In the heart of California’s uber-conservative country, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) held its second annual fundraiser to raise $150,000 for Muslim families in need.
The 300 ICNA attendees were met by hundreds of protesters waving American flags and chanting “No Sharia Law.”
The controversial fundraiser had many in Orange County on edge as word began to build that the power vacuum left by Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak will likely be filled by the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Muslim organization that gave birth to many al Qaeda leaders.
The ruckus crowd surrounded the Yorba Linda Community Center, shouting “go home” to the mostly Muslim attendees. Inside the facility the ICNA Assistant General Secretary, Syed Waqas apologized to his guests for the melee that awaited them as they entered the fundraiser.
“It is unfortunate that this crowd is uneducated as to what we really do.”
However, those in attendance weren’t so concerned about the Muslim faith, but the radical keynote speakers with ties to terrorism.
The ICNA booked Muslim Brotherhood supporter and anti-American radical Islamic speakers, Siraj Wahhaj and Anur-Abel Malik-Ali. Amir-Abdel Malik-Ali is on record saying, “The Israelis were in control of 9-11, which was staged to give an excuse to wage war against Muslims around the world. Stay conscious and ask Allah to raise the Muslims and give us victory over the disbeliever. When it’s all over, the only one standing is going be us [Muslims].”
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The other Imam is said to have ties to the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Siraj Wahhaj is directly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and is nicknamed “American Imam.”
According to the protest organizers Wahhaj was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in 1993 World Trade Center Bombings investigation.
“He believes in converting gang members to Islam for the day America will crumble. Wahhaj says for the faithful to go into the hood and prisons and convert disenfranchised minorities, and then arm and train them to carry out an Uzi jihad in the inner cities. You know what this country (USA) is? It’s a garbage can… He prays it (USA) crumbles and is replaced by Islam,” according to event organizers.
In fact many protesters said they would not be protesting if the alleged radical Imams were not speaking at the fundraiser.
“It really concerns me that I have to defend my community from radical Muslim types,” said Maggie Johnston of Yorba Linda. “I literally live walking distance to the Community Center and can’t believe our City Council is allowing people who want the destruction on our way of life speaking and raising money so freely.”
Other protesters echoed similar sentiments while they waved their American and Israeli flags. However, signs and flags were not the only items brought to the protest, mini horses and dogs decorated in red, white and blue roamed throughout the crowds.
As the protesters were vehemently expressing their disgust with the Muslim fundraiser, event organizers explained it was the protesters ignorance that this group is trying to overcome.
“They are simply uninformed. We are trying to raise money to provide Muslim refugees with food and shelter in these trying economic times,” Waqas said.
While that may be true the protesters were not buying it because the keynote speakers were controversial. Waqas refused to address the controversial Imam speakers, but did go on the record and denounce terrorism and violence. “We are against all terrorism,” Waqas stated.
This did little to quell the demonstrators who argued it was highly unlikely the Imam’s would change their stance on Christian America.
Orange County coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots Marc Harris didn’t buy the ICNA’s motives regarding the fundraiser and provided local officials with background information on the groups' ideology.
These speakers seek “the elimination of the nation of Israel and the death of all Jews. The ICNA’s goal is the Islamization of all societies, especially the U.S., with a primary focus on youth and disenfranchised blacks as well as other ethnicities. There is a strong push now to indoctrinate students with Islam in the public schools,” the lengthy statement read.
Harris contends this Muslim group would like to implement their “dictatorial Sharia Law for all Americans. Sharia law openly teaches: Death by stoning for those caught in adultery, death to those who "dishonor" the family (honor killings) and death to those who refuse to convert to Islam.”
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