Friday, May 11, 2007

The Hilliard-HAMAS-Muslim Brotherhood Connection

Have you seen this man? If you live in Northwest Columbus, you very well may have. His name is Dr. Salah Sultan, a Hilliard resident (Britton Farms) and this picture was taken last July in Istanbul as he was delivering a speech to hundreds of thousands of supporters of the radical Islamic Saadet Party of Turkey in support of the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers by the Palestinian terrorist organization HAMAS. Also making an appearance by video was the terrorist-in-chief of HAMAS, Ismail Haniyeh.

An article in today's FrontPage Magazine, “Hometown Jihad: The Hamas Connection”, discusses the story that has developed over the past year regarding Sultan’s multiple connections with extremist organizations, individuals identified as terrorists by the US government, and his own extremist statements.

Sultan's activities have been detailed in a series of articles at FrontPage:

Until just a few months ago, Sultan was delivering evening lectures at Sunrise Academy, the only full-time Islamic school in Central Ohio. Last May, Sultan was taped delivering a tirade on the Saudi TV network Al-Risala, where he claimed that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks as an excuse to persecute Muslims. Fortunately, the good people at MEMRI caught, recorded, and translated his TV appearance [video]. Then in November after the US elections, Sultan was delivering political commentary on the official website of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that birthed Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

At a Muslim American Society-New York conference in April 2004, Sultan told the attendees:

Da'wah [conversion] work can never succeed unless Muslims embed themselves within the very marrow of American society.
For those of us in the Hilliard area, we should pause and take note that thus far Sultan has been successful in embedding himself into Central Ohio. It should give us considerable pause indeed.