The Mysterious Money Man of the Murfreesboro Mosque

Senior members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro inner circle: Construction planner, Essam Fathy (left), Treasurer / VP, Abdou Kattih (center) Egyptian Cleric / Spiritual Leader, Ossama Bahloul (right)

By Eric Alan Bell

Why is it such a big deal that a Muslim community is simply trying to build a house of worship?

Let’s start with a little math.  Murfreesboro, TN is located in Rutherford County which has just over 100,000 residents.  According to estimates provided by the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, there are 200 to 300 Muslim families living in the area.  When they announced their plans to build a 53,000 square foot mega mosque, a lot of questions came up.  One subject of concern was why they needed such a huge compound for so few families.  What is particularly disconcerting is that, according to their own documents (attached 2009 annual report) the ICM only has 45 active paying member families.  Naturally this begs another question – who is paying for this massive compound?

And, what will it really cost to build something that looks like this, per square foot, at 53,000 square feet, when the project is completed?  How many millions of dollars will these “45 active members” be coming up with – and where is all this money coming from?

The first 12,000 square feet of a 53,000 square foot mega mosque

Now the question of who is paying for this Islamic compound and why is it so big, begs another question:

Why is it that after 9/11, mosque construction in America has nearly doubled? 

It’s not as if the population of Muslims in America suddenly spiked – not even close.  Muslims make up less than 1 percent of the United States population.  So is there any logical explanation for the rapid expansion of new mosque construction?

One need only look to the history of 1,400 years of Islamic conquest to understand that according to the Hirja, the Islamic doctrine of cultural invasion, Muslims are required to build mosques following a successful attack.

But shouldn’t the Islamic Center of Mufreesboro have the right to build anyway?  Is this not a right, given to all religions and protected under the First Amendment?

In order to understand what Islam is and is not, it is important to note a few basic facts.  Well under 20 percent of Islamic scripture talks about religion in any way.  The rest concerns itself with fighting the infidel, conquest, spreading the tyrannical Islamic political system and enforcing brutal Islamic Law (Sharia) on the non-believers.

Another glaring detail that our last few Presidents left out, when telling us that “Islam is peace” is that Islam is sort of obsessed with hating the Jews.  In fact, the Prophet Mohammed had an entire Jewish tribe murdered.  Here is a bit of Islamic scripture that I find to be very revealing, when it comes to “the religion of peace”:

“The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.” (Sahih Muslim, 41:6985; see also 41:6981-84 and Sahih Bukhari, 4:52:176,177 and 4:56:791)

So actually, Islam is a political and legal system with a thin veil of religious doctrine, thus giving it just enough cover to be protected by our laws, provided no one shine the light of truth and thus exposes to Americans what Islam actually is.

And the glaring fact that the Islamic scripture is a hate manifesto with a blueprint for worldwide domination of the infidel, well, who wants to confront the elephant in the room and be labeled “intolerant”?  That said, until someone successfully challenges this in court, Islam has been deemed a religion in the United States, and when that premise is questioned in a court of law, Eric Holder sends officials from the Department of Justice to intervene on behalf of Islam.

However, when applying a little common sense, one can look at Islam’s place in America in the following way: “Islam” means submission.  “Liberty” means you own you.  Liberty is one of the major founding principles upon which America stands.  Liberty and submission cannot coexist.  Therefore, Liberty and Islam cannot coexist.  Islam runs counter to our American values.

But the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro says it’s just a place of worship, right?

According to a passage on the ICM website from 2008, since scrubbed from the web, but preserved in the attached documents, here is what the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro website used to say about an objective of their presence, in Tennessee (before they scrubbed this from the web):

“The main focus is to insure the masjid (mosque) stronghold on our community and to expand beyond religious teachings… We must work hard so that the ICM have a prominent role in the development and progression of not only Mufreesboro, but of Middle Tennessee.”

I’m sure the mosque has a perfectly reasonable explanation for this.  I guess it’s really up to you to decide for yourself, whether they mean “expand beyond religious teachings” when they explicitly say “expand beyond religious teachings”.

To put the next passage in context, know that the author of the Koran, “Prophet” Mohammed (asserting it was an angel who came to him) spoke only Arabic, and coincidentally the god he created, Allah, speaks only Arabic too. And Allah only hears prayers in Arabic.  That said, the scrubbed passages from the old ICM site go on to say:

“And to add one more, the Rutherford County school system currently offers French, Latin, German and Spanish, as a second language, to see our community work with the school board to establish a program that also offers Arabic as a second language would be a great achievement in the name of Allah.”

When it comes to applying pressure on the County to teach Arabic to the children of this area, remember that the population of Rutherford County is only about 100,000 residents.  And the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, by their own count, is representing around 200 to 300 families.

So their internal documents say they want to change the local educational system.  But, has the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, actually ever attempted to pressure the School Board, to practice Islamic Law in the public schools?

Click the following link to discover firsthand, how Abdou Kattih of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is instructing the government funded public schools on how to provide special treatment for its Muslim students.

Please click here and see for yourself the multipage instructions that Abdou Kattih sent the school, demanding that the schools become Sharia compliant.  This “informative newsletter to distribute to the principles in the Rutherford county schools” was attached to an email to the School Board: From: Abdou Kattih Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 11:54 PM.  (Feel free to download any of these documents, by the way).

ON THAT NOTE: if you have any information with regard to the mosque that you would like to provide for journalistic purposes, please join many other Rutherford County citizens by visiting as I will be very interested in receiving any and all information which you choose to divulge.  I will also accept information on other Islamic organizations, anywhere in the world.  Later in this brief article, you will understand why exposing the secretive practices of this mosque is so essential to protecting our American way of life.

Below are a few of the finer points, quoted verbatim with no additional language. By clicking on the link you can read for yourself where Abdou Kattih of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is ordering the taxpayer funded school conform to Islamic Law in the following ways:

-      Men and boys are always to be covered from the navel to the knee in public.

-      Muslim females are required to wear loose-fitting and non-revealing clothing which includes a head covering.

-      Some of the five prayers may fall within regular school hours. It takes less than 15 minutes to accomplish the prayer. It includes:

  • Washing: Before the prayer, Muslims perform a simple wash with clean water. This is normally performed in the restroom sink.
  • Prayer space and Time: During the prayer, the Muslim will stand, bow, and touch the forehead to the ground. This may be performed in any quite, clean room. Total privacy is not required.
  • Attention: During the prayer, Muslims are fully engaged and they may not respond to a conversation. Students and teachers should not take offense of the worshiper not answering their call. However, in case of an emergency, the Muslim will respond to an announcement by stopping the prayer immediately.

-      Fasting students may ask to use the library instead of the cafeteria during lunch. Also they may ask to be excused from strenuous physical activities during fasting.

-      Muslim boys and girls may not take same-sex communal after-sports showers without wearing appropriate covering on their bodies.

-      Close contact with local Islamic centers is essential to encourage input from the Muslim community.

-      In Islam, Friday is the day for the congregational worship, called Jumaha. It is an obligation that must be fulfilled, and it lasts about one hour.

-      Textbooks that contribute to religious prejudice are not suitable.

-      Qualified Muslim educators should participate in the textbook selection process, particularly for history, social studies and geography texts.

Who is the “Muslim Brotherhood”?

The Muslim Brotherhood is the largest Islamic organization in the world.  Its most famous slogan, used worldwide, is “Islam is the solution.”  As Islamic scholar, Robert Spencer points out repeatedly, in many of his public talks and books, the Muslim Brotherhood is the direct forefather of both Hamas and Al Qaeda.  This organization does not go by “The Muslim Brotherhood” in America.  But perhaps you may have heard of some of its front groups:  Muslim Student Association, Muslim American Society, Islamic Society of North America, Islamic Circle of North America, North American Islamic Trust, International Institute of Islamic Thought, and several others.  And they were all listed in this Muslim Brotherhood “Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood of North America”, which states:

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process”. The Muslim Brotherhood must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.


What does the Muslim Brotherhood have to do with the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro?  Is there any evidence which connects the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro with the Muslim Brotherhood in America?

That is the million dollar question.  Given all of the negative publicity focused on both the Islamic Center of Nashville and the Islamic Center of Memphis, for their connections to the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) – the question arises whether or not the Islamic Center of Mufreesboro has anything to do with NAIT at all, and if so, have they gone to any lengths to hide it?  Perhaps this will become more clear as we look closer at Abdou Kattih.

Muslim Brotherhood front Group, “MAS” Material photographed inside of the Islamic Center of Mufreesboro

It should be noted that there exists plenty of other Islamic educational material available at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro that is not published by any known Muslim Brotherhood front groups.  In fact, they are published by a company registered to Abdou Kattih – called “The Islamic Education and Services Institute”.  They are located on Shepherd Street in Chattanooga, TN.  Strangely however, what also comes up in a title search for Shepherd Street in Chattanooga is a plot of land for the Muslim Brotherhood front group called the NAIT, or “North American Islamic Trust”.  What is the connection between Abou Kattih and NAIT?

When looking at how elaborate the network of Muslim Brotherhood front groups is, the complexity, like a room full of mirrors – I am reminded of something.  Remember when the mortgage crisis took our economy off of a cliff?  It seems that even back then one was hard pressed to find an economist who could explain the relationship between fractional reserve banking and credit default swaps.  I am not making any absolute statements with regard to Abdou Kattih and the Muslim Brotherhood.  Just some observations and a lot of questions. Moving right along…

Who owns the plot of land that this massive Islamic facility is being built upon?

According to the attached document, the plot of land upon which the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is building their 53,000 square foot compound is registered to Abdou Kattih.  He is the registered agent on the deed of the property.  This makes perfect sense, given that Abdou Kattih is also the Treasurer of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, its Vice President and the registered owner of their domain,

Although there are almost no pictures of Abdoulrahman Kattih on Google Images, it should be noted that he also owns at least 2 other domains: and both committed to the spread of Islam.  As noted earlier, less than 20 percent of Islamic scripture concerns itself with matters of religion – and the rest deals with how to treat the infidel, Islamic conquest, political Islam and Islamic law – Islam is commonly referred to by Muslims as “a complete way of life”.  In fact, in this document here, where Abdou Kattih demands that the local school board adopt Islamic Rules for the Muslim students in the area, he uses those exact same words himself to describe the so-called “religion” of Islam.  He calls it “a complete way of life”.

What other Islamic facilities has Abdou Kattih been involved with establishing in Tennessee?

Abdou Kattih had registered another plot of land, for his Islamic Education and Services Institute in Chattanooga, with a mailbox strangely right next to an empty plot of land registered to NAIT (North America Islamic Trust).

Abdou Kattih owns “The Islamic Education and Services Institute” in Chattanooga On Shepherd Street, adjacent to where the Muslim Brotherhood land is located.

FACT: a mailbox sits in front of an old house, in the rural backwoods of Chattnooga, TN sits next to a big, empty plot of land, registered to the North American Islamic Trust.  The mailbox itself is the only listed address for the Islamic Education and Services Institute.  The IESI is owned by Adbou Kattih, Vice President and Treasurer of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.  Here is what his own site has to say about the IESI:

-      The IESI online services receive over 50 million hits a year.

-      The IESI distributed 250.000 hard copies and 1.5 million e-copies of literature about Islam.

-      The IESI has hosted/sponsored over 60 lectures, exhibits, presentations or lessons.

-      The IESI Donated over 2,000 books to area libraries.

According Federal prosecutors, NAIT has been named as one of many front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood in America.  NAIT’s involvement in the largest bust of an “Islamic charity” which turned out to be funneling money to Islamic terrorist organizations, has raised more than a few eyebrows.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about NAIT, or the North American Islamic Trust, as it pertains to terrorism:

“In 2007, federal prosecutors brought charges against Holy Land Foundation for funding terrorist activities of Hamas and other Islamic terrorist organizations. NAIT was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case, along with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and ISNA… NAIT is also mentioned as an allied organization in a 1991 Muslim Brotherhood internal memorandum on its US strategy


The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process”. The Muslim Brotherhood must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.

It should also be noted that NAIT funds a very large percentage of new mosque construction in America.  The doubling of mosque construction, since 9/11, has relied heavily on funds provided by NAIT, a Muslim Brotherhood front group.

NAIT gets much of their money from the oppressive Islamic government of Saudi Arabia.  The Saudi regime teaches hatred of Jews and hatred of America and the America way of life.  When a woman is raped and dares to report it, she is often punished for the sin of “adultery”.  Punishments include lashings, imprisonment, stoning or being forced to marry her rapist.  This is in keeping with Islamic Rules.  So too is the second class status of women, under Islamic gender apartheid.

So, is Abdou Kattih, Treasurer and VP of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, is affiliated with NAIT as suggested by the attached documents?  You decide.

What else is Abdou Kattih, a man who at the very least appears to have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, doing in Middle Tennessee?  What does he mean by “improve the community”?

According to the attached document, in an article written by Abou Kattih himself, the purpose of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro includes, “insuring a stronghold on the community and expanding beyond religious teachings” NOTE that this article has been scrubbed from the web, but is made available to you by viewing for yourself the attached documents.

Another page that was scrubbed from the web, but is available for you to review in the attached documents, is from an earlier version of the website for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro ( which make this statement: “All of ICM work is in line with Islamic Rules and the USA Laws”.

But how can that be?  Are the “Islamic Rules” and USA Laws not sort of at odds with each other?   What exactly are the “Islamic Rules”?

According to Muslims, Sharia Law (aka “Islamic Rules”) is founded on the words of Allah as revealed in the Quran, and traditions gathered from the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

Here are just a few of the “Islamic Rules” that one must consider when deciding if they are incompatible with the laws of the United States:

-          Mocking or condemning the Prophet Mohammed (blasphemy) is punishable by death

-          Leaving Islam (apostasy) is punishable by death

-          Acts of homosexuality are punishable by death

-          Non-Muslims are second-class citizens

-          A man may beat his wife if she does not obey (Koran 4:34)

There’s more, but I think perhaps you might be starting to see a pattern here.  It should be noted that in order to really understand Islam, all you really need to know is that the Prophet Mohammed is considered the supreme moral example and the man to be imitated.  That said, here are a few points of interest, with regard to what Muslims are taught about their own prophet:

-          He was a slave owner

-          He had several poets beheaded for offending him

-          He married a six year old girl, fondled her until she was 9, then had sexual intercourse with her

-          Mohammed spread his “religion of peace” through warfare and conquest

-          Mohammed was a Jew hater of the highest order.  He murdered an entire Jewish tribe

But just because Mohammed terrorized the unbeliever, does that make him a “terrorist”?  To those who are deeply indoctrinated into the brutal belief system of Islam, the answers vary.  But to anyone with any common sense, the quite quote from Mohammed himself kind of says it all:

Bukari: V4B52N220

“Allah’s Apostle (Mohammed) said, “I have been made victorious with terror”.

Interestingly enough, an Islamic cleric once told me that the line above was “actually quite beautiful in the original Arabic”.

One might argue that September 11, 2001 – Osama Bin Laden must have been wearing his “What Would Mohammed Do?” bracelet that day, since clearly if the “prophet” were alive on that day, he most certainly would have sanctioned the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.  Anyone who takes the time to study what Muslims are taught about Mohammed will realize that this man was a blood thirsty tyrant and not a man of peace.  Were he alive today, Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah would make him proud.

Does this high ranking official, at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, have any plans to change our laws, rules, our way of life here in America?

Frank Gaffney, of the Center for Security Policy, released a series entitled The Muslim Brotherhood in America.  His research identified in detail, a pattern based on facts which illustrates the execution of what the Muslim Brotherhood in America are calling “Civilization Jihad”.  And perhaps coincidentally everything suspicious, that Abdou Kattih has written on the web is now just suddenly gone.  All that remains are these documents comprised of a few screenshots – screenshots that demand answers.

According to his profile on Google + Abdou Kattih is in Murfreesboro “as a Muslim” to “improve the community”.

Looking at the attached documents, if you scroll down to the first yellow arrow, Abdou Kattih writes:

As Muslims, we ask for a clear international law, sponsored by the United Nations, that prevents mocking religions or prophets”

Why did Abdou Kattih and his organization tell the media and the community of Murfreesboro that they just wanted to build an innocent house of worship?  They didn’t mention to any of us infidels that they had plans to try to take away our right to free speech.

How could Abdou Kattih have overlooked something that important in his talking points?  Was this just simply an oversight on his part?  Is this, yet again, all just one big misunderstanding?

Perhaps CAIR or can explain this.  Or perhaps they will just once again attack me personally, with words like “bigot” and “Islamophobe”.  As has been said before, and cannot be overstated, “truth is the new hate speech”.

Eric Allen Bell

Eric Allen Bell is the author of “The High Price of Telling the Truth about Islam”.  He is also the Director of Global Infidel TV and Mosque Confidential – a whistle blowing site for former and existing Muslims, as well as concerned citizens, to come forward with material that will expose the Muslim Brotherhood in America or other subversive Islamic activity.







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