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inSANE Terrorists Coming to a Masjid Near YOU!

Abu Reem



What would you expect will happen when inSANE reports effect one or two average Joe 12-packs (doesn’t need many lunatics to cause a lot of harm, we all know that)? A brick:

UPDATE 4 from Tariq: Some lunatic apparently inspired by slander posted by Mr Gaubatz threw stones through the window at Dar Al Hijrah last night. Also some idiot who apparently reads their trash called me a “sh*tskin” in the comments last night that I deleted afterwards.

Coming soon to a Masjid near you: the inSANE terrorists. How are they terrorists? Because their goal is two-fold: (1) Terrorize Americans about the Muslim ‘bogeyman’, and (2) Terrorize Muslims in America by spying on them, harrasing them, and by slandering them. See their press-release here.

A team of seasoned intelligence and counter-terrorism experts and Islamic scholars (Arabs, Christians and Jews), many fluent in Arabic, Urdu, and Farsi, will visit America’s 2,300-plus mosques and associated day schools and collect information that includes statements by their leaders, the literature they use, the level of orthodoxy in prayer and discussion.

I thought it would be a good idea for Muslims and those who are not, to know more about these inSANE folks and about their ‘mission’, so if one pops up virtually on your blog or physically at your Masjid (to spy) or Church/Synagogue (to recruit), he should get the royal treatment (basically ignore him and show him out of the door or at least keep a watchful eye on him to prevent him from bothering the attendees; don’t provide him with any information that he can misconstrue and build slander upon). Pictures of two of main people can be seen below… if anyone comes across Snodgrass’s picture, please do let us know:

From their own Mission Statement, they are white supremacists:

America was the handiwork of faithful Christians, mostly men, and almost entirely white, who ventured from Europe to create a nation in their image of a country existing as free men under G-d.

In other articles, they continue the emphasis on white supremacy, black inferiority and murderous nature:

There is a reason the founding fathers did not give women or black slaves the right to vote. You might not agree or like the idea but this country’s founders, otherwise held in the highest esteem for their understanding of human nature and its affect on political society, certainly took it seriously. Why is that? Were they so flawed in their political reckonings that they manhandled the most important aspect of a free society – the vote? If the vote counts for so much in a free and liberal democracy as we “know” it today, why did they limit the vote so dramatically?

Is there something unique about the Black American (or, at least the Black New Yorker) that leads him to murder so disproportionately and to most often kill and victimize his own? Do we see patterns of Black culture that arise out of Africa and the wanton murder of blacks by blacks there? Why have the colonized blacks of the African continent, after having acquired their freedom and independence, so willingly slaughtered their own and live in despicable disease and squalor despite a land of enormous riches while Indians of the Indian sub-continent have successfully moved from British rule to democracy and relative civility even in a country that still maintains social inequalities as a fact of their culture?

They reject party rule and democracy:

So at its core, SANE is dedicated to the rejection of democracy and party rule

They reject immigration from those that don’t fit the “bill” i.e. non-whites, non-Jews and non-Christians:

….allowing only those immigrants whose culture and commitment to America’s national existence will bring greater prosperity and strength to our country.

They reject multiculturalism:

A rejection of the Open Society agenda and Multiculturalism.

According to their “A SANE Act to Deal with the Islamic Threat to America’s National Existence (SADITANE)” (don’t they love moronic monikers):

[4] It shall be a felony punishable by 20 years in prison to knowingly act in furtherance of, or to support the, adherence to Islam.
[5] The Congress of the United States of America shall declare the US at war with the Muslim Nation or Umma.
[6] The President of the United States of America shall immediately declare that all non-US citizen Muslims are Alien Enemies under Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the US Code and shall be subject to immediate deportation.
[7] No Muslim shall be granted an entry visa into the United States of America.

Colonel Thomas Snodgrass, U.S.A.F. (retired), SANE Director of Military Affairs (what military affairs?? how about Director of Terrorizing Muslims in America Affairs) maintains that America is in a ‘just’ war against Islam. He implies that there cannot be a real distinction made between civilians and non-civilians in this ‘just war’, and that nuclear weapons would be a good option:

Discrimination between combatants and non-combatants in the War Against Islam and its Jihadists requires the same kind of analysis as the criteria of proportionality. In other words, Just War doctrine cannot be applied in some Judeo-Christian vacuum when we confront an enemy operating wholly outside of that context.

Furthermore, as World War II era Americans accepted this reality and went on with the war approving whatever was necessary because “no prisoners” and “fire/nuclear bombing” were essential to quickly end an unjust Japanese-initiated war, so too Americans must now accept that all weapons and targets are justly within the “engagement” for US war fighters in this existential war against Islamic Jihad.

Of course, the Colonel is savoring at the possibility of war with Iran (he likens it to a football game; also see the cartoon that is attached to the opinion piece, typical of racist hate-mongers):

War is much like a football game where momentum can be a determining factor. Knocking Iran out of the world Jihad currently underway would have a devastating effect.

Additionally, administering defeat to Iran would have the effect of putting Syria on notice that their continued logistical support of Islamic Jihadists in Iraq will no longer be tolerated.

inSANE folks see the Islamic bogeyman in violent incidents across America, further proving their lunacy:

The Salt Lake City Murders: A Jihad?” and “Suicide & Islam: The connection to the slayings at Virginia Tech

Since the Muslims are the prime target of this group, they have devoted a complete sub-group for the purpose of terrorizing Muslims called ‘Mapping Shariah in America: Knowing Your Enemy’ with its own website.

We have already heard about their first slanderous project at Dar-al-Hijrah from Tariq (see below). Their team for this project is the same as the inSANE team. This is not surprising since the modus operandi of many fringe organizations is to create many names and many groups to impress upon gullible people that they are really significant in numbers and resources. The ‘undercover’ assignment was posted at the neocon hate-machine Washington Times, in their Insight magazine, targeting Dar-al-Hijrah, and supervised by ‘Mapping Shariah’ director, David Gaubatz. David is the same cuckoo who believes that he was led by Iraqis to Saddam’s invisible WMDs (only right-wing neocon newspapers such as NY Sun and WT paid any attention to him). To prove it, see picture below where David is being led by an Iraqi to the WMD in his backyard!

inSANE is linked with IASPS, an Israel-loving (the name is even listed in Hebrew) right-wing political think tank. inSANE’s founder, David Yerushalmi, is actively engaged with IASPS, boasting as being a ‘leading financial contributor’ and Chairman for over five years. David is an orthodox Jew who riles against ACLU’s anti-Christianity and secular Jewish support in this article, and how Jews and Christians need to come together against the common enemy: Islam.

The other organizations that inSANE links to are Global Defense Group, which by reading their mission statement, seems to be just another shadow group for inSANE: anti-immigration, xenophobic, Islamophobic and pro-war. Another group that inSANE recommends is ‘Thinking Catholic Strategic Center’, which is similarly opposed to Islam and is pro-Jewish (an anamoly for staunchly orthodox Roman Catholic organization). The Center proposes that “We need to, not just limit, but completely stop, all Moslem immigration into this country.”

Do only Muslims need to be concerned? No! Rather, all reasonable and fair-minded Americans need to be concerned. For instance, the group is committed to forming a Judeo-Christian theocracy in America. The IASPS-SANE Project Proposal has the following objected stated among its goals:

To challenge the very basis of university education, founded as it is on the science-humanities divide, which is another way of expressing in pedagogical form the science-democracy obversion. To build a new cadre of seriously minded Jewish and Christian political activists and policy specialists operating from the ground of a Judeo-Christian worldview and true American national existence.

It is anti-ACLU or anti any other organization that tries to protect citizens from government’s usurping powers:

The ACLU has drawn first blood in ACLU v. NSA. If left to the ACLU and the courts, it could likely be the last blood.

David Yerushalmi rails against libertarians, who he accuses of opposing ‘national existence’, which in his language means the preservation of the ‘white Christian fraternity’ (interestingly, he is Jewish, so he must suppose that the WASP culture now must be WASJC):

Why do libertarians like The Wall Street Journal editors oppose immigration reform? Why do they incessantly promote Open Borders? Why do they shudder when Peter Brimelow and Pat Buchanan speak about the importance of preserving the white Christian fraternity which binds this People as a nation? Because unlike what they tell themselves and the world, they oppose nation-states on principle.

Does this make libertarians unpatriotic? As libertarians, yes. That no one who loves his nation can abide libertarianism, including those who lay claim to the title libertarian, just explains why it is they are so conflicted and confused.

Insisting on the wackiest of allegations in ‘political cartoons’, including with respect to Democrat candidates and on race relations. Here is a sample: Agreeing with nutty Lisa Benson that Osama would support Obama

There is so much more trash on these websites that it would take pages upon pages to lay all of it out. But, hopefully the readers have gotten the point. Organizations such as this are a cancer for the American society, a cancer that if it spreads will engage the country in racial, religious and civil discord. We cannot let these enemies of society, enemies of reason and enemies of good-will set the agenda for our societies. They have to be defeated along intellectual lines. All people of good morals and human ethics should come together to make such organizations worthless, as they truly deserve to be.

For Muslims, be warned… be on the watch for the people below. Be especially weary about strangers lurking around the Masjid, new converts showing ‘great zeal’ and asking all the ‘shariah, jihad, qitaal’ questions. Know that whatever you say, the context will be stripped off, exaggerations will be added and you will become the center of slander and libelous attacks. If you recognize these folks or one of their foot-soldiers, politely show them the door. Don’t try to engage in discussions with them because they do not recognize or understand reason. When they see you, they see an enemy and their hatred has already consumed their reason, and will consume your reputation. Don’t become a victim! You have been warned! And please let others in your community know as well. I do also hope that some fair-minded laywer(s) will sue this group for the slander about Dar-al-Hijrah for starters. It will be a good way to stop them in their heels.

David Gaubatz:

Abu Reem is one of the founders of MuslimMatters, Inc. His identity is shaped by his religion (Islam), place of birth (Pakistan), and nationality (American). By education, he is a ChemE, topped off with an MBA from Wharton. He has been involved with Texas Dawah, Clear Lake Islamic Center and MSA. His interests include politics, cricket, and media interactions. Career-wise, Abu Reem is in management in the oil & gas industry (but one who still appreciates the "green revolution").



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    June 16, 2007 at 10:24 PM

    Islamophobes and their websites are like farts. They may sound obnoxious and smell bad at first, but the truth will cause their lies to dissipate, just as the wind blows the fart away, leaving nothing but clean air.

  3. Amad


    June 16, 2007 at 10:59 PM

    That was a humorous and quite yucky smelling analogy!

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    Evelyn L. Koster

    June 17, 2007 at 7:41 AM

    Why can’t all people of this beautiful earth see that Allah,God, Jehovah created us to worship ONLY Him….we are all brothers & sisters. May Allah guide us to the truth taught by all His Prophets from the beginning of creation….May we know the difference between THE TRUTH and DISTORTED ideas of man

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    abu ameerah

    June 17, 2007 at 8:58 PM

    Unfortunately this ain’t the first time Dar al Hijrah has been vandalized by peace-loving Patriots…

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    George Carty

    June 19, 2007 at 5:41 AM

    Why can’t all genocide advocates be dealt with the same way that Julius Streicher was dealt with?

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    June 20, 2007 at 2:21 AM

    “Sniff””Sniff”……. Do u smell that :~…….
    “Sniff””Sniff”……. Smells like Obnoxious Islamophobes

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    June 21, 2007 at 12:11 AM

    Islam is under attack; was and always will be. make du’aa to Allah and know that judgment day is nearing.

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    George Carty

    June 24, 2007 at 7:11 AM

    Why not call these bast***s what they are – Nazis?

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#Current Affairs

An Urgent Call Regarding the Plight of Shaykh Salman al-Ouda, Shaykh Awad al-Qarni, and Dr. Ali al-Omari

Shaykh Salman Younas



Saudi scholars, injustice

دعوة عاجلة بخصوص أزمة الشيخ سلمان العودة، والشيخ عوض القرني، والدكتور علي العمري

الحمد لله، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله محمد وآله

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

لقد تلقينا بقلق بالغ ما يتوارد من أخبار غير مؤكدة حول الإعدام الوشيك للشيخ سلمان العودة، و الشيخ عوض القرني، و الدكتور علي العمري

لقد علمنا الإسلام أن الحياة نعمة من الله و إن أولئك الذين يعملون على حرمان أى أحد من هذه النعمة دون أساس شرعي واضح قد ارتكبوا إثمًا فظيعًا عدّه الله من الكبائر: وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُّتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا (سورة النساء، 93)

حرمة المؤمن

إن رسول الله ﷺ وصحابته قد اعتبروا حياة كل من نطق الشهادة، وكذا ماله وعرضه حرامًا لا يُقبل انتهاكها ولقد حرصوا كل الحرص على ألا ينتهكوا تلك الحقوق الأصلية حتى في تطبيق الحدود

قال رسول الله ﷺ: ادفَعوا الحدود ما وجدْتم لها مدفعًا (سنن ابن ماجة)، وقال ابن مسعود: ادرءوا الجلد والقتل عن المسلمين ما استطعتم (السنن الكبرى)

إن حرمة دم المسلم عند رسول الله ﷺ عظيمة جدًا، فلزوال الدنيا أهون عنده من قتل امرئٍ مسلم (سنن الترمذي)

ولقد كان السلف يقولون عند طوافهم بالكعبة: ما أعظمك وأعظم حرمتك، والمؤمن أعظم حرمةً عند الله منك (رواه الترمذي)

التماس رأفة

في ضوء الهدي النبوي، وعِظم أمر انتهاك الحقوق الأصلية التي منحها الإسلام للمسلم، فإننا نطالب السلطات المعنية بأن يوقفوا أي خطة مبيتة لإعدام الشيخ سلمان العودة، والشيخ عوض القرني، والدكتور علي العمري، سواءً في المستقبل القريب أو البعيد

نطالب أولئك الذين في السلطة أن يصدروا عفوًا في حقهم في هذا الشهر المبارك

إننا نؤمن بيقين أن هؤلاء العلماء لم يقترفوا أى شيءٍ يبرر التعامل المروع الذي يتعرضون له لمدة عام وأكثر وإننا نطلق هذا النداء كنصيحة صادقة، محققين دورنا كعلماء عليهم واجب بيان الحق، ومستحضرين أن كل واحد فينا سيسأل عن عمله في الآخرة حيث الظلم ظلمات لا تفضي إلا إلى عذاب النار

والله في عون المظلومين واللهم صل وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد

17 رمضان 1440 /22 مايو 2019

كتب بواسطة (الشيخ) سلمان يونس


An Urgent Call Regarding the Plight of Shaykh Salman al-Ouda, Shaykh Awad al-Qarni, and Dr. Ali al-Omari

All praise belongs to Allah, and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad and His family.

Peace and mercy be upon you:

It is with great concern and perturbation that we have received unconfirmed reports regarding the imminent execution of Shaykh Salman al-Ouda, Shaykh Awad al-Qarni, and Dr. Ali al-Omari.

Islam teaches us that life is a blessing from Allah. Those who seek to deprive someone of this blessing without a clearly sanctioned religious basis have committed an act that God deems atrocious and a mighty sin: “If anyone kills a believer deliberately, the punishment for him is Hell, and there he will remain: Allah is angry with him, and rejects him, and has prepared a tremendous torment for him.”(Qur’an, 4:93)

The Inviolability of the Believer

The Prophet ﷺ and his Companions viewed the life, wealth, and honor of all who uttered the testimony of faith (shahada) as inviolable. They took immense care not to impede on these basic rights even in the context of enacting punishments.

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Avoid applying punishments as long as you are able to find an excuse to avert them,”(Sunan Ibn Majah) and Ibn Masʿud stated, “Avoid flogging and applying the death penalty upon people as much as you can.”(Sunan al-Kubra)

Indeed, the sanctity of the believer was so great in the eyes of the Prophet ﷺ that he deemed the destruction of the world as a lighter affair than the killing of even a single Muslim. (Sunan al-Tirmidhi)

Similarly, the early Muslims (salaf) would remark when gazing upon the Kaʿba, “The inviolability of a believer is greater with Allah than your inviolability.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi) There are few statements one can imagine as emphatic as these in affirmation of the rank of the believer.

A Call for Clemency

In light of the guidance of the Prophet ﷺ and the gravity of depriving a Muslim of the fundamental rights granted to him or her by Islam, we urge the authorities in question to immediately cease any plans to execute Shaykh Salman al-Ouda, Shaykh Awad al-Qarni, and Dr. Ali al-Omari in the immediate or distant future.

We urge those in the leadership to grant them clemency in this blessed month of Ramadan.

It is our firm belief that the actions of these scholars do not in any way justify the appalling treatment they have been subjected to over the past year and more. We make this call in the spirit of providing sincere counsel, realizing our role as scholars duty-bound to the expression of truth, and recognizing that each of us will be held accountable for our actions in the next life where oppression will be nothing but darkness leading to perdition.

And Allah is in the aid of His oppressed servants. May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon His Prophet.

Ramadan 17th, 1440

May 22nd, 2019

Drafted by Shaykh Salman Younas

Signatories (v. 2)

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Islamic Seminary of America

Shaykh Omer Suleiman


Dr. Ingrid Mattson



Dr. Omar Qureshi




Dr. Abdullah Hamid Ali



Shaykh Mustapha Elturk

Amir, Islamic Organization of North America


Shaykh Rami Nsour

Tayba Foundation

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Safina Society

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Director of Darul Iftaa Leicester


Shaykh Azhar Nasser

Tasneem Institute



Professor John Esposito

Georgetown University



Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf



Dr. Jonathan Brown

Georgetown University

Professor Mohammad Fadel

University of Toronto

Imam Suhaib Webb

Scholar in Residence, ICNYU

Shaykh Shams ad-Duha

Ebrahim College


Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Tayseer Seminary


Dalia Mogahed



Imam Dawud Walid

Member of Michigan Imams Council



Dr. Asim Yusuf




Dr. Ovamir Anjum

University of Toledo


Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick



Shaykh Hani Saleem

Islamic Center of Detroit

Dr. Shabbir Ally


Shaykh Furhan Zubairi

Dean of IOK Seminary


Dr. Ihsan Bagby

University of Kentucky


Shaykh Mohammed Faqih

Islamic Institute of Orange County


Shaykh Bilal Ali Ansari

Khalil Center

Mohammad Elshinawy

Yaqeen Institute


Shaykh Abdur Rahman Khan

Co-Chair of National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue


Shaykh Sulaiman Gani



Dr. Hamid Slimi



Mufti Taha Karaan

South Africa

Shaykh Sadullah Khan

South Africa

Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi

Chairman of Fiqh Council of America



Shaykh Taha Abdul-Basser


Imam Ibrahim Hindy

Dar al-Tawheed Islamic Center



Dr. Basma Abdelgafar

Vice President of Maqasid Institute Global


Prof. Jasser Auda

President of Maqasid Institute Global


Laila Mehar

Former President of UConn SJP


Dr. Osman Latiff

Jamia Masjid and Islamic Center


Imam Abdul-Malik Ryan

DePaul University


Imam John Ederer

Muslim Community Center of Charlotte


Shaykh Amer Jamil



Shaykh Bilal Ismail

Imam Development Project


Shaykh Muhammad Mustaqeem Shah



Dr. Bekim Hasani

Imam and Activist



Imam Imran Salha



Dr. Tajul Islam University of Leeds


Dr. Mustapha Sheikh

University of Leeds


Dr. Ahmed Soboh

Religious Director of Chino Valley Islamic Center


Dr. Rafaqat Rashid

Al Balagh Academy


Imam Shafi Chowdhury



Buthaina Hawas-Neveln

Iraqi Journalist


Shaykh Salmaan Parkar Australian Islamic College


Muslema Purmul

The Majlis

Dr. Mohammad Ilyas,

University of Florida


Dr. Asif Hirani

Imam and Resident Scholar of Worcester Islamic Center


Shaykh Ahmad Kutty

Resident Scholar of Islamic Institute of Toronto


Shaykh Mohammad Aman Haque



Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Director of Islamic Foundation of Peoria


Ishraq Ali

Organizing Director of MPower Change


Usman Qamar

Muslim Chaplaincy of Waterloo


Mawlana Zakariyah Harneker


Shaykh Shahinur Rahman

al-Rahma, UK


Shaykh Abdul Wahab Saleem

Salik Academy

Dr. Usaama Al-Azami

Markfield Institute

Ustadh Samir Hussain

ISNA High School


Shaykh Tariq AtaDr. Zaid alBarzinji

Maqasid Institute

Shaykh Abdur Rahim Reasat


Mufti Liaquat Zaman

Birmingham, UK


Imam Salim Astewani

Cheshire, UK



Shaykh Tabraze Azam



Dr. Sharif El-Tobgui

Brandeis University



Ismail Royer


Imam Qasim Rashid

Al-Khayr Foundation


Dr. Yvonne Haddad

Georgetown University

Omar Usman

Executive Director, MuslimMatters


Shaykh Muhammad Abuelezz

Muslim Association of Canada


Mufti Ismail Syed


Mawlana Safwaan Navlakhi

Al-Ma’aly Institute

South Africa


Dr. Ildus Rafikov


Aamir Ansari


Shaykh Hassan Rabbani

Zia-Ul-Quran Mosque


Ustadha Umm Jamaal ud-Din

Islamic College of Australia

Dr. Munir Elkassem

President, Islamic Institute of Interfaith Dialogue

Dr. Yusuf Salah

Khalil Foundation


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#Current Affairs

#UnitedForOmar – Imam Omar Suleiman Smeared by Right-Wing News After Opening Prayer at US House of Representatives

Zeba Khan



Sh. Omar Suleiman delivered the opening prayer in the US House of Representatives yesterday, May, 9th, 2019  at the invitation of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) of Dallas.

Immediately since, right wing media platforms have begun spreading negative coverage of the Imam Omar Suleiman – calling him anti-semitic, a common tactic used to discredit both Muslim activists as well as criticism of Israel policies.

News outlets citing the criticism have pointed to a post from The Investigative Project on Terrorism or ITP, as the source. The  ITP was founded by and directed by noted Islamophobe Steven Emerson. Emerson’s history of hate speech has been documented for over two decades.

Since then, the story has been carried forward by multiple press outlets.

The immediate consequence of this has been the direction of online hate towards what has been Imam Omar Suleiman’s long history of preaching unity in the US socio-political sphere.

“Since my invocation I’ve been inundated with hate articles, threats, and other tactics of intimidation to silence me over a prayer for unity,” Imam Omar Suleiman says. “These attacks are in bad faith and meant to again send a message to the Muslim community that we are not welcome to assert ourselves in any meaningful space or way.”

MuslimMatters is proud to stand by Imam Omar Suleiman, and we invite our readers to share the evidence that counters the accusations against him of anti-semitism, bigotry, and hate. We would also encourage you to reach out, support, and amplify voices of support like Representative E.B.Johnson, and Representative Colin Allred.

You can help counter the false narrative, simply by sharing evidence of Imam Omar Suleiman’s work. It speaks for itself, and you can share it at the hashtag #UnitedForOmar


A Priest, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Church in Dallas

At an interfaith panel discussion, three North Texas religious leaders promoted understanding and dialogue among Muslims, Jews, and Christians. Amid a vexed political and social climate, three religious leaders in North Texas—a priest, an imam, and a rabbi—proved it’s possible to come together in times of division. Source:

Muslim congregation writes letters of support to Dallas Jewish Community

The congregation, led by Imam Omar Suleiman, penned more than 150 cards and letters. source: WFAA News

Historic action: Muslims and Jews for Dreamers

“We must recognize that the white supremacy that threatens the black and Latino communities, is the same white supremacy that spurs Islamophobia and antisemitism,” -Imam Omar Suleiman

Source: Bend The Arc

Through Dialogue, Interfaith Leaders Hope North Texans Will Better Understand Each Other

“When any community is targeted, they need to see a united faith voice — that all communities come together and express complete rejection of anything that would pit our society against one another more than it already is.” -Imam Omar Suleiman

Source: Kera News


Conversations at The Carter Center: Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights 

Source: The Carter Center

Imam: After devastating New Zealand attack, we will not be deterred

My wife and I decided to take our kids to a synagogue in Dallas the night after the massacre at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh to grieve and show solidarity with the Jewish community. My 5-year-old played with kids his age while we mourned inside, resisting hate even unknowingly with his innocence…” Source: CNN


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Four Marathons in Three Weeks: One Man is Running to Bring Clean Water to Senegal




When Haroon Mota committed to running his first marathon in 2012, he admits he didn’t give it too much thought.

London was hosting the Summer Olympics that year. British distance runner Mo Farah was reaching the peak of his fame as a local and international sports hero. A lot of people in England were taking up recreational running and, well, it was just a popular thing to do to sign up for the London Marathon.

But by the time Mota began the 26.2-mile race, he had found a focus and a purpose.

In the months leading up to the London Marathon, he raised over £7000 ($8,715 US) in donations for the Teenage Cancer Fund.

Mota had done similar projects in the past, taking on mountain-climbing challenges while raising money for charities such as Islamic Relief’s Orphan Campaign. His athletic background included kickboxing, mixed martial arts and soccer.

But running was a new venture. The marathon was intended to be a one-time experience, but Mota soon made running a lifestyle. Since then, he has run over 20 half-marathons and completed the London Marathon three times, using the events as challenges to raise money for a variety of charitable causes.

Sometimes, Mota runs alone. Other times, he puts together teams of runners. The benefit there is two-fold: Not only to raise money for charities, but also to promote and encourage fitness and exercise to his peers in the Muslim community.

In 2015, Mota was featured on Ummah Sports and Muslim Matters leading up to that year’s London Marathon, for which he’d raised £10,000 ($14,786 US) for Teenage Cancer Trust.

This month, Mota is taking things to another level.

Haroon Mota (via Facebook)

The 31-year-old, who works as the fundraising manager for the non-profit humanitarian organization PennyAppeal, is aiming to run four marathons over the next three weeks: the Manchester Marathon on April 2, the Paris Marathon on April 9, the Boston Marathon on April 17, and concluding with the London Marathon on April 23.

The name of this challenge is #Running4Dad. Mota’s motivation is his father, Hafiz Kasim Mota, who died in a car accident in 2013.

Haroon’s goal is to raise £20,000 ($24,900 US) to build a solar water and power center in Senegal, in memory of his father.

CLICK HERE to donate to #Running4Dad and help bring clean water to Senegal.

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