International Quranic Open University (IQOU) is an entity of Muslims of the Americas, based at a 70-acre commune called Islamberg. These are all led by a radical cleric in Pakistan named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. IQOU says it â€œoffers lectures in Holy Quran as well as lectures on Isamic Adab, the origin and purpose of man, Quranic Psychiatry and healing and Islamic history.â€
IQOUâ€™s education is radical indoctrination designed to ensure loyalty to Gilani. One female studentâ€™s graduate thesis was about how a â€œSatanist-Zionist conspiracyâ€ framed Muslims in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
In 1991, federal agents seized IQOU-published texts as part of a criminal investigation, including one that told readers that their â€œforemost dutyâ€ is to â€œwage jihadâ€ against the enemies of Islam. One poem by Gilani was titled, â€œWe pray to the beat of a machine gun.â€ Another reads, â€œCome join my troops and army/Says our Sheikh Gilani/Prepare to sacrifice your head/A true believer is never dead/Say â€˜Victory is in the Airâ€™/The kafirâ€™s blood will not be spared.â€
A secret tape made by Gilaniâ€™s followers in Pakistan in the 1980s shows that IQOU is used to facilitate guerilla warfare training. In the video, Gilani boasts of having â€œone of the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfareâ€ and invites interested Muslims to contact IQOU and Muslims of the Americas offices in Pakistan or in several states in the U.S.
The film shows Gilani followers receiving the training and practicing the hijacking of vehicles, use of firearms, hand-to-hand combat, setting off explosives and other violent acts. In one scene, an instructor says, â€œAct like you are a friend, then kill him.â€
 IQOU Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Quranic-Open-University/418062215252.
 Crowley, Zachary. â€œJamaat al-Fuqra Dossier,â€ Center for Policing Terrorism, March 16, 2005.
 Boland, Mira L. â€œSheikh Gilaniâ€™s American Disciples,â€ The Weekly Standard, March 18, 2002.
 The video was originally obtained by PRB Films and clips were shown in the Clarion Projectâ€™s documentary, The Third Jihad.