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The Muslim Students Association at Virginia Commonwealth University

April 24, 2008
By FrontPage Magazine

On April 8, 2002, MSA-VCU was the principal sponsor of a presentation titled “Struggling for Truth and Justice: The Legacy of Malcolm X.” (Co-sponsors included VCU’s Department of Religious Studies, Student Government Association, Black Caucus, African Students Union, Students for Political Awareness, and the campus chapter of the NAACP.)

The featured speaker at this Malcolm X tribute was Siraj Wahhaj, a New York imam described by MSA-VCU as a media personality, anti drug activist and “the first person to give an Islamic invocation to the United States Congress.”114 No mention was made of the fact that Wahhaj (an Advisory Board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations) had been named by U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center; had testified as a character witness for convicted terror mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (“the blind sheikh”); had called Operation Desert Storm (the 1991 U.S.-led military mission to drive Saddam Hussein’s invading forces out of Kuwait) “one of the most diabolical plots ever in the annals of history”; had predicted that America would fall unless it “accepts the Islamic agenda”; and had openly expressed his desire to see the U.S. government replaced with a Muslim caliphate.

In February 2005, MSA VCU presented a Black History Month event titled “The Pilgrimmage of Malcolm X.” The featured guest speaker was Jihad Abdul-Mumit, a former Black Panther described by MSA-VCU as a “civil rights activist,” and who is a supporter of convicted copkiller and former Black Panther Mumia Abu Jamal.115

Another part of the event featured the screening of “The Pilgrimmage of Malcolm X,” a documentary film showcasing the ideas of Zaid Shakir and Hamza Yusuf.116 Both are Muslim extremists.

In November 2007, MSA-VCU promoted an event by the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada, titled “Maintaining Spirituality: Key Lessons for MSA Workers – A Nationwide Conference Call with Imam Mohamed Magid.” Magid is Vice President of the Muslim Brotherhood front, the Islamic Society of North America.

According to Militant Islam Monitor, he is affiliated with the All Dulles Area Muslims Society (ADAMS), which has longstanding ties to terrorism. ADAMS Chairman Ahmed Tontonji was named as a defendant in a $1 trillion lawsuit filed by more than 600 relatives of people who had died in the 9/11 attacks.117 Tontonji also served as Vice President of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, which U.S. officials have linked to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.118

In March 2002, federal agents raided ADAMS’s facility in Herndon, Virginia, as part of an investigation into financial support for terrorism. Magid himself was present when the agents first arrived.
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SOURCE: FrontPage Magazine

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