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.
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.
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:
At a June 8, 2002 event in DC, Musa would echo these sentiments again:
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:
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:
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.
In May 2007, Musa again lauded those who sought to honor Allah by means of violence:
In a January 2004 interview with the San Francisco Bay View, Musa denounced the white racism that allegedly permates American society. He said:
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.
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