Mosque Near Ohio State Campus Has Multiple Terror Ties

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Our organization, AFDI, issued an 18-point platform in defense of freedom years ago.

Two key points were:

— AFDI calls for immediate investigation into foreign mosque funding in the West and for new legislation making foreign funding of mosques in non-Muslim nations illegal.
— AFDI calls for surveillance of mosques and regular inspections of mosques in the U.S. and other non-Muslim nations to look for pro-violence materials. Any mosque advocating jihad or any aspects of Sharia that conflict with Constitutional freedoms and protections should be closed.

What would it take to convince a genuinely peaceful person to commit mass murder?

There is a very definite mindset of jihad learned in the mosques, and nothing is being done to counter it.
Muslims in the US condemn the Islamic State, where are they teaching against the ideology that gave rise to it?

Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in US or UK mosques, even as thousands of young Muslims from the West have gone to wage jihad for the Islamic State.

If the moderates really reject extremism, let them show it by instituting genuine programs expunging or at the very least vocally opposing against these teachings of Islam.

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“Mosque Near Ohio State Campus Has Multiple Terror Ties,” Conservative Tribune, November 29, 2016 (thanks to Christian):

When a Somali-born refugee attacked a crowd of pedestrians at the Ohio State University, first by running into them with a car and then attacking them with a butcher knife, attention almost immediately turned to whether the suspect had terror ties.

According to the BBC, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan was killed by a campus police officer less than a minute after his rampage began, but not before he could injure 11 people.

It’s unknown whether he was radicalized or — if he was — where he was radicalized. However, a terror case from the Bush administration provided a very plausible suspect in a mosque just a mile from the Ohio State campus.

According to The Daily Caller, three men — Nuradin Abdi, Iyman Faris and Christopher Paul — were convicted or pleaded guilty to terrorism charges during the 2000s as part of a terror ring at the Masjid Omar mosque in Columbus.

Abdi was convicted in a plot to attack an Ohio shopping mall. Faris, meanwhile, had planned to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. Paul was convicted for training terrorists to carry out bomb attacks on American citizens overseas.

And this was hardly “lone wolf” stuff: The New York Times reported that federal authorities had alleged that Faris had even gone so far as to meet with Osama bin Laden back in 2000.

All three had attended the Columbus mosque. However, according to The Columbus Dispatch, even lawyers for the men involved conceded that more were involved in their group.

“There were nine or 10 people that knew each other and would meet each other,” Mahjir Sherif, Abdi’s attorney, told the Dispatch back in 2007. “I’m sure with the government they are guilty by association.”

“A lot more than three performed in their jihadist group,” said David Smith, one of Faris’ lawyers.

And that wasn’t all. In 2014, according to NBC News, three individuals who had attended or had connections to Masjid Omar went to fight for the Islamic State group in Syria….

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