Andrew Bostom Faisal Abdul Rauf Ground Zero Mosque Mega-Mosque

ANDREW BOSTOM: WILL THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE IMAM DENOUNCE THESE FATWAS…..?

Go Andy go! This is exactly the tack to take on this radical imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf. The man is anything but a “moderate”, a term by the way, that has long since lost its meaning. An example why: “Moderate? Moderate to what, Adolf Hitler”?
The AMJA has issued a series of highly provocative / intolerant religious rulings, or fatwas, which creates a mighty big dilemma for the Ground Zero Imam, who’s busy spinning on his own behalf, that he’s a moderate etc.. The same imam also refuses to denounce Hamas, which means he hasn’t too much against them. Read what the TT’s friend and counterjihad colleague has to say about the GZ imam, and his big dilemma. KGS
Ground Zero spin meister Imam Rauf:
I’m a moderate Muslim, beer anyone?
NOTE: This imam and the people behind him offer the counterjihad everything it desires on a silver platter, including the beer. What luck for America to have its own Anjem Choudary, and in such a high profile way! The more they push themselves center stage, the more the counterjihad is able to expose their agenda to a wider audience. Excellent!
Feisal Abdul Rauf—the now infamous “moderate” imam doggedly pursuing a triumphal mosque near Ground Zero—has yet another opportunity to confirm his putative “ecumenism.” The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) has issued a series of traditional Islamic legal rulings, or “fatwas” that are wholly consistent with the Sharia (Islamic Law), but entirely inconsistent with Imam Rauf’s brazen assertion that the Sharia’s “principals of justice” guarantee religious minority (i.e., Non-Muslim) rights and freedom of conscience as steadfastly as these principles are upheld in America’s Bill of Rights and Constitution.
Accordingly, Imam Rauf must denounce the rulings of his esteemed co-religionist Islamic clerics of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America issued over the past 4-years which sanction hatred of non-Muslims, including their lethal punishment for “blaspheming” the Muslim prophet Muhammad, and the killing of Muslims who leave Islam, becoming so-called “apostates.”
This task may prove challenging for Imam Rauf given the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America’s mission statement, maintaining the organization was, “…founded to provide guidance for Muslims living in North America. AMJA is a religious organization that does not exploit religion to achieve any political ends, but instead provides practical solutions within the guidelines of Islam and the nation’s laws to the various challenges experienced by Muslim communities.” Indeed, as Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America cleric Katem Al-Hajj, an Egyptian cleric explained in a 23 pp. 2007 fatwa forbidding US Muslims to work for the FBI or US security services because of the ostensible harm these institutions cause Muslims, Muslim minorities in non-Islamic countries are “…subject to man-made laws, which Islamic law [shari’a] does not recognize, either fully or in part.”
Rauf’s continued failure to repudiate these odious Sharia-based rulings—extracted below—would be concordant with his ongoing refusal to denounce the jihad terrorism of Hamas, providing more evidence that he is indeed a traditional Sharia-supremacist who shares an Islamic societal vision incompatible with America’s founding ideals.

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  1. He already has. He's not just a moderate, he's a very thoughtful man.

    "The issue of women's rights is more than an issue for women or about women. It involves everyone…The best of you are those who are best to their women. Consequently, the worst of men are those who are worst to their women."- From the Yemen Times, August 9, 2009, at a conference on advancing the cause of women in Islam.

    Rauf believes in "showing those who resort to violence that it is counter to the very idea of Islam." – From the Khaleej Times (UAE), July 5, 2009.

    "Islam denounces suicide of any sort, especially suicide bombings that kill innocents. Even in a defensive war sanctioned by Islamic law, suicide is expressly forbidden." – From a June 2009 commentary by Rauf.

    "The Quran expressly and unambiguously prohibits the coercion of faith because that violates a fundamental human right – the right to a free conscience. The Quran says in one place 'There shall be no compulsion in religion.' And in another it says, 'To you your beliefs and to me, mine.'"- Same as above.

    "Rauf was one of the few Muslim leaders who appealed for calm and tolerance after the Regensburg speech." From the New Yorker, April 2, 2007, regarding Pope Benedict's 2006 lecture where he quoted a Muslim-hating Byzantine emperor. Riots ensued.

    Young Muslims "are deeply frustrated by what's going on in the name of Islam. They feel they are paying a price for actions done by a very, very negligible minority, but which capture the attention of the media. Terrorism done in the name of Islam has hurt Muslims as much, if not more, than it has hurt Westerners." – From a June 2006 U.S. State Department press release on a conference regarding Muslim youths.

    "This is why we have been looking for, calling for so long for democratic regimes, for societies where people are empowered in much of the Arab and Muslim world. We are seeing massive changes going on right now in the Arab and Muslim world. When you have a disempowered people, you have things like this going on." – From a February 7, 2006 interview on ABC regarding the protests over the Danish cartoons depicting Mohammed.

    "The Qur'an needs to be the backing of our activism towards human rights"- From Islamic Horizons, November 2004, at a conference on religion and peace-building held at the College of Notre Dame.

    Doesn’t exactly sound like a suicide bomber to me.

  2. Trojan horse. That he lies about what the Koran actually says, and what all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence actually demand or call for…is enough proof of his two sided tongue.

    Islamic law (sharia) automatically degrades women, they're deemed less than that of a man.

    They're own laws demand the death of opastates, something of which he side steps.

    He's being disingenuous about the need for such a huge building. He's a word twister, which means a typical stealth jihadist. Nothing new here.

  3. Oh, please. The Old Testament calls for the death of a teenager who argues with his parents. (Leviticus 20:9)

    Islamic law (sharia) automatically degrades women, they're deemed less than that of a man.
    "…women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church." (I Corinthians 14:34-35)

    death of apostates (fixed that for you, btw)
    I guess you're talking about Deuteronomy 13 (specifically verses 5-15) as well, right? (Kind of long. You can read it yourself.)

    And "huge buildings" are bad? Really? Ever seen the Vatican? It's a country, for the love of… well, whoever. What about the Crystal Cathedral?

    Ever heard the term "false equivalency"? You appear to be making the (typical, these days) claim that all Muslims must be blamed for the actions of the extremists. Well, hold that thought in your head, and go look up a happy little organization called "the Army of God."

    You really haven't thought this through, have you?

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