What else is new? Well, ‘The newest Democratic congressional candidate in Massachusetts, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, is a prominent official of not one but two Islamist groups: Jamaat ul-Fuqra and the Council on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR).
- Jamaat Ul-Fuqra, which now goes by the name of Muslims of America (MOA), is a jihadi cult that is currently under federal investigation. Amatul-Wadud has long been an advocate for Fuqra and serves as the group’s “general counsel.”
- CAIR has been identified by the Justice Department as a Hamas-linked entity of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Clarion Project was the first to report on Amatul-Wadud’s political aspirations when she expressed her intentions to eventually become the governor of Massachusetts.
Now, the 44-year old attorney just announced that she’s running in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District, challenging Rep. Richard Neal, who has held the seat since 1988. The media coverage has focused on her status as an attorney in Springfield and that she is a four-year member of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Her campaign website says she will improve national security by “combating terrorism and supremacy in all its forms.” She also mentions criminal justice as one of her top concerns.
Nowhere does her campaign website mention her official involvement with Muslims of America/Jamaat ul-Fuqra or the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Her business website does identify her as the “counsel” to the “Islamberg” commune that serves as MOA’s national headquarters. An obvious decision was made to omit that from her biography.
Media coverage of her candidacy also failed to report on these affiliations. In fact, she was practically endorsed by Amanda Drane, a reporter for the Berkshire Eagle, who called her a “champion of marginalized communities.”
CAIR also promoted her candidacy in its national newsletter, leaving out her long-time affiliation with MOA/Fuqra. CAIR-Massachusetts’ website only makes a vague reference to her being a “general counsel for a New York Muslim congregation.”
As of the publication date of this article, none of MOA’s official websites or social media pages have acknowledged her candidacy.
She is running as a Democrat and not with MOA’s Islamic Political Party of America. The status of that party is unclear.
Fuqra/Muslims of America
The criminal history, terrorist attacks and secretive and paramilitary nature of Fuqra/MOA have long been documented. MOA claims to have 22 “Islamic villages” across the country. The U.S. government recently confirmed that there are ongoing investigations into MOA.’ https://clarionproject.org/slamist-extremist-group-member-announces-run-congress-massachusetts/
Only Islamists get by with this kind of stuff!