Muslim Students Assoc at LSU — connecting the dots on the Gulf Coast

Christopher Holton, in Louisiana’s, reported on a recent LSU Reveille news item about  LSU’s Muslim Student Association (MSA)’s  efforts to be more visible and reach out to the community.

LSU’s Reveille item comes across innocent enough, presenting an image of a friendly social group looking to serve the campus community.

Holton presents a very different perspective …

This seemingly benign announcement is something worth taking a closer look at, mainly because there are actually significant misconceptions about the Muslim Student Association in the Reveille article.

As we will show in this article, the MSA is an organization about which much is known. It is an organization with a past and it is an organization that has had some rather “interesting” leaders and members over the years. All of this means that the presence of the MSA at LSU should be of concern to students, faculty, the administration and state and local law enforcement officials.

Holton then provides an excellent short history of the MSA’s establishment in America, highlighting it’s initial funding from Saudi Arabia in a 2008 NY Times article and MSA’s ties to the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY).

Of significant note are the number of MSA members and leaders that have been linked to jihadist and terror related activities.  Holton provides a list of members that include:

Abdurahman Alamoudi, MSA national president in 1982 and 1983 – currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for his extensive international terrorist activities, which included fundraising for al Qaeda.
Anwar Al-Awlaki, president of the Colorado State University MSA in the early 1990s, and chaplain of the George Washington University MSA in 2001 – delivered sermons that were attended by two of the 9/11 hijackers and by Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan. In 2002 Alwaki fled the U.S. for Yemen, where he developed ties to al Qaeda and reportedly played a role in the Fort Hood massacre of 2009, the failed Christmas Day underwear-bomber plot of 2009, and the attempted Times Square bombing of 2010.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – member of the MSA chapter at North Carolina A&T in 1986.  Mastermind the September 11th terrorist attacks as the number 3 man in Al Qaeda.
Carlos Bledsoe, aka Abdulhakim Mujahid – member of the MSA as a student at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.  Bledsoe went on to receive terrorist training at a jihadist training camp in Yemen and returned to the US and murdered US Army Private Andy Long outside a Little Rock, Arkansas recruiting office on June 1, 2009

The article concludes with an interview of former FBI agent John Guandolo regarding the MSA, the Muslim Brotherhood and the jihadi threat in America.
COMMENT/ANALYSIS:  Past MSA activities have been highlighted here that have included the University of Maine Muslim Students’ Association, MSA UMass Dartmouth and Tampa’s OakTree Institute.  One would be hard pressed to name another student group  with so many links to terrorism by it’s alumni.

Special thanks to the for bringing this article to our attention.

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