Sabiqun and Anti-Semitism on Campus
Posted: September 11, 2009
Updated: November 14, 2011
The two principal leaders of Sabiqun, an anti-Semitic Muslim group that advocates for the creation of a global Islamic state, have become popular speakers on college and university campuses over the past several years.
Sabiqun founder, Imam Abdul Alim Musa, who heads a mosque in Washington DC, and Imam Abdul Malik Ali, leader of a mosque in Oakland, California, have used their appearances on campus to promote hostility toward Israel and American Jews.
For example, during a speech at UC Irvine in May 2010, Malik Ali compared Jews to Nazis, expressed support for Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad and called for the destruction of the "apartheid state of Israel."
While Sabiqun appears to have a relatively small following organized primarily around two mosques in DC and Oakland, its leaders continue to be provided with a platform to spread their anti-Semitic and conspiratorial themes by student groups and others.