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Study: 3 out of every 4 U.S. mosques preach anti-West extremism

Posted by avideditor on February 28, 2008

Is it time now to be worried. Why does our government allow this? I think this is past the point of free speech.

Study: 3 out of every 4 U.S. mosques preach anti-West extremism: “‘Secret survey exposes widespread radicalism’- reported in WorldNetDaily, February 23

‘An undercover survey of more than 100 mosques and Islamic schools in America has exposed widespread radicalism, including the alarming finding that 3 in 4 Islamic centers are hotbeds of anti-Western extremism, WND has learned.

The Mapping Sharia in America Project, sponsored by the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, has trained former counterintelligence and counterterrorism agents from the FBI, CIA and U.S. military, who are skilled in Arabic and Urdu, to conduct undercover reconnaissance at some 2,300 mosques and Islamic centers and schools across the country.

‘So far of 100 mapped, 75 should be on a watchlist,’ an official familiar with the project said.
Many of the Islamic centers are operating under the auspices of the Saudi Arabian government and U.S. front groups for the radical Muslim Brotherhood based in Egypt.

Frank Gaffney, a former Pentagon official who runs the Center for Security Policy, says the results of the survey have not yet been published. But he confirmed that ‘the vast majority’ are inciting insurrection and jihad through sermons by Saudi-trained imams and anti-Western literature, videos and textbooks.’ Please read it all.

Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer comments: ‘It isn’t as if we haven’t seen this coming. For years now I have pointed out the shallowness and flimsiness of condemnations of terror by American Islamic groups, and noted that American mosques and schools have no programs to teach against the jihad ideology and Islamic supremacism, as one might have expected them to institute after 9/11 if they really stood where they claimed they stood.

And in 1999, the Naqshbandi Sufi Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani testified before a State Department open forum that eighty percent of American mosques had extremist leadership. And then there was the January 2005 report from the Center for Religious Freedom, ‘Saudi publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques’ (pdf here).

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

One Response to “Study: 3 out of every 4 U.S. mosques preach anti-West extremism”

  1. trajan75 said

    These Mosques need to be monitored and shut down.

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