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51% of U.S. Muslims would trade Constitution for Shariah

Ben Carson’s comment that he would not support a Shariah-compliant Muslim for president because Islamic law is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution led to the former brain surgeon’s roasting among media talkers and politicians of all stripes.

He has been excoriated as “anti-Muslim,” “bigoted,” even “anti-American” and unfit for office.

“For any candidate to suggest that someone should not be elected president because of what he or she may believe is nothing short of religious bigotry,” said Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., one of two Muslim congressmen.

But what do American Muslims believe?

The Council on America-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, which has been most vocal in its calls for Carson’s withdrawal from the GOP presidential race, claims to speak for American Muslims. The organization has a long history of ties to terrorists, as documented by WND’s “Rogues gallery of terror-tied leaders,” but it is still treated by most U.S. media as the Muslim equivalent of the American Civil Liberties Union.

According to a local newspaper report, Omar Ahmad, a founder of CAIR, told a conference hall packed with California Muslims in July 1998 that Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant.

The reporter paraphrased Ahmad saying, “The Quran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”

When CAIR issued a statement in 2003 denying Ahmad made the remarks and claiming the paper had issued a retraction, WND News Editor Art Moore talked to the reporter and two of her editors and found that they stood by the story. Moore then spoke with CAIR national spokesman Ibrahim Hooper, who repeated the claim that the paper had issued a retraction. When Moore informed Hooper that the reporter and the editors stood by the story, the CAIR communications director ended the call. But he called back a few minutes later saying he wanted to amend CAIR’s statement to say that the Muslim organization was seeking a retraction. Three years later, however, when the issue came up again, CAIR still had not contacted the paper.

On April 4, 1993, Hooper told a reporter for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.”

Hooper appeared on Michael Medved’s radio show in October 2003 and stated: “If Muslims ever become a majority in the United States, it would be safe to assume that they would want to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law, as most Muslims believe that God’s law is superior to man-made law.”

In May 2015, WND reported that an informal survey of Somali-American Muslims on the streets of Minneapolis showed widespread support for Islamic law as preferable to U.S. law.

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Other CAIR leaders also “express their contempt for the United States,” reports Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes.

Ihsan Bagby of CAIR’s Washington office has said that Muslims “can never be full citizens of this country,” referring to the United States, “because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country,” Pipes reported in his 2006 article, “CAIR Islamists Fooling the Government.”

Pipes also noted that Parvez Ahmed, who followed Ahmad as CAIR chairman, touted the virtues of Islamic democracy in 2004 by portraying the Afghan constitutional process as superior to the U.S. Constitution. Ahmed was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel as saying:

“The new Afghan constitution shows that the constitution of a Muslim nation can be democratic and yet not contradict the essence of Islam. During my meeting with a high-ranking Afghan delegation during their recent visit to the United States, I was told that the Afghan constitutional convention included Hindu delegates despite Hindus accounting for only 1 percent of the population. Contrast this with our own constitutional convention that excluded women and blacks.”

51 percent of U.S. Muslims prefer Shariah

There are now an estimated 3 million Muslims residing in the United States as citizens or with permanent legal status, and more than 250,000 new Muslim residents enter the U.S. per year as refugees, on work visas and student-based visas, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

A poll commissioned in May 2015 by the Center for Security Policy showed that 51 percent of American Muslims preferred that they should have their own Shariah courts outside of the legal system ruled by the U.S. Constitution. And nearly a quarter believed the use of violent jihad was justified in establishing Shariah.

“That would translate into roughly 300,000 Muslims living in the United States who believe that Shariah is ‘The Muslim God Allah’s law that Muslims must follow and impose worldwide by Jihad,'” writes Frank Gaffney Jr., president of the Center for Security Policy.

SPLC says ‘no worries’

Along with CAIR is another organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which makes great strides to assure the American people that Islamic law, or Shariah, is not something they should be concerned about.

In its online document titled “Teaching Tolerance: What is the Truth About American Muslims,” the SPLC says Shariah is essentially no different than any other religious code of conduct and compares it to Judaism and Christianity.

SPLC asks: “Do American Muslims want to replace the U.S. Constitution with Sharia?” And then provides the following answer:

“No. American Muslims overwhelmingly support the U.S. Constitution and do not seek to replace it with Sharia or Islamic law. The vast majority of American Muslims understand Sharia as a personal, religious obligation governing the practice of their faith, not as something American governments should enforce.”

The American Catholic magazine delved into the issue in 2010 when it asked, “Is Sharia compatible with the U.S. Constitution?”

“The simple answer is of course, ‘no,'” the magazine stated and then listed 13 reasons why.

Number 4 on the list stated: “Instead of precedents and codes, Sharia relies on medieval jurist’s manuals and collections of non-binding legal opinions, or fatwas, issued by religious scholars (ulama, particularly a mufti); these can be made binding for a particular case at the discretion of a judge.”

What do Muslim scholars say about ‘democracy’?

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a Sunni Muslim cleric and head of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, is quoted in “The Islamization of the West” by Patrick Sookhdeo, as saying:

“Islam entered Europe twice and left it. … Perhaps the next conquest, Allah willing, will be by means of preaching and ideology. The conquest need not necessarily be by the sword. … Perhaps we will conquer these lands without armies. We want an army of preachers and teachers who will present Islam in all languages and in all dialects.”

Well-known British Islamist Anjem Choudary spoke similarly in a February 2010 interview with Iran’s Press TV when he stated:

“Our objectives are to invite the societies in which we live to think about Islam as an alternative way of life … and ultimately, as well, to establish the Shariah on state level.”

William Wagner, writing for the Family Research Council, addressed the issue now magnified by Carson in his article, “Islam, Shariah Law, and the American Constitution.”

“With the patient planting of new enclaves, the process of establishing the parallel society and political system has begun. Those behind this process seem willing to master an understanding of the occupied country’s government and legal system, systematically dismantling it while building the framework for an Islamic theocracy as its replacement. Such a replacement, when complete, dogmatically declares a different kind of absolute than the self-evident Truths, which undergird the American Constitution.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/poll-most-u-s-muslims-would-trade-constitution-for-shariah/#T06ChwSYCQOI7AHU.99

Boy happily cuts off own hand for offending PEDOPHILE Prophet Mohammad

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Sometimes polling people by a show of hands can be dangerous thing, at least in Pakistan. In one Mosque an Imam wanted to know which of his congregants did not love the Prophet Mohammad. He asked for a show of hands. Unfortunately, a boy in the audience misheard and thought he was asking for a show of hands for people who did love the Prophet Mohammad, so he raised his hands.

The Imam called him a blasphemer who was “liable to be killed”, and the boy, very upset, decided his own hand should be punished. So he sawed off his hand and brought it back to the Imam.

Nausher Ahmed, a police officer, said an emotional Ali rushed home and returned with his severed hand on a plate, which he presented to the mullah.

The Imam was initially arrested for inciting this, but was let go because in Pakistan, it seems this isn’t a crime.
But don’t worry, the boy is doing ok, and his family is happy for him too.

The boy, said he had no regrets. “What I did was in love for prophet Muhammad,” he said. His father, Muhammad Ghafoor, said he was proud of his son.

What can be learned from this?

1) It is not good to conduct hand polling in Pakistani mosques.

2) When the Imam is conducting a poll, it is very important to ask him to speak up if you think you miss a word.

3) Maybe it was more than a little crazy for the Imam to ask a question which would get people in trouble if they answered yes.

4) But the absolutely nuttiest part of this story is the kid and his dad talking about how happy they are.

5) See below:

Blasphemy is a capital offence under laws that are routinely condemned by human rights groups who say false accusations are often levelled against religious minorities or by people embroiled in personal disputes.

6) I like Pakistanis the best when they are in Pakistan. Not America.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site. 

Sometimes polling people by a show of hands can be dangerous thing, at least in Pakistan. In one Mosque an Imam wanted to know which of his congregants did not love the Prophet Mohammad. He asked for a show of hands. Unfortunately, a boy in the audience misheard and thought he was asking for a show of hands for people who did love the Prophet Mohammad, so he raised his hands.

The Imam called him a blasphemer who was “liable to be killed”, and the boy, very upset, decided his own hand should be punished. So he sawed off his hand and brought it back to the Imam.

Nausher Ahmed, a police officer, said an emotional Ali rushed home and returned with his severed hand on a plate, which he presented to the mullah.

The Imam was initially arrested for inciting this, but was let go because in Pakistan, it seems this isn’t a crime.
But don’t worry, the boy is doing ok, and his family is happy for him too.

The boy, said he had no regrets. “What I did was in love for prophet Muhammad,” he said. His father, Muhammad Ghafoor, said he was proud of his son.

What can be learned from this?

1) It is not good to conduct hand polling in Pakistani mosques.

2) When the Imam is conducting a poll, it is very important to ask him to speak up if you think you miss a word.

3) Maybe it was more than a little crazy for the Imam to ask a question which would get people in trouble if they answered yes.

4) But the absolutely nuttiest part of this story is the kid and his dad talking about how happy they are.

5) See below:

Blasphemy is a capital offence under laws that are routinely condemned by human rights groups who say false accusations are often levelled against religious minorities or by people embroiled in personal disputes.

6) I like Pakistanis the best when they are in Pakistan. Not America.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site. 

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/boy_happily_cuts_off_own_hand_for_offending_prophet_mohammad.html#ixzz3xhCS8tZg
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Massive worldwide support for sharia law among global Muslim community

In the aftermath of the uproar caused by Donald Trump’s press release “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” the Pew Research Center released some truly astonishing polling data on the support among Muslims worldwide for sharia law.

Have a look at these numbers:

Everywhere we look around the globe, there are substantial – and generally dominant – percentages of Muslims who favor making sharia the official law in their country.

When broken down by region, the numbers are even more troubling:

Since the majority of Muslims worldwide favor enshrining sharia law in their home country, why would they not want to support sharia law in any country they emigrate to?  It is incoherent to assume that a Muslim from, say, Morocco (where 83 percent of Muslims favor sharia law) who emigrates to the United States would want to enshrine sharia law in Morocco but not the USA.

And this is the valid point Trump is getting at: since there are large proportions of Muslims around the world that do not believe in the West’s principles and freedoms, we need to be far more cautious about whom we are letting in.  Statistically speaking, the Pew data unequivocally shows that a Muslim immigrant from most of the world is far more likely than not to desire the enshrinement of sharia law.  It is also important to note that almost all American Muslims (i.e., upwards of more than 80 percent) – either foreign-born or born in the USA – are originally from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, or sub-Saharan Africa, the regions with the highest indigenous support for sharia law.

The percentages supporting the imposition of sharia law from Southern-Eastern Europe and Central Asia are lower but still at levels of concern, given the large numbers of immigrants from these regions into the West.

Last, but not least, Pew also released the following startling results from a survey of Muslim Americans in 2011:

  • “A significant minority (21 percent) of Muslim Americans say there is a great deal (6 percent) or a fair amount (15 percent) of support for extremism in the Muslim American community.”  Only 34 percent of U.S. Muslims said there is no support for extremism in the Muslim American community.
  • “[One percent of Muslim Americans] say that suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilian targets are often justified to defend Islam from its enemies; an additional 7 percent say suicide bombings are sometimes justified in these circumstances.”
  • “[P]ercentage of Muslim Americans express[ing] favorable views of al Qaeda – 2 percent very favorable and 3 percent somewhat favorable.” Another 11 percent of U.S. Muslims only view  al Qaeda “somewhat unfavorably.”
  • Thirty-one percent of U.S. Muslims see a “[c]onflict between being a devout Muslim and living in a modern society.”

With millions of Muslims already living in the United States, the scope of the potential problem emerges.

If we take the accepted estimate of 2.75 million Muslims in the USA at present, the Pew polling data suggests that there are 220,000 Muslim Americans who believe that suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified to defend Islam from its enemies, 138,000 who hold a favorable or somewhat favorable view of al Qaeda, and more than 850,000 Muslim Americans who see a conflict between being a devout Muslim and living in a modern society such as that of the United States.

Clearly some serious issues for policymakers and presidential candidates to be concerned about.