by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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Remember Jewish American Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl? From the Journal’s Oversees headquarters in India, Pearl traveled to Pakistan. On January 23, 2002, he was in Karachi Pakistan, on his way, or at least he thought, to interview Muslims of the Americas (MOA) leader, Pakistani Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani. Instead, he was kidnapped by terrorists and nine days later beheaded on camera.
Wow – that’s really old and disturbing news. You may ask – why remind us of this? I bring it up, not for Pearl, but rather to remind us who Gilani is and why he is still pertinent today.
Gilani is the leader of the Pakistani “Muslims of the Americas” (MOA), who operate 22 isolated “Islamic Villages” throughout the United States. They are Sharia-only enclaves, some heavily armed and all are hostile to the American way of life, and where severe beatings of young boys occur “for minor infractions of sharia law, such as watching an American children’s show without approval.”
In fact, the Pakistani terror group Jamaat ul-Fuqra merely rebranded itself as “Muslims of the Americas” to make itself sound more palatable.