The September 11 attacks in the United States were used by the US government as a “pretext” to “declare open warfare on Islam and Muslims,” an American activist says.Spoken like a latter-day Haj Amin al-Husseini, Imam.
“It’s totally illegal what the government is doing,” said Abdul Alim Musa, the director of Masjid Al-Islam in Washington, D.C., criticizing a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging the New York City Police Department illegally spied on Muslim Americans in New Jersey.
On Thursday, the court in Newark in the state of New Jersey ruled that the plaintiffs had failed to show that the NYPD's intelligence unit had discriminated against Muslims by spying on mosques and other locations in the state.
The 2012 lawsuit was the first to challenge the NYPD's spying operations against Muslim groups and individuals in the US. It had accused the police of spying on Muslims at several mosques, restaurants and schools since 2002.
“My belief is it’s a waste of time for Muslims to use all of their energy seeking justice in the United States courts,” Musa told Press TV on Saturday. “The United States court system is totally controlled by American Zionism and they’re not going to allow Muslims to gain any justice in that court system.”...
Not surprisingly, the Imam merits his own entry in Discover the Networks, which details his very busy life here:
Imam Abdul Alim Musa is the founder and director of the As-Sabiqun movement, which aims to “enable Islam to take complete control of … the lives of all human beings on Earth.” He serves as director of Masjid Al-Islam in Washington, DC, and is a senior member of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) -- a pro-Iranian, pro-Hezbollah, Islamist think tank. Musa also sits on the governing body of the Muslim Alliance of North America, which is headed by Siraj Wahhaj. In addition, Musa is a frequent speaker on American college campuses, often at the invitation of the Muslim Student Union and chapters of the Muslim Students Association. In 2004 the San Francisco Bay View described Musa as “one of the highest-ranking Islamic leaders in the Black community, nationwide and specifically in the Islamic movement.”
Born in Arkansas as Clarence Reams, Musa was raised in Oakland, California during the 1960s, when he embraced the ideology of the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. According to his As-Sabiqun biography, Musa at that time became a “leading cocaine-exporter in Colombia” and he met exiled Black Panther leaders such as Eldridge Cleaver and Pete O'Neal in Algeria. After returning to the U.S., Musa surrendered to law-enforcement authorities and served some time in prison. While incarcerated, he converted to Islam and took his present name.
During the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, Musa announced his support for Ayatollah Khomeini. Since the early 1980s, Musa has made a number of visits to Iran as a representative of Muslims in the United States and has declared his support for Iran’s “Islamic revival.”...