Location: Commerce, GA Website: www.IQOU-MOA.org Revenue: Unavailable
Location: Commerce, GA
Madinah Village (also known as Medina Wadi) is a commune run by Muslims of the Americas, headquartered at Islamberg in New York. The organization is led by a radical cleric in Pakistan named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani.
A MOA newspaper identified the commune near Commerce, Georgia as “Madinah Village.” An online directory of MOA “Dawah Centers” that has proven accurate in the past identifies one such center in Commerce named the Islamic Arts and Education Center.
A 2004 report funded by the Justice Department identifies Commerce as having a “training compound” for MOA. A 2006 report for law enforcement also said that Commerce is home to one of at least seven “covert paramilitary training compounds.”
In 2002, a law enforcement official said he was told by the FBI that two Muslim terrorists known as the “Beltway Snipers” were linked to a MOA commune in Georgia.
A 2015 video released by MOA on its Tumblr account and uploaded onto the YouTube channel of “Ilm University” lists this location as “Medina Wadi.”
 Hunafa, Salimah. “Madinah Village Children Were Eager Summer Readers,” Islamic Post, September 27, 2008. http://islamicpost.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/madinah-village-children-were-eager-summer-readers/
 “MOA Da’wah Center Directory,” Al-Adaab.org, http://www.al-adaab.org/dawah/directory.html
 Kane, John and April Wall. “Identifying the Links Between White-Collar Crime and Terrorism,” National White Collar Crime Center, September 2004. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/209520.pdf
 “Jamaat ul-Fuqra: Gilani Followers Conducting Paramilitary Training in U.S.,” Regional Organized Crime Information Center (dissemination limited to law enforcement), 2006. http://info.publicintelligence.net/ROCICjamaatulfuqra.pdf
 “Accused Snipers May be Followers,” Washington Times, November 13, 2002. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2002/nov/13/20021113-100853-5919r/