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Kamel Saleem Pushes Defaced Dollar Bill Muslim Conspiracy

Staying with Rick Joyner and Jerry Boykin, RightWingWatch recently noted an appearance by Kamel Saleem with the two men on Joyner’s Prophetic Perspectives programme:

Yesterday, Saleem sat down again with fellow anti-Muslim activists Jerry Boykin and Rick Joyner on Prophetic Perspectives where he warned that as part of the effort of Muslim-Americans to usher in an Islamic theocracy, they are replacing the words “In God We Trust” on the dollar with “In Allah We Trust”.

Saleem claims that the words are stamped “in red ink”, and that their appearance is evidence of Muslim plans to “establish the Caliphate and shariah law”.

Saleem is almost certainly referring to a photo of a dollar bill which appeared on various websites about a year ago, although the stamped phrase was “NO GOD BUT ALLAH” rather than “In Allah We Trust”. According to an anonymous chain-email that came with the photo, the defaced dollar bill was supposedly given to “a lady in Monte Vista” as “part of her change in Alamosa, CO”; an early version mentions “an elderly woman named Janice” and “the Walmart in Alamosa”. However, the details have not been confirmed and no further examples have been reported. The email includes the comment “You don’t think we’re in a war. What thoughts come to mind!”

Saleem’s claim that Muslims are defacing dollar bills to “establish shariah” appears to amount to “someone somewhere about a year ago defaced one dollar bill with a Muslim message, for reasons that remain undetermined”. And, curiously, the sole example went online after “Janice” just happened to sit down at a table opposite someone who felt strongly enough to publicise it as evidence of a Muslim “war” against America.

Saleem came to prominence several years ago, supposedly as a repentant former Islamic terrorist. His awful disclosures established him as an authority on Islam in conservative circles, although his alleged backstory has been seriously challenged. The above perhaps shows that he is getting short of material; alternatively, it may simply be the case that he’s spoken to credulous audiences for so long that he no longer makes much of an effort.

The same career-arc can seen in the case of Walid Shoebat, with whom Saleem sometimes tours as part of a group of “3 ex-terrorists”.

Here’s the defaced dollar bill that shows the reality of the conspiracy:

However, it’s not the only conspiracy out there: