Ex-NBA, Anthem dissing player now working with radical, jihad preaching imam

What do Kevin Johnson, Hakeem ‘the dream’ Olajuwon, and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf all have in common? They are each ex-NBA stars and each have some involvement with terror-linked Islamic groups or individuals.

The former Chris Jackson, now convert to Islam Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who was once suspended by the NBA for refusing to stand for the National Anthem before a game in violation of league policy, is now an imam. At the time, Jackson/Rauf had this to say about America:

…the United States flag is a “symbol of oppression, of tyranny. This country has a long history of that,” he said. “I don’t think you can argue the facts. You can’t be for God and for oppression. It’s clear in the Koran, Islam is the only way. I don’t criticize those who stand, so don’t criticize me for sitting. I won’t waver from my decision.”

Mahmoud has graduated from criticizing his country and flag to working with a radical, jihad preaching imam and 9-11 truther to teach Muslim youth in America those same values.

NBA Star to Youth: Put Islam into Practice

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, a former National Basketball Association’s (NBA) star player told wide-eyed youth at Masjid Al-Islam in the District to establish Islam wherever they are.

An estimated 100 DC Metro community Muslims attended the 5th Annual fundraising dinner for the Masjid Al-Islam Group Home School (GHS). After collecting donations and pledges, Imam Abdul Alim Musa auctioned artwork completed from the previous school year by GHS students.

Rauf & Musa teaching the youth

Rauf & Musa teaching the youth

Reflecting back to the days of controversy in his last years in the NBA, Abdul-Rauf said he was implementing his religion in his life when he refused to stand up for the national anthem. He used the controversy to educate others about his religion.

Abdul-Rauf played for the Denver Nuggetts from 1990 to 1995 and was a key player on the team, winning the most-improved player award in 1993. Abdul-Rauf later went on to play for the Sacramento Kings and later the Vancouver Grizzlies. He led the league in free-throw percentage in 1994 and 1996. Since retiring from basketball, he has built a mosque in his home town of Gulfport, Mississippi, and has become an Imam. ~end

Some background on Imam Musa compiled by Discover the Networks (emphasis added):

Born in Arkansas as Clarence Reams, Musa was raised in Oakland, California during the 1960s, when he embraced the ideology of the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. According to his As-Sabiqun biography, Musa at that time became a “leading cocaine-exporter in Colombia” and he met exiled Black Panther leaders such as Eldridge Cleaver and Pete O’Neal in Algeria. After returning to the U.S., Musa surrendered to law-enforcement authorities and served some time in prison. While incarcerated, he converted to Islam and took his present name.

At an October 28, 2000 “Jerusalem Day” rally in Washington, DC, Musa praised Muslims who had died as suicide bombers:

“We celebrate our young brothers, that’s right, we celebrate those shuhada [martyrs]. They are not dead. They say that we lose people by the hundreds. The Zionist, when they get hit they are dead. They are dead and gone and they are headed for gehenna [Hell], isn’t that right? But our people, when they leave this world, they’re headed for jinnah [Paradise]….

At a June 8, 2002 event in DC, Musa would echo these sentiments again:

“When they [Muslims] go out and strike at the heart of Zionism, they are not suicide bombers, they are heroes, they are ’she-roes’ [female heroes], isn’t that right? That’s a part of our deen, that’s a part of our religion. Let’s not become weak-boned and apologetic …”

On January 21, 2001, the Muslim Students Association of UCLA sponsored an event titled “Shaping Our Perspective: Our Role in a Changing World,” where guest speaker Musa predicted the imminent destruction of America:

“If you were to say [years ago] that the Soviet Union was [would be] wiped off the face of the earth … people would have thought you were crazy, right? The people of Afghanistan didn’t have the intellect or historical knowledge to know that they wasn’t supposed to wipe out the Soviet Union, is that right? … We saw the fall of one so-called superpower; Old [Uncle] Sam is next.”

Two days before 9/11 — at a September 9, 2001 fundraiser at UC Irvine on behalf of the cop-killer Jamil Al-Amin — Musa said:

“Imam Jamil coined a phrase, and that phrase meant this: ‘If you don’t give us justice. If you don’t give us equality. If you don’t give us our share of America. If you don’t stay out of our way and leave us alone, we’re gonna burn America down.”

At an October 31, 2001 presentation at the National Press Club (an event that also featured New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz), Musa declared:

“… this way of life known as Islam will dominate all other ways of life … Allah says that Islam will rise to its proper position in the world whether these [Western] mushricks … get together, still Islam will reign supreme whether they like it or not.”

At a May 24, 2003 “Muslim Solidarity Day” rally organized by the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Musa disputed the notion that violent jihad is antithetical to authentic Islam:

See the video here.

“We have Imams going on television and radio talking about how there is no Jihad in Islam. Oh no, [they say], there is no Jihad in Islam. [They say] Islam means peace. But Allah says he loves those who fight in his way…. So when we have leaders in Palestine going out and fighting in the way of Allah, [our] Imams should not be jumping up on television talking about how they are suicide bombers. They are not suicide bombers. They are martyrs. The Zionists are suicide bombers.”

In May 2007, Musa again lauded those who sought to honor Allah by means of violence:

“… [T]hey tell the weak-minded Muslims here in America, ‘Don’t talk about jihad.’ One of the big leaders here got up and said, ‘There’s no jihad in Koran.’ I say, He must be reading a different book, than we read, cause jihad, mujahadin … In fact Allah says in the Koran if can remember, [several words in Arabic]. This is what it says in the original language. What does that mean? That Allah loves those who fight in his cause.”

In a January 2004 interview with the San Francisco Bay View, Musa denounced the white racism that allegedly permates American society. He said:

“When 9/11 happened, the only people who understood it really was Black people. They know that when you have an election-stealing president that has no credibility, he needs something to make him presidential…. Black Amerikkkans [the three k’s are intended to equate America with the Ku Klux Klan] understand the Amerikkkan system …”

In a February 18, 2007 television interview, Musa said, “If bin Laden is a Muslim and if he is alive … I have to like him.” Musa added that Hezbollah is not a terrorist group, but rather “a great movement and a great organization.” With regard to Hamas, he said: “Hamas just means enthusiasm…. I know Hamas. They are nice people. Very nice people.”

Much more at DTN including Jew-hatred, FBI and 9-11 conspiracy theory, and anti-American hatred.

Kevin Johnson, now mayor of Sacramento has worked with unindicted co-conspirator CAIR, and the mosque founded by Hall of Famer, Hakeem Olajuwon, has been linked with the financing of Islamic terrorist charities.

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