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Friday, February 10, 2006

Tampa and the MAS Olympics

There are well over one billion Moslems around the world. The vast majority, I am convinced, are good and peaceful people who care little for the goals and ambitions of Islamofacsists. They quietly go about their lives, but in doing so, they do nothing to stop their religion from being hijacked by fanatics.

One billion is a very big number, and that’s a problem. If only 10 percent of the Moslem people are sympathetic to the Islamofacist ideology, there are 100 million people who practice a very different form of Islam than the brand labeled a “religion of peace.” And if only 1 percent of the 100 million are true believers (i.e., they would act on the Jihadi dictates of Islamofascist Mullahs), that still leaves 1,000,000 potential Jihadis that mean to do us harm. My estimates may be incorrect (I suspect the percentages are actually higher), but regardless, I hope you see the problem.

But maybe you don’t.

“All of these crazies are in Indonesia, or Afghanistan, or ‘Palestine,’ or Iran, or Pakistan, and besides,” you say, “we haven’t had a terrorist attack in the USA since, well, 9/11. What’s all the concern about? These guys aren’t in our backyard.”

Yeah … they are.

Tampa, Florida is in my backyard. Joe Kaufman at discusses a group, called the Muslim American Society:
From March 11th through the 12th, the Muslim American Society of Tampa will be holding its MAS Olympics 2006. The two-day event will comprise of the standard kids sports – basketball, football, soccer, volleyball – things certainly that would appear wholesome and not present the general public with any grounds for pause. However, given this group’s propagation of radical Islamist beliefs, there are a number of reasons why this event should concern everyone who cares about the welfare of children and the safety and security of the United States.

The Muslim American Society of Tampa (MAS-Tampa) was incorporated as a “Domestic Non-Profit,” in October of 2003. The registered agent of the group was/is Mohamed Moharram, and he has since acted as MAS-Tampa’s President. The group was created as a subsidiary of the national Muslim American Society (MAS), which was founded ten years earlier.

According to its website, MAS is “a charitable, religious, social, cultural, educational, and not-for-profit organization… a pioneering Islamic organization, an Islamic revival, and reform movement that uplifts the individual, the family, and the society.” However, to those involved in the war against terrorism, MAS is nothing more than an American arm to the violent Muslim Brotherhood, the organization from which such groups as Hamas, Al-Qaeda and the Egyptian and Palestinian Islamic Jihads were brought into being.

In a full-length investigative report by The Chicago Tribune, entitled ‘A rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America,’ it is stated: “In recent years, the U.S. Brotherhood operated under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation's major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members… When the leaders voted, it was decided that Brotherhood members would call themselves the Muslim American Society, or MAS...”

The fact that this group is operating within America’s borders (with apparent immunity) is alarming to say the least. But when one discovers how much involvement with and influence this group has over children, that alarm becomes even more heightened.
One of the main thrusts of the Muslim American Society is to provide intensive forums for young Muslims. This is done through the MAS Youth Division, which has established dozens of youth centers across the United States, one of which is in Tampa…

Kaufman goes on to describe some of the Website content and then comments:

... the amount of unrestrained violence and hatred contained on the [MAS-Tampa] site is so voluminous one has to wonder how this organization was ever able to fly below Homeland Security’s radar screen.

On MAS-Tampa’s website, in the “e-Library” section, there are many Islamic-oriented texts, some much larger than others. Found inside these texts is an overwhelming amount of material with respect to the subjects of jihad (holy war) and how Muslims should deal with members of other religions.

Regarding jihad, one can view the following quotes in MAS-Tampa’s “e-Library”:

“A Muslim must always worship Allah and wage jihad until death in order to reach his ultimate goal… Therefore the steadfast Muslim will achieve this goal either through a lifetime of effort or through sudden death as a martyr… Regularly make the intention to go on jihad with the ambition to die as a martyr. You should be ready for this right now, even though its time may not have come yet.” (Fathi Yakan, ‘To Be a Muslim’)

“First: we Muslims have not discharged the duty of jihad that is compulsory for everyone of us in many Islamic countries to liberate the Muslim land from usurpers and aggressors in Palestine, Eritrea, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and other Muslim republics (and cities) of the Soviet Union, and other similar places in China, Ethiopia and Thailand, etc… no force can stand in our way today if we act in earnest and devote our efforts to conveying our Call to the whole world.” (Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, ‘Priorities of the Islamic Movement’)

“God will cause the jews to be defeated. Earth shall be filled with muslims as a vessel is filled to the brim with water-the entire world shall recite the same Kalima (Islamic declaration of belief) and worship shall be offered to none else except God Almighty.” (Abul Ala Mawdudi, ‘The Finality of Prophethood’)

“The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.’” (‘Sahih Bukhari’)

Remember, MAS-Tampa is located in Tampa, Florida. The children who read this hateful material reside in Tampa, Florida. Tampa Florida is as American as apple pie.

In closing, it’s worth mentioning that our major South Florida newspapers have not, to my knowledge, written a single article on MAS or their philosophy, or their Website. Wonder why that is? Tolerance, I suppose.

For the second straight post, I again quote Thomas Mann: “Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.”