By BEILA RABINOWITZ
July 21, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Thursday July 16 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder paid a low-key visit to the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation Omar Center for Cultural and Educational Outreach in Los Angeles [aka, the Umar bin Al Khattab Mosque].
The foundation's name denotes a da'wa institute dedicated to "outreach" [Islamic code word for proselytizing Islam] and is listed on Saudi King Fahd's website as one of the mosques he finances [see, http://www.kingfahdbinabdulaziz.com/main/m460.htm]
According to the Los Angeles Times, Holder's meeting lasted approximately an hour during which he delivered prepared remarks and took questions.
The mosque's website [http://omaribnalkhatab.org/Culture/Educators/index.htm ] reveals its Wahhabist da'wa roots and that it is dedicated to spreading Islam.
Under the web heading, "A Guide To School Boards, Superintendents, Administrators and Educators In Assisting Them to Explain and Discuss with Students How Islam Condemns Violence and Terrorism. An Islamic Perspective on Violence, Killing & Terrorism," we find the following:
"Jihad is a religious duty...jihad is required to protect the faith against others, it can be performed using anything from legal, diplomatic and economic to political means. If there is no peaceful alternative, Islam also allows the use of force, but there are strict rules of engagement." [source, http://omaribnalkhatab.org/Culture/Educators/JihadMyth.htm]
The stated mission of Ibn Al Khattab Foundation is a classic exposition of da'wa techniques:
"To consistently practice the tenets of Islam...to elevate the general level of public consciousness and awareness of Islamic social and cultural values; to provide services to the general community, irrespective of religion, that will aid in improving the cultural, social and intellectual quality of life of its residents; to foster ways to participate with others in the community who have similar goals and objectives and in general to promote activities that do not compromise the goals and objectives of Masjid Omar Ibn al Khattab Foundation" [source, http://omaribnalkhatab.org/Culture/OurMission.htm]
AG Holder's ill-considered visit to this radical, Saudi dominated mosque is a domestic continuation of Obama's dhimmi Cairo speech [see, https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=obamaid=6.4.09%2Ehtm, Obama's Muslim World Address In Cairo Examined] and another sign that this administration has no qualms about countenancing phony "engagement" or "interfaith" efforts by some of the worst elements of the Islamist community.
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