Islamic Circle of North America – Kansas Connection to Jamaat-e-Islami’s Hyderabad Unit

Posted on February 11, 2020


What India can learn from Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami ban

Aug 03, 2013 – Praveen Swami

1939, a Hyderabad-born cleric wrote the essay that laid out the foundational credo of the Islamist movement in South Asia. Islam, Abul Ala Maududi wrote in Jihad in the Way of Allah, wasn’t a “hotchpotch of beliefs, prayers and rituals”.  Instead, it was “a revolutionary ideology which seeks to alter the social order of the entire world and rebuild it in conformity with its own tenets”.

He concluded “if the Muslim Party commands enough resources, it will eliminate un-lslamic governments and establish the power of Islamic government in their place.”

In 1994, India’s Supreme Court mandated secularism as a norm in national life—but governments and parties have appeased religious groups with impunity.

The Indian wing of the Jama’at-e-Islami asserts, in its constitution, that all men should “should refuse to acknowledge as valid all those allegiances which are not subservient to the allegiance of the One Allah and His Law (Sharia)

Jamaat e-Islami, ICNA, and the Muslim Brotherhood have the same goal, Islamic domination world wide. An entire world governed by Sharia, Islamic scared law.

June 20, 2015 – ICNA Islamic Circle of North America held Global Dawah Day worldwide, and the Kansas Chapter of ICNA participated doing Dawah on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Josh Kafir, the admin of the CausingFitna blog encountered the Dawah crew in KC and an enlightening conversation unfolded. Watch the video here.

In 1993 Khurram Murad the Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan visited Kansas City as a featured speaker at the Islamic Society of North America ISNA Conference.

On February 7, 2006 the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity quoted Khurram Murad in a article published on Campus Watch.

Khurram Murad, sees Dawah and Jihad as based on Muhammad’s role as final prophet for all humanity. All humans belong potentially to the Islamic Umma and must therefore be recalled to it using Muhammad’s methods – i.e., Dawah and Jihad.

“Muslims must understand that Muhammad (pbuh) was not appointed prophet (by Allah) for any particular nation or era. Rather, he was sent for whole humanity irrespective of time and space. No other prophet shall follow Muhammad (pbuh) till the Day of Judgment. From the 6th century till the 21st and even beyond, Muhammad (pbuh) shall remain as the only prophet. The whole mankind today is his disciple and belongs to his Ummah. This statement, although simple, has far reaching connotations. It is obligatory then that Muhammad (pbuh)’s message be continuously delivered in the manner done in his time.”

The goal of Islamist Da‘wa activists is to see the West converted to Islam and integrated into the global Umma (all Muslims in the world viewed as one community):

“On the other hand, there is the goal of bringing the same West to Islam, which would necessary mean that it would become part of the Muslim Ummah.”

Expert on Islam: America not learning from Europe’s mistakes

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | J.M. Phelps

A nefarious organization with ties to America and South Asia is using a proxy to conduct its activities on U.S. soil, and the government continues to legitimize it through funding. That concerns Sam Westrop.

OneNewsNow spoke with the director of Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. The London-born expert, Sam Westrop, expressed his concern about the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), which he describes as “a leading community organization in the United States for American Muslims.”

On the one hand, Westrop explains that ICNA provides a number of services, including “running mosques, welfare services, international aid charities, women’s shelters, and youth groups all around the country.” He adds: “ICNA seeks to be a complete service for the Muslim community.”

On the other hand, Westrop is quick to point out that ICNA is “a proxy for a South Asian Islamist movement called Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI),” adding that “its provision of all these cultural, welfare, and religious services for American Muslims is part of the large-scale effort to impose JeI’s ideology on America’s Islam.” JeI is a Deobandi-linked organization.

Threat from America

Jamaat-e-Islami and ICNA have a very clear political allegiance when it comes down to South Asian politics,” the Islamist Watch director continues. He notes both are generally supportive of the Pakistani government and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Thus, it isn’t surprising, he says, that “JeI and ICNA have long been tied to militancy and terrorism in Kashmir” against the Indians. “They also oppose the Modi government,” Westrop adds. Narenda Modi has been the prime minister of India since 2014.

Interestingly, the region of Kashmir has been the subject of a dispute and conflict between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947. When violent protests in Kashmir began to escalate in recent years, Westrop discloses “ICNA – as a Jamaat-e-Islami proxy – was quick to get itself involved with protests, lobbying, and various other actions across the United States.”

In line with his previous statement, Westrop argues “[these actions] were designed to denigrate and delegitimize India’s plans, and support the idea of Pakistani and Kashmir victimhood.”

Threat to America

ICNA is an Islamist organization that “supports theocratic ideas [which] are antithetical to everything that America stands for,” Westrop contends. Not only does he consider Sharia law antithetical, but Westrop particularly stresses “the dogma of a hardline, radicalized powerful force within American Islam which seeks to slowly encroach on the liberties and ideas of America [as ICNA has set out to accomplish].”

“A more short-term logistical point,” he says, “is the fact that for decades everyone on the right has been obsessing over a group called the Muslim Brotherhood.” And this is not without reason, he explains: “The Muslim Brotherhood is as dangerous, as threatening, as problematic as JeI and ICNA.”

He determines the obsession over the Muslim Brotherhood has allowed Jamaat-e-Islami to flourish. “JeI is as larger, if not larger, than the Muslim Brotherhood,” he explains, “[and] it’s doing very well while all the attention has been on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Legitimized through funding

Westrop attests, “things have gotten absolutely worse under the Trump administration, as far as financing goes.” Federal government agencies have provided over $47 million to at least 60 Islamic institutions since 2007 in the form of more than 400 grants and contracts.

“Ten million dollars went to ICNA in the belief that somehow they can provide a charitable service. This is the federal government legitimizing Islamists,” asserts the Middle East Forum affiliate.

In early 2019, Rep. Jim Banks (R-Indiana) introduced H.Res.160 in an attempt to address part of the problem. This House resolution “calls upon the governments of Bangladesh and Pakistan to stop Jamaat-e-Islami from threatening regional stability and urges U.S. agencies to end partnerships with groups affiliated with Jamaat-e-Islami.”

Learn from other’s mistakes

As a non-American, Westrop says “[he can] see Americans doing exactly what Europe did 10 years ago – and they’re regretting it.” It is unfortunate that the United States is not learning “the lessons that Europe learned so painfully,” he assesses.

Westrop acknowledges that “the British, French and German governments have all said they made a terrible decision funding Islamists to fight Islamism.” Outside of the attempt at attaining a House resolution, it is apparent most Americans haven’t spent much time thinking about this, he observes.

“They’ve never really looked to see why Europe is having so much trouble,” he concludes, “and then realize that part of the problem is the government giving power and funds to the very people who radicalize and sow extremism.”

Philip Haney was a founding member of DHS and was a whistleblower when President Obama purged all the “jihad” training material that was found offensive to Islam. Philip was killed yesterday, February 21, 2020. Mr. Haney was a brilliant patriotic American. Watch him below explain more about this topic in the video below.

No less than establishment of Islamic Order: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is committed to establishing an Islamic order in India. Originally started as the Jamaat-e-Islami in 1941, it was rechristened with its present name after Partition and its constitution enforced on April 13, 1956, changed its strategy from a holy war to a peaceful struggle for its objectives.

Farzand Ahmed January 30, 2014 ISSUE DATE: May 15, 1980

Maulana Muhammed Yusuf addressing the conference at Patna: Towards an islamic state The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) is committed to establishing an Islamic order in India. Originally started as the Jamaat-e-Islami in 1941, it was rechristened with its present name after Partition and its constitution enforced on April 13, 1956, changed its strategy from a holy war to a peaceful struggle for its objectives.

It was banned during the Emergency and its leaders were arrested. Since the lifting of the Emergency, the organisation has shifted its emphasis to socio-economic activities, a trend discernible in the RSS also. Correspondent Farzand Ahmed spoke to some of the leaders and members gathered recently in Patna for a state convention to find out about the objectives and activities of the organisation. His report:

For an organisation with a few thousand followers to dream of establishing its own religious system in a vast and diverse country like India is like chasing a mirage in a desert. But when the followers of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) gathered in Patna last fortnight, the message was clear: It was no less than the establishment of an Islamic Order.

The organisation is a part of the Pan-Islamic movement and draws its inspiration from the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, the Fidayan-e-Islam of Iran and the Darul-Islam of Indonesia. All these are orthodox and fundamentalist and the recent upsurge of Islamic fundamentalism has given the JIH some pep.

Said Syed Zia-ul-Hoda, the president of the Bihar JIH: “The present Islamic renaissance the world over is the outcome of the failure of man-made ‘isms.’ People are bound to come to the divine line – as prescribed by Islam.”

Islamic State: With a subtle play on words, JIH’s All India Secretary, Syed Hamid Ali, 60, clarified: “We don’t want to establish a Muslim state, but an Islamic state.” Curiously, the Jamaat-e-Islami had opposed the Partition of India and the formation of Pakistan in 1947 by this logic.

Its founder, the late Maulana Abul Ala Maudoodi, a fanatic fundamentalist and an author and editor who traced his family tree to great sufis and saints 1,300 years ago, maintained that Islam could not be confined to a geographical area as it was “destined to rule the world.”

Said Abuzar Kamaluddin, a young college teacher who heads the Bihar unit of JIH student wing, the Halqua-e-Talaba: “Islamic order is the cherished goal of every Muslim. This is an article of faith which was forgotten by the Muslims and we are just reminding them.”

The organisation believes that the Islamic revolution could only be achieved through the general support of the masses, both Muslim and non-Muslim, or if everyone embraced Islam through dawat (invitation) and tarbiyat (training), explained a leader.

Objective: The first major setback to the JIH came with the arrest of its important leaders in 1954 under the Preventive Detention Act. It changed its objective from Hukumat-Ilahi (the rule of God) to Iquaamat-e-Deen (establishment and realisation of religion). It committed itself to following peaceful-methods, rather than a jehad (holy war) and said it would avoid all activities which might lead to communal disharmony.

The organisation was banned and its leaders detained during the Emergency because of its communal and inflammatory politics. The organisation which had kept out of parliamentary politics backed the opposition parties in the 1977 parliamentary elections in order to, as its Amir (chief) Maulana Muhammed Yusuf, 75, put it, “kill the dragon of the Emergency.”

Since then, the JIH has changed its orientation and is concentrating on a cocktail of social work and preaching after the fashion of Bible-thumping Christian missionaries.

New Programme: Says Yusuf: “Instead of frittering away our energies in parliamentary politics, we devote them exclusively to constructive work.” The JIH’s new programme launched in 1978 said the organisation would work among Muslims to help them build up their life and character according to Islamic teachings. It would also try to remove misunderstandings towards Islam and the Islamic movement.