Imam Watch is an ongoing feature that captures and profiles the messengers of the
"Religion of Peace" in various postures of treason and sedition right here in the U.S. and the U.K.
From the Flying Imams shakedown of an airline in Minneapolis, to Muslim invocations at the Democratic
Party Winter Meeting, to Imams on the public dole preaching jihad and hate in mosques, it's "Imams Gone Wild".
It seems one doesn't need any specific credentials to be an Imam...just declare that you are one, or take the online Instant Imam correspondence course from www.instant_imams.com.
Next, find a closet, a cave, or an unoccupied church, consecrate it as a mosque, drag a few middle-class disenfranchised Muslim "youts" in and let the hatred and indoctrination begin.
If the folks dare to object to what you are saying and doing just call them bigots, islamophobes, racists, play the victim card, thump your chest, and of course, sue the bastards.
After all, you've got free speech, you've got rights, you can game the system too.
Not a citizen?...visa expired?...snuck in illegally?...no worries mate...there's always a self-righteous, diversity-sensitive, politically-correct, handwringing girlyman jerk ACLU lawyer to fight for you.
In its endless quest to appear sensitive and achieve the ultimate cosmetic diversity while echewing diversity of thought, the Democratic Party has made fraternization with the enemy a central tenet of it's platform.
The following is the invocation at the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee by Husham Al-Husainy, Imam of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center, a Shi'ite mosque in Dearborn, Michigan.
In the name of God the most merciful, the most compassionate. We thank you, God, to bless us among your creations. We thank you, God, to make us as a great nation. We thank you God, to send us your messages through our father Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Mohammed. Through you, God, we unite. So guide us to the right path. The path of the people you bless, not the path of the people you doom. Help us God to liberate and fill this earth with justice and peace and love and equality. And help us to stop the war and violence, and oppression and occupation. Ameen.
To the Democrats everlasting shame this is another aspect of the endless appeasement of the enemy by this disgraceful political party. It is interesting to see the Democrats standing with heads bowed piously while the Imam Husham Al-Husainy prays, in veiled terms to be sure, for their conversion to Islam, and oh yes, for the destruction of Israel ("And help us to stop the war and violence, and oppression and occupation").
Will there be a time where the 'big tent' of the Democrat Party comes crashing down? At some point, the Muslims will demand something of the Democrats that will insult the many Jews who are long time party loyalists. The Muslims' hatred of the Jews will never play second fiddle to any political party loyalty. Then, what will the head honchos in the Democrat Party do? Times ahead should be interesting.
Two days later Sean Hannity, on both,his television and radio shows, confronted the Imam. The results were entirely predictable.
Hannity kept trying to ask him two simple questions: Is Hizballah a terrorist group? and Is Ahmadinejad an antisemite? Note Al-Husainy's reaction: not only does he squirm and dance, but he starts accusing Hannity of hating him, hating peace, hating God. This is an extraordinarily common reaction, and is akin to the predictable response that always follows any discussion of the elements of Islam that give rise to violence, supremacism, fanaticism: instead of dealing with those elements of Islam and working to formulate some positive way to mitigate their destructive force, Islamic apologists routinely shift the focus to the one raising the questions, accusing him of hatemongering, bigotry, racism, "Islamophobia." And there is always the accusation that the questioner is worse than, or equivalent to, the terrorists.
This is a very effective tactic, which is why they keep doing it. It makes naive and uninformed people turn away from the alleged bigot without considering what he is saying, and it deflects attention away from the Islamic roots of jihadist violence, so as to allow the jihadists to continue their work without harsh scrutiny.
Here are some of the things Al-Husainy says to Hannity -- all in response to one or both of those questions:
You paid to talk like this.
God my witness, you are breaking the law and you are accusing me...Because you are breaking the peace of this world, you wanted to create animosity between the religions, Christian and Muslim and Jewish...
(Do you support Ahmadinejad?) I won't answer you unless you just withdraw the question...
See? See now? See, "ducking the question" -- this is an insult. See? ...You are Christian, let's follow Jesus' rule. If you are a Jewish, let's follow Moses' rule. Please just follow God's rule, not insult each other.
People like you, my friend, you are playing with fire.
Honest to God, you need to bring the peace to this world, you need to bring God to this world, you are out of the spiritual circle. You are justifying politics and the world is really burning. Let's cool it down. Let's go back to the law of Abraham and Muhammad and Jesus and Moses...But don't insult, please. Don't insult nobody.
You belong to a minority of people burning the world. You just have to come back to God. Go read the Bible. Go read the Torah. And let's talk, is that the language, is that the behavior of Jesus and Moses? You are really away of your faith. So let's go back to the moral value of the Bible. And let's see: does the Bible teach [unintelligible] each other like that? We are Muslim, a billion and a half just like the Christians. Is that the way we aggravate each other, trouble each other? You are really making God mad at you, making Jesus mad at you, making Moses mad at you...
Give me time, I will answer it. But let's respect each other. The trouble is, you are humiliating me and God is against that. Jesus against that...
You are. You are against prophet Muhammad. You are against the faith of Muslims. You are against Qur'an. And God is my witness. And God's gonna get mad at you. Jesus gonna get mad at you. You are working against the unity of the world. And the unity of Muslims, and Jewish, and Christians. You are working against America. You are disturbing the peace between East and West. You are really, you are the anti-peace person.
And then the Imam hung up on Hannity. Shame on the Democrats.
On FEBRUARY 18, 2007 Sean Hannity of Fox News revealed video tape taken by Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism of Imam Abdul Alim Musa of Washington, DC, openly supporting terrorism. Musa has a long history of supporting terrorists and expressing hatred of America. On September 9, 2001, at the University of California at Irvine, he said, "You think Zionism and Palestine is the only dictatorial power in the world. We're telling you about apartheid right here in America. Not an apartheid of the 1960s, but an apartheid right now today. When you fight Old Sam, you are fighting someone that is superior in criminality and Nazism." Musa was there to speak at a benefit for Imam Jamil Al-Amin after his conviction of murdering an Atlanta police officer. At a July 1999 rally, Musa openly displayed a cashier's check made out to Hamas to protest the declaration of Hamas as a terrorist organization in 1996.
Hannity showed a 2002 clip taken by the IPT of Musa supporting Palestinian suicide terrorists, saying at a rally, "They are not suicide bombers they are heroes," and Hannity challenged Musa in an interview to explain his views. Musa denied that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the 9-11 attacks and asserted that OBL "is on an American payroll." He denied that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization and said of Hamas, "They are nice people. Very nice people."
TRANSCRIPT OF SEAN HANNITY INTERVIEW WITH ABDUL ALIM MUSA, FEBRUARY 18, 2007
SEAN HANNITY: Last week we confronted the controversial imam who gave the invocation at the DNC winter meeting. When pressed about his support for terror groups and calling America an oppressor nation, the imam would not give me a straight answer.
In tonight's "Hannity Hot Seat" we have an Imam Abdul Alim Musa of Washington, DC. You aren't going to believe what he says about America and our enemies.
HANNITY: We are dealing with the issue of Israel. And we're dealing with the issue -- I want to play something that you said once again. This is June 8th, 2002 your words, let's roll the tape.
IMAM ABDUL ALIM MUSA, MUSLIM ACTIVIST: Those people who have become fed up with Sharon, fed up with occupation, fed up with being trampled on, when they go out and strike at the heart of Zionism they are not suicide bombers they are heroes. They are heroes.
Is that right? It's a part of our dean (ph), that's a part of our religion. Let's not become weak-boned and apologetic.
HANNITY: "They are not suicide bombers they are heroes. That's a part of our religion. Let's not become weak boned and apologetic." Imam, you won't answer the question but you support killing innocent men, women and children you support this idea of martyrdom to use your words, the most glorious death is the death of a martyr.
MUSA: I would hate for you to be on a judge, man, or even on a jury. You convict a guy without listening to what they got to say.
HANNITY: That's what you said.
MUSA: That's what I said. You didn't put the environmental circumstances. Without the environmental circumstances, in 2002 what's going on? They have just hit Afghanistan.
HANNITY: Israel didn't hit it.
MUSA: Afghanistan had been bombed - but Israel had already hit almost literally every in the Middle East. Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982 and killed, some say 40,000 people and left a million homeless.
HANNITY: I'm going to try it one more time.
MUSA: Now wait just a minute.
HANNITY: So you are justifying it. Why don't you just admit it then?
MUSA: Why didn't you ask is Sharon a terrorist? Is Sharon a terrorist? He killed 1500 people at Sabra and Shatila.
HANNITY: Why don't you answer my question?
MUSA: Are you -- why are you asking me about two people that got grown up instead of a million.
HANNITY: Your words. Do you support strapping a bomb on people and killing Jews?
MUSA: Do you support America flying into ...
MUSA: Places Afghanistan and blowing the people to smithereens.
HANNITY: To get bin Laden, yes.
MUSA: Not bin Laden. Bin Laden is not - bin Laden is your home boy what are you talking about?
HANNITY: Not my homeboy.
MUSA: Bin Laden is on an American payroll. He has been with America ever since. From there, why would ...
HANNITY: You can sit here ...
MUSA: Why would you -- After he turned on -- Saddam was your home boy. All of those people who worked against Islam was your home boy. Now bin Laden, everytime -- You know -- I have been to conferences where research will show all over the world. I have never seen al Qaeda at any of them. And this has been for 25, 30 ...
HANNITY: Is bin Laden misconstrued in the American public? Is he misunderstood? Do you like bin Laden? Do you like him?
MUSA: If he is a Muslim he is definitely misconstrued. Definitely misconstrued.
HANNITY: So bin Laden is not responsible for 9/11?
MUSA: Of course not.
HANNITY: Who is responsible for 9/11?
MUSA: Who do you think?
HANNITY: I already know what you say. You believe George Bush. You think George Bush knew about 9/11 ahead of time.
MUSA: Well, I said he was like Hitler and Hitler burned the Reichstag in Germany in 1933 to give him the fuhership, to also take the rights of the German people, right? To go do away with due process of law.
HANNITY: That's not what you said. Let me give you your own words.
You said, "George Bush needed 9/11, not anybody else, so the people are beginning to realize the government has historically always done things o push its own goals ahead. Whether it's breaking a treaty - " blablabla.
MUSA: Eighty percent of the people in the world - do you have any evidence about bin Laden?
HANNITY: Yeah, we do.
MUSA: What evidence do you have about ...
HANNITY: We've got plenty of evidence.
MUSA: Where's it at?
HANNITY: You ever read a newspaper?
MUSA: A newspaper? Who wrote it?
HANNITY: You like bin Laden.
MUSA: Who wrote the newspaper?
HANNITY: You have to talk to the different ...
MUSA: Who wrote - I'm trying to tell you. If you write the newspaper, you are going to say in there what you want to say but you can't impose your view ...
HANNITY: Osama bin Lin laden is on video himself admitting he is responsible.
MUSA: If you go on the Internet you will see so many dissecting ...
HANNITY: Do you like bin Laden?
MUSA: If bin Laden is a Muslim and if he is alive ...
HANNITY: You like him.
MUSA: I have to like him.
HANNITY: More of the Hannity "Hot Seat" coming up in just a minute.
And later, all of the Hollywood drama from the mystery surrounding Anna Nicole's death to Britney Spears, is she on the verge of a nervous breakdown? What's this shaving that head? Straight ahead.
HANNITY: And welcome back to HANNITY'S AMERICA. We continue now with Imam Abdul Alim Musa.
HANNITY: What do you think of Ahmadinejad. He denies the Holocaust. Did the Holocaust occur?
MUSA: That was not a denial. You keep misrepresenting what he said.
HANNITY: Did the Holocaust occur?
MUSA: The conference - they do like this. They discuss the numbers. The numbers.
HANNITY: Did the Holocaust occur?
MUSA: The numbers ...
MUSA: ... killing 35 million Indians. What about the U.S.?
HANNITY: Do you like Jews? You don't like Jews.
MUSA: Jews are nice people. What do you have - what's wrong with Jews?
HANNITY: But you don't mind sending people with
MUSA: Don't have nothing to do with being against Jews. It has do - against - being against Zionist.
HANNITY: You said that - but you said in this tape here. You said, "The Zionists, when people hit them in jihad, when they are hit they are dead, but when people, for example, as part of martyrdom, they go to paradise."
So you believe the Jews die and they go to Hell, you said.
MUSA: Just a minute, I ...
HANNITY: That's what you said.
MUSA: OK. Here ...
HANNITY: I have the quote.
MUSA: Well, I can only answer part of that at one time. First of all you asked me if I liked Hezbollah. Hezbollah is a great movement and a great organization.
HANNITY: They are a terrorist movement.
MUSA: It's not - you call it a terrorist movement. You cast your words - that's your State Department. That's not - the Muslims all over the world - what do the people around the world ...
HANNITY: I have one, two, three, four, I have six pages of terrorist attacks of Hezbollah.
MUSA: The people are - attacking who, Israelis? Where are they attacking them at ...
HANNITY: On school buses and pizza parlors ...
MUSA: Wait a minute. You're talking different. Hezbollah attacks Zionists in Lebanon. Hezbollah does not send people across the border in other places. If you are talking about Palestinians that's difference. There's a difference between Palestinians and Hezbollah.
HANNITY: I have a list here 6 pages going back to 1982 with Hezbollah's attack on innocent men, women and children. The killing of innocent children. Do you like Hamas? Is Hamas a ...
MUSA: Hamas just means enthusiasm.
HANNITY: Hamas is a terror organization and they take credit for terror. Would you like to take a look at their history? Read it. Maybe learn something.
MUSA: Ninety-five percent -- I know Hamas. They are nice people. Very nice people.
HANNITY: Hamas. The terror organization.
MUSA: Hamas is not a terror organization. It's what you say. You think you can impose -- You are going to kill everybody and if anybody crawl out and get away and stand-up for himself you call him a terrorist.
HANNITY: Hezbollah's manifesto. Let me read -- Hang on a second. Let me read from their manifesto.
MUSA: Hezbollah are a good group of people practicing Islam.
HANNITY: Hezbollah in their manifesto says the group struggle will continue until Israel is destroyed. That's the great group of people you are praising.
MUSA: You are talking about Israelis that come from where? Where do they come from? Where do the people in Israel come from? Do they come from Palestine? Or do they come from Poland? They come from Russia. Why are they there? I ask you why are they there? Why are they there?
HANNITY: Do you support Israel's destruction, yes or no?
MUSA: Here's what would be good. Here's what would be good. It would be good if the people allowed the people to come back to their own ancestral land.
HANNITY: So kick the Jews out of Israel.
MUSA: The UN in 1947 made the worst mistake they ever did.
HANNITY: The UN partition plan, '48, 1948.
MUSA: Forty-seven or '48, that gave them, the Jews that had some problems in Europe, their problems was in Europe. Ahmadinejad did not say there was no Holocaust. They had a conference to discus the Holocaust.
HANNITY: Do you support Ahmadinejad and do you think he is a god man?
MUSA: I think - here's what Ahmadinejad does - Ahmadinejad says we had a revolution we fought for eight years against Saddam Hussein, we survived a war with everybody on one side, the Russians gave Iraq help. The U.S. gave it help. The Jordanians, the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, everybody in the world was on one side. Listen to this. One side, the side of Saddam Hussein, and Iran survived. This is the greatest epic in modern history. Nobody has ever been able to survive.
HANNITY: Imam ...
MUSA: When you understand you will understand martyrdom.
HANNITY: I want to go back.
MUSA: So I support their survival.
HANNITY: Hang on a second. Let me get this last question in.
MUSA: And he's standing up. That's what he is doing. He is standing up.
HANNITY: Imam. If you are not on the terror watch list, you will be.
MUSA: I am. I am on the terror watch list.
HANNITY: You belong on the terror list.
MUSA: Hey man. You be long on the same list of people who support George Bush. If you support a dummy then you are a dummy, too.
MUSA: That's right I am trying to tell you. You are a nice guy. You told me I ought to be on a terrorist watch list you can't come in here and high side (ph) on me.
HANNITY: You are the one that compares America to Nazis. You called America KKK Nazis ...
MUSA: You said George Bush was a good man.
HANNITY: You said the United States is next in terms of destruction. You say we are going to burn America down and you call me crazy. You support ...
MUSA: You said George Bush was a good man. Did you say that?
HANNITY: You said you want to burn America down.
I said George Bush is a good man. I believe that.
MUSA: The world considers him insane.
HANNITY: And I consider you insane.
MUSA: That's all right. That's all right.
HANNITY: You want to burn America down not me. You said we are going to burn America down.
MUSA: I said that was said in the sixties.
HANNITY: You said America is next. You said America is a Nazi nation. You said that.
MUSA: Let me tell you what I said. And I said in Kutva (ph), it's all on record. I said - I tell everybody almost every Friday, it would be insane for Muslims or any one else to do anything to America. Leave it alone. We say let George Bush go, he has drug America down quicker.
HANNITY: if you hate America and you want America destroyed you want America struck down.
MUSA: Because you drug me over here in chains.
HANNITY: I didn't drag you over here.
MUSA: Burned and lynched my parents and grandparents and got me over here speaking nothing but English.
HANNITY: Why are you staying? You don't have to stay.
MUSA: Who could hate a beautiful place like America?
HANNITY: Then why are you talking about burning it down?
MUSA: I do not like -- If you repeat that again I am going to call the police on you. If you say I am going to burn America down four times ...
HANNITY: If you say we're going to burn America down - I said it again - If you say we're going to burn America down ...
MUSA: I'm going to turn a snitch and call the police.
HANNITY: Listen, you are on the terror watch list not me.
MUSA: I know I am probably because you helped get me on there.
Reputed to be an articulate man, thirty-nine year old Anjem Choudary "preaches hatred and murder in the streets of Britain" but interrupted his holy mission last week in order "to call for the execution of the Pope as punishment for 'insulting Islam'".
Aside from the fact that free speech is obviously not included in the Muslim doctrine, one has to wonder just what qualifies this man to call for the Pope's death.
If a man's life is to be taken into consideration at all, let us see what Anjem Choudary brings to the table:
As a medical student at Southampton University, "Andy" as he called himself then, freely indulged in booze, sex and smoking pot, was "famed for his ability to drink a pint of cider in a few seconds" and "at parties...was rarely without a joint".
Having sex with his white girlfriends apparently took so much time that he wasn't able to attend any of the local mosques.
One friend remembers that he and "Andy" took too much LSD and hallucinated for twenty hours. (After failing his first-year exams, he switched from medicine to studying law at Guildford.)
At 29 he married and had three children but then stopped practicing law and left his family in order to have the time to do such complicated things as organizing the protest of some Danish cartoons, calling for the murder of the Pope last week, and other worthy Islamic causes.
His heroes are the 9/11 hijackers and all the rest of the "magnificent martyrs" such as British suicide bomber Asif Hanif who blew up some people in Tel Aviv in 2003.
No longer a practicing lawyer he now lives on the public dole in the U.K., presumably so he can have the time to preach jihad.
At 39, Anjem Choudary should be a symbol of success for his peers. Born into the working-class family of a market trader in Welling on the outskirts of London, he has risen - thanks to the opportunities offered by the British education system - to become a qualified lawyer.
But it is unlikely his old school will be inviting him to be guest speaker on prize-giving day. Their former pupil is not famous for his elegant oratory in court.
Instead, the articulate Mr Choudary preaches hatred and murder in the streets of Britain to the next generation of young, impressionable Muslims.
This week he stood outside Westminster Cathedral in central London to call for the execution of the Pope as punishment for 'insulting Islam'. He fulminated against Pope Benedict XVl, adding: "Whoever insults the message of Mohammed is going to be subject to capital punishment."
It's a long way from his days as a medical student at Southampton University, where, friends say, he drank, indulged in casual sex, smoked cannabis and even took LSD. He called himself 'Andy' and was famed for his ability to drink a pint of cider in a few seconds.
One former acquaintance said: "At parties, like the rest of us, he was rarely without a joint. The morning after one party, I can remember him getting all the roaches (butts) from the spliffs we had smoked the night before out of the ashtrays, cutting them up and making a new one out of the leftovers.
"He would say he was a Muslim and was proud of his Pakistani heritage, but he did-n't seem to attend any of the mosques in Southampton, and I only knew of him having white girlfriends. He certainly shared a bed with them."
On one occasion, 'Andy' and a friend took LSD together. The friend said: "We took far too much and were hallucinating for 20 hours."
The only sign of religious fervour came in flashes of anger over Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. A friend from that time said: "You didn't want to get him started on that. He would go on and on about the fatwa and he supported calls for the book to be banned. But he would have a glass of cider in his hand when he was carrying on about it."
Choudary failed his first-year exams, switched from medicine to commercial law and did his final year as a law student at Guildford, from 1990 to 1991, before moving to London.
There his legal career stalled briefly and he filled in his time by teaching English as a foreign language in one of the many colleges off Oxford Street.
But eventually, he found a position with a firm of solicitors and began completing his qualifications to become a lawyer. His personal life blossomed too.
In 1996, aged 29, he married Rubana Akhtar and started a family. The couple, who settled in East London, have a daughter aged eight, and sons aged six and one.
Then he met the cleric Sheik Omar Bakri Mohammed at a mosque in Woolwich. Bakri, who is now banned from returning to Britain from Lebanon, had formed Al Muhajiroun, committed to the creation of a worldwide Islamic state, and Choudary quickly became a leading light in the group and its successor organisation, Al Ghurabaa.
He is no longer a practising solicitor and has left his wife and children to concentrate on his extreme brand of Islam. It was Choudary who organised the Danish Embassy protests over the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed earlier this year, at which demonstrators dressed as suicide bombers and banners proclaimed: 'Behead Those Who Insult Islam'.
He lauded the September 11 hijackers as 'magnificent martyrs' and praised Asif Hanif, the British suicide bomber who killed three in Tel Aviv in 2003.
After the July 7 atrocities in London, he vowed he would not tell the police if he knew a terror attack was being planned and urged Muslims to defend themselves against perceived attacks by 'whatever means they have at their disposal'.
His shocking pronouncements could be dismissed by some as the rantings of a mind clouded by religious fervour but Choudary has an audience and, at a time of increasing disaffection among young British Muslims, his activities are carefully monitored by Special Branch.
A security source said: "He is not seen as premier league because he is so conspicuous. He is seen as an irritant but with a potential to inspire impressionable youngsters to go that one stage further."
Despite his hatred of all things British - he says: "If British means adopting British values, then I don't think we can adopt British values. I'm a Muslim living in Britain. I have a British passport, but that's a travel document to me" - he and his family live on state benefits.
Rubana is said by friends to claim £1,700 a month in housing benefit and income support while Choudary has also claimed £202 a month in income support.
Yesterday, Choudary declined to talk about his past dissolute life, dismissing it as 'irrelevant'. He said: "I was born a Muslim and I have done my best to be a good Muslim all my life."
And the drugs and alcohol? "That's not really part of what's happening in the world today. Anyway, it is all fabricated. It is complete nonsense.
"My personal family situation and background is irrelevant to the situation in which we live. I can talk about politics and Islam but I don't want to talk about my personal life."
He was too busy to answer any further questions. He now belongs to a sect he refuses to name and continues to deny any direct involvement in terrorism.
In a recent interview, he said: "Do I know how to make liquid explosives? No, I'm not military-trained. I can make an omelette."
A flippant remark from one whose extremism is so laced with threats of violence.