Of course. This is what we’ve been saying for quite some time and what our leaders in Washington seem so reticent to understand. There really is no such thing as a “moderate” Muslim. I’m not saying this to denigrate nice, law-abiding American Muslims… I’m saying this because of the overwhelming amount of evidence that orthodox Islamic teachings are in line with what we call “radical Islam.”
Sean Hannity has made a normal thing of inviting British Muslim leader Anjem Choudary on his show for this precise reason. Choudary argues that the Koran and Sharia Law both teach that beliefs that ISIS, al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Haram and others are espousing are normal everyday Muslim values. (Specifically Choudary is defending ISIS and al Qaeda.)
So, what I mean to say is this — while Millions of Muslims may not be killing their non-Muslim neighbors, or their gay neighbors, or their neighbors who’ve converted away from Islam, these same people believe that if these neighbors were executed, that wouldn’t be a big deal.
Why? Because the Koran and Sharia Law explicitly call for these punishments! Gay people are supposed to be executed. Adulterers are supposed to be stoned. Converts away from Islam are supposed to be killed. Anyone saying anything negative about Islam, Allah, or Mohammed is supposed to put to death!
Don’t believe me? Well, how about if the leader of “moderate Muslims” in Europe told you? Here’s a video of Fahad Qureshi, the founder of Islam Net, and a leader in Norway’s Muslim community basically repeating what I just said. He was speaking to a group of Sunni Muslims at a conference in November of 2013.
“Every now and then, every time we have a conference, every time we invite a speaker, they [the media] always come with the same accusations: This speaker supports the death penalty for homosexuals, this speaker supports the death penalty for this crime or this crime or that he is homophobic, that he subjugates women, etcetera. I always try to tell them that it is not that speaker that we are inviting who has these ‘extreme radical views,’ as you say. These are general views that every Muslim actually has.
Qureshi then asks the people sitting in attendance to raise their hands if they agree about certain points of Islam, the Koran and Sharia Law.
“I will ask you, everyone in the room: How many of you are normal Muslims – you’re not extremists, you’re not radical – just normal Sunni Muslims Please, raise your hands. Everybody [raised their hands], with the grace of God. Okay, take down your hands. How many of you agree that men and women should sit separate? Please raise your hands. Everyone agrees, everyone agrees, brothers as well as sisters. So it’s not just these ‘radical’ sheiks, then?
How many of you agree that the punishments described in the Koran and the Sunna – whether it is death, whether it is stoning for adultery, whatever it is — if it is from Allah and His Messenger, that is the best punishment ever possible for humankind, and that is what we should apply in the world. Who agrees with that?
Allahu Akbar. Are you all radical extremists? So all of you are saying that you are common Muslims, you all go to different mosques in Norway. Or are you a specific sect, like the Islam Net sect, or anything like that? Are you like that? No. Are you like that? Please raise your hand if you are like that extreme Islam, that sect, or anything like that? No one, Allah Akbar.”
The “radical” beliefs of the monsters in ISIS or al Qaeda aren’t really all that radical. They are the mainstream beliefs of most of the world’s Muslim communities – whether in Syria or Norway or even the good ol’ US of A.
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