Thursday April 16th, 2015
Are radical Muslims the result of what’s taught at Islam’s most prestigious schools in Cairo Egypt and Maata Moulana and Boutilimit in Mauritania. In a world where the Obama administration, its allies in the Arab world and counterterrorism officials everywhere are searching to understand how Muslim youth become radicalized, it is possible, many say, to look no further than al Azhar, whose influence spreads far beyond its Cairo campus. Al Azhar is more than just a local university. It sends imams to Islamic centers all over the world. It offers scholarships to thousands of foreign students to study Shariah – Islamic law – in Cairo. It decides which religious books may be published. In Egypt, it recommends which films can be shown and holds classes beginning in elementary school years. Its curriculum, its critics note, also uses many of the same texts that the Islamic State cites to justify the beheading of Christians in Libya or the use of captured Yazidi women as sex slaves.
Ahmed Abdo Maher, a lawyer and former secret policeman who for years has been one of al Azhar’s fiercest critics, cites a passage from a book used in al Azhar high school classes that deals with cannibalism. “It says that a Muslim is allowed to kill apostates and eat their flesh if they are hungry, as long as they don’t cook or grill it. This is taught to high school kids,” he said indignantly in his office in Cairo. “It is a fantasy to think that al Azhar is moderate,” he said. “ISIS, Boko Haram, al Qaida . . . all these groups stem from the way al Azhar has been interpreting Islam.”
TERRORISM IN WEST AFRICA: FOX News, Terror triumvirate ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram training together in Mauritania analyst. ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda all have links to two camps in the remote sands of the expansive North African country, according to Ms. Veryan Khan, editorial director for the Florida-based Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, which tracks international terrorism and had a source on the ground in Maata moulana, Mauritania. Foreign fighters can reach Maata Moulana via Nouakchott International Airport a international airport located in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania. Mauritania Airlines International has been based there since early 2011, Turkish Airlines serves the airport with flights to Istanbul-Atatürk a hub for ISIS fighters. Terror recruits from the USA and Canada went overseas to Mauritania to study the Qur’an and learn Arabic which is a precursor for any Westerner who wants to join a Arabic terrorist group like AQIM.
Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press; Geoff Robins for National PostXristos Katsiroubas (L) and Ali Medlej (R) died fighting for AQIM during a terrorist attack in Algeria, while classmate Aaron Yoon (C) was detained in Mauritania. Canadian Aaron Yoon a Muslim convert had been in a Mauritania Prison on terrorism charges was recruited for jihad by a radical cleric. Aaron Yoon traveled to a small village South East of Nouakchott called Boutilimit which is known as the hometown of the country’s first president and a centre of Islamic learning that has attracted students from not only Africa but also the West. Arrested in 2011 on charges of conspiracy to join a terrorist group, AQIM, Yoon was convicted and received a two-year sentence. Yoon has maintained he went overseas to Mauritania to study the Qur’an and learn Arabic which is a precursor for any Westerner who wants to join a Arabic terrorist group like AQIM.
Maata Moulana stands in the middle of the Sahara, middle of no-where, and no paved roads lead to it – this is where they teach the “true Islam”, say the residents, Maata Moulana means “God’s gift”. Following a branch of Sufism, Maata Moulana is aimed to be a Muslim utopia, the perfect Muslim society. No alcohol or tobacco is allowed, there are no TVs at home, and it is up to local leaders to resolve conflicts between the inhabitants. If staying overnight in Maata Moulana you will be woken up early in the morning by rather terrifying and aggressive screams of “Allahu Akbar!”, coming from the mosque. Terror recruits from the USA and Canada went overseas to Mauritania to study the Qur’an and learn Arabic which is a precursor for any Westerner who wants to join a Arabic terrorist group like AQIM.
Ninety Percent of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Are Young Men From Mauritania Where Orlando Cleric Abu Taubah Sent Recruits. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a Salafi-jihadist militant group and U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO) operating in the Sahara and Sahel where Mauritania is located. The flow of militants from the Sahara and Sahel where Mauritania is located to Syria and Iraq, where thousands of Moroccan and Tunisian citizens have joined the ISIS terrorist group, is raising concerns about battle-hardened fighters returning home to continue terror attacks. According to the New York Times Ninety percent of AQIM are young men from Mauritania. They are young men without hope, so now they sign up to fight with AQIM. Mauritania has an unemployment rate of 40 percent. Over the past decade, Mauritania has been a rear base for Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a pool for militant recruitment and a target of attacks on the French Embassy, foreign tourists and aid workers. Seeing in Mauritania a key partner for their own counterterrorism efforts, France and the United States have provided it with logistics, training, equipment and intelligence, according to Western and Mauritanian security sources in Nouakchott.
Gov-UK Foreign travel advice warning Mauritania: There’s a very real threat of kidnap to westerners in the Sahel and surrounding region. The Sahel region includes Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. The long-standing policy of the British government is not to make substantive concessions to terrorist hostage takers. The terrorist threat in the Sahel and surrounding region comes from a number of groups, including Boko Haram, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQ-M), Ansar Allah, and Al Murabitun, a merger of the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA) and Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s group. These terrorist groups aspire to establish Islamic law in the Mauritania region and to attack Western interests.
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