“The leader of an Islamic group preparing to build a mosque in Boston reportedly has previously undisclosed ties to terroristic groups.” This from UPI, with thanks to Nicolei.
“Records obtained by the newspaper reveal the chairman of the local Islamic Society of Boston, Osama M. Kandil, is one of three directors of Taibah International Aid Association, a Muslim charity long suspected by investigators in the United States and Europe of funding international terrorism.
“In addition, records show during the past 15 years Kandil has surrounded himself with an array of individuals investigators say are working within the United States to support militant Islam’s worldwide agenda, the Boston Herald reported Wednesday.
“Kandil’s ties to suspect organizations and individuals raise new questions about the city of Boston’s decision to grant the Islamic Society of Boston approvals to build a $22 million mosque and cultural center in Roxbury which would be the largest of its kind in the Northeast.
“So far, Mayor Thomas M. Menino has shrugged off the connections some of the leaders of the mosque have to Islamic extremism.”