Dining Jihad: MAS Chicago’s 2014 Community Dinner

Having a dinner featuring spiritual
leaders that support bombings is an
interesting way to promote the
“religion of peace”

The Chicago chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS) held it’s annual dinner on April 27, 2014 at the convention center in Tinley Park, IL.  

As reported by the The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch, MAS has been identified as a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and closely tied to the Egyptian organization.

Featured Speakers:

  • Zaid Shakir– co-founder of Zaytuna College and one of it’s senior faculty members.  Born Ricky Mitchell, he converted to Islam while serving in the U.S. Air Force in 1977.  A very popular speaker on the U.S. Islamic circuit, Shakir has frequently defended the terrorist actions of  Hizballah and is prone to conspiracy theories.  He is one of the speakers on a featured video promoting MPAC’s Safe Spaces Initiative.
  • Jamal Said – Iman and director of the Mosque Foundation (Bridgeview Mosque, IL) , he was one of the unindicted co-c0nspirators of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) Hamas financing trial.  A Feb 2004 Chicago Tribune article highlights his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and states that his hardline approach drove out many moderate Muslims from the mosque.  The article further describes how Jamal Said raised money for convicted terror fundraiser  Sami Al-Arian.
  • Kifah Mustapha – Iman and associate director of the Mosque Foundation.  As another named HLF unindicted co-conspirators, Mustapha made headlines in 2010 when his invitation to serve as the first Muslim chaplain for the Illinois State Police was rescinded.  Reason – a history of fundraising for Hamas.  While the media was quick to cite that Mustapha committed no crime, they failed to mention FBI testimony and video of Mustapha singing songs at HLF events that glorified Hamas and killing Jews.  Probably not the best image to associate with a law enforcement agency.



COMMENTS/ANALYSISMissing from last year’s line-up: Dr. Amjad Qourshah.  Dr. Qourshah’s Facebook post in Aaugust 2013, where he attacked Christians  was apparently still too fresh an incident.   Having a dinner featuring spiritual leaders that support bombings is an interesting way to promote the “religion of peace”.


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