Muslim had pipe bombs in Denver hotel room, wrote ‘explosives’ on closet door mirror

He didn’t even pay his hotel bill. Paying the jizya is the duty of the kuffar.

Adam Nauveed Hayat

“Man who had pipe bombs in downtown Denver hotel pleads guilty,” by Krystyna Biassou, 9News.com, May 24, 2018:

The man who was arrested after pipe bombs were found in his downtown Denver hotel room last February pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing unregistered firearms on Wednesday.

According to court documents, Adam Nauveed Hayat, 36, had been staying at the Sheraton at 1550 Court Place. After he failed to pay his bill, hotel staff went to his room to check on him, where they found the word “explosives” written on the closet door mirror.

Police were called, and when the officer opened the closet and safe, the officer found a closed ammunition case. Also found in the hotel room were several metal pipes and empty rifle shell casings.

The DPD officer immediately contacted their bomb squad. The DPD Bomb Squad carefully examined the ammunition case and found pipe bombs. The bomb squad then removed the ammunition case from the hotel room and transported it to their bomb range, where they rendered it safe….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

June 1, 2009: The Day Obama was silent about a Muslim Convert Slaughtering Two America Soldiers in Little Rock, AK

June 1, 2018 will be the ninth anniversary of two tragic events. The first event was the shooting of two United States Army privates by a Muslim convert outside the recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas; one private was killed and the other was wounded. The second event was the start of the multi-day silence about this shooting from President Barack Hussein Obama, their Commander-in-Chief.

On June 1, 2009, shortly after 10:00 AM (Central Time Zone), Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, an American citizen and Muslim convert, drove up to the Army recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas. There were two Army privates standing outside. Muhammad opened fire and killed Private William Long, 23 years old, and wounded Private Quinton Ezeagwula, 18 years old. Muhammad was arrested shortly afterwards, and numerous newspaper articles the next day quoted the police as saying that Muhammad had “political and religious motives” for his attack.

For the folks in Washington D.C., the attack occurred shortly after 11:00 AM (Eastern Time Zone). The silence about this attack from President Obama lasted over a multi-day period in spite of the following activities mentioned on the White House website (all times are Eastern Time Zone).

That Same Day (Day 1)

At 2:20 PM, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gave a briefing to the press. The press asked questions about a package left along the northeast gate of the White House; the federal government’s bailout of General Motors; North Korea; the cost of the recent “out-of-town date night” of President Obama and the First Lady; reducing the U.S. debt, the price of oil; Obama’s upcoming trip to the Middle East; and the upcoming D-Day Commemoration. There was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[1]

At 3:34 PM, President Obama was interviewed by BBC Correspondent Justin Webb. Among the items Obama talked about were his upcoming speech in Cairo and how he hoped it would open a dialogue between the Muslim world and the West. He stated that “the U.S. Muslim population is more numerous than the populations of many majority-Muslim countries.” He talked about his Cairo speech and the importance of “closing Guantanamo.” He then talked about Israeli-Palestinian relations and noted that it was “in the world’s interests for Iran to set aside ambitions for a nuclear weapon.” Obama ended the interview by talking about how he spends his personal time. There was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[2]

At 3:50 PM, President Obama was interviewed by French correspondent Laura Haim of Canal Plus. President Obama expressed his condolences for the crash of Air France Flight 447 into the Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of June 1st, with the loss of all aboard. The conversation then turned to, among other topics, Obama’s upcoming trip to the Middle East on June 2nd, and Obama erroneously claimed “that if you actually took the number of Muslims [sic] Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” He pointed out that his love for France included its food, wine, and Paris; he said he had traveled through the south of France as a college student. He ended by noting that although he had studied French in high school, he had forgotten that language. There was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[3]

At 4:02 PM, President Obama was interviewed by National Public Radio. The interviewers asked about how the U.S. could improve relations with the Muslim world and would such efforts affect relations with Israel; how could peace be established between the Israelis and Palestinians; how to deal with countries that have “undemocratic governments”; how to deal with Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas; nuclear proliferation; Guantanamo; and the possible impact that fighting in a Muslim country (Afghanistan) could have on relations with other Muslim countries. There was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[4]

June 2nd (Day 2)

The FBI issued a press release about the arrest of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad:

Little Rock Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Browne issued the following statement:

On June 1, 2009, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammed, formerly known as Carlos Bledsoe, was arrested by the Little Rock, Arkansas Police Department for the murder of Pvt. William Long and the attempted murder of Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, two soldiers in the United States Army at an Army Recruiting Office in Little Rock…[5]

At 11:56 AM President Obama held a press conference to announce his nomination of then-Republican Congressman John McHugh (New York) to become the Secretary of the Army. Obama talked about the importance of the U.S. military. He stated, “Few have borne a heavier burden in recent years than America’s Army…” and he said, “As a nation, we have a sacred trust with all those who wear the uniform: To always take care of them as they take care of us.” Obama continued:

And today I’m proud to announce the distinguished public servant who will help keep us safe and keep our sacred trust with our soldiers and their families, the next Secretary of the Army — the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, John McHugh…John understands that the Army’s greatest strength is its people…As Secretary, he will ensure that America keeps faith with our soldiers — increasing their pay, increasing child care and helping families deal with the stress and strain of war.

Congressman McHugh then stepped to the microphone and stated that “the most important common good” was

the welfare and the interest of the men and women who voluntarily put on the uniform of the branches of the United States military — and their families, because they serve as well.

McHugh also pointed out that

for all of the special feelings for all of the military, I’ve always had the Army somewhat apart….The Army has always had a special place in my heart…

At this press conference announcing the nominee for Secretary of the Army, there was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[6]

June 3rd (Day 3)

President Obama issued the following, almost generic, statement about Privates Long and Ezeagwula:

I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.[7]

There were reports that correspondent Major Garrett had appeared on Special Report with Brett Baier this same day (June 3rd) and said that this statement by Obama had been made available only to the Arkansas media. This seemed to be confirmed later during a June 10th press conference, when White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked regarding a presidential statement about the shooting of Long and Ezeagwula. Gibbs replied, “Well, I believe a statement did go to many stations in Arkansas regarding that.”[8]

Additional information about this limited release was later given on December 7, 2011, when Daris Long, father of Private Long, appeared in front of a Congressional joint hearing on “Islamist Radicalization.” This is from Long’s prepared statement submitted to the two committees:

Three days after Andy died this was on the internet and I quote: ‘‘FNC Special Report’s on-line broadcast from last night is well worth the watch on the topic. Major Garret comes on to discuss the White House handling of it. The White House prepared a comment to be released about the attack for ‘those who requested comment.’ He goes on to explain the White House explained this was available upon request instead of just releasing it because the press didn’t seem interested. Garret was clearly squirming, knowing how awful what he was saying sounded.’’[9]

It is notable that Obama’s June 3rd statement about Privates Long and Ezeagwula was not listed on the White House website.[10]

When nominating John McHugh to be Secretary of the Army, President Obama had said,

…we have a sacred trust with all those who wear the uniform: To always take care of them as they take care of us.

Unfortunately, for two of those wearing the uniform and serving under his command, Obama’s condolences were delayed for days, generic in nature, limited in distribution, and not listed on the White House web site.

This is in stark contrast to how Obama handled the deaths of three individuals around that same time period: George Tiller, President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, and Stephen Johns.

George Tiller

Dr. George Tiller was a physician who was nationally known for being one of the few doctors in the United States to perform late-term abortions. On May 31, 2009, he was murdered by Scott Roeder, who was anti-abortion. Later that same day Obama issued the following statement:

I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.[11]

This statement was marked “For Immediate Release” and was listed on the White House website.[12]

President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba

Omar Bongo was the president of the African country of Gabon. Bongo had assumed the presidency in 1967 and converted to Islam in 1973.[13] Bongo died of natural causes on June 8, 2009. A few weeks before his death, BBC News had posted an article about him. This article noted that:

Mr. Bongo is one of three African leaders accused of embezzlement… It is alleged that the volume of real estate owned by Mr. Bongo’s family in France could not have been purchased with official salaries alone. In recent weeks this has been followed by the freezing of Mr. Bongo’s bank accounts in France following bribery allegations… critics have long argued that Mr. Bongo’s stay in power has been as a consequence of a combination of violence and corruption.[14]

Bongo died on June 8th and later that same day Obama issued the following statement:

I am saddened to learn of the death of President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon. President Bongo played a key role in developing and shaping the strong bilateral relationship that exists between Gabon and the United States today.

President Bongo consistently emphasized the importance of seeking compromise and striving for peace, and made protecting Gabon’s natural treasures a priority. His work in conservation in his country and his commitment to conflict resolution across the continent are an important part of his legacy and will be remembered with respect.

On behalf of the United States government, I offer my condolences to his family and to the people of Gabon.[15]

This statement was marked “For Immediate Release” and was listed on the White House website.[16]

Stephen Johns

Stephen Johns was a Special Police Officer at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. On June 10, 2009, James Wenneker von Brunn entered the museum and fatally shot Officer Johns. Later that same day Obama issued the following statement:

I am shocked and saddened by today’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This outrageous act reminds us that we must remain vigilant against anti-Semitism and prejudice in all its forms. No American institution is more important to this effort than the Holocaust Museum, and no act of violence will diminish our determination to honor those who were lost by building a more peaceful and tolerant world.

Today, we have lost a courageous security guard who stood watch at this place of solemn remembrance. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this painful time.[17]

This statement was marked “For Immediate Release” and was listed on the White House website.[18]

Conclusion

It is interesting to note that Obama’s statements about Tiller, Bongo, and Johns were marked “For Immediate Release” and were so released, while his statement about Long and Ezeagwula was delayed for days. Obama’s statements about Tiller, Bongo and Johns were listed on the White House web site, but his statement about Long and Ezeagwula was not.

And there was also an interesting difference in the content of the statements about the three shooting incidents: specificity vs. vagueness. With regard to Tiller, Obama spoke of profound differences over abortion, but said that these differences could not “be resolved by heinous acts of violence.” In the shooting of Johns, Obama said, “This outrageous act reminds us that we must remain vigilant against anti-Semitism and prejudice in all its forms.” Yet in his statement about a shooting that had been done by a Muslim convert who had “political and religious motives,” Obama referred to it only as a nondescript “senseless act of violence,” with no mention being made of Islam.

Why was there a two day delay in the release of Obama’s statement about the shooting on June 1st by a Muslim convert, and why did the resulting statement have a generic approach with a limited distribution? It likely had to do with President Obama’s travel schedule. On June 3rd, Obama was meeting with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia. On June 4th, Obama was in Cairo, Egypt giving a speech that paid homage to Islam and earned repeated rounds of applause from his Muslim audience. The reception in the Middle East might not have been as warm if Obama had just a few days before drawn national and international attention to a Muslim convert who had religious motives for gunning down two U.S. soldiers on American soil.

Yet it was on May 27, 2009, only a few days before the shooting of Privates Long and Ezeagwula, that President Obama had said this in a speech at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada:

 I want to thank all of you, the men and women in uniform, for your service to our country. We’re grateful to you. Thank you…The fact that you serve each and every day to keep us safe is something that every American is grateful for. And so if I don’t do anything else as your Commander-in-Chief, I’m going to make sure that we’re there for you just as you’ve been there for us. So thank you very much.[19]

How soon he forgot.

Dr. Stephen M. Kirby is the author of five books about Islam. His latest book is The Lure of Fantasy Islam: Exposing the Myths and Myth Makers.

[1] Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, June 1, 2009, 2:20 PM; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/briefing-white-house-press-secretary-robert-gibbs-612009.

[2] Transcript of the Interview of the President with Justin Webb, BBC, June 1, 2009, 3:34 PM; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/transcript-interview-president-with-justin-webb-bbc-6-1-09.

[3] Transcript of the Interview of the President by Laura Haim, Canal Plus, June 1, 2009, 3:50 PM; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/transcript-interview-president-laura-haim-canal-plus-6-1-09.

For an interesting article that looks at Obama’s trip to France as a college student, and other travels, see Jack Cashill, “Obama went to France while in college?” WND, November 4, 2011; accessible at http://www.wnd.com/2011/11/364149/.

[4] Transcript of the Interview of the President with Michele Norris and Steve Inskeep, NPR, June 1, 2009, 4:02 PM; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/transcript-interview-president-with-michele-norris-and-steve-inskeep-npr-6-1-09.

[5] “Arrest of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammed,” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Little Rock Division, June 2, 2009; accessible at https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/littlerock/press-releases/2009/lr060209.htm.

[6] Remarks by the President in Nomination of John McHugh as Secretary of the Army, June 2, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-nomination-john-mchugh-secretary-army.

[7] “Obama Issues Statement on Little Rock Shooting, KATV Channel 7, Little Rock, June 4, 2009; accessible at https://islamseries.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/obama-issues-statement-on-little-rock-shooting-channel-7-news.jpg.

[8] Briefing by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, June 10, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/briefing-secretary-commerce-gary-locke-and-press-secretary-robert-gibbs-6-10-09.

[9] “Compilation of Hearings on Islamist Radicalization, Vol. II,” Joint Hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, December 7, 2011, p. 76; accessible at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112jhrg74648/pdf/CHRG-112jhrg74648.pdf.

The lack of interest on the part of the press was glaringly evident during Robert Gibbs’ previously mentioned press briefing on June 1st; it had taken place about three hours after Long and Ezeagwula had been shot. The transcript of this press briefing showed that there were no questions from the members of the press, or even a statement by Gibbs, about the two privates having been shot!

[10] Presidential Statements and Releases:

May 29 – June 1, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1121

June 1-2, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1120

June 2-3, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1119

June 4-5, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1118

June 5-8, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1117

Presidential Speeches and Remarks:

May 27 – June 2, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/speeches-and-remarks?term_node_tid_depth=31&page=443

June 2-5, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/speeches-and-remarks?term_node_tid_depth=31&page=442

June 6-15, 2009: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/speeches-and-remarks?term_node_tid_depth=31&page=441

[11] Statement From The President On The Murder Of DR George Tiller, May 31, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-murder-dr-george-tiller.

[12] Presidential Statements and Releases, May 29 – June 1, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1121.

[13] See Bongo’s obituary at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/politics-obituaries/5478816/Omar-Bongo.html.

[14] “The Murky World of Omar Bongo,” BBC News, May 21, 2009; accessible at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8056309.stm.

[15] Statement by the President on the death of President Bongo of Gabon, June 8, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-death-president-bongo-gabon.

[16] Presidential Statements and Releases, June 8-9, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1116.

[17] Statement by President Obama on Holocaust Museum Shooting, June 10, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-obama-holocaust-museum-shooting.

[18] Presidential Statements and Releases, June 9-10, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1115.

[19] Remarks by the President at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 27, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-nellis-air-force-base-las-vegas-nevada.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

VIDEO: Hamas turns away truckloads of Israeli humanitarian aid destined for Gaza

The establishment media would have covered for Hamas anyway, but perhaps the jihad group’s leaders were nonetheless aware that it might be tougher to demonize Israel among its own people, as well as on the world stage, while accepting Israeli humanitarian aid.

“Hamas turns away truckloads of Israeli humanitarian aid destined for Gaza,” by Eytan Halon, Jerusalem Post, May 16, 2018 (thanks to Peter):

Hamas turned away two large truckloads of Israeli humanitarian aid intended to relieve medical shortages in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

The IDF said it coordinated the transfer of eight truckloads of vital medical equipment through the Kerem Shalom crossing due to severe humanitarian conditions in the Hamas-controlled enclave, with hospitals struggling to treat Palestinians wounded in clashes on the Israel-Gaza border on Monday and Tuesday.

Hamas accepted four trucks of aid supplied by the Palestinian Authority and two trucks supplied by UNICEF. But two truckloads of medical aid provided by the IDF were turned away when the origin of the equipment became apparent.

In addition to 53 tons of medical equipment set to be transported into Gaza this week via the crossing, the increased Israeli aid included more than 14,000 units of intravenous infusions, 40 medical basins, 20 medical examination couches, 25 infusion stands, 85,000 disinfectant pads and 12,500 bandages.

The transfer was facilitated by the IDF in coordination with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Gaza District Coordination and Liaison office….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Merkel, Macron vow Brussels won’t tolerate resistance to inundation of Muslim migrants

The Charlemagne prize. What a joke. The real Charlemagne opposed the jihad, as you can discover in my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (click here to preorder). Merkel and Macron are the heralds of the death of Europe, not its survival.

“Macron, Merkel Call for ‘Full Force’ EU Integration, Vow Brussels Won’t Tolerate Resistance to Migrant Quotas,” by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, May 12, 2018:

Emmanuel Macron has demanded closer and faster EU integration towards a superstate, in a speech where he vowed to “yield nothing” to conservative eastern members which believe in a Europe of strong nations.

Speaking in Aachen, where he received this year’s pro-EU Charlemagne prize “in recognition of his vision of a new Europe” and his “decisive stance” against nationalism, the French president urged Brussels to move full speed ahead on monetary union and creating a single foreign policy and defence strategy for the whole bloc.

Condemning the “music of nationalism [that] is resounding everywhere in Europe”, Macron called on Europhiles who want to see more power concentrated in Brussels to “move forward with full force and as quickly as possible” with plans for integration so as to drown out the “clear [voices] of nationalists and demagogues”.

“Barbed wire reappears everywhere in Europe, including in the minds,” the French leader cautioned, declaring that he would “yield nothing” in the fight with Hungary and Poland over so-called EU values, Politico reports.

Presenting Macron with this year’s prize, Angela Merkel endorsed the former investment banker’s vision for Europe, declaring: “We come from different political pasts but we find common ground, and that is the magic of Europe.”

The German Chancellor also repeated previous calls for a new EU migration policy based on “solidarity” across the bloc, insisting that closing the border to people from the third world was “not a solution”.

Demanding EU leaders protect “the European system of values … the dignity of each individual, in short everything that constitutes European identity,” Merkel warned the bloc should do everything to guard against “narrow-minded, backward-looking nationalisms and authoritarian temptations.”

On the same day, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán used his inaugural speech in Budapest to denounce the EU superstate envisioned by France and Germany as a “nightmare”.

“The [European] Union must function as an alliance of free nations and give up on its delusional nightmares of a United States of Europe,” he said, vowing to oppose mass migration — the goal of which he warned was the disintegration of nation-states and the creation of a single “open society” ruled from Brussels.

Previous winners of the Charlemagne prize, which is awarded for efforts to advance EU integration, include Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, and Angela Merkel herself.

Receiving the award in 2016, Pope Francis used his acceptance speech to outline his vision of a borderless Europe which would welcome and embrace unlimited numbers of third world migrants.

Declaring the founding fathers of the bloc to have been “heralds of peace and prophets of the future” he asserted that their vision of Europe should inspire the continent “to build bridges and tear down walls.”

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Islamic Supremacist Muslim with ties to jihad terror group running as Democrat for Congress in Massachuettes

Amatul-Wadud is a “board member for the Massachusetts Council of American-Islamic Relations.” CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s co-founder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. A CAIR operative recently called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.

Amatul-Wadud, according to the Clarion Project, was as of June 2016 “the general counsel for the Muslims of the Americas, whose spiritual leader is a radical cleric named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gillani in Pakistan. The organization was previously known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra, when it carried out terrorist attacks in the 1980s and early 1990s. The group is best known for its ‘Islamberg’ headquarters in New York where guerilla training of women has occurred, as seen in this undated footage obtained by the Clarion Project from a law enforcement source. It claims to have 22 “Islamic villages” in 12 states. The Clarion Project identified one such ‘village’ in Texas in 2014. We recently published the heartbreaking testimony of a woman who grew up in these villages in the 1980s.”

“US Rep. Richard Neal, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud make ballot, will square off in Democratic primary,” by Shannon Young, MassLive.com, May 9, 2018 (thanks to Creeping Sharia):

SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and Springfield attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud will both officially appear on the September ballot, setting the stage for a primary showdown — the first for Democrats in the 1st Congressional District in six years.

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office confirmed Wednesday that Neal and Amatul-Wadud had each been certified for the ballot after turning in more than the 2,000 voter signatures, as well as other documents, needed to take part in the Sept. 4 primary.

Neal, who was first elected to Congress in 1988, had filed at least 2,700 certified signatures with the secretary’s office as of May 8 — the deadline for federal and statewide candidates to submit nomination papers to local election officials for signature certification.

Amatul-Wadud, a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and board member for the Massachusetts Council of American-Islamic Relations, in turn, had submitted at least 2,300 certified signatures to the secretary’s office as Wednesday, according to a nomination papers receipt shared by her campaign….

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

VIDEO: “Say No to Islam” Campaign

An Iranian girl burns the Quran. “I am 20 years old and suffered all my life under the rule of this book in Iran, and they took everything away from us in the name of this book.”

Where are her Western sisters? Where are the fauxminists?

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

A Rebuttal to CAIR’s Dawud Walid & His Article ‘Take A Stand Against Anti-Muslim Fearmongering’

This article includes 27 questions and a point-by-point rebuttal to an editorial written by Dawud Walid, Executive Director of CAIR-MI, entitled Take A Stand Against Anti-Muslim Fearmongering, which was published on April 14, 2018, in Volume 34, Issue 1679(13) of the Arab American News.

Background of CAIR

Before addressing the comments you made in your editorial, Mr. Walid, as Executive Director of CAIR-Michigan, it should be fair and reasonable to ask you about the background of the organization you represent.

As proven in extensive Federal District Court records (affidavits, documents and testimony), the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) was founded in 1994 as a “nonprofit, grassroots civil rights and advocacy organization” by several individuals with direct ties to Hamas (aka the Islamic Resistance Movement), a Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization since October 08, 1997. In 2014 CAIR was designated as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates.

The close affiliations between CAIR and Hamas were further proven during the Holy Land Foundation trial (still the largest counter terrorism trial in American history), which concluded on November 24, 2008 with the convictions of five individuals on 108 counts of providing at least $12 million in material support to Hamas in Palestine.

Despite nearly ten years of legal efforts and PR by CAIR to deny these irrefutable facts, it remains true to this very day that the goals of CAIR remain inextricably entwined with the goals of Hamas, which is still part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “intellectual school,” while supposedly operating as “an independent Palestinian organization.”

Note: For additional background on CAIR, see here and here.

Question 1: What is your position regarding these proven connections between CAIR and Hamas?

Rebuttal of Take A Stand Against Anti-Muslim Fearmongering

Note: In this rebuttal, each portion of Mr. Walid’s editorial is italicized, while specific words or phrases that I address are highlighted in bold font.

Michigan remains the stomping grounds for some politicians to score cheap political points and for right-wing activists to attract more followers at the expense of Muslims. While some of the names of these purveyors of anti-Muslim bigotry have changed over the years, much of their rhetoric remains the same. One of the centerpieces of their fearmongering is to frame Muslims as a fifth column who seek to undermine the American way of life by imposing sharia upon everyone. This false frame needs to be more aggressively challenged by our community.

In order to discuss what influence Islamic Sacred Law (sharia شَرِيعَةٍ) may have here in America, we must start by acknowledging [1] what the Quran says about sharia, [2] what sharia says about itself, and [3] what prominent Islamic scholars here in America say about sharia.

The Quran

Two verses from the Quran that specifically refer to sharia include Quran 5.48 and Quran 45.18. Translations of these two verses found in the seven common English versions of the Quran describe sharia in several synonymous ways.

In verse 5:48, sharia is translated as a Divine Law, a Law (several times), and a Right Way, while in verse 45:18, sharia is translated as a Clear Road, a Code of Conduct, a Course in the Affair[of Religion], an Open Way of the Command, an Ordained Way, a Plain Way, and the Right Way of Religion.

Umdat As-Salik

Next, here are three examples of what Islamic scholars of Fiqh (فقه‎ the human understanding of sharia) universally acknowledge about sharia, taken directly from Umdat As-Salikaka the Reliance of the Traveller and Tools for the Worshipper (see here for a review of Reliance):

T3.09: Never explain a verse of Holy Koran by your own opinion, but check as to how it has been understood by the scholars of Sacred Law and men of wisdom who came before you. If you comprehend something else by it and what you have understood contradicts the Sacred Lawforsake your wretched opinion and fling it against the wall.

T3.10: Beware lest you ever say anything that does not conform to the Sacred Law. Know that the highest stage of the perfected ones (Rijal) is the Sacred Law of Muhammad.

V2.01: Allah Most High sent Muhammad, the Qurayshite unlettered prophet, to deliver His inspired message to the entire world, Arabs and non-Arabs, jinn and mankind, superseding and abrogating all previous religious systems with the Prophet’s Sacred Law, except for the provisions of them that the new revelation explicitly reconfirmed.

Islamic Scholars – Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA)

Question 2: At this point, we should also ask: If the Muslim community in America is not a fifth column who seek to undermine the American way of life by imposing sharia upon everyone, then what is the purpose of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) بأمريكا الشريعة فقهاء مجمع (Majama Fuqaha Al-Sharia B’Amrikiya, the Group of Sharia Scholars in America)?

Question 3: If AMJA is not seeking to undermine the American way of life, then please explain the purpose of this AMJA Fatwa, dated March 14, 2012Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America Cautions Muslims Against Participating in American Legal System; Urges Them to “Hate It in Their Hearts.”

For several other examples of AMJA Fatwas that are obviously seek[ing] to undermine the American way of life by imposing sharia upon everyone, see here, and below for Appendix I – AMJA Fatwas.

Question 4: Do you agree, or disagree, with this July 2007 Fatwa by AMJA scholar Dr. Main Khalid Al-Qudah?

“Our belief is that Islam is the final divine religion, supersedes all other divine religions, and that all other religions are abrogated by the prophet-hood of Mohammad. In another words; no one has the right to stay on his/her Christianity or Judaism after the prophecy of Mohammad. Based on the above, if any one from the people of scriptures [People of the Book] has received the message of Islam clearly, yet, insisted on his belief, then he is – from an Islamic perspective – a disbeliever.

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Earlier this year at a 11th Congressional District GOP debate in Novi, candidates were posed the preposterous question of whether they agree or not that the American Constitution supersedes sharia. Fayrouz Saad, an Arab American Muslim, is running for the Democratic nomination in that same district.

Note: See the entire debate here.

In fact, Article 6 of the Constitution specifically prohibits any of form of law other than the Constitution itself, as stated here:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby…

Question 5: Why is asking whether the American Constitution supersedes sharia such a preposterous question?

Further, on April 7, 2018, you wrote on Facebook that: Islam is deen [دِينِ Complete Way of Life] not a “religion,” and we will be judged by Allah on what political stances we advance and how we vote. I know that every political stance of every single Muslim isn’t based on deen just as every single Muslim doesn’t make income according to deen. That doesn’t justify Muslim activists or those getting into politics justifying Haram [حَرَام‎ Forbidden]. Sorry, but this is a fact too.

Question 6: If Islam is actually a Deen, but “not a religion,” then what are the authorized sharia statutes for determining what is Haram, versus what is Halal [حلال Permissible] in the American political process?

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Last week, State Senator Patrick Colbeck from the Seventh District, who is running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, was part of three events entitled See Something, Say Something, which centered around scaring Michiganians about the bogus proposition that Muslims are seeking to overthrow American law.

The event in which Colbeck participated also featured charlatan ex-terrorist Kamal Saleem aka Khodor Shami, a man whose story has been debunked by mainstream journalists. Later this month, the right-wing group Unite America First has a scheduled protest in Dearborn against what they state as the threat of sharia taking over.

Michigan Muslims are fortunate to have well-wishers and supporters such as State Senator David Knezek of Dearborn Heights, who challenges such fearmongering. Such challenges against hateby politicians, clergy and social justice coalition partners are indeed welcomed.

Question 7: Why do you describe public campaign events such as “See Something, Say Something,” which included discussions of sharia and the Explanatory Memorandum, with derogatory, inflammatory terms such as “right wing,” “bogus,” “charlatan,” “fearmongering” and “hate”?

Less than five years ago, a satirical “joke” article asserting that Muslims residents of Dearborn, Michigan had voted to adapt sharia prompted such a backlash of angry calls that city officials had to issue a statement denying it, insisting that “the article is false; Dearborn is not under sharia law and has never at any time even considered such an action.”

However, it looks like we’ve come a long way in the last few years. Earlier this month, while publicly accusing Mr. Colbeck of trying to “score cheap political points,” you also stated that Muslims in Michigan “need to better explain what sharia really is, [and to] not be apologetic.”

April 19, 2018 Twitter exchange between Dawud Walid, CAIR-MI Executive Director, and Patrick Colbeck, Republican primary candidate for Governor of Michigan.

Question 8: Mr. Walid, rather than slinging ad hominem stones at Mr. Colbeck, wouldn’t it be more productive to clearly and simply explain to non-Muslims here in America [1] what sharia really is, and [2] how Muslims in Michigan can unapologetically promote sharia…without violating Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution?

Question 9: As Executive Director of CAIR-MI, who else is more qualified to explain sharia than you, Mr. Walid? However, if you fail to honestly explain the true nature of sharia to the American public, then you have no right to publicly criticize non-Muslims for drawing their own conclusions, or to belittle them for being alarmed about what sharia really is.

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The Muslim community, however, has the primary responsibility to defend itself and its interests. No group of people can reasonably expect those outside of themselves, no matter how well-meaning, to be as passionate and committed to defending themselves and their interests.

As Islam’s sacred text and the Prophet Muhammad’s example have influenced cultures of Muslims, being Muslim is a faith identity, not just a cultural or socio-political identity. American Muslims recognize the authority of the U.S. Constitution, including the Supremacy Clause that no law can take the place of American law.

It has been a strategic misstep of the Muslim community to have allowed others to consistently and incorrectly define sharia to the public without explaining what the objectives of sharia truly are.

According to an April 30, 2013 poll by the Pew Research Center,

“most Muslims believe sharia is the revealed word of God, rather than a body of law developed by men based on the word of God. Muslims also tend to believe sharia has only one, true understanding, but this opinion is far from universal; in some countries, substantial minorities of Muslims believe sharia should be open to multiple interpretations. Religious commitment is closely linked to views about sharia: Muslims who pray several times a day are more likely to say sharia is the revealed word of God, to say that it has only one interpretation, and to support the implementation of Islamic law in their country.”

In addition, a July 17, 2015 analysis by this author of 21 different surveys conducted over a 10-year period revealed that the level of support among American Muslims to make shariah the law of the land (51%) are similar to the level of support for sharia by Muslims in the rest of the world (64%). In other words, support for sharia by Muslims in America is not significantly different than support for sharia by Muslims in the rest of the Islamic world.

Question 10: Would you please explain to non-Muslims in America [1] exactly how others [have] consistently and incorrectly define[d] sharia to the public, and [2] how they have done this without explaining what the objectives of sharia truly are?

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Instead the rare responses to anti-Muslim critics regarding this issue have been defensive in nature, which has allowed the framework of sharia to be hijacked in the minds of the broader society no differently than extremist Muslims have hijacked the term jihad (struggle) in the view of the public.

Question 11: How can the responses of the Muslim community to anti-Muslim critics of sharia be anything but defensive in nature, when sharia is legally incompatible with the U.S. Constitution?

Question 12: What does the term framework of sharia actually mean, and where will this sharia framework be built?

Question 13: How has this sharia framework been hijacked in the minds of the broader society?

Question 14: What is your definition of broader society (is it mainstream America?), and why would non-Muslims in this broader society want to replace the U.S. Constitution with sharia?

Regarding whether extremist Muslims have hijacked the term Jihad, let’s look again at the what sources have to say about this uniquely Islamic word.

Starting with the Quran, the trilateral root for Jihad (Jim-Ha-Dal د ه ج Strive Hard) occurs 41 times, in five derived forms.

However, as in verse 66:9, which reads “Oh Prophet, strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination,” it is obvious that Jihad is much more than a peaceful ‘inner struggle,’ and that the true meaning of Jihad has not been hijacked in the view of the public.

Meanwhile, citing section O9.0 of Umdat As-Salik, let’s do a quick review of what the definitive (mainstream) manual on sharia has to say about Jihad:

Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word Mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser Jihad. As for the greater Jihad, it is spiritual warfare against the lower self (Nafs), which is why the Prophet said as he was returning from Jihad, “We have returned from the lesser Jihad to the greater Jihad.”

The scriptural basis for Jihad, prior to scholarly consensus, is such Quranic verses as:

1 “Fighting is prescribed for you” (2:216)

2 “Slay them wherever you find them” (4:89)

3 “Fight the idolaters utterly” (9:36)

O9.1: The Obligatory Character of Jihad

Jihad is a communal obligation. When enough people perform it to successfully accomplish it, it is no longer obligatory upon others (O: the evidence for which is the Prophet’s saying, “He who provides the equipment for a soldier in Jihad has himself performed Jihad”).

O9.9: The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim (though according to the Hanafi school, peoples of all other religions, even idol worshippers, are permitted to live under the protection of the Islamic state if they either become Muslim or agree to pay the poll tax [جزية‎ Jizya]; the sole exceptions to which are apostates from Islam and idol worshippers who are Arabs, neither of whom has any choice but becoming Muslim).

Question 15: In light of these citations from the Quran and Umdat As-Salik (we haven’t even looked at the numerous references to Jihad in the Hadith), would you please defend your premise that extremist Muslims have hijacked the term jihad (struggle) in the view of the public?

Question 16: As with the broader society mentioned above, what is your definition of the public? Are you referring to the general public here in America?

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Sharia is a sacred term mentioned in the Qur’an and is a concept that has been elucidated by Islamic scholars for centuries. As the original linguistical meaning of sharia in Arabic means a path leading to water, sharia is a path towards faithfulness with-in Islam. As there is no fixed universally applied codex called sharia, that does not mean an absence of it either.

According to the Understanding Islam website, the Holy Qur’an, Tradition and Ijtihad (اجتهاد‎Consensus in Judgment) are the:

“three main sources of Islamic law which govern and regulate all aspects of a Muslim’s public and private life. These laws relate to religious worship, prohibitions, and all contracts and obligations that arise in social life such as inheritance, marriage, divorce, punishments, conduct of war [including Jihad] and the administration of the state.”

We read that Ijtihad, or the exercise of judgment, is a valid source of Islamic laws in areas where the Holy Qur’an and the Traditions are not explicit. But the exercise of this independent judgment can only be left in the hands of proper scholars of the Holy Qur’an and the Tradition. The vast majority of Muslims give this right of independent reasoning to only four ancient Muslim theologians and jurists who lived in the first three centuries of Islam. These four Fuqaha [Jurists, as in the title of AMJA above] are: [1] Imam Abu Hanifa of Kufa, [2] Imam Malik bin Anas of Medinah, [3] Imam Muhammad al-Shafi of Medinah and [4] Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal of Baghdad.

Question 17: It is universally acknowledged within the global Islamic community that there are four major schools of Fiqh, and that these four schools are followed by Muslim students in Madrassas(Academies) all around the world. In light of this, can you please defend your statement that there is no fixed universally applied codex called sharia?

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As there are Jewish religious codes and Catholic Canon, which guides Jews and Catholics on how to pray and fast and regulation of who can marry whom as well as what dietary restrictions are upon adherents and more, Muslims have regulations in which different schools of thought factor in religious textual evidence and societal norms as to how to live the faith as a way of life. This by no means equates to Muslims seeking to violate civil laws of the land nor seeking to legally impose upon others to follow Islamic traditions.

Question 18: When you say that Muslims have regulations, would you agree that these regulations are actually codified in sharia, and that the religious textual evidence and societal norms are actually the Quran and Traditions (as discussed above)?

Question 19: In light of the small sample of AMJA Fatwas provided in Appendix I below, can you honestly assert that following sharia by no means equates to Muslims seeking to violate civil laws of the land?

Question 20: According to Quran 5:47 “Whosoever judges not according to what Allah has sent down, they are defiantly disobedient,” while verse 6:57 says, “The rule is to none but Allah.” And, according to Islamic Fiqh and Tradition, sharia is permanent for all people all the time, nor does it change with time and conditions. No-one can change this; it is a law that is valid for all time and for all places.

In light of all of these warnings and admonitions, can you deny that, given the first opportunity, the Muslim community (even here in America) would not seek to legally impose upon others to follow Islamic traditions?

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So yes, there has been the implementation of sharia in Michigan for the past century. This practice has been protected under the First Amendment, just as Jewish people have been free to keep kosher, to Catholics continuing their opposition to abortion based upon their Canon.

Now we come to the heart of the matter, the culminating purpose of Mr. Walid’s editorial, which is to normalize the implementation of sharia here in America, while marginalizing anyone who has the courage to express concern about the obvious dark side(s) of sharia (as seen so plainly in Muslim countries where sharia is the official law of the land).

Since 9/11, the implementation of sharia has been debated with increasing frequency and intensity in AmericaAustralia & New ZealandCanada, several countries in Europe, the United Kingdom, and South America.

For example, according to a June 30, 2017 article entitled Sharia in America,

Islamic courts are becoming common in North America. Muslims are building religious communities in America, and religious courts are part of the structure of many of these communities. These so-called sharia tribunals do what courts everywhere do: They provide a means for hearing and resolving disputes between members of their communities.

On April 19, 2018, the Maine House voted 77-70 to kill legislation banning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in their state. For those who insist that FGM is not part of sharia, please read the following passage from section E4.3 of Umdat As-Salik, entitled Circumcision Is Obligatory:

Circumcision is obligatory (for both men and women. For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Bazr) of the clitoris (not the clitoris itself, as some mistakenly assert). (Hanbalis hold that circumcision of women is not obligatory but Sunna[سنة Allowed by Mohammed], while Hanafis consider it a mere courtesy to the husband).

Question 21: Do you support Islamic sharia courts here in America?

Question 22: Do you support the sharia-endorsed Islamic practice of FGM?

Question 23: If you don’t support FGM, aren’t you violating sharia law?

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What no group in America is free to do is to have a judicial system that can reward and punish citizens parallel to or above American courts.

In fact, all of the following practices are either authorized by sharia, or endorsed by Islamic Tradition, but are considered serious crimes here in America: Apostasy from Islam, Blasphemy of Islam or Mohamed, Child Marriage (Pedophilia), Extreme Punishment (Hudud حدود), Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Honor Violence, Human Trafficking, Mass Murder (Sanctified Warfare), No-Fault Rape, Polygamy and Wife Beating.

Question 24: Are you willing to condemn these sharia-sanctioned Islamic practices, which are obviously part of a judicial system that can reward and punish [Muslim and non-Muslim] citizens parallel to or above American courts?

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Those like Colbeck, who propagate such misinformation, are repeating the same scare tactics that Anglo protestants used against Irish Catholics 90 years ago. In these trying times in which racism and xenophobia are on the rise, Muslims in America would be better served to actually learn in depth the normative teachings of Islam and then convey them in simple terms to the public. Something more robust is needed than simply taking stances that too frequently sound apologetic and at times misrepresents the faith’s beliefs and virtues. That has not gotten American Muslims far. In fact, the community has lost ground.

Question 25: Earlier, you said there is no fixed universally applied codex called sharia. If this is true, then how can you show non-Muslims in America the normative teachings of Islam?

The first “purpose-built” mosque in America was built in Detroit in 1921, and by 1970 an estimated 100 mosques had been built across the country. This number increased to about 1,210 in the year 2000, to more than 2,100 in 2011, and to an estimated 3,200 by 2015. It is also worth noting that more than 80% of these mosques were built after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Question 26: In light of this information (compiled by Muslim researchers), please explain how the Islamic community has lost ground in America?

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Perhaps if we invested more time and resources in proactively explaining our faith, the likes of President Trump and Colbeck would get less traction when attempting to appeal to the public.

Question 27: It appears that you are placing blame on President Trump and [Patrick] Colbeck for the vast disconnect between Islamic sharia and the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. As the Executive Director of CAIR-MI, would you agree that some honest and transparent answers to the questions I have included in this rebuttal would be a good way to start proactively explaining our faith?

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Appendix I – AMJA Fatwas

In April of 2006, AMJA Shariah scholar Dr. Katem Al-Haj authorized capital punishment for Muslim apostates in America, stating that “as for the Shariah ruling [for apostasy], it is the punishment of killing for the man…as the prophet said: “Whoever a Muslim changes his/her religion, kill him/her,” and his saying “A Muslim`s blood, who testifies that there is no god except Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah, is not made permissible except by three reasons: the life for the life; the married adulterer and the that who abandons his/her religion.”

In June of 2006, Dr. Al-Hajj issued a fatwa reiterating the Shariah-endorsed punishment [Al-Hadd] of stoning for committing adultery: “All praise be to Allah, and may his peace and blessings be on the last and best prophet and messenger, Muhammad. Since you are ashamed and you have repented sincerely, Allah is all forgiving, so don`t lose hope in his mercy and forgiveness. The act you have committed – as you appear to know – is an offensive sin, and it is a form of fornication, as the Prophet indicated…Yet, it is not the absolute Zina [sexual sin] punishable by Al-Hadd (which is stoning in the case of a married man).”

In July of 2007, AMJA scholar Dr. Main Khalid Al-Qudah issued a fatwa sanctioning animosity and hostility (derived from Quran 5.51) toward non-Muslim “Disbelievers” [Kufar]: “Our belief is that Islam is the final divine religion, supersedes all other divine religions, and that all other religions are abrogated by the prophet-hood of Mohammad. In another words; no one has the right to stay on his/her Christianity or Judaism after the prophecy of Mohammad. Based on the above, if any one from the people of scriptures has received the message of Islam clearly, yet, insisted on his belief, then he is – from an Islamic perspective – a disbeliever. Meanwhile, we believe that hellfire is granted for the disbelievers, which include anyone did not believe in the prophet-hood of the messenger that he/she lived during his/her life.”

In November of 2007, Dr. Al-Hajj posted a 23-page fatwa forbidding Muslims in America to work for the FBI, the military, or for U.S. security (and law enforcement) services, because such work could possibly involve “spying on Muslims,” and because Muslim minorities in non-Islamic countries are “subject to man-made laws, which Islamic law [Shariah] does not recognize, either fully or in part…”

This AMJA-authorized prohibition against involvement with law enforcement was on full display in 2011, when CAIR published a poster admonishing Muslims in America to “Build a Wall of Resistance” and “Don’t Talk to the FBI.” The same precedent was expressed again in 2016, when CAIR called on Muslims to openly defy Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers when questioned on travel from Islamic controlled countries by saying, “None of your Damn Business,” and to “agitate Customs Agents by saying Islamic prayers “very loudly” when questioned”

In January of 2009, AMJA Secretary-General Dr. Salah Al-Sawy issued a fatwa on the penalty for blaspheming the prophet Muhammad: “[F]or those scholars who say that repentance of a person who insults Allah or His Messenger shall not accepted, [they] mean that repentance does not lift up the set punishment for cursing and insulting the Prophet, i.e., execution. Because the Prophet is the one who was actually wronged and insulted and he is no longer alive, therefore, he is not alive to practice his right to forgive him [the blasphemer] for what he did. Also, no Muslim is ever is entitled or authorized to forgive on the Prophet’s behalf.”

In January of 2009, Dr. Al-Qudah issued a fatwa on the death penalty for apostasy, stating that “Under the authority of the Muslim state, the People of the Book have the right to stay on their belief without being compelled to embrace Islam. But if one of them has embraced Islam, it would not be acceptable from him to go back to his original religion. The same rule applies to those who are born into Muslim families. According to the Islamic Law, they cannot commit apostasy. Implementing the punishment of killing the apostate is the sole and the exclusive responsibility of the Muslim state (were there any nowadays). Nobody else has the right to implement it.”

Three months later, in April of 2009, Dr. Al-Qudah issued another fatwa on Shariah-endorsed death sentences for apostates, stating that “The fact that there is no compulsion in religion does not negate the other fact that someone who has embrace Islam cannot change his mind afterward and embrace polytheism.”

Swedish mother of toddler gang raped and filmed by three Muslim ‘child’ refugees

The elites, the enemedia, academia, and cultural influencers see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil when it comes to the massive migration into the West. They are so militant about allowing the invasion, leftwing victims of sexual attacks are discouraged from reporting the crimes as it might reflect poorly on the migrants.

The ghastly rape epidemic roiling Europe – a result of the hijrah (immigration jihad) — isn’t actually happening if the press won’t report it on it, right? And anyone who does shine a light on it, is destroyed – defamed, libeled and marginalized. No one is exempt, not even the President of the United States. On the contrary, it makes him more of a target by enemedia elite.

Is it any wonder President Trump won?

Sweden the ‘Rape Capital’ of Europe.

SWEDISH MOTHER OF TODDLER GANG RAPED BY THREE “CHILD” REFUGEES – THEY EVEN TOOK PHOTOS

A woman from Kalmar was gang raped by three Afghans after a dinner party, Fria Tider reports. The refugees violently assaulted the woman during a walk. They made fun of her, raped her and took very disturbing pictures of her during the attack.In September 2017 the woman, a mother of a toddler, had a dinner party at her and her husband’s residence in Kalmar. In the evening she took a walk and when she began to feel unwell, she rang her husband. Just after the refugee “minors” appeared and began following her.Having followed her a little while, they attacked her and forced her down a small road. “They laughed at me like it was fun. They pulled down my trousers and panties”, the victim said during the trial.

The three Afghans all raped her. Fortunately for her, she was later found by the police, who had been contacted by her troubled husband.

When the woman got home from hospital she was in terrible condition. “I hope I never see her like that again”, said the husband during the trial.

In connection with the gang rape, the child refugees also took photographs of the woman. The pictures show her when she was on the ground while one rapist held her hand on her chest, pointing her middle finger toward her.

The District Court said that “by taking photographs, the perpetrators have shown a particular ruthlessness and cruelty”.

Two of the Afghans have been identified and sentenced by the Kalmar District Court to youth care. One is sentenced for 11 months and the other one for 1 year and 2 months. Both will also be expelled from Sweden.

The woman was traumatised by the horrible experience but is trying to remain strong for her children’s sake. Though she now no longer dares to go out after dark, avoids crowds and has been in therapy since the attack.

RELATED ARTICLE: More than 56 per cent of crimes in German town are committed by asylum seekers

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

Islamic State (ISIS) ex-emir hiding among migrants en route to Europe

And millions more are expected. Europe is dead, long live Eurabia.

DAESH EX-EMIR HIDING AMONG MIGRANTS EN ROUTE TO EUROPE ARRESTED IN TURKEY

Daesh ex-emir hiding among migrants en route to Europe arrested in Turkey

Turkish authorities have announced that they have arrested Kasir al-Haddawi, a relative of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and an ex-emir of ISIS in Deir ez-Zor, according to the Sunday Times. He reportedly tried to merge with Syrian refugees to reach Greece.

Kasir al-Haddawi, a former “emir” of Daesh in the province of Deir ez-Zor, now controlled by Syrian authorities , was captured on 27 April by security forces in the city of Izmir, according to Turkish authorities quoted by the British newspaper The Sunday Times .

He was reportedly arrested while hiding among a group of Syrian refugees who planned to embark on a boat to reach Greece. Three other members of ISIS have been arrested with him, according to Turkish media.

The Turkish authorities say that Kasir al-Haddawi is close to the head of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose death has been announced several times without being confirmed . The Turkish news agency Anadolu claims that Kasir al-Haddawi is responsible for the massacre of 700 civilians in Deir ez-Zor when he was acting as “emir” of the jihadist group.

The question of the exploitation of migrant flows to Europe by jihadist organizations has been a problem for European leaders for several years. As early as July 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel – who had decided in 2015 to host about a million migrants in her country – had said that the waves of migration were being exploited by terrorist groups to bring in some of their men. In fact, several attacks in Europe in recent years have been committed by individuals who have applied for asylum in countries where they have acted. This is the case of the perpetrators of the Berlin or Hamburg attacks , committed in December 2016 and July 2017 respectively. Another example: in June 2017, the Italian police arrested an Iraqi asylum seeker who was planning an attack.

SOURCES:

https://francais.rt.com/international/50237-lieutenant-daesh-qui-se-cachait-parmi-refugies-rejoindre-europe-arrete-turquie

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

‘Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance,’ said Barack Obama. Let’s test his theory.

Obama in Cairo.

In his famous outreach speech to the Islamic world from Cairo on June 4, 2009, Barack Obama said:

Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition. I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country.

Let’s test his theory. Here are a few notable facts you will discover in my forthcoming book, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS:

  • The Christian Patriarch who lamented that the Arab conquest of Jerusalem was characterized by “so much destruction and plunder” and “incessant outpourings of human blood”;
  • The Muslim leader who had the Colossus of Rhodes sold off as scrap metal because for him, it wasn’t a “wonder of the world,” it was just an artifact of jahiliyya, pre-Islamic ignorance;
  • The Muslim leader who wrote to the Byzantine Emperor, a Christian, demanding that he “renounce this Jesus and convert to the great God whom I serve. If not, how will this Jesus be able to save you from my hands?”;
  • The caliph who exhorted his governors not to lenient on the non-Muslims, saying: “The non-Muslims are nothing but dirt. Allah has created them to be partisans of Satan”;
  • The Muslim leader who gave ruthless orders to the Muslim invaders of India: “Kill anyone belonging to the combatants; arrest their sons and daughters for hostages and imprison them”;
  • How the Muslim Spain that Obama praised became a center of the Islamic slave trade, where Muslim buyers could purchase non-Muslim sex-slave girls as young as eleven years old, as well as slave boys for sex as well, or slave boys raised to become slave soldiers;
  • The Islamic warrior who fought without mercy against the Hindus in India: “the blood of the infidels flowed so copiously that the stream was discolored”;
  • The Islamic caliphate that made it a regular practice to seize the children of Christian families, convert them to Islam, and train them as slave soldiers;
  • The Muslim reformer who gained a large following among Muslims by personally stoning an accused adulteress to death;
  • The real story of how the Sphinx lost its nose (no, Napoleon’s troops did not shoot it off during target practice);
  • Much, much more.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.