In early February of this year, President Obama spoke at the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of Baltimore. This was the first time an American president visited and spoke in an Islamic mosque in the United States.
Tellingly, this mosque in Baltimore has deep, radical ties and is linked to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group that was designated an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial in 1993. This Muslim charity funneled donations to Hamas, the middle-eastern terrorist group.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center says “Over the past decade, a trio of different studies has revealed that three out of every four mosques in the United States are ‘radicalized’ and preaching violence against our country.”
To repeat, according to the Freedom Center, 75% of our nation’s 3,000 mosques are “radicalized” now. The standards these studies used to define “radicalized” are:
- Of the 100 surveyed, 51% featured texts onsite rated as “severely” advocating violence. Another 30% had texts rated “moderately” violent. In less than 20% of the mosques examined, no violent texts were found at all. That’s less than 20%.
- In nearly 85% of the mosques, imams recommended provocative violent texts for study, which were used to summon Muslims to jihad or holy war.
- Sharia-adherent mosques were overwhelmingly more likely to feature violent text than their non-Sharia counterparts. Leaders in Sharia-adherent mosques were also far more likely to recommend violent texts to their followers than non-Sharia leaders.
The bottom line is that more than 80% of the mosques in America are hiding behind our nation’s First Amendment as they deliberately incite young Muslims to use any means necessary to advance Islam’s “orthodox” Sharia law and tear down our nation. Sadly, President Obama chose to visit and honor one of those “radicalized” mosques, rather that one that is reformed and peace-loving.
The source, scope and sanctions of “orthodox” Islam
In reviewing the many jihadist attacks since 9/11, the perpetrators had listened to hours and hours of hate-filled, anti-American venom from their spiritual leaders. They then proceeded to act in accordance with what they heard in their mosques. Doubt that? Consider the source, scope and sanctions of what they heard.
Rather than being “radical,” these preachments were “orthodox” teachings straight from their source documents: the holy scriptures of their Qur’an, Hadiths (the collection of the sayings of Mohammed) or the Sunnah (a collection of the words and actions of Mohammed – to be emulated by his followers). For example:
- Their holy sources command that Muslims “Fight those who believe not in Allah” and “fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.”
- Allah enjoins all Muslims to wage jihad (holy war) until Islamic law is imposed and practiced world-wide.
- Islam directs Muslims not to take Jews and Christians as their friends, except for strategic deception.
- Every woman must belong to some man, as his absolute property—either as a child, a wife, or a concubine.
The interpretations of these teachings could be debated, but the sources are “orthodox.”
Mosques around the world are where Islam’s goals are proclaimed and all other religions defamed and cursed. Like other faith groups, Muslim’s beliefs determine their behavior. The literal interpretation of Islam’s scriptures and practices, along with the sayings and actions of their prophet-founder, form the comprehensive framework for all human life.
That broad scope of the religion’s teachings and applications dictates matters of government, economy, as well as religious beliefs, practices and warfare. It even extends to personal matters and private behavior, such as contact between the sexes and personal hygiene.
For Muslims, Islamic doctrine rejects freedom of speech, religious freedom, and equal rights between Muslim and non-Muslim. This ideology allows no secular separation between spiritual life and civil society.
Islam’s all-controlling Sharia law is the antithesis of Western law. It is contrary to democratic rule and aims to subjugate both believers and non-believers. Under it, Muslim converts to Christianity have been subjected to capital trials for apostasy and even alleged blasphemy. Death by beating, stoning or decapitation are common in Islamic countries, for various violations. All of this can be readily validated on the internet, which is often heavily restricted in Islamic nations.
Sharia sanctions struggle and warfare in order to impose its supremacist principles and practices wherever and however they can be achieved. This reality of Islam is often woefully unknown or willfully ignored, by modern, politically-correct progressives. President Obama and members of his administration have constructed a twisted Islam of their own making—a “religion of peace” and not a radical ideology—the goal of which is global domination of Allah’s religion.
U.S. Mosques: centers of jihadist indoctrination
Robert Spencer, author of the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), says “clearly, there is a serious problem in American mosques, a problem that no one wishes to examine, much less confront.”
Most non-Muslims, including government and law enforcement officials, assume a mosque plays the same community role as that of a local church or synagogue. Clearly, that is not accurate.
A 2011 survey in the U.S. found that “51% of mosques had texts that either advocated the use of violence in the pursuit of a Sharia-based political order or advocated violent jihad as a duty that should be of paramount importance to a Muslim.” The researchers went on to say that “there are more than 3,000 mosques in the U.S. So it means that the methodology or ideology of extremists has been spread to 80% of the Muslim population, but not all of them agree with it.”
However, since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents, whose agency was sued for allegedly violating the civil rights of some Muslims. The same is true of the NYC police department, and others.
The Center for Religious Freedom, in 2005, found a massive distribution of hateful jihadist and Islamic supremacist material in mosques in this country. Much of this seditious material was financed by “Saudi money and influence.” However, the mainstream media continues to show little interest in these surveys and their imminent implications.
Many politicians and activists defending our freedoms now call for responsible surveillance and inspection of mosques in the U.S., to look for pro-violence materials. One outspoken activist, Pamela Geller, has said “Any mosque advocating jihad or any aspects of Sharia that conflict with Constitutional freedoms and protections should be closed.”
With the GOP convening in Ohio in June, some are asking law enforcement officials to launch immediate investigations into potentially subversive activities of the Noor Center of Columbus, Ohio, as well as the Islamic Society of Boston and the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque of Fairfax County, Virginia.
A former imam of the Noor Center of Columbus has appeared on television in Egypt quoting the genocidal Islamic hadith about how the end times will not come until Muslims kill Jews, and the Jews will hide behind trees that will then call out to the Muslims, “O Muslim! A Jew is hiding behind me, come and kill him.”
Islam’s supremacist ideology, the belief that Sharia must govern society, is the main cause of terrorism in our world, and has been since the seventh century. It may be summarily said that “orthodox” Islamic adherents are being “radicalized” and incited to violence in many Muslim mosques in the United States, and the Obama Administration and other leftist-leaning progressives are aiding and abetting that process.