The Democratic National Convention is scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 4 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you look at the list of scheduled speakers, you will quickly realize that the convention is more of a liberal progressive convention than anything else.
But were you aware that the Democratic National Convention will open with a focus on Islam. Just prior to the DNC in Charlotte, about 20,000 Muslims are expected to attend according to the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), the national Muslim American non-profit coordinating the two days of events they claim are non-political.
”Jumah at the DNC” will start with a Friday afternoon jummah prayer followed by other unnamed programs and events, leading up to the Islamic Regal Banquet. The following day will be an all day Islamic Cultural and Fun Fest which will include discussions on the topics of Islamaphobia, Anti-Shariah, Middle Eastern Crisis, Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act and more. The purpose, according to BIMA, is to attract national and international attention to the plight of American Muslims and to hold political parties accountable for issues that affect them. The overall event is planned for Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1.
It is troubling that the Democratic National Convention has decided to promote and lend its name and national political platform to the organizers of the “Jummah at the DNC”. The leaders of this event – Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj as advertised are no moderates. They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies.
A quick Google search by the DNC would have shown them that Hough and Wahhaj are leaders in the separatist American Islamist movement. While they may be able to get a few thousand Muslims to attend the event, they are NOT going to be mainstream Muslims. Most will likely come from Hough and Wahhaj’s radical networks that have long been entrenched in the Charlotte area. Make no mistake they are part of the Islamist movement.
BIMA spokesman, Jibril Hough’s mosque, the Islamic Center of Charlotte, is owned by a Muslim Brotherhood group, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), which was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding case, which is the largest terror finance case in U.S. history. When confronted about this on a radio show, Hough first professed not to be aware of the charges against NAIT, and then refused to disavow the organization, saying only that he himself was “not necessarily” a member of NAIT and: “I was not involved in the decision to allow NAIT to be the [title] holder.”
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is the imam of a mosque in Brooklyn, New York has been tied to Muslim terrorists. He served as a character witness for Omar Abdel Rahman, the man convicted of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Some authorities believe Wahhaj may actually have been a co-conspirator in the bombing, but has not been charged with anything yet. A number of sources report that when asked what he thought of America, Wahhaj responded: “a garbage can… filthy, filthy and sick;” He was also quoted in 1995 as saying that it is the duty of Muslims to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Quran.
How BIMA gained access to the DNC is more of a mystery. Muhammad Heshaam Jaaber, the Executive Director, Jibril Hough, spokesman, and Captain James Yusuf Yee, BIMA National Representative for the DNC are the only publicly identified members and each one appears to be connected to U.S. Representative Keith Ellison; the first Muslim ever to be elected to Congress and a former supporter of Louis Farrakhan.
If Ellison is the link between BIMA and the DNC, then can it be said that, not only does he not mind the questionable associations of those within the organization, but also the other speakers they will be bringing in?
The DNC is so very immersed in their belief in multiculturalism that they have welcomed with open arms Islamic extremists that declare that America will fall unless America “accepts the Islamic agenda.” They have asserted that “if only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate.”
This is not about their right of assembly. This is about the DNC calling this an “official function.” This is about the fact that the DNC has listed the Islamists attending the DNC function as ‘typical’ of the DNC community. And this is about this organization speaking out as representing supposedly typical American Muslims.
Considering the fact that the DNC rejected a Catholic bishop’s request to pray at their convention but they have given their blessing to this Jummah in Charlotte, it should reveal to everyone just what the Democratic platform really is.
It will be interesting to see if what Barack Obama calls “one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset,” the Muslim call to prayer will, ‘insha’Allah,’ end the first day of the kickoff to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.
If that is who the DNC is consorting with then all Americans should be concerned.