Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A Mega Mosque Opens Its Doors In Norman, Oklahoma
"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers." - Turkey's Islamist Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
The campus organ of Oklahoma University had this article of interest today (hat tip, the Baron and long time Joshua's Army member Louie Louie) :
The Islamic Society of Norman welcomed members of the Norman community to an open house in its new mosque Sunday.
The society invited guests into the 7,000 square foot Masjid An-Nur, which opened in March. The mosque is built atop the location of the society’s original site of worship, a remodeled house from the 1950s.
Islamic Society officers greeted guests at the door and showed them around the mosque, which features a library, a kitchen, washrooms and prayer halls. There are separate prayer halls for the men and women of the society, both of which face Mecca, the holiest city in Islam.
A 7,000 square foot mosque is quite large, and far bigger than needed to accommodate the Muslim community in Norman and the surrounding area. The renovation was also extensive and quite costly. As with most of these projects, the funding remains somewhat murky, for reasons that will be come evident below:
Guests of the open house gathered in the mosque’s prayer halls for a welcome by the society's officers and a speech on “building bridges” by Imam Imad Enchassi from the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.
Enchassi used the metaphor of a bridge to describe how Muslims and Christians share many of the same religious traditions, such as prayer, fasting and pilgrimage.
He also spoke of how people of more than 70 ethnicities come together to worship in the mosque, including members from Pakistan, India and “all the way from the foreign country of Detroit, Mich.”
Note that last line about Detroit, the most heavily Muslim area in America being ' a foreign country.'
Imam Enchassi is an interesting figure. He's a self identified 'Palestinian' whom grew up in the Ein al-Hewah('Eye Of The Beauty') refugee camp in Lebanon,which means he likely has some interesting views about Jews if you scratch the surface. As a matter of fact, you hardly need to dig at all.
Enchassi's group, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City was a proud sponsor of Huwaida Arraf, a founder of the notorious International Solidarity Movement and an open supporter of Islamist terrorism against Israeli civilians.
He's been cautious, but his Facebook page gives the game away...he's an Islamist salivating at the idea of a renewed Caliphate:
"Those where one nation until WWI. They were divided into independent states after colonulizim. They are all under neo colonial goverment since. They want democracy and to be united again ad they were."
Aside from his obvious historical ignorance and challenged English, dare I mention the words 'Muslim Brotherhood'? Which almost certainly explains where the money to create a super-sized mosque came from.( screenshot here in case this traveled down the memory hole).
He's also has a number of Facebook friends affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR, including Ibrahim Hooper and Husayam Ayloush. Needless to say, he was very upset at the FBI's decision to suspend co-operation with CAIR after they were found to be unindicted co-conspirators and material supporters of terrorism in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
I think we have a pretty good idea of who Imam Enchassi is, whom he represents and what's going to be taught in the new mega mosque that just opened for business.
For the record, I have no problem with Muslims having a place to pray. I have a lot of problems with huge mosques erected as flag planting with murky overseas funding by the Muslim Brotherhood and people with Imam Enchassi's Islamist views and affiliations running them.