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Interfaith meeting rocked by terror accusation
IMuslim leader unexpectedly confronted with group's ties to parent of al-Qaida
May 14, 2010
By Art Moore

An American Islamic leader friendly with the White House who leads an interfaith-dialogue movement was unexpectedly confronted at a Connecticut synagogue about her organization's ties to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, the parent of al-Qaida, Hamas and numerous Islamic groups that aim to establish Islamic law worldwide through terrorism and other means.

Ingrid Mattson, director of the Islamic Society of North America, ISNA, was a featured speaker May 4 at an interfaith event hosted by Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury, Conn., titled "How Religious People of Peace Can Transform Differences and Build Bridges of Understanding."

Jeffrey Epstein – who as president of the non-profit America's Truth Forum has researched and hosted conferences on the Islamic terror threat to the U.S – told WND he "felt it best to leave" after the president of the synagogue interrupted his second question, which had elicited noticeable gasps from the mostly Jewish audience of about 100.

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Epstein first asked Mattson to explain why there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia, noting the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recently designated 10 Muslim countries as among the worst violators of religious freedom.

"I'm not a Saudi and have no say over what they do," Mattson replied, according to Epstein and two other witnesses who asked not to be named.

"We all know that the Saudi government is not a democracy and doesn't do things like we do," she said, according to Epstein. "The royal family is a dictatorial regime and has a history of human rights violations and persecuting minority religions. They don't respect women's rights."

Mattson, whose group was founded in 1981 by the Saudi-funded Muslim Students' Association, traveled last month to Saudi Arabia for a meeting of the Islamic Development Bank, according to African media.

The bank was chartered by the 56-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference in 1973 "in accordance with the principles of Shariah," or Islamic law, as prescribed by the Muslim Brotherhood, notes counter-terrorism scholar Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the American Center for Democracy.

Mattson's national profile was raised by her prayer at Obama's inauguration prayer service, and she attended the president's Ramadan dinner at the White House.

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The moderator of the interfaith gathering said there would be no time for further questions, but Epstein insisted on asking another one, noting Mattson had agreed to answer two questions.

Epstein asked: "Ingrid, how can you sincerely represent yourself as a peace partner in terms of promoting interfaith dialogue and bridge-building, when you preside as president of the Islamic Society of North America – a known operating wing of the Muslim Brotherhood which is a terrorist organization that spawned both Hamas and al-Qaida."

Mattson replied by listing her associations with the federal government, saying she worked with the CIA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the White House.

The synagogue president then intervened, explaining it was not the time for politics.

With the microphone still in his hand, Epstein maintained that his question was not about politics but about terrorism.

He pointed to Mattson as the leader of an organization classified by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Dallas trial of the Holy Land Foundation, which was found guilty in 2008 of raising money for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

ISNA was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America" as one of the Brotherhood's likeminded "organizations of our friends" who shared the common goal of turning the U.S. into a Muslim nation under Shariah, or Islamic law.

Mattson, who also is the director of Hartford Seminary's Muslim chaplain training program, did not respond to WND's request for comment.

Chief conduit

ISNA, through its affiliate the North American Islamic Trust – a Saudi government-backed organization – reportedly holds the mortgages on 50 to 80 percent of all mosques in the U.S. and Canada.

WND previously attended a Muslim Students' Association event at which speakers called for violence against the U.S..

Islam scholar Stephen Schwartz, a Sufi Muslim known for his critique of Islamic fundamentalism, describes ISNA as "one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States."

Counter-terrorism expert Steven Emerson describes ISNA as a "radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation" that publishes a bi-monthly magazine that "often champions militant Islamist doctrine." The group also "convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred," states Emerson.

ISNA raised money for the defense of Hamas leader Mousa Marzook after he was arrested and eventually deported in 1997. The group also has condemned the U.S. government's post-9/11 seizure of Hamas' and Palestinian Islamic Jihad's financial assets.

ISNA sponsored the event at New York University in February in which President Obama's top adviser on counter-terrorism, John Brennan, came under fire for controversial remarks to Muslim law students. The director of the group's Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances, Sayyid Syeed, was part of a delegation that met with the directors of Obama's transition team and discussed a request for an executive order ending "torture." Top White House aide Valerie Jarrett addressed ISNA's 46th annual convention as part of Obama's outreach to Muslims, according to the White House.

'Trying to build understanding'

The rabbi at the host Connecticut synagogue, Craig Marantz, told WND he was not familiar with Mattson's organization and its documented links to violent Islamic jihad.

"This is something I don't know about," he said. "I'm not certain of its relevance to the conversation we had on Tuesday night."

Marantz told WND that "for us to even discuss issues like that" with Muslims "we have to have an agreement to hear each other out and to recognize the concerns in such a way that we could develop some understanding."

"It's a matter of trying to build understanding, not force an agenda," he said.

Marantz said Epstein "is entitled, like anyone else, to have other people hear his concern, hear his pain, to be able to name his pain and not be ridiculed or ostracized."

"At the same time, he can't do the same to others while he's trying to be understood," Marantz said. "And this is the key to dialogue. And that's what we were trying to achieve; to introduce people to the potential and power of such dialogue."

Epstein told WND that "as a Jewish American of patriotic lineage," it was "surreal to see the terrorist-linked leadership" of a group "sworn to the destruction of both the state of Israel and the Jewish people elevated to a position of prominence" at a synagogue.

"I never dreamed that a congregation would marginalize what I had to say and consider me to be a threat to their safety – especially since all facts presented were based upon evidence from law enforcement investigations and court transcripts," he said.

The other speakers at the event were Hartford Seminary President Heidi Hadsell and Yehezkel Landau, director of the seminary's Building Abrahamic Partnerships program and faculty associate in interfaith relations.

As WND reported, the Connecticut seminary now offers training to Muslims who want to become an imam in the U.S.

The seminary launched its Graduate Certificate in Imam Education program this spring with help from the seminary's Duncan Black MacDonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, the Fairfax Institute and the Fairfax Institute's parent, the International Institute for Islamic Thought, or the IITT.

The IITT also was named in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memorandum as a likeminded "organizations of our friends" and is a defendant in two class-action lawsuits brought by the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks.

Hartford Seminary spokesman David Barrett said the IIIT came to the seminary with the suggestion for the imam training program.

Hartford Seminary was founded in the 18th century by members of the Congregationalist denomination to prepare pastors and other Christian ministers for service. The seminary opened its doors to the first Muslim on its core faculty in the 1990s, shortly after a decision had been made to pursue "Christian-Muslim relations."

©2010 WorldNetDaily

 

Synagogue holding services with Muslims
Interaction comes after canceling seminar on dangers of radical Islam
September 10, 2009

A nonprofit that sponsors educational symposiums on the threat of radical Islam is raising alarm that a synagogue that previously canceled one of its programs, Congregation Beth El in New London, Conn., now plans to celebrate Ramadan with local Islamic leaders tied to extremist groups.

"In 2008, I found it appallin
g that Jewish organizations including the [Jewish Federal of Eastern Connecticut] and Jewish Community Center of West Hartford would strive to keep their congregants in the dark with respect to the Islamist threat – a threat against the Jewish people that clearly overshadows that which was posed by the Third Reich," Jeffrey Epstein, founder and president of America's Truth Forum, told WND.
"Perhaps both the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut and Rabbi Astor of Congregation Beth El should do their homework  before embarking on an appeasing mission with individuals linked to such nefarious organizations," Epstein said.

Epstein explained that on Jan. 6, 2008, his organization was to hold educational symposiums for the Jewish communities in Connecticut, including an event in New London at Congregation Beth El and another at Temple Beth Israel in West Hartford.

The subject matter, he said, included the Muslim Brotherhood's "menacing threat to the United States – in particular, the Jewish people."

Among the speakers in the lineup were Islamic terrorism experts Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch; Harvey Kushner, who heads the criminal justice department for Long Island University; and Bruce Tefft, founding member of the CIA's counterterrorism task force.

But Epstein reported he was told at the time the Jewish Federation was afraid of "jeopardizing" its outreach with the Islamic community.

Now, according to Epstein, Congregation Beth El is holding a special service Saturday with representatives of the Islamic Center of New London.

"The following evening, a Jewish delegation of rabbis and congregants from surrounding synagogues will celebrate Ramadan at the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London," he reported.
Reservations, he said, are to be forwarded to CAIR-Connecticut.

Officials with the Beth El congregation did not respond to a WND request for comment.

Epstein said it was ironic that the interaction with the Islamic interests was taking place only weeks after the life of Rabbi Isidore Greengrass – who survived the Buchenwald to Flossenburg death march and lost his entire family, including his first wife and child to the Nazis – was honored during his funeral at Beth El.
The website of the New London Islamist center has links to the Islamic Society of North America, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Muslim Student Association and CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Epstein described the first three groups as "operating wings" of the Muslim Brotherhood, while CAIR, the advocacy organization for Islam in America, "shares common heritage with Hamas and was designated as an unindicted co-conspirator during the recent Holyland Foundation trial in Dallas."
Epstein said the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader is Sheikh Yusaf al-Qaradhawi, who told Al-Jazeera just last January Jews should be annihilated:


"Oh Allah, take your enemies, the enemies of Islam. Oh Allah, take the Jews, the treacherous aggressors. Oh Allah, take this profligate, cunning, arrogant band of people. Oh Allah, they have spread much tyranny and corruption in the land. Pour Your wrath upon them, oh our God. Lie in wait for them. Oh Allah, You annihilated the people of Thamoud at the hand of a tyrant, and You annihilated the people of 'Aad with a fierce, icy gale. Oh Allah, You annihilated the people Thamoud at the hand of a tyrant, You annihilated the people of 'Aad with a fierce, icy gale, and You destroyed the Pharaoh and his soldiers — oh Allah, take this oppressive, tyrannical band of people. Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one."


WND has reported that at least 14 CAIR officials have been caught up in terror investigations.

Congressional leaders say they are warning lawmakers and other Washington officials to disassociate from the group due to its growing terror ties.

©2009 WorldNetDaily

 

Feds' 'McVeigh excuse' prompts response
David Schippers contends OKC bomber part of Islamic , not 'right-wing' plot

Responding to the Obama administration's attempt to justify a controversial "right-wing extremism" report by citing Timothy McVeigh, a counter-terrorism group has posted a video statement by a prominent Democrat investigator who contends the Oklahoma City bomb plot was hatched not by right-wingers but by Islamic jihadists.

David Schippers, the chief counsel for the 1998 impeachment trial of President Clinton, probed the bombing with investigative reporter Jayna Davis, author of "The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing", by WND Books. Davis asserts McVeigh and Terry Nichols were not the lone conspirators but part of a greater scheme involving Islamic terrorists and at least one provable link to Iraq. The explosion April 19, 1995, at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building killed 168 people, including 19 children, and injured another 684.

In the video, released by America's Truth Forum, Schippers says there's "no question the Oklahoma City bombing was a part of a state-sponsored attack on the heartland of the United States."

"I have been asked about the Oklahoma bombing and whether there was any kind of federal cover-up. The simple and direct answer is yes," he said. (Full Article)

 

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AMMUNITION SALE
by America's Truth Forum Staff

As widely reported, commercial ammunition is in short supply - in particular, .223 Remington (5.56) rounds suitable for all sporting and military-style rifles including the AR-15 and Ruger Mini-14.  America's Truth Forum (ATF) is pleased to announce that a patriotic American corporation has agreed to fill this void by manufacturing and distributing small-arms ammunition, to qualified purchasers, in support of our educational initiative. 
 
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to stock up on scarce ammunition and lend your support to a most noble cause. Like gold and silver, ammunition is coming into vogue as an affordable security investment - a multi-purpose asset that not only protects homes from violent attacks and citizens from tyrannical oppression but a tangible one that could be bartered as collateral during the most troubling economic times.

 Your selfless donation will help up awaken our citizenry to the radical Islamic – Jihadist threat. If we fail to take the appropriate actions now, our children will be left to carry on the battle against an even stronger and more determined foe, an evil whose flame we failed to extinguish. Our legacy should be one of bravely confronting our adversaries and of diligently defending what is rightfully ours. Our actions need to serve as motivating examples for future generations, instilling in them the proclivity to stand resolute in the face of evil.

FAR RIGHT WARNING
Neo-Nazi Threat Growing Despite NPD Cash Woes
by David Crossland in Berlin

Germany's far-right National Democratic Party may be on the brink of financial collapse, but the neo-Nazi scene is alive and kicking. And, experts warn, it is becoming more dangerous.

The right-extremist National Democratic Party is almost broke. That, at least, has been the message delivered recently by both media reports and the party itself. Even the NPD chairman Udo Voigt admitted that his party was in an "existential crisis."

(FULL ARTICLE)

SUICIDE ATTACK KILLS 48 AT PALISTANI MOSQUE
by Riaz Khan
Associated Press Writer

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber demolished a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers attending Friday prayers near the Afghan border, killing at least 48 people and injuring scores more, in the bloodiest attack in Pakistan this year. The bomber struck at the climax of the service, as the mosque leader was starting the communal prayer, witnesses said.

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RISING THREAT OF DIRTY BOMB ATTACK ON UK, SAYS JACQUI SMITH
by Richard Ford, Home Correspondent

A terrorist attack on Britain with chemical, nuclear or biological weapons is now “more realistic” because of the increasing theft of materials used to make a dirty bomb, the Government warned yesterday.

The Home Office disclosed that serious work was under way in Whitehall to protect Britain against the use of a roadside bomb or other home-made weapon of the kind used against troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As the Government published an updated counter-terrorism strategy, the danger facing the country was highlighted with the claim that more than 20 Britons monitored by Pakistani intelligence have returned to Britain. The men are believed to have spent time with radical militant groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Taleban. All the suspects are aged between 17 and 23 and have apparently created “sufficient suspicion” for Pakistan’s intelligence service, the ISI, to believe that they pose a danger to Britain, according to Sky News.

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ANTI-JIHAD GROUP HELPS FILL U.S. AMMO SHORTAGE
Non-profit cooperating with supplier amid stressed market
by World Net Daily

An ammunition manufacturer and a non-profit group are teaming up in a unique venture to help address both the short supply of commercial ammo and the need to alert Americans about the threat of radical Islam.

America's Truth Forum announced it is making available through its website .223 Remington (5.56) rounds suitable for all sporting and military-style rifles, including the AR-15 and Ruger Mini-14.

"Like gold and silver, ammunition is coming into vogue as an affordable security investment – a multi-purpose asset that not only protects homes from violent attacks and citizens from tyrannical oppression but a tangible one that could be bartered as collateral during the most troubling economic times," says the president of America's Truth Forum, Jeff Epstein.

Purchasers of the ammunition will have an opportunity to donate to America's Truth Forum, Epstein said, and help "awaken our citizenry to the radical Islamic-Jihadist threat."

(FULL ARTICLE)



 

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