Islamville –Tennessee

Location: Dover, TN


“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.

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]

[1] Kane, John and April Wall. “Identifying the Links Between White-Collar Crime and Terrorism,” National White Collar Crime Center, September 2004.

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


Meira Svirsky
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