While French and Belgian officials are calling for the "dissolution" of all radical mosques in their countries, respectively, the Obama administration has remained deafeningly silent concerning the nearly 100 U.S.-based mosques currently known to be hotbeds of Islamic extremism.
A report in the Daily Caller provides an interactive map (a screenshot of which is posted above) showing just where these 83 radical mosques are located in the U.S.. The data was provided by the Clarion Project, a non-profit dedicated to documenting and exposing Islamic extremism. According to the report:
These mosques or their leading clerics have radicalized attendees to become terrorists, supported terrorist organizations, made radical Islamist remarks or hosted others that have, or are financially backed by radical individuals or organizations. The FBI declined to tell TheDCNF if the nation’s top law enforcement agency has a similar list. The map includes 83 – or nearly 4 percent – of the 2,106 mosques in the United States as of 2010.
In fact, only mosques with a verifiable address were included in DC's list, meaning that the Clarion Project's tally of radical mosques in the U.S. is indeed greater than the 83 exposed in DC's map and report. What's more, the list only includes official mosques, not Islamic community groups. According to DC, several mosques on the list stand out:
Dar al-Hijrah, located just outside Washington in Falls Chruch, Virginia, for example, was the place of worship for two of the 9/11 hijakers. This mosque’s present Imam, Shaker Elsayed, described Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna’s teachings as “the closest reflection of how Islam should be in this life.” The Brotherhood “seeks to implement Sharia-based governance globally,” according to the Clarion Project.
Multiple terrorists have come from the Islamic Society of Boston, including the Boston Bombers and al-Qaeda terrorists Aafia Siddiqui, Tarek Mehanna and Ahmad Abousamra.
The Islamic Center of Tucson was “basically the first cell of al-Qaeda in the United States,” terrorism expert Rita Katz told The Washington Post in 2002. “At least a dozen terror-linked individuals have been tied to the” center, according to the Clarion Project.
Of course even one radical mosque is all it takes, as is proven by the fact that two of the 9/11 hijakers received support from their mosque in Falls Church. Another item worth noting is that many Islamic organization, like those dubbed "Islamic community centers" or "Islamic cultural centers" are not as innocuous as they may seem, often serving as fronts and breeding grounds for radical activity. Of course, pointing out this fact will be considered "racist."