During the 18th annual MAS-ICNA Convention held at the McCormick Place in Chicago in December 2019, Nihad Awad and Hatem Bazian were panelists for the Islamic Movement clearinghouse Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), whose executive director is Dalia Mogahed. Bazian is co-founder (along with Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir) and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College. In the late 1980s, Bazian, while a student, was an outspoken advocate for the Central American Solidarity Movement, an entity known for its open embrace of communist ideology.
As Americans celebrated their 244th Independence Day, the pervasive lawlessness and pro- Marxist demonstrations observed for weeks in cities across the country underscore the methodical planning of domestic insurgents engaged in subversive and seditious activities to disrupt a pivotal presidential election year. The evidence for an increasing strategic alliance and coordination of efforts among the Islamic Movement, United States Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), and the Left necessitates action by the United States Government (USG) to protect the American people from these threats and preserve law and order. The ongoing record of failures by the USG in numerous cases to act upon credible intelligence occurs at a time when U.S. national security is compromised and government agencies have been infiltrated for decades by the Islamic Movement and communist/Marxist elements of the Left.
Nearly nineteen years after the jihadist attacks on 11 September 2001, a willful blindness within the United States Government (USG) blocks any meaningful response to the ongoing subversive and seditious activities of the global Islamic Movement and U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO). This demonstrates a systemic failure to recognize the totality of the enemy threat doctrine and its lines of effort aimed at the key pillars of American society. The decision by presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, former U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden to select Farooq A. Mitha as his senior advisor on Muslim American engagement is a case study of this enemy’s subversive capabilities and our continuing inability to recognize or counter them.