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Founded by radical Islamist Mahboob Khan
Former spokesman Yousef Al-Yousef supported Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Holy Land Foundation
Founded in February 1998 and inactive since late 2002, American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice (AMGPJ) was a Washington, DC-based advocacy/activist group. It was created by Mahboob Khan, who died in 1999 at the age of 60. (A native of Madras, India, Khan also helped establish the Muslim Students' Association of the U.S. & Canada, and later became an official with the Islamic Society of North America.) AMGPJ described itself as "a non-profit grass-root organization established … for the purpose of educating, aligning and mobilizing fellow Americans on issues of human dignity, freedom, peace and justice." Its volunteer members joined other peace and interfaith organizations and went on fact-finding and humanitarian missions to the Gulf region. These volunteers produced documentaries and videos “on the suffering of the Iraqi people due to eight years of economic sanctions” -- placing blame for that suffering entirely upon the United States.
AMGPJ characterized the U.S. as a nation rife with anti-Muslim bigotry and discrimination. In January 2002, the organization's chairman, Yousef Al-Yousef, stated that Muslims in America are routinely "deprived of their liberties." That same month, Al-Yousef wrote an article defending a Palestinian Islamic Jihad fundraiser on behalf of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a Hamas front group that was shut down by the U.S. government for supporting terrorism.
The Outreach Coordinator for AMGPJ was Raeed N. Tayeh, who made headlines in 2001 when he accused Jewish lawmakers of exhibiting inappropriate loyalty to the State of Israel. "The Israeli occupation of all territories must end, including Congress," Tayeh said. He was subsequently fired from his job as a Congressional staffer for Cynthia McKinney.
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