By Ben Barrack
The state of Hawaii has partnered with an Imam of a Hawaii mosque as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The imam – Ismail Elshikh – says the travel ban causes irreparable harm to him.
The judge – appointed by Barack Obama – agreed with him.
In 2013, Elshikh welcomed two terrorist kingpins to his mosque. Bassam Estwani was the Chairman of the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, VA at the time of 9/11. He hired Anwar al-Awlaki as an Imam at Dar al-Hijrah. Imam Shaker Elsayed has been an imam at Dar al-Hijrah since 1995. Dar al-Hijrah was visited by three of the 9/11 hijackers and Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Malik Hasan. Dar al-Hijrah is also home to at least two unindicted co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing – Siraj Wahhaj and Mohammed al-Hanooti.
Now, thanks to two separate photos, it can be confirmed that these two terrorist kingpins visited Elshikh’s mosque. Take note of the specific aspects to the building Estwani and Elsayed are standing in.
Below is a photo of the back of the Muslim Association of Hawaii mosque. Note it is identical to where Estwani and Elsayed were standing while in a building in Hawaii:
The Muslim Association of Hawaii is also a property owned by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), which is another Muslim Brotherhood front group.
Dar al-Hijrah Mosque
Dar al-Hijrah is a hornets nest of terrorist activity and propaganda. Circa 1997, the mosque was visited by none other than the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi. In the photo below, you can see the shot of Estwani and Elsayed at the mosque in Hawaii (left) and both men at Dar al-Hijrah with al-Qaradawi (right).
Al-Qaradawi was banned from the U.S. in 1999 and currently resides in Qatar, which provides safe haven to terrorists, including Hamas leaders who embrace al-Qaradawi at every turn. Hamas has been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. State Department.
In 2013, al-Qaradawi traveled to Gaza and was treated as royalty by then Prime Minister of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh.
One of the reasons why Estwani has been able to escape justice in the U.S. is that he has rubbed elbows with a wide array of U.S. politicians from both sides of the aisle.
However, that Elshikh would welcome someone like Estwani and Elsayed to his mosque speaks volumes about the imam. It demonstrates that he is in fact loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood, which has the destruction of the U.S. from within as its stated goal.
The most explosive excerpt from documents presented during the Holy Land Foundation trial proved that:
Here is Elsayed preaching in support of terrorism and telling Muslims to pick up arms to wage jihad:
Here is screen shot from the Dar al-Hijrah webpage. Note that Elsayed is a prominent figure with two Muslim Brotherhood groups in the U.S.
It’s also quite telling that a judge appointed by Obama would rule in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood which is actually in cahoots with the state of Hawaii.