Two Muslim Brotherhood SPIES Shatter Myth of “Interfaith Dialogue”

By Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack

The phrase ‘Interfaith dialogue’ as a tactic of Muslim Brotherhood spies is revealed once we examine the former chairman of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia.

The man is Bassam Estwani. Estwani was a Board Member of the Fairfax Partnership for Youth and Board Member of the “Interfaith Conference” of the Washington area.

Estwani meets with Bill Clinton at White House.

Estwani meets with Bill Clinton at White House.

A previous report on Estwani done by involved the analysis of two requests made of President Bill Clinton in a letter Estwani wrote to him back in 2000 and another written in the spirit of ‘Interfaith Dialogue’ that reads as follows:

…as far as the suggestion, (which I cherish your welcoming of it), it is to hold a single, unified celebration in the white house under your hospitality and care towards the end of next December 2000. A celebration, which will bring together the children of Islam, Christianity and Judaism instead of the separate meetings for each denomination. It is, also, our great fortune to witness this unique opportunity, which can only happen in about thirty years since the timing of the Islamic calendar, which depends on the lunar calendar, converges with Christmas and Hanukah in the same week. This good fortune presents a unique wonderful historical opportunity to host a celebration of the traditions of the three great religions.

So far so good. That is until we find out Estwani’s other spy ringleader Rateb Al-Nabulsi wrote the vilest, racist remarks about Jews:

“All the Jewish people are combatants… Therefore beware, the enemy calls the operations suicide, they say: suicide operation to deceive Muslims, that this is suicide, but we should call them martyrdom operations. A young man in the prime of his years sacrifices his life and shakes an entity… the wicked Jews are a collection of defects and imperfections, and a hotbed of vices and evils. They are the wors enemies of God, against Islam and its people…”, revealed that in 2001, Nabulsi referred to Estwani as an “entrusted friend” who had informed Nabulsi that he (Estwani) had appointed an Islamic supervisor as a religious mentor to soldiers and officers in the U.S. Army. Though this supervisor was not named, two individuals fitting such a description are convicted terrorist Aburahman Alamoudi, who founded the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Council (AMAFVAC) and Taha Jaber al-Alwani, a vehement anti-semite (so much for ‘interfaith’ dialogue).

There are plenty of photos of the two ‘entrusted friends’ together in various places that would seemingly show these two collaborated together, including luring major “Interfaith Dialogue” Jewish reverend Clark Lobenstein who ran the Interfaith Conference of Washington, DC on whose Board Estwani sat.

Estwani (L), Clark Lobenstein (C), and Rateb al-Nabulsi (R)

Estwani (L), Clark Lobenstein (C), and Rateb al-Nabulsi (R)

And while Lobenstein can be seen above wearing his stole (scarf) with lovey-dovey kumbaya symbols of all major religions, not knowing Estwani and al-Nabulsi are anti-Semitic allies of the first order. Al-Nabulsi is not seen parading crosses and crescents hugging one another, but calling for Jewish extermination and publicly donning a Hamas stole:

Al-Nabulsi: This stole does not communicate 'interfaith'.

Al-Nabulsi: This stole does not communicate ‘interfaith’.

Estwani and al-Nabulsi are seen hanging out in Syria.

Despite all this, al-Nabulsi who promoted jihad and suicide bombings received his U.S. visa and was able to conduct a tour inside the U.S. earlier this year to raise money for Syrian rebel groups in the U.S.

Estwani (L) and al-Nabulsi (R).

Estwani (L) and al-Nabulsi (R).

Last month, reported that Al-Nabulsi’s ‘entrusted friend’ Estwani serves on the Board of two Syrian-American groups that also raise money for Syrian terrorists. Both organizations – the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) and Mercy Without Borders (MWB) carry 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. In short, a terrorist supporting Sheikh (al-Nabulsi) was permitted to raise funds in the U.S. for tax-exempt organizations that use those funds to finance terrorism.

In 2012, Estwani and al-Nabulsi attended an event in Istanbul, Turkey billed as The Arab Awakening and Peace in the Middle East: Muslim and Christian Perspectives.

Estwani (R) with al-Nabulsi (L) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Estwani (R) with al-Nabulsi (L) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Estwani was photographed walking arm in arm with the Turkey’s Foreign Minister of a holocaust-denying government, Ahmet Davutoglu as part of an agenda to remove of Bashar al-Assad. Last month, reported that the CIA has shared that same agenda, which could help to explain why al-Nabulsi has been allowed to raise funds for terrorism in the U.S. Credible reports revealed in early 2012, then CIA Director David Petraeus led an operation that shipped weapons from Benghazi to Syria through Turkey.

Estwani (R) walking arm in arm with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu in Istanbul.

Estwani (R) walking arm in arm with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu in Istanbul.

Petraeus meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davotoglu in 2011.

Petraeus meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in 2011.

It gets even murkier when we examine one of the sponsors for al-Nabulsi’s U.S.-approved tour. Ghassan Hitto is an individual exposed last year when he was named as the interim Prime Minister for the Syrian jihadists. Prior to that, he had served as Vice President of CAIR’s Dallas-Fort Worth chapter. It was in Turkey that Hitto was made Prime Minister of the jihadists.

As for CAIR, Estwani has been photographed appearing quite chummy with the group’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad:

Estwani with Nihad Awad.

Estwani with Nihad Awad.

Estwani learned from the best about how to use “Interfaith Dialogue”. He was a student of the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who taught him Muruna while in the U.S. in 1989 at the Association of Muslim Youth Forums. For what purpose was Estwani wanting to bring together “children of Islam, Christianity and Judaism” as he stated in his letter to President Clinton?

Qaradawi (L) and Estwani (seated on floor) at Dar al-Hijrah (click on photo for larger image).

Qaradawi (L) and Estwani (seated on floor) at Dar al-Hijrah (click on photo for larger image).

The answer lies in one of Muruna’s tenets – the Doctrine of Balance. Al-Qaradawi explains in his writings, much of which we translated in The Case FOR Islamophobia:

Is it permissible, then, to have alliances with powers that are non-Muslim? Can Muslims work in banks that practice usury? … For the young Muslims they should not leave their jobs in banks and insurance agencies despite their work being evil, since their experience in these agencies would gain experience for what would benefit the Muslim commerce … whoever examines the issues in light of the Doctrine of Balance would find that entry into these arenas is not merely a project, but a preference and a duty.

In English Estwani touts ‘interfaith outreach,’ when al-Qaradawi in Arabic has “There is no dialogue between us [Muslims and Jews] except by the sword and the rifle.”

Another Muruna trick for this supposed merger of faiths produced “Chrislam” followers who have “Coexist” bumper stickers while being used as useful idiots.


The Washington Post reported that Mohammed al-Hanooti – an Imam Estwani hired at Dar al-Hijrah in 1995, reported by – as having defended a major Hamas figure:

Hanooti said he also had spoken up for Mousa Abu Marzook, an acquaintance and Palestinian-born businessman from Northern Virginia who was deported in 1997 and indicted several years later on charges of arranging financial support for Hamas, which the U.S. government views as a terrorist organization.

Ismail Elbarasse was one of the founders of the mosque chaired by Estwani. According to multiple sources, Elbarasse was once an assistant to Marzook, who was a central figure in the Holy Land Foundation trial.

In 2008, it was learned that Barack Obama’s longtime Pastor – Jeremiah Wright – published the Hamas manifesto written by Marzook, in its church newsletter.

Don’t look now but chickens may be coming home to roost.


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