Local Democrats Express Solidarity With Islamic Extremists in Wake of Election

by John Rossomando

DECEMBER 6, 2016 7:52 AM

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Photo: Twitter.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Photo: Twitter.

Some Democratic politicians, eager to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and speak out against hate in the wake of the recent heated presidential election, have thrown their support behind some of the Islamic community’s most extreme elements.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and some local Democratic politicians from Northern Virginia, made this evident when they showed up at a Veterans Day event at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia.

Dar al-Hijrah stands in infamy as the mosque attended by two of the 9/11 hijackers, and as the mosque where the late terrorist leader Anwar Awlaki served as an imam. A 2002 US Customs and Border Protection database report obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) described Dar al-Hijrah as a “front for Hamas operatives in [the] US.” A 2007 report said that the “mosque has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad orgs and members.”

The Washington Post noted in 2011 that “almost no other mosque in the country has been linked to so many cases of alleged terrorism.”

Numerous convicted terrorists previously attended the mosque. These include:

Dar al-Hijrah Leaders Praise Hamas and Jihad

A 2001 FBI memorandum described former Dar al-Hijrah imam Mohammad al-Hanooti as “an active Hamas supporter, purportedly holding fund-raising activities, as well as supporting visitors to the United States from Israel and Jordan, to speak on behalf of Hamas.”

On Veteran’s Day, Herring and his fellow Democrats stood with Dar al-Hijrah leaders Esam Omeish and Imam Shaker Elsayed, each of whom has advocated violent jihad in the past..

In 2007, then-Virginia Governor Tim Kaine withdrew Omeish’s nomination to a state immigration commission after the IPT released footage from a 2000 rally showing the physician praising Palestinians for adopting the “jihad way” for liberation.

Four years later, Omeish attacked Israel’s targeted killing of a Hamas founder, saying, “This is our tax money and it is our dollars that killed our beloved brother Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.” Elsayed, then imam of Dar al-Hijrah, endorsed violent jihad in February 2013 during a talk at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Muslim men, when it is a price to pay, they are first in line … But they are last if anything is being distributed, unless it is arms for jihad … We are the first to rush and run to defend our community and defend ourselves. The enemies of Allah are lining up; the question for us is, ‘Are we lining [up], or are we afraid because because they may call us terrorists,’” Elsayed said.

In a 2004 story about the Muslim Brotherhood in America, the Chicago Tribune quoted Elsayed describing Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna’s ideals as “the closest reflection of how Islam should be in this life.” Al-Banna described jihad as “slaying of the unbelievers, and related connotations, such as beating them, plundering their wealth, destroying their shrines, and smashing their idols.”

Just last week, Omeish hailed the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in a Facebook post: “We have not known of humane brotherliness and its people, (and we are affiliated with all men whom Allah has created a propensity for love, mercy, an upright disposition, good morals and honorable character) better in ethics, of gentler parts, deeper in adherence to duty, nobler in morals among all their sons, and everyone of their actions than the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Herring’s office refused to comment about the appropriateness of Virginia’s highest law enforcement officer participating in the event.

Instead, Herring and his fellow Democrats ignored these past connections and radical statements.

“I would like to thank Imam Johari for extending the invitation to me to come by and visit. It’s always good to visit with friends, and it is good to be back and wonderful to see you,” Herring said. “You and the Muslim community are a vital part of our region, our state and our country. I don’t have to tell you. This has been a tough and difficult election season for everybody.

“I have stood with you before, and I will continue to stand with you.”

Other politicians who spoke at the event included Fairfax County Supervisors Penny Gross and John Foust, Fairfax County School Board Chairwoman Sandy Evans, State House delegates Jennifer Boysko and Alfonso Lopez, and a representative of Congressman Don Beyer.

“Like so many of you, I am still stunned and reeling from the events of this week and the politics of fear, intolerance, and hatred, but I know we will go on, and I know we will fight fear with courage. We will fight intolerance with kindness. We will fight divisiveness with banding together in unity,” Evans said.

Gross stressed the need to be a loyal opposition against President-elect Donald Trump and “internalize the values we hold so dear in this county.”

A spokesperson for the Fairfax County Police told the Investigative Project on Terrorism that no hate crimes against Muslims or mosques were reported in Virginia’s most populous county in the wake of the election.

Lopez, who drew criticism in 2014 for drafting a resolution in the General Assembly celebrating Dar al-Hijrah’s 30th anniversary, vowed that he would continue to stand with Dar al-Hijrah.

Zuhdi Jasser, president of the anti-Islamist American Islamic Forum for Democracy, said that these Democrats are “enabling groups with an Islamist insurgency ideology.”

Jasser’s group approached Dar al-Hijrah last May seeking support for a Muslim Reform Movement declaration, which affirms American liberal values such as opposition to hate and bigotry, women’s and minority rights, and secular governance. The mosque’s leadership read the declaration, but declined to sign it, Jasser said.

He claimed that Johari Abdul Malik, an imam at Dar al-Hijrah, told Jasser privately that he agrees with many of his views. But that doesn’t matter as long as his mosque doesn’t preach liberal values publicly or works to radicalize and separate Muslims from the rest of America, Jasser said.

“The Democrats have no sense of the values of the Muslims they are embracing,” Jasser said.

Mosque Peddled Radical Books

Books obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism at Dar al-Hijrah in 2013 likewise stand at odds with the Democrats’ stated values. They express open hatred for Christians, Jews and other non-Muslims. Additionally, they express a supremacist view of Islam over other religions.

These books include In Pursuit of Allah’s Pleasure, written under the supervision of 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.

“The revelation of Surah at-Taubah (Surah No. 9) set out in detail the Shari’ah’s position on all these categories. He was instructed by Allah to fight the People of the Book (the Christians and the Jews) until they paid Jizyah (tribute) or embraced Islam. He was also instructed to fight the disbelievers and hypocrites and be harsh on them,” In Pursuit of Allah’s Pleasure says.

The Ideal Muslim Society, by Dr. Muhammad Ali Hashimi, talks about diverting zakat funds, ordinarily used as charity to help the poor, to fund jihad. “The most important of these (other uses for zakat) is jihad for the sake of Allah because the Muslim ummah should focus on conveying its message to the world,” Hashimi writes.

Another book obtained by the IPT was written by top Muslim Brotherhood cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. “Palestine will ultimately be freed and the Jews conquered,” The Desired Muslim Generation says. “The whole universe will be on their side; even trees and rocks will somehow support them by saying: ‘O Muslim O Abdullah [slave of Allâh (I)] Here is a Jew hidden behind me come and kill him.’”

Qaradawi visited Dar al-Hijrah before the Clinton Administration banned him from entering the US in 1999. He also notably praised Hitler for killing Jews in the Holocaust, and has endorsed suicide bombings.

These local Democrats need to take the rhetoric of their allies within the Muslim community seriously, lest they muddle their message as being a party opposed to hate and bigotry.

~ Cleaning up this mess will be arduous and deadly for everyone in this country, patriot or foe. Trump has his hands full, for sure!

Don’t stop stockpiling, folks. In fact, you should continue to do so at fever pitch. This is just the beginning and the end, though on the horizon, is miles away. Many mountains and valleys to cross before this place get’s straightened out.

God Help us All~!


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7 Responses to Local Democrats Express Solidarity With Islamic Extremists in Wake of Election

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  2. I.R. Wayright says:

    Back in the 1800s they used to say, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian.”
    How long before people realize this may be true of the enemy among us now?
    I wonder how many mosques in this country, purported to be worship places for the religion of peace, are stock piled with weapons like found in France.
    Shall we find out?

    • RE says:

      Exactly the only good raghead is a dead raghead and they’re fun to shoot besides.

      • deacsdomain says:

        John R Hope, contractor
        Residential project management
        cel 509 0083

        Subject: “Us”

        Isn’t it WONDERFUL!!!
        Just another good one for the “libs”!

        We haven’t said too much about this election since the start……. We are noticing that a lot of you aren’t graciously accepting the fact that your choice for candidate LOST… In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us that voted for Trump…. Some of you are apparently “triggered” because you are posting how “sick” you feel about the results, and you still want to believe your “leftist” media – which is always wrong.
        >>>> How did this happen ?
        >>>> – You created “us” when you attacked our freedom of speech.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you attacked our right to bear arms.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you constantly referred to us as racists.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you constantly called us xenophobic.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you attacked our flag.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you took God out of our schools.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you confused women’s rights with feminism.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you began to emasculate men.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you decided to make our children soft.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you attacked our way of life.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you decided to let our government get out of control.
        >>>> – “You” created “us” the silent majority.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers.
        >>>> – You created “us” when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn’t remove your hat during our National Anthem.
        >>>> And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.
        >>>> And we did it with ballots, not bullets.
        >>>> With ballots, not riots.
        >>>> With ballots, not looting.
        >>>> With ballots, not blocking traffic.
        >>>> With ballots, not fires, except the one you started inside of “us”.
        >>>> “YOU” created “US”.
        >>>> It really is just that simple.

  3. deacsdomain says:

    I think this qualifies all of “them” for treason.

  4. Uriel says:

    At the very least, the FBI should be allowed into compounds and mosques which have beeped on their radar for illegal activities like drugs, arms stockpiles, and sex trafficking. However, the minute they do the Muslims have already stated that they will resist. We want no more internment encampments like WWII. We are aware of groups of Muslims who do not accept the more radical views of the hardliners in Islam. However, even they who are required to hand over monies above living expenses have no idea from that point where the money goes or what it provides locally or in the Middle East. I agree Hadenough. While peaceful means and partnering with those in the Muslim community who are friends and want to assimilate is by far the best solution, it appears the Democrats, socialists, and radical elements within the US Islam communities do not accept or agree. My prayers daily include asking God for His answer and intercession. It may no longer be possible to deal without violence though.

  5. Hardnox says:

    Odd how these lefty assholes think themselves exempt for inviting the fox into the henhouse. Truth is, they will be the very first to go.