TheÂ North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) is a Muslim Brotherhood entity withÂ extensive reachÂ into Michigan (as well as throughout Islamic communities in America).Â NAIT wasÂ founded in Indiana by theÂ Muslim Students Association.Â Today, it is a â€œconstituent organizationâ€ of theÂ Islamic Society of North AmericaÂ (ISNA).
Declassified FBI memos show that agency investigators identified NAIT as a foreign-financedÂ Muslim BrotherhoodÂ front in the late 1980â€™s. Â One memo states:
â€œAs reported above by [name redacted] the IIIT [International Institute of Islamic Thought], NAIT, ISNA and various other Muslim organizations under the direction and control of theÂ IKHWANÂ [Muslim Brotherhood] in the United States has as its ultimate goal political control of all non-Islamic governments in the world.â€
In 2007, NAIT was labeled anÂ unindicted co-conspiratorÂ in the Hamas fundraising trial of the Holy Land Foundation. The U.S. government listed it among â€œindividuals/entities that are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.â€
NAIT appealed the label, however theÂ designation was upheld as there was â€œample evidenceâ€ linking NAIT to the Hamas financing network of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. For example, a NAIT bank account gave checks designated for â€œPalestinian mujahideen [jihadi warriors]â€ to the Holy Land Foundation, which then distributed the funds to Hamas.
The following is a list of several mosques in Michigan known to be affiliated with NAIT:
Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor and Vicinity
The Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor and Vicinity (MCA) is registered as permanent religious endowment (waqf) for Ahl us-Sunnah Wal Jamaâ€™ah with NAIT.
MCAâ€™s imam, Moataz Al-Hallak, was written about a week after the 9/11 attacks in The New York Times, which reported that he was â€œa Muslim cleric suspected of ties to the Osama bin Laden organizationâ€ and was banned from preaching at a Texas mosque because of his radical Islamic teachings.
Islamic Cultural Association
The Islamic Cultural Association (ICA) is located in Farmington Hills (a suburb of Detroit) and affiliated with a number of Muslim Brotherhood groups. ICA was involved in a scandal involving allegations of corruption in a sale of a public school to ICA. In the course of the investigation, it was reported that ICA had direct ties to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)Â — also named as a unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terror financing case — alongside NAIT.
In addition, one of ICAâ€™s board members, Asim Khan, served as the New Jersey chapter president for the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), another Brotherhood-linked group that promotesÂ worldwide Islamic domination and unremitting anti-Semitism. ICNA was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood entity from evidence presented at the Holy Land trial.
The Tawheed Center, also located in Farmington Hills, states in its constitution that the center is a trust under NAIT. No other information on the center is available at the present time.