Queens MSA features Brooklyn imam Siraj Wahhaj speaking on "How Islam Perfected Thanksgiving" but MSA member says kill all the Jews , WTF !
A controversial imam who authorities have called an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is scheduled to speak tonight to a Muslim student group at Queens College on the subject "How Islam Perfected Thanksgiving." WTF !
The appearance by Brooklyn mosque imam Siraj Wahhaj - who also testified for convicted terror plotter "blind Sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman and a recent nasty verbal altercation involving members of the Muslim Student Association that invited him, has spurred some other students to demand that Queens College cut off funding for that group.
The MSA "definitely should not be funded by the taxpayers," Queens College Republicans Vice President Ryan James Girdusky told The Post. "The MSA has shown itself to be an alleged possible breeding ground of anti-American jihad's thoughts," Girdusky wrote the CUNY school's president in a recent letter.
Professor Tim Rosen said that at a screening of the anti-radical Muslim film "Fitna" two weeks ago, a MSA member was "laughing" and muttered "good" during footage showing American businessman Nicholas Berg being beheaded by terrorists in Iraq, and that the student was "giggling and saying 'good' " during footage of planes hitting the Twin Towers.
At a raucous post-screening debate with Queens College Republicans, who hosted the film, an MSA member said, "If I had enough money I would be part of the jihad army, I would kill all the Jews," recalled College Republicans treasurer Eli Karl.
"He said, 'When I get enough money, I'm going to do some pretty bad things . . . and he talked about getting a bomb," recalled Karl, who now supports de-funding MSA. Girdusky said a female member of MSA "said something like, 'How could you show something like this [the movie] when we get attacked for denying the Holocaust? ' The MSA did not respond to requests for comment, more from this source..............
ONE OF THE WORLD’S most wanted terrorists Adnan EL-Shukrijumah’s father, Gulshair, was educated at the radical Al Azhar University, in Cairo, AND had dealings with terrorism. After Al Azhar, Gulshair spent ten years studying at Al Madina Al-Munawarah (Islamic University of Medina), a religious learning facility in Saudi Arabia that was created by the Muslim Brotherhood, the group that inspired, tutored and helped shape Osama Bin Laden’s philosophies.
At around the time his wife, a 16-year old girl named Zuhrah Abdu Ahmed, gave birth to their son Adnan EL-Shukrijumah, Gulshair, then 44, became a missionary for the Saudi Arabian government and was soon sent to spread the “good word” in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ten years later, in 1985, he was transferred to Brooklyn to lead the at Masjid Nur Al-Islam 3324 Church Ave, Brooklyn NY 11203. Shortly after Gulshair’s arrival, in 1986, al Qaeda set up shop at the Al-Farooq mosque in Brooklyn, sporting the name Alkifah Refugee Center.
Following the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, all eyes were on Alkifah, and subsequently, several individuals related to the center were alleged to have been involved in the attack. One of the individuals was Clement Rodney Hampton-El (a.k.a. “Dr. Rashid”), an artillery and bomb-making expert and an experienced mujahadin fighter in Afghanistan. Showing up at Hampton-El’s trial as a chief/character witness was none other than Gulshair El Shukrijumah.
Hampton-El had been a member of Gulshair El Shukrijumah’s mosque. Gulshair defended Hampton-El by stating that he believed Hampton-El had fought in Afghanistan to “help his brothers, the Muslims” and that Hampton-El “was prepared to give his life for that, and that does not mean he was involved in any acts of terror…”On June 24, 1993, Hampton-El was arrested, along with eight others, and in 1996, he was convicted for plotting to blow up the United Nations, the FBI headquarters, and the Holland and Lincoln tunnels.
As far as Siraj Wahhaj is concerned, authorities have called him a unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, He currently serves as Imam of the Masjid Al-Taqwa mosque1266 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11216 which he founded in 1981, their website http://www.imamswahhaj.com/
Muslim Students Association
New York City, NY
As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah
I was contacted by brother Adem Carroll of MCN regarding the invitation extended to Imam Siraj to speak to the Queens College MSA this Thursday, November 19, 2009 ,and the last minute call you received questioning the appropriateness of the Imam as an invitee. The questioner identified Imam Siraj as a “character witness for Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, a 9/11 conspirator” and questioned as to whether or not Imam Siraj is the type of speaker that the MSA would want to invite. Unfortunately it seems that whoever posed that question is a victim of media mis-information. And more blah, blah, blah……………………….
Yours in Islam,
Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid
The Islamic Leadership Council of NY (Majlis ASh-Shura)