Islamic Center of Detroit

Clarion Project
Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

The Islamic Center of Detroit (ICD), located in Detroit, Michigan, opened in 2000. ICD’s stated primary goal and objective is to “preserve our Islamic identity by living in conformity with the principles of Islam in a constantly changing world.” [1]

In 2008, Muthanna Al-Hanooti, a member of the mosque was arrested for conspiring with the regime of Saddam Hussein [2]. The mosque has co-hosted events with Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) [3], and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) [4].

CAIR was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood entity from evidence presented at the Holy Land Foundation trial [5].

ICD has invited guest speakers such as radical left-wing activist, Linda Sarsour [6].

In 2012, CAIR- Michigan director Dawud Walid gave a speech at ICD where he made anti-Jewish and anti-Israel remarks, saying the Jews earned Allah’s wrath [7]. In 2006, Rafeeq Jaber, while speaking at a rally at ICD, shouted into a loudspeaker to loud applause that Israelis “are not human!” “They are terrorist!… They are barbaric! They are not human!” He concluded his remarks by reminding the audience that “the highest form of jihad is to save the world against an oppressor,” like Israel. [8]



[1] The Islamic Center of Detroit website, “About Us,” https://icdonline.org/about-us/ (Accessed June 6, 2018)

[2] The Associated Press, “Detroit-area charity official’s arrest shocks Arab American, Muslim leaders,” MLive, March 28, 2008, https://blog.mlive.com/grpress/2008/03/detroitarea_charity_officials.html

[3] Facebook Event Page, “Know Your Rights On Muslim Ban & Informative Session for Syrians,” August 4, 2017, https://archive.is/igwlt

[4] Islamic Center of Detroit Facebook post, https://archive.is/4QoZ5 (Accessed June 6, 2018)

[5] “Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR),” Clarion Project, March 22, 2017, https://clarionprojstg.wpengine.com/council-on-american-islamic-relations-cair/

[6] Islamic Center of Detroit Facebook Event Page, “Inspire Me: Stories of Muslim Women,” March 24, 2018, https://www.facebook.com/events/283081252231683/

[7] Alto, Chris, “Council on American Islamic Relations, Unindicted Co-Conspirator in Terror Financing, Opposes March Green Nomination,” The Tennessee Star, April 18, 2017, https://tennesseestar.com/2017/04/18/council-on-american-islamic-relations-unindicted-co-conspirator-in-terror-financing-opposes-mark-green-nomination/

[8] “Rafeeq Jaber,” Discover The Networks, https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=677 (Accessed June 6, 2018)