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Orlando house shooting “Victim” tied to past terror funding

“The phone program follows the Muslim Brotherhood pattern of using deceptively described charities as a means to support terrorist causes.”
Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch

The news of shots being fired at a Muslim family’s home in Orlando, FL in the wake of the Paris, France terror attacks has made national news with base reporting from local outlets such as  www.wftv.com:

A 55-year-old Orange County family’s home was shot at Sunday, causing concern that their Muslim faith may have played a part in the wake of terrorist attacks in France.

The homeowner, who told Channel 9 his name is Amir Elmasri but is listed as Mahmoud Elmasri in an Orange County Sheriff’s report, was not home at the time of the shooting, which he believes happened between 8 and 10:20 a.m. Sunday.

During terrorist attacks in Paris Friday night, 129 people were killed and hundreds were wounded. Extremist group the Islamic State took credit for the attacks and warned of similar attacks in the U.S.

Similar reports were made by  www.mynews13.com and the Orlando Sentinal.  Accounts indicate that CAIR is investigating the shooting as a hate crime and calling on the Department of Justice to conduct its own investigation

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Amir Elmasri

What is not mentioned in any of the news reports is Amir Elmasri’s past ties to an apparent  U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Phone Scam that funneled money to the Benevolence and Global Relief Foundation located in Bridgeview, Ill.  

Both groups have been designated by the U.S Government as terrorist organizations in connection with the funding of Al-Qaida.

 

A 2001 AP article published in the Florida Times-Union,  reported:

Muslim charities suspected of helping finance international terrorism received at least $1.9 million in the past five years from Florida donors, records show.

The article further indicates:

One of the biggest single contributors was International Charity Network, a Winter Park company that gave $300,000 to Benevolence in 1996 and 1997 alone. Two other related local firms have given Benevolence a total of $171,210 since 1996.

A 2001 The Orlando Sentinel article also reported on theses links to terrorist groups and indicated that funding was achieved through changing subscribed Muslims’ long distance phone service over to MCI.

According to corporate filings, International Charity Network is now called Net One International, Inc.  and Amir Elmasri has been listed as the vice-President of the company since 1998.

A 2007 analysis of the reported phone scam and how it links to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leadership can be found at the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch, which notes:

The phone program follows the Muslim Brotherhood pattern of using deceptively described charities as a means to support terrorist causes.

RELATED: In 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed  a penalty of $1,600,000 against Net One International, Inc. (Net One or Company), for apparently billing consumers for unauthorized charges and fees purportedly in connection with long distance telephone service—a practice commonly known as “cramming.”    Amir Elmasri is listed as the vice-president of Net One International in the FCC filing.

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COMMENT: A search of the CAIR national site failed to disclose any mention of this incident.   A check of the CAIR-FL website showed simply a repost of news report that a family “claims it was targetted by gunfire” and “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida said that it is investigating the case with their attorneys to determine whether the family was targeted.” Any mention of a request for Department of Justice action could not be found.

Syrian Fundraising, terror ties and the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

Some of the same individuals behind past terror tied funding operations are directing current charity efforts. 

In Questionable Charity Groups Cloud Syrian Benefit we reported on Syrian songwriter/singer/activist Yahya Hawwa  touring Muslim communities in America as part of a benefit to help Syrians in need.  It was noted that one of the organizations sponsoring the event,  Life for Relief and Development (LIFE), is one of the larger U.S. based Islamic Charities. It also has past partnerships with organizations such as Human Appeal International (HAI), a group reportedly  linked to Hamas.

LIFE’s  ties to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood originate with it’s founder and former CEO, Khalil Jassemm and his association with  the late MB leader  Dr. Ahmed Elkadi  while residing in Panama City,  FL.   Elkadi’s father-in-law,  Mahmoud Abu-Saud was also living in the Panama City area at the time.  Abu-Saud was known for his expertise in finance and central banking and being heavily involved in the Muslim Brotherhood’s beginnings in Egypt.  Abu-Saud and Elkadi worked together with the formation of several Islamic organizations including the first Islamic Center of Northwest Florida in 1986.

In 1985, Jassemm joined with Elkadi to form at least one charity,  the Welfare Trust for Needy Patients, Inc in Panama City.  The organization was dissolved in 1991.   Jasseemm moved to California and started LIFE in 1992.  LIFE was moved to Michigan in 1994.  In the mid 1990s, Jasseemm maintained his ties to Elkadi while working as a visiting professor at the University of Maine, Department of Survey Engineering – Orno sponsored by Elkadi’s Institute of Islamic Medicine for Education and Research.

Jasseemm is also the author of several books relating to Islamic charities.  His,  “Islamic Perspective on Charity, a Comprehensive Guide for Running a Muslim Nonprofit In the U.S.” provides extensive guidance for Islamic charity officials in regards to laws governing such groups.   Jasseemm is no longer listed as being affiliated with LIFE and is believed to be living in Jordan.

LIFE’s current board listing still reflects its MB influences and includes:

Sharif Gindy

Dr. Gindy is a co-founder and board member of CAIR Michigan.

M. Yahia Abdul-Rahim

We’ve covered Dr. Rahim’s MB ties a number times.  He is listed as the NAIT contact for the Bay County Islamic Society and is a director of the the Panama City Advanced School Corporation.  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 lessor known document showing Rahim’s MB ties is a 1994 Florida corporate filing for the Muslim Financial Group, Inc., which was dissolved one year later.  In addition to Rahim named as director, it includes Mohamed Mabrook and Jamal Nyrabeah.

Mabrook was president of Global Chemical and had been convicted in 2002 of mail and wire fraud – defrauding investors of the company.   According to a 2002 Wall Street Journal report it was a bit more complicated, involving suspected ties to Saudi investments and terror groups:

One month after the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. Treasury labeled Mr. [Yassin] Qadi, who is 47 years old, a “specially designated global terrorist” and froze his assets in the U.S. and Europe. The government says that Mr. Qadi and organizations he controls move money from Saudi sources through numerous businesses and charities world-wide. Some of the money ends up in the hands of terrorists, the U.S. says. Mr. Qadi declines to comment, but through his lawyers, he denies ever knowingly doing business with terrorists or financing them. He hasn’t been prosecuted, and his attorneys are trying to persuade the Treasury of his innocence.

The article refers to Mabrook’s company …

Chemical Connection

In the mid-1990s, another company to which Mr. Qadi had ties, Abrar Investments Inc., joined with International Relief Organization [IIRO] to invest in a Chicago chemical company — a deal that is also drawing scrutiny from federal investigators.

Abrar Investments was a Stamford, Conn., company that sought “Islamically permissible investment opportunities in the United States,” according to its prospectus. The company’s name means “the do-gooders.” Mr. Qadi’s lawyers confirm he, among others, invested money in the U.S. through Abrar Investments. He was also a director of Abrar’s Malaysian corporate parent, according to records gathered by terrorism researcher Rita Katz of the nonprofit SITE Institute in Washington.

Abrar and International Relief Organization jointly invested more than $2 million in Global Chemical Corp., which said it made household- and pool-cleaning supplies. Abrar provided $250,000 itself, as well as another $345,000 that came from one of its clients, according to an affidavit by FBI agent Valerie Donahue filed in federal court in Chicago in January 1997. International Relief Organization invested more than $1 million and guaranteed Abrar Investments against any potential loss from the deal, the Donahue affidavit said. Two of International Relief’s top officials owned a total of a 20% stake in Global Chemical, according to the Donahue affidavit.

The president of Global Chemical was Mohammed Mabrook, a Libyan immigrant and Islamic activist who during his college years in Tennessee organized opposition to the secular dictatorship of Libyan Col. Moammar Gadhafi. In 1985, Mr. Mabrook, had worked for a pro-Palestinian group headed by Mr. Marzouk, the senior Hamas leader who the U.S. believes was a coinvestor with Mr. Qadi in BMI, according to a 2001 federal-court filing in Chicago.

Global Chemical kept a warehouse full of highly toxic chemicals but appeared to have few if any customers, according to the Donahue affidavit. Alarmed, the FBI asked one of the government’s senior experts on chemical weapons, Dennis J. Reutter, chief of the army’s Materiel Command Treaty Laboratory in Edgewood, Md., to look at the chemicals Global Chemical was purchasing.

The FBI included an ominous excerpt from Mr. Reutter’s Oct. 23, 1996, report in Ms. Donahue’s affidavit. The purchases, he wrote, “do not appear to be consistent with R&D for formulation of commercial cleaning products or for quality control of commercial cleaning products.” The names of the chemicals weren’t made public. His report concluded that “taken in total, the purchases appear to be more consistent with support” of a laboratory performing biochemistry or “organic synthesis.” Mr. Reutter declines to comment.

Organic synthesis is one way to describe the process used to manufacture some explosives. But U.S. law-enforcement officials in Chicago say they didn’t find direct evidence of any bomb making at Global Chemical.

Mr. Salah — the confessed Hamas operative who received funds both directly from Mr. Qadi and from the Woodridge, Ill., real-estate investment Mr. Qadi financed — also allegedly had an interest in dangerous chemicals. In the 1995 confession to Israeli authorities, which he subsequently retracted and which the FBI summarized in court filings, Mr. Salah allegedly said that while in Chicago in the early 1990s, he trained recruits to work with “basic chemical materials for the preparation of bombs and explosives,” as well as various toxins.

Qadi was one of the original investors in Bait ul Mal, Inc. (BMI), an Islamic investment firm tied to the MB.  A 2003 National Review article provides additional details regarding BMI and terror funding tied to charities,  including IIRO.

Court documents for U.S. vs Mabrook portray Dr. Rahim a victim of fraud committed by Mabrook indicating  he  invested $600,000 in the Mabrook’s chemical company.   In light of Rahim’s position in MB financial matters, Yassin Qadi’s funding activities and the involvement of IIRO,  the “victim” label is  questionable.

Nyrabeah resided in Panama City, FL along with Dr. Rahim  and Dr. Elkadi.    In 1993 Nyrabeah become a director of the Benevolence International Foundation (BIF) and is cited in court documents.   A Canadian corporation filing also shows Nyrabeah as a listed director along with Enaam Arnaout for the Benevolence International Fund, incorporated in 2000.  In 2002, Enaam Arnaout was linked by prosecutors to Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network and was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.   In 2002, the U.S. Government designated BIF as a “Financiers of Terrorism” for providing support to Hamas as well as Al Qaeda.  Nyrabeah apparently was not charged.

Hany Saqar

Dr. Saqar’s ties to the  MB  can be found in the 1992 Phone Book seized during the Holy land Foundation investigation into terrorist funding.  He is listed (spelled as Hani Shaker) as a member of the MB executive committee and as the “Masul” (leader) of the Administrative Office for East America.

Saqar was the former director of the  Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Dublin, Ohio (NICC) until a disagreement emerged with other NICC members.   Reporter Patrick Poole has written about the NICC’s former spirtual leader, Dr. Salah Sultan and his ties to Hamas and the MB.   Up until recently, Saqar was president  of the The Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (EADHR), a group reported by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) to be a pro Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood group.

This year LIFE  is not as visible with  Hawwa’s fund raising appearances.  

The primary sponsoring groups are Syria Relief and Development and United Muslim Relief.  Both organizations under  control of individuals with strong  Muslim Brotherhood affiliations.

Syria Relief and Development was formed and incorporated in Kansas in 2011.   It’s 2013 filings report over $5 million in relief efforts. 

The organization’s books were initially handled by Mohamad Albadawi.  The Causingfitna blog has some extensive information covering Albadawi’s ties to  MB organizations and the myraid of Islamic special interest groups he is involved with.

Syria Relief and Development board of directors are:

Dr. Jihad Qaddour

The organization’s founder, and a founding member of the Islamic Society of Wichita in Kansas as well as a trustee for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF).  We reported on the SETF and it’s connection to the MB in U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Likely Influenced Senate Defense Bill .   The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch (GMBDW)  reported that the majority of SETF board members have a history of close ties to the US Muslim Brotherhood.  Qaddour also was a trustee and treasurer for the Muslim American Society (MAS) – a  MB front group.   The Causingfitna blog reported on Qaddour’s participation in 2013 pro MB Kansas city rally and his involvement in 2015 lobbying efforts with the U.S. Senate.

Jomana Qaddour 

The daughter of Jihad Qaddour, she is a former board member and secretary for Islamic Relief USA  (IRUSA).  A 2014 report by the Clarion Project provides information linking IRUSA with Hamas and the MB.  In regards to IRUSA’s parent organization, Islamic Relief Worldwide,  the GMBDW notes :

Islamic Relief was one of the founding members of the Union of Good, a “coalition of Islamic charities that provides financial support to both the Hamas ‘social’ infrastructure, as well as its terrorist activities.” The Union of Good is headed by global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi and most of the trustees and member organizations are associated with the Global Muslim Brotherhood.

The Money Jihad blog reported in September 2014 that, “New tax documents reveal that Islamic Relief USA (IR-USA), the largest Islamic charity in the United States, gave over $118,000 in grants in 2013 to entities with previous connections to terrorism.”

Dr. Hashem Mubarak 

As with the previously mention Dr. Rahim,  Dr. Mubarak resides in Panama City, FL and has past professional ties to the late MB leader Elkadi. He has been the past president and spokesman for the Bay County Islamic Society, Panama City, FL  and still currently serves on its board.  He also serves with Dr. Rahim as a board member for the Panama City Advanced School, an Islamic k-12 school.  The school ties it’s historical beginnings to Dr. Elkadi. 

Like Jihad Qaddour,  Mubarak is a member of the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF).   As noted, it has been reported that the majority of SETF board members have a history of close ties to the US Muslim Brotherhood.

Ahmed Alfraih

A resident of Wichita for over 20 years, Alfaihhas served as the chair and activities coordinator for the Islamic Society of Wichita.

Randa Kuziez

Kuziez is a past vice president and treasurer of the Muslim Students’ Association  of the US and Canada (MSA).  The Investigative Project on Terrorism has prepared an extensive dossier on the MSA

United Muslim Relief (formerly Muslims Without Borders) was formed in 2011.  Tax records show 2013 received contributions to be $21 million.  In November 2014, the Money Jihad blog reported:

In May of 2013, the financial rating of Islamic Relief USA, the nation’s largest Islamic charity, was downgraded from four stars to two stars by the nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator. By October of 2013, it was announced that IR-USA’s chief executive officer, Abed Ayoub, was leaving IR-USA to take over a northern Virginia charity now known as United Muslim Relief (UMR), that had dropped its old name, “Muslims Without Borders” one day earlier.

While he was CEO of IR-USA, Ayoub presided over a period of falsely inflated growth for the well-known Islamic charity. By grossly misstating the value of deworming drugs, IR-USA gave the appearance of having over received over $160 million in donations in 2010. When it used corrected valuation techniques in 2011, IR-USA reported contributions of only $60 million. The fraudulent bookkeeping of 2001-2010 enabled IR-USA to attract larger institutional donors than it otherwise would have, along with political endorsements from top Democrats and partnerships with federal agencies. Smaller Islamic charities were some of the victims of this fraud, because federal officials have often encouraged Muslim donors to give their zakat to larger, more “trustworthy,” charities like IR-USA. During Ayoub’s final year as CEO, IR-USA donated over $100,000 to nonprofits and mosques connected with terrorism.

Ayoub’s past work with IR-USA provides possible insight as to how he will manage UMR.    It should be noted that Ayoub also was was involved in the management of  parent organization of IR-USA, Islamic Relief Worldwide.  While with IR-USA, his 2012 bio included:

As a governance committee member of Islamic Relief Worldwide™ (IRW), Mr. Ayoub monitors the present performance of IRW and plans future aims and priorities for the international organization. He is also the chairman of a subcommittee focused on governance and improving IR partnerships.

As noted earlier, the IRW’s connection to the Union of Good establishes Muslim Brotherhood influence.

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COMMENT:   As reported above, charitable non-governmental organizations with MB tied leaderships have a history of  diverting donated funds to non-humanitarian activities and groups – many times to support Islamic terror activities.    Some of the same individuals behind past terror tied funding operations are directing current charity efforts.  With the increased turmoil and questionable goals of Islamic militant groups in Syria,  the above described relief efforts warrant close scrutiny.

 

Beheading in OK – media fails the “facts”?

The Moore, OK beheading by Alton Alexander Nolen (aka: Jah’Keem Yisrael) has generated considerable media coverage – a stark contrast to reporting of the Ali Muhammad Brown  jihad murders.  At the time of this writing there are still a number questions to be asked, but Nolen’s Facebook page and reported witness comments leaves little doubt that his actions were linked to his embrace of Islam.

Unfortunately, some media outlets have taken the story to a disturbing level with unverified information – going “viral” on a number of websites.

The issue we bring to question: a reported “link” of Nolen to Boston Iman Suhaib Webb, the Boston Bombing, and in turn to al Qaeda.

This connection is based on the premise that  Iman Webb was associated with the same mosque that Nolen had attended – the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.   The reports appear to be based on a single article published by Breibart.    We did some quick research into dates to determine a proper timeline.  The result disclosed some problems with the claim  Nolen is “linked” with Iman Webb:

  • Iman Webb had been hired in the late 1990s as Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC).  The alleged “ties to al Qaeda” come from a speech Webb made in 2001 with radical American cleric Anwar al Awlaki. Webb’s involvement with ISGOC started in the 1990s after he converted to Islam in 1992.
  • From 2004-2010, Iman Webb left the U.S. with his family and studied Islam at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.
  • From 2010 to 2011, Webb moved to the Bay Area, California, where he worked with the Muslim American Society.
  • From December 2011 to March 2014 Imam Suhaib Webb served as the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center’s Imam

Multiple reports confirm that Nolen converted to Islam sometime in 2011, apparently while in jail.  Iman Webb’s association with the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City had ended over ten years prior to that.  When Webb left ISGOC in 2001, Nolen was 17 years old and still residing in Idabel, OK, over 3 1/2 hours/242 miles  from Oklahoma City and ISGOC.

The chance that Boston Iman Webb had any direct contact or influence with Alton Alexander Nolen is extremely remote.

In our opinion, the loose reporting highlighted above only serves to spread rumors.   Ironically, it also provides ammunition to Islamists and bolsters claims of hysterical “islamaphobia” made by CAIR, MPAC and others …

 

Thirteen Years Later … anger still

It’s the eve before the 13th anniversary of the Islamic terror attacks on America . I’m sure there will be memorial and remembrance ceremonies across the nation, but there seems to be very little mention of them in the media today.  My local paper has nothing – same with local TV websites – I hope this is not part of a nationwide trend.  The visions I saw 13 years ago are as clear today as they were then.

I wrote the following last year.  Please feel free to share.

– CJ Ed.

Twelve Years Later … anger

From:  Cultural Jihad – Published on: Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:15
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“… an anger in knowing that those that attacked us on September 11, 2001 are realizing success in reaching their goals.”

It has been twelve years and as I sit and watch scenes from September 11, 2001, I feel anger.

An anger towards those that attacked my country.    While the media focuses on ceremonies involving wreath laying and speeches at various memorials, the live footage of people jumping to their deaths from the Twin Towers remains fresh in mind.

Anger at those that supported the attacks.   Foreign Islamist  organizations  and, specifically, the groups and mosques in the U.S. that provided logistical support to the Islamic terrorists that hijacked the aircraft and killed the thousands of souls in the name of Islam.

Anger at those that wish to sanitize what happened and whitewash history.  We were attacked that day by Islamic terrorists as part of an Islamic jihad. News coverage of the “remembrance” makes no mention of this or even Al-Qaeda – we were simply attacked by generic terrorists.  The anger builds listening to the politicians giving memorial speeches that never mention those responsible for the heinous attacks that shook this great nation.  Somehow these politicians feel that “looking forward” and rebuilding will make us better Americans.   They are sadly mistaken.

Anger toward those that seek appeasement.    Whether it is the removal of training materials that Muslim’s find offensive or the inclusion of our enemies on government advisory boards, it is an anger in knowing that those that attacked us on September 11, 2001 are realizing success in reaching their goals.

My anger serves a purpose – I will never forget what happened that day.

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Twelve Years Later … anger

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...

“… an anger in knowing that those that attacked us on September 11, 2001 are realizing success in reaching their goals.”

It has been twelve years and as I sit and watch scenes from September 11, 2001, I feel anger.

An anger towards those that attacked my country.    While the media focuses on ceremonies involving wreath laying and speeches at various memorials, the live footage of people jumping to their deaths from the Twin Towers remains fresh in mind.

Anger at those that supported the attacks.   Foreign Islamist  organizations  and, specifically, the groups and mosques in the U.S. that provided logistical support to the Islamic terrorists that hijacked the aircraft and killed the thousands of souls in the name of Islam.

Anger at those that wish to sanitize what happened and whitewash history.  We were attacked that day by Islamic terrorists as part of an Islamic jihad. News coverage of the “remembrance” makes no mention of this or even Al-Qaeda – we were simply attacked by generic terrorists.  The anger builds listening to the politicians giving memorial speeches that never mention those responsible for the heinous attacks that shook this great nation.  Somehow these politicians feel that “looking forward” and rebuilding will make us better Americans.   They are sadly mistaken.

Anger toward those that seek appeasement.    Whether it is the removal of training materials that Muslim’s find offensive or the inclusion of our enemies on government advisory boards, it is an anger in knowing that those that attacked us on September 11, 2001 are realizing success in reaching their goals.

My anger serves a purpose – I will never forget what happened that day.

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Tampa’s OakTree Institute – Improving U.S. Islamic “Activist” Skills

“These courses are part of the comprehensive curriculum aiming to develop the attributes of the ‘Ideal’ Muslim American Activist Leader.” – OakTree Institute

With the news coverage of the Boston bombing,  it was reported that much of the media was missing the Tsarnaev brothers’ ties to the Muslim Students Association (MSA).  At this point, little will probably be learned of the actual connection to the MSA – clean-up is well underway, if not already completed. 

For the most part, MSA and other Islamic special interest groups are not focused on violent acts in the United States.  Terrorist actions tend to be counter-productive to fundraising and the MB’s stated methods towards a goal of the desired “grand Jihad”.

The Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. (MB) has provided documentary evidence along with member interviews that provide a very clear understanding of their agenda to establish the dominance of Islam and sharia in the west.   Subordinate organizations working to this end have been identified and the role of the Muslim American Society (MAS) to act as the MB’s public face was explained.

Mohamed Akram’s An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America, indicated:

The Ikhwan must understand 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 and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.

Realizing that “settlement” takes several generations, MAS/MB groups in the U.S. work closely with youth and student organizations to educate and groom the next generation of cultural jihadis.  The Boston bombing actually caused the postponement of a  MAS  training event by the OakTree Institute, with offices in Tampa, Florida.

Established in 2011, the OakTree Institute is an Islamic Education and Leadership Development Institute that has been providing lectures, seminars and camps.  Their website states it acts as a “leadership academy developing value driven, action focused, results oriented citizens of tomorrow. OakTree Institute is an affiliate of the Muslim American Society (MAS).” 

According to the OakTree Institute’s Facebook page:

Courses: Both content and skills based, delivered onsite and online, to understand fundamental Islamic principles that shape the individual, family, and community at large. In addition, an intensive spiritual & character development track will be implemented to build the faith and principles of the young Muslim Activist Leader. These courses are part of the comprehensive curriculum aiming to develop the attributes of the “Ideal” Muslim American Activist Leader. Each course will include expansive reading materials, supplementary video and audio lectures, workbooks, homework assignments and exams to asses the students progress through the course.

We added the bold-type.

The staff of OakTree includes some familiar names from  MAS.  The financial officer, Almas Shodhan, had worked for four years as the Head of Finance at Islamic Relief USA.  Islamic Relief USA’s activities have been suspicious at best.

OakTree’s listed instructors includes Qatari professor Dr. Jasser Auda, affiliated with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)  and a host of other  MB organizations.  IIIT was one of many groups associated with the now defunct SAAR Foundation, a network of Islamic organizations located in Northern Virginia and raided in 2002 for financing of terrorism.  IIIT was also reported to have provided at least $50,000 in funding to a Tampa, Fla.-based group World and Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE),  founded by Sami Al-Arian.

 OakTree’s  board of directors consist of:

AMR ABOUZIED – Doctor of Internal Medicine, Tampa, FL
(past president of MAS Tampa)

AMR MORSY  – Anesthesiologist, Wayne, NJ

DALIA (A) HASSABALLA  – Holistic Health Practitioner, Addison, IL
(sister to Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa –  co-founder of CAIR Chicago)

MOHAMED  OSMAN – Cardiologist, Davie, FL

AHMED ABOBAKER MOHAMED  – Pediatrician, Lynn Haven, FL

HAYTHAM (S) MOHAMED – Anesthesiologist, Shrewsbury, MA

In regards to Ahmed Abobaker Mohamed,  the city of Lynn Haven is adjacent to Panama City, FL.   Florida corporate records disclosed that  at one time, Dr. Mohamed shared an address with Panama City pediatrician Dr. Yahia Rahim

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.  Dr. Rahim  is currently listed as the NAIT contact for the Bay County Islamic Society and is a director of the the Panama City Advanced School Corporation.

Former MB leader, Ahmed Elkadi was based in Panama City, FL during the 1980s – 90s.  He later moved to Northern Virginia then to Tampa, where he died in 2009.

With the MAS affiliation,  staff MB connections, and self-described as targeting the “‘Ideal’ Muslim American Activist Leader”, the OakTree Institute presents a disturbing new trend  for those concerned about Islamists working through American youth – especially on college campuses.

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