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Muslim Enclaves in the U.S.A. -- Have One Near You?

Muslim Enclaves U.S.A.

Building the
American Caliphate, One Enclave at a Time



by Ryan Mauro

FrontPage Magazine

July 9, 2010



http://www.islamist-watch.org/4404/muslim-enclaves-usa



It seems almost unthinkable, but Islamist groups are, as we speak,
hard at work creating Muslim states-within-states in the U.S. Indeed,
this process has been unfolding for a long time across the Western
world, through the creation of isolated
Muslim enclaves
in both rural and urban areas, as well as through
the designation of "no-go
zones
" where governments admit to having little authority over
Muslims living there, essentially leaving them to function as autonomous
regions.


Daniel Pipes has tracked
numerous examples since 2004 of Muslim groups working to create
communities based solely on Islam and run by Shari'a law. As discussed
by David Kennedy Houck in 2006, "Although such concepts are
antithetical to a free society, U.S. democracy allows the internal
enclave to function beyond the established boundaries of our
constitutional framework."


For example, one such community, Gwynn Oak, has been created in
Baltimore, Maryland, consisting of Muslim immigrants and
African-American converts. The project is led by John Yahya Cason,
director of the Islamic Education and Community Development Initiative.
Cason explained that the neighborhood is a response to the problem that
"Muslim communities are ruled by Western societal tenets, many of which
clash with Islamic norms." In his opinion, there is a need for
communities with "the totality of the essential components of Muslim
social, economic, and political structure." As such, the Gwynn Oak
enclave follows specific moral rules based on Islam and people there
speak Arabic. On September 13, 2009, the construction of its three-story
mosque began.
Approximately 400 Muslims now live in the vicinity.


Another example involves the Islamic Center for Human Excellence,
which receives funding from the United Arab Emirates. In August 2004, it
was granted
permission
to build a Muslim neighborhood in Little Rock, Arkansas,
complete with a mosque, school, and 22 homes; it would not allow the
presence of alcohol. The goal was for Muslims to find an area to escape
the alleged crime and depravity of American life, although the imam
behind the effort said that non-Muslims are welcome to join.


Far more radical groups than these are now taking the lead in
promoting and creating Islamic enclaves on U.S. soil.


One such organization is As-Sabiqun,
headed by Imam
Abdul Alim Musa
, who is very honest about his disturbing
objectives. The group's website calls for installing Islamic law
worldwide, fighting for "oppressed" Muslims, and "build[ing] model
communities where Islam is lived." The website contains a point-by-point plan to
assemble mini-states in America, beginning with the construction of a
mosque and finishing with "establishing geographical integrity by
encouraging Muslims of the community to live in close proximity to the
masjid [mosque]" and "establishing social welfare institutions."


The ideology espoused by Musa and As-Sabiqun is undeniably radical.
The website boasts
about Musa's early endorsement of Ayatollah Khomeini and the 1979
Islamic revolution in Iran. It also is unafraid to say that As-Sabiqun
members follow people like Hasan
al-Banna
, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood; Maulana Mawdudi,
who called on Muslims to wage jihad until Shari'a law is in place over
the globe; and Sayyid
Qutb
, the Muslim Brotherhood member whose preaching inspired Osama
bin Laden. Musa himself has argued that
the CIA and Israel were behind the 9/11 attacks. He has admitted
that he "like[s]" bin Laden, calls Hezbollah "a great organization,"
and says Hamas members are "very nice people."


Muslims of the
Americas
, led by Sheikh Mubarak Ali
Gilani
in Pakistan, is a very similar group with very similar aims,
though its focus is more rural than urban. It admits to owning at least 22
"villages"
around the country that are dozens of acres large and
operate under names like "Islamberg,"
"Holy Islamville," and "Aliville."
These Muslim-only lands are open to outsiders solely during planned
outreach events and sometimes to journalists.


This group has received considerable media attention due to
allegations that its isolated compounds are used for paramilitary
training
, an accusation bolstered by a videotape released
by the Christian Action
Network
. On that tape, a speaker is seen declaring the U.S. a Muslim
country and pledging that Muslims of the Americas will defend American
Muslims from foreign and domestic enemies.


The ideology of Muslims of the Americas is comparable to that of
As-Sabiqun, although it is more centered on following Gilani as a
representative of God who is capable of creating miracles. Gilani is
very anti-Semitic, describing Jews
as "an example of human Satans"; like Musa, he insists that a
Jewish-Zionist conspiracy is behind the attacks of September 11, 2001,
and other schemes to harm Muslims. He calls
bin Laden a "Saudi activist," while claiming to meet with Jesus and
personally to have introduced the Mahdi to a select few.


The Department of Homeland Security says
that Muslims of the Americas is linked to Jamaat
ul-Fuqra
, a Pakistani terrorist group. The State Department's Patterns
of Global Terrorism
report in 1998
described ul-Fuqra as an "Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam
through violence." Other fronts for the group include the International Quranic Open University,
the United Muslim-Christian Forum,
the Islamic Post
newspaper, the Muslim Scouts of
America
, the Hands
to Hands
charity, Muslim
Vets
, the American
Muslim Medical and Relief Team
, and the Islamic
Naat Group
.


Another collective aspiring to create autonomous Muslim regions in
the U.S. is called the Ummah.
On October 28, 2009, the FBI tried to arrest one of its leaders, Imam Luqman
Ameen Abdullah
, for his involvement in criminal activity alongside
some of his followers. A shootout ensued that took the life of Abdullah and
one police dog. Like Muslims of the Americas, Abdullah offered his flock
martial arts training and, in some cases, firearms instruction. He also
had his own armed security team and preached
war
against the U.S. government and solidarity with bin Laden, the
Taliban, and Hezbollah.


The FBI describes the Ummah as a "nationwide radical
fundamentalist Sunni group consisting mainly of African-Americans" and says that its goal is to create "a separate,
sovereign Islamic state ('the Ummah') within the borders of the United
States, governed by Shari'a law. The Ummah is to be ruled over by Jamil
Abdullah al-Amin
, formerly known as H. Rap Brown." The death of
Luqman Ameen Abdullah did not destroy this aim.


Although the Muslim Brotherhood and its American affiliates are not
directly trying to create Islam-based towns within the U.S., they are
helpful to the efforts to do so. The Council
on American-Islamic Relations
' Michigan branch rushed
to Abdullah's defense and the American Muslim Taskforce
demanded
an investigation into his death. In addition, various Brotherhood
affiliates have given Musa speaking
platforms
, including at major universities.


Also involved is Kenny
Gamble
, a major music producer who now goes by the name of Luqman
Abdul Haqq. Gamble has been accused of trying to create a "black
Muslim enclave
" in Philadelphia, closely following the plan put
forth by As-Sabiqun. Notably, he has a leadership position
with the Muslim
Alliance in North America
; Abdullah also served as a leader of MANA
and Musa's name was once listed there, but has since
been removed
. This suggests some level of cooperation among these
groups and individuals for their common goals.


The possibility that Muslim-only towns and urban enclaves could be
created inside the U.S. seems like a fantasy to most Americans at the
moment, but there is precedent in Europe. The French government actually
has a website where it tabulates 751 "sensitive urban zones,"
which have been accurately described as "no-go
zones
." In these areas, which are mostly populated by Muslim
immigrants, there is a high level of crime and hostility to any
governing authority, including law enforcement. Police officers do not
regularly patrol the areas and they are as close to being autonomous
regions as possible without the erecting of an actual parallel
government.


The construction of the building blocks for similar Muslim enclaves
and "no-go zones" in the U.S. is one of the most disturbing programs of
Islamist groups. If successful, these territories will be the first to
establish Shari'a law in the country, thus offering a profound challenge
to America's constitutional order.


Ryan Mauro is the founder of WorldThreats.com, national
security advisor to the Christian Action Network, and an intelligence
analyst with the Asymmetric Warfare and Intelligence Center (AWIC). This
article was sponsored by Islamist
Watch
.




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  • Christine/Rest in peace Pet... 2010/07/10 05:54:07
    Christine/Rest in peace Peter Br
    +14
    If they want to live in communities that honor thier traditions and laws, then move to countries that have strong ties to Islam. All America has ever asked of its immigrants is to assimulate into OUR society. You dont come to our country and re make us into yours.

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  • mustang... IndyLinda 2011/08/03 04:12:38
    mustangluver
    +3
    They are told from childhood to multiply....
  • thegaln... mustang... 2011/08/03 06:02:13
    thegalnextdoor
    +3
    I have to wonder how many Muslim women have abortions compared to other ethnic/religious groups.... I am concerned that even in Israel the Jewish women are having more abortions than the Arab women.... figure out the demographics on that that one and the picture becomes very solemn for the future.
  • AnnS (A... thegaln... 2011/08/03 11:54:19
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    +1
    It is disturbing, I seen the video "Muslim Demographics".
  • IndyLinda mustang... 2011/08/03 13:13:53
    IndyLinda
    +2
    Yes, and that began more than 20 years ago!
  • AnnS (A... IndyLinda 2011/08/03 11:52:55
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    +1
    That's Dearbornistan.

    Excellent article, need exposure. Thanks
  • safari 2010/08/17 22:21:56
    safari
    +6
    yes just recently one was built near me. Oh but it is the religion of peace right? :P!
  • Marek 2010/07/22 04:47:54
    Marek
    +9
    Yes, there is one such enclave near me. Islam is invading America and changing the country. The only way to stop this process is to treat Islam as not a religion but a hostile foreign ideology incompatible with American Constitution and secular society.
  • Prairie Wind 2010/07/10 20:13:37
    Prairie Wind
    +3
    Let's start plotting them on a common google map link for all to update and become aware of?
  • safari Prairie... 2010/08/17 22:23:24
    safari
    +3
    I don't remember where it is now but there is a map like that already on line. Maybe if you search it you might find it.
  • Prairie... safari 2010/08/18 05:34:40
  • AnnS (A... Prairie... 2011/08/03 12:01:08
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    +2


    http://www.jihadwatch.org/200...

    http://www.canadafreepress.co...

    Christian Action Network mentioned in the article (CAN) also has a map with the names etc.......
  • AnnS (A... Prairie... 2011/08/03 12:02:39
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    +2
    Known Jamaat ul-Fuqra camps

    (Also known as Muslims of America and Quranic Open University)

    1.Deposit, NY
    2.Hancock, NY (National Headquarters)
    3.Springfield, MA
    4.Philadelphia, PA
    5.Hyattsville, MD
    6.Fairfax, VA
    7.Bethany, WV
    8.Red House, VA
    9.Meherrin, VA
    10.Dover, TN
    11.York, SC
    12.Commerce, GA
    13.Jessup, GA
    14.Marion, AL
    15.Houston, TX
    16.Talihina, OK
    17.Coldwater, MI
    18.Buena Vista, CO (Raided and shut down by Colorado authorities in 1992)
    19.Baladullah, CA (Leader convicted of scamming state out of $1.3 million in 2006. Compound now abandoned.)
    20.Oak Hill, CA
    21.Onalaska, WA
    Note: This map represents only a partial listing of 35 Jamaat ul-Fuqra camps in the U.S. Other camps remain undisclosed by law enforcement or Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Source: CAN


    -----------------------------...

    Since the time of its establishment at a radical mosque in Brooklyn, New York, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has been responsible for more terror attacks on America soil (30 and counting) than all the other terrorist groups combined. It has spawned and sponsored assassinations, kidnappings, mass murder, grand theft and fraud.

    Some noted associates of Jamaat ul-Fuqra include Richard Reid, the Shoe bomber and John Allen Muhammad, the Beltway sniper.

    Members of the group, including C...
    Known Jamaat ul-Fuqra camps

    (Also known as Muslims of America and Quranic Open University)

    1.Deposit, NY
    2.Hancock, NY (National Headquarters)
    3.Springfield, MA
    4.Philadelphia, PA
    5.Hyattsville, MD
    6.Fairfax, VA
    7.Bethany, WV
    8.Red House, VA
    9.Meherrin, VA
    10.Dover, TN
    11.York, SC
    12.Commerce, GA
    13.Jessup, GA
    14.Marion, AL
    15.Houston, TX
    16.Talihina, OK
    17.Coldwater, MI
    18.Buena Vista, CO (Raided and shut down by Colorado authorities in 1992)
    19.Baladullah, CA (Leader convicted of scamming state out of $1.3 million in 2006. Compound now abandoned.)
    20.Oak Hill, CA
    21.Onalaska, WA
    Note: This map represents only a partial listing of 35 Jamaat ul-Fuqra camps in the U.S. Other camps remain undisclosed by law enforcement or Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Source: CAN


    -----------------------------...

    Since the time of its establishment at a radical mosque in Brooklyn, New York, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has been responsible for more terror attacks on America soil (30 and counting) than all the other terrorist groups combined. It has spawned and sponsored assassinations, kidnappings, mass murder, grand theft and fraud.

    Some noted associates of Jamaat ul-Fuqra include Richard Reid, the Shoe bomber and John Allen Muhammad, the Beltway sniper.

    Members of the group, including Clement Rodney Hampton-El took part in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center
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  • Prairie... AnnS (A... 2011/08/04 05:36:33
    Prairie Wind
    +2
    Some of these look like the locations of beef packing plants where Obama's ACORN program brought Somallians in through Windsor, Canada to Detroit, MI and migrated them throughout the midwest. The presence of a burqa in a town where Levis jeans and Justin boots were the normal daily wear have become a daily experience.
  • AnnS (A... Prairie... 2011/08/04 06:22:02
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    +2
    Just makes my blood boil. Even small towns like Shelbyville and Murphfreesboro Tennessee. They have practically created dhemmis in Nashville with a lot of help from stores and city officals to set up their own communities. And the meat packing plant Tyson has already established a paid Ramadan holiday. They were going to cancel Labor Day holiday but got so much protest from the other workers and signed petitions from Americans boycotting their products, they decided not to. I do think Clinton brought a lot of the Somalians here too as asylum seekers. Will check that our for sure.
  • Prairie... AnnS (A... 2011/08/05 00:41:26
    Prairie Wind
    +1
    Maybe they'd like to go back? I don't see many wearing Levis and Justins, must be hard fitting in on a beef packing line when Spanish is the primary language.
  • IndyLinda Prairie... 2011/08/04 16:36:35
    IndyLinda
    +2
    Bingo! That was one of my thoughts, also. Notice, too, how they are clustered along our borders -- are they sneaking in near there?
  • Prairie... IndyLinda 2011/08/05 00:42:25
    Prairie Wind
    +2
    Detroit is one of the biggest conclaves.
  • IndyLinda Prairie... 2011/08/05 03:36:47
    IndyLinda
    +2
    Dearbornistan.
  • Christine/Rest in peace Pet... 2010/07/10 05:54:07
    Christine/Rest in peace Peter Br
    +14
    If they want to live in communities that honor thier traditions and laws, then move to countries that have strong ties to Islam. All America has ever asked of its immigrants is to assimulate into OUR society. You dont come to our country and re make us into yours.
  • IndyLinda Christi... 2010/07/10 06:01:07
    IndyLinda
    +7
    Perfectly stated.

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