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Obama Backers Register Voters In Mosques

Behold one of the Anointed One’s latest voter fraud outreach program:


Dar Al Hijrah’s Eid Prayer Voter Registration

Time: October 1, 2008 at 8am
Location: Dar Al Hijrah Mosque
Street: Marriot Fairview Park, 3111 Fairview Park
City/Town: Falls Church, VA 22042
Website or Map: http://www.hijrah.org (FY…
Contact Info: 314-369-1981
Event Type: Eid, voter, registration

Prayer Times: 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12 noon.
Please meet at the prayer site, outside the main prayer hall (we will
have signs) starting at 8 a.m..

An Ohio website, Central Ohioans Against Terrorism, got wind of these activities and posted about them.

This attention caused the following “clarification to be issued, which for some odd reason was posted on Asian Americans for Obama ’08 site:

National Muslim Voter Registration Day 2008 on 9/29-10/1

Posted by Eugenia Beh

CLARIFICATION: Since there has apparently been some confusion about this, we’d like to clarify that Muslim Americans for Obama has made clear to all its volunteers that all voter registration activity is strictly non-partisan (no advocacy on behalf of any candidate or party, whether written or verbal). None of the religious institutions listed are sponsoring or participating in the voter registration activity themselves. And though it is not required by law for non-partisan voter registration at a tax-exempt institution, volunteers are also staying on adjoining property.

Muslim Americans for Obama will be working to get out the vote for Sen. Obama, and they need help registering voters! Volunteers need not be Muslim, though appropriate attire is advised (no sleeveless tops; long pants and ankle-length skirts recommended).

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National Muslim Voter Registration Day 2008
EID VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES
Volunteer Opportunities

MICHIGAN

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning (Sep 30/Oct 1) in the greater Detroit area. Contact Abdelnasser at arashid@fas.harvard.edu

PENNSYLVANIA

1. Islamic Society of Chester County
1001 Pottstown Pike, West, PA 19380
2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – 7:30AM
(will decide Mon evening if celebrating on Tues or Wed)
Contact: salimub@yahoo.com

2. North Penn Mosque
600 Maple Avenue, Lansdale, PA 19446
Contact: Umar Abdur-Rahman
No additional volunteers needed at this time.

3. Coatesville Masjid
723 Merchant Street, Coatesville, PA
1 VOLUNTEER NEEDED – 7:30 AM on Wednesday
Contact: mohammedjamaluddin@yahoo.com

4. Devon Masjid
EID Prayers held at Villanova at the following address:
1860 Montgomery Ave. Villanova, PA 19085
2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – 7:30 AM on Wednesday
Contact: alhuda@comcast.net
and Br Iqbal Zaman – iqbal_zaman@yahoo.com

5. Foundation for Islamic Education
1860 Montgomery Ave, Villanova, PA
Eid is on Wed – Salah is at 8 AM
Contact: Mahmood Siddique
No additional volunteers needed at this time.

6. Masjid Al- Furqan
7252 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA,
Eid is on Wed – salah is at 8 AM
Contact: Mahmood Siddique
No additional volunteers needed at this time.

NEW YORK

1. Jamaica Muslim Center
85-37 168th Street, Jamaica, NY 11432
Eid Jamaats- 8, 9 and 10 am.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Contact: shabbir.chaudhury@gmail.com

2. Islamic Center of Long Island (ICLI)
835 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Contact: sajjadi@yahoo.com

3. Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center
89-89 Van Wyck Expressway, Jamaica, NY 11435
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Contact: kiran.siddiqi@gmail.com

4. Islamic Center of Rochester
727 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620
Contact: Umaira Khan
No additional volunteers needed at this time.

5. 96th Street Mosque
Islamic Cultural Center of New York
1711 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10029-7303
Contact: fatimashraf@gmail.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

NEW JERSEY

1. Masjid Al-Amman – Prayer at Brookdale Community College
Middletown, New Jersey
Contact: engy.abdelkader@gmail.com
No additional volunteers needed at this time.

2. Masjid-Al-Islah
320 Fabry Terrace, Teaneck, NJ 07666
No additional volunteers needed at this time.

3. Islamic Education Center of Bergen County
78 Trinity Place, Hackensack, NJ 07601
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Contact: hesham@technochief.com

4. Islamic Center of South Jersey
612 Garfield Avenue, Palmyra, NJ 08065
Contact: Nasreen Badat
No additional volunteers needed at this time.

5. Great Adventures Muslim Family Day
537 Jackson Mills Road, Jackson, NJ
OCT 1ST & 2ND (shifts available – 10AM -9PM)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED & FREE ADMISSION PASSES AVAILABLE
Contact: engy.abdelkader@gmail.com

VIRGINIA

1. Dar Al Hijrah’s Eid Prayers
Date: Wednesday, October 1
Location: Marriot Fairview Park, 3111 Fairview Park, Falls Church, VA 22042
Prayer Times: 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12 noon.
Please meet at the prayer site, outside the main prayer hall
(we will have signs) starting at 8 a.m.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Contact person: Lubna Alam, 314-369-1981, lubnalam@gmail.com

2. ADAMS Center Eid Prayers in Fairfax
Date: Wednesday, October 1
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 3950 Fair Ridge Dr. Fairfax, Va. 22033
Prayer Times: 7.30 8:30, 9:45, 11:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
Please meet at the prayer site, outside the main prayer hall
(we will have signs) starting at 7:30 a.m.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Contact person: Zeenat Iqbal, 703-798-4205, zeenat.iqbal@gmail.com

3. ADAMS Center Lansdowne prayer
Date: Wednesday, Oct 1
Location: National Conference Center, Sports Center (formerly
Xerox Center) – Lansdowne, VA (Btwn Sterling and Leesburg) Off
of Rt 7 and Belmont Ridge Rd.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Contact person: Saba Baig Salaam – saba_baig@yahoo.com

4. Imam Ali Center Eid Prayers
Date: Wednesday, October 1
7900 Backlick Rd Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 455-5599
Prayer Times: 8:30 a.m
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Please meet directly at the mosque at 8am to volunteer
Contact person: Zahir Janmohamed; (202) 368 8914; zahirj@gmail.com

5. Idara-e-Jafaria Eid Prayers in Burtonsville, Maryland
Date: Wednesday, October 1
3140 Spencerville Road, Burtonsville, MD 20866
Prayer Times: 8:30am
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Please meet directly at the mosque at 8am
Contact person: Khizer Husain, (202) 276 6080, khizer101@yahoo.com

OHIO

1. Noor Islamic Cultural Center
5001 Wilcox Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016
8:30AM to 11:30AM
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
10-15 volunteers needed for each of three sites
Contact: engy.abdelkader@gmail.com

2. Islamic Society of Greater Youngstown
535 Harmon Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44502
OCT. 3RD Friday afternoon prayer – 12 noon
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

You get that?

Muslim-Americans For Obama is a “non-partisan” group.

But it would seem that someone forgot to tell MAFO that:

From their “About Us” page:

About MAFO 2008:

Muslim-Americans for Obama (MAFO) was launched in August 2008 to provide a vehicle for Muslim-American supporters of Barack Obama to organize and mobilize our fellow citizens to get out the vote to elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States.

We are not affiliated in any way with a similarly-named site: muslimsforobama08.com. MAFO is not endorsed by the Obama campaign. While MAFO itself is not a 501(c)3, some of the information on this site may pertain to events and activities undertaken by other nonprofits.

Special thanks to MAFO members Faiz Ahmad, Shahed Amanullah, Zeba Iqbal, KWJ, Abdul-Rahim Mathon, Meena, Aftab Siddiqui, & Zeenat for their hard work on helping us expand MAFO.

And above all, thanks to the MAFO community whose hard work in the coming weeks and months embody the strength of the American ideal.

Mission Statement:

Although there is only a short period of time until the election on November 4th, there is much work to be done for supporters of Barack Obama’s candidacy. Muslim-Americans for Obama (MAFO 2008) was formed to offer a vehicle for Muslim-Americans to mobilize quickly and effectively so that our community turns out in great numbers for Barack Obama on Election Day. Given the role that “being a Muslim” has played so far in this campaign (most frequently as a slur or ‘allegation’ that Obama is himself a ‘secret’ Muslim), we also wanted to create a space that rises above such sophomoric and hateful rhetoric, in order to assert the following core beliefs:

• That we support Barack Obama because, among other reasons, he rejects the politics of fear, challenging our nation to embrace its collective identity, where each American has a stake in the success and well-being of every American.

• That we have a duty both as Muslims and Americans to organize and vote.

• That our role and responsibility as concerned American citizens in this or any election should not be to silence our voice, out of fear of being ‘spoilers’ or of being identified as a Muslim: this succumbs to anti-Muslim fear-mongering that will only fester in continued ignorance.

• That we have the same rights to petition and assemble endowed by the Constitution as do the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Agnostic, or Atheistic communities, or any community for that matter.

• That, until the Muslim-American community is effectively organized in the United States, it will continue to be vulnerable to slurs and misperceptions and our many contributions and service to this country we love will go unnoticed.

While we are taught like every American to respect and embrace freedom of speech, we will not tolerate hate speech on MAFO 2008. Our goal is as serious as it is urgent: to register our voice and support for Barack Obama in this historic election. We do not have the luxury of time to engage those who stoke the politics of fear to divide our country and marginalize hard-working Americans who happen to be Muslim.

MAFO membership is not limited to Muslim-Americans. We invite all Americans who share in Barack Obama’s vision of a diverse but united America to join us as we help elect Barack Obama the next President of the United States.

It should also be pointed out that even this is a lie:

We are not affiliated in any way with a similarly-named site: muslimsforobama08.com.

For the WhoIs domain name record for muslimsforobama08.com tells us this:

(Click to enlarge)

But it is apparently okay to tell Kafirs anything.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, October 3rd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Backers Register Voters In Mosques”

  1. Steve

    The Ohio website has added the following information:

    They also claim that they are only doing activities on “adjoining property”, but that is belied by the fact that event postings on their own Muslim Americans for Obama website indicate that some of the voter registration/get out the vote booths are located inside the mosque. How exactly is that not sponsorship by the mosque? Can’t keep their lies straight, it seems. (And yes, we have saved screen shots of the evidence before they pull it down. Hello, IRS?)

    Update #3: A quick aside, I would point out that one of the mosques targeted by Muslim Americans for Obama, Dar al-Hijrah in Falls Church, VA, is the mosque that hosted two of the 9/11 hijackers, Nawaf Al Hazmi and Khalid Al Mihdhar. Their former imam, Anwar al-Aulaqi, is wanted by the FBI for questioning about his role in helping these two terrorists while he was serving mosques in both San Diego and Northern VA. Read this Washington Post article, “Imam from VA mosque now thought to have aided Al-Qaeda” for more background on al-Aulaqi (who now lives in Yemen), and this previous COAT post discussing al-Aulaqi’s Central Ohio ties.

    http://tinyurl.com/4mbprx

  2. GuppyNblue

    “for some odd reason was posted on Asian Americans for Obama ‘08”
    We’ve seen how in Europe Muslims are referred to as Asian. I’m guessing that’s the case here.

    It’s sad that so many people tuned into CNN and their like will never see this blatant pattern that comes with Obama. Our Islamic enemies and socialist adversaries have all come out to support this Manchurian nightmare and we’re supposed to believe he has this country’s best interest in mind. When he holds up four fingers how many will CNN report? Seriously.




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