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Jihad in Our Backyard


Kaufman's Commentary


As more and more Islamic terrorists are brought into custody throughout the world and as more and more links to terror are uncovered, we are told to be vigilant in our everyday lives, to report any suspicious behavior we encounter. Right here in South Florida, we have housed those connected to 9/11, and we continue to expose possible links to the terrorist group that ravaged one of our most famous sites and took over 3000 lives. The following will focus on one such possible link. 

A little over a year ago, the Islamic Center of Boca Raton made the news for publishing a website (www.icbr.org) that contained an essay that was overtly antisemitic. The essay was entitled, "Why can't the Jews and Muslims live together in peace?" It characterized Jews as being "people of treachery and betrayal" and ended with quotes from Islamic sources on killing Jews. Even though the center removed the essay from its website, I really shouldn't use terms that are past tense in describing it, since the essay still exists. It can be found precisely where it originated, along with a plethora of other outrageously antisemitic material, on the website www.islam-qa.com - all written by the same person, Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid, the creator of the site. 

The imam of the center, Ibrahim Dremali, claimed that the essay appearing on the center's website was the result of hackers. That's kind of strange, as most of the other essays that are CURRENTLY on his website, including one about how Jews have no claim to Jerusalem, are derived from the same place as the offending one. In fact, right on the center's site it says in as clear terms as possible, "Many of these excellent articles were obtained from www.islam-qa.com." In addition, one of the spokesmen for the center, Dan McBride, a recent convert to Islam, contradicted the imam, when he stated that the reason why they took the essay off the site was because they received numerous complaints about it, not the lame hacker excuse. McBride, by the way, said he agrees with everything written in the essay. 

Another spokesman for the center, Hassan Shareef, was reported to have told a group of students that our U.S. government is "illegitimate." He stated, "In the Quran, it happens to say you should rule by [Allah's] law, and if you rule by anything else it's not acceptable." This same person got very testy, when he and others were asked by a television reporter about rumors that unidentified men had been in South Florida asking Muslims to contribute money toward a holy war. The reason for his impatience is understandable, when one finds out that the Islamic Center of Boca Raton gave nearly $17 thousand dollars to the Global Relief Foundation, one of the so-called charities that were closed down by the United States for funneling money to Al Quaida. Also of concern is a figure of $600 thousand dollars that was listed on the Global Relief Foundation's website, next to the name Boca Raton Masjid… kind of strange, when one considers that the masjid does not exist yet. 

Oh, did I mention that the Islamic Center of Boca Raton is raising money to build a 9000 square foot mosque (masjid) in the heart of Boca Raton? That's right! And who knows what is going to be said in this place! Actually, we have a pretty good idea, as the center just had a fundraiser for the building project featuring Rafil Dhafir, a professor that recently gave hour-long lectures on why Muslims must not befriend Jews or Christians and how the United States and England are "vicious" in their war on Iraq. 

Moreover, the imam himself has said some things that are more than somewhat disturbing. At a rally where Israeli flags were burned and slogans such as "With jihad we'll claim our land, Zionist blood will wet the sand" were shouted proudly, Ibrahim Dremali urged the crowd to not be sad for suicide bombers and to not fear dying for what they believe in. 

And to go one step further, Khalid Hamza, a co-founder of the center and the advisor of the Muslim Student Organization at Florida Atlantic University (where the Islamic Center of Boca Raton originated from), was a colleague of Sami Al-Arian's and recently used a Texas A & M University forum to defend Al-Arian. If you don't remember, Sami Al-Arian was recently suspended from the University of South Florida for his association with the terrorist group Islamic Jihad. 

There is yet more to uncover. I ask you, my faithful readers, to be vigilant in your personal search for information. If you are as concerned as I am, that this center wants to expand to a 9000 square foot facility in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida, then you will take the time to contact city officials and your friends in the area. Keep in mind, the Boca city codes specifically prohibit the building of a facility that is deemed "a threat to the community." Be vigilant, my friends.



Joe Kaufman





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