PASTOR MARK D. BOYKIN, AMERICANS AGAINST HATE, AND THE TEA PARTY OF FT. LAUDERDALE CALL ON THE ISLAMIC CENTER OF BOCA RATON TO GIVE $600,000 TO THE 9/11 VICTIMS FUND FOR RECEIVING THE SAME AMOUNT FROMTHE GLOBAL RELIEF FOUNDATION, A TERRORIST GROUP THAT GAVE MONEY TO OSAMA BIN LADEN AND THE AL QAIDA NETWORK.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012
11:00 AM - (Sidewalk in front of) Islamic Center of Boca Raton - Corner of N.W. 35th Street and N.W. 6th Way - Boca Raton, Florida
In 1999, the Islamic Center of Boca Raton received $600,000 from the Global Relief Fund for the construction of their mosque/Islamic center. In 2002, The U.S. Treasury Department, under the authority of Executive Order 13224, designated The Global Relief Foundation a terrorist organization that “has connections to, has provided support for, and has provided assistance to Osama Bin Laden, the al-Qaida Network, and other known terrorist groups.” It also appears that ICBR and some of its members gave close to $16,000 in contributions to the Global Relief Foundation.
ICBR’s first imam, Ibrahim Dremali, was a representative of the Southeastern Division of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA-SE), an organization that was asking its followers to give material support to groups associated with al-Qaeda. Mr. Dremali was arrested in October 2010 on immigration related charges. The imam who replaced Dremali at ICBR, Muneer Arafat was also arrested in May 2002. ICBR’s spokesman was arrested in July 2005, and one of ICBR’s founding directors, Syed Khawer Ahmad was also the creator of the official website of al-Jamiya al-Islamia, the Gaza parent organization of Hamas. ICBR member Rafiq Sabir was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to 25 years in prison for providing material in support of al-Qaeda. In a story by The Dallas Morning News published on October 19, 2010, Mr. Dremali "said that he did not know Global Relief had terrorist ties when the donation was made." (The Dallas Morning News 10/19/10).
“We have an organization that has received funding from terrorist organizations that want to destroy both the United States and Israel,” said Pastor Mark D. Boykin. “ICBR must give $600,000 to the 9/11 victims fund, otherwise folks in Boca Raton will be going to a defiled Islamic Center built with blood money,” continued Pastor Mark D. Boykin.
“There is enough evidence to warrant an investigation into this matter,” said Mr. Joe Kaufman from Americans Against Hate. “We have an institution with clear ties to terrorist organizations and before the Boca Raton center is fully operational, they must return the money to the victims of 9/11 that they received from a terrorist group,” ended Mr. Kaufman.
According to a Sun Sentinel story, leaders of ICBR are organizing and assortment of events for neighbors of the new building near the site and homes within a one-mile radius of the center will get an invitation for lunch in the coming months. The center is within a mile from Church of All Nations. “We strongly believe that members of the community must be aware of the history surrounding the building of this mosque,” continued Pastor Mark D. Boykin.