One could literally write a doctoral thesis on the rabid ravings Hamas-acolyte of Malik Ali. A simple Internet search will turn up a wealth of video evidence of the radical speaker inciting hatred and violence on college campuses. Malik Ali believes that suicide bombers are “martyrs” and is quoted as saying: “Palestinian mothers are supporting their children who are suicide bombers, saying, ‘Go honey, go!’ That ain’t suicide; that’s martyrdom.” He promotes Protocols-esque conspiracy theories, for instance, that Zionist Jews control the media, the Congress, the FBI, that they were behind the Danish Muslim cartoon controversy, 9/11, and even “manufactured” the Iraq War. He calls for the Islamic movement to rise up as an Islamic revolution and “implement Islam as a totality [in which] Allah controls every place — the home, the classroom, the science lab, the halls of Congress.”
Believing that “[Israelis] are living in fear [and] it’s about time,” Malik Ali regularly exhorts students to die for jihad. At one campus event, he told listeners, “We will fight you [Zionists] until we are either martyred or until we are victorious.” These events are often hosted by the Muslim Students Association or the Muslim Student Union, which consider Malik Ali an inspirational speaker. He spoke just this past February at the previously suspended MSU of UC Irvine. It was Malik Ali who led the MSA pledge at the 2011 MSA West conference. What does the pledge say exactly? Only some of Malik Ali’s favorite themes:
Allah is my lord/Islam is my life/The Koran is my guide/The Sunna is my practice/Jihad is my spirit/Righteousness is my character/Paradise is my goal/I enjoin what is right/I forbid what is wrong/I will fight against oppression/And I will die to establish Islam.
This pledge, we should point out, is essentially an adaptation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s pledge, which exalts dying “in the way of Allah.”
The other speaker at the ICNA Relief charity fundraiser is no less controversial than Malik Ali. In 1991, Siraj Wahhaj became the first Muslim to recite a prayer before a meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives. That following year, however, after becoming increasingly anti-American, Wahhaj began to publicly express radical sentiments, such as the desire to see the U.S. government replaced with an Islamic caliphate. He told one audience of New Jersey Muslims in 1992, “If we were united and strong, we’d elect our own emir [leader] and give allegiance to him…. [T]ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.” Most disturbingly, in 1995, Wahhaj was named by U.S. Attorney and Clinton-appointee Mary Jo White as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. In the summer of 1999, Wahhaj testified as a character witness for convicted terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman.
Given the extreme nature of these speakers and their well-publicized history, it would have been outrageous if there had not been a protest over the sudden influx of radicalism in Yorba Linda. Furthermore, even if Malik Ali and Wahhaj did deliver peaceful talks to the Yorba Linda Muslim community, no press was present at the event, and there is no confirmation of what was said. ICNA Relief did not return FrontPage’s request for comment on this matter.
In the wake of the CAIR video, complaints reportedly poured in to the Orange County Human Relations Commission, a group whose self-stated mission is to promote tolerance, understanding and peaceful relations among the various communities of the county. A hearing was convened to adjudicate the matter. Outrageously, as Karen Lugo, who was present at the hearing revealed, nine out of the eleven individuals on the hearing board admitted that they had only seen the CAIR video, yet were prepared to decide on the matter nonetheless. The OCHRC has also not returned FrontPage’s request for comment, and at the time of this printing, a decision had not yet been reached.
Community activists and organizers of the rally have so far stood firm in face of CAIR’s subterfuge. What one would hope the OCHRC would realize is that, while Yorba Linda protesters went to great lengths to keep their rally amicable and they did not attempt to demonize the Muslim community as a whole, the fact remains that the neither CAIR nor ICNA Relief have expressed any remorse or have even been questioned for the decision to bring radical hate activists into their midst — and they have tried to demonize all of the Yorba Linda protesters from an unrepresentative selection. But this doesn’t make any sense — shouldn’t CAIR be in agreement with these protesters? Aren’t the positions of Malik Ali so radical that they should be rejected by the peaceful Islamic community? We will be waiting a long time for any self-imposed accountability from ICNA or CAIR in this regard.
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