By Lee Kaplan, analyst, communications director, ACD fellow
Sound implausible? Not really, if one looks below the surface at certain mosques in the U.S. As in any social construct, while the elders of a given mosque, the imams, might lead the call for such attacks, it is the young people with the physical vigor and desire to take action that would carry them out. Not all mosques or their youths would be involved. For example, while both Sunni and Shiite mosques both tend to be against American foreign policy, the Sunnis and Shiites don’t always get along (but sometimes they do when it comes to opposing Israel). Incredible as it sounds to non-Muslims, Shiites expressed satisfaction at the killing of the Sunni Osama Bin Laden.
|The international terrorist Osama bin Laden|
|Ali R. Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi) of Saba Center: "Put This On Your Profile If You Believe 9/11 Was A ZIONIST INSIDE JOB." In essence, Ali Mir has been brainwashed to deny the role of Muslims in 9/11...|
|Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA Center) members, including Ali Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi) and Mahdi Falahati parading during their Husayn Day "Peace" Walk in downtown San Jose while sporting militancy scarves. Also in this photo, Sajjad Mir, the Chairman of SABA (third from right).|
In fact, the entire mosque gives constant tributes to the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the man who led the Iranian revolution that took U.S. embassy personnel hostage in 1979, killed 243 U.S. military personnel in 1983 and launched Hezbollah. Such tributes are not lost on the Mosque’s young people, either. Since the idea is instilled in the Mosque’s young adolescent men and women that following the lead of the Mosque’s elders will give them a “high moral character,” it would only be a natural progression in time of war for such young people to follow a fatwa to martyr themselves for the regime back in Iran.
|Logo of the terrorist organization Hezbollah|
|The Khomeinist mullah Nabi Raza Mir of SABA Mosque, father of Ali Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi).|
|Sajjad Mir, third from left, and Mahdi Falahati, front right, during a Husayn Day "Peace" Walk in downtown San Jose, CA. Sajjad Mir is the Chairman of Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA Center), Vice Chair of the Northern California Islamic Council (NCIC), and President and CEO of Hastest Solutions, Inc. Mahdi Falahati is a leading member of both SABA and Fatimiyya Islamic Center of Hayward, CA. Mahdi is also the son of Hossein Falahati, a SABA president.|
|Ali R. Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi) of Saba Center: "HEZBOLLAH: Take the gun and fight the Zionists (Jews) and the Nawasib (Sunni-Muslims)."|
|Ali Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi) is a proud fan of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and he also loves his dad! How sweet!|
Or this one promoted by the imam's son: http://www.youtube.com/user/lebaneseboy1
|In downtown San Jose, California, turbaned mullahs and youths from SABA Mosque (a.k.a. Saba Center), including Ali Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi) and Mahdi Falahati (the eldest son of Hossein Falahati), wear Basiji scarves, extolling the Iranian terror regime. The turbaned mullahs in this photo include, from right, Nabi Raza Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi), Sayyed Baqir Almosawi, Syed Zaheer ul Hassan Naqvi of Velayat TV (USA), and Sheikh Mirza Mohammad Abbas Raza (Legal name: Abbas Mirza; with the white turban) of the UK-based Al-Zahra Foundation.|
|Ali R. Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi)of Saba Center: "F--K ZIONISTS." We wonder, is it appropriate for the son of a so-called "maulana" to use such vulgar language and obscene gestures?|
The Islamic Counterterrorism Institute (ICI) contributed to this investigation. ICI is founded by Sam Bazzi (Biographies: About Sam Bazzi @ sambazzi.com & Sam Bazzi - Arcs @ Arcs Wiki).