By Ethan Huff
It claims to be a networking, educational, and empowerment organization that supports Muslims on college and university campuses, encouraging these â€œstudents of today to be citizens of tomorrowâ€™s community.â€ But the so-called Muslim Studentsâ€™ Association (MSA), which now has chapters in every state in America, as well as all throughout Canada, is actually proving itselfÂ to be a terrorist recruitment frontÂ that actively radicalizes young Muslims and encourages them to join ISIS.
A report published by Patrick Poole ofÂ PJ MediaÂ reveals how the MSA has continually been the subject of law enforcement and media scrutiny ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Despite the fact thatÂ the political correctness (PC) policeÂ have tried to divert all attentionÂ awayÂ from this organization, thereâ€™s no denying, based on mounting evidence, that MSA chapters function as â€œradicalization incubatorsâ€ for creating the next generation of terrorists.
In one ongoing court proceeding, for instance, several former MSA leaders are being accused of using their campus chapters to recruit new â€œfightersâ€ for ISIS. In another case, an MSA chapter president was indicted for sending money to al-Qaeda in Syria. And in yet another case, not one butÂ twoÂ past MSA chapter presidents were actuallyÂ convictedÂ of actively supporting terrorism, including the radical terrorist group Hamas â€“ and on and on the list goes.
Itâ€™s a major problem that PooleÂ wrote aboutÂ nine years ago, in fact, warning that the MSA is operated as an arm of the Saudi-funded Muslim World League, which is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood. He further warned that the organization isÂ notÂ peaceful, nor does it have benevolent intent.
â€œSince its inception, the MSA has chronically been a vehicle of extremism, hatred, and incitement to violence,â€ Poole wrote at the time, linking to workÂ by The Investigative Project on TerrorismÂ highlighting the terrorist leanings of this ubiquitous campus organization.
â€œIts chapters host a wide variety of extremist speakers and have repeatedly raised funds for Islamic groups that have later been closed by the U.S. government for funding terrorism. For this reason, the MSA was identified in 2004 as one of 27 Islamic charities and groups in the U.S. under investigation by the Senate Finance Committee for terrorist support.â€
In the roughly nine years since that article was published, highlighting a number of cases in which MSA-affiliated individuals, as well as MSA leaders themselves, were charged with committing acts of Islamic terrorism,Â many moreÂ cases have emerged to support the notion that MSA is a terrorist recruitment front operating in plain sight all across North America â€“ a more complete list of which is availableÂ in Pooleâ€™s latest article.
Keep in mind that the official MSA website covering all MSA chapters across the United States and Canada actually had a donation link on its website to a charity page operated by an aide to Osama bin Laden. And just a few weeks prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks the MSA chapter at theÂ University of Southern CaliforniaÂ in Los Angeles actually hosted a speaking event featuring Taliban spokesman and senior advisor Syed Rahmatullah Hashimi.
Failed presidential candidate Hillary ClintonÂ also has ties to the MSA and radical Islamic terrorism, itâ€™s important to note.
â€œGiven the escalation of radicalization and new cases of MSA leaders being convicted on terror-related charges since my initial article in August 2010, it would seem prudent for the Justice Department to again maintain awareness of what is occurring in MSA groups that have an established record of promoting extremism,â€ Poole concludes.
â€œAs the NYPD noted in its report, MSAs have been shown to be the perfect â€˜radicalization incubators.’â€
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.