“The Clarion Project (formerly Clarion Fund) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating both policy makers and the public about the growing phenomenon of Islamic extremism. The Clarion Project is committed to working towards safeguarding human rights for all peoples.” This purpose statement from The Clarion Project can be found on their website, which also includes valuable information on where Democratic and Republican candidates stand on radical Islamic terrorism.
The Daily Caller News Foundation researched the mosques and Islamic centers listed on the Clarion Project’s website to identify what the DCNF considers “radical mosques.” The DCNF states that of the 2106 mosques, the Clarion Project has identified more than 80 radical mosques in the United States. The DCNF then attempted to map out those mosques for its readers.
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“These mosques or their leading clerics have radicalized attendees to become terrorists, supported terrorist organizations, made radical Islamist remarks or hosted others that have, or are financially backed by radical individuals or organizations,” according to the DCNF’s Ethan Barton.
French and Belgium officials are calling for radical mosques to be dissolved. Here in the U.S., the Constitution protects freedom of religion and practice. Yet many Muslims have become radicalized in some Islamic centers and mosques and have gone on to commit crimes, murder, and other terrorist activities.
Barton states that several radical mosques on the map stand out from the others.
- Dar al-Hijrah is located just outside Washington in Falls Chruch, Virginia
- The Islamic Society of Boston, Barton said, produced the “Boston Bombers and al-Qaeda terrorists Aafia Siddiqui, Tarek Mehanna and Ahmad Abousamra.”
- The Islamic Center of Tucson was “basically the first cell of al-Qaeda in the United States,” according to terrorism expert Rita Katz in an interview with The Washington Post in 2002.
Political Islam, or the establishment of a world-wide caliphate, is the goal of radicals, radical Islam, and some Islamic centers and mosques. That caliphate seeks to abolish the Constitution of the United States, nullify the U.S. Law Code, and replace it with Shariah Law.
How close do you live to one of the radical mosques?