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  • From: Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:48:35 -0700 (PDT)

Here's another idiot that knows nothing about religion trying to tell us
who Islam is at war with. Beautiful!!
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Subject: Understanding Islam's Threat to U.S. Vital
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 15:33:55 -0500
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*Understanding Islams Threat to U.S. Vital*
Monday, August 10, 2009 1:29 PM

*By:* Frank Gaffney Jr.
John Brennan, the assistant to the president for homeland security and
counterterrorism, last week approvingly recalled a key point in the
speech Barack Obama delivered in Cairo in June: "America is not and
never will be at war with Islam." Unfortunately, that statement ignores
the fact that the decision as to whether the United States is at war
with anybody is not entirely up to our leadership or people. The real
question is: Is Islam' at war with us?
It is certainly true that hundreds of millions of Muslims the world over
are not seeking to wage war against the U.S. or other non-Muslim states.
America has, as Brennan noted in his remarks before the Center for
Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Aug. 6, a powerful
interest in not making all those who practice Islam into our enemies.
Yet, it would be a grave mistake to construe the problem we face as
Brennan proceeded to do in his speech at CSIS: "We are at war with
al-Qaida which attacked us on 9/11 and killed 3,000 people. We are at
war with its violent extremist allies who seek to carry on al-Qaida's
murderous agenda." He described that agenda as seeking "to replace
sovereign nations with a global caliphate."
Unfortunately, that is the stated goal of all those who adhere to what
authoritative Islam calls Shariah a number that includes many millions
of people the world over. Brennan's speech made no reference to this
wellspring of jihadism.
Of course, not all those who embrace Shariah are prepared to use terror
against us. Shariah requires though that if its adherents do not
actually engage in violent jihad, they must support it through financial
or other means. After all, according to Shariah, the purpose of jihad is
to bring about the triumph of Islam over the entire world. Shariah
commands that the faithful must use violence where possible to advance
that objective, and non-violent means where not.
By failing to recognize this justification and catalyst for the threat
we face, Obama and his administration effectively foreclose the
possibility of countering it effectively. Worse yet, in their
understandable desire not to give gratuitous offense to Muslims, the
U.S. government has repeatedly deferred to those who are most easily and
most vocally offended.
Specifically, the latter notably, the putatively non-violent, but
virulently Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and its myriad front
organizations have come to dictate what our officials can and cannot say
about the danger posed not just by al-Qaida and its "violent extremist
allies," but by all those who embrace the teachings, traditions,
institutions, and dictates of what authoritative Islam defines as
"mainstream": Shariah.
This practice effectively disenfranchises American Muslims who reject
this Shariah program precisely the sorts of people we should most want
to empower. Last week, I discussed this problem on our talk radio
program with someone who is trying to do something about it: Rep. Sue
Myrick of North Carolina.
*To hear Gaffneys interviews with Myrick and Sen. John Cornyn **go here
now* <>*.*
As it happens, Myrick's district is not far from where Daniel Patrick
Boyd and other alleged "homegrown" jihadists were reportedly plotting
attacks abroad, and possibly here. What is more, the financial sector so
prominent in the Charlotte community she represents is also a prime
target of one of the most insidious forms of what author Robert Spencer
calls "stealth" jihad: Shariah-compliant finance.
Myrick, a co-founder of the House anti-terror caucus, recently convened
a meeting to afford "moderate" Muslims an opportunity to interact with
representatives of various federal law enforcement and other agencies
responsible for securing this country. According to Myrick, some of the
officials seemed to be discovering for the first time that there are
practitioners of Islam who do not embrace the seditious tenets of
Shariah and who were extremely concerned about the government's almost
exclusive reliance on those who do.
Fortunately, decisions in federal court in recent weeks may produce some
urgently needed policy course-corrections. Judge Laurence Zatkoff in the
Eastern District of Michigan recently cleared the way for accelerated
and wide-ranging discovery in connection with a suit brought by a
Michigan Iraq war veteran, Kevin Murray, against the Treasury Department
and Federal Reserve. Murray is challenging on constitutional separation
of church-and-state grounds the practice of a U.S. government-owned
company, the insurance conglomerate AIG, promoting Shariah-compliant
It seems likely that the depositions that will now be taken by Murray's
legal team securities litigator and Shariah expert David Yerushalmi and
attorneys at the Thomas More Law Center, led by its director Richard
Thompson will shed important light on the federal government's
understanding of authoritative Islam's seditious program. It may also
reveal the extent to which U.S. officials have, with their failure to
comprehend the true nature of the threat we face, acted, either
wittingly or unwittingly, in ways that have enabled it to metastasize
Whether through the revelations of this law suit or through the work of
influential legislators like Myrick, the time has come to recognize that
even if we insist we are not at war with Islam, the authorities of Islam
/are/ at war with us. Only by so doing can we connect with and empower
our natural allies in this war Muslims who want to enjoy liberty in a
Shariah-free America. And only by so doing, do we have a chance of

*Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy, a
columnist for the Washington Times, and the host of the nationally
syndicated Secure Freedom Radio.*

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