Skip to comments.Did Radical Islamic Leadership in Boston Influence Marathon Bombers?
Posted on 04/29/2013 5:33:39 AM PDT by SJackson
Reprinted from PeaceandTolerance.org.
This is alarming, but Id need to see a smoking gun. Thats what a Boston Rabbi said after wed spent an hour in his office walking him through mounds of evidence that linked the leaders of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) to terrorism and hate speech against Jews and Christians. He wouldnt speak publicly about the radical leadership of the ISB mosque, he explained, for fear of giving offense, for fear of breaking with a certain understanding about these things, for fear of being labeled a bigot.
For 10 years, this reluctance to speak honestly about the radicalization of the once-moderate Boston Muslim community has epitomized the thinking of many civic leaders in Boston.
We dont know yet how the two Chechen terrorists became radical Islamists, but their uncle has said they had local mentors. The bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon and the subsequent news that the terrorist brothers attended the ISB mosque in Cambridge which was only blocks from their apartment should shatter this kind of thinking.
Here is some of what we know, much of which weve been telling Boston leaders for the past decade:
Elected officials including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (forefront) and Gov. Deval Patrick (back row, center), seen here following last week Boston Marathon bombings, have been largely silent as radicals took over the once- moderate Boston Muslim community.
The problem is the radicalization of Bostons historically moderate Muslim community. The ISB mosque is operated by the Muslim American Society (MAS), which has been identified by federal prosecutors as the American front for the Muslim Brotherhood. The ISB was founded by Abdurahman Alamoudi, who is currently serving a 23- year prison sentence for raising funds for al-Qaida. Alamoudi has publicly exclaimed his support for Hamas and Hezbollah.
According to IRS records, one of the ISBs original trustees was Yusuf Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, who said in a 1995 speech that Islam would conquer America and conquer Europe. Qaradawi can be seen on YouTube urging Muslims to kill homosexuals and slaughter Jews.
The ISB mosques website contained instructions on how to beat ones wife.
According to FBI surveillance documents, Suhaib Webb, the Imam of the ISBs Roxbury campus, joined al-Qaida operative Anwar Awlaki (killed by a U.S drone strike in 2011) two days before the Sept. 11 attacks in headlining a fundraiser on behalf of Atlanta Islamic extremist H. Rap Brown, who had just murdered two police officers in Georgia. Brown had converted to Islam and taken the name Jamil al-Amin. That night, Webb and Awlaki raised $100,000 to pay for Browns defense. Brown was found guilty of the murders. Awlaki went on to become the leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and was assassinated by a U.S. drone strike in 2011 in Yemen. It was Awlaki who published al-Qaidas Inspire magazine, which explained how to make the pressure-cooker bomb used by the Boston Marathon bombers to wreak their murderous mayhem. Awlaki urged American Muslims to attack soft targets and crowded sporting events.
We have obtained a Muslim Brotherhood indoctrination curriculum taught by the MAS and endorsed by Imam Suhaib Webb for indoctrination of Bostons young Muslims. The curriculum teaches vicious hatred and calls for young Muslims to engage in Jihad against non-Muslims in order to establish a global Islamic state.
A Boston Imam who had been scheduled to attend was disinvited by Gov. Deval Patrick. Right: According to the FBI, a local Imam joined al-Qaida operative Anwar Awlaki (pictured) two days before the Sept. 11 attacks in headlining a fundraiser on behalf of Atlanta Islamic extremist H. Rap Brown. We have presented most of our findings to the Anti-Defamation League, New England Region (ADL); to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) and Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Boston; to Boston Globe religion writer Lisa Wangsness, as well as that publications Spotlight Team; to City Councilor Mike Ross, then President of the council; and to many other religious, political, and civic leaders in Massachusetts. Until last week, all of the facts we garnered did not move those who clung to the belief that any criticism of any Muslim leader here was a sign of bigotry. In response to our concerns, we were publicly attacked as bigots by 70 Rabbis for criticizing one of their colleagues for publicly embracing a leader of the ISB.
For 10 years, Bostons leaders went along with the politically correct flow. They kept silent as radicals took over the once-moderate Boston Muslim community. They failed to lead and failed to educate the public. They including Mayor Thomas Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick embraced the radical leadership of Bostons Muslim community.
One of the positive results of our efforts: Both the JCRC and CJP broke off their dialogue with the ISB leaders. But they did it silently and never explained their reasons publicly to their constituents. They never educated Bostons Jews or anyone else about the facts they had learned that convinced them that the ISB leaders were not the moderates they had pretended to be.
Now, after the April 15 bombings, there is some hope that just maybe things are starting to change. Webb was originally invited by Gov. Patrick to be part of an interfaith memorial vigil at the Holy Cross Cathedral for the victims of the Boston Marathon attack, at which President Barack Obama spoke. In a last-minute change of plans, the Imam was disinvited. Patrick should be commended.
The status quo must change and Bostons other leaders must follow the Governors lead in disassociating themselves from radical Islamist institutions in the city. Political correctness has guided many of our leaders. If not abandoned, it may well become our own suicide belt.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
The politicians who did not monitor the indoctrination centers share the blame for the murders.
Is the Pope Catholic?
I imagine we will spend years trying to answer that intractable question.
Boston Bombing Ping!
.....”the ISB leaders were not the ‘moderates’ they had pretended to be”...........
And this is suppose to surprise us?
Idiots! They never see the obvious!
Better to have an elite liberal call you a bigot than to know you're a cowardly fool...
First, W was embracing ROP and now we have a brother in the WH.
Did bears crap in woods? Did beer taste better cold and carbonated? Was their influence really necessary, or just a fart cherry on a s@#$ sundae? Did headlines with question marks get on my nerves?
Is the Pope an Argie?
...Imam Webb decided to further his education and training in Islamic Law and various other Islamic sciences. He enrolled at the world-renowned Islamic educational institution Al-Azhar University in the College of Shari ʿah. There he also studied privately with leading Islamic thinkers of Islam. After years of study in the Arabic language he was appointed head of the English translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Masriyah as a Mufti (Jurist).
Bostons historically moderate Muslim community
How would they know???
This is alarming, but Id need to see a smoking pressure
Whoop, there it is!
Thanks for the ping! All roads lead to....
FN: I abstracted some info you linked in your post. Originally I was looking for the link between Collins and Imam Suhaib Webb.
Finding none (except the fact that ISBCC’s Islamic institute is named after her), I started digging for some biographical info on Suhaib Webb.
BTW: One possible link could be Collin’s son-—Rodnell Collins [Yusuf A. Hamid]. He wrote the biographical page on Ella Collins at the Institute’s website and added his name (both of them) at the bottom of the article.
I could find no other info about him.
Ella Collins died Aug, 1996 at the age of 82. At the time of her death, she was survived by her son [mentioned below], three brothers, a sister, and two grandchildren.
She was the half-sister and surrogate mother (legal guardian) of Malcolm X during formative years (age 14-21). Malcolm X said of her, ‘’No physical move in my life has been more pivotal or profound in its repercussions.’’
Her husband, Kenneth Collins, “grew [up with] and attended the same school with Malcolm and his sibling in Lansing, Michigan.”
“In the 1950’s, Mrs. Collins was recruited by Malcolm X into the Nation of Islam, then called the Temple of Islam and often known as the Black Muslims...She broke away in 1959 [and] became an orthodox Sunni Muslim....”
From the Institute’s web page-—http://ellacollinsinstitute.org/
She moved from her birthplace in Georgia “to Harlem, New York where she became secretary to congressman Adam Clayton Powell.”
“At the event of Malcolms death [Feb 1965], Ella described that his assassins took something from me, something I put a lot into.After Malcolms death, Ella became president of the Organization of African American Unity [founded by MX in 1964] in the hope of bettering the human condition for all people in the United States.
Malcolm had also secured 35 scholarships from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and from the University of Ghana to send students of knowledge overseas. Ella took on this duty after his death and continued her investment and support of students seeking knowledge.”
Throughout Malcolm Xs life it was Ella who supported and defended him. It was Ella who gave [MX] and several others including her son Rodnell Collins [Yusuf A. Hamid], carte blanche for their Hajj to Mecca.
On top of being an excellent wife and mother, Ella was a self made business woman involved in real estate in Boston and New York City.
SUHAIB WEBB, Imam of IBSCC; Founder of Ella Collins Institute
He was born William Webb in 1972 in Oklahoma to a Christian family, including a grandfather who served as a preacher. At age 14, he lost interest in religion going through a self-described spiritual crisis. He also began engaging in delinquency by joining a local gang, was involved in a drive by shooting, and became a successful local Hip-Hop DJ and producer, making records with various artists.
After converting to Islam in 1992, Webb left his career as a DJ and studied at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education....
From 2004-2010, Suhaib Webb studied at the worlds preeminent Islamic institution of learning, Al-Azhar University [MAS scholarship], in the College of Shari`ah, in Cairo. During this time, after several years of studying the Arabic Language and the Islamic legal tradition, including Maliki Fiqh, he also served as the head of the English Translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah.
From the Institute web site:
In 2009 his website www.suhaibwebb.com won the Brass Crescents best Blog of the Year award. [ and receives close to 1 million hits per month] http://isbcc.org/imamsuhaib/
He was named by the British Government as a Moderate Muslim leader and was named one of the top 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center 2010-2012.
He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, where he serves as the Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center [IBSCC] and is the FOUNDER and an instructor at Ella Collins Institute of Islamic and Cultural studies.
Webb was introduced to Islam at 19. He was selling music tapes at a swap meet when he met a Muslim man selling incense and handing out Korans. Webb took one home and read it in secret for several months.
He converted during his freshman year at the University of Central Oklahoma and broke the news to his parents at Thanksgiving dinner that year when his mother had cooked a turkey and a ham, the latter forbidden by Islam....
In college, Webb met Asma Ayoub, a Muslim Malaysian immigrant who was studying anthropology. They married in 2000 and have two children. Webb calls his wife his “greatest teacher.”
As he worked toward his bachelor’s degree in education, he also studied intensively with a local Muslim scholar. He later became imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City before moving to Santa Clara in 2002 at the behest of the Muslim American Society [MAS} there.
The group [MAS] sponsored Webb’s formal Islamic education at Cairo’s Al-Azhar. He returned to the Bay Area full time last summer. 
When did Webb move to Boston?
He made the relocation announcement to his Bay Area mosque during Ramadan [Aug] 2011.
On December 1, 2011, Webb was inaugurated as the Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston’s Cultural Center (ISBCC), the largest Islamic center in New England
Ella Collins Institute address
Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
100 Malcolm X Boulevard
Roxbury, MA 02120
The ISBCC is the largest Islamic center in New England, and the second largest on the East Coast. The 70,000 square foot building stands tall on Malcolm X Boulevard in the heart of Boston, a Muslim handprint on the city skyline. The cornerstone of the New England Muslim community. The ISBCC is not just a mosque, but is also planned to house a school (by 2013) [Ella Collins Institute???], a library, an interfaith center, an exhibition space and a morgue.
Every Muslim neighborhood in the greater Boston area has had a hand in its construction, and its leadership reflects the full diversity of our community. The two-decade effort to build the ISBCC has brought together Muslims, the Roxbury community, the city of Boston and the leaders of other faith groups. Mayor Thomas Menino, State Senator Dianne Wilkerson and City Councilor Chuck Turner have all publicly announced their support for the ISBCC.
Salatomatic.com boasts of being “the worlds most comprehensive guide to mosques and Islamic schools”
VIDEOS by Suhaib Webb:
http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://www.marcmanley.com/2012-ella-collins-winter-retreat/ [this 3-min video announcing a conference gives a glimpse of his style and personality]
* Suhaib-—the modern, moderate, popular imam whose goal is to propagate American-style Islam
From a 2011 LA Times puff piece (long but worthwhile read):
“At the pulpit of an inner-city Chicago mosque, the tall blond imam begins preaching in his customary fashion, touching on the Los Angeles Lakers victory the night before, his own gang involvement as a teenager, a TV soap opera and then the Day of Judgment.
“Yesterday we watched the best of seven.... Unfortunately we forget the big final; it’s like that show ‘One Life to Live,’ “ Imam Suhaib Webb says as sleepy boys and young men come to attention in the back rows. “There’s no overtime, bro.”
“The sermon is typical of Webb, a charismatic Oklahoma-born convert to Islam with a growing following among American Muslims, especially the young. He sprinkles his public addresses with as many pop culture references as Koranic verses and sayings from the prophet. He says it helps him connect with his mainly U.S.-born flock.
“Are we going to reach them with an Arab message or with a Pakistani message? Or are we going to reach them with an American message?” asks Webb, 38, of Santa Clara....
” Although the call to prayer at a mosque is always issued by a man, Webb once joked about it being made by one of his favorite female R&B artists: “If Mary J. Blige made the call to prayer, I’d go to the mosque; I’d be in the front row.”
At a Muslim conference in Long Beach last year, he suggested that mosques adopt a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward gays. Afterward, he was accosted by a local imam who accused him of poisoning Muslim youth. “I told him, ‘Quite frankly, you’re going to be irrelevant in 10 years,’ “ Webb says.”
BUT, on a YouTube video, Webb says gays “are cursed.”
“Muslims should fight against gay marriage by any means necessary. Imam runs the Islamic Society connected to the Boston bombers, regularly preaches in the mosque they attended.”
* Suhaib Webb-—the RADICAL JIHADIST???
According to FBI surveillance documents, Suhaib Webb joined Al Qaeda operative Anwar Awlaki (killed by U.S drone strike in 2011) two days before 9/11 in headlining a fundraiser on behalf of H Rap Brown, (aka Jamil al Amin) who had just murdered two police officers in Georgia. That night, Webb and Awlaki raised $100,000 to pay for Browns defense. Brown was found guilty of the murders.
The day after 09/11/01, Webb was included in an article citing incidences of a backlash against Muslims.
09/12/01: Arab-Americans, Muslims report backlash
Muslims in Oklahoma City said motorists made obscene gestures outside the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, said Suhaib Webb, imam of the center’s mosque.
In 2004, Suaib Webb...moved with his wife and children to Cairo, where he studied at Al-Azhar Islamic University. He is employed by Muslim American Society.
[MAS financed his education at Al-Azhar]
2/18/11: Suhaib Webb’s “virtual mosque” praised Yusef Qaradawi’s book on jihad as a masterpiece!
[Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a mosque trustee and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader banned from the U.S. after issuing a fatwa that OK’d killing U.S. soldiers.]
Webb endorses the MAS curriculum
“We have obtained a Muslim Brotherhood indoctrination curriculum taught by the MAS and endorsed by Imam Suhaib Webb for indoctrination of Bostons young Muslims. The curriculum teaches vicious hatred and calls for young Muslims to engage in Jihad against non-Muslims in order to establish a global Islamic state.”
After the 4/15/13 Boston Bombing:
“The imam of the ISB Cultural Center, Suhaib Webb, made a public statement condemning the Boston bombing but he also tried to preempt any examination of the connection between the mosque’s history of Islamist connections and the Boston bomber by saying: This will open the door to the Islamophobic industry, an industry of ill-educated bigots, to attack Muslim communities.
Assalamu Alaikum brothers and sisters,
We have been informed that the FBI may be starting to question some of the community members about the two suspects. Insha’Allah we want to help as much as we can, but of course not put ourselves at risk either. Seeking representation does not imply any guilt on your part but is simply a way of protecting your own rights. Please do not hesitate to use the information listed below or contact the ISB Cambridge Mosque for any other resources.
Jazak Allah Khair
Islamic Society of Boston
All roads lead to Boston: Monumental piece of work by thouworm, thought you might want to see this:
That thread contains all the information that demonstrates how corrupt politicians from Boston all the way up to the governor of Mass. looked the other way (lined their own pockets?) and ignored the will of its citizens to get the Boston mosque built.
It was scandal-ridden and jihadist-connected from the very beginning. The battle to get it built went on for over a decade; it's jihadist ties continue to this day.
Someone should write a book about it. The mosque's story is an islamist's/politician's blueprint I have no doubt is repeated across the country. Its tentacles reach deep into the state and federal levels.
A few unresolved questions I can think of:
What has Ella's son been doing all his life?
What property did Ella owned at her death.
How did the ISBCC come to name its Institute after Ella?
Which imam did Webb replace?
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