Kansas Governor Kelly Hosts Closed-Door Interfaith Meeting with ISNA Islamic Society of North America

Posted on January 28, 2019

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) Laura Kelly spent time before taking her oath as governor attending an interfaith service.

The interfaith meeting was not open to the public, and 2 attendees affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America ISNA were not identified by WIBW in their story.

One of the attendees left unnamed in the WIBW story was a man by the name of Dr. Mohammed Odeh. Seen pictured here at both the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City, KCMO and the Islamic Center of Kansas in Olathe.  Both ISGKC and ICK are owned by NAIT North American Islamic Trust.

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MAS Muslim American Society leader Mohamad Albadawi and Dr. Odeh pictured above at the Islamic Center of Kansas – Mohamad Albadawi is on the TSA Watchlist and his daughter had plans to marry a jihadist convicted of trying to BOMB Wrigley field in Chicago. They also run a refugee program in Overland Park, KS called Mercy Without Limits.


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Two weeks after the Benghazi event that inspired the movie 13 Hours, and was blamed on an Islamophobic video. ISGKC petitioned President Obama for a ban on free speech. The theory that Muslims protested because of a video was a lie told repeatedly by Hillary Clinton, and the Obama administration. ISGKC also held a funeral for the Garland, Texas jihadist Nadir Soofi. Soofi attacked a “Draw Mohamed” cartoon contest because Islam cannot be criticized. Soofi was buried in Kansas City after his jihad attack. Patrick Poole reported here.

Another unnamed person of interest in the WIBW report about the
“interfaith” meeting is Imam Omar Hazim. His ISNA bio page has been deleted but can still be found here archived version.

Imam Omar Hazim is the Imam of the Islamic Center of Topeka. He is the Islamic advisor to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections, and has served in this position since 1990.

He is also one of the founders of the Islamic Center of Topeka. He is a member of The Midland Islamic Council. He is a member of the Islamic Society of North America and a member of the American Society of Muslims.

Imam Omar Hazim was the first Muslim to give the invocation to the Kansas House of Representatives and Senate on March 9, 1995.

Omar Hazim was also the Imam the FBI assigned to the attempted Fort Riley jihad bomber, his job was to teach the jihadi real Islam and “de-radicalize” him…… he failed to convince the jihadist… see the prior post here.

 

 

 

Pictured above left, Omar Hazim speaks at Kansas governor Laura Kelly interfaith event. Pictured right is Imam Omar Hazim with Muzammil Siddiqi, a long time leader with ISNA.

Siddiqi has a history of encouraging the Islamic community to change US legislation for Sharia (Islamic Sacred Law). The 2 minute video below is an example of laws regarding women, and polygamy as well as rules for women wearing the hijab so they won’t be molested.

In October 1996, Siddiqi wrote an article encouraging Muslim residents of non-Islamic nations to become politically active as a means of persuading their respective societies to adopt elements of sharia law: “By participating in a non-Islamic system, one cannot rule by that [sharia] which Allah has commanded,” said Siddiqi. “But things do not change overnight. Changes come through patience, wisdom and hard work. I believe that as Muslims we should participate in the system to safeguard our interest and try to bring gradual change for the right cause …” “Once more people accept Islam,” Siddiqi stated on a later occasion, “the implementation of sharia in all areas” would be sure to follow. SOURCE Discover the Networks


In Canada they are looking closer at ISNA, and in Kansas our leaders are clueless. As of October 1, 2018 Canada was looking at ISNA and their financial jihad support.

source: globalnews.ca Oct 1, 2018

A major Canadian Islamic organization has been suspended and fined by federal charities regulators following an audit that raised concerns it had “provided resources” that may have been used to support to armed militancy.

Imam Omar Hazim protested along side CAIR aka HAMAS at the Capitol when SB 79 was passing through the legislature. VIDEO below.


Kansas Imam Omar Hazim is a member of ISNA and a Prison Chaplain with the Department of Corrections. The story below goes into details about ISNA and the Chaplain program.

Vetting Muslim Prison Chaplains a Global Problem

by Patrick Dunleavy
IPT News
February 19, 2019

Preventing or even minimizing prison radicalization is always a challenge. It’s more difficult, however, when we continually fail to vet the chaplains who minister to inmates.

Germany appears to have learned this lesson recently. Authorities there recently discovered that over 85 percent of their Muslim prison chaplains were actually agents of the Turkish government, the Gatestone Institute reports. Those clerics had to be terminated after the Turkish government refused to have them go through security checks, which are required by German law for all prison chaplains. And while the number of foreign-born inmates in German prisons has spiked to nearly 50 percent, the vast majority of those are from Poland, Tunisia, the Czech Republic, and Georgia, not Turkey.

One wonders why the need for the 97 Turkish prison chaplains who were let go.

Germany now has 25 Muslim chaplains. This reduction comes in the light of the increased number of Muslim inmates in their system and the fears of the increased threat of radicalization.

The Muslim chaplains are represented by the Turkish Islamic Union, or DİTİB, which has been under investigation by Germany’s Domestic Intelligence agency after it found a connection between Turkish military action in Syria and a rise in persecution of Turkish dissidents. It was also discovered that some DİTİB chaplains were providing names of dissidents to their embassy in Germany.

This is not the type of religious figure you want ministering to a captive audience vulnerable to radicalization.

Authorities both here and in the European Union have known for years the powerful influence a prison chaplain can have on an incarcerated individual.

The right chaplain can help the inmate on the path to rehabilitation and restoration of family ties. The wrong one can be like a wolf in sheep’s clothing filling the inmate’s mind with a radical ideology that pushes him or her down the road to jihad. Only a thorough vetting of religious clergy and volunteers can reduce that threat.

When I testified before Congress in 2011 on the threat of prison radicalization, I was asked by U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, if there was any difference between Islamic radicalization in prison and other types of radicalization such as Christian militants in prison. My answer was succinct, “Foreign country backing and foreign country financing.”

While investigating radical Islamic influences in prison, we found several indicators that contributed to the radicalization process. One was foreign born inmates who had already committed terrorist acts. Improperly vetted clergy also play a role, along with foreign funds that came to organizations like the North American Islamic Trust Fund, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia and the Graduate School of Islamic Social Sciences (GSISS).

The GSISS was founded by Taha Jabir Al-Alwani, an Egyptian cleric who worked closely with Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian and helped finance Al-Arian’s think tank. Al-Alwani was also investigated for his involvement with the SAAR Foundation, a Saudi-funded organization, based in Herndon, Va., that was suspected of funneling money to terrorist organizations.

Some of that money from these foreign sources were used to pay for overseas travel for Muslim prison chaplains and also literature for the prison libraries that promoted a Salafist/Wahhabi view of Islam.

In 2014, the Federal Bureau of Prisons hired an Egyptian born cleric, Fouad El Bayly, to be a prison chaplain. As president of the Islamic Center in Johnstown, Penn., he publicly called for the death of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim, activist, and writer who was a vocal critic of Islam’s subjugation of women. Ali “…has defamed the faith,” Bayly said. “… and when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death.”

That revelation prompted U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, to request a list of organizations that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) was using to assist in its background checks of potential religious workers. Grassley was outraged to find ISNA on that list. ISNA’s history of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood has been well documented by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

With blatant incredulity CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper came to ISNA’s defense, accusing Grassley of Islamophobia.

“This is an extremely old issue that has been circulated endlessly on anti-Muslim hate sites and it’s a bit surprising to see an elected official promoting these kinds of Islamophobic smears,” Hooper told FoxNews.com. “(ISNA) is a well-respected Muslim organization that for decades has made positive contributions to our nation, and like any Muslim-American organization they are frequently targeted by scurrilous attacks whose only goal seems to be to demonize and marginalize American Muslims.”

In fact, it was federal prosecutors and documented evidence which connected ISNA to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas financing. Prosecutors included ISNA among groups and people “who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood” during the Hamas-financing trial against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and five former officials. Bank records admitted into evidence show that ISNA served as a conduit for Holy Land Foundation contributions. Some checks that passed through ISNA accounts were made payable to “the Palestinian Mujahadeen,” the original name for the Hamas military wing, prosecutors said.

New York’s Majlis Ash-Shura also was on the BOP list. It includes the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an organization with direct ties with Jamaat-e-Islami, a Pakistani-based terrorist group.

ICNA’s goals include the establishment of a caliphate, or global Islamic state, its 2010 member handbook said.

ICNA has published literature that describe jihad as a form of worship.

“Groups like ICNA do not promote Islam, but rather Islamism, the linking of politics and religion,” said Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.

This appears to be what the Turkish prison chaplains were trying to do in German prisons through DİTİB.

Organizations with this type of ideology should not be relied upon to certify potential prison chaplains. It only risks promoting radicalization among the inmates and destabilizing the already fragile prison environment.

IPT Senior Fellow Patrick Dunleavy is the former Deputy Inspector General for New York State Department of Corrections and author of The Fertile Soil of Jihad. He currently teaches a class on terrorism for the United States Military Special Operations School.

Now that you made it this far, watch the video below that consists of several ISNA conventions held in the early 90’s, after watching ask yourself, “should elected officials be rubbing shoulders with ISNA?”

Governor Laura Kelly should take a good look at some of this info, and especially the Overland Park, KS Refugee Services at this link.