About Fuqra Files

Fuqra Files is the most comprehensive non-government database about the Jamaat ul-Fuqra organization led by Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani (or Jilani), which now operates in the U.S. under the name “The Muslims of America”(TMOA).

 The Fuqra Files database is an initiative of the Clarion Project, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to exposing the dangers of Islamist extremism while providing a platform for the voices of tolerance within the Muslim world. This website serves as irrefutable, authoritative evidence on the interworkings of Jamaat ul-Fuqra around the world to shed light on its comprehensive and detailed strategies from an objective, fact-heavy standpoint. As such it is not stylistically an opinion site.  The majority of the evidence has been preserved and formatted into a database so as to preserve its historic compilation.

Fuqra Files’ Main Contributors

Professor Ryan Mauro, National Security Analyst, Clarion Project


This initiative is led by Professor Ryan Mauro, the Clarion Project’s national security analyst. We thank the many research assistants and confidential sources, including those with direct experience from inside MOA, for their help in understanding the organization. Professor Ryan Mauro is the lead author and contributor to Fuqra Files. Mauro personally thanks Mawyer for his invaluable partnership and countless investigating hours in ensuring this website become a reality. Read more about Ryan here.

Martin Mawyer, President and Founder, Christian Action Network

Martin Mawyer is the founded the Christian Action Network (CAN). Mawyer has directed three documentary films and has appeared on top television and radio programs in the U.S.  Mawyer has release four books including:  
Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamic Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.

Carmen B.

Carmen presently works with CASA as a Child and Family Services Advocate.  She has been an advocate for children, seniors, and the disabled since 1999.  Carmen has engaged in creating petitions for causes relating to the abuse of society’s most vulnerable; additionally, she has served as a Keynote speaker on numerous occasions and is a published author.

Carmen attends Liberty University and is completing her degree in Criminal Justice with a dual cognate in Juvenile Justice and Strategic Intelligence.  She then plans to pursue a dual Graduate degree, Juris Master in American Studies and an M.A. in History.  Carmen is also working as a research writer/ intern for the Clarion Project, considering Terrorism/Homeland Security are her favorite courses.

Seth Connell

Seth is a graduate of Regent University with  B.A. in the Study of Government.  He worked with Ryan Mauro on the Fuqra Files project during 2016 and  helped compile documents to use on the website.  He currently works as an online Administrator and Staff Writer at The Federalist Papers Project.

Shelby K.

Shelby K. is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  Shelby plans to further her education in Criminal Justice and pursue a career in some from of law enforcement.

Megan L.

Megan is a graduate of Liberty University, where she earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice-Forensic and is pursuing a career in some type of law enforcement, to be determined.

CL Thomas

CL is a private investigator/owner of Uncommon Knowledge, and SIIU team member with Shatter the Darkness ministries. She attends Liberty University, pursuing a BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in Strategic Intelligence, and will later go on to obtain a Masters in Intelligence Studies. For almost two decades she has studied and investigated cults and their overlap with child trafficking and the hundreds of thousands of unsolved cold cases of missing children. Recently, she has embarked on an in-depth research project identifying the stark likenesses between cults, including the Nazi regime, and the structure and patterns of modern day terror organizations.

Other Contributors

Fuqra Files has assembled a team of experts, volunteers, law enforcement experts and attorneys who have worked cohesively to compile the most accurate information available.  We wish to thank the attorneys that volunteered their time in making this website a reality as well as the countless volunteers, government agencies, and others whose work contributed to its eventual creation.

This Website is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Pearl, Deputy Erik Telen and to all those hurt by Sheikh Gilani and JUF/MOA and their ideology, including its own members and the countless women and children at risk living under their control.

If you lived in a Fuqra compound, have an experience you want to share, or have additional information about the organization, please contact* us.


*We respect our sources’ rights to anonymity.  Anonymous tips will absolutely be kept confidential.