP to review months of text messages with Hoban from January to September 2012.

"Hey bro," Rahman told Hoban in one message. "I think im going to bring up jihad with these guys tonight, see what they say and know and then go home because everyones really just praying and stuff."

Hoban did not respond to that message. Rahman previously said his NYPD handler only encouraged him to use the tactic, never dissuaded him. Rahman did not respond to messages for comment from AP after Hoban's filing in federal court in Manhattan.

The different accounts of Rahman's activities are significant. Taken with the NYPD's use of plainclothes detectives assigned to the Demographics Unit to catalog Muslim business and eavesdrop on conversations, civil rights lawyers say that Rahman's tactics show the NYPD is violating court-imposed rules about what files it can keep on activities protected by the First Amendment.

The NYPD strongly denies that and Hoban's affidavit is central to their defense.

The NYPD's court papers also reveal for the first time the scope of the monitoring by its Demographics Unit, now called the Zone Assessment Unit. In the past three years, the unit has filed more than 4,200 reports, or about four per day.

Each report typically describes a clandestine visit to a business or mosque, the ethnicity of the clientele and, in some cases, what conversations the officers overheard. The detectives reported details from more than 200 conversations, or about one a week.

Thomas Galati, the commanding officer of the Intelligence Division, said most of those conversations were used to gauge people's reactions to overseas events. The AP has previously reported that Demographics detectives were extremely interested in people's reactions to U.S. drone attacks.

The civil rights lawyers want a federal judge to appoint an outside monitor to oversee the NYPD's intelligence-gathering operations, which the police department is strongly resisting. Such a monitor, the NYPD says, "would have rippling negative effects with dire consequences."

David Cohen, the NYPD's top intelligence official, argued in court documents that he and a battery of lawyers review all investigations. Oversight from outside the department, he said, would make New York a more dangerous place to live.

As evidence that New York was under constant threat of terrorism, he said the suspects in last month's Boston Marathon bombing were headed to Times Square, where he said they might have carried out an attack deadlier than the one in Boston.

Coupled with other thwarted and aspirational plots against New York in recent years, Cohen said the Boston attack showed "the need for a vibrant intelligence program that uniquely addresses the counterterrorism security equities of New York City."

Informants such as Rahman were central to Cohen's effort to identify terrorists before they attacked.

Rahman sent Hoban pictures: Imams. The sign-up list for an Islamic study group. People at rallies and parades. And bags of rice and boxes of Cheerios that his mosque was collecting for the needy.

"This is what they give to each family, plus flour, cookies, pudding, and meat," Rahman wrote.

And he collected phone numbers. One belonged to an elderly neighbor who worked in a woman's shelter. Two more were people who signed a petition and were "probably organizing a rally" for Muslims suffering in Myanmar.

Rahman collected information on the Muslim student group at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the non-profit Muslim American Society. Hoban, however, said those groups were never his informant's focus.

Instead, Hoban said Rahman kept tabs on a small group of people. That effort happened to take him into mosques and student groups, Hoban said.

For instance, he said Rahman went to a Brooklyn youth center run by the Muslim American Society "spontaneously." Hoban said he found out about it later.

In one text message, however, Rahman said he was heading to Friday prayers.

"Afterwards I might go to the mas center," he writes, a reference to the center.

"Ok," Hoban responds, "let me know who is there."

Editor’s Note: The Islamic Post Editorial team reiterates to its readers and the New York Police Department that American Muslims would never harm their country. We will continue to support this fact with cutting edge international news from a unique perspective.

April 20, 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Islamberg, NY, April 20, 2013 - The Muslims of America, Inc., send their heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the horrific event at the Boston Marathon. We unequivocally condemn this cowardly attack on innocent men, women and children and join with those voices who hope that all perpetrators bear the full weight of justice. As upstanding American Muslim citizens, many of whom are veterans who have fought to preserve the honor of our great nation, we remain committed to working tirelessly in defending our country from attacks, whether internal or external, that threaten the peaceful fabric of our society.

Contact: Matthew Gardner

Public Relations

The Muslims of America, Inc.

(434) 664-6775

Email: Public.relations@iqou-moa.org

January 29, 2013

Dear Mr. President:

We, the administration of the Muslims of the Americas, seek your guidance in dealing with the alarming rise of Islamophobia in America that is taking a dangerous and violent turn. Extremist hate groups have distorted the Constitution’s protection of free speech to use it as a weapon against the American people, by striking terror and fear through incessant promotion of their nefarious objectives in every media market. It was our ancestors, brought here as Muslims over three centuries ago, who built this country alongside our American brethren. As American Muslims, we will not stand by and watch our country be subjected to the hate mongering and bigotry reminiscent of the painful years of a brazen and burgeoning Ku Klux Klan. Therefore, as indigenous American Muslims, we have a vested interest in ensuring that anti-Islam front organizations, run by criminals operating as organized crime syndicates, do not forge a stronghold as they attempt to instigate a ‘clash of civilizations’ between Muslims and Christians.

 

According to FBI crime statistics, hate crimes motivated by anti-Islamic bias sharply rose 50% in 2010 and are not declining. These numbers are startling, but even more alarming is that the statistics are known to be greatly understated. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports, “Two Department of Justice studies have indicated that the real level of hate crimes in America is some 20-30 times the number reported in the FBI statistics, in part because some 56% of hate crimes are never reported to police and more than half of those are mischaracterized as non-hate crimes.” The heightened state of ‘Islamophobia’ is evident in the New York City tragedy involving a woman who savagely killed a man she thought was Muslim by pushing him in front of a subway train. It is no coincidence that in those same New York subway stations are advertisements that malign the religion of Al-Islam. On December 28, 2012 a Muslims 

of the Americas village in Red House, Virginia was fired upon by trespassers - endangering innocent men, women and children while they slept. Less than thirty miles away is the headquarters of the so-called Christian Action Network (CAN), run by Martin Mawyer, who rapidly proliferates anti-Islam propaganda in the areas surrounding the American Muslims’ homes - going so far as to post the addresses of Muslim villages on the CAN website, inciting others to act, by falsely depicting American Muslims as ‘enemies of America’ who are seeking to bring harm to their fellow citizens. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Since your first inauguration, we have appreciated your inclusiveness of the American Muslim; acknowledging our patriotism and contributions to American society; sending Ramadan Mubarak and Eid greetings; and quoting a tradition of the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) during your historic National Prayer Breakfast in February 2009. Muslims and Christians have been coming together in brotherhood in this great country and around the globe for centuries. This is part of “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” and as the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) related to us, and you quoted, “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” True to this tradition, the Muslims of the Americas formed the United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF) to recognize similarities between Muslims and Christians based on the unchallenged commandments of Almighty God and love for the blessed Messengers of God (peace upon them all).

Since 2008, the UMCF has held interfaith programs bringing together Christians and Muslims from all over the country to celebrate the auspicious births of Jesus, Son of Mary, and the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad, peace be upon them. The message of UMCF advocates the fellowship and peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians, recognizing an obligation to stand up against the cruel atrocities of war, injustice, and the suffering of innocents. As such, Islam is not a religion inimical to the West and despite the wicked plans of extremist anti-Islam groups, a clash of civilizations between Muslims and Christians will never take place. Reviver of Al-Islam, and Spiritual Guide of the Muslims of the Americas, El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani, has confirmed that Muslims and Christians will unite upon the platform of ‘There is Only One Almighty God,’ leaving aside all differences for the benefit of mankind as a whole.

We must bring to an end the rampant, inflammatory media abuse issued at the hand of extremists like Mawyer, who released a book, Twilight in America, where he falsely links the Muslims of the Americas to just about every terrorist and terrorist organization imaginable, in order to pit neighbor against neighbor- along with urging violent government action against innocent American Muslims. Furthermore, in a national Fox News broadcast, Mawyer spit venomous false rhetoric to depict the villages of the Muslims of the Americas as holding underground bunkers with Weapons of Mass Destruction - which is completely fabricated.

As set forth by the founders of the United States of America, this country holds abundant opportunity for those who work hard and respect their fellow citizens. However, it seems that Mawyer, Terry Jones and the owner of the hate-filled subway ads, Pamela Geller, have misinterpreted the American dream and found their way to fame by creating organizations of hate against Muslims, burning Holy Qurans, and supporting derogatory films that attempt to disparage the character of the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him, who is a true benefactor of humanity.

Mr. President, in your September 25 address to the United Nations General Assembly you affirmed, “I do believe that it is the obligation of all leaders in all countries to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism.” Correspondingly, a delegation from the Muslims of the Americas delivered a petition on November 26 to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urging action to “preserve human life and stop the oppression that is being allowed to fester in the United States of America, even ignored in courts of law.” The women and children of our communities are fearful that the next hate crime will take the life or property of another- and one more is too many. In Pakistan, and other Muslim countries, Christians are the minority, but they enjoy full autonomy to exercise their religious rights. Yet, here in America, a country founded on religious freedom, Muslims are suffering at the hands of these front organizations that are totally out of control. We recognize that as part of the trickery of the hate campaign, there are people who use those who appear as Muslims but are not, such as the Wahhabi and criminals-turned-informants, to destroy the good name of Islam and the character of American Muslims. Nevertheless, no American Muslim has ever committed an act of violence against the United States.

The founding fathers of the Muslims of the Americas fought for America in the Vietnam War and other conflicts. We are not settlers here. We love our country and we love Islam - the two are not mutually exclusive. Therefore, as patriotic citizens of the United States, we humbly and urgently seek your advice and ask you to use your power to involve the authorities to provide us full protection; to arrest and then prosecute with vigor the villains who perpetrate crimes against American Muslims; to provide justice; and to hold accountable those who use hate and terror to deny others basic human and religious freedoms.

Most Respectfully,

Hon. Khalifa Hussein Adams

Hon. Khadijah Smith

Hon. Khadija Salam

M. Ahmad Abdul Mumin Qadri

August 25, 2012

Israel's Channel 10  suggests, in no uncertain terms, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "determined to attack Iran before the US elections" and that the "time for action is getting closer." 

 

Israel's Channel 10  suggests, in no uncertain terms, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "determined to attack Iran before the US elections" and that the "time for action is getting closer." 

"Israel is now closer than ever to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive". 

This timely report suggests that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak firmly believe that President Obama "would have no choice but to give backing for an Israeli attack" were it to be waged before the November presidential elections:

The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian nuclear program in the past two months,“from the prime minister’s point of view, the time for action is getting ever closer.”

Asked by the news anchor in the Hebrew-language TV report how close Israel now was to “a decision and perhaps an attack,” Ben-David said: “It appears that we are closer than ever.”

He said it seemed that Netanyahu was not waiting for a much-discussed possible meeting with US President Barack Obama, after the UN General Assembly gathering in New York late next month — indeed, “it’s not clear that there’ll be a meeting.” In any case, said Ben-David, “I doubt Obama could say anything that would convince Netanyahu to delay a possible attack.”

There is considerable opposition to an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the report noted — with President Shimon Peres, the army’s chief of the General Staff and top generals, the intelligence community, opposition leader Shaul Mofaz, “and of course the Americans” all lined up against Israeli action at this stage. 

But, noted Ben-David, it is the Israeli government that would have to take the decision, and there Netanyahu is “almost guaranteed” a majority. Other Hebrew media reports on Tuesday also said Netanyahu had dispatched a senior official, National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror, to update the elderly spiritual leader of the Shas ultra-Orthodox coalition party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, on the status of the Iranian nuclear program, in order to try to win over Shas government ministers’ support for an attack. (Times of Israel, emphasis added)

In an earlier report, Richard Silverstein provides details of a leaked military document (translated from the Hebrew) which outlines the nature of Netanyahu's proposed "shock and awe attack" on Iran:     

The Israeli attack will open with a coordinated strike, including an unprecedented cyber-attack which will totally paralyze the Iranian regime and its ability to know what is happening within its borders.  The internet, telephones, radio and television, communications satellites, and fiber optic cables leading to and from critical installations—including underground missile bases at Khorramabad and Isfahan—will be taken out of action.  The electrical grid throughout Iran will be paralyzed and transformer stations will absorb severe damage from carbon fiber munitions which are finer than a human hair, causing electrical short circuits whose repair requires their complete removal.  This would be a Sisyphean task in light of cluster munitions which would be dropped, some time-delayed and some remote-activated through the use of a satellite signal.

A barrage of tens of ballistic missiles would be launched from Israel toward Iran.  300km ballistic missiles would be launched from Israeli submarines in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf.  The missiles would not be armed with unconventional warheads [WMD], but rather with high-explosive ordnance equipped with reinforced tips designed specially to penetrate hardened targets.

The missiles will strike their targets—some exploding above ground like those striking the nuclear reactor at Arak–which is intended to produce plutonium and tritium—and the nearby heavy water production facility; the nuclear fuel production facilities at Isfahan and facilities for enriching uranium-hexaflouride.  Others would explode under-ground, as at the Fordo facility.

A barrage of hundreds of cruise missiles will pound command and control systems, research and development facilities, and the residences of senior personnel in the nuclear and missile development apparatus.  Intelligence gathered over years will be utilized to completely decapitate Iran’s professional and command ranks in these fields.

After the first wave of attacks, which will be timed to the second, the “Blue and White” radar satellite, whose systems enable us to perform an evaluation of the level of damage done to the various targets, will pass over Iran.  Only after rapidly decrypting the satellite’s data, will the information be transferred directly to war planes making their way covertly toward Iran.  These IAF planes will be armed with electronic warfare gear previously unknown to the wider public, not even revealed to our U.S. ally.  This equipment will render Israeli aircraft invisible.  Those Israeli war planes which participate in the attack will damage a short-list of targets which require further assault.

Among the targets approved for attack—Shihab 3 and Sejil ballistic missile silos, storage tanks for chemical components of rocket fuel, industrial facilities for producing missile control systems, centrifuge production plants and more.

Richard Silverstein underscores the fact that there is considerable opposition within Israel to the Netanyahu-Barak plan to bomb Iran, which would be waged as a means to (allegedly) ensuring the "safety of Israel" against Iran.  

Will this Israeli opposition prevail were a decision to be taken by Netanyahu and his Defense Minister to carry out an attack plan? 

Is Netanyahu a US Political Proxy?  

Who is backing Netanyahu? There are powerful economic interests in the US who are in favor of an attack on Iran. 

Is this an Israeli war project or is Israel's prime minister a US political proxy, acting on behalf of  the Pentagon?  

What happens if Netanyahu gives the order to attack? Will this order be carried out by Israel's high command despite extensive opposition from within Israel's Armed Forces? 

The issue is not whether Washington will grant a green light to Israel before the US elections as conveyed by the the Israeli media.

The fundamental question is twofold.

1. Who at the political level decides on launching this war? Washington or Tel Aviv? Who are the economic powers elites which overshadow the political process in both the US and Israel?

2. Who ultimately decides-- in terms of military command and control-- in carrying out a large scale theater war in the Middle East: Washington or Tel Aviv?  

Israel is a de facto US military outpost in the Middle East. US and Israeli command structures are integrated, with close consultations between the Pentagon and Israel's Ministry of Defense. Reported last January, a large number of US troops are to be stationed in Israel. Joint war games between the US and Israel are also envisaged.

US-Israel-NATO war plans directed against Iran have been ongoing since 2003 including the deployment and stockpiling of advanced weapons systems. 

The Israeli media reports are misleading. Israel cannot under any circumstances wage a war on Iran without the military backing of the US and NATO. 

Advanced weapons systems have been deployed. US and allied Special Forces as well as intelligence operatives are already on the ground inside Iran. US military drones are involved in spying and reconnaissance activities. 

Bunker buster B61 tactical nuclear weapons are slated to be used against Iran in retaliation for its alleged nuclear weapons program.

Military actions against Iran are coordinated with those pertaining to Syria.

What we are dealing with is a global military agenda, centralized and coordinated by US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) involving complex logistics, liaison with various military and intelligence entities. In 2005, USSTRATCOM was identified as "the lead Combatant Command for integration and synchronization of DoD-wide efforts in combating weapons of mass destruction." This Combatant Command integration also included coordination with America's allies including NATO, Israel and a number of frontline Arab states, which are members of NATO's Mediterranean dialogue.

In this broader context of imperial warfare coordinated out of USSTRATCOM in liaison with US Central Command (USCENTCOM), Netanyahu's attack plan against Iran, conveys the illusion that Tel Aviv rather than Washington calls the shots on waging a war on Iran.

The Israeli media reports mentioned above convey the impression that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are in a position to act independently of Washington as well as force Obama into supporting Israel's attack on Iran.

The notion that Israel could act alone and against the interests of the US is part of a subtle disinformation campaign. There is a longstanding foreign policy practice for Washington to encourage its close allies to take the first step in unleashing a war, with the Pentagon pulling the military strings in the background.

Let us be under no illusion, the war plans directed against Iran, which have been on the Pentagon's drawing board since 2003, are established at the highest levels in Washington in consultation and coordination with Tel Aviv and NATO headquarters in Brussels. 

While Israel participates in the conduct of war, it does not play an overriding central role in setting the military agenda.

May 25, 2011

 

The village of Owego, in upstate New York, nestled along the tranquil Susquehanna River was the serene backdrop for the United Muslim Christian Forum’s majestic 4th Annual Milad-un-Nabi Interfaith Program, commemorating the auspicious birth of The Seal of the Messengers, Muhammad Mustafa, peace be upon him. His coming was foretold by the Anointed One, Jesus, son of Mary, (peace be upon him) in the Gospel of Barnabas. The Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad, is historically known for formulating the first charter on human rights, dispelling the darkness of polytheism, and raising society from the grip of self-oppression and ignorance to a status of sobriety, honor and integrity. By his life example, peace be upon him, hearts are turned - making tyrant into merciful ruler, sinner into saint.

 

The celebration of the blessed birth of The Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him, came three months after the celebration of the noble birth of Al Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, peace be upon him, also hosted by the United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF) in Binghamton, NY.

March 25, 2011

 

Just a couple of short weeks ago very few Americans knew the name Hosni Mubarak. Indeed Mr. Mubarak could have walked the streets with anonymity in my hometown of St. Louis, caught a movie, and went out to dinner and would not have been recognized.

Today that is no longer the case as coverage on Egypt is in the media 24/7. At first the coverage of the protests was almost exclusively positive. As Americans we pride ourselves on being a nation that stands for liberty and democratic values. People sympathized with the young people in Tahrir Square even if they were not sure why the people had taken to the streets.

 

March 23, 2011

 

Born Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, in Long Island, NY, Angel is reported to have been first introduced to magic at age 6 by an aunt, who taught him a card trick.  From this his interest grew, to the point where he chose to become a professional magician, over attending university. Now aged 45, Angel has developed quite a following. Presently, he has a showCriss Angel Believe in Las Vegas, Nevada, in which he has collaborated with Cirque du Soleil. He also markets a magic kit online with promises to teach hundreds of so called illusions. A special added incentive to order his product is the promise to reveal the ‘Secret to Levitation.’

 

 

February 6, 2011

 

(AMMRT)– “We do not recognize Pakistan as an Islamic country,” said American Muslim Medical Relief Team (AMMRT) Field Director, Khalifah Muhammad Atiq Shahid Qadri to the Islamic Post. “They will not even work in the interests of their own people. Funds we could not distribute will be put to good use in charitable and development projects in our homeland, the United States.”

 

February 6, 2011

 

Medical doctors in Brazil remain baffled as to how metal sewing needles were placed inside the body of another two-year old boy from Brazil, with zero evidence of digestion and no signs of an entry wound on the outside of his body. El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, founder of the El Gilani Methodology (EGM), an innovative method of spiritual therapy and healing, said the rising cases all over the world are a clear sign of the practicing of occultism. “These needles were not swallowed. This is black magic and has become common now in villages of India, Columbia and Brazil”, says El Sheikh Gilani.

 

February 5, 2011

 

It is a great honor , on this auspicious occasion of the commemoration of the miraculous birth and mission of the Holy Messenger Jesus, son of the Chaste Saint Mary, may the peace of the Almighty Creator be upon them both, to convey to all, a Divinely- inspired message from El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani Hashmi, Hasani wel Husseini, a direct descendant of the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad,peace be upon him, whom Allah, The Most Exalted, stated in the Holy Qur’an, is a mercy to all mankind.

 

February 5, 2011

 

Beautiful snowflakes descended gently from the heavens, as the first major snowstorm of 2011 made its way across most of the United States and Canada. Yet, this did nothing to deter hundreds of guests who made their way into the Liberty Ballroom at Days Inn Motel in Binghamton, New York; faithful who gathered in anticipation of the commemoration and celebration of the auspicious and noble birth of ‘The Anointed One’, Jesus son of the Chaste Mary (perpetual peace be upon them both), his life, his doctrine of peace and his miracles.
The spirit of the expression ‘Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards Mankind’ reverberated around the exquisitely decorated ballroom as Christians and their Muslim brethren took their seats. In their smiles and greetings, the warmth, tranquility, and love that filled the room was undeniably felt by all.

 

October 2, 2010

Hundreds of American Muslims had come to worship and behold miraculous manifestations of Almighty God’s personal name, Allah, in the Holy Mosque at Islamberg, New York. There, the news of the most horrendous conspiracy to burn Holy Quran by one self styled Christian Minister Terry Jones, a notorious child abuser reached them.

Hundreds of American Muslims had come to worship and behold miraculous manifestations of Almighty God’s personal name, Allah, in the Holy Mosque at Islamberg, New York. There, the news of the most horrendous conspiracy to burn Holy Quran by one self styled Christian Minister Terry Jones, a notorious child abuser reached them.

June 10, 2010

Broome County, New York Cost of War members have been joined by Binghamton Mayor MatthewRyan in efforts to heighten public awareness regarding the excessive amount of local tax money that is being poured into the treasury of the Department of Defense, and into America’s wars.

BINGHAMTON- Broome County, New York Cost of War members have been joined by Binghamton Mayor MatthewRyan in efforts to heighten public awareness regarding the excessive amount of local tax money that is being poured into the treasury of the Department of Defense, and into America’s wars.

Urged on by local residents, Mayor Ryan has decided to take  the initiative of becoming the first mayor in the United States to decorate the main entrance of City Hall with a large, digital “Cost of War” counter, funded entirely by private contributions.

June 10, 2010

Broome County, New York Cost of War members have been joined by Binghamton Mayor MatthewRyan in efforts to heighten public awareness regarding the excessive amount of local tax money that is being poured into the treasury of the Department of Defense, and into America’s wars.

BINGHAMTON- Broome County, New York Cost of War members have been joined by Binghamton Mayor MatthewRyan in efforts to heighten public awareness regarding the excessive amount of local tax money that is being poured into the treasury of the Department of Defense, and into America’s wars.

Urged on by local residents, Mayor Ryan has decided to take  the initiative of becoming the first mayor in the United States to decorate the main entrance of City Hall with a large, digital “Cost of War” counter, funded entirely by private contributions.