A Guardian contributor associated with a radical Boston mosque was among the 33 protesters and rioters arrested in Boston this weekend for disturbing a peaceful free speech event.
While Boston officials maintain that the event was largely a peaceful counter-demonstration, the “counter-protest” to the free speech gathering was rife with leftist agitators, who routinely harassed conservatives and engaged in violence against opposition voices. Plenty of evidence of intimidation and violence was on display.
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Writing for the Guardian, Kazmi covered the Boston Marathon bombings, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the “militarisation of policing,” and the civil rights of Muslims in the U.S.
Today, she works as a “community organizer” and assistant to the executive director of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), which is a hotbed for domestic terrorist recruitment.
The mosque’s executive director, Yusufi Vali, has in the past insisted, “My team and I have never personally come across any individual in our congregation seriously considering any fanatical ideology,” but the facts beg to differ. From the beginning, the ISBCC has been plagued with the most radical elements of Islamist ideology.
The Islamic Society of Boston was founded by Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was later sentenced to 23 years in jail for supporting an al-Qaida plot. The mosque was also closely affiliated with Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a global Muslim Brotherhood leader who has endorsed suicide bombings against U.S. soldiers. Several convicted terrorists once worshipped there. This includes the Boston Marathon bombers and Aafia Siddiqui, who plotted an al-Qaida attack on New York City.
Kazmi’s arrest is just one of many examples highlighting the “unholy alliance” between far-left groups and radical Islam, which seek a common cause in attempting to undermine the American way of life.