That Dangerous IslamNadene Goldfoot
It looks like the goals of Islam are not quite the same as those of Judaism or Christianity. An ancient goal of theirs made 1,400 years ago was to make the Quran and Allah's authority supreme over the entire world. From what I have learned, this 3rd religion converted with the help of their swords. Now people here in the USA think that most Muslims of today and in the USA are moderate thinkers, and some may be, but there are demands made upon them. As to whether or not they will follow is not exactly known.
As late as 1920, the Brotherhood movement was formed when the Ottoman Turkish Empire collapsed. They mean to see that their ancient goals are carried out. Today it's a dominant Islamic organization in the West giving birth to most of the major Muslim terrorist groups, including al-Qaida. It's giving the signal that it is "ready to move from putting out propaganda and base-building to revolutionary action".
In 1991 a document came out from the Muslims called "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America." The Brotherhood said that the Muslims must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabataging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah's religion is made victorious over all other religions. "
In 1996 al-Qaida declared war on America, the West, Christians and Jews. It had been ignored by our politicians. Then we had 9/11 in 2001.
On September 30, 2010 a notable weekly sermon on the Muslim Brotherhood's website in Arabic from Muhammad Badi said that waging jihad against both Israel and the US is a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded. This group having 100 times more activists than al-Qaida was issuing its declaration of war, declared Barry Rubin. Barry has been studying this subject as he is head of the Global Research in International Affairs Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs Journal. This sermon was a signal to the hundreds of thousands of followers.
Dr. Muhammad Badi is the 8th leader of the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, elected a few months ago. He's from Egypt, 67 years old and is a veterinarian, one of the Arab's outstanding 100 scientists. He's been a member of the Brotherhood for the past 17 years. He has endorsed anti-American Jihad and the elements in the al-Qaida ideology book. He said that Arab and Muslim regimes are betraying their people by failing to confront the Muslim's real enemies, Israel and the USA. All Muslims are required by their religion to fight. They need to understand that the improvement and change that the Muslim nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice. This is a jihadi generation that pursues death as the enemies pursue life. He also announced, "We will continue to raise the banner of Jihad and the Koran."
Just what does Jihad mean? According to the dictionary it means "struggle." It's a religious duty. It's interpreted a little different by the two major sects of Islam. The Sunnis feel it is the 6th pillar of Islam, whereas the Shia Islamists feel it is the 10th practice of their religion. It could refer to man's internal struggle with his religion to a struggle of a holy war. From what we see in al-Qaida, it's a holy war struggle.
Robert Spencer believes it's possible that Badi's sermon is a declaration of war like al-Qaida's 1996 declaration. Robert wrote "The Truth about Muhammad" founder of the world's most intolerant religion in 2006.
How do we know that the Saudi Arabians who destroyed the Twin Towers in 9/11 were not following this Muslim Brotherhood? After all, the men who did this dastardly deed were Muslims. That wasn't just a coincidence of them being friends and deciding on a joint project. From what I hear from the mayor of New York and others, it is inconceivable that there was a Muslim conspiracy. Yet, here it is: The Muslim Brotherhood.
The problem is affecting more countries than just Israel and the USA. I note that Malma, Sweden, is also having its problems with Muslims. Jews immigrated to this town after the Holocaust and got along fine, having a population of about 756. Today the Muslim population is 60,000 in this 300,000 population. They have made life so bad for the Jews that most of them have left. The mayor of Malma was up for some award, but it has been noted that he hadn't done a thing to protect his Jewish population and shouldn't receive any reward. Malma is a poorer city in Sweden. I hope they left for Israel. That's what it's for.
The question is this. How many Muslims follow radical Islamists? If the Brotherhood is an active organization, they just might be receiving communications by email today, regardless if they attend a mosque or not. This is why there is such an uproar over building a mosque so close to the 9/11/ site. People who are students of Islam history realize that there are goals in doing this other than having a new place to worship in. It's unfortunate that this bit of education has not been a part of our education. It isn't meant to be slanderous or cruel, just a part of life that is worth noting and thinking about.
In 2005 it was noted by writer Stephen Schwartz that radical Islam in America was found in our media, prisons, the military and academia. The 9/11 act was caused by Saudi Arabs who follow Wahhabi ideology, which is Sunni. Of 19 suicide terrorists, 15 were subjects of Saudi Arabia. The Wahhabism is the most extreme, violent, separatist and expansionistic form of Islam today. It not only is angry with the West but wants to impose conformisty on the whole Muslim world. Because of changes in immigration laws, people came here from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Then the Saudis decided to unite Muslims and created the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR, said to be a terrorist supporting front organization funded by terrorists. Another group is the Islamic Society of North America, controlled directly from Saudi Arabia and owns 250 of the 1,200 main mosques in the US. The research of Mr. Schwartz indicates that 80% of American mosques are under the control of the Saudis and Wahhabism. There is no knowledge of what % of American Muslims are supporters of this more radical form of Islam. There is the Islamic Circle of North America which is a type of extremist militia and has a bad reputation for threatening, intimidating and enforcing conformity with Muslim Pakistanis.
99% of the world's 1.2 billion Muslims are said to be moderate. 1% of 1.2 billion happens to be 12 million people. These are the ones saying that America is the great Satan and is to be attacked. Islam is growing faster today than any other religion.
In the United States we have about 5 million Muslims. 20% of them live in California and 16% are in New York. Illinois has 8.4% while 4.0 live in New Jersey. 42% of America's Muslims are Black Americans. Arabs themselves make up only 12.4%. Iranians make up 5.2%, Turks make up 2.4% and white Americans are only 1.6%.
We are now on high alert in traveling oversees. It's hard to imagine anyone wanting to do us harm, but there is a threat. Religions are a good thing in bringing standards of behavior in line, but some religions also go for power, and Islam today seems to be really wanting it.
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