Missouri Pro-Life Group Endorses Islamist 9/11 Truther
by RYAN MAURO
July 9, 2012
On June 14, the Missouri Right to Life Political Action Committee endorsed MD Rabbi Alam in the Democratic primary for Secretary of State to be held on August 7. The letter states that it "takes great care in choosing candidates to support in elections." The organization appears to have missed the fact that Alam has close ties to Islamist groups and appears to have made a posting on an Internet forum strongly suggesting that 9/11 was a Jewish conspiracy.
Alam was born in Bangladesh and served in the U.S. Army in Iraq until he was honorably discharged. He is the National Chairman of the U.S. National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus and the State Chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus. According to his campaign website, his brother, Shere, is running for state representative. A Facebook group has already been made promoting Alam as a Senate candidate in 2016.
On February 19, 2009, MD Rabbi Alam appears to have made a post on a Topix.com discussion forum that asks, "Was 9/11 a conspiracy?" The post links to a 9/11 conspiracy video titled Loose Change and then states:
"Now, I can say this much which is a big yes from my own understanding and own judgement. But there is always other side of the coin.
Few question to my readers,
Why 9/11 was a official holidy for all jewish people worked in the the WTC?
Who can tell me how many of the Jewish people died on the 9/11 tragedy?
Finally, who can tell me why there was a closed-end security and dog squad was implaced at the lower level of the WTC just a block before the 9/11?
What do you really think?"
The author of the post is listed as MD Rabbi Alam, is located in Kansas City and has a photo of Alam in his army uniform.
Alam's personal YouTube channel, which has videos of him rehearsing various speeches (this one is, by far, my favorite). One speech was uploaded on February 1, 2010 and it is prepared for a February 7 event with American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) where he declares his opposition to the War on Terror. He decries how foreigners have been treated since 9/11, giving the invasion of Iraq as an example. He says the "catastrophic War on Terror is nothing but a horror suffering for us as an immigrant." A second example he provides is the conviction of Dr. Sami al-Arian, who is in jail for his involvement with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group. Alam says he was "falsely accused and victimized by the War on Terror."
"This country, it is true, that when you are not involved in the mainstream, you are nothing but treated yourself as a stranger. It is as simple as it is," Alam says in the video. The event he was preparing for was titled, One Year Later: Besieged Gaza--Still Standing Tall."Alam is not listed as a guest speaker on the flyer but that is the event he was preparing for.
AMP's events feature extremist rhetoric. One of the guest speakers at this specific event, Osama Abu Irshaid, is a member of the AMP's board. He has defended the firing of rockets into Israel by Hamas as "legitimate resistance" under international law "because they are under occupation." In the same speech, he clearly refers to Hamas when he talks about "the resistance." On June 25, AMP's chairman, Dr. Hatem Bazian, said, "The United States wants India to balance China, because if there is a conflict with China, we always like that the darker people fight our war and the more these people die is better for the officers because racism can be manifested across many sectors." He also said that a "strategic and systematic process of targeting the Muslim leadership of organizational structures by eliminating the existing leadership" began after 9/11.
Alam's colleagues at the Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (MDPAAC) are closely tied to Viva Palestina, another Islamist group with close ties to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. MDPAAC's website lists the Campaign Director as Fadi Banyalmarjeh. Alam's campaign website lists him as its treasurer. He is originally from Syria and his Facebook page says he "likes" George Galloway, the anti-American leader of Viva Palestina.
According to ZoomInfo.com, he is also a Secretary at the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City and the representative to the Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and designated as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the Hamas-financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation. He is also the registered agent for the Islamic School of Kansas City.
An Internet post quoting Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood was made by a "Fadi Banyalmarjeh." On July 2, 2009, American Muslims for Palestine, the Muslim American Society (another Muslim Brotherhood entity) and Citizens for Justice in the Middle East held a fundraiser in Kansas City for Viva Palestina that had George Galloway as the headlining speaker. A press release afterwards boasted that over $100,000 was raised. Fadi Banyalmarjeh is listed as one of the two contacts for the media on the press release.
The MDPAAC website lists Mohamed El-Housiny as the youth coordinator. He took part in a Viva Palestina convoy that tried to cross into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in January 2010 from Egypt. He was injured in a clash with the Egyptian security forces. El-Housiny also spoke at the AMP conference that Alam was preparing for. He also went to Gaza in a Viva Palestina convoy in July 2009 and was working as a "volunteer event coordinator" for the group upon his return.
Politics makes strange bedfellows. If you are a pro-life voter in Missouri, you can find out how to contact the Missouri Right to Life PAC by going to its website and let the group know how you feel about its endorsement of MD Rabbi Alam.
This article was sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy.
Ryan Mauro is Family Security Matters' national security analyst. He is a fellow with RadicalIslam.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.