Tennessee’s Troubling Islamist Network

4960012-Tennessee_Welcomes_You_Tennessee-450x347By David James

The “red-green alliance” in Tennessee between the liberal-left and Islamists is alive and well but made even more novel with the participation of Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Never one to shy away from Obama’s agenda for the U.S., Governor Haslam’s push to elevate the political status of Muslims in his state must leave Tennesseans wondering if their Republican governor is actually a Democrat.

Governor Haslam’s promotion of the Islamist agenda in his state progressed from having his Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security work behind the scenes to support and partner with the American Muslim Advisory Council to having the Muslim Council train state law enforcement and Department of Children’s Services staff.  Meanwhile, he appointed shariah compliant finance specialist, Samar Ali as International Director for the TN Department of Economic and Community Development.

Unfortunately for the Governor, his appointment of Samar Ali (whose donation to Democrat Harold Ford, Jr. and later the Obama Victory Fund didn’t raise an eyebrow) resulted in harsh criticism from Tennessee conservatives.  Attempting to deflect criticism, the Governor’s office publicly released Ms. Ali’s credentials but was careful to redact her extensive experience and expertise in shariah finance.  But the release included references to her father’s curriculum vitae to convince the public that this family from Waverly was 100% Tennessean.

No one can dispute the accomplishments of Dr. Subhi Ali, Samar’s father, but his very active Red/Green political life was conspicuously omitted by the Governor.  For example, Dr. Ali and his wife were multi-year donors (see here and here) to pro-Hamas/anti-Israel Democrat Cynthia Mckinney, political support consistent with Dr. Ali’s long-standing service to the Jerusalem Fund.

The Jerusalem Fund – The Holy Land Foundation II?

The Jerusalem Fund (originally the American Palestine Education Foundation) was founded in 1977 by Dr. Hisham Sharabi who served as Chairman of the Board until he died in 2005.  Despite self-description as “non-political”, review of the Fund’s leadership, programming, and issues of focus, reflects an overtly pro-Palestinian/pro-Hamas/anti-Israel posture. Documents currently available show that Subhi Ali joined the Jerusalem Fund’s Board in 2000, became  Vice Chair in 2003 and has served as Chairman from 2005 until the present.

The Jerusalem Fund is comprised of 3 programs:

1) The Palestine Center offers Information Briefs such as the “Rising support for Hamas and the Roots of its Success in Palestine “ (“One of Hamas’ more distinctive qualities is its emphasis on Islam. In addition to its self-proclaimed role as a legitimate and honest replacement to Fateh, Hamas also acts as a religious alternative to the secular Fateh.”)

2) The Humanitarian Link,which provides grants for social services in the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” and supports the Palestine Diabetes Institute.

(Originally named the “Occupied Land Fund,” the Holy Land Foundation was the largest Islamic charity in the U.S., which also claimed the need for humanitarian relief for Palestinians in the occupied territories.  The Holy Land Foundation was successfully prosecuted in 2007 for funding Hamas).

3) The Gallery, which promotes the Palestinian and Arab cultures.

Fund founder Hisham Sharabi advocated a Palestinian “armed struggle” if necessary, to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.  His 1998 paper “The Palestinians: Fifty Years Later,” called for Americans of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim backgrounds to organize using their “constitutional rights as Americans” to “influence a dangerously biased [toward Israel] American policy in the Middle East.”

Sharabi’s political activities also included serving on the board of World & Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE), and along with Jerusalem Fund co-founder and board member, Dr. George Hishmeh, served on the Board of the American Committe on Jerusalem (ACJ).

You Are Known By the Company You Keep

WISE was founded, incorporated and led by Sami al-Arian who was subsequently sentenced in 2006 to prison and deportation because of his leadership of the U.S.-designated terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

WISE was named in a federal indictment as part of a criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in acts of violence including murder, extortion, money laundering, and fraud. They operated worldwide including the Middle District of Florida.

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Islam: Death Cult

by Justin O. Smith

People who immigrate to America should intend to accept and respect our rules, U.S. laws, our way of life and our culture, and they should teach their children to do the same. When they impose their presence in our nation unbidden one would think that, at the least, they would readily integrate. And, if one asks for citizenship, shouldn’t Americans be able to assume that loyalty, reliability, trustworthiness and possibly love for Our Great Nation would be attached to such a request? One would think.

Unfortunately, most of the Muslim immigrants reaching our shores are sorely lacking in any education. They are far removed from the sophisticated Samar Ali, a second generation Muslim currently working in the Tennessee state government (ECD), and they are more typified by the likes of Amal Abdullahi, a 29 year old Muslim woman, who was arrested a few weeks ago for making terrorist threats towards a co-worker at Dell Computers.

Ms Abdullahi’s lawyer attempted to minimize the charges against her on September 8; but, while the threat in which she spoke of getting a gun and shooting people is an extremely serious item, everyone should take pause and be chilled by what was stated prior to this: “her people were dying for Allah everyday, she was ready to die for Allah, that this whole country will be Muslim soon, that this country is full of non-believers… and that non-believers should die, that her life starts after death and that her life is not here… (Nicole Young/’Tennessean’). These statements are regularly heard in Islamic communities across the globe, from modern Europe to third world African and Middle Eastern countries; and they spring from a well of Islamic indoctrination found in the mosques and madrasses, because Arab countries have failed to adapt to modern advances and still seek to govern through oppressive totalitarian measures.

The FBI joined this investigation, but Ms Abdullahi is probably a bit player when compared to Ms Samar Ali and her ties to the Islamic International Arab Bank, which is a known financier of terrorism. This bank has regularly paid approximately $5300 to each of the families of Palestinians killed while carrying out suicide bombings against Israel; Ms Ali was an intern for the Islamic International Arab Bank in 2007.

In 2009, Ms Ali was a founder of the U.S. delegation to the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), which is a subsidiary of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. And as unbelievable as it may seem, the International Advisory Panel for the WIEF is chaired by Saleh Abdullah Kamel, who is also a founding member of the Al Shamal Islamic Bank, which was established by Osama bin Laden to fund jihadists and terrorism across the globe; Kamel has also been named a “main sponsor of Al Qaeda” by the UN Security Council.

The OIC regularly meets with Muslim Brotherhood front groups to establish effective strategies for the Islamic movement and a stable Islamic State within America. They state that Muslims should not be made to assimilate, and they assert that any incentive to integrate should equal accomodating their needs/demands as Muslims. In other words, they desire to operate outside U.S. law.

Since CAIR and ISNA are Muslim Brotherhood fronts, a well defined relationship is viewed between two supposed “U.S. political groups” and the foreign governing body of the OIC, which claims jurisdiction over Muslims in any nation, defines human rights through Sharia law and strives to subvert host nations’ governments and societies through the imposition of Sharia law. Whenever a relationship such as this becomes apparent to most of America, national security concerns are paramount… all sorts of warning bells should be ringing… and any collaboration between these groups needs full and intensely detailed investigation from a national security perspective!

For all of you Muslims bent on forcing Sharia compliance in America… if everything was so grand and wonderful under Sharia law in whatever god forsaken nation you are originally from, please return… because you will not succeed here, nor will you like the consequences if you stay your current course!

These Sons and Daughters of Mohammed consider themselves authorized to kill us and our children, because they hate Western ways, the Western culture and the fact that, from their perspective, too much of it has been imported into their native lands, thus corrupting them; they want to kill us because we sun bathe nearly naked, our women wear mini-skirts and shorts, we love music and song, we refuse the burqa and the chador, many of us drink alcohol… or they want to kill us because we are Christians and they hate us… simply because we exist. I have no intention of allowing these anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Jew bigots to succeed in their mission..,. those morally depraved who offer nothing of redeeming social value to humanity in place of their own hate and numerous genocides!

Islamists use a deliverance narrative to position themselves as the champion that can deliver the community from evil. However, islamofascists do little that is champion-like as they revel in their murderous ways as seen in Benghazi. And their victims are overwhelmingly likely to be Muslims, unless the islamofascists are in the U.S. committing act of terror against our citizens or at one of our U.S. Embassies. Once again, just two weeks ago a young 18 year old Muslim man was caught by the FBI attempting to set off a bomb outside a Chicago nightclub. Yes…they do so love their own deaths and they want to take as many Americans, Jews and infidels with them as they can in the process!

After 9/11, all of our major intelligence agencies confirmed that some of the murdering islamofascists hijackers were known to the FBI and the CIA. Since then, many of the other more recent terrorists caught before or after their dastardly deeds have also held residence visas or actually been U.S. citizens. And for this reason, I implore each reader to tell Your Congressman to halt all Muslim immigration immediately and demand legislation for the deportation of all alien Muslims along with U.S. citizens who are Muslims and tied to terrorism in any fashion, affiliates and the like!

Osama is dead, but millions more just the same are rising in the wake of his death.

 “Allah bears witness that the love of jihad and death in the cause of Allah has dominated my life and verses of the sword permeate every cell in my heart, ‘and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together.’” (-Osama)

 

Justin O. Smith is a concerned citizen with a B.S.-MTSU/ International Relations & Cultural Geography, ex-firefighter, U.S. Army and freelance writer.

Tennessee’s Republican Leadership Appoints Shariah Finance Specialist to Key Economic Post

Shariah Finance Watch:

Regular, long-time readers of SFW may recall a posting from almost exactly 2 years ago in which it was announced that an attorney who had specialized in Shariah Finance had been appointed as a White House fellow by President Barack Obama:

Samar Ali

The attorney in question is named Samar Ali. At the time she was appointed to the Obama White House, Ali raised some concerns nationwide due to her specialization in Shariah-Compliant Finance and her association with the World Islamic Economic Forum, an organization that has essentially designated Shariah Finance as “missionary operations” to promote Islam and Shariah.

Now we find out that the embrace of the Shariah Finance Trojan horse extends across the aisle as well. Sources in Tennessee tell us that the Republican leadership in that state have seen fit to appoint Ali as the International Director of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

Given Ms. Ali’s close associations with Shariah Finance entities and specialization in Shariah Finance, it is reasonable to expect that the financial jihadists will soon be targeting the Volunteer state for infiltration and influence operations. The lure of petrodollars is powerful indeed and someone in a powerful position on the inside of the halls of power in the state can only be viewed as an opportunity for those who seek to embed Shariah law into America’s financial system.

Now is the time for activists in Tennessee to educate their elected representatives about the threat posed by Shariah finance.

See also New English Review’s report on this story:

So, as night follows day, the infiltration of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security by local MB representatives comes this latest appointment of a rising star in the local Muslim community with possible access to trillions of Shariah compliant petro dollars poised to fund worthy projects in the Volunteer State. It is time that the citizens of Tennessee cast a wary eye on Governor Haslam, who harbors aspirations for higher office in this land, and raise questions about his current appointments with questionable international Islamist connections.