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John R. Houk

© February 20, 2014


I was watching Fox & Friends this morning and was a little surprised about a brief exposé of Muslims of the Americas (MOA) as having ties to Sheik Mubarak Ali Gilani a Cleric leader of the Pakistan Islamic terrorist group known as Jamaat al Fuqra. The Fox & Friends story began by talking about (a probably NSA) warning for airlines to be on the watch for Islamic shoe bombers then segued into the MOA story. I was surprised because even Fox News shies away from doing news pieces on Muslim American organizations that have enough money to scream civil suit by labeling fact based information as a racist Islamophobic Hate Crime. In fact this Gilani character from his comfort zone in Pakistan has tried to flex those moneyed civil suit muscles in the past and some Counterjihad writers exposed the Gilani-Jamaat al-Fuqra-MOA connections that in America are downright Islamic Terrorist training centers for homegrown Islamic-American terrorism. The Fox & Friends story focused on the MOA in Texas but in reality those MOA “villages” are spread out around the USA and I believe most heavily along the eastern USA. Here is a Fox News Insider write-up that includes info from the Clarion Project:


Report: Texas Islamic 'Village' Linked to Extremist Group in Pakistan



Story Link

Feb 20, 2014 8:09AM


A shocking new report from The Clarion Project details a jihadist enclave in Texas that was investigated by the FBI for possible links to terrorism. The reporter who broke the story, Ryan Mauro, joined Fox and Friends this morning to discuss the details, saying the report is based on declassified FBI documents.


Here's more from the The Clarion Project report:


The organization says it has a network of 22 “villages” around the U.S., with Islamberg as its main headquarters in New York. The Clarion Project obtained secret MOA footage showing female members receiving paramilitary training at Islamberg. It was featured on the Kelly File on FOX News Channel in October. A second MOA tape released by Clarion shows its spokesman declaring the U.S. to be a Muslim-majority country.


A 2007 FBI record states that MOA members have been involved in at least 10 murders, one disappearance, three firebombings, one attempted firebombing, two explosive bombings and one attempted bombing. It states:


“The documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the U.S. Government. Members of the MOA are encouraged to travel to Pakistan to receive religious and military/terrorist training from Sheikh Gilani.”


The document also says that, "The MOA is now an autonomous organization which possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S."


Other FBI reports describe the MOA in similar ways, with a 2003 file stating, “Investigation of the Muslims of the Americas is based on specific and articulate facts giving justification to believe they are engaged in international terrorism…”


MOA members believe the holiest Islamic site in the country is located at their Islamville commune in South Carolina. Other MOA entities include the International Quranic Open University, United Muslim Christian Forum, Islamic Post, Muslim Veterans of America and American Muslim Medical Relief Team. [Editor: There’s more to read at Clarion Project - Exclusive: Islamist Terror Enclave Discovered in Texas]


Mauro said that locals recall the camp being set up in the late 1980s.


"They are still preaching jihad. They still follow this radical Pakistani cleric that they basically believe is God. And they are a dangerous group and you can see it in the language of the FBI documents that we've released," he said.


Mauro explained that the group is mostly made up of American citizens and most of their activities in the U.S. are legal.


"They go right up to that line. The reason they're able to operate in the United States is because the State Department doesn't consider this group, Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a foreign terrorist organization. They operate in the United States under the name Muslims of the Americas," said Mauro.


Watch the full interview above.


Homegrown Islamic terrorism is a very real threat to American and Americans that Muslims consider the kafir (unbeliever). It is time for not only Americans to WAKE-UP but also America’s political leadership! To be less eloquent: Forget this multicultural diversity crap especially if it threatens Americans and then viability of the U.S. Constitution. AND make no mistake, the theopolitical ideology of Islam is the diametric opposite of the American heritage of the pursuit of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. In Islam life is ONLY for Allah and his prophet Mohammed; liberty is only as it is in absolute submission to Allah and the pursuit of happiness is only set out by Sharia Law.


Although I saw this story on Fox & Friends the inspiration for this post is the Clarion Project. Including the link to the Fox & Friends story, the Clarion Project sent three links in conjunction with The Blaze TV Show “For the Record.”


VIDEO: 2-19-14 For the Record Pt. I


VIDEO: 2-19-14 For the Record – Pt. II


VIDEO: 2-19-14 For the Record - Pt. III



JRH 2/20/14

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February 19 2014 4 19 /02 /February /2014 16:21



John R. Houk

© February 19, 2014


I have live in Oklahoma off and on since 1982. Honestly I have had tough time in calling Oklahoma home. I was born in San Diego, CA and was raised in Washington State (the more Conservative east side) and have a tough time letting go of that feeling that Washington is home. I say all that and have developed a semi-attachment to Oklahoma primarily because I married the love of my life who was born and bred in Oklahoma. So I guess today, I will call myself an Okie.


I am proud I reside in Oklahoma which is one of the first State’s to pass a voter’s initiative that would have been aimed at keeping Islam’s Sharia Law out of this State. Voters passed SQ 755 with a ¾ approval and the State Question became known as the Save our State Amendment. You would think that would be a done deal, right? The local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) filed a Federal suit and ultimately had the Save our State Amendment struck down. CAIR-OK’s win was based on SQ 755 specifying Sharia Law in an effort to keep laws of foreign origin that contradict the U.S. and Oklahoma State Constitution out of the judicial system in Oklahoma. Ultimately SQ 755 was ruled unconstitutional because the 1st Amendment forbids the government (actually specifically the Federal Congress) from making any laws affecting religion.


Even before U.S. District Court Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange ink was dry on the opinion striking down the Save our State Amendment down the Oklahoma State Congress passed its version of American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) joining many other States who found a way to keep the Anti-American Islamic Sharia Law out of the Oklahoma Courts and still protect religious freedom. An ALAC makes no mention of religious faith whatsoever yet singles out specifically that any foreign law rather of another nation or international law cannot be used as a legal precedent in an Oklahoma State Court if contradicts the U.S. Constitution or the Oklahoma State Constitution. The legislative act was passed and signed in April 2013 and became effective on November 2013.


Today I read an ACT for America Action Alert about pending legislation aimed at strengthening anti-terrorism enforcement in Oklahoma is before the State’s House of Representatives and is labeled HB 2851. The ACT email includes State House member to contact by phone or email to show your support for the Bill. According to ACT the legislation is intended to rectify the failure of the Obama Administration and the Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to label the Islamic jihad attack on American Servicemen at Ft. Hood by the Muslim and American citizen Major Nidal Hasan as work place violence rather than act of Islamic terrorism.


Recent Update on Ft. Hood Classification


Here is the ACT for America Action Alert. If you live in Oklahoma I encourage you to contact the State Congressman in the email. If you are from outside of Oklahoma and maybe have had an unfavorable experience pertaining to Homegrown Islamic terrorism perhaps you could send an email to the Congressmen.


I recommend reading: Islamist-Interfaith Alliance Battles Foreign Law Bans



JRH 2/19/14



Sent by ACT for America

Sent: 2/17/2014 8:15 AM


Representative Dan Fisher has introduced an important bill in the Oklahoma state legislature and ACT! for America is getting behind it. Further, we are asking for your help in moving it across the legislative finish line and into law.

The bill is HB2851 – legislation that strengthens Oklahoma’s anti-terrorism laws and provides for enhanced civil liability for acts of terrorism in Oklahoma. The legislation would hold those who commit acts of terrorism in Oklahoma civilly liable for those acts, and allow the victims of that terrorism to sue for monetary damages.

The bill was inspired by the Jihadist terrorist attack that occurred in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 1st 2009 in which US Army Private Andy Long was killed outside a Recruiting Station. That incident was the subject of the movie “Losing Our Sons.” The federal government declined to call that incident an act of terrorism and failed to prosecute it as such.

This state level legislation is needed because homegrown Jihadists don't turn to Jihad on their own. They are recruited and indoctrinated. Those who recruit and indoctrinate for Jihad need to be made civilly liable both for the benefit of survivors and so that discovery can take place to uncover Jihad networks when the federal government fails to do its job.

This same common-sense legislation has already passed into law in Arkansas and Louisiana.

We think this is an important proposal that is worthy of our support and we ask that you use your powerful voice – as an Oklahoma resident and voter – to register your support as well. This action will enhance the chance of this bill ultimately being passed into law.

We need you to contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee to let them know that you support HB2851 and that you’d like them to do so as well, by signing on as a cosponsor and voting “yes” when it is brought before their committee:

Rep. Leslie Osborne
(405) 557-7333

Rep. Aaron Stiles
(405) 557-7386

Rep. Scott R. Biggs
(405) 557-7405

Rep. Jon Echols
(405) 557-7354

Rep. Scott Inman
(405) 557-7370

Rep. Dennis Johnson
(405) 557-7327

Rep. Fred Jordan
(405) 557-7331

Rep. Steve Martin
(405) 557-7402

Rep. Mark McBride
(405) 557-7346

Rep. Charles A. McCall
(405) 557-7412

Rep. Mark McCullough
(405) 557-7414

Rep. Richard Morrissette
(405) 557-7404

Rep. Tom Newell
(405) 557-7372

Rep. Ben Sherrer

(405) 557-7364

Rep. Emily Virgin
(405) 557-7323

Rep. Cory T. Williams
(405) 557-7411


Today, please take a moment to call and e-mail the members of the Judiciary Committee and ask that they support and cosponsor HB2851. In your own words, please respectfully relay the following:

Dear Representative_________,

I urge you to support and co-sponsor HB2851, in order to strengthen Oklahoma’s anti-terrorism laws and see to it that individuals committing acts of terrorism in Oklahoma be held civilly liable for their actions.

This same legislation has already been passed into law in Arkansas and Louisiana.

This bill is of the utmost importance to me!

Thank you for your leadership on this vital matter.


(Your name and city)

Thank you, Oklahoma! Your actions are making a difference!



Oklahoma Voters Know the Enemy

John R. Houk

© February 19, 2014




ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.


About ACT! for America


ACT! for America was founded by Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese immigrant who came to the United States after losing her country of birth to militant Muslim fundamentalists during the Lebanese Civil War.

ACT! for America is the only grassroots organization dedicated to national security and terrorism.  We have over 875 chapters across the country and 279,000 members.  

ACT! for America is a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to give Americans concerned about national security and terrorism a powerful, organized, informed and mobilized voice.

ACT! for America stands ready to take action as the only national security grassroots organization in America.

Our recent successes include:

•  American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) legislation passed in Tennessee, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Dakota and Washington State.  This legislation protects the Constitution as the highest authority in our courts against any foreign law.


•  Passage of Anti-Female Genital Mutilation laws in Kansas which outlaws the Sharia practice of Female Genital Mutilation (circumcision).


•  Free Speech Defense Act passed in South Dakota protecting authors and publishers from intimidation lawsuits filed in foreign countries.


•  Over 875 chapters across the country and 279,000 members strong!


•  See our Victory Timeline here for a list of our victories over the past few years.

Our Mission

The mission of ACT! for America is to build a network of chapters made up of informed citizens to speak out for public policies that protect our national security and hold elected officials accountable for those policy decisions while partnering with



VIDEO: This is ACT! for America, Fall 2012

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February 14 2014 6 14 /02 /February /2014 19:06


      Heidi Mund

John R. Houk

© February 14, 2014


Elsa Schieder is a Counterjihad writer and activist. I am privileged to receive update emails from her occasionally. Recently I received an email sharing an essay which is titled on the email as “Good Trust, Bad Trust and Self-Trust”.


She opens the essay with an anecdote about a “Good Trust” situation she was in at a concert she attended. Then she dives into the meat of her essay relating to bad trust and self-trust. The primary theme is a German gal by the name of Heidi Mund that attended an interfaith (Christianity and Islam) concert at a traditional Church in Germany – Memorial Church of the Reformation in the Rhineland city of Speyer, built to honor Martin Luther.


CBN News video on Brave German Woman: http://cbn.com/tv/3166177350001

[If the CBN direct link does not work, the video can be found on the next link following "Ms. Mund's protest".]


Ms. Mund’s protest centered on the fact that an Imam gave the Islamic call for prayer (adhan) right inside the Church. According to the Wikipedia article I linked to the purpose of the adhan is:


The main purpose behind the multiple loud pronouncements of adhan in every mosque is to make available to everyone an easily intelligible summary of Islamic belief. It is intended to bring to the mind of every believer and non-believer the substance of Islamic beliefs, or its spiritual ideology. 


The Wikipedia article continues by telling us the adhan incorporates the Islamic Shahada which is what a person declares as proof of being a Muslim. Once a non-Muslim idiot cites the Shahada then Muslims consider this a conversion moment to Islam. The Wikipedia explanation of the Shahada in the adhan article is a bit deceptive and is obviously there for a Westerner’s reasoning:


There is no deity but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God. This statement of faith, called the Kalimah, is the first of the Five Pillars of Islam.


The deception becomes clear when the actual translation of the Shahada that is a better translation from the Arabic to English:


The shortest form of the Shahada would be translated:

“There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

Longer versions are common, especially those beginning with “I bear witness” or “I testify,” e.g.: 

“I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” (What Is the Shahada? Posted by David Wood; Answering Muslims; 10/18/12 12:01 PM) 


There is a big difference between “There is no deity but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God” and “I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah”.


This is what the leadership of the Church specifically dedicated to Martin Luther - Memorial Church of the Reformation – allowed to occur. The powers that be in that Church in essence was allowing Islamic proselytizing to occur in the name of interfaith understanding. There is a name for this merging of Christianity and Islam: Chrislam. The website Exposing Chrislam posts an introduction to a Vimeo video of Jack and Rexella Van Impe doing an expose on Chrislam:


The Explosive Growth Of Chrislam


Drs. Jack and Rexella Van Impe have prepared this powerful video expose to show you how this dangerous trend fulfills Bible prophecy - and threatens to destroy Christianity.


Jack's stand on Chrislam got him booted off of TBN after 23 years of preaching and teaching the bible on that station.


The New World Order's goal is to replace the Christianity of the bible with 
the dual-headed monster of Chrislam.


I can’t get the Vimeo to play its entire 16 minutes so I looked for a Youtube version. I found several Jack Van Impe videos about Chrislam. Below is a 28 minute video and a 1 hour and 38 minute video. I think the 28 minute video is closer to the Exposing Chrislam Vimeo video:


VIDEO: Jack Van Impe -- The Deception of Chrislam



VIDEO: Chrislam One World Religion Emerging



Now that I had my little talk about the heresy of Chrislam, let’s move on to Elsa’s email about her essay of which a version is also posted on Elsa’s Blog.


JRH 2/14/14


Good Trust, Bad Trust and Self-Trust


By Elsa Schieder

Sent: Feb 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM


I was trusted. My word was trusted. 


I went to a concert a few days ago. A well-known local group. Sold-out venue - maybe 1000 people. When I got there, I couldn't find my ticket. I told this to the young man at the door. Wait a minute, he said, and I'll see what I can do. He went backstage, came out with the lead singer - who offered me his elbow, escorted me inside. You're in, he said. 


Trust. I was trusted that I was telling the truth. 


There's a background to the story. The group plays monthly at a local club that attracts regulars - between 100 and 200 people, I'd say - between ages 18 and 80 (and even over). The group has a visibly good time performing. I've gone a few times with my sister. They're a pleasure to watch and dance to. 


I don't know any of the musicians, but I'm sure I'm recognized. There's a warm family atmosphere at the club. 


It fits that my word was trusted. It goes with the group. And my guess is that the group attracts trustworthy people. Why would I want to cheat the group by claiming to have bought a ticket when I hadn't?


Anyway, great concert. 



Now, bad trust. Into my inbox came a link to a video about someone identified only as a "brave German woman." She had interrupted an interfaith event at a major German church when an imam was doing the Muslim call to prayer.




Why do I bring up bad trust in relation to this incident? 


I think the interfaith group trusted that this was a good thing to do, did not ask: what does it mean, when the Muslim call to prayer is done in a church? The answer: it turns the church into a mosque - at least until such time as it is reconsecrated as a church. That's the word from the brave German woman, and the word from a friend who is more of a scholar about these things than I am. 


The bad trust goes much further. The Christian organizers seem to trust that such an interfaith event is a good thing - despite the content of the Quran which clearly, over and over, calls for Christianity - and all religions other than Islam - to be destroyed. Islam is to take over the world in a worldwide caliphate, including by violent means. It does't (sic) make any sense to me that any other religion would allow the Muslim call to prayer in any church, synagogue, temple. 



And from that I think of self-trust. The woman who called out was impelled to go to the church, a long distance from her home, and then to call out, by a strong inner voice. 


My sense is that many of us have felt such an impetus. In the woman's case, she felt it came from Jesus. 


In my own, it feels like it comes from within me. A question I can't find the answer to. Something that does't (sic) make sense to me - like the Muslim outcry over the Danish cartoon and the general Western acquiescence. I can remember that inner impetus, that strong inner voice, from when I was seven. 


I don't know how it is that those who consider themselves Christian and who organized the event could not have heard something inside themselves insisting, this is wrong, this should not be happening, it must be stopped. 


I think of people put to sleep, numbed. 


I'm glad the woman was awake and listening. May we all listen to our alive inner voices that get us to face realities. 



And now, a small call to action. Not to anything as dramatic as what the brave woman did.


Iran is executing ever more people - one every seven hours, at latest count. Two very brave young men, both sentenced to death, have written a letter about this, and have signed it. They are risking that they will die sooner because of this. What I am asking is that you publicize this letter. Please post it on any Facebook page you have, or on Google+. If you tweet, please tweet about it. Or write a letter to a newspaper. Or anyway, please forward to friends, so they hear about it. The hope is to shame Iran into at least slowing the rate of executions. At the very least, more people will be aware. 


Here is the link. Again, please share it any way you can. 




In the meantime, all the best to all of us who care and dare,





PS. It should be no surprise to anyone that a major focus of the next set of interviews will be ethics, right and wrong. 


PPS. To see this online, here's a link - where you can also see a photo of the brave German woman:




Talking about Chrislam then Elsa on Islam in Church

John R. Houk

© February 14, 2014


Good Trust, Bad Trust and Self-Trust


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Here is a five minute or so video of Bill Warner explaining that when a Muslim says Islam is peace or Islam categorically condemns terrorism, that Muslim is being deceptive. (Warner doesn’t mention overt deception as opposed to self-deceived deception. It is my opinion that a huge amount of Muslims simply believe their Imams out of hand rather than checking for themselves.)


JRH 2/11/14


Sunna - Deceiving the Professionally Gullible


By Bill Warner

February 5, 2014

Political Islam


One of the most discouraging things about dealing with Islam is how our leadership has learned nothing in the years since Sept 11, 2001. Leadership's favorite fantasy is that Islam is whatever a Muslim wants to say it is. So if you want a nice Islam, ask a nice imam. But, would a Muslim deceive the Kafir (non-Muslim)? Mohammed did.


VIDEO: Sunna - Deceiving the Professionally Gullible


© 2007-2014 Political Islam




Islam is a cultural, religious and political system. Only the political system is of interest to kafirs (non-Muslims) since it determines how we are defined and treated. The Islamic political system is contained in the Koran, the Hadith (the traditions of Mohammed) and his biography, the Sira.


Our mission is to educate the world about political Islam, its founder Mohammed, his political doctrine and his god, Allah.


Biography of Bill Warner



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Intro to ‘Islam is Different’

By Editor John R. Houk

© February 7, 2014


Dajjal posted an interesting comment to the post by Norma Zager entitled, “If Hitler Could Tweet” at my NCCR blog. Sometimes my comment filter decides I need to approve a comment before it posts. This is a good thing most of the time; however this time I wish it Dajjal had enough favor status within the filter where the comment was pre-approved. I approved it when I found it in my inbox. This comment is interesting because after reading it I was uncertain it had anything to do with Norma’s essay. So I had to reread her essay to understand Dajjal’s context.


Zager’s essay shows her disapproval of the world stage ignoring the evidence that a nuclear weaponized Iran will lead to a war just as the world stage ignored Adolf Hitler’s agenda of European conquest to establish a German empire ruled by an Aryan super race. The racial superiority notions of Hitler excluded the existence of Jews, while the encoded Jew-Hatred of Israel combined with Muslim saber rattling and Islamic Supremacism will once again threatened the existence of Jews. This time the imminent existential Jewish concern is in tiny Israel located on a sliver of land in the Middle East.


Dajjal’s essay begins by explaining that Mohammed designed Islam to appeal to “Bedouin” Arabs that desired better living conditions than the environment they existed in. Dajjal believes this is the centrality to understanding the beginnings of Muslim imperialism that coalesces around the discipline of a theo-political ideology. Dajjal’s is good as it shines a light of understanding the development of Islam using the very words of Islamic holy writings. However I was still not certain of Dajjal’s response to Zager’s essay. I thought Dajjal’s tone was a bit accusatory as in the sense of – wake-up, Islam is a nefarious blood thirsty religion and no sense diplomatic efforts will assuage the religion’s nature!


Then it hit me. Dajjal was annoyed that Zager did not see that the Israel-USA alliance would not deter Iran or help Israel as long as American leaders kept on trying to secure peaceful solutions diplomatically that Islamic nations and Israel could both live with. Essentially Israel wants a land to govern that frees Jews from thousands of years of persecution and Islamic nations are infected with the Islamic Supremacism Mohammed left as a legacy to make all the Earth Islamic even if by eventual force.


So I am extracting Dajjal’s comment and turning it into a post. I have to arbitrarily give it a title. I pray Dajjal approves.


JRH 2/7/14


Islam is Different


By Dajjal

Edited by John R. Houk

February 7, 2014

Originally written 2/1/14


Islam is different. It was created to appeal to Bedouins who led a hard scrabble subsistence life style. They were impoverished; Islam promised them victories, spoils and slaves. They were hungry; Islam promised them the fruits of the labor of conquered people: their herds, flocks and dates. They were thirsty; Islam promised them rivers of wine, honey, milk and water in the great by and by. They were sex starved; Islam promised them sex slaves in this world and perpetual virgins they could repeatedly deflower in the next.


Get victory; accrue spoils and slaves. Get killed, wake up in Paradise with perpetual virgins, low hanging fruit and rivers of wine.


If you feared death and injury–if you preferred to stay at home in peace, Allah had a stick: go to war or go to Hell where you would burn forever. In 8.1-5, 9.111 & 49.15, the Qur’an tells us what believers are: those who fight in Allah’s cause.


Where would you spend eternity, in Paradise or the fire pit? That is why Islam cannot be defeated short of extinction. Open “The Quranic Concept of War” to page 58 and continue reading through page 60. Therein are clues for you, if you are able and willing to learn.




Will you break their faith, break their necks or doom your progeny to torment and slavery?


Ibn Khaldun has another vital clue for those who are willing and able to learn.




In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the (Muslim) mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force. Therefore, caliphate and royal authority are united in (Islam), so that the person in charge can devote the available strength to both of them 408 at the same time.


It comes to them as the necessary result of group feeling, which by its very nature seeks to obtain royal authority, as we have mentioned before, 409 and not because they are under obligation to gain power over other nations, as is the case with Islam. They are merely required to establish their religion among their own (people).


“Holy war i8s a religious duty”; Islam is under an “obligation to gain power over other nations”; what part of that do you not comprehend?


Imam Al-Shafi’i has another vital clue for those able and willing to learn.




[Editor: Well this sucks! My Malwarebytes Pro blocks the link above link and labels the host server as a malicious spammer. Project Honey Pot says this about the server hoor-al-ayn.com IP Address:


The Project Honey Pot system has detected behavior from the IP address consistent with that of a comment spammer. Below we've reported some other data associated with this IP. This interrelated data helps map spammers' networks and aids in law enforcement efforts. If you know something about this IP, please leave a comment.


So I found an alternative link to the same thing: “The Book of Jihad”, By Abi Zakaryya Al Dimashqi Al Dumyati “Ibn-Nuhaas”, Translated by Noor Yamani (Abridged), Revised –Abu Rauda.


Just like Dajjal’s original link the info he wants you to look at is on page 18. You’ll have to scroll down to that page to read it on the PDF document or here is page 18:


Is Jihad Fard Kifayah Or Fard Ayn? [Page 18]


Realize that attacking the non-believers in their territories is a collective duty (fardh kifayah) with the consensus (ijmaa) of the scholars. However ibn al Musayeb and ibn Shubrumah state that it is a duty (fardh ayn) on each and every individual.


“The minimum participation in Jihad is once a year, and more is always better. It is not allowed to have a year pass you by without any fighting except out of necessity like the weakness of Muslims and the great numbers of the enemy, or fear of extermination if you attack them first, or lack of provisions, or similar excuses. Otherwise, if there is no necessity it is not allowed to delay attacking the non-believers for more than a year.” Imam Shafi’i states that.


The imam of al Haramain says: “I adopt the opinion of the scholars of usool. They stated that Jihad is a mandatory call and must be established according to the ability until none remains in the world but a Muslim or one who has submitted to Muslims. Thus, Jihad is not limited to once a year. It should be done more frequently if possible. What the scholars of fiqh stated is because usually the time spent in preparations for combat limit the ability to wage war to once a year.”


The author of al Mugni from the Hanbali school states: “The minimum jihad is once a year, so it is mandatory every year. If there is a need to fight more than once a year, it becomes mandatory on the Muslims to fulfill that need.”


Al Qurtubi states in his tafseer: “It is mandatory on the Imam to send an army of Muslims to the land of the enemy once every year and the Imam should participate himself in such expeditions. If not, then he should send someone capable whom he trusts, to call them to Islam, keep away their harm, to give victory to the religion of Allah, until they enter Islam or pay jizyah” 30]


“The minimum participation in Jihad is once a year, and more is always better. It is not allowed to have a year pass you by without any fighting except out of necessity like the weakness of Muslims and the great numbers of the enemy, or fear of extermination if you attack them first, or lack of provisions, or similar excuses. Otherwise, if there is no necessity it is not allowed to delay attacking the non-believers for more than a year.” Imam Shafi’i states that.


Exactly what part of that fatwa do you not comprehend?


The most authentic hadith collections hold more clues for you.


[Editor: Okay … Unlike the blocked IP above I can’t these links to work. Now the quranexplorer.com/Hadith/English/index.html works, but have to go to the index and dig for the particular Hadith Dajjal wishes you to reference. I tried to Google alternate locations but I am afraid I could not comprehend the quranexplorer number references to check elsewhere. I’ll take Dajjal’s word for it for the meanings of these Hadith (or Hadiths or Ahadith or whatever the plural is)]










Curse Islam. Disrespectfully and contumaciously demand that the President and Congress either lead the Crusade or get out of the way. If they will not lead, then replace them with real leaders who will.


Intro to ‘Islam is Different’

By Editor John R. Houk

© February 7, 2014


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John R. Houk

© February 5, 2014


Muslim Apologists tell Westerners that the ideology known as Radical Islam is a so-called minority element within Islam that does not represent the “true” Islam. Muslim Apologists attempt to sell the reasoning that Radical Islam is not representative of the “true” Islam by claiming the “true” is a religion of peace and the false/warped Radical Islam is a religion of violence and terrorism. Frankly I don’t buy the reasoning because Islam’s core writings – including the Quran – encourage violence to punish irreverence toward Islam and violence up to and including vicious forms of capital punishment that Westerners would consider minor infractions toward religious beliefs and/or discipline.


When confronted with the reality of Muslim holy writings as violent Muslim Apologists move toward obfuscating that truth by claiming Judaism and Christianity have inherent violence in their holy writings as well. OF COURSE this is a deceptive lie. The violent conquest of the Promised Land in the Old Testament was a limited scope that was to end once the Canaanite people had been eliminated due to their ungodly practices. For Christians the New Testament shows that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets hence Redemption delivers us from the consequences of the Law and magnifies the blessings of the Law. NON-VIOLENCE is the key theme of the New Testament. Divergent from the Christian Scriptures history shows us that much violent and tragic occurrences took place in which human rulers attempted to validate their actions by doing so in the Name of Jesus and the Kingdom of God. HOWEVER – and unlike Islamic holy writings – violence perpetrated in the Name of Jesus for conquest and/or punishment is absolutely contrary to Christian Scriptures.


If the majority of Muslims that Westerners are told follow the peaceful strictures of their theo-political ideology, then these so-called Moderate Muslims do not follow the purity of Islamic doctrine. BUT the so-called minority Muslims that act on their core doctrines are actually following the “true” Islam.


Becoming aware then that Islam’s core holy writings encourage acts of violenceespecially against non-Muslims, YOU should be concerned about the amount of Muslims that have a close association with Radical Islam that are either a part or have security clearance to some of the highest levels of the American government.


In past posts I have put a lot of focus on one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides in Huma Abedin. Abedin has direct and disturbing ties to one of the most recognizable of Radical Islamic groups to Westerners; i.e. the Muslim Brotherhood. There is person that has a disturbing link to the Muslim Brotherhood in the highest level of the United States government that should cause even more concern than Huma Abedin. This is a person that the Mainstream Media (MSM) and Republicans are extremely hesitant to bring up this subject of the Muslim Brotherhood connection. Democrats would blow a gasket and label such a connection as the warped accusations of racist-bigoted Right Wingers. So who is this high level government person that should cause concern? It is President Barack Hussein Obama.


In disbelieving consternation most may ask, “Who is this person of a Muslim Brotherhood persuasion that connect the President of the United States to a Radical Islamic group that has both overt and stealth plans to bring the world under the despotic thumb of an Islamic Caliphate?”


This Obama connection is to Abon’go Malik Obama (AMO), the older half-brother of Barack sired by the same Kenyan father Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. AMO is a big dog in the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments wing of the now Egyptian labeled terrorist organization. I am cross posting an article by Determine The Networks below that thoroughly explains AMO’s bona fide following of the purist Radical Islamic organization we Westerners call the Muslim Brotherhood.


JRH 2/5/14




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Born (in 1958) and raised in Kenya, Abon'go Malik Obama (AMO) is the older half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Nairobi, and as a young man he spent the better part of 14 years working in the United States—mostly as an accountant—for Lockheed, Fannie Mae, and the American Red Cross. During that period, AMO developed a close relationship with Barack Obama—serving as “best man” at the latter's 1992 wedding to Michelle Robinson (Obama). Barack, in turn, was best man at one of AMO's numerous marriage ceremonies. A practicing Muslim, AMO currently has twelve wives—two of whom he has been accused of beating.

In 2008 AMO established the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) in memory of his (and President Obama's) biological father, Barack H. Obama, Sr. (1936-82). The foundation's stated purpose was to “provide people everywhere with resources to uplift their welfare and living standards.” But from 2008-11, BHOF operated illegally as a nonprofit entity—falsely claiming tax-exempt status for which it had never formally applied. According to Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, this constitutes “common law fraud and potentially even federal mail fraud.”

Apart from his work with BHOF, Abon'go Malik Obama helps to oversee the international investments of the Muslim Brotherhood. He also serves as executive secretary of the Sudan-based Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), which:


seeks to expand Wahhabist Islam on the African subcontinent;


bankrolls a “Gaza relief” program with funds that initially pass through the Al Shamal Islamic Bank—an al Qaeda-linked institution founded by the late Osama bin Laden—and are then distributed through the terror group Hamas to selected recipients;


is a member of the Coalition of Islamic Organizations, which also includes the Islamic Society in Gaza—a group that was established by Hamas co-founder Ahmed Yassin and was headed for nearly a decade by former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh; and


is an arm of the terrorism-sponsoring Sudanese government (whose president since 1993 has been the Muslim Brotherhood member and jihadist Omar al-Bashir).[1]


Also in AMO's orbit was the late Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, with whom the Kenyan had a close relationship from the 1980s until Qadhafi's death in 2011. AMO once interceded on Qadhafi's behalf during the Libyan civil war.

In 2010, AMO was photographed at a public event in Yemen wearing a 'keffiyeh'—or scarf—bearing two anti-Israel slogans associated with Hamas. They read:


Jerusalem is ours—WE ARE COMING


From the river to the sea”—a Hamas rallying-cry claiming that 100% of the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, which is where Israel is situated, rightfully belongs to the Palestinians (while Israel has no right to exist)


In March 2013, AMO ran for a county gubernatorial seat in western Kenya but was defeated decisively. He captured just 2,792 votes—some 140,000 fewer than the victor.

That same month, AMO told Mail Online about the close relationship he continued to enjoy with his half-brother, Barack, who was “always at the end of a phone line if I want to talk.” “I last saw him on November 19 last year,” Abon'go added, “shortly after the U.S. election. I went to the White House and offered him my congratulations.”

In July 2013, AMO similarly told GQ magazine that he and his half-brother spoke to one another on a regular basis. “Of course we’re close!” he said. “I'm the one who brought him here to Kogelo in 1988! I thought it was important for him to come home and see from whence his family came—you know, his roots.” 


[1] AMO once attended an IDO board of trustees meeting where President Bashir vowed “that the enemies of Islam who attempt to impose hegemony and make a siege and ... encourage plots [and evil measures] towards Sudan will fail.” Further, terrorism expert Walid Shoebat reports that AMO's boss within the IDO, Suar al-Dahab, has explicitly and repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction.


Core Tenets of Islam Match the Radical more than the Moderate

John R. Houk

© February 5, 2014




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There is Homegrown Jihad in America

See the Full Documentary

John R. Houk

© February 3, 2014


I am a member of the Facebook Group Infidels United. Undoubtedly due to the complaints of Muslims and Muslim apologists this group exists on Facebook with the status of secret. In Facebook’s case ‘secret’ does not mean mysterious or esoteric, rather it means only members can find it. One of the Administrators of the group Daveda Gruber managed to find a Youtube link to the documentary “Homegrown Jihad- The Terrorist Camps Around The U.S. (35 Minute Version)”.


The documentary focuses on the terrorist labeled Islamic group from Pakistan Jamaat ul-Fuqra and its North American division was is actually a legal NGO in the USA – Muslims of the Americas (MOA). The group’s Radical Muslim leader is Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. I have posted on the Gilani-Jamaat al-Fuqra-MOA group in the past at SlantRight 2.0 (READ HERE). At that SlantRight site I posted many sources on Radical Islam which included a trailer to the documentary. Thanks to Daveda I am going to post the full 35 minute version. The Infidels United post on the documentary includes a list of Jamaat al-Fuqra/MOA jihadist training camps speckled throughout the USA. It is a scary proposition knowing Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani has pulled off in the USA, but you need to keep in mind the Gilani organization is only the tip of the iceberg of Radical Islamic infiltration (both legal and stealth illegal) in the USA.


One final point: MOA is suing the Christian Action Network (CAN) over an exposé book entitled “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamist Terrorist Training Camps Inside America”. I am certain purchasing the book will place a dent in the Islamic Legal Jihad (aka Lawfare) being acted by CAN and the author Martin Mawyer.


JRH 2/2/14



[Map numbers do not necessarily correspond to the list below. The map is added by Editor.]




Posted by Daveda Gruber

January 21, 2014 2:31pm 

Infidels United Facebook Group

Here is a list of 30 Locations Inside the United States…

1. Marion, Alabama

2. Baladullah, California

3. Oak Hill, California 

4. Squaw Valley, California 

5. Tulare County, California 

6. Buena Vista, Colorado 

7. Tallahassee, Florida

8. Commerce, Georgia 

9. Jessup, Georgia 

10. Springfield, Massachusetts 

11. Hagerstown, Maryland 

12. Hyattsville, Maryland 

13. Coldwater, Michigan 

14. Binghamton, New York 

15. Deposit, New York

16. Hancock, New York (National Headquarters) 

17. Talihina, Oklahoma 

18. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

19. Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania 

20. York, South Carolina 

21 Dover, Tennesee 

22. Houston, Texas

23. Waco, Texas 

24. Fairfax, Virginia 

25. Falls Church, Virginia 

26. Meherrin, Virginia 

27. Red House, Virginia 

28. Roanoke, Virginia 

29. Bethany, West Virginia 

30. Onalaska, Washington


VIDEO: Homegrown Jihad- The Terrorist Camps Around The U.S. (35 Minute Version)


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The explosive documentary that exposes the secret Islamic terrorist camps in America. With never-before-seen footage of terrorist compounds in America.

They may be living right next door...


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This is one of those essays that I wish Justin provided some source links or some footnotes. At any rate I trust Justin’s ability to hash out his data in which case this makes this essay an awesome yet politically incorrect piece of journalism. Here is a bit of an intro Justin included with the sent essay that is more efficient than any intro I might have written.


The following entwines some historical perspective and illustrates that whether its 1200 years ago or 80 years ago, nothing really changes in the Middle East. It also highlights the various manner in which Islam threatens all societies, whether through radical groups, immigration or converts here at home. I hope You will find it an informative and interesting read for all.

God Bless You and God Bless Our Beloved America
. – Justin O. Smith


JRH 2/3/14


Islamo-Reality and Treason


By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 2/2/2014 1:14 PM


One must oppose any group and anything that works against one's right to make choices, in a peaceful and self-determining manner, and individual Liberty, whether it is Nazi fascism, Stalin's communism, Obama's fundamental transformation of America, or Islam and its islamoNazi core doctrines. With this said, it is not "islamophobia" to analyze and discuss Islam's intolerance, inherent violent nature and the documented facts concerning Islam's continuous assaults on the West and Islam's disruption of civilized societies: This is Islamo-Reality.

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is a growing enemy within our sovereign borders. From its own charter, we have read the very words calling for the destruction of America. Its influence extends throughout the U.S. government and local areas across the nation; and this should greatly trouble everyone, especially in light of the December 23, 2013 bombings in Mansoura, Egypt, historical events preceding this, and Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi's declaration that the Muslim Brotherhood is a "terrorist organization", a designation the MB has worn numerous times.

Imam Amir Abdel Malik Ali addressed the Muslim Student Association at UCLA, and at one point he shouted, "I will die to establish Islam in America."

Today, seventy percent of Egypt's population desires a government and a constitution based on Sharia law. And yet, after democratically electing Mohammed Morsi and empowering the Muslim Brotherhood, they soon rejected MB rule due to the extremely violent measures it employed. Journalists were imprisoned along with Mubarak supporters, and recently an audiotape has indicated that Morsi was cooperating with Al Qaeda in targeting Christians for murder. All of this contributed to "Field Marshall" Sisi, a Mubarak associate, grabbing power and imprisoning Morsi, as the turmoil continues and the violence rages.

Current day Egypt parallels Egypt during the 1950s. Jamal Abd al-Nasser needed the support of the MB leader Hasan Ismail al-Hudaybi to create an Egyptian republic, after seizing power in 1952. In 1954, Nasser refused to fully apply Islamic law, as Hudaybi demanded, and he outlawed the MB on the grounds that they were plotting a counter coup. On October 26, 1954 a member of "The Secret Apparatus"/ al jihaz al-sirri, a MB terrorist unit, shot Nasser at a rally; by the end of November 1954, over 1000 Brothers had been arrested and brought to trial: From their inception, the MB had rejected Nasser's brand of "true" and "liberal" Islam and secularism, and they embraced violent Sunni fundamentalism and the Theocratic State.

In 1982, Hafez al Assad, Syrian dictator, brutally suppressed a savage revolt by Muslim Brothers in Hama. The MB cut the throats of the families of government workers and Baath Party officials, murdered local policemen and beheaded teachers who insisted on secular education - just as the Groupe Islamique Arme did in Algeria, when these MB allies decapitated seven Catholic monks in 1996. Sound familiar? Just look at Syria's current situation.

Ask James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, "Just when did the MB become 'a largely secular' organization?"

Murfreesboro's local MB hero, Saleh Sbenaty is closely aligned to Nihad Awad, the terrorist from CAIR, and Jamal Badawi and the movement to force America to submit to Islam. Sbenaty openly supports Hamas. And yet, he fled Syria in 1982. If he believed in the "truth" of Islam so strongly and loved Syria so much, why did he not stand and fight? Some freedom fighter, huh?

Instead of isolating the MB, the Obama administration has taken an unnatural delight in coddling them, because Obama never severed his implanted Islamic sympathy from his childhood days. This partially explains the visa issued to Hani Nour Eldin by the U.S. State Dept. in June 2013. Eldin is a member of Gama'a al Islamiyya, the terrorist organization responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and one of five signatories of Osama bin-Laden's February 1998 'World Islamic Front Statement Urging Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders', America and Europe. Shouldn't it be imperative to review the policy protocol that permitted a member of bin-Laden's jihad front into the White House?

Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliott reported three weeks ago that retired General Tom McInerney essentially confirms that the Obama administration has exposed national security information through Huma Abedin. Abedin is Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff, and she has deep personal and family ties with the MB.

John Guandolo, former FBI counter terrorism expert, goes one step further in explanation: "Mr. Brennan, now head of the CIA, did convert to Islam when he served in an official capacity for the U.S. in Saudi Arabia. He has given them access to the National Security Council, the National Security staff. He has brought known Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood operatives into those positions of government."

The Progressive/Democratic Party mindset, which has enabled MB infiltration of the U.S. government, is of the same nature that allowed Gehad al-Haddad to serve as a top official for the Clinton Foundation, while he simultaneously served as the MB spokesman and advisor to Egyptian President Morsi, from February 2011 until his arrest for inciting violence in September 2013.

Two days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) stated, "It's very clear to everyone but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us...This administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they are just making wrong decisions for America."

Interestingly, since September 2013, Al Jazeera and numerous sources, such as the Director of Research at Brookings Doha Center, have alleged that Barack Obama is a "full on member" of the Muslim Brotherhood, and in November 2013, Egyptian lawyers charged Barack and his brother Malik Obama in the International Criminal Court with "crimes against humanity" and many other crimes ranging from murder to "deprivation of physical liberty." While Malik is accused of funding terrorists in Sudan, Barack Obama is also accused of using the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to provide direct financial support to MB operatives, with Morsi's complicity.

Obama and his administration have assured a dramatic and accelerated measure of success for the Muslim Brotherhood globally and in America. Whether it is the so-called "refugee" program that is allowing terrorists a cover for entering our nation or Obama's outright support for the jihadist movements, from Al Qaeda militias in Libya to the MB in Egypt and on to both groups in Syria, this twisted and perverse Middle East policy is unrecognizable as American and is not in the best interest of the U.S. And, in the best light of day, as I recall American lives lost and the Twin Towers collapsing, only one word can possibly describe Obama's actions - treason.


By Justin O. Smith

Edited by John R. Houk


© Justin O. Smith

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General Abdel-fattah El-Sisi


John R. Houk

© January 31, 2014


General El-Sisi the head of the Egyptian military and current of head state gave a speech recently that is sure to be controversial in the Muslim world. The speech took place at Armed Forces’ Department of Moral Affairs. Here is a translated paragraph from The Clarion Project that should pique your interest:


“Religious discourse is the greatest battle and challenge facing the Egyptian people, pointing to the need for a new vision and a modern, comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam—rather than relying on a discourse that has not changed for 800 years.” (Egypt's El-Sisi Boldly Calls For Islamic Reformation; By RYAN MAURO; Clarion Project; 1/22/14)


The rest of Mauro’s article looks at the Muslim theological concept of Ijtihad. The theological concept is important because Ijtihad was the method of interpreting Islam’s holy writings and how to implement those interpretations. Apparently it is a process by which Muslim scholars provide a consensus legal interpretation. The problem that Ijtihad presents for Islam is that new Ijtihad interpretations was closed around the 10th century AD. The closed door means Islam stopped updating at about that time in history dooming the religion to a Mohammed-like medievalism, well forever. This is what General El-Sisi proposed to change.


I am not a Muslim scholar, rather I am a devout Christian that looks at Islam (really any religion or ideology) through the glasses of Biblical Christian Faith. I and many Counterjihad writers have come to the view that Islam based directly on the Quran, Hadith and Sunnah is a violent intolerant religion and since those writings are considered sacred – especially the Quran as the direct revelation of Allah – Islam will always inspire Muslims that subscribe to what the West calls radical Islam. It is my belief that Bill Warner of Political Islam provides the simplest explanation as to how Islam regards these considered holy writings:



The Islamic Bible—the Trilogy


Islam is defined by the words of Allah in the Koran, and the words and actions of Mohammed, called the Sunna.


The Sunna is found in two collections of texts—the Sira (Mohammed’s life) and the Hadith. The Koran says 91 times that his words and actions are considered to be the divine pattern for humanity.


A hadith, or tradition, is a brief story about what Mohammed did or said. A collection of hadiths is called a Hadith. There are many collections of hadiths, but the most authoritative are those by Bukhari and Abu Muslim, the ones used in this book.


So the Trilogy is the Koran, the Sira and the Hadith. Most people think that the Koran is the bible of Islam, but it is only about 14% of the total textual doctrine. The Trilogy is the foundation and totality of Islam.




No one text of the Trilogy can stand by itself; it is impossible to understand any one of the texts without the other supporting texts. The Koran, Sira, and Hadith are a seamless whole and speak with one voice. If it is in the Trilogy it is Islam. (A Taste of Islam: The Life of Mohammed, The Sira; By Bill Warner; Center for the Study of Political Islam; © 2010; Page 1)


I suspect General El-Sisi will be labeled a heretic or an apostate by the most Conservative Islamic sects that we Westerner label as radical Islam. It remains to be seen if General El-Sisi suggestions will move forward without some kind Islamic civil war especially among the majority Sunnis (Sunnis roughly make up 90% of Islam and the Shia sects represent about 10%).


Here is something that should place into context the difficulty of reopening this door to Ijtihad. The most influential elements of Islam in America come from what we call the Radical Islam. Primarily these influences are the Wahhabis represented by Saudi money and the Muslim Brotherhood which is now waging a terror campaign in Egypt due to their favored President Morsi being deposed by the Egyptian military after the Egyptian populace began to riot in protest over Morsi’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood initiative to Islamize Egyptian society and government to the strict adherence of the Quran, Hadith and Sira.


Muslim Apologists go out of their way to tell non-Muslim Americans that the core values of Islam is peace and that Radical Islam is an aberration from the “real” Islam. AND yet most of these apologists are often connected to Radical Islamic movements such as Saudi Wahhabis and the Salafist oriented Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Wahhabi control over 80% of the Mosques in America and the Muslim Brotherhood picks up where the Saudis leave off with a direct lineage to the most influential Muslim organization in America (See Also The Muslim Brotherhood in America). As far as I am concerned Islam in America is radicalized regardless of the deception spouted by Muslim Apologists.


For your perusal below is a cross post of Mauro’s report on Egypt’s General El-Sisi and Ijtihad.


JRH 1/31/14


Egypt's El-Sisi Boldly Calls For Islamic Reformation

Islam, said El-Sisi needs a modern understanding and should not rely on a discourse that has not changed for 800 years.


By Ryan Mauro

January 22, 2014

Clarion Project


General El-Sisi, the commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces and current head of state, is essentially calling for a reformation in Islam. His bold declaration comes as the Egyptian people approved a constitution in a vote that the Muslim Brotherhood boycotted.


The speech, which went unnoticed in the Western media, took place at the Armed Forces’ Department of Moral Affairs. In the speech, El-Sisi said:


“Religious discourse is the greatest battle and challenge facing the Egyptian people, pointing to the need for a new vision and a modern, comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam—rather than relying on a discourse that has not changed for 800 years.”


Notice what El-Sisi did not say. He did not say Zionism or Western oppression is the greatest threat to Egypt, nor did he point to a specific group like Al-Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood. He accurately framed the struggle as an ideological one within Islam.


When he refers to the “discourse that has not changed for 800 years,” he’s referring to when the most qualified Islamic scholars of that time ruled that all questions about interpretation had been settled. The “gates” of ijtihad, the independent interpretation of Islam, ended by the year 1258. He wants the “gates” reopened, allowing for the critical examination that an Islamic reformation needs.


Elsewhere in the speech, Sisi “called on all who follow the true Islam to improve the image of this religion in front of the world, after Islam has been for decades convicted of violence and destruction around the world, due to the crimes falsely committed in the name of Islam.”


This is another important declaration. He attributes Islamic extremism to this lack of discourse. He doesn’t blame it on a Jewish conspiracy to defame Islam or describe it as an overreaction to non-Muslim aggression.


He is also pre-empting the Islamists’ inevitable attack that he is an apostate by stating that Muslims are advancing Islam by having this discourse and turning away from violence. He takes away the argument from extremists that they are the model of a devout Muslim.


The next question is whether El-Sisi has the standing in Muslim opinion to be listened to. For now, the answer is yes. The Egyptian military that he leads has a 70% favorability rating, while the Muslim Brotherhood’s rating is at 34%. He is almost certain to run for president and, at this stage, is likely to win.


When the military toppled President Morsi and El-Sisi announced the suspension of the Islamist-written constitution, he was joined by the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar University, an institution that is basically the equivalent of the Vatican for Sunni Islam. To date, Al-Azhar has not broken with El-Sisi or condemned his remarks.


Other influential Egyptians may endorse El-Sisi’s view. In January 2011, former Egyptian Islamist Tawfik Hamid reported that 25 Islamic scholars, including teachers from Al-Azhar, said that Ijtihad needed to be resumed. The 10 points they listed for renewed examination included the separation of mosque and state, women’s rights, relations with non-Muslims and jihad.


Calls for reform and ijtihad can be heard beneath the visible surface of the Muslim world. In my own experience, I’ve heard many average Muslims endorse reformation but their views are not reflected in the national leadership.


Some of these reformist Muslims want to reopen the “gates” of ijtihad, while others say they never considered them closed to begin with. For example, Tunisian professor Dr. Muhamd El-Haddad, argues, “Daily life has evolved radically since the last millennium, but there has been no accompanying development in mainstream Muslim legal theory.”


Professor Ziauddin Sadar of London wrote in 2002 that that Islamic doctrine is “frozen in time” and there are three doctrinal pillars that need reform: “The elevation of the Shari’ah to the level of the Divine, with the consequent removal of agency from the believers, and the equation of Islam with the State.”


Those that argue that the “gates” were never closed include Malcolm Jardine, who wrote a thoroughly-researched essay on the topic. In 2006, the U.S.-based Nawawi Foundation published a study by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah with the premise that Islam “never had a doorkeeper to close it in the first place.”


General El-Sisi and the overall backlash against the Islamists may spark what the world needs most: An Islamic reformation. It is not enough to topple Islamists. Their ideological underpinning must be debated and defeated. The determinations of scholars from 800 years can no longer be treated as eternal truth, but for what they really are—opinions influenced by the times in which they were made.


Swing Those Doors of Ijtihad OPEN

John R. Houk

© January 31, 2014


Egypt's El-Sisi Boldly Calls For Islamic Reformation


Ryan Mauro is the ClarionProject.org’s National Security Analyst, a fellow with the Clarion Project and is frequently interviewed on top-tier TV stations as an expert on counterterrorism and Islamic extremism.


Copyright © 2013 Clarion Project, Inc. All rights reserved.




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Discover The Networks has an excellent summary of Benghazigate to the point which leaves little doubt that the neglect requires at the least some blame of top Obama officials and at worst the impeachment of President Barack Hussein Obama.


This is a bit lengthier than I thought for a blog post. Due to the length I am going to divide DTN’s original into two separate posts [at SlantRight 2.0]. I suggest you either bookmark my two part delivery or DTN’s original. This is valuable information for voters to stay informed to cast their next vote.


JRH 1/23/14

SlantRight 2.0: PART ONE

SlantRight 2.0: PART TWO

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