Sunday, September 26, 2010


Are we Islamophobic if we are concerned about the loyalty of American Muslims?
By Leslie S. Lebl
September 25, 2010
In the current wave of accusations that Americans are extremists and Islamophobes, Raymond Ibrahim offers a sobering look at the question of Muslim loyalty to America. He notes:
"Prominent American Muslim jurists have … proclaimed that ‘It is forbidden to work for the FBI or for U.S. security services because these harm Muslims.’ Another Muslim jurist said it is permissible for Muslims to serve in the U.S. military — provided they are not ‘involved in fighting, harming, or even bothering Muslims at all.’ Similarly, the authoritative Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America issued a fatwa stating that it is ‘not permissible’ for American Muslims to send aid, even food, to American troops serving in Muslim countries."
But what about those not in the military? Well: "when necessary, Muslims are permitted to feign friendship and loyalty to non-Muslims, or, in the words of Abu Darda, a pious companion of Muhammad, ‘We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.’"
Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy tries to ‘out’ Islamists by challenging them to public debates in which he asks pointed questions designed to reveal this kind of deception. Many more people need to do the same. It may not fix the problem, but it will raise the stakes for those Muslims who are indeed disloyal to the United States.
I have no way of knowing how many American Muslims are loyal and how many are not, but this is not/not a religious question and should not be obfuscated under the rubric of ‘religious freedom.’ It will keep coming up, every time an ‘extremist’ tries to kill other people. Our elites may refuse to acknowledge this problem, but the average American knows it’s there, lurking.

1 comment:

Centurion said...

Islam is much more than what passes for feel good religion in America, which is why most liberals cannot understand the depth of this problem.

Islam is very a much a way of life, a form of government, a society all it's own. Countries where Islam is the majority religion are mostly repressive theocracies who show no tolerance for dissenting opinion.

Americans are accustomed to the watered down versions of Christianiaty that preach tolerance, self actualization, and a "leave it in the church" style of belief. They see Islam in much the same way and fail to see the threat.

Europe is in the process of being Islamified. Even Great Britian, where the Magna Carta was signed, allready has Sharia Law courts in some neighborhoods for civil matters.

European nations will eventually come to understand that there is a hostile takeover being attempted from with in their midsts. Hopefully, but the time they do, it won't be too late.