Imam of Boston Mosque Visited by Marathon Bombers is Moving Out of State

The Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) that was visited by the Boston Marathon bombers and founded by convicted terrorist Abdurahman Alamoudi will be moving out of Massachusetts, presumably to be an Imam elsewhere.

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center announced Friday that its first permanent imam is leaving for a new job. Imam William Suhaib Webb, an Oklahoma-born convert to Islam who has tried to bridge the divide between traditional Islam and American culture, will leave Jan. 1, said Yusufi Vali, the cultural center’s executive director. Vali said Webb, 42, has accepted another job out of state, to be announced shortly. Webb was in Washington on Friday to speak at an evening event at MakeSpace, a local Muslim organization focused on youth and young professionals. Webb stepped aside from his role as imam in April to become a “resident scholar” at the cultural center.

Prior to traveling to Cairo to study Sharia law at al-Azhar University in 2004, Suhaib Webb was the Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma a City (ISGOC) mosque. This would be the same mosque attended by Alton Nolen, who beheaded a woman last month.

Webb is also a member of the Muslim American Society (MAS), which is actually displayed on ISBCC’s masthead quite indiscreetly. MAS was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood according to its former Secretary General Shaker Elsayed, who currently serves as the Imam of Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, VA. One of Elsayed’s predecessors as Imam at Dar al-Hijrah was none other than Anwar al-Awlaki, who just two days before 9/11/01, was joined by Webb as co-speakers at a fundraiser, as reported.

Another Imam Webb has displayed great admiration for is Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center attack in 1993. Wahhaj gained notoriety for heading the Brooklyn mosque attended by Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who was convicted as the mastermind in the ’93 attack.

The announcement that Webb would be leaving Boston came just two days after it was announced that the Boston Police Department had promoted its first Muslim to captain.


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