Why is the U.S. so important for the future of Islam? Because it is the foremost secular republic in the world, and thus the chief competitor to the Islamic vision of the Sharia state. If it falls, so will the rest of the free world. “Egyptian Journalist ‘Ata Abd Al-Aal: ‘The US Will Be Transformed into an Islamic Republic,'” from MEMRITV, December 12, 2010 (thanks to Observer):
Following is an excerpt from an interview with Egyptian journalist ‘Ata Abd Al-Aal, which aired on Al-Rahma/Al-Rawdha TV on December 12, 2010.
‘Ata Abd Al-Aal: The rate of converts to Islam in the US is very high. This is of great alarm to the Zionist circles in the US, because this rate is rising on a daily basis. These converts adhere to Islam with total conviction. They become preachers themselves, and convince others to convert to Islam. You are more knowledgeable than me in this issue, and you know that many Americans convert to Islam every day. […]
[Ultimately,] the US will be transformed into an Islamic republic, as a sheik in the US told me. He said that the most important place for the future of Islam, after Mecca and Medina, was the US.