Re-writing History: Pushing an inclusive Islamist Agenda

“Saeed Khan is representative of Middle East studies academics rewriting American history to legitimize Islamism, the better to inoculate Islamists from criticism. After all, if Muslims discovered the New World, explored North America with Columbus, and invented the blues, who could object to the prejudices of Ilhan Omar (D-MN) or a little Sharia sprinkled about the land? They’re as American as apple pie.”
– Harry Onickel

Wayne State Prof Peddles Fake Islamic History

By Harry Onickel
From American Spectator, 

Do Muslims and Jews have a “shared future” in the U.S. based on a shared past? For the past four years, two Wayne State University academics, Howard Lupovitch and Saeed Khan, have held an annual lecture series entitled “A Shared Future.” Lupovitch, who is Jewish, is associate professor of history and director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic studies; Khan, a Muslim, is a lecturer in several departments, including Near Eastern and Asian studies. The first of the three lectures in the series was recently held at the Muslim Unity Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Of the hundred or so people in the audience, the vast majority were Jewish. Lupovitch and Khan, being good friends, sparked a jovial atmosphere, kibitzing throughout their introductions. Although a stated aim of the lectures was to “connect members of both demographics through exploring hot-button topics,” Khan made outlandish claims for a Muslim history in the New World based more on Islamic supremacism than facts. He was aided by Lupovitch, who not only failed to challenge Khan’s patently false tales, but asserted that “parallels and similarities” exist between Jewish and Muslim immigration to the U.S.

The audience proved equally pliable. Charmed by Khan’s humor and commentary on pop culture, no one challenged such whoppers as “Muslims have encountered America . . . since the tenth century . . . and had rather amicable relations with the indigenous people here. But it also shows at the time that migration was not a priority [but] was simply too far for them to try . . . to then govern it and control it. . . . What it did, though, is create new commercial routes.” Turkey’s Islamist president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has advanced the same propaganda as part of his anti-Western, supremacist worldview.

Full Article: https://spectator.org/wayne-state-prof-peddles-fake-islamic-history/

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COMMENT/ANALYSIS: The article notes that Orwell wrote in 1984, “Who controls the past controls the future.”   Throw in the West’s obsession over political correctness, an inclusive narrative is very appealing to many that are desperate to view the world as one  – the facts be damned.    After all, Minnesota Congresswoman  Ilhan Omar has made it known that the 9/11 attacks was simply  an event where “some people did something“.

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Florida State University (FSU) to host Muslim Brotherhood figure

PeaceJam Southeast to host Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman

BY: PAIGE RENTZ | PUBLISHED: 
From: Florida State University News

Florida State University to Receive Inaugural Leadership Award from PeaceJam 

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman will speak at Florida State University on Friday, April 5, before spending the weekend with students from across the region for PeaceJam Southeast’s annual conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Stand Out, Speak Up.”

During the event, Karman will present Florida State University with the PeaceJam Foundation’s inaugural Innovative Leadership Award for the university’s outstanding PeaceJam student leadership program, which is recognized as a model across the United States and the world.

“The students participating in PeaceJam at FSU are the most outstanding servant leaders that we have seen in our 23-year history as an organization,” said Kate Cumbo, the executive director of the PeaceJam Foundation. “It is the FSU PeaceJam students and alumni that we invite to lead our conferences across the world, to train our other campuses and intern at our Nobel Peace Prize laureates’ offices. They embody a truly remarkable spirit of innovation, commitment to inclusion and compassion.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center.

Full article can be read at:
https://news.fsu.edu/news/university-news/2019/04/03/peacejam-southeast-to-host-nobel-peace-prize-laureate-tawakkol-karman/

In 2011, Karman’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood were reported by The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch (GMBDW), citing her membership in the Yemeni Al-Islah party – the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen.

A profile of her at www.memri.org, notes:

The Muslim Brotherhood party in Egypt, Al-Huriyya Wal-‘Adala, has stated that Karman is a member of the movement and shares its ideology. Her father was a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen, and she herself is a member of the central committee of the Muslim Brotherhood’s party in Yemen, Al-Islah, which is in the opposition.

A chairman of the Nobel Peace prize committee, Thorbojern Jagland, told reporters that he dismissed concerns of Karman’s links to the Muslim Brotherhood, stating …

There are many signals that that kind of movement can be an important part of the solution, we have included the Arab Spring in this prize, but we have put it in a particular context. Namely, if one fails to include the women in the revolution and the new democracies, there will be no democracy.

Karman frequently makes speaking appearances at U.S. universities as well as CAIR sponsored events.

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COMMENT/ANALYSIS: 

In February 2018, Reuters reported that Karman had been suspended from the Islah party.  An opinion piece in Saudi controlled Al Arabiya noted that since the Islah party has started to align itself with Riyad, the party wants to distance itself from her …

Tawakkol Karman’s ties to the agenda of the Qatari-Turkish “spring” and its Brotherhood affiliates are well-known …

… At the beginning, she focused her attack on the United Arab Emirates, the second pillar in the Arab-Yemeni coalition after Saudi Arabia. She did not focus on Saudi Arabia. When the conflict between Qatar and the kingdom, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt erupted, she worked in parallel with the Qatari global media and began to attack Riyadh. After all, the maestro conducting the orchestra is one.

Tawakkol gained a lot from these hostile stances against Saudi Arabia and the UAE as she manages the Belqees television station which is logistically supported by Qatar – to say the least – and others and which is of course headquartered in Turkey.

FSU has a history of Muslim Brotherhood tied individuals on their campuses. Some of the more notable:

– When U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader Ahmed Elkadi started to establish his network in the Panama City/Bay county area of Florida in the early 1980s, assistance and support was provided through then FSU psychology professor, Na’im Akbar. Originally a member of the Nation of Islam, Akbar moved to the American Society of Muslims founded by Warith Deen Mohammed.

Dr. Mohammad Yunus served as President of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) for 17 years during 1977 – 2000 and a member of ICNA’s General Assembly since 1971. He is a cardiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Florida State University, College of Medicine.

Hiba Rahim, the Northwest Florida Regional Coordinator at Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a FSU alumni as well as the daughter of Dr. Yahia Rahim  of Panama City, FL.  Dr. Rahim was part of Elkadi’s U.S. Muslim Brotherhood core group in the 1980s.   In the 1992 Phone Book seized during the Holyland Foundation investigation into terrorist funding, Dr. Rahim (Y. Abdul-Raheem) was listed as the economic head of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

 

A Tea Party with CAIR

One of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) national Isamophobia programs is “Teatime for Peace“.  It may also be called something like, “Tea for Hope.”  A Facebook post describes it as, “The premise is simple: come, have a cup of tea with your Muslim neighbor and learn through human connection.”   

The program has been around for several years.  

Usually pushed as an interfaith event, it’s real premise is Dawah oriented and in many instances, geared towards political Islam.   Many times it is hosted at a local Church (there is irony there).

The following “Letter to the Editor” was recently posted on Cleveland.com.

Don’t host a ‘Teatime for CAIR’: Letter to the Editor

Posted Mar 31, 2019

In response to the article “Teatime for Peace brews understanding with Muslim community,” March 10, I’ve attended three “Teatimes for Peace” and find them autocratic. Despite their ‘religious’ outreach, the intent is political, one-sided and emotionally manipulative.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, civil rights organization and co-sponsor of Teatime, is rooted in anti-Israel rhetoric as expressed by its executive director, Nihad Awad. CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a 2007 terrorist financing trial. Not solid credentials for “interfaith dialogue.”

Disagreement is deflected, ignored or convoluted, victimizing Islam. A question was posed, “Does the persecution I experienced growing up in Communist Hungary compare to Muslims in America?” The unsympathetic CAIR leader said he was more worried about his daughter who publicly wears a hijab.

A Turkish man, when asked about his children marrying outside of Islam, responded, “Males, yes; females, no.” Is reading Islamic scripture encouraged? “No, only religious leaders can interpret; we misunderstand translation from Arabic.”

“Teatime” sounds sweet and innocuous, but misinformation and deception are valued over truth and logic. Should your clergy invite them, set boundaries; defend your faith. Better yet, don’t host a “Teatime for CAIR.”

Jan Lukas,

Brecksville

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COMMENT:  Have yet to come across a CAIR (or other Islamist group) program where Christians are invited to a mosque to preach the virtues of Christianity and solicit new followers.

NYPD and Muslim Community Patrol & Services

Creeping Sharia just posted  information regarding New York city’s  Muslim Community Patrol & Services (MCPS), a volunteer group that numbers 50+ members and according to VOANews, “work in collaboration with NYPD, whose off-duty officers led a recent training in Sunset Park.”

As pointed out by Creeping Sharia, this information completely contradicts a NYPD statement published by PJ Media in January 2019 disavowing any NYPD link to the Muslim Community Patrol.

Read more about this at Creeping Sharia:
https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/nypd-cops-trains-muslim-patrol/

 

RELATED ARTICLES:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/03/nyregion/muslim-community-patrol-brooklyn.html

 

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COMMENT We visited the volunteer link at http://volunteer.muslimcps.org/ and came across a page that read:

Upon completion of your application, we will schedule an interview with you. Applicants who pass the interview process will be provided training for: 

1.  NYPD Training (for civilian patrolmen) 
2. CPR/First Aid 
3. Basic Self-Defense

A Youtube video (34 second mark) shows a MCP vehicle equipped with “undercover” emergency lighting equipment (front and back strobes):

 

The cited PJ Media article notes:

In late December 2018, New York residents spotted a white and blue “Muslim Community Patrol” (MCP) vehicle that looks like an official NYPD vehicle. Yet in a statement to PJ Media on Wednesday, the NYPD disavowed any link to the Muslim Community Patrol. Any attempts to enforce Sharia (Islamic law) would not be sanctioned by the police.

“This is not an NYPD vehicle,” Sergeant Jessica McRorie told PJ Media. “The NYPD did not outfit or label this vehicle. This group is not officially sanctioned by the NYPD and they are subject to the law.”

The New York Post reported on the Muslim Community Patrol vehicle on Christmas Eve last year. The Muslim Community Patrol joined the Jewish population’s Shomrim and the Brooklyn Asian Safety Patrol, longstanding religious and racial community groups that provide security for local minorities.

The Post found the patrol car — a white Ford Taurus with the MCP insignia nearly identical to those of an NYPD patrol car with the words “Muslim Community Patrol” where an official police vehicle would read “Courtesy Professionalism Respect” — cruising on Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge, a local community with a growing Muslim population.

additionally …

If the Muslim Community Patrol is off-book and does not coordinate with the NYPD, it may apply specific readings of Sharia (Islamic law) in its community monitoring. Since some forms of Sharia advocate honor killings, child brides, and other abuses, they may directly violate some American or New York City laws.

Sergeant McRorie’s statement that the MCP is “subject to the law” should serve as a reminder that if this new Islamic force attempts to enforce such harsh versions of Sharia on citizens, authorities will respond. Any “creeping Sharia” that violates local, state, or federal law will not be tolerated.

History: Islamic Slaving in Europe

In a recent post, we highlighted how the U.S. has been dealing with an Islamic Jihad  for 233 years, with a focus on Muslim pirates in North Africa, their enslaving of U.S. ship crews and the U.S. response.

Europe’s battle with Islamic slaving extends several centuries prior to the noted U.S. encounters.  In a posting by Philip Jenkins on Patheos.com, he writes …

We also tend to forget just how often Europeans were victims of the slave trade, as much as perpetrators. And in saying that, no, I am not repeating the myth that early indentured servitude in the Americas was comparable to black plantation slavery. It wasn’t. I am talking here about slave trading that affected the European Christian heartland.

Let me begin with a notorious instance. At Midsummer, 1631, Barbary pirates from North Africa raided the Irish village of Baltimore, and took several hundred local people into lifelong captivity. Such a distant projection of Islamic power might seem extreme and even bizarre, but it was no such thing. Although that reality is forgotten today, the danger of Arab and Turkish assault remained a nightmare for the vast majority of Europeans throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and well beyond that date in some regions. If you have any European ancestors whatever, then they shared a common nightmare of such slaving enterprises.

Jenkins cites historian Robert Davis in noting that, “the Barbary lands alone might have taken over a million Christian slaves between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.”   The figures by Davis only cover one region and Jenkins states:

In particular, it takes no account of the very large and quite distinct activities of the Crimean Tatars, and some of their slaving attacks claimed tens of thousands of Christian victims in single sweeps. Over the three century period 1500-1800, the Tatar total of Christian slaves must have exceeded three million.

He brings up an interesting point with all this.  The incidents of conversion (some refer to as reversion) of Christians to Islam in order to profit from Islamic slave trade:

But the danger extended far beyond Central Europe, and afflicted Mediterranean lands. Many of the worst perpetrators were themselves Europeans, ex-Christians who converted to Islam to take advantage of the rich opportunities in piracy and slaving. From the Spanish word for these “deniers” of their faith, we get the word “renegades.”

The full post can be read here:
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2019/03/europe-and-the-experience-of-slavery/

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COMMENT: Philip Jenkins is a professor of history at Baylor University in the United States, and co-director for Baylor’s Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion.   

Helping to explain media bias …

  • Wondering why ABC and Al Jazeera are suddenly on a gun control kick?
  • Wondering why Brunei’s sharia policies are being questioned but not Saudi Arabia?
  • How about the push regarding support for the Arab Spring?

Recommended to help look into these questions and more regarding control of the narrative feed to the public:

YouTube direct link: https://youtu.be/lFimy3QXqSc

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COMMENT/ANALYSIS: Al Jazeera is a state-funded broadcaster in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.  In a 2014 Telegraph article it was reported:

Two of al-Qaeda’s most senior financiers are living with impunity in Qatar despite being on a worldwide terrorism blacklist, the American official in charge of sanctions has disclosed. …

… The two Qataris — Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subaiy and Abd al-Rahman bin Umayr al-Nuaymi — are living in Doha, the country’s capital, and are free to go as they please, according to David Cohen, the US Treasury under-secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.

Qatar has refused to say what has happened to al-Subaiy, al-Nuaymi and others on US and United Nations terrorism sanctions lists.

the article continues …

Both al-Nuaymi and al-Subaiy are understood to be well-connected to Qatar’s ruling elite.

They are also accused of raising millions of dollars for al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups. Al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have announced a deal to fight together in Iraq and in Syria.

Al-Subaiy, 49, a former Qatari Central Bank employee, was blacklisted as a terrorist fundraiser as long ago as 2008 but still appears to be heavily involved in a jihadist network.

According to the official American report, al-Subaiy was identified as “a Qatar-based terrorist financier and facilitator who has provided financial support to, and acted on behalf of, al-Qaeda senior leadership, including senior al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) prior to KSM’s capture in March 2003”.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been named as the “principal architect of the 9/11 attacks” and is being held in Guantánamo Bay.

He had lived freely in Qatar for a number of years in the Nineties despite being wanted even at that stage by the US for terror offences.

Al-Nuaymi, a former president of the Qatar Football Association, is accused of being one of the world’s most prolific terrorist fundraisers, accused of sending more than £1.25 million a month to al-Qaeda jihadists in Iraq and hundreds of thousands of pounds to Syria.

He was designated a terrorist in the US last December and added to a British sanctions list only in October this year.

It is alleged that both men’s links to senior figures in Qatar has helped keep them out of jail in recent years and off Qatar’s own terrorist sanctions list. The country introduced a designated terrorist list but to date not a single individual has been put on it.

 

Police: 3/21 Birmingham mosque attack NOT terror-related

From: West Midlands Police
Updated:  25TH MARCH 2019

The recent mosque attacks in Birmingham have understandably caused concern among our communities particularly following the tragic events in Christchurch.

West Midlands Police supported by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit have conducted a thorough investigation.

A 34-year-old man from Perry Barr handed himself into a police station in Birmingham last Friday, he is currently detained under the Mental Health Act. 

West Midlands Police is not seeking anyone else in relation to the attacks, we are satisfied they were not motivated by right wing extremism and are not being treated as terror-related.

A separate investigation has been launched after police were alerted to criminal damage at a mosque on Cromer Road, Balsall Heath at 6.30am on Saturday morning (23 March). The incident is not being linked to the mosque attacks on Thursday 21 March.

Assistant Chief Constable Matt Ward said: “We continue to work in partnership with mosques and local communities around the West Midlands.

“There will be a visible police presence at key locations to offer reassurance to our communities and we continue to offer any assistance in providing security advice.”

Those with concerns are urged to speak to officers directly or get in contact with their local neighbourhood teams. Details can be found here – https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-local-police/

If you have information that you need to share with police please get in touch via Live Chat on west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or by calling 101. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are.

Related:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-47699924
https://news.sky.com/story/birmingham-mosque-attacks-not-linked-to-far-right-extremism-or-terror-police-say-11675185

 

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COMMENT/ANALYSIS:  Not likely that groups used this incident to bolster support for the theory of increased white/right-wing hate will make any effort to correct “the record”.   

Brunei Sharia threat to gays – REALLY!?

File this under: GEE, YOU DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING?

Several gay news websites and Newsweek have reported that the former British colony of Brunei may be implementing death by stoning for same-sex acts starting this April.

From Gay Star News:

Brunei will pass its Sharia Penal Code (SPC) by 3 April, Gay Star News has learned.

The controversial penal code includes death by stoning for people convicted of sodomy, among other numerous brutal sentences.

Other Sharia punishments include the amputation of limbs for those found guilty of theft. Anyone found guilty of apostasy will be handed a death sentence.

‘I am extremely concerned by this move. Some of the laws that we are about to see implemented are horrendous and unjustifiable,’ Matthew Woolfe, founder and director of The Brunei Project, tells Gay Star News.

The article continues with a claim of surprise at the news …

However there were no public announcements regarding the implementation of the law. The news was also not picked up by local media.

‘It all seems to be very hush-hush,’ says Woolfe.

‘I suspect the Brunei Government is trying to fly under the radar with the final implementation.’

The Sultan of Brunei, the country’s absolute ruler, first announced plans to introduce the SPC in three stages in 2014.

“Hush-hush?”  Umm … no.

As mentioned in our May 2014 report, Hollywood Hotel Protest: Cue the Clueless, the threat to gays was noted back in 2014 and caused all sorts of outrage among Hollywood that included a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel owned by Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

We originally reported on the implementation of Sharia Law in Brunei and the impact on the approximately 30,000 Filipinos, most of whom are Catholics, in our April 2014 report, Brunei moves to full Sharia.  It was noted that Muslims make up approximately two-thirds of Brunei’s population and the application of Sharia for most civil  matters has been well established.

The country can trace it’s Islamic foundation to around the 15th century and it’s sultans were responsible for spreading Islam from Borneo to the Philippines. 

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COMMENT/ANALYSIS:   If gays and celebrities were really outraged by “…  It’s people being stoned to death,”  where is the outrage and shock of punishments in Saudi Arabia? As pointed out in the Washington Post, Saudi Arabia’s judicial system is well established,  providing an “in-place” example of what Brunei is implementing.

Sharia law relies on punishments based on  “Hudud” …. punishments that under Islamic law are mandated and fixed by God.   The decision to move Brunei to a system of full Sharia law was made by its Sultan in 2013, replacing a legal system based on English common law.  The move to a Syariah Penal Code is being done in three phases. The planned approach includes moves to silence critics.  The Sultan has warned against questioning the move.

There are concerns that Malaysia is making a similar move to full Sharia implementation – see Pres. Obama’s Malaysian Muslim Misstep

Islamic Jihad – Impacting the U.S. for 233 years

The battle against Jihadis did not just happen on 9/11/2001 and the hate for western society is not based on U.S. based policies over the last century.  It is based on conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims fueled by over 1200 years of Sharia.

America’s 233-Year-Old Shock at Jihad

From: The American Thinker, March 26, 2019
By Raymond Ibrahim

Exactly 233 years ago this week, two of America’s founding fathers documented their first exposure to Islamic jihad in a letter to Congress; like many Americans today, they too were shocked at what they learned.

Context: in 1785, Muslim pirates from North Africa, or “Barbary,” had captured two American ships, the Maria and Dauphin, and enslaved their crews. In an effort to ransom the enslaved Americans and establish peaceful relations, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams — then ambassadors to France and England respectively — met with Tripoli’s ambassador to Britain, Abdul Rahman Adja. Following this diplomatic exchange, they laid out the source of the Barbary States’ hitherto inexplicable animosity to American vessels in a letter to Congress dated March 28, 1786:

We took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the grounds of their [Barbary’s] pretentions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation. The ambassador answered us that it was founded on the laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise

Full Article: 
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/
americas_233yearold_shock_at_jihad.html

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COMMENT/ANALYSIS:  History revisionists are hard at work trying to make the past politically correct.   Ibrahim’s article should be must reading for those that need a primer on historical fact as to why we have been at odds with Islamists for over 200 years.   The battle against Jihadis did not just happen on 9/11/2001 and the hate for western society is not based on U.S. based policies over the last century.  It is based on conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims fueled by over 1200 years of Sharia.

Full text of the referred document (letter to Congress dated March 28, 1786) can be viewed at:
https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-09-02-0315
Photos of the actual document can be seen at:
https://www.loc.gov/resource/mtj1.005_0430_0433/?st=gallery

MSA Stories from Ball State, Muncie, IN

Islamic Awareness Week is common at many universities with a Muslim Students Association (MSA).  The week frequently has event’s like, “Meet a Muslim” and at least one interfaith dinner or event.   Ball State in Muncie, IN certainly steps it up.  

According to the University’s paper, from March 25 to April 2, there will be presentations, a discussion panel, an interfaith dinner and the screening of the “Muslims in Muncie” documentary.

What brings additional attention to Muncie, Ball State and the school’s MSA is all the publicity it is pushing following the March 15, 2019 deadly terror attacks in New Zealand on 2 Mosques:

  • On March 24, 2019, CBS News highlighted the release of a video called,  “The Secret Life of Muslims : An education“.  A story about  Richard McKinney, a former U.S. Marine who plotted to blow up an Islamic Center in Muncie, Ind., changed his mind, and converted to Islam. He then became president of Ball State’s Muslim Student Association and president of the Islamic Center a year after that.

  • On March 15, 2019, it was announced the creation of “Ball State documentary presents the story of Muncie’s diverse Muslim community“.  This is the documentary that is mentioned as part of Islamic Awareness Week where 11 undergraduate students from eight different majors worked with Elizabeth Agnew, associate professor of religious studies, to create the documentary “Muslims in Muncie” as part of the spring 2018 Virginia B. Ball Center seminar.

In 2017, the Daily Caller reported that Ball State, a taxpayer funded university, offered “a course which gives actual academic credit to students for meeting Muslims, hanging out at a Muncie mosque, and making a documentary film about Muslims who reside in the local area.”   Ball State philosophy and religious studies professor Elizabeth Agnew was organizing the course.  The Daily Caller also noted that “From 2012-2015, Professor Agnew participated with a team of Ball State faculty in a U.S. State Department-funded partnership with Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan to advance the American Studies graduate program at QAU’s Area Study Center.”

In addition to the highlighted religious focused course credit, the university has a history of hosting speakers from some rather radical groups that are fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood

For example:

  • In 2014, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Communications Director Edgar Hopida spoke to journalism students onCovering Islam in the Mediaat Ball State University located in Muncie, Indiana.  The The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch reports: In 2009, a US federal judge ruled “The Government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT with HLF, the Islamic Association for Palestine (“IAP”), and with Hamas.” ISNA has had a long history of fundamentalism, anti-semitism, and support for terrorism.
  • A frequent annual speaker at Ball University is Dr. Sabeel Ahmed, Executive Director of the GainPeace Project, an outreach project of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). He is currently a shura member of ICNA national.  The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch reports: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and considered to be closely tied to the Jamaat-e-Islami organization of Southeast Asia, itself allied with the Global Muslim Brotherhood.

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COMMENTS:  As noted by the Clarion Project, The Muslim Students Association (MSA) was created by Muslim Brotherhood members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in January 1963. It was essentially “an arm of the Saudi-funded, Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Muslim World League”.  A past National President was Abdurrahman Alamoudi who was convicted on terrorism-related charges in 2004 and has admitted to being a secret Muslim Brotherhood operative.

From the above reported accounts, the MSA and in turn the Muslim Brotherhood, are well represented in the Muncie, IN area.   Former terror suspect, Sami Omar Al-Hussayen  attended Ball State University in the 1990s before moving to Idaho where he became president of University of Idaho’s Muslim Students Association.

side-note: In June of 2017, A Saudi Arabian national and former student at Ball State University was deported after being arrested in March for the alleged violent threatening of shoppers at an Indiana Goodwill store unless they converted to Islam. Additional information on this reported at Creeping Sharia.

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