“Now, I’ve been happy lately
Thinkin’ about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun.
Oh, I’ve been smilin’ lately
Dreamin’ about the world as one
And I believe it could be
Some day it’s going to come
‘Cause out on the edge of darkness
There rides a peace train.
Oh, peace train take this country.
Come take me home again.”
“Peace Train” was released in 1971, by Cat Stevens who converted to Islam six years later, taking the name Yusuf Islam.
Taking that “peace train” message to heart, Bill Lee held multiple meetings with Tennessee’s Islamists, the second one just days before his inauguration.
Now shoeless Lamar broke bread with them at the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN) mosque headquarters. Kinda reminds you of Obama’s pandering “bend over and take it” in Saudi Arabia.
The question we have for Lamar and his cracker-jack team, is the same one we posed for the newly-minted Lee administration – do they know what we know about this mosque, its leadership and the people they are pandering to? And if they don’t know, why not? And if they do know, why are they giving a veneer of legitimacy to the taqiyya of these Islamist leaders?
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The ICN purchased its property in 1982, on what is now 12th Avenue South, with help of a generous donation from Muslim convert Cat Stevens. Some of the mosque’s founding members from Egypt were attending Vanderbilt University.
In 1995, ICN began an open and formal relationship with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
ISNA is one of the 29 organizations specifically named in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood Explanatory Memorandum detailing the plan of “…dismantling American institutions and turning the U.S. into a Muslim nation.”
ISNA was later named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution, the single largest case of its kind in which several individuals were successfully prosecuted for helping to funnel millions to HAMAS, a U.S. designated terrorist organization.
The ICN located at 2515 12th Ave. South, shares the same address with ISNA as listed on taxexemptworld.com
On other documents, the ICN shares a P.O. Box 120953 with ISNA.
The warranty deeds for two of ICN’s four properties – its private Islamic school The Nashville International Academy and the other which appears to be a cemetery, list the P.O. Box 120953 in place of the scratched out of the mosque’s 2515 12th Ave. South address.
The same P.O. Box number was listed on the ICN’s listing on the Tennessee Secretary of State website in 2009.
The same P.O. Box number is also listed on a bank direct deposit form previously posted on the ICN website.
The ICN has also linked itself to ISNA through Nashville community activities. For example, in February 2010, ICN, along with other Nashville mosques, partnered with ISNA for a two day conference titled “Awakening the Leader Within”.
One of the featured ISNA speakers was Louay Safi, Director of Communications and Leadership Development, who has his own “interesting” pedigree. In February 2010, Safi who had been contracted by the DoD to lecture troops at Fort Hood on Islam, was suspended from this work after his association with organizations involved in funding terrorism were documented.
Another notorious individual associated with the ICN is the Little Rock jihadi Carlos Bledsoe from Memphis. When he converted to Islam, he took the name of the former Imam of the ICN, Abdulhakim Mohamed, who is believed to have been his mentor. This Yemeni Imam served as at the ICN from 1999 until 2007.
Abdulhakim Mohamed served the radical Brooklyn Al Farooq mosque for three years until coming to Nashville. His Brooklyn mosque was called the “al-Qaeda mosque” because in the 1980’s and 90’s it was a conduit for al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and had a documented history of raising money for terrorists. It is also the same mosque attended by the “blind sheik” who was convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
This Imam is featured in the “Losing Our Sons” documentary about the radicalization of his mentee, jihadi Carlos Bledsoe who executed Pvt. Andrew Long at the Little Rock Army Recruiting Center. If you haven’t watched it, you should and it can be viewed in its entirety on youtube.
Regarding the U.S. in the film the Imam says, “This country will not be the richest country on earth because it is the worst country on earth.”
Regarding Christians he says, “Christians have lost much of their basics and tenets of faith. The truth of Christianity was lost at its earliest stages.” …Tomorrow they’ll celebrate Christmas assuming that Christ is a god or son of god. There is no greater lie than this. The greatest lie of all time.”
Regarding Jews he says, “Jews believe that everyone created on the face of the earth was only created for their service. They became as vicious as the Pharoah throughout history til today. The true evil today is the existence of one state [Israel].” “Aren’t we this near for a mass battle and war against the Jews? Aren’t they gathering themselves in Palestine?”
This same Imam spent approximately eight years at the University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, then returned to Yemen to work managing Islamic schools and other educational programs. He was the Imam that helped the ICN launch its private Islamic school called the Nashville International Academy. This school will be eligible to accept state funded school vouchers under Governor Bill Lee’s new program.
ICN lay leaders
The ICN’s spokesman during Imam Abdulhakim Mohamed’s tenure, was Awadh Binhazim whose dawa (proselytizing) organization called “Olive Tree Education,” promoted online writings by Anwar Al Awlaki, a top propagandist and recruiter for al-Qaeda.
Three of the founding members of the American Muslims Advisory Council (AMAC) collaborated with Binhazim; Kamel Daouk was the Olive Tree treasurer, Daoud Abudiab, proselytized with Binhazim, and Rashed Fakhruddin served with Binhazim on the ICN Shura Council. The Shura Council is a group of men considered of high standing in the community who act essentially as an informal “court” to carry out Sharia law.
Now serving as ICN’s president, Fakhruddin has put the ICN dawa on steroids.
Daoud Abudiab went on to chair the board of TIRRC and establish his own dawa-style organization called the Faith and Culture Center.
Binhazim also served as the volunteer Muslim chaplain at Vanderbilt. During a Vanderbilt Muslim Student Association (MSA) program he confirmed that Islamic law mandates capital punishment for homosexuality. When he was asked whether he accepted or rejected the Islamic punishment for homosexuality, Binhazim also confirmed, that “as a Muslim he does not have a choice of whether to accept or reject what Islam teaches.”
Binhazim was president of a CAIR chapter in Texas before coming to Nashville. He and Imam Abdulhakim Mohamed later collaborated in launching a website called muslimnama.org
The next two Imams were trained to push sharia as a complete way of life – for everyone.
Imam Ahmed Mohammed was ICN’s next Imam. He graduated from Al-Ahzar University in Cairo, the institution which stands for the propagation of Islam and Sharia as a complete way of life.
Al-Ahzar is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and is credited with starting the Islamist movement with training from Islamic radicals.
In the spring of 2011, this ICN Imam gave a lecture in Nashville in which he defended the Egyptian police forced virginity tests reportedly performed on female protesters in Tahrir Square that year. He also talked about honor killings and confirmed that they do occur throughout the Muslim world.
In its ongoing mission to radicalize Muslims young and old in Tennessee, during Imam Ahmed Mohammed’s tenure, the ICN sponsored an event at Vanderbilt featuring two American converts to Islam (or as they prefer to call them, “reverts”), Zaid Shakir and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. They co-founded Zaytuna College, an unaccredited Islamic postsecondary school in the U.S.
True to form, Shakir who says no Muslim can be a terrorist, is a popular speaker with U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations such as CAIR, ISNA and the Muslim Students Association.
He professes to the same end goal of the Muslim Brotherhood – to see the “day in which America is a Muslim country ruled by Islamic law.” And consistent with the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan as laid out in its 1991 Explanatory Memorandum, he sees organizing Muslims in this country as the way to accomplish this objective.
Shakir understands the political leverage gained by remaining separate and apart from American society by claiming a religious-based moral superiority. He reinforces this by asserting that “American society ‘is sinful and constitutes open rebellion against Allah.’”
He also tells the college crowds that in the perfect sharia-based society “the kafir won’t be equal with the Muslim. The Christian or the Jew will be a dhimmi [second-class citizen]. They won’t be equal with the Muslim.”
ICN’s current Imam
The current Imam Ossama Bahloul moved from the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM) where he started in 2008. He is also a graduate of Al-Azhar and has a degree in dawa; his thesis was the establishment of a dawah curriculum aimed at secularists, atheists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
Al-Azhar being the preeminent teaching center of sharia law, authenticated the English translation of sharia law called “The Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.”
It used to be a simple matter of finding the complete volume of “Reliance of the Traveller”(ROT) on-line to read and download but once the kafir public became aware of the book and its contents, a deliberate effort was made by Islamists (?) to eliminate access to what sharia law experts agree sharia law says on all aspects of a Muslim’s life.
A full copy is available under the tab up top “Education Material” on the Dailyrollcall website.
ROT includes just about everything you can think of, for example:
“Apostasy from Islam. In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph to ask him to repent and to return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.”
A son and daughter who are siblings “of the same generation as her and of the same strength (N: i.e. both are full or half siblings)… the male receives the portion of two females.”
“A husband is entitled to discipline his wife for not giving him his rights (def: m5.1).”
“It is obligatory for a woman to let her husband have sex with her immediately when:
(a) he asks her;
(b) at home
(c) and she can physically endure it.
(d) another condition that should be added is that her marriage payment has
been received or deferred to a term not yet expired.
As for when sex with her is not possible, such that having it would entail manifest harm to her, then she is not obliged to comply. If she asks him to wait, she is awaited to a maximum of three days.”
“It is offensive to send one’s children to a day-care center run by non-Muslims. It is unlawful to send Muslim children to Christian schools, or those which are designedly atheist, though it is not unlawful to send them to public schools in which religion is not mentioned (N: in a way that threatens the students’ belief in Islam).”
Lamar gets same disinformation that is provided to Metro school students
From the pictures it looks like the same person, Dina Sirois, operations director of the ICN, gave Lamar the same talk about the “beliefs and practices in Islam” that she gave to Nashville Meigs Middle School students in October 2018.
An audio recording of Sirois’ October 2018, slide presentation is posted on the The Tennessee Star website.
The ICN has been especially aggressive in its proselytizing of Islam to public school students, Vanderbilt athletic teams, other religious groups and now, politicians. Rashed Fakhruddin, the president of the ICN is also a founding member of the AMAC whose members were specially trained by an organization collaborating with the Muslim Brotherhood plan to proselytize in public schools.
Former ICN Youth director, Sabina Mohyuddin, a founding member of AMAC who now serves as its program manager, attended the meal with Lamar. Per her own presentation in 2013, Mohyuddin cited to several “organizations that help American Muslims stay true to their religious values while being uniquely American.”
Mohyuddin’s choices? The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).
Along with Al-Ahzar, the FCNA authenticated the English translation of the “Reliance of the Traveller, the Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law” cited above. Any number of FCNA members have been arrested, deported and named as unindicted co-conspirators in connection with terrorist activities. All are connected in some manner to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Her other choice, ICNA, was also named in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood plan for North America and is known for its aggressive dawa in public schools.
AMAC continues to perpetuate the lie of the “anti-sharia” bill to justify its proselytizing of Islam, its aggressive political activity and its efforts to censor and stop all critical speech as “Islamophobic.”
What they call the “anti-sharia bill” was actually a material support bill based on the jihad perpetrated by Carlos Bledsoe. The bill language specifically was addressed to individuals supporting the commission of a terrorist act and specifically said that it did not apply to “the peaceful practice of any religion.” The bill defined the term “sharia,” precisely the way jihadist terrorists define it because the bill was directed at criminalizing support for terrorist acts.
We can only guess that the real reason AMAC didn’t like the bill is because there’s only one definition of sharia used by both violent jihadis and political jihadis. So who is hijacking whose religion?