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Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy Theory Comes to Edmond, Oklahoma

Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy Theory Comes to Edmond, Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. — There is a controversy in Edmond involving the expansion of a local mosque. The small mosque, which has been in Edmond for 20 years, sits across from the University of Central Oklahoma. Officials have requested permits to expand the building to five times the size it is now.

When neighbors were notified about the expansion plan, letters of complaint began coming in. In a hand-written note the writer asked planning commissioners to look at recent events in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and “what our grandchildren are going to face.” In one letter the sender called the mosque near UCO, “a headquarters for terrorist affiliate organizations.”

KOCO, 24 July 2012 

The letter describing the proposed mosque as a terrorist threat was accompanied by a flier circulated by an organisation called Oklahomans for Responsible Government (“This has nothing to do with the First Amendment. This is about treason and sedition”). As you can see from their website, the campaign draws its inspiration from Frank Gaffney’s paranoid Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy theories.

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  1. Here is an interesting story from Egypt though it has nothing to do with this story except the worries stated about the Muslim Brotherhood in the story.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_EGYPT_SECTARIAN_CLASHES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-27-14-53-51

    Muslims started burning the homes of Coptic Christians after a Coptic Christian working in a laundry burnt a Muslims shirt. Are these people so used to violence and terror that they are going to burn a group of people out of their homes because a shirt was ruined in the laundry? Does being Muslim even slightly modify ones behavior so as to respect the life and property of others. Let me put it another way: are there moral imperatives in Islam that decry such behavior? If so, what is it about these various groups of Muslims that just throw their religion out the window and engage in such immoral acts? Acts like this make people nervous, is it any wonder that various groups oppose the building of Islamic religious structures in their community. Is this type of behavior going to be exported to other countries? To some extent it has as evidenced by the murder and attack on those in European countries that have been critical of Islam or made fun of it in some way. Whatever leadership there is in Islam is going to have to get a handle on these behaviors as it makes the critics of Islam credible and provokes a repeated backlash against followers of Islam who actually behave like civilized people.

  2. Here they have got the hang of making sweet speeches in the mosques instead of the inflammatory ones they used to do.

    Assaults on the culture are planned in secret, unknown to most of the congregation, so when the FBI arrives to arrest the imam, there is a lot of bewildered protest. CAIR has a campaign out that muslims should not cooperate with the FBI.

    I think they will continue to press on the law, trying to change it. In 20-30 years they will have armed enclaves.

    Or maybe they will start launching rockets from Mexico tomorrow.

  3. What I am reading is that some of the proposed mosques are so out of proportion to the muslims there that locals think they are forts, with food and barracks for terrorist military groups. Terrorist motels.

    The models of violence and disorder being exhibited worldwide do not inspire confidence.

  4. Not all Americans are tis stupid!

  5. haters make me wanna discover a new habitable planet and a way of getting there and leave this place in the rear view mirror…

  6. That’s funny, because that’s what I call the Pentagon.

  7. You are welcome to go and live in any of the lovely muslim places.

    They do not have a problem with a tiny minority of extremists, they have a large minority of violent people, supported by another large minority, who have formed orgs for the express purpose of killing non muslims or the wrong kind of muslims.

    Killing or expelling this or that group is even codified into law in some of those places.

  8. Anon ….wow man your demented, hateful character is showinggggg. Lol American revert here..23 years and counting…stop going to the hateful, ignorant sights that tell lies and half truths. Muslims have been around for over 1500 years…it not us who have been doing the killing, oppression and injustice ALL these years…its the “so-called Christians” who colonized, enslaved and killed. Learn some history, get a real education and stop watching fairytale movies as if they are fact. Who helped and financed these dictators in the Muslim world? It’s just recently that some people are tired of these oppressors placed over them. As a white, German & French, woman Islam has been the best decision I ever made and as the women of America continue to revert to Islam you will have another reason to fear Islam, because we don’t marry non-Muslims …. But don’t cry…you too can become Muslim. Stop hating …. No one is going to make you revert…there is NO compulsion in Islam and the reason all you hear is negativity about Muslims and Islam….that’s nothin new….that’s all the media puts out about anything…ugly, negative, assumptions with little or no fact. Stop believing what you hear and go to a masjid and talk. No one will force anything on you and you can actually learn something first hand instead of hearsay. :)

  9. Anon,
    Perhaps the reason CAIR does not believe that Muslims should aid the FBI is because the FBI is trained to look at Islam as being primitive, violent, and unreasonable. The Muslims in their films depict Muslims as being sub human. I don’t think I would want to cooperate with such people, especially with their unfair entrapment operations.

  10. Anon,
    The double standard of Anon. Thinks Muslims should not hate filled speeches in their mosques. Does not promote building peaceful ones in the US.
    “The models of violence and disorder being exhibited worldwide do not inspire confidence.”

    If we suppress the freedom of religion we are no better than those so-called Muslim countries. Uzbekistan is suppose to be a Muslim majority country but they do not allow the Muslims to have Halaal restaurants. Muslims worldwide don’t receive their basic human rights, something they should have here in the US. I suppose you would forbid Jews from worship because of the Zionist oppression in Israel? What about Churches because of the violence in Congo?

    Criley,
    The news you reported shows both sides using violence. If the Christians did not mean to start a fight, then why should they fight back? Don’t they have respect for the property of Muslims?
    They overreacted?
    Remember the incident right here in the US, where Christians were ranting at Muslims and waving dead pig heads in front of them? You said what the Christians did was wrong but the Muslims over reacted. Seems to me like the people who are responsible are the ones who start the fight. If you don’t want violence don’t start it.
    If all people simply retaliated with the same force, then we would have no war.
    Does America have any respect for the lives living in Iraq, Afganistan, and Pakistan? Tens of thousands of innocent civilians have been killed. Is that not an over reaction to the death of 3000 people by 19 individuals on 9/11? Oh wait, whats that? They attacked us first? Bingo.

    To answer your obviously rhetorical question. Yes, Egypt is use to violence. They are used to America’s military oppression and dominance in the region. They are use to having leaders put into power by the US.

    As for backlash on Muslims who behave badly, not gonna happen in Saudi until the monarchy is destroyed and Muslims establish a real Muslim country.

    Let me put it another way: are there moral imperatives in Islam that decry such behavior?
    Obviously you would know this is you picked up a Quran. Muslims are told plenty of times not to trangress bounds into violence. Take Muhammad (S) life for example. He never punished anyone for deriding Islam and cursing him in his presence. He even told the Sahaba (his companions) not to fight them. Only when they physically fought the Muslims did they physically fight back. Look up the history of Banu Qurayzah.

  11. I think the muslims should address present day reality and work on their problems. The man who started al jazeera said he wanted to lift the rug in muslim society, because everything was thrown under the rug, muslims were not openly discussing their problems and opinions.

    Muslims run to the past – everything was great in our old Spain! Or they point to a passage in the Koran and say, see, here’s the solution, everything’s ok.

    I used to wonder when I lived among mormons, what was the attraction – their beliefs seemed intellectually absurd. Their supporting social structure looked terrific though. They looked socially excellent and intellectually absurd.

    Some Heaven’s Gate people, in a video just before they died, acknowledged absurdity in their beliefs. They died anyway, the pull of the group was too strong for them.

    The present day looks like buildup to ww2. Countries possessed by violent supremacist delusional fantasies, Jew haters and a crazy asian power, NoKo.

    Free speech may save humanity from itself.

    One large volcano could put an end to most life on earth. In Indonesia or Yellowstone maybe. Yellowstone erupts about every 600, 000 years. We are at 640, 000 and counting….maybe mankind will have to start all over again.

  12. M Bennett, If someone is burning your home are you not going to fight back? The Muslims rioted and were burning homes over a shirt let me restate: A SHIRT. Now to your question “they overreacted?” YES they overreacted; a shirt burnt in a laundry does not equate to burning down someones home. I realize the Quran and prohibitions against such behavior my questions were only to ask if Muslims realized there are prohibitions against such actions. When the man who owned this shirt eventually dies and has to face God how is he going to explain his actions. How is he going to show God he was a good Muslim? How does any Muslim explain these actions. Mr Bennett, I am sure your a good person and when things like this happen you must see them in the same way I see members of the Westburo Baptist church or that crazy Jones guy in Florida. I hope your right and that political change in Egypt brings about some needed human rights change in the country. I do not mean that in 20 years that Egypt will be 100 percent Muslim but that Coptic Christians will experience the same human rights as the Islamic Majority.

  13. Westboro and Terry Jones and the various loons we have does not add up to the muslim murder mobs and their millions of supporters.

    What if streets in US and Europe filled up with mobs screaming death to the muslims! Death to Turkey! Death to the Pals! Death to Iran! Have schools so fixated on the Bible they don’t teach anything else. Kill young people for their escapades. Cancel all elections and put the clergy in charge. Yeah, let’s go muslim.

  14. Criley,
    You obviously don’t read my comments carefully, much like how people read the Quran.
    I explained that if everyone retaliated with equal force then we would never have any war. The problem is the people who start a fight simply because they want a fight. What reason did they have for buring the shirt?
    Second I pointed out 9/11. I will ask you this again. DO YOU BELIEVE INVADING MUSLIM COUNTRIES AND BOMBING THEM, KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS IS JUSTIFIED?
    The number of deaths is disproportional on both sides. But again, you would definitely say that invading these countries is justified because THEY attacked us first. Who is they? These hijackers were from Saudi, but we are not invading Saudi. We accused Saddam of having weapons of mass destruction. An obvious lie because WE were the ones who supplied him with all the weapons.

    Anon,
    I guess there is no cure for stupid people. When they had Muslims protesting in Britain the news looked away from every peaceful Muslim sign and focused only on the people wearing masks carrying sign of death to those who insult in Islam. Ever think they may be peopl are from the EDL disguised as Muslims? They have done it b4. I guess all the journalists missed the fact that all these people who covered their faces all had sign boards written with the exact same handwriting. Go figure. But hey, its you of course you are still watching television in your house, telling you that everything on the news is true.

  15. Anon, I agree. Last I checked on them neither Westboro or Jones had killed anyone nor had they burned the houses of people they disagreed with. Overall I guess we do have less loony loons than the loonier loons located elsewhere. Then again maybe or loons are simply less motivated as we keep them well fed and entertained.

  16. We punish loons when they burn and kill, muslim govs just shrug.

  17. Aaishah,

    “Muslims have been around for over 1500 years…” so what? what does longevity have to do with anything? christians have been arould 2000 years, does that make them more right? jews 5000 yes, i guess by your logic they are even more right?how long have hindus and buddhist benn around. i totally miss your point?
    “it not us who have been doing the killing, oppression and injustice ALL these years…its the “so-called Christians” who colonized, enslaved and killed.” true christians have killed and enslaved more than muslims. but are you saying that muslims haven’t killed or enslaved? is not slavery halal in islam.
    “Learn some history,” that’s funny. you do know that saudi arabia had a slave market until 1962. that some north african islamic nations didn’t outlaw slavery until the 80s. that is 1980s not the 1880s.
    “get a real education” so what is a real education? a madrassa?
    “and stop watching fairytale movies as if they are fact.” yeah anon maybe watching fairytale movies as if they are fact. so have you been reading fairytale books as if they are facts? a man who talks to an angel? no way that is a fairytale? you crack me up.
    “Who helped and financed these dictators in the Muslim world? It’s just recently that some people are tired of these oppressors placed over them.” what does that have to do with islam?
    “As a white, German & French, woman Islam has been the best decision I ever made and as the women of America continue to revert to Islam you will have another reason to fear Islam, because we don’t marry non-Muslims …. But don’t cry…you too can become Muslim. Stop hating …. No one is going to make you revert…there is NO compulsion in Islam and the reason all you hear is negativity about Muslims and Islam….that’s nothin new….that’s all the media puts out about anything…ugly, negative, assumptions with little or no fact. Stop believing what you hear and go to a masjid and talk. No one will force anything on you and you can actually learn something first hand instead of hearsay.” so tell us first hand. do you agree with the opening of the 24th surah? are you sunni? what about the hadith where ali burns the atheist? you think stoning apostates and adulterers is part of sharia? what school of islamic jurisprudence do you subscribe to: Hanbali, Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki? have you even read the koran? how many hadiths have you read? what books?

  18. mb,

    “Perhaps the reason CAIR does not believe that Muslims should aid the FBI is because the FBI is trained to look at Islam as being primitive, violent, and unreasonable. The Muslims in their films depict Muslims as being sub human. I don’t think I would want to cooperate with such people, especially with their unfair entrapment operations.” so when the koran looks at me as sub human, and i challenge that, i’m “hateful and bigioted”. you and your “divine writ” calls me cattle. yet you speak of training films. please give one example? what films as you speaking of. i can quote the koran to proof my point. can you quote the mpvire you speak off? “I don’t think I would want to cooperate with such people”….lol. so why should an atheist want to cooperate with muslims? why should we not be aggressive in wanting to keep you out of power and out of our country all together???????????????? we are a secular nation. no place for your whacked up sharia…… PERIOD!!!!! so i’m a bigot but you are perfectly reasonable? your hypocrisy knows no end.

    btw, what is “unfair” about entrapment?

  19. Mr. Bennett, No I do not agree with the invading of the countries. I was against most the military action that has taken place. I would have never invaded Iraq, or Afghanistan. I would not have sent bombers to Libya, and I would not have intervened in Bosnia. I would not have sent troops to Somalia. I would have intervened in the wake of Kuwait due to our treaty obligations. I am not for killing hundreds of thousands of people. I am also not in favor of our military being used to deliver foreign aid. Our military should act as a deterrent for nations declaring war against us. After the 9/11 bombings so action was required but the invasion should have been a last resort. As to the shirt-it was BURNED in a LAUNDRY. I did not realize that T-shirts were as sacred as the Koran when it comes to inciting violence. In fact I will go so far as to say if someone came into my house and took one of my T-shirts and burnt it in my front yard with me watching. I would not go and burn down his house, even if I could get away with it and not be arrested. I would, however, call him a jerk and not allow him back into my house, which hopefully, he would not burn.

  20. I thought it was a more expensive, button down shirt that was burned. Those people are in such semi-permanent hysterical state that anything will do for a riot.

  21. hey bennet,

    looks like the edl is learning arabic pretty well. is that arabic? maybe you can translate for us. and they have recruited a bunch of south asian? are you serious.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UufTBjgEE5Q

    go to hell usa, with your blood you will pay. kind of catchy. would be funny if muslims weren’t so apt to blow themselves up so often.

    i didn’t see masks on people. some covered their faces with their scarf. yes protest organizers make up signs. so the same hand writting proves what? the little kid holding the sign didn’t write it obviously, he just agrees with it. “I guess there is no cure for stupid people.” you looking in the mirror right now? 7/7 is coming. thought it already happened, oh i get it. a repeat. yeah no muslims support terrorism.

    the army of muhammad is coming. oh shit i’m scared. bring it on.

    so when did the edl dress up like muslims. did you hear that on TV?

  22. are these the pictures you are talking about? there are some maskes in here. so you are saying the the edl sent people into a “religion of peace demonstration”, held up signs that all the muslims around them disagreed with and no muslims said put that down or removed their masks? the guy holding the “islam will dominate the world” isn’t wearing a mask? looks like he had that one professionally printed up, himself maybe?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=I6cLa4xoRo8&NR=1

  23. pretty good disguises.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=xN6TZ6HpheA&NR=1

    when did islam become the largest religion in the world. your “reverts” don’t even have their facts straight.

  24. Wow Mike those were interesting videos. The signs were scary, I guess not all Muslims believe Islam is the religion of peace.

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