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Film “Hotel Mumbai” proves Islam is NOT the religion of peace.

There are many non-Muslims who have said that “Islam is the religion of peace.” If there is any film that proves this statement false it is “Hotel Mumbai.” Watch the trailer:

I came away with multiple lessons learned after watching Hotel Mumbai.

  1. Islam is the religion of hate, bigotry, evil and lies.
  2. Islam uses the young as weapons to further it’s hate, bigotry, evil and lies.
  3. Islam is incompatible with Western culture.
  4. Islam, using victimhood, commits unspeakable acts.
  5. Islam uses terror to strike fear in the hearts of every Muslim and non-Muslim alike.
  6. Islam is cruel.
  7. The Qur’an kills.

I also learned that when the police don’t immediately and forcefully respond to any terrorist attack people die by the hundreds.

What the film did not cover was the attack on the Nariman House Jewish community centre in Mumbai.

Hotel Mumbai is a must watch film that brings back an understanding that we have been missing since 9/11/2001. There is no negotiating, no stopping with terrorists bent on martyring themselves for Allah. The only one who can stop bad people with guns and grenades are good people with guns and grenades.

The terrorist group members who carried out the attack were from the Islamist Lashkar-I-Taiba. According to Discover the Networks:

In 2003, a group of eleven jihadists in Virginia were indicted for conspiring with Lashkar-i-Taiba to carry out terrorist attacks in Kashmir. One of organizers of this cell, Randal Todd “Ismail” Royer, was a communications specialist for the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society; Royer pled guilty to the charges against him.

Could this have been a precursor to the 2008 attack on Mumbai?

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VIDEO: The United Nations is ABSOLUTELY Anti-Semitic! The Golan Belongs to Israel!

Outside of the U.S., countries call for Israel to leave the Golan, and give it back to Syria, the most ruthless regime on Earth! Arab countries not recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights is understandable, what’s the U.N.’s excuse?

The United Nations is so Anti-Israel, it’s mission is obvious!

An article published December 2017 in The Townhall describes how bad it is.  Written by Dr. Robert Jeffress, a pastor of an 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas and an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, titled:

Let’s Be Honest: The United Nations Is Anti-Semitic

Dr. Jeffress gives us many examples how & why.  Here are excerpts from the article:

“It is clear that the organization — which receives nearly a quarter of its budget from the United States alone (far more than any other country) — is increasingly a safe place for pure anti-Semitism to grow. Its opposition to Israel has gone far beyond political opposition; it is a racist organization.”

“Speaking of human rights, the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) now includes the nations of Venezuela, Cuba, and the Philippines—all nations that are notorious for their violations of human rights. They also currently placed Syria, a virtual protectorate of Iran, on a committee focused on “decolonization,” and they once named Zimbabwe’s brutal former dictator, Robert Mugabe, a “goodwill ambassador” for the World Health Organization (WHO).”

EDITORS NOTE: This TUW column with video is republished with permission.

Virginia: Salvadoran ‘Dreamer’ Sentenced to Life in Prison for Rape/Murder of Muslim Teen

You might remember the story from June 2017, when a Muslim teen was beaten to death and the local Muslim community and its media mouthpieces were absolutely sure her death was the result of rampant Islamophobia, but as I said here at the time:

…there is no Islamophobic Rightwing redneck American to blame here.

Just a run of the mill case of an illegal alien animal free to roam America thanks to our failed immigration system—our failure to close the border, then and now!

John Binder writing at Breitbart has the news about the sentencing of Darwin Martinez Torres last week.  There was no fanfare, no whipped up hysteria as there was at the time of the murder when the mainstream media was sure that Hassanen died because of Trump’s hate speech.

Illegal Alien Gets Life in Prison for Raping, Beating Muslim Teen to Death

A young illegal alien has been sentenced to life in prison for brutally attacking, raping, and beating 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen to death in the sanctuary city of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Darwin Martinez Torres, a 22-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering Hassanen in June of 2017. Last year, the illegal alien pleaded guilty to raping and murdering the teenage girl.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, Hassanen and a group of fellow Muslim teenagers were eating at a nearby McDonald’s when they left and started walking back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center. According to police, Torres started following the teenagers.

Soon after the teens noticed Torres, the illegal alien jumped a curb with his car and got out of his vehicle and started chasing the teens while wielding a baseball bat.

Torres was able to grab Hassanen and began beating her with the bat, before ultimately putting her in his car, driving to a neighboring county, raping and murdering her. The illegal alien took her body to a nearby pond and dumped her there for the authorities to later find.

[….]

For the past two years, the establishment media has buried Torres’ illegal alien status in reports. Associated Press and local media reports on the case, for example, called the illegal alien “Sterling man” in headlines, referring to the illegal alien’s Sterling, Virginia residence.

Why did you kill my daughter?

By the way, we learned from the Washington Post on Thursday that in an unusual arrangement the family is being permitted to question the convicted murderer about why he did what he did, presumably still hoping to make sense of the crime.  Maybe still hoping it was Muslim hatred that drove him?

Martinez Torres has agreed to answer any and all questions posed by Hassanen’s family sometime during the next year, under an unusual provision of a deal reached with prosecutors in November that spared him the death penalty. The questioning may occur in writing.

As I ask so often—-get this story spread far and wide.  It was a sad story, but a classic case of the media and the Muslim community jumping to the only conclusion they could fathom—Islamophobia made him do it.

And, one more thing, follow John Binder at Breitbart he writes about immigration issues daily (sometimes several times a day!).

EDITORS NOTE: This Frauds, Crooks and Criminals column is republished with permission.

VIDEO: Homelands — The departure of Jews and Christians from Europe

UK MEP Janice Atkinson has made a film entitled Homelands about Jexodus (referring in this case to the Jewish exodus from Europe, not from the Democrat Party), anti-Semitism, and the Islamization of Europe. It was filmed in UK, Paris and Israel. The producers hope to showcase it in the US too.

Here is the trailer.

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EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with Janice Atkinson Independent South East MEP video is republished with permission.

Trump: “After 52 years it is time for the US to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights”

Trump is right. The Golan Heights is indeed “of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Syrian soldiers used to stand on the heights and shoot down at Israeli farmers below. Only Israel is denied the right of conquest that has been universally recognized throughout human history: when a nation defeats an aggressor nation that started the conflict, the victorious nation is entitled to take some of the territory of the aggressor nation in order to enhance its security. President Trump deserves commendation for once again doing the right thing and rejecting the counsel of the vaunted Middle East “experts” who have gotten us into this mess.

“Trump says U.S. should recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel as Netanyahu accuses Iran of trying to set up terror network there – and prepares for White House visit Monday,” by David Martosko, Dailymail.com, March 21, 2019 (thanks to Ken):

President Donald Trump signaled on Thursday that the U.S. will soon officially recognize the contested Golan Heights region as a part of Israel.

The move comes just four days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit with Trump at the White House.

Israel will see such a development as rivaling the significance of last year’s opening of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem — a unilateral White House action that now has city authorities planning to name a new subway station after the American president.

Trump said in an interview with the Fox Business Network, slated for broadcast on Friday morning, that he had ‘been thinking about doing it for a long time.’

His timing, however, coincides with a political crisis for Netanyhu, who almost certainly will face a corruption indictment following an announcement by his country’s attorney general. He is up for re-election on April 9.

Asked whether his announcement was linked to Netanyahu’s political future, Trump said, ‘No. I wouldn’t even know about that,’ and added: ‘I hear he’s doing okay.’

In a tweet, the president had declared: ‘After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!’…

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission.

Why We Are Losing to Political Islam

We need to face some facts. We are losing our fight against political Islam not because Islam is so strong. No, we are losing because we act, talk and plan like losers.

Fox Condemns Pirro for Asking if Omar is Pro-Sharia

The fair and balanced network is now as unfair and unbalanced as the rest of them. My latest in FrontPage:

Breitbart reported Monday that the Fox News Channel “condemned host Jeanine Pirro’s remarks on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) use of a hijab and said the issue has been dealt with directly.” Sounds serious. But what Pirro actually said was something Fox should have been applauding, if it hadn’t already become just another establishment network.

Pirro said: “Think about this: She’s not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from? Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

Predictably, the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on Fox to fire Pirro. Like a shark, CAIR can smell blood in the water: instead of defending Pirro for asking a perfectly legitimate question, Fox immediately reacted as if Pirro had stolen Barack Obama’s parking space, denouncing Pirro’s words with stern self-righteousness: “We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. IlhanOmar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”

Pirro, issued a clarification, to little effect: “I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American. My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution. I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”

Fox is increasingly slipping into the Leftist echo chamber. It is terrified of discussing these issues. A few years ago, Jeanine Pirro contacted me and was going to have me as a featured guest on a special show about Sharia. She was very excited about it, and all the arrangements were made to fly me in and get me set up in the studio. Then at the last minute, everything was canceled — it was clear that Fox executives had told her she was venturing into forbidden territory. They willingly kowtow to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s defamation campaign targeting foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others. But last night, Pirro ventured off the reservation again, daring to suggest that Ilhan Omar’s hijab showed her to be Sharia-compliant.

There is so much confusion on this issue, even among people who should know better. Media critic John Nolte tweeted: “Does a Jewish man who covers his head put the Torah above the Constitution? Does a Catholic woman who covers head put the Pope above the Constitution? What a stupid thing to say.”

No in both cases, because in both cases the headwear in question is not part of a larger system that is incompatible with Constitutional rule. However, the hijab is part of such a system, and that’s all Pirro was saying. Fox should not have rebuked her, but this is the age of pandemic cowardice, so it was likely unrealistic to expect anything else.

Ilhan Omar herself, not surprisingly, was happier with Fox News than she has probably ever been, and tweeted: “Thank you, @FoxNews. No one’s commitment to our constitution should be questioned because of their faith or country of birth.”

But that wasn’t really what Pirro did. Pirro suggested that Omar’s anti-Semitism came from Sharia. And indeed, Sharia is indeed inveterately anti-Semitic: the Qur’an demonizes the Jews in numerous ways. It depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

Sharia also mandates that women cover their heads:

“And tell the believing women to reduce their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which appears thereof and to wrap their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.” (Qur’an 24:31)

“O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (Qur’an 33:59)

“Narrated `Aisha (the wife of the Prophet): `Umar bin Al-Khattab used to say to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) “Let your wives be veiled” But he did not do so. The wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) used to go out to answer the call of nature at night only at Al-Manasi.’ Once Sauda, the daughter of Zam`a went out and she was a tall woman. `Umar bin Al-Khattab saw her while he was in a gathering, and said, ‘I have recognized you, O Sauda!’ He (`Umar) said so as he was anxious for some Divine orders regarding the veil (the veiling of women.) So Allah revealed the Verse of veiling. (Al-Hijab; a complete body cover excluding the eyes).” (Bukhari 79.14.6420)

Wearing hijab is a sign that one accepts these imperatives. That is not necessarily true, as lots of women of all perspectives wear headscarves, but when a Muslim woman wears hijab, it’s reasonable to surmise that she accepts the Qur’an and Sunnah, the sources of Sharia. Sharia denies the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, the equality of rights of women, and the equality of rights of non-Muslims. Wearing hijab is a sign of adherence to Sharia.

So what did Judge Jeanine Pirro say that was wrong about Ilhan Omar? She asked questions that need to be asked. Fox should be apologizing to Pirro, not Omar.

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EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission.

Philadelphia mosque where imam preached Jew-hatred says they’re ‘shocked and outraged’ that he did [Video]

“We are shocked and outraged to learn that one of our guest speakers said reprehensible anti-Jewish remarks on the floor of Al-Aqsa,” said mosque official Chukri Khorchid, but it’s more likely that he is shocked and outraged that one of their guest speakers got caught making reprehensible anti-Jewish remarks.

There you go again, Spencer, you greasy Islamophobe, always assuming the worst — right? In this case, as in so many others, there are eminently sound reasons for doing so.

As I showed here, what the imam Abdelmohsen Abouhatab preached was based on passages from the Qur’an and Hadith. What’s more, the Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

“War is deceit,” said Muhammad (Bukhari 4.52.268).

An update on this story. “North Philadelphia mosque officials apologize for anti-Semitic statements delivered in sermons by guest imam,” by Kristin E. Holmes, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 2019:

Officials at a North Philadelphia mosque known for its commitment to interreligious dialogue have apologized for anti-Semitic statements made by a guest imam during several sermons delivered there over the last few months.

The comments in Arabic by Imam Abdelmohsen Abouhatab at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society included a reference to Jews as “the vilest” people, according to videotaped excerpts released last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which monitors and translates Arabic and Muslim media….

The Inquirer has confirmed the accuracy of the translation with several area professors who are fluent in Arabic.

Al-Aqsa leaders condemned the comments in a statement on the mosque’s website.

“We are shocked and outraged to learn that one of our guest speakers said reprehensible anti-Jewish remarks on the floor of Al-Aqsa,” Chukri Khorchid, secretary of the mosque’s board of trustees, and Imam Mohamed Shehata said in a statement posted on the Al-Aqsa Society website. “This in no way represents our beliefs or policies. We condemn this action and will make sure that this never happens again.”…

Officials of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in Philadelphia reached out to the mosque after learning about the statements and were told that Al-Aqsa Society leaders had launched an investigation and also affirmed that “hate against Jews or any group” would not be tolerated, according to a statement released Saturday by the ADL.

“We are grateful for Al-Aqsa’s rapid and resolute response, and we will continue to serve as a resource to the mosque as they work to combat anti-Semitism,” the ADL statement said. “As we have often said while standing alongside our Interfaith partners in the wake of acts of bigotry: anti-Semitism and hate have no place in our communities.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with video is republished with permission.

Minnesota: Ex-Muslim arrested after speaking with Muslims says ‘this should not be happening in this country’

“They asked me where I’m from. I told them and the conversation led to whether I was Muslim or not. I replied, ‘I used to be but I’m a Christian now.’…Another woman who was not part of the conversation went and complained to the security.”

“I’ve been through this before in other countries. The only thing that made me sad is that it happened in America, a nation I love with all my heart. This should not be happening in this country.”

Indeed. It’s an imposition of Sharia mores. Sharia forbids Christians to proselytize. Minnesota authorities should drop this case immediately, but they probably won’t: they have too many Muslim constituents who would be outraged if the case didn’t go forward.

“Ex-Muslim Turned Christian Pastor Speaks at Minnesota Capitol Ahead of Court Hearing,” by Anthony Gockowski, Minnesota Sun, March 7, 2019:

A group of Minnesotans gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday night to host a prayer rally for Pastor Ramin Parsa, who was arrested at the Mall of America in August on charges of misdemeanor trespassing.

As The Minnesota Sun reported in November, Parsa visited Minnesota in August and was invited by one of his hosts to see “the biggest mall in North America.” While there, Parsa said he “randomly ran into some Somalis, we had a random conversation.”

“They asked me where I’m from. I told them and the conversation led to whether I was Muslim or not. I replied, ‘I used to be but I’m a Christian now,’” he said. Parsa claims that “another woman who was not part of the conversation went and complained to the security,” and he was ultimately charged with trespassing.

Parsa, who runs Redemptive Love Ministries in Los Angeles, returned to Minnesota Wednesday evening ahead of his Thursday morning hearing. His supporters organized a prayer rally Wednesday night at the State Capitol where Parsa spoke about the religious persecution he’s experienced in other countries.

“I’ve been through this before in other countries,” he said during the rally. “The only thing that made me sad is that it happened in America, a nation I love with all my heart. This should not be happening in this country.”…

Parsa told The Minnesota Sun that he plans to plead “not guilty” Thursday morning “on the charges a Muslim in Minnesota brought against me for sharing the Gospel in a private conversation.”…

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EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with video is republished with permission.

Dutch Islamic scholar: “No Western country has successfully integrated Muslims”

“Dutch author and sociologist Ruud Koopmans said this week that Muslims are more difficult to integrate into Western society than other migrant groups because of a literal interpretation of the Quran prevalent among Muslims.”

Koopmans called this a “threat to world peace.” Most Muslims agree that “Muslims should return to the roots of Islam,” while a whopping “75 percent think there is only one interpretation of the Qur’an possible to which every Muslim should stick.” That interpretation is normative Islam, and the one that resulted in over 11 million Muslims being murdered for not being Muslim enough since 1948, along with innumerable non-Muslims. It’s also the same interpretation that for a millennium and more has divided the world into two camps: the House of War (Infidel countries) and the House of Islam (Islamic countries), with the mandate that the latter must conquer the former.

Jihad Watch and other organizations that support the principles of free society in the West have been warning about these truths for a long time, while Leftists and Islamic supremacists work to obscure them and continue to erode the foundations of societies that are built on human rights and freedom. It is key to understanding the global jihad to accept the fact that the jihad imperative is rooted in Islamic doctrine. Understanding this will enable the West to stand firmly for freedom and establish sensible policies, including an end to the open-door immigration that advances the hijrah (jihad by immigration).

“Islamic Scholar: No Western Country Has Successfully Integrated Muslims,” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, March 8, 2019:

Dutch author and sociologist Ruud Koopmans said this week that Muslims are more difficult to integrate into Western society than other migrant groups because of a literal interpretation of the Quran prevalent among Muslims.

Ruud Koopmans, professor at the Berlin Social Science Center and author of several books including Contested Citizenship: Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europetold the Danish newspaper Berlingske that whereas most groups of migrants integrate relatively quickly, especially from one generation to the next, Islam stands out as an exception.

“Although it’s not completely absent in Muslims, the change is much slower,” he said, noting that a literal interpretation of the Quran prevents them from integrating into Western countries.

In an earlier published study titled “Fundamentalism and out-group hostility,” Koopmans compared Muslim radicalism with Christian radicalism to better understand why Islam stands out for its isolationism.

“Almost 60 percent agree that Muslims should return to the roots of Islam,” he wrote, while “75 percent think there is only one interpretation of the Qur’an possible to which every Muslim should stick.”

Koopmans, who has been studying Islam for over twenty years, also found that “65 percent say that religious rules are more important to them than the laws of the country in which they live.”

Regarding Christian citizens on the other hand, Koopmans found that fewer than 4 percent “can be characterized as consistent fundamentalists.”

“I conclude that the Islamic world is lagging behind rest of the world when it comes to democracy, human rights, and political and economic development,” Koopmans told Berlingske in his interview this week.

“The main problem is how many Muslims and, globally, how many Muslim countries interpret Islam. Namely, in a way that basically claims that the Qur’an and the Sunna must be taken literally, and that the way the Prophet lived in the 7th century must be the yardstick for how Muslims should live in the 21st century,” he said.

“Such a brand of Islam is, firstly, a threat to world peace. Secondly, it prevents integration,” Koopmans concluded.

Although it is politically taboo to draw distinctions between ethnic groups when it comes to immigration, some scholars, including Pope Benedict XVI, have urged the West not to assume that all cultures share its basic suppositions about the human person and society.

Prior to his election as pope, Joseph Ratzinger wrote that “the interplay of society, politics, and religion has a completely different structure in Islam” than it does in the West.

Unfortunately, he added, much of today’s discussion in the West regarding Islam “presupposes that all religions have basically the same structure, that they all fit into a democratic system with its regulations and the possibilities provided by these regulations.”

“The Koran is a total religious law….

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission.