Exclusive: Founder of Islamberg Irate over News Reports; Blames ‘Jewish Conspiracy’

by PAUL L. WILLIAMS, PHD April 17, 2010
Sheikh Mubarik Gilani, the founder of Islamberg and other Jamaat ul-Fuqra paramilitary compounds throughout the country, claims that he and the residents of his compounds are victims of “false accusations and horrendous lies.”
 
Gilani further says that he has initiated legal action against the Christian Action Network (CAN), which produced a documentary about the ul-Fuqra camps, to check “their illegal activities.”
 
The imam, who resides within a fortress in Lahore, Pakistan, maintains that CAN has been working “around the clock” to bring about “a clash between Muslims and Christians in the U.S.A.”
 
But Martin Mawyer, president of CAN, maintains that he has never received legal notice from Gilani or any of his associates.
 
Mawyer says that he wants Gilani to sue his organization so that CAN can gain access to the internal documents of the organizations from which Gilani operates in the U.S., including The Muslims of the Americas, The International Quranic Open University, and Jamaat ul-Fuqra (community of the impoverished.
 
In a long, rambling letter, Gilani also compares himself to Saddam Hussein, whom he sees as an innocent victim of Zionist aggression.
 
The controversial imam further argues that Osama bin Laden and members of al Qaeda took no part in the attacks of 9/11 – attacks, which he insists, were conducted by sinister Israelis.
 
According to Gilani, the Israelis engineered the 9/11 attacks to divert the world’s attention from “the cold blooded murder of thousands of Muslim men, women, and children in Palestine at Sabra and Shatilla.”
 
The American people, the Islamic leader proclaims, remain “the virtual slaves of the Zionist world order.”
 
Regarding the reports of this investigator, Gilani says that “Paul Williams never set foot in Islamberg” and his other compounds.
 
But photographs from this reporter prove otherwise. They provide evidence that training in guerilla warfare takes place at his compounds; that the compounds have elaborate underground bunkers; and that bodies are buried on the Gilani properties.
 
Jamaat ul-Fuqra, under Gilani’s leadership, has been involved in more terror attacks on American soil (thirty and counting) than all the other terrorist groups, including al Qaeda and Hezbollah, combined. It has and sponsored assassinations, kidnappings, mass murder, grand theft, and fraud. It was largely responsible for the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.
 
Associates of this organization include Clement Rodney Hampton-El (who took part in the 1993 WTC bombing), blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (who engineered the 1993 attack), Richard Reid (“the shoe bomber”), and John Allen Muhammed, the Beltway Sniper.
 
In December 1993, Gilani became an honored guest at an international gathering of jihadis at the residence of Hassan al-Turabi in Khartoum. The meeting attracted leaders of al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Popular and Democratic Fronts for the Liberation of Palestine. In the midst of the proceedings, Sheikh Gilani and Osama bin Laden were caught on film chanting, “Down, down with the USA!” “Down, down with the CIA,” and “Death to the Jews.”
 
The film, which remains in the “Alec File” – the CIA’s file on bin Laden, proved empirical proof the close ties between the leaders of ul Fuqra and al Qaeda.
 
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Paul L. Williams is the author of The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World, The Al Qaeda Connection, and other best-selling books. He is a frequent guest on such national news networks as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR. Visit his website at http://thelastcrusade.org.

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