Salam Al-Marayati, President of the MPAC, has an interesting op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times. Lets focus on the important points.
"Law enforcement and intelligence agencies' continued use of anti-Muslim training materials could lead to the collapse of a critical partnership with the Muslim American community."
training materialsExactly what "anti-Muslim" training materials are they using? I want to see a list of the texts & audio-visual materials involved. Are those materials objective or subjective; what if anything is wrong with their content?
partnershipAllah expressly forbids Muslim-kuffar partnerships in several ayat including 3:28, 3:118 & 60:1. [Click these links for parallel translations, the next set for context.]
3:28. Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliyâ (supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allâh in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allâh warns you against Himself (His Punishment), and to Allâh is the final return. 3:118. O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitânah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand. 60:1. O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists, etc.) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism, this Qur'ân, and Muhammad ), and have driven out the Messenger (Muhammad ) and yourselves (from your homeland) because you believe in Allâh your Lord! If you have come forth to strive in My Cause and to seek My Good Pleasure, (then take not these disbelievers and polytheists, etc., as your friends). You show friendship to them in secret, while I am All-Aware of what you conceal and what you reveal. And whosoever of you (Muslims) does that, then indeed he has gone (far) astray, (away) from the Straight Path .
Have MPAC & CAIR leaders jeopardized eternal destiny by allying themselves with disbelievers or are they practicing al-taqiyya by creating a false appearance of partnership?
FBI training MaterialsAl-Marayati refers to Wired Magazine's Danger Room Blog as his source for his description of the FBI's training materials. Here are his main points:
- bigoted and inflammatory views on Muslims
- devout Muslims more violence prone
- Islam aims to drag victims back to the 7th century
- Zakat funds combat
- Muhammad lead a violent cult.
devout Muslims more violentTwo ayat define believers as those who "fight in Allah's cause", which is to make Islam dominate the world.
- 9:111. Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .
- 49:15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.
Islam seeks to drag its victims back to the 7th centuryIslam seeks to impose Shari'ah: the laws derived from Moe's recitation & sunnah, upon the entire world. That includes lapidation, lashing & amputation as punishments for crimes.
Zakat funds combatShari'ah requires Muslims to pay zakat of 2.5% on accumulated wealth and financial transactions. The rules of zakat are codified in Reliance of the Traveller, Book H. There are eight categories of recipients of zakat who receive equal shares; the seventh category is those fighting in Allah's cause. H8.17
Muhammad lead a violent cultIf you can find a good working definition of cult, we can argue whether or not Islam was a cult under Moe's leadership. The Branch Dividians of Waco were said to be a cult because their leader arranged marriages and exploited children. Moe also arranged marriages and exploited a child. Leaving the cult issue aside, was Islam violent under Moe's leadership? Several slides in Gawthrop's PowerPoint presentation are derived from the table of contents of The Life of Muhammad. Those slides consisted of the names of raids, battles, attacks and conquests engaged in or ordered by Moe. Part III is the Migration, wars, triumph and death. It begins on page 219 and spans through 678. Moe personally participated in 17 battles. How peaceful. Here are the relevant blog posts by Spencer Ackerman:
- FBI ‘Islam 101′ Guide Depicted Muslims as 7th-Century Simpletons
- FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’
- Video: FBI Trainer Says Forget ‘Irrelevant’ al-Qaida, Target Islam
- Includes video of Wm. Gawthrop describing Islamic law, differentiating it from spiritual matters; concentrating on ideology. This 27:20 video gets detailed; pay close attention. He goes into "Islamic motivations" for terror attacks. 9:19 into the video, Gawthrop describes organizations as irrelevant and explains why they are irrelevant.
- Includes a sidebar listing these training documents which consist of Gawthrop's power point presentations.:
- Militancy Considerations
- Depicts Judaism & Christianity as having violent beginnings, moderating over time; Islam remaining violent. In which N.T. book, chapter & verse did Jesus Christ ordain & exemplify conquest, genocide & terrorism?
- Strategic Themes and Drivers in Islamic Law
- Doctrinal Basis for Jihad
- Chart: Violence and Adherence to the Torah, Bible and Koran
- Militancy Considerations
- Congress Grills FBI Chief About Anti-Islam Training
- includes some stark descriptions and
- 5 minute video of testimony before a congressional hearing
Two minutes and forty two seconds into the video embedded in the last of the cited blog posts, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D. Il9 reads a list of radicalization indicators including:
- increased isolation from [inaudiable]
- wearing traditional Islamic attire
- growing facial hair
- frequent attendance at a mosque or prayer group
- travel to a Muslim country
- increased activity in pro-Muslim social groups or political cause
- "If you change Muslim to Christian or Orthodox Jewish, you could find the same kinds of activities."
"More important, Muslim leaders, not FBI agents, can more effectively battle Al Qaeda's destructive ideas."
What destructive ideas, and who really owns them? In his lecture, Gawthrop indicated that winning the war requires combating the ideas which motivate Muslims to wage it. I will go farther, listing the worst of them with sources & confirmation in Shari'ah.
- Only Allah has the right to rule. [18:26, 33:36]
- Only Allah has the right to be worshiped. [3:2]
- Jihâd (holy fighting in Allâh's Cause) is ordained for you. [2:216]
- Al-Jihâd (holy fighting) in Allâh’s Cause (with full force of numbers and weaponry) is given the utmost importance in Islâm and is one of its pillar (on which it stands). By Jihâd Islâm is established, Allâh’s Word is made superior, (His Word being Lâ ilaha illallâh which means none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh), and His Religion (Islâm) is propagated.[2:190]
- Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion.[Reliance of the Traveller, O9.0]
- Fight pagans until only Allah is worshiped on a global scale. [8:39]
- The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim (O: because they are not a people with a Book, nor honored as such, and are not permitted to settle with paying the poll tax (jizya) ) [Reliance o9.9]
- Fight "people of the book" until they are subjugated and submit to extortion. [9:29]
- The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,... [Reliance O9.8]
- O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you...[9:123]
- "Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed...."[9:111]
- "...nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers nor inflict any injury upon an enemy but is written to their credit as a deed of righteousness...."[9:120]
- Go to Jihad and go to Paradise or go to Hell. [9:38-39, 61:10-12]
- "The destruction of the sword is incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the sacred writings which are generally received this effect." [Hedaya, Volume II, Book IX, Chapter 1, page 141]
- "War must be carried on against the Infidels, at all times, by some party of the Muslims." [Hedaya, Volume II, Book IX, Chapter 1, page 140]
- A Prophet must make great slaughter before ransoming prisoners for profit. [8:67]
- "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." [Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387]
- "We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve..." [3:151]
- "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved..."[8:12]
- to strike terror
- "Allah cast terror" [33:26]
- "Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month's journey. "[Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331]
- "I have been made victorious with terror" [Sahih Bukhari 4.52.220]
"Biased and faulty training leads to biased and faulty policing."
Perhaps it would be better to have complete and objective training. Everyone involved in terrorism prevention & prosecution should be required to read all of the following:
- Noble Qur'an: Surahs Al-Baqarah...At-Taubah. Reading 8 of 113 chapters of that book might bore them, but it won't harm them.
- To assure proper comprehension of the meaning of the Qur'an, they should read Tafsir Ibn Kathir for the explanations of those chapters.
- To see how Moe interpreted those chapters, the FBI, police and CIA should read the relevant hadith, found in Riyad us-Saliheen, Book 11, Chapter 234.
- To learn how those ayat & ahadith are codified in Shari'ah, they should read Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9.0 ...O11.11
Terrorism is an intrinsic sacrament of Islam, sanctified by Allah's saying that he would and did cast terror and Moe's bragging of being made victorious by casting terror. Islam and terrorism are inseparable. Barring all reference to Islam in relation to one of its sacraments is the Acme of suicidal insanity.