Question: Do Muslims need to look in the mirror and, if so, why?
This recent New York Post article and or blog post by a Muslim physician, former US Navy lieutenant commander and the founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy does a meticulous job of answering this question-You Decide:
Why Muslims must look in the mirror–Posted on The New York Post-By M. ZUHDI JASSER-On December 30, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article and/or blog post:
“If 2010 was the year America finally woke up to political Islam’s ne farious reach on US soil, with luck 2011 will be the year we launch an offensive against it. One way to begin that process is through hearings that Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the new chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, plans to hold on American Muslim radicalization.
Attention to this issue offers an opportunity for American Muslims to confront the radicalization problem and provide solutions — as only they can.
My group, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, believes these hearings will shed light on the diversity of American Muslims, giving our community a chance to step from behind the veil of Muslim victimization and address head-on the need for long-overdue ideological reforms.
Alas, the announcement of the hearings has triggered heated denunciations by groups like ISNA, CAIR and MPAC, which try to deny and obfuscate the connection between “political Islam,” or Islamism, and terror.
This year, the debate on the development of the Ground Zero mosque brought the discussion of political Islam to the front page of every newspaper. While raucous at times, it provided an opportunity for Muslims who don’t toe the line of American Islamist organizations to present an alternative vision for American Muslims — one based in American values and Muslim reform.
Unfortunately, political correctness still too often dominates incidents involving Islamists. This year, the Pentagon released a report on Maj. Nidal Hasan’s Fort Hood attack, titled “Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood.” The report was intended to convey to military commanders whatever lessons were learned from the incident, so as to prevent similar attacks in the future. Yet it never mentioned the word Islam or Muslim. Nowhere to be found was any dissection of Hasan’s slide into militant Islamism or of his relationship with his homegrown jihadist mentor, Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki.
Meanwhile, President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg used the Ground Zero mosque controversy to tell the more than 70 percent of Americans who oppose the mosque that they were either wrong or confused. Discourse over recent arrests of jihadists in Portland and Baltimore focused on Islamist claims of FBI entrapment, rather than overdue introspection and calls for reform. Worries of Muslim victimization still rule the day.
Our national inability to discuss religious issues honestly is keeping American Muslims from having to accept the reforms needed to defeat political Islam and bring our faith into modernity. The victimization mantra feeds more Muslim isolation and radicalization.
A recent global study by the Pew Research Center showed that Muslims are aligning themselves more and more with Islamism. Of course, most major American Muslim groups, such ISNA, CAIR and MPAC, were built on some strand of that ideology. But knowing where most American Muslims fall in the spectrum of Islamism-vs.-liberalism, as King hopes to find out in his hearings, would be a key step toward counterradicalization.
The fact is, we can’t go into 2011 without a discernable strategy on how to defeat Islamist radicalization. House hearings on Muslim radicalization would only be the first step toward finally crafting a US offensive against political Islam.
Again, only liberty-minded Muslims working from within Muslim communities can counter the narrative of Muslim victimization. But America needs to be unashamed of taking the side of those Muslims who advocate reform against political Islam.
In 2011, more Americans need to understand that jihadism is a natural by-product of a political Islam that is incompatible with Western secular democracies based in liberty. America is at war with theocratic Muslim despots who seek the imposition of sharia and don’t believe in the equality of all before the law, blind to faith. They detest the association of religious freedom with liberty.
We need a coordinated national strategy of offense that gives Muslim youth an Islamic counternarrative, that defends liberty and that separates mosque and state.
The idea of the Islamic state must be left for history. It is time to help usher in a modern era for Islam and Muslims. Our national security depends on it.
M. Zuhdi Jasser, a physician and a former US Navy lieutenant commander, is the founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. firstname.lastname@example.org”
Note: The following articles and/or blog posts and videos reveal President Obama’s possible ties to Muslims-You Decide:
Barack Obama’s Early Years as a Muslim!-Posted on DanielPipes.org-By Daniel Pipes-Updated on October 23, 2008:
“I am a Muslim” Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister!–Posted on Atlas Shrugs-On June 12, 2010:-Posted on Atlas Shrugs-On June 12, 2010:
Video: Obama Must Convert To Islam, Or Else…..–Posted on YouTube.com-By lnfideI-On Dec 5, 2008:
Obama’s Grandmother Prays for Conversion to Islam-Posted on Israel National News-By Maayana Miskin-On February 26, 2011:
Obama to face Shariah court? ‘Cleric says president ‘must embrace Islam’ or be tried when Muslims take over U.S.’–Posted on WND.com-On February 27, 2011:
Why Obama is a cultural Muslim–Posted on The Washington Times-By Jeffrey T. Kuhner-On July 8, 2010:
Why Americans think president is Muslim: ‘Obama bears the lion’s share of the responsibility for any confusion’–Posted on WND.com-On August 20, 2010:
1-in-4 Americans Believe Obama is a Muslim; Here’s Why–Posted on ImpeachObamaCampaign.com-By Ben-On August 19, 2010:
Video: Obama’s Middle East Ties!
Note: What follows are eye-opening videos that reveal an Arab leader speaking the truth about radical Islam-You Decide:
Arab Leader Finally Speaks The Truth About Radical Islam!
The Horrors of Hamas!
Note: What follows is the CSPAN Video of the hearing held on April 13, 2011 by the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence that heard thought provoking testimony from several analysts from policy organizations that offered their opinions as to what kind of governments would be formed in the aftermath of the uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa in an attempt of examining the future political landscape as groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, compete for power there. The House Subcommittee also heard eye opening and disturbing testimony from these analysts regarding what should be of the utmost concern with the Muslim Brotherhood within the U.S.-You Decide:
Hearing Examines Role of Muslim Brotherhood in Middle East Politics–Posted on CSPAN Video-On April 13, 2011:
U.S. government has no strategy to deal with Muslim Brotherhood–Posted on The Washington Times-By Eli Lake, The Washington Times-On April 13, 2011:
Note: What follows are articles and/or blog posts and video that revealed that a Lebanese-based radical cleric notorious for his fiery sermons and support for Jihad had planned to hold a pro-Sharia demonstration at the White House on March 3, 2011, along with a web site promoting the “Sharia4America” rally-What’s wrong with this picture? –You Decide:
Islamist Rally at White House ‘Postponed’; Radical Accuses West of Interfering With Mideast Embrace of Shari’a–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Patrick Goodenough-On March 4, 2011:
Organizers of ‘Shari’a for America’ Rally Anticipate Fatwa on ‘U.S. Interference’ in Islamic Lands–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Patrick Goodenough-On March 3, 2011:
Video: Muslims’ March Will Demand America Submit to Shari’a Law-Posted on ExposeObama.com-On February 28, 2011:
Extremist cleric to lead White House protest calling for Muslims to ‘rise up and establish Islamic state in America’–Posted on Mail Online-By DAILY MAIL REPORTER-On February 20, 2011:
Note: What follows is a letter written by an American Airlines pilot that seems to relate to this issue-You Decide:
“You Worry Me” By American Airlines Pilot – Captain John Maniscalco-Posted on CSA Archives-On December 12, 2006:
What follows is a fact check posted on TruthorFiction.com regarding the validity of this letter:
Note: What follows are numerous articles and/or blog posts and videos that relate to and/or support the above articles and/or blog posts and videos-You Decide:
RECENT HISTORY OF PERCEIVED WESTERN INSULTS THAT HAVE SPARKED DEADLY ISLAMIST VIOLENCE!-Posted on The Blaze-By Billy Hallowell-On September 12, 2012:
Pamela Geller: 1001 pieces of Islamic supremacist propaganda: fabricated exhibit comes to D.C.!-Posted on Judicial Watch-By Robert-On August 25, 2012:
‘Islamophobia’ Silencing Muslims?–Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Bruce Bawer-On July 23, 2012:
Video: Muslim owned Texaco gas station in LA refuses to serve a soldier!
How Circumstance Dictates Islamic Behavior!-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Raymond Ibrahim-On January 20, 2012:
Obama Supports the Muslim Brotherhood-Muslim Brotherhood Sees Weakness!-Posted on YID With LID-By Barry Rubin-On January 8, 2012:
Hundreds Of Muslims Pray In New York Park, March To NYPD Headquarters In Protest!-Posted on The Blaze-By Tiffany Gabbay-On November 18, 2011:
CAIR Files Multi-State Records Requests on Anti-Muslim Law Enforcement Trainings!-Posted on CAIR California-By Munira Syeda, Communications Manager, CAIR-LA-On November 15, 2011:
Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers!–Posted on Beliefnet News-By Rob Kerby, Senior Editor-On October 27, 2011:
Muslims tell DOJ to find a way to criminalize criticism of Islam!–Posted on Creeping Sharia-By creeping-On October 24, 2011:
Hertz suspends praying Muslim shuttle drivers!–Posted on Seattle Times Newspapaer-By Lornet Turnbull, Seattle Times staff reporter-On October 8, 2011:
Silencing the Critics of Islamic Supremacism!–Posted on FrontPageMag.com-By Mark Tapson-On September 14, 2011:
Guess who thinks they are the victims?–Posted on WND.com-By Michael Carl-On September 10, 2011:
A Call to All Religious Moderates!-Posted on The Wall Street Journal-By FEISAL ABDUL RAUF-On September 9, 2011:
Sharia Lobby Shifts into Fifth Gear: ‘Slow down, moving too fast, got to make the U.S. last…’–Posted on Family Security Matters-Alyssa A. Lappen-On September 7, 2011:
Whether or not Ground Zero mosque is built, U.S. Muslims have access to the American Dream!–Posted on Investigative Project on Terrorism-By Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, NY Daily News-On September 5, 2010:
Guess who thinks they are the victims?–Posted on WND.com-By Michael Carl-On September 10, 2011:
Video: Herman Cain, I’d Demand a Loyalty “Proof” from Muslims!
Video: Losing Our Community!–Posted on YouTube.com-By apeacet-On May 11, 2011:
Out of time: Radical Islam Taking Over Europe & West–Posted on YouTube.com-By StopIslamoFascism-On Oct 10, 2007:
Holy Week, Holy Shariah?-Posted on The Patriot Update-By Chuck Norris-On April 23, 2011:
American Journalists Rub Elbows with Terror-Friendly Middle East Dictatorship–Posted on America’s Survival-By Cliff Kincaid-On April 12, 2011:
Donald Trump Says Something in Koran Teaches a ‘Very Negative Vibe’–Brody File Exclusive posted on CBN.com-On April 12, 2011:
NY Debate on Homeland Security Becomes Heated–Posted on Israel National News-By Elad Benari-On April 11, 2011:
Rio School killer a Muslim sympathizer–Posted on Laigle’s Forum-By Don Hank-On April 10, 2011:
Multi-religious leaders declare peace on al Qaeda, Taliban, war on YOU-Posted on Laigle’s Forum-By Don Hank-On April 4, 2011:
Islamists on Welfare: Paid to Plot the West’s Demise: ‘Their parasitical behavior obliges governments, through taxpayers, to subsidize their adopted country’s own destruction.’–Posted on Pajamas Media-By Kathy Shaidle-On April 4, 2011:
Stop Al-Jazeera’s Expansion in the U.S.-Posted on America’s Survival-On April 1, 2011:
Dry Run or Wrong Turn? 3 Muslims Try to Ener Camp Pendleton After Making Terror Threats (Video)–Posted on SlapBlog.com-On March 31, 2011:
Video: Muslim Student Association Pledge of Allegiance ‘Jihad is my spirit..I will die to establish Islam’–Posted on Blazing Cat Fur-On March 31, 2011:
Muslim Student Group a Gateway to Jihad?–Posted on CBN.com-By By Erick Stakelbeck, CBN News Terrorism Analyst-On March 30, 2011:
Trump: World Has a ‘Muslim Problem’–Posted on NewsMax.com-By Hiram Reisner-On March 30, 2011:
American Tax Dollars for Al-Jazeera-inspired Terrorism–Posted on America’s Survival-By Cliff Kincaid-On March 4, 2011:
MMFA Attacks Muslim Veteran Dr. Zudhi Jasser … For Being American–Posted on Big Peace-By Dan Riehl-On March 4, 2011:
In Tennessee, the ‘Red-Green Alliance’ Defends Violent Jihad and Shariah-Posted on Big Peace-By Dave Reaboi-On March 3, 2011:
University of Central Florida Stifles Discussion of Terrorism and Muslim Brotherhood–Posted on Big Peace-By John Guandolo-On February 23, 2011:
Islamic indoctrination on U.S. taxpayers’ tab: ‘Founder of charter school chain called ‘most dangerous Islamist in the world’–Posted on WND.com-By Michael Carl-On February 27, 2011:
Oklahoma Police Captain Faces Disciplinary Action for Refusing to Attend Islamic Event–Posted on FoxNews.com-By Patrick Manning & Todd Starnes-On February 23, 2011:
New Details on Texas Terror Plot–Posted on FoxNews.com-On February 24, 2011:
Dallas Target: Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction ‘Suspect Allegedly Purchased Bomb Materials and Researched U.S. Targets’–Posted on The Dallas/Fort Worth 33 KDAF-TV-By Department of Justice-On February 24, 2011:
Lawsuit alleges FBI violated Muslims’ freedom of religion–Posted on The Washington Post-By Jerry Markon, Washington Post Staff Writer-On February 23, 2011:
Arizona Muslim convicted in ‘honor killing’ case-Posted on One News Now-By Terry Tang, Associated Press Writer-On February 23, 2011:
Lawsuit: ‘Honor killings’ OK by Michigan Shariah ‘Plaintiffs challenge city’s official cooperation with Islamic interests’–Posted on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On February 22, 2011:
Claremont McKenna’s Pro-Islamist Professor: ‘Instead of censuring Bassam Frangieh for his support of terrorist organizations, the college administrators regard him as a major asset.’–Posted on National Review Online-By Charles C. Johnson-On February 21, 2011:
Peter King: Al-Qaida Recruiting Killers Inside USA–Posted on NewsMax.com-By Henry J. Reske and Ashley Martella-On February 15, 2011:
King’s Speech: ‘Rep. Peter King battles Islamic radicalism — and political correctness.’–Posted on National Review Online-By Robert Costa-On February 15, 2011:
One Nation Under Islam–Posted on GOP Trust Pac-By Scott Wheeler-On February 14, 2011:
Cameron’s Multicultural Wake-Up Call: ‘The growth of Islamist extremism in the West is something even the politically correct can no longer ignore.’–Posted on The Wall Street Journal-By DOUGLAS MURRAY-On February 9, 2011:
Judge OKs ‘flag of Islam on American soil’: ‘Decision approves government funding for Shariah indoctrination’–Posted on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On January 19, 2011:
Radical Muslims in America: ‘All the Benefits and Still Turning to Jihad’–Posted on Raymond Ibrahim-By Raymond Ibrahim, Hudson New York-On January 12, 2011:
Rep. Peter King: ‘I Have Nothing But Contempt for the NY Times. They Should Be Indicted for Espionage’–Posted on News Busters-By Noel Sheppard-On January 05, 2011:
Rep. Pete King Strikes Back at NYT Swipe Against Muslim Hearings–Posted on NewsMax.com-By Dan Weil-On January 5, 2011:
Jihad 101: ‘Dear Member of the New Congress: A few things you need to know about the War Against the West.’–Posted on National Review Online-By Clifford D. May-On January 6, 2011:
Shock Video: Muslim Student at UC San Diego Expresses True Opinion-Posted on Vision to America-On January 4, 2011:
What ISLAM is not!–Posted on YouTube.com-By JUGENDproNRW –On June 16, 2010:
Note: The above articles and/or blog posts and videos relate to and/or support my following blog posts-You Decide:
Should Americans Fear Islam?
Is Shariah Law A Danger To Our U.S. National Security?
What do American Citizens Know About “Sharia Law” and is It Something That We Should Know More About?
Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on America-Will America Notice!
Federal judge confirms CAIR is Hamas!
The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets!
Are Intelligence Personnel Empowered to Employ Their Ingenuity and Resourcefulness to Connect The Dots?
Could Steps That Team Obama Has Taken Be Emboldening Terrorists?
Subpoenas issued for Fort Hood Records!
Blair resigned over Obama’s failures!
Obama and Holder’s Hidden Agenda!
Radical Movement’s Leader Forecasts America’s Demise!
Where Is America Today?
Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!
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