The Muslim Center Mosque & Community Center

State: Michigan

Location: Detroit, MI

Website:

 

The Muslim Center Mosque and Community Center was established in 1985 in Detroit.  The Muslim Center is affiliated with the Nation of Islam (NOI).  The Center states that it was “founded under the leadership of the late Imam W. Deen Mohammed,” a Nation of Islam Leader and son NOI founder, Elijah Muhammad.” [1] 

A council of three imams lead the Muslim Center. These imams are under the direction of the resident imam, Sheikh Momodou Ceesay.  Ceesay is a graduate of Al-Azhar University [2], the top school of Sunni jurisprudence with a long history of Muslim Brotherhood activity [3].

 The center has an “Executive Team” responsible for the day-to-day programming and maintenance of the mosque and center.  The chair of the team is Mark Crain.  Crain is a co-founder of MPower Change, alongside Linda Sarsour. MPower Change has numerous connections to Muslim Brotherhood entities [4].  Sarsour is an inflammatory activist with ties to radical individuals and organizations, including her husband who has shown support for terrorists and was exposed in 2016.

 Imam Deen Mohammad’s former assistant Imam Mubarak affiliates himself with the mosque and regularly posts to the center’s Facebook page, including posts describing Jews and Christians untrustworthy [5].

The center has had numerous guest speakers including director of CAIR-MI, Dawud Walid [6] and extremist preacher, Imam Siraj Wahhaj [7]. 

CAIR is a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity that was designated as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates in November. FBI wiretaps in 1993 reveal that CAIR was established to deceptively Americans to push the Islamist agenda. You can read more about CAIR-Michigan and Dawud Walid’s background here.

 Imam Siraj Wahhaj, the imam of the radical Masjid At-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, has a long history of anti-American rhetoric and has advocated violent jihad.

Sources:

[1] “About Us,” Muslim Center Mosque and Community Center website, Accessed August 2, 2018, https://muslimcenterdetroit.com/about-us/

[2] Ibid.

[3] Farahat, Cynthia, “Is Egypt’s Al Azhar University a Global Security Threat?” The Clarion Project, October 9, 2017, https://clarionprojstg.wpengine.com/egypts-al-azhar-university-global-security-threat/

[4] “The Team,” MPower Change: Muslim Grassroots Movement, Accessed August 1, 2018,  https://mpowerchange.org/about/

[5] Muslim Center Mosque and Community Center Facebook page, Accessed August 2, 2018, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=625451294135643&set=g.350750111612139&type=1&theater&ifg=1

[6] Muslim Center Mosque and Community Center Facebook page, Accessed August 2, 2018, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1940443526203791&set=g.350750111612139&type=1&theater&ifg=1

[7] Muslim Center Mosque and Community Center Facebook page, Accessed August 2, 2018, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154985865215689&set=g.350750111612139&type=1&theater&ifg=1

 

 

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