A crowd of 50 of the top Muslim leaders in the area responded to brother Assad’s invitation including Imam Yusef Salim of Masjid Muhammad; Nihad Awad and Corey Saylor of CAIR; Omar Karim, a local land developer; Khalil Munier a senior congressional staffer, and Rizwan Jaka of ADAMS Center.
Imam Johari Abdul Malik of Dar Al Hijrah, one of the area’s top fundraisers rallied the crowd to support brother Andre. The call was answered with several individuals giving large contributions of $1000 and upwards.
Johari Abdul-Malik, an organizer of Carson's D.C. fundraiser, has accused Israel of engaging in apartheid ala South Africa and urged divestiture of Israeli investments. According to his Wikipedia entry, "Abdul-Malik compared the Israeli separation barrier to South African Apartheid and advocated divestiture from Israel and a moratorium on entertainers who perform in Israel. He accused the Israeli government of engaging in a scorched earth policy." Wikipedia offers this additional bit of information about Abdul-Malik:
Abdul-Malik denied claims that Dar al-Hijrah is a center of Islamic fundamentalism and a center for the promotion of extremist Salafism, but stated his support for Ali al-Tamimi, who was convicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for soliciting others to levy war against the United States and for recruiting for the Pakistani terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Toiba, and the paintball terrorist cell.Carson's campaign is being funded by hundreds of thousands of out-of-state special interest dollars unlike we've ever seen in the history of an Indianapolis congressional race. The main stream media doesn't want you to know who is financing all of these television, radio and direct mail pieces flooding into the district these last few weeks. Advance Indiana brings the truth to you.
Hat tip to the life-long Democrat who plans to vote in next Tuesday's special election for Jon Elrod for passing this information along to me.