American Muslims sort of kind of 'condemn' NYC terror plot……

……BUT they believe the alleged terrorists were probably framed by the FBI.

MANA Condemns Alledged Plot to Bomb New York Synagogues

Lexington, KY (05/22/09) – The Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA) strongly and unequivocally condemns the recent alleged plot to bomb two New York synagogues and to shoot down American military airplanes.  The accused suspects are said to be affiliated with the American Muslim community. 

Terrorist acts are prohibited in Islam, (This is getting really old)  and MANA rejects any Islamically-based interpretation that purports to justify these or any other terrorist acts.  The Holy Qur’an clearly states that killing one innocent person is like killing the whole of humanity (5:32).  MANA stands united with other American Muslim organizations to condemn, confront, and challenge Muslim extremism.

While condemning the alleged bomb plot and the individuals said to be involved, MANA is concerned that their case might involve a paid FBI agent-provocateur who did not join an existing plot but actually manufactured and facilitated the plot.  The FBI’s use of agent-provocateurs who instigate terrorism by preying upon those who are angry and alienated is not an effective or ethical way of fighting terrorism.  Such tactics engender suspicion of the FBI within the American Muslim community, and further compromises what could be a strategic and effective partnership to combat Muslim extremism. MANA 

MANA chose NOT to endorse or participate in the May 14, 2005 “Free Muslims March Against Terror,” an event whose purpose was to “send a message to the terrorists and extremists that their days are numbered … [and to send] a message to the people of the Middle East, the Muslim world and all people who seek freedom, democracy and peaceful coexistence that we support them.” DISCOVER THE NETWORKS

New York Terror Plot Spotlights Radical Islam in Prisons 

According to the Associated Press, the men became acquainted with each other and with jihadist ideology while incarcerated. Prison brought the quartet together and the subcultures of prison extremism remained a constant factor in their lives. As habitual criminals, the four men seem more characteristic of a gang-style phenomenon known as “prison Islam,” in which drug users and other offenders adopt Islamic trappings to intimidate other inmates, than of the Nation of Islam or the Wahhabism that has been introduced into many American prisons by extremist chaplains.


But under the tutelage of Cromitie, they appear to have graduated from “prison Islam” to serious jihadist ambitions. The Daily News reports that Cromitie, on his way to a Philadelphia meeting of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), spewed threats to “destroy a synagogue.” MANA is led, according to its website, by Siraj Wahhaj, one of the most flamboyant hate mongers in American Islam. The website also claims support for MANA from the supposed “Sufi” and “peace apostle” Hamza Yusuf Hanson and his associate Zaid Shakur, as well as other prominent Islamists, such as Ihsan Bagby and Abdul Hakim Jackson. AP  

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