Boston Muslim Cleric Hate

Abdullah Faarruq: the Islamic Extremist at Northeastern University

September 07, 2012 05:50 PM EDT

Abdullah Faarruq supports convicted terrorists, encourages violence, and was the Muslim chaplain at Northeastern University in Boston for fifteen years.

Faarruq has a particular fondness for Aafia Siddiqui, a lovely woman who used to help Faarruq distribute jihadist literature before she attempted to fire assault rifles at FBI agents. At one point not so long ago (2004), Aafia Siddiqui was honored to be one of the seven most wanted Al Qaeda terrorists! Lucky her. And what an honor for the good chaplain to have such a distinguished Al Qaeda terrorist as one of his friends.

Aafia Siddiqui is also a close "associate" of Omar Abdel-Rahman, the convicted mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, also known as the Blind Sheikh. She was finally arrested and was found with plans for a chemical attack on New York—and as any good jihadist, she also had "a large amount of cyanide" to help her dreams of murder on a mass scale manifest into reality! Unfortunately for her, those noble aspirations were never realized.

Speaking of the Blind Sheikh, Egypt's totally cool new (and not at all radical) President, Mohammed Morsi, "made a nod to his base" recently by vowing to secure the release of the Blind Sheikh, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. As an aside, what kind of a "base" wants to free terrorists who tried to kill Americans? And, what kind of a president is not only cool with that concept, but is active in promoting the idea himself?

Faarruq also gives props to another known terrorist, Tarek Mehanna, who used to teach courses on Islam at Northeastern. Awesome. Now this loveable character was convicted just a few months ago (April, 2012) for his "plans to murder American soldiers and politicians, and another plan to attack a mall in Massachusetts," as reported by Lori Lowenthal Marcus of the Jewish Press. Mehanna was indicted with yet another man with Northeastern University connections, Ahmad Abusamra. Northeastern is quite a haven for terrorists, it seems!

Faarruq has been supportive of Mehanna and has rallied for his release. Actually... the good Chaplain, along with the student members of the Islamic Society of Northeastern University, "held a seminar and concert in support of Tarek Mehanna." These lovable future Jihadists must have been so inspired by the "seminar!"

Of course, this story is not about Aafia Siddiqui, the Blind Sheikh, or Terek Mehanna; it is about Abdullah Faarruq, Northeastern University's Muslim chaplain. And actually, it is not even about him. It is about this: Why is it that universities encourage radicals to be in their midst? Academia may be expected to have an eccentric professor here and there, but jihadists and terrorists and their supporters?

This story was exposed in part by Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) on Campus, who "seeks to expose the radical ideologies at America's Universities that threaten academic integrity."

Interestingly, "all traces of Faarruq suddenly disappeared from the Northeastern University website just days after his ties were announced." It is funny that Northeastern would even bother to scrub his page, as everyone knows that universities are full of radical terrorists. Just ask University of Illinois at Chicago, which not only allowed an unrepentant terrorist (and disgusting excuse for a human being), William Ayers, to teach at their university, but lavished him with praise, such as "Distinguished Professor of Education" and "Senior University Scholar."

Alas... Mr. Faarruq, credited with witty little quotes, such as, "And I say they call this the land of the free and the home of the brave. And I call it the land of the coward and the home of the slave," has finally been made redundant, his web presence is gone and a vague, yet carefully worded statement was sent to the Jewish Press, noting that: "Some of our previous spiritual advisors, including Abdullah Faaruuq, are no longer affiliated with the university."

If citizens do not start paying attention to those who teach and have influence in America's universities, rest assured that the anti-American indoctrination will continue.

Jailing of clerics angers Muslims

Imams treated unfairly, they say

By Michael Levenson, Boston Globe Staff

November 17, 2006

SHARON -- Muslim leaders in the Boston area expressed outrage yesterday over the arrest and jailing of two senior clerics in an alleged scheme that provided religious-worker visas to immigrants who used them for secular jobs .

Federal immigration agents on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Abdul Hannan , the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell in Chelmsford, and Muhammed Masood , the leader of the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon, along with 31 other people nationwide.

Muslims who know the two imams said they were troubled that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released few details of the allegations against the men, both of whom are revered for their work counseling families, leading prayer services, teaching the Koran, and performing weddings and funerals.

"It's just so flabbergasting the way they would do this," said Bilal Kaleem , associate director of the Boston chapter of the Muslim American Society. "It hurts civil liberties, it polarizes the community from society, and it's just not helpful in the long run."

Yesterday, the Islamic Center of New England posted a statement on its website decrying Masood's arrest.

"This seems to be a direct attack at our religion and community," the statement said. "It is especially disturbing that the government has chosen to handle the matter the way it has, namely by taking Mr. Masood and his son to a detention center to be held without bond, while refusing to allow his family to speak to him. . . . Additionally it is deeply humiliating when a man of such high religious status in our community is treated as a criminal in front of the world."

Paula Grenier , spokeswoman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, declined to detail the cases against Hannan and Masood, saying they remained under investigation. But she said that some of the 33 arrested were not performing religious work but had entered the country illegally to work as gas station attendants, truck drivers, and factory workers. Others were religious workers who had used fraudulent documents to obtain the visas.

William P. Joyce , the lawyer representing Hannan and Masood, said yesterday the government alleges that Hannan fraudulently obtained a religious-worker visa in 1997 from a New York man, Muhammad Khalil , who was convicted in 2004 of conspiracy and visa fraud. The allegation states that Hannan's visa violated the law because it was "not supported by a legitimate job offer," Joyce said. Hannan has been the imam of the mosque in Chelmsford for at least two years, Kaleem said.

Joyce said he had not seen the charges against Masood, who has been the imam of the mosque in Sharon since 1998. But he said that Masood had been charged in 2003 with overstaying his visa, and that the government had not pursued the charge because Masood then applied for a green card. That application was still pending when Masood was arrested, Joyce said.

Both imams, who are Pakistani nationals, were being held yesterday at the Plymouth House of Corrections and are expected to appear in federal immigration court in Boston on Tuesday, Joyce said.

"Why do you just arrest some respected members of the community and haul them away?" Joyce asked. "The criteria for holding people are danger to the community and being a likelihood to flee. But these gentlemen have been around here for years and none of them have any criminal records. It's just extremely troubling."

Barry D. Hoffman , Pakistan's honorary consul-general in Boston, said he was angry that the government had not notified him of the arrests, which he said is customary.

Saeed Shahzad , a member of the board of the Islamic Center of New England, said his phone had been ringing off the hook. "There are so many students in tears, there are community members who have called crying, 'Are those allegations true?' "

Masood's brother, Hafiz Hamid Mahmood , the imam at Worcester Islamic Center, said he thought it was possible that his sibling had been unfairly targeted by the government because of his prominence.

"I know he is a known figure in the Muslim community in the whole New England area," he said. "People are attached to the imam. They will be very upset. Everyone loves him."