The Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City – Funding Jihadists via Charitable Donations

Posted on May 20, 2015


Updated – June 16, 2022

This post was first published in may of 2015 and here we are 7 years later and a former teacher from the Islamic School of Greater Kansas City is an ISIS leader says the New York Times…….. See the charges from the Department of Justice here.

The Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City encouraged members to work with 6 Relief Organizations who were later revealed to be tied to terrorism finance and funding of Jihad.

In January of 2000, the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) posted a “Message from the President” to their website. The message was signed by ISGKC President Abdul Akram. Mr. Akram has ran for Political Office multiple times in Kansas City and Missouri. 2010 State Auditor Democratic Primary Election Results show he had nearly 30,000 votes.

Abdul Akram with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. MD Alam is pictured right, and former Lt. Col. Nafees Mahmood of Pakistan Army pictured left. INFLUENCE Operations in action by the Missouri Democrat Asian American Caucus. (MDPAAC)
ISGKC President Abdul Akram with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Islamic Activist MD Alam is pictured right, and former Lt. Col. Nafees Mahmood of Pakistan Army pictured left.

A portion of ISGKC President Abdul Akram’s January 2000 messsage can be seen below. The entire original webpage from the ISGKC website can be seen at the following link, ISGKC AnNoor message.

In many parts of the world our Muslim brothers and sisters are facing extreme
hardships such as in Kosovo, Somalia, Bosnia, Iraq among the many places. Theses
brothers and sisters are not able to get or afford meat for their meals. We want you to
consider sending your Audhiya or Qurbani to these brothers and sisters through
Muslim Relief Organizations<<<< See the original list at this link.

Screen Captrue from the ISGKC websitefor the year 2000
Screen Capture ISGKC website January 2000

The 6 “charitable” organizations ISGKC promoted are listed in sequence below as they were busted for terror related activities.

  • Muslim Charity that provided a foothold for al Qaeda in the United States
  • Funded and abetted Islamic terrorism in numerous places around the world
  • Was shut down by the U.S. government in 2002
  • Is now banned worldwide by the United Nations Security Council Committee

In late 1994, Mohammed Jamal Khalifa travelled to the United States to meet with Kansas City resident Mohamed Loay Bayazid, the president of Benevolence at the time.

Mohamed Bayazid was “studying engineering at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1982″ and “In 1985, he decided to join the mujahideen repelling the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.”

Mohamed Bayazids’ uncle Adnan Bayazid was a long time leader at the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City who also ran for political office multiple times as recently as 2011 and 2012.

Mohamed Loay Bayazid is the son of Abdullah Bayazid. Abdullah Bayazid lives in the Kansas City area and teaches Sharia (Islamic Sacred Law) on both sides to the state line. In one video posted in 2018 at the Islamic Center of Kansas Abdullah says women who don’t wear the hijab are kufar (infidel), along with anyone who is against the sharia punishment of chopping off hands.
Mohammed Loay Bayazid.

Mohammed Loay Bayazid. [Source:]According to reliable al-Qaeda defector Jamal al-Fadl (see June 1996-April 1997), in late 1993 he meets with a former high-ranking Sudanese government official to discuss buying enriched uranium. Is taken to an anonymous address in Khartoum, Sudan, and shown a two- to three-foot long metal cylinder with South African markings. Intermediaries demand $1.5 million to buy the cylinder which is supposed to contain uranium. Mohammed Loay Bayazid, a founding member of al-Qaeda and also president of the US-based Benevolence International Foundation (BIF) at the time, is brought in to examine the deal.

#2 – Global Relief Foundation – via IPT The Investigative Project

According to the Department of Treasury press release, the Global Relief Foundation (GRF) has connections to and has provided assistance to Osama Bin Laden, the al Qaeda network and other terrorist groups. Rabih Haddad, a co-founder of GRF, was previously a member of the Makhtab Al-Khidamat, the precursor organization to al Qaeda. GRF has received funding from individuals associated with al Qaeda. GRF officials have had extensive contacts with a close associate of Usama bin Laden, who has been convicted in a U.S. court for his role in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. GRF has also had dealings with the Taliban. GRF has also received funding from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a Texas-based Islamic charity whose top officials were convicted in 2008 on all counts of providing support to a designated terrorist organization (Hamas).

#3 – US v. Holy Land Foundation via IPT

Former Principal of the Islamic School of Greater Kansas City, Hamed Ghazili’s name is found in the court documents from the Holy Land Foundation trial.

[NDTX] Richardson, Texas-based Muslim charity indicted, along with several of the group’s leaders, for funneling millions of dollars to the terrorist group Hamas. The judge declared a mistrial: The jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on any count with respect to five defendants; with respect to one defendant, Mohammad El-Mezain, the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on count one which charged him with conspiracy to provide material support and resources to Hamas. In the second trial in 2008 jurors found all the defendants guilty on all counts of helping finance terrorism. A fifth circuit judicial panel upheld the convictions against HLF and its senior leaders in December 2011.

#4 – Hope International

HOPE is managed by a Board of Directors. Headquarters moved from Columbia, MO to Dayton, OH in March, 2001 and is run by its Executive Director, Mr. Zuhair El-Shwehdi and a staff of volunteers.

DESCRIPTION: El-Shwehdi ran a charity that illegally funneled money to Iraq. He was sentenced to 3 years of probation and $138,000 restitution in Oct. 2007
Established in 1996
The old website here www.relief-fund. org via the WAYBACK Machine

#5 – Indian Muslim Relief Committee of ISNA 

ISNA Islamic Society of North American is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood USA.

The Executive Committie for ISGKC 2011 included ISNA Rep. Mohammed El-Housiny.
The Executive Committee for ISGKC 2011 – ISNA Rep. Mohammed El-Housiny was wounded in 2009 with Viva Palestina convoy. Video below.

Watch Mohamed El-Housiny bloody and bandaged below as he engaged Egyptian police in support of HAMAS 2009.

Mahburbur Rahman was listed as the Vice President of ISGKC Executive Committee in 2011. Two weeks after the Benghazi incident that would later be replayed in the movie 13 Hours, Mahbubur posted the ISGKC petition to ban “Free Speech” in America.

Mahbubur Rahman started this petition to US Govt. and Congress and 3 others
The undersigned Board Of Directors and members of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) urges you to sponsor a bill that outlaws any action that may insult one’s religion.  We utterly disagree with the violence that has taken place and the death of United States Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and other members of the United States embassy staff in Libya.  We support the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for such acts.
We understand the First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and, as such, prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, etc., but when the allowance of “free” speech incites violence it should be banned.

#6 – International African Relief Agency (IARA-USA)

Al Qaeda in Missouri -FBI raids Islamic American Relief Agency – IARA edu director Ibrahim Khaleel teaches Islam in public schools

October 24, 2004 The spate of newspaper articles detailing the FBI raids on the Islamic American/Africa Relief Agency do not mention the name of Ibrahim Khaleel, who is the educational director of the IARA. He is also an employee of the Missouri school system. Ibrahim Khaleel was responsible for bringing a program to teach public school teachers about Islam under the guise of learning how to ‘accomodate’ their Muslim students.

Khaleel wrote a long article on the Muslim American Society’s online magazine about the public school Islam program which was entitled :”The Muslim Student in the Public Schools”. The article starts off with words : “Allah has obligated us to spread his words…” see the original story here.

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is always ready to hit his knees for Allah, seen pictured here with Abdul Akram and Nafees Mahmood.
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver pictured with Abdul Akram and Nafees Mahmood.

The President of ISGKC, Br. Abdul Ghafoor Akram, announced after the Friday Prayers on August 14, 1998 a decision for building a new mosque in Johnson County, Kansas.
Br. Akram also cited the continued growth of the Muslim population in the Greater Kansas City area, and the plan to build mosques within convenient reach of the community members. Click here to see the original announcement from ISGKC.

Islamic Center of Greater Kansas City Foundation for
Johnson County Mosque
P.O. Box 4531
Overland Park, KS 66204­0531

We are addressing this letter to you for your participation in our efforts to establish a Mosque in the Johnson County.

Our coming generation is also being deprived of our foremost responsibility to provide them with Islamic identity, Muslim environment, and Islamic education close to our neighborhoods. Islamic behaviour and education is vitally important in our daily life that should be accessible.

In the mean time please send us your comments and suggestion at the address mentioned above or call any of the following:

Abdul Akram, Adnan Bayazid, Ahmad Amro, Jawaid Mehmood, Shahid Mahmood, Nasir Mirza

Ahmad Amro who is listed as a contact in the 1998 ISGKC newsletter planning a new Mosque in Johnson County, KS is also detailed in a 1986 Iowa court case.

On November 11, 1986, Ahmed physically assaulted Souad until she was compelled to flee and contact the police. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. The police suggested that Souad find a safe place to stay and she went to a shelter for battered women in Ames. On that same night, Ahmed was arrested and charged with assault. He was released on bail a short time later. The police told Ahmed where his son Mujahid was located. At that time, Ahmed found Mujahid and took custody of him. Souad has not seen her son Mujahid since the night of the assault. Ahmed was later convicted of assault in a jury trial.

Ahmed made airline reservations for Mujahid to fly to Jordan on the same day that he moved to continue the temporary custody hearing. On November 22, within two weeks of the assault on Souad, Ahmed put three-year-old Mujahid on a plane bound for Jordan.

A contempt hearing was held on January 14 and 15, 1988. Ahmed testified he had talked with his father after receiving the dissolution decree. His request that Mujahid be returned to Souad was denied. He believed his father would accept a custody decision by a panel of Islamic scholars. Mr. Jamal Said (HAMAS supporter) an Islamic scholar, testified he had previously talked with Ahmed about custody of Mujahid. He believed if he wrote a letter to Ahmed’s father advising him the three-year-old son should be in the custody of his mother under Islamic law, then Ahmed’s father would comply. The court then continued the contempt hearing two weeks so that the letter could be sent to Ahmed’s father.

Ahmed made arrangements for Mr. Said to render a written opinion to Ahmed’s father. Mr. Said’s letter stated in part:

*138 So I promised them [the court] to write you a letter kindly requesting from you to send the son of Ahmad [sic] Amro to America. And I assure you that the child will not be turned into his mother till she accepts to abide by the Islamic Laws regarding this matter. And the first of these laws is to withdraw this case totally from the American Judicial System, because as it is known according to the Islamic Law, it is not allowed for a Muslim to seek judgment from any Non-Islamic law in cases like this case. And after she withdraws the case, her child will be turned into her, if God wills, through her acceptance to abide by the Islamic Laws before Scholars in the Islmic [sic] Jurisprudence.


The UMKC MSA Constitution voted up on September 17, 2001 – 6 days after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center – “affiliations” section can be seen in the screen capture below. Showing that UMKC MSA is affiliated with ISGKC and ISNA officially.

UMKC MSA 2001 Constitution Affiliation with ISGKC and ISNA

The video below that was taped in Ohio 1989 shows Hamed Ghazali, former Principal of the Islamic School of Greater Kansas City interviewing an Afghan mujahideen leader Tamim Al-Adnani. Hamed Ghazali also asks for DONATIONS for JIHAD to be sent to the ISLAMIC CENTER OF LAWRENCE, KS in care of the Afghan Mujahideen.

The Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City has posted some interesting things about Jihad, Martyrdom, and the filthy Non-Muslims in the past. We posted some about it here in the past few weeks.