Dr. Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American Psychiatrist, provides us with another one of her beautifully-articulated, intellectual critiques on the subject of Islam.
In this video, Dr. Sultan outlines;
The Status of Women in Islam:
DUDLEY, Mass. – On the site of a long-idle dairy farm, leaders of a local mosque hope to build a final resting place for about 500 Muslim families — to the dismay of many residents of this quaint town in central Massachusetts.
In arguments cemetery developers and activists decry as thinly veiled bigotry, neighbors say they fear burial practices could contaminate groundwater because Muslims traditionally do not embalm bodies and bury their dead without coffins. They also cite concerns about noise, vandalism and increased traffic on the narrow road where the cemetery would be built. One resident said he worried he would have to put up with “crazy music” like the Islamic call to prayer.
Similar sentiments have been expressed by people in communities around the country where Muslim cemeteries have been proposed, including Farmervsille, Texas; Walpole, Massachusetts; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and Farmington, Minnesota.
In some cases, opponents have succeeded in defeating the new cemetery projects, while in others, Muslim groups have appealed and judges have cleared the way.
In Farmersville, near Dallas, some residents were openly hostile during meetings on a proposal to build a Muslim cemetery on a 35-acre site just outside the city. Farmersville is not far from Garland, where police fatally shot two Islamic State followers last year after they opened fire outside a cartoon contest lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.
“People don’t trust Muslims. Their goal is to populate the United States and take it over,” Barbara Ashcraft said during a meeting in August.
“You’re not welcome here!” another man yelled, according to news accounts.
“People don’t trust Muslims.”
– Barbara Ashcraft
City leaders were so bombarded with complaints that they published an informational guide on the city’s website, assuring residents that there is “no training facility planned for this site … no terrorist activity associated with this site … no plans for a mosque at this site.”
Diane Piwko, a Farmersville resident and business owner, said she worries the cemetery — proposed for prime property overlooking a lake — won’t be maintained and will become an eyesore at the entrance to the city.
“I am not basing any of my decision on why I’m against the cemetery on religion,” she said. “I base it on bad business practices.”
Muslim leaders have been taken aback by the level of resistance.
“We were absolutely flabbergasted, to be honest, to see that kind of opposition,” said Ismail Fenni, a representative of Al-Marhama Islamic Burial, which wants to build a cemetery in Walpole, south of Boston.
“All we’re trying to establish is a place for a final resting place for the loved ones of the Muslim community members,” he said. “No other activity is going to be happening in a cemetery except what is customary for a cemetery.”
There are relatively few dedicated Muslim cemeteries around the country, so many Muslim communities use sections of other cemeteries to bury their dead.
In Dudley, the proposal from the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester has been met with angry comments at local meetings.
“You want a Muslim cemetery? Fine. Put it in your backyard, not mine,” Daniel Grazulis said during a zoning meeting in February, drawing a round of applause.
Jason Talerman, a lawyer for the Islamic Society, said he believes the opposition is rooted in Islamophobia.
“They like to say it under the guise of, ‘Oh, we’re just trying to protect our water supply,’ but it’s thinly veiled,” he said.
Desiree Moninski, who lives across the street from the site, once farmed by her grandparents, said she and other opponents have legitimate concerns that have nothing to do with Islam.
“I grew up here. It’s farmland, and I’d like to see it stay that way,” she said.
“A lot of people moved here because it’s peaceful and quiet. I just don’t want a cemetery here, period. Any kind of cemetery. It doesn’t matter what kind.”
In January, a Minnesota judge overturned a local board’s denial of a permit for a cemetery near Farmington. In his written ruling, Judge David Knutson called the denial “arbitrary and capricious.” The judge said the proposal was rejected despite a “lack of any justification based on the health, safety and general welfare of the local residents.”
In West Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania, a local board rejected a plan for a cemetery proposed last year by the Bosniak Islamic Cultural Center of Carlisle. A judge quickly overturned that ruling.
Douglas Cwienk, a hydrogeologist who testified for the Muslim group proposing the Pennsylvania cemetery, said that Muslim burial practices are unlikely to contaminate wells or groundwater, and that not embalming is better for local groundwater in most cases. (Jewish tradition also prohibits embalming.)
In Dudley, Muslim leaders have agreed to bury bodies in coffins or concrete vaults to appease residents on contamination concerns. Muslim families in the area currently bury their dead in a cemetery in Enfield, Connecticut — about 60 miles away.
Amjad Bhatti, president of the Islamic Society, said some of the comments have hurt because he considers the U.S. his home after moving from Pakistan 20 years ago and raising his family here.
“They belong to this land now,” he said. “This is our country.”
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Around the world, people who leave the ‘religion’ of Islam face state persecution, imprisonment, torture and even execution. As well as violence, death threats and ostracizing within their own communities.
Many ex-Muslims risk falling victim to honor killing, forced marriage, kidnapping and communal violence. All at the hands of their own families, for “bringing shame” on their community. In Western countries, ex-Muslims are often thrown out of the family and face isolation and exclusion.
VICE News has gained access to an underground network in London, who help rescue ex-Muslims. We join in with this network, as they help a young atheist to escape Saudi Arabia and Turkey. They provide support and shelter for young British people on the run from their own families and communities…
A Calgary man is facing sex assault charges after a woman and two girls said they were groped in a Lethbridge swimming pool.
Police were called to a south Lethbridge hotel Saturday after receiving a complaint a strange man inappropriately touched a woman and two minors in the hotel pool.
A man was found by police and arrested without incident.
Wijdan Yasir, a 28-year-old Calgary man, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault and two charges of sexual interference with a minor.
Yasir was released on $1,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in a Lethbridge court on April 29.
Police say there may be other victims or witnesses who may not have been identified, given that the incident took place in a hotel pool. Police said anyone with information should call them.
Fresh information allegedly connecting the government of Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 terror attacks has been released just as Barack Obama arrived in Riyadh to a frosty reception.
Officials have revealed that the flight certificate of Al-Qaeda bomb maker Ghassan Al-Sharbi was discovered hidden in an envelope from the Saudi embassy in Washington when they arrested him in 2002.
Al-Sharbi is believed to have learned how to fly with the hijackers but did not take part in the attacks. Shortly before his arrest, he buried a bundle of documents, which is believed to have included the certificate.
The cache was discovered by US authorities and details, written in a memo known as Document 17 in 2003, were released without fanfare by investigators last year. They were only brought to the public’s attention when an activist discovered them and wrote about them on his website earlier this week.
The release has fueled concerns the Saudi government may have been linked to the coordinated attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people and come at a particularly sensitive time.
President Obama has just arrived in the country amid mounting pressure to declassify a 28-page section of a Congressional report which many believe will point to Saudi involvement in the 9/11 plane hijackings.
Victims’ families have been pushing Congress for the right to sue Saudi Arabia over the death of their loved ones.
Activist Brian McGlinchey claimed the details of the flight certificate would lead to people questioning the extent government individuals were involved, according to The Times.
He said: ‘The envelope points to the fundamental question hanging over us today: to what extent was the 9/11 plot facilitated by individuals at the highest levels of the Saudi government?’
Previous court decisions have ruled that there is insufficient evidence to find Saudi Arabia culpable in the terror attacks, which is why they are now calling for the release of 28 classified pages from the 9/11 congressional report which is believed to show a stronger connection to Saudi funding of the attacks.
This has put Obama in a difficult position, with 9/11 families accusing him of siding with the Kingdom and Saudi officials threatening to sell hundreds of billions of dollars of American assets if Congress passes a bill that would allow the government to be sued over the attacks.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said his country would sell up to $750 billion in US treasury securities and other assets before the bill puts them in jeopardy.
The administration has tried to stop Congress from passing the legislation, a bipartisan Senate bill. Earlier this week, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, indicated that President Obama would veto any such legislation.
The increasingly strained relationship between the two countries was laid bare in Riyadh this morning, when Mr Obama arrived at King Khalid International Airport, to be greeted by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the governor of Riyadh, as opposed to the king himself.
Saudi state television did not immediately air Obama’s arrival, which was unusual since right before Air Force One landed, State TV showed King Salman greeting other senior officials from Gulf nations arriving for the Gulf Cooperation Council summit.
Mustafa Alani, a security analyst at the Gulf Research Center, said the decision to send a lower ranking official to greet Mr Obama was intended to send a clear message that they have little faith in him.
‘He will find a leadership that’s not ready to believe him,’ he said. ‘The Saudis had disagreements with previous presidents. Here you have deep distrust that the president won’t deliver anything.’
Obama eventually did meet King Salman at Riyadh’s Erga Palace before the six-nation GCC summit opens on Thursday.
‘The American people send their greetings and we are very grateful for your hospitality, not just for this meeting but for hosting the GCC-U.S. summit that’s taking place tomorrow,’ Obama said, referring to the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council summit.
King Salman offered similarly gracious words through a translator, saying: ‘The feeling is mutual between us and the American people.’
Meanwhile Mr Obama and Ash Carter, his Defense Secretary, used the trip to appeal to other Gulf nations to do more to support Iraq economically and politically. Mr Carter asked them to help with the reconstruction of the cities of Ramadi and Hit as well as Anbar province, which have been left devastated by ISIS.
Fifteen of the nineteen men who hijacked four planes and flew them into targets in New York and Washington in 2001 were Saudi citizens, though the country has always denied having any role in the attacks.
A U.S. commission established in the aftermath of the attacks also concluded there was no evidence of official Saudi connivance. However, the White House has been under pressure to declassify a 28-page section of the report that was never published on the grounds of national security.
President Obama will decide whether to declassify the sealed documents by June. During an interview with Charlie Rose this week, he said that James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, was nearly done with a review of the documents to ensure that whatever is made public does not damage US national security interests.
‘I have a sense of what’s in there’, Mr Obama told Rose.
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, believes the pages should be released.
‘I think I know what it’s going to say,’ Mr Trump said on Fox & Friends. ‘It’s going to be very, very profound, having to do with Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s role on the World Trade Center, and the attack.’
Former US Senator Bob Graham earlier this month said Saudi officials are against the bill that would make it easier for families to sue.
‘They are so fearful of what would emerge if there were to be a full trial, he said. ‘That says something about Saudi Arabia’s involvement in 9/11.
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — The religious landscape in the United States is changing.
Islam is now among the fastest growing religions in America and it has led to a construction boom of mosques.
Mosques are not as ubiquitous as Starbucks or Mcdonald’s but they are now sewn into America’s landscape.
Religion expert Dan Cox says surveys show few Americans, three out of ten have met a person of the muslim faith.
“That represents something new and I think for some people, represents a threat,” he said.
Construction of mosques is soaring, especially in America’s suburbs. The number has more than doubled since 2000, up from about 1200 houses of Islamic worship to an estimated 2600 today.
The census bureau does not ask questions about religion. We can’t say if the number of mosques is growing faster than the muslim population.
According to a rough estimate from Scott Thumma with the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, there’s one mosque for every 1,562 Muslims as compared to about one Christian church for every 524 christians, but again these are rough numbers.
Counterterrorism expert Kyle Shideler says some mosques in America are connected by financial ties or influence to groups like the Muslim brotherhood, which the State Department does not list as a terrorist organization.
“I become concerned when we are looking at large mosques that are raised with money coming from overseas and typically you see that with the large mosques,” Shideler said.
Rabbi Jonah Pesner sees mosques as a deterrent to terrorism.”They are Americans and they are seeking a better life for their families just like you and I.”
Muslims are held in a favorable view by the majority of Americans according to a Sadat Chair poll taken in late 2015. But at the same time, the majority of American’s 61 percent to 37 percent hold an unfavorable view of Islam.
A German state minister allegedly tried to pressure police in Cologne to remove the word rape from reports about the mass sexual assaults committed by asylum seekers on New Year’s Eve.
Cologne’s Express newspaper claimed that the interior ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia pressured a senior police officer to delete ‘rape’ from an internal report issued on January 1.
‘KHK told me that the state control centre wanted the report cancelled and the expression “rape” deleted,’ read a document written by another police officer which was printed by the Express.
According to the paper, officer KHK and his colleague were on duty when the events of the night before were being discussed for an interim report.
The night before hundreds of women had been sexually molested and robbed by marauding gangs of refugees, most of them from North Africa.
The initial report that the officers discussed read ‘rape, sexual harassment, thefts, committed by a large group of foreign people’.
Officer KHK received a call hours later requesting he delete ‘rape’ at the behest of the state interior ministry. The officer refused.
NRW interior minister Ralf Jäger, who allegedly wanted the word rape removed from official reports, is facing calls to stand down. He is due to be quizzed by parliamentary colleagues on Thursday.
He denied the allegations through a spokesman who said; ‘It’s not true that the rape on New Year’s Eve in Cologne was supposed to be hushed up.’
But his office did admit to ‘professional discussions’ about the ‘criminal classification’ of what went on – events which forever changed German perceptions about mass immigration.
Meanwhile police in Germany have arrested a Syrian man on war crimes charges. Ibrahim Al F., aged 41, was detained in North Rhine-Westphalia.
‘The accused is strongly suspected of treating people entitled to protection under international humanitarian law cruelly and inhumanely in the autumn of 2012 during the Syrian civil war,’ prosecutors said.
He was a member of an anti-Assad militia called Ghuraba al-Sham, operating in and around Aleppo. He is accused of plundering valuable art which he later sold for his own gain.
‘Two residents who tried to protect their neighbouring district from plundering are believed to have been captured by the accused and his fighters and held for several days at a makeshift prison under their control,’ prosecutors said.
‘They were tortured repeatedly in the accused’s presence and by him personally, as were six other people who were later kidnapped by the militia.’
In Germany, following a wave of Islamic immigration, one political party is considering a call for shutting down all of the country’s mosques in a desperate bid to prevent terrorist attacks, rape sprees and other acts of violence and Muslim domination.
In the U.S., President Obama marked the new year by visiting a mosque and has invested a great deal of effort to downplay the connection between Islam and terrorism, while leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed temporarily halting all Muslim immigration.
A growing chorus of U.S. politicians, pundits and scholars are calling for closer monitoring of U.S. mosques, the number of which has grown exponentially since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on U.S. soil.
Experts on Islamic terrorism are calling the estimated 2,500 to 3,100 mosques in America “ticking time bombs.”
Every state now has at least one. California and New York lead the way, each with more than 500 mosques, followed by Texas with just over 300.
As the number of mosques increase, so do acts of Islamic terror in the U.S.
FBI Director James Comey told Congress recently that his agency is stretched to the limit trying to keep up with nearly 1,000 active ISIS investigations in all 50 states, and that does not include probes tied to al-Qaida, al-Shabab or other Islamic groups.
While the FBI is able to foil the vast majority of Islamic terror plots, last year was particularly bloody with jihadist shootings in Chattanooga that killed five U.S. servicemen and another attack that took 14 lives at a Christmas party in San Bernardino.
Jihadist knife attacks at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, and on the campus of University of California at Merced have recently injured at least a dozen others, some critically.
And everyone is jittery after what happened in Brussels, Belgium, last month.
Of the thousands of mosques in America, nearly 80 percent of them have been opened since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Listening to politicians in Congress and on presidential stump speeches, Americans might get the idea that ISIS is to blame for all of this violence. It uses the Internet to “poison the minds” of young Muslims, they say. But seven Islam experts and former Muslims contacted by WND say it’s not that simple and the problem goes beyond ISIS.
The root of the problem, they all agree, lies in the mosque.
Dr. Mark Christian, president and founder of the Global Faith Institute, which seeks to educate Americans about the true nature of mainstream Islam, says about 80 percent of the roughly 2,800 U.S. mosques are controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization whose stated goal is to bring the nations into compliance with Shariah law.
“You have a new mosque opening every week in America,” says Christian, a former child imam who grew up in Egypt the son of a Muslim Brotherhood operative before fleeing his homeland and converting to Christianity as a young adult.
Christian, now 44 and living in Nebraska under the threat of a fatwa, said the FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies don’t understand the source of Islamic violence. They have focused for years on learning about the ties of individual Muslims to groups like al-Qaida or ISIS when in fact they should be going to mosques and learning about the Quran and hadiths. All the answers are there, in the texts and in the mainstream Islamic interpretations of the texts, if they would only look.
So what are people being taught in the overwhelming majority of mosques?
Christian, who memorized two-thirds of the Quran by the age of 14, says he knows exactly what is being taught.
He said if you look at the jihadist attacks over the years in the U.S. and Europe you will find a common theme.
“The problem is you have law enforcement agents walking into a mosque but they are looking for the wrong thing,” he said. “They are trying to monitor mosques (back when they were allowed to do that before President Obama) to try to find dirt and what they will find is people seeking spiritual salvation, something all of us will look at as an honorable thing, but they are missing the ticking bomb.”
The key is in how the Muslim finds his salvation.
Christian said if you look at the lives of the 9/11 hijackers, the Boston bombers, the Chattanooga shooter, the attackers on the Charlie Hebdo magazine, and the Paris and Brussels’ attacks, you will find a group of young men whose lifestyles were not exactly pious.
Some smoked marijuana and partied at nightclubs, some watched pornography or committed fornication. All had gone through a phase where they were not practicing the five pillars of Islam which all good Muslims must observe.
Three kinds of Muslims
Christian says there are essentially three kinds of Muslims.
“There is a group who decided they will do the long-haul approach and try their best every day to work hard at fulfilling the five pillars of Islam,” he said. “Then you have the second type who just gives up and goes on sinning forever, not going to mosque or practicing the five pillars.”
These are your peaceful Muslims.
But it is the third type of Muslim who bears watching. He has fallen away from the faith into a life of sin but is looking for a way out. He is seeking atonement.
The mosque provides the vital link “from sinner to salvation” for the apostate Muslim. His imam will offer two choices.
Christian says the facial expressions of the suicide bombers who blew up the Brussels airport provided clues to their motivation.
“The confidence you see of those guys walking calmly to their own death as they push their carts, they are not trying to blow up the airport to make the ISIS leader proud any more than the 9/11 terrorists were flying their planes into a building so they can make Osama bin-Laden proud,” he said. “They are doing it to please their own Allah so they can gain salvation.”
And this is why the mosque is the key. It’s the central part of the cycle of terrorism. It provides the link between sinner and terrorist.
“He walks in as a sinner who has neglected his spiritual duties under Islam and is told this is what you need to do,” Christian said. “The imam does not tell him to go blow himself up, he just shows him the life of Muhammad and says this is what you need to emulate.”
If a backslidden Muslim has not been practicing his faith for years, the imam will tell him he must make up for all those days he did not say the required prayers five times a day. If he did not give alms he must make up for that.
“So you’re talking about someone who maybe hasn’t prayed in years and then is told he has to make up all those prayers. Same with fasting during the 30-day Ramadan. For every day you miss you are supposed to fast 60 days. So multiply 30 times 60 and how much is that? 1,800 days. This means they have to fast five years. For every one of those days you have to give out money to the poor, so you’re talking about two meals a day, so that’s $20 times 1,800 days, which comes to $3,600,” Christian says.
“To neglect this will put you in hell.”
So that third type of Muslim, lost but overwhelmed by what he must do to gain salvation, is looking for a short cut.
“They do not want to do the hard work and go for the long haul. The choice is spilling your own blood for the cause of Islam, or working hard for the rest of your life trying to fulfill your duty as a Muslim with no guarantee of salvation at the end,” Christian said. “And the more they dig into Islam the more they find out the work they need to do. And the jihadists, what they all want to do is find a quick and assured way for their own salvation.
“The mosque is propagating two ways to heaven, either the short trial of death or the long trial of making up for all the years they did not practice the five pillars of prayer, fasting, giving of alms, etc.”
Compare that to a backslidden Christian who walks into a Church. He will immediately be offered forgiveness under the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Christian says that’s why he walked away from Islam. It offered no means for atonement of his sin, no assurance of salvation.
“The level of sin and judgment that those Muslims are under, very few Christians understand,” he said. “Those people are looking for salvation but they are brainwashed to the limit on how to achieve it.
“You can see this in the lives of the attackers at Charlie Hebdo and at Brussels and the Boston bombers,” he continued. “Even the attackers on 9/11, Muhammad Atta himself. All of them are not united by ISIS, they are not united by Osama bin-Laden or a certain ethnic background or citizenship. All are united by one thing – they are a lost soul looking for salvation and the mosque is showing them the way, spilling their own blood in order to get into heaven and enjoy the 72 virgins.”
At some point, the U.S. will be dealing with the same level of Islamic violence as Europe, where Muslim immigration has been chugging along for about 20 years longer.
The backlash is coming
Dr. Andrew Bostom, a Jewish scholar who has written several books on the history of Islam including “The Legacy of Jihad,” said the growing appeal of so-called “far right” parties in Europe is a natural outgrowth of the European Union’s 50-year experiment with Muslim immigration.
“The left will find one Nazi and say ‘Oh, they’re all Nazis,” he said.
While he concedes there may be a “tiny fragment of skin-heads” who are attracted to the AFD Party, that is not the source of its rapid rise. It is largely made up of ordinary Germans who’ve seen their country turned upside down over the past five decades. The party is led by a woman, Frauke Petry, whose positions on immigration are similar to Donald Trump’s.
Bostom said tensions have been building in Germany for years but came to a head with the reports of mass sexual assaults on women by Muslim migrants in Cologne and other cities on New Year’s Eve.
“And these sexual attacks are hardly confined to Germany,” he said. “It’s a broad phenomenon in Sweden, Belgium, France.”
Bostom sees more and more of what he calls “ordinary people being driven by ordinary concerns, primarily economics.”
“They are mostly just people who also want to retain their ethnic and religious identity,” he said. “They were always flummoxed by the E.U. effort to bring in so many Muslim migrants.”
He said the average German still wants to attend an Oktoberfest and enjoy a pork sausage with a beer, both considered taboo by the Muslim communities.
“They get annoyed by the sound of the Muslim call to prayer being broadcast over loudspeakers at 5 a.m.,” Bostom said. “There have been complaints (by Muslims) about Oktoberfest in some German cities just like we had complaints this year about Easter eggs in Dearborn (Michigan).”
Bostom cites the 2008 “Six Countries Survey” in which a group of sociologists polled Muslim attitudes in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, France and Austria.
“They surveyed 9,000 Muslims, which is a huge sample, and 65 percent of them wanted the laws of their adopted country to be in accord with the Quran, so in other words they prefer Shariah,” Bostom said.
That brings us back to the issue of mosques and what is preached there.
Bostom points to the bizarre response by Belgium’s imams to the recent terror attack that killed 35 people at the Brussels airport and train station, wounding 200.
The imams refused to take part in a prayer of blessing for the departed and their families.
“And they’re right because if you look at Sura 98:6 of the Quran the infidels are referred to as the most vile creatures and condemned to hell fires,” Bostom said. “So of course the Belgium imams can’t pray for them and take part in the national remorse. From the Belgian imams’ perspective they’re doing the right thing for Islam, they’re not supposed to bless infidels that are blown up. As a matter of fact, the more blessed are those who martyred themselves in the process of blowing them up.”
One imam in Belgium decided to go against the majority and take part in the prayer, but his reasoning was not all that comforting. Not if you’re an infidel.
“His rationale is that there were a couple of Muslims killed in that explosion so therefore it was fine to give the blessing,” Bostom said. “You couldn’t make this stuff up. So here you have Belgian imams saying ‘look I’m sorry but we can’t bless these non-Muslims that were blown up, it’s in the Quran.’ Even if they wanted to do it they’re not supposed to do it because they’d be blessing people who are eternally condemned to hell.”
This is the type of teaching fed to Muslims in Europe’s mosques, he said. And European elites wonder why their Muslims aren’t assimilating.
“It’s so out of control. And that’s what is at the core of these kinds of phenomena,” Bostom said. “People are just saying ‘enough already, why are you here? Do this in Pakistan or Morocco or Turkey. Cut it out or go home. You’re disrupting our sleep, and then on top of that we have to worry about you murdering us or raping our daughters.’”
Bostom said the messages of the violent and nonviolent Muslim differ only in means. Both have the ultimate goal of overtaking Western civilization and making Islam reign supreme as a religion and a political system.
“And I think people are picking up on that now too,” he said.
Pamela Geller, who was herself a target of an Islamic terror attack last year at a draw-Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, said the Obama administration has all but stopped the monitoring of U.S. mosques.
“For years, I have been calling on law enforcement and the FBI to pay closer attention to the mosques,” she told WND. “They present a clear and present danger.”
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing by the jihadist Tsarnaev brothers, who attended the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islamic Society of Boston, Geller said her organization issued an 18-point platform “in defense of freedom,” It called for the monitoring of mosques and their closure if jihad, hatred of America and Israel, or the violent Quranic verses were promoted.
But the Justice Department, under the influence of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, decided to go in the opposite direction and left the mosques to police themselves. All references to Islam and terrorism were scrubbed from FBI training manuals following a 2011 memo from Muslim organizations led by CAIR to then deputy national security advisor John Brennan. It was Brennan, who is now in charge of the CIA, who dutifully carried out the request.
“Hatred of the kuffar and the need to wage jihad and impose Shariah are basic, mainstream elements of Islam,” Geller said. “We’re kidding ourselves if we think they aren’t taught here in America.”
Geller points to the 2011 study by David Yerushalmi and Mordechai Kedar that concluded only 19 percent of U.S. mosques do not teach some form of violent jihad or Islamic supremacism.
John Guandolo, a former FBI counter-terrorism agent specializing in Quranic-inspired violence, said the U.S. is not doing anything to push back on the jihadi community “which is centered in the mosques which Islamic leaders in North America call the ‘axis of their movement.’”
If anything, the Obama administration is protecting the Islamic community whose stated objective is the destruction of all un-Islamic governments and replacing them with Islamic control under Shariah, he said.
After leaving the FBI Guandolo formed Understanding the Threat, an organization that teaches the tenets of Islam to law enforcement agencies.
“If we ‘monitor’ mosques now, who will do that? So few in law enforcement have been taught about Shariah, the Muslim Brotherhood jihadi network, etcetera,” he said. “UTT is the only organization in the nation doing it.”
Guandolo said he would start by reining in the record influx of immigrants, both legal and illegal, and then going after the Muslim Brotherhood operatives.
“If we begin with arresting all of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the U.S., shutting down their organizations, and all Muslim Brotherhood mosques, which is over 80 percent of them, that would be a good start,” he said.
He said this could be done under existing law.
“The underlying federal charge would fall under Title 18 – Conspiracy to Overthrow the Federal government,” he said.
Robert Spencer, author of the blog JihadWatch for the David Horowitz Freedom Center, said the jihadist attackers in Garland, San Bernardino and Boston, among others, were active in their mosques.
“Yet authorities seem to have no interest in what is being taught in those mosques,” he said.
Those found to be preaching violence should be closed down, he said.
“No part of the Constitution, including its protection of religious freedom, is some license to commit acts of treason, subversion and sedition,” Spencer told WND.
Spencer said four separate and independent studies since 1998 have found that 80 percent of mosques in the U.S. preach hatred of Jews and Christians and the need ultimately to impose Sharia here. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/06/mordechai-kedar-and-david-yerushalmi-new-study-shows-that-only-19-of-mosques-in-us-dont-teach-jihad
“A lot of the material about the studies has been taken offline,” he said, to protect the guilty.
Daniel Akbari, another former Muslim who grew up in Iran and became a top Shariah lawyer there before defecting to the United States, told WND he thought it would be “extreme” to take up the idea of the German AFD Party and close all mosques.
“I think it is both counterproductive and extreme to ban all mosques from their legitimate activities. There are, however, some legitimate concerns when it comes to political mosques,” he said. “Those mosques that encourage jihad, both slow and fast, should be banned. Security agents should be allowed to attend all worship centers, mosques, synagogues, churches, and if they have nothing to hide, they should not panic. Going after all mosques indiscriminately and regardless of their teachings is wrong per se.”
Christian said any idea coming out of Germany must receive heavy scrutiny but should not be rejected out of hand.
“We are always very sensitive about what is coming out of Germany because of its past but what about the Islamic threat and what is coming out of the Islamic world?” he says.
“Since 9/11 we have been going about this topic all in the wrong direction. We are looking into terrorism and terrorist organizations but we have our eyes on the wrong thing,” Christian adds. “There is one thing you will find in common with all the terrorists, all of them – they are foot soldiers and all of them have a long history of living lives of sin according to Islam. And all of them reach a point in their lives where they wanted to go to the mosque to find some spiritual answers and the mosque does nothing but provide them with the basic Islamic belief: Number one is to repent and change your ways. Number two, start working hard for your salvation. The more they go to mosque the more they find out that salvation does not come except by spilling their own blood for the cause of Islam.
“The fact is we are in a religious war whether we like it or not, whether we believe it or not.”