Islam and American Justice
On Saturday evening, Feb. 22nd, the University of Pennsylvania Law School hosted the "Eighth Annual Muslim Law Students Conference," on the topic of "Muslim Obligations in Promoting Justice in America." The fairly innocuous and well-meaning title of the program masked the true intent, which was to lull the students and our society into a false sense of complacency regarding the real aims and effects of Islamic incursion in American society -- which Stephen Coughlin explains in “To Our Great Detriment."
We were greeted with "As-Salamu 'Alaykum" upon entering the conference and by speakers, prior to presentation; responding with "AslimTaslam.”
The attendees, American Muslim law students, along with a few foreign students and lawyers, presented a mixed canvas racially, yet each person is culturally Islamic and a member of the ummah. The speakers and each future American lawyer claimed that Islam has been misinterpreted for 1,400 years.
Professor Faisal Kutty, presented a bogus definition of jihad and Islamophobia. He spoke of jihad as if it were apple pie with vanilla ice cream, splitting the term "jihad" into Lesser Jihad, offensive/defensive military struggle, and Greater Jihad, personal struggle for good against evil. He downplayed the importance of Jihad’s military meaning, ignoring the majority of references in the Qur'an which compel Muslims to wage a military struggle; jihad is possibly the Sixth Pillar of Islam.
Jihad is offensive. Duplicity and deception tactically confuse opponents and are inherent in Islam. The military conquest of formerly Christian, Jewish, Hindu lands within 100 years of Islam’s founding is termed "da’wa-jihad." Much of that empire still stands under the Islamic culture forced on the conquered cultures.
Islam considers itself to be supremacist and must be victorious over all other religions and cultures. Islam spreads first by invitation, "Aslim Taslam," which means "Submit and Be at Peace." If that isn't effective then conquest by the sword is followed by dhimmitude, second-class citizenry, including no right for the Dhimmi to defend themselves.
If Islam does not succeed in becoming the world’s only true religion, Muslims will not have fulfilled Allah’s Quranic commands to proselytize Islam throughout the world through da'wa and Jihad, violently or nonviolently. This is accomplished with 100% impunity from Allah, as per the Qur’an. Christianity is a proselytizing religion, but Christianity does not permit the use of violence to proselytize, whereas it is inherent in Islam. Muslims quote the Qur’an saying, “There is no compulsion in religion.” But that statement is superseded and abrogated by later statements in the Qur’an that endorse violent compulsion in the spread of Islam.
Professor Kutty further claimed that terrorism had only killed 5 people in the last ten years. Presumably he was referring to the U.S. alone, ignoring events like Major Hassan’s slaughter of military personnel at Fort Hood, Texas. The more than 10,000 terror attacks worldwide over the last 10 years predominately committed by Muslims against fellow Muslims and thousands of Christians, Jews, and Hindus were also ignored.
He claimed that the popular definition of jihad is only accepted by the Taliban and by al-Qaeda, stating they sought to reinterpret the historical meaning of jihad to support their violence ignoring 1,400 years of Islamic history readily available from Muslim Law sources, such as The Reliance Of The Traveller.
Lecture number two was delivered by Amara Chaurhry-Kravitz, a female, secular Muslim lawyer, who detailed her experiences with Civil Rights in the Arab/Muslim community. She represents women and LGBT victims, suggesting many violations within the community were against women subject to Sharia law involving child custody, domestic violence, and inheritance rights.
We further learned from Ms. Chaurhry-Kravitz, who represents CAIR, how absurd it is that her organizations, Council American Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, are associated with terrorism. She made light of the Holy Land Foundation Trial, and CAIR being named unindicted Muslim Brotherhood co-conspirators.
She purposefully ignored the fact that ISNA, CAIR and the Muslims Students Union are all organizations founded by the Muslim Brotherhood.
She blithely dismissed the dangers of Sharia, stating that Sharia only relates to matters of family disputes and inheritance rights. If that were so no one would care about Sharia any more htan they do about Jewish Halakha law and Catholic Canon courts’ judging the annulments of marriages.
It is precisely Sharia teaching about Jihad, the killing of apostates in line with Ridda blasphemy laws as well as the definition of democracy as blasphemy, that raise the most profound concerns. These violations of our Bill of Rights are what makes Sharia incompatible with a representative free democracy. This reality wasn’t addressed.
She attempted to define what constitutes Muslim racial and civil rights profiling, giving examples of harassment of Muslims "flying while brown." She went on to define Islamophobia as an irrational fear of Islam, as if it weren't a real concern. It's certainly real to Hindus, Jews, Coptic, Maronite, Sudanese and Nigerian Christians among many others. How is Islamophobia irrational, as we read about savage attacks on innocent populations? Just this past Feb 25th, 2014, fifty-nine children were hacked and burned to death in Nigeria.
Lecture number three by a Muslim women's lawyer, Fatina Abdrabboh Esq., dealt with Arab civil rights violations by Muslims in the Arab Muslim community. She, somewhat uncomfortably, spoke of the many violations within the community against women, without making the connection that the violations often appear to be a result of Sharia law conformity in Muslim society.
The final lecture was by Professor Ramzi Kassem, a defender of prisoners' rights at Gitmo and “black” sites, where jihadists are allegedly interred without due process. He painted a picture of the USA as a Stalinist state, where every Muslim’s privacy rights are violated with informer recruiting and fishing expeditions.
Professor Kassem decried the use of classified evidence, instead twice mentioning an unidentified Israeli agent as the witness against a particular detainee -- a code for USA investigations working at Israel's request. He did not mention that the Gitmo detainees’ recidivism rate was substantial; once released it’s right back to the battlefield as jihadists and terrorists. We were listening to a lawyer in the business of representing Muslim terrorists.
The conference presenters described Islamic concepts of justice utilizing a Marxist model of oppressors and the oppressed.
Sharia law and its compelling actions originate from the Qur'an and other Islamic doctrine. Sharia is viewed by Muslim authorities as central to a Muslim's existence. This BBC program is an example of da'wa-jihad.
We recognize that not all of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims wish to live under Sharia. But a significant minority uses guns, violence, and savagery to enforce Sharia and dictate ummah behavior. Muslim moderates are too weak to do anything other than delude themselves. This holds no doctrinal currency. Where Islam is strong, dissent is silenced by Ridda, blasphemy laws. Islam can never be reformed by political correctness in America and if ever reformed, it must happen in Mecca, Medina, Qum, and Al-Azhar in Egypt, as well as on the battlefield where the neck-cutters are strongest.
If Jihadists and their supporters represent 20% of the world’s Muslim population (as suggested by polling), that would amount to approximately 300,000,000 people -- roughly equal to the population of the USA. A similar ratio of the U.S. Muslim population would result in 60,000 Jihadists and supporters among American Muslims.
The United States of America was founded primarily upon Judeo-Christian culture and values, which birthed our Constitution and our Bill of Rights as a guide to limit governance. The Constitution is not a progressive tool. It represents our unalienable rights and natural law as articulated in the Old and New Testaments. The Judeo-Christian tradition holds all people are fundamentally equal, with each life having transcendent value as a gift from God.
Either we Americans move ahead on a delusional and suicidal path of adopting ideologies inimical to our historical values and laws in order to avoid confrontation, or we abandon political correctness and ignorance about Islam and Sharia and confront Islamic law as adults.
We Americans must exhibit fortitude and say to Islam, and its millions of ignorant, delusional, useful idiot apologists, that Islam represents an existentially deadly Clash of Civilizations, opposing the U.S. constitution and Judeo-Christianity along with Hinduism and all non-Islamic cultures.
We cannot live with that threat without legislating against Sharia and making it 100% clear that the Constitution of The United States of America is the law of our land. We must all assume the oath that all government, military, and law enforcement members take, "to protect and preserve the Constitution of the USA against all enemies outside our borders as well as the Trojan Horses within.”
Each year a new cadre of Muslim lawyers graduates from American law schools. Do these Muslim lawyers represent Islamic culture and Sharia, or American culture and our Constitution?