If you are on this list and you are a member of the Arab American Forum. You can be removed by submitting a letter of resignation and specifically denouncing the deeds and actions of its leader by name.
Mr. Ahmed Tahoun is the treasurer of the ISGM and a member of the Executive Committee. According to a 2006 article, Ahmed Tahoun is head of the Greater Manchester Interfaith Council. Unfortunately, there is no web site for the council and only a couple of articles can be found online. Here is one such article. Mr. Tahoun has his own real estate agency in Hooksett called Advance Team Agency. He has FB friends with troubling facebook fan pages.
Nabil Migalli has his own page, click here
Nabil Migalli is a Coptic Christian from Egypt but has a greater affinity with the Muslims of New Hampshire. He is the founder of the American Arab Forum. He is the founder of Manchester's People Fest and again, he is the sole authority on rules and regulations. In 2009, he told a Jewish organization that they could not display a flag of Israel at his event because it represented "occupied territory." The Arab American Forum sponsored the so called Combatants for Peace where the tone was considerable one sided against Israel. Nabil of Facebook.
Mr. Mir Salman Saeed
Mr. Saeed is the secretary of the ISGM and a member of the Executive Committee. There is a link online for a Mir Salman Saeed as the owner of Mir Sultan Oriental Rugs in Bedford, NH. Mr. Saeed is one of the founding members of the ISGM.
Dr. Abdul Latif Bagegni
Dr. Abdul Latif Bagegni is a board member of ISGM.
Mr. Naveed Akhtar
Mr. Naveed Akhtar is a board member of the ISGM.
Mr. Zaihid Malik, a member of the Pakistan community is the contact person for the building committee.
An interesting article about the building project can be read here.
Doug Grant (Arab American Forum)
Doug is a member of the Arab American Forum, a Unitarian Universalist, a former candidate for the NH state rep (D, lost) and a facebook "fan" of the Bert Cohen show, UU and atheism and a FB friend of Nabil Migalli. He has his own web site.
Kazim Hamzic is the owner of Spider Construction Company, the company that is constructing the Manchester Islamic Center.
Dr. Steven Harvey is the director of Southern New Hampshire University's International Admission's staff. On the 1993 Arab American non-profit form, Mr. Harvey is listed as a member. As director, he has tremendous influence on what foreign nationals come to Manchester to study. He is also heavily involved in getting space available at SNHU for speakers to come on behalf of some of the anti-Israel organizations in NH. There is a Connie Harvey in the same admissions office.
Salman Malik (Arab American Forum)
Salman Malik is a busy man. He is a respected oral surgeon and his signature is on the 2003 Arab American Forum non-profit filing as well as the 1998 non-profit form for the Islamic Society of Greater Manchester (ISGM). Facebook page. When asked about the Danish cartoon of Mohammad Malik said "freedom of speech does not allow you to cry "Fire!" in a crowded theater because of the potential consequences. "It's like poking a tiger with a stick. What did you think was going to happen?" So, in Malik's world view, there is no freedom of speech if it offends him. Where was he when the "artists" were offending Christians? His tangible response is to "will be to join a worldwide boycott of Danish products." Will he also boycott those who depict Jesus in horrific acts?
Karen is a member of Arab American Forum and a former candidate for the NH state house from Concord (D). According to NH Arts & Artists,com she "works with groups and communities to articulate their vision for a better world, translate their vision into images and to paint the co-created final design as a mural. Through her work with Projects for Global Harmony." You can follow her on Twitter here.
Lynn Clowes (Arab American Forum)
Lynn lives in Plymouth NH and is a member of the Arab American Forum. She works for NH Health Minority. The job is....uh, let her explain, "What I do at NHMHC: initiate and manage projects that heighten the effectiveness of health, mental health, and human service providers and their agencies in serving clients from all cultures. I work here because justice, learning and teaching about cultures, and opposing racism are huge passions of mine." She has has served as an interpreter in Central America Solidarity work. Her is a link to one of her diversity seminars.
Professor Dennis Kalob (Arab American Forum)
Mr. Kalob is a Professor of Sociology and Social Work at New England College, he is a transplant from the Big easy. On the college web site, he describe his areas of expertise..."Social Inequality, Public Policy, Social Change and Activism." In other words, kids take his class to learn critical thinking according to the professors idea of social injustice. He is a former candidate for state senate (D).
Prosessor Kalob was a speaker at a conference in New Orleans where you could learn about how bad Christian Zionism is, how great homosexuality is, the benefits of Ebonics, how bad capitalism is, the joy of atheism and you could have watch a play modeled after the writings of Howard Zinn.
Mary-Ann is a member of the Arab American Forum and a friend of Nabil Migalli on facebook. She has the unfortunate bad judgment to sign on with Al Awda, a militantly anti-Israel organization.
Vivian Bingham (Dover) Seacoast Peace Response
Vivian is a member of the Seacoast Peace Response an organization that is an unwitting proxy of the people of Gaza. She has also signed a protest letter of the Geneva Accord on Al-Awda's web site that is blatantly anti-Israel. Her name also pops up on the Free Sami Al-Arian web site.
Sami, the former professor from Florida pleaded guilty of conspiring to help a terrorist organization. He remains under house arrest, as he awaits a trial on criminal contempt charges.
Brian Finigan (Society for the Advancement of Anti-Zionism) Manchester
Brian is an interesting character. He was convinced that Bush was connected to Nazi's and posted on a web site that claims Cheney used to rape little children. He also added his signature to another site of mostly Irishmen who opposed the wall in Israel that was built to keep out suicide bombers. The site is loaded with self professed communists and socialists.
Maria Metoyer (Peoplefest)
According to this article, Maria was one of the first female psychiatrists in New Hampshire and the first female psychiatrist of color practicing in this state. Dr. Metoyer has been involved in such organizations as the Cultural Diversity Task Force of Greater Manchester, the Currier Museum of Art, the Greater Manchester Black Scholarship Foundation, the Manchester NAACP, the Advisory Board on Cultural Competency of the Mental Health Center, the New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition, and the NH State Commission on the Status of Women.
Lillye Ramos-Spooner (Peoplefest, NH Comission on the status of women.
Ms. Ramos Spooner is a community organizer, She is the director of the Greater Manchester Aids Project, and has been involved in mobilizing Latinos, especially women, to resister and vote. She opposed the idea of immigrants having to go to Concord to renue their ID cards, as heard on NHPR. In 2008, she was a member of the affirmative action committee for the New Hampshire branch of the Democrat National Committee (DNC). While trying to get presidential candidates to foucs on AIDS, she said Lilly Ramos Spooner, Director of Operations at the Greater Manchester AIDS Project. While working with David Vincent-Lamarre (NH Counsel of Churches) in advocating for presidential candidates to do more about aids, She said "Here in New Hampshire, global issues are local issues. We work with immigrants and refugees, and we need the next President to address issues like women around the global infected by HIV through violence and rape—and end the impunity toward violence." On her facebook page she is friends with every left wing activist in the state and she lists her activities as "Community Organizer." George Soros must be proud.
Sandra Plummer (Peoplefest)
Sandra Plummer, one of Organizing for America's Women for Obama is also a member of Nabil Migalli's Peoplefest.
She is an Hatian-French-Creole interpreter for the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center (SNHAHEC) which works in conjunction with the Minority Health Coalition.
Fatima Deek (interpreter)
ma Deek, a "Palestinian" from Jordan who came to America for an arranged (failed) marriage once stood on Elm. street mocking Jews. She was chanting "from the river, to the sea, "Palestine" will be free then shouting in Arabic about Yahud (dirty Jew) over and over again laughing hysterically. She is a member of the states commission on the status of women. She is an interpreter for SHNAHEC and qualified to interpret legal matters. She is frequently quoted in newspapers about Islam. She presents herself as a women of faith donating time for charity; when she is not mocking Israel. After the horrific attacks by Islam against America on 9/11, Fatima Deek was interviewed and instead of expressing sympathy, she threw up flak and talked about Timothy McVeigh. In 2009, she ran for alderman in ward six and got 57 votes or roughly 5% of the vote. Fatima was the speaker in Maine for the radical anti-Israel groups Peace Action Maine and Maine Peace and Justice in Israel/Palestine. She was invited to Mark the 62nd anniversary of al Nakba (the Catastrophe), i.e. the date when Israel was recognized as a nation by the United Nations on May 11th, 1949. In 2008, she worked with the far left "progressive" group Righteous Indignation Project and the Moishe/Kavod House to go door to door targeting low income and new immigrants to get out and vote, i.e. for "social justice," their two favorite words. They must really love her in Portland Maine, she was invited again to speak; “The Palestinian Refugee: A Personal Story,” talk by Palestinian refugee Fatima Deek, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, with refreshments, Palestinian food, State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland, FMI, Peace Action Maine, Bob, 239-8060, May, 2010. Fatima also helps the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance giving seminars on how to be a woman running for office. Given her 5% vote, one can assume the topic is "what not to do." BTW, the Citizens Alliance advocates for gay marriage and a sales and income tax. There is a Fatima Deek in Boston listed as having her own interpreting service. Here is Fatima's facebook page.
Christine Lavallee (Peoplefest board of directors)
Christine is not only with Peoplefest, she fights bedbugs for the Manchester Health Department! She once provided legal assistance in a suit brought against John Stephen when he was the department head of the Health and Human Services because people didn't like his " policies and practices." She provides legal assistance for NH Housing. She has lobbied to the mayor of Manchester on behalf of NH Legal Assistance (NHLA) for more funds.
Maurice (Moe) Lamy
Moe is retired and a community activist and longtime volunteer for many different organizations. He is on the board of directors for Peoplefest and has received numerous awards like the John Gallagher Peace and Justice Award and the Granite State Organizing Project-Peace and Justice Award.
Meena Gyawali (Peoplefest board of directors)
Meena works for the Manchester Economic Development Office as a Development Coordinator and or Urban planner. She alsoseeks out artists to give grants to provide sculptured are for downtown.
Rev. Gary M. Schulte Conference Minister, United Church of Christ, Concord, NH
Gary is heavily involved in the political wing of the United Church of Christ, an anti-Israel, pro-Muslim, pro-illegal alien, homosexual advocacy church. He signed his name and title to a letter telling Obama to have an inquiry into U.S.-sanctioned torture with these two caveats, (1) uncover the whole truth about U.S. torture policies and practices; (2) mobilize a national consensus. Is this coming from a non-profit establishment? He signed his name to another issue favoring illegal immigration flaunting American laws. He wants ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and wrote a letter to Sen. Judd Gregg on behalf of the church,
doing so, will then lead nations like Israel to "follow suit."
He also signed a letter asking for an end to the Iraq war (while Bush was still president), that cited the militantly anti-Israel Middle East Council of Churches.
Vincent A. Wenners Jr
Vincent A. Wenners Jr represented the ISGM when they suid the City of Manchester. He argued that "You always have some difficulty when a church is moving into a residential neighborhood because of increases in traffic." His law firm is also a financial sponsor of Peoplefest.
Andrew H. Sullivan
Andrew Sullivan was the attorney used by the ISGM to deal with a suit brought on by abutters of the proposed Moswue, Milton and Sally Healy Argeriou.
Professor Dr. Mahboubul Hassan (ISGM) and Arab American Forum
Dr. Hassan is a professor at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and the president of the Islamic Society of Greater Manchester. Mr. Hassan was instrumental from the beginning in urging SNHU to accommodate the Muslim students worship needs as well as lay the groundwork as a founding member of those who incorporated the ISGM.
He is a a current member of the ISGM Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Arab American Forum headed by Nabil Migalli. When asked about the Danish cartoon he said "Drawing the prophet Mohammad with a bomb for a turban "crossed a line of blasphemy," "as a Muslim, this is not acceptable." When accepting the MLK award in NH, Abdul said, "As the President of ISGM, that is, as a leader of the Muslim community, in 1998, we decided to build the first Mosque in the State of New Hampshire, so that we can practice our religion. We decided to follow our leader Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) with a peaceful, non violent approach to build our Mosque." We, the People of the Book are happy to hear that the local he will not follow the example of so and so by using violence, simply suing the city is sufficient.
Dr. Shuja Saleem
Dr. Shuja Saleem is the chairman of the board of the ISGM and a respected gynecologist in Salem NH. He has been interviewed by the Fosters Daily Democrat and said "It’s a contradiction to suggest that Islam has anything to do with terrorism," lets hope this is true.
Humayun Kabeer ISGM
Humayun Kabeer identifies himself as a member of the ISGM Board of Trustees. He was also a committee member of the 2010 ICNE conference held at SNHU.
Professor Leo Sandy, Plymouth State College, NH Peace Action, NH Veterans for Peace, The Peace and Justice Studies Association
Professor Sandy is a typical leftist liberal but he goes a step further, on his Plymouth State University bio page, he proudly displays not the American flag but instead, posts the United Nations flag. He is also a member of the Culture of Peace Steering Committee at PSU. He is also a member of the rabidly Anti-Israel PJSA.
Imam Mohammed Ebrahim (Director Islamic Society Seacoast Area, Dover)
Mohammed Ebrahim, a resident of Portsmouth pretty much runs the Islamic Society Seacoast Area (ISSA) in Dover, NH His signature is on the non-profit file in 2004 of ISSA. According to this article, he is an Imam and the director of ISSA. In February of 2003, the US department of justice issued a federal search warrant to search Imam Ebrahim's house at 44 Osprey Dr. in Portsmouth. This info was issued in a news release as part of an indictment of four Muslim men who were raising funds for a charity called "Help the Needy." The four men were charged with 12 counts of money laundering in their scheme to launder money to Iraq. Imam Ebrahim also added his name and prestige to a protest letter from the anti-Israel organization Al-Awda denouncing the Geneva Accord. Al-Awda thinks is gives too much to the Jews of Israel. Al-Awda also supports divestment (financial jihad) against Israel. As of March of 2009, he was giving lectures about Islam at the Congregational Christian Church, UCC, 47 S. Main St., West Franklin. "A series of interfaith dialogs will be a part of the adult education program. The first in the series will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. Mohamed Ebrahim will lead the conversation about and provide introduction to Islam."
Will Hopkins Director of NH Peace Action
Will Hopkins joined to military prior to 9/11 and has since used his veteran status and a platform to rail against American military force. He is a member of Iraq Veterans against the war and Veterans for Peace. He is a graduate of Plymouth State University and a member of the schools "
Culture of Peace" with other left wing members like Professor Leo Sandy. Here is an article he wrote where he claims the World Trade Center simply had a "fall."
Terri DeLangis (Peoplefest and UNIFEM)
Terri DeLangis is a former executive director of the New Hampshire Commission on the status of Women and currently works with Nabil Migalli in organizing Manchester's Peoplefest. She works for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). She spend two years in Afghanistan working on womens rights and came back to NH and was a speaker after a film called "Rethink Afghanistan," the film focuses on the evils of American liberation of Afghanistan rather than the evils of the Taliban. The sponsors of the film were the ultra far left groups, Social Justice Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter, Seacoast Peace Response, Seacoast Alliance for Democracy, and N.H. Peace Action.
Pat Yosha (center) Social Justice Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Society
Bob Moore, NH Peace Action
Mr. Mohammad Elsheikh
Mohammad Elsheikh is a board member of the ISGM.
Mr. Adil Sivcevic
Mr. Adil Sivcevic is a board member of the ISGM. He is also the vice president of the Bosnia Social Club. Here is his Facebook page.
Mr. Mirsad Jusufovic
Mr. Mirsad Jusufovic is board member of the ISGM and an active member of the Manchester Bosnian community.