Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Muslim polygamy – in Seattle

Pamela Geller

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif is accused of plotting a jihad terror attack against a Seattle military recruiting station. Abdul-Latif and another jihadi, Walli Mujahidh, have been charged with planning an attack on the Military Entrance Processing Station. The FBI said that they were trying to figure out "how they could kill the most military personnel and escape or die as martyrs," and talked about throwing fragmentation grenades into the cafeteria of the Station. After his arrest, the local Seattle media interviewed his niqab-wearing wife, Binta Moussa-Davis, who sobbed that Abdul-Latif was devout: "He just good Muslim. Perfect Muslim. He pray five times a day." Abdul-Latif was so devout, in fact, that he was seeking a second wife at a Muslim dating site on the Internet – right in Seattle, where polygamy is supposed to be illegal.

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif was such a "perfect Muslim" that he wanted to travel to Yemen to sit at the feet of the jihad cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki mentored the Fort Hood jihad mass murderer, Nidal Malik Hasan, whom Abdul-Latif wanted to imitate. Devout Muslim al-Awlaki also provided succor and Islamic spiritual guidance to the Christmas underwear bomber and the Times Square car bomber.

Abdul-Latif's YouTube channel features a video in which he asks Allah to "show mercy to the mujahedeen who are fighting to help preserve the religion of Islam, and that he'll help suffice us, those of us who are not fighting right now, and bless those who at least have the desire to go struggle for the cause of Allah … whether that's jihad by hand, jihad by tongue, or jihad within ourselves." He praises al-Awlaki in that video as well.

This "perfect Muslim" and perfect husband also appears as the devout Muslim who placed this ad on a Muslim mate site,, advertising for a second wife. (Nikah is the Islamic term for marriage.) It is interesting how Muslim polygamy is rampant in the United States, and yet no one speaks about it.

This aspiring mass murderer describes his devout self as "very religious." He says:

I am a very dedicated, strong, and intelligent Muslim, and I am looking for a second wife from in [sic] whom [sic] wouldn't mind sharing me with my current wife being that we are in compliance with the sunnah, and want to make a life from the most oppressive place on this earth "America ". I have been in Islam for over 6 years, originally from America, 30 years old, fully obedient to Allah, looking for a wife with intelligence, and who isn't attached to this Dunyaa. If you want more information, than [sic] please contact me.

Dunyaa is this world. Abdul-Latif is saying that he wants a wife who is more spiritually minded – one who would be happy to be the second wife of a devout Muslim mass murderer for Allah.

Abdul-Latif filled in the section headed "About My Expected Life Partner" in this way:

My partner is a strong Muslimah who never stands in between me and my Ebadah [slavery] to Allah, and who has Allah first in every level of life. She is obedient to Allah, her husband, follows Quran and Sunnah to a "T", is accepting of my current wife and son. She is between the ages of 16 and 30 years old, will not ask for an outrageous Mahr [price for buying a bride in Islam]. She is someone who even though it is her right, does not always tries to take from my pocket, is not greedy, is willing to help the household if necessary. Loves to study Islam on a daily basis, is educated, who can be trusted, who wants more children, and last but not least, who's [sic] only goal is to get into the Jannah-Inshallah [Paradise – Allah willing].

Abdul-Latif was openly seeking to enter into a polygamous relationship in Seattle. NPR reported as long ago as May 2008 that "no one knows how many Muslims in the U.S. live in polygamous families. But according to academics researching the issue, estimates range from 50,000 to 100,000 people." According to Refugee Resettlement Watch:

We have had "insiders" tell us that Muslim refugees are coming into the U.S. with multiple wives. The "extra" wives are listed as "sisters" or other close relatives and are settled in the same community as the "husband" by refugee resettlement agencies.

One Muslima who was interviewed for the NPR piece said that Muslim husbands just spring their new marriages on their first wives. "Sometimes he say, 'OK, I am going to be married tomorrow,' or 'I'm going to be married today.' He's going to ask you like that. It happened to me." One Muslima in Philadelphia in 2007 wouldn't stand for this: Myra Morton shot her husband, Jereleigh, to death just before he was going to fly to Morocco to pick up his second wife.

An Associated Press story about that incident stated: "Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said that a minority of Muslims take second wives, and that Islamic scholars would differ on whether one could do so while living in the United States."

Who cares what Islamic scholars think? Polygamy is illegal in America. Yet Muslims are practicing it with impunity. Has anyone investigated? Is anyone trying to put a stop to it? Why not? And how are the activities of "devout Muslims" being monitored? Hamas-tied CAIR is working feverishly to keep law enforcement out of the mosques, where many of these activities are sanctioned and promoted.

The case of Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif ought to be a wake-up call not just regarding the ongoing Islamic jihad against America, but also for the rampant practicing of polygamy among Muslims here. It's time we enforce our own laws and end this barbaric practice.