The Cultural Jihad blog is reporting on an event sponsored by a Tampa organization tied to the US Muslim Brotherhood. The report begins:
TAMPA, FL – On April 26, 2015, the Tampa Bay Muslim Alliance held it’s 18th Annual Islamic Charity Festival at MacFarlane Park. Along with the distribution of toys, food and clothes given away to “pre-identified and deserving homeless people”, the event featured inflatables, face-painting and cartoon balloons for children, as well as vendors with men’s and women’s clothing.
As in past years, the main focus was on Da’wah (proselytize about Islam). From the Tampa Tribune …
Speaking at the 18th annual Islamic Charity Festival at MacFarlane Park on Sunday, Ali, a member of the Tampa Bay Muslim Alliance, told a crowd including Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, that people will be “honored” for “everything we do in our lives.”
Conversely, said Ali, who drew from the Quran, the religious text of Islam: “We will be held accountable for the things we do.”
Ali spoke as festival organizers prepared to give away about 90 bicycles to needy children. Food, toys and clothes also were distributed Sunday to “pre-identified and deserving homeless people” at the event, organized by the Muslim Alliance.
The event was from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and drew a crowd of about 2,000.
“When we give to charity in the name of Allah, we verify that which we say we’re about,” Ali said. “It’s a way to verify the intentions in our heart.
“Although we manifest different acts of worship, true righteousness is a belief in Allah and a reality greater than (what) we see.”
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In May 2013, the GMBDW discussed another Cultural Jihad report analyzing the Tampa-based OakTree Institute.
In June 2009, we reported that the Tampa mayor had decided to end annual proclamations of “CAIR Day” in the city honoring the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), another part of the US Muslim Brotherhood.