Back in early 2002, Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani had his fifteen minutes of media fame as the “reclusive sheikh” of Pakistan, whom Daniel Pearl was attempting to interview about an alleged connection with Richard Reid, aka the “Shoe Bomber”. When Mr. Pearl was abducted and murdered, Sheikh Gilani immediately became a suspect, and various media organizations began their own investigation of him.
CBS News sent a “60 Minutes II” team to Lahore, and somehow — better-paid bodyguards? a higher media profile? not being Jewish? — they managed to survive and interview the sheikh. According to a web version of the report:
|Gilani is a mysterious figure in the Islamic world. He is said to be a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed. But for Pearl two other things set him apart. First, Gilani along with his followers have appeared on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations. Second, and even more provocative, the sheik has thousands of disciples who live right here in the United States. Dan Rather reports.|
|Pearl was following a lead. He thought that Richard Reid, the alleged shoe bomber, may have been a part of Gilani’s network of disciples. When 60 Minutes II Reporter George Crile arrived in Pakistan on Feb. 11, 19 days after Pearl had been taken captive, Pearl’s fate was still unknown. But Gilani was now behind bars, a principal suspect in Pearl’s kidnapping.|
|In the [State Department] report, Gilani’s organization was described as an “Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence.” His followers, who call themselves The Muslims of America,” are based in the United States, thousands operating in 19 states across the country.|
|Most of them are African-American Muslims, who live in self-contained Islamic communities, like one they named Islamville in South Carolina, with its own mosque, its own school and more than 100 residents. All of them accept Gilani as their ultimate authority.|
|The sheik welcomed them into his home. Was this man at the heart of a terror network that threatened the U.S.? Was he behind Richard Reid? Crile had the opportunity to ask those questions, to a man who does not operate in public and does not give interviews.|
|Gilani said that he had nothing to do with Pearl’s kidnapping. He also said he did not know anything about Richard Reid, and that Reid was not part of his group.|
|Gilani also said he was not part of al-Qaeda. “Why should I be part of it? I don’t, I just – I’m a reformer, educationist. And I am not part of anybody.” He also said he didn’t know bin Laden, and has never met him.|
That’s it? That’s the extent of the investigation? I guess we’re just supposed to take the sheikh’s word for it. Isn’t CBS even going to forge a few documents to support their contentions?
As it happens, there is ample evidence of Sheikh Gilani’s association with the Great Islamic Jihad. As Mira L. Boland reported in the Weekly Standard:
|Sheikh Gilani has rubbed shoulders at international terrorist confabs with gunslingers from Hamas and Hezbollah, their mullah backers, and Osama bin Laden. And he has trained fighters for the battlefields of Kashmir, Chechnya, and Bosnia.|
|Over the years, at least a dozen Fuqra members have been convicted of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder, firebombing, gun smuggling, and workers’ compensation fraud in the United States or Canada…|
|Sheikh Gilani found his first American recruits by raiding the ranks of an existing American Muslim organization, the Dar ul Islam. At a Brooklyn mosque, Gilani, sporting ammunition belts, preached Islam as the path to a better life and called for fighters to join the holy war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.|
Couldn’t CBS have looked at Ms. Boland’s sources and checked the man’s record out thoroughly? Spend a few minutes on the web googling him, and you’ll find plenty of information about the sheikh’s proclivities.
But CBS News does offer a glimpse into other aspects of Sheikh Gilani’s worldview:
|He wanted to talk about what he sees as the most serious threat to the world, why bad things happen in America, including acts of terrorism. These bad things, he says, are caused by invisible forces.|
|“There are beings who are not visible to you,” he says. “But they inhabit this earth. And they are damaging, causing psychotic diseases, fits, epilepsies. And controlling the agents, controlling the human beings.”|
|Gilani says he can control those evil forces. He says that he is not a threat to the U.S., but could be its salvation.|
|To understand why, he points to an American television show “The X-Files.” He says the mind control and evil influence that aliens wield over human beings in the program is much like the power of the invisible forces he believes in.|
|“What is an X-file? Most of things – could have happened or will happen,” Gilani said. “Human beings can be made to do things against their will. They can be made to commit crimes. They can made to go and kill people. You know? And all your missiles, all your rockets, space ships go up. And electronics, they can be damaged, influenced, and misdirected through the agencies of gin [sic – should be jinn or djinn] beings.”|
|Muslims all over the world also believe in these invisible evil forces that are described in the Koran. The sheik feels that these forces are a much bigger threat to the U.S. than terrorism. He says the United States should thank him for passing on his message about the invisible world instead of accusing him of terrorism.|
So it seems that Sheikh Gilani is quite an interesting fellow, with much more intellectual depth than the average “Kill the Jews and Crusaders” mujahid.
But the sheikh had second thoughts about CBS after the interview. Evidently the evil djinni had possessed “60 Minutes,” and Sheikh Gilani felt compelled to set the record straight.
On his merchandising website, the sheikh is now selling a video called Beyond 60 Minutes II. According to its product description:
|Discover the conspiracy to abduct and character assassinate, Sultan Syed ubarik Jilani Qadri by falsely connecting him with the Daniel Pearl and Richard Reid cases.
|Imam Jilani was a victim of Zionist media terrorism which was unleashed worldwide against him, the Int’l Quranic Open University of NY, and 22 Islamic villages in the USA. They alleged that R. Reid, so called shoe bomber was a student of our University and a follower of Imam Jilani.|
|El Sheikh Jilani, Sajjadah Nasheen of the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Mian Mir Qadri of Lahore, has hundreds and thousands of American Muslim followers spread out in 22 towns in the USA and other countries in the world, was a victim of character assassination.|
|On the 13th of Sept., CNN News broadcastedthat Richard Reid admitted to acting independently alone without any outside help.|
|In Part 1, all of the false propaganda is revealed and irrefutable evidence about 9/11 is shown, unveiling the conspiracy against the American people and the world at large.|
|Also, the most important point is the factthat thousands of people have witnessedhundreds of miracles as well as many miraculous healings in hospitals since the arrival of El Sheikh Jilani in the 1980’s, proving that our Imam and his Jamaat are saviors to the people.|
Notice that the sheikh acknowledges twenty-two Muslims of America communities. Can you identify them all? Red House and Meherrin are the two nearest Gates of Vienna, but there may be one just down the street from you.
In a book for sale on his site, Sheikh Gilani expands on the history of Islam in America (modestly including his own role in it):
|This book covers the history of Islam in America, from its early roots among the Native Americans who had been interacting with Arab traders hundreds of years before Columbus “discovered” America, and its long period of dormancy until the 20th century when Islam suddenly began to come under the spotlight, although it was propounded mainly by many false and misguided people. Islam was at first misrepresented as a “black mans religion” and Holy Quran was mistranslated into the English language in accord with the wishes of those proponents of the New World Order, whose intention was to feed the American people a “watered down” and distorted Islam because they knew that if people were to become true Muslims they would never stand for the injustice and oppression which is the very backbone of their plan for world domination.|
|Consequently, through their agents the Wahabis, the Mazais and others, a vicious and many faceted plan was set into motion to keep those people who became Muslims ignorant of the real teachings of Islam, and to create an atmosphere of fear and mistrust towards Islam among the general population of America. However, as “Allah is the best of Planners.” The tables were turned and all their plans backfired when in the 1970s American Muslims began to realize they were being duped, and a desire for true Islam was awakened in their hearts.|
|In answer to that earnest desire, Allah, the Most Merciful sent a rightly guided Murshid in the person of his eminence El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Jilani, who was immediately recognized and followed by thousands of American Muslims, who by his blessed guidance formed Muslims of the Americas, and began a great Hijra, leaving the decadent cities to establish their own Muslim towns and villages throughout the land where true Islam would be fully implemented and practiced. This book tells the story of their long journey from ignorance to enlightenment, their “tragedy and triumph” from the beginning to the present day.|
Boy, that explains a lot. Now we know why the Indians took scalps, massacred settlers, and murdered innocent women and children — they were Muslims! And it was the evil infidel Crusaders’ firewater that brought about their downfall, as we all know.
Leaving aside history, Sheikh Gilani takes up medicine, specifically Quranic Psychiatry,
|Book 1, Ultimate Fraud of Freudists contains results of a research and demonstration project done at the Psychiatric Research Institute, Saudi Arabia – and U.S.A Research Centers since 1977. In front of researchers from eight countries, El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Jilani, Vice Chancellor of International Quranic Open University, demonstrated the affects of chapters and lines from Holy Quran in healing some “incurable” mental and physical diseases. Since a large number of patients have been healed by the qualified practitioner of Quranic Psychiatry (QOU), this book gives theoretical and practical explanations of causes and remedies of many “incurable” diseases.|
|El Sheikh Jilani was declared Imam of Quranic Sciences in a meeting of physicians and researchers in Taif. Afterwards, Dr. Rushdee Mahmood was inspired to write a long poem in Arabic extolling the extraordinary title and honor bestowed upon his eminence El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Jilani, Hashmi, Wal Husseini.|
Wouldn’t you rather be under the care of a Quranic practitioner rather than some (probably Jewish) “psychiatrist”? I know I would.
In another video, the renowned polymath expounds on the same topic he covered in the CBS interview, namely the influence of evil spirits. Look at the blurb for The Science of Interpreting Events Seen During Sleep and Awakened States and the Method of Directing and Averting the Ill Affects:
|The International Quranic Open University Inc. is pleased to produce this most valuable and informative documentary which concerns every person. No one can afford to remain ignorant of the least basic knowledge of understanding and knowing the interpretation of events seen during sleep and awakened state. Allah taught this to Hazrat Yoosuf (as) and the purpose was not only to teach him, but to also give him knowledge of averting and directing the harmful affects of things seen. We see that Pharaoh, the then ruler of Egypt, saw in his sleep state 7 lean cows devouring 7 fat cows. Similarly, there is a lot in Surah Yoosuf for us to learn. Hazrat Yoosuf interpreted not only what it meant, but also adapted various methods to combat the ill affects of the 7 years of famine by which this beholding meant.|
|Therefore, in this short documentary, a basic understanding has been developed with a focus to rid people of superstition and unknown fear, which arises out of ignorance when interpreting events seen during a sleep state.|
|This documentary is one in the series of the Revival of Islamic Sciences.|
Mind you, this effort to get rid of superstition is a revival of Islamic Science. Just think what the world would be like if we could rid ourselves of the pernicious influence of such infidel sciences as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, and return to the golden age of Islamic learning! Remember, everything that we could ever need or want to know is already present in the Quran.
Sheikh Gilani has many more important items for sale on the VCTech Productions site, and they’re all worth a look. I was curious about vctechpro.com, and wanted to know more about them, but their “Information”, “About Us”, and “FAQs” pages are all blank. If you go to “Contact Us”, you get a web form which will take your message and carry it away — presumably by affrit — to… Well, to somewhere.
As a matter of interest, in its domain information, vctechpro.com lists as its contact one Razzaq Clark, in Johnson City, NY. I’ll bet you’re not surprised that Johnson City is just a short hop down the highway from Hancock, NY, the headquarters of Jamaat ul-Fuqra.