Good news: Some Muslims attending Hill prayer group have terrorist ties

Rick Moran
This is not as surprising as you might think. Several "mainstream" Muslim organizations raise money that ends up in the hands of Hamas, Hezb'allah, and other terrorist groups. Of course, CAIR and other Islamic groups don't quite see it that way; they believe Hamas are just a bunch of furry little kittens, minding their own business until the evil Joooooos! step in and oppress them.

This is not to say there aren't sincere, moderate, loyal Muslim Americans. Many thousands are serving in the military, or living out their lives peacefully as small businessmen who oppose adopting Sharia law, are as angered at terrorism as the rest of us, and have adapted well to living in our Constitutional republic.

But the "leadership" of Muslim organizations in America are a sometimes a different story. Get a load of some of the guest preachers at the Muslim Staff Association prayer meeting on Capitol Hill.

Fox News:

Among those who FoxNews.com determined have attended the prayer services during the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations are:- Anwar al-Awlaki, the notorious Al Qaeda cleric believed to be hiding in Yemen and the lone American on the U.S. government's capture or kill list, who conducted a prayer service on Capitol Hill shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

- Randall "Ismail" Royer, a former communications associate for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who confessed in 2004 to receiving jihadist training in Pakistan. He is serving a 20-year prison term.

- Anwar Hajjaj, former president of Taibah International Aid Association, which was designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and U.N. in 2004.
- Esam Omeish, the former president of the Muslim American Society, who was forced to resign from the Virginia Commission on Immigration in 2007 after calling for "the jihad way," among other remarks.

That first name on the list - al-Awaki - should send a chill through your bones. He's the cleric who inspired the Ft. Hood shooter and may be behind the most recent attempted terrorist attack of bombs on cargo planes. His radical sermons have been known for more than a decade. What was this guy doing preaching to Muslim congressional staffers?



This is not as surprising as you might think. Several "mainstream" Muslim organizations raise money that ends up in the hands of Hamas, Hezb'allah, and other terrorist groups. Of course, CAIR and other Islamic groups don't quite see it that way; they believe Hamas are just a bunch of furry little kittens, minding their own business until the evil Joooooos! step in and oppress them.

This is not to say there aren't sincere, moderate, loyal Muslim Americans. Many thousands are serving in the military, or living out their lives peacefully as small businessmen who oppose adopting Sharia law, are as angered at terrorism as the rest of us, and have adapted well to living in our Constitutional republic.

But the "leadership" of Muslim organizations in America are a sometimes a different story. Get a load of some of the guest preachers at the Muslim Staff Association prayer meeting on Capitol Hill.

Fox News:

Among those who FoxNews.com determined have attended the prayer services during the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations are:

- Anwar al-Awlaki, the notorious Al Qaeda cleric believed to be hiding in Yemen and the lone American on the U.S. government's capture or kill list, who conducted a prayer service on Capitol Hill shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

- Randall "Ismail" Royer, a former communications associate for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who confessed in 2004 to receiving jihadist training in Pakistan. He is serving a 20-year prison term.

- Anwar Hajjaj, former president of Taibah International Aid Association, which was designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and U.N. in 2004.

- Esam Omeish, the former president of the Muslim American Society, who was forced to resign from the Virginia Commission on Immigration in 2007 after calling for "the jihad way," among other remarks.

That first name on the list - al-Awaki - should send a chill through your bones. He's the cleric who inspired the Ft. Hood shooter and may be behind the most recent attempted terrorist attack of bombs on cargo planes. His radical sermons have been known for more than a decade. What was this guy doing preaching to Muslim congressional staffers?