What the media won’t tell you about the father whose two daughters were slain in Chapel Hill

Mohammed Abu Salha, father of two shooting victims is a leader in the mosque that hosted a pro-ISIS cleric and was raided for plot to murder U.S. Marines.

Mohammed Abu Salha
Mohammed Abu Salha

Got News  Mohammed Abu Salha, father of two of the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting buried his daughters in a mosque that hosted a ISIS cleric. Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha was on the shura council of the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR).  In November 2013 Abu-Salha’s mosque hosted radical ISIS cleric Ahmad Musa Jibril.


In December 2013, federal prosecutors say Jibril sent a direct message on Twitter to a family member of an ISIS fighter from England killed in Syria.

The Dearborn-based, pro-Islamic terrorist Jibril a.k.a. Jebril is one of the most influential ISIS clerics in the West, according to a series by Niraj Warikoo. On a radical website he operated, “Ahmad Jebril encouraged his students to spread Islam by the sword, to wage a holy war, to hate and kill non-Muslims,” prosecutors said.


In 2005, Jibril and his father were convicted of 42 counts of fraud of almost $400,000 that included mail fraud, bank fraud, money laundering and failure to pay income tax. Jibril also is extremely popular with ISIS fighters and faces travel and social media restrictions because of violating his parole.

“A number of British ISIS fighters have told us that they watched his (Jebril’s) lecture series …before embarking on jihad,” the report said, which was written by three security experts for a center affiliated with five universities.

Interestingly Jibril is one of the most popular figures at inspiring Muslims to join ISIS and jihad.

The Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence released a report in April that said Jebril was the most popular inspirational figure for Western fighters flocking to the Middle East to join ISIS. Jebril’s “popularity is particularly strong among groups like ISIS,” the report said.


Abu Salha, who lost two of his daughters during a dispute over a parking spot, is a member of the Islamic Association of Raleigh and wrote for its controversial newsletter.

Got News  In 2012 several members of the Islamic Association of Raleigh conspired to attack the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Mohammed Abu Salha denies Islamic terrorism is a problem but his mosque was raided by the FBI as part of a terror plot.

  One of the men involved in a Johnston County terrorist cell that authorities said plotted attacks on a Marine base in Virginia and foreign targets tried to have witnesses in his trial last fall killed.

Heres the mention from the Marine Corps Times.

NEW BERN, N.C. — Three members of a home-grown terror ring who conspired to attack Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., and foreign targets were sentenced Friday to between 15 and 45 years in federal prison. Nevine Aly Elshiekh, who was arrested in 2012 for plotting to behead our Marines, was a teacher at a religious school at the Islamic Association of Raleigh

Convicted of plotting to kill U.S. Marines at Quantico, VA
Convicted of plotting to kill U.S. Marines at Quantico, VA

Rather than deal with the homegrown threat the mosque’s members by and large defended the would be Marine-killing terrorists.

Hysen Sherifi and others arrested in the terrorism conspiracy were members of the Islamic Association of Raleigh, the largest Muslim congregation in the Triangle. Several members of the mosque also routinely made the 4-hour round trip for the trial in New Bern to support the accused, who they described as innocent men being railroaded by overzealous federal authorities. (Associated Press)

Mohammed Abu Salha, who serves in the leadership of that mosque according to this magazine, didn’t distance himself from that hateful mosque.