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Virginia halal grocer sells terror propaganda

April 19, 2012

This time it isn’t shops selling radical merchandise in Afghanistan or the West Bank—it’s Virginia.

What does it tell you about the halal food industry?  That it’s just another back-to-basics food movement like organic foods or locally grown foods?  Not so—it is an agenda-driven movement that embraces jihad.  The halal grocery store owner is perfectly willing to profit from Anwar al-Awlaki’s violent CDs and sharia books about wife-beating.

From CBN’s intrepid Erick Stakelbeck on Apr. 13:

D.C. Area Islamic Store Still Selling Radical Materials

In June 2010, my exclusive report on the radical materials being sold at Halalco–the Washington, D.C. area’s largest Islamic supermarket–first aired on CBN. I recounted my investigation into Halalco, which is located in Falls Church, Va., just minutes from the nation’s capital, in Chapter 5 of my book, The Terrorist Next Door.

In addition to tons of hate-filled books by leading Muslim Brotherhood ideologues like Yusuf al-Qaradawi and convicted terrorists such as “The Hook,” Abu Hamza al-Masri, Halalco also featured notorious anti-Semitic tracts, like The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, not to mention a large library of CDs and DVDs by Khalid Yasin and other assorted radical Islamist mouthpieces.

In short, Halalco sells the kind of materials that have served to radicalize many young American Muslims. But the coup de grace and focus of my report was my discovery that Halalco was featuring a large display of CDs and DVDs by the not-so-dearly-departed Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awalaki—just one day after Awlaki had released a videotape calling for the killing of American civilians. I confronted the owner of Halalco about it on camera (click on the viewer below to watch the report) and the Awlaki display—magically—disappeared.

But being caught red-handed peddling the works of one of the world’s most wanted terrorists apparently had little effect on Halalco’s choice in inventory. Intrepid journalist Patrick Poole, a good friend of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, recently paid a visit to Halalco and came up with a very interesting find.

Here’s more, from Poole, courtesy of PJMedia:

A book by a senior Indian Islamic scholar that recently prompted international outrage for directing Muslim husbands on how to properly beat and control their wives is on sale at the largest Islamic bookstore in the Washington D.C. area, just a 20-minute drive from the White House, all while the Obama campaign proclaims that Republicans are waging a “war on women” and continues to attack Ann Romney for her decision to stay at home and raise her five sons by promoting pro-life, pro-family policies, and as DCCC media strategist Hilary Rosen

The book in question is A Gift For the Muslim Couple by Ashraf Ali Thanvi that directs a Muslim husband “it might be necessary to restrain her [wife] with strength or even threaten her,” adding that he may scold his wife, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”

Thanvi’s book was recently in the news when the Toronto Sun discovered the book being sold at a prominent Islamic bookstore in Toronto, prompting criticism from all corners of Canadian politics and society. The story was picked up elsewhere by the international press.

So will the Obama administration ask its Muslim “interfaith outreach partners” why such a vile volume is being sold across the Potomac River at the Halalco Bookstore and Supermarket in Falls Church, Va. – just eight miles from the White House? I purchased a copy in the family section of Halalco on a trip to DC two weeks ago, and the book can be found available for purchase on the Halalco website.

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