Amir Abdul Malik Ali is a former member of the Nation of Islam and currently head of the Oakland branch of As-Sabiqun, an Islamic fundamentalist organization founded by Imam Abdul Alim Musa. As-Sabiqun advocates for creating a global Islamic state that would abolish all “man-made” forms of governance and “reestablishing the system of governance known as Khilafah, or the Caliphate”, and an important part of their strategy to achieve the goal is to spread insane anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Now, although organization claims to have an organized national network, it seems to be based largely out of two mosques, in DC and Oakland, respectively, but even though the group appears to be relatively minor, its leaders are also continually provided with a platform to spread anti-Semitic (and other) conspiracy theories by various student groups across the US. There is a decent resource on the group here.
The Oakland and DC centers also appear to operate as the “Islamic Institute for Counter Zionist American Psychological Warfare,” which was established to “monitor Zionist and Israeli networks, circles, and clubs which deceitfully infiltrate Muslim and Black groups” (according to one of their newsletters) and to “analyze the Zionist grip on humanity established via the media and economics.” Malik Ali is often invited, in particular by the Muslim Student Union at the University of California, Irvine, to give anti-semitic speeches to Muslim student groups in California, where he has for instance described the U.S. government, the economy and the media as being part of a corrupt global plot controlled “Zionist Jews” to oppress Muslims, praised Hezbollah, Hamas and the Iranian regime, recommended martyrdom, and blamed Israel for the 9/11 terrorist attacks – 9/11 was ostensibly “staged to give an excuse to wage war against Muslims around the world.” He has also claimed that the 2009 attempt to blow up a passenger airline over Detroit and the 2010 failed Times Square car bombing were false-flag operations orchestrated by “social engineers”.
Diagnosis: Yes, they exist,and even though the threat they pose is probably vastly exaggerated by wingnuts, radical Islamic fundamentalist terrorist-sympathizers are not without receptive audiences in the US.
It's crazy how much Islamists and Alex Jones can sound alike.ReplyDelete