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Islam in the United States

Political correctness is what dictates conduct in the highest echelons of leadership in the United States.
American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh

American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh

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John Walker Lindh is a citizen of the United States who was born in Washington, D.C. in the year 1981. Lindh was not born a MuslimHe converted when he was 16 years old and then traveled to Yemen in order to learn Arabic. In 2000, he traveled to Afghanistan and underwent an educational and training course in al-Farouq, an al-Qaeda training camp. He made contact with the organization of Mujahadeen in Pakistan, and was caught in 2001 in Afghanistan serving as a jihadist with the Taliban. He was convicted of fighting for an illegal organization and sentenced to twenty years in the Terre Haute prison in the state of Indiana.

In prison, Lindh continued to preach to his fellow prisoners and exhort them to be persistent in their jihad against the United States and the jihad to enforce Muslim Shari’a law on all of humanity. As a result, the prison authorities limited his participation in public prayer to only one time per week, on Friday. He appealed to the court, demanding to be allowed to participate in public prayer five times a day. The judge of the federal court, Jane Magnus-Stinson, found – contrary to the opinion of the prison authorities – that despite the fact that Lindh does not recognize the legality of the American court or the authority of her honor the judge, he nevertheless has the right to pray in public and to meet with his comrades five times every day, even if it means that the prison must beef up its security arrangements in order to accommodate his wishes.

This is not an isolated case. The United States has been driven for the past several years by “political correctness,” which censors any reference to a person’s faith, even if this faith instigates him to wage holy war against the United States. According to this approach, if someone claims that the United States is the “little Satan,”  Americans must accept this characterization as correct and legitimate, and if the American is uncomfortable with this, he should do some soul searching to ascertain the reason that caused the Other – who is clearly miserable, hungry and neglected because of the crimes of the United States – to regard him as Satan.

Political correctness is what dictates conduct in the highest echelons of leadership in the United States: most citizens of the country consider it to be unacceptable to say that President Obama comes from a Muslim family, and believe that it is not legitimate to refer  to Obama’s religion in any way. This is why the campaign against Obama that was based on this fact failed to prevent him from being re-elected.

The federal investigative bodies have also been seized by American political correctness; and two years ago, in keeping with instructions  from above, training programs for the FBI agents and other investigative agencies were changed, so that today, an interrogator is forbidden to relate to the religion or beliefs of someone under investigation, even if his faith or beliefs actually incite him  to murderous jihad against the state. Authorities of the state forbid the use of the expression “Islamic terror,” and laundered expressions such as “ideological violence” must be used instead.

The slaughter that  Major Nidal Malik Hasan perpetrated against his comrades at the Fort Hood base in Texas in order to prevent them from going to Afghanistan, is described by the authorities as “workplace violence.” For the adherents of political correctness, the fact that Hasan was in contact with Anwar Awlaki, the Yemeni-American terrorist who was subsequently eliminated, does not contradict the theory of political correctness that characterizes Islam as a religion of peace and love, hugs and kisses. “Islam” – so they believe – is based on the Arabic word “salam,” which means “peace,” because the superficiality that characterizes the American media discourages people from looking it up and discovering that the real meaning of the word “Islam” is “surrender” or “submission.”

Together with an American colleague, an attorney by the name of David Yerushalmi, I published an article about two years ago, “Shari’a and Violence in Mosques of the United States.”  This article is based on analysis of data and material that was collected in approximately one hundred mosques across the United States. Included in this material are two interesting pamphlets, in clear English. One is “40 Hadiths on Jihad” (a hadith is part of the Islamic oral tradition that relates to the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad). This and this booklet is a song of praise to jihad, to the jihadist and to his reward in the world to come. Jihad in this booklet is not against illness, poverty, neglect and corruption, and not even against the evil inclination, but against anyone who is not Muslim, and implicitly, every American who does not convert to Islam.

Another booklet that is distributed in mosques of the United States is entitled “What should you do if you are arrested or investigated by the racist, fascist and criminal police, or the racist, fascist FBI?” This guide book is written – according to what is printed on the title page – by Dr. al-Hajj Idris Muhammad, and is issued by the publishing house “al-Amin” in New York. In this booklet the writer instructs the reader in how to withstand interrogation relating to his religion and jihad against the “Great Satan,” by exploiting the rights of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. These rights are considered the most important rights in the United States, even if by exercising them, the United States is rendered less able to fight the enemies who conduct their jihad against it from within and from its prisons.

Problematic Islamic activity also exists within the institutions of higher learning in the United States. This writer has collected flyers in the mosques of one of the academic institutions, that instruct Muslim and Arab students how to manage charitable funds, how to stand up to law enforcement agencies, how to conduct oneself and how to identify and protect oneself from intelligence agents who infiltrate Islamic groups. All of this is, of course, legal, but smells quite bad.

Many mosques  in the United States are built today in quiet and serene residential neighborhoods, despite the residents having officially expressed their objection to the building of these mosques. Obviously, in every quiet suburb where a mosque is built, the price of the houses goes down, since the commotion associated with the arrival of the worshipers disturbs the peace and quiet in these areas. Residents are compelled to appeal to the courts to prevent the mosques from sounding the call to prayer on loudspeakers in the early hours of the day because the non-Muslims do not want to wake up at five in the morning. The courts tend to reject these suits and allow the mosques to disturb the quiet of the early morning watch in the name of political correctness. Planning authorities are also influenced negatively by political correctness, allowing mosques to be built even if it will cause a significant devaluation in the prices of real estate and large losses to the owners of the houses, who originally bought their homes in a quiet place and at a high price.

The building of mosques gained momentum after the planning authorities of New York – who are guided by political correctness – allowed a mosque to be built near Ground Zero, the place where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center,  which were attacked by Islamic terror on the 11th of September 2001, used to stand. The fact is that no Muslims live in this area; nevertheless, even the objection of many individuals and groups failed to overcome the political correctness of the planning authorities.

In the United States today, there are approximately seven million Muslims, and their numbers are increasing quickly, owing to the fact that they have a higher birth rate than the low average American rate standing at 1.6 children per woman, and also because of immigration. The Muslims have established organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations – CAIR – whose main mission is to improve the image of Islam in American public opinion. The fact that the people who now head these organizations or headed them in the past are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islamic movements does not put a damper on the desire of government leaders to cozy up to these organizations, because they are are driven by the obsession to endear themselves to Islam and they consider these organizations to be the authentic representatives of the Muslims in the United States.

Many investment companies in the United States offer their clients investment plans that are consistent with Islamic Shari’a.

Islamic money, much of which comes from oil profits, is invested in academic institutions, and the conduct of an academic institution that receives significant donations from an Islamic source is influenced by these donations. About one year ago, Yale University closed the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) which was headed by a Jewish professor by the name of Charles (Asher) Small, immediately after this university received a large donation from a Saudi source. The Carter Center, the research center of former president Jimmy Carter, operates out of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with Saudi money. Is there a connection between this fact and Carter’s book: “Palestine – Peace, not Apartheid”?

The activity of Islamic institutions in the United States often focuses on Israel, and more than a few of these institutions hold yearly events called “Israeli Apartheid Week.” Surprisingly, there are Jewish students and staff members, and even Israelis, who take part in this anti-Israeli activity, which are obviously driven by clear anti-semitic motives. MK Jamal Zahalka from the Israeli Arab National Democratic Assembly party is a star from this movement who is in great demand.  The Jewish students are intimidated, and taking a pro-Israeli stance makes them a target for criticism and even violence by those who wish to portray Israel as an apartheid state. The Jewish students are also afraid to express pro-Israeli positions in class, because there are lecturers, and not only from Arab or Muslim countries, who might lower the grades of a student who dares to challenge the statement that Israel is an apartheid state.

The picture in the United States is disturbing: in my opinion the United States is treading in Europe’s footsteps of 15 years ago: what one sees today in the United States we saw in Europe 15 years ago and if America doesn’t wake up it will find itself in another 15 years in the situation that Europe is in today.

Originally published at Middle East and Terrorism.

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About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.


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27 Responses to “Islam in the United States”

  1. It is easy to refute "islamism"/extremism/taliban/al-qaida and similar groups, if everyone would aquaint themselves with this:

    10++ years research on Islam. http://paradoxuncreated.com/Blog/wordpress/?page_id=62

    Peace Be With You.

  2. From the link below: "Another booklet that is distributed in mosques of the United States is entitled “What should you do if you are arrested or investigated by the racist, fascist and criminal police, or the racist, fascist FBI?” This guide book is written – according to what is printed on the title page – by Dr. al-Hajj Idris Muhammad, and is issued by the publishing house “al-Amin” in New York. In this booklet the writer instructs the reader in how to withstand interrogation relating to his religion and jihad against the “Great Satan,” by exploiting the rights of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. These rights are considered the most important rights in the United States, even if by exercising them, the United States is rendered less able to fight the enemies who conduct their jihad against it from within and from its prisons."

  3. Charlie Hall says:

    "Many mosques in the United States are built today in quiet and serene residential neighborhoods, despite the residents having officially expressed their objection to the building of these mosques".

    Many synagogues in the United States are built today in quiet and serene residential neighborhoods, despite the residents having officially expressed their objection to the building of these synagogues.

    "The building of mosques gained momentum after the planning authorities of New York – who are guided by political correctness – allowed a mosque to be built near Ground Zero, the place where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, which were attacked by Islamic terror on the 11th of September 2001, used to stand."

    This is a baldfaced lie. There was no "allowed"; the group that wanted to build the center had an absolute right to build under current zoning laws, without any approvals other than the usual building inspections and the like. I seem to be the only person commenting on this who has actually looked at the zoning maps.

    Furthermore, there had been a mosque just four blocks from the World Trade Center before the Twin Towers even opened for business.

    " The fact is that no Muslims live in this area".

    That is a completely unprovable assumption and almost certainly false. In fact the mosque that was four blocks from the WTC site often had overflow crowds and recently was able to relocate to a larger space.

    "Many investment companies in the United States offer their clients investment plans that are consistent with Islamic Shari’a."

    And the problem with that is?

  4. Charlie Hall says:

    I live in a county that has many Muslim immigrants, and many mosques. One of the imams publicly thanked President Obama for killing Osama bin Laden. Another imam opens up his mosque to host Orthodox Jewish services every Shabat morning. I have never been treated with anything but respect by the Muslims here, and ditto for my wife (who has had quite pleasant conversations with Muslim women regarding how both Jewish and Muslim women are required to cover their hair, and how it is done).

    Yes, there are Muslim terrorists who want to kill us all. But that is not all of Islam. this writer does our cause no good with these sweepingly broad generalizations, many of which could be made about Judaism thanks to some Jewish extremists. We'd label such as anti-Semitic. Fight the terrorists and the ideology behind them, not the religion.

  5. Hoe about my right to kick out from this country anyone who does not respects, recognize or accepts laws and traditions of USA?
    All these radical muslims do not have to live here, lets respectfully sent them back where their religion allows them to do everything they would like to instill on ALL of us. Stop PC, enough already….

  6. Charlie Hall, what is it you trying to say? People that live near to proposed mosques have no say in it? Why these mosques have to be build where they are not wanted? Why not build them where muslims live, like it is being done with churches and synagogues. BTW, most synagogues are located within walking distance for people who attend their services. Don't bunch together mosques and synagogues.
    Jewish people do not teach hatred, unlike radical muslims

  7. One imam thanked president! Wow, how great!
    You probably the most naive person in the world.
    Read world news and you will see that muslims are encouraged to deceive non muslims anyway they can. What they say one thing for their people in native language and opposite in foreign language.
    Judge people by their action not their wards

  8. Charlie Hall says:

    "Hoe about my right to kick out from this country anyone who does not respects, recognize or accepts laws and traditions of USA? "

    That was exactly what was done back in the 1910s — to Jews.

  9. Charlie Hall says:

    "People that live near to proposed mosques have no say in it? "

    Correct. Federal law pretty much gives religious institutions the right to build anywhere.

    "most synagogues are located within walking distance for people who attend their services"

    Only Orthodox synagogues.

    "Jewish people do not teach hatred"

    Sadly, I've heard pretty bad hatred coming from Jews, too.

  10. Randy Miller says:

    I BELIEVE THAT ISLAM IS A THREAT TO OUR BLOOD BOUGHT AND PAYED FOR CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.AND THAT SHARIA IS TOTALLY UNAMERICAN AND EVEN ANTI-AMERICAN.

  11. Randy Miller says:

    I BELIEVE THAT ISLAM IS A THREAT TO OUR BLOOD BOUGHT AND PAYED FOR CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.AND THAT SHARIA IS TOTALLY UNAMERICAN AND EVEN ANTI-AMERICAN.

  12. Charlie Hall says:

    "Judge people by their action not their wards"

    Precisely. Which is why I reported real actions.

  13. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    LOL

  14. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    Yeah and the goyim should be allowed to stop shuls because of the loud, destructive children playing outside/cars parked everywhere pre-Shabbos/people cutting through their yards … (these aren't hypotheticals, these are what my shul president mentioned we're getting complaints about last Shabbos)

  15. Charlie Hall says:

    I lived near a shul where the police used to get summoned every Purim in order to break up the drunken rioting. I'd prefer the calls to prayer.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Historically, Islam started out from day one with their Great Jihad, which plunged the West into darkness for a thousand years. At that point the West began rocketing ahead with science and technology and internecine strife leading to two world wars, allowing Islam to play dead, and it's just now reawakening with dreams of WMDs dancing in its head. That's why Westerners must quit ostriching and take the time to study the Muslim World. The best place is free with the Historyscoper's Muslimscope, a complete online course, try it this year.

  17. Randy Miller says:

    DID THE CARVING UP OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA BY BRITAIN FRANCE IN 1938 TO APPEASE ADOLF HITLER BRING PEACE IN 1939,1940 OR 1941? WILL? THE CARVING UP OF THE REBORN, REESTABLISHED AND REGATHERING SOVEREIGN HOLY LAND, PEOPLE AND STATE OF YISRAEL BY THE U.S.A., E.U., RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE U.N. TO APPEASE ARAB/MUSLIM/ISLAMIC HOMICIDAL TREACHERY AND BLACKMAIL EVER BRING ANY REAL PEACE? HISTORY SAYS "NO"!

  18. Roy Neal Grissom says:

    "Americanism" and secular multiculturalism are both false alternatives. All non-Jews are bound by the Noahide Laws just as Jews are bound by the Torah. All mankind should leave their false religions and accept the Noahide Laws on the authority of the Revelation to Moses at Sinai.

    Ironically, islam (as a statutory religion) is closer to Judaism than Xianity is. Of course, this is not as ironic as Orthodox Jews who defend "secular law" (a totally imaginary social construct) as the only trustworthy guarantor of the "right" to observe Torah. (It's not a "right." It's an obligation.)

  19. Roy Neal Grissom says:

    "Americanism" and secular multiculturalism are both false alternatives. All non-Jews are bound by the Noahide Laws just as Jews are bound by the Torah. All mankind should leave their false religions and accept the Noahide Laws on the authority of the Revelation to Moses at Sinai.

    Ironically, islam (as a statutory religion) is closer to Judaism than Xianity is. Of course, this is not as ironic as Orthodox Jews who defend "secular law" (a totally imaginary social construct) as the only trustworthy guarantor of the "right" to observe Torah. (It's not a "right." It's an obligation.)

  20. Charlie Hall says:

    You need to go back to college and take some history courses. Europe was already at its nadir at the beginning of the 7th century, *before* Islam came into existence. The only point of light — and not a bright one — was the Byzantine Empire, which controlled as much territory in Asia and Africa as in Europe — and its treatment of Jews was so brutal that Jews actually revolted with the help of the Persians (and for a while even liberated Jerusalem).

    For the first few centuries of its existence, the Muslim world led the world in intellectual and scientific accomplishments, while Europe remained stuck in the dark ages. Some of the oldest universities in the world were established by Muslims at this time. Even after that there were great individual Muslims; the famous rationalist philosopher Ibn Rushd was a contemporary of — and a major influence on — Rambam. (Like Rambam, Ibn Rushd's works were banned by his co-religionists.)

  21. Rabbi Rosenberg and his 'interfaith' efforts for peace — Winds…

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  22. Ira Tick says:

    "No Jews or Dogs Allowed" is what I read when I see "Why these mosques have to be build where they are not wanted?"

  23. HATIKVAH WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM.

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