The far-right outlet WorldNetDaily ran a story today based on a Star-Tribune report about a Muslim convert from Georgia, Abdullah Rashid, who moved to Minneapolis last year in hopes of imposing Sharia law on the Somali-American community in the city’s Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Local Muslim leaders, however, protested the man’s actions and reported him to the police, who said that Rashid is “being banned from a Cedar-Riverside property.”
WorldNetDaily news editor Leo Hohmann interviewed John Guandolo, an anti-Muslim activist who is now working to have the U.S. government designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and asked why groups like the local chapter of the civil rights group Council on American-Islamic Relations would strongly condemn Rashid, since, in the view of Hohmann and Guandolo, CAIR is trying to impose Sharia law on America.
Guandolo claimed that CAIR, which he labeled as a Muslim Brotherhood organization, must be resisting Rashid’s efforts simply because he is a threat to their power, and urged the government to start “locking up” the Muslim-American group’s leaders:
The community leaders are opposing Abdullah Rashid for one singular reason: He is infringing on their power in the community, Guandolo said.
“The Muslim Brotherhood runs that community, and Rashid is an outsider. That’s what is going on,” he said. “Law enforcement needs to understand the threat before this situation deteriorates, and they should begin by locking up the terrorist leaders from Hamas doing business as CAIR for being terrorists, and Rashid for imposing foreign law on citizens of Minnesota.”
In fact, Guandolo has also called for the imprisonment of Obama administration officials, the arrest of any church leader, journalist or politician who works with Muslim-American groups, and the closure of most mosques. He even believes that there is a terrorist conspiracy of Muslim hotel employees, convenience store clerks, gas station workers and that Al Qaeda is on the verge of taking over America.
His long trail of conspiracy theories, however, hasn’t prevented him from finding work training law enforcement officers on terrorism.