Ilhan Omar Backs Group That Produced Child Beheading Skit
Democrat supports Muslim American Society (MAS) in Philadelphia
After disturbing footage of Muslim kids from an Islamic center in Philadelphia, singing about sacrificing themselves and killing for the "army of Allah," went viral last week, it has now emerged that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is an open supporter of the radical group that produced the alarming skit, according to reports.
The video was uncovered by the Investigative Project and shows a skit produced by the Muslim American Society (MAS) in Philadelphia.
During their performance, children sing about beheading their enemies while calling for martyrdom as soldiers in the “army of Allah.”
A translated version of the song shows the kids call for those who oppose them to be subjected to “eternal torture” to wrest Jerusalem from Jewish control.
The MAS-Philly children’s performance was posted to the group's Facebook page and shows a choreographed production where children were reciting songs and poems exhorting violence and terrorism in celebration of the group’s “Ummah Day” pageant on April 17th.
The “Ummah Day” is dedicated to pushing jihad to gain control of Palestine.
In a statement on Friday, MAS said the skit was an “unintended mistake,” which it claims was due to a vetting error.
According to the Federalist, MAS has 42 chapters across the United States.
A 1997 FBI file obtained by Judicial Watch identifies MAS as the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States controlled by Hamas sympathizers who are “known to conduct firearms and other military-type training.”
In a terrorism-related case, a Justice Department filing (p. 58, fn. 13) states that “MAS was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”
A September 2004 Chicago Tribune investigative report revealed that MAS was founded by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, adopted the group’s stringent code for secrecy, and was promoting Islamic supremacy.
The article interviewed a former MAS member who described the group’s vision for Islamic rule in America: “It would convert Americans to Islam and elect like-minded Muslims to political office.”
Even more concerning is that freshman Rep. Omar, of other recent controversies, has openly supported MAS.
In fact, Omar’s support for MAS goes back years.
Her deep ties to the group were revealed when she had the MAS-Minnesota chapter President Asad Zaman stand with her as she was ceremonially sworn into the Minnesota House of Representatives in January 2017 while placing her hand on an enormous Quran.
MAS held a reception in honor of her inauguration.
Just a few months later, Omar spoke at the 2017 MAS “Muslim Day” at the state capitol, acknowledging that she had previously participated in the group’s annual event before.
Omar was subsequently elected to Congress in November 2018, replacing former representative and now Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who also had his own ties to MAS.
In fact, Ellison was the subject of a House Ethics investigation after MAS-Minnesota paid for his 16-day trip to Mecca in 2008.
At first, Ellison had attempted to conceal the sponsors of the trip, and a senior MAS official had initially denied the group’s involvement.
The MAS-Minnesota chapter both Omar and Ellison have supported has a long history of controversy.
The group gained national attention in 2007 when they issued a fatwa authorizing Muslim taxi cab drivers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to deny service to non-Muslim passengers with seeing-eye dogs or who were carrying alcohol.
We warn the West from what we fled from in the Middle East, but the West doesn’t want to listen. This is your next generation: https://t.co/3zeU2PFSfa— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) May 3, 2019
As reported in May 2009, the MAS-Minnesota’s Vice President Hassan Mohamud had published a YouTube fundraising video decrying the “hell of living in America,” and had defended Palestinian suicide attacks.
When questioned by the local Minneapolis Fox News affiliate about his remarks, Mohamud claimed that he didn’t mean anything anti-American by describing the United States as “hell.”
When asked about his statements in support of suicide bombings, he had to stop the interview on three separate occasions and consult with his attorney.
That incident was shortly after a local Somali reporter had identified Mohamud and his mosque as radicalization incubators following the disappearance of dozens of young Somali men, who left the country for Somalia to join the Al-Shabaab terrorist group.
In an interview with USA Today, Mohamud denied any radical preaching or that any of the terror recruits had been involved in his mosque.
Speaking during an anti-Trump rally on Capitol Hill Tuesday, radical Democrat #IlhanOmar (D-MN) blasted the president and #Republicans before declaring that #America "is NOT Going to Be the Country of White People," according to reports.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) May 1, 2019
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Yet Mohamud was again tied to a terror recruiting case after five men from the Twin Cities were arrested attempting to fly to Turkey to join the Islamic State in Syria.
In March 2016, Justice Department prosecutors asked the court to disqualify Mohamud from the defense team of one of the men, telling the judge that they intended to introduce testimony during the trial of a witness claiming Mohamud had been preaching jihad and making other extremist statements.
This disclosure prompted another member of the defense team to move to withdraw from the case.
This raises questions about why Omar has openly supported an organization with a long reported record of supporting terrorism and violence, as exhibited most recently by the shocking children’s pageant in Philadelphia last month.
When she previously accused American Jews of dual loyalties, drawing accusations of anti-Semitism by leading Democrats, why would she have willingly associated herself with an organization that the FBI has identified for at least two decades as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood?