Red-Green Axis Takes to the Streets of Chicago

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Center for Security Policy, by Clare Lopez, January 25, 2017:

Violent demonstrations protesting Donald J. Trump’s 20 January 2017 inauguration as 45th President of the United States erupted in Washington, DC and continued throughout the country over the subsequent weekend. Cities became staging grounds for a ‘Red-Green Axis’ of groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood in America, Black Lives Matter movement, and a motley collection of anarchists, communists, and progressives whose sole unifying objective is to bring down the U.S. government. This assembly of forces coalesced on the 2016 campaign trail but now vows to continue disruptive actions. A weekend of lawless destruction, looting, and attempts to block transportation routes and deny access to emergency facilities provided a look ahead at the groups’ real agenda, which is societal chaos aimed at tearing down the U.S. system of law and order.

It’s unlikely that most of those who took to the streets for the “Women’s March on Chicago” even vaguely understood the combined threat of the Red-Green Axis. Top organizers, though, knew enough to reach out to nationally-recognized Muslim Brotherhood leader, Tahera Ahmad, who was invited to close their program with the adhan, or Islamic call to prayer (which, according to Muhammad’s example, must precede violent jihad). It is thus both an invitation and a lethal warning for all non-Muslims who hear it. While some might wonder at the choice of Ahmad, whose Islamic Movement connections identify her as shariah-adherent to a doctrine that is distinctly anti-woman, downtown Chicago is known as a stronghold for Muslim Brotherhood front organizations and a place where leftist and antisemitic demonstrations are now routine occurrences.

Tahera Ahmad rallying the Women’s March on Chicago audience

Tahera Ahmad rallying the Women’s March on Chicago audience

Tahera Ahmad leading the adhan (or Islamic call to prayer)

At the webpage of Northwestern University, where Ahmad is Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith Engagement, she openly lists her Muslim Brotherhood credentials, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), founded by prominent Brotherhood members, according to the Department of Justice. In the 2008 Holy Land Foundation HAMAS terror funding trial, federal prosecutors included ISNA on a list of unindicted co-conspirators. Educated at al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt (the leading institute of Sunni Islamic scholarship worldwide), Tahera Ahmad became the first woman to recite the Quran in front of a mixed-gender audience at the 50th annual ISNA convention held on 30 Aug 2013 in Washington, DC. Ahmad also shares in her bio that she has “supported leadership for premier Muslim organizations including [ISNA]”.

Screenshot of Tahera Ahmad’s Northwestern University profile

Screenshot of Tahera Ahmad’s Northwestern University profile

Tehera Ahmad is a friend of Suhaib Webb, who’s now leading Center DC in the nation’s capital but formerly was Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston, which operates “the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and a plethora of other convicted terrorists.” Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Webb was close to al-Qa’eda cleric/recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki. Webb’s history of jihadist connections alone should raise questions about who Ahmad really is. In this video, Webb shared what Islamic Law states about the LGBTQIA community.

Screenshot of Tahera Ahmad’s Facebook page

Screenshot of Tahera Ahmad’s Facebook page

HAMAS dba CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations, HLF unindicted co-conspirator) recognizes Ahmad’s leadership role. She also gained the attention of Yasir Qadhi (Dean of Academic Affairs at Al-Maghrib Institute and Islamic studies teacher at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN), who has “nothing but the highest regards for her and her work” and helped her to spread the Brotherhood’s Civilization Jihad at Northwestern University.

Screenshot of Yasir Qadhi’s Facebook page

Screenshot of Yasir Qadhi’s Facebook page

Consider for a moment Ahmad’s connection to Yasir Qadhi and what its Star Spangled Shariah implications mean for non-Muslims in the U.S.

  • Yasir Qadhi was raised and studied in Saudi Arabia
  • He later fell under the sway of Ali al-Timimi, who was sentenced to life in prison in February 2005 after being convicted of encouraging violent jihad against Americans
  • Qadhi himself apparently landed on a terror watch list in 2006
  • The so-called ‘Underwear Bomber,’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to blow up a civilian airliner over Detroit in December 2009, was Qadhi’s student
  • In a 2013 YouTube video, Qadhi cited Muhammad saying he had been “commanded to fight the people” until they testify “there is no god but Allah.” He continued: “the life and property of mushrik (one who worships others besides Allah) holds no value in the state of jihad…which means if they don’t testify…” [as per above], their life and property are halal [free for the taking] for the Muslims.”
  • Qadhi has preached that theft, rape, and murder of Christians and Jews are permissible by Muslims in the U.S.

The relationship between Tahera Ahmad and Yasir Qadhi is important to understand in the context of the Brotherhood’s global jihad to impose shariah. Likewise is the connection between Qadhi and Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna and himself no stranger to the ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ set in motion by the Muslim Brotherhood through the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations. Ramadan and Qadhi are collaborators for a book project that started in 2016: Call for Chapters: Islam and Applied Ethics.

Screenshot of Tariq Ramadan’s Website

Screenshot of Tariq Ramadan’s Website

In the end, what is so troubling about the ostensible ‘Women’s Rights March’ participants is their mindless alignment with figures like Ahmad, who makes no attempt to hide her allegiance to a fundamentally misogynist legal system called shariah—but won’t ever describe it truthfully, either. Unfortunately for women and any of the LGBTQIA community who have the misfortune to live under Islamic Law, shariah’s barbaric death penalty and flogging for non-sanctioned sexual relations, unequal treatment of men and women, and Qur’anic injunctions that permit marital rape, polygamy, underage forced marriage, and wife-beating, are the antithesis of feminism and protection of women’s dignity and rights.

Americans must not only be able to identify those individuals leading street protests and violence, but understand what they represent: a direct challenge to our Constitutional rights. This weekend was never about a “Women’s March on Chicago.” Whether the marchers knew it or not, it represented instead the focused agenda of the Red-Green Axis in true Alinsky form. And that the Muslim Brotherhood aligns with and uses the Red-Green Axis demonstrates the genuine aims of jihadis in suits: undermining the U.S. Constitution and national security through the global Islamic Movement.

OIC Secretary General Warns Chicago Audience Not to Criticize Islam

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Picture taken at the Chicago Club (81 East Van Buren Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605) where the Chicago Council on Global Affairs regularly holds events

Center For Security Policy:

Just a week after the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the new Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Amin Madani, addressed a select audience at an American Islamic College (AIC)-sponsored event at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In a carefully-crafted message delivered on 17 September 2014, in which the OIC Secretary General was to discuss contemporary challenges facing the Muslim world, he charged that “Americans are not terribly famous for caring about the rest of the world.” Echoing lines promoted by the U.S. administration, Madani also declared that the Islamic State (IS) has no nexus with Islam and issued a warning to those critical of Islam. He also characterized Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza as illegal.

The AIC, known for its religious interfaith dialogue program in Chicago involving leadership figures from the Muslim Brotherhood, was established in 1981 as the only Islamic institution in the U.S. authorized to grant university degrees. Likewise, its relationship with the OIC is not a new one. In an earlier chapter of their collaborative relationship, the OIC and AIC co-sponsored a conference focused on “The Role of the OIC and the Scope for Its Relations with American Muslims” in September 2010. The following year in September 2011, the AIC and OIC joint conference Islam and Muslims in America included Obama administration appointee Rashad Hussain, the U.S. Special Envoy to the OIC. The evening before Madani’s 17 September speech, the program featured his keynote address for the AIC’s 2nd Annual Convocation Ceremony.

Prior to Madani becoming the OIC’s 10th Secretary General in January 2014, the OIC held The First International Conference on Islamophobia: Law & Media in September 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland to press for the criminalization of freedom of expression by individuals speaking about Islam in ways deemed ‘offensive’ and to control media content. When Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Madani, he, too, reiterated the OIC’s ‘Islamophobia’ conference theme as shown in his 5 February 2014 message to Twitter followers:

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The OIC is an inter-governmental organization of 56 Islamic states (plus the Palestinian Authority) that represents the head of state leadership of the Muslim world and takes and implements decisions on behalf of the ummah. One of the OIC’s top agenda items is the Istanbul Process, its vehicle for pursuing insinuation of Islamic Law on slander into the U.S. and other Western legal codes. The Obama administration, including the Department of State, has eagerly promoted the Istanbul Process, as when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech to OIC on 15 September 2011. A year later, in his annual address to the United Nations on 25 September 2012 in New York City, President Obama left no doubts about his own position on the Islamic law on slander, when he told the UN General Assembly that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

As Madani warned his Chicago audience about speaking against Islam, he was only reminding them of the OIC’s 10 year strategic plan, established in 2005 in part to advocate for an anti-blasphemy law regarding Islam. About freedom of expression, Madani made clear that, for Muslims, Islam is off-limits, saying that it “should not reach religious tales…we think freedom of expression ends there.” Attempting to draw an analogy about the discussion of sensitive subjects in American society and “insulting” or “contextualizing” a religious faith such as Islam, Madani continued “You have to give the same privilege and rights to others. There are certain limits to which the freedom of speech can reach where social values of one society should be considered as human values” and that insisting on free speech about such things is a “breach of human rights.” Although left unspoken by Madani, his reference to “human rights” clearly was meant to evoke for his Muslim audience specifically and only those rights permitted under shariah (Islamic Law).

Of course, the OIC authored the 1990 Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam, which states, “All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shari’ah,” and “The Islamic Shari’ah is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification of any of the articles of this Declaration.”

The OIC’s Cairo Declaration of Human Rights, which explicitly rejects the UN’s own Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nevertheless was presented to and accepted by the UN General Assembly in 1993. Rather, as stated in the OIC’s charter, its member Muslim states intend “to be guided by the noble Islamic values of unity and fraternity, and affirming the essentiality of promoting and consolidating the unity and solidarity among the Member States in securing their common interests at the international arena.” 

Turning next to the recent Israeli action in Gaza, Madani addressed the audience of around ninety people at the Chicago event, attacking Israel’s inherent right to protect itself from terrorism and an existential threat. Less than two months before the Madani event, Chicago witnessed vicious antisemitic demonstrations led by HAMAS and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. Madani claimed that “President Abbas has compromised on everything he can compromise on. And all he is asking now is for a peace negotiation to start with defining what borders the Israelis want for their country.” Madani displayed frustration that the Israeli-Palestinian issue “will not find a fair hearing within the political process” in this country. This issue, as well, is firmly-grounded in the OIC’s charter, which states its objective“….to establish a sovereign state for the Palestinian people with Al-Quds Al-Sharif [Jerusalem] as its capital, and to safeguard its historic and Islamic character, and the holy places therein….”

The OIC Secretary General also decried what he termed “extreme pressure from the American foreign policy establishment” placed on the sixteen member countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council to not form a special session led by the OIC to investigate purported Israeli war crimes. Agitated by this matter he concluded, “The only country that voted against that was the United States of America.” In July 2014, Madani had Tweeted his disapproval of the American position on Twitter.

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While both the OIC and Secretary General Madani declare that Boko Haram and the Islamic State “…have no relationship with Islam,” the reality is that non-Muslims in Iraq and Syria are being slaughtered by Muslims who declare their authority derives from Islamic doctrine. The Islamic State is committed to the complete subjugation or annihilation of the Christian and other former ethnic majority people of the Middle East and eradication of their ancient historical roots in the region. Islamic State jihadis systematically are marking Christian homes with the Arabic letter “N”, which is shorthand for “Nasrani,” meaning Nazarene or Christian. The infamous triple choice of Islam – convert, pay the jizya, or die – derives directly from Qur’anic verse 9:29, and intends ultimately to make the Middle East birthplace of Christianity “Christian-rein” as, with the exception of a vibrant Israel, it virtually already is for Jews. The savage Qur’anic punishments laid out in verse 5:32-33 await all those who refuse to be dhimmis.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, the home country of OIC Secretary General Madani, is ranked as one of the top ten countries in the world regarding the most extreme persecution of Christians. The government of Saudi Arabia has banned all churches, synagogues, and temples. Not only does the government deny recognition or protection of any religion other than Sunni Islam, it prohibits the open practice of any other religion. Apostasy is punishable by death, as per shariah.

This is the ideology and world view welcomed with open doors by American Islamic College (AIC), the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the American citizens who attended their event.

US Muslim Brotherhood Political Party Protests in Chicago against Israel and Jews

543493816Center for Security Policy:

Around 1,000 Jews and Christians gathered on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 for a mid-day rally to support the nation of Israel outside Metra’s Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center, the office complex of the Israeli Consulate at 500 W. Madison in downtown Chicago. The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations(USCMO), the first U.S. Muslim Brotherhood political party, joined in solidarity with approximately 200 pro-Muslim Brotherhood and HAMAS supporters in a counter demonstration at a time of increasing tensions between Muslims and Jews in the Chicago metropolitan area.

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As reported on its Facebook event page, the anti-Israel event Stand with Gaza: Protest Zionism in Chicago! held on the 22nd of July was hosted through the US Palestinian Community Network,and convened by the Coalition for Justice in Palestine members in the Chicago metropolitan area. The event included participation by the following organizations: American Muslims for Palestine, Chicago Islamic Center, Islamic Community Center of Illinois, Mosque Foundation, Palestinian American Community Center, Palestinian American Council, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-Chicago, andUnited States Palestinian Community Network.

A highly visible law enforcement presence that included the Chicago Police Department (CPD), CPD SWAT Team, and US DHS police closely guarded the perimeters of the rally to prevent any escalation of violence, as Israel’s Operation Protective Edge entered its 15th day destroying HAMAS tunnels in the face of stiff opposition from Palestinian fighters, who continued to lob rockets and missiles into Israel.

As confirmed by CPD News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada in a report from the Chicago Tribune on 20 July, half a dozen cars in Chicago were targeted with anti-Jewish leaflets. These antisemitic incidents are now under investigation by the CPD Hate Crime unit. The anti-Jewish leaflets explicitly threatened violence against Jews in Chicago if Israel did not cease its military operations in Gaza.

The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations was represented at the anti-Israel event in Chicago notably by the USCMO Secretary General Ousama Jammal’s Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, Illinois, where he is currently Vice President. Another USCMO member group, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), co-founded and chaired by Dr. Hatem Bazian (also the co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine), showed up as well, carrying AMP posters and signs.

Member participation from the USCMO at the “Stand with Gaza: Protest Zionism in Chicago!” event marks its first public demonstration in solidarity with HAMAS, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose Covenant commits HAMAS to the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel. The USCMO only recently concluded its inaugural banquet together with senior Muslim Brotherhood leadership in June 2014 at a Washington, D.C. venue. Jammal’s Mosque Foundation features a troubled history of individuals associated with Muslim Brotherhood front organizations openly supporting HAMAS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

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Chicago-based Arab group faces fresh terrorism scrutiny

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By Charles C. Johnson:

Members of a Chicago-based Arab-American group connected to President Barack Obama have once again come under fire for their ties to terrorism.

According to a report by the Associated Press, published last Friday, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh – an associate director at the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) — was convicted in a terrorist attack decades ago in Israel and lied on an immigration application to become an American citizen.

Odeh served ten years in an Israeli prison after she participated in bombings that killed two people in 1969. Charged with immigration fraud, Odeh is slated to be deported from the United States and could spend ten more years in prison if convicted.

Odeh’s boss and AAAN’s director, Hatem Abudayyeh, has been defending her in the press, calling her “a leader in the community—a stalwart, an icon” and characterizing her arrest “as an escalation of attacks on our community.”

But documents provided to The Daily Caller show that Abudayyeh has his own connections to terrorism.

According to registration documents provided to TheDC, Abudayyeh also runs the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), a non-profit registered by Rafeeq Jaber, the co-founder of CAIR and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation’s support of Hamas.

Both Abudayyeh and Odeh, along with twenty-one other activists from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, had their homes raided by the FBI in September 2010. The roll up included domestic left-wing terrorists along with IRA members and Muslim fanatics and strongly suggested coordination between violent segments.

Soon after, it was discovered that Abudayyeh had visited the White House in August 2010 to discuss concerns of the Arab-American community. In 2011, the government froze Abudayyeh’s bank accounts.

Additionally, according to documents provided to TheDC, Jaber, the co-founder of CAIR, was a panelist at an event Abudayyeh held August 8-10, 2008 commemorating the 60th anniversary of al Nakba, “the Catastrophe,” or a term Palestinians give to the founding of the state of Israel.

Jaber lectured on a panel that included Laila Al-Arian, the daughter of Sami Al-Arian, a convicted terrorist fundraiser for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a front group for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Jaber was also president of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” — as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 like-minded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”

In December 2004, a federal judge in Chicago ruled that IAP (along with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development), was liable for a $156 million lawsuit for having aided and abetted Hamas in the West Bank killing of a 17-year-old American citizen named David Boim. IAP had its assets frozen by the U.S. government and was shut down on grounds that it was funding terrorism. But its president, Jaber, was freely lecturing the AAAN conference in 2008. Conference participants were told to use the phrase “USPCN” to get a lower room rate on the hotels.

AAAN has long been tied to President Obama. In 2001 and 2002, the Woods Fund of Chicago, with Obama on its board, made grants totaling $75,000 to the AAAN—about a fifth of AAAN’s overall budget. Obama served in that role alongside Bill Ayers and received $6,000 a year from 1999-2002.

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Palestinian Bomber’s Chicago Arrest Triggers Misguided Anger

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State Department Recruits Future Diplomats at Muslim Brotherhood Jihadist Event

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Because one Huma Abedin just isn’t enough.

The Obama administration is covertly recruiting Muslims to work at the State Department as Foreign Service officers representing the United States in one of 265 American embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide. It appears to be part of the administration’s Muslim outreach effort, which includes a variety of controversial moves.

Ward held a 90-minute seminar at a recent convention sponsored by two groups—Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)—with known ties to radical Islam. Both nonprofits are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is known as the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda. In fact, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that MAS was founded as the U.S. chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood which strives to indoctrinate the world with Islamic Sharia law.

Yet there was a U.S. State Department official, side by side at a radical Islamic powwow in Chicago with a number of speakers who advocate violent jihad. Among them was Kifah Mustapha, a fundraiser at terrorist organization (Holy Land Foundation) convicted of funneling millions to Hamas and Jamal Badawi, a MAS founder who praised the jihad of Gaza terrorists during a speech titled “Understanding Jihad and Martyrdom.”

The conference that Ward conducted focused on career opportunities for Muslim youth. Here is how the event was billed: “Besides being a citizenship duty, there are benefits that Muslims can add to the American Muslim community and the global Muslim world by joining the US Foreign Services. This session will shed light on the different career opportunities for Muslim youth in the US Foreign Services Department. It will also clear any concerns that many people have feared about pursuing in this career.”

What about the concerns of Americans who may be concerned that Obama Inc. has decided to recruit members of Islamist Supremacist groups and supporters of Islamic terrorism into the diplomatic corps of the United States?

DISH Network, Turkish Airlines Support Islamist Conference in U.S.

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The annual convention of the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) brings together Islamists from around the U.S. and outside the country. This year’s event, held on December 21-25, had at least a dozen Islamist speakers with links to the Muslim Brotherhood and histories of extremist rhetoric. (See our previous article about the here.)

One speaker who was booked for the event, Saudi Sheikh Ayed Al-Qarni, is so radical that the U.S. government refused to let him enter the country to attend the conference.

Advocating for his entry into the U.S. was CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (whose executive-director spoke at the event), who demanded that the U.S. allow him in.

MAS was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood and ICNA is listed in a 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.”

Renting venues and equipment, covering travel expenses, purchasing advertising and all the other costs that come with these huge events (MAS-ICNA expected nearly 10,000 people) are not cheap. That’s where sponsors come in. Helping with this year’s event was the DISH Network and Turkish Airlines. Their logos are seen at the bottom of the convention home page and were printed on the bags given to attendees.

It’s unclear why the DISH Network would sponsor an event like this. You can click here to email them and ask them. Press them to commit to ending their financial support for future MAS-ICNA events.

Turkish Airlines at least has a customer base to target. Turkish Airlines donated two economy class plane tickets to the 2011 conference of American Muslims for Palestine but, contrary to original reports, decided against supporting the 2012 conference because of its “highly political nature.” Turkish Airlines should be encouraged to end its support for MAS-ICNA events as well. A proper email address was not found at its website, but a mailing address was found: Levent Selvili; Turkish Airlines; General Manager, Chicago; 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Ste. 2560; Chicago, IL 60611

Go to Radical Islam to see list of other MAS-ICNA convention sponsors

RadicalIslam.org will be happy to post any response from the DISH Network or Turkish Airlines you receive explaining their sponsorship of this Islamist event.

Ryan Mauro is RadicalIslam.org’s National Security Analyst and a fellow with the Clarion Fund. He is the founder of WorldThreats.com and is frequently interviewed on Fox News.