Dr. Jamal Badawi was several years ago a leading “moderate Muslim.” His “moderate” credentials were a bit tarnished, however, when he was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding case. Oh, and also, Jamal Badawi owes me a million dollars: several years ago, he offered a cool mil to anyone who could find a single verse in the Qur’an that condoned “religious war, or jihad.” I found plenty, but oddly enough, the good doctor never has paid up!
“Jamal Badawi – Main Sunni Muslim leader in Canada incites Muslim judges and civil servants not to apply current legal provisions that are opposed to sharia,” from Point de Bascule, February 21 (thanks to Marc):
Short profile of Jamal Badawi published in CAIR-CAN’s 2007 annual review when he was a director of the organization.From 2001 to 2013, Jamal Badawi has been a CAIR-CAN director. When the organization changed its name to the National Council of Canadian Muslims, Badawi’s name disappeared from its list of administrators. No formal notice seems to have been published to announce his departure.
In April 2012, then CSIS director, Richard Fadden, stated that the main threat to Canada’s safety comes from Sunni Islamist extremism. Mr. Fadden was referring to the terrorist threat. Jamal Badawi’s incitement to Muslim judges to disregard their code of ethics is a reminder that the Islamist threat is not limited to terrorism but includes non-violent activities of infiltration carried out notably within government agencies.
Badawi’s incitement to favor sharia over Canadian laws is also aimed at Muslim civil servants who are authorized to enforce legal provisions (police officers, Crown prosecutors, immigration officers, income tax employees, school administrators, human rights Commissions members, etc.)
SUMMARYPART 1 – Jamal Badawi: “He [A Muslim] can use his judicial discretion to achieve the greatest amount of justice as compared to a non-Muslim or a person who does not believe in Shariah.”
PART 3 – The alarm bell should ring at CSIS and elsewhere when the main Sunni Muslim leader in the country quotes Ibn Taymiyya to determine how Muslims should behave in Canada
PART 4 – Jean-François Revel about the vulnerability of Western democracies against an internal enemy
Jamal Badawi is the main Sunni Muslim leader in Canada if we consider the number of organizations that he currently leads, has led and influences in the country, as well as the positions that he occupies in major international Muslim organizations. Badawi and the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide Youssef Qaradawi are members of the European Council for Fatwa and Research based in Dublin (Ireland), an organization that strives to impose a parallel legal framework to Muslims living in Europe.
During an interview whose date is not specified but that was first archived by Web Archive in 2002, Badawi addresses the political involvement of Muslims living in North America (Muslim participation in North American politics). In this interview, Badawi encourages Muslims to take part in the various facets of political life, including the administration of justice, although many laws currently enforced are opposed to sharia, he remarks.
Badawi even encourages Muslims to become judges in the non-Muslim societies where they live. He quotes Muslim scholar Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) in order to justify his position. Although Ibn Taymiyya is recognized as an ideologue of armed jihad, he nevertheless took into consideration that, in certain circumstances, violent methods are not always the most effective to further the implementation of sharia in a non-Muslim environment. Like the Islamists today, in his time Ibn Taymiyya was able to consider the situation on the ground and the weaknesses of his own side in given circumstances. This is what led him to advocate that Muslims should accept to become judges in non-Muslims societies in order to limit the scope of non-Islamic laws.
Badawi states that a judge who does not believe in sharia and fully applies non-Islamic laws “bring[s] greater harm to people” than a Muslim judge who uses his own judicial discretion and does not apply provisions of current laws that are opposed to sharia. Badawi’s call constitutes nothing less than an incitement to Muslim judges currently on the bench in North America to disobey their code of ethics. Not applying provisions of laws that are incompatible with sharia is only the first step to applying sharia rules themselves, of course.
In his interview, Jamal Badawi also alludes to the leeway that a high-ranked civil servant had in pre-Islamic Egypt. The implication is clear: Jamal Badawi encourages not only Muslim judges but also Muslim civil servants operating in governments not ruled by sharia to take advantage of their position for not applying provisions of laws that are opposed to sharia. Police officers, Crown prosecutors, immigration officers, income tax employees, school administrators, human rights Commissions members, and others come to mind.
In recent years, Tarek Fatah and security expert David Harris reported three cases of unacceptable behaviour by Muslim police officers towards anti-Islamist Muslims. In a National Post article entitled Some death threats don’t count, Tarek Fatah reported that after he and Tahir Gora, another anti-sharia Muslim, complained about death threats they were getting from Islamist websites, they were interrogated by Muslim investigators who showed little interest despite the mountain of evidence.
Tarek Fatah concluded that “The Toronto police, in their wish to promote an image of diversity and outreach, have dedicated themselves to serving and protecting the radical Islamist elements within our city.”
There is much, much more. Read it all.