WE ARE FAMILY
By Betty Freauf
November 25, 2006
The Arab American Institute posted on the Internet on July 14, 2006 all Arab American candidates that were running for a public office. The first Muslim elected to Congress will be sworn into office on the Koran. Unless one sees the long list of candidates, it is difficult to believe.
In Brigitte Gabriel’s well foot-noted book Because They Hate she tells about Siraj Wahaj, an average American Muslim, who had the privilege in June 2001 (a few months before 9/11) of becoming the first Muslim to deliver a daily prayer before the U.S. House of Representatives. In his prayer he recited from the Koran and appealed to almighty God to guide America’s leaders “and grant them righteousness and wisdom.”
She says the same Wahaj spoke to a Muslim audience a year later in New Jersey. This time Wahaj was singing a different tune to a different audience, and his words were far from his moderate ones in front of the U.S. House of Representatives. “If only Muslims were more clever politically,” he told his New Jersey listeners, “they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate (Islamic rule). If we were united and strong, we’d elect our own emir (leader) and give allegiance to him…(T)ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.” Then Brigitte asks, “If Wahaj is the example of the American Muslim community, who needs enemies? If this is whom our government calls a “moderate” and invites to deliver a prayer before the House of Representatives, we have ignorant elected officials sitting in our capital running our country. This is terrorist of a different kind.
My mind raced to the “Twenty-Year Plan for the USA: Islam Targets America” by author Dr. Anis Shorrosh, a Palestinian Arab Christian American, who sets forth under #8 of his article: Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions, get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies. Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way. Then he asks, “Have you ever noticed how numerous Muslims doctors in America have become when their countries need them more desperately than America?” [Read]
And I noted in my article how the Saudis have invested millions of dollars into our U.S. colleges and universities and Middle Eastern studies have been implemented. These are points #11 and #17 in the Twenty Year Plan.
A guest opinion September 10, 2006 by Aslam Abdullah, wrote, “The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, recently issued a decree to its supporters: Kill at least one American in the next two weeks “using a sniper rifle, explosive or whatever the battle may require.” Aslam wanted to remind the al-Qaida leader that he was an American too and that there were thousands of Muslims in Las Vegas with him and many more in America who are proud Americans and who are ready to face the challenge of standing up to al-Qaida. He continued by writing the radical Muslims have brought shame and disaster to their religion of peace.” But will they really remain courageous? Number 19 of the Twenty Year Plan says intimidating messages and messengers are to be sent to outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.
To reinforce what Abdullah said about thousands more in America, courageous Brigitte Gabriel in her book Because They Hate writes about how Hamas has developed the largest network of cells, spreading across the U.S. She writes there are cells in Boston; New York City; Laurel, Maryland; Potomac, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Herndon, Virginia; Springfield, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Boca Raton, Florida; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Philadelphia; Cleveland; Charlotte; Orlando; Tampa; Detroit; Houston; Columbia, Missouri; Plainfield, Illinois; Kansas City, Kansas; Chicago; Denver; Oklahoma City; Arlington, Texas; Dallas; Tucson; Seattle, San Francisco; Santa Clara; Los Angeles; and San Diego. For this information Brigitte referred to 1988 Hamas Charter, English translation at [Read]
Brigitte was born in Lebanon and lived there for many years so she is very familiar with the different sects that control the Middle East. Frequent bombings caused her family to live in a bomb shelter for seven years. While there are a number of different warring factions, the one goal is to rid the world of the infidels and in order to fulfill that goal, they are all “family” just like our own families where we can have inner struggles and disagreements but just dare an outsider attack one of ours and suddenly “we are a family” united against the outsider.
Of course, terrorist infiltration in the U.S. stems from its long, porous borders with Canada and Mexico. Mark Silverberg, “Sleeper Cells in America: the Enemy Within” says Muslim Arabs are sneaked into our country by the notorious Mexican MS 13 gang. It is estimated that thousands of sleeper agents have been smuggled into the country illegally through the Mexican border alone. The majority of these terror cells are made up of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern Muslim countries. [Read]
With the exception of the Indians, we are all descendants of European ancestors and do not oppose legal immigration and assimilation and remembering the internment of Japanese, many Americans truly want to believe that the moderate legal Muslims in the U.S. would take a strong stand against the radical Muslims as Abdullah above indicates he wants to do because they are a religion of peace. However, those who flew the airplanes on 9/11 were legal and had assimilated. As an example, Brigitte writes, one 9/11 hijacker’s landlord in Florida stated: “They were such nice gentlemen. They kept to themselves, never caused a problem, always paid their rent on time” (as they’d been trained to do.) but she adds:
“Throughout the Koran and the Hadith, harb (“war”) and qital (“killing,” “slaughter”) are ordained by Allah as the unavoidable and immutable punishment for refusing to convert or submit to Islam. The most respected collection of Hadith, that of Muhammad bin Ismail bin al-Mughirah al-Bukhari (died A.D. 870), contains 199 references to jihad, and every one uses the term to mean warfare against infidels.
“People that tell you that Islam is a religion of peace are only announcing their ignorance and lack of understanding of a poisonous formula that has been developed for mass use on the whole world. This ignorance endangers the lives of millions who live in the West and enjoy a Western lifestyle. People who speak Arabic and can read the Koran in the language it was written, not in any watered down version or in selected verses fed to us by our enemy, know better.
“’Moderate’ Muslims, and apologists and propagandists for Islam, will attempt to deny or obscure the real meaning, nature, and intent of jihad. Some will say that jihad means only a Muslim’s ‘inner struggle’ to be a better person, and that jihad has no military meaning whatever. Others will acknowledge that Muslims have a religious duty to spread Islam throughout the world, but insist that it is to be spread only peacefully, through dawah – literally ‘the call’ – meaning persuasion and reasoning. Finally, some will go so far as to admit that it can also mean warfare, but insist that in Islam, warfare is allowed only in self-defense or against oppression. However, all of these assertions are examples of a tactic that Islam encourages in waging jihad: taqiyyya or kithman – ‘lying,’ ‘deception,’ ‘deceit.’ Muslims are encouraged to lie if, in the opinion of the liar, telling the lie will be ‘good’ for Islam. This is a documented fact according to both ancient and modern scholars of Islam. The renowned classical Islamic scholar and theologian Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali (1058-1111) instructs that ‘(s)peaking is a means to achieve objectives’ and that ‘it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible.’ (Sounds like our own American politicians, doesn’t it?) More recently, Amir Taheri, author of numerous books on Islam and the Middle East, states that according to Islam, ‘Muslims’ have every right to lie and to deceive their adversaries, and a promise made to a non-Muslim can be broken whenever necessary.”
Brigitte goes into even further detail about lying and deception on pages 149 to the end of the chapter entitled: The Toxic Tsunami of Hate and ends by saying, “If you want to understand the nature of the enemy we face, visualize a tapestry of snakes. They slither and they hiss, and they could eat each other alive, but they will unite in a hideous mass to achieve their common goal of imposing Islam on the world. This is the enemy we face.” And her comment gave me the title of this article, “We Are Family.” There are still Christians who refuse to believe the recent revelations about Ted Haggard, the now-disgraced former National Association of Evangelicals leader. Brainwashed people are loyal to their leaders.
She adds, “It is certain there are genuinely moderate Muslims, perhaps a substantial number, who do not seek to impose Islam on this country and the world through violent jihad. However, they are conspicuous by their silence regarding the more problematic doctrines of Islam. To the extent that Muslim ‘leaders’ and lobbying organizations in the United States even address the issue, they offer nothing more than vague, tepid condemnations of terrorist violence and heated denials that the behavior of Islamic terrorists has any connection with Islam.” She asks, “Where is the Million Muslim March on the Mall in Washington, D.C. – sending a message to all Muslims in the Arabic world condemning the killing of human beings in the name of Allah? Where is the cry to raise the consciousness of the rest of the Muslim world about their hijacked religion? If something of yours had been stolen, wouldn’t you scream to the world that someone had hijacked it?”
“Where are the voices of Western Muslims, particularly the American Muslim community, sending a clear message to the Arabic world that we are Americans and when you attack one of us you attack all of us? We condemn and consider the enemy Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, al Gamaat al Islamiya, and the rest of the collection of barbaric Islamic thugs and murderers who have neither conscience nor humanity. Where is the outrage of the Muslim community? Why aren’t the imams of every mosque holding press conferences, and inviting the media to tell the American public, ‘We are Americans first. Any enemy of America is our enemy. We will work to find, stop, arrest, turn in, and condemn anyone in our community who aspires to radicalize our religion and harm our country.’”
She goes on to say, “You hear moderates giving excuses for the Muslims in America by saying that maybe they are afraid to speak because of retaliation. What a bogus excuse. What retaliation? This is America. If American Muslims feel free to burn an American flag on any street corner in the USA, they can voice their opinion freely and openly condemning our enemy, America’s enemy. They live in America, not in Iran or Saudi Arabia. I can understand why supposedly moderate Muslims in the Middle East are afraid to speak. They would be lynched and have their bodies hung on electricity poles, as they do in the Palestinian territories, Iran, Iraq, and other Islamic countries, to send a message to silence other critics. They’d be hung in the public square for everyone to learn a lesson about speaking about their dictators. But Muslims living in America afraid to speak? Give me a break.”
I’m the first to admit I’m way out of my element writing about this problem and for that reason I’ve tried to highlight only a few things for the readers and I would highly suggest you get Brigitte’s book. I have barely covered the surface. Brigitte has been interviewed on a number of conservative TV and radio talk shows as well as public speaking engagements. She said in Lebanon they prided themselves on multiculturalism and diversity. “Just as America is a rainbow of different colors, we were a canvas of different colors from the dark skinned to the blonds with blue eyes,” she writes and then at age 10 in 1975 militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians and she wants Americans to know this is what is coming to America if it isn’t stopped.
Brigitte is also featured on the documentary that has been on FOX several times within the last few weeks, as well as other media outlets called OBSESSION: Radical Islam War Against The West, a shocking revelation of actual quotes from Islamic leaders and of the hate instilled into children at a very young age which helps one to understand why they strap bombs to themselves in an effort to kill the infidels.
In closing, I commented in my article The Writing on the Wall that God puts on the throne the basest of men which means He gives us the kind of leaders we deserve. Since the 60s it’s become clear to me that America has been on a slow decline becoming a very depraved society and unfortunately heading the list seems to be those who call themselves Christians. I recognize Christians aren’t perfect, just saved, but when our unrepentant sins become public, the name of Jesus suffers too. A genuine spiritual vacuum is filled by evil. Is this invasion by a variety of enemies our punishment to try to wake us up and get us as a nation to repent?
Betty is a former Oregon Republican party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years but Betty gave up on the two-party system in 2004 and joined the Constitutional Party.
Betty is a researcher specializing in education, a freelance journalist and a regular contributor to www.NewsWithViews.com