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How Islamists Took Over the Georgia Democratic Party

In 2015, Ruwa Romman was enabling Oglethorpe University’s Students for Justice in Palestine to pass the first BDS resolution in the region. Around the same time the Jordanian immigrant began working with the Georgia Muslim Voter Project and became the communications director for the Georgia operation of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the funding of Hamas. A year earlier an individual in Atlanta by the same name urged readers to “join the BDS movement” during the Hamas campaign against Israel caused by the Muslim Brotherhood terror group’s kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, including Naftali Fraenkel, an American citizen.

“I could write chapters about what I have gone through,” Ruwa Romman, told CNN, alleging that she had faced constant discrimination and hate in America.

From CAIR she went on to the Poligon Education Fund. Poligon was co-founded by Wardah Khalid, an anti-Israel activist with UNRWA and the Friends Committee who is now working on bringing Afghans to this country as a senior policy advisor in the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Department of Health and Human Services. Despite the fact that Poligon was specifically set up to promote the “Muslim presence on Capitol Hill” and lobby members of Congress, it operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in what is a likely violation of tax codes tolerated by the IRS.

Now, Ruwa Romman is an incoming member of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Gushing media profiles depict her as the “first Muslim woman” in the Georgia House and the first “Palestinian” elected in the state. Beneath the fawning media profiles that emphasize her accomplishments are the greased wheels of a political machine that abuses its nonprofit status.

The Georgia Muslim Voter Project, where Romman worked to “increase voter turnout”, is also a 501(c)(3), despite its political agenda and involvement in elections, and partnered with CAIR’s Georgia chapter, also a 501(c)(3). In a midterms press release, CAIR Georgia congratulated Nabilah Islam and Sheikh Rahman, who were elected to the Georgia State Senate, and Farooq Mughal and Ruwa Romman, elected to the Georgia House. All four are Democrats.

Muslims now make up two members or 10% of the 22 member Georgia Senate Democrat delegation. To understand how disproportionate this is, there are 5 white and 2 Muslim Democrats in the Georgia Senate. That’s in a state with a population of 10 million where Muslims, despite frenzied growth, still amount to approximately 100,000 migrants.

Muslims make up 1% of Georgia and yet enjoy a representation ten times their number.

This disproportionate Islamic power reflects the tremendous political influence that Islamists have gained over the Democrat Party and the political machine that mobilized to elect CAIR allies. It is no coincidence that the two Georgia Democrats in the United States Senate, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, are both opponents of Israel and have Islamist ties and backing.

Last year, CAIR touted an exit poll showing that 91% of Georgia Muslims had voted for Warnock and Ossoff. Only 6% voted Republican.

“Georgia Muslim voter turnout and preference were a deciding factor in electing Rev. Warnock and Ossoff, tipping the balance of power to Democrats in the U.S. Senate,” CAIR-Georgia boss Abdullah Jaber boasted.

CAIR, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which is barred by tax codes from getting involved in elections, was boasting of its people electing Democrats, after having been involved in getting Muslims to the polls.

But as Internal Radical Service by David Horowitz and John Perazzo documented, the IRS has enabled the rise of a Democrat empire of nonprofits funding partisan elections. That is part of what happened in Georgia and around the country. And Islamists are taking advantage of it.

Behind the Islamist political machine was a lot of money. Much of it coming from the Left.

The Georgia Muslim Voter Project scored $110,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC misleadingly described this as grants for groups led by “black people and people of color.”

The CAIR-allied project also benefited from funding provided by the Proteus Fund and the Southern Partners Fund.

Ruwa Romman had co-founded the Georgia Volunteer Hub focusing on the 2021 runoff whose members included not only CAIR and the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, but Stacey Abrams’s New Georgia Project, Bloomberg’s March for our Lives and the Young Democrats. Its goal had been training volunteers for the runoff. The Hub illegally mixed C3s like CAIR and the Georgia Muslim Voter Project with openly partisan Democrat groups while working on an election.

Having been incubated and prepped by her experience working with election nonprofits, funded at taxpayer expense, the CAIR Islamist in her hijab was more than ready for a turnout election.

Romman beat Republican candidate John Chan by 57% to 42% in the general election after beating another Chinese candidate, J.T. Wu, in a narrow Democrat primary by a mere 579 votes. District 97, with a population of 67,480 is 34% white, 14% black, 11% Hispanic and 27% Asian. Turnout for the Democrat primary was less than 5% of the overall statistical population. And turnout for the general election was at a little over a quarter.

The Islamists had used nonprofit taxpayer-funded resources to turn out their voters, focusing on voter registration in the mosques that have popped up as organizing centers across Georgia.

And the mosques are nonprofits too.

That also helps explain what happened in Georgia elections in the last few years.

Muslim migration has changed the demographics of the state. In 2010, there were an estimated 53,000 Muslims in Georgia. That number appears to have doubled. Atlanta boasts of 80 mosques and 75,000 Muslims. At the same time the number of Muslim inmates tripled.

Georgia had one of the fastest growing populations fueled by refugee resettlement. It is no coincidence that the co-founder of the Poligon Fund has gone on to work as an adviser for the Office of Refugee Resettlement which is moving 1,000 Afghans into Georgia.

With more to come.

In 2021, 3.2% of all refugees were directed to Georgia. This is part of the wave of demographic change which Islamists have harnessed, but which transcends any particular group, and yet whose overall goal is to transform conservative states like Georgia into leftist dominions.

CAIR Georgia’s government affairs director noted that they were in a “state where the Muslim population is only approximately 0.7 percent of the total population – much of it centered in the Atlanta metropolitan area.” That population is growing quickly, but more importantly it’s organized. And the organizing is funded by leftists and by nonprofits protected by the IRS.

The Georgia Muslim Voter Project is an example of a new wave of Islamist organizations which have moved beyond advocacy and into elections. The Project takes in funding from leftist groups, but also from new Islamic-leftist funding mechanisms such as the Pillars Fund, a “national nonprofit” that “amplifies the leadership, narratives, and talents of Muslims”.

Pillars, founded by a former program director for the McCormick Foundation, boasts a board of directors that includes Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, a chief of staff for the Bill Gates Foundation, and Deana Haggag, a program officer at the Mellon Foundation. The Pillars Fund has received grants from the hijacked Doris Duke Foundation and $1.6 million from the MacArthur Foundation.

While Americans slept, Islamic organizations morphed and crept deeper into the infrastructure of the Left, capturing its election machines and its foundations. Georgia is just one of the results.

The Muslim Brotherhood, always adept at imitating the organizations and societies it wants to take over, has copied the political structures of the Left, working from within, building its own models and merging them into the originals in order to achieve greater power and influence.

“Our democracy is under attack by Republicans,” Ruwa Romman claimed. But what sort of democracy do Islamists believe in?

As Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the World Trade Center bombing once said, “In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing. And the only thing that will remain will be Islam.”

CAIR Georgia last year promoted a broadcast on the “Life and Contributions of Imam Siraj Wahhaj”.

That is its idea of democracy. And the abuse of nonprofits for election activities means that we’re funding our own takeover.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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  1. Anonymous22/12/22

    Muslims and Democrats have much in common.
    Both hate America and Israel. Useful Idiot
    Dems will come under the scimitar soon enough
    when their role expires. Even sooner if they
    are perverts, black, kufar.


    1. Anonymous23/12/22

      An excellent point, Thomas. Right now their interests align. But let the Muslim population grow to say 10%, things will change. The Dems may be too stupid to realize their heads will be the first to roll.

  2. This is very troubling. They pretend to believe in what Democrats believe in, until they take over. Then, as observed by Thomas, above, they will suffer the consequences of being conquered by Islam.

    The problem is, of course, so will the rest of us.

    1. Anonymous25/12/22

      Sadly true, Scott. The Islamic Juggernaut has
      been consistent for 1,400 years. --Thomas

  3. Anonymous23/12/22

    Another nail in the American coffin. Nazicrats will be as hostile to Israel as Hamas is. Israel must implement plan B. Netanyahu is too America centric and his point of reference is to an America that is now ancient history - never to return. He cannot 'manage' this. His personal relationships with Nazicrats 20yrs ago mean nothing. Bigotry is what runs America now and antisemitism is always at the top of any such hate list. We will all live to see this. It is around the corner. Economically and morally bankrupt America will be destroyed. But Israel will persist - but not if it willfully follows the idolatry that is the false god of America.

    What are the fools in Washington going to do when Russia utterly crushes Ukraine? And thank goodness all the antisemites that always complain about $3.2b of US military credits to Israel - it will only take 65yrs of that saving to recover the $200b squandered (thus far) on Afghanistan and Ukraine whilst Americans can't buy fuel, medical care or border protection. America is finished and its decadent politicians celebrate it. A spectacle of decline that is unmatched by either Nero or Caligula.



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