U.S. chaplains vetted by Muslim who condemns Jewish ‘trickery’

By Bob Unruh


A man portrayed as a prominent Islamic scholar who has run a program to vet Muslim chaplains for the U.S. military has written an anti-Semitic column that condemns Jews for trying to make the rest of the world “subvervient” and explaining that he is able to see this “trickery” because of his understanding of the Quran, according to a translation.

The work is by Taha Jaber al-Alwani, who graduated from al-Azhar University in Cairo and later taught at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

He moved to the United States in 1983 and has served as chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America and as part of the Islamic Cordova University and its Graduate School of Islamic and Society Sciences program, through which Muslims who want to be chaplains in the U.S. military are accredited.

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He decried the “Great Haughtiness” of the Jews and accused them of using “an intellectual, psychological and mental ability, which they can employ with great efficiency to take advantage of real and objective situations … in accordance to their specific visions and goals in a meticulous fashion.”

“We can express from the Glorious Quran and say that this is an ability to employ legal practices, social and cosmic laws and even individual trends as well to make others subservient in their hands in order to fulfill their goals. There is hardly any doubt that the Arabs own several folds in material resources than others, but they do not own this sense that we just mentioned,” he wrote.

“The ancient Hebraic education, or what may be termed ‘the jurisprudence of the cow’ (termed for the cow [in Sinai]) that is; the thought and jurisprudence of the ‘ox that bellows’ really suits its ability to find exit holes as it is accustomed to trickery. Also suits it is its ability to ‘endlessly pant and persist,'” al-Alwani wrote. “These things and many other things, which we find in the Torah, the Talmud and the Mishna and other religious sources from their religion which many modern thinkers see as an ‘extinct national dream.’

“But I, through the light of the Quran see it resurrected in front of me; it still represents the central pillars for their education. Those who were led astray by a golden calf that is empty inside which only has its exterior golden brilliance with it bellowing in the wind at empty bodies,” he wrote.

The writings were uncovered by Walid Shoebat, who describes himself on his own website as one who “used to be a radicalized Muslim willing to die for the cause of jihad.”

Shoebat tells how he converted to Christianity in 1994 after he was a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization “involved in terror activity.”

Walid Shoebat

Shoebat writes how he was recruited by the Islamic Association of Palestine, “a forerunner to today’s Hamas terror organization and also to the terror front group CAIR (Council for American Islamic Relations).”

He told WND that as a former “insider” to the terror campaign that includes Israel as a target, he knows what to watch for. He found the writings, in Arabic, on al-Alwani’s own website, where it was reported they also were published by the Islamic Umma Magazine.

The article, titled “The Great Haughtiness,” was translated by Shoebat.

WND messages left at Cordoba University and at the Fiqh Council trying to reach al-Alwani for comment were not returned.

“Al-Alwani has compared America to the golden age of al-Andalus in Spain and has told Muslims in the mosques he visited that America is the best country in the world to live,” said Shoebat. “He was even a signatory of the Muslim Statement Against Terror and even issued a fatwa (after consulting with Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi of course) urging Muslims to fight in the U.S. military in Afghanistan against terrorism. Qaradawi later reneged on his fatwa.

“But besides these glowing positions and seemingly acts of heroism, Alwani turns out to be an ardent anti-Semite. How could the U.S. military still employ this influential figurehead should not remain a mystery, especially after one runs into his writings – in Arabic, of course, which Alwani should not mind us translating and publishing it in full since he shouldn’t mind us ‘spreading the word!” Shoebat said.

Al-Alwani wrote, “Allah, Mighty and Exalted is He who is all knowing when it comes to his creation and their willingness to do good or evil; told us that, ‘the children of Israel will do corruption in the land twice.’ That is, two grand events since they have done mischief twice already in the past and many more after that. It is for this reason Allah said ‘But if you return [to sin], We [Allah] will return [for punishment].'”

He continued, “So the Zionist leaders made this calf a model for today’s world so they can be able to control it. Today’s world with its secularism and its phony democracy and alongside its free and controlled trade and national legitimacy and all these other subjects that bellows and never dialogues; all this is not far fetched to be an image of a calf that moos with an outward appearance that is beautiful, breathtaking and shiny that almost takes your breath away.”

According to the translation, he wrote, “So the giant media takes on the part of mooing and bellowing that never ends which has an ability to transform humans into animals that the media consumes its energy. It [the media] empties him and fills him with whatever it wants. The nations were transformed under the shade of this calf-like image into herds composed of individuals that are unable to build relationships or identities.

“They [the Jews] were able to convert a negative incident [the Holocaust], which ended them up in a collective apostasy; to a model, which enabled them to make strategies, institutions and plans to ensure that the world – the whole world – remain beneath them.”

Al-Alwani said Muslims need to get to the point of “imposing ourselves to be respected by the whole world.”

“Only then will we be able to have a dialogue on an equal footage and not through all the bellowing,” he wrote.

The Pentagon said it would be able to respond to WND inquiries about al-Alwani’s links to accrediting Muslim chaplains next week.

According to Cordoba University, Al-Alwani serves as president and is active in publishing, authoring “The Contemporary Islamic Cultural Undertaking,” “Horizons of Change and its Approaches,” “The Islamization of Knowledge” and others.

According to a report from ABC, al-Alwani has been president of GSISS, which has been responsible for providing accreditation to Muslims who are chaplains in the military.

The report also noted that the GSISS “have been part of a federal investigation into possible financial ties to al-Qaida.”

Shoebat told WND the writings reveal “an extremely dark soul” and Americans should be alarmed he would be in the loop of training or supervising of any military chaplains.

“This is how you get more Nidal Malik Hasans,” he said, referencing the military officer who now is in jail, accused of shooting and killing some dozen fellow military members at Fort Hood in Texas. He’s also accused of attempting to kill dozens more.

Evidence indicates Hasan is a devout Muslim.

At the Anti-Cair-Net organization, a report said the GSISS graduated its first class in 1999.

“The school is the first of its kind. It is the only school approved by the United States Department of Defense to both train and endorse U.S. Muslim military chaplains,” the report said.

On Amazon.com, where al-Alwani sells his publications, he’s described as “member of the Organization of Islamic States Fiqh Academy and former president of The International Institute of Islamic Thought.”

His commentary continued, “So what can we do, and especially those of us who sit in positions of control over our great battle as we live alongside this calf? How can we first study deeply their psyche and minds? And how to know their inherited education with its influence as they manage the conflict with the rest of the nations on the earth? When will the Muslims get out of being a useless reeling multitude to gain the position of imposing ourselves to be respected by the whole world and to employ their [the Muslim] great abilities for benefiting this struggle with others? Only then will we be able to have dialogue on an equal footage and not through all the bellowing.”