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Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque’s imam replaced as speaker at service for Boston Marathon attack victims

By Jacob Kamaras/

The imam of a mosque that is managed by the
Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim American Society (MAS) was initially invited to speak at
Thursday’s interfaith service in Boston to honor the Boston Marathon attack’s
victims, but that invitation was later rescinded by Massachusetts Governor
Deval Patrick’s office, has

Click photo to download. Caption: The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury Crossing, Mass., whose imam was replaced as the Muslim speaker for Thursday’s interfaith service in Boston for the Boston Marathon attack victims. Credit: Biruitorul/Wikimedia Commons.

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center’s (ISBCC) Imam Suhaib
Webb, according to a series of Twitter posts, was replaced as the representative
of Boston’s Muslim community at the service—whose keynote speaker was President
Barack Obama—in favor of Nasser Wedaddy, director of civil rights outreach for
the American Islamic Congress and chair of the New England
Interfaith Council.

Webb posted on his Twitter account Thursday, “Sorry, Muhammad Wedaddy from the
American Islamic Congress will represent Boston Muslims.” Asked by another
Twitter user who Wedaddy was, Webb wrote, “No idea. I was informed last night
at 9pm that he was replacing me? lets focus on the service.” Webb later
tweeted, “I was told the governor’s office made the call.”

According to the website of ISBCC, located in Roxbury
Crossing, Mass., the mosque is “currently being managed administratively by
MAS-Boston. As such, the board members of MAS-Boston are your board members!”

MAS, according to the research of watchdog organizations
including the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), Americans for Peace and
Tolerance (APT), and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), has an anti-Semitic and
anti-Israel history that started with its founding by members of Egypt’s Muslim
Brotherhood, the parent organization of Hamas.

IPT has noted that U.S. federal prosecutors
identify MAS as “the overt
arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” Former MAS Secretary General Shaker El Sayed told
the Chicago Tribune in 2004 that
“Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) members founded MAS, but MAS went way beyond that
point of conception.”

The ADL states that
MAS-affiliated Web sites “have featured articles advocating jihad and suicide
martyrdom.” ADL also cites individuals involved with MAS including radical
Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader and terrorism supporter Yusuf al-Qaradawi,
who is the chairman of Islamic American University, an MAS subsidiary in
Michigan, and the Islamic Society of Boston’s founding president Abdurahman
Alamoudi, who is “serving a 23-year prison sentence for illegal dealings
with Libya and his involvement in a plot to assassinate Saudi Crown
Prince Abdullah.”

Click photo to download. Caption: Imam Suhaib Webb tweets that Nasser Wedaddy, not Webb, would be the Muslim speaker at Thursday’s interfaith service in Boston for the Boston Marathon attack victims. Credit: Twitter.

In June 2009, Boston-based
APT issued a press release expressing concern that Governor Patrick and Boston
Mayor Thomas Menino accepted invitations to be honored guests at the ISBCC’s
grand opening in Roxbury Crossing. APT noted that another Islamic Society of
Boston mosque, in Cambridge, Mass., hosted a sermon by
Sheikh Yasir Qadhi, a Holocaust denier who has “claimed …read more

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