The ISIS-Al Azhar-Murfreesboro Imam Connection

In troubling times such as these, where violence and lawlessness are rampant, a lot of people turn to their faith and sometimes the faith of others to console them.  Despite so much of the turmoil  being created by Muslims across the globe, Christians and Jews turn to Imams for answers .

It is during these interfaith forums, Muslims get their chance to plant a seed of doubt that Islam in its truest form is violent. Christians and Jews then come away thinking Islam is in fact just like the Imam said it was. Peaceful.

One Imam in particular is a pro at interfaith fraudulence, Imam Ossama Bahloul of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. Bahloul, not only has been a host to Muslim Brotherhood /Hamas members as speakers in his mosque, but is a graduate of Al-Azhar University in Cairo Egypt. Bahloul even graduated 4th in a class of over 200 with honors in his field of study, Dawa. ( the proselytizing of Islam). Pretty prestigious right? Not quite.

In an article published on Nov 25, in the Middle East Forum online magazine,  (* Islamic scholar and himself a graduate of Al-Azhar,  Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Nasr revealed ISIS is a by product of Al-Azhar programs. Asked why Al Azhar, which is in the habit of denouncing secular thinkers as un-Islamic, refuses to denounce the Islamic State as un-Islamic, he stated: It can’t [condemn the Islamic State as un-Islamic]. The Islamic State is a byproduct of Al Azhar’s programs. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic? Al Azhar says there must be a caliphate and that it is an obligation for the Muslim world [to establish it]. Al Azhar teaches the law of apostasy and killing the apostate. Al Azhar is hostile towards religious minorities, and teaches things like not building churches, etc. Al Azhar upholds the institution of jizya [extracting tribute from religious minorities]. Al Azhar teaches stoning people. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic?

Nasr further stated: The Islamic State is only doing what Al Azhar teaches…

Imam Ossama Bahloul from the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is  a graduate of a University that espouses the return of the global caliphate, killing apostates, upholding jizya,and teaches stoning people is acceptable. Bahloul recently participated in a forum in Nashville on  the truths and myths of Sharia Law. So which face did the Imam wear that night?


Bahloul isn’t the only “religious” figure  in Tennessee that graduated from ISIS University, oops, Al-Azhar University. Former Imam Mohammed Ahmed from the Islamic Center of Nashville also hails from there. Ahmed, now Mohammed Al Sherif, was the same Imam that escorted high school students from Hendersonville on a tour of the Nashville Mosque. He also is the same Imam that during a Religious Communicators Council convention explained how acceptable it was for female protesters to be forcefully tested for their virginity during the Arab spring protests.

(Watch beginning at 37:00)

Perhaps those that seek comfort in attending interfaith forums should know the University their favorite Imam attended was exposed for handing out books filled with Anti Christian sentiment, including calling Christianity a “failed religion” and the Bible sows “seeds of weakness”.


What will it take for the interfaith believers to understand they are victims of fraud? As the old saying goes, “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”.

*Original article Al Azhar and ISIS:Cause and Effect by Raymond Ibrahim

Cathy Hinners








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6 Responses to The ISIS-Al Azhar-Murfreesboro Imam Connection

  1. Douglas Lowenstein says:

    My thoughts post Paris

    The Islamists will never conquer the West but they are trying.

    Their brainwashed millions believe what they have been taught.

    My only question is how many civilians in the West will be murdered by violent Jihadist before the US, EU, China and Russia take over the entire Middle East.

    We are quickly approaching the point where we must install democratic monarchies in these Countries.

    Perhaps if Obama had stuck with Iraq and continued to let that Country find its way into modernity we would have been able to avoid the horrors that are sure to come

    When we take over we will let them practice what “they” tell us all the time…”Islam is a Religion of Peace”.

    So I say fine…. here is the deal…you keep your Madrassas and Mosques and have free expression of Religion but like Nazism is banned in Germany so shall the intolerant teachings of Islam be banned.

    No more Death to America and Kill the Jews and Apostates.

    As Trump says, we contol the oil so it will be easy to pay for 3 million armed troops to control the region without putting an extra dime of debt on the US, EU, China or Russia.

    Heck, we taught them how to get oil out of the ground in the first place!!!!

    These ruling families have lost their right to sole claim of such vast oil resources.

    It’s been 83 years since the founding of ARAMCO which had 2014 reported revenue of $380 Billion. The Company has been valued as high as $7 trillion…by far the most valuable Company on the planet.

    ARAMCO annual revenue alone could pay for the 3 million troops and a 21st Century “Marshall Plan” for the Arab Counties.

    These countries that control so much oil are creating the violent jihadists and it’s simple to stop….and it can be paid for with the oil!!!!

    The Standard of living for their populations has stagnated while the leaders have become unimaginably wealthy.

    Arab leaders subject their populalations to brutality, keep them uneducated when it comes to math, science, engineering and literature, and yet pour hundreds of millions of dollars every year into Madrasses and Mosques to preach intolerance and blame “the West”

    Some UN statistics for the Middle East:

    Internet connectivity:
    US 1,900 per 10,000
    Arab countries .06 per 10,000

    Literacy Rate 63% (equivalent of sub Sarharan Africa)

    5 of the world’s 11 most repressive regimes are members of the Arab League.

    No more!!!

    Saudi Arabia the game is over.
    UAE the game is over
    Qatar the game is over
    Iraq the game is over
    Kuwait the game is over
    Iran the game is over

    My plan for 3 million armed troops will be comprised of 750,000 from the US, EU, China and Russia. It will take a generation of “occupation” but it’s now to point where we must accomplish in the Middle East what we did in Germany and Japan after WW II

    The Nation States that support religious intolerance must be shut down and Islam (which is intertwined with the State) must modernize and become part of the Global Economy.

    Again, this starts with Saudi Arabia and ARAMCO.

    If all the Imams that tell us Islam is a religion of peace and mean what they say then the world should have no shortage of leading clerics cheering the fact that they can now preach at Mecca and the Temple Mount

    Instead of blaming the West for Arab stagnation the Islamic leaders of the world can praise Allah for the gift that the aforementioned military powers gave to Islam.

    The gift is giving them back their so called Religion of Peace and ushering in prosperty for their people and our destroying the violent jihadists that hijacked their Faith and killed so many more Muslims than Westerners to date.

    It’s time the Muslim world.proves to the world that they mean what they say…that Islam is peace and terrorists that claim the Koran is their guide are misguided.

    If we keep playing games with these ISIS monsters and stick with the pin prick attacks in Syria and Iraq the day will too quickly appear when 300,000 plus civilians are murdered by some small nuke.

    At that time the game is over and the violent Jihadists are out of buisness and the double talking Royal famlies have only one way forward….we end violent Jihad for them.

    Like I said, the Islamists can never and will never have Sharia law in the US or Europe.

    Hopefully Paris was a turning point and we finally take out ISIS completely before letting them get stronger and conquer more territory.

    The Nazis started with a few hundred supporters and conquered most of Europe and 37 million civilians were killed. Russia lost 25 million civilians and military combined.

    Arab Muslims who are militant radicals already number in the millions and are joining ISIS every day.

    Wisdom dictates that we wipe them out now before they add too many to their ranks.

    If we don’t do this now, when ISIS soldieres number less than 75,000, we will have to do it later and too many more innocent Arab civilians will die if we are forced to wipe out the ISIS ideology (and Iran) in only a few hours with our full military aresenal.

    It is sad that 100+ innocent civilians are murdered in Paris, and France now rallies to War, yet the West watched as 250,000 were killed in Syria.

    Same goes for those murdered on 9/11 in the United States. We spent trillions, and lost thousands of lIves, with tens of thousands wounded, while we did nothing in the preceding decades to stop the brutal oppression of Arabs because we were in buisness with their leaders.

    The corollary point since 9/11 is that the West has tried to fight the War on Terror without treating it as a war for the West’s survival.

    We’ve been tinkering with our military and have spent billions to prevent terrorists from attacking with NSA and CIA spy technology and cooperation amongst international partners.

    But ISIS has miscalulated and changed the game and is now going after soft targets with brutal force and medieval barbarism and the West will not tolerate much more than 9/11 and Paris.

    When ISIS goes too far, as they surely and soon will, they will have one of their two wishes granted.

    They will all die for Islam but they will never see Islam conquer the world.

  2. says:

    Cathy, You’re doing a great job! I don’t have much hope that our priests and preachers will ever understand Islam. Case in point, 2 John 1:7-11:

    7 I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what we [ a ] have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

    When I see a bunch of clergy standing in a line to welcome a new mosque or have “interfaith dialog” I have to wonder if they can’t understand the New Testament themselves how can they ever teach other Christians? It’s no wonder Christians don’t know what to do when they see examples like these.

    Hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving, Mike

    Mike Baldwin Murfreesboro,TN 37130 615-898-0120

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  4. Bart Whatley says:


    This article is right on. I have a letter to the editor that may or may not be printed. See attached.


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