Of course they do. How else can the soldiers of allah find new recruits for jihad?
Erick Stakelbeck/CBN News Terrorism Analyst
In June 2010, myÂ exclusive reportÂ on the radical materials being sold at Halalco–the Washington, D.C. area’s largest Islamic supermarket–first aired on CBN. I recounted my investigation into Halalco, which is located in Falls Church, Va., just minutes from the nation’s capital, in Chapter 5 of my book,Â The Terrorist Next Door.
In addition to tons of hate-filled books by leading Muslim Brotherhood ideologues likeÂ Yusuf al-QaradawiÂ and convicted terrorists such asÂ “The Hook,”Â Abu Hamza al-Masri, Halalco also featured notorious anti-Semitic tracts likeThe Protocols of the Elders of Zion, not to mention a large library of CD’s and DVD’s byÂ Khalid YasinÂ and other assorted radical Islamist mouthpieces.
In short, Halalco sells the kind of materials that have served to radicalize many young American Muslims. But theÂ coup de graceÂ and focus of my report was my discovery that Halalco was featuring a large display of CD’s and DVD’s by the not-so-dearly-departed Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awalakiâ€”just one day after Awlaki had released a videotape calling for the killing of American civilians. I confronted the owner of Halalco about it on camera (click on the viewer below to watch the report) and the Awlaki displayâ€”magicallyâ€”disappeared.
But being caught red-handed peddling the works of one of the world’s most wanted terrorists apparently had little effect on Halalco’s choice in inventory. Intrepid journalist Patrick Poole, a good friend of theÂ Stakelbeck on TerrorÂ show, recently paid a visit to Halalco and came up with a very interesting find. Here’s more, from Poole, courtesy ofPJMedia:
A book by a senior Indian Islamic scholar that recently prompted international outrage for directing Muslim husbands on how to properly beat and control their wives is on sale at the largest Islamic bookstore in the Washington D.C. area, just a twenty minute drive from the White House, all while the Obama campaign proclaims thatÂ Republicans are waging a “war on women”continues to attack Ann RomneyÂ for her decision to stay at home and raise her five sons. by promoting pro-life, pro-family policies, and as DCCC media strategist Hilary Rosen
The book in question is “A Gift For the Muslim Couple” by Ashraf Ali Thanvi that directs a Muslim husband “it might be necessary to restrain her [wife] with strength or even threaten her,” adding that he may scold his wife, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”
Thanvi’s book was recently in the news when the Toronto SunÂ discoveredÂ the book being sold at a prominent Islamic bookstore in Toronto,Â prompting criticismÂ fromÂ all cornersof Canadian politics and society. The story wasÂ picked up elsewhereÂ by theÂ international press.
So will the Obama administration ask its Muslim “interfaith outreach partners” why such a vile volume is being sold across the Potomac River at the Halalco Bookstore and Supermarket in Falls Church, Virginia â€“ just eight miles from the White House? I purchased a copy in the family section of Halalco on a trip to DC two weeks ago, and the book can be foundÂ available for purchase on the Halalco website.