The West: An Islamist Battlefield

The following article is reprinted in full with permission from the original author. This was previously published by UTT, written by John Guandolo .

John Guandolo is the Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).  Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who took a commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Although this article was published in 2016, much of the content has remained viable and has indeed progressed. Much of what is written here involves the United States, but is applicable anywhere in the West.  Circanada has recorded Islamist activities by many Imams and Islamic organizations in Canada.

The political unrest seen across the West, fueled by Covid 19 and exacerbated by the protest-driven Progressive Left has left a situation ripe for Islamist ‘order’.

The Islamist infiltration of government, law, education and commerce has grown exponentially in Canada over the past twenty years. Are they preparing for jihad? Or has the West been conquered without a whimper?

Islamic Movement in U.S. Preparing for Battle (2016)

As UTT has continually reported, there exists in the United States a significant jihadi movement led primarily by the Muslim Brotherhood whose organizations include the most prominent and influential Islamic groups in America.

   

The Islamic Movement in the U.S. continues their daily work of preparing for the coming battle at all levels of the society.  From a military standpoint, the leaders of the American Muslim community are coalescing their forces and preparing strategically, operationally, and logistically for war.

Strategic Overlay

Going back to the early 1980’s, the jihadis set up an elaborate network of jihadi centers known in the U.S. as the Al Kifah Refugee Centers to recruit jihadis for the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan.  Some of these over three dozen offices were operated by only a couple jihadis with a phone or fax machine, and some had a more sizable presence in the community.  Nevertheless, they created nodes across the United States for jihadis in many American cities, and became centers for possible Al Qaeda recruitment in the future.

For the last few decades the Pakistani terrorist organization known as Jamaat al Fuqra has been establishing jihadi training camps in the United States primarily among black Muslims, many of whom were recruited in prison.  Known in the U.S. as “Muslims of America” or “MOA,” approximately two dozen of the three dozen known camps appear to be operational today.

In the early 1990’s the Chief Investigator for the state of Colorado, with support from the Governor and Attorney General, launched a multi-jurisdictional raid of an MOA compound near Buena Vista (CO) and discovered weapons, explosives, lists of people to be assassinated, evidence that military/national guard bases had been under surveillance, and the like.

In one of the gems discovered in the 2004 FBI raid of the Annandale, Virginia home of a senior Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas leader, a recording of a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader speaking to a group of Muslim Brothers in Missouri revealed the MB has numerous training camps inside America and conducted regular firearms training.

To be clear, they are not planning on conducting violent actions in the immediate future, but are planning for “Zero Hour” – their term for when the violent jihad will begin when the time is right.  They may wait until an outside influence from a foreign power or a major event initiates conflict, and then the Islamic Movement can begin the jihad and act independently or as an ally for a hostile foreign power such as Iran or China.

In the MB’s 5-Phase “World Underground Movement Plan” – discovered at the 2004 FBI raid in Annandale, Virginia – the Brotherhood states (Phase 2) they must “Establish a government (secret) within the government.”  The purpose of this is to have jihadis on the inside of our government who will serve as the leadership for the Islamic Movement when they seize power in the United States.  Until then, their role is to (1) gather intelligence and (2) conduct influence operations at all levels of the society, especially within the decision-making process.

As has previously been discussed, this is much more a counterintelligence and espionage issue than it is a “terrorism” matter.  The enemy is preparing the battlefield now for the eventual battle to come.

The U.S. Network

The evidence in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history (US v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, Dallas 2008) reveals the most prominent Islamic organizations in the U.S. are a part of a massive jihadi network whose stated objective is to wage “Civilization Jihad” to destroy our system of government and establish an Islamic State (caliphate) under sharia here.  The evidence also reveals the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Centers/Mosques are the places at which jihadi train for battle and from which the jihad will be launched.

All of the mosques our military entered during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and mosques that European authorities have raided in the last two years have had weapons in them.  The purpose of a mosque is what Mohammad used a mosque for, and the launch point for jihad is one of those purposes.

There are over 2400 Islamic Centers/Mosques in America, most of which are a part of the MB’s jihadi network.

In the United States the “nucleus” for the Islamic Movement is the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) whose subsidiary Islamic Societies number approximately 170.  The Muslim Students Associations (MSA) serve as a recruiting arm for jihadis, and there are over 700 chapters on nearly every major college campus in America.

Reports from around the country from civilian and law enforcement sources reveal:  Mosques and Islamic organizations are being built in strategic locations – near key infrastructure facilities, military bases, or some other key position in the community; taxi cab drivers at the largest airports in the U.S. are Muslim; and there is a noticeable increase in sharia-compliant Muslim TSA officers, baggage handlers and airline/airport employees at U.S. airports.

Additionally:  Muslims are purchasing hotels, quick marts, and 7-11 type stores with gas stations, and  a majority of major hotels in cities across the U.S. have a manager or assistant manager who is a Muslim, which is statistically impossible unless this activity is intentional.

Quick marts and gas stations provide their Movement with a logistics train that will be needed in a battle. Having people in leadership positions at major hotels in major cities, where law enforcement and intelligence groups and others hold conferences, serve as excellent intelligence gathering nodes.

Jihadis have penetrated U.S. federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies giving them access to sensitive intelligence systems, while simultaneously they have shut down real threat-based training inside these same agencies under the guise factual/truth-based training is “offensive to Muslims.”

Jihadis have also penetrated senior levels of the government (eg Suhail Khan working for two successive Secretaries of Transportation with access to classified critical infrastructure details), and have recruited senior U.S. government officials to promote and protect their interests which are hostile to the U.S. (most recent example – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson promoting and defending leading MB organization ISNA and speaking at their annual convention expressly to open the door to more Cabinet officials to do the same).

Key jihadi organizations, like Hamas (doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations/CAIR) work on Capitol Hill and inside government agencies to keep truthful discussions about the Islamic threat from ever happening, while plotting to work with Al Qaeda (as evidenced by UTT’s Chris Gaubatz discovery of a CAIR document dated 3/08/04 at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. stating, “Attempt to understand Islamic movements in the area, and start supporting Islamic groups including Mr. bin Laden and his associates”).

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Now, the U.S. government is bringing tens of thousands of sharia adherent Muslims into our nation.  From the Islamic perspective, these people are Muhajaroun – those who make the hijra into the non-Muslim lands in preparation for the “Final Stage,” which is armed conflict with the host country.  This is all a part of their strategy, and is consistent with core Islamic doctrine.

Finally, we are currently observing the Marxist/Socialist Movement in the U.S. working directly with the Islamic Movement at the ground and strategic levels.  Both have publicly declared their support for one another, they are both receiving funding from hard-left Marxists/socialists (eg George Soros) and foreign powers, and both are openly pushing for confrontation with and the overthrow of the U.S. government.

The Islamic Movement in the United States is deeply embedded in the U.S. decision-making process, has thousands of organizations and allies, possesses a logistics train of fuel and supplies, conducts weapons training programs, has access to U.S. intelligence systems, is well funded (primarily by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc), has strategic plans for North America (An Explanatory Memorandum) and has a plan to implement the strategy (Implementation Manual) which they are following.

The U.S. response is to say “Islam is a religion of peace” and work with the very Muslim leaders who are driving this hostile network.

Victory is not possible with this recipe.

Each year there are between 70 and 120 new Islamic non-profits being created in America, most of which appear to be working directly in line with the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to wage civilization jihad until “Zero Hour” when the war goes hot.

Until then, they continue to prep the battlefield because they are really at war with us, and they are following sharia – core Islamic doctrine – as their blueprint for what they are doing.

   AFGHANISTAN AND AMERICA’S PERILOUS COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

 by:  Leni F Valenta 

Sadly, when  something extraordinary or unthinkable happens, human beings can be afflicted with  cognitive dissonance, “ the mental discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs, values, or attitudes.”  So it is with us in America.

On the one hand we want to believe in an orderly world in which anything out of the ordinary can be presumed to be a baseless conspiracy theory. On the other hand is the nagging belief of something terribly wrong that we should finally do something about before disaster strikes.

So let us finally face some irrefutable facts.  The U.S. border crisis with the unfinished wall did not just happen on its own;  it was effected  and supported by this administration which in eight months, has tried to overhaul not only America’s history, values and constitutional freedoms,  but American national security itself.

Tens of thousands of people are now streaming over our borders,  many of them criminals, many with poisonous drugs,  COVID 19 and possible terrorists, and they are being  bussed by the Biden administration all over America. The latest news is the Haitian surge with thousands huddled under a Texas border bridge and with border guards  now overwhelmed. The administration  is saying they are flying them back to Haiti, but they are also bussing them to parts unknown.

So we now have two ongoing and enormous crises at the same time. And as we know, during all of this mayhem,  Vice President, Kamala Harris assigned to handle the border crisis, did absolutely nothing. She too clearly illustrates that doing nothing about an important problem  is not “incompetence,” its a choice!

And so it goes with the Afghanistan catastrophe.  We have been led to believe that this inconceivable mess was  all due to the “incompetence” of Joe Biden.  Sadly, we cannot bear to think that it too, might have been a choice and not happenstance.  “This is just too extreme,” we comfort ourselves. But what could be more extreme than the multiple crises of the supposedly unplanned Afghanistan pullout –on top of the border crisis?

The fact is that an incompetent regime is in practicality an enemy regime. -and based on the danger it imposes, it should be regarded as such, even if  the true intent cannot be established.

We are watching our country being destroyed before our eyes, defamed and  humiliated in the eyes of  the world, with NATO much weakened.  People who have  no real respect for our Constitution are using its rules to let the damage proceed. Try to call them out and the phony cry of “racism” goes up.

Indeed, President Biden could not have harmed America more if each horrific phase of what has unfolded in Aghanistan had been competently  planned.  First there was the order for our military to sneak out of Bagram Air Base in the middle of the night without telling anyone and leaving all sorts of vehicles and ordinance behind. Supposedly this was due to “security concerns.”

Bagram Air base was   ideally situated for allowing the U.S. to  spy on Russia, China and Iran. Now our worst enemy, China, is eyeing it for themselves. Security concerns?  Most of all the military should have been the last to depart for the protection of Americans as well as NATO  and Afghan allies still in country.

Without proper plans for the removal of massive weaponry and military accoutrements, Biden managed to furnish an enemy state with about 80 billions in advanced military weaponry, guns, multi-purpose vehicles, Black Hawk  helicopters and such as they could never have dreamed of. Meanwhile he has yet to answer why he ignored intelligence of the Taliban’s rapid advance.

Consequently, Mr. Biden, who has admitted to taking instruction on which reporters to call and exactly when he should leave the podium, and who has his mike cut off when he flounders, has raised the question for us of just who is pulling this puppet’s strings?

Wondering the same thing is  Senator Tom Cotton ® AR.  He has offered that  it wouldn’t surprise him if the puppeteer behind Biden  was Susan Rice, in his words, “…the Typhoid Mary of the Obama era foreign Policy.” Under Biden, the famous Benghazi-gate  liar is head of the Domestic Policy Council, which, now has overlap with the National Security Council. Cotton says Rice was involved in almost every single fiasco from Benghazi, Syria, the Iran nuclear deal and spying on Donald Trump’s campaign.”

Richard Grenell, the former acting director of National Intelligence under President Trump, concurs with Cotton. He said in an interview with CPAC that he believes Susan Rice has assumed the role of a “shadow president…  and no one is paying attention.”

And if the notorious Benghazi-gate liar, Susan Rice, is the “shadow president,” could Biden’s old pal and running mate, Barack Obama, now blending into the background, actually be in the foreground?  Remember him?

He’s the man who  traded five of the worst terrorists in GITMO for the traitor Bowe Berghdale, with no explanation to the public.

If you wonder why this 2014 episode still matters, read the August 2021 New York Post account of  how the five terrorists that Obama released “used Qatar as a base to form a regime in exile” and were “eventually recognized by Western diplomats as official representatives of the Taliban during “peace” talks. Indeed, “The mastermind of the regime change is former detainee Khairkhwa, the Taliban mullah whom Obama released from Git-mo even though the Pentagon classified him as too dangerous to release.”

In 2014 the House held hearings on the exchange. At that time, Ted Poe, who chaired the subcommittee on terrorism stated that, “releasing five senior Taliban commanders may have put the lives of our senior service members and Americans around the world at risk.   Predicted Poe, “They may help out the Taliban while they are in Qatar, and it’s very likely that all of them will end up fighting alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan later in the year.

Also mentioned in the hearing is how Obama did the whole exchange in a surreptitious manner that evaded the usual procedures of notifying Congress and the Pentagon.

Obama’s connections with  the Muslim Brotherhood have been long affirmed. In 2013 Investors Business Daily,  in its article   “Muslim brotherhood infiltrates the Obama administration,” reported in detail  how  “… at least six American Islamist activists who work closely with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and the Center for Security Policy in Washington.”

The article also  stated: “… bear in mind that the FBI in 2004 uncovered the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic plan to infiltrate the U.S. government and sabotage it “from within” during a raid of a Brotherhood operative’s home in the D.C. suburb of Annandale on suspicion of terrorist activities. The stated goal, of the document: turn America into an Islamic nation.”

The article continues, “that, despite media dismissals of the Brotherhood as a “benign” group, it is in fact the parent group of Al-Qaida and played a role in the 9/11 plot. The hijackers got support from several Muslim Brotherhood mosques across the country.”

This is only one of many similar articles that appeared  a few years ago showing the association of the Left with the Muslim Brotherhood. .In 2016, The Hill ran an article  noting that Hillary’s aide, Huma Abedin,  was virtually  a Muslim Brotherhood princess. Have we also forgotten that Congress now has plenty of evidence that Obama,  Biden and Hillary were  behind the phony Russia-gate coup to bring down Trump?

Thereafter  Trump, in his weakened presidency. did not go after this “Biden-Obamagate ” duo with Hillary and all their treacherous stooges in the CIA and FBI that  conspired to bring him down.  Some “dictator!”  In fact, all these schemers are still riding high — every traitorous one of them!

Meanwhile, let’s turn to something newer –like an August 17, 2021  NPR article discussing  bi-partisan disapproval of  Biden’s actions in congress. Here, the comment of Rep Steve Chabot ® Ohio, was particularly interesting.

Calling the administration’s actions a “travesty” Chabot stated that “…history is repeating itself.  Obama “was warned not to pull all troops out of Iraq. He did that. The result was ISIS and innocent people being murdered, thousands and thousands in U.S. troops having to be sent back in,” he said. “Unfortunately, we’re seeing a very similar, virtually the exact same thing here in Afghanistan. This president, President Biden, was warned. He decided to ignore those warnings.”

Was there a plan for evacuating Americans?

One of the major eye-openers  for many people is that there does not seem to have been even a rudimentary plan for how to evacuate Americans left behind, or the Afghans who had helped them once the Afghan pullout of U.S. troops began. In fact,, there was one, at least for the Americans– Donald Trump’s plan.

 In their September 2 article “Biden Surrendered to the Taliban; The GOP Must Not Surrender to Biden,” David Horowitz and Daniel Greenfield point out that   “…the Biden State Department moved in June to cancel a Trump program overseeing the protection and evacuation of American citizens stationed overseas in the case of an emergency. This was just as the Taliban was taking over Afghanistan, according to an internal State Department memo obtained by the  Washington Free Beacon and multiple sources familiar with the matter.”

If there was no Biden plan at all, some rather strange things seems to be happening particularly with regard to Afghans.  Wrote the  NY Post, “Some 20,000 pro-American Afghans and their families are in danger of being killed by the Taliban because the president refused to speed up the bureaucratic, 14-step visa application process and medical exam required for them to evacuate to the United States. It’s death by red tape.

Afghan Exodus to the U.S.

But don’t think for a minute that many Afghans haven’t been coming here by the planeload without visas.  Unvetted Afghans, some with child brides, have poured into this country and are being sheltered at various army bases in a scene of mass confusion.    Indeed, many more are expected.  Of course Europe is refusing them, having already experienced that Afghans who following draconian Sharia laws  do not pay  much attention to their own laws.

Kentucky Rep. James Comer, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform committee, wrote to the secretaries of state and homeland security, “In the chaotic situation left in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, we are particularly concerned that terrorists and others who wish to harm the United States may seek to infiltrate the country disguised as those who provided assistance to coalition forces in Afghanistan.”

Also stating  concerns in this regard  have been Senators Bill Haggerty ® Tenn., Tom Cotton ® AR, and Marsha Blackburn ® Tenn, and  24 of their congressional colleagues, who wrote to Biden on Sept 2“You say that more than 123,000 individuals have been evacuated from Afghanistan in recent weeks (nearly half of whom were evacuated by groups or countries other than the United States), but only an estimated 5,500 “self-identified” American citizens (4.5% of the total evacuees) were evacuated or left [the country] on their own.

 “Further, while it does not appear that you have released exact numbers of our Afghan partners who were evacuated, your administration has publicly confirmed that fewer than 50% of evacuated Afghans were Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants or their families.”

Do  be aware meanwhile, that  it was the biometric equipment left by the U.S. to the Taliban  that has likely  allowed the tracking  of Afghan U.S. allies.  And of course the Taliban is  also likely using that same equipment to hunt Americans.

Remarkably, there are even reports by Politico  and  Forbes  that the U.S. has  trusted the Taliban  to the extent that the names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies have been given to the Taliban, in order, supposedly,  “to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport.” This was a move of such stupidity that it has prompted outrage behind the scenes from both lawmakers and military officials.”

Growing Rift over Afghans in the Republican Party

Not surprisingly, while Americans have chorused approval of Afghan immigration, a rift has opened  in the Republican Party over this important issue. As noted by the Associated Press,  Trump and his followers, initially applauding the rescue of Afghan allies, have begun to realize that it’s not the Afghan allies who are mainly  coming here.

While conservatives have no objection to the  religion of Islam with its  many beautiful tenets , there is deep  concern over its radical, 7th century component, Sharia law, which is virtually the polar opposite of the U.S. Constitution.

 One wonders if these unvetted Afghans are getting any information that in America women are considered equal and and free, dress as they like and work alongside men. Moreover, the U.S. sanctions only one wife at a time. The age of consent for marriage is generally 16 with parental consent and 18 without it and wife-beating, endemic in Afghanistan, earns a jail sentence here. Same sex marriage is accepted in all 50 states. and divorce and not stoning is the only remedy for adultery.

Meanwhile,  we Americans are supposed to buy  that cognitively challenged Joe must remain in place, because should he be removed, feckless  Harris, widely heralded as  the most radical leftist in Congress, or poisonous, power mad, Speaker Pelosi will inherit his presidential  robes.

Yes it would be nice if Biden resigned as  almost 40 Republicans called for him to do on August 26, for his stranding Americans and abandoning U.S. military gear in Afghanistan.  But as Horowitz and Greenfield fear, the Republicans  are divided.

They also  need to get their act together — and soon.  Horowitz and Greenfield are right in stating that not only does Joe have to go but the entire team. This is not just because of the damage team Biden has already done, but because of what they can still do in the future.  .

The Constitution of the United States and  the Bill of Rights were created to to protect us, the American people, not to serve as the bulwark for those unfit for office, whose beliefs and actions run contrary to its very tenets.

Certainly much of our military gets it. That’s why, on August 31. “Nearly 90 retired generals and other military figures told Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark A. Milley to resign Tuesday for “negligence in performing their duties” ahead of the chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan.”

The letter of these patriotic veterans  recognized and stated that, as principal advisers to Mr. Biden, Mr. Austin and Gen. Milley “should have recommended against this dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms”  and even resigned if necessary.

But  do not expect that either “honor” or common sense persists with these men. Recall that Austin has instituted an army purge of the military to weed out Trump supporters, and Joint Chief Mark Milley,  according to a new book by  Bob Woodward and Rob Costa, called a Chinese counterpart,  General Li Zuocheng,  days before the 2020 election – and again on Jan. 8, and assured Li the United States was not going to attack and, if there were to be an attack, he would alert his counterpart ahead of time. The authors of the report claim to have 200 sources.

These lawmakers swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and whether by incompetence or design, they have betrayed that oath.  One would think that the Biden team  cannot hide behind the Constitution to destroy the nation  the Constitution upholds.  Yet that is exactly what we are witnessing.

It seems to even seemingly reasonable members of congress, like Mitch McConnel, that we are in checkmate with the present regime.  Get rid of Biden, you still have Harris, heralded earlier as the furthest left member of the Senate. She could also choose a VP much worse than Biden.  Impeachment of Biden likely  won’t pass. Neither, likely, will the treason amendment to the Constitution, much weakened by the abundance of caution exercised by our forefathers in preventing its abuse.

Americans should be cognizant that Obama-Biden-Hillary were the central trio involved earlier  Russia-gate attempted coup against Trump and it was Obama who  allegedly introduced the internet accessible Dominion voting machines. That story is outlined by Canadian whistle-blowers, Jill and Jim Simpson in Nationalfile.

The Struggle to Establish Liberal Democracy in Jordan

Jordanian Politician Marwan Muasher

Following is an interview with political activist and columnist Rami Dabbas. Mr Dabbas is a civil engineer by profession who writes for several media outlets, including Ciranada, Israel Today and Pegida Canada. He is a pro-Israel advocate, peace campaigner, and political activist speaking out against terrorism.

In this interview, we spoke about democracy in Jordan, and his attempts to begin a political party in this Muslim-dominate country. In Canada, and indeed throughout the world, many are struggling with the concept of tyranny by their governments because of Covid restriction. This has made the political system of democracy far more valuable in the minds of many.

Mr Dabbas has experienced tyranny in the Middle East, and thus he is passionate about the establishment of democracy in his country. 

CC: Rami Dabbas is a Jordanian political activist. In 2019, he and a group of Jordanians established a political party called the Jordanian Liberal Party. We asked him what are the party’s policies in the Jordanian and Arab arena? 

Mr Dabbas: Firstly, our policy stems from His Majesty King Abdullah II and we stand behind the wise Hashemite leadership. Secondly, our party’s economic policy calls for transforming Jordan into a free market society. Our party supports Jordan’s regional alliances with Saudi Arabia and the Emirates. We realize the importance of not severing the country’s relationship with the Arab world, as well as supporting strategic alliances with the West and the State of Israel through the Wadi Araba Treaty. In society, we call for freedoms for all. We also stand against the regimes that reject the liberalism of Jordan, such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood and organizations that support Iran and its ideology. We also call for the ban of these organizations in Jordan.

CC: What are the aspirations of the Jordanian liberal party in its relationship with the state of Israel and America, and is the Jordanian liberal party aware of and in agreement with the Canadian liberal party due to the similarity of names and liberal creed?

Mr Dabbas: First, we call for the strengthening of Jordan’s strategic alliances with the West and for closer normalization and cooperation with the State of Israel in all fields. Secondly, we do not have any problem with fundamental liberal concepts as they were initially laid out. We are open to the whole world except for those that threaten our existence.

CC: Can you tell us about yourself as a Jordanian political activist and a little about your work in Jordan?

Mr. Dabbas: In 2013 I joined an International Eurasian movement with local activists and the Syrian embassy in Amman and we opened a local branch in Jordan. Due to threats, we later shut down this project. While active, we organized demonstrations in cooperation with pro Bashar Assad nationalists and Communists.

In 2013, I thought Assad’s war against the Syrian people was a war against terrorism but I was wrong, Bashar only fought opposition Syrian rebels, not ISIS, while the West fought against ISIS .Bashar Assad is a sectarian who said in the media that he is the protector of Christians while in fact he did not protect minorities. When ISIS came to kill them, he saved some and let others be killed to claim that Sunni people are terrorists. He was playing both sides of the card.  

After I left the Eurasian movement, I started writing in newspapers, practiced Evangelism with foreign and local Christians, and also joined the normalization movement in Arab world in cooperation with local journalists and activists in 2017 . At that point, Eurasianism had no future in Arab world. I later joined TV media in Israel and other Christian channels to promote Peace with Israel with local Christians. In 2019 in cooperation with NGOs in Jordan, we established a political party called the Liberal. We mainly look to liberal members  in Arab world, predomenately in Jordan, promote peace with Israel in addition to promoting a free market economy. Religious freedom in the country is also very important.

I went through many transformations since the beginning of my political and media activity. From 2014 to 2018, I was working in government projects in Jordan in the field of engineering, and later I was appointed as an engineer in the Greater Amman Municipality. I am currently the Deputy Director of the Tender Committee in the Municipality.

CC: Can you talk about religious and political freedoms in Jordan, especially with regard to the State of Israel?

Mr. Dabbas: Religious freedom is safeguarded in Jordan for all parties, from Muslims to Christians, as well as Iraqi Shiite refugees. Conversions are legally allowed in Jordan. There is an Israeli embassy in Amman, and we have Jewish citizens from Israel who reside in the country. However, proselytizing is forbidden by the Islamic government.

In addition to Muslims, our government also contains Christian representation. Our king is a secular Muslim, and in the house of Representative, there are Christians, patriot Jordanians and Islamists. We have a communists party in Jordan and many of them are atheists.

CC: What kind of support do you have among the citizens of Jordan?

Mr. Dabbas: I have a large popular base among my family members and my neighbors, as well as former colleagues. Because of my political activity and my relations with researchers, politicians and activists, many are open to our policies. We are just beginning to become established, and though we have more than the 500 members necessary to register the party, the process is long and complicated. We have been trying to register the party since 2019.

CC: Where do you see your party in five years?

Mr Dabbas: When the time is right, one of the active members will be chosen to run in the Jordanian House of Representatives. On the one hand, we seek to serve Jordan and the Jordanian citizen and at the same time reach the ranks of the major parties in Jordan.

CC: Who or what was your inspiration?

Mr. Dabbas: I was largely influenced by Marwan al-Muasher , a Jordanian diplomat and politician who was Jordan’s foreign minister from 2002 to 2004 and its deputy prime minister during 2004 and 2005. He was Jordan’s first ambassador to Israel and former ambassador to the United States, two strong proponents of democracy. (W)

References:

http://evrazia.org/gal.php?id=277&pos=1

Muslim Rights Organization Should Exercise Caution In Their Postings

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (henceforth to be referred to as NCCM), according to it’s website, is a “prominent civil liberties and advocacy organization with over 15 years of professional activism and public service”.

They were formerly know as CAIR.CAN, claiming total independence from their USA namesake CAIR, an organization known for it’s Hamas sympathies and Muslim Brotherhood ties.

NCCM and CAIR USA continue to support one another in their pursuit of justice within the Islamic community.

NCCM’s focus over the past two months have been the upcoming  Summit on Islamophobia, a summit spearheaded by NCCM after the attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario. This crime is still before the courts, and motive is still to be solidly determined. The National Summit will bring together leaders from all levels of government and members of Canadian Muslim communities.

NCCM has put together a set of 61 recommendations for the government to consider concerning their perception of incidents of Islamophobia in Canada, collected from a variety of sources throughout the country.

Following are some of their recommendations:

  • The Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) Reform: The SIP should become rebate based, where mosques and community organizations under threat can make the relevant security upgrades needed, and then retroactively receive a rebate for the upfitting under a two-step process;
  • SIP should allow for institutions to receive up to 90% of eligible expenditures, up to a maximum of $80 000, for securitization projects;
  • SIP should also be broadened to allow for mosques to host broader community building safety initiatives
  • Immediately fund the creation of an appropriately funded Office of the Special Envoy on Islamophobia.
  • Media Representation: Incentivize production of Muslim stories, told by Canadian Muslims, through designated funding in the Canada Media Fund, Telefilm, the National Film Board, and provincial and municipal grants for arts and media;
  • Allocate a multi-million-dollar fund through the Anti-Racism Secretariat or the Ministry of Heritage for Canadian Muslim artists and community organizations to facilitate grassroots storytelling, visual and oral history projects, and building community archives;
  • Bill 21: Attorney General intervention in all future cases challenging Bill 21 before the courts;  Create a fund to help those affected by Bill 21 have a degree of financial security until the legislation is struck down. This is not a transition-plan fund; for no Quebecer should have to change their chosen vocation because of discrimination. This federal fund is to provide assistance while the court challenge is pending.
  • Invest in celebrating the history of local Canadian Muslims and initiatives through a concrete program that brings these figures and names to the forefront of local-level recognition. Municipalities should fund events and spaces where their accomplishments are celebrated in a way that clearly shows that Muslims have made real contributions to Canadian society and are far from the violent caricatures that constantly make the news.

NCCM’s online presence (Facebook and Twitter) records and reports on incidents of attacks or perceived attacks on the Islamic community.  NCCM works in tandem with the Canadian Anti-Hate network, a group that also loosely advocates for the Muslim community.

NCCM are proponents of the pro Palestine contingent according to some of their postings. They are also supported by the Antifa contingent according to some of their respondents.

Although NCCM  professes to fight against hate, some of their postings belie this. On June 28, NCCM posted on Twitter:  “We are aware of an incident in Edmonton that took place yesterday evening. A man, described as a Caucasian male, allegedly discharged a firearm from inside a motor vehicle at a woman wearing hijab. Alhamdullilah, there were no physical injuries.” Though they did not make an official statement regarding this incident, the post continues to be displayed on twitter as of July 19, 2021, 11:30 am ET.

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This posting was followed by many replies, received over 1000 likes and 780 retweets. Following are some of the replies to this tweet.

The following tweet was one of the only dissenting responses:

This tweet was not commented on by NCCM, nor by the majority of the respondents.  According to the news article, the hijabed woman was not a target in this incident. She was a witness to a crime.

Reference:

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/man-shot-sunday-woman-wearing-hijab-a-witness-not-target-eps-1.5490494

Although the “hate” incident was disproved, NCCM did not remove the original tweet. They did not give updated information to their followers. What they have done is foment anger and hate, the very thing they claim to fight.

Perhaps there should be a summit on that.

Radical or Victim?

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Brahim, an Education assistant at a college in Roubaix, France was dismissed by the administration for radicalization. Brahim, in late 2020, contradicted a professor in front of a student, and subsequently was laid off. This April, he was dismissed by the college. Investigations by authorities into his social media revealed questionable content. He is appealing this dismissal before the administrative court.

The content of social media is invaluable for investigation. Through content, investigators can assess the thinking of a potential jihadi or radical. Brahim’s content, as well as his supporters, are concerning enough to put him on the watch list. His pseudonym  was Prince BR the Fellagha. Fellagha, an Arabic word  meaning “bandits”, refers to groups of armed militants affiliated with anti-colonial movements in French North Africa. It most often is used to refer to armed Algerian nationalists who adopted violent means in order to push the French out of Algeria as well as groups in Tunisia who did the same.

  He is supported on social media by Houria Bouteldja, a French-Algerian political activist and writer focusing on anti-racism, anti-imperialism, and Islamophobia, France’s version of Iqra Khalid. In 2014,  Bouteldja won the “fight against Islamophobia” award from the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a non-profit organization campaigning against violations of the rights of Muslims ”,  the French version of NCCM.

Brahim also reposted a tweet from Barakcity founder Idriss Sihamedi, whose organization was taken down in 2020 for ties to a radical Islamist movement.

Below are some screen shots from Brahim’s social media profile.

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“Following government lies and the closure of the humanitarian NGO and the defense of human rights, I officially requested political asylum from President Erdogan as well as that of my team and myself, who suffered death threats.”

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Below is Brahim’s story.

Before talking about the repressive situation you experienced, can you introduce yourself?

My name is Brahim D, I was AED in a college in Roubaix, I am an activist in many spaces, associations. I openly display my activism at the CGT, I am a supporter of strikes. I am a rapper in my spare time, I am the manager of a local rapper. I am very involved in the life of the neighborhood where I live, not far from the college. I am involved in the neighborhood committee that we took over with our association. We did a lot of things last year with our social mediation association during the first confinement. We distributed meals to needy people during the first lockdown, which represents 1,400 people for more than two months. The association also does digital inclusion, and administrative assistance.

You were AED and you were repressed following an exchange with a teacher, can you describe the context and the content of the exchange to me?

I managed a permanence with a student who was in inclusion, that is to say that he is excluded from the course but must stay in the establishment to do homework. I was with him and his teacher gave him a history assignment on slavery. It’s a subject that interests me, I have studied the black code, the code of the natives, the slave trade. On duty, the term “captives” appealed to me. That appeals to me because from the moment a slave is born a slave, he is not a captive. I speak with the professor and I try to argue about the use of the term captive. An exchange follows and I mention the black code, the Colbert decree of 1685, article 44 of the Black Code which states that “Africans are born slaves”, I speak of my readings including the works of Louis Sala-Molins, a Code Noir specialist.

The very afternoon the professor comes to see me angry, he did not appreciate that I questioned his word as a “historian”, points out to me that I have no knowledge and reproaches me for being intervened in front of the student. And there, I apologized because it is true that I should not have spoken in front of a student. The same evening, I spoke about it on the networks to discuss it with friends, without naming neither the professor and the college, and there were exchanges. Most of the comments came from professors, some of whom actually agreed with my point of view. I thought it was going to end there. The next day, at 7:52 p.m., I received a call from one of the CPEs asking me to delete the publication immediately, without explanation. So I delete, the publication did not stay even 24 hours. The next day, I arrive at 7.45 am, I have the welcoming committee, the principal and a childcare center who asks me what happened, I tell, the conversation and the publication. I was then reminded of Samuel Paty, that I was endangering the professor, but I did not name him, nor do I mention that I work as an AED on my networks.

I was greeted like a terrorist, I was told that I was laid off as a precaution, with a summons to the principal’s office. I was accompanied by a comrade of the CGT with whom I militate. I am accused of having questioned the entire duty, allusion was made to my pseudonym which is Prince BR the Fellagha.

Finally, I am informed that I am going on a joint and disciplinary mission at the Académie du Nord on March 11. I had the right to consult my file a week before. There were screenshots from my Facebook account, screenshots that had nothing to do with it. It is mentioned that the college administration made a report for radicalization, we do not know on what criteria and I really fell naked. Among the publications: caricatures of Sadri Khiari, a person close to the natives of the republic, a Jewish friend, a re-sharing of a photo of a Jewish woman on a bench reserved only for Jews in 1938, I had written in hoping this doesn’t happen to the muslim community in France, my profile picture, and scattered comments. Finally, a testimony from an AED that I would have met who would have reminded me of the missions of an AED to whom I would have replied “I am not here for the same fight”. This testimony, the AED in question affirmed to me never to have delivered it.

FDS

Unabashed Socialist, BDS supporter Running for NDP Leadership

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Screenshot of Ms McLean’s public twitter profile

While the social-democratic New Democratic Party of Canada will most likely never hold power, at least at the federal level, they do have the fourth largest parliamentary caucus, and a self-proclaimed “anti-capitalist” hypothetically becoming their figurehead President, would most certainly give a moral boost to those who seethe with hate towards the idea of  a Canada which respects private property and enterprise, as well as honours it’s  Judeo-Christian  civilizational roots.

Jessa McLean, a self-proclaimed opponent of capitalism is running for NDP President. At the moment, the centre-left NDP at least officially, supports capitalism. Ms. McLean  is an active member of the “NDP Socialist Caucus”. The NDP Socialist Caucus was founded in 1998 at Toronto, Ontario by NDP activists who were concerned about the right-wing drift of the party leadership. SC wants to move the party back to its working class and socialist roots.

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NDP Socialist Caucus is also a defender of the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions movement against Israel. In 2018, a letter was sent to Jagmeet Singh, current leader of the NDP, urging him to endorse the international BDS campaign and lead a public campaign to support this movement in Canada.

Ms. McLean has not only made a series of anti-White statements on social media, but  has publicly called for the Canadian border to be “abolished”,  and our country to have absolutely no limits at all on immigration.

Although Ms McLean has never successfully been elected to office anywhere in Canada, we do not believe that her aforementioned candidacy should be underestimated, given the number of anti-White, anti-Canadian and anti-Western BLM/ANTIFA as well as Islamists, who infest the grassroots membership base of the federal NDP.

In 2019, Ms. McLean sat for an interview with “Fightback, the Marxist voice of Labour and Youth” magazine.

“FB: So a new, socialist direction is what I’m hearing?

JM: Yes! Yes! Absolutely, with all that language. We should educate working people on the language of socialism too. I know there’s a lot of groups like you [Fightback] doing it, but the NDP has massive resources for this kind of work. We can do it on a massive national scale.”

Winston Churchill spoke on the dangers of Socialism in 1945. These dangers are just as relevant today.

“But I will go farther. I declare to you, from the bottom of my heart that no Socialist system can be established without a political police. Many of those who are advocating Socialism or voting Socialist today will be horrified at this idea. That is because they are shortsighted, that is because they do not see where their theories are leading them.”

The forthcoming federal NDP convention will be held from April 9 to 11.  We would do well to keep a close eye on this candidate and the party in general.

Capitalism has provided more wealth, security and freedom than any other economic system in the history of the world. As a system it is in direct opposition to socialism. Capitalism means economic freedom and it cannot be separated from democratic freedom. Capitalism is the freedom to create and build; socialism is slavery that destroys and subjugates. Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing and know:

Socialism is a bright shining lie.”

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Ex-Muslim In China Requests Support

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Reposted from PC

Hayder Alasadi is an ex-Muslim from Iraq, currently living in China.  He is hoping for resettlement in Canada. Below is his story. We encourage you to write a letter of support for Hayder to the UNHCR office in Beijing if you feel so inclined. As you will see by his story, his fight is our fight. We have also posted a form letter link below  for you to copy and paste, or you can compose your own. His case number must be included in the letter.

Support letter for Hayder

Send your letter of support to chibeprt@unhcr.org , addressed as in our form letter. Hayder’s case number is 311-17C00159

Below are other documents and letters connected to his case.

UNHCR Iraq Report May 2019 (1)

EASO IRAQ Report June 2019 (1)

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Haydar’s story

I am reaching out to you, after I have discovered from the UNHCR that my application has been submitted for resettlement to Canada through the Canadian Embassy(and Canadian Immigration).  What I need are support letters for my application for resettlement since our lives (me and my wife) are extremely hard in China thanks to the extreme laws and regulations set by the local authorities.

I am a registered UN refugee in China. I am a well-known secular rights activist from Iraq, currently the first recognized ex-Muslim case in China. I have fled my homeland of Iraq for Egypt in 2006.  Threats against me in Iraq were followed by an attack at my home.  In 2003,  my house was destroyed by 11 Islamic extremists; four of the 11 went to prison, but these four convicts have since been released. I have publicly declared myself nonreligious, and denounced Islam for its violence and lies.  We can see examples like ISIS and Al-Qaeda as well as the Shia based Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces that is backed by Iranian regime. They used force against the likes of me, because I was fighting for the freedom of choice, as well as for Christians and other religions in Iraq, which is a very dangerous admission inside Iraq.  As you are undoubtedly aware, the situation in the Muslim-dominant Middle East for atheists, ex-Muslims, and religious minorities has gone from bad to worse in recent years. My views, expressed openly in the public square, are considered “dangerous” and “blasphemous” in Iraq. The Iraqi government has allowed extremist violence against non Muslims for years. No one who identifies as an ex-Muslim apostate or as nonreligious is safe in Iraq. Consequently, my views have made me a target of extremist violence. Like most openly secular people in Iraq, I was facing numerous threats. Because of my stated opposition to fundamentalist Islam, I was pursued by militant extremists who sought to exact their own brand of “justice.” After years in exile in Egypt, I entered China in 2015, where I applied for asylum with the UNHCR Representation in China (Beijing Office), and after years of waiting, in March of 2020, the UNHCR recognized me as a Refugee, and I have become the first Ex-Muslim case in China to get approved.

My case has been supported by Center for Inquiry, Council of Ex-Muslim of Britain and Ex-Muslim of Norway amongst others. My war is against Islam as a religion of hatred, violence, their war on freedom, and their Islamization of the west. I am not against Islam in the Middle East, that is their business, but I am against Islamists who are spreading this hatred in the West.

They (Islamists\Jihadist) are more and more taking important places in  western countries in various departments, including government, but that doesn’t mean we stop fighting it.  This religion is based on politics at its core, that’s why they know how to get inside, but we fight it by spreading the truth, the truth that they hate. They keep it hidden. You need to know, there is still a fight to win in the west, including Canada.  I come from Iraq, a country now controlled by Iranian Islamic regime, with their Islamist militia roaming the street enforcing the their law(Sharia), killing Christians and every other religion, other than Islam, killing also Ex-Muslims to stop them from sharing the truth of this religion, and no one to protect Ex-Muslims or Christians or even the other religions.

In short, our fight is against Islam, and jihadist, who are taking control and enforcing their Sharia, without anybody speaking out, since they have allies to cover for them. Personally, my war is to show the truth of this religion, and what is happening by jihadis in my country Iraq in particular,  and in the Middle East in general.

As for my current situation, I have been approved by UNHCR in China as a recognized refugee in March of 2020. My application was submitted to the Canadian Embassy for resettlement  around July 2020, and I am awaiting a reply, but I need support from more organizations or good people like you for my case.  It could be support letters, articles, or individual support letters, anything that could help my case to move it forward.

Thank you again for taking the time to support an ex-Muslim in such a difficult time where the world only supporting Islamists.”

FGM, Sara’s Story

Sara’s story is brutal, emotional and tears at the soul. Her bravery in telling it is a testament to her survivor spirit.

A young woman from the  United States shared her story with us. This is Sara’s  journey out of Islam and her voice against FGM.

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Sara at 17, her first year in the USA, first time  attending school
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“My name is Sahara (Sara).  I was born in Somalia but grew up  in a refugee camp in Kenya for about 12 years. My biological mother died right after I was born. My biological father and I were separated due to the civil war in Somalia in 1991. Many years later, I came to America. I had no formal education and did not even know how to write my first name. I literally started from zero at the age of seventeen!

From an early age, I dreamt that I would someday be able to attend school. I was eager to learn how to read and write. Today, thanks to America and the opportunity it provided, I was able to graduate from college. Many people believed in me and helped me through my journey to become literate!

I remember very well a big event that took place in my teenage years in Kenya. My biological father’s side of the family began to force me to do something that would have had a detrimental effect on my future. I was brutally beaten for questioning their decision. (Children and women are commonly physically and mentally abused in the culture I came from).  I eventually escaped from my family to seek a better life. 

I came to the USA at the age of seventeen. All the girls I came with  got married and a few worked at jobs that didn’t require English. In Kenya, especially in the camp where I grew up,  girls got married (arranged and forced) at very young ages between 14- 15. In Somali culture  it’s a common practice.  I am against girls or boys  being forced to marry without their consent. I never pictured that life for myself. I always knew in my heart that there was more than what I was  told !  I dreamt of a different world where I could choose what I wanted in  life.  My goals and dreams were to become literate. I had dreamt as a little girl that someday, I would go somewhere in the world and become someone who could make a difference in humanity and for society. I didn’t quite know what that “something” was,  but I knew I wanted to become educated and especially learn how to read and write. 

My caregivers wanted me to  do the same thing the other girls were doing. This meant they thought I should get married and maybe also get a job and make money so that I could send   financial  support to people back in Kenya.  I stood up for myself because my dream was to go to highschool and then onto college. The caregiver didn’t approve of this.  I stood up to them and stuck to my word. I told them that it’s never too late to learn and I was going to  become literate! 

As I began to comprehend English, I learned how to read and think more critically. I grew up being told that Allah will strike you down if you remove your hijab in public. I was indoctrinated that Islam is the only path in life. Other people were infidels. People who I was told not to associate with (gaalo ) were so kind and welcomed me to this new home with open arms.  I always wondered why a creator would create other good people with different beliefs that would go to hell. I feel  a creator would know our hearts regardless of what particular beliefs we hold. It is important to be a good person without having to put a label on people. Labels divide people. We are all part of the human race.  

When I first  removed my headcover (Hijab), it was the first time since I was six or seven.  Allah did NOT strike me down ! We are told that in order to put fear in children. I felt good about my decision. It  was an empowering experience! It was a beautiful moment to feel the wind through my hair, especially when I rode my bike! I learned how to ride a bike about 3 years ago! I remember where I grew up, girls didn’t ride bikes because that was not culturally acceptable. 

 I believe it was around 2016 to 2017 when I started looking into Islam and its teachings in an objective manner. While conversing with a coworker,  Ayaan Hersey Ali’s name came up. The person I was having a conversation with said  “Ayaan needs to die and deserves to be killed!”  I replied,  “Why would you kill someone?  Doesn’t she have the same rights as you?”  Then this person said to me,  “Do you know that I can kill you (meaning me)  if you leave Islam and remove your headcover?” (hijab). I was terrified and so heartbroken that someone I knew justified that she could kill me  because her book  (Quran) allowed her to do so!

This was my full wake up call. I started reviewing Islam and its teachings, thinking more deeply as I read.  I’ve discovered that if individuals simply decide to leave this ideology of Islam and its teachings, they are apostates.  This means Islam and its teachings death calls to  ExMuslims! These threats, bullies and abuses happen around the world, even in America and other western countries. The hypocrisy in a country that values freedom of speech and religion but allows death threats against ExMuslims is appalling!

 We need to deal with Islam’s denials, stigmas and taboos. We are told not to talk about Allah’s words which I find very hard. We need to discuss the rights of the whole human being, women, children, and vulnerable people. It is sad that the religion of Islam cannot tolerate critique/criticism. I have always thought that if religion is truly from a creator, that it should speak for itself, not human beings having to defend it.  I have a dream that someday people will look at each other as human beings, rather than at their race or religion. I am not speaking out against the people, who I have nothing against, but against the lies and terrible practices encouraged by the Islamic ideology. Stay humble and spread kindness. 

Female Genital Mutilation is prerformed nearly 100% of the time on Muslim girls of Somali descent in Africa.  Innocent little girls between the ages of 5 and 6, and older, are forced to undergo female genital mutilation. Even today, years later, many girls who went through these horrible practices still suffer from PTSD. I still struggle from the trauma of that event 25 years later.

I remember that it was mid morning when an elder woman came to our one room house with a dirt floor. We were forced  to lie on the dirt floor without a blanket. We, as little girls, were told it was something good for us. This was done to all girls and it was normalized in Somali culture! To be quite honest everyone was going through these horrible practices. It was part of the culture, and also religion encourages that girls must be purified so they can be clean and to make sure they’re virgins until their marriage. Just thinking about this now makes my stomach literally turn upside down. It was absolutely disgusting and disheartening.  These forms of child abuse and sexual abuse have been allowed  even in the west, the free world.  

It was very painful and this was done without any medical procedure without  pain killers, or medicine. In other words, they don’t use anesthesia for numbing the areas that have been cut off and scraped out. I don’t remember a lot because we passed out from the pain.  I have seen it being done to other girls.  The procedure is called Firauni. The girls’ hands and feet are held down by a couple of adults. Everything is scraped and cut out of the genital area. The girls’ legs are tied together so the skin will fuse together. After several weeks (while remaining tied up), if the fusion did not take place, the whole procedure would  be repeated again! There is only a small hole left for urination and menstrual blood. It’s horrible and inhuman and it should not be done to any human being! I believe that many Somali girls have gone through the dangerous Firauni  procedure.  Approximately 80 % to 95% of Somali girls have gone through the FGM. A razor blade is used without being sterilized.

Usually the individuals who perform FGM are older persons  between 50 to 70 years of age or even sometime older.  Most of these ladies are illiterate individuals and aren’t educated about the long term  health risks and childhood trauma that come with these experiences.  These elderly women do get paid for performing these practices.  I would say that in the places where I grew up in the Kenya camp, that it was done 100% to little girls because every girl I knew had gone through FGM!  If you didn’t go through this, these girls would be bullied,  excommunicated, excluded, abused, and singled out from the Somali community! Literally, if you didn’t go through this, you are an alien in the world and invisible.

In the West it’s happening secretly. We know that children (girls) are taken overseas and I have no  doubt it’s also being practiced here secretly even though it’s illegal. It is still happening in America and other western nations. This part of my memory has been partially suppressed because the pain and the darkness that comes with it hasn’t been easy. It was definitely therapeutic to write about it.  That’s why individuals like me need to speak out about these barbaric practices!  This practice has long term negative effects.  It is difficult when having a period. It can cause problems urinating.  There is increased risk in childbirth.  It makes having sex painful.  There is no joyful pleasure in it for women. There is no reason for it.  It produces negative emotional and physical pain. You may suffer low self esteem from having undergone FGM. 

Now that I live in this great country , the USA, I can heal myself and also help expose this issue and help put an end to this inhumane and cruel practice.  I can help others to heal from this awful trauma by letting them know that they are not alone. Also, I am grateful that now I’m able to read and write and use my voice and fight these horrifying practices. It breaks my heart that this is still happening today, in a world such as America and the Western world that is supposed to protect little children from these horrifying trauma.I hope that this message will resonate throughout the world !! Even if it is widely practiced  today in the world where I grew up, it does NOT make it ok. It absolutely makes me sad and angry that I had no choice. In the camp where I grew up,  every girl went through because it was something that was normalized through the community. We should recognize its physical and emotional harm. 

No human being, especially children, should go through these awful dark traumatic experiences! I’ll fight for those who are voiceless, children and vulnerable people! That’s why it’s important for me to share my story and voice.” 

I have a message for those of us who  care for humanity.  If you  truly do care, I urge and challenge you to take a immediate action to stop FGM forever and ever!  Join the good fight by educating yourself and others.  Speak out so that others are aware. There are organizations that are fighting FGM and child forced marriage. Go to the AHA foundation by (Ayaan Hirsi Ali) 

https://www.theahafoundation.org/female-genital-mutilation/  

I am an “ExMuslim, and although I don’t like labels,I feel compelled to use this word to normalize the abandonment from Islam ;  that it’s ok to leave Islam without consequences! 

People should have a right to question, practice, or not practice, but never inflict harm upon other people.  We should have a common ground which is to live in peace and harmony!

Currently, I live in America. . I cannot thank enough what America has done for me! I’m grateful and thankful to live in the USA. I’m lucky and privileged to be a proud American citizen! I’ve  learned how to read, write, and speak English because of hard work and dedication.  I am presently writing my autobiography. 

Thank you for reading my story and stay humble and spread kindness” 

Sahara Ash

Sara’s letter to “This American Life” organization

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FGM is practiced all over the world. The story below is reminiscent of Sara’s story. This was reported on several years ago on Iraqi television.

Women circumcision is practiced in 27 African states, in Indonesia and in Kurdish region in Iraq. Parts of women genitals will be circumcised without any reason except that sharia requires it .

Parents force their daughters or sisters to undergo FGM. It is not a government directive, but much pressure is put upon families to perform FGM on their females. Women who faced FGM feel ashamed and have suffered not only pain, but lack of confidence in their sexuality. They have less desire to have sex. Many women try to hide the fact that they have undergone FGM.

Many girls in the community, if they voice misgivings or refuse, are attacked by the women in the community. They are threatened by the men that marriage is out of the question unless they are circumcised.

FGM IN WESTERN COUNTRIES

FGM has been revealed to be practiced in Canada and the United States as well. Often, girls are sent to their country of origin to have the procedure, but it is also performed here in secrecy.

In 1997, the Parliament of Canada passed an amendment to the Criminal Code of Canada expressly prohibiting all forms of female genital mutilation in Canada. Under the code, it is prohibited to aid, abet or counsel such assault and to interfere with genitalia for nonmedical reasons. Moreover, the amendment expressly prohibits the transport of a child outside of Canada for the purpose of obtaining female genital mutilation. Anyone found to have carried out these offences faces up to 14 years in prison and/or a fine.

Such a law does not prevent communities from performing FGM. The Somalian community is known for this practice, and it is done within the community. Other Islamic communities in Canada also practice it, but it is sometimes fought against by the women in the community.

In the United States, a doctor was charged for involvement in FGM procedure. The case, believed to be the nation’s first involving female genital mutilation emerged in April 2017 when a Dr Nagarwala was arrested and accused of heading a conspiracy that lasted 12 years and involved seven other people. In 2020, a federal judge  dismissed the most serious remaining charge against the doctor.

Conclusion 

Sara’s story, and the stories of many other women like her need to be told. Although she has gone through so much trauma in her life, she is full of hope and thankfulness for her opportunities in her new home, the United States of America. Many of her communications with us ended with expressions of peace and kindness.

Much more needs to be done to expose this barbaric practice. No matter how uncomfortable it makes us, we need to expose this practice more and more so that it is truly eradicated.

Sara’s postscript

I previously mentioned that I left Islam because I remembered as a little  girl, I never had the choice to decide if I wanted to be Muslim or follow this ideology! I was unfortunately (I feel) born into this ideology and to be Muslim was expected of everyone who was Somali!

When we leave the religion of Islam, it’s not like other religions like Christianity. Individuals who leave this particular ideology, their lives are on the line! Since I am no longer practice Islam  or I should say not Muslim and especially speaking out, sadly it comes with consequences that even in the west we have to be careful and avoid going to places that will put us in danger!

I’m much happier to not  belong to a toxic and unhealthy ideology and community any longer! I’m stronger and a better human being. 2021 is the year that I finally am no longer staying silent and hiding who I am!  I am very passionate regarding freedom, especially freedom of religion!

It’s time for individuals like me to speak out and share their voices and stories! Stay humble and spread kindness .

As a Somali-American I agree with what Ayaan says. Ayaan’s story and experiences overlap with mine and there are much similarities with experiences. Reading her book The infidel was reading my own story! It so relatable for me, especially to someone who grew up in a refugee camp! As I am new to this journey of sharing my story and voice in public,  I am learning a lot and willing to listen and learn from others. I’m nervous and excited for where this journey is going to take me! Thank you for reading my story!

The Ongoing Practice Of Female Genital Mutilation

Sara’s story is brutal, emotional and tears at the soul. Her bravery in telling it is a testament to her survivor spirit.

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Sara with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The procedure,  taken from Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Foundation Website.  Ms. Ali is a strong voice against FGM

“Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs and is often performed on girls between the ages of 4 and 14 to ensure their virginity until marriage.” According Mrs. Ali website AHA Foundation states that “Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of gender-based violence recognized as a violation of women’s and girls’ fundamental human rights.  There are four major types of FGM:

Clitoridectomy: Involves the removal of the clitoris and or clitoral hood, an otherwise normally functioning body part that is sliced off and thrown away.

Intermediate infibulation: As much of the clitoris as possible is removed and the labia minora cut, oftentimes the labia majora as well to narrow the vaginal opening.

Vaginal fusing or total infibulation: Total infibulation includes the clitoris and the inner labia being removed and the outer labia cut or scraped, then sewn together. Vaginal fusing is the most severe form of FGM which includes all aspects of total infibulation, as well as the inner walls of the vagina scratched to cause bleeding and sewing again. The girl’s feet are then tied together in an effort to fuse the two sides of the vagina with scar tissue to close it up.

The ‘nick’: Involves pushing a girl’s legs apart and using a needle to prick her clitoris, typically to draw blood. This can sometimes include cutting, scraping or cauterizing the girls genitals

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Female Genital Mutilation Procedure

Sara’s Story

A young woman from the  United States shared her story with us. This is Sara’s  journey out of Islam and her voice against FGM.

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Sara at 17, her first year in the USA, first time  attending school

I Cannot stay silent anymore!

“My name is Sara. I was born in Somalia but grew up and  lived in a refugee camp in Kenya half of my life. My biological mother died right after I was born. My biological father and I were separated due to the civil war in Somalia 1991. Many years later, I came to America without a formal education and did not even know how to write my first name. Today, I graduated with my bachelors degree in social service and  am seeking my masters for  social worker!

I am an ExMuslim, and though I do not like labels , I feel compelled to use this word ExMuslim to normalize the dissent of Islam, that it’s ok to leave Islam without consequences! Getting beaten up is something normalized in the Somali community. 

I remembered very well a big event that took place in my teenage years, one time my biological father’s side of the family wanted me to do something that I didn’t want to do, so I was beaten for questioning since I was a small girl. Beating of women happens all the time in the Somali community, even here in America, because it is written in the Quran. There was an incident one evening, I was told to do something that I didn’t agree to. During this incident, I was  beaten brutally,  abused emotionally and physically.

I escaped from my biological family to seek a better life. Many years later, I  came to America with basically no formal education.  In other words, I didn’t even know how to write my own name! This means I literally started from zero at the age of seventeen!

Currently, I live in America, and with hard work and dedication I’ve  learned how to read, write and speak English! Today, I’m writing a book to share my story and voice. I’m grateful and thankful for having this opportunity to be able to explore my potential and most importantly,  I was able to free myself from the  Hijab and Islam! This was difficult to do, being part of the Somali community, because I was looked down on as bad girl! It was very difficult to take off my hijab and speak out and challenge the old narrative!

Since working in the school system, I have seen that girls are scorned if they do not wear their hijab, (here in America) so almost all of them wear it. I was told not to associate with non-Muslims, even though many of the people who have been kindest to me are non-Muslims. 

I remembered when I first came to the USA at the age of seventeen, all the girls who I came with all got married and got jobs. I remember that back in Kenya especially in the camp where I grew up,  girls got married (arranged and forced) at very young ages between 14- 15. In Somali culture and community, it’s common practice.  I was against girls being forced to marry without their consent. This should not happen to anybody.  I never pictured myself in a life like that.  I dreamed of a different world where I could choose what I wanted in  life.  My goals and dreams were to become literate. I had dreamed as a little girl that someday, I would go somewhere in the world and become something! I didn’t quite know what that “something” was,  but I knew I wanted to become educated and especially learn how to read and write. 

My caregivers wanted me to  do the same thing the other girls were doing. This meant they thought I should get married and maybe also get a job and make money so that I could send some financial  support to people back in Kenya.  I stood up for myself because my dream was to go to school and get education even though the family didn’t approve of this.  However, with determination and dedication I stood up to them and stuck to my word. I said it is never too late to learn and I am going to  become literate!

I discovered that it’s a lie that Allah will strike you down if you remove your hijab in public. When I first  removed my headcover (Hijab), it was the first time since I was six or seven. I felt good about my decision and it absolutely was an empowering experience! It was a beautiful moment to feel the wind through my hair, especially when I rode my bike! I learned how to ride a bike about 3 years ago! I remember where I grew up, girls didn’t ride bikes because that was not acceptable and was said to be cultural appropriation.

I believe it was around 2016 to 2017 when I started looking into Islam and its teachings in a critical manner. One day while I was having a conversation with a Somali coworker,  Ayaan H Ali’s name  came up in the conversation. The person I was having a conversation with said  “Ayaan needs to die and deserves to be killed!”  I replied,  “Why would you kill someone?  Doesn’t she have the same rights as you?”  Then this person said to me,  “Do you know that I can kill you (meaning me)  if you leave Islam and remove your headcover?” (hijab). That day I was terrified and so heartbroken that my coworker told me she can kill me and Ayana because her book  (Quran) allowed her to do so!

I would say this was my full wake up call and I started reading about Islam and its teachings. I’ve discovered that if individuals simply decided to leave this ideology of Islam and its teachings, they are apostates.  This means Islam and its teachings call for my death and many other ExMuslims! These threats, bullies and abuses happen around the world, even in America. That this happens in America is not right to me!

We need to deal with Islam’s denials, stigmas and taboos. We are told not to talk about Allah’s words which I find very hard. We need to discuss the rights of the whole human being, women, children, and vulnerable people. It is sad that the religion of Islam cannot tolerate critique/criticism. I have always thought that if religion is truly from a creator, that it should speak for itself. I have a dream that someday people will look at each other as human beings, rather than at their race or religion.

FGM

Between the ages of 5 to 6, I and many other innocent little girls including one of my cousins were forced to undergo female genital mutilation. Even today, 31 years later, I and many girls who went through these horrible practices still suffer from PTSD and trauma.

I remembered that it was mid morning when an old lady came to my house at a refugee camp. We as little girls were told it was something good for us. This was done to all girls and it was normalized in this community. To be quite honest everyone was going through these horrible practices because it was part of the culture and also religion encourages that girls must be purified so they can be clean and to make sure they’re virgins until their marriage.

Just thinking about this now my stomach literally turns upside down and how absolutely disgusting and disheartening these forms of child abuse and sexual abuse are been allowed in this century!

It was very painful and this was done without any medical procedure. No medicine. In other words,  no Novocain for numbing the areas that have been cut off and scraped off. I don’t remember a lot, my mind has blanked most of it out, but I have seen it being done to other girls.  The procedure I had is called Firauni. The girl is held down, everything is scraped off, the girls’ legs are tied together so the skin will fuse together. After several weeks, if the fusion did not take place, the whole procedure is repeated. There is only a small hole left for urination and menses. It’s horrible and inhuman and it should not done to any human being! I’m myself and many Somali girls have gone through the Firauni type.  80 % to 95% of Somali girls have gone through the FGM.

Usually the individuals who perform FGM are older persons  between 50 to 70 years of age or even sometime older.  Most of these ladies are illiterate individuals and don’t do anything about health risks and childhood trauma that come with these experiences.  These elderly women do get paid for performing these practices.  I would say places where I grew up in the Kenya camp, I can swear that it was done 100% to little girls and every girl I know has gone through FGM!  If you didn’t go through this, these girls were bullied, excluded, abused, and singled out from the Somali community! Literally, if you didn’t go through this, you are or were an alien in the world and invisible.

In the West it’s happening secretly. We know that children (girls) are taken over seas and I have no  doubt it’s also being practiced here secretly even though it’s illegal. It is still happening in America and other western nations. Going back to this part of my memory that I’ve sort of deleted because the pain and the darkness that comes with it hasn’t been easy but it was definitely therapy to write about it.

Now that I live in this great country USA, I can heal myself and also help others to heal from this awful trauma from childhood! Also I am grateful that now I’m able to read and write and use my voice and fight these horrifying practices. It breaks my heart this is happening still today especially in a world such as America and the Western world that is supposed to protect little children from these horrifying things.

It absolutely makes me sad and angry that I had no choice. The camp where I grew up,  every girl went through it because it was something that was normalized through the community I grew up in.  The irony of this is that here in the USA,  we should not allow these horrifying practices to be continued, but it still happens!

I have a message for those who claim to say they care for people such as immigrants.  If you  do care, I urge you to take a immediate action to stop FGM forever and ever! 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is my hero, and I was so excited that I could meet her! The Somali community hate her and threaten her, but she keeps fighting against FGM. She is my inspiration! Her story and her voice is forbidden in the community. If people hear her name, automatically they jump to the conclusion that she is awful and she shames the Somali culture and Islam! 

Yes, I would like to  bring awareness and also encourage and empower individuals to share their stories/perspectives and voices! Yes, I am against any ideologies especially Islam gender-discrimination and many other problematic issues that take place within this ideology.  In my opinion, it is so sad that the religion of Islam cannot tolerant, any critique/ criticism.  In my opinion, Allah’s words  takes human dignity/rights away 

No human being, especially children, should go through these awful dark traumatic experiences! I’ll fight for those who are voiceless, children and vulnerable people! That’s why it’s important for me to share my story and voice.

              ________________________________

FGM is practiced all over the world. The story below is reminiscent of Sara’s story. This was reported on several years ago on Iraqi television.

Women circumcision is practiced in 27 African states, in Indonesia and in Kurdish region in Iraq. Parts of women genitals will be circumcised without any reason except that sharia requires it .

Parents force their daughters or sisters to undergo FGM. It is not a government directive, but much pressure is put upon families to perform FGM on their females. Women who faced FGM feel ashamed and have suffered not only pain, but lack of confidence in their sexuality. They have less desire to have sex. Many women try to hide the fact that they have undergone FGM.

Many girls in the community, if they voice misgivings or refuse, are attacked by the women in the community. They are threatened by the men that marriage is out of the question unless they are circumcised. 

FGM IN WESTERN COUNTRIES

FGM has been revealed to be practiced in Canada and the United States as well. Often, girls are sent to their country of origin to have the procedure, but it is also performed here in secrecy. 

In 1997, the Parliament of Canada passed an amendment to the Criminal Code of Canada expressly prohibiting all forms of female genital mutilation in Canada. Under the code, it is prohibited to aid, abet or counsel such assault and to interfere with genitalia for nonmedical reasons. Moreover, the amendment expressly prohibits the transport of a child outside of Canada for the purpose of obtaining female genital mutilation. Anyone found to have carried out these offences faces up to 14 years in prison and/or a fine. 

Such a law does not prevent communities from performing FGM. The Somalian community is known for this practice, and it is done within the community. Other Islamic communities in Canada also practice it, but it is sometimes fought against by the women in the community. 

In the United States, a doctor was charged for involvement in FGM procedure. The case, believed to be the nation’s first involving female genital mutilation emerged in April 2017 when a Dr Nagarwala was arrested and accused of heading a conspiracy that lasted 12 years and involved seven other people. In 2020, a federal judge  dismissed the most serious remaining charge against the doctor.

Conclusion 

Sara’s story, and the stories of many other women like her need to be told. Although she has gone through so much trauma in her life, she is full of hope and thankfulness for her opportunities in her new home, the United States of America. Many of her communications with us ended with expressions of peace and kindness.

Sara’s inspiration, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has made great strides in exposing this barbaric practice of FGM, but much more needs to be done. No matter how uncomfortable it makes us, we need to expose this practice more and more so that it is truly eradicated.

 
 
 
 
 

Inside Hizb Ut Tahrir, A Gateway To Jihad

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Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), or “Party of Liberation,” is an international Islamist movement seeking to unite Muslims under one Islamic caliphate.

Founded by Palestinian Taqiuddin al-Nabhani al-Filastyni in 1953, Hizb ut-Tahrir considers itself a non-violent political party.  HT states that its goal is to peacefully convert Muslim nations (and indeed the world) to Islamist political systems. HT praises the concept of jihad but insists that it does not use “material power to defend itself or as a weapon….”  The group publicly disavows efforts to achieve its goals of a caliphate through violent means.

The flag that Hizb ut-Tahrir uses shows the Shahada (the testimony, or confession of faith) “I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God.”

While not advocating violence directly, individuals associated with HT have been involved in violent acts. Many younger members indoctrinated by HT, such as notorious ISIS figure “Jihadi John,” have gone on to join jihadist movements.

  • April 30, 2003: Suicide bomber Asif Muhammad Hani, a British citizen, explodes at the entrance to Tel Aviv bar Mike’s Place. The bombing kills three and wounds 50. Israeli authorities identify a second bomber, Omar Khan Sharif, also a British citizen, whose explosives failed to detonate. Both men belonged to HT offshoot al-Muhajiroun. Sharif was also reportedly “associated with HT.”*
  • 2004: British authorities arrest an HT member for joining al-Qaeda and plotting to attack financial targets in New York.*
  • July 2004: HT splinter cell Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) attacks the American and Israeli embassies in Uzbekistan.*
  • May 13, 2005: Uzbek security forces stop a revolt, prison break, and an anti-government demonstration in the city of Andijon. Uzbeki President Islam A. Karimov blames international terrorist groups and HT for organizing the uprising. HT denies responsibility.*
  • July 29, 2006: Surveillance cameras film two Lebanese men carrying suitcases filled with propane-gas explosives onto trains in Germany. Investigators said one of the men, Youssef Mohammed el-Hajdib, may have ties to HT. The group denies that Hajdib was a member.*
  • September 2007: German police arrest three members of HT splinter group IJU for plotting to attack restaurants, military and civilian airports, and nightclubs.*
  • November 4, 2010: Russian police say they have prevented an HT cell from blowing up a railway track near a Moscow train station.*
  • November 2012: Early in the month, Russian authorities arrest 18 Russian and Tajik citizens allegedly plotting bomb attacks around Moscow. After searching their apartments, authorities find “counterfeit money worth $1 million and 2 million euros”, as well as guns and explosives. On November 16, authorities charge nine Russian and Tajik citizens with belonging to HT, which is banned in those countries.*
  • December 2014: Iranian-born Australian Man Haron Monis takes more than a dozen people hostage at Sydney’s Lindt Chocolat Café. Monis and two hostages are killed after a 16-hour standoff with police. Monis had attended a June 2014 HT lecture on the failings of the West.*
  • March 2015: Bangladeshi police arrest Islamist blogger Farabi Shafiur Rahman in connection with the February 26, 2015, murder of atheist writer Avijit Roy. Police accuse Rahman of belonging to HT and threatening over social media to kill Roy prior to his murder in a knife attack.*
  • Late March 2015: Turkish police stop nine British citizens from crossing into Syria to join jihadist groups. British police reveal that one of the nine, Waheed Ahmed—a student at Manchester University and the son of Rochdale town councilor Shakil Ahmed—is a member of HT. HT Britain’s chairman, Dr. Abdul Waheed, denies that Ahmed is a member.*
  • April 2015: British media report that individuals associated with HT and the Nusra Front attacked civil activists in Aleppo, Syria. HT Britain denies the reports (1)

Extensive articles have been written on Hizb, encompassing their history, leaders, goals and aspirations.

They have been banned in many Muslim-majority countries, as well as Western countries including Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon and Germany.

Circanda has produced  articles on a prominent Canadian Hizb leader Mazin Abdul-Adhim concerning his publicly stated views.  You can read them here and here. Mr. Abdul-Adhim has been banned from Denmark for his radical views, however, Hizb ut-Tahrir still operates in Canada with impunity. 

Even though they are allowed to operate in Canada, members and leaders are followed closely by intelligence agencies. 

Hizb ut-Tahrir has compiled an extensive and comprehensive library of their goals and aspirations. Many of these books are available for PDF download here.  They are working hard to translate all of their material into English. 

Following is some of the content you will find:

Book 1, Hizb ut-Tahrir: Purpose is to revive the Umah, liberate it from the Kufr, as well as domination of Kufr states.

Book 2, Methodology: Reestablishing the Caliphate is a clollective activety within a structure, party or group. It must be political.

Book 3, System of Islam: It is necessary to radically and comprehensively change a person’s thought and generate another thought for him.

Book 4, Structuring of the party: The ideology is the multiplication of ‘cells’ (individual who embodies the idea) to form leadership and then the idea is propagated through Dawah.

Book 5, Concepts: Hizb works in order to govern by Islam and strives against the Kafr colonialists to uproot their influence.

Book 6, Essential elements of the Islamic disposition: A follower must have both the proper Islamic mentality and behavioral disposition.

Book 7, The Islamic state: The Islamic state is not a dream or a figment of the imagination, it is a reality, always has been, always will be.

Book 8, Institutions of state: Laying out the implementation of the ruling and administrative organizations of the Caliphate.

Book 9, The Ruling Islam in Islam: A complete and comprehensive system designed for mankind, obligatory of Muslims to implement and execute.

Book 10, The social system in Islam: Muslims are obliged to restrict their living solely to what Allah has commanded in the Sunnah, whether or not it disagrees with the west.

Book 11, Economic system: This book introduces the reality of the capitalist and socialist (including Communist) economic systems and their refutation explaining their defects and contradiction with the economic system of Islam.

Book 13 & 14: Draft constitution: A comprehensive and extensive constitution is in place, ready to be implemented with the establishment of the Caliphate.

There are more books of instruction to be found on the website.

Looking at some of the subject matter in the above material, one could think that Hizb is cult-like in structure. This view is strengthened by how they recruit and teach their following.  Though they claim to be a political organization, their methodology is cerebral in nature, attempting to change how people think. In this respect, they are different than the Muslim Brotherhood, who ingratiate themselves into the Western political system while keeping their Islamic supremacy agenda hidden. Hizb rejects those who want to work within the Western system.

The Inner workings

Hizb followers are generally Sunni in ideology, attending Sunni mosques for the most part. They are looked upon with suspicion and wariness by the mosques, not necessarily because of their ideology, but they bring unwanted attention to the mosques because of their very public views on Caliphate. They try to recruit followers after prayer times outside of mosques, handing out pamphlets and speaking to mosque attendees. 

Universities are also actively targeted, particularly the Muslim Students Associations and different activist gatherings, where Hizb can push their ideas onto young, idealized Muslims and non Muslims alike. They attempt to get into as many colleges and universities as possible.  They will try to hold halaqas, or study circles as often as they can. Most of the new recruits come from the universities. The study groups are split into male and female groups.

When someone joins Hizb, they are required to study under a senior member for months, if not years. When they have shown a strong understanding of what they have studied, they are then obligated to go out, recruit and teach others. This is to build the ability of refute and debate with people. 

A recruit does not become a full member until all of the books published by Hizb have been studied and you are tested and approved by the leader of the region. 

Everything within the organization is very secretive, even though they are very forthright in their goals.  When recruits attend a halaqa (study group), they must leave their cell phones at home, no recording is allowed.  Leadership do not communicate via social media and phone, they meet privately.

Members of Hizb ut-Tahrir work within the Islamic education system where they have easy access to students. Their political views are kept secret in order for them to work in these institutions.

Radicalized groups in Canada have a similar mindset, namely,  the promotion and implementation of Islam throughout the world, yet they approach their goal in different ways. Hizb ut-Tahrir, although political in nature, try to reach people through thinking and behavior modification. Muslim Brotherhood  work directly within the political system while keeping their goals under the radar. 

While most mosques will not allow Hizb to proselytize within the building, they hand out pamphlets and talk to mosque goers after the service. They also attend any conference they can, including the RIS annual conference in Toronto. Here, they set up a Dawah booth and pass out information outside of the conference, although ISNA in Mississauga has a conference where they are allowed to attend and distribute. 

Aware Muslim Blogspot

Most of their dawah material is also printed on an online blog. You can access the blog here. The blog deals with happenings in the world and each entry  stresses the coming of the Caliphate as the ultimate solution. Below are some quotes from the blog.

From July 2020 on the police: “These mechanisms of control are so ingrained into the ideology of the system that reform is simply not possible. To end the unjust practices of the police, one must dismantle the unchecked power of the elite, and place meaningful restrictions on them. It means, dismantling Capitalism as a whole and replacing it with the Islamic ideology is the only complete solution.”

From July 2020 on Racism: “Indeed, the brutal and blatant racism African Americans endure in the United States is only a symptom of the corruption of the Capitalist system. Thereforeto completely eradicate racism, we must uproot this failed system and, in turn, replace it with a truly just alternative (Islam)”  What he fails to mention is the acquisition of slaves by Mohammad, not only African slaves, but from throughout the known world. 

May 2020 on Ramadan: “The true unity of the Muslims can only be achieved under the Khilafah. The adoption of the Khalifah is what removes the differences of opinion. Until the Khilafah is re- established, there will not be any unity in the matter of Ramadan, let alone other more important matters.”

May 2020 on Covid: “Ultimately, the solution to containing the spread of COVID- 19, and other pandemics, requires more than one or two policies. It requires a government that fears Allah.”

The bulk of Hizb followers in Ontario are found in the GTA, with London and Hamilton having a growing presence. There are chapters throughout the Muslim and Western worlds.

Leaders in Ontario regularly attend conferences throughout the world.  Canadian leadership has travelled to Syria during the initial uprising to try to convince the rebel army to work with Hizb ut-Tahrir. It is also said that many members of HT went to ISIS to try convince them to work with HT, but they were executed for their trouble.  Canadian leadership also traveled recently to Australia, Turkey and UAE to recruit. 

Although HT does not officially ascribe to jihad with regards to their single minded goal of world-wide Islam, their radical views have the propensity to radicalize individuals, and drive them towards jihadi minded organizations like ISIS and Al Qaeda. 

Quotes from HT leadership

Uthman Badar, HT Australia spokesman, July 3, 2011

“If our members exist in a country where an occupation has occurred, in capacity as individuals they would have an obligation to resist.”

Asim Qureshi, speaker at HT rally, August 19, 2006

“When we see the example of our brothers and sisters fighting in Chechnya, Iraq, Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, then we know where the example lies. When we see Hezbollah defeating the armies of Israel, we know where the solution is and where the victory lies. We know that it is incumbent upon all of us, to support the jihad of our brothers and sisters in these countries when they are facing the oppression of the West. Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!”

Kamal Abuzahra, speaker at HT conference, August 4, 2006

“There is no Islam as a way of life without a Khilafah.”

Hassan al-Madhoun, spokesman for HT in the Gaza Strip, May 2015

“We call on the Muslim armies to direct their weapons toward Israel instead of Muslims in an Arab country.”

HT Draft Constitution Article 7

“[Those] guilty of apostasy (murtad) from Islam are to be executed according to the rule of apostasy…”

HT publication, March 25, 1996

“However, it is not allowed for a Muslim to express any opinion that contradicts Islam, whether regarding the Islamic creed or anything emanating from it. Accordingly, he is not allowed to call for the ‘liberation of women,’ or Nationalism, or Patriotism, or Regionalism, or a Kufr principle like Capitalism or Socialism, or indeed any idea that contradicts Islam. Therefore, it is not allowed for Muslims to adopt the freedom of opinion which the Capitalists call for. Everything that is initiated by a Muslim should be confined by the Shar’ia.”

Ismail al-Wahwah, December 24, 2012

“That is the duty of the caliphate – to implement Islam internally and carry the light of Islam to the rest of the world. How? Not with flowers. It was the army of Muslims, which started from Al-Madina, and they went to China, India, and Al-Maghreb. That is jihad.”

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(1) https://www.counterextremism.com/threat/hizb-ut-tahrir

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hizb_ut-Tahrir

Islamic Foundation of Toronto denounces distribution of “Hizb ut Tahrir” flyers

Hizb ut-Tahrir (Canada) is a political party that works to establish the Khilafa (caliphate)

 

Canadian Muslim scholar: “Our loyalty is to the Islamic State (Khilafah)”

Hizb ut-Tahrir