Alfonso Lopez, an appointee in the corrupt Obama Regime and a democrat candidate for Congress, is asking people to sign a petition against FOX News for exposing the un-American decision by the Virginia State Legislature to honor the Dar al-Hijrah mosque for “outstanding community service.” Service which has brought the Falls Church community such notorious terrorists as Fort Hood’s Major Nidal Hasan, Anwar al-Awlaki who was the al-Qaeda-linked imam for this mosque from 2001-2002, and two of the 9/11 hijackers, not to mention several terrorists currently held at Gitmo.
IPT Apparently it was Lopez who introduced a resolution to recognize the 30th Anniversary of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, which the obviously ignorant lawmakers passed.
Criticism of extremist rhetoric and the numerous terror plots that have emanated from Falls Church, Va.’s Dar al-Hijrah Islamic center equals “ignorantly painting all Muslims with the same brush” and “dividing the country using fear and hate,” a Virginia state legislator said. Alfonso Lopez, a Democratic candidate for Congress, slammed Fox News host Eric Bolling for denouncing Lopez’s resolution honoring the 30th anniversary of the controversial Virginia mosque.
Bolling criticized the resolution because of Dar al-Hijrah’s ties to American-born al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and convicted Fort. Hood shooter Nidal Hassan during a March 19 broadcast.
“For Fox News to smear an important community institution by ignorantly painting all Muslims with the same brush is reprehensible,” Lopez wrote on his Facebook page and in a post on the Daily Kos. “At its core, this is a rightwing media attack on the faith and religious freedom of hard-working patriotic Americans.”
Lopez created a petition attacking the “right-wing smears of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center” in response to the criticisms from Fox and others. He did not respond to a request for comment from the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
The resolution, which passed the Virginia General Assembly March 3, praised the mosque for “promot[ing] cooperation, tolerance and mutual understanding among different faiths.” Dar al-Hijrah may engage in inter-faith outreach but it also has a history of radical preaching, and attracting radical jihadists who prayed there. Lopez also downplayed the mosque’s established connections with terrorism and extremist rhetoric by playing up the charitable activities and interfaith activities it engages in under the rubric of dawah (Muslim evangelism).
U.S. Department of Homeland Security reports obtained by the IPT have noted that the mosque “has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad organizations and members” and have called it a “front for Hamas operatives in U.S.”
Among those bad members, Awlaki served as an imam at Dar al-Hijrah before leaving the United States. Two 9/11 hijackers attended services there, as did Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and terrorist financier Abdurrahman Alamoudi. The Washington Post noted in 2011 that “almost no other mosque in the country has been linked to so many cases of alleged terrorism.”
If you feel like signing anything, send an email to FOX News for putting the spotlight on this travesty.
Shaker Elsayed, who is the imam of Dar Al-Hijrah mosque and Islamic Center, addresses Ethiopian Muslims living in the United States at T.C. Williams High School. In his speech he implores Ethiopian Muslims living in America to arm themselves for jihad.
Elsyaed has had questionable ties with terrorists. Shaker Elsayed (born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1951) is a dual citizen of Egypt and the US, and has been the Imam of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, since June 1, 2005. Elsayed also served as an unofficial spokesman for the family of Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, who was convicted of plotting to assassinate President Bush. Abu Ali worshipped at Dar al-Hijrah.
THE DAILY CALLER The controversial imam of a prominent mosque in Arlington, Va., has urged immigrant Muslims in the United States to wage war for Islam. ‘The enemies of Allah are lining up. The question for us is, are we lining [up] or are we afraid because they may call us terrorists?’ Shaker Elsayed told a crowd of Ethiopian Muslims during a lecture at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.
‘Let me give you the good news: they are already calling us terrorists anyway. Whether you sitting at home, watching TV, drinking coffee, sleeping or playing with your kids, you are a terrorist because you are a Muslim. ‘Muslim men when it is a price to pay, they are first in line. … They are the first in the community-service line. They are the first in jihad line,’ he declared to applause.