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Muslims of the Americas—Marion, Alabama

Website: www.IQOU-MOA.org

Marion, Alabama is a reported location of a commune run by Muslims of the Americas. The organization 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 Marion as having a “training compound” for MOA.[1] A 2006 report for law enforcement also said that Marion 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. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/209520.pdf

[2] “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

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