Paul L. Williams, PhD
Militant Islam on the March
October 6, 2010
Welcome to the American Islamic College, where students will be trained to take
part in the creation of a universal caliphate and the international expansion of
The college, which reopened this week, has ties to the Gulen Movement, which has
established over a hundred charter schools throughout the United States and to
the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a coalition of 57 Muslim nations
with headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The college, which is located within a Prairie modern brick edifice on three
acres in the Lakeville neighborhood of Chicago, has closed and reopened several
times since it was formed in 1981.
The last time it offered a full semester of classes in Islamic law and religion
was in 2001.
"The whole of America needs an Islamic institution of Islamic thought,” said Ali
Yurtsever, a former research scholar at Georgetown University, who oversaw the
effort to reopen the institution. "If you don’t have Islamic colleges, then
people are misled, they’ll easily be deceived and the clash will continue to
Ali Yurtsever, who is also known as Hassan Ali Yurtsever, a.k.a. H. Ali
Yurtsever, a.k.a.Ali Yurtsever, is a Gulen goon. He is a board member of Chicago
Math and Science Academy, a Gulen charter school, that is operated by Concept
Schools a Gulen organization. He is the coordinator of Niagara Educational
Services, another Gulen company, and president of Rumi Forum, one of Gulen’s
religious and political lobbying organizations.
Fethullah Gulen has been called "most dangerous Islamist on planet earth.” He
has amassed a fortune – - estimated to be in excess of $25 billion – - and
remains intent upon the restoration of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment
of universal Islamic law.
Another Gulenist goon affiliated with the re-opening of the American IOslmaic
College is Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who received the 2009 International Peace Award
from the Rumi Forum.
Ihsanoglu said that the re-opening of the Muslim college is necessitated by
rising tide of Islamophobia throughout the country.
"Today, American Muslims have a role and duty to lead the way through sound
moral conduct and active participation in positive political movements toward
the creation of a just, peaceful and righteous society,” he said.
Ihsanoglu serves as the Secretary General of the OIC, an organization which
seeks the creation of a universal Islamic community, the Ummah, based upon the
Koran, the Sunna, and the canonical orthodoxy of shari’a.
The OIC, according to noted British historian Bar Ye’or, supports all jihadist
movements that oppose "foreign occupation,” including those in "occupied” Indian
Kashmir, and condemns the "humiliation and oppression” of Muslims in India.
Ihsanoglu, as the spokesman of the OIC, issued this warning in 2008 to all
Americans about their constitutional right to free speech: "We sent a clear
message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed”
regarding free speech about Islam and terrorism. And he reported success: "The
official West and its public opinion are all now well-aware of the sensitivities
of these issues. They have also started to look seriously into the question of
freedom of expression from the perspective of its inherent responsibility, which
should not be overlooked.”
Scott Alexander, director of the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program at Catholic
Theological Union, has been a principal supporter of the re-opening of the
American Islamic College.
In 2004 Alexander had planned to act as an expert witness at the terrorism trial
of Fawaz Damra. He declined to appear after a controversy erupted over his
justification or Damra’s urging of Muslims to kill Jews "on the grounds that he
was speaking as a victim.”
Alexander has also claimed that Hamas and their terrorist activities were really
no different than what the "Christian evangelical right” has brought forth.
Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater
Chicago, boastfully calls the college "a sleeping giant.”
What happens when the giant awakes?