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Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor and Vicinity

Clarion Project
Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

The Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor and Vicinity (MCA) was founded in 1972. The mosque website does not list names of the mosques Imam or leadership, but news reports indicate that the Imam is Shaykh Moataz Al-Hallak [1].

 

In 2001, The New York Times reported Shaykh Al-Hallak as “a Muslim cleric suspected of ties to the Osama bin Laden organization” and that he had been banned from preaching at a Texas mosque because of his radical Islamic teachings [2].

 

MCA is a registered as permanent religious endowment (Waqf) for Ahl us-Sunnah Wal Jama’ah with North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) [3].  NAIT was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood entity from evidence presented at the Hamas fundraising trial of the Holy Land Foundation [4].

Sources:

[1] Hohmann, Leo, “Cha-Ching! Mosque Wins $1.7M With Help From Obama’s DOJ,” WorldNetDaily, October 2, 2016, https://www.wnd.com/2016/10/city-agrees-to-pay-mosque-1-7m-for-discriminatory-zoning-regs/

[2] Jehl, Douglas, “A NATION CHALLENGED: THE CLERIC; Imam Had Unusual Visit At Mosque Before Attacks,” The New York Times, September 18, 2001, https://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/18/us/a-nation-challenged-the-cleric-imam-had-unusual-visit-at-mosque-before-attacks.html?_r=1

[3] “Our Mission,” Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor and Vicinity website, https://mca-a2.org/about_us/mca/ (Access June 7, 2018)

[4] Svirsky, Meira “North American Islamic Trust (NAIT),” Clarion Project, February 11, 2013, https://clarionprojstg.wpengine.com/north-american-islamic-trust-nait/

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