The evidence for and symptoms of "creeping" Shari'a, Islamist goals and appeasement of the Islamist agenda throughout the Western World are "sampled" below. It is a small sample intended as illustration. The most significant source for rendering of U.S. based information is the Investigative Project for Terrorism.
in 2006, the Department of Justice reported that Jamaat ul-Fuqra a Pakistani based Islamist group "has more than 35 suspected communes and more than 3,000 members spread across the United States, all in support of one goal: the purification of Islam through violence." Daniel Pearl was on his way to interview the head of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, Sheikh Muburak Gilani when we was abducted and beheaded; Sheikh Gilani's opinion of America? "We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America."
The New York Post, August 24, 2010 reported that New York State test makers played favorites when quizzing high school students on world religions — giving Islam and Buddhism the kid-gloves treatment while socking it to Christianity, critics say. Teachers complain that the reading selections from the Regents exam in global history and geography given last week featured glowing passages pertaining to Muslim society but much more critical essay excerpts on the subject of Christianity.
In May of 2008, Dr. Barham Salih an Iraqi Minister, commenting during a dinner party hosted by Tory culture spokesman Tobias Ellwood commented on the radicalism in British mosques "I am not surprised that you British are facing so many problems with extremists after what I saw in those mosques in Blackburn. "What I saw would not be allowed in Iraq. It would be illegal."
There are an estimated 85 Shari'a courts in Great Britain's urban areas; most operate secretly in mosques, cafes and Islamic schools. The U.K. Independent reports that there were 17,000 honor attacks on young girls and women in 2008. "Honor violence included kidnappings for forced marriages of girls as young as 11, sexual abuse, genital mutilation and murder."
What is the most popular tee shirt for young Muslim men in Northern Europe according to Bruce Bauer, author of "While Europe Slept"? "By 2020: We'll Be In Charge."
In Paris, Muslim enclaves are "no go" areas for French police. The mere presence of French Police is an immediate incitement to violence.
The IPT reports that a 24 year old Charlotte man, Samir Kahn, is under current investigation by the FBI as the editor of al Qaeda's new English language magazine. "Inspire". IPT references National Public Radio reports that a federal grand jury has been convened in Charlotte.
The Islamic Circle of North America, (ICNA) is yet another "moderate" Islamic group in America. In their introductory manual their stated goal is to "provide education training and development of Muslim youth to be Islamic workers for Iqamat-as-Deen in North America." What is Iqamat-as-Deen you ask? It is defined by the ICNA as "establishment of Islam in its totality, so that he, "(Allah) may make it prevalent over all other religions in North America. Any number of ICNA recommended sources also promote violent Jihad in pursuit of its goals.
Various parts of Europe, France specifically, have legally prohibited newspapers and media outlets from identifying the orientation of individuals involved in organized violence and rioting. The French journalistic code word for violence perpetrated by Muslims is "youths". Yup, could be anyone, as France is so well noted for their inherent violent tendencies!
Geert Wilders a member of the Dutch Parliament and an outspoken critic of open ended Muslim immigration and Shari'a in the Netherlands lives under a "death fatwa" and has been refused entry into England to speak at symposia. Wilder's sin is that he insists European civilization is rooted in the values of Jerusalem, Athens, Rome and the Enlightenment and not in Mecca, Baghdad, Andalusia and al-Kuds, the bastard! Wilders was prosecuted by an Amsterdam Court for his statements about Islam; so much for free speech in the Netherlands. Hirsi Ali, a close friend of the murdered Theo Van Gogh, was forced to leave the Netherlands as she was also under a fatwa ordering her death for speaking out against violent Islam; she is a Muslim. She was relocated by the conservative, American Enterprise Institute.
Estimates by David Gaubatz author of "Muslim Mafia" based on his contention of direct surveillance say that 75% to 90% of all Sunni based mosques in America are using a manual that among other things contends; "The objective of Islamic Jihad is to put an end to the dominance of the un-Islamic systems of government and replace them with Islamic rule". "Islam intends to bring about this revolution not in one country or in a few countries, but the entire world."
Professor Christian Giordano at the University of Freiburg argues that Shari'a should be "partially" implemented in Switzerland.
The French Military faces problems with Muslim soldiers as they pick and choose which assignments they will accept (Le Figaro, January 14, 2009). They insist on the application of Qur'an 4:92. "It is not for a believer to kill a believer unless it be by mistake."
Melanie Phillips reports (Wall Street Journal, Europe) that police told pro-Israel demonstrators in London to put away their Israeli flags because they were "inflammatory." Officers saw no potential for inflammatory reaction as they allowed anti-Israel demonstrators to scream support for Hamas, and dress up as hook-nosed Jews pretending to drink the blood of Palestinian babies."
The Producer of the movie Sum Of All Fears, Mace Neufeld, admitted protests by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) regarding Tom Clancy's original characterization of the terrorists that set off the nuclear bomb in the novel as Muslims be removed. The movie represents the characters as neo Nazi's.
Also in Britain, the IPT reports that; Hiz'b ut-Tahrir, a notorious Islamic extremist group that British Ministers promised to ban, but have not; regards "integration into British society as dangerous" and says that British Muslims should "fight assimilation" into British society." Hiz'b wants to create a global Islamic caliphate. Hiz'b has also received ?113,411 in British government funding to establish a chain of Islamic schools in Britain.
The U.N. Durban conferences have devolved into a vehicle to prohibit speech critical to Islam as a precedent of International Law. That would end this series in a hurry.
A Jewish candidate for public office in the U.K. Elaina Cohen, was denied the right to run as she was, according to Labor Party councilor Mahmood Hussain, "too white and too Jewish.: The decision stood, she was not allowed to run.
The Canadian Islamic Congress supports the introduction of Shari'a into Canada's legal system. Muslims represent 3% of the Canadian population. The CIC has been active in suing individuals who speak out against Shari'a, most notably author and commentator Mark Steyn charging him with "flagrant Islamophobia". The suit after a long process, failed; Steyn refused to capitulate.
Also in Canada Khaled Mouammar sat for 11 years on Canada's Immigration and Refugee Panel deciding who should or should not enter Canada as a legal immigrant or protected refugee. Mr. Mauammar wants Hamas and Hiz'bAllah removed from lists of terrorist organizations in Canada, to be replaced by the Israeli army. (National Post) Mr. Mouammar is also president of the Canadian Arab Federation. He considers Hamas and Hiz'bAllah to be "legitimate political parties" while accusing Israel of genocide.
Islamic "Lawfare" in the U.S. is growing. In 2007 the number of cases where Islam is specifically mentioned exceeded the total number of cases heard in the preceding 26 years, a A vast majority of those cases in Federal Court.
Just one month after the Fort Hood murders, Dr. Louay Safi was invited to speak at Fort Hood. Dr Safi is a top official of the Islamic Society of North America, ISNA. ISNA was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial with demonstrated links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The study ordered in the wake of the Fort Hood shootings does not mention radical Islam once, nor does it refer to Maj. Nidal's connections to radical clerics. It only deals with "all manner of extremism;" political correctness taken to a level that defies the logic of common sense.
In 2007 a New York appeals court ruling on grounds of jurisdiction essentially enabled a British ruling against Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld. Dr. Ehrenfeld's book "Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It" was the source of a law suit in Britain by Khalid bin Mahfouz, a major focus of the book. Mahfouz sued Ehrenfeld in Britain for libel under a Shari'a based definition of libel and sought to have the judgment empowered in the U.S as well. The New York Appeals court substantially allowed that interpretation on U.S. soil and essentially empowered the U.K. decision. Books in Britain critical of Islam are now automatically taken to court.
The Washington Times reports that the British government has cleared the way for Muslim men with more than one wife to claim welfare benefits for all of their partners. The qualifier is that the multiple marriages must have taken place in countries where polygamy is legal. Needless to say, "tourism" to those countries has jumped considerably.
July 24th 2009 Steve Emerson of IPT obtained a letter signed by seven House Democrats to Attorney General Holder on behalf of 9 radical Islamic front groups. Emerson, the leading expert on domestic terror and Islamism commented, contending that the House Members were essentially; "relaying the complaints of Islamist groups about law enforcement techniques in terrorist cases, including the use of informants." Emerson continued "the Congressmen acted as virtual lobbyists for these militant groups, asking that Attorney General Holder stop employing tried and proven counter-terrorist techniques and also echoed information that was blatantly false claiming the FBI was engaged in racial profiling." "The Congressmen asked that the Attorney General meet with these groups, which are derivatives of the Muslim Brotherhood." Question for the Congresspersons, if nothing is going on, and we're all "moderates" here what are they afraid of?
In January of 2009 Three American academics flew to Tehran to accept awards from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Carl Ernst, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was honored along with William Chittick, a scholar of Islamic mysticism and a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Miriam Galston, a lawyer at George Washington University.
A Dallas Morning News article by terrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross following the 7/7 London suicide bombings, noted that the Muslim American Society (MAS) had published in their March 2002 edition of their American Muslim magazine a fatwa authorizing suicide bombings, and that their membership study curriculum features a number of Muslim Brotherhood works and well-known jihadist tracts advocating for terrorism and violence. The MAS has been a consistent target of "outreach" efforts by a variety of U.S. governmental agencies including the State Department.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, supports a proposal that Islamic Sharia law should co-exist with British common law. In a radio interview, Williams said that"integration of portions of Muslim law in Britain is "unavoidable."
TAC an Arabic Cable channel serving New York and New Jersey features sheik, Amr Khaled broadcasting from Cairo. The sheik's consistent message to American Muslims; "the duty of every Arab-American is to become first, second, and only a member of the Muslim Ummah."
America's "foremost" expert on Islam and government, "go to guy" John Esposito has his own point of view as he sits in the Georgetown University Chair for Islamic Studies funded by Saudi Arabia; selected quotes follow:
Regarding Sami al-Arien a leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and a convicted provider of terror funding who is currently under indictment for refusing to honor his plea agreement: Mr. Esposito tells the audience "I've got to tell you, you know, I mean, Sami Al-Arian's a very good friend of mine." Appearing at a banquet in support of the defendants in the Holy Land Foundation trial ", "One of the most impressive people I have met under fire is Sami Al-Arian." Mr. Esposito's statement can be viewed in the context of a typical quote from Mr. Al-Arien; "Let us damn America, let us damn Israel, let us damn their allies until death" and "The Koran is our constitution… Jihad is our path … Victory to Islam… Death to Israel… Revolution… revolution till victory." On October 3rd 2007 Mr. Esposito was invited by the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security to engage in a panel discussion related to First Responder training. The focus of the training; "To What Extent is Radicalization a Concern in the U.S.? Take a wild guess what Mr. Esposito's opinion is.
In March of 2009 (original reporting by Fayetteville Observer) North Carolina State Senator Larry Shaw was appointed to CAIR's Board of Directors. No Islamic name here, good move. Senator Shaw was an invited guest to Saudi Arabia to participate in a Muslims-only conference on "Islam and its Enemies." Wonder who the Great Satan in that conference might be? CAIR, by the way, believes that "the Quran should be the highest authority in America." Just saying.
"Muslim Americans for Obama" a supportive web site, offered recommendations during the election campaign:
- A law against harassment of Muslim women wearing the Hijab at airports, DMVs and "other" public areas.
- A law allowing Muslim employees to take hours off work for Friday prayers.
- That Ramadan and the Festival of Sacrifice be recognized as Federal Holidays.
- Halal meals should be mandated in all federal buildings, public schools and colleges.
- That a Federal requirement be put in place to provide prayer areas in all public and private facilities.
- To organize and recognize a Muslim American committee to provide foreign policy guidance on all issues related to Muslim countries.
Some of these "recommendations" have been accepted in areas far and wide including: Nebraska, New Jersey, Harvard University, San Diego, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Dell, Tyson Foods, Whirlpool, Arizona, New York and the U.S. State Department. The Muslim Americans for Obama may understand better than most of us the potential impact of Federal money on public policy.
Creeping or sprinting? You decide!