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Bernie Sanders hires Muslim campaign manager who ‘had repeatedly attacked the Jewish State’

On the heels of Bernie Sanders’ announcement about his bid for the Dem nomination in the 2020 presidential race, he has hired “veteran Democratic operative Faiz Shakir,” a man deemed to be a “Progressive Superstar”.

A bit about this “superstar’s” background:

Shakir has served as national political director to the American Civil Liberties Union since early 2017. Prior to that, “he was a senior adviser to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and before that he worked with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). He first made a name for himself as an editor at the website ThinkProgress.”

But then there is another important part of Shakir’s background, adding to the already existing Islamic supremacist/anti-Semitic problem in the Democrat camp. Daniel Greenfield states:

During his time at ThinkProgress, Faiz Shakir had repeatedly attacked the Jewish State, endorsing the Hamas aid flotilla to Gaza and attacking Israel’s attempts to defend itself against terrorists”…While the Harvard Islamic Society’s affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood’s MSA is somewhat vague….HIS was co-founded by Yusuf Ibish, the father of Hussein Ibish, who is a veteran pro-terrorist and anti-Israel activist, and Syed Hossein Nasr, an Islamic philosopher and opponent of the United States and Israel, who claims to be able to trace his ancestry back to Mohammed. During Faiz Shakir’s time there, HIS was presided over by Zayed Yasin, who became infamous for his “My American Jihad” speech….In 2000, The Harvard Islamic Society held an Islamic Awareness Week and Faiz Shakir served as the co-chair for the week’s events. One of those events included a fundraiser for the Holy Land Foundation, a group which acted as the fundraising arm for Hamas in the United States…. Zayed Yasin’s defense of the Holy Land Foundation made it quite clear that he was familiar with its true mission.

Shakir also co-authored the “Fear Inc.” report, “which implicitly claimed that Islamophobia was the product of a Jewish conspiracy, and wrote positively about the Tunisian Islamist Al-Nahda Party and its genocidal head, Sheikh Rashid Ghannouchi, who has engaged in blatant anti-Semitism, and has said, ‘There are no civilians in Israel. The population—males, females and children—are the army reserve soldiers, and thus can be killed.’”

It’s no surprise that after Sanders’ announcement about hiring the so-called “superstar” Shakir to manage his campaign, the infamous Linda Sarsour tweeted:

Bernie Sanders took no offense to the grossly anti-Semitic comments made by Illan Omar, and in fact stated that “we will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters.” He is certainly doing that, and he isn’t only only standing by “his” Muslim brothers and sisters no matter what, he’s complicit in advancing the anti-Semitism of the Muslim anti-Semites in Congress.  The Democrat camp is becoming like the UK’s Labour Party in institutionalizing anti-Semitism — a phenomenon fueled in the UK by Islamic groups with links to jihad terror.

Faiz Shakir

“Sanders hires veteran progressive operative to manage 2020 bid,” by Max Greenwood, The Hill, February 19, 2019:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has hired veteran Democratic operative Faiz Shakir to manage his 2020 presidential campaign, a spokesperson for the Vermont senator confirmed Tuesday.

The news of Shakir’s hiring came hours after Sanders became the latest candidate to throw his name into the running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Daily Beast first reported the hire on Tuesday.

Shakir is well-connected in liberal circles. He’s a former vice president for communications at the Center for American Progress and previously worked as an adviser to former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

He joins Sanders’s campaign from the American Civil Liberties Union, where he most recently served as the group’s national political director…..

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After claiming AIPAC buys politicians, Rep. Ilhan Omar to speak for Hamas-linked CAIR, which has given her thousands

Consistency? Honesty? Integrity? Those are for the common folk, not for the elites.

“Money in politics? Ilhan Omar will fly to LA for fundraiser with … terror-tied CAIR,” by Jordan Schachtel, Conservative Review, February 13, 2019:

Newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar will jet off to Los Angeles next month to keynote a fundraiser for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a terror-tied organization that was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in U.S. history.

On March 23, Omar will speak at CAIR-Los Angeles’ 4th Annual Valley Banquet, where tables will cost $500….

She will deliver her address alongside CAIR-Florida director Hassan Shibly, according to a CAIR flier promoting the event. Shibly is a dedicated Islamist and bigoted gay basher. A fan of radical clerics, he has routinely refused to categorize U.S.-designated terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, according to the Clarion Project. Moreover, Shibly regularly takes to social media to demonize the U.S. military as equivalent to the jihadi terrorists that they are fighting.

The director of CAIR-Los Angeles is Hussam Ayloush, who, like many CAIR executives, has disturbing Islamist views. Following the tragic San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Ayloush suggested that the United States was “partly responsible” for the ISIS-led attack on innocents in California. “Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism,” he added. Ayloush has in the past described U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a campaign to instill “fear of the Muslims.”

The news comes on the heels of Rep. Omar’s controversial comments — that many on the Left and Right almost unanimously condemned as anti-Semitic tropes — about money in politics, in which she claimed that Jewish groups like AIPAC buy off politicians. Though AIPAC does not contribute to political campaigns, CAIR certainly does. Omar has received tens of thousands of dollars from CAIR and other political action committees. Additionally, CAIR held several fundraising events solely for the benefit of Omar’s congressional campaign.

CAIR’s fundraiser is just one of the controversial events lined up for Omar’s schedule. On February 23, she will speak at a fundraiser for Islamic Relief USA, the American branch of the terror-tied group Islamic Relief Worldwide. The Middle East Forum has discovered that she will be accompanied by a senior charity official who has often “expressed violently anti-Semitic ideas on his social-media accounts,” sometimes specifically calling for the murder of Jews….

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Bernie Sanders on Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets: ‘We will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters’

Questions for Bernie:

  1. Yes, but will they stand by you, when the chips are down? Remember the Communist Tudeh Party in Iran, which supported Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution, only to be banned and persecuted by the Khomeini regime.
  2. If a first-term Jewish Congresswoman had posted a series of tweets criticizing jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others, how many seconds would it have taken you to withdraw your support from her and denounce her?
  3. Why doesn’t Ilhan Omar’s retailing of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories bother you? Aren’t you aware of how these conspiracy theories have been used to incite violence against Jews?

Rep. Ilhan Omar

“Daily Kickoff: Rep. Ilhan Omar vs. Elliott Abrams | Why Howard Schultz keeps a stone from Auschwitz on his desk | Annie Leibovitz’s early years,” Jewish Insider, February 14, 2019

SCOOP: HEARD LAST NIGHT — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on a conference call hosted by Jim Zogby, Co-Chair of the DNC’s Ethnic Council, when asked about the controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tweets about AIPAC: “I talked to Ilhan last night to give her my personal support. We will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters.”

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with images is republished with permission. The featured image is from Senator Bernie Sander’s Facebook page.

Israel: ‘Palestinian’ mosque employee murders 19-year-old woman because she was Jewish

And the UN will condemn…Israel.

Ori Ansbacher

“Palestinian suspect arrested in murder of young woman in Jerusalem forest,” i24 News, February 7, 2019:

Israeli police and security forces arrested a Palestinian man in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old woman from a West Bank settlement, whose lifeless body was found in the Jerusalem forest on Thursday night with multiple stab wounds.

According to local media reports, the suspect confessed to the murder during his interrogation with Israeli security forces.

Identified as Arafat Irfaiya, the 29-year-old suspect from the flashpoint city of Hebron was arrested in the city of Ramallah in the West Bank.

“The interrogation of the suspect is ongoing and is focused in particular on the motives for the murder,” Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence service said….

Around 200 demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday evening to protest the murder. Crowds at the event lashed out at Prime Minister Netanyahu for what they called a lax response to terror.

Throughout the day, far-right ministers called for retribution and the imposition of the death penalty.

According to an Israeli Police statement Saturday evening, “On Thursday morning, Arafat left his home in Hebron with a knife and made his way to the village of Beit Jala. Arafat walked towards the forest where he noticed Ori and then attacked and murdered her.”

The suspect was reportedly arrested several times in the past for entering Israel illegal carrying a knife.

IDF troops raided two residential buildings before finding the suspect in the Jamal Abdel Nasser Mosque, where he was an employee, according to Palestinian Authority news outlet Wafa. According to the report, Israeli forces collected video surveillance from the mosque and surrounding neighborhood security cameras.

Following the raid, local residents reportedly threw rocks at IDF troops in what developed into small clashes which left two Palestinians lightly injured, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent….

Ori Ansbacher, who had been reported missing Thursday, was found in the Ein Yael forest several hours later with “signs of violence” on her body, Times of Israel quoted police and medical staff as saying.

Four Palestinians were arrested shortly after the body was found, local media reported, but police refused to comment further on details after a gag order was imposed on their investigation, which is being co-conducted in cooperation with Israel’s Shin Bet security service. They were reportedly released without charge, according to local reports.

Initially investigators at the scene reported that the event was being handled as a criminal incident rather than terror related….

Earlier, local reports said that investigators had made a “significant breakthrough” in the case, with Channel 13 stating that police believe the most likely motive for the killing of the woman was “nationalistic”, as searches were also being carried out in the West Bank….

“This was a shocking and heinous murder, a murder out of blind hatred of a 19-year-old girls because she was Jewish. There is no room for these scum on earth. Today, more than ever, it is clear that the demand of Yisrael Beiteinu (party) for terrorists to be sentenced to death is justified,” Avigdor Liberman, Chairman of Yisrael Beieinu and former defense minister, said on Saturday….

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Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw Air Max trainers “that have Allah written on the sole”

In the past weeks, UK Muslims started a petition for a boycott of Marks and Spencer over toilet paper that enraged them because they claimed that the toilet paper featured the name of Allah. Then Hamas-linked CAIR pushed the cause of Muslim rage over Amazon featuring doormats with Quranic verses, and successfully got them withdrawn from sale. Then more Muslim fury erupted over Quranic verses on toilet seat covers (Bible verses are also on toilet seat covers, and no one minds). Now enraged Muslims have started another petition, “calling for the recall of the Nike Air Max 270 because it features an Air Max logo that resembles the word ‘Allah’ in Arabic.” The petition says:

“It is outrageous and appalling of Nike to allow the name of God on a shoe. This is disrespectful and extremely offensive to Muslim’s and insulting to Islam. Islam teaches compassion, kindness and fairness towards all,” the petition reads. “We urge Nike to recall this blasphemous and offensive shoe and all products with the design logo resembling the word Allah from worldwide sales immediately.”

To this, Nike responded:

“Nike respects all religions and we take concerns of this nature seriously. The AIR MAX logo was designed to be a stylized representation of Nike’s AIR MAX trademark.  It is intended to reflect the AIR MAX brand only. Any other perceived meaning or representation is unintentional.”

Let’s hope that Nike does not bow to the Sharia as it has before, and as have so many others. This ridiculousness will have no end until non-Muslims in the West wake up and realize that they are free and that they are not under the Sharia, and too bad if Muslims are offended. Hindus, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, etc etc. all get offended, too, without demanding special treatment. All are equal in free societies that allow for pluralism — and offence.

“’Just DON’T do it!’ Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw ‘insulting’ Air Max trainers ‘that have Allah written on the sole,’” by Connor Boyd, Daily Mail, January 28, 2019:

Outraged Muslims are demanding Nike recall an ‘offensive’ line of trainers because the logo looks like Allah’s name in Arabic.

Saiqa Noreen launched a petition to pull the Air Max 270 shoe and has accused the sportswear giant of ‘blasphemy’.

The petition, which has gained more than 6,000 signatures in just hours, blasts Nike for allowing God’s name to be ‘trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth’.

The design features the words Air Max spelled out in a custom, joined-up font on the sole of the shoe, which was released last year.

In Muslim culture showing the sole of your shoe is seen as the height of disrespect as it implies you want to hurt someone with it.

The shoe is considered dirty because it touches the ground and is associated with the foot, the lowest party of the body.

‘It is outrageous and appalling of Nike to allow the name of God on a shoe. This is disrespectful and extremely offensive to Muslim’s and insulting to Islam,’ Ms Noreen said.

‘Islam teaches compassion, kindness and fairness towards all. We urge Nike to recall this blasphemous and offensive shoe and all products with the design logo resembling the word Allah from worldwide sales immediately.

‘We also request stricter scrutiny of products before they enter the market. I urge all Muslim’s and everyone who respects the freedom of religion to sign this petition.’

Nike became embroiled in a similar controversy in 1997 when it was forced to recall thousands of pairs of Air Bakin’ sneakers following outcry from Muslim customers.

Flame like letters with the word ‘Air’ written on the heel could be read as Allah in Arabic script. …

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Muslim plotted jihad massacre at synagogue, said authorities in Northwest Ohio “wouldn’t even expect it”

Abdullah Ali Yusef, formerly known as Damon Joseph, likely thought that authorities “wouldn’t even expect” his jihad attack on a synagogue because all their attention regarding antisemitism is focused on “right-wing extremists” and neo-Nazis. Islamic antisemitism goes unnoticed not only among law enforcement officials, but largely in Jewish communities as well. Yet it continues to proliferate in the U.S. and Western Europe. Good thing authorities in Northwest Ohio got lucky this time.

Abdullah Ali Yusef (a.k.a. Damon Joseph)

“Ohio man indicted, accused of plotting attack on synagogue in support of ISIS,” by Eric Heisig, Cleveland.com, January 29, 2019:

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Toledo-area man was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, following his arrest in December for what federal authorities said was a plan to carry out a mass shooting at a synagogue in the name of the Islamic State.

Damon Joseph, 21, of Holland is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, attempting to commit a hate crime and possessing firearms in furtherance of a crime a violence.

The FBI arrested him Dec. 7 after he grabbed a duffel bag with two disabled semi-automatic rifles from the car of an undercover agent. Following his arrest, he detailed his plans for the attack and “his intent to cause mass casualties in support of ISIS,” according to an affidavit written in December by FBI agent J. Troy Amundson.

Authorities have not named the synagogue Joseph targeted….

The FBI said Joseph was radicalized and went by the name Abdullah Ali Yusef. He shared photographs of guns and knives on social media, as well a pictures originally distributed by ISIS’s media arm, according to the affidavit. He also produced his own videos, authorities say.

The FBI became aware of his social media postings in May, and an undercover agent started talking with him in September, court filings show.

In October, following a mass shooting in Pittsburgh in which a gunman killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Joseph told the agent that “my opinion is the Jews are evil and they get what’s coming to them,” according to the affidavit.

“I don’t feel bad at all considering what they’re doing in Palestine,” Joseph continued, according to the affidavit.

He said he admired the shooter and said he could see himself carrying out a similar attack, because authorities in Northwest Ohio “wouldn’t even expect it,” the affidavit said.

Joseph said over the next month that he wanted to commit an attack. He said he planned to escape after the attack, not die in martyrdom. He narrowed the target of his attack down to two area synagogues and said he would choose based on the number of people, the time and day, the affidavit said.

“Go big or go home,” Joseph said, according to the affidavit.

Joseph continued to research the attack until his arrest on Dec. 7, according to the affidavit. He wrote down the name and address of the synagogue he planned to attack for an undercover agent and detailed how he wanted the attack to go down, officials said….

RELATED ARTICLE: Germany: Three Muslim migrants arrested for trying to build bomb, plotting jihad massacre

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Iran spends $7,000,000,000 every year on jihad terror activities in the Middle East

“Israeli UN Envoy Reveals: Iran Spends $7 Billion Annually on Terror Activities in Middle East,” Algemeiner, January 22, 2019:

Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon revealed to the Security Council on Tuesday details of Iran’s terror activities throughout the Middle East.

“The Iranian regime’s obsession with Israel is not just well-known. It is expensive,” he said. “Seven billion dollars annually are directed toward the never ending attempts to destroy Israel. Follow the bloody trail of money starting in Tehran and you will arrive at the terror tunnels in Lebanon and Gaza and the weapons warehouses in Syria. It is now trying to infiltrate Judea and Samaria,”

“With the help of Saleh Al-Arouri, Hamas’ deputy political chief, and Saeed Izadi, the head of the Palestinian branch of the Iranian Quds Force, Iran is trying to turn Judea and Samaria into a fourth military front against Israel,” Danon added. “The world’s silence allows Iran to continue with its operations and aggression to undermine stability in the Middle East.”…

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Lara Kollab Is Not the First Rogue Muslim Medical Practitioner

And their misdeeds track closely with Islamic teachings. My latest in FrontPage:

Ari Lieberman on Wednesday here at FrontPage told the appalling story of Lara Kollab, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who was employed at the Cleveland Clinic until quite recently, when Canary Mission published a report on her fiendishly hateful anti-Semitic tweets, including one in which she declared that she would “purposely give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong meds.” Kollab, unfortunately, is not the first, and will certainly not be the last, Muslim doctor whose departures from the Hippocratic Oath track closely with Islamic teachings.

The Qur’an tells Muslims that the Jews are the strongest of all people in enmity toward them (5:82), accursed by Allah (9:30), and always scheming against the Muslims (2:79; 3:75-3:78, 3:181, etc.). These and other Qur’anic passages likely provide some insight into Kollab’s mindset. They also may explain the actions of the Muslim doctor in Belgium who refused to come to the aid of a 90-year-old Jewish woman who had suffered a rib fracture, saying: “I will not come! Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she will not feel pain anymore.”

A Muslim Doctors Without Borders nurse, Hani Mohammed Almajdalawi, outdid both Kollab and her Belgian colleague and took her Jew-hatred even farther, actually firing upon Israeli Defense Force troops at the Gaza border.

The Qur’an also tells Muslims that they can seize infidel women (“captives of the right hand”) and use them as sex slaves (4:3, 4:24, 23:16, 33:50, 70:30). Those Qur’anic passages illuminate the likely mindset of the Muslim doctor, a migrant from Syria, who raped four patients while serving as an assistant doctor at a hospital in Bavaria.

Likewise Houston doctor Shafeeq Sheikh, who was convicted of raping one of his patients at Houston’s Ben Taub General Hospital, despite his insistence that she, though sedated and attached to machines, made advances upon him that he, the irresistible lug, couldn’t fend off. In Britain, the energetic Dr. Amirul Haque sexually assaulted five of his female patients over one ten-day period.

Also in Britain, another Muslim migrant physician, Imran Qureshi from Pakistan, demonstrated that the victims need not be non-Muslim women if a Muslim woman indicates that she may not be the niqab-wearing type: Qureshi, according to MailOnline, “said the 21-year-old woman was ‘sexually available’ because she had previous boyfriends.”

Then there are the jihadi doctors. A hadith has a Muslim asking Muhammad: “Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward).” Muhammad replied, “I do not find such a deed.” (Bukhari 4.52.44) There is no shortage of doctors who have decided to do this greatest deed of all. Khurram Syed Sher may have been one of them. He was a doctor of pathology in London, Ontario, who was accused of taking part in jihad massacre plotting, although he was acquitted by a judge who determined that his involvement in the plotting was “naïve.”

Dr. Mirza Tariq Ali certainly was not naïve. He was a National Health Service doctor in Britain until he threw it all away to become a Taliban commander. His career change was ill-starred, however: he was killed in a drone strike.

Making a similar career choice was Dr. Mujahidah Bint Usama, also from Britain, who joined the Islamic State in Syria and in 2014 happily posted on her Twitter page a photo of herself holding a severed head, with the caption: “Dream Job.. A Terrorist Doc.” Always known for her human touch, the good doctor added a smiley face and two heart emojis.

Dr. Mohamed Maleeh Masha left a prosperous life in Flint, Michigan behind to join the Islamic State as well. Dr. Tareq Badawi Kamleh left Australia for the same goal, and boasted that the Islamic State’s health care system was better than Australia’s. And Shajul Islam, also from the United Kingdom, was considered by MI6 to be a “committed jihadist.”

And on and on. Certainly there are many Muslim doctors who uphold their Hippocratic Oath and would never harm their patients or anyone else. At the same time, Lara Kollab’s case shows that there needs to be a national conversation about the Islamic beliefs that could interfere with the fulfillment of that Oath. But there will, of course, be no such national discussion; if it were even attempted, it would be drowned out with insistent charges of “Islamophobia.”

RELATED ARTICLE: Dr. Lara Kollab, Called Out For Anti-Semitic Tweets, Still Has Medical License Despite Being Fired

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured image is from Twitter.

Christians, Stop Saying Jesus Is the Son of God. It Provokes Muslims.

Modern-day Christians’ anxiousness to avoid offending Muslims could be the death of Christianity. My latest in FrontPage:

Buried in the concluding paragraphs of a Christmas Eve Washington Times report about Muslims in Uganda forcing Christians to convert to Islam was the extraordinary revelation that in that country, Muslims now consider any public statement of the Christian Faith to be a calculated insult to Muslims, for which they can justifiably exact revenge. This is, or should be, sobering news for the comfortable Christians of the West who have made an idol out of “interfaith dialogue” and fastidiously avoid saying anything remotely critical about Islam, even as the Muslim persecution of Christians continues worldwide.

“In June,” the Times reported, “a group of Muslims attacked Christian preachers in eastern Uganda during a ‘crusade,’ where Christians publicly profess their faith and invite others to join. Muslims in the town accused the Christians of mocking Islam by publicly saying Jesus was the Son of God.”

In response, said Christian pastor Moses Saku, the Muslims became violent: “They became very angry and began throwing rocks at Christians, chanting ‘Allah akbar.’ Many Christians were injured during the incident.”

The Christians appealed to the Muslims to have respect for those of other faith; the Muslims responded with contempt. One Muslim, Abubakar Yusuf, declared: “We have now declared a jihad against them. We are not going to allow anybody to despise Islamic teachings at their church or crusade. We will seek revenge.”

How did the Christians “despise Islamic teachings”? By preaching aspects of Christianity, such as the divinity of Christ, that Islam denies. The Christians, knowing how delicate their situation was, would never have dreamed of actually saying something critical about Islam itself; but to the Muslims who heard them, just enunciating the tenets of their Christian faith was criticism enough. And they refused to stand for it.

A few years ago, when jihadis attacked AFDI’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas, some Christians castigated me for co-sponsoring and speaking at the event. They said that Pamela Geller and I, as co-organizers of the event, were being needlessly provocative, poking Muslims in the eye, goading them, etc.

These charitable and enlightened Christians said that Christians should instead be deferential to others’ religious sensibilities. At the time, I responded to these people by explaining that giving in to violent intimidation (our event was a response to the jihad murder of the Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoonists in Paris) would only encourage more violent intimidation, and that given the fact that Muslims frequently found even basic expressions of Christian faith to be “provocative,” they were effectively cutting the ground out from under themselves and their children, making it impossible for them to practice Christianity in the future.

These incidents in Uganda are proof that this was correct. In declaring jihad and stating that the Muslims were now on a quest for revenge, Abubakar Yusuf and the Muslims who agree with him are in effect saying that the public expression of the Christian Faith mocks Islam and despises Islamic teachings. Abubakar Yusuf’s announcement that the Muslims had “declared jihad” against the Christians and would “seek revenge” against them was tantamount to a declaration that the Christians must submit to the hegemony of the Muslims, not daring to practice their faith openly, but only in private, behind closed door, and at the sufferance of their Muslim overlords.

This is exactly the status that Islamic law prescribes for Christians in lands governed by Islamic law, and so it is clear that Abubakar Yusuf is no lone fanatic, but is enunciating what many Muslims in Uganda believe to be only right and proper.

The lesson is clear, and not just for Uganda. If the advice of the cosseted, suburban Western Christians who were excoriating me for the Garland event is to be heeded, Christians should make no public expression of their faith at all, and convert to Islam, so as to avoid mocking, provoking, and offending Muslims, and poking them in the eye.

And what it comes to it, that is most likely the exact thing that those Christians will do.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Arturo Rey on Unsplash.

VIDEO: Elderly Christian in Gaza tells how Muslims have harassed and persecuted him

A story of persecution and injustice on the part of Hamas, told by an old Christian man in Gaza.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with video originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by James Coleman on Unsplash.