by: the Common Constitutionalist
The Democrat National Committee announced that it will be hosting Islamic “Jummah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, soon after denying a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event.
Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the Friday prayers and Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), said the purpose of the event is to hold political parties accountable for the issues faced by Muslim-Americans.
In particular, the event will target the Patriot Act, the NYPD, the National Defense Authorization Act, and anti-Shariah sentiment.
Now I’m not a fan of the Patriot Act nor the NDAA. I have no beef with the NYPD. It’s the Anti-Shariah thing that raised the red flag for me.
Is the “Jummah”, among other things, supposed to convince us to be Pro-Shariah, or maybe just Agnostic-Shariah? I know for a fact, I am firmly Anti-Shariah, as is anyone that supports freedom and basic human rights.
Although one has to agree, to a certain extent, being Muslim in America does have it’s challenges, those who are well-informed of the dangers of radical Islam are expressing serious doubts about this event.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, wrote:
The leaders of this event – Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj [are not] moderates. They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies.
A quick Google search by the DNC would have shown them that Hough and Wahhaj are leaders in the separatist American Islamist movement. While they may be able to get a few thousand Muslims to attend the event, they are NOT going to be mainstream Muslims. Most will likely come from Hough and Wahhaj’s radical networks that have long been entrenched in the Charlotte area. Make no mistake they are part of the Islamist movement.Their jummah (group) prayer is…about empowering their Islamist and MB (Muslim Brotherhood) sympathetic groups into the very fabric of the political system so that Americans become anesthetized. We need American Muslims to speak up and marginalize these radicals. The DNC needs to understand and reject them because of their radical history and ideas.
The mosque of Jibril Hough, mentioned by Dr. Jasser, is owned by the North American Islamic Trust, which was named as an unindicted conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial as one of the entities “who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.”
Siraj Wahhaj, the “Grand Imam” for Jummah at the DNC, is often considered a “moderate” because he was the first Muslim to give an invocation in the U.S. Congress, but as Robert Spencer notes, he has a number of troubling ties to dangerous radicals. In the early 1990′s the man reportedly sponsored talks by “the Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman in New York and New Jersey mosques, and told his followers that the United States will fall unless it “accepts the Islamic agenda.” I’m sure he is reformed though.
I wonder if any group will have the courage to organize a protest of the Jummah? Maybe Queer Nation will have a homosexual kiss-in as was boldly done over the Chick-fil-A flap, or possibly a march for same-sex marriage within the Muslim faith. After all, homosexual relations are a capital offense under Shariah. Might the NOW gang loudly protest out front for womens rights under Shariah? Could the U.N. muster their human rights council to gather at the event? Silly me, of course not. That would take actual courage. The event will go off with a hiccup and without a peep from the so-called caring liberals.
Attribution: The Counter Jihad Report