DC Watson discusses Muslim condemnations of terror attacks:
Well, it appears that all of this remains our fault. Apparently, we just don’t get it. According to the Council on American Islamic Relations, they”ve continued to condemn terror attacks carried out by their fellow Muslims, but we just aren’t hearing them.
This issue was again brought to the forefront in a July 13, 2005 article from the Florida Times-Union, entitled “Muslim leaders condemning terror to deaf?”.
The author, Mark Woods, apparently feels that accurate information regarding Islam can be obtained through the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) filter:
In the wake of the London bombings, I called Parvez Ahmed, a Jacksonville resident who three months ago became chairman of perhaps the best-known Muslim organization in America, and asked him that.
And there was silence.
Well, just when the phone cut out.
Once I got him back on the line, the University of North Florida professor who is the new chairman of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, did what he has been doing ever since he woke up Thursday, logged onto his computer and saw the news.
He condemned the bombings. He condemned the people behind them. He did it immediately and unequivocally.
“This is just absolute madness,” he said. “It does not make any sense whatsoever.”
You want a Muslim condemnation of terrorism?
How would you like it delivered?
Well, Parvez, certainly not like this: “The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law,” according to Hani Al-Siba’i, head of the Al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies in London.
Or this from Syrian-born Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed: “We don’t make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents. Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity.” “We will use your democracy to destroy your democracy.”
Or this: Siraj Wahhaj was the Imam of Masjid Al-Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York. “Take my word; if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.”
Or this: “Imam Zaid Shakir was the former Muslim chaplain at Yale University, and political science professor. He believes that the Quran “˜pushes us in the exact opposite direction to the forces at work in the American political spectrum.–¦As a result he maintains that Muslims cannot accept the legitimacy of the existing system.”
Or this: “Ahmad Nawfal, a well-known Jordanian speaker, “if fundamentalist Muslims stand up, “it will be very easy for us to preside over this world once again.”
Or this: “At a Muslim convention held in San Jose, just one month after the atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001: “By the year 2020, we should have an American Muslim president of the United States.”
(When pigs fly, and Hell gets hit with an ice storm.)
Or this: Muslim Cleric Sheikh Abu Hamza (Aug. 2002) “told young British supporters that murder, bank robbery and looting are legitimate weapons against the enemies of Islam.”
“But a struggle means sometimes arguing to convey the message. Even if it means you convey the message by carrying a sword. “Allah wants to know who will sacrifice for him.” “Robbing them and kafirs, or unbelievers, could be acceptable because they were not protected by Allah” He said: “I say go and do it (steal), take shoot and loot.”
“So why don’t we hear Muslim leaders condemning terrorism?”
“Maybe we’re not listening.”
This would be comical if it weren’t so asinine. Since 9/11, there have been in excess of 2400 terrorist attacks perpetrated by Muslims all around the world.
How many of them have been condemned by name by CAIR? How many imams and clerics have we caught preaching hate during their sermons and speeches, or lying on their visa applications?
Why condemn them, when they can write one of their Islamic puff piece letters to the editors of local newspapers, stating that terrorism goes against the teachings of Islam?
Oh, no, it doesn’t. Aren’t the men I quoted above Muslims — Muslim leaders? Radical Imams and their followers have, for the most part, driven the more moderate Muslims out of many of the mosques. Yet, these same fanatical Imams are permitted to reside here on religious visas as they upchuck their hate, for us.
There are many in the American media who continue to jump at the chance to obtain their information from CAIR. As the evidence continues to stack up against groups such as these, evidence clearly demonstrating that they are not a friend to this nation, they are still a main source of information as it pertains to Islam.
Shouldn’t Mr. Woods, and others in the media instead be asking CAIR about the link on their website that appeared after the 9/11 sneak attack, which called for donations to help the 9/11 victims, yet lead to the Holy Land Foundation site?
Shouldn’t our friends in the mainstream media be asking CAIR about Ghassan Elashi, the founder of CAIR’s Texas chapter, convicted for selling technology, goods and commodities to designated terror-sponsoring states, related the Deputy Chief of the Hamas terrorist organization’s Political Bureau, and the Holy Land Foundation’s Chairman of the Board?
Parvez Ahmed said: “No ideology can even remotely justify what’s going on.”
While this is true, Muslim fanatics, with their own whacked-out sense of reality, justify all of their violence by blaming it on their victims. Victims labeled by them as occupiers, infidels, invaders, non-believers, Islamophobes, bigots, racists, intolerants, etc.
Has the CAIR organization publicly condemned those who worked for them who have been convicted on terror charges? Any condemnation of Royer, Elashi, or Khafagi? Have they publicly condemned Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizbollah, or the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade?
Perchance it would be beneficial to them if we truly were deaf. Dumb and blind too. Unfortunately for them, we see and hear everything. This routine has far surpassed the stage of being tiresome. However, with that being said, so long as their facade and games continue, Muslim organizations, Islamic Imams, Muslim Clerics, and “scholars” can count on being confronted at every turn they make, every word they speak, and every tactic they employ.