Silencing Moderate Muslim Voices

by Umar Abdur-Rahman

Oct, 4, 2004

Umar Abdur-Rahman is the Philadelphia spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The recent exclusion of Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, and Professor Tariq Ramadan from the United States sends a chilling message to the Muslim community in the West. These are two of Europe’s most articulate voices for Muslim integration into Western societies. Both men advocate that Muslims in America and Europe can be both true to their faith and model citizens of their countries without compromising either part of their identity.  Their Koran sends an even more "chilling message" {See

So, why is our government scared of these two accomplished men? The answer may lie in the increasing hostility toward mainstream Islam that has been spread by many pundits on the far right. On talk radio and in commentaries, these anti-Muslim personalities label mainstream Muslim organizations as “Wahabi” and “extremist,” making no distinction between Muslims that want to practice their faith and those that misuse Islam for diabolical ends.

004.095 Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home. Unto all in Faith Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit at home by a special reward.

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you

There is no such Scripture in the New Testament.

CAIR has no right to complain about America's laws while they bow to a book that clearly violates America's constitution.

Those who believe in the Son of God are 'Pagans' according to the Koran} 037.152 - 019.088 - 019.089. Muslims are commanded to slay the 'Pagans' wherever they find them} 009.005002.191 -  047.004

 

CAIR is not willing to face the fact that such commands not only violate America's laws...but international laws also...and puts all true Christians in danger. [Without the Son...one can not be a Christian]

The constant slander of national Muslim organizations is baseless and demonstrates an ulterior motive present on the part of Islam’s critics. If a Western Muslim believes in Islam and makes an effort to educate others about its authentic teachings, such a person is a radical to the Daniel Pipes and Michael Savages of the world. What’s disturbing is that the bigotry of such people has permeated many areas of our government including the Department of Homeland Security.

No one says it it better than the Muslims own 'allah' when it comes to violence and discrimination. Who has more authority? -- CAIR? or their 'allah'?

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you

009.005 fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them,

002.191 Slay them wherever ye catch them

Wicked commands? or 'sacred'? Choose.

The Koran is a violent book...and when it's pointed out to Muslims...many immediately point to the Bible and accuse it of the same. There are no such commands in the New Testament. Find them -- present them -- if they exist. There are none!

There is a real danger in attempting to eradicate the voices of mainstream Islam in America. Polarizing Muslims into a secular, moderate camp and religious, extremist camp risks bringing Europe’s problem with Muslims into the United States. Due to Europe’s overall discomfort with immigration and her inability to embrace Muslims as full members of society, the Muslim community in Europe has had considerable difficulty integrating into their countries of residence. Riots have taken place at least once in Spain, Germany, Britain, and France between Muslims and locals.

Mat 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

Choose: The Bible or the Koran.

Can not have both } and BOTH books will agree to that [No matter what CAIR preaches].

Although in a minority, extremist preachers in Britain prevail in ways unimaginable here. Radical clerics like Omar Bakri and Abu Hamza al-Masri have been known to encourage British Muslims to fight for the overthrow of their own government. [Treason] The influence of these zealots coupled with feelings of isolation present amongst many British Muslims has resulted in the spread of militant views.

004.095 Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home. Unto all in Faith Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit at home by a special reward. [The allah of the Koran calls ALL 'moderate' Muslims liars]

A poll conducted by the BBC in December of 2003, found that 17% of British Muslims believe that the tragedy of 9-11 was justified with 8% even supporting al-Qaeda like attacks on Britain. Contrary to the extremist leaders that fuel such hate, Yusuf Islam has been one of the most eloquent voices of reason and moderation within the Muslim community in Britain. While extremists have celebrated the tragedy of 9-11, Mr. Islam called the attacks the result of “blind, irreligious hatred” and contributed many of his royalties to 9-11 family funds.

In France, most Muslims have been isolated into ghettos often resulting in a social stratification that prevents French Muslims from truly identifying with their country of residence. Regrettably, disenchanted North African youth in France have at times taken part in acts of anti-Semitism in reaction to Israeli attacks against Palestinians. Through his sermons and writings, Mr. Ramadan preaches against this type of intolerance and encourages his fellow countrymen to become full members of French society while retaining their Islamic identity. His tremendous contribution to Western Muslim scholarship resulted in Time magazine placing him on a list of the 21st century’s top 100 innovators.

005.041 O Messenger! let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: (whether it be) among those who say "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie.   Discrimination?

002.065 And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected." [The Jews and the Christians]

 

005.060 Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!"

 

007.166 When in their insolence they transgressed (all) prohibitions, We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected.

 

The Koran has a brainwashing power that sends its followers out to attack...especially the 'Pagans'.

''disenchantment'' has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with such violent discrimination. Nothing! Teachings do.

And the Muslims have no Spiritual support for the city they have chosen. Their Koran forgot to mention Palestine. The Bible condemned it....in a prophecy [a Marvelous work]...for end times...beginning with Moses. Exd 15:14 - Isa 14:31

Eze 12:25 I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass.

Fortunately, the problems endemic in Britain and France are virtually nonexistent in the United States for a couple of reasons. Americans have a tradition of accepting immigrants into the mainstream in ways not present in Europe. Furthermore, nearly half of the American Muslim population is either African-American and/or native born; such people simply do not accept being considered outsiders in America. It’s people such as Mr. Islam and Mr. Ramadan that should be welcomed into this country to ensure that American Muslims continue to feel no conflict between American ideals and Islamic precepts.

Dan 11:32 Such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he { the anti-Christ ] corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

We must not permit polemicists who wish to marginalize the Muslim community to dictate our immigration policy. Encouraging the presence of moderate Western Muslims such as Yusuf Islam and Tariq Ramadan is a must during our current times. There is a dearth of Muslim leaders in America that can effectively relate to a Western audience. Preventing the American Muslim community from access to leaders like Mr. Islam and Mr. Ramadan has the potential of allowing extremists to fill the vacuum. The exact opposite is true.

The Koran is a violent book and the sole root cause of Islamic terrorism.  The world body took on the responsibility of speaking the Truth about it.

Mat 24:43 Know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Eze 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

Mat 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: the tree is known by his fruit.

Luk 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.