January 16, 2017 Voices Of Montana

Did You Know, A Ribat Grows in Bozeman (The Islamic Center of Bozeman)

A ribat (Arabic: رباط‎‎; ribāṭ, hospice, hostel, base or retreat) is an Arabic term for a small fortification as built along a frontier during the first years of the Muslim conquest of North Africa to house military volunteers, called the murabitun.

The website for the Islamic Center of Bozeman has a “links” section that is devoted to Muslim Brotherhood groups, including: North American Islamic Trust, Islamic Society of North America, Council on American Islamic Relations, and the Muslim Students Association.

The ICB’s “Islamic Lectures” section takes one to Kalamullah.org, a porthole to Wahhabi jihadist literature. For example, it is here, at Kalamullah, that the reader will find lectures by such people as Terek Mehana, Anwar Al Awlaki, and the first emir of the Islamic State, Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi, as well as the writings of Ali al-Sallabi, a protégé of Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide Yusef Qaradawi.

Textbooks found at Kalamullah are published by Darssalam, a Saudi financed publishing house run by Abdul Malik Mujahid the man behind the “Stand with the Prophet” event.