News of Delaware County (thanks to Anthony) has published a long dhimmi puff piece, “A look inside Delaware County’s largest mosque,” about the local Al Madinah Mosque (which they call the “the Masjid Al Madinah Mosque,” or the “Al Madinah Mosque Mosque”). In it, there is a most interesting statement:
On a Friday afternoon at the Masjid Al Madinah Mosque, dozens of Muslims from across the world stand shoulder to shoulder with Americans of the same faith.
They face East, toward their holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
While nearby the converted house shoppers busily cruise the stores at 69th Street outside, a bearded man sings prayers in Arabic as worshippers watch on video monitors on three different levels.
Women and girls occupy the top floor; men and boys the first and basement. The guest speaker has already finished the “Khutba,” a sermon mixed in Arabic, English and sometimes other languages. Now, it’s time for praise….
“We started in a basement, but we never used to have Friday worship,” said Mohommad Mujeed. “From the basement, we started to look for a place. We heard this place was being sold at auction. We spent over $100,000 on this building [fixing it up].”…
Mujeed said many Americans are unfamiliar with Islam and are exposed to it mainly through reporting on the violence of religious extremists. He insists, however, that their actions don’t represent the main stream teachings of the faith.
“Islam is a peaceful religion,” says Mujeed, “Muslims should love other people like they love themselves.
“Terrorists have a different agenda. A normal Muslim under normal circumstances would never dream of doing these things.”
“Under normal circumstances”? So are there circumstances in which a “normal Muslim” would dream of doing these things? If so, what are they? Is Mujeed referring to the common teaching that when unbelievers are waging war against Islam, all Muslims have the obligation to fight back? But that is what the jihadists of today say is happening right now. Does Mujeed believe that to be the case, or does he think we are still in “normal circumstances”? If so, why? If not, why not?