United Muslim Masjid / United Muslim Movement

Clarion Project
Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

The movement was founded by Kenneth Gamble (now known as Luqman Abdul-Haqq), who was first a follower of the Nation of Islam.

The United Muslim Masjid is part of the United Muslim Movement (UMM), founded by music producer and songwriter  Kenny Gamble, now known as Luqman Abdul-Haqq. It says it is “dedicated to the full implementation of the Qur’an and the Sunnah (tradition) of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).”[1]

Although Gamble is a Sunni, he was originally a follower of the Nation of Islam, a group he still collaborates with.[2] Gamble is a member of the governing body of the Muslim Alliance in North America.[3]

In 1998, UMM merged with the Quba Institute / International Muslim Brotherhood to start a new mosque but later parted ways.[4]

Gamble and the UMM are linked to the Jawala Scouts, a project started by the Sankore Institute of Islamic-African Studies International in 2005. In 2010, it was reported that the Jawala Scouts was registered with the same address as UMM and Gamble was listed as the e-mail contact for the organization.

In addition, UMM President and board member Carlin Saafir was the legal officer and first lieutenant of the Jawala Scouts.[5] He was and is the Community Outreach Chair for CAIR-Philadelphia.[6]

Photos of the Jawala Scouts show boys as young as seven years old dressed in military fatigue and learning combat techniques while playing paintball.[7]

[1] Home page, United Muslim Masjid website, https://www.ummonline.org/

[2] Rusin, David J. “Legendary Songwriter Now Marches to an Islamist Tune,” American Thinker, November 29, 2008. https://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/legendary_songwriter_now_march.html

[3] “About MANA,” Muslim Alliance in North America website, https://www.mana-net.org/subpage.php?ID=about

[4] “About UMM,” United Muslim Movement website, https://www.ummonline.org/#!about-umm/c90i

[5] Kaufman, Joe and Beila Rabinowitz. “Philadelphia’s Islamist Boy Scouts,” FrontPage Magazine, July 13, 2010. https://frontpagemag.com/2010/joe-kaufman-and-beila-rabinowitz/philadelphia%E2%80%99s-islamist-boy-scouts/

[6] “Board & Executive Committee,” CAIR-Philadelphia website, https://pa.cair.com/about/board-ec/

[7] “Jawala Scouts,” Americans Against Hate, https://www.americansagainsthate.org/Jawala_Scouts.html