A video that posted on a MAS (Muslim American Society) Facebook page has gone viral and has caused an uproar.
Children are reading from sheets of paper singing lyrics such as…
“We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation. We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque. We will lead the army of Allah fulfilling His promise, and we will subject them to eternal torture.”
Its something you would expect to see on Palestinian state TV.
So who are MAS?
They say they “offer unique programs and services that seek to better the individual and in turn, the greater society by imparting Islamic knowledge, promoting community service, engaging in political activism, and much more.”
Well brainwashing children to sing Jihadi songs is undoubtedly “unique.”
There are several concerning matters about the organisation…
It is a “recipient of a U.S. federal grant as part of the President’s Faith-Based Initiative Program.” Let’s hope that funding is withdrawn with immediate effect!
It has “participated in meetings with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to discuss joint efforts against domestic violent extremists, and to work with the government to address community concerns about DHS policies, such as racial, ethnic, and religious profiling at airports and borders.” Let’s hope the DHS reconsider the organisation’s appropriateness for policy advice, in fact, let’s hope the DHS thoroughly investigate for links to terrorist and Islamist groups.
They have “trained over 1,500 federal, state and local law enforcement officers in an outreach effort to build healthy relations between law enforcement and the American Muslim community.”
MAS have “recognition in local and national media for civic and electoral achievements through MAS Freedom’s Center for Civic Empowerment, and the Voting is Power (VIP) program.” Who would have thought an organisation like this getting into politics?
The organisation has also been “cited by CNN (fake-news) and other media outlets for positive programs dealing with youth on the key issues of extremism, violence, hate and intolerance.” Hardly surprising!
You can read about the organisation here on their website.
You can also read about how the Muslim American Society was identified in a Hudson Institute report as being part of the U.S Muslim Brotherhood which is also closely tied with its Egyptian counterpart.
What confuses us all the more is that on the MAS website they say that MAS leaders serve on the boards of several major nonprofit organisations and councils, including –
Steering Committee of Religious Non-Governmental Organisations at the United Nations
Harvard University’s Islam in the West Program, Muslims in Boston Survey
The Interfaith Alliance
Inter-religious Council for Public Life
Center for Jewish Muslim Relations
Religions for Peace
Interfaith Workers Justice
Washington D.C. Mayor’s Office on Metropolitan Ministries
The Temple of Understanding (hosted by the United Nations)
Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing!
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