The Midamar Corporation says it is a â€œleading USA based Halal Food Brand and Global Supply Chain Management Company serving the Middle East, South East Asia and the Far East.â€
The business was established by Bill Aossey, a prominent member of the Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids. He served on the board of the American Muslim Council, which was led by Abdurrahman Alamoudi, Â who was convicted on terrorism-related charges in 2004 and has admitted to being a secret Muslim Brotherhood operative. He wrote from his prison cell, â€œI am, I hope, still a member of the Muslim Brotherhood organization in the USA.â€
Midamar regularly sponsors events held by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups like Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Society of North America, Islamic Circle of North America and Muslim American Society.
In 2002, Aossey spoke a Muslim Students Association event in Iowa, as did radical Imam Siraj Wahhaj ofÂ Masjid At-Taqwa.Â Aosseyâ€™s speech was titled, â€œMartyrdom in Islam.â€ The following year, he spoke at the same Muslim Students Association event as Nihad Awad, executive-director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Aosseyâ€™s topic was â€œIslam and the Changing World Order,â€ while Awad spoke on â€œPolitics, Media and Islam.â€
In 2010, the Department of Agriculture suspended inspections of Midamar after it learned about incidents where its food product was mislabeled as halal. The inspections resumed in July 2011 after Midamar submitted a corrections plan.
On October 17, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Agriculture raided Midamarâ€™s office and seized books and computer files and $454,000 from its bank account, though the search warrant authorized the freezing of $1.7 million. Court documents show that the investigation was triggered by evidence of ongoing mislabeling.
Aossey responded to a December 2011 article about him and the Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids by Clarion Project National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro. He called Mauro a â€œhatemongerâ€ with a â€œlack of self esteemâ€ and a â€œpsychological inferiority complex.â€ Aossey mocked him for his online education at American Military University, which serves national security professionals and U.S. soldiers.
Mauro challenged Aossey via email to â€œunequivocally repudiate Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and all attempts to establish an â€˜Islamic world orderâ€™ as the Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids’ website states.â€
On January 31, 2012, Aossey responded evasively:
â€œJust as neither you nor I have any official recognition or support to either of these two groups, there is no reason for either one of us to repudiate or give NON-recognition.Â It is irrelevant of what we do or think about these groups, as neither of us have absolutely any bearing on their policies or practices.Â I am sure you have heard of the old adage, â€˜when are you going to stop beating your wife?â€™Â How do you answer this when you never beat your wife?Â So since neither of us have any affiliation to Hamas or Muslim Brotherhood, non-recognition or repudiation is irrelevant.â€
He denied that there is a movement to establish an â€œIslamic world order.â€ He referred to his time in the Peace Corps in the Middle East, Africa and Asia and said, â€œPlease do not fear an Islamic world order for this diversified region and a non-existent threat to the Western world.â€
 â€œAbout Midamar,â€ Midamar Corporation website, https://www.midamar.com/Content/About-Midamar.aspx
 â€œBill Aossey,â€ Discover the Networks, https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=752
 â€œBill Aossey.â€
 â€œProgram Details,â€ IowaMuslims.org, https://web.archive.org/web/20020602174123/https://iowamuslims.org/conference/2002/2002_details.asp
 â€˜Iowa Conference on Islam,â€ March 7-9, 2003. www.iowamuslims.org/conference/2003/program.doc
 Franzman, Dave. â€œCourt Documents Disclose Some Details from October Midamar Raid,â€ ABC KCRG, November 20, 2012. https://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Court-Documents-Disclose-Some-Details-from-October-Midamar-Raid-180247961.html
 Mauro, Ryan. â€œU.S. Halal Company Raided, Founder Has Islamist Ties,â€ RadicalIslam.org, December 1, 2012. https://www.radicalislam.org/analysis/iowa-based-halal-company-raided-founder-has-islamist-ties