Jamaat al-Muslimeen (JAM) is a small Muslim organization based in Baltimore that promotes Holocaust denial and anti-Jewish conspiracy theories. Its leader, Dr. Kaukab Siddique, is an associate professor in the English department at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
While Siddique claims that JAM is “not against the Jews as a collective,” JAM promotes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and portrays Jews as a pernicious global power. Siddique has said, "Mohammed has taught us not to follow Jews but to go against them in all things" and, "We are against the Jews because they have usurped Palestine and they take interest on loans and have built up the exploitative economic structure."
While JAM claims to be an international movement, it appears to be active mostly in the Northeast of the United States. In addition to organizing events, JAM produces an online newsletter, New Trend Magazine, which promotes the work of David Irving and other Holocaust deniers.
Siddique, who met with Irving on several occasions, has consistently denied the Holocaust. In April 2002, Siddique wrote an article about a meeting with Irving in Arlington, Virginia. "There is no evidence available that Hitler planned or ordered the wholesale decimation of Jews,” Siddique wrote. “The Jewish narratives of the gassing of six million Jews too cannot be substantiated.”
In 2009, he further argued that “the Auschwitz ‘gas chambers’ story has been meticulously analyzed, rebutted and destroyed.” He has also called the Holocaust "a Jewish milk cow."
One of JAM’s main goals is speaking out against what it calls “Jewish-zionist control of America.” In a 2009 article in New Trend Magazine, Siddique has claimed that, “the Jews are a small minority in America, yet they have taken over this country by devious and immoral means.” According to Siddique, Jews control the government, the banks, Wall Street, Hollywood, the media and more.
JAM has called for a campaign to boycott “businesses which support Israel.” Explaining that “Israel is an illegitimate, terrorist entity,” Siddique has also called on Muslims to “NOT ASSOCIATE WITH JEWS unless they clearly say that Israel is illegitimate.” He has also warned: “If you are careless, you might find that you have a doctor or a lawyer who supports Israel. You can pick and choose lawyers and doctors. Rabbis are the worst of the lot.”
JAM rejects Western style democracy, specifically American governance, which it claims is "under Zionist control." Siddique has described the U.S. as "satanic system," arguing that "America's power structure does not accept the SOVEREIGNTY of Allah."
JAM's Central Committee met in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 24, 2008. During the meeting, at which Siddique presided, the Committee passed several resolutions including:
"Israel is an illegal and illegitimate entity. We call for global unity to defeat Israel. Groups engaged in trying to gain authority under Israeli occupation are violating the rights of the people. There cannot be ANY NEGOTIATIONS with Israel, either DIRECT or INDIRECT, because Israel is an occupier."
"Racism, the exploitation of women and the corporate-Zionist control of the media are three basic problems in America which the Islamic movement must tackle."
One of JAM's main focuses is advocating on behalf of what it calls "political prisoners" in the U.S. Among the prisoners it supports is Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian cleric convicted of conspiring to bomb New York City landmarks.