Rondell Henry, a 28-year-old Maryland man recently arrested for planning an ISIS-inspired ramming attack in the Washington. D.C. area, regularly led prayers at the Islamic Society of Germantown (ISG).
Here is Clarion’s exclusive profile of the ISG, noting its Islamist connections:
The ISG invited guest speakers from the Qalam Institute
The Qalam Institute hosts a document on its website warning that Muslims who seek “cleanliness” and “purity” should “not resemble the Jews.”
Abdelrahman Murphy, who lectures and gives sermons for the Qalam Institute, stated: “There is no such thing as an innocent Israeli.”
The ISG advertises events sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
ISG promoted a video by Imam Omar Suleiman
Suleiman is a member of the Islamic Circle of North America’s sharia council. His bio states that he studied under Sheikh Salah As-Sawy and Dr. Hatem al-Haj, two Salafist clerics that lead the radical Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America. The closest this latter organization can bring itself to forswearing violent jihad is to oppose it because “the Islamic community does not possess the strength to engage in offensive jihad at this time [emphasis added].”
ISG promoted Nouman Ali Khan, head of the Islamic Center of Irving, Texas
Khan was involved in covering up a sex abuse scandal involving a young girl at his center and the center’s imam, Zia ul-Haque Sheikh.
When the girl came to Khan to report the abuse, Khan did nothing to help the girl, instead telling her to keep quiet because it would damage Sheikh’s reputation.
[Fortunately, she was not deterred and eventually filed a lawsuit against the imam with the help of the Muslim organization FACE (Facing Abuse in Community Environments)].
ISG promotes radical cleric Imam Siraj Wahhaj
Wahhaj is the imam at Masjid At Taqwa (which was investigated by the NYPD), mentor to Linda Sarsour and the father of a number of the cultist jihadis arrested at their compound in New Mexico where children were being trained for school shootings and other terrorist activities.
In 2011, Wahhaj offered Muslims a recommendation: Don’t talk about sharia law because “we are not there yet.” He advised Muslims to be quiet for now, in accordance with the Muslim Brotherhood’s doctrine of “gradualism.”