Haroon Moghul is, as I noted yesterday, one of the most ridiculous exponents of the “Islamophobia” victimhood propaganda industry, and he has shown himself to be many times. Obsessed with victimhood, poor Haroon cowers in fear of “Islamophobic” coffee servers: his Starbucks name is not Haroon but “Dwayne” (my Starbucks name, meanwhile, is “Haroon”). When he gets behind a keyboard, however, he is suddenly full of bravado, trafficking in malicious defamation (likening Pamela Geller and me to jihad mass murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki) and dishonesty (discounting the reality of jihad terror while magnifying the fiction of “Islamophobia”) and taking advantage of his audience’s ignorance about Islam to invert reality, portraying Muslims as victims of a cruel “Islamophobic” machine, instead of non-Muslims threatened by the global jihad.
Moghul is on a vendetta against President Trump. This is at least the third article he has written savaging the President in as many days. They’re all as whiny, dishonest and vicious as Haroon Moghul can be, but this one is really over the top. Moghul claims that “a year ago, a Twitter account supportive of ISIS responded to one of my articles on pluralism by labeling me a ‘kafir.’ I shrugged it off, until I remembered that for jihadists, the term is tantamount to announcing a death sentence.” This right after Moghul said of Trump: “He is America’s first ‘kafir’ president.”
So does Haroon Moghul want to see Donald Trump assassinated?
“Donald Trump’s Apostasy Against American Democracy,” by Haroon Moghul, Haaretz, January 27, 2017:
He is America’s first ‘kafir’ president: Someone who actively, with malice and ill intent, denies the truth – and with that pretense, insults and undermines us all.
One of the most controversial terms in the Islamic lexicon is “kafir.”
It’s ordinarily taken to mean an “infidel,” or just to describe someone who isn’t Muslim; it’s a loaded term, though, and by loaded, I mean ready to fire, like a weapon. A year ago, a Twitter account supportive of ISIS responded to one of my articles on pluralism by labeling me a “kafir.” I shrugged it off, until I remembered that for jihadists, the term is tantamount to announcing a death sentence.
Groups like ISIS mostly kill Muslims, whom they judge to be insufficiently, incompletely, or falsely Muslim – and therefore worthy of murder.
But “kafir” has a far more nuanced and difficult meaning than extremists apply; the word comes from an Arabic root often used to imply burial, concealment or camouflage. A “kafir” isn’t an infidel, in fact. He’s not someone who just isn’t Muslim, either. A “kafir” is someone who actively, with malice and ill intent, denies the truth, even though in his heart of hearts he knows it to be true. But for reasons circumstantial, existential, psychological, or otherwise, pretends otherwise….