You can find DC’s first Open Letter To Islamic Organizations In America here.
While many Muslim medical and business professionals, athletes, and ordinary families are grateful to live in the United States and integrate into our society, accepting of our political, economic, and social stances, and enjoying the American dream, radical Muslims, fueled by a desire to transform this country into an Islamic State, having first made demographic inroads, executing a sustained campaign of targeted conversions to Islam, live among us as well.
These people do not accept the American Constitution any more than they accept the concept of Human Rights. They do not believe in the full equality of men and women, they do not believe that non-Muslims have rights, with the exception of rights which Muslims would offer them through the system known as “dhimmitude” (from the phrase “ahl al-dhimma” or “People of the Pact”), which requires non-Muslims to submit to permanent humiliation, and many burdens, including the payment of special taxes, and permanent second class status.
The Sharia, or Islamic Law, is genuinely incompatible with the American Constitution. As representatives of American Muslims, what specifically are your organizations doing to rid our cities of those who believe that the American Constitution is merely man-made law, and hence to be replaced by Islamic laws? Have you issued public statements indicating that all citizens and residents of the United States owe their allegiance to the American Constitution, and to the equal rights of every individual, which are enshrined in the First Amendment? If you have not, what are you waiting for?
Officials of some Islamic organizations are on record as having said that they look forward to Islam becoming the dominant religion in the United States, with the Qur’an and Sunnah (derived from the hadith and sira) becoming the law in America. They work to undermine the both the U. S. government and the U. S. Constitution so that one day America could be vulnerable to an Islamic takeover, not necessarily by violence, but a takeover nonetheless? Have you reported such people to the proper government authorities on grounds of sedition?
When you hear statements in sermons (khutbas) that clearly preach the imposition of the Sharia, and the end of the American Constitution, do you report these people? Do you agree that your responsibility as Muslims is to monitor what is being preached in the name of Islam?
Can you understand why Americans oppose a belief-system that is in direct contradiction to basic American values, and regard it as dangerous? Can you understand that responding with sappy name-calling, labeling Americans as “prejudice” or “Islamophobic” when they demonstrate a rational response to an understanding of traditional Islamic doctrine is not the way to mitigate the concerns of the American people?
If Islamists currently living in the U.S. strive to live under Islamic law, have you explained to them that this nation was founded, (as President Lincoln summed up) with a government of the people, by the people, and for the people?
While working in the medical field, I have helped rehabilitate people of all faiths, including Muslims. And yes, some are friends of mine. They want nothing to do with Sharia — in fact, they came to America to get away from it. The assumption that some Muslim organizations have made that we Americans are gullible simpletons, incapable of understanding the Qur’an, or the hadith, is simply not true. We are learning, and not from the laundered versions of the Qur’an. Not from the apologist’s portrayal of Islam.
Recently, a nationwide survey conducted by Cornell University was published. The report indicated that 44% of Americans want Muslim civil liberties restricted. 44% of the American population (estimated at 294 million) translates into roughly 129.4 million people. This poll also included internals, which identified that 27% supported all Muslim Americans being required to register their addresses with the federal government, while 22% favored profiling (not “racial” but “ideological”) to identify potential terrorist threats. Those polled stated that they based their views on what they have seen, heard, read and learned.
In this country, trust is earned, not freely handed out. What steps are your organizations taking to improve relations with the American people? The texts of Islam cannot be shielded with a defense comprised of attempts to intimidate and silence Americans who question them by filing civil lawsuits. Nor will relations improve while those who question Islam are categorized as “bigots,” “racists” (Islam is not a race), and “Islamophobes”.
Do we somehow owe it to you to ignore what we have learned? Instead of constantly demanding that the government do something about so-called “Islamophobia”, think about why Americans react this way to Islam after reading the content contained in the Qur’an concerning the treatment of non-Muslims.
As the nation becomes increasingly informed, the Cornell poll figure of 44% will almost certainly rise, as it may already be too low. The fact that Muslim organizations work against the Patriot Act, and against American policymaking without Muslim input or “control” is likely complicating matters.
Different backgrounds and skin colors are certainly not all that make this beautiful country what it is. Diverse likes and dislikes, combined with a common appreciation for our freedoms also play a vital role.
Millions are members of the NRA. Millions are in favor of gun control. Millions ride their “choppers”, “fat boys”, and “soft tails” flying the American flag from the back of their bikes. Millions of others have never ridden anything faster than a Huffy.
Millions are members of the Ironworkers, Bricklayers, Electricians, Roofers, Carpenters, Concrete workers, Laborers, UAW, Grocers, Police and Fire, and Teamsters Unions. Millions are non-union Truckers, Factory workers, Bankers, Trash Collectors, and Fast Food Workers.
We are the athletes and fans of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NASCAR, and the NHRA.
Millions listen to Rap, Metal, and Country music. Millions listen to Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass, and lighter Rock.
Yet, with all of these differences comes unity, and deep love for our culture.
Imagine Islamists strolling into an American sporting event or pub, publicly announcing to Americans their plan to impose Islamic law here, explaining that once implemented, all of the freedoms Americans cherish will be abolished. Such an announcement would certainly generate a response that would no doubt be a newsworthy sight to behold. Since Islamists choose a more underhanded approach, we are making that announcement for them. We, meaning all of the websites, authors, publishers and bloggers who refuse to be bullied by anyone. We will continue to inform the uninformed, until Islamism is vanquished.
There is, however, still a chance. A more intelligent, realistic strategy would be for those Muslims who consider the Sharia the only acceptable law for them, to seek a more suitable place to live. Meanwhile, Muslims willing to adapt to, and respect the American way of life, stop demanding preferential treatment, stop promoting Islam in prisons and especially our public schools, accept the Constitution, and halt all attempts to silence the criticism of Islam by no longer denying what has been revealed to so many of us, are welcome to stay. They too, however, should understand that we “Infidels” have no sure way to distinguish them from the “Islamists.”
Americans are fed up with the idea that they should “learn about Islam”. Truthfully, they have learned what they know not by choice, but out of concern for this nation’s future. Here is the meaningful difference. Americans are learning the unpolished version of Islam, not the mystical illusion that Muslim “Guest Speakers” are presenting to our children in school.
The Cornell study demonstrates that more and more Americans are becoming better informed, sending poll results in the wrong direction for Islamic militants lurking in our cities. Tens of millions of Americans are intent on smashing any attempted assault on our freedoms and values.
For Muslim organizations in America: This is your shot at greatness. Will you team with us to remove the presence of radical Islam in the U.S., much of it supported by funding from abroad, and remove all the influences of those who threaten, in every way, our way of life?
If you will not, the blame, and imminent results of growing distrust cannot be placed on our shoulders, savvy?
DC Watson is a nationally certified Physiologist, licensed X-ray Technologist, Medical Case Examiner, and non-famous former Wrestler. He resides in Western Pennsylvania.