Burkasrugly recently had the pleasure of hearing Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer speak to the Memphis chapter of ACT! for America, and was granted a personal interview with him. Here is Part 1 of several installments. Enjoy.
There are a few brave souls who are on the front lines of the war against the encroachment of the smothering totalitarian political system called Islam. One of those heroes, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, spoke to a group ACT! for America members in Memphis last Wednesday.
Spencer is like a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about anything Islamic. He explained to the group that Islam is the only religion in the world that is also a political system. It is a total way of life that covers all behavior including politics. Spencer pointed out that this is problematic for free people- especially Americans -because Islam teaches something totally different from American law.
The so-called Religion of Peace is very deceitful. They may have a few verses about peace, love, and lollipops, but it means they are only sweet and nice to OTHER MUSLIMS. While they are merciful to each other they are ruthless to infidels (that’s us folks). Spencer said that in Saudi Arabia and Iran if someone kills a Muslim the punishment is much harsher than if they kill a non-Muslim. The customary practice of paying blood money to the victim’s family reflects this disparity because the blood money required for non-Muslims is less than for Muslims.
According to Islamists the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights is flawed. Islamic countries have formulated their own rules on human rights because they say the right to life has to be qualified. Article 18 of the Declaration of Human Rights gets them really riled up. That article guarantees freedom of conscience and basically says that people should be able to change their religion or have no religion at all. In the U.S. we take this for granted, but in Islam changing religion is grounds for the death penalty.
Spencer also said that sex slaves are guaranteed in the Koran. He pointed to a verse (Koran 4:3) that says that a man can have four wives plus “captives his right hands posses.” In the last couple of weeks a Kuwaiti woman proposed that Russian and Chechnyan Muslims should capture non-Muslim women and make slaves of them. Spencer emphasized that there is no American version of Islam – this is the same Islam that we have in the U.S. Women are essentially relegated to the status of commodities.
Spencer acknowledged that these things are unpleasant, but the public must be made aware of them. He said that Mohammed was 54 years-old when he consummated his marriage to a 9 year-old girl. Muslims consider Mohammed to be an excellent example of conduct, and the supreme guide for their lives. This is why there are so many marriages (a pedophile’s dream) to little girls in the Islamic world.
Most of you have probably heard Islamists trying to make people believe that Christianity and Islam are compatible. After all, they say, we all come from Abrahamic faiths, and our god is the same. This is total hogwash as Spencer pointed out. He referred to the “Bible stories” in the Koran that are often held up as evidence of a kinship between the two faiths. The stories in the Koran are not quite the same as the Biblical version, though. For example, Mohammed apparently liked the story of Moses due to the fact that he was mentioned several times in the Koran. In the Islamic version of the story, Moses comes down from the mountain without the Ten Commandments. Spencer explained that the reason the Koranic version leaves out this very important part is that Islam has no moral absolutes. Muslims are allowed (and even encouraged) to lie, steal, and kill, all in the name of promoting Islam. As a matter of fact, the only guarantee (Koran 21:47) of going to Heaven according to the Islamic texts is to kill or be killed while performing jihad (Koran 9:111).
It is not unreasonable to think Islamists don’t have an agenda, Spencer said. For example, the Muslim Brotherhood wants to institute Sharia Law in the U.S. Many Islamic organizations are fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, including the
Muslim Student Association. These organizations were exposed after the Holy Land Foundation trial in 2008. The HLF was shut down because it was determined to be funneling money to terrorists under the guise of “charity” or “zakat.”
The publicity-seeking organization, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic
Relations) is not the most pro-American organization in the nation. In a 1998 newspaper article, reporter Lisa Gardiner quoted CAIR founder Omar Ahmad as saying “ Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant,” and, “The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” Of course, Ahmad denied it and insisted Ms. Gardiner was a liar.
Anyone who dares to challenge Islam or even ask questions risks the chance of being called a “paranoid, bigoted, racist hatemonger,” Spencer noted. The name of the game is character assassination. He correctly pointed out that it is neither hateful nor bigoted to be concerned about the rights of people. Furthermore, he stated that it is our patriotic duty to defend the country because there is “no divine guarantee” that this country will stay free.
Currently Spencer is involved in an effort to stop the Ground Zero Mosque. He said that claims that it is just a community center are misleading. Instead, he points out that the Ground Zero Mosque would be comparable to the center in Medina where Mohammed plotted his takeovers.
It is the creeping nature of radical Islam and Sharia that has many people concerned. For example, Spencer told the group about the case of a Swift meat packing company that hired a number of Somalis to work in their plant. When prayer time came the Muslims just walked off the line to pray, leaving the non-Muslims to work even harder to keep the line going. Under the laws of Islam prayers can be made up at a later time, so there was no urgency for the Muslims to walk off the job. The non-Muslims filed a lawsuit, but lost. The Muslims in this case were exerting their rights and seeing how far the infidels would give in. This is an example of Americans bowing to Sharia Law.
Other examples of creeping Sharia Law (or creepy Sharia) include the installation of foot baths in public places such as airports. Spencer noted that in the Middle East there are no public foot baths. This is just another attempt for them to push Sharia Law onto unsuspecting Americans. Americans MUST become educated and follow through with action to stop such nonsense. The Muslim Student Association directs Muslims to push for special dorm, gym, and cafeteria accommodations which end up costing taxpayers a bundle of money.
Whatever happened to separation of church and state that the liberal banshees screech about? Does it not apply to Islam? If we are not vigilant we will be paying taxes (the jizya – aka known as the infidel tax) to support a religion that has attained special status.
Remember, Muslim Student Associations are on the campuses of several area universities including the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Arkansas State University, Arkansas Tech at Russellville, University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Stay tuned for installment number 2.
Until next time,