Democratic politicians eager to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and speak against hate Democratic politicians eager to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and speak against hate in the wake of the recent heated presidential election threw their support behind some of its most extreme elements.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, together with local Democratic politicians from Northern Virginia, made this evident when they showed up at a Veterans Day event at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va.
Dar al-Hijrah stands in infamy as the mosque attended by two of the 9/11 hijackers and where the late Al-Qaida terrorist leader Anwar Awlaki served as an imam. A 2002 U.S. Customs and Border Protection database report obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) described Dar al-Hijrah as a “front for Hamas operatives in [the] U.S.” A 2007 report said the “mosque has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad orgs and members.”
The Washington Post noted in 2011 that “almost no other mosque in the country has been linked to so many cases of alleged terrorism.”
Numerous convicted terrorists previously attended the mosque. These include:
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