Many people in Yorba Linda are fuming mad about an Islamic group holding a fundraiser this Sunday at the Yorba Linda Community Center and want the event shut down.
The group in question is called the ICNA and is possibly linked to Anti-American extremist/terrorist groups. Source
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) has two charities — ICNA Relief and Helping Hand (HH). Both have a non-profit 501(c)3 tax status with the United States government, as does ICNA itself. ICNA Relief also has a Canadian component, which has a separate exempt status.
Due to the nature of the work these groups perform — that of Islamic relief work — much of their activities are based in foreign nations. One of these nations is Pakistan.
Pakistan is important to ICNA, because it is where the group’s parent organization, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), resides.
It’s ironic that ICNA, an American group, would be associated with JI, as JI is rabidly anti-American. The organization is currently involved in its Go America Go campaign, working tirelessly to remove any type of American influence from South Asia. Right on the homepage of JI’s official website is the following:
All Pakistani forces must unite against America.
Many are planning peaceful protests on Sunday. If this group is supporting Anti-American groups but have not been shutdown by the US Gov can the city still cancel their event? Probably not. But maybe they can use the excuse that the event will cause safety issues of too many people and not enough police coverage.
OC Register has more info here
What are you thoughts?