NAME: North American Imams Federation
Budget: No IRS 990 form available
Funding sources: N/A
Goals: Proselytizing Islam. Committed to, “and focuses at, supporting Imams in their sacred mission,” whose loftiest goal is “calling people to the ways of Allah and encouraging them to observe the Islamic acts of worship.”
Suspicious and/or Hostile Activities:
- NAIF president Ashrafuzzaman Khan headed the 1971 Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) al-Badr death squad slaughtered three million new Bangladesh citizens. Alleged JeI genocide chief Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid was apprehended under an International Cimres Tribunal warrant in 2010.
- Former NAIF chairman, Egyptian cleric Wagdi Ghoneim (barred and banned by several nations) called for suicide bombs while leading Islamic Institute of Orange County; he was arrested for U.S. immigration fraud in 2004 and accepted voluntary deportation in 2005.
- NAIF vice chairman Walid Idris (aka Walid Idris AlMeneese, Waleed Edrees Meneese, Waleed Idrees al-Maneese, Waleed Almunaisi, Imam Waleed Edrees or Walid ben Edris al Minisy) is pedagogic trustee at American Open University (AOU), an affiliate of the Va. Institute for Arab and Islamic Sciences (IIASA) shut in 2004 after AOU chair and Sudanese sharia advocate Jaffar Idris was deported for visa violations. The latter says U.S. democracy is the antithesis of Islam.
Key Leaders: Chair Eltayeb Abuelyaman; president Ashrafuzzaman Khan; former chair and deported Egyptian cleric Wagdi Ghoneim; vice chairman Walid Idris (aka Walid Idris AlMeneese, Waleed Edrees Meneese, Waleed Idrees al-Maneese, Waleed Almunaisi, Imam Waleed Edrees or Walid ben Edris al Minisy); executive vice president Moustafa Mahmoud; former president, trustee secretary, AOU instructor and “flying imam” Omar Shahin; executive secretary Ahmad Shqeirat; treasurer trustee and Charlotte, S.C. imam Bassam Obeid; trustee and Grand Blanc, Mi. imam Mohamad Mwafak Algalaieni; executive treasurer Muhammad Syed Adly.
Connection to MB and MB organizations: established Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AJMA); through founders, current leaders and deported former officers, NAIF also connects to ICNA, MAS, CAIR, Hamas, IIIT, ISNA Leadership Development Council (ILDC), Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and its al-Badr death squad, al-Haramain (Saudi) al Qaeda funding source, League of Imams in North American (LINA), Sharia Academy of America (SAA), American Open University (AOU), Institute for Arab and Islamic Sciences (IIASA), Islamic University of Minnesota (IUM), Islamic Jurisprudence Council of Minnesota (IJCM), Minneapolis Dar a-Farooq Islamic Center, Eden Prairie Islamic Institute of Minnesota, Islamic Community Center of Phoenix (ICCP), Islamic Institute of Orange County, Tuscon Islamic center, Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte (ISGC).
Projects: Establish relationships with Islamic organizations licensed to operate in North America, in collaborative, complementary, and cooperative ways, “to help achieve common goals; complement their efforts to better serve Islam; and cooperate with them in that which is rewarding in Islam.” Translation: help establish Islamic law in America.
Complete Documentation For: NAIF
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