Not in my backyard. That is a phrase that we have come to know. It means that while I support the activity, I don’t want it anywhere near my neighborhood. This is often used in regard to urban renewal, and most recently, windmill projects. My use of this phrase doesn’t concern any similar projects or subjects. My use of this phrase also is not being used in the context that I support a program, but not when it is near me. I am against terrorism everywhere…especially “in my backyard.”
The article above is about a vote regarding the zoning of the Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America in Willowbrook, IL; a suburb of Chicago (about two miles south of my home). I have never picketed or opposed mosques in the area before, but the boldness of Muslim proselytization (Ground Zero Mosque controversy) and greater instance of domestic terrorism has made me more conscious of their presence.
So I decided to do a litle research on this group MECCA.
Artist’s conception drawing of the Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America as shown on the MECCA and CAIR websites.
MECCA has the following stated goals on their website:
- To establish an environment for the Muslim community to practice Islam and worship Allah (Almighty God) as outlined in the Quran and exemplified in the Sunnah.
- To guide young Muslims towards building a model Muslim character in the community.
- To educate Muslims with the teachings of Islam, provide an Islamic perspective to the challenges of our society, and strengthen ties among community members.
- To present Islam to the society, and build bridges of understanding with other cultures and faiths.
- To strengthen ties with other local and national Muslim organizations.
- To establish institutions, educational centers, and organizing activities to achieve the foregoing objective.
Those objectives seem innocent enough, but if you want to know something about someone, take a look at their friends. This is appropriate here since they state in their objectives that they want to spread Islam and work with other Muslim groups to do so. I looked at their top sponsors earlier today(which can’t be found on their page anymore) and have provided a little summary of these friends of MECCA.
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) www.isna.net – A supporting organization of the Muslim Brotherhood. Sound familiar? Yes, the same one that is hoping to take over Egypt. ISNA was founded with input from one of Islamic Jihad’s founding students. Nice guys, huh? This is an organization that has stated that their work and the work of their partner organizations in America “is a grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands so that God’s religion (Islam) is made victorious.” The Muslim Brotherhood was kind enough to provide a list of these like-minded organizations. ISNA was one of them, along with the Muslim Student Associate of America & Canada, the North American Islamic Trust, the Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers, Muslim Youth of North America, and the Council of Islamic Schools of North America. All of these organizations are on ISNA’s member list. One big happy family dedicated to the destruction of Western Civilization.
They also are promoters of the Wahhabi sect of Islam. This is very significant. Wahhabi is the state sponsored sect in Saudi Arabia. Wahabi mosques account for 80% of all of the mosques in the United States and are owned by the Saudi’s. The alarming part is that Wahabi is a militant sect of Islam that hates the infidels (non-believers) and democracy. al-Qaeda sprang from Wahhabists. For more information check out http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6178
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) www.ciogc.org – They are part of the Chicago Wahhabist Network. Interesting huh? One of their spokesmen, Oussama Jammal does not believe Muslims had anything to do with 9/11. Another spokesman, Rafeeq Jaber was president of the Islamic Association For Palestine until the organization was shut down by the US Government because of its terrorist connections. (source: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2429)
A former chairman of CIOGC, Abdul Malik Mujahid, published a book about jihad called Commanders of the Muslim Army. (http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/414 I don’t make this stuff up.)
Other prominent supporters of CIOGC are American Muslims for Palestine, an anti-Israel group with ties to the Mosque Foundation and Muslim Brotherhood; Islamic Relief which supports Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and al-Qaeda; the Muslim American Society, a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood that favors Sharia law; the Mosque Foundation. The Mosque Foundation is a group that has the stated goal of building mosques everywhere, but is also known for raising money for the families of suicide bombers. They have affiliations with the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. Well, they don’t fund the Holy Land Foundation anymore. That’s because the Holy Land Foundation was also shut down by the US government for funding groups like Hamas. Oh… Rafeeq Jaber used to work from them too. (source http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6463 )
Mohammed Webb Foundation www.webbfound.org – They are a group that wants to spread Islam in America. Their website and Facebook page are very light on material. I could not find anything objectionable on this group.
Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) www.imancentral.org – Get ready for this…they state that one of their goals is social justice. This is really like shooting fish in a barrel. Social justice is thinly veiled code for socialism. They back up what they say by naming One Nation as one of their sponsors. One Nation is the conglomerate of socialist and communist groups that held that the sparsely attended rally on the National Mall last October. Another major progressive contributor is the Proteus Fund (www.proteusfund.org) They have grant arms that give money promoting gay marriage (how is that compatible with Islam) , campaign finance limits, net neutrality, lower American military spending, open borders, immigration amnesty,….I still haven’t found anything Muslims would care about…… and closing Guantanamo Bay and ending profiling of Muslims for security checks. There it is. Their supporter list looks like George Soros’s speed dial. Please look at http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.asp?fndid=5265.
But this is the Inner-City MUSLIM Action Network. Don’t they have Muslim groups that support them? Sure they do. One is Islamic Relief http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6625. You may remember from earlier that they fund Hamas, al-Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) www.cairchicago.com – They are the most famous, or you may say infamous, of MECCA’s supporters. In short, CAIR has strong ties to Hamas, promote extremist views of Islam and it’s mission, and supports terrorism by funding it, denying it, and refusing to condemn it. http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/cairprofilestand.html
These five major groups are not just a sample of the groups that MECCA proudly listed as its supporters. This was all of them. If you judge someone by the company they keep, you would judge MECCA as a group that is at a minimum, soft on extreme Islam and at worst a point of indoctrination for terrorists. Dupage County must stop this danger from being built. Do I want risk from either side of the political spectrum? Not in my backyard.