Mosque attended by Tsarnaevs has radical ties

posted at 6:01 pm on April 24, 2013 by Allahpundit

Lots of familiar boxes being checked now. Terrorists accepting welfare while they’re busy plotting murder? Yep. Mosque they attended has links to “extremists”? Yep yep. Apologists grasping for theories to explain how “society” is really responsible for their degeneracy? A few, yeah, but that won’t hit full flush until the trial, when poor Dzhokhar describes his American nightmare of smoking weed, collecting scholarship money, and attending state-funded universities. Give it time.

The USA Today piece about the mosque is worthy of the Times or the Post. No excerpt will do it justice; take a minute to read it all, noting the rogues’ gallery of terror suspects and other assorted militants who’ve passed through it. The basics:

Several people who attended the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, Mass., have been investigated for Islamic terrorism, including a conviction of the mosque’s first president, Abdulrahman Alamoudi, in connection with an assassination plot against a Saudi prince.

Its sister mosque in Boston, known as the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, has invited guests who have defended terrorism suspects. A former trustee appears in a series of videos in which he advocates treating gays as criminals, says husbands should sometimes beat their wives and calls on Allah (God) to kill Zionists and Jews, according to Americans for Peace and Tolerance, an interfaith group that has investigated the mosques…

“In 2011, the two brothers were right under the nose of the FBI and they didn’t find anything,” Eid said, who never met the Tsarnaevs. “How do you want me as an imam to know enough to tell them they are not welcome here? How can I figure out those people have that kind of criminal intent?”…

Jacobs and others say it is not only renters who express sympathetic views for terrorists. Leaders of the Boston and Cambridge mosques, and invited guests, have advocated on behalf of convicted terrorists, urging followers to seek their release or lenient sentences.

Is that where Tamerlan met the mysterious “Misha” whom his uncle and former brother-in-law believe corrupted him?

The mosques are affiliated with the Muslim American Society, which was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood but now insists that it’s independent of the MB — although, per USA Today, American prosecutors have accused it of being an arm of the group. Reason enough to believe that the Tsarnaevs were radicalized there? Well, according to this LA Times piece a few days ago, it was an imam at the Islamic Society of Boston mosque who angered Tamerlan by praising Martin Luther King and saying it’s okay to celebrate America’s national holidays. It might also be the Islamic Society of Boston that refused the Tsarnaev family’s request to give Tamerlan an Islamic funeral; all NBC knows for sure is that some mosque in the Boston area refused, and the Tsarnaevs were known to attend the ISB. One other thing: Given the number of high-profile jihadi types who’ve passed through the ISB in the past, it’s highly likely that the feds had this mosque under surveillance, no? Despite Eric Holder’s occasional indignation at local police forces for spying on Muslims, his own guys have been doing it for years, sometimes as an adjunct of “mosque outreach” programs. As such, the imam quoted in the excerpt makes a fair point. If the feds were watching, why they didn’t spot Tamerlan as a budding jihadi either?


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Seriously…is this a surprise?

CW on April 24, 2013 at 6:02 PM

My assumption has always been that ALL mosques have radical ties.

Charlemagne on April 24, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Naw, they’re just knock-offs.

John the Libertarian on April 24, 2013 at 6:04 PM

ANd here I thought they attended because they were devout muslims….and Mosque is a great place to pick up chicks during social hour and fill up on casseroles and jello salads at the potluck after prayer service.

hawkeye54 on April 24, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Sign over the entrance:

“Through these doors pass the best trained terrorists that Saudi money can buy”

BobMbx on April 24, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Don’t we have laws against inciting people to violence or to commit crimes? Conspiracy? et.
Shut it down and throw the leaders in prison.

dentarthurdent on April 24, 2013 at 6:09 PM

But, but they are supposed to be the religion of peace … And the dude got knocked on the head a few too many times… And they had to live in deplorable conditions with us ugly Americans… And it was just a young man being led astray by a crazy brother…

And four innocent people died and we can’t dare put the truth out there or we are one of those “ugly Americans”. The soul of this country is slowing dying.

rsherwd65 on April 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM

ANd here I thought they attended because they were devout muslims….and Mosque is a great place to pick up chicks during social hour and fill up on casseroles and jello salads at the potluck after prayer service.

hawkeye54 on April 24, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Hey, they do fun things there as a social outlet…uh…like the semi-annual “Have Your Daughter Stoned” raffle and the really popular “Who’s Behind The Burqa” dances.

BobMbx on April 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM

I’m stunned. I could understand violence growing out of Baptist prayer meetings or coming out of a Catholic Catechism–or even a gathering of Buddhists or Methodists–but a Muslim mosque??? NEVER!!!!!

MaiDee on April 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM

If the feds were watching, why they didn’t spot Tamerlan as a budding jihadi either?

They did spot Taimur the Speedbump as a budding jihady,
why else do you think they backed off and let him continue ?

burrata on April 24, 2013 at 6:12 PM

No, it is NOT because of his religion. You see, he was a boxer and so he got hit on his head, and the head bumps made him want to go boom.

/LSM

Key West Reader on April 24, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Not-so-secret secret: most American mosques have radical ties.

steebo77 on April 24, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Isn’t it fun watching liberal narratives on a story go down in flames one by one?

Liam on April 24, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Obviously we weren’t giving them enough welfare money. And they should have gotten ObamaiPhones.

rbj on April 24, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Islam is itself radical.

Rebar on April 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Fun exercise: go to your local mosque’s website and see how many clicks it takes you to find something actively promoting jihad. I tried this last year and it only took me four.

steebo77 on April 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM

What part of the COEXIST bumper stickers are you all not understanding? /

visions on April 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM

No doubt the answer to all of this will be another Federal Bureaucracy…

… No doubt.

Seven Percent Solution on April 24, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Do we know yet what mosque in Russia the older brother visited?

Weight of Glory on April 24, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Not-so-secret secret: most American mosques have radical ties.

steebo77 on April 24, 2013 at 6:15 PM

FIFY

dentarthurdent on April 24, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Nooooooooo!?..how could they be radical when they like MLK so much??

Mimzey on April 24, 2013 at 6:28 PM

“Mosque attended by Tsarnaevs has radical ties”

…WOW – a mosque has radical ties. Who could possibly have guessed that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think a Pulitzer prize is in order for the genius who discovered that.

TeaPartyNation on April 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM

The USA Today piece about the mosque is worthy of the Times or the Post.

Except that the Times would never print it.

The folks at Power Line have been doing some great work on this mosque, and how the New York Times-owned Boston Globe has been desperately trying to ignore that mosque’s Inconvenient Truths.

Pravda Lives!

Del Dolemonte on April 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Unless I am mistaken, didn’t one or both of these masques receive free land from the city or the state?

bw222 on April 24, 2013 at 6:33 PM

I guess NASA needs to do more outreach.

agmartin on April 24, 2013 at 6:36 PM

More weirdness breaking: One of the not-bombers found dead in river.

Limerick on April 24, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Finding a radical at a Mosque is probably as easy as finding a pot dealer at a Rave.

I’m not saying all mosques are radical, but seriously, where else would the radicals spend their time to recruit?

Daemonocracy on April 24, 2013 at 6:38 PM

The Boston Bombing And Menino’s Mosque

Watch as Mayor Menino joyously speaks at the ribbon cutting for ‘Menino’s Mosque,’ which is the same mosque attended by the Tsarnaevs. Why shouldn’t he celebrate? He gave them $1.8 million of our money to build it…

Mumbles’ Mosque

Resist We Much on April 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM

On the one hand:

‘Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.’

- Mayor Mumbles Menino, 20 July 2012

On the other hand:

‘Its sister mosque in Boston, known as the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (a/k/a Mumbles Menino’s Mosque), has invited guests who have defended terrorism suspects. A former trustee appears in a series of videos in which he advocates treating gays as criminals, says husbands should sometimes beat their wives and calls on Allah (God) to kill Zionists and Jews, according to Americans for Peace and Tolerance, an interfaith group that has investigated the mosques…’

- Oren Dorell, Mosque That Boston Suspects Attended Has Radical Ties, USA Today, 24 April 2013

Resist We Much on April 24, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Bulldoze it and deport every non-citizen member.

Jaibones on April 24, 2013 at 6:46 PM

America never learns, and will never wake up till its too late. The Western logic based thinking has a huge downside….. Islam. How come you don’t find Hindus or Jewish or Buddhists loons out for blood? The Islamic adherents don’t think like us, and will never will. They’re just being true and honest to their religion. Period. Slowly and surely, we’ll become like Europe unless people wake up. At present, I don’t see that happening. Sad.

tommy71 on April 24, 2013 at 6:48 PM

I recommend the website for Americans for Peace and Tolerance.

Buy Danish on April 24, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Welfare-state jizya tax: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/346555/paying-jizya-welfare-terrorist-tamerlan-tsarnaevhttpwwwmeforumorg3468us-aid-egypt

onlineanalyst on April 24, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Thanx for that link, it is an eye-opening article for those whose eyes have been open all these years.
For me , Obamacare Law has always been a sugarcoated jazia,
which was validated by Roberts finally.
Shame on those who brought the caliphate upon America .

burrata on April 24, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Unless I am mistaken, didn’t one or both of these masques receive free land from the city or the state?

bw222 on April 24, 2013 at 6:33 PM

The bigger of the 2 Mosques received a big swath of land from Boston that was worth millions and then the city subsidized the building of a mega-mosque. (So much for separation of church and state, that only works when there is a “Easter bunny” or an “Xmas Santa Claus” on public land.)

Wonder if we paid to make it fire-proof…

V7_Sport on April 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

And despite their declarations and statements, 98% of the muslims sympathasize with these sort of loons. Thats a dirty secret that they’ll never reveal or talk about openly. I was born and raised among them. I know. But our govt. and citizenry don’t really accept it. And that is bound to doom us. Takeover by stealth, just like Europe.

tommy71 on April 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I’m not saying all mosques are radical, but seriously, where else would the radicals spend their time to recruit?

Daemonocracy on April 24, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Try the gas stations and convenience stores.It seems that 9 out of 10 are owned by jihadi’s.They control the gas,beer,cigs,and lottery in this country.We fight our own money.

docflash on April 24, 2013 at 7:05 PM

The bigger of the 2 Mosques received a big swath of land from Boston that was worth millions and then the city subsidized the building of a mega-mosque. (So much for separation of church and state, that only works when there is a “Easter bunny” or an “Xmas Santa Claus” on public land.)

Wonder if we paid to make it fire-proof…

V7_Sport on April 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

They don’t know that it’s built on the former site of a hog butchering plant.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Mosque attended by Tsarnaevs has radical ties

If the mosque received any Saudi funding…there is a huge probability that it is strongly influenced by Wahabism…a strict adherence to the Koran and jihad.

But, since we can no longer mention this sort of thing in the halls of government…we have to believe that this radical stuff is an aberration from the normal path of peaceful co-existence with all peoples, all across the world, because that is what the “religion of peace” does.

coldwarrior on April 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Lots of familiar boxes being checked now. Terrorists accepting welfare while they’re busy plotting murder? Yep. Mosque they attended has links to “extremists”? Yep yep. Apologists grasping for theories to explain how “society” is really responsible for their degeneracy? A few, yeah, but that won’t hit full flush until the trial, when poor Dzhokhar describes his American nightmare of smoking weed, collecting scholarship money, and attending state-funded universities. Give it time.

Allah Pundit brings his A game.

SparkPlug on April 24, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Seems like many Mosques have radical ties.

SparkPlug on April 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM

If the mosque received any Saudi funding…there is a huge probability that it is strongly influenced by Wahabism…a strict adherence to the Koran and jihad.

coldwarrior on April 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM

More than half of the $15 million in construction funds came from the Saudis.

Resist We Much on April 24, 2013 at 7:12 PM

From USA Today story:

Critics say the Muslim American Society promotes a fraught relationship with the United States, expressed in part by the pattern discussed by Americans for Progress and Tolerance in which adherents are made to feel cut off from their home country and to identify with a global Islamist political community rather than with America.

Yes, and this is compounded by the multi-culti/diversity curriculum of schools like Cambridge Ringe Latin School, and colleges like UMassDartmouth – which Suspect#2 attended. They specialize in grievance nursing and Balkanizing students by race & ethnicity.

Buy Danish on April 24, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Resist We Much on April 24, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Shocked, I tell you. I am shocked.

coldwarrior on April 24, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Read Michelle’s post about Grover Norquist’s ties to this mosque.

Yeah, THAT Grover Norquist, who testified this week in favor of amnesty for 11 to 20 million illegal aliens foreign invaders.

Beware this snake oil salesman — camapigns for lower taxes while he undermines our nation’s security. Not a bad tradeoff, eh??

Further reading from Michelle about this treasonous toad.

fred5678 on April 24, 2013 at 7:22 PM

A mosque that isn’t attended by bats and foxes has radical ties. Were law enforcement to conduct a simultaneous surprise raid on mosques across the USA, I can only wonder at what interesting things they would find.

MelonCollie on April 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Curious – not that any of these other local bomber want-a-bee’s were known by the Boston bombers still about the same age in the Boston college circuit yet this one was sentenced Nov 2012:
http://www.telegram.com/article/20121102/NEWS/111029718/0

Can’t forget this report from a few years earlier that also sounds very familiar. This guy was found guilty April 2012:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/21/boston-terror-arrest-sudb_n_328428.html

Non-related to the bombers, still interesting, Boston gave a Mosque a financial break- land worth a lot more than it was sold to them for to open a new Mosque in Boston a few years ago- there were other articles out who the Imam was… Crazy and so much for the separation of church and state:
http://michaelgraham.com/mayor-menino-donated-tax-dollars-to-ldquo-homophobic-rdquo-group-in-boston/

Oh well nothing to see here….

wubu on April 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Beslan vs. Boston (and you can throw the cowardly response toward Sandy Hook in there, too):
http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2013/04/23/the-shame-of-boston/?singlepage=true

onlineanalyst on April 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

I don’t understand why we allow these subversive anti-American places of ‘worship’ to operate in our country. Allah loves murder, allah advocates murder, allah encourages murder. There is no sin involved in any action as long as it is designed to hurt the infidel.
And why don’t we shut down jihadi websites? Don’t we have hackers that can take these sites over and really mess them up?

maryo on April 24, 2013 at 7:58 PM

They don’t know that it’s built on the former site of a hog butchering plant.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Oh how I wish that were true, but our politically correct ‘leaders’ would never do such a thing to the peace-loving people who ‘worship’ there.

maryo on April 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Fun exercise: go to your local mosque’s website and see how many clicks it takes you to find something actively promoting jihad. I tried this last year and it only took me four.

steebo77 on April 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Here is the message I got when I clicked on one of the local mosques in my city:

Why was the site flagged as harmful?
A site is flagged as harmful when Bing detects harmful content on one of the pages within the site during our normal indexing process. This includes, but is not limited to, attack code that is capable of downloading malicious software on your machine. Bing recommends that you avoid visiting these pages. For more information on avoiding dangerous downloads, visit the Microsoft Safety & Security Center.

maryo on April 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

David Horowitz’ Freedom Center has produced the best documentation on the amazing connections of radicals and their organizations

Freedom center links to Jihad Watch. There you can learn things like (scroll down):

Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi has visited the White House several times since 2009.
jihad Watch 04-24-13

Yep, the saudi student of interest. Read the visitor’s list. Some good shots of him and Michelle at the Hospital too

Freedom Center also links to Discover the Networks,. There you can get the full history of mosque founder ABDURAHMAN ALAMOUDI, and his ties to folk like, yep, Grover Norquist. IN Discover the Networks, you have to watch spellings. Try just a last name, because arabic names are not consistently spelled in English

While alamoudi got 23 years for attempted assasination, there is much more

With Alamoudi in custody, federal authorities released a transcript of a telephone conversation in which he had: lamented that no Americans had died during al Qaeda’s 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya; recommended that more operations be conducted like the 1994 Hezbollah bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people died; and clearly articulated his objective of turning America into a Muslim nation.

Alamoudi was indicted not only for his illegal dealings with Libya, but also for tax evasion and immigration fraud. He ultimately pled guilty to, and was convicted of, being a senior al Qaeda financier who had funneled at least $1 million into the coffers of that terrorist organization. He also acknowledged that he had pocketed almost $1 million for himself in the process. In October 2004, Alamoudi was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison.


Yousef al-Qaradawi
, was on board of trustees of mosque, spiritual head of muslim brotherhood

From 1998-2000, Qaradawi was a board of directors member with the Islamic Society of Boston, whose founder and first president was Abdurahman Alamoudi — an avid supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah, now incarcerated on terrorism-related charges.

As of 1999, Qaradawi was one of the largest shareholders in Al Taqwa Bank, a Bahamas-based financial institution which the U.S. Treasury Department designated as a terrorist financier (with ties to al Qaeda) in 2001.

Read his fatwas about killing jewish fetuses, killing american soldiers, and gays. He is off the board of trustees of the Mosque since 2000, maybe because since 1999 he has been barred from the US.
Discover the Networks is cross linked and completely amazing. Nothing matches this source on terror

entagor on April 24, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Beslan vs. Boston (and you can throw the cowardly response toward Sandy Hook in there, too):
http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2013/04/23/the-shame-of-boston/?singlepage=true

onlineanalyst on April 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Good.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 8:35 PM

What part of the COEXIST bumper stickers are you all not understanding? /
visions on April 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM


I understand this one pretty well.

LegendHasIt on April 24, 2013 at 9:45 PM

What part of the COEXIST bumper stickers are you all not understanding? /
visions on April 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM

In the ‘hood, ‘Coexist’ translates as ‘unarmed driver’.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

In the ‘hood, ‘Coexist’ translates as ‘unarmed driver’.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Saw this sticker locally on a big delivery van: Armed Infidel.

AesopFan on April 24, 2013 at 11:37 PM

David Wood’s superb video Understanding the Islamic Bombing of the Boston Marathon show Obama & others making the most outrageous lies about Islam, which he combats so well.

Chessplayer on April 25, 2013 at 10:47 AM

entagor on April 24, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Ssshhhh!!!

Don’t mention Norquist in relation to Islam here you fool! You’ll get barred.

The reason why hotair hasn’t supplied any of the information from Horowitz or Robert Spencer is because their messiah Norquist is not happy with them.

Otherwise they might mention all the stuff you & I found out along the way like how 4 surveys by 4 different groups (one study was led by a Sufi Muslim) over a 15 year period estimate that >80% of US mosques are radicalised.

But let’s be realistic – why needlessly upset Norquist when this stuff is being honestly covered by other blogs? How’s Hotair going to keep its card-carrying GOP status for the greater good if they actually point any of this out.

I STILL find you deeply hypocritical Hotair.

Liam1304 on April 25, 2013 at 3:28 PM