Kansas American Muslim Council leader – family ties to HAMAS via “Union of Good”

CausingFitna first posted about Ahmed El-Sherif in 2011

On August 16, 2011, Pastor Adam Hamilton sat down with three leaders in the Kansas City Muslim community. Ahmed El-Sherif is joined by former American Muslim Council Heartland Chapter President Mahnaz Shabbir and KCPD Muslim Chaplain Imam Bilal Muhammad. The discussion focused on the September 11 attacks and Islam.

Ahmed and Congressman Cleaver
Ahmed El-Sherif and Congressman Cleaver

Ahmed’s bio page says Ahmed El-Sherif was born in the Sinai and came to the United States in 1979.

Born in Sinai, a part of northeastern Egypt, he fled to Cairo with his family during the War of 1967 when he was 11 years old.

El-Sherif came to the United States in 1979 for graduate school. He traveled to Afghanistan while still a graduate student. As a graduate student, he served the Muslim communities as imam in Tuscon, AZ (where he was also president of the Islamic Center), Jonesboro, AR (where he founded the Islamic Center and served as its president), and Davis and Sacramento, CA.

He moved to the Kansas City area in 1989. In the early 1990s, he founded the American Muslim Council of Greater Kansas City, an organization involving Muslims in mainstream American political life.

Video below from 1999 on C-SPAN Ahmed El-Sherif thanked AMC National founder and convicted Al-Qaeda financier Abdulrahman Alamoudi. Ahmed also thanked Muthanna Al-Hanooti who was indicted in March 2008 and sentenced to one year in federal prison for being a spy for Saddam Hussein. The Daily Caller has more here.

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The AMC National was founded by Abdulrahman Alamoudi in 1990.  In 2003, MIRA and Faqih received approximately $1 million in funding through Abdulrahman Alamoudi. According to information available to the U.S. Government, the September 2003 arrest of Alamoudi was a severe blow to al Qaida, as Alamoudi had a close relationship with al Qaida and had raised money for al Qaida in the United States. In a 2004 plea agreement, Alamoudi admitted to his role in an assassination plot targeting the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and is currently serving a 23 year sentence.

As mentioned above in excerpts from Ahmed El-Sherif’s bio page, he was President and Imam at the Islamic Center in Tucson, AZ for a period of time. Ahmed is closely associated with AMC National and Alamoudi, a convicted Al-Qaeda operative who ran political influence operations and financed jihad activities. So when you read the following info, this is something to remember.

1986: Al-Qaeda Figures Establish First US Base in Arizona

Islamic Center of Tucson.Islamic Center of Tucson. [Source: Jacob Rader]In 1986, Maktab al-Khidamat (a.k.a. Al-Kifah), the precursor organization to al-Qaeda, opens its first branch in the US at the Islamic Center of Tucson, in Tucson, Arizona. Counterterrorism expert Rita Katz will later call the Islamic Center, “basically, the first cell of al-Qaeda in the United States; that is where it all started.” The organization’s journal, Al Jihad (Holy War), is initially distributed in the US from there. Other branches around the US soon follow (see 1985-1989). [NEW YORK TIMES, 6/19/2002]

bullet A number of important future al-Qaeda figures are connected to the Tucson branch in the 1980s and into the early 1990s, including:
bullet Mohammed Loay Bayazid, one of the founders of al-Qaeda two years later. Was a student at UMKC, and nephew of Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City leader Adnan Bayazid.
bullet Wael Hamza Julaidan, another founder of al-Qaeda, and a Saudi multimillionaire. He was president of the Islamic Center starting in 1983 and leaves the US around 1986.
bullet Wadih El-Hage, bin Laden’s future personal secretary, who will later be convicted for a role in the 1998 US embassy bombings (see 10:35-10:39 a.m., August 7, 1998). El-Hage is connected to the murder of a liberal imam at the rival mosque to the Islamic Center in 1990 (see January 1990).
bullet Mubarak al Duri, al-Qaeda’s chief agent attempting to purchase weapons of mass destruction. [WASHINGTON POST, 9/10/2002; 9/11 COMMISSION, 7/24/2004, PP. 521]
Throughout the 1980s, the mosque provides money, support, and fighters to the mujaheddin fighting in Afghanistan. Around 1991, future 9/11 hijacker Hani Hanjour will move to Arizona for the first time (see October 3, 1991-February 1992) and he will spend much of the rest of the decade in the state. He will briefly live in Tucson, but his ties to earlier al-Qaeda connections there remain elusive. [WASHINGTON POST, 9/10/2002]

As mentioned earlier, Ahmed El-Sherif came to Kansas City in 1989. This is a significant year for HAMAS and the Muslim Brotherhood in Kansas City as large conferences are taking place calling for violence and jihad. Ahmed El-Sherif was interviewed by Rick Montgomery of the KC Star regarding one such conference. Select excerpts from the article are below, see the unedited original article here.

Calls for `oceans of blood’ came during Kansas Muslim convention
Kansas City Star | RICK MONTGOMERY  Posted on 2/3/2002

Calls for `oceans of blood’ came during Kansas Muslim convention


(KRT) – Although few in town noticed, a dozen years ago Islamic extremists from around the globe flocked to Kansas City’s Bartle Hall to bond in prayer, song and dance, and ominous appeals for bloodshed.

At the first meeting a masked terrorist from the Palestinian group Hamas spoke in Arabic for an hour. He pledged “oceans of blood” would oust Israelis from his homeland. The second conference stirred the passions of a Kansas State University student named Nasser Hidmi, according to Israeli court records.

Hidmi would soon use a password to enter a room of 28 recruits at a local hotel, where he allegedly learned about hand grenades. He then returned home to Jerusalem with plans to help kill Jews.

Showing 1,000 Muslims kneeling beneath Bartle’s steel rafters, the video warns of fundamentalists recruiting, training and raising funds “in your back yard” for a holy war that would ultimately target Americans. “This gathering did not take place in the Middle East,” intones documentarian Steven Emerson. “It happened in the heartland of America – Kansas City, Missouri.”

The Islamic Association for Palestine struck a bargain with the city to lease space in Bartle for what Arabic-language ads in 1989 billed as “The Second Convention.”

_Yousef Al-Qaradhawi, a theologian who told the crowd that “our hour of judgment will not come until you fight the Jews (and) kill them. … Muslims, wherever they are, should actively participate in the battle!”

_The mystery HAMAS terrorist, whose keynote speech recounted the deaths of 16 Israelis when a comrade sabotaged their bus. The audience responded, “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great).

The 1989 event drew support from the Muslim Arab Youth Association and from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development – a tax-exempt group that purports to channel humanitarian funds to Palestine. The coalition returned to Kansas City in December 1990 for another conference, as U.S. military forces were preparing to battle Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

Leaders of the militant Muslim Brotherhood attended. The “Jihad in America” video shows one telling the audience: “Open the borders of Jordan to Muslim youth so they may confront the Jews and the Americans at once.”

The Muslim Arab Youth Association [Mohamad Albadawi of Overland Park, KS is the KC area MAYA leader]  and the Islamic Association for Palestine still operate. Both groups have condemned the Sept. 11 attacks. Last month, however, federal agents raided four branch offices of the Holy Land Foundation, and President Bush froze the group’s assets. The youth association MAYA did not return phone calls from the Kansas City Star.

Local Muslims who attended some of the Bartle Hall sessions said they could not recall any recruiting or calls for violence.

Nasser Hidmi at the time was enrolled at K-State on a student visa, a fact confirmed by university officials. Israeli authorities, who arrested him three years later for assisting Hamas, said he attended the convention. According to an Israeli military tribunal: “In December 1990 the accused participated in (a meeting) in Kansas City, where secret rules were observed. …

“Participants in the conference were ordered to carry out operations in support of the intifadah,” or uprising, against Israel. According to the court records, Hidmi and other young men used a password to enter meetings at a Kansas City hotel. Hidmi then went to a Chicago firearms training camp at the invitation of a Chicago car dealer named Mohammed Salah, who later was imprisoned in Israel for supplying weapons in a terrorist attack.

Hidmi met again with Salah in March 1991 at a Ramada Inn in Kansas City, where operatives talked about “different types of hand grenades, explosive materials and other sorts of sabotage,” according to the Israeli documents provided to the Kansas City Star by Investigative Project, which is run by Emerson. After confessing, Hidmi was sentenced to five years behind bars. It was not the first time Muslim leaders had recruited or raised money in the heartland.

In 1988, Tamim Al-Adnani, an aide to a Muslim recruiter in the Afghan fight against the Soviets, spoke to student groups in Columbia, MO, according to Emerson’s video. The tape then shows Al-Adnani in Lawrence, KS seated with about a dozen young men: (KU Professor Jeffrey Lang was one of the young men identified in 2019) “The only politics we have to understand is pop-pop-pop. “This is the best policy, shooting,” he said, raising his wrists as if firing a rifle. “Even after the liberation of Afghanistan, the leaders have agreed in front of me to continue jihad. Jihad will not stop.”

Ahmed el-Sherif, founder of the American-Muslim Council of the Midwest, reviewed parts of the promotional tape for this report. He said the event appeared to relate almost entirely to the Israel-Palestine conflict, not to violence against the West. But he acknowledged being shocked by the image of the masked terrorist at the lectern. El-Sherif, a moderate Muslim, is working with area civic and religious leaders to strengthen cultural awareness.

“Kansas City allowed this?” he exclaimed.

Ahmed El-Sherif is tied to HAMAS and the Muslim Brotherhood through his “Beloved” uncle, Kamel Al-Sherif. Shortly after his uncle died in 2008, Ahmed wrote a heartfelt story about his uncle that was featured in the Kansas City Star. Ahmed’s uncle Kamel served in leadership roles of the Union of Good alongside Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, one of the highlighted jew hating preachers mentioned  in Rick Montgomery’s 2002 article. It is very unlikely that Ahmed had no idea what was going on inside these conferences. That is the biased opinion here at CausingFitna.

Screen capture from Kansas City HAMAS Convention 1989 – Yusuf Al-Qaradwai –  Union of Good

The Union of Good is designated by the US Treasury Department in January of 2008 as a terrorist organisation created by the Hamas leadership “in order to facilitate the transfer of funds to Hamas”. The Union of Good is chaired by Yusuf alQaradawi, a key intellectual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood

kamel interview clip

Kamel Al-Sharif was in direct contact with Hajj Amin Al-Husseini as noted above.

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Below are a few quotes fro, Ahmed El-Sherif’s article regarding his beloved uncle Kamel Al-Sharif , the Muslim Brotherhood soldier who shared in jihad with Hitler’s favorite Muslim, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Hussieni. Uncle Kamel  was also an acquaintance of Hassan Albanna, 1928 founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Keep this in mind when you read the following.

Beloved uncle served as a model for peaceful co-existence
Special to The KC Star

Kamel Al-Sherif was a world citizen working for peace. He was also my uncle. He also affected friends here, in Kansas City. I shall miss him as a leader. And I shall miss him like a father. He may have left this life physically, but he left behind a legacy to follow. I would meet up with him at various conferences . . . in Amman, in Rome, in Copenhagen, in Brussels, in Cairo and in Washington, D.C.

Helped to establish world relief organizations such as the International Islamic Council based in Cairo.

“Yet I also cannot help but be more determined than ever to keep his legacy and style alive. It is much needed today to have a better world.”

Kamel Al-Sherif died on January 20, 2008 and the Union of Good was designated a terrorist organization November 12, 2008

Ahmed El-Sherif mentioned his uncle helped found the International Islamic Council in his KC Star article……. but the full name of the organization is International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief.

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch

Cairo-based International Islamic Council for Da’wa and Relief, (IICDR) is an umbrella group for 86 Islamic organizations, many of which are associated with the Global Muslim Brotherhood

1. What is the Global Muslim Brotherhood?

Most observers are familiar with the pan-Islamic organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Founded in 1928 by Egyptian schoolteacher Hassan El-Banna, the Egyptian Brotherhood has been a wellspring of Islamism and political Islam since it(…)

“>global Muslim Brotherhood

, Hamas

The Hamas charter says that it is “one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine” and soon after Hamas took over the Gaza strip, Muslim Brotherhood representatives traveled to Gaza from Egypt through the newly-opened border to review Hamas military formations.  A Hamas journalist(…)


fundraising, or financial/material support of Al Qaeda.

Steve Merley, Senior Analyst The NEFA Foundation, and editor of the GMBDW Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch detailed in 2009 the leadership of the Union of Good. Ahmed’s uncle Kamel Al-Sharif was one of the leaders detailed in the report.

The Union of Good: A Global Muslim Brotherhood Hamas Fundraising Network January 19, 2009

Dr. Kamil al-Sharif (Jordan)

The late Egyptian-born Dr. Kamil al-Sharif was the former Chairman of the World Islamic Council for Daawa and Relief, a Union of Good member organization. He also served as Jordanian Minister of Islamic Endowments and as a member of the Jordanian Senate. Dr. Al-Sharif was one of the early leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and was acquainted with Brotherhood founder Hassan Al-Banna.75 He died on January 20, 2008.

The UNION OF GOOD – A Terror Group per U.S. Treasury Designation Date: 11/12/2008 The Union of Good is an organization created by Hamas leadership in late-2000 to transfer funds to the terrorist organization.


Another interesting bit of info from Ahmed is his belief that the Mahdi is near. As Yusuf Al-Qaradawi said in Bartle Hall so many years ago, the day of Judgement will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews…… Well, that is what Ahmed is suggesting below for all you kufar who may not know what is coming with the Mahdi…….

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Ahmed’s bio page displays pictures taken with Gordon R. England, former Deputy Secretary of Defense and former Secretary of the Navy. The pictures taken at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA. One picture shows Ahmed near a sign indicating the Islamic Prayer Center on the Marine Corps Base. Ahmed El-Sherif has also been paid taxpayer money as a Muslim Chaplain in US Prisons.

Gordon England should be remembered by all for the treatment of a top counter-jihad expert Stephen Coughlan in 2008. Read below.


FBI: Top defense advisers linked to radical Muslim Brotherhood

Hesham H. Islam, a special assistant to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, recently (2008) criticized Maj. Stephen Coughlin, one of the military’s leading authorities on Islamic war doctrine, for making the connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism.

After Islam lodged complaints, Coughlin’s contract with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon was not renewed.

Islam also was upset with briefings Coughlin recently prepared for the U.S. military warning that major U.S. Muslim groups were fronting for the Muslim Brotherhood, a worldwide jihadist movement based in Egypt.

Islam, who was born and raised in Egypt, is heavily involved with one of the groups ? the Islamic Society of North America, which U.S. prosecutors last year named as a member of the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terror-funding case.

Islam has persuaded his boss, England, to conduct various outreach with ISNA, including hosting the group’s leaders in the Pentagon and speaking at its annual convention.

Speaking during ISNA’s 2006 opening ceremonies, England proclaimed, “There is no contradiction between the peaceful religion of Islam and America’s values and principles.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2008/02/45842/#KDL8EFtkDyDeiDcc.99


American Muslim Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Council (AMAFVAC)

Ahmed El-Sherif’s zoominfo profile page listed the AMAFVAC affiliation at one time but his connections are unclear. Ahmed also was a paid Muslim Chaplain for the US Prison system.

In 1990 Alamoudi founded the American Muslim Council. The following year, he established the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Council (AMAFVAC), whose purpose was to “certify Muslim chaplains hired by the military.” During the 1992 presidential election cycle, Alamoudi courted both the Democratic and Republican parties.

(AMC) American Muslim Council

  • Its Chairman, Abdulrahman Alamoudi, was imprisoned for terror-related convictions in 2003
  • Supported Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah
  • Defended terror suspect and Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian
  • Now defunct but their website can still be found using (wayback) click here to see the board & staff page.

To see the very impressive list of terror ties AMC has click here.

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The Kansas City, KS Chapter of the American Muslim Council President Zulfiqar Malik is also a founding member of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City ISGKC. He can be seen pictured below with the Overland Park Police Chief and Mayor. As you can see, the AMC is quite successful in the heart of jahiliyyah.

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In 2007 the Department of Justice First Freedom Project was started in Kansas City with a meeting of mainly Islamic groups. You can see an 11 page document regarding this meeting with Attorney General Gonzales in the link below.

3. April 2003: Report on Akhtar Chaudhry being appointed as Chief Administrative
Officer of Jackson County, MO (Former President of American Muslim Council, Heartland chapter)

Ahmed El-Sherif, founder, American Muslim Council, Heartland Chapter;
shifa@juno.com, Box 6092, SMKS 66206      see the entire document HERE

Lab Owner Ordered to Pay $544,000 For Environmental Violation

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The owner of the now-closed Beta Chem Laboratory in Lenexa has been ordered to pay $544,287 in restitution for storing hazardous waste without a license, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Ahmed El-Sherif, 63, Leawood, Kan., was found guilty in a bench trial of storing hazardous waste without a license. El-Sherif started Beta Chem in the mid-1990s, which he owned and operated. On October 4, 2013, after issuing an Emergency Order to Seize and Secure Radioactive Materials, KDHE took control of Beta Chem and secured the facility.

The Criminal Investigation Division of Environmental Protection Agency executed a search warrant at Beta Chem on Jan. 22, 2014, where agents discovered numerous containers containing hazardous wastes and contaminated with radiation.

During trial, U.S. District Court Judge Julie A. Robinson (President George W. Islam is PEACE Bush nominated Robinson to the federal bench in 2001) found that by 2012 Beta Chem had become a defunct operation and hazardous chemicals were being stored at the facility in lieu of a thorough decommissioning and decontamination process.

Robinson found El-Sherif not guilty on a charge of obstructing a federal investigation.

El-Sherif will serve two years on federal probation.

McAllister commended the EPA Criminal Investigation Division and the Environmental Crimes Section of the Department of Justice for their work on the case.

Not one word of Ahmed’s jihadist friends from the media……. he should be stripped of citizenship and deported. Ahmed printed his intention to carry on his uncle Kamel’s work…. as a HAMAS leader?

The same judge Judge Julie A. Robinson who ignored all of Ahmed’s HAMAS connections just cleared the way for a Wichita KS lawsuit. The ISW Islamic Society of Wichita was founded by Muslim Brotherhood/HAMAS. As of April 30, 2019 President Donald Trump is pushing to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a FTO Foreign Terrorist Organization. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a former Kansas Congressman supports the terror designation. Pompeo has a rocky history with the HAMAS supporters at the ISW, even calling ISW out for inviting HAMAS speakers in the past.

Judge clears way for lawsuit by Kan. man accused of terrorist gathering

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has rejected a move by Spirit Boeing Employees Association seeking to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a Muslim aerospace engineer alleging discrimination stemming from a party at a Kansas lake.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ruled Tuesday that there remains a genuine issue of material fact as to whether Munir Zanial’s rights were violated on the basis of race, religion or national origin.

The Malaysian national of Indian ancestry rented a pavilion at the group’s lake in 2017 to celebrate Malaysian Independence Day. The lawsuit alleges the association suspended his rental privileges and reported him to authorities.

It alleged an American flag had been desecrated by Islamic State group symbols. But the flag was actually a Malaysian flag and the guests included people of Malaysian Indian ancestry, some wearing hijabs.


Zanial has lived in Wichita since 2011, according to the court filing. He earned a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Wichita State University and is a senior stress engineer at Spirit.

He is a native of Malaysia and a permanent resident of the United States.

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Munir Zanial appears to be affiliated with the Islamic Society of Wichita per a facebook post to the Islamic School.

“To label someone a terrorist due to their appearance and their celebration of their heritage is shameful, but to continue to use that mislabel as grounds for blatant discrimination — even after it had been discredited by the FBI — is downright reprehensible,” Micah Kubic, executive director of the ACLU of Kansas, said in a statement.

Will Judge Julie Robinson appointed by “Islam is Peace” G.W. Bush be a tool for jihad through LAWFARE? 

Translation of Malik’s Muwatta, Book 21:
Book 21, Number 21.2.7: Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi that Abdullah ibn Umar said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade travelling with a Qur’an in the land of the enemy. Malik commented, “That is out of fear that the enemy will get hold of it.”

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