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Islam and Islamism in America in 2015

TrojanHorseToday I want to share with you portions of an article written by Soeren Kern. At the end of the year he usually gives a year end review on Islam in the UK. This year he has covered France and he has released part one for the United States. It is really exhaustive.

I want to share with you what happened a year ago in January. January 6, 2015, Officials of the Rocky Heights Middle School in Littleton, CO ignited controversy when they told the girls to dress according to Sharia law while visiting a mosque on a field trip. Peter Boyles, a radio talk show host in Denver, said:

“Public schools are forbidden from holding girls to different standards than boys. They’re holding these girls to a different standard, it’s a religious reason. Islam dictates many … repressive practices against women…. That’s their belief … but don’t apply it to public school kids.”

This school was school was breaking the law by telling the girls they had to dress a certain way for religious reasons. Also, why did they take them to a mosque and not to a church? I thought the new laws kept God and religion out of the schools. It seems like that only applies to the Christian God and the Christian religion. Why wasn’t the ACLU there to protest this?

January 7. Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed, a 41-year-old Muslim armed with two knives taped to his legs, attempted to buy a plane ticket at the Port Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. Abdul-Rasheed was shot after he lunged at a police officer. Police said his behavior was “consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft.”

This wasn’t a big news item, was it? Do you think it would have been a big deal if he had had a gun instead of knives?

January 9. Abdalah Mohamed, a 19-year-old migrant from Kenya, was arrested after he threatened to kill the owner of a Jewish delicatessen in Portland, Oregon. Police said Mohamed entered the store asking for a single cigarette. When the owner replied that he did not sell individual cigarettes, Mohamed reportedly said: “I will blow up your store. I’m going to take care of you, you mother (redacted). I’ll call my people to take care of you to shoot you! I will blow up your store in the name of Allah, I will take care of people like you!”

Did you hear about this in the news?

January 12. ISIS sympathizers hacked the official Twitter account of the US Central Command, the Pentagon division in charge of the Middle East. One tweet sent from CENTCOM’s account stated: “American soldiers, we are coming, watch your backs.” Another tweet said: “ISIS is already here…. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now.”

This is pretty embarrassing, isn’t it?

January 13. Representative André Carson (D-Indiana), a convert to Islam, was appointed to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Carson, who has extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, is the first Muslim to sit on the committee.

Can you imagine someone with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood being on such a sensitive committee?

January 14. Christopher Lee Cornell, a 20-year-old convert to Islam, was arrested in Cincinnati, Ohio, for plotting to “wage jihad” by attacking the US Capitol. Cornell and his accomplice, who was actually an FBI informant, planned to detonate pipe bombs and gun down lawmakers. Cornell, whose Muslim name is Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, had bought two M-15 rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition. He had also posted messages and videos espousing support for ISIS.

January 14. Shelton Thomas Bell, a 21-year-old convert to Islam from Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for attempting to provide material support to terrorists. According to court documents, Bell “conspired to train and prepare as a combatant for overseas violent jihad, then travel from Jacksonville to the Middle East for the ultimate purpose of providing the skills to terrorists, including members of Ansar al-Sharia in Yemen.”

This next one really shows how they will eliminate Christianity from the public square, but not Islam.

January 15. Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, canceled its plan to use the gothic bell tower of its chapel for the adhan, an amplified call to prayer for Muslims.

They were going to take what once was the Christian bell tower and turn it into a tower for the Muslim call to prayer. Fortunately there was a lot of outrage. Big supporters of Duke University threatened to cut off funding and Duke reversed its decision.

The about-face followed criticism from many corners, including from Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, who wrote:

“As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism. I call on the donors and alumni to withhold their support from Duke until this policy is reversed.”

We need more of this kind of thing. If we don’t put our foot down and stand against evil things that are counter to our Christian faith and to American principles, the advance of evil will continue.

January 18. The New York Post reported that Muslim groups are pressing the New York Police Department to remove a report about Islamic terrorism from its website. The groundbreaking, 90-page report, titled, “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” angers critics who say it promotes “religious profiling” and discrimination against Muslims. Others argue that removing the report would send the message that the NYPD is backing down on its counterterrorism effort in the name of political correctness.

The report is available here.

January 20. The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Arkansas corrections officials had violated the religious liberty rights of Muslim inmates by forbidding them to grow beards. The case concerned Gregory H. Holt, also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad, who sought to grow a half-­inch beard.

Islamic law says that Muslim men are to grow beards, but they are to trim their moustache. We seem to be very concerned about the rights of criminals.

January 20. Montana State Senator Janna Taylor introduced Montana Senate Bill 199, which establishes “the primacy of Montana law by prohibiting the application of foreign law when it violates a fundamental right guaranteed by the Montana or United States Constitution.” The bill is aimed at restricting the use of Islamic Sharia and other foreign law in the state.

Congratulations to Montana. There are about 12 states who have passed some kind of American Laws for American Courts law.

You would think that it would just be normal that judges could not give accommodation to foreign laws that contradict American law, but it isn’t. Unless a law like the one in Montana is passed, judges can use foreign law, like Sharia law, in their judgments even when they violate American law.

An example where this would be a problem is the rights that a husband has over his wife under Islamic law. He has the right to beat his wife into obedience.

Some courts have used Sharia law in their judgments. In New Jersey a court found in favor of a husband that was beating and raping his wife. Using Sharia Law as the standard, the judge would not prosecute the husband and would not give the wife a restraining order. He said that the husband was just following his religion.

I have a lot of information on this kind of thing in my book “Refuting Islam.” It is not only available from our website, it is available on Amazon.

If we want to expose Islam with the truth, we need the tools to do so. The best way to do this is to use their own words against them. My book uses the Sharia Law book to show how their own scholars confirm that Islam abuses women. Sharia law requires men to beat women and abuse them. This is an abuse of the constitutional rights we have in America.

You can read the whole article by Soren Kerns on the Gladstone Institutes’s website.

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