Abdul Alim Musa
- "Yahuds [Jews] are the enemy of humanity." -- Abdul Alim Musa
Abdul Alim Musa (Arabic: عبد العليم موسى; born 1945; Clarence Reams; a.k.a. "Big Hank") is a radical anti-America pro-Hezbollah African-American imam. He is the director of Masjid Al-Islam of Washington, D.C. (4603 Benning Road SE, Washington, DC 20019), founder and director of As-Sabiqun, and a member of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT). Abdul Alim Musa is a well-known speaker in many places around the world, including at the pro-Absolute Velayat-e Faqih Khomeinist Shia Association of Bay Area of San Jose, California. "Big Hank" is also a very good friend of the infamous Nabi R. Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi), the extremist pro-Khamenei resident mullah at Saba Masjid (Saba Mosque).
Adbul Alim Musa considers "Clarence Reams" to be his slave name.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Abdul Alim Musa and anti-Semitism
- 3 Activities and statements by Abdul Alim Musa
- 4 Banning of Abdul Alim Musa from the United Kingdom
- 5 Abdul Alim Musa at Shia Association of Bay Area
- 6 Links to flyers distributed by Abdul Alim Musa at SABA
- 7 The Wake-up Yank
- 8 Article sources
- 9 References and notes
- 10 Article publishing history
- 11 Also see
- 12 External links
Clarence Reams was born in Arkansas in 1945; however, he grew up in Oakland, California, where he became famously known as "Big Hank." There, during the 1960s, he associated with H. Rap Brown, who later adopted a radical version of Islam and became known as imam Jamil al-Amin.
"Big Hank" set-up a drug dealing operation in Colombia, but eventually was arrested on charges that included heroin and currency smuggling and assaulting a federal agent. After evading the authorities for several years, "Big Hank" fled to Algeria, where he came into contact with several exiled Black Panther leaders such as Eldridge Cleaver. He eventually returned to the United States, where he turned himself in. "Big Hank" was put on trial and subsequently incarcerated at the U.S. Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, among other institutions.
While in prison, "Big Hank" converted to Islam and adopted the Arabic name "Abdul Alim Musa." He embraced radicalism and supported the 1979 Iranian revolution. Abdul Alim appartently believed that Khomeini's oppressive regime would lead to global Islamic dominance.
After the successful establishment of the Absolute Velayat-e Faqih regime in Iran, Abdul Alim Musa openly expressed his support for its anti-America extremist Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Since the early 1980s Abdul Alim has made several visits to the so-called Islamic Republic, where he introduced himself to the rogue Iranian mullahs as a representative of American Muslims and a staunch supporter of their Faqihi regime. Throughout the decade, he developed connections with a wide array of like-minded Muslim activists, both Sunni and Shia. Abdul Alim emphasized unity as the primary factor for the success of the extremist Islamist movements.
Abdul Alim Musa studied the intellectual works of several famous Islamist leaders such as Malcolm X, Ayatollah Khomeini, Sayyid Qutb, Maulana Maududi, and Kalim Siddiqui. He also encouraged his followers to individually familiarize themselves with the writings of these political Islamists.
Abdul Alim Musa and anti-Semitism
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) asserts that Abdul Alim Musa "propagates a radical and anti-Semitic ideology." ADL quotes him as saying "Who ran the slave trade…who funded [it]? You’ll study and you will find out: the Jews…It was the Jewish bankers... in Vienna, with pockets full of money, funding and insuring, that’s who did it... you can’t tell us about no holocaust. Between the African Americans and the Native Americans, everybody else’s stuff was small potatoes."
According to Benjamin Ginsberg, during an event sponsored by two student groups, the Associated Students of the University of Washington and the Black Students Commission, "Big Hank" gave "a vehemently Anti-semitic" speech. Apparently "Big Hank" had asserted that America was controlled by Jews and that "Yahuds [Jews] are the enemy of humanity."
Numerous observers have argued that Abdul Alim Musa promotes anti-Semitism in his speeches. "Big Hank" claims that his statements are directed at the Zionist supporters of Israel and not the Jewish people in general. However, some of his statements suggest otherwise. For instance:
Activities and statements by Abdul Alim Musa
During a rally in July 1999, Abdul Alim Musa openly displayed a cashier's check made out "Hamas, Palestine," to protest the 1996 U.S. law that declared Hamas a terrorist entity. In fact, Hamas is an extremist Palestinian organization financed and controlled by the Absolute Velayat-e Faqih regime of Iran.
Abdul Alim Musa proudly announced that "I would love to have a case in court with the FBI. I would love for them to arrest me on any trumped-up charges." Abdul Alim later boasted that "I tried to get a case several years ago. We had a demonstration. I waved a check for Hamas, cashier's check, by the way. And I said, 'I'm donating this to Hamas.' Then I waited for them to arrest me. They didn't arrest me. So I put the thing back in the bank."
At an event titled Shaping Our Perspective: Our Role in a Changing World held on January 21, 2001, and sponsored by Muslim Students Association (MSA) at UCLA, Abdul Alim Musa is quoted as stating: "If you were to say that the Soviet Union was wiped off the face of the earth . . . people would have thought you were crazy, right? The people of Afghanistan didn’t have the intellect or historical knowledge to know that they wasn’t supposed to wipe out the Soviet Union, is that right? ... We saw the fall of one so-called superpower, Old Sam [the United States] is next."
On July 7, 2000, Abdul Alim Musa was in the company of his wife and daughter when he witnessed members of the Metropolitan Police of Washington, D.C., beating an individual. "Big Hank" intervened by approaching the officers, requesting that they stop, and ultimately grabbing one of them! He consequently was arrested for assaulting the police. "Big Hank" spent two nights in prison. On July 10, 2000, he appeared before a judge in court, where the charge against him was reduced to a misdemeanor.
Abdul Alim Musa has made numerous statements that can be considered controversial by the average American. For instance:
- Zionist American agents blew up the World Trade Center
- Palestinian suicide bombers are heroes
- The U.S. government saturated American cities with heroin in the 1960s to snuff out African-American rebellion
- The United States should become an Islamic state
In a video clip broadcast by Fox News, Abdul Alim Musa stated, from behind a podium at the University of California at Irvine on Sept. 9, 2001, that "if you don't stay out of our way and leave us alone, we're going to burn America down." Abdul Alim later stated that he was simply paraphrasing Jamil Al-Amin, formerly H. Rap Brown, a prominent Black Panther in the 1960s. "Big Hank" never threatened to burn the United States down, according to a longer video and transcript of the speech posted on the Web site of the Investigative Project.
Abdul Alim Musa has also stated that "the American ship is going down. And it's clowns like that [President George W. Bush] that's driving it down. We don't have to do nothing. Just step back, pray, fast, do good deeds, and stuff like that. And let that guy go ... When he finishes, nobody will love, nobody will trust, and nobody will believe anything coming from the United States of America."
In a debate with George Mason University professor Jack Goldstone aired on Press TV on January 5, 2010, Abdul Alim said that Muslims believe that 90% of the bombings in the world are done by the United States government and the Mossad:
Banning of Abdul Alim Musa from the United Kingdom
- "If they don't want me, I don't want them." --Adbul Alim Musa
In April 2009, Abdul Alim Musa's name was released to the press as one of 22 people who were declined entry into the United Kingdom in October 2008. The British government announced that it has banned Abdul Alim from the UK because he is "considered to be engaging in unacceptable behavior by fomenting and glorifying terrorist violence in furtherance of his particular beliefs and seeking to provoke others to terrorist acts."
Abdul Alim Musa at Shia Association of Bay Area
Imam Abdul Alim Musa has given speeches at the Islamist center of Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA), the extremist anti-Semitic Khomeinist organization based in San Jose, California. Musa is at home at SABA, for it is the proper platform for renowned anti-Semites to deliver their abhorrent messages.
Abdul Alim Musa and Nabi Mir, the exposed extremist Khomeinist resident cleric at SABA mosque, are very good buddies. Their converging paths in life brought the duo together and the commonly championed cause cemented their relationship. Indeed, both Abdul Alim and Nabi Raza share affection and admiration of grand terrorist Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the anti-American Absolute Velayat-e Faqih regime in Iran, and loyalty to Ali Khamenei, the discredited Iranian Supreme Leader.
While at SABA, Abdul Alim Musa talked extensively about his former cocaine business, made a variety of absurd statements, and denounced the United States, President George W. Bush, and President-elect Barack Hussein Obama. He also engaged in fund raising and distributed and exhibited anti-CIA, anti-FBI, and anti-police flyers at SABA.
Links to flyers distributed by Abdul Alim Musa at SABA
The Wake-up Yank
The Wake-up Yank
O Maulana "Big Hank,"
Let's be very, very frank,
Your mama should give you a good spank,
For your speeches always clank,
Yes, they impress embittered mullahs of low rank,
And get you checks on the blank,
True, it's good money in the bank,
This keeps your big beak a little dank,
And feeds your deep desires to be swank,
But your whole thing is a lousy prank!
Think not hating America is the only plank,
It's your own country you should thank,
Wake-up, be not Khamenei's slave on the far flank!
His sad mobs have already shrank,
His sodomite regime is getting lank,
It's not dead, yet it has already stank,
Don't wait until it has expired and sank,
Turn around and put your raging feelings on the brank,
It's your beautiful Columbia that you ought to embank!
- Flyers distributed by Abdul Alim Musa at the Islamist center of Shia Association of Bay Area
- Speech given by Abdul Alim Musa at SABA Mosque
References and notes
- That is the embittered Khomeinist mullah Nabi R. Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi)
- Columbia is the United States of America
Article publishing history
This first version of this article was released here on 18 March 2010.
- Abdul Alim Musa
- Alipur: A Mini Iran in Karnataka
- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
- Mohamad Ali El Husseini
- Nabi R. Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi)
- Rafic M. Labboun
- Shia Association of Bay Area (Saba Center)