The documentation of MOA’s extremism is so thick that its $30 million lawsuit was clearly frivolous. It was aimed at bankrupting Mawyer and Perucci and intimidating other potential critics. This Islamist tactic is often referred to as “lawfare” or “legal jihad.”
By Ryan Mauro:
Muslims of the Americas (MOA), a terror-linked group led by a radical cleric in Pakistan, suffered a defeat last week when U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy tossed out the group’s $30 million lawsuit against an author who documented MOA’s involvement in terrorism, crime and extremism.
Muslims of the Americas states on its website that is “the only indigenous American Muslim organization founded and based in the United States of America.” It claims it is moderate, non-violent and a positive force for interfaith relations. The Clarion Project’s fully-documented profile of the group tells a different story.
In January, Clarion identified an MOA enclave in Texas as proven by declassified FBI documents that clearly identify it as a jihadistenclave and terrorist threat. We have also released a MOA videotape showing its women getting guerilla training at its “Islamberg” headquarters in New York.
Our revelations prompted over a dozen North American Muslim groups to endorse our initiative for the labeling of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, MOA’s parent group, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) agrees that MOA should also be designated and said our identification of an enclave in his state was “more than troubling—it’s appalling.”
The FBI document released by Clarion was recently shown on the History Channel 2’s “America’s Book of Secrets” television show on April 12, 2014. MOA accused the History Channel of committing a “direct attack against peace.”
MOA’s $30 million lawsuit was filed against Martin Mawyer and Patti Perucci after they published their book Twilight in America in 2012. The book includes testimony from Ali Abdel Aziz, a high-level member of MOA who was an informant for the New York Police Department when he lived in “Islamberg.” Aziz says he travelled around the world for MOA, confirmed its terrorist links and expressed grave concern about the treatment of women and children inside MOA’s communes around the U.S.
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