I am making an exception to the usual light-hearted tone of my blog with this article. It was just too long to be a Facebook post and too important not to say.
Americans are really on the horns of a dilemma when it comes to the question of how to treat Muslims coming into this country, whether by travel visa or refugee status. On the one hand, we are a nation of immigrants. We pride ourselves on our “melting pot” diversity, which includes ethnicities from the Muslim world. All Americans have been shaped to some degree by the Judeo-Christian ethic that teaches us to be welcoming and hospitable to foreigners. We may not all identify as Christians, but we truly are a Christian nation at our core. The God of the Bible is the God of love. Therefore, we know instinctively that there is something wrong with sweeping statements like “no more Muslims in America!” But we’re also a bit naive when it comes to how cultures different from the West actually think and conduct themselves. It’s also very hard for us to grasp that Islam is anything more than one of the world’s religions. If that’s all Islam is, however, then why does it have aspirations to dominate the world and force everyone to obey its laws?
Truth is, Islam is more government than religion (Islam means "submission"). And unlike Christianity, lying is considered a virtue in Islam in certain instances, especially when it comes to spreading Islam in the West:
“The principle of sanctioning lying for the cause of Islam bears grave implications in matters relating to the spread of the religion of Islam in the West. Muslim activists employ deceptive tactics in their attempts to polish Islam’s image and make it more attractive to prospective converts.” - Abdullah Al-Araby
This is why the public face of Islam in America appears very differently from the public face of Islam in countries like Pakistan, Iran, or Saudi Arabia. Very recently we heard representatives from CAIR (Center for American Islamic Relations) hold a press conference condemning the San Bernadino massacre and distancing themselves as Muslim Americans from the jihadists. But private audiences of Arabic-speaking Muslims often hear aggression towards the West. Here is an example from the first Muslim cleric to deliver prayers to the U.S. House of Representatives, speaking to a Muslim audience in New Jersey (not sure of the date):
“(Muslims should) take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate. If we were united and strong, we’d elect our own emir (leader) and give allegiance to him. Take my word, if 6 to 8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.” Siraj Wahaj,
Are there Muslim Americans who truly want nothing to do with waging violent jihad here? Of course.
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I’m also sure that there are many Muslims who are already here or trying to come here for that very purpose; it’s foolishness to believe otherwise, considering what is plainly stated in the Qur’an and the Hadith. Oh, and then there's 9/11. And the Fort Hood massacre, and the Chattanooga Marine recruiting office murders, and so on. Here’s the mission of Muslim Brotherhood, as stated by its Egyptian founder, Hassan al-Banna:
"Allah is our objective; the Qur'an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish."
CAIR is an arm of Muslim Brotherhood in North America. It is but one of many such organizations operating in this country since the 1960s and is waging the silent phase of jihad. It is take over by stealth, in other words. Muslim Brotherhood of North America actually has a 100-year plan for the takeover of America from within; the plan dates from May of 1991. Since Muslim Brotherhood has affiliates who fill positions in our Department of Homeland Security, and who regularly advise President Obama on Middle East policy, I’d say their plan is making alarming progress.
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Almost every college campus in America has a Muslim Student Association, which is another arm of Muslim Brotherhood. Across the country, MSA students are more politically active than campus Democrats and Republicans combined, per Brigitte Gabriel of Act for America. In my home state of Alabama, Omar Hammami, a Daphne resident and former president of the University of South Alabama’s Muslim Students Association, actually became a terrorist in Somalia - recruited for jihad through MSA - and ended up on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. He is thought to have been killed in Somalia. The MSA at your local college is not exactly the Islamic version of a Baptist Student Center.
It’s quite the pickle we Americans find ourselves in. “Keep them out!” “No! Let them in!” “But they want to kill us!” “Well, not all of them!” “How are we supposed to know the difference?” Indeed. How are we to know the difference, especially with the Muslim Brotherhood fox already in the federal hen house?
Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent call for at least a temporary shutdown of Muslims entering the country may go against our national grain, but it should at least be considered while those in charge of our national security regroup themselves. Even the Congress is calling for a pause in the Syrian refugee resettlement program. And is it really surprising that Trump's popularity is rising with ordinary Americans? He's just saying out loud what so many are already thinking. CAIR, of course, has compared Mr. Trump to the Nazis, which is entirely unfair; Trump isn't calling for the killing of Muslims.
What is the prophet of Islam calling for?
Quotes of Muslim clerics are taken from Walid Shoebat's book, God's War on Terrorism: Islam, Prophecy, and the Bible; © 2008 Top Executive Media.
Brigitte Gabriel is a Arabic-speaking Lebanese Christian and the founder of Act for America. She grew up in a bomb shelter in Lebanon because of Muslim aggression in her country.