H/T to Fred for sending me this peculiar yet troubling article about Islamic Brotherhood affiliated ‘Muslim Fun Days.’
Activities to include: Stone the adultress! Burn the Citroen! Come to Muslim fun days ITS A RIOT!
Six Flags Holding Muslim Family Days Nationwide
Muslim Family Day at Six Flags adventure and theme parks are being sponsored and promoted by the same group sponsoring the controversial Why Islam dawah advertisements on buses, billboards, and elsewhere. That group is the Muslim Brotherhood-connected Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) – more on them below. From the Muslim Family Day website:
ICNA presents the Muslim Family Day 2009. A fun day for the entire family at the most exciting theme parks in the world: The Six Flags Theme Parks.
Inshallah the Muslim Family Day will be organized by ICNA Chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Jersey, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington DC. Please check the FAQ section for the details of each venue.
There will be a host of things to do for the entire family including halal food stalls, ethnic bazar and family entertainment. Thousands are expected to attend these events.
Does Six Flags have any idea who ICNA is or what ICNA represents? Here is just a little background on ICNA:
ICNA has established a reputation for bringing anti-American radicals to speak at its annual conferences. Moreover, experts have long documented the organization’s ties to Islamic terrorist groups. Yehudit Barsky, a terrorism expert at the American Jewish Committee, has said that ICNA “is composed of members of Jamaat e-Islami, a Pakistani Islamic radical organization similar to the Muslim Brotherhood that helped to establish the Taliban.” (Pakistani newspapers have reported that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a leading architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was offered refuge in the home of Jamaat e-Islami’s leader, Ahmed Quddoos.) On September 27, 1997, another Pakistani Islamist leader, Maulana Shafayat Mohamed, played host to an ICNA conference at his Florida-based fundamentalist madrassa (religious school), which served as a recruitment center for Taliban fighters.
In 2000, CNSNews.com made public a press release, originally posted on a Middle Eastern website, from a July 2000 ICNA meeting, which read: “Jamaat e-Islami’s supporters have an organization in America known as ICNA …” The press release also recounted some of the views expressed at the aforementioned ICNA meeting. These included an exhortation that “Islam must be translated into political dominance”; pleas for support for “jihad” in “Chechnya, Kashmir, Palestine, Iraq [against U.S. forces], southern Sudan, and … in Bosnia/Kosova [sic]“; an appeal for unity among Pakistani Muslims against “Hindu Brahmins and Zionist Jews”; and an endorsement of Muslim women’s inclusion in carrying out jihad. One Islamic leader present at the ICNA event complained about “human rights violations” being carried out by the U.S. government against the terrorist mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman, spiritual leader of Egypt’s Islamic Group.
ICNA works closely with the Muslim American Society (MAS). Speaking at a December 2002 conference sponsored by ICNA and MAS, Muslim cleric Shaker Elsayed complained in Arabic “about the subject unfairly named suicide bomber, homicide bomber, murderers, or killers. Our answer to this issue is simple … The Islamic scholars said whenever there is an attack on an Islamic state or occupation, or the honor of the Muslims has been violated, the Jihad is a must for everyone, a child, a lady and a man. They have to make Jihad with every tool that they can get in their hand … and if they don’t have anything in their hand then they can fight with their hand without weapons.”
ICNA chose not to endorse or participate in the May 14, 2005 “Free Muslims March Against Terror,” an event whose stated purpose was to “send a message to the terrorists and extremists that their days are numbered . . . [and to send] a message to the people of the Middle East, the Muslim world and all people who seek freedom, democracy and peaceful coexistence that we support them.”
On numerous occasions, ICNA has explicitly excluded non-Muslims from its public gatherings. In September 2004, for example, ICNA sparked widespread controversy when, in cooperation with the management of the Great Adventure Theme Park in New Jersey, it organized a “Great Muslim Adventure Day” that barred non-Muslims from the park on that day. This annual tradition is still observed.
Much more in the sidebar at the Discover the Networks profile of ICNA including:
And this document entered as evidence by the FBI at the Holy Land Foundation trial. The document lists organizations that are part of or friends of the Muslim Brotherhood – an Islamic group that in the same document explains these groups purpose in America is sort of a grand jihad, to destroy America from within. See number 26 on the list.
After seven years of these events and considerable controversy surrounding it, it is hard to believe that Six Flags management and top executives are unaware of ICNA’s involvement and history
Six Flags asks workers not to wear shorts on Muslim Day
By Melissa Gasca
Signal Staff Writer
Posted: Sept. 30, 2008 9:48 p.m.
POSTED Dec. 2, 2008 5 a.m.
It’s Muslim Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday and Santa Clarita resident A.J. Jones is curious to know if the park hosted other religious events in the past.
This is Magic Mountain’s first year hosting Muslim Family day. It is far from its first time hosting a religious event, said park spokeswoman Sue Carpenter.
“I think it’s great as long as they open it up to everyone,” said Jones, whose friend works at the park.
Jones is concerned the park’s supervisors asked the employees to wear pants Saturday to cover their legs despite the unusually high heat. “I think its kind of strange,” Jones said. “It’s been so hot for pants.”
But Carpenter said not to worry.
“Out of respect, we request the employees wear their uniform pants, instead of their shorts,” Carpenter said. “It is only a request, it is not mandatory.”
The Islamic Circle of North America requested the day as a celebration for end of Ramadan. Muslim Family Day comes just five days after the end of Ramadan, a Muslim religious observance in which participating Muslims fast from dawn until sunset.
Park officials will try to meet the Muslim group’s needs as it does with any other group, Carpenter said.
“There will be a plethora of things to do for the youth and the entire family including halal food stalls, ethnic bazaar and family entertainment” the event’s Web site states.
The group is hosting Muslim Family and Youth Days in seven other United States cities this fall.
All those who attend will take part in what the group claims is “The largest American Muslim event.”
The theme park expects a busy day Saturday and the park will remain open to the general public and host the first day of its annual Halloween Fright Fest, Carpenter said.