Jihad Watch : Imagine, if you will, an organization is to be headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and will have its national convention there in 2018. The organization has a history of supporting anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish/anti-Israel remarks.
The organization has supported convicted terrorists who hate Jews and want to destroy Israel. The new chairman of the organization was specifically involved in supporting one of those convicted terrorists, and an organization he founded some decades ago was later listed as a member-organization of a group founded in Libya with the intent to “smash Zionism.”
And with one exception, the major Iowa media has looked the other way or provided superficial coverage with a “nothing to see here” attitude. The entire Iowa State Legislature has been made aware of this organization, but at this point, only a very few have spoken up. There are some in the Des Moines Jewish community who are very concerned about this organization, but there has been general silence from the leadership. The organization is the American Muslim Alliance (AMA), and its new chairman is Iowa State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad.
I first wrote about this a couple of months ago in Jihad Watch: “Support for Jihadists coming to the Heartland?” In August, I completed the first in-depth examination of the AMA: “Looking into the Heart of the American Muslim Alliance.” During early August, the AMA website was taken down, along with the pictures showing support and affiliation with convicted terrorists and anti-Semites; fortunately, I had taken screenshots, links to which were included in my in-depth article.