Study Shows U.S. Mosques Repositories of Sharia, Jihad, and Muslim Brotherhood Literature and Preachers

In 1998, Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, a Sufi leader, visited 114 mosques in the United States. Then he gave testimony before a State Department Open Forum in January 1999, and asserted that 80% of American mosques taught the “extremist ideology.”

Then there was the Center for Religious Freedom’s 2005 study, and the Mapping Sharia Project’s 2008 study. Each independently showed that upwards of 80% of mosques in America were preaching hatred of Jews and Christians and the necessity ultimately to impose Islamic rule.

And in the summer of 2011 came another study showing that only 19% of mosques in U.S. don’t teach jihad violence and/or Islamic supremacism.

And now here is more on the latter study:

Study Shows U.S. Mosques Repositories of Sharia, Jihad, and Muslim Brotherhood Literature and Preachers

Peer-reviewed study most extensive empirical examination of U.S. mosques to date

December 12, 2011 — New York, New York: A leading international peer-reviewed journal specializing in the empirical study of terrorism has published a study that found that 80% of U.S. mosques provide their worshippers with jihad-style literature promoting the use of violence against non-believers and that the imams in those mosques expressly promote that literature.

The study also found that when a mosque imam or its worshippers were “sharia-adherent,” as measured by certain behaviors in conformity with Islamic law, the mosque was more likely to provide this violent literature and the imam was more likely to promote it.

The abstract for the study summarizes the research findings:

A random survey of 100 representative mosques in the U.S. was conducted to measure the correlation between Sharia adherence and dogma calling for violence against non-believers. Of the 100 mosques surveyed, 51% had texts on site rated as severely advocating violence; 30% had texts rated as moderately advocating violence; and 19% had no violent texts at all. Mosques that presented as Sharia adherent were more likely to feature violence-positive texts on site than were their non-Sharia-adherent counterparts. In 84.5% of the mosques, the imam recommended studying violence-positive texts. The leadership at Sharia-adherent mosques was more likely to recommend that a worshipper study violence-positive texts than leadership at non-Sharia-adherent mosques. Fifty-eight percent of the mosques invited guest imams known to promote violent jihad. The leadership of mosques that featured violence-positive literature was more likely to invite guest imams who were known to promote violent jihad than was the leadership of mosques that did not feature violence-positive literature on mosque premises.

The study was published in December 2011 by Perspectives on Terrorism, a scholarly international journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI), a global initiative that seeks to support the international community of terrorism researchers and scholars through the facilitation of collaborative projects and cooperative initiatives. TRI was established in 2007 by scholars from several disciplines in order to provide the global research community with a common tool than can empower them and extend the impact of each participant’s research activities.

The mosque study had previously been published by the Middle East Quarterly in September 2011, an academic peer-reviewed journal which specializes on Middle East regional issues. Because of the ground-breaking nature of the study, which brings a rigorous empirical methodology to the question of home-grown jihadists, MEQ granted permission to Perspectives on Terrorism to publish a more extensive analysis of the study”s conception, methodology, and results.

The study”s authors, Professor Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University in Israel and David Yerushalmi, who serves as general counsel to the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., have both published widely on terrorism, Islamic law and its underlying doctrines of jihad and violence against unbelievers.

The study may be accessed here at the Mapping Sharia website.

The study may be accessed here at MEQ.

The study may be accessed here at Perspectives on Terrorism.

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  1. says

    Unlike churches, mosques are not places of spirituality, peace and sanctuary. They are quasi-military citadels and centres of subversion, intimidation and aggression:

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister and ex-mayor of Istanbul, says that ‘the mosques are our barracks, the minarets our bayonets, the domes our helmets, and the believers our soldiers.’

    Having a mosque near you is about the worst form of property blight imaginable. Mosques act as the nuclei of Muslim ghettos around which ever-expanding no-go areas grow. Infidels are forced to sell their homes to Muslims at massively reduced prices by campaigns of intimidation including pedophile attacks, harassment, street jihad etc…

  2. says

    … and asserted that 80% of American mosques taught the “extremist ideology.”

    According to my copy of the Ko-Ran, the number should be rat up there at 100%. Something’s broken with this 20%, but the Moslem elites won’t be able to fix it, in America at least, until they’ve taken more political power and greater legal latitude. Then they can fix this shocking failure. Look for Elie Kagan of the Supremes to lend a hand in this troubling matter.

    The 100% Solution
    What has gone wrong with Americo-Moslems; what’s the cause of the problems,
    This is an in-house matter, better to let us shine the light on wayward Moslems.
    Halogen, so hot, was invented by Islamic Science; we’ll shine it on Imam shirk,
    Each one is a hairy turncoat, or turn-robe, looking out for #1, a faithless jerk.
    – the Holy Prophet APF

  3. says

    When you analyze all the FACTS relative to Islam’s ingress & activities in America the ONLY logical and sane conclusion is that “one Mosque in America is one Mosque too many.”

    Anyone who denies this cold hard truth is in total denial.

  4. says

    Lets sue their butts off, one mosque at the time! Since the teachings of Koran and Hadith are a blasphemy against HUMANITY, we should use US Constitution to nail that supremacist ideology of hate against non-Muslims instigator of defamation of others, and apartheid and misogyny.

    It should be easy to prove that Islamic hateful teachings have not place in our democratic society in front of impartial judges who will way evidence as presented. There is enough written in Koran and Hadith as well as events in most recent history to convict Islam’s role in terrorism and wars. Let;s roll! Any lawyers out there courageous to take this important fight FOR democracy and decency?

    IF Muslims want to live in the US and other democratic countries around the world, they need to REFORM Islam to make it compatible with the UN Constitution AND the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which most Muslims countries refused to sign, because their sharia is not compatible with this civilized human rights life. If they still insist that their “final prophet” an illliterate pedophile polygamist is the word of Allahu Akbar, let them to back where such dastardly ideas originated and sink into the sands of history.

  5. says

    What I don’t hear more of and wish I would is reference to the “Summarized” Sahih Al-Bukhari. A book of Hadiths translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan from the Islamic University in Saudi Arabia. If there were ever a “nail in the coffin” of the lie that is “jihad means inner struggle” this is it.

    At the very end of the book is a chapter on Jihad written by Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Humaid. And I invite anybody to read this and then convince me that Jihad means “inner struggle” and that Islam is a “Religion of Peace”. Now, I’m not talking about “The Book of Jihad” which is bad enough; that’s where the infamous chapter about “Fighting against the Jews” and the equally infamous verse about the rocks crying out to kill the Jews hiding behind them can be found. The one I’m talking about is in the Appendix section where some of the REALLY interesting stuff can be found like the word “Shirk” and the “unpardonable sin” that is being a Christian.

    When I ordered the book online and received it in the mail I really, truly thought that I had been sent the book by mistake and that they had sent me a copy secretly reserved for their more radical buddies.

    This book should be one of THE examples used to counter the claim that jihad means inner struggle. After reading that chapter you’ll conclude that the claim is an outright lie. After reading it you’ll see that there is no other way for it to be interpreted. Even according to Islam.

    Also, on a personal note, this is also where the credibilty of Islam falls completely apart. Most of you reading this probably owns a Bible. Everybody knows that if you cite such and such a chapter you’ll find such and such a verse. The same can’t be said for either the Koran or the book of Hadiths.

    The Summarized version just discussed is totally useless as a source of “reference material”. In the Koran I’ve found that a verse 15 in one translation can end up being verse 16 in another. That’s not so bad.

    When someone cites Bukhari online I can almost never find it in my book. Maybe I’m going about it the wrong way. I’m the first to admit; I’m just a dumb-ass construction worker who just wants to “know the enemy”. (At first it was “seeking the truth”. But the more I learned about Islam the more I realized that Islam was more Insidious and more dangerous then the “religion” they claimed themselves to be.) What I’ve found is that the Hadiths are a hopeless confusing mess. For example in an article entitled “Mo’s Dead Poets Society” there’s a citation regarding the murder of the poet Uqba bin Abu Muayt;”Bukhari, vol. 4, no. 2934″. I can’t find it anywhere in my Bukhari.

    And the more I compare Jesus with Muhammad and the Bible with the Koran and Hadiths the more connvinced I am that when it comes to anything having to do with Islam I’m dealing with the Devil. In spite of such good, yet misguided men like Mahmoud Mohamed Taha. Who I think was the Mahatma Ghandi of Islam and was murdered by his fellow Muslims.

    I guess I’m getting carried away. If you happen to have any comments or suggesions when it comes finding information in the Bukhari translations I would really, really appreciate it. Especially if you can tell me where I can find an Index for the Summarized volume that I have. It doesn’t even have that.

  6. says

    In 84.5% of the mosques, the imam recommended studying violence-positive texts. The leadership at Sharia-adherent mosques was more likely to recommend that a worshipper study violence-positive texts than leadership at non-Sharia-adherent mosques.

    These are the last screams of a dying primitive 7th century barbaric ideology desperately trying to make its last stand before it disappears. Islam is dying. It cannot long stand against the intellectual force of modern ideas of human freedoms and human rights, equality of all before the law, equality of gender, and constitutional democracy. Islam is doomed, and no matter how hard this core of imams tries to reverse the tides of history, there is no going back to those barbaric times of the Caliphate. It’s over, get over it. Henceforth, all violent and subversive Islamic “radical” activities, Jihad recruitment, will not only be condemned but tried for criminal treason. Last call, your eleventh hour.

  7. says

    Is any body undertakiing similar ‘mapping’ projects in mosques in Australia, Canada, France, the UK, and , well, any majority-non-Muslim country into which Muslims have infiltrated in large numbers in the past 50 years or so?

    Australia doesn’t have that many known mosques. It shouldn’t be *that* hard for somebody or a team of somebodies to sus them all out and report back.

  8. says

    They can’t be referring to the Qur’an (though the Qur’an is violence-positive), because 100% of the mosques obviously recommend studying the Qur’an. The study no doubt had to exclude the Qur’an, and focus on interpretive, non-sacred literature, because otherwise the result would have been meaningless: 100% of the mosques advise studying the Qur’an. We already knew that. What the study needed to ascertain was what part of the Qur’an is being emphasized by the local imam. That can be known in part by finding out what interpretive literature imams advise people to study.

  9. says

    The texts in question were:

    Imam an-Nawawi’s Riaydh al-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous): A Hadeeth text with commentary by a medieval Muslim scholar an-Nawawi which preaches jihad and it’s “benefits”.

    Sayyid Sabiq’s Fiqh us-Sunnah: Written by a Muslim Brotherhood member, who under the authority of Hassan al-Banna, was commissioned to gather Fiqhi texts and teachings and compile them into an “easy to use” text.

    Tafsir Ibn Kathir: A multi-volume commentary by the medieval Muslim scholar Ibn Kathir, who memorized the Qur’an, and Hadeeths and was qualified to give Islamic legal rulings and interpretation of the Qur’an. His Tafsir says many controversial things, including that the Law of Muhammad will rule over the entire world… by conquering it.

    Sayyid Qutb’s books and Sayyid Mawdudi’s books were also featured. However, it wasn’t explicit in the survey as to what their texts had an effect on with regards to adherence to Shari’ah.

  10. says

    Point taken on the percentage!

    But all the texts that are violence-positive are based principally on Al Qur’an. Al Qur’an, then, is the fundamental ‘inspiration’ for the diffusion of violence and violent attitudes among Islamic communities. I’m sure, for example, that all of these texts quote Al Qur’an extensively to justify incitement to violence.