Islamic Society of Boston
Boston, MA

Muslim Brotherhood

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), which more recently became the Muslim American Society-Boston (MAS-Boston) has known ties to radicals.[1] This mosque was founded by former American Muslim Council director, Abdurahman Alamoudi, who pleaded guilty to engaging in "prohibited financial transactions with Libya," "unlawful procurement of Naturalization," and to engaging in a "corrupt endeavor to Impede Administration of Internal Revenue Laws" in July of 2004.[2] According to a DOJ press release, Alamoudi was part of a plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.[3] ISB members claimed that they had broken ties with Alamoudi for years. Records obtained during the discovery phase of a lawsuit filed by the ISB against IPT Executive Director Steven Emerson and others showed that the ISB had paid a speaking fee to Alamoudi as recently as 2000.[4] The ISB dropped the lawsuit in 2007.

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a leading cleric from Qatar, has been closely affiliated with the Boston mosque. Qaradawi was listed on ISB tax filings from 1998-2000 under "List of Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees"; the listed address is Doha, Qatar.[5] Qaradawi is known for his support of suicide bombings, or as he has referred to them, "martyrdom operations."[6]

See: US v. Abdurahman M. Alamoudi

[1] David S. Bernstein, "Menino's Mosque: The Bizarre Story Behind the Construction of Boston's Most Controversial Building," Boston Phoenix, November 24, 2008.

[2] Articles of Incorporation, Islamic Society of Boston, July 6, 1982.;USA v. Abdurahman M. Alamoudi, 03-513-A, "Plea Agreement," (E.D. Va. July 29, 2004); USA v. Abdurahman M. Alamoudi, 03-513-A, "Superseding Indictment," (E.D. Va. March 2004).

[3] "Abdurahman Alamoudi Sentenced to Jail in Terrorism Financing Case," DOJ Press Release, October 15, 2004.

[4] Andrew Cochran, "Caught in the Act," Counterterrorism Blog, March 13, 2008.

[5] Islamic Society of Boston, Form 990, 1998.; Islamic Society of Boston, Form 990, 1999.; Islamic Society of Boston, Form 990, 2000.

[6] Al Raya, April 2001, quoted in Michael Slackman, "Islamic Debate Surrounds Mideast Suicide Bombers," The Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2001.