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Chicago’s Hamas Youth

By Joe Kaufman
FrontPageMagazine.com | 8/21/2008

During the 1990s, the Hamas infrastructure within the United States was complete. It consisted of a propagation outlet, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP); a financing wing, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF); a command center, the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR); and a defense mechanism, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Today, only the latter exists, along with a remnant of the IAP, the Mosque Foundation. Both have a presence in the Chicago area, where group and mosque are working hard to indoctrinate young Muslims into radical Islam.
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Tampa’s Terror for Kids

By Joe Kaufman
FrontPageMagazine.com | 8/20/2008

Sami Al-Arian has been in prison, away from his digs in the Tampa, Florida suburb of Temple Terrace, for over five years, yet one of the structures that he left behind continues to propagate the same fanatical ideology that led to his punishment. Al-Arian’s mosque, the Islamic Community of Tampa (ICT), has been proudly advertising hatred and violence meant for the eyes of children. The mosque’s connection to an area youth academy should have all Americans concerned.

When Al-Arian arrived at the University of South Florida (USF) in 1986, his goals were a lot broader than just to provide a decent education to aspiring college students. From then till the time of his imprisonment, Al-Arian worked tirelessly to build a vast network of terror, whose goal was the destruction of Israel.

Prior to his arrival, Al-Arian had helped to set up the Illinois-based Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), what soon would become known as the American propaganda wing of Hamas. When he came to Florida, it was as an operative for Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a group he helped to found in Egypt in 1979. His Tampa cell consisted of a think tank, a charity, a mosque and a children’s school. The former two no longer exist; the latter two this author wishes to expose.
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Sacramento Bee

Published 12:00 am PDT Monday, August 18, 2008

California State Fair: Muslim booth offers answers on Islam

By Jennifer Garza

Cindy Cassidy is the first to admit she knows little about Islam. She has questions, but she's never had the opportunity to ask Muslims about their faith.

Until now.

For the first time since 9/11, visitors to the California State Fair can ask Muslims about Islam. No topic is off-limits, no subject too personal.

Officially, it's called "WhyIslam." Unofficially, it could be called "Ask a Muslim." The booth, which has been set up in Exhibit Hall B, is sponsored by the Sacramento Chapter of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), which focuses on outreach and education of the faith. Muslim volunteers are on hand to answer questions, pass out brochures and give away Qurans.
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The Halifax Chronicle Herald (Canada)
 
Published: 2008-08-17

Aquatic centre’s windows pose problem for Muslim women
Group that has rented Northcliffe for years needs privacy because of religious beliefs

By MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE Staff Reporter and MONIQUE MUISE

Windows.

Depending on your perspective, they can be functional, beautiful or problematic.

The new aquatic centre at Halifax’s planned $40.5-million Mainland Common Centre will include two 25-metre pools and lots of big windows designed to handle natural and artificial light.

For one user group — Muslim women who like to swim — the window configuration at the centre is a concern, municipal officials familiar with the project said Friday.

That’s because modesty and privacy are paramount for these religious women.
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