CAIR (Counsel on American-Islamic Relations) is a public relations, lobbying, and educational outreach organization that purports to be presenting a moderate view of a violent, radical Jihadist movement to bring Islam and Sharia law to all nations. The FBI broke off all relations with the organization over concerns about the organization’s ties with Hamas, a Palestinian Jihadist group funded and controlled by Iran. In 2007, the United States government, in prosecuting Muslim charities funneling funds to terrorists, characterize CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator.

Pure Propaganda …

 Muslim-Americans to GOP: Please Knock Off the Hate 

The Council On American-Islamic Relations  placed an open  letter yesterday in the conservative Washington Times newspaper imploring Republicans to move away from the Islamophobic stance that has taken hold of the party. The letter, which was co-sponsored by several other Muslim-American groups, was titled, “GOP Asked to Reassess Its Relationship with American Muslims.” Here’s an excerpt:

We repeatedly hear — primarily from Republicans — that our faith is a threat to the United States. Such things have been said about Catholics, Jews, Mormons, and other religions as well…Additionally, mainstream Republican candidates have questioned our loyalty and even threatened to undermine the Constitution in efforts to exclude us from the political process, all without any pushback from party leaders.

Question One: Is Islam a threat to the United States? Islam, as it is currently practiced abroad is not a religion that is tolerant of other religions or dissent from the views of its religious leaders. Because there is no such thing as a “separation of church and state” in the Islamic world, the actions of a foreign state depend on how strictly that state interprets Islam. In Saudi Arabia, for example, a woman who is raped must present four adult male witnesses to the act, and in a number of instances, women were given the death penalty to “improper behavior.” Women still are not allowed to drive. Deviation from what the state claims is religious law can bring severe penalties including death, barbaric mutilation and rape. Yes, until it is reformed, Islam is a clear and present danger to the United States.

Question Two: Is Islam a threat to democracy? Under Sharia law, there is no democracy as we know it. Only obeisance to aged religion-obsessed men – there are no women worthy of power – with harsh penalties for dissent. Yes, until it is reformed, Islam is a threat to democracy.

Question Three: Is Islam using our own laws, especially for religious tolerance, against us? Yes!

The Republican Party has indeed embraced fringe attitudes toward Muslim-Americans. Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) 2011  hearings on the “Radicalization of American Muslims” were criticized for blaming “ all Muslims for the crimes of a few ” and demonizing “ a whole broad base of human beings .” To make matters worse, since 2010, Republican-controlled legislatures in Kansas, Oklahoma and several other states have  passed anti-Sharia laws, effectively legislating Islamophobia (a federal appellate court  ruled Oklahoma’s ban unconstitutional). Then, this year, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) topped it all off by pushing an outrageous theory that the Muslim Brotherhood had a “deep penetration in the halls of our United States government,” including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide.

Question Four: Are we blaming all Muslims for the crimes of a few – demonizing a whole broad base of human beings. Yes, all Muslims must bear the consequences of their leadership as was done in Germany and Japan when their leaders – and their faithful followers – made war on the United States and its allies. Islam does not promote a democracy and its people do not have a democratic say in the affairs of state.

Question Five: Are anti-Sharia laws legislating Islamophobia? No. There is but one law in the United States and that is derived from our founding documents and English common law. We do not recognize religious leaders as judges and juries, nor do we allow such people to pronounce sentences on citizens. Sharia law is incompatible with a modern system of jurisprudence and therefore should not be accepted in American courts. How can anyone accept a legal system that codifies barbarity and can result in the rape of a woman  or the deliberate blinding or maiming of another human being as punishment?

Question Six: Are Muslims Jihadists infiltrating our government? The answer is an unequivocal yes. Like other foreign powers, agents of Islam are infiltrating our government and to think otherwise is disingenuous and overlooks a clear and present danger to America, its citizens and its way of life.

A well-funded Islamophobic network looms in the background of the Republican assault on Muslim-Americans. CAP  detailed the network in its 2011 report titled “Fear Inc.”:  “[T]his core group of deeply intertwined individuals and organizations manufacture and exaggerate threats of “creeping Sharia,” Islamic domination of the West, and purported obligatory calls to violence against all non-Muslims by the Quran.

Speaking of well-funded, how does one account for the fact that Saudi Arabia appears to have made a deal with Jihadists in return for not overthrowing their Kingdom? Funding the world-wide expansion of Mosques with radical Imams and funding terrorist activities? How does one counter threats of creeping Sharia when we see people petitioning to have cases heard under Sharia law.

And about that obligation, what do you say when someone finds out that its linguistic meaning within Arabic, its native language, implies absolute submission, surrender and obedience? Islam gives people two choices, surrender and submit or be killed. No question about it.

This network of hate is not a new presence in the United States. Indeed, its ability to organize, coordinate, and disseminate its ideology through grassroots organizations increased dramatically over the past 10 years. Furthermore, its ability to influence politicians’ talking points and wedge issues for the upcoming 2012 elections has mainstreamed what was once considered fringe, extremist rhetoric.”

This is classic misdirection … the very same thing can be said about CAIR and other Islamic influences in the United States.

The CAIR letter  notes that not all Republicans buy into bizarre, Islamophobic theories. Republican Governors like New Jersey’s Chris Christie, responding to Islamophobic critics of a judge he nominated,  said, “this Sharia law business is crap.” Christie has also said that, “it’s just crazy. And I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.” Tennessee’s Republican Governor Bill Haslam made similar  comments yesterday, defending a Muslim-American adviser he nominated earlier this year.

New Jersey has a large – and growing Islamic presence – and any politician is apt to pander to a large voting block. Whether or not they recognize the clear and present danger in ceding power to radicals is unknown. But radicals are known to don the cloak of civility, moderation and respectability to pursue their nefarious ends.

Bottom line …

Until it is reformed, Islam represents a clear and present danger to all democratic and modern societies. The conclusion is unambiguous as you look around the world and note the majority of the conflict involves Muslim clashes with secular governments.

I will leave it up to the reader to Google the listing of the Muslim conflicts and terrorist attacks around the world. After which, they can make up their mind if Islam is really the “Religion of Peace” as it is being currently portrayed by those who want to establish a world-wide Muslim Caliphate and subvert the United States from within.

-- steve

Reference Links:

Muslim-Americans to GOP: Please Knock Off the Hate | Alternet

CAIR’s GOP Letter

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