Local Muslims Respond To Congressional Hearings

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Emotions were high during Congressional hearings on terrorism.

New York Rep. Peter King is the House Homeland Security Chairman. He said homegrown terrorism is on the rise, and Al-Qaida has built a strategy around luring young American Muslims to become terrorists.

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison testified and broke down in tears telling the story of a 23-year-old Muslim paramedic — who died on 9/11.

“Mohammed Salman Hamdani was a fellow American who gave his life for other Americans,” he said. “His life should not be identified as just a member of an ethnic group or just a member of a religion, but as an American who gave everything for his fellow Americans.”

Some local Muslims say Thursday’s hearings targeted their religion and not individuals responsible for terrorists activities. Members from several Muslim and Somali American groups gathered to watch the hearings.

Most were irritated by the fact that Islam seemed to be singled out.

“I also respect the way he’s pulling all these things together but I never wanted it to look like it was singling out one faith group,” said Hashi Shafi with the Somali Action Alliance.

Abdirizak Bihi is the director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center. He also testified.

“We’ve been hurt by other Muslims in our community,” he said.

His nephew, Burhan Hassan was killed in Somalia in 2009. He said the Muslim organization CAIR and members of the Abubakar mosque told them not to talk to the FBI.

“We never get help from our leaders, from our organizations,” said Bihi.

Lori Saroya, Minnesota CAIR president, said that’s not the case.

“He’s misinformed. His comment on how CAIR did not help him investigate this shows just how misinformed he is,” she said. “Our message was always cooperate, talk to the FBI, but protect yourself when you do.”

Many of the missing men attended Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Centre. The Iman and youth director were placed on the government’s no-fly list. They have since been taken off that list.

“There’s no membership account of whose coming or whose leaving. Yes, some of the kids attended the mosque but still we’re feeling the same way the parents and the Somali community feel,” said Hassan Jama, the executive director at the Mosque.

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  1. ok says:

    I did draw a picture of a crying democrat sitting on the steps praying to obama to save them!

    1. Charles says:

      Thats was too funny!

      1. jimmy says:

        Charles
        Well now that the children have been heard from, Charles will you take them back down the basement.

  2. Rose says:

    To me these hearings were very educational. They talked about the difference between the Islaam faith and political Islaam. The latter preaches the need for government control and a radical interpretation of the Koran. The youth needs to be educated on the US and how religion is not involved in government policy or laws. You are free to practice any religion as long as it does not conflict with the laws of the US.

  3. MNTP says:

    According to the Quran, in jihad it is permissible to lie in order to deceive the infidel. Therefore, it is pointless to believe anything Ellison said today.

    1. Thekhanvict says:

      If that were true then why would anyone claim to be Muslim? Wouldn’t they all lie just to kill you later???….. Please try and respond without calling Obama a Muslim.

      1. MNTP says:

        They cannot deny their faith. They would be found out by their need to face Mecca to pray, their refusal to touch that which is haram, etc. Instead, Sharia will be instituted gradually, until it is the law of the land. Fortunately for liberals, if they do not wish to convert, they can pay the dhimmi tax!

    2. jimmy says:

      MNTP
      The real liar here is you.

      1. Charles says:

        His he? jimmy

        Qur’an 9:123 “murder them and treat them harshly”
        Qur’an 3.28 Let not the believers take the unbelievers for friends rather than believers; and whoever does this, he shall have nothing of (the guardianship of) Allah, but you should guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully; and Allah makes you cautious of (retribution from) Himself; and to Allah is the eventual coming.
        NOTE: By ‘guarding carefully’, a Muslim should deceive the infidel. Acting as a friend is fine as long as it is to benefit the Muslim and protect Islam.

        Qur’an 3:56 “As for those disbelieving infidels, I will punish them with a terrible agony in this world and the next. They have no one to help or save them.”

        Qur’an 4.89 They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah’s way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper.

        Qur’an 5:51 “Muslims, do not make friends with any but your own people.”

        Qur’an 5:72 “They are surely infidels who say; ‘God is the Christ, the Messiah, the son of Mary.”

        Qur’an 8:12 cp. 8:60 “Instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers”; “smite above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them”

        Qur’an 2:191 “…kill the disbelievers wherever we find them”

        Qur’an 9.33 He it is Who sent His Apostle with guidance and the religion of truth, that He might cause it to prevail over all religions.

        Qur’an 2:193 “And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah”

        Qur’an 8:71 And if they intend to act unfaithfully towards you, so indeed they acted unfaithfully towards Allah before, but He GAVE YOU MASTERY OVER THEM

        Qur’an 8:55 Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve.

        Qur’an 22:19-22 “fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem” “for them (the unbelievers) garments of fire shall be cut and there shall be poured over their heads boiling water whereby whatever is in their bowels and skin shall be dissolved and they will be punished with hooked iron rods”

        Qur’an 48:13 Those who “believe not in Allah and His Messenger, He has prepared, for those who reject Allah, a Blazing Fire!”

        Qur’an 3:54 “‘Lord, we believe in Your revelations (the Torah and Gospels) and follow this Apostle (Jesus). Enroll us among the witnesses.’ But the Christians contrived a plot and Allah did the same; but Allah’s plot was the best.”

        Qur’an 8:12 “Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: ‘I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.”

        Qur’an 8:58 “If you apprehend treachery from any group on the part of a people (with whom you have a treaty), retaliate by breaking off (relations) with them. The infidels should not think they can bypass (Islamic law or the punishment of Allah). Surely they cannot escape.”

        Qur’an 8:7 “Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: ‘Wipe the infidels (non-Muslims) out to the last.’”

        Qur’an 8:39 “So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam.”

        Qur’an 8:59 “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them. They are your enemy and Allah’s enemy.”

        Qur’an 8:60 “Prepare against them (non-Muslims) whatever arms and cavalry you can muster that you may strike terror in the enemies of Allah (non-Muslims), and others besides them not known to you. Whatever you spend in Allah’s Cause will be repaid in full, and no wrong will be done to you.”

        Qur’an 8:7 “Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: ‘Wipe the infidels (non-Muslims) out to the last.’”

        Qur’an 4:101 “The unbelievers (non-Muslims) are your inveterate foe.”

        Qur’an 8:60 “Prepare against them (non-Muslims) whatever arms and cavalry you can muster that you may strike terror in the enemies of Allah (non-Muslims), and others besides them not known to you. Whatever you spend in Allah’s Cause will be repaid in full, and no wrong will be done to you.”

        Bukhari:V4B56N814 “There was a Christian who embraced Islam and he used to write the revelations for the Prophet. Later on he returned to Christianity again he used to say: ‘Muhammad knows nothing but what I have written for him.’”

        Qur’an 9.28 O you who believe! the idolaters are nothing but unclean, so they shall not approach the Sacred Mosque (Mecca) after this year; and if you fear poverty then Allah will enrich you out of His grace if He please; surely Allah is Knowing Wise.
        NOTE: In 631 A.D. (less than one year before his death, Muhammad had a revelation. No infidels allowed into Mecca (9:28). This also included the idolators, i.e., the orginal rock worshippers of the Kabaa who had not submitted to Islam. They were history, what few were left by this time.

        Qur’an 9.29 Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.

        Qur’an 9.30 And the Jews say: Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!

        Qur’an 47:4 “Strike off the heads of the disbelievers”; and after making a “wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives.”

        Hadith Sahih Muslim (41:6985) Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:
        The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.

        Hadith Sahih Bukhari (4:52:176) Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:
        Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’ “

        Hadith Sahih Bukhari (4:52:177) Narrated Abu Huraira:
        Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

        Hadith Sahih Bukhari (4:56:791) Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:
        I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “The Jews will fight with you, and you will be given victory over them so that a stone will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew behind me; kill him!’ “

        Hadith Sahih Muslim (41:6981) Ibn ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:
        You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew (hiding himself behind me); kill him.

        Hadith Sahih Muslim (41:6982) Ubaidullah has reported this hadith with this chain of transmitters (and the Words are):
        “There is a Jew behind me.”

        Hadith Sahih Muslim (41:6983) Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:
        You and the Jews would fight against one another until a stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.

        Hadith Sahih Muslim (41:6984) Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said:
        The Jews will fight against you and you will gain victory over them until the stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; kill him.

        Hadith Sahih Muslim (41:6985) Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:
        The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.

        Bukhari:V9B84N59 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.” Whoever says this will save his property and his life from me.’”

  4. Murph says:

    I hope everyone has an idea,if not a cinematic mental picture of the future.Let’s just imagine what our world will be if the republicans,and their donors get their way! Shall we? This might be too traumatic for GOP donors,so if you want to sleep tonite,don’t read this! OK? Well the GOP finally has the power to lower everyones wages.So NOW nobody{ other} than the RICH can afford health insurance.So what happens now? Where do they get any money? FROM THE RICH GOP DONORS! of course! Virtually nobody now takes home enough pay to feed their families and pay for utilities and taxes.Except the RICH DONORS! Wow this is rich peoples utopia ,right? NO, no not exactly. Health insurance,it’s costs and triumphant victory now has to be paid by the few,the well heeled or it withers on the vine! Sorry,couldn’t help but use a GOP catchword here. So what happens next? Mayo Clinic and others survive,but insurers and pharmacies and doctors ? Not so lucky! Virtually nobody can afford you now,with the GOP win? It’s spin the bottle medical treatment time! So don’t hit the bottle too hard and hurt your health there medical providers.You will need all your faculties to gather berries and hunt wild game to feed your families.Your careers are gone! Except of course if you work at Mayo or other select institutions,a couple might survive.So on and on it goes as jobs within yours and many other industries are farmed out or handled by low wage workers! So enjoy your VICTORY???? as short lived as the short sighted GOP politicians who brought it you are….IT was a mirage and you can change it,OR>>change with it!. If you want status quo with it.Get in touch with me ,I know many great places to hunt and fish and berry pick once YOUR jobs are completely gone! It won’t be long,so don’t delay.A wise hunter/trapper always told me follow the trail to it’s very end! AS bitter as that might be! For health insururors and health professionals, bistro owners,retailers ,car makers, read the tea leaves in the GOP agenda.OIL might make a few bucks,BUT>>> You and most of us are done ! But they’ve got high shiney boots,don’t they!

    1. captainobvious says:

      Un ions barly even exist anymore, we’ve never been union i have full med. dental and make over $20 an hour for moving furniture, we voted no vs union 8years ago and everydasy i thk god we did, or i wouldnt have a job, they would have just replaced me.

    2. Bluepmil says:

      Mr.Positive,
      Why don’t you go back into your dream world. Don’t come back.

    3. ok says:

      I think we are heading down a very dangerous path right now, food prices,oil, unrest all over. I dont think you can blame the GOP, this has come from both parties, unions milking the people dry

    4. John says:

      Murph,

      I really have no comment. Not sure if you are serious or just being funny.

    5. Old Teacher says:

      Dear Murph-

      What the heck were you doing during your days in school? If you cannot write clearly, do not write at all! Because of your lack of writing skills you appear to be a raving lunatic!

      An old teacher

  5. Tom says:

    There have been 32 incidents defined by our government since 1932 as terrorism agaisnt the United States of America and her interest. Throughout all those administrations, every single one of them called each act an act of terrorism, and only one was created by a non muslim (Oaklahoma City). So, you tell me who we should be focussing our attention on. Also, what about these 32 missing young men from Minnesota? They were recruited in the name of Mohamed to go “home” to Solmalia to fight a “holy war.” Dishonorable representative Ellingson, who exactly do you represent?

  6. Murph says:

    I’ll tell you Tom..Scott Walker is not a Muslim.But he has just lowered everyones standard of living for a long time to come.That includes the super rich who bankrolled him too.They did not take the economic warfare victory to it’s bitter end.When virtually nobody can afford things.Who will pay a GIGANTIC premium to get some.THE RICH! They NEED the middle class or they too will suffer! That’s is WAAAAAY TOOO MUCH for the GOP neanderthals to understand today.But they will very soon,believe me.

    1. John says:

      Murph – is there no blame to be placed on the Democrats?

    2. I had a dog named Murph says:

      @Murph are you crying over here to GO GET YOUR HUG!

  7. the crux of the biscuit says:

    This is the United States of America, land of the free, home of the brave. Religious freedom is one of the basic tenets of this country. Rule of law being another. Citizens can choose to believe, or not, and the religion chosen is no ones business but the individual. One religion is no better or worse than the next. It is a privacy issue and we have this right to privacy. Don’t like that? You must be anti-American if you don’t…….

  8. Patriot says:

    Wrong! The US is and always will be Christian nation! The Founding Fathers based their law on Holy Scripture. Sharia has NO place here!

    1. anonymous says:

      @patriot. Our nation has never been a christian nation and if you have ever been in a history class you would know that. Also if you were a true patriot you would believe in freedom in religion which is one of the most fundamental values that our country was founded on.

      1. Patriot says:

        Another victim of liberal bias in education. The Founding Fathers were white, Christian men and they founded a nation for, by and of white, Christian men!

      2. anonymous says:

        Wrong again Patriot. Not all of the founding fathers were christian. Also what about women, or black, or Asian Christians? And what about the pesky FREEDOM OF RELIGION in the constitution?

    2. Patriot says:

      Anon, don’t let the liberal revisionist texts fool you. All the Founding Fathers were Christiian. And they were not concerned with women (not enfranchised citizens) or blacks (property at the time). Asians weren’t even a consideration. 1st Amendment only protects your right to worship and prevents the state from creating a new church. It says nothing Chriistian religion, because it was well understood that it was the one true faith. It was so simple and obvious that they failed to elaborate. Fact is, they intended for Christians to worship freely, and that’s how they wrote it. They also didn’t include any rights for atheists.

  9. Allah Is Coming To Town says:

    Who the fu** asked them to respond?????

  10. Bob says:

    AMEN to that Patriot. I,ll see you up there when the time comes. I think that one track minded people like Murph will have a rude awakening to see how wrong they have been. Other issues BUY AMERICAN, PRODUCE AMERICAN, Stay away from anti American Wall Mart. Look at the labels before you buy and be willing to pay a little more and support YOUR NEIGHBORS, HERE.

    1. Patriot says:

      Its hard to support my neighbors, Bob. There are so many liberals and traitors in this state! I think I’d rather see my money at WalMart than going to benefit a local business owned by some foreigner or heathen. At least at WalMart I know that no socialist union gets any of the money.

  11. Chris K says:

    Patriot sounds like a domestic skinhead terrorist. America is not a Christian nation it was founded for all of us to have freedom of religion and an independent government. What laws were based on scripture? This is what happens when M. Bachmann educates your trailer park.

    1. Patriot says:

      And you sound like a socialist traitor!!! I love my country unlike the atheist liberals and terrorist Muslims. When Bachmann and the Tea Party win in 2012, there will be lots of changes, comrade.

    2. Charles says:

      Ohit very much was founded on Christian mindset.

      However, the 1st Amendment allows people to pray or not pray to whom ever they wish.

      But! I ask you too reread… Never mind I will “There have been 32 incidents defined by our government since 1932 as terrorism agaisnt the United States of America and her interest. Throughout all those administrations, every single one of them called each act an act of terrorism, and only one was created by a non muslim (Oaklahoma City). ”

      thats like saying a city is going to crack down on Gangs, wel will start at the VFW! You start were it needs it first!

  12. Chimp.....Really?????? says:

    Chimp, I can only say your sound as ignorant as they come. Go back home to your mommy/sister and practice your inbreeding. Wake up and explore the world, other cultures outside of your little shack you reside in.

    1. Charles says:

      culteres or religion Nameless?

      I am all for Culture, but I’m not going to IRAN to get it!

    2. Charles says:

      Sorry for typo,

  13. Michele says:

    The Muslims have lived here for generations and nobody has paid them any mind, because they were law-abiding citizens. Every social group, every race and religion here has its extremists.

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