All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center

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Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

A government affidavit said the group is "suspected of providing support to terrorists, money laundering, and tax evasion ..."

The Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center is Imam Mohamed Magid. He came to the U.S. from Sudan in 1987 and has been the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) since 2011.

In October 2004, Magid blasted the investigations into the Brotherhood network, accusing elements of the U.S. government of being “intent on dismantling Muslim organizations and bringing them down.”[2]

In March 2002, the Herndon office of the ADAMS Center was raided by federal agents as part of a terrorism investigation into the Safa Group, a network tied to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. A government affidavit said the group is “suspected of providing support to terrorists, money laundering, and tax evasion through the use of a variety of for-profit companies and ostensible charitable entities under their control, most of which are located at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, V.A.”[3]

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America (AMSS) and Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE) are all located at that address. The ADAMS Center website says it still has a branch in Herndon.[4] The affidavit mentions that in 1997, a $250,000 check was written to the ADAMS Center from the SAAR Foundation and deposited into the bank account of the Safa Trust, two of the entities under investigation.

The affidavit also states that Ahmad Totonji, one of the suspects in the investigation, is the chairman of the ADAMS Center board of trustees.[5] Totonji is considered one of the main founders of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network. Magid used to be an adviser to the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund, which was also raided.[6]

Others raided were the homes of Omar Ashraf, ADAMS Center Project Committee member; Muhammed Ashraf, ADAMS Center Legal Adviser and Iqbal Unus, Vice President of the ADAMS Center board of trustees and Laws Committee member.[7]

In September 2014, ADAMS Center executive director Mohamed Magid endorsed a letter opposing the Islamic State terrorist group’s tactics, but endorsed sharia governance’s brutal hudud punishments, the recreation of a caliphate and the Islamist doctrine of gradualism. It even implied that journalists that are viewed as dishonest as acceptable targets for violence.[8]

[1] “ADAMS Center Contact,” ADAMS Center website, https://adamscenter.org/contact-us.

[2] Murphy, Carlyle. “For Muslims, a Beleaguered Feeling,” Washington Post, October 15, 2004. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33857-2004Oct14.html

[3] Kane, David. “(Proposed Redacted) Affidavit in Support of Application for Search Warrant (October 2003),” U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/case_docs/891.pdf.

[4] “About ADAMS,” ADAMS Center website, https://adamscenter.org/about-us.

[5] Ibid.

[6] “The State Department’s Poor Choices of Muslim Outreach Emissaries,” IPT News, August 27, 2010. https://www.investigativeproject.org/2140/the-state-departments-poor-choices-of-muslim

[7] Johnson, Ben. “A Troubling Presence at a Funeral,” FrontPage Magazine, June 11, 2004. https://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=12670

[8] Mauro, Ryan. “Muslim Leaders Sign Letter Against ISIS, But Endorse Sharia.” Clarion Project, October 1, 2014.  https://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/muslim-leaders-sign-letter-against-isis-endorse-shari