In the heart of California’s uber-conservative country, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) held its second annual fundraiser to raise $150,000 for Muslim families in need.
The 300 ICNA attendees were met by hundreds of protesters waving American flags and chanting “No Sharia Law.”
The controversial fundraiser had many in Orange County on edge as word began to build that the power vacuum left by Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak will likely be filled by the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Muslim organization that gave birth to many al Qaeda leaders.
The ruckus crowd surrounded the Yorba Linda Community Center, shouting “go home” to the mostly Muslim attendees. Inside the facility the ICNA Assistant General Secretary, Syed Waqas apologized to his guests for the melee that awaited them as they entered the fundraiser.
“It is unfortunate that this crowd is uneducated as to what we really do.”
However, those in attendance weren’t so concerned about the Muslim faith, but the radical keynote speakers with ties to terrorism.
The ICNA booked Muslim Brotherhood supporter and anti-American radical Islamic speakers, Siraj Wahhaj and Anur-Abel Malik-Ali. Amir-Abdel Malik-Ali is on record saying, “The Israelis were in control of 9-11, which was staged to give an excuse to wage war against Muslims around the world. Stay conscious and ask Allah to raise the Muslims and give us victory over the disbeliever. When it’s all over, the only one standing is going be us [Muslims].”
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The other Imam is said to have ties to the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Siraj Wahhaj is directly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and is nicknamed “American Imam.”
According to the protest organizers Wahhaj was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in 1993 World Trade Center Bombings investigation.
“He believes in converting gang members to Islam for the day America will crumble. Wahhaj says for the faithful to go into the hood and prisons and convert disenfranchised minorities, and then arm and train them to carry out an Uzi jihad in the inner cities. You know what this country (USA) is? It’s a garbage can… He prays it (USA) crumbles and is replaced by Islam,” according to event organizers.
In fact many protesters said they would not be protesting if the alleged radical Imams were not speaking at the fundraiser.
“It really concerns me that I have to defend my community from radical Muslim types,” said Maggie Johnston of Yorba Linda. “I literally live walking distance to the Community Center and can’t believe our City Council is allowing people who want the destruction on our way of life speaking and raising money so freely.”
Other protesters echoed similar sentiments while they waved their American and Israeli flags. However, signs and flags were not the only items brought to the protest, mini horses and dogs decorated in red, white and blue roamed throughout the crowds.
As the protesters were vehemently expressing their disgust with the Muslim fundraiser, event organizers explained it was the protesters ignorance that this group is trying to overcome.
“They are simply uninformed. We are trying to raise money to provide Muslim refugees with food and shelter in these trying economic times,” Waqas said.
While that may be true the protesters were not buying it because the keynote speakers were controversial. Waqas refused to address the controversial Imam speakers, but did go on the record and denounce terrorism and violence. “We are against all terrorism,” Waqas stated.
This did little to quell the demonstrators who argued it was highly unlikely the Imam’s would change their stance on Christian America.
Orange County coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots Marc Harris didn’t buy the ICNA’s motives regarding the fundraiser and provided local officials with background information on the groups’ ideology.
These speakers seek “the elimination of the nation of Israel and the death of all Jews. The ICNA’s goal is the Islamization of all societies, especially the U.S., with a primary focus on youth and disenfranchised blacks as well as other ethnicities. There is a strong push now to indoctrinate students with Islam in the public schools,” the lengthy statement read.
Harris contends this Muslim group would like to implement their “dictatorial Sharia Law for all Americans. Sharia law openly teaches: Death by stoning for those caught in adultery, death to those who “dishonor” the family (honor killings) and death to those who refuse to convert to Islam.”
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San Diego- This is termination of employment from ‘we the people.’ It was clear outside California Senator Barbara Boxer’s office; ‘we the people’ were giving her a pink slip for a variety of reasons.
“She is not holding town hall meetings, she is not coming to San Diego and she refuses to answer questions about her votes in Washington D.C.,” says Linda Reedy a furious California voter.
Approximately 200 protesters from both sides of the isle stood outside Boxer’s office, parading their signs for all to see. From the onset, the Tea Party movement had a clear message that resonated with passerby’s in the downtown location.
Many of the people walking by stopped to thank the protesters for doing everything they were doing. Also, many passing cars and trucks honked their horns in support of the anti-health care protesters.
The health-care protest ‘mob’ attracted younger people to senior citizens.
“Doesn’t the government and people recognize this will cost our country a trillion plus dollars?” said Ann Holley, a senior who came to see what all the fuss was about. “Why hasn’t there been more discussion about community clinics similar to what we have in my town?”
Others were concerned about the free market in this country. Recent college graduates, Jessi Bridges, 24 and Britni Chadwick, 24 said, “We care about the direction our country is going and we care about our future.” They found out about the protest at an online community – not the Tea Party Patriots where a lot of the demonstraters are learning about protests and town halls across the country.
The lunchtime festivities were also recorded by the local news. One broadcaster found himself in the middle of a rude and in your face proponent of a single-payer health insurance program.
Another senior citizen who was holding her sign along the street said, “I was given the middle finger one-inch from my face by a young person with no respect for me whatsoever. It was my generation who sacrificed the most.”
In the meantime, small groups of protesters were escorted up to the Senator’s office to hand deliver their letters and petitions.
Once inside the office the group was greeted by a single employee who had no knowledge other than the fact that Senator Boxer has not been in the office for at least two years.
“You want to know why we are upset? She won’t even meet with her constituents, she is disrespecting the people,” Reedy said. “How is it she can vote on issues when she hasn’t bothered to visit San Diego in two years?”
The argument is the same across the country and as August continues, canceling or not holding town halls will only lament the anger constituents feel about their lawmakers. Protesters are hopping mad and they are not going to take it anymore.
“And by the way, no one is paying me to be here,” Chadwick said.
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