This Memorial Day, Remember American Military Killed at the Urging of the Asbury Park Connected Sheikh, Taqi Usmani
By Tommy DeSeno
In Asbury Park, all the boardwalk buildings including Convention Hall, The Stone Pony and the Wonder Bar are owned by a Middle Eastern company named Capital Guidance, by way of a holding company they formed called Madison Marquette. Capital Guidance operates Madison Marquette from their offices in Reston Virginia, amid the fastest growing Islamic concentration in the country.
Capital Guidance employs a Sharia Advisory Board chaired by a Pakistani Mufti, Muhammad Taqi Usmani. When it comes to human rights, this scrivener of that area’s Sharia laws is a monster. He has a 30 year career of jailing gays, beating women for being raped and like atrocities, such as supporting modern slavery.
While Usmani can’t seem to break into the Kardashian-obsessed news in America, elsewhere he is a venerable rock star of Islamic fundamentalism, being named by a Jordanian company as the 22nd most influential Muslim on the planet, even ahead of such luminaries as Jordan’s own Queen Rania and the Prime Minister of Turkey.
It’s particularly important on this Memorial Day to recall Sheikh Usmani’s relationship to our American men and women who died in military service to our country. Being a Deobandi leader, (Deobandi is the sect of Islam that gave us the Taliban in Afghanistan) Sheikh Usmani hates America for not being Muslim, and our troops along with her.
When the US entered the war on terror in Afghanistan, Usmani issued a Fatwa against Pakistan for helping our American troops, referring to our military as though we were the terrorists, instead of the Sunnis who attacked us on 9/11.
Usmani later refused to sign a Fatwa that condemned suicide bombing, despite the Pakistani press noting he has so much power many lives would be saved if he did.
As our men and women were fighting in the Middle East post 9/11, this screed widely attributed to Usmani was issued calling our troops, “butchers,” “stinking atheists” and lamenting that more Muslims weren’t willing to die fighting them, which is the cultural mindset of the suicide bomber.
Usmani in his book Islam and Modernism has stated his views that Jihadists should lay in wait in Western countries then launch “Jihad with Power” against us. Yet we allow him to conduct business here through Capital Guidance, with New Jersey offices in Asbury Park and Elmwood Park.
So this Memorial day, as we recall and thank our lost soldiers and sailors, ponder for a moment too that their enemy is inside the wire, conducting business in our communities.
Tommy De Seno is an attorney, a journalist and a contributor to the website Ricochet.com