Congress must defend 9/11’s sacred ground and expose the Islamist imams

Office of the Honorable John Boehner
United States Congressman, 8th Congressional District (Ohio)

Office of the Honorable Mitch McConnell
United States Senator, Kentucky

June 21, 2010

Dear Congressman Boehner and Senator McConnell,

Thank you in advance for your time. I would like to ask if you will review and share with your congressional colleagues the following information which includes, but is not limited to, a collection of quotes and documented activities pertaining to a number of Islamic preachers (Imams) in America.

It is important to know that for them, being truthful to Americans would place their agenda in jeopardy; and when confronted, their strategy is to maintain that their words have been “taken out of context,” to dismiss critics as fringe groups who irrationally fear Islam, and to throw out accusations of “anti-Muslim bigotry” and “intolerance”.

They falsely play victim and have no legitimate defense; for it is their prejudices, religious intolerance, and ideological dogma that can threaten safety and civil society.

When the audience is the American public, these particular ideologists will speak of peace, dialogue and inclusiveness. When they are in front of their co-religionists, the conversation changes.

Imam Amir-Abdel Malik-Ali: Masjid Al Islam mosque, Oakland, CA

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Imam Fawaz Damra: Former Imam in the Cleveland, Ohio area

“The first principle is that terrorism, and terrorism alone, is the path to liberation. The second principle is that “settlement is decided by the sword.”

Damra was convicted of lying about his ties to Islamic terrorism, and set to be deported.

Imam Abdul Alim Musa: Al Masjid mosque, Washington, D.C.

“If you don’t give us justice. If you don’t give us equality. If you don’t give us our share of America. If you don’t stay out of our way and leave us alone, we’re gonna burn America down.”

Imam Muzammil Siddiqi: Islamic Society of North America

“We must not forget that Allah’s rules have to be established in all lands…”

Imam Fouad ElBayly: Johnstown (PA) Islamic Center

On Dutch author Ayaan Hirsi Ali: “She has been identified as one who has defamed the faith (Islam). If you come into the faith, you must abide by the laws. And when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death.”

Imam Mahdi Bray: Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation

Coordinated and led a Washington rally where he played the tambourine as one of the speakers sang, and the crowd repeated, “Let’s all go into jihad, and throw stones at the face of the Jews.”

Imam Muhammad Al-Asi: Former Imam at the Washington, D.C. Islamic Center

“Now, all our imams, our public speakers, should be concentrating on militarizing the Muslim public … Only carrying arms will do this task.” [also see this]

Imam Husham Al-Husainy: Karbalaa Islamic Education Center. Dearborn, MI

On U.S. soil, has held rallies in support of the terrorist organization, Hezbollah.

Imam Omar Shahin: Tucson, Arizona Islamic Center; President, North American Imams Federation; spokesman for the six ‘Flying Imams’

“A Muslim must try his best to abide by the rulings of Sharia (Islamic law) whenever possible as much as he can. He should not allow himself to be liable to those western laws that contradict the clear-cut Islamic rulings.”

Imam Siraj Wahhaj: Masjid Al-Taqwa mosque. Brooklyn, N.Y

“In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing. And the only thing left will be Islam.” On stoning women: “If Allah says stone them to death … then you stone them to death, because it’s the obedience of Allah and his messenger … nothing personal.” Read more about Siraj Wahhaj here.

Imam Hassan Mohamud: Islamic Da’wah Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

In a video produced to raise money for the center, Mohamud stated that, “This is a project that can save you from the hell of living in America.”

Imam Zaid Shakir: Former Muslim Chaplain at Yale University

“Muslims cannot accept the legitimacy of the existing American order, since it is against the orders and ordainments of Allah.”

Imam Warith Deen Umar: Former Muslim Chaplain, New York Prisons

“The 9/11 hijackers should be honored as martyrs.” The “U.S. risks further terrorism attacks because it oppresses Muslims around the world.” and “Without justice, there will be warfare, and it can come to this country, too.”

Imam Jamil Al-Amin: Former Imam, Atlanta Community mosque (GA) (Incarcerated)

Al-Amin shot and killed Fulton County Deputy Ricky Kinchen as he was serving a warrant after Al-Amin refused to appear for his court date to answer charges of possessing a stolen car and impersonating a police officer.

Imam Zul-Qarnain Shahid: Muslim chaplain for the New York City Department of Corrections (and convicted murderer)

Smuggling box cutters into a Manhattan jail. Previously, Shahid was hired by the Department of Corrections as a chaplain in 2007 despite having served 14 years of a 15-years-to-life sentence for a December 1976 murder and robbery in Harlem.

Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah (Deceased): Masjid Al-Haqq mosque, Detroit, MI

According to the official criminal complaint against him, Luqman Abdullah was a “highly placed leader of a radical fundamentalist Sunni group”, whose mission was to “establish a separate, sovereign Islamic state within the United States, governed by Shari’ah law.” Additionally, Abdullah, in the complaint (p.2 of the Affidavit), “called his followers to an offensive jihad, rather than a defensive jihad.”

The tune seems to change when Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf of the planned ‘Cordoba House’ mosque at Ground Zero speaks, yet the underlying theme remains the same:

“We’ve approached the community because we want this to be an example of how we are cooperating with the members of the community, not only to provide services but also to build a discourse on how Muslims and non-Muslims can cooperate together to push back against the voice of extremism.” Conversely, in Egypt on March 24, 2010, he said, “I do not believe in religious dialogue.”

Imam Rauf asserts, “The Prophet Muhammad has been known as the first feminist. Gender equality is an intrinsic part of Islamic belief.”

Yet that runs contrary to the predominant practices in Islamic nations and Shari’ah courts where typically a man’s testimony equals that of two women, and where Muslim women are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims but Muslim men are permitted to marry Christians and Jews, as well as Muslims. (Sura 4:34 in the Qur’an details Islam’s prescribed treatment of females.)

Imam Rauf has stated, “Muslim charities have been subject to undue scrutiny since 9/11.”

In fact: The Holy Land Foundation, Global Relief Foundation, and the Benevolence International Foundation all identified themselves as “charities”.

Imam Rauf has stated, “Islamic law and American democratic principles have many things in common“, and that America is “Shari’ah compliant.”

In fact, Islamic law (Shari’ah) is a supremacist, sexist, barbaric human rights violation that has no place in modern societies or in their court systems:

Punishments include imprisonment, flogging, amputation, and execution by beheading, public stoning, hanging, or firing squad.

Thievery is punishable by amputation of the right hand. Multiple amputations are carried out for the crime of highway robbery.

For persons convicted of less serious crimes, such as alcohol related offenses or being alone in the company of an unrelated person of the opposite sex, the offenders are caned.

Adultery is punishable by public stoning.

Crimes against Muslims receive harsher penalties than crimes against non-Muslims.

Those who do not embrace Islam and wish to convert to another religion have, according to Islamic law, forfeited their life and are to be put to death by the state.

There is not a radical and non-radical Islam. There is one Islam, and a matter of whether or not a Muslim takes at face value the verses of war and intolerance contained in the Qur’an (ex. 9:5, 9:29, 8:12, 5:51, 4:34). Fundamentalists, like the ones outlined above, also consider tolerant and non-aggressive Muslims to be “infidels.”

With the facts out in front of them, there is nothing that Americans cannot accomplish, or repel. Yet our mainstream, lazy, useful idiot media has failed as a free press by refusing to properly provide vital information on this matter.

Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Nonie Darwish, Brigitte Gabriel, Steven Emerson and others can fill in the many blanks left by imams and Islamic “civil rights” groups over the years. They are a valuable resource. It would benefit the nation if members of Congress were to move in their direction for the purpose of obtaining a deeper awareness of the existential threat posed by fundamental Islamic doctrine which, until undergoing some measure of reform, will continue to mar society after society by way of both violent and political jihad.

Our very way of life is under attack from within: from global-minded politicians currently holding seats in our own government (who equate being a public servant to being royalty), to those crossing into our country illegally and their supporters, to front groups posing as advocates, to the situation brought forth in this letter.

Does the United States Congress care enough about this country and the memory of the 9/11 victims, and have the courage to protect the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, and the hijacked airliner crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania by making these sacred grounds off limits to any and all callous, egregious degradation? Please gather every true patriot within the people’s halls and answer that question with a resounding “Yes”.


D.C. Watson, United States


9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America

Office of the Honorable Peter King, United States Congressman, 3rd Congressional District (New York); Office of the Honorable Eric Cantor, United States Congressman, 7th Congressional District (Virginia); Office of the Honorable Patrick J. Tiberi, United States Congressman, 12th Congressional District (Ohio); Office of the Honorable Paul Ryan, United States Congressman, 1st Congressional District (Wisconsin); Office of the Honorable Mike Pence, United States Congressman, 6th Congressional District (Indiana); Office of the Honorable Frank Wolf, United States Congressman, 10th Congressional District (Virginia); Office of the Honorable Bill Shuster, United States Congressman, 9th Congressional District (Pennsylvania)

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Editor’s note —

We are honored that Mr. Watson asked us to publish his letter to Congress. We invite reprints, provided that its original author and publication location are acknowledged and a direct link back to this post is made, as well as fair use excerpting by web sites. We further invite individuals to send the link or a copy of the letter to their Congressman and Senators.

  13 comments for “Congress must defend 9/11’s sacred ground and expose the Islamist imams

  1. Sue Remington
    June 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Who is protecting our civil rights against these terrorist? Who is protecting us from their hate filled, satanic & dehumanizing rhetoric? It’s not my government, I’ll tell you that! If anything, our government IS LETTING these animals in our country to spread their hate & calling it “politically correct”. I’ve had enough of this “politically correct” crap! You know the truth in your own heart! Now for God’s sake DO THE RIGHT THING! NO ISLAM IN AMERICA! NO MOSQUES IN AMERICA!

  2. Nik
    June 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    The construction of the Cordoba house is meant to be symbolic gesture that New York and by extension America respects Islam. What I don’t understand is why America should respect Islam?

    It’s holy texts contain verses that either tell Muslims to kill unbelievers, remind Muslims of Allah’s hatred for those outside the faith and refer to non-believers as the “vilest of animals”. When one substitutes the words non-believers, infidels, Christians and Jews with Muslim it becomes very clear that Islam’s holiest book, the Qur’an teaches supremacy and hate. To take it one step further, punishment by Shari’ a law includes execution, stoning, amputation of limbs and canning. These are barbaric acts that have no place in the West.If Islam wasn’t a religion, would we respect it and would we tolerate it? Absolutely not!

    Furthermore, the purpose of the Cordoba House, according the Imam Feisal Rauf, is to “bridge and heal the divide between Muslims and other Americans” and by extension a place for Moderate Muslims. However, Moderate Muslims have done very little to demonstrate their respect and commitment to living peacefully with Americans.

    Since 9-11, the Madrid and London bombings, etc moderate Muslims have not held massive demonstrations in Western countries and cities, leaders have not publicly denounced acts of Islamic terrorism and encouraged universal piece, and members have not demand that their leaders root out and eliminate any acts of terror with real conviction. Instead Muslims save their passion to protest against pictures drawn of Muhammad (which in America constitutes freedom of speech) or become outraged and very vocal when there is criticism of the Islamic faith but this same level of fervor is not seen when acts of Islamic terrorism are committed.

    Unless Moderate Muslims can demonstrate their commitment to living in peace and earn America’s respect the Cordoba house should not be built.

    Last, I would like to ask what I can do support this cause? I think there is something deeply wrong with Islam and it’s teaching and I fear that unless we do something to stop it’s spread we will end up like the Middle East, living in an oppressive regime where freedom and equality of men and women is a thing of the past. Most depressing is that the people and our leaders think we need to tolerate the Islamic faith, yet Islamic teachings openly oppose non-Muslims as demonstrated by many of its followers. For instance the posters seen held by Muslim protesters – “Europe take some lessons for 911” , “Freedom Go to Hell” , “Massacre those that oppose Islam”, “Islam will dominate more” – clearly represent outward acts of aggression toward the West yet we are asked to show tolerance for Islam. It just doesn’t make any sense. I welcome any suggestions.

  3. Mimi
    June 25, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Have you heard about the new megamosque planned for Murfreesboro, Tn. Can America can prevent the epidemic of mosques from spreading across the land?! Even near ground zero! (And, Yes – I call Sharia law an epidemic of sickness!)

  4. mo
    June 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    the letter is exactly what needs to be said .everyone is running around trying to be PC.all of congress and the senate should get this letter .
    not all of the Imams are bad.but we have more than a few handfuls here that are extemist trouble makers and have no place being here .if this what those mosques allow then should not have tax exempions if they are preaching hate and destruction . we no longer live in the 7th century .it is time for all people around the world to leave these hate mongers behind and lets all move forward there are a lot of problems in this world with health issues ,food ,lack of drink water ,jobs ,housing ,education of the kids that we could be doing so much towards to improve the lives of everyone in the world instead of using our resources ,money and human lives to deal with a bunch of people who just want to take a step back about 1,400 years .

  5. Caroline Rausch
    June 24, 2010 at 2:52 am

    This letter is magnificent, it proves there are still people in USA who are brilliant with a quill, who can write elegant, meaningful powerful letters precisely expressing their point of view. All these imkam quotes are blood-curdling. Writing intelligibly is becoming rarer as the schools flounder, IBM could not find a candidate for a secretary who could even write a proper sentence. Our schools must be cleansed of the communist/islamic/fascistic elements that have infiltrated them and patriotism taught once again.
    This letter must be sent to every congressman, I am e-mailing it to some friends and making copies. Godbless and Godspeed, and Shalom. Caroline Rausch

  6. Marianne
    June 23, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Your determination to succeed in this is admirable, and your loved ones are very proud of you. We all are.

    A close member of my family narrowly escaped death on 7/7, when the meeting she should have attended was cancelled. She would have been on one of the trains. It taught me that the way to oppose the evil ideology of Islam is to meet it head on, not to ignore it or flinch.

    Your bravery is an example to us all.

  7. Jew
    June 23, 2010 at 1:55 am

    A Lie told by Spencer and Geller.

    This Old and Cheap Lie is part of the Real propoganda machine that is being lead by Geller and Spencer of thier Islamophobic Idea.

    They are HATE-Preachers…

    YES YES to a Mosque in Ground Zero.. There is no Animosity against Islam

    Editor — Your brilliant, fact-filled comment speaks for itself.

    • nueu
      July 1, 2010 at 12:02 am

      JEW, you are a muslim or an useful idiot. There is no animosity against islam, … there is a war of the muslims of conquering the West. If Geller and Spencer are islamophobic, muslims are christianophobic, judaiophobic, hinduphobic, etc. They hate anybody that is not muslim( and in the absence, they hate muslims too, how ironic). Actually, for muslims, Ground zero is not Mecca? YES, YES to a Hindu Temple, a Sinagogue, a Church, a Budhist Temple, etc in that Ground Zero ???

  8. June 22, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Comprehensive reform to secure America’s Sovereignty:

    1. Recognize that Sharia Law VIOLATES the US Constitution.
    2. Acknowledge that Promoting Sharia is Sedition.
    3. Reform the State Department to support America.
    4. Stop foreign aid to Islamic nations, except to resist jihad.
    5. Re-evaluate the usefulness of the United Nations.
    6. Publish jihad crime statistics.
    7. Suspend Muslim Immigration.
    8. Require oath of allegiance from immigrants, deport violators.
    9. Reject visa applicants for seditious history.
    10. End Sharia-compliant finance in the US.
    11. Secure our borders to prevent illegal entry.
    12. Teach the legacy of jihad in public and military schools.
    13. End foreign influence in public school textbooks.
    14. End foreign ownership of news media.
    15. Expend no public monies to encourage social separation.
    16. Recind religious status for mosques if they violate religious criteria.
    17. Close mosques engaged in incitement to violence, subversion or jihad.
    18. Allow no additional mosques until Islamic countries reciprocate in international relations, freedom of religion and houses of worship, and social equality.

    • Sue Remington
      June 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm

      Well stated! Where can I sign up to agree with all of the above?

      Editor — I think you just did. … We also recommend you send a link, fax, or hard copy to your Congressman and Senators.

  9. June 22, 2010 at 10:41 am

    There will be a link to this letter on our web site, plus… a copy of this letter will go to Ct Senators Joseph Lieberman and Christopher Dodd.
    If we at the ITF can do something as simple as this, why shouldn’t everybody who reads this letter?
    Its time to take a stand people!! Your freedom is vanishing, your childrens freedoms will fade. Get involved now!!

  10. June 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    See: Photo Op-Ed: Pictures Worth a Million Scimitars.

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