Daily Caller, by Sam Westrop and Charles Jacobs, January 16, 2017:
Americans for Peace and Tolerance, like so many other counter-extremist and moderate Muslim groups, has focused almost exclusively on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat posed by its influence inside American civic institutions, media and the Muslim community.
But as we have found now in Massachusetts, this singular focus risks overlooking equally-dangerous threats posed by preachers and operatives from other Islamist networks and ultra-conservative Islamic groups.
Tomorrow, for example, after a series of events in Connecticut, the Indian Islamist cleric, Yusuf Islahi will be addressing crowds at the Islamic Society of Great Worcester, at an event organized by Helping Hand for Relief and Development – a prominent Islamic charity feted by U.S. government officials and media alike.
Yusuf Islahi is a prominent Islamist, not part of the Brotherhood but rather a leading member of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), a South Asian Islamist organization that promotes terrorism and incite hatred against Jews, women, homosexuals and other minorities. Today, the Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal holds JeI responsible for mass-murder, abduction and torture during the 1971 War of Independence, and has convicted several Western JeI leaders for their complicity. The good people of Worcester surely don’t know this.