Black Muslim lawyerÂ Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour recently made news when it was revealed that he was a patron ofÂ Barack ObamaÂ and recommended him for admission toÂ HarvardÂ LawÂ Schoolin 1988. Back in the 1960s, al-Mansour, whose “slave name” was then Don Warden, was deeply involved in Bay Area racial politics as founder of a group called the African American Association. A close personal adviser toÂ Huey NewtonÂ and Bobby Seale, al-Mansour helped the pair establish theÂ Black Panther PartyÂ but later broke with them when they entered coalitions with white radical groups. After becoming a Muslim, al-Mansour found not only an ideological justification for his racism but also a political purpose. That was, in the words of aÂ memorandumÂ produced by theÂ Muslim BrotherhoodÂ and seized by the FBI as part of its probe of theÂ Holy Land Foundation, to “eliminate and destroy the Western civilization from within.” Many black racists like al-Mansour are key figures in this “stealth” jihad, whose prime recruiting grounds are theÂ U.S.Â prisons and mosques where inmates and worshippers alike are taught to embrace a radical Islam engaged in an apocalyptic battle againstÂ America.
Al-Mansour met Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in the mid-1970s and formed a relationship that led to al-Mansour’s hiring as attorney to King Saud. He has since been an adviser to Saudi billionaires who fund the stealth jihad and spread Wahhabi extremism inÂ America.
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Other black racist Islamists play less glamorous but equally significant roles as Imams at major mosques in theÂ U.S.; as chaplains in prisons and jails; and as radical figures who haunt American higher education by advising and speaking for organizations such as theÂ Muslim Students AssociationÂ (MSA) on campuses across the nation. Whatever audience they target, they speak a lingua franca of anti-white, anti-Semitic, anti-American hatredâ€”all in the name of Allah.
And why is it thatÂ blackÂ racists such as al-Mansour constitute a significant proportion of these hate mongers? In large part, it is because blacks have been specifically and aggressively targeted for recruitment by leaders of the worldwide jihad, just as they were targeted for recruitment by the Communist Party USA in the 1920s. Black grievance, combined with the evangelism of theÂ Nation of IslamÂ over the last seventy years, has established an audience for the ideology of hate.
The prison, as the last bastion of racism and racial separatism, has become a prime recruitment center for radical Islam.Â Al QaedaÂ training manuals found byÂ U.S.Â troops inÂ AfghanistanÂ revealÂ thatAmerica’s black prisoners, who constitute nearly half of the nation’s two million inmates, are viewed by terrorists as a potentially bountiful source of new jihadi recruits. The immensely wealthy Saudi government, which has made the propagation of radical Islam inÂ AmericaÂ a top priority, has shippedÂ tens of thousandsÂ of copies of the Koran toÂ U.S.Â jails in recent years. Through theÂ National Islamic Prison Foundation, Saudi money finances an extensive “cript type=”>”>prison outreach” program thatÂ seeks to convertÂ inmates to IslamÂ and to anti-Americanism. Prison chaplains are typically Wahhabis (practitioners of Saudi Arabia’s most extreme, fundamentalist form of Islam) who have beenÂ certified and trainedÂ as religious officials by either theÂ Islamic Society of North AmericaÂ or theÂ Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, both of which are currentlyÂ under federal investigationÂ for ties to terrorism. Islam expert Stephen SchwartzÂ statesÂ that “radical Muslim chaplains … acting in coordination to impose an extremist agenda … have gained a monopoly over Islamic religious activities in American state, federal, and city prisons and jails.” SomeÂ 135,000inmates convert to Islam annually, andÂ almost all of these converts are African Americans.
Focusing their efforts and fortunes not only on prisons, the Saudis also have spentÂ many millionsÂ of dollarsÂ fundingÂ a majority of America’s mosques, and have dispatched Imams from a number of Middle Eastern nations to settle in the U.S. as missionaries. Faheem Shuaibe, an Imam at a predominately black mosque inÂ California, says thatÂ Saudi ArabiaÂ has set up “a very deliberate recruitment process … trying to find black Muslims who had a real potential for Islamic learning and also for submission to their agenda” of Wahhabi extremism.Â According toÂ Islam scholarÂ Daniel Pipes, there are approximately “a million American-born converts to Islam (and their descendants) in theÂ United StatesÂ and most of them have shifted allegiances away from their native country.”Â Pakistani religious leaders Sami ul-Haq and Fazrul RehmanÂ predictÂ that “in the next 10 years, Americans will wake up to the existence of an Islamic army in their midstâ€”an army of jihadis who will forceÂ AmericaÂ to abandon imperialism and listen to the voice of Allah.”
The racial composition of this jihadi army is, of course, influenced by the Saudi targeting of African Americans.Â According toÂ Reza Safa, an authority on Wahhabism’s spread throughout the world, “as many as 90 percent of American converts to Islam are black.”
The somewhat shadowy Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour embodies the marriage of racism and Islamism that characterizes the stealth jihad. Using his legal training to leverage his standing in the Islamic world,Â al-Mansour is a black nationalist and an outspoken hater of theÂ United States,Â Israel, and white people generally. In recent years he has accused theÂ U.S.Â of plotting a “genocide” designed “to remove 15 million black people, considered disposable, of no relevance, value or benefit to the American society.”Â He hasÂ told fellow blacksÂ that “whatever you do to [white people], they deserve it, God wants you to do it and that’s when you cut out the nose, cut out the ears, take flesh out of their body, don’t worry because God wants you to do it.” Alleging furtherÂ that Palestinians inÂ IsraelÂ “are being brutalized like savages,” he accuses the Jews of “stealing the land the same way the Christians stole the land from the Indians inÂ America.”
Other black racists who echo al-Mansour’s ideas include ImamÂ Abdul Alim Musa, founder and director of theÂ As-SabiqunÂ movement, which aims to “enable Islam to take complete control of … the lives of all human beings on Earth.” In 2004 theÂ San Francisco Bay ViewÂ describedÂ Musa as “one of the highest-ranking Islamic leaders in the Black community, nationwide and specifically in the Islamic movement.” Born inÂ ArkansasÂ as Clarence Reams, Musa was raised inÂ Oakland,California. During the 1960s, heÂ embracedÂ the violent ideology of theÂ Black Panthers.Â Â He went on toÂ becomeÂ a leading cocaine-exporter inÂ Colombia, a crime for which he eventually was incarcerated. While in prison, he converted to Islam and took his present name. An avid supporter ofIran’s lateAyatollah Khomeini,Â MusaÂ callsÂ for Islam to “take overÂ America.”Â
HeÂ praisesÂ Muslim suicide bombers as “heroes” who courageously “strike at the heart of Zionism.” HeÂ predictsthat “this way of life known as Islam will dominate all other ways of life.” HeÂ laudsÂ those who seek to honor Allah by means of violence. HeÂ saysÂ thatÂ AmericaÂ holds values and attitudes consistent with those of the Ku Klux Klan. He hasÂ praisedÂ Osama bin Laden,Â Hezbollah, andÂ Hamas. And he holds that the 9/11 terrorist attacksÂ wereÂ orchestratedÂ jointly byÂ theÂ U.S.Â and Israeli governments in order toÂ provide a pretext for waging war againstÂ Islam.
Warith Deen UmarÂ (formerly Wallace Gene Marks), who was repeatedly incarcerated as a teenager, is a retired Muslim cleric who spent two decades helping to run New York’s Islamic prison program. A confidante ofÂ Nation of IslamÂ kingpinÂ Louis Farrakhan, Umarpersonally recruited and trained dozens of chaplains. With help from the Saudi government, he brought that country’s fanatical brand of Islam toÂ New York’s Muslim inmates. HebelievesÂ that the 9/11Â hijackers should be honored as martyrs, and that theÂ U.S.Â risks further terrorist attacks because it oppresses Muslims around the world. Viewing black prisoners as potential soldiers in such attacks,Â Umar says, “Prisons are a powder keg. The question is the ignition.” He wrote in an unplublished memoir, “Even Muslims who say they are against terrorism secretly admire and applaud” the hijackers. The Koran, he added, does not condemn terrorism against oppressors of Muslims, even if innocent people are killed in the process.Â “This is the sort of teaching they don’t want in prison,” he said.Â “But this is what I’m doing.”
Sheikh Khalid YasinÂ is a U.S.-born,Â Atlanta-basedÂ Muslim convert (and a Malcolm X disciple) who has been a popular guest speaker at Muslim Students Association (MSA) events across theÂ United States. He candidly states that America one day will beÂ governed by ShariaÂ (Islamic Law); thatÂ Muslims should steadfastly refuse to become friends with non-Muslims; that 9/11 was orchestrated by the U.S. and/or Israel; thatÂ homosexuals should be killedÂ in accordance with Koranic mandates; and thatÂ AIDS was inventedÂ at a U.S. government lab for the purpose of killing nonwhites around the world.
FormerÂ Nation of IslamÂ memberÂ Amir-Abdel Malik-AliÂ is a black Imam inÂ OaklandÂ who also has become a familiar figure onÂ U.S.Â campuses where he speaks for the MSA. A passionate supporter ofÂ HamasÂ andÂ Hezbollah, he endorses suicide bombings as a legitimate “resistance” tactic of Muslim “martyrs.” He calls for “an Islamic revolution” that will lead to the creation of “an Islamic state” where “Allah controls every placeâ€”the home, the classroom, the science lab, the halls of Congress.”Â HeÂ maintainsÂ that “the Zionist Jews” were responsible forÂ the Danish cartoon controversyÂ that sparked Muslim riots around the world in 2006. HeÂ accusesÂ the “apartheidÂ StateÂ ofIsrael” of carrying out aÂ “holocaust” and a “genocide” against the Palestinian people. Referring to Jews as “new Nazis” and “a bunch of straight-up punks,” he warns Jews: “[Y]our days are numbered…. We will fight you until we are either martyred or until we are victorious.”
Such are the commitments of the figures who have become the spearpoint ofÂ the Islamic jihad inAmerica. Moving out from the hidden corners of American society into universities and other public places, these preachers of hate have made racism and Islamism into a potent toxin that they release under the cover of diversity and religious pluralism.