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United Muslim Masjid / United Muslim Movement

Address: Philadelphia, PA 19146

Year Founded: 1994

Website: www.ummonline.org

 

The United Muslim Masjid is part of the United Muslim Movement (UMM), founded by music producer and songwriter  Kenny Gamble, now known as Luqman Abdul-Haqq. It says it is “dedicated to the full implementation of the Qur’an and the Sunnah (tradition) of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).”[1]

Although Gamble is a Sunni, he was originally a follower of the Nation of Islam, a group he still collaborates with.[2] Gamble is a member of the governing body of the Muslim Alliance in North America.[3]

In 1998, UMM merged with the Quba Institute / International Muslim Brotherhood to start a new mosque but later parted ways.[4]

Gamble and the UMM are linked to the Jawala Scouts, a project started by the Sankore Institute of Islamic-African Studies International in 2005. In 2010, it was reported that the Jawala Scouts was registered with the same address as UMM and Gamble was listed as the e-mail contact for the organization.

In addition, UMM President and board member Carlin Saafir was the legal officer and first lieutenant of the Jawala Scouts.[5] He was and is the Community Outreach Chair for CAIR-Philadelphia.[6]

Photos of the Jawala Scouts show boys as young as seven years old dressed in military fatigue and learning combat techniques while playing paintball.[7]


[1] Home page, United Muslim Masjid website, http://www.ummonline.org/

[2] Rusin, David J. “Legendary Songwriter Now Marches to an Islamist Tune,” American Thinker, November 29, 2008. http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/legendary_songwriter_now_march.html

[3] “About MANA,” Muslim Alliance in North America website, http://www.mana-net.org/subpage.php?ID=about

[4] “About UMM,” United Muslim Movement website, http://www.ummonline.org/#!about-umm/c90i

[5] Kaufman, Joe and Beila Rabinowitz. “Philadelphia’s Islamist Boy Scouts,” FrontPage Magazine, July 13, 2010. http://frontpagemag.com/2010/joe-kaufman-and-beila-rabinowitz/philadelphia%E2%80%99s-islamist-boy-scouts/

[6] “Board & Executive Committee,” CAIR-Philadelphia website, http://pa.cair.com/about/board-ec/

[7] “Jawala Scouts,” Americans Against Hate, http://www.americansagainsthate.org/Jawala_Scouts.html

 

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