Monday, October 29, 2007

The Goals of Muslim Organizations Documented

I am no fan of conspiracy theories, although they abound among the crazies, such as the Truthers (who claim 9/11 was an inside job) and the Kennedy assassination theorists. Sometimes, though, there are very real conspiracies to do bad things.

If the conspiracies involve large numbers of people, though, the conspiracies will eventually be documented and revealed.

One such conspiracy was documented in the Holy Land Foundation trial that just ended in (mostly) a mistrial. I consider the Holy Land Foundation trial the most important criminal trial of the last 50 years. I fully expect the prosecutors to continue with a retrial of the Holy Land Foundation and other accused conspirators. This is the trial in which the Council on American Islamic Relations was names an unindicted co-conspirator.

This trial generated many thousands of pages of exhibits which shed light on some of the unsavory relationships aimed at undermining our entire way of life in the United States. When we are confronted with quotes from the Muslim Student Association or the Islamic Society of North America (such innocent sounding names!), we now know how they were born and what are their long term purposes.

These facts are revealed in a single summarizing document, a strategic memorandum, produced by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1991.

The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Process" with all the word means. The Ikhwan [religious militia] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand County hide in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands in the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to the challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the mujahedeen be equal. [Page 21 of 32 of Exhibit GX 3-85, "An Exlanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group."]
The memorandum goes on to list the cooperating organizations including the Muslims Students Association (MSA) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) among others. CAIR was not mentioned, but it had not yet been formed. See the .pdf page 32.

So when you see a public statement by the president of the MSA or the ISNA, keep in mind their founding goal is to eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within. We must listen with great caution. Don't be fooled.

Hamas and Hezbollah: The Standard Response

Hamas is a US government designated terrorist organization. When confronted with an accusation that he or she supports Hamas, the standard Muslim response is, "I am not a terrorist."

Wow. What a non-sequitor!

Hamas is a Sunni Muslim political organization in the Middle East that uses various tactics to achieve its aims, including running people for elected office, offering charity to widows (especially widows of martyrs a.k.a. suicide bombers) and, yes, terrorism.

Here is the rub. Many -- and perhaps most -- Muslims do not agree that Hamas is a terrorist organization. Why?

There are a couple of reasons, I think. First, they see the situation in Israel and the Palestinians in the West Bank as extremely unjust and Hamas as the most passionate fighter against that injustice. So, in their support of Hamas, they focus on the goals of Hamas and discount Hamas's terrorism methods.

Second, they deny that Hamas engages in terrorism. Terrorist attacks are defined as those aimed at innocent civilians. In the view of many Muslim apologists, no one in Israel is an innocent civilian. Thus, they define away the terrorism problem.

Hezbollah is a Shiite organization similar to Hamas with a history of committing terrorist acts (including taking hostages, and bombing the US embassy in Beirut) directly against the United States. Yet, shockingly, a local Muslim who is a former United States Marine, Mahmoud El-Yousseph, approves of Hezbollah, calling its members "freedom fighters." For an excellent rundown of the activities of Hezbollah, see Central Ohioans Against Terrorism.

What an amazing cognitive dissonance.

I do not for a moment believe that these Muslims would strap bombs on themselves in America. But I have serious concerns about them when they work for any branch of the federal, state or local government, if they can persuade themselves to overlook the terrorist activities of Hamas and Hezbollah. they are either intellectually dishonest (mostly) or they are hiding their jihadist tendencies.

We need to send a clear message to the Muslim community: if you want us to believe that you oppose terrorism, you must also denounce organizations who use terrorist tactics, even if you generally support the goals of the terrorist organizations. You cannot oppose terrorism by supporting terrorist organizations. You cannot make these organizations into non-terrorist organizations by denying that they are terrorist organizations.

Islamofascist Awareness Week Wrap-Up

Across the nation on university campuses this past week, students sponsored Islamofascist Awareness Week events. Predictably, the looney left elements and some, but not all, Muslim Organizations protested. I guess the week was a success for breeding controversy, because only through controversy do the events get widely publicized.

Let us be quite clear. The term Islamofascist does not refer to all Muslims, or the term would not even be necessary. The term refers (in oversimplified fashion) to those Muslims who believe that they have a right to kill those who will not convert to Islam after being called upon to do so. Osama bin Laden periodically makes such a call to nonbelievers in Islam.

If Muslims who reject the Osama bin Laden approach to Islam would embrace, promote and join in Islamofascism Awareness Week and similar events. the distinction between bad Muslims and good Muslims would be quite clear. There would be no better way to persuade the rest of us that to a majority of Muslims, Islam truly is a religion of peace (which I believe they believe, despite the mass of ancient Islamic scholarship to the contrary).

However, instead of acting in a manner to persuade the rest of society that United States Muslims are truly against the Islamofascists, they protested or remained silent.

Bad strategy. Unless or course, they secretly sympathize with the bin Laden camp...

For an interesting wrap-up by David Horowitz, the organizer of the week, click here.

Roanoke Times Campaigns Against Gun Rights

Congratulations to the Roanoke Times for officially joining the looney left. (I deliberately provide no link to that paper.)

First the Times on its web site published a database of all holders of Virginia concealed carry permits (subsequently removed after a firestorm of protest). Then, the Times has instituted a policy of refusing advertising for gun shows.

Read about it here.

The link above contains an email to which you may sen your protest.

Why is it that the vigorous defenders of the First Amendment are so weak on and even against the Second?

Opposition to Voter ID is Racist?

I read a recent Mother Jones article (don't ask why) that noted that voter ID laws have a negligible effect on elections.  OK so far.  T...