Ali Mir (Ishraq Abidi) is a leading figure at the San Jose-based Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA Islamic Center). He is the son of SABA's troubled imam Nabi Raza Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi). Ali Mir is also a Qur'an teacher in SABA's Sunday School. Last year, Ali Mir led SABA's procession during its yearly Husayn Day "Peace" Walk, an event that uses to promote extremism in the Bay Area.
Said Lee Kaplan: "There are a lot of things going on because of the Internet. That's one of the things too. I did an article on HomelandSecurityUS.com (the Northeast Intelligence Network), where I talked about the imam's son [Ali R. Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi)]at the SABA Mosque who seems to be, you know, a forthright young man of seventeen, who is the imam's son. But, you know, after we did some research into the boy's social media on the Internet we saw a multitude of websites, which had Jihadist and Khomeinist leanings on them. Now I am not just talking, you know, about public opinion or propaganda in favor of the Velayat-e Faqih regime, but I am talking about things that promoted terrorist entities, you know. Things like, you know, "fight the Zionists," which is of course the Jews; "fight the Nawasib," which is of course the Saudis because they are considered the enemy [by the Khomeinists] because they are Sunnis. And the boy's social media pages are festooned with armed terrorists, armed fighters, propaganda war videos from Iran and things like this..."