In February of 2009, Suhaib Webb – the former Imam of the mosque attended by the Alton Nolen (the man who beheaded an Oklahoma woman last week) – was in attendance at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF), an annual event held in Doha, Qatar that’s co-sponsored by the Qatari government and the Brookings Institute, a large U.S. think tank. The forum, which is attended by prominent figures and dignitaries, featured former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and then Commander of U.S. Central Command David Petraeus as speakers.
Later that year, on November 5th, Nidal Malik Hasan went on a jihad at Fort Hood, TX near Killeen, murdering 14 and injuring 32. The man serving as a key inspirational figure for Hasan was former Dar al-Hijrah mosque imam Anwar al-Awlaki. It has since been learned that Webb and al-Awlaki were close colleagues who were both members of the same Muslim Brotherhood organization.
Interestingly, Nolen was raised in Killeen.
At the time of the US-IWF in 2009, Webb was a student of Sharia law at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, which he attended from 2004-2010. Prior to that, he had been the Imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) that would later be attended by Nolen. Upon Webb’s return to the U.S. in 2011, he would become the imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, (ISBCC) which would later be attended by the Boston Marathon bombers.
That mosque was founded by convicted terrorist Abdurahman Alamoudi, who has also attended Dar al-Hijrah in Falls Church, VA, where al-Awlaki served as an Imam when three 9/11 hijackers visited. Speaking of 9/11, just two days earlier, Webb and al-Awlaki joined forces at a fundraiser according to an FBI document obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request.
The FBI report included the following sentence:
Webb and Aulaki may be associated with the Muslim American Society.
In the 2009 US-IWF literature, Webb was listed as representing the Muslim American Society (MAS), a group founded by Muslim Brotherhood figures, according to the group’s Secretary-General in 2004, Shaker Elsayed.
With Webb confirmed to be with MAS, how about al-Awlaki? One way to do that would be to connect both men to Dar al-Hijrah. That’s relatively easy to do because Elsayed is actually a successor to al-Awlaki as an Imam there.
Here is a photo of Webb with Dar al-Hijrah’s outreach director Johari Abdul Malik looking rather comfortable in each other’s company:
Aside from helping to link Webb and al-Awlaki to Dar al-Hijrah, Elsayed is very comfortable with the former chairman of Dar al-Hijrah Bassam Estwani. Estwani has been masterful at keeping a low profile over the years unless such an appearance elevates his credibility, like when he delivered the opening prayer on the floor of the U.S. House less than a year before the 9/11 attacks. In fact, his digital footprint has been virtually non-existent, save for one major slip-up.
Earlier this year, Shoebat.com brought you a plethora of photos Estwani had very uncharacteristically posted to his facebook page. It was as if all the secrecy he had worked for years to ensure had suddenly been vomited onto one internet page, almost as if he didn’t know it.
That page has since been taken down.
Here is Estwani and the same aforementioned Elsayed during a trip to Hawaii:
During his tenure as chairman of Dar al-Hijrah, Estwani also welcomed Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi to his mosque. As Shoebat.com has reported, at the 2007 US-IWF, al-Qaradawi shockingly shared a stage with 9/11 Commission’s Executive Director Philip Zelikow.
Too many powerful people ‘Dirtied up’
After the 9/11 attacks, coverups were in abundance. Whether it involved letting so many Saudis fly out of the country or treating al-Awlaki as a moderate Muslim who was granted access to Pentagon luncheons, it made no sense. Even the conditions under which al-Awlaki was allowed to leave the U.S. were extremely suspect.
After the Fort Hood attack that implicated al-Awlaki as an inspirational figure for Hasan, the Denver Post wrote:
A federal arrest warrant issued in Colorado for radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was withdrawn in 2002 because prosecutors ultimately lacked evidence that he had committed a crime, U.S. Attorney Dave Gaouette said Wednesday.
Al-Awlaki was allowed to leave the U.S. and was ultimately killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011 before he could be debriefed.
American politicians and leaders are ‘dirtied up’ and are further made complicit by their continued silence. Estwani’s involvement in a Muslim Brotherhood agenda in the U.S. is strengthened by all the photos he’s had taken with prominent politicians, to include Bill and Hillary Clinton:
It’s already documented history that Petraeus was dirtied up when he resigned immediately after the 2012 election over an affair that the Obama administration had known about for at least several months.
This leads us back to Webb. After the Boston Marathon bombings, then FBI Director Robert Mueller was grilled by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) about the origins of the mosque and its founder, Alamoudi. Shockingly, Mueller – the man on whose watch Alamoudi was convicted – said he didn’t know Alamoudi had founded the mosque Webb presided over:
Little more than two years earlier, Webb was in attendance at the same US-IWF at which Petraeus and Albright were speakers.
It’s worthy of note that Tariq Ramadan – the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna – was also in attendance at the 2009 US-IWF. One year later, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a document that lifted the ban on Ramadan’s entry into the U.S.
Last year, just a few short months before Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB) Chairman Thomas Pickering would testify in front of Congress about his report, he was in attendance at the 2013 US-IWF. It’s almost as if the US-IWF event serves multiple purposes and that two of them include softening up Muslim fundamentalists for being mainstreamed and dirtying up figures that might prevent it.