Jihadi Cult Member Files to Run for Congress

Fuqra leader Pakistani Sheikh Gilani

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, May, 16, 2018:

A member of Muslims of the Americas (MOA), an Islamist hate group that cultishly follows a jihadist cleric in Pakistan, is running for Congress in Alaska. He is the second member of MOA to announce a congressional run this year, following Tahirah Amatul-Wadud in Massachusetts.

In 2016, Gregory “Shoaib” Jones was a delegate for Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention and ran for the Alaska state House in District 8. His deep involvement with MOA was exposed by the Clarion Project at the time, triggering a statewide controversy.

Now, Jones is running for Congress and styling himself as a progressive interfaith leader. If Jones wins the Democratic primary for the at-large congressional district, he will face Republican Rep. Don Young in the general election.

The group that Greg Jones belongs to is led by a terror-linked cleric in Pakistan named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. It claims to have 22 “Islamic villages” in America, including its “Islamberg” headquarters.

The group has been continually under investigation because of its criminal and terrorist activity since the 1970s, including a raid on its guerilla training camp in Colorado in 1992.

In October 2017, a letter from the Justice Department to the Clarion Project confirmed that an investigation into Jones’ group is ongoing. And newly-declassified FBI reports from 2009 to 2011 show that FBI offices still view MOA as an extremist threat.

MOA’s extremist and anti-Semitic ideology is thoroughly documented, as is its history of paramilitary-type activity. Today, it is openly urging Muslims to support the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist group in Kashmir and Pakistan.

The Clarion Project has an entire comprehensive website about the group and its state-by-state activity here.

Despite all of this documentation and Greg Jones’ admitted membership in MOA and trips to Pakistan, the media turned Anchorage Assemblywoman and radio host Amy Demboski into the state’s biggest villain when she merely mentioned the issue.

Demboski even had Jones on her radio show to tell his side of the story. On her show, he confirmed that he is a member of MOA. When asked whether he’s gone to Pakistan, he initially avoided answering and then admitted he had gone there and has met Sheikh Gilani. Jones further confirmed that Gilani continues to lead the group to which he belongs.

Jones said that Demboski had put him and his family in danger. He wrote an op-ed calling on her to “apologize or step down.” When Jones and his wife publicly confronted Demboski, they got a standing ovation in the assembly.

The Alaskan Democrats published a press release on December 7, 2016, titled, “Democrats Stand With Greg Jones.” State Party Chair Casey Steinau said she was “saddened and outraged” by the “anti-Muslim rhetoric” of Demboski.

The Alaska Democratic Party did not explain how MOA’s radical ideology is compatible with its progressive values.

Demobski, for merely mentioning a candidate’s admitted membership in a hate group, faced a pile-on in the media. Heavily biased and often inaccurate reporting making Demboski look like a nonsensical bigot appeared in KTUUAnchorage PressAlaska CommonsKTVAAlaska Public MediaTalking Points MemoMidnight Sun and Anchorage Daily News (in fairness, at least Anchorage Daily News published an op-ed by Demboski defending herself).

“I was the focus of a robust public campaign to vilify my character and intimidate me to back down; I received threats against my person and property, as well as harassing phone calls. But in the end, like many Alaskans, I don’t back down when truth is on my side,” Demboski told the Clarion Project.

Demboski provided us with just a sampling of the harassment she experienced, though she emphasized she doesn’t consider herself to be a victim. The vile messages included numerous wishes for her to die, expressions of hate and graphic insults that cannot be repeated here. One pledged to burn American flags in front of her home.

Now, the issue is resurfacing, but this time, Demboski is vindicated by the Clarion Project’s release of documents from a FBI counter-terrorism investigation into MOA in Alaska from 2009 to 2010, with additional FBI reports from 2011.

The documents indicate that MOA figures in the state—perhaps including Greg Jones himself—were placed under surveillance.

2009: MOA Announces its Expansion into Alaska

In June 2009, MOA’s Islamic Post newspaper announced that Gregory and Maleika Jones, using the names of “Shuaib and Malika Ahmed,” had arrived in Alaska “to establish an independent, self-sufficient, purely Islamic village.” It says this was “initiated” by their Pakistan-based leader, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani.

In other words, Sheikh Gilani dispatched Greg Jones and his wife to lead MOA’s expansion in Alaska.

Right from the start, MOA’s Alaska operation was tasked with emphasizing their interest in interfaith dialogue. A Facebook photo shows him and his wife manning a table for the United Muslim Christian Forum, the interfaith front group for MOA that supports prosecuting “hate speech” against Islam. The Forum’s website and activity were filled with anti-Semitism, including teaching that Jews orchestrated the 9/11 attacks.

MOA is often secretive and deceptive about its “villages” or “communities” (they use both terms). However, MOA has confirmed their intentions in Alaska, even though Jones does not mention MOA on his campaign website and MOA’s official outlets are not bringing attention to his candidacy.

In 2014, MOA’s chief executive Hussein Adams, the son of a convicted terrorist, mentioned in 2014 that MOA has a “community” near Anchorage. Adams stated that such a “community” like MOA’s other “Islamic villages” existed in Alaska but, two years later, Jones said it was still a work in progress.

In December 2016, Jones boasted about MOA’s “Holy Islamville” commune in South Carolina and expressed his desire to follow the model in Alaska.

“Jones does not dispute that his family’s dream is to buy land and establish a small enclave like the one in South Carolina, where they could establish a school and place of worship. They have not done so yet, and are currently living in an apartment in the Valley,” reported the Anchorage Daily News in an article heavily biased in favor of MOA.

FBI Files Reveal Counter-Terrorism Investigation into MOA in Alaska

According to newly-obtained FBI documents, the Anchorage field office’s investigation began in November 2009 after a FBI agent found a copy of MOA’s newspaper in a coffee shop in Anchorage. This is the same newspaper that announced that MOA was starting of a “purely Islamic village” in Alaska.

In a FBI report dated November 27, 2009, the bureau labeled MOA as “armed and dangerous.” It begins by summarizing the group’s consistent history of extremism, terrorism and crime:

“Jamaat ul-Fuqra, aka Muslims of the Americas (MOA), have a history of violence and/or violent acts. Use extreme caution when dealing with confirmed members or individuals who are believed to be associated with this group.”

Another FBI document from December 2010 explicitly refers to “the Muslims of the Americas terrorist organization” and states:

“The MOA is composed primarily of black American Muslim converts, many who converted to Islam while in prison. Many MOA members reside in rural communities (jamaats) to live and worship free from non-Muslim influence.

“The MOA jamaats are located on land that has been privately owned or rented by members. Each jamaat usually has numerous trailers where members reside, a mosque, and a guard post, some with armed guards, at the entrance to the properties. These communities, similar to commune type facilities, have women and children residing in them with the children being homeschooled.

“Organized training is also conducted to include weapons training, tactics, hand-to-hand combat, rappelling, and live-fire exercises.”

The FBI investigation was focused on at least one male who is leading MOA in Alaska, whose name is redacted in the released files.

The investigation mentioned that FBI surveillance on the suspect revealed he had “established Alaska as his permanent residence” base in 2009.

The FBI said that the suspect holds a title and “this position is one which is typically appointed by Gilani himself.”

The documents indicate the Alaskan MOA has been involved with a MOA front in South Carolina named the Islamic Political Party of America. This entity is more openly extreme and inflammatory than MOA’s “moderate” presentation.

The MOA newspaper said that Jones was born in Washington, D.C. and spent most of his life in South Carolina. He also says he lived in North Carolina.

The FBI’s investigation into this leader of MOA in Alaska was closed in December 2010 because, “although captioned subject has several ties to the Muslims of the Americas terrorist organization, authorized investigative techniques did not show a definitive link to criminal or terrorist activity.”

In other words, the FBI is privately saying that MOA is an extremist group and is a threat to take seriously. However, specific evidence of illegal and/or violent activity by the individual suspect must be obtained to justify continuing the investigation, regardless of the extremist-but-legal activity that raises the concerns.

The FBI report clearly states that the investigation into this MOA figure in Alaska will be reopened if new evidence is obtained. For all we know, that may have already happened. After all, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms confirmed in October 2017 that its investigation into MOA is ongoing.

Only days after the closure of the investigation, the FBI in Alaska was in communication with colleagues across the country about a MOA suspect in the area of Clarksburg, West Virginia. The details are censored, but somehow it was connected to MOA in Alaska, as the documents refer to having a local ATF agent “obtain a copy of the subject’s application.”

The most recent declassified FBI document regarding MOA in Alaska is from April 2011. It is entirely redacted except for the reference to MOA and a certain subject’s contacts. Regardless of whether the investigation was technically reopened or not, it is apparent that the FBI in Alaska is significantly concerned about MOA’s operations in the state.

Meanwhile, Jones’ campaign boasts that he was a liaison with the Anchorage Police and Fire Chaplains Association in 2015 and graduated from the Anchorage Citizens Police Academy in 2016. During his last campaign, he said he recently worked as a Security and Investigations Professional with ADT Fire & Security.

Earlier MOA Investigation Involved Greg Jones’ Father

Other documents obtained by the Clarion Project show that Greg Jones’ father was also mentioned in the context of a national security investigation, one of many law enforcement investigations and prosecutions of MOA.

The documents show that the Maryland State Police Criminal Intelligence Division began an investigation of MOA in the state in January 1993 after the Colorado state government raided a MOA “village” being used as a guerilla training camp and hideout and prosecuted leaders of MOA’s terrorist and criminal plots.

The investigation in Colorado led to the Maryland State Police’s investigation of a MOA (also known as “Fuqra”) community at Walker’s Trailer Park in Marydel, located in Caroline County.

According to the report, MOA members from the trailer park were believed to have committed a robbery in Marydel on August 19, 1994. The police visited the MOA dwelling and, although they did not locate the stolen property, they did find a Uzi 9mm semi-automatic gun hidden inside an abandoned washing machine.

Key subjects of the investigation into MOA in Maryland, partially because of their connections to a Colorado-based MOA terrorist named James D. Williams, had the Jones surname.

One, Gregory I. Jones of Waldorf, Maryland and Washington D.C., is the presumed father of the Alaskan congressional candidate of the same name. In a radio interview, Jones refers to his father and uncle being long-time MOA members who converted to Islam in 1971 when he was five years old.

When MOA terrorist and Gilani-confidante James D. Williams was convicted, another MOA member named Herbert Ector pledged his home as collateral for Williams’ bail. Ector listed Gregory I. Jones as a personal reference on the application. This enabled Williams to fail to appear at his sentencing and to become a fugitive until 2000.

The investigators saw Gregory I. Jones’ car at the home of Ector, the MOA member who secured Williams’ bail.

When they went to Gregory I. Jones’ residence in Waldorf, they found that there were two men, three women and three children. They saw a vehicle there was registered to Jones using a Nashville address. The registration was expired, as was the Tennessee driver’s license associated with the vehicle. The report also mentioned that a fire broke out at Jones’ Waldorf residence in late April 1994.

No further information about the elder Jones was provided in the report except for an explicit mention of the FBI investigating him at the time.

Links to MOA’s Massachusetts Congressional Candidate

In December 2017, the Clarion Project exposed how a congressional candidate in Massachusetts, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, had unadvertised links to MOA. She just qualified for the ballot, clearing a hurdle for her primary challenge to Democratic Rep. Richard Neal (voting is on September 4).

One of her concerning actions was promoting an anti-Semitic article by Sheikh Gilani that criticized the U.S. for fighting Hitler and drew moral equivalence between the Nazis and their Jewish victims.

Amatul-Wadud is also on the board of the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), another Islamist group hostile to progressive Muslims that oppose the Islamist ideology.

The U.S. Justice Department, as well as reams of publicly-available information, prove that CAIR was created as an entity of the Muslim Brotherhood as part of a pro-Hamas operation. CAIR was designated an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Hamas-fundraising trial of the Holy Land Foundation.

The connection between Greg Jones in Alaska and Tahirah Amatul-Wadud in Massachusetts is stronger than just having a long-term membership in the same fringe Islamist cult. They also arrange events together for MOA.

In 2016, the University of Alaska-Anchorage’s Multicultural Center had an event called “Debuking Myths of Islam” with Amatul-Wadud as the speaker. One advertisement for the event explicitly identified it as being done “in collaboration” with MOA and facilitated by Greg and Malika Jones of MOA.

Americans’ jaws should drop at the prospect of having a public figure with any ties to MOA and the hateful ideology of its beloved leader. Yet, now we have two congressional candidates who actually endorse Sheikh Gilani and MOA’s ideology and willingly belong to the subversive group.

Exclusive: FBI Confirms Jihadi Training Camps in America

This knife was one of the many weapons found in the Fuqra compound in Colorado (Photo: video screenshot)

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, Jan. 31, 2018:

Newly-released FBI documents obtained by Clarion Project confirm Clarion’s reports that Jamaat ul-Fuqra is training members in isolated communes across America and Canada.

The group’s “Islamberg” headquarters in upstate New York is its most well-known “Islamic village.”

Fuqra, which now goes by the name of the Muslims of the Americas (MOA) among other titles, is a cultish Islamist group with a history of crime and terrorism. The group is led by Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani in Pakistan.

Gilani’s name appeared in headlines in 2002 when Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted and beheaded on his way to interview Gilani, though the radical cleric was never accused of an involvement in those crimes.

The first FBI document is dated November 27, 2009 and labels the Muslims of the Americas, Inc. as “armed and dangerous.” It begins by summarizing the group’s consistent history of extremism, terrorism and crime:

“Jamaat ul-Fuqra, aka Muslims of the Americas (MOA), have a history of violence and/or violent acts. Use extreme caution when dealing with confirmed members or individuals who are believed to be associated with this group”

The report says that Sheikh Gilani is “thought to be supportive of al-Qaeda,” perhaps referring to the group’s links to al-Qaeda affiliates like Hizbul Mujahideen, to which Fuqra has a history of ties and publicly supports even today.

FBI documents from 2003 that Clarion released in December 2016 mentioned Fuqra’s links to al-Qaeda in Pakistan and use of fronts like security companies in America.

Another newly-released document from December 2010 explicitly refers to “the Muslims of the Americas [aka Fuqra] terrorist organization” and states:

“The MOA [Fuqra] is composed primarily of black American Muslim converts, many who converted to Islam while in prison. Many MOA members reside in rural communities (jamaats) to live and worship free from non-Muslim influence.

The MOA jamaats are located on land that has been privately owned or rented by members. Each jamaat usually has numerous trailers where members reside, a mosque, and a guard post, some with armed guards, at the entrance to the properties. These communities, similar to commune type facilities, have women and children residing in them with the children being homeschooled.

Organized training is also conducted to include weapons training, tactics, hand-to-hand combat, rappelling, and live-fire exercises.”

We have posted these declassified reports  on FuqraFiles.com, Clarion Project’s comprehensive website about the group.

Fuqra has a documented history of conducting basic paramilitary training in America and elsewhere, including more advanced training in Pakistan and Kashmir.

Gilani appeared in a secret video in the early 1990s offering to use Fuqra offices to provide guerilla training to aspiring jihadists. Clarion Project also released a video from 2001-2002 showing women in military attire getting training at Islamberg.

One of Fuqra’s terrorist-training camps, a 101-acre tract of land in Colorado, was raided in 1992. It was subsequently abandoned by the group, as reported in this recent KRDO news report with Heather Skold. You can see pictures from the investigation into the Colorado Fuqra camp on the Fuqra Fileswebsite.

Fuqra fugitives from the training camp were even the subject of an episode of America’s Most Wanted in 1994.

Although these FBI documents from 2009-2011 state that Fuqra has about a dozen “jamaats” in America, the group itself claims to have 22 “Islamic villages” in America alone. The locations for these “Islamic villages” are identified as “Islamberg” in New York, as well as other villages in VirginiaSouth CarolinaGeorgiaTennesseeTexasMichiganCanada and Trinidad and Tobago.

The group also has operations in Pakistan, Kashmir, Canada, Trinidad, Venezuela and elsewhere (Fuqra has a history of being secretive and deceptive about its locations).

FBI reports from a 2003-2007 investigation in Texas warned, “The MOA [Fuqra] is now an autonomous organization which possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.”

That infrastructure can legally operate because Fuqra is not designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the State Department. The Treasury Department has not sanctioned the group’s overseas leaders and entities, either.

Over a dozen North American Muslim groups have joined Clarion Project in asking the U.S. State Department to look at designating Fuqra as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

The Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms recently confirmed to Clarion Project that it still has Fuqra members under investigation. ATF has prosecuted Fuqra members on firearms-related charges, including illegal possession of guns.

Clarion Project also recently reported that Fuqra’s General Counsel, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, is running for Congress in Massachusetts.

Clarion: Jihadi Cult Associate Arrested in NY With Firearms Stockpile

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Breitbart, July 3, 2017:

A long-time associate of a U.S.-based Islamist terrorist organization, Muslims of America (MOA), has been arrested in Johnson City, NY. Authorities discovered that he had a large cache of weapons inside a storage locker. A source inside MOA says the weapons were intended for the group’s “Islamberg” headquarters in Hancock, NY.

The suspect, 64-year old Ramadan Abdullah, was previously arrested in 1977 when he and another man tried to rob a candy store in Brooklyn and someone was murdered in the process. When police searched his home, they found enough material to build 50 bombs. In the end, the charges against Abdullah were strangely reduced (see below).

On May 31, Abdullah was arrested after trying to steal four boxes of ammunition from a local Gander Mountain store. When police questioned him about the purpose of the ammo, his answers made them suspicious, and they obtained a search warrant for a storage locker he was renting in the town of Union.

During that search, police found a large assortment of weaponry including:

  • 8 assault weapons
  • 4 loaded handguns
  • 1 loaded shotgun
  • 2 rifles
  • 64 high-capacity ammunition feeding devices
  • flak jackets
  • 1,000s of rounds of ammunition, including .50-caliber armor-piercing rounds

Searches of other residences linked to Abdullah turned up another loaded handgun, more high-capacity ammunition feeding devices and ammunition, including .38-caliber rounds.

New York State Police Major Jim Barnes would not say whether Abdullah was connected to terrorist groups or any organizations, but confirmed that police believe Abdullah had made trips overseas.

“There’s no indications there was a plan in place to commit an act of violence. However, it begs the question, what was he doing with all this and what were his intentions down the road?” said New York State Police Maj. Jim Barnes.

“It’s just a tremendous blessing to be able to take all these high power weapons and high power ammunition off the streets, and who knows what kind of large scale tragedy that this investigation may have prevented later down the road,” said Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge.

Abdullah is currently being held in the Broome County Jail without bail.

Abdullah is a longtime associate of the U.S.-based Islamist cult Muslims of America.

Read the full story at Clarion.

American Islamist Group Preps for Jihad Against Trump

Khalifa Hussain Abdallah, (foreground) known as 'K1' within the group for his top ranking as an original founder, is said to be a key supervisor of these preparations for armed conflict.

Khalifa Hussain Abdallah, (foreground) known as ‘K1’ within the group for his top ranking as an original founder, is said to be a key supervisor of these preparations for armed conflict.

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, November 28, 2016:

Multiple confidential sources inside of a powerful jihadist group within the United States have informed the Christian Action Network and the Clarion Project that members have been told to arm themselves in anticipation of raids by the Trump Administration.

The Pakistan-based spiritual leader of Muslims of America (MOA), Sheikh Gilani, told top MOA officials (known as “khalifas”) to order all unarmed members to obtain firearms, licenses and hunting permits in order to resist raids on the group’s approximately 22 compounds that they expect to happen under the Trump Administration. Additional “security” was also called up and assault rifles have been mentioned as desirable.

The group now expects the FBI “to reopen its cases against them as a homegrown terrorist organization,” one of the confidential sources told Martin Mawyer of the Christian Action Network and Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project.

The sources independently stated that members across the country were told of instructions from Sheikh Gilani to “be prepared to fight.” The message reportedly relayed to members was to “hear and obey,” using language identical to the oath of allegiance members sign when they join the group. He predicted, “You will be tested.”

The members believe that President-elect Trump is part of a satanic-Zionist conspiracy to destroy Islam, and that he is fulfilling apocalyptic End Times prophecies. Any action taken against MOA is seen as part of a war on Islam, a situation that permits violent jihad.

The preparations for armed confrontation are described as “self-defense measures,” but one source cautioned that the group could decide to take “offensive” action if it believes armed conflict is imminent.

MOA, previously known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra, refers to its compounds as “Islamic villages,” with its headquarters in New York known as “Islamberg.” Clarion Project’s Ryan Mauro obtained footage of women getting guerilla training at the site, which was filmed in or around 2002. The group has a history of terrorist and criminal activity.

MOA members have a long history of terrorism, extremism and criminal activity including weapons trafficking. A 2007 FBI report obtained by Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project states:

“The documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the US Government.”

It warned that MOA “possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns within the U.S. and overseas.”

Orders were also issued for members released on parole to stay off the compounds and to minimize associations with other MOA members that live on the lands. Many members are on parole for crimes like distributing drugs, running illegal guns, fraud and counterfeiting.

Because parole officers can enter homes or come onto properties without a search warrant, MOA officials are concerned that the presence of a parolee on their land could be used for intelligence-gathering and to find a pretext for a raid.

Multiple independent sources emphasized that MOA membership is not confined to the camps and reported a peculiar scattering of members into areas of the U.S. that previously had no MOA presence.

The sources warned that some MOA members have been in violent drug gangs, sometimes in a covert capacity where the gangs are not informed of their MOA ties. They express concern that non-MOA criminals could be utilized so as to minimize traces to the group.

A public statement by Sheikh Gilani published on November 14 appears peaceful, but these sources say that the wording has frightening implications that outsiders would fail to detect.

“I foretold the disastrous results should this man be elected as the American President. He has come as a test and trial for the faithful adherents of the holy books. There is no reason to cry, weep or despair over this current difficulty,” it reads.

Gilani is referring to his prophecies that a “tyrant” would take control of the White House during the End Times, shortly before an apocalyptic battle happens that ushers in final victory for Islam (as he interprets it).

MOA believes that this “Doomsday” will happen under the reign of Gilani’s successor, known as the 7th Sultan. Gilani is understood by members to be on the cusp of death. Sources reported last month that Gilani has transferred his title of “imam of MOA” to his son in the U.S., Sultan Ahmed Gilani, who may be separate from the prophetic 7th Sultan.

muslims-of-the-americas-husain-abdallah-drivers-license-insideKhalifa Hussain Abdallah, known as “K1” within the group for his top ranking as an original founder, is said to be a key supervisor of these preparations for armed conflict.

The sources urged Mawyer and Mauro to be on alert, as MOA members believe they are responsible for the forthcoming crackdown. Law enforcement has been informed of the danger and should consider MOA the immediate suspect if any harm is done to them.

The Christian Action Network and Clarion Project challenge Sheikh Gilani to prove his alleged commitment to non-violence by publishing an unequivocal forbiddance of any violent action against Mawyer and Mauro by any MOA supporter under any circumstances.

European-style Islamic Enclaves in America

The entrance to Islamberg in New York state

The entrance to Islamberg in New York state

By Counter Jihad, April 1, 2016:

The Clarion Project and Andy McCarthy are drawing renewed attention to the existence of radical Islamic enclaves within the United States.  It can be difficult to believe that such things exist, but video uncovered in 2009 shows military-style training at “Islamberg,” one such enclave in New York.

The Clarion Project report included interviews with former members.  These witnesses described how sharia law is enforced, on American soil, through brutal whippings.  In addition to witness reports, they recovered newsletters that describe the practice:

“On these sites where Islamic Law is enforced as much as possible, anyone who commits a crime against the Law of Allah is punished according to Ta’azerat….Here you see one person receiving twenty lashes in one [Sharia] court in South America. He was found guilty of violating the honor of a Muslim lady, a crime for which he received a hard punishment with patience and faith.”

In February of this year, the group that runs these villages — “Muslims of the Americas,” they are called — was invited to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama. They were asked to attend a meeting on religious pluralism, a surprising choice given their spiritual leader’s claims about Jews.  “Jews are an example of human Satans,” Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani wrote in a book called  Qur’anic Psychaitry.  “This is why Jews are the founders of Satan worship and Masonic lodges, and are now trying to take over the entire globe in which the global religion is to be Satanism.”

The book goes on to suggest that people in the West know they are dominated by evil Jewish magic, but are helpless to resist.  “Only a qualified Qur’anic psychiatrist can treat and save mankind,” the book claims.  It is a potent combination of anti-semitism, pseudoscience, and the kind of witchcraft-claims that frequently lead to brutal murders in the Third World.

The same group has been at the forefront of trying to establish laws in America that would forbid and punish “blasphemy,” including speech they find insulting to Islam or Muhammad.  Such laws are clearly unconstitutional given the First Amendment.  Nevertheless, such anti-Constitutional views are inculcated by this movement, and are almost certainly taught to members who come to live in these enclaves.

McCarthy describes another such enclave in Chicago, one he wrote about in his book The Grand Jihad.

The area became an upscale enclave, featuring new houses with Arabic script over the doors and sparkling chandeliers.  Mosque leaders built two schools….  “The community was serious about Islam,” [one] worshiper recalled. “It was easier to practice the faith here.”

It was also easier to join the Muslim Brotherhood there. After his arrest in Gaza for helping finance Hamas operations, Muhammad Salah, a Chicago academic (what else?), told Israeli authorities that he’d been recruited into the Brotherhood by Jamal Said, an imam at the Bridgeview Mosque whose salary was subsidized by the Saudi regime.

We must be keenly aware of the establishment of such places, and think carefully what to do about them.  For now, even Ted Cruz’s suggestion of police engagement is taken to be an affront by prominent Democrats.  Though they think they are protecting these people, they are in fact exposing them to radicals who will bring down far worse things upon them.  If these enclaves produce radicals as have neighborhoods in Brussels and Paris, no one will suffer more from the radicalism in these enclaves than the people who live there.

Do Radicalized Islamic Communities Exist in the U.S.?

The entrance to Islamberg in New York state

The entrance to Islamberg in New York state

Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a Pakistani militant group that has rebranded itself as Muslims of the Americas, says it has 22 “Islamic villages” in the U.S.

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, March 31, 2016:

GOP presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz’s call for patrolling of Muslim communities with signs of extremism is being bashed as pandering to anti-Muslim voters, with critics saying there aren’t even Islamist communities in the U.S. to begin with.

They are wrong. They exist — and newly-published documents show that they’ve boasted of enforcing Islamic sharia law, even going so far as to whip children.

Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a Pakistani militant group that has rebranded itself as Muslims of the Americas, says it has Sheikh Gilani, who they believe is in constant contact with Allah and the Prophet Mohammed and a miracle worker chosen by Allah to lead Islam to victory.

Of course, they state they are against criminality and terrorism (despite being extensively engaged in it) and tout a twisted version of patriotism. Part of the plan is ensuring the spiritual purity of the Fuqra/MOA members by enforcing sharia law in their villages.

“The majority of the Sheikh’s [American] followers purchased land in areas away from urban metropolis and developed small villages, where they could raise their children in a wholesome environment and live a life of pure Islam, free from the decadence of a godless society,” their book states.

Small picture to the left of the print shows a whipping being prepared.

Small picture to the left of the print shows a whipping being prepared.

That sounds innocent enough until you look at the picture above. The caption reads, “American Muslims have established their own villages where Islamic Law has been enforced. Here a wrongdoer is voluntarily accepting punishment.” The unclear picture shows a man sitting on a chair, with his back facing a group of Muslims in prayer as a man stands over him. The image is identical to what a former Fuqra member described to the Clarion Project as the procedure for brutal whippings.

An issue of the group’s newspaper, the Islamic Chronicle, from the 1980s has an article about its purchases of land in America and explains: “Sheikh Jilani explained that this will be a territory to set-up a model for Jammah for the practice in its simple and austere manner under the Shariat (Law)…”

Taazarat being administered

Taazarat being administered

Another issue, this one from 1983, (above) has a picture of a man bent over as a man stands over him apparently about to strike him. The caption reads, “Ta’azerat being administered.” The article next to the picture explains that enforcement of sharia law in the villages in America is necessary to protect Muslims from falling into legal sins like gambling, adultery and alcohol consumption.

“The Jammat ul Fuqra has been able to establish justice according to Islamic Law, not only in the United States, but wherever Muslims are living under un-Islamic laws. According to the Holy Q’uran, a Muslim is not allowed to follow laws other than the law of the Holy Qu’ran…This so-called ‘freedom’ is actually enslavement by the kufaar [non-Muslims] and Shaitan [Satan]…”

It continues:

“On these sites where Islamic Law is enforced as much as possible, anyone who commits a crime against the Law of Allah is punished according to Ta’azerat….Here you see one person receiving twenty lashes in one [Sharia] court in South America. He was found guilty of violating the honor of a Muslim lady, a crime for which he received a hard punishment with patience and faith.”

The article says that the hudud punishments, such as execution and severing of hands and feet, cannot be enforced in kuffar (infidel) lands like the U.S. Notice that this isn’t a stand against sharia‘s brutal hudud punishments; just that they aren’t implementable at this time.

One of Fuqra’s newspaper articles announces the formation of America’s first Islamic court, arguing that it is in compliance with the country’s religious freedom. Judges have been trained and appointed by Sheikh Gilani.

The Clarion Project has obtained a copy of the Islamic Court’s letterhead (above), which was originally found by law enforcement personnel during a raid on a Colorado “village” in 1992 where tunnels filled with weapons were found, as well as proof of criminal fundraising and terror plots.

But one document (see below) found by law enforcement is harrowing in its disclosure about the enforcement of sharia in these villages.

It is difficult to read but its words can be mostly understood with a close look. It is a note written in July 1992 to a Fuqra member that reads, “Stop taking your frustrations out on the children! Some whippings you give ARE UNNECESSARY!” [emphasis original].

Complaint about unnecessary whipping of childrenComplaint about unnecessary whipping of children

Heartbreaking stories from former Fuqra members told to theClarion Project include child abuse, desperate poverty, domestic violence and severe beatings of young boys for minor infractions ofsharia law, such as watching an American children’s show without approval.

Polygamy is commonplace. One story is about a mother who ferociously protested the forced homeschooling of her child. She was punished so harshly that it can accurately be described as torture.

ALthough these stories are from the early 1990s, but the organization and its villages are still around. The leadership is the same. The membership is mostly the same. The cultish, radical ideology is the same, albeit cleaned up a bit to cope with the negative attention. More recent testimony has come forth that shows that the abuses under sharia continue.

A former high-level member of Fuqra spied for the NYPD and came forward in a book titled Twilight in America by Martin Mawyer. His biggest concern was the treatment of the women and kids. He spoke of illiterate, unhealthy and indoctrinated children who he saw being beaten.

“If somebody breaks a command you could be tied to a tree and hit with sticks,” he explained, including one case of a 50-year old woman which he witnessed. The punishments were for watching unapproved material, cursing, fornication, lying to the MOA officials and other perceived sins against Allah.

“You have to understand this—these kids, all they have been living for their whole lives is they want to fight a holy war. These are kids,” he emphasized.

“You got all these young kids there, you walk up to them, ask them, ‘what do you want to do?’ ‘I want to fight for Gilani.’ That’s what they want. It’s not good.”

The spin from Fuqra now is that their version of sharia law is not to be feared, for it is not much different than the U.S. Constitution. Its current newspaper (above), the Islamic Post, tries to defend its interpretation of sharia law but, in so doing, delegitimizes the existence of the United States and states the group’s desire to punish its opponents:

“Sharia governs Muslims in how they must deal with each other, as well as non-Muslims. So why are some Americans worried about Sharia? Perhaps the “anti-sharia” hate-mongers are afraid of the fact that it would give those cheated and abused in the past the right to prosecute those who had wronged them — whether by destruction of their properties, physical harm that was rendered, and/or wealth that was usurped. Under Sharia, a person’s lands, if taken unjustly, would have to be given back to them. Following Sharia, the U.S. would owe its very existence to Native American tribes.

“Americans have no reason to fear Sharia. Muslims are quite content with the current state of American Sharia Law. Establishing Sharia in America is not a concern for Muslims. Especially since it’s already here.”

The documents published here by Clarion Project show that—at least in saying sharia is “already here”–Fuqra/MOA is telling the truth. But it isn’t rosy and non-threatening like they’d have you believe.

Terror-Linked, Anti-Semitic Group Invited to White House

Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, the radical head of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization fronted in the U.S. by Muslims of the Americas.

Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, the radical head of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization fronted in the U.S. by Muslims of the Americas.

Ironically, the event was called ‘Celebrating and Protecting America’s Tradition of Religious Pluralism,’ hardly a place for a radical Isalmic group.

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, Feb. 23, 2016:

One of the last places you’d expect to find a radical Islamic group with an extensive history of terrorism is at the White House—but that’s exactly what happened on December 17. The Muslims of the Americas, a front for the radical Jamaat ul-Fuqra group, accepted the invitation to join its event titled, “Celebrating and Protecting America’s Tradition of Religious Pluralism.”

The event was organized by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The Office says it “forms partnerships between government and non-profit organizations,” including connecting the Department of Homeland Security with community groups that can assist with disaster responses.

The selected attendees were praised by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division leader, Vanita Gupta, as “distinguished public servants and engaged advocates for today’s critical conversation about our nation’s tradition of religious pluralism.”

The Clinton Administration’s State Department listed Fuqra as a terrorist group in its 1998 Patterns of Global Terrorism Report, but the U.S. government stopped including it in 2000 because of its inactivity. The State Department had described Fuqra as “an Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence” and is led by a radical cleric named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani in Pakistan.

Muslims of the Americas (MOA) is today openly led by Gilani.

A 2007 FBI report  obtained by the Clarion Project states “the documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the U.S. Government.”

It says “members of the MOA are encouraged to travel to Pakistan to receive religious and military/terrorist training from Gilani.” It warns that MOA “posses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.”

In fact, MOA has a history of terrorist and criminal activity.

MOA proudly announced its attendance at the White House event and was represented by its General Counsel, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud. She previously posted an article on her Facebook page by Gilani that touts 9/11 conspiracy theories and claims that ISIS is a front for British intelligence. The article also claims that the U.S. was brought into World War II by a Jewish conspiracy.

“There was no need for America to go to war against Hitler. Hitler was not the enemy of America or the American people. There was a mutual animosity between Hitler and the Jews. So, the American people paid a very heavy price for fighting someone else’s war,” Gilani wrote.

The Clarion Project was the first to report on the inflammatory article. It was deleted after we wrote about how the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has become involved with Fuqra, including Amatul-Wadud’s appointment to the board of CAIR’s Massachusetts chapter.

“I have never seen, in the whole of my life or even in the past thousand years, a Jew who will tell the truth,” Gilani says.

In his book, Qur’anic Psychiatry, Gilani teaches, “Jews are an example of human Satans. This is why Jews are the founders of Satan worship and Masonic lodges, and are now trying to take over the entire globe in which the global religion is to be Satanism.”

That’s not the best fit for an event at the White House themed, “Celebrating and Protecting America’s Tradition of Religious Pluralism.”

The Clarion Project has contacted the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and will let readers know if there’s a response.