Organization Tied to Holy Land Terror Case Supports Vigil After Synagogue Shooting
JNS.org – An organization whose imam was president of a group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror case supported a vigil on Monday, hosted by Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, in the aftermath of a gunman shooting and killing 11 Jews at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, where six others were injured.
Mohamed Magid, who was born in Sudan in 1965 and arrived in the United States in 1987 after studying in Saudi Arabia, is the current iman of the Virginia-based All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center (ADAMS), which is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror case that proved HLF’s connections to the terrorist group Hamas and other radical Islamic entities.
ADAMS is a network of mosques and Islamic community centers in the Washington area.
The United States designated HLF as a terrorist group in 2001 and it became defunct. The case resulted in 108 guilty verdicts and several years later, five of its leaders were convicted and sentenced to decades in federal prison.
Magid was ISNA’s East Zone representative, then as vice president, and finally as president. The US government listed ISNA in the HLF case as among “individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood.”
He was “the Obama administration’s go-to guy for Muslim outreach and advise on international affairs and counterterrorism.” He was “a regular visitor to the White House (even when the administration wants to conceal it)” and involved in other aspects of the administration, such as playing a crucial role in the Department of Homeland Security, according to PJ Media.
Adas Israel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.