Islamic Society of Augusta opens new center, introduces leader

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The Islamic Society of Augusta opened the doors of its new 35,000-square-foot community center and mosque Thursday night to introduce the congregation’s new imam to leaders of other faiths.

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Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi (center) gives a tour of the main prayer hall of the Islamic Society of Augusta's new community center and mosque. Daoudi arrived three weeks ago to lead the Islamic society.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi (center) gives a tour of the main prayer hall of the Islamic Society of Augusta's new community center and mosque. Daoudi arrived three weeks ago to lead the Islamic society.

Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi arrived in Augusta three weeks ago to lead the Isla­mic society. He said he has found an energetic community that is already embracing his goal to build bridges between Muslims and other groups.

“In order to live right on this planet, we need to work together and cooperate,” Daoudi said. “My dream is to see representatives of the three Abrahamic religions sitting together at a round table discussing how they can bring their communities up in a better way.”

Daoudi has served as an imam for 12 years, previously leading groups in Lancaster, Calif., and Charleston, W.Va. He studied Islamic law and English in Syria and earned a doctorate in ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Before coming to Augusta with his wife and three children, Daoudi spent several years in Syria’s capital, Damascus, pursuing more studies. He left amid conflict in the country.

About 30 leaders from other faiths were invited to a reception and tour of the facility, which opened in mid-October to accommodate growth. The Islamic Society of Augusta has about 500 regular members, but even more live in Augusta and surrounding counties.

“It’s a place where people have to learn to live with each other in harmony,” society member Asma Fischer said. “Non-Muslims should feel comfortable being here.”

The facility features large and small prayer halls, a multipurpose hall with a basketball court, a kitchen, 14 classrooms and a library. There is also a youth center with televisions, game tables and computers.

The community center at 465 Old Evans Road replaced the society’s original center on Middleton Drive. Construction began in March 2011.

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Augusta resident
Augusta resident 11/09/12 - 02:31 am

I hope it's safer here than Syria.

Riverman1 11/09/12 - 08:03 am
That's the tallest building

That's the tallest building in Columbia County I heard. So non-Muslims are welcome there?

patriotgirl 11/09/12 - 08:03 am
Religion of peace?

I guess we'll see.

ctchpln 11/09/12 - 09:09 am

There are some members of every religion that are really awful, just as there are many members who are truly wonderful.

ctchpln 11/09/12 - 09:07 am

Welcome to Imam Daoudi! I have found the relationships with the Augusta Muslim community and the Christian community to be good and helpful. Blessings to you and your family.

Riverman1 11/09/12 - 10:09 am
Following up on the above

Following up on the above comment. Welcome to Imaam Daoudi! I'm sure ALL religious communities will be helpful. Blessings to you and your family.

Fiat_Lux 11/09/12 - 10:58 am
Wecome to Augusta, Imam Daoudi

Some of the finest people in Augusta are members of your mosque, Asma Fischer being a wonderful example. Best wishes for every success in helping to promote peace and good will among all those who love and follow the God of Abraham.

Shtig99 11/09/12 - 01:02 pm
one way of welcoming them

The boys over at the Jewish Community Center would beat them easily in a full court pickup game.

Jane18 11/09/12 - 07:12 pm
The GOD of Abraham, yes, but.................................

Don't any of you know anything about Ishmael and his Mother, Hagar?

kiwiinamerica 11/09/12 - 07:29 pm
The religion of pieces...

So he's come to the land of the infidels? The "Great Satan", America, in the words of the late Ayatollah Khomeini?

No doubt he'll enjoy the freedom that this country affords him to spread his message and build his centers of worship. A freedom that is sadly not reciprocated in Muslim nations such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan where living as a Christian is to risk death every day.

What do they say now.....ah that's it ...."convert or die!"

Very nice

Imam Daoudi
Imam Daoudi 11/14/12 - 12:34 pm
Welcome to our center

To my dear brothers and sisters in humanity and in faith. Leave what you hear in the media aside and come to discover the reality of your Muslim neighbor by yourself. Everybody is welcomed to come, visit, and raise any question. Yet, our center is not the talest and let's deal with each other on reality.

FFRJIM 06/30/13 - 11:20 am
American Mosques: Jihad’s Incubators

The co- founder of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations) Omar Ahmad has said

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant”

Islamic Society (ISNA) founder and former Secretary-General Sayyid Syeed was recorded in 2006 as saying,

“Our job is to change the constitution of America.”

It is the Islamist mission to institute Sharia law as public policy in the United States. The Islamic Society Of North America (Isna) which all Mosques support, is working with the Brady Campaign to destroy our right to bear arms the 2nd Amendment.


Islamists have the declared mission of destroying our freedoms and government “from within by our hands.” Specifically, our enemies are using our tolerance of religion to create an infrastructure of mosques here that incubate the Islamic holy war called jihad.

If this revelation is not exactly news to those who are serious students of the Brotherhood’s decades-long, stealthy “civilization jihad” in this country (for more, see the best-selling “Team B II Report” published late last year by the Center for Security Policy: Shariah: The Threat to America), it will almost certainly come as a shock to the average American. Yet, the phenomenon of our rights being used to pursue our destruction has become undeniable.

Approximately 80% of American mosques advocate or otherwise promote violence. 100% of mosques seek the downfall of our government. This is because the so called “moderate” mosques that do not openly advocate violence conduct a wily and surreptitious jihad causing much greater harm.

All mosques conduct two general types of jihad:

bloody jihad and scam (propaganda) jihad also known as stealth jihad, a term coined by Robert Spencer in his excellent book ”Stealth Jihad”.

Scam jihad and bloody jihad work together “hand in glove” in all “moderate” mosques with the same goal of conquering America.

If any American believes that the “moderate” mosque in their neighborhood is peaceful and does not want to overthrow the USA then they have been scammed and are a victim of propaganda jihad.

Tragically, the large majority of America’s leadership are dunces who have swallowed the verbiage of the propaganda jihad, and our entire national security apparatus has adopted the scam by touting the phrase “moderate” Islam. The mosques built in America have been allowed by cloaking themselves in the scam called “moderate” Islam, making the label “moderate Islam” the most efficacious psyop in world history.

Here is a truism that will prove reliable:

Any person who claims there is a “moderate mosque” that does not want to overthrow the USA is an incompetent fool, a laughing stock or corruptocrat committing sedition in broad daylight.

Nowhere has this been better explained then by Christopher Logan at Logan’s Warning he sarcastically states,

“The moderate Muslims are not coming to the rescue.”

Christopher Logan is 100% correct because the so called “moderate” Muslims and mosques are 100% in support of the Islamic conquest of America and the entire world as required by the Koran.

In his book “Islam: The Enemy“ Richard Crandall explains:

“Despite what the mainstream media reports, Islamic extremists or terrorists have not “hijacked” Islam: Islam itself is extreme and dangerous as shown by its core teachings, its prophet Mohammed’s words and actions, and its fourteen hundred year history.”

Richard Crandall tells the truth desperately needed during our national malaise of abject denial where crooked hacks and timid quacks contemptuously claim Islam to be a religion of peace. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Please see my article “At War with Islam“supporting his excellent work.

Shutting down the mosques now is a very compassionate and wise thing to do because it will prevent enormous social upheaval, economic upheaval and bloodshed in the years to come. It’s just like having small weeds in the garden, pluck them early or they will take over the garden. Enormous misery can be avoided by closing the mosques and preventing this barbaric ideology of predation called Islam from harming our nation further.

To reiterate, the sole purpose of every mosque is to promote and implement the dictates of the Koran, and the Koran is a manual of war and hatred against all non-Muslims everywhere.

The Koran is the beating heart and life blood of every so called “moderate” mosque in America. The heartfelt wish of each mosque is to emulate Mohammed making every mosque an edifice of warfare and hatred “lying in wait.”

America has been succor punched, played for an infantile ignoramus and remains blinded by the term “moderate” Islam which has let an enemy invader establish its beach heads in our homeland. The situation is an emergency crisis and our house is on fire.

During its current infiltration stage “moderate” Islam puts on a smiling face playing us for gullible fools, telling us whatever we want to hear, while it shrewdly looks for ways to diminish and destroy us from within. There is no better way to harm us then to build another mosque. On the other hand there is no better way to stop Islamofascism then to shut down all mosques immediately. Take your pick. Either you aid an enemy in the conquest of your own nation or you immediately shut down the “moderate” mosques stopping the Islamic assault in its tracks. If you are a masochist, which the majority of Americans seem to be, then let the mosques thrive and they will bring the torture you so much relish. But if you are a patriot then demand that all mosques be shut today and you will have done your duty to protect our homeland.

“Mosque of Conquest“ is an article by journalist William Federer. It gives a brief “bird’s eye view” of Islamic conquest and mosques though out the ages. Related to this is his book, “What Every American Needs to Know about the Koran“. It reveals the malice being taught at “moderate” mosques. Please note, a mosque may label itself as “moderate” but the Koran it cherishes is hardcore hate mongering and warfare. We must not be fooled by the façade; rather, our survival depends upon looking deeper into the malevolent message of the Koran. It cannot be over emphasized that the building of mosques is the first step of Islamic invasion. Perhaps this is why William Federer has titled his article “Mosque of Conquest”. He may well agree with the theme of this article: first build mosques, and then conquer.

Since 9/11 nearly 800 new mosques have been built in the USA according to Dr. Ihsan professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky. The required and competent security measure was to shut down every Mosque on 9/12. There has never been a greater failure in our national security then categorizing mosques as religious edifices rather than enemy encampments of infiltration and subversion.

A competent American President will immediately shut down all mosques by executive order. Both Bush and Obama are guilty of extreme negligence and dereliction of duty for failing to do so and the scam of “moderate” Islam is laughing at our supine leadership. The Koran tells Muslims that we are inferior to them and they will rule over us. What better proofs have they than this proliferation of mosques after 9/11?

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan concisely portrays the inherently warlike agenda of mosques by quoting a renowned Islamic poet:

“The minarets are our bayonets, the domes our helmets, the mosques our barracks, and the faithful our army.”

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