Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Some Shady Connections

(All emphases by Always On Watch)

I have previously reported on some of the activities at the Herndon Day Laborer Center. See "The [Muslim?] Origins of Project Hope." Seed money for that facility, when it drew on private funding, came from Project Hope and Harmony, founded by Mukit Hossain.

From a May 17, 2006 article "Kingdom of the Illegals," which appeared in FrontPage Magazine:
"...Lost in all the controvery [sic], however, is the more disturbing fact that the site -- a covered building featuring picnic tables and bathrooms -- was founded by a Muslim charity with ties to suspected Saudi-backed terror front groups. Its town operating permit won't expire until the fall of 2007, allowing the group not only time to aid and abet hundreds more illegal immigrants, but possibly recruit them.

"The hiring center -- called the Herndon Official Workers Center -- is a charitable front for da'awa, or Islamic outreach to non-Muslims. Local law enforcement officials say the Saudis see new Hispanic arrivals to America as particularly ripe for conversion to Islam, and have even added an annex to their madrassa in another Washington suburb to help indoctrinate the beholden immigrants....
The madrassa is the Islamic Saudi Academy, of course--the alma mater of convicted aspiring Presidential assassin Ahmed Abu Ali. I previously reported on the Islamic Saudi Academy in "What about the Islamic Saudi Academy?" With regard to ISA, Mr. Sperry states the following:

"Located in Alexandria, the Islamic Saudi Academy a year after 9/11 helped set up a similar day-care center for Hispanic immigrants on its campus (which used to be the home of Mount Vernon High School before Fairfax County officials, in their infinite wisdom, leased it to the Saudi government). At one corner, day laborers routinely flock to a 'Pollo' chicken takeout. What better way to introduce them to Islam than to open an annex in the old home economics building just yards away?

"A spokeswoman for the little 'Progresso Hispano' school, which she confirms is operated in part by the Saudi academy, provides 'immigrant services' and 'English classes' to local Hispanics. She would not be more specific, and said the annex's website is 'down.'

"But a county notice of the special planning and zoning exception needed for the annex's approval in November 2002 says that Progresso Hispano 'provides ESL classes, job skill training, good parenting classes, citizenship classes and other support services to the Hispanic community.'

Those 'other support services' are what worry law enforcement authorities.
Now, back to Mukit Hossain:
"Stepping in last year to run the government-sanctioned site was an obscure group by the name, Project Hope and Harmony, which landed (in partnership with nonprofit Reston Interfaith) the $200,000 contract. The man behind the project is Muslim activist Mukit Hossain.

"But he's not just any activist. Born in Bangladesh, Hossain also runs a shadowy Muslim charity in Herndon which recently had its accounts closed by Wachovia bank due to suspicious activity related to possible money-laundering. The Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help, or FAITH, received a $150,000 donation last year from a front group run by Saudi bagman M. Yacub Mirza, whose home and offices were raided by federal agents after 9/11. FAITH helped establish the Project Hope and Harmony....

"[R]ecently, FAITH has become unusually interested in helping Hispanic illegal aliens.

"In addition to running their hiring site, FAITH's Hossain has organized feasts for hundreds of illegals during Thanksgiving, rounding them up and feeding them an intentionally nontraditional Middle Eastern dinner of beef kebabs and rice (instead of turkey and dressing) at Zuhair's Cafe in Herndon. He and other FAITH workers also gave away a van full of new winter coats (price tag: $10,000) to the Hispanic workers and their families. They've also raised money to buy them work boots and bicycles....

"Hossain serves as a member of the mosque's board of trustees when he's not working for FAITH and catering to Hispanic illegals. He's also a founder of the Muslim American Political Action Committee, or MAPAC, which he set up to recruit Muslim candidates to run for federal office and work for the 'empowerment of Muslim Americans.'

"What's more, Hossain is active in the Muslim American Society, which investigators say is the U.S. front for the Muslim Brotherhood, a worldwide jihad movement that gave rise to Hamas, PIJ and al-Qaida...."
The aforementioned mosque is the All Dulles Area Muslim Society [ADAMS Center], and Paul Sperry provides some interesting information about the ADAMS Center:
"Despite it claims of being moderate and progressive, ADAMS is a hard-line Wahhabi mosque controlled by the Saudis, investigators say. A Saudi pamphlet, called 'Religious Edicts for the Immigrant Muslim,' was recently found at the mosque. It states that 'it is forbidden for a Muslim to become a citizen of a country (such as the United States) governed by infidels.' Not surprisingly, even some of the mosque's more prominent members, such as Ibrahim Hooper of CAIR, have not hidden their wish to turn America into an Islamic state."
On May 12, 2006, a few days before Mr. Sperry's article was published in FPM and shortly after the election in which the Herndon mayor and two councilmen, all supporters of the taxpayer-funded center for day laborers, were defeated at the voting booth, the Washington Post published a letter from Mukit Hossain:
"Project Hope and Harmony led the effort to create a site at which day laborers could congregate in Herndon. We felt it was a moral imperative to help those who badly needed help and to solve a community problem with the help of members of that community. Sadly, opponents of the site say that it serves illegal immigrants, and they found eager allies for that viewpoint among anti-immigration groups and self-righteous journalists.

"The site has done its intended job; it has ended the chaos on the street corners where laborers assembled in the heat, cold or rain in the hope of getting a job. Often, the day laborers were exploited. But apparently it doesn't matter how well the site works, how much it would cost to expel workers that our economy needs or how inhumane it would be to close the site: Critics still want the day laborer site shut down.

"Some say the public has spoken through the recent election. Some say the laborers would be better served by returning home and perhaps trying to come back as legal immigrants. Some say they don't want the 'illegals' to be put on a path to legalization. But the more I hear these opinions, the more I see them for what they really are: bigotry.

"I once saw a bumper sticker that read, 'Hate is not a family value.' Apparently, in Herndon, it is about to become one unless the decent silent majority reclaims the community."
If Paul Sperry's information is accurate, the above letter from Mukit Hossain takes on a degree of irony. And I keep remembering another uncomforable fact: Islam divides all the world into Muslim and "other."

Finally Paul Sperry's FPM article provides a reminder that illegal immigration can pose a national-security risk:
"Hispanic illegals at a 7-11 in Falls Church turned a quick buck by helping the 9-11 hijackers obtain fake IDs."

37 Comments:

At 5/24/2006 8:16 AM, Anonymous the merry widow said...

AoW- No wonder you call it Northern Virginiastan! Ugh! Most of whats around is on the mainland near a private college! Islamicfinder puts most of that stuff about about 9 miles away! It has been 2 or 3 yrs. since I have seen a hijab at the store. Saterdays I do see several families heading to synagogue though! The rabbi is a very nice gentleman I have spoken to when I worked at a grocery.

tmw

 
At 5/24/2006 8:29 AM, Blogger Cubed © said...

AOW,

Thanks so much for posting about the "Islam-Illegal Alien Connection."

It is a terribly disturbing turn of events. Hispanics are being targeted for conversion and as "gofers" for Islam, and so we are being caught in a pincer action between Islam and its newfound friends: the Hispanic drug lords, gang members, prison inmates and poor (and otherwise disaffected) citizens of South and Central America.

Recruitment of these people is being heavily and very actively pursued by Islam, especially by Hezbollah, Iran's "grunts."

Many of the "recruits" are being converted to Islam, but even those who are not are willing to engage in acts hostile to the integrity of the United States.

I used to blog exclusively about Islam and the threat it presented for our citizens, and then I found that I had to begin warning people of the aptly-named (by Michelle Malkin) "invasion" by illegals, not only because of their destructive effect on the economy, their desires for the creation of a new, separate country out of our southwest, the destruction of our cultural values and the diseases that they bring, but because of the growing danger of their connection with terrorism.

Thanks for this post, which is another example of how Islam is using Illegals as weapons in its war to conquer America.

President Bush is, very unfortunately, a believer in the concept of a "borderless world", and regards the creation of the European Union as "Step One," and the dissolution of the borders between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico as "Step Two" in the achievement of that goal.

The NAFTA agreement, as it turns out, requires the de facto destruction of our borders to permit the "free exchange of goods and people" between the three countries.

As Hoover Institution economist Dr. Thomas Sowell points out, the "free exchange of goods" carries with it significantly different consequences than the "free exchange of people."

Just another reason to understand some of the basic principles of economics!

 
At 5/24/2006 9:33 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Illegals pose a security risk?..not according to the libs....too bad our Pres. has lost his backbone.

 
At 5/24/2006 9:46 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Feeding the poor? I believe there are very direct statements about that in the gospels. I don't remember Christ asking for a green card.

There were plenty of loaves and fishes to go around.

 
At 5/24/2006 11:02 AM, Anonymous the merry widow said...

Motivation Ducky, are they being fed because they are needy humans or as a way to gain an in or to "earn" trust for misuse later! I have given food to those who are hungry and asked for nothing in return. To insinuate oneself into an already illegal situation to exploite it for other illegal(possible) purposes is the problem!

tmw

 
At 5/24/2006 11:46 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

This will only get more predominate as the Muslims realize that the Hispanic population is growing throught the roof.

This is evidenced also by CAIR supporting the illegal immigration marches in California.

 
At 5/24/2006 12:04 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Brooke, then why aren't the churches in Herndon (lord knows there are plenty of them) fulfilling this need?

Sorry, your whitebread world is all busted up and it has been for some time.

Rightwingers are in a position where they are trying to balance isolationist social policy and laissez-faire economics but can't see that logical consequences.

Anyway, you clearly beg the question of whether this constitutes some sinister indoctrination. Like the rest of AOW's little 700 Club, you live in fear and that has blunted your thiniing.

 
At 5/24/2006 2:11 PM, Anonymous themerrywidow said...

Rolling of eyes.

tmw

 
At 5/24/2006 2:22 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Yeah roll your eyes.

We have a situation where a group is performing a charitable act and you will condemn it because the giver is muslim and the receiver is hispanic.

Yeah, roll your eyes. that's about all you cam say for yourself?

 
At 5/24/2006 3:52 PM, Anonymous the merry widow said...

No, Ducky- That's all I can say about you! Charity is beautiful, BUT when it enables illegality or is used to entrap naive people, IT IS WRONG! What part of ILLEGAL don't you understand?

tmw
P.S. Why do I feel like I'm dealing with a toddler?

 
At 5/24/2006 4:06 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

widow, clearly I don't give a crap about "illegal". They're hungry. That's it. Not to feed them is to ignore the commandment to perform the acts of mercy. Period, end of story. Done.

 
At 5/24/2006 4:27 PM, Anonymous the merry widow said...

It's the enabling that attracts more illegals, if the center wasn't there it would discourage illegal behavior. Illegality brings a curse that taints everything it touches! If these men do not have gov. handouts they may stay home with thier wives and children helping with the work thier wives have made, by making jewelry! They have work and families at home, instead they abandon them and shack up with someone on our side of the border to have an anchor baby. It is the cycle I would like to see broken. For info on the abandoned families, go to BadEagle.com and check the archives, there is contact information for these women to show what is real, you can check!

tmw
Gotta run, back later!

 
At 5/24/2006 5:28 PM, Blogger Cubed © said...

Folks,

Have you ever seen those sci-fi TV shows and movies where the aliens feed off the emotions of the earthlings?

That's what Ducky is doing; he throws out some sort of ad hominem, then he sits back and waits to see if anyone bites. The only way he knows he is alive is to get some sort of response from folks.

I've tried once or twice to have a serious discussion with him, but all he does is toss out childish comments, so I quit.

There may be some really good reason for feeding him, and if there is, would somebody please let me know? I just don't get it.

 
At 5/24/2006 5:37 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Cubed,
I don't have the time nor the inclination to feed trolls at the moment.

Your points are well taken, in both your comments here--as usual.

 
At 5/24/2006 6:38 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

So called Muslim charities should be banned.
They have nothing to do with charity.

 
At 5/25/2006 6:53 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Missing Link,
Several Muslim charities have already been busted; according to various newspaper reports, others are under investigation. And as the article here mentioned, banks are required to report "suspicious" activities, even with charity accounts.

 
At 5/25/2006 6:55 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

There is a difference between enabling illegals and acts of mercy. The Bible also contains verses about being subject to the civil authorities.

The hordes of illegals are being exploited on many different levels.

 
At 5/25/2006 9:33 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

AOW, you're full of it. The Sermon on the Mount speaks of doing it for the least of mine.

Currently it is not illegal (although right wing Fascist trash is trying to make it so) to give someone food. So don't start the "unto Ceasar" line.

Yes, illegals are being exploited and I'm sure that is your only objection.

Whitened sepulchre.

 
At 5/25/2006 9:40 AM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

TMW, Cubed, et. al.,

It is possible to converse normally with Ducky, once you realize and accept that as a self-identified leftist, he is neither obligated nor capable of responding in an intelligent manner.

As a experiment, we could try to briefly transform Ducky into a gun-wielding right-winger by breaking into his house and helping ourselves to the contents of his refrigerator.

But, even that might not work.

 
At 5/25/2006 10:22 AM, Blogger Mike's America said...

Do I have to get a license to go duck hunting or is it open season?

I can't believe that loon just keeps going and going and going with that crap!

Wouldn't it be nice if idiots like Ducky spent half the energy they expend in fomenting hate and ill-will and used it instead to unite with their fellow Americans in supporting EFFECTIVE efforts to win this war?

Or are people like Ducky incapable of doing anything more than the brain farts seen above?

I know I should just ignore the fool, as it is pretty obvious he suffers from a need for negative attention. He was probably abused as a child.

Anyway, to the point: People have said that at least when the Mexicans take over they will kick the crap out of the Islamo whackos. So, this story does cause concern on so many levels.

THANK GOD we have a President with the guts to use whatever legal means necessary to keep tabs on Islamics with ties to terrorists. Again, it's just a shame that the whiners on the left do not join us in unity (SEE UNITED 93 DUCKCRAP) for more effective measures.

 
At 5/25/2006 12:04 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

My, my Mike where to start. Let's start at the beginning in the few free moments your pal Raygun had when he wasn't listening to his brain cells rot.

1. He granted all illegals amnesty.

2. He positioned the marines in an unsecured area of the Beirut airport and then did a cut and run when they took casualties.

So if you are concerned about a strike by Islamists you are totally off base. Your comments about the Mexicans "taking over" is probably a better guide to your thinking.

Now just what is this "war on terror"? Terror is a tactic so we need to define the enemy. I think the enemy is wahabism, a sect with a following in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt. All pro forma allies.

President Chimperella has been doing a lot of tough talking about democracy in the Middle East but the Muslim Brotherhood has strengthened itself considerably in Egypt. Didn't Egypt listen to Condo Rice when she told them they had to cooperate in the war on terror?

So just what is there to get behind Mike? Other than failing in two invasions of muslim countries only to have both invasions won by Iran, what has Chucklenuts accomplished and why should I support a failed administration and a failed effort?

Why should I bother with the film? I've heard it concentrates on the confusion on the ground (before the plane was actually downed by fighter aircraft) and I canwatch the confusion on Chucklenut's face as he reads "My Pet Goat". What's the deal?

Anyonne ever tell you that you look like Greg Marmalard in "Animal House"?



Now, it's true that he invaded Grenada later to give you a woodie but let's face it. We are still cleaning up your buddy's mess.

You seem to conflate immigration with the "war on terror" so you will have to help out a little. I will focus on the bogus war" since that seems to be your true concern.

1. The enemy is smart, motivated and capable. They are not dumb enough to try an illegal entry when they can enter legally as they did before 9-11.

2. As I have pointed out, the Canadian border is a much more likely point of entry due to the large westernized muslim population in Canada, yet you make no mention of that border (we know why).

 
At 5/25/2006 12:41 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Ducky,

I realize that as a leftist, you're under no obligation to make statements that resemble reality at all, but you please provide the evidence that Flight 93 was downed by fighter aircraft?

 
At 5/25/2006 12:46 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

... *could* you please provide evidence that Flight 93 was downed by fighter aircraft?

There's a whole new level of exposing Duckian stupidity to be had here.

 
At 5/25/2006 2:06 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Beamish the Gadfly strikes. I had hoped Mike's America would have risen to the bait.

No, I haven't any proof. Just as there isn't much proof about how that flight ended.

I admit it's a sloppy tactic, beamish since Mike is pretty muddled to begin with.

What do you think of his salute to Chimperella and his thankfulness that Chimp is using "every legal means available" to keep tabs on Islamic terrorists.

I'd say that first off, the phone record debacle is just a demonstration of Chimp showing his love of power and demonstrating that he can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Mike seems to be quite comfortable with this usurpation of due process. I'll give folks like "mussolin" credit. They get upset about the subversion. Mike just kinda pees his diaper.

Now we do know from the London report that people of interest weren't followed up upon because the intelligence service was busy with too many useless leads. So why don't you and the worshipper of Ronnies rotting brain cells tell me how a record of America's phone call is going to give Chimp any of the precise information he needs.

If the clown has a person of interest he can always get a court order.

 
At 5/25/2006 4:09 PM, Blogger Cubed © said...

Beam,

If you think the Flight 93 tragedy was hijacked by the conspiracy theorists, you ought to take a look at the Nick Berg beheading over at the INTENSELY pro-Muslim, anti-Jewish site owned by Hispanic activist Ernesto Cienguego (www.aztlan.net - "Voz de Aztlan").

He says a lot of very revealing things (worse than La Raza, MeCha, etc.), including the claim that Nick Berg was beheaded by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib.

The "evidence" was similarities between things in the photos and things seen in Abu Ghraib.

Of course, never mind that photos of other beheadings over at http://www.theres-something-about-islam.com have the same features.

I guess that means that American soldiers at Abu Ghraib must have been busy, busy, busy cutting off heads!

 
At 5/25/2006 4:10 PM, Blogger Cubed © said...

"...Cienfuego..."

 
At 5/25/2006 4:32 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Nick Berg? Look, a guy goes into a war zone and starts wandering around.

Welcome to the jungle, we've got freakin' fun and games.

What did he expect?

 
At 5/25/2006 6:15 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Ducky, that is atrocious!

It's the same school of thought that says if a woman dresses in a skimpy outfit, she deserved to get raped!

I'm sorry I didn't make my previous point clear; I was trying to get across that charity with the intent to manipulate is not charity at all.

What the Muslims are doing is manipulating a growing population, illegal or not. It is just as unethical as the way the Dems and Rep.s are manipulating the Hipanic population with all of the political pandering. I think that I would be very insulted if I were Hispanic.

 
At 5/25/2006 9:13 PM, Blogger Mike's America said...

AOW: I usually find a very high quality of debate in your comment sections. But I do have to say that allowing Ducky to just go pissing all over the place showing more bile than brains does have it's limits.

All those who support an effective American plan for dealing with the threat of terrorism have grown accustomed to the unrelenting negativity, obstruction, obfuscation and outright hatred that the left substitutes for any real contribution to our nation in such a critical period.

It's just a shame that assholes like him didn't follow through on their promises (do they ever?) and move to France.

 
At 5/25/2006 10:12 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mike,
I just spotted the comment about Nicholas Berg. That comment pretty much negates any aforementioned compassion.

 
At 5/25/2006 11:47 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Pretty much. Pleas ignore the comment over at AC's...The one where I said he is capable of conversation.

Guess he's not.

 
At 5/26/2006 5:17 AM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I hate to tell y'all I've told you so, but seriously. In 100,000 years of human history, if leftists were capable of saying something memorably intelligent, they would have by now. You'd think at least one leftist would have by now by sheer freakin' chance.

But, no. Beamish's Hypothesis stands. Leftists truly are incapable of rational thought.

 
At 5/26/2006 9:13 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Brooke, tie a can on it.

What agency was Berg working for?

Why was he wandering around in a war zone?

Was he any different than the 2 Americans and 2 South Africans who decided to ignore or standard policy in Fallujah and got themselves killed?

It's a freakin' war and the fact that Americans like yourself thought that Chucklenuts would land on the carrier and it was all over is one reason we got beat like a freakin' baby seal.

Buy a clue.

 
At 5/26/2006 11:34 AM, Blogger Mike's America said...

"I hate to tell y'all I've told you so, but seriously. In 100,000 years of human history, if leftists were capable of saying something memorably intelligent, they would have by now. You'd think at least one leftist would have by now by sheer freakin' chance.

But, no. Beamish's Hypothesis stands. Leftists truly are incapable of rational thought. "


AMEN!

You would think with serious life and death issues facing each one of us every single day that lefties would offer also take their civil responsibilities seriously and offer constructive alternatives and unified support when warranted (without a court order).

The fact that some, as illustrated so perfectly above, do just the opposite and engage in snarky, pointless games is disturbing.

I'm beginning to think that Dicky Ducky is a set up job. I find it hard to believe anyone could behave like such a complete ass and total fool.

 
At 5/26/2006 12:42 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Back for more, Mike. Look, when we nee grenada subdued we'll call on a Raygunite.

Now just what "civil responsibilities" are you talking about. Please, do explain.

I mean, we went through this phone number crud a while back when you right wing clowns mobilized ever Federal agency and still couldn't find the Weather Underground. Why should I assume now that you've learned to find your butt with both hands?

 
At 5/26/2006 3:55 PM, Anonymous skye said...

mr.ducky in all the above.

Leftists truly are incapable of rational thought

 
At 5/26/2006 5:35 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
Brooke, tie a can on it.

I'll thank you not to tell other commenters to shut up.

 

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