Only in America could a radical Muslim group be granted permits to rally at the White House and call for Sharia law to be implemented in the United States.
“Preparations are now underway for the ‘Shariah4America’ project that will inshaa’allah (God willing) become an unanticipated wild card for the West, galvanizing the immense support for Shari’ah in the Middle East and bringing it directly to the doorsteps of the United States of America,” Shariah4America posted on their website.
A Washington D.C. think tank, Council on Foreign Relations explores the Sharia, or Islamic law, connection in most Muslim countries legal code.
“There are so many varying interpretations of what Sharia actually means that in some places it can be incorporated into political systems relatively easily,” says Steven A. Cook, senior CFR fellow for Middle Eastern studies. “Some (Sharia) interpretations are used to justify cruel punishments such as amputation and stoning as well as unequal treatment of women in inheritance, dress, and independence. The debate is growing as to whether Sharia can coexist with secularism, democracy, or even modernity.”
With this in mind radio and television pundits are already commenting on the radical Muslim-backed rally.
“On Thursday there is a different march scheduled in the District of Columbia and this one boldly declares its goal of bringing Sharia law directly to the doorstep of the United States of America,” said Fox’s Glenn Beck.
The keynote speaker for the D.C. rally is so-called radical U.K. Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, who said on Fox’s Sean Hannity show “Americans are the biggest criminals in the world today.”
“He’s got a group called Islam for U.K. that’s been outlawed in Great Britain, but he’s got a new organization here in America called Sharia for America,” Beck says. “He (Cleric Choudary) says, ‘we hereby call upon the Muslims in the U.S., particularly in New York, Michigan, Chicago and Washington D.C… to take lessons from their Muslim brothers and sisters in North Africa and the Middle East and rise to implement Sharia in America.’”
Understanding a movement is key and it doesn’t help when America’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, refers to organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood as secular groups when they clearly believe in the genocide of the “little Satan (Israel) and big Satan (America).”
However, leading moderate Muslim spokesperson, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) called on U.S. Muslims to stand against the March 3, rally - Sharia for America: A call for revolution.
“Shariah for America’s march on Washington is an affront to very idea of America and in no way represents the core of American Muslims. American Muslims need to denounce this rally and to unequivocally state that Sharia for America’s movement to bring shariah into government is unconstitutional and unconscionable for liberty loving Muslims in America,” Jasser said.
“Not all Muslims are Islamists and the problems with Islamism are not only related to violence, but related to the entire ideology of seeking the supremacy of the Islamic state over the United States and Western society, which is exactly what Shariah for America is trying to do,” explained Jasser.
While America vehemently defends its First Amendment right, Jasser claims fringe groups like Shariah for America try to exploit the true meaning. Jasser also contends that too many Muslim groups fail to point out these extremist movements as wrong-headed and therefore allows American’s to label too many Muslims as followers “of the caliphate, Islamism, political Islam and the Islamic state.”
Instead, organizations like Council on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR) “want us to believe that classically Islamist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood and all of its offshoots and front groups are not a threat to the United States, when in fact rallies like this demonstrate the depths of exactly what the threat is and how at their core all Islamists desire to remove our Constitutional republic and put in its place an Islamic state based in Islamic law and the interpretations of clerics and theocrats,” Jasser said.
The American Islamic Forum for Democracy has now called for a day of anger against the Shariah for America crowd as a way to disassociate peaceful Muslims with radicalized groups who seek the destruction of America’s way of life. “The silence of American Muslims against the Islamic state and political Islam allows radical groups like this to speak for all Muslims. It is our hope that there will be a reform for the separation of mosque and state and to make it unequivocal that these ideas of shariah and Islamic supremacy are not welcome in our Muslim communities,” Jasser concluded.
The Shariah for America rally is set to take place Thursday March 3rd from 1-4 p.m. in front of the White House. The group said Muslims will let the Obama Administration as well as “the American people know that a new constitution beckons the U.S. called the Shari’ah and that this worldwide revolution will see it implemented.”
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