NAME: Islamic Society of North America

Islamic Society of North America
Budget: No current national budget reported; in 2004, had a $3 million operating budget, a third of it unexplained and two thirds attributed to funds from public.
Funding sources: as per 1991 unaudited financial statement, per 2002 official Saudi report, $5 million royal donation for a Toronto Islamic Center and Canadian ISNA headquarters.
Goals: To replace U.S. Constitution with sharia law and government with Islamic state, according to May 1991 strategic goals memo circulated to North American MB members.i
Suspicious and/or Hostile Activities: ISNA and NAIT subsidiary named unindicted co-conspirators in the U.S. Dept. of Justice Holy Land Foundation trials;ii Board memberiii Jamal Badawi an individual unindicted co-conspirator.iv U.S. District Court in Northern Texas refused to delist ISNA;v U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleansvi denied NAIT appeal.
Key Leaders: Board membervii Muzammil Siddiqi;viii trustee and former ISNA secretary general (1994-2006) Sayyid M. Syeed;ix trustee and IIIT headquarters chief Iqbal Unus;x former ISNA president Ingrid Mary Mattson (2006-2010) on NAIT board.xi
Connection to MB and MB organizations: connected to virtually all other Muslim Brotherhood organizations in North America, including MSA (sharing headquarters in Plainfield, Il.), IIIT; and global Muslim Brotherhood whose leaders contribute to ISNA and its projects.
Projects: Has nine subsidiaries running projects in Islamic education, youth organization, mosque construction and control, media and science.
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i - Akram, “Explanatory Memo, “ ibid, http://www.nefafoundation.org/miscellaneous/HLF/Akram_GeneralStrategicGoal.pdf; “Attachment A,” In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division, USA vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, http://www.pipelinenews.org/images/2007-05-29-US%20v%20HLF-ListCoConspirators.pdf (1st viewed 6/1/2007).

ii - “Attachment A,” In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division, USA vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, U.S. Dept. of Justice, http://www.pipelinenews.org/images/2007-05-29-US%20v%20HLF-ListCoConspirators.pdf (first viewed 6/1/2007).

iii - “ISNA board of directors, http://www.isna.net/ISNAHQ/pages/Board-of-Directors.aspx (viewed 6/10/2010).

iv - “Attachment A,” In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division, USA vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, http://www.pipelinenews.org/images/2007-05-29-US%20v%20HLF-ListCoConspirators.pdf (first viewed 6/1/2007).

v - Josh Gerstein, “Judge snubbed U.S. Islamic groups in secret ruling,” Politico, Nov. 1, 2009, http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/1109/Judge_snubbed_US_Islamic_groups_in_secret_ruling.html (viewed 11/1/2009).

vi - Gerstein, “Secret showdown set for Islamic charity,” Politico, Aug. 30, 2010, http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0810/Secret_showdown_set_for_Islamic_charity.html?showall (viewed 8/30/2010).

vii - “Muzammil Siddiqi,” ISNA, http://www.isna.net/ISNAHQ/pages/Muzammil-Siddiqi.aspx (viewed 5/25/2010).

viii - Indiana Secretary of State, “Articles of Incorporation, Islamic Society of North America,” filed Jul. 14, 1981, as cited in “Islamic Society of North America, IPT, undated, http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/275.pdf (viewed 8/10/2010).

ix - Islamic Society of North America, Articles of Incorporation, State of Indiana, 1981; M.M. Ali, “Personality: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Syeed,” Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Apr. 1998, pp. 35, 102, http://www.wrmea.com/backissues/0498/9804035.html as cited in “Islamic Society of North America,” IPT, ibid.

x - Indiana Secretary of State, “Articles of Incorporation, Islamic Society of North America,” as cited by ITP, ibid.

xi - “About us,” North American Islamic Trust, undated, http://www.nait.net/NAIT_about_ us.htm (viewed 5/2010).

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