‘Flying Imam’ and the company he keeps

Today, in FrontPage magazine:

The President of NAIF (and one of the removed imams) is Omar Shahin. Before NAIF’s founding in 2004, Shahin was the imam and President of the Islamic Center of Tucson (ICT), a mosque that represented one of Al-Qaeda’s main hubs in America, prior to the ‘93 attack. One of Shahin’s predecessors at the mosque was Wael Hamza Julaidan, a former colleague of Osama bin Laden and bin Laden’s mentor, Abdullah Azzam. Shahin, himself, has admitted to once supporting bin Laden.

Throughout his time with and after leaving ICT, Shahin was involved in terror financing organizations. He was the Arizona Coordinator for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a Hamas charity whose funds were frozen by the U.S. government soon after 9/11. Under his leadership, thousands of dollars were raised for HLF through ICT. As well, Shahin was a representative for Kind Hearts, another Hamas charity that was shut down by the U.S. (February 2006). In both cases, Shahin walked free.


  1 comment for “‘Flying Imam’ and the company he keeps

  1. Yankee Doolittle
    April 20, 2007 at 9:58 am

    No doubt Imam Shahin is a firm believer in the Quranic craft of Taqiyyah, or deceiving “infidels” for the sake of empowering Islam. Therefore, he may claim he is thirsting for justice by attempting to sue Americans who have been burned once, and are therefore twice shy of Islamic fundamentalism, but he is fact, clearly an enemy agent thirsting for the destruction of the US Constitution, and hungers to replace it with the totalitarian Sharia law of Islam.

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