“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” — Omar Ahmad, founder of CAIR, quoted in this article in a statement he insists he did not say
No one needs to consider who heard what or when here, though it is good that the reporter, unintimidated, sticks by her guns.
One only needs a brain and a knowledge, just a bit, of Islam. Is there anything in that remark that would not be said by any Believer in the world who took his Islam seriously? Are not Muslims taught that Islam is superior to all other faiths, and that Islam must dominate, and Muslims rule? Are Muslims not taught that the Shari’a, the Holy Law of Islam, is the only law that matters, and that the assorted laws of the assorted Infidel countries within which they have been allowed to settle need be obeyed only if they do not contradict the Shari’a, or Holy Law of Islam? And are not all too many Muslims taught to believe, by Qur’an and Sunnah, that they have a duty to participate, actively or passively, collectively or individually, in Jihad, the Jihad to spread Islam, to remove barriers of any kind to its spread and eventual dominance, and to work for the day when everywhere in the world, Islam dominates and Muslims rule? Is there a single thing in the quote from Ahmad that is not perfectly orthodox Islamic doctrine?
Maybe he didn’t say it, as he insists — but his not saying it is more amazing than if he had said it. The only really amazing thing would be if he were not to deny having said it, given the new awareness and the growing understanding of Islam among the Infidels.
Would he think it? Why not? Would say it, to certain audiences? Why not? Would he, then, deny to Infidels that he had said it? Why not?
How could it be otherwise? How could any True Believer in Islam think that Islam could conceivably accept another faith as “equal” to it? How could any True Believer in Islam in this country conceivably not wish to make the Qur’an, the uncreated and immutable work of God, the highest authority in the land, instead of some text written by mere mortals — that so-called Constitution that the local Infidels make such a fuss about? How could any True Believer in Islam think that the product of mere men, and what’s more mere non-Muslim men, could conceivably ever be an authority superior to the Qur’an?
That would not make sense. That would not be right. So what would be so surprising about the possibility that these are indeed the views of Mr. Ahmad? What would be so surprising about the possibility that these are the views of Douglas Ibrahim Hooper, and of every single member of CAIR? What, in those stated views, is not central to Islam, not taught by Islam, not naturally a result of the tenets of Islam?
Why, nothing at all. It’s standard Islam.
The question is this: why would Ahmad and CAIR continue to deny his making a statement that merely repeats orthodox Muslim beliefs? For remember: the reporter heard him and wrote about it at the time, and her story stood unrefuted at the time, and she stands by it today. Why does he, and CAIR, insist that he did not make such a statement? What do they find so dangerous about our realizing that there are traditional, orthodox, true-believing Muslims in the United States?
That is the question. It’s a question for the government. For the FBI and the CIA. And for all of us, who do not think we should enlarge the presence or power of those who would undo the Constitution and replace it, if they could, with the Shari’a. We can compare the American Constitution, and the more than 200 years of the American republic’s existence under that Constitution, with the Shari’a, and the 1350 years of Muslims (and non-Muslims too) under it. And in particular, we can compare the guarantees for individual rights that are to be found in the Constitution, and the limits put on the exercise of power, with the observable effects of the Shari’a in those places where, in recent times, it has been most closely adhered to — as in Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan under the Taliban, and Pakistan. Take a look. Compare. Contrast. Would you like to invite into this country more people who certainly do believe what Mr. Ahmad insists he does not believe — that they are not here to permanently endure our Constitution, our political and legal institutions, but will work in every way to ensure that eventually Islam dominates (for Islam is “not here to be the equal of any other religion”) and Muslims rule, and the Holy Law of Islam prevails?
And working in every way toward this goal includes, of course, denying that one is in every way working toward that goal, or that such a goal even exists. That’s okay. That sort of lying is religiously sanctioned, because it is being done to promote Islam.