Ahmed Bedier is a rising star in the Florida Muslim community (Ummah). His persona has been carefully crafted but there are two faces of Ahmed Bedier: Muslim rights activist and Islamic anarchist. Please bear with me as I describe Mr. Bedier, his Muslim Brotherhood friends and the Tampa, FL based organization he founded – United Voices for America (UVA). UVA is hosting its third annual Muslim Capitol Day in Tallahassee, FL from March 29th to the 31st.
According to Mr. Bedier’s profile on Wikipedia, he is described as a community organizer, involved in civil liberties and stands for equal rights. But Ahmed’s profile also shows his clear ties to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) a group shunned by the FBI for its ties to Hamas and terrorism. Ahmed founded the CAIR chapter in Tampa, FL. Before founding the Tampa chapter he was the Communications Director for the Florida chapter of CAIR.
So which is he – community organizer or a card carrying member of the Muslim Brotherhood?
My answer is both. Why? Because the two faces of Ahmed Bedier are two sides of the same coin – Shariah Islam in America.
Ahmed comes from Egypt, the home of the Muslim Brotherhood. Those whom he associates with are Muslim Brothers. For example, Ahmed was the unofficial spokesman for Sami Al Arian, former professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa. According to DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
“Born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents on January 14, 1958, Sami Al-Arian was educated in Egypt and then came to the United States in 1975. . . The FBI further learned that Al-Arian had connections to the blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, mastermind of the first World Trade Center attack in 1993; to Hamas official Mohammed Sakr; to the high-ranking Sudanese terrorist Hassan Turbai; and to Islamic Jihad co-founder Abdel Aziz-Odeh. . . Al-Arian’s attorney conceded that Al-Arian was an operative for PIJ [Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a.k.a. CAIR]. A reporter covering the trial summarized: ‘The trial exposed the professor as having been deeply enmeshed in the internal workings of Palestinian Islamic Jihad’ …”
Ahmed was publicly defending Al Arian his fellow member in the Muslim Brotherhood front organization CAIR, Ahmed born in Egypt and Sami born in Kuwait and educated in Egypt, with Al Arian a founding member of PIJ/CAIR – the Hamas arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Another very close friend of both Ahmed and Sami is Bassem Abdo Alhalabi. Bassem Abdo Alhalabi was an ardent supporter of convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian. Alhalabi was mentored by Al-Arian at USF and co-authored a book with Al-Arian. Bassem used Al-Arian as a reference for employment as a professor Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Bassem was the United Voices for America (UVA) Capitol Staff Senior Member in 2010. On March 12, 1998, Alhalabi pled guilty to illegally exporting military grade Thermal Imaging Equipment to Syria – a Designated State Sponsor of Terrorism.
Bassem Abdo Alhalabi mug shot
More recently in February of 2011 Alhalabi pled guilty on two counts of Assault and Battery on Capitol Property Battery on a Jewish journalist Joe Kaufman in the Capitol Rotunda and Assault, two hours later, on cameraman J. Mark Campbell in the Old Capitol Building in 2010 during Muslim Capitol Day. Bassem then Co-founded the Islamic Center of Boca Raton, FL (ICBR) with Ibrahim Dremali who openly solicited for “material support” towards Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. ICBR members are on no-fly list by the US State Department. In May of 2007, ICBR member Rafiq Sabir was convicted for 25 years in prison for plotting to go overseas and assist Al-Qaeda.
What is that saying about you can judge a person by those he associates with? But it gets worse.
Ahmed is not just a community organizer with ties to individuals and organizations in America who are part of the Muslim Brotherhood; he is also an anarchist who personally traveled to Cairo, Egypt to take part in the effort to topple the government there. Photos on Ahmed’s Facebook page show him proudly waving an Egyptian flag and standing in front of a tank in Cairo.
Ahmed Bedier on cell phone in Cairo, Egypt.
Ahmed Bedier with Egyptian anarchists and military.
The only problem is we now know that the primary group behind the revolution is the Muslim Brotherhood.
The New York Times column by Michael Slackman “Islamist Group Is Rising Force in a New Egypt” states:
“In post-revolutionary Egypt, where hope and confusion collide in the daily struggle to build a new nation, religion has emerged as a powerful political force, following an uprising that was based on secular ideals. The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes.” [My emphasis]
According to the Paltalk News Network column “Muslim Brotherhood: Egyptian revolution was Islamic, not democratic”:
“The leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday maintained that the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak and his regime was driven primarily by a desire to return Egypt to its Islamic roots, and not by a Western ideal of democracy.
Speaking from Iran, where he is attending the International Conference on Islamic Unity, Kamal Helbawi stressed the Islamic nature of the Egyptian uprising, and criticized international efforts to make the revolution look like a move toward the West and its principles.
‘People of Egypt are seeking human dignity, social justice, and their human rights none of which has any contradiction with Islamic principles,’ Helbawi told Iran’s IRNA news agency. He added that the people’s demands stemmed from their interest in Islam.”
Are you seeing the picture unfold before you? The Muslim Brotherhood and Ahmed Bedier are all for democracy as long as it is under Islamic Shariah Law. How do I know? Because he and his organization, the United Voices for America, are against passage of American Law for American Courts legislation in Florida – SB1294. In an e-mail to Muslims and non-Muslims alike Mr. Bedier states:
“A nationwide assault on religious freedom is underway. Right-wing lawmakers across the country are trying to demonize Muslims with sneaky new laws. It’s happening in Oklahoma, Missouri, and, now, Florida.”
This law is not about “religious freedom”, it is about equal justice under American laws. Why would a Muslim organization like UVA want Shariah Islamic Law implemented in Florida? If you believe in equal rights and justice then U.S. laws, not Shariah Islamic Law, provide all of us those freedoms. What is wrong with American and Florida law in the mind of Mr. Bedier?
According to a paper provided by proponents of the law, titled “Why American and Florida Laws for Florida Courts“:
“The purpose of American and Florida Laws for Florida Courts [HB 1273] is to preserve the sovereignty of the US and Florida and their respective Constitutions by preventing the encroachment of foreign laws and legal systems, such as Shariah law, that run counter to our individual constitutional liberties and freedoms.”
In closing, Mr. Bedier is closely following the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Phases of the World Underground Movement Plan” as described in the seminal work Shariah: The Threat to America. The MB’s document, defines five (5) phases of the MB’s infiltration into a society:
I. Discreet / Secret establishment of elite leadership (CAIR and Sami Al Arian)
II. Gradual appearance on the public scene & utilizing various public activities (CAIR, Sami Al Arian, PIJ and Mr. Bedier)
III. Escalation phase, prior to conflict/confrontation with rulers, utilizing mass media (Mr. Bedier as communications director of CAIR Florida Chapter, founder of CAIR Tampa Chapter, unofficial representative of Sami Al Arian and founder of United Voices of America)
IV. Open public confrontation with the government through political pressure approach (Muslim Capitol Day, pressure on Florida legislature against American Laws for American Courts – SB1294)
V. Seizing power to establish the Islamic Nation (Mr. Bedier in Cairo, Egypt last month and this month in Tallahassee, FL)
Egypt, with the help of Mr. Bedier is at Phase Five, the United States and Florida in particular, again with the help of Mr. Bedier and UVA, are at Phase Four of the plan moving rapidly toward Phase Five.
I strongly suggest you visit the website of The United West – www.TheUnitedWest.com to learn more about Shariah the threat to America.
By Dr. Richard Swier (Scribe) on March 28th, 2011
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