Stealth Jihadist Sofian Zakkout Wins Community Service Award

By BEILA RABINOWITZ and WILLIAM MAYER

December 30, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout, the director of the American Muslim Association of North America [AMANA] has been given an award by the Miami Dade Citizen Corps Council for "outstanding service to the Miami- Dade community during 2008."

According to a letter sent by the Emergency Management Coordinator, Lorenzo Sanchez, "The Miami-Dade County, Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security and the Miami-Dade Citizen Corps are truly thankful for the support you have given to our community by preparing, or responding to the residents of Miami-Dade County for all-hazard events."

Zakkout has also received funding from the Department of Homeland Security despite the exposure of his Islamist ties by these authors in an April feature story [see, Why Is The Department Of Homeland Security Funding The "Hardening" Of Florida Mosques?].

Though purged of much of the anti-Christian hate-speech AMANA's website still contains anti-Jewish and anti-homosexual material and a hyperlink to www.islamonline.net, a site which features religious/legal opinions in support of suicide bombings.

"If people vote that they are normal not pervert, they would assign big number of social counselors, not to guide those boys and girls, but to guide their parents and teach them to accept their homosexual children and that it is normal, as statistics show that 70% of those who leave school and home are homosexual, who are not accepted by their parents and tend to leave their parents which makes them drop out of school in order to work to earn their living. If Muslims were present in such debate, and demonstrate both logically and religiously that such homosexuality is prohibited pervert in all religions not just in Islam, the results would be very satisfactory."http://al-amana.net/home/2008/03/04/politicking-us-muslims/

"Really, I am not making this up, the chief power-broker of the Democrat Party, the 5-and-a-half foot foul-mouthed Israeli named Rahm, is the son of terrorist ? a real living terrorist. [Editor's corrective note - Emanual was born in Chicago, not Israel, he is an American and his father Benjamin was a respected, Jerusalem born pediatrician]"http://al-amana.net/home/2008/11/14/son-of-a-zionist-terrorist-rahm-emanuels-dirty-secret/

Though he has been successful in creating a public persona to the contrary, Zakkout is a radical Islamist who uses his work for the Citizen Corps as a façade for da'wa and as a vehicle for promoting his stealth jihadist agenda.

Zakkout employed Gulshair Shukrijumah, the father of dirty bomber wannabe Adnan, as the director of his mosque, The Shamshuddin Islamic Center.

Adnan Shukrijumah was described as "Mohamed Atta's successor." Gulshair himself testified as a character witness on behalf of Clement Hampton-El who was convicted in the 1993 'Day of Terror' plot to bomb New York City landmarks. Zakkout is a close family friend of the Shukrijumah's and acted as their spokesman.

Concerning Adnan Shukrijumah and his jihadi friends, Zakkout stated, "I saw (El Shukrijumah, Padilla and Mandhai) at different times in different mosques, and I always said hello. Does that make me a terrorist?"

Zakkout was also the vice president of the Health Resource Center Palestine, a now defunct "charity" that was linked to the Islamic Association for Palestine, a front group for Hamas.

The HRCP also listed the brother of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton's radical Imam Ibrahim Dremali - Ishaq - as its Gaza coordinator. Both Ibrahim Dremali and Zakkout testified as character witnesses on behalf of Adham Hassoun, who is accused of setting up the Florida office of the al-Qaeda front group, Benevolence International.

Hassoun is also the man authorities believe is responsible for arranging Jose Padilla's [another dirty bomber wannabe] trip to Egypt. Dremali and Zakkout both made indignant statements to the media regarding Hassoun's detention. After speaking with Hassoun by phone, Zakkout said Hassoun's civil rights "have been broken."

According to the CCC's website, "Citizen Corps Councils helps drive local citizen participation by coordinating Citizen Corps programs, developing community action plans, assessing possible threats and identifying local resources."

Zakkout is thoroughly unfit to serve on the CCC, rather than helping in "assessing possible threats," he is one. His associations prove that he is a stealth jihadist who is merely using the organization to further his radical agenda.

His award should be rescinded and he should be immediately removed from the CCC.

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