I had a delightful introduction to the Muslim Students Association on campuses all over the country over the last three weeks, and so this comes as no surprise to me — but I expect that if anyone in the audiences on those campuses was fooled by the MSA members’ protestations of moderation, they might find this eye-opening.
“MSA Chapter Official: Don’t Vote; Destroy,” from IPT News, October 28 (thanks to Axel):
[…] A student named Farhad Akbari posted an essay on the internal Yahoo! Group of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at San Diego Mesa College on October 14. In his post, “The Issue of Voting,” Akbari delves into the election, warning his fellow group members of the fate in store for those who cast a ballot for “a person who fights Islam, governs contrary to Islam, and is himself a kafir [infidel or unbeliever]”¦” Akbari does not reserve this treatment for any specific candidate. Rather, he holds both major party candidates in equal regard.
Continuing in his reproach of American democracy, Akbari writes:
“Whether you vote for the white kafir or the half-black kafir, they will kill our brothers and sisters. They will subjugate our brothers and sisters.
And they will certainly support Israel in killing our brothers and sisters. There is no “lesser of two evils” here. They are both greater evils. The lesser evil is avoiding the situation, as both are equally poisonous to the cause of Islam”¦Brothers and sisters, I have one thing to say: DON”T [sic] VOTE.”
In most cases, publicly proclaiming one’s decision not to vote — even encouraging others to follow suit — would not be noteworthy. For better or worse, the right to vote in the U.S. democratic system includes the choice not to exercise that right. For many, this decision is one of protest — speaking out on a variety of concerns from the lack of third party viability, to the perceived unimportance of a single vote. “The Issue of Voting,” however, is in a league of its own, considering what Akbari, the MSA chapter Treasurer, proposes to be the real answer to Muslim grievances by invoking the words of Islamic scholars:
“Those who do not govern according to to [sic.] the (law) which Allah has revealed [Shari’ah law], verily, they are the kaafiroon”¦
Democracy, like all other systems fabricated by the minds of men are untenable in Islam. It is an un-Islamic system”¦[and] there is absolutely no basis anywhere in the Qur’aan for western democracy and its parliamentary system. A government of democracy is a government appointed by Juhhaal (ignoramuses). Ignoramuses, fussaaq and fujjaar have no share in appointing a government in Islam. The Islamic system is Khilaafat”¦”
The moral of the story: don’t support the “infidel” system; defeat democracy in the U.S. and replace it with Islamic law. So much for a mere protest.
Read it all.