MOA- Islamville, Tennessee

Clarion Project
Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

'Islamville' is a commune run by the extremist group Muslims of the Americas (MOA). It is separate from 'Holy Islamville.'

“Islamville” is a commune run by Muslims of the Americas (MOA). It is separate from “Holy Islamville” in South Carolina. MOA is headquartered at Islamberg in New York and is led by a radical cleric in Pakistan named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani.

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A December 2010 FBI counter-terrorism report said that “the Muslims of the Americas terrorist organization” has a “jamaat” (private commune) in Tennessee.

The documents confirmed that MOA is an alternative name for Jamaat ul-Fuqra and described the group as “armed and dangerous,” urging personnel to “use extreme caution when dealing with confirmed members or individuals who are believed to be associated with this group.”

Regarding MOA’s jamaats, the FBI reports said, “Organized training is also conducted to include weapons training, tactics, hand-to-hand combat, rappelling, and live-fire exercises.”

A 2004 report funded by the Justice Department identifies Dover as having a “training compound” for MOA.[1] A 2006 report for law enforcement also said that Dover is home to one of at least seven “covert paramilitary training compounds.”[2]

Fuqra Files has heard unconfirmed reports that a member of the Dover camp was employed as a local police officer.

Various Fuqra/MOA documents seized by law enforcement during the 1992 raids on MOA sites in Colorado and Pennsylvania refer to its presence in Nashville.

An accounting document for the Nashville “jamaat” (community) was found, as was a letter to Sheikh Gilani regarding expenses. The document discussed collecting the required taxes from 32 members of the Nashville branch and the need to purchase weapons for men that didn’t have any.

One note written by a woman in Nashville complains about the impact that living in “incognito” status was having on her faith. She said that she no longer feels like a good Muslim and realized that her calling is to be a mother and wife.

A leader of the Dover compound was a radio dispatcher for a local police department. (Martin Mawyer, Twilight in America)

[1] Kane, John and April Wall. “Identifying the Links Between White-Collar Crime and Terrorism,” National White Collar Crime Center, September 2004. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/209520.pdf

[2] “Jamaat ul-Fuqra: Gilani Followers Conducting Paramilitary Training in U.S.,” Regional Organized Crime Information Center (dissemination limited to law enforcement), 2006. https://info.publicintelligence.net/ROCICjamaatulfuqra.pdf