“With Quran and Jihad, we will gain our homes back, hey, hey, hey!” I don’t think Tom Jones will be calling Mufid Abdulqader anytime soon. Here is an eye-opening look at a point I have often stressed — that there is no separation between moderate and radical Muslims within the Islamic communities themselves, and sometimes those who seem to be moderate, secular Muslims actually hold to the entirety of jihad ideology. From CBS-11 News, :
It’s hard to imagine that Mufid Abdulqader is the same man on stage wearing a traditional Palestinian Kafiyeh and desert robe, singing with gusto to a large admiring audience.
The naturalized U.S. citizen belting out the Arabic language tune in traditional tune while wearing traditional grab had, for more than eight years, worked by day for the city of Dallas in the mild-mannered field of civil engineering. He held a masters degree, had wife, kids, a mortgage and professional respect from colleagues and from the city”s top leaders fro his work.
It’s even harder to imagine that this professionally accomplished, highly affable public servant by day, was on weekends singing the praises of the terrorist organization Hamas, encouraging martyrs to kill Jews and glorifying violent Jihad.
“Our people in Al Aqsa are out to revenge, to destroy the enemy; our revolution is spread throughout the land!” Abdulqader sang. “With Quran and Jihad, we will gain our homes back, hey, hey, hey! My precioius eyes are for Palestine, the agony of death is preciouis killing Jews…Death to Jews is precious. Jews will not fear threats, only action, so Hamas, hit them with the shoe bottoms of Islam and Hamas!
Other lyrics decry all peace negotiations with Israel and press instead for relentless war.
“No to the peace conference!” one tune included. “Yes to Jihad!”
Mufid Abdulqader no longer works for the city. He was fired in August after the federal government indicted him and six other Palestinian men for allegedly helping the Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation funnel money to Hamas, illegal since the U.S. designated it a terrorist organization in 1995. President Bush and federal courts have declared the Holy Land Foundation a front charity that has helped Hamas suicide attackers kill hundreds of civilian Israelis and ten Americans between 1989 and the foundation’s December 2001 closure.
All seven, including Abdulqader have pleaded not guilty to the charges. A trial date has not been set.