ACT! Exposing the real Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf – the Imam of the Ground Zero mosque

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A person’s character is drawn from their past as well as their current friends.

This persons past should put him on a Terrorist Watch list.

The below is in PDF, but some people may not be able to access it, so I have copied and pasted the entire thing.

People should not be judged by their words alone.  Words are not irrelevant.  However, actions are much more prominent.

These mosques enforce Sharia.

Sharia is a LAW.  Sharia is a form of Government

The Constitution is a LAW.

By definition the two can’t co-exist.  This is an over throw of the US Constitution. It’s a coup.  It’s Treason.

PERDANA RAUF2

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By Alyssa Lappen
An investigative report prepared for ACT! for America
Feisal Abdul Rauf, born in Kuwait in 1948, boasts of his issue from an “Egyptian family steeped in
religious scholarship.” 1 He presents himself as a Muslim moderate.2 Yet Feisal Rauf’s Muslim
Brotherhood provenance, radical by definition, is as authentic as it gets.
Evidence of family, and direct Rauf Muslim Brotherhood connections
􀁺 Rauf’s father Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf (1917-2004), was an Egyptian contemporary of
Muslim Brotherhood (MB) founder Hassan al-Banna.
􀁺 Rauf’s father studied and taught at Islam’s closest equivalent to the Vatican — Al-Azhar
University — beside Hassan al-Banna, perpetuating the pious family tradition of radicalism.
􀁺 In 1948, Rauf’s father fled Egypt, during its first MB crackdown; Feisal was born in Kuwait. 3
􀁺 In 1965, Feisal’s father left Malaysia for New York City to stealthily buy two thirds of an E.
96th Street block for an Islamic “personal trust,” revealing its $1.3 million Islamic money from
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Libya only after construction of the MB mosque began in 1984. 4
􀁺 Likewise, 46 Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) nations funded the $17 million
Islamic Cultural Center, only after its 1992 opening did Rauf’s father reveal that funding source
or admit his long-term plans for discriminatory Muslim-only housing for the Islamic complex. 5
􀁺 Rauf’s father named Feisal as a permanent trustee of the MB mosque.
􀁺 Under Feisal’s permanent trusteeship, ICC employed Al-Azhar imam Muhammad Gemeaha. A
week after fleeing the U.S. on Sept. 28, 2001 he stated, “only the Jews” could have perpetrated
9/11; Allah says Jews “disseminate corruption in the land,” spread “heresy, homosexuality,
alcoholism, and drugs.” Americans would exterminate Jews like “Hitler did” if they knew.
􀁺 ICC then hired Al-Azhar envoy Omar Saleem Abu-Namous. He too saw no “conclusive
evidence” that Muslims committed the atrocities, but rather saw Muslims as innocent victims. 6
􀁺 At Perdana Global Peace Organization, an MB, Hamas and al-Qaeda affiliate, Rauf is second in
command to antisemitic former Malaysian P.M. and Islamic law advocate Mahathir Mohamad,7
who in Nov. 2002, incited global anti-West financial war as a “jihad worth fighting for.”8
􀁺 On May 7, 2010, Rauf himself stated, “Some people say … Muslims … attacked on 9/11 … ”9
􀁺 In 2001 on 60 Minutes, Rauf called U.S. policies “an accessory to the crime that happened,” and
said, “In … the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden was made in the USA.” 10
􀁺 Rauf wants to impose sharia in the U.S. His 2004 book, What’s Right with Islam, is translated
into Malay as the Call from the WTC Rubble. 11
􀁺 In Dec. 2007 Rauf promoted the book at a Kuala Lumpur Hizb ut Tahrir (HT) meeting. 12
Banned in Germany since 2003 and outlawed in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey
and Saudi Arabia, among other places — the organization is ideologically akin to the MB.
􀁺 In the fiscal year ended Jun. 30, 2009, Feisal’s ASMA accepted at least $1.3 million, including
$576,312 from Qatar,13 whose government stands accused of funding international terrorism,
has long harbored terror financiers, and for decades hosted Muslim Brotherhood spiritual chief
Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Rauf is quite friendly with Qaradawi, a large, founding shareholder in
terror-funding al-Taqwa Bank who champions sharia law, wife beating and suicide bombing. 14
􀁺 Rauf concluded in the Washington Post, shortly after President Obama’s June 2009 Cairo
speech, that he’d challenged Muslims to “Live up to the tenets of our religion, embrace Shariah
law as conceived by the Prophet, and see what happens.” 15
􀁺 Rauf seeks more U.S. legal “leeway” for sharia — to put Muslims above the law — by
“[Inviting] voices of all religions to join the dialogue in shaping the nation’s practical
life, [and allowing] religious communities … to judge …according to their own laws.16
􀁺 On Dec. 9, 2007, Rauf said in Arabic to Sa’da Abdul Maksoud of the Hadi-el-Islam website,
that current, unjust governments, “do not follow Islamic laws.” He advocates establishing sharia
“in more [ways than one] … through a kingdom or a democracy, [so long as the]
fundamentals of Shariah [exist, with standards of Muslim scholars] required to
govern. …to organize … relationships between government … and the governed.” 17
􀁺 In March 2010, also in Arabic, Rauf stridently denounced interfaith discussions. “I don’t believe
in interfaith dialogue,” he said in an article that highlighted his statement in its headline. 18
􀁺 Rauf’s Manhattan ASMA offices at 475 Riverside Drive occupy the suite next door to Council
of American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR) of NY; its national parent is the U.S. arm of the MB
terrorist group, Hamas, and an unindicted coconspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation
terror financing case in which the organization and five officers were convicted.19
􀁺 At the Jul. 13, 2010 New York Landmarks hearing on the fate a 152-year-old wrought-iron era
building where a piece of jet fuselage fell through its roof on 9/11 — CAIR-NY executive
director Zaed Ramadan supported destroying the structure opposite Ground Zero to build Rauf’s
15 story mosque, a monument to Muslim victory to tower above the memorial site. 20
􀁺 Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan in 2009 both refused to sign a Freedom Pledge to protect former
Muslims from the death sentence sought by most sharia interpretations for Muslim apostates.
On Oct. 20, 2009, Former Muslims United asked ASMA’s executives to pledge to
“renounce, repudiate and oppose any physical intimidation, or worldly and corporal
punishment, of apostates …, [however] that punishment may be determined or carried
out by myself or any other Muslim including the [apostate’s] family, community,
Mosque leaders, Shariah court or judge, and Muslim government or regime.”21
􀁺 Rauf’s 2000 and 2004 books both laud sharia and envision implementing it in the U.S. – and
“rejuvenating” the Islamic spirit of 14th century jurist Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah and
his 18th century heir Muhammad bin Abdul al-Wahhab. Rauf also lauds purported “modernists”
Jamal al-Dinal-Afghani (d. 1897) and Muhammad Abduh (d. 1905) who revered Wahhabis, Ibn
Taymiyyah and like Rauf pretended sharia – with perennial jihad and countless strictures on
non-Muslims and women – complements Western ideas like those in the U.S. Bill of Rights. 22
􀁺 Rauf also authorized two mainstay MB organizations, the International Institute of Islamic
Thought (IIIT) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to produce “a special noncommercial
edition” of his 2004 book to promote “proper [Western] understanding of
Islam…”23
􀁺 Rauf’s ASMA in 2004 established the purportedly liberal Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow.24 Its
liberal faces are largely overwhelmed by sharia devotees like al Qaeda supporter Yasir Qadhi,25
CAIR-NY community affairs director Faiza N. Ali — who co-authored CAIR’s fallacious
“denunciation” of a superb 2008 NYPD report on homegrown jihadists — and CAIR-NY
community organizer Debbie Almontaser, who once ran the city’s Khalil Gibran Academy.26
􀁺 Since at least 2006, Rauf’s U.S.-based Cordoba Initiative has partnered with Gallup
Organization and “Sunni and Shi’a scholars from Morocco to Indonesia” to create “an Islamic
legal benchmark for measuring ‘Islamicity’ of a state”—sharia index—for official, state, public
and press use in the “Muslim and Western worlds.” He initiated the project, funded by Malaysia
and many other nations in the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). 27
􀁺 A key sharia index board member, Jasser Auda, doubles on the academic council at the U.K. the
International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) office and in summer 2010 taught with Muslim
Brotherhood heavies—e.g. former ISNA leadership development head Louay Safi, IIIT v.p. and
NAIT founding general manager Jamal Barzinji and Minaret of Freedom head Imad Ad Deen
Ahmad, present at the Beirut terrorist convention in January 2001. No mistaking their intent.
Attended school in U.K. And Malaysia
Rauf attended grammar and high school in the U.K. and Malaysia, according to his biography. He
probably arrived in America in 1965, at 17, when his father moved to New York City from Malaysia to
plan and head the Islamic Cultural Center on 96th Street (built in the mid-1980s).28 Rauf obtained a
bachelor’s of science in physics at New York’s Columbia University.29 In 1971, the family moved to
Washington D.C., where Rauf’s father headed the Islamic Center completed in 1957 on Massachusetts
Ave.30 (His father, buried in Suitland, Md.’s for-profit Washington National Cemetery, also founded
four Malaysian Islamic studies programs — an Islamic college in Klang, the Islamic Studies
department at Malay University, an Islamic Studies School at University of Malaya — and finally
International Islamic University of Malaysia.)31 Rauf’s key sharia index pals also frequent Malaysia.
Instructed by a master dissembler, Feisal Rauf had long planned to further develop his father’s U.S.
Islamic expansionism. In 1990, Rauf opened the tiny al-Farah Mosque at 245 West Broadway
downtown. Area residents didn’t notice it until 2006, when the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA)
suddenly refused to license a new bar on the block and began yanking others’ liquor licenses too. 32
In Rauf’s 2004 book he stated, “American Constitution and system of governance uphold the core
principles of Islamic law.” The U.S. Constitution is sharia-compliant, and U.S. “political structure is
sharia-compliant,” since Muslim jurists over the centuries have “defined five areas of life” to be
protected by Islamic law — life, mind, religion, property, and family, which the Constitution and U.S.
laws protect. Rauf seeks to seduce Americans into accepting sharia on Islamic terms.
This too explains Rauf’s ties to Malaysia — a state with a heavy sharia influence and MB presence that
his father shaped. It has an official Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM) to promote
“advancement of Islamic affairs,” formulate “policies for the ADVANCEMENT of Islamic affairs in
the country and to safeguard the sanctity of the aqidah and the teachings of Islam.” (Emphasis in
original.)33
Described in one Asian report as an Egyptian citizen living in the U.S., as journalist Alyssa A. Lappen
observed in May 2010, Rauf’s assertions like those of his father before him
“merely fulfill the Muslim Brotherhood doctrine of flexibility — adapting to each and every
environment in which the brothers eventually hope to force Islamic law upon the masses. Rauf’s
claims starkly represent taqiyya, the Islamic practice of deception, to further theocratic and
essentially fascist Islamic advances. And the additional “leeway” Rauf seeks for intracommunity
religious-law enforcement is a thinly veiled attempt to impose sharia more widely in
the U.S., in direct contravention of the U.S. Constitution.34
Rauf’s early U.K. education and familiarization with American values and popular culture made him an
acutely adept practitioner of taqiyya.35 Indeed, sharia inhibits all kinds of freedoms, especially for
women and non-Muslims. Islamic law protects only the lives, minds, religion, property and families of
Muslims — not those of all peoples of all faiths, as Rauf pretends. 36
Furthering Islamic gains
To further North American Islamic gains, Rauf in 1997 established the American Society for Muslim
Advancement (ASMA). His Kashmir-born interior-designer wife, Daisy Khan, has run it since 2005. 37
Khan’s uncle Faroque A. Khan is a trustee at the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Society of North
America (ISNA), and ISNA’s Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) subsidiary.38 In
July 2006, Faroque Khan gave the IMANA keynote in Beijing. He touted both Rauf’s books, which
seek a clean, pure Wahabbi brand of sharia. Until at least 2006, Faroque Khan also chaired Westbury’s
Islamic Center of Long Island, an affiliate of the MB Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).39
Rauf then cultivated new influence spheres. In about 2002, Rauf began lecturing on Islam at the 750-
acre southwestern New York Chautauqua Institution (CI), a 136-year-old non-profit. CI Religion
director Joan Brown Campbell took Rauf under her wing. Under a convenient “Abrahamic” faiths
rubric to cover Rauf’s radical Islamic agenda, Campbell named him prospective head for a CI Muslim
house, planned by Rauf’s new tax-free 501(3)c organization, Muslim friends of Chautauqua. He also
befriended former British nun Karen Armstrong, a devotee of Islam, 40 who in 2002 promoted the
Muslim Brotherhood, as if the father of all Islamic terror groups was a progressive charity. She said,
“[it] set up a wonderful welfare program before it was suppressed. … factories where Muslims
could work, had time for prayers, had vacation time, insurance, [learned] labor laws,
[provided] clinics, they taught people how to treat sewage, drainage, and it was always the
religions response to try to help modernity to give to the ordinary people the benefits of
modernity in an Islamic setting that made sense to them and made things more balanced.” 41
In 2003, Rauf allied with Denver’s Aspen Institute (AI) leaders, including its former executive director
and four-term Aspen mayor John S. Bennett. In 2004, when Rauf established ASMA’s radical Muslim
Leaders of Tomorrow, he and Bennett also co-founded Cordoba Initiative in Aspen, purportedly to
“improve” Muslim-West relations.42 Rauf gets funding from many liberal organizations, including
Gloria Steinem’s Ms. Foundation. The Carnegie Corp. under Iranian Muslim immigrant Vartan
Gregorian, in 2008 gave $300,000 to ASMA and $800,000 to AI for “Islamic understanding.”43
Defying purported intentions
Even in English, however Rauf has often contradicted his conciliatory pretense. “The Islamic method
of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians,” Rauf told the Sydney Morning Herald in March 2004.
He added that terrorism will end only when the West acknowledges the harm it has done to Muslims.
“[I]t was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither
of which were military targets.” 44
But the West’s strictly defensive World War II role invoked no religion. And Rauf ignores continuous
7th through 16th century Islamic attacks on non-Muslim peoples throughout the Mid East, Africa,
Europe, central Asia and India. And Daisy Khan glossed Rauf’s insults in a Dec. 2009 Fox interview. 45
While he frequently insults the West and the U.S., however, true to Muslim Brotherhood form, Rauf
also happily expands his Islamic outreach at U.S. government and taxpayers’ expense. Since ASMA
registered itself with the IRS as a “church,” it thus acquired doubly beneficial tax-exempt status, in that
churches need not file annual 990 tax forms ordinarily required for non-profit groups.
Worse, both Rauf and his wife since at least January 2009 have worked for the U.S. State Department,
which has also funded at least one radical ASMA Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow meeting. 46 In August
2010, news broke that the State Department had hired them both as envoys to the Islamic world. Rauf
was then already in Malaysia, and planned to remain abroad until completing a State Departmentfunded
Middle East tour — with stops in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar.47
Despite White House and State Department denials, moreover, London’s Arsharq Alawsat reported in
Arabic that Rauf might use the U.S.-funded travel to raise money for his Ground Zero mosque. 48
Indeed, Saudi Arabia founded the OIC in 1969 to promote the “struggle for Islam,” and served as its
chief sponsor since. The OIC charter includes all Muslim Brotherhood principles, foremost to spread
sharia worldwide. Headquarters remain in Jedda, pending “liberation of Jerusalem.” In 1973, the OIC
established the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) “according to the Islamic sharia principles” — and
thus launched the petrodollar-based Islamic financing market to stealthily spread Islam and sharia
worldwide.49 “[A]n Islamic organization must serve God…and ultimately sustain…the growth and
advancement of the Islamic way of life,” writes Nasser M. Suleiman in “Corporate Governance in
Islamic Banking.” 50 Obviously, with sharia principles in mind, 46 OIC member states secretly funded
the 1984 construction Rauf’s father orchestrated of New York’s Islamic Center.
Like his father, Rauf may also get major Saudi funding: In February 2001, the IDB established the U.S.
dollar denominated Awqaf Properties Investment Fund (APIF) to “develop and invest in accordance
with … Islamic sharia [principles], in Awqaf real estate properties … in [IDB] member countries … and
Islamic communities in non-member countries.” (emphasis added) Financing applications go — where
else? — to Saudi Arabia, which has worked tirelessly for decades to advance Islamic communities in
non-Muslim nations — predominantly the U.S. 51
The MB seeks to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law (sharia), and impose Islam and sharia
law worldwide. Most North American MB organizations, including Rauf’s, avoid widely publicizing
their aim. But the HT at a July 2009 suburban Chicago Khalifah conference openly promised to replace
capitalism with Islam and sharia.52 Rauf’s December 2007 appearance with HT in Kuala Lumpur is not
surprising, given his early, and often-stated desire for a wholesale shift to sharia law, by any means.
Cordoba’s real meaning
For those knowledgeable in Islamic history, the name of Rauf’s Cordoba Institute telegraphs his
deceptiveness. Cordoba (also the name for Chautauqua’s proposed new Muslim house) ruled the
Islamic Caliphate for most of Spain from Tariq ibn Zayid’s 711 invasion through 1248. Cordoba
controlled some Spanish regions until their full liberation in 1492. Neither the Umayyads (who ruled
monolithically until about 1031), nor the vicious Almoravids (who swept over the Atlas mountains into
Spain in 1080), ruled non-Muslims so kindly. Islamic harshness varied, but remained ever-present.
Rauf blatantly whitewashes the brutal Islamic history in Spain. While others also purvey this historical
falsehood, Muslim rule in Spain never remotely approached the mythic beneficence Rauf pretends.53
Muslims have traditionally destroyed the worship houses of virtually every other faith. Islam plundered
tens of thousands (if not 100,000s) of Christian churches and monasteries, synagogues and holy Jewish
holy archaeological sites, Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Sikh and other temples and retreats. To
advance jihad, Islam then claimed them all as “mosques,” forever Muslim. That’s what Rauf really
wants at Ground Zero, to proclaim Islamic victory.
1 Feisal Abdul Rauf biography, http://asmasociety.org/about/b_rauf.html (viewed 4/28/2010).
2 Feisal Abdul Rauf biography, http://asmasociety.org/about/b_rauf.html (viewed 4/28/2010).
3 See ACT! Profile of Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf.
4 George Goodman, “Ground broken for Islamic Center,” New York Times, Oct. 28, 1984,
5/10/2010); Islamic Cultural Center of New York, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Cultural_Center_of_New_York
(viewed 5/9/2010); Hashim, “Islamic scholar Tan Sri Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf Dies,” ibid.
5 Goodman, ibid.; David Dunlap, “A new mosque for Manhattan for the 21st century,” New York Times, Apr. 26, 1992,
html?pagewanted=print (viewed 5/10/2010).
6 Daniel J. Wakin, “New head of mosque wants proof,” New York Times, Nov. 2, 2001,
(viewed 5/19/2010).
7 “Agenda,” Perdana Global Peace Organization, Nov. 25, 2009, http://www.perdana4peace.org/agenda.aspx?x=3
(viewed 7/10/2010); Jim Hoft, “Arrested Gaza flotilla ‘peace activists’ are al-Qaeda & Muslim Brotherhood members; have
record of radicalism,” Big Government, June 2, 2010, http://biggovernment.com/jhoft/2010/06/02/arrested-gaza-flotillapeace-
activists-are-al-qaeda-have-record-of-radicalism/ (viewed 6/10/2010).
8 Gamal Essam al-Din, “Financial jihad,” Al-Ahram Weekly, Nov. 21-27, 2002,
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2002/613/ec2.htm (viewed 7/19/2010, as cited by Alyssa A. Lappen, “Financial Jihad,” Human
Events,” 9/22/2005, http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=9235, first viewed 9/22/2005).
9 Alyssa A. Lappen, “The Ground Zero Mosque Developer: Muslim Brotherhood Roots, Radical Dreams,” Pajamas
singlepage=true (viewed 5/14/2010).
1 0 Alyssa A. Lappen, “The Ground Zero Mosque Developer: Muslim Brotherhood Roots, Radical Dreams,” Pajamas
Media, May 14, 2010, http://pajamasmedia.com/bl Pajamas Media og/the-ground-zero-mosque-developer-muslimbrotherhood-
roots-radical-dreams/?singlepage=true (viewed 5/14/2010).
1 1 Lappen, “Ground Zero mosque developer,” Pajamas Media, ibid.
1 3 American Society for Muslim Advancement Financial statement, fiscal year ended Jun. 30, 2009, p. 8,
http://www.asmasociety.org/about/asma_audit_2009.pdf (viewed 5/10/2010), as cited by Gadi Adelman, “Exclusive:
Spitting in the Face of Everyone Murdered on 9/11,” Family Security Matters, May 10, 2010,
1 4 ASMA Financial statement for year ended Jun. 30, 2009, p. 8,
http://www.asmasociety.org/about/asma_audit_2009.pdf , ibid, as cited by Gadi Adelman, “Exclusive: Spitting in the Face
of Everyone Murdered on 9/11,” Family Security Matters, ibid,
1 5 Feisal Abdul Rauf, “Obama’s challenge to the Muslim world,” Washington Post, Jun. 5, 2009,
.html (viewed 4/26/2010).
1 6 Lappen, “Ground Zero Mosque Developer,” Pajamas Media, ibid.; Spencer Ackerman, “Religious protection,” The
New Republic, Dec. 12, 2005, http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/religious-protection (both viewed 5/14/2010); Feisal
Abdul Rauf, What’s Right with Islam: a New Vision for Muslims and the West, (New York: HarperOne, 2004) p. 86.
1 7 Walid Shoebat, “Ground Zero Imam: ‘I Don’t Believe in Religious Dialogue’,” Pajamas Media, May 27, 2010,
5/27/2010); see also “Separation of Church and State,” Hadielislam.com, Dec. 9, 2007, as translated by Google,
1 8 Shoebat, ibid; see also “The Separation of Church and State,” Hadielislam.com, Dec. 9, 2007, ibid.
1 9 Lappen, “Ground Zero mosque imam’s radical connections,” Family Security Matters, Jul 16, 2010,
2 0 Robert Spencer, “Hamas-linked CAIR leader charges Islamic supremacist Ground Zero mega mosque opponents with
supremacist-ground-zero-mega-mosque-opponents-with-is.html (viewed 7/14/2010).
2 1 Lappen, “Peace, tolerance and freedom? No way,” Family Security Matters, Jul. 16, 2010,
2 2 Andrew G. Bostom, “Behind the Mosque,” New York Post, Jul 29, 2010,
FEEDNAME= (viewed 7/29/2010).
2 3 Andrew McCarthy, “Rauf’s Dawa from the World Trade Center rubble,” National Review Online, Jul. 24, 2010,
7/24/2010).
2 4 “CountertERRORism Policy: MACLC’s critique of the NYPD’s report on Homegrown radicalism,” Nov. 20, 2008,
http://maclcnypdcritique.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/maclc-report/ (viewed 7/10/2010); “Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow,
Copenhagen-Denmark ’06, conference report,” ibid.; “Meet the MLT,”
2 5 “Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow, Copenhagen-Denmark ’06, conference report,” ASMA, Jul. 2006,
http://www.asmasociety.org/mlt2006/FullReport.pdf; Mona Eltahawy, “Backstory: what it means to be Muslim,” Christian
Schience Monitor, Aug. 16, 2006, http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0816/p20s01-lire.html%20; “Yasir Qhadi explains
(all viewed 5/10/2010);
2 6 Lappen, “Ground Zero mosque imam’s radical connections,” ibid.; Chuck Bennett & Jana Winter, “City principal is
‘revolting’,” New York Post, Aug. 6, 2007,
EE1713; Stephen Schwartz, “CAIR vs. the NYPD,”Weekly Standard, Apr. 11, 2008,
“City principal is ‘revolting’,” New York Post, Aug. 6, 2007,
EE1713; Stephen Schwartz, “CAIR vs. the NYPD,”Weekly Standard, Apr. 11, 2008,
2 7 Rasha Elass, “Shariah index will rate countries’ Islamic law,” National ,Jul. 21, 2009,
(viewed 5/11/2010).
2 8 Rauf bio, http://asmasociety.org/about/b_rauf.html, ibid.; Islamic Cultural Center of New York,
2 9 Rauf bio, http://asmasociety.org/about/b_rauf.html, ibid.; ACT! Profile of Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf, ibid.
3 0 Islamic Center of Washington, Wikipedia, ibid.
3 1 Salmy Hashim, “Islamic scholar Tan Sri Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf Dies,” Bernama, the Malaysian National News
mi_8082/is_20041212/islamic-scholar-tan-sri-dr/ai_n51486662/ (viewed 5/4/2010); Jaclyn Ling-Chien Neo, “’Anti-
God, anti-Islam and anti-Quran’: Expanding the range of participants and parameters in discourse over women’s rights and
Islam in Malaysia,” Pacific Basin Law Journal, Vol. 21:29, 2003, p. 69,
5/7/2010).
3 2 Carl Glassman, “West Broadway bars facing license ban,” Tribeca Trib, Mar. 31, 2006,
3 3 Department of Islamic Development Malaysia, Portal, http://www.islam.gov.my/english/jakim.html (viewed
5/27/2010).
3 4 “Taqiyah,” Dictionary of Islam, http://www.answering-islam.org/Books/Hughes/t.htm, as cited by Lappen, ibid.
3 5 Ikhwan website, http://www.ummah.net/ikhwan/ (viewed 6/4/2008); The Muslim Brotherhood charter calls on
members to sidestep attention through their long-established “flexibility” strategy — muruna in Arabic. To spread Islam, a
basic requirement of shari’a or Islamic law, MB adherents also routinely practice concealment, known alternatively as
either taqiyya or kitman. See also Warner MacKenzie, “Understanding Taqiyya: Islamic principle of lying for the sake of
5/16/2010).
3 6 al-Mawardi, The Laws of Islamic Governance; Reliance of the Traveller
3 7 “Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf,” chairman, Cordoba Institute, http://www.cordobainitiative.org/?q=content/staff-bios
(viewed 5/11/2010).; Daisy Khan biography, http://www.asmasociety.org/about/b_dkhan.html (viewed 5/12/2010).
3 8 Stephen Suleiman Schwartz, “A mosque grows near Brooklyn, Weekly Standard, 7.26.2010,
3 9 Faroque Ahmed Khan, “Approaching modern technology challenges through the traditions of Ibn Sina,” Annual
Convection of the Islamic Medical Association of North America, Beijing, China, Jul. 25-28, 2006,
4 0 Chautauqua Institute website pages, (viewed 5/14/2010).
4 1 Quotation in Chautauqua institution panel, summer 2002.
4 2 American Society for Muslim Advancement Financial statement for period ended Jun. 30, 2009, p. 9,
4 3 “Carnegie Corp. contributes to deeper understanding of Islam, Muslim societies; $10 Million initial investment part of
comprehensive strategy to enrich public dialogue,” Ascribe Newswire, Apr. 7, 2008, http://newswire.ascribe.org/cgibin/
behold.pl?ascribeid=20080407.082243&time=09%2025%20PDT&year=2008&public=0 (viewed 7/12/2010).
4 4 Frank Walker, “We must act to end jihad: imam,” Sydney Sun-Herald, Mar. 21, 2004,
4 5 Bat Ye’or, The Decline of Eastern Christianity, ibid; Andrew G. Bostom, Legacy of Jihad, ibid.
4 6 “Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Founder, Cordoba Initiative; Daisy Kahn, Executive Director, American Society for
Muslim Advancement; Sayyed Mirza, Project Manager, Reframing Perceptions of Islam and Muslims, East West Center;
and Omar Amanat, Entrepreneur,” U.S. State Dept. press release, Jan, 20, 2009, http://2002-2009-fpc.state.gov/67976.htm
(viewed 8/10/2010).
4 7 Claudia Rosett, “Further travels of Imam Feisal,” Forbes, Aug. 6, 2010, http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/06/imamfeisal-
ground-zero -mosque-opinions-columnists-claudia-rosett.html (viewed 8/6/2010).
4 8 Jeff Earl and Brendan Scott, “Feds funding Ground Zero imam’s Mideast trip,” New York Post, Aug. 10, 2010,
(viewed 8/10/2010); Howard LaFranchi, “Is Ground Zero mosque imam best choice for diplomatic mission to Mideast?”
imam-best-choice-for-diplomatic-mission-to-Mideast (viewed 8/11/2010).
4 9 “Principles of Operation, Islamic Development Bank,
html (viewed 5/27/2010). Was stated with slight difference, at “Islamic Development Bank,” Organization of the Islamic
Conference, http://www.oicun.org/articles/22/1/Islamic-Development-Bank/1.htm (accessed 8 October 2007), as cited in
Alyssa A. Lappen and Rachel Ehrenfeld, Chapter 28, “Shari’a financing and the coming Ummah,” Jeffrey H. Norwitz, ed.,
Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency (Newport: Naval War College,
ehrenfeld-and-lappen.pdf and http://97.74.65.51/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=31374 and
5/20/2010).
5 0 Nasser M. Suleiman, “Corporate governance in Islamic banks,” http://www.al-bab.com/arab/econ/nsbanks.htm (last
viewed 6/20/2009).
5 1 “Awqaf Properties Investment Fund (APIF), IDB,
0Funds/AWQAF%20Properties%20Investment%20Fund/APIF.html; “Application procedure for projects financing under
APIF,” IDB,
0Funds/AWQAF%20Properties%20Investment%20Fund/Projects%20Financing/How%20to (both viewed 5/27/2010).
5 2 “Hizb Ut-Tahrir: Shariah Takes Precedence over U.S. Constitution,” IPT News, July 20, 2009,
5 3 Richard Fletcher, Moorish Spain, University of California, 2006, 2nd ed., 206 pp.
According to three important contemporary reports Fletcher summarizes, — one “crucial administrative document from
the Islamic side,” some small “archaeological evidence” and the “Chronicle of 754,” an anonymous Christian narrative in
Latin — after 711 Arab raids laid waste to “several provinces,” Tariq ibn Zayid’s army followed with fully equipped
legions, who in 712 murdered Roderic of Spain.
North Africa’s governor then executed all Toledo’s prominent nobles (causing the Bishop to flee), devastated the
countryside and perpetrated further destruction and mass murder in Zargoza and the Ebro valley. Upon returning to the
Umayyad seat of power in Damascus, he transported innumerable enslaved Visigoth lords, and all their gold and jewels.
By 715, the next governor, Abd al-Aziz, conquered provinces throughout Iberia. Documents and archaeological
excavations corroborate the arrival of Toledo’s Bishop in Rome and signs of 8th century devastation beside coins dated 711
to 713. In his April 713 treaty, Abd al-Aziz promised Theodemir lordship over, and free Christian practice throughout,
seven southeastern towns. For this Abd al-Aziz extorted from Theodemir stiff annual head taxes of one silver dinar per
person, all the region’s wheat, barley, unfermented grape juice, vinegar, honey and oil, and an inviolable promise not to help
enemies of Spain’s Islamic conquerors.
From 718 through 720, As-Samh handed all Visigoth monarchy holdings to Arab Muslim governors, and gave all the
less fertile land to the North African Berber Muslims. His generosity brought 150,000 to 200,000 Arab and Berber soldiers
to Spain to usurp its wealth.
After the 750 Abbasids defeat of the Umayyads, in 762, the Islamic caliphate moved from Damascus to Baghdad. In 756
the Umayyad Abd al-Rahman escaped the Abbasid Caliph al-Saffah (“shedder of blood”) and established a rival Umayyad
empire that ruled Spain until 1031. But the Umayyads continued to wreck havoc on Spain. Emir al Haken (796-822) kept a
palace cavalry of 2,000 and a standing army of 60,000. In 805 alone, he crucified 72 people. In 818, he leveled Cordoba’s
southern suburb. The military governors of the Umayyads’ three Spanish regions were constantly at war. In 884, for
example, Burgos was destroyed “to its foundations.”
Even the reputedly enlightened Abd al-Rahman III (912-961) brutalized the population. At the Cordoba palace alone, he
owned 3,750 slaves on his death in 961. On July 26 in 920, a Pyrenean monk at San Juan de la Pena recorded a slaughter in
Valdejunquera, southwest of Pamplona. In 920, a three month campaign culminated on July 25 with a siege of the Muez
castle. All “combatants” were “put to the sword,” including over 500 “counts and knights.” While returning to Cordoba,
general al-Nasir totally destroyed many other villages too. The poet Ibn Abd Rabbihi later wrote the invaders left Osma
“like a blackened piece of charcoal.”
In 976 Almanzor or Al-Mansur (“the victorious”) took power. In 977 he campaigned with his general against Leon.
Some 56 campaigns followed in Almanzor’s rule alone. In 985, he sacked Barcelona and the San Cugat del Valles
monastery. In 987, he plundered Coimbra (now in Portugal). In 995, he imprisoned the count of Castile, and destroyed
Carrion and Astorga. In 997 he attacked Santiago de Compostela. In 999 he destroyed Pamplona and in 1002 flattened Roija
and San Millan de la Cogolla monastery. Almonzor raided Catalonia in 1003; Castile in 1004; Leon in 1005; and Aragon in
1006. Almanzor himself described all war on Christians as Jihad. Christian subjects said he was “seized by the Devil.”
In the 11th century, Morocco’s Almoravids crossed the Atlas mountains, conquered its plain and then conquered Spain —
– which they ruled from 1080 until Fernando liberated most of the peninsula in 1248. “[N]oting can stand in their way,”
wrote the Muslim historian Ibn Kahldun of Almoravid religious and military fervor, “for their outlook is the same and the
object they desire is common to all and is one for which they are prepared to die.” Thus in 1148 alone, the Almohads
massacred 100,000 Jews in Fez, 120,000 Jews in Marrakesh and wrecked devastation and death throughout Spain, from
Seville to Tortosa.
In 1148, Jewish physician and philosopher Maimonides fled Cordoba’s Almohad persecution with his family disguised
as Muslims. He found asylum in Fatimid Egypt. Arabs and Muslims had “persecuted us severely, and passed baneful and
discriminatory legislation against us,” he later wrote. “Never did a nation molest, degrade, debase, and hate us as much as
they.” Maimonides’ 1172 Epistle to the [persecuted] Jews of Yemen that forced conversions they reported from Yemen, the
Berbers had similarly forced upon Jews across the Maghreb and Spain. He described Mohammed as “the Madman,”
despairing that the sole objective of his “invented … well known religion,” was “procuring rule and submission….”

Feisal Abdul RaufBy Alyssa LappenAn investigative report prepared for ACT! for AmericaFeisal Abdul Rauf, born in Kuwait in 1948, boasts of his issue from an “Egyptian family steeped inreligious scholarship.” 1 He presents himself as a Muslim moderate.2 Yet Feisal Rauf’s MuslimBrotherhood provenance, radical by definition, is as authentic as it gets.Evidence of family, and direct Rauf Muslim Brotherhood connections􀁺 Rauf’s father Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf (1917-2004), was an Egyptian contemporary ofMuslim Brotherhood (MB) founder Hassan al-Banna.􀁺 Rauf’s father studied and taught at Islam’s closest equivalent to the Vatican — Al-AzharUniversity — beside Hassan al-Banna, perpetuating the pious family tradition of radicalism.􀁺 In 1948, Rauf’s father fled Egypt, during its first MB crackdown; Feisal was born in Kuwait. 3􀁺 In 1965, Feisal’s father left Malaysia for New York City to stealthily buy two thirds of an E.96th Street block for an Islamic “personal trust,” revealing its $1.3 million Islamic money fromKuwait, Saudi Arabia and Libya only after construction of the MB mosque began in 1984. 4􀁺 Likewise, 46 Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) nations funded the $17 millionIslamic Cultural Center, only after its 1992 opening did Rauf’s father reveal that funding sourceor admit his long-term plans for discriminatory Muslim-only housing for the Islamic complex. 5􀁺 Rauf’s father named Feisal as a permanent trustee of the MB mosque.􀁺 Under Feisal’s permanent trusteeship, ICC employed Al-Azhar imam Muhammad Gemeaha. Aweek after fleeing the U.S. on Sept. 28, 2001 he stated, “only the Jews” could have perpetrated9/11; Allah says Jews “disseminate corruption in the land,” spread “heresy, homosexuality,alcoholism, and drugs.” Americans would exterminate Jews like “Hitler did” if they knew.􀁺 ICC then hired Al-Azhar envoy Omar Saleem Abu-Namous. He too saw no “conclusiveevidence” that Muslims committed the atrocities, but rather saw Muslims as innocent victims. 6􀁺 At Perdana Global Peace Organization, an MB, Hamas and al-Qaeda affiliate, Rauf is second incommand to antisemitic former Malaysian P.M. and Islamic law advocate Mahathir Mohamad,7who in Nov. 2002, incited global anti-West financial war as a “jihad worth fighting for.”8􀁺 On May 7, 2010, Rauf himself stated, “Some people say … Muslims … attacked on 9/11 … ”9􀁺 In 2001 on 60 Minutes, Rauf called U.S. policies “an accessory to the crime that happened,” andsaid, “In … the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden was made in the USA.” 10􀁺 Rauf wants to impose sharia in the U.S. His 2004 book, What’s Right with Islam, is translatedinto Malay as the Call from the WTC Rubble. 11􀁺 In Dec. 2007 Rauf promoted the book at a Kuala Lumpur Hizb ut Tahrir (HT) meeting. 12Banned in Germany since 2003 and outlawed in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkeyand Saudi Arabia, among other places — the organization is ideologically akin to the MB.􀁺 In the fiscal year ended Jun. 30, 2009, Feisal’s ASMA accepted at least $1.3 million, including$576,312 from Qatar,13 whose government stands accused of funding international terrorism,has long harbored terror financiers, and for decades hosted Muslim Brotherhood spiritual chiefYusuf al-Qaradawi. Rauf is quite friendly with Qaradawi, a large, founding shareholder interror-funding al-Taqwa Bank who champions sharia law, wife beating and suicide bombing. 14􀁺 Rauf concluded in the Washington Post, shortly after President Obama’s June 2009 Cairospeech, that he’d challenged Muslims to “Live up to the tenets of our religion, embrace Shariahlaw as conceived by the Prophet, and see what happens.” 15􀁺 Rauf seeks more U.S. legal “leeway” for sharia — to put Muslims above the law — by“[Inviting] voices of all religions to join the dialogue in shaping the nation’s practicallife, [and allowing] religious communities … to judge …according to their own laws.16􀁺 On Dec. 9, 2007, Rauf said in Arabic to Sa’da Abdul Maksoud of the Hadi-el-Islam website,that current, unjust governments, “do not follow Islamic laws.” He advocates establishing sharia“in more [ways than one] … through a kingdom or a democracy, [so long as the]fundamentals of Shariah [exist, with standards of Muslim scholars] required togovern. …to organize … relationships between government … and the governed.” 17􀁺 In March 2010, also in Arabic, Rauf stridently denounced interfaith discussions. “I don’t believein interfaith dialogue,” he said in an article that highlighted his statement in its headline. 18􀁺 Rauf’s Manhattan ASMA offices at 475 Riverside Drive occupy the suite next door to Councilof American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR) of NY; its national parent is the U.S. arm of the MBterrorist group, Hamas, and an unindicted coconspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundationterror financing case in which the organization and five officers were convicted.19􀁺 At the Jul. 13, 2010 New York Landmarks hearing on the fate a 152-year-old wrought-iron erabuilding where a piece of jet fuselage fell through its roof on 9/11 — CAIR-NY executivedirector Zaed Ramadan supported destroying the structure opposite Ground Zero to build Rauf’s15 story mosque, a monument to Muslim victory to tower above the memorial site. 20􀁺 Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan in 2009 both refused to sign a Freedom Pledge to protect formerMuslims from the death sentence sought by most sharia interpretations for Muslim apostates.On Oct. 20, 2009, Former Muslims United asked ASMA’s executives to pledge to“renounce, repudiate and oppose any physical intimidation, or worldly and corporalpunishment, of apostates …, [however] that punishment may be determined or carriedout by myself or any other Muslim including the [apostate’s] family, community,Mosque leaders, Shariah court or judge, and Muslim government or regime.”21􀁺 Rauf’s 2000 and 2004 books both laud sharia and envision implementing it in the U.S. – and“rejuvenating” the Islamic spirit of 14th century jurist Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah andhis 18th century heir Muhammad bin Abdul al-Wahhab. Rauf also lauds purported “modernists”Jamal al-Dinal-Afghani (d. 1897) and Muhammad Abduh (d. 1905) who revered Wahhabis, IbnTaymiyyah and like Rauf pretended sharia – with perennial jihad and countless strictures onnon-Muslims and women – complements Western ideas like those in the U.S. Bill of Rights. 22􀁺 Rauf also authorized two mainstay MB organizations, the International Institute of IslamicThought (IIIT) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to produce “a special noncommercialedition” of his 2004 book to promote “proper [Western] understanding ofIslam…”23􀁺 Rauf’s ASMA in 2004 established the purportedly liberal Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow.24 Itsliberal faces are largely overwhelmed by sharia devotees like al Qaeda supporter Yasir Qadhi,25CAIR-NY community affairs director Faiza N. Ali — who co-authored CAIR’s fallacious“denunciation” of a superb 2008 NYPD report on homegrown jihadists — and CAIR-NYcommunity organizer Debbie Almontaser, who once ran the city’s Khalil Gibran Academy.26􀁺 Since at least 2006, Rauf’s U.S.-based Cordoba Initiative has partnered with GallupOrganization and “Sunni and Shi’a scholars from Morocco to Indonesia” to create “an Islamiclegal benchmark for measuring ‘Islamicity’ of a state”—sharia index—for official, state, publicand press use in the “Muslim and Western worlds.” He initiated the project, funded by Malaysiaand many other nations in the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). 27􀁺 A key sharia index board member, Jasser Auda, doubles on the academic council at the U.K. theInternational Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) office and in summer 2010 taught with MuslimBrotherhood heavies—e.g. former ISNA leadership development head Louay Safi, IIIT v.p. andNAIT founding general manager Jamal Barzinji and Minaret of Freedom head Imad Ad DeenAhmad, present at the Beirut terrorist convention in January 2001. No mistaking their intent.Attended school in U.K. And MalaysiaRauf attended grammar and high school in the U.K. and Malaysia, according to his biography. Heprobably arrived in America in 1965, at 17, when his father moved to New York City from Malaysia toplan and head the Islamic Cultural Center on 96th Street (built in the mid-1980s).28 Rauf obtained abachelor’s of science in physics at New York’s Columbia University.29 In 1971, the family moved toWashington D.C., where Rauf’s father headed the Islamic Center completed in 1957 on MassachusettsAve.30 (His father, buried in Suitland, Md.’s for-profit Washington National Cemetery, also foundedfour Malaysian Islamic studies programs — an Islamic college in Klang, the Islamic Studiesdepartment at Malay University, an Islamic Studies School at University of Malaya — and finallyInternational Islamic University of Malaysia.)31 Rauf’s key sharia index pals also frequent Malaysia.Instructed by a master dissembler, Feisal Rauf had long planned to further develop his father’s U.S.Islamic expansionism. In 1990, Rauf opened the tiny al-Farah Mosque at 245 West Broadwaydowntown. Area residents didn’t notice it until 2006, when the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA)suddenly refused to license a new bar on the block and began yanking others’ liquor licenses too. 32In Rauf’s 2004 book he stated, “American Constitution and system of governance uphold the coreprinciples of Islamic law.” The U.S. Constitution is sharia-compliant, and U.S. “political structure issharia-compliant,” since Muslim jurists over the centuries have “defined five areas of life” to beprotected by Islamic law — life, mind, religion, property, and family, which the Constitution and U.S.laws protect. Rauf seeks to seduce Americans into accepting sharia on Islamic terms.This too explains Rauf’s ties to Malaysia — a state with a heavy sharia influence and MB presence thathis father shaped. It has an official Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM) to promote“advancement of Islamic affairs,” formulate “policies for the ADVANCEMENT of Islamic affairs inthe country and to safeguard the sanctity of the aqidah and the teachings of Islam.” (Emphasis inoriginal.)33Described in one Asian report as an Egyptian citizen living in the U.S., as journalist Alyssa A. Lappenobserved in May 2010, Rauf’s assertions like those of his father before him“merely fulfill the Muslim Brotherhood doctrine of flexibility — adapting to each and everyenvironment in which the brothers eventually hope to force Islamic law upon the masses. Rauf’sclaims starkly represent taqiyya, the Islamic practice of deception, to further theocratic andessentially fascist Islamic advances. And the additional “leeway” Rauf seeks for intracommunityreligious-law enforcement is a thinly veiled attempt to impose sharia more widely inthe U.S., in direct contravention of the U.S. Constitution.34Rauf’s early U.K. education and familiarization with American values and popular culture made him anacutely adept practitioner of taqiyya.35 Indeed, sharia inhibits all kinds of freedoms, especially forwomen and non-Muslims. Islamic law protects only the lives, minds, religion, property and families ofMuslims — not those of all peoples of all faiths, as Rauf pretends. 36Furthering Islamic gainsTo further North American Islamic gains, Rauf in 1997 established the American Society for MuslimAdvancement (ASMA). His Kashmir-born interior-designer wife, Daisy Khan, has run it since 2005. 37Khan’s uncle Faroque A. Khan is a trustee at the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Society of NorthAmerica (ISNA), and ISNA’s Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) subsidiary.38 InJuly 2006, Faroque Khan gave the IMANA keynote in Beijing. He touted both Rauf’s books, whichseek a clean, pure Wahabbi brand of sharia. Until at least 2006, Faroque Khan also chaired Westbury’sIslamic Center of Long Island, an affiliate of the MB Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).39Rauf then cultivated new influence spheres. In about 2002, Rauf began lecturing on Islam at the 750-acre southwestern New York Chautauqua Institution (CI), a 136-year-old non-profit. CI Religiondirector Joan Brown Campbell took Rauf under her wing. Under a convenient “Abrahamic” faithsrubric to cover Rauf’s radical Islamic agenda, Campbell named him prospective head for a CI Muslimhouse, planned by Rauf’s new tax-free 501(3)c organization, Muslim friends of Chautauqua. He alsobefriended former British nun Karen Armstrong, a devotee of Islam, 40 who in 2002 promoted theMuslim Brotherhood, as if the father of all Islamic terror groups was a progressive charity. She said,“[it] set up a wonderful welfare program before it was suppressed. … factories where Muslimscould work, had time for prayers, had vacation time, insurance, [learned] labor laws,[provided] clinics, they taught people how to treat sewage, drainage, and it was always thereligions response to try to help modernity to give to the ordinary people the benefits ofmodernity in an Islamic setting that made sense to them and made things more balanced.” 41In 2003, Rauf allied with Denver’s Aspen Institute (AI) leaders, including its former executive directorand four-term Aspen mayor John S. Bennett. In 2004, when Rauf established ASMA’s radical MuslimLeaders of Tomorrow, he and Bennett also co-founded Cordoba Initiative in Aspen, purportedly to“improve” Muslim-West relations.42 Rauf gets funding from many liberal organizations, includingGloria Steinem’s Ms. Foundation. The Carnegie Corp. under Iranian Muslim immigrant VartanGregorian, in 2008 gave $300,000 to ASMA and $800,000 to AI for “Islamic understanding.”43Defying purported intentionsEven in English, however Rauf has often contradicted his conciliatory pretense. “The Islamic methodof waging war is not to kill innocent civilians,” Rauf told the Sydney Morning Herald in March 2004.He added that terrorism will end only when the West acknowledges the harm it has done to Muslims.“[I]t was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neitherof which were military targets.” 44But the West’s strictly defensive World War II role invoked no religion. And Rauf ignores continuous7th through 16th century Islamic attacks on non-Muslim peoples throughout the Mid East, Africa,Europe, central Asia and India. And Daisy Khan glossed Rauf’s insults in a Dec. 2009 Fox interview. 45While he frequently insults the West and the U.S., however, true to Muslim Brotherhood form, Raufalso happily expands his Islamic outreach at U.S. government and taxpayers’ expense. Since ASMAregistered itself with the IRS as a “church,” it thus acquired doubly beneficial tax-exempt status, in thatchurches need not file annual 990 tax forms ordinarily required for non-profit groups.Worse, both Rauf and his wife since at least January 2009 have worked for the U.S. State Department,which has also funded at least one radical ASMA Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow meeting. 46 In August2010, news broke that the State Department had hired them both as envoys to the Islamic world. Raufwas then already in Malaysia, and planned to remain abroad until completing a State DepartmentfundedMiddle East tour — with stops in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar.47Despite White House and State Department denials, moreover, London’s Arsharq Alawsat reported inArabic that Rauf might use the U.S.-funded travel to raise money for his Ground Zero mosque. 48Indeed, Saudi Arabia founded the OIC in 1969 to promote the “struggle for Islam,” and served as itschief sponsor since. The OIC charter includes all Muslim Brotherhood principles, foremost to spreadsharia worldwide. Headquarters remain in Jedda, pending “liberation of Jerusalem.” In 1973, the OICestablished the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) “according to the Islamic sharia principles” — andthus launched the petrodollar-based Islamic financing market to stealthily spread Islam and shariaworldwide.49 “[A]n Islamic organization must serve God…and ultimately sustain…the growth andadvancement of the Islamic way of life,” writes Nasser M. Suleiman in “Corporate Governance inIslamic Banking.” 50 Obviously, with sharia principles in mind, 46 OIC member states secretly fundedthe 1984 construction Rauf’s father orchestrated of New York’s Islamic Center.Like his father, Rauf may also get major Saudi funding: In February 2001, the IDB established the U.S.dollar denominated Awqaf Properties Investment Fund (APIF) to “develop and invest in accordancewith … Islamic sharia [principles], in Awqaf real estate properties … in [IDB] member countries … andIslamic communities in non-member countries.” (emphasis added) Financing applications go — whereelse? — to Saudi Arabia, which has worked tirelessly for decades to advance Islamic communities innon-Muslim nations — predominantly the U.S. 51The MB seeks to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law (sharia), and impose Islam and sharialaw worldwide. Most North American MB organizations, including Rauf’s, avoid widely publicizingtheir aim. But the HT at a July 2009 suburban Chicago Khalifah conference openly promised to replacecapitalism with Islam and sharia.52 Rauf’s December 2007 appearance with HT in Kuala Lumpur is notsurprising, given his early, and often-stated desire for a wholesale shift to sharia law, by any means.Cordoba’s real meaningFor those knowledgeable in Islamic history, the name of Rauf’s Cordoba Institute telegraphs hisdeceptiveness. Cordoba (also the name for Chautauqua’s proposed new Muslim house) ruled theIslamic Caliphate for most of Spain from Tariq ibn Zayid’s 711 invasion through 1248. Cordobacontrolled some Spanish regions until their full liberation in 1492. Neither the Umayyads (who ruledmonolithically until about 1031), nor the vicious Almoravids (who swept over the Atlas mountains intoSpain in 1080), ruled non-Muslims so kindly. Islamic harshness varied, but remained ever-present.Rauf blatantly whitewashes the brutal Islamic history in Spain. While others also purvey this historicalfalsehood, Muslim rule in Spain never remotely approached the mythic beneficence Rauf pretends.53Muslims have traditionally destroyed the worship houses of virtually every other faith. Islam plunderedtens of thousands (if not 100,000s) of Christian churches and monasteries, synagogues and holy Jewishholy archaeological sites, Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Sikh and other temples and retreats. Toadvance jihad, Islam then claimed them all as “mosques,” forever Muslim. That’s what Rauf reallywants at Ground Zero, to proclaim Islamic victory.1 Feisal Abdul Rauf biography, http://asmasociety.org/about/b_rauf.html (viewed 4/28/2010).2 Feisal Abdul Rauf biography, http://asmasociety.org/about/b_rauf.html (viewed 4/28/2010).3 See ACT! Profile of Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf.4 George Goodman, “Ground broken for Islamic Center,” New York Times, Oct. 28, 1984,http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/28/realestate/ground-broken-for-islamic-center.html?&pagewanted=print (viewed5/10/2010); Islamic Cultural Center of New York, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Cultural_Center_of_New_York(viewed 5/9/2010); Hashim, “Islamic scholar Tan Sri Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf Dies,” ibid.5 Goodman, ibid.; David Dunlap, “A new mosque for Manhattan for the 21st century,” New York Times, Apr. 26, 1992,http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/26/arts/architecture-a-new-mosque-for-manhattan-for-the-21stcentury.html?pagewanted=print (viewed 5/10/2010).6 Daniel J. Wakin, “New head of mosque wants proof,” New York Times, Nov. 2, 2001,http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/02/nyregion/a-nation-challenged-the-imam-new-head-of-mosque-wants-proof.html(viewed 5/19/2010).7 “Agenda,” Perdana Global Peace Organization, Nov. 25, 2009, http://www.perdana4peace.org/agenda.aspx?x=3(viewed 7/10/2010); Jim Hoft, “Arrested Gaza flotilla ‘peace activists’ are al-Qaeda & Muslim Brotherhood members; haverecord of radicalism,” Big Government, June 2, 2010, http://biggovernment.com/jhoft/2010/06/02/arrested-gaza-flotillapeace-activists-are-al-qaeda-have-record-of-radicalism/ (viewed 6/10/2010).8 Gamal Essam al-Din, “Financial jihad,” Al-Ahram Weekly, Nov. 21-27, 2002,http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2002/613/ec2.htm (viewed 7/19/2010, as cited by Alyssa A. Lappen, “Financial Jihad,” HumanEvents,” 9/22/2005, http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=9235, first viewed 9/22/2005).9 Alyssa A. Lappen, “The Ground Zero Mosque Developer: Muslim Brotherhood Roots, Radical Dreams,” PajamasMedia, May 14, 2010, http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-ground-zero-mosque-developer-muslim-brotherhood-roots-radicaldreams/?singlepage=true (viewed 5/14/2010).1 0 Alyssa A. Lappen, “The Ground Zero Mosque Developer: Muslim Brotherhood Roots, Radical Dreams,” PajamasMedia, May 14, 2010, http://pajamasmedia.com/bl Pajamas Media og/the-ground-zero-mosque-developer-muslimbrotherhood-roots-radical-dreams/?singlepage=true (viewed 5/14/2010).1 1 Lappen, “Ground Zero mosque developer,” Pajamas Media, ibid.1 2 http://hizbut-tahrir.or.id/2007/12/27/imam-masjid-al-farah-new-york-city-konstitusi-as-sesuai-syari%E2%80%99ah/1 3 American Society for Muslim Advancement Financial statement, fiscal year ended Jun. 30, 2009, p. 8,http://www.asmasociety.org/about/asma_audit_2009.pdf (viewed 5/10/2010), as cited by Gadi Adelman, “Exclusive:Spitting in the Face of Everyone Murdered on 9/11,” Family Security Matters, May 10, 2010,http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6177/pub_detail.asp (viewed 5/10/2010).1 4 ASMA Financial statement for year ended Jun. 30, 2009, p. 8,http://www.asmasociety.org/about/asma_audit_2009.pdf , ibid, as cited by Gadi Adelman, “Exclusive: Spitting in the Faceof Everyone Murdered on 9/11,” Family Security Matters, ibid,http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6177/pub_detail.asp.1 5 Feisal Abdul Rauf, “Obama’s challenge to the Muslim world,” Washington Post, Jun. 5, 2009,http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/feisal_abdul_rauf/2009/06/obamas_challenge_to_the_muslim_world.html (viewed 4/26/2010).1 6 Lappen, “Ground Zero Mosque Developer,” Pajamas Media, ibid.; Spencer Ackerman, “Religious protection,” TheNew Republic, Dec. 12, 2005, http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/religious-protection (both viewed 5/14/2010); FeisalAbdul Rauf, What’s Right with Islam: a New Vision for Muslims and the West, (New York: HarperOne, 2004) p. 86.1 7 Walid Shoebat, “Ground Zero Imam: ‘I Don’t Believe in Religious Dialogue’,” Pajamas Media, May 27, 2010,http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/ground-zero-imam-i-dont-believe-in-religious-dialogue/?singlepage=true (viewed5/27/2010); see also “Separation of Church and State,” Hadielislam.com, Dec. 9, 2007, as translated by Google,http://www.hadielislam.com/arabic/index.php?pg=articles/article&id=12025 (viewed 6/10/2010).1 8 Shoebat, ibid; see also “The Separation of Church and State,” Hadielislam.com, Dec. 9, 2007, ibid.1 9 Lappen, “Ground Zero mosque imam’s radical connections,” Family Security Matters, Jul 16, 2010,http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6766/pub_detail.asp (viewed 7/16/2010).2 0 Robert Spencer, “Hamas-linked CAIR leader charges Islamic supremacist Ground Zero mega mosque opponents with’Islamophobia’,” Jihad Watch, Jul. 14, 2010, http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/07/hamas-linked-cair-board-member-chargesislamic-supremacist-ground-zero-mega-mosque-opponents-with-is.html (viewed 7/14/2010).2 1 Lappen, “Peace, tolerance and freedom? No way,” Family Security Matters, Jul. 16, 2010,http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6726/pub_detail.asp (viewed 7/16/2010).2 2 Andrew G. Bostom, “Behind the Mosque,” New York Post, Jul 29, 2010,http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/behind_the_mosque_yXUJDCpszRLF9dG1heLU1H?CMP=OTCrss&FEEDNAME= (viewed 7/29/2010).2 3 Andrew McCarthy, “Rauf’s Dawa from the World Trade Center rubble,” National Review Online, Jul. 24, 2010,http://article.nationalreview.com/438616/raufs-dawa-from-the-world-trade-center-rubble/andrew-c-mccarthy (viewed7/24/2010).2 4 “CountertERRORism Policy: MACLC’s critique of the NYPD’s report on Homegrown radicalism,” Nov. 20, 2008,http://maclcnypdcritique.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/maclc-report/ (viewed 7/10/2010); “Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow,Copenhagen-Denmark ’06, conference report,” ibid.; “Meet the MLT,”http://www.muslimleadersoftomorrow.org/about/search_mlts/83fd6847bcddfcb922a27f6542e126830/http://www.muslimleadersoftomorrow.org/about/search_mlts/83fd6847bcddfcb922a27f6542e1268350/http://www.muslimleadersoftomorrow.org/about/search_mlts/83fd6847bcddfcb922a27f6542e12683100/http://www.muslimleadersoftomorrow.org/about/search_mlts/83fd6847bcddfcb922a27f6542e12683150/http://www.muslimleadersoftomorrow.org/about/search_mlts/83fd6847bcddfcb922a27f6542e12683200/http://www.muslimleadersoftomorrow.org/about/search_mlts/83fd6847bcddfcb922a27f6542e12683250/http://www.muslimleadersoftomorrow.org/about/search_mlts/83fd6847bcddfcb922a27f6542e12683300/ (all, 5/12/2010).2 5 “Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow, Copenhagen-Denmark ’06, conference report,” ASMA, Jul. 2006,http://www.asmasociety.org/mlt2006/FullReport.pdf; Mona Eltahawy, “Backstory: what it means to be Muslim,” ChristianSchience Monitor, Aug. 16, 2006, http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0816/p20s01-lire.html%20; “Yasir Qhadi explainsIlmfest,” Mujahideenryder.net, Sept. 8, 2009, http://www.mujahideenryder.net/2009/09/08/sh-yasir-qadhi-explains-ilmfest/(all viewed 5/10/2010);2 6 Lappen, “Ground Zero mosque imam’s radical connections,” ibid.; Chuck Bennett & Jana Winter, “City principal is’revolting’,” New York Post, Aug. 6, 2007,http://www.nypost.com/p/news/regional/item_UerzwvF7fcSQY8YOP1ln4K;jsessionid=C3994B0112D76311258585CA2DEE1713; Stephen Schwartz, “CAIR vs. the NYPD,”Weekly Standard, Apr. 11, 2008,http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/968cekhc.asp?pg=1 (Chuck Bennett and Jana Winter,“City principal is ‘revolting’,” New York Post, Aug. 6, 2007,http://www.nypost.com/p/news/regional/item_UerzwvF7fcSQY8YOP1ln4K;jsessionid=C3994B0112D76311258585CA2DEE1713; Stephen Schwartz, “CAIR vs. the NYPD,”Weekly Standard, Apr. 11, 2008,http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/968cekhc.asp?pg=1 (viewed 6/10/2010).2 7 Rasha Elass, “Shariah index will rate countries’ Islamic law,” National ,Jul. 21, 2009,http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090721/NATIONAL/707209836&SearchID=73390571805898(viewed 5/11/2010).2 8 Rauf bio, http://asmasociety.org/about/b_rauf.html, ibid.; Islamic Cultural Center of New York,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Cultural_Center_of_New_York (viewed 5/9/2010).2 9 Rauf bio, http://asmasociety.org/about/b_rauf.html, ibid.; ACT! Profile of Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf, ibid.3 0 Islamic Center of Washington, Wikipedia, ibid.3 1 Salmy Hashim, “Islamic scholar Tan Sri Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf Dies,” Bernama, the Malaysian National NewsAgency, Dec. 12, 2004, http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/bernama-malaysian-national-newsagency/mi_8082/is_20041212/islamic-scholar-tan-sri-dr/ai_n51486662/ (viewed 5/4/2010); Jaclyn Ling-Chien Neo, “’Anti-God, anti-Islam and anti-Quran’: Expanding the range of participants and parameters in discourse over women’s rights andIslam in Malaysia,” Pacific Basin Law Journal, Vol. 21:29, 2003, p. 69,http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID753226_code491760.pdf?abstractid=753226&mirid=1 (viewed5/7/2010).3 2 Carl Glassman, “West Broadway bars facing license ban,” Tribeca Trib, Mar. 31, 2006,http://www.tribecatrib.com/bak/archives/newsmarch06/Bar_new.htm (viewed 5/20/2007).3 3 Department of Islamic Development Malaysia, Portal, http://www.islam.gov.my/english/jakim.html (viewed5/27/2010).3 4 “Taqiyah,” Dictionary of Islam, http://www.answering-islam.org/Books/Hughes/t.htm, as cited by Lappen, ibid.3 5 Ikhwan website, http://www.ummah.net/ikhwan/ (viewed 6/4/2008); The Muslim Brotherhood charter calls onmembers to sidestep attention through their long-established “flexibility” strategy — muruna in Arabic. To spread Islam, abasic requirement of shari’a or Islamic law, MB adherents also routinely practice concealment, known alternatively aseither taqiyya or kitman. See also Warner MacKenzie, “Understanding Taqiyya: Islamic principle of lying for the sake ofAllah,” Apr. 30, 2007, http://www.islam-watch.org/Warner/Taqiyya-Islamic-Principle-Lying-for-Allah.htm (viewed5/16/2010).3 6 al-Mawardi, The Laws of Islamic Governance; Reliance of the Traveller3 7 “Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf,” chairman, Cordoba Institute, http://www.cordobainitiative.org/?q=content/staff-bios(viewed 5/11/2010).; Daisy Khan biography, http://www.asmasociety.org/about/b_dkhan.html (viewed 5/12/2010).3 8 Stephen Suleiman Schwartz, “A mosque grows near Brooklyn, Weekly Standard, 7.26.2010,http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/articles/mosque-grows-near-brooklyn (viewed 7/16/2010);3 9 Faroque Ahmed Khan, “Approaching modern technology challenges through the traditions of Ibn Sina,” AnnualConvection of the Islamic Medical Association of North America, Beijing, China, Jul. 25-28, 2006,http://www.fimaweb.net/main/medicalethics/ibnsina.doc (viewed 7/19/2010).4 0 Chautauqua Institute website pages, (viewed 5/14/2010).4 1 Quotation in Chautauqua institution panel, summer 2002.4 2 American Society for Muslim Advancement Financial statement for period ended Jun. 30, 2009, p. 9,http://www.asmasociety.org/about/asma_audit_2009.pdf (viewed 5/10/2010).4 3 “Carnegie Corp. contributes to deeper understanding of Islam, Muslim societies; $10 Million initial investment part ofcomprehensive strategy to enrich public dialogue,” Ascribe Newswire, Apr. 7, 2008, http://newswire.ascribe.org/cgibin/behold.pl?ascribeid=20080407.082243&time=09%2025%20PDT&year=2008&public=0 (viewed 7/12/2010).4 4 Frank Walker, “We must act to end jihad: imam,” Sydney Sun-Herald, Mar. 21, 2004,http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/03/21/1079789939987.html (viewed 4/5/2004).4 5 Bat Ye’or, The Decline of Eastern Christianity, ibid; Andrew G. Bostom, Legacy of Jihad, ibid.4 6 “Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Founder, Cordoba Initiative; Daisy Kahn, Executive Director, American Society forMuslim Advancement; Sayyed Mirza, Project Manager, Reframing Perceptions of Islam and Muslims, East West Center;and Omar Amanat, Entrepreneur,” U.S. State Dept. press release, Jan, 20, 2009, http://2002-2009-fpc.state.gov/67976.htm(viewed 8/10/2010).4 7 Claudia Rosett, “Further travels of Imam Feisal,” Forbes, Aug. 6, 2010, http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/06/imamfeisal-ground-zero -mosque-opinions-columnists-claudia-rosett.html (viewed 8/6/2010).4 8 Jeff Earl and Brendan Scott, “Feds funding Ground Zero imam’s Mideast trip,” New York Post, Aug. 10, 2010,http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/feds_funding_zero_imam_mideast_trip_OTq9dmoHpxbaKvJbB4VLGM(viewed 8/10/2010); Howard LaFranchi, “Is Ground Zero mosque imam best choice for diplomatic mission to Mideast?”Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 11, 2010, http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2010/0811/Is-ground-zeromosque-imam-best-choice-for-diplomatic-mission-to-Mideast (viewed 8/11/2010).4 9 “Principles of Operation, Islamic Development Bank,http://www.isdb.org/irj/go/km/docs/documents/IDBDevelopments/Internet/English/IDB/CM/Projects/OperationsPrinciples.html (viewed 5/27/2010). Was stated with slight difference, at “Islamic Development Bank,” Organization of the IslamicConference, http://www.oicun.org/articles/22/1/Islamic-Development-Bank/1.htm (accessed 8 October 2007), as cited inAlyssa A. Lappen and Rachel Ehrenfeld, Chapter 28, “Shari’a financing and the coming Ummah,” Jeffrey H. Norwitz, ed.,Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency (Newport: Naval War College,2008) , pp. 389-404; see also http://www.alyssaalappen.org/wp-content/uploads/sharia-financing-and-the-coming-ummahby-ehrenfeld-and-lappen.pdf and http://97.74.65.51/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=31374 andhttp://www.rightsidenews.com/homeland-security-archives/jihad-economics-and-islamic-banking.html (last viewed5/20/2010).5 0 Nasser M. Suleiman, “Corporate governance in Islamic banks,” http://www.al-bab.com/arab/econ/nsbanks.htm (lastviewed 6/20/2009).5 1 “Awqaf Properties Investment Fund (APIF), IDB,http://www.isdb.org/irj/go/km/docs/documents/IDBDevelopments/Internet/English/IDB/CM/About%20IDB/Specialized%20Funds/AWQAF%20Properties%20Investment%20Fund/APIF.html; “Application procedure for projects financing underAPIF,” IDB,http://www.isdb.org/irj/go/km/docs/documents/IDBDevelopments/Internet/English/IDB/CM/About%20IDB/Specialized%20Funds/AWQAF%20Properties%20Investment%20Fund/Projects%20Financing/How%20to (both viewed 5/27/2010).5 2 “Hizb Ut-Tahrir: Shariah Takes Precedence over U.S. Constitution,” IPT News, July 20, 2009,http://www.investigativeproject.org/1100/hizb-ut-tahrir-shariah-takes-precedence-over-us, (viewed May 13, 2010).5 3 Richard Fletcher, Moorish Spain, University of California, 2006, 2nd ed., 206 pp.According to three important contemporary reports Fletcher summarizes, — one “crucial administrative document fromthe Islamic side,” some small “archaeological evidence” and the “Chronicle of 754,” an anonymous Christian narrative inLatin — after 711 Arab raids laid waste to “several provinces,” Tariq ibn Zayid’s army followed with fully equippedlegions, who in 712 murdered Roderic of Spain.North Africa’s governor then executed all Toledo’s prominent nobles (causing the Bishop to flee), devastated thecountryside and perpetrated further destruction and mass murder in Zargoza and the Ebro valley. Upon returning to theUmayyad seat of power in Damascus, he transported innumerable enslaved Visigoth lords, and all their gold and jewels.By 715, the next governor, Abd al-Aziz, conquered provinces throughout Iberia. Documents and archaeologicalexcavations corroborate the arrival of Toledo’s Bishop in Rome and signs of 8th century devastation beside coins dated 711to 713. In his April 713 treaty, Abd al-Aziz promised Theodemir lordship over, and free Christian practice throughout,seven southeastern towns. For this Abd al-Aziz extorted from Theodemir stiff annual head taxes of one silver dinar perperson, all the region’s wheat, barley, unfermented grape juice, vinegar, honey and oil, and an inviolable promise not to helpenemies of Spain’s Islamic conquerors.From 718 through 720, As-Samh handed all Visigoth monarchy holdings to Arab Muslim governors, and gave all theless fertile land to the North African Berber Muslims. His generosity brought 150,000 to 200,000 Arab and Berber soldiersto Spain to usurp its wealth.After the 750 Abbasids defeat of the Umayyads, in 762, the Islamic caliphate moved from Damascus to Baghdad. In 756the Umayyad Abd al-Rahman escaped the Abbasid Caliph al-Saffah (“shedder of blood”) and established a rival Umayyadempire that ruled Spain until 1031. But the Umayyads continued to wreck havoc on Spain. Emir al Haken (796-822) kept apalace cavalry of 2,000 and a standing army of 60,000. In 805 alone, he crucified 72 people. In 818, he leveled Cordoba’ssouthern suburb. The military governors of the Umayyads’ three Spanish regions were constantly at war. In 884, forexample, Burgos was destroyed “to its foundations.”Even the reputedly enlightened Abd al-Rahman III (912-961) brutalized the population. At the Cordoba palace alone, heowned 3,750 slaves on his death in 961. On July 26 in 920, a Pyrenean monk at San Juan de la Pena recorded a slaughter inValdejunquera, southwest of Pamplona. In 920, a three month campaign culminated on July 25 with a siege of the Muezcastle. All “combatants” were “put to the sword,” including over 500 “counts and knights.” While returning to Cordoba,general al-Nasir totally destroyed many other villages too. The poet Ibn Abd Rabbihi later wrote the invaders left Osma“like a blackened piece of charcoal.”In 976 Almanzor or Al-Mansur (“the victorious”) took power. In 977 he campaigned with his general against Leon.Some 56 campaigns followed in Almanzor’s rule alone. In 985, he sacked Barcelona and the San Cugat del Vallesmonastery. In 987, he plundered Coimbra (now in Portugal). In 995, he imprisoned the count of Castile, and destroyedCarrion and Astorga. In 997 he attacked Santiago de Compostela. In 999 he destroyed Pamplona and in 1002 flattened Roijaand San Millan de la Cogolla monastery. Almonzor raided Catalonia in 1003; Castile in 1004; Leon in 1005; and Aragon in1006. Almanzor himself described all war on Christians as Jihad. Christian subjects said he was “seized by the Devil.”In the 11th century, Morocco’s Almoravids crossed the Atlas mountains, conquered its plain and then conquered Spain — which they ruled from 1080 until Fernando liberated most of the peninsula in 1248. “[N]oting can stand in their way,”wrote the Muslim historian Ibn Kahldun of Almoravid religious and military fervor, “for their outlook is the same and theobject they desire is common to all and is one for which they are prepared to die.” Thus in 1148 alone, the Almohadsmassacred 100,000 Jews in Fez, 120,000 Jews in Marrakesh and wrecked devastation and death throughout Spain, fromSeville to Tortosa.In 1148, Jewish physician and philosopher Maimonides fled Cordoba’s Almohad persecution with his family disguisedas Muslims. He found asylum in Fatimid Egypt. Arabs and Muslims had “persecuted us severely, and passed baneful anddiscriminatory legislation against us,” he later wrote. “Never did a nation molest, degrade, debase, and hate us as much asthey.” Maimonides’ 1172 Epistle to the [persecuted] Jews of Yemen that forced conversions they reported from Yemen, theBerbers had similarly forced upon Jews across the Maghreb and Spain. He described Mohammed as “the Madman,”despairing that the sole objective of his “invented … well known religion,” was “procuring rule and submission….”

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