Via the The Daily Caller
The Boston Redevelopment Authority, which is the city’s municipal planning agency and which is comprised of mayoral appointees, conveyed the land for the ISB’s purchase in 2000 at more than $400,000.
However, the city of Boston only charged ISB $175,000 for the land, with an agreement that the ISB perform other services for the city to make up the $225,000 remainder...Read More
The mosque where at least one of the two suspected Boston Marathon bombers prayed has a controversial history, with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, terror funding and frequent fiery sermons, according to a group that has long monitored the house of worship.
“This is a radical mosque,” Dennis Hale, of a Boston-based group called Americans for Peace and Tolerance, said of the Islamic Society of Boston.
The mosque’s founders were in the Muslim Brotherhood and one, Abdurahman Alamoudi, pled guilty in 2004 for conducting illegal transactions with the Libyan government and his partial role in a conspiracy to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, Hale said.
Alamoudi, who served as an Islamic adviser to President Clinton, was accused by critics of espousing pro-American language while lobbying in Washington, while expressing his support of terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah when addressing Islamist rallies.
Sheikh Ahmed Mansour, who has served on the APT board with Hale and founded the Quranists sect of Islam, leading to his eventual exile from his native Egypt, told FoxNews.com that the rhetoric at the Cambridge mosque gave him a bad feeling.
"I was astonished seeing that this mosque, at the time I was there, was controlled by fanatics," he said, recalling how he attended sunset prayers one Friday while he was a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School.
"Their writings and teachings were fanatical. I left and refused to go back to pray. I left Egypt to escape the Muslim Brotherhood, but I had found it there."
Mansour said fiery sermons can spur impressionable young men to violence, even if the speaker doesn't explicitly advocate it.
"These terrorists who kill are victimized by the sheiks. So the criminal are the sheiks," he said. "This mosque continues to increase fanaticism among Muslims."
Mosque officials said Tsarnaev was kicked out three months ago after becoming agitated by a sermon in which an imam praised Martin Luther King Jr., who Tsarnaev said was not worthy of such esteem because he was not Muslim.
Read more: FOX News
Imagery H/T to Madd Medic