* Co-founder of the Commonwealth Information Security Center
* Runs a website that features veiled links to radical Islamic groups and organizations
Mohammed Eltoweissy is the co-founder and principal investigator of the Commonwealth Information Security Center (CISC), based at James Madison University (JMU) in Virginia. He is also the co-author of an on-line pamphlet entitled Islam – Beliefs and Values, which is listed on the JMU web site as a course document (published through the Department of Integrated Science and Technology/ISAT). In its “For More Information” section, this publication lists seven Web addresses linked to Islamic Extremism, six of which are hidden by Wingdings, a rarely used text font that replaces letters with pictures and symbols. The six hidden addresses include:
The lone “non-Wingdinged” Website in Eltoweissy’s pamphlet, www.islamway.com, is run by the Islamic Assembly of North America (IANA). The IANA’s Vice Chairman, Rafil Dhafir, was arrested for laundering money to Iraq. Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, a member of the IANA’s Technical Committee, was indicted for routing “thousands of dollars he received from overseas sources to the Michigan-based IANA, and provided computer expertise and Website services to IANA” (Department of Justice, February 26, 2003). In Hatred’s Kingdom, Dore Gold writes, “In May 2001 – four months before the September 11 terrorist attacks – the IANA’s website featured justifications for ‘martyrdom operations,’ including crashing an airplane ‘on a crucial enemy target.’”
This profile was adapted from the article, “Government Security Conference Run by Islamic Radicals,” written by Joe Kaufman and Beila Rabinowitz, published by FrontPageMagazine.com on July 10, 2003.