- Chairman of the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations
Johari Abdul-Malik is the imam of Dar Al-Hijrah, a Falls Church, Virginia mosque that was once a place of worship for notable terrorists and extremists including Abdurahman Alamoudi and Mousa Abu Marzook. In November 2004 Abdul-Malik delivered a sermon there saying:
"People, even under the pressures that you and I know about, the deen of Islam is growing because people see even within all of this struggle it is better to be a Muslim under these conditions than to be a kaffir under any conditions... before Allah closes our eyes for the last time you will see Islam move from being the second largest religion in America-that's where we are now- to being the first religion in America."
In September of 2004, discussing the impact of 9/11 on the Muslim community, Abdul-Malik took the opportunity to laud one of his congregants, Ismael Selim Elbarasse, who had just been arrested for videotaping structural parts of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Elbarasse, who has been described as a “high-ranking Hamas operative,” held a joint bank account with Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook for the purpose of financing the terror group. Another congregant, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, in March of 2006, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for providing material support to Al-Qaeda, while plotting to assassinate President Bush. About the charges against Abu Ali, Abdul-Malik stated, “Our whole community is under siege.”
Malik defended the American-born Muslim Abu Ali, who joined Al-Qaeda in Iraq and was arrested for plotting to kill President George W. Bush. In his book Infiltration, author Paul Sperry described Malik's Dar Al-Hijrah as the second most dangerous mosque in America, as it was active in raising money for raising money for the defense of the "Virginia Paintball Jihad network" terrorist, Imam Al Al-Timimi.
Malik publicly lauded one of his congregants, Ismael Selim Elbarasse -- a high-ranking Hamas operative who held a joint bank account with Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook for the purpose of financing the terror organization.
Malik is the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque’s Outreach Director located in Falls Church, Virginia. According to the Department of Treasury's Enforcement Communications System records, Dar al-Hijrah "is a mosque operating as a front for HAMAS operatives in U.S.," "is associated with Islamic extremists," "has been under numerous investigations for financing and providing aid and comfort to bad orgs and members," and has "been linked to numerous individuals linked to terrorism financing,"
Malik has had ties to numerous terrorists, including Al Qaeda members in Yemen, the late Anwar Al Awlaki, who served as Imam of Dar Al Hijrah in mid-2001. Al Awlaki was considered an important spiritual advisor for two of the 9-11 hijackers (Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf Al-Hazmi) and was also tied to terrorists Major Nidal Hassan (Ft. Hood) and Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab (The Underwear Bomber). Malik has publicly defended al-Awlaki’s clericship at Dar Al Hijrah, saying that Awlaki was “articulating the same message that I articulate today.”