Muslim Communities Association (MCA)

Muslim Communities Association (MCA)


* Caters to the needs of Muslim students who reside in North America 
* A division of the Islamic Society of North america
* Affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood

The California-based Muslim Communities Association (MCA) was co-founded in 1982 by Mahboob Khan and his wife, Malika Khan. Mahboob Khan served as the organization’s board chairman from its inception until 1999, the year he died. Formerly known as the Muslim Community Association, the MCA, which declares its affiliation with the Islamic Society of North America, grew out of the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada and is today made up of two mosques, a cultural center, and an elementary school. From its inception, MCA’s purpose was “to cater specifically to the needs of students who had chosen to reside permanently in North America.”

The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that at least twice in the 1990s, an MCA mosque hosted Ayman al-Zawahiri, who would later go on to become al Qaeda‘s No. 2, and helped raise money for him.

MCA was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” — as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”

Also named in the Muslim Brotherhood document were:

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