19. Abdelaziz Approaches Mawyer

In 2010, Martin Mawyer’s office received an unexpected call from someone with a thick accent. The person was Ali Abdelaziz and he wanted to meet in person. He offered to help Mawyer in exposing the threat posed by MOA.

Abdelaziz was hoping Mawyer could help him get into contact with NYPD Detective David Calla, who oversaw Abdelaziz’s work as an informant. Mawyer had talked to him on the phone to discuss MOA years earlier.

Mawyer called Calla and was surprised by the ferocious response. Calla asked if Abdelaziz was trying to threaten him and his family. He then predicted that Abdelaziz was going to be deported back to Egypt and said that if Abdelaziz kept asking questions about him that he’d be thrown in jail.

It was obvious to Mawyer that Abdelaziz’s former partners in law enforcement viewed him as a threat.

Abdelaziz’s tone towards Calla was different. He said, “You know, I love the guy,” and suggested that the hostility was “coming from people higher up.”

One of the major motivations for Abdelaziz to talk to Mawyer about MOA was to combat anti-Muslim sentiment and phobia. He repeatedly mentioned how MOA and other extremists provoke backlashes against innocent Muslims.

He was also interested in appealing to Martin Mawyer, who, as President of the Christian Action Network, was accused of “Islamophobia” by MOA.

While reiterating that he meant no disrespect to Mawyer, he emphasized, “I don’t want to change who you are but I just am trying, maybe, to open a door for you to know Muslims…I don’t want to insult you.”

Mawyer, who has since engaged other Muslims who have left MOA, explained that he has nothing against Muslims and understands the important value of Muslim partners in fighting extremism.

By talking to Mawyer, Abdelaziz provided damning and jaw-dropping testimony about life inside the MOA cult. 

His explosive allegations are substantiated by declassified documents, law enforcement sources and other MOA-affiliated sources.