Office of the Honorable John Boehner
United States Congressman, 8th Congressional District (Ohio)
Office of the Honorable Mitch McConnell
United States Senator, Kentucky
June 21, 2010
Dear Congressman Boehner and Senator McConnell,
Thank you in advance for your time. I would like to ask if you will review and share with your congressional colleagues the following information which includes, but is not limited to, a collection of quotes and documented activities pertaining to a number of Islamic preachers (Imams) in America.
It is important to know that for them, being truthful to Americans would place their agenda in jeopardy; and when confronted, their strategy is to maintain that their words have been “taken out of context,” to dismiss critics as fringe groups who irrationally fear Islam, and to throw out accusations of “anti-Muslim bigotry” and “intolerance”.
They falsely play victim and have no legitimate defense; for it is their prejudices, religious intolerance, and ideological dogma that can threaten safety and civil society.
When the audience is the American public, these particular ideologists will speak of peace, dialogue and inclusiveness. When they are in front of their co-religionists, the conversation changes.
Imam Amir-Abdel Malik-Ali: Masjid Al Islam mosque, Oakland, CA
“We must implement Islam as a totality (in which) Allah controls every place… the home, the classroom, the science lab, the halls of Congress.”
Imam Fawaz Damra: Former Imam in the Cleveland, Ohio area
“The first principle is that terrorism, and terrorism alone, is the path to liberation. The second principle is that “settlement is decided by the sword.”
Damra was convicted of lying about his ties to Islamic terrorism, and set to be deported.
Imam Abdul Alim Musa: Al Masjid mosque, Washington, D.C.
“If you don’t give us justice. If you don’t give us equality. If you don’t give us our share of America. If you don’t stay out of our way and leave us alone, we’re gonna burn America down.”
Imam Muzammil Siddiqi: Islamic Society of North America
“We must not forget that Allah’s rules have to be established in all lands…”
Imam Fouad ElBayly: Johnstown (PA) Islamic Center
On Dutch author Ayaan Hirsi Ali: “She has been identified as one who has defamed the faith (Islam). If you come into the faith, you must abide by the laws. And when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death.”
Imam Mahdi Bray: Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
Imam Muhammad Al-Asi: Former Imam at the Washington, D.C. Islamic Center
Imam Husham Al-Husainy: Karbalaa Islamic Education Center. Dearborn, MI
On U.S. soil, has held rallies in support of the terrorist organization, Hezbollah.
Imam Omar Shahin: Tucson, Arizona Islamic Center; President, North American Imams Federation; spokesman for the six ‘Flying Imams’
“A Muslim must try his best to abide by the rulings of Sharia (Islamic law) whenever possible as much as he can. He should not allow himself to be liable to those western laws that contradict the clear-cut Islamic rulings.”
Imam Siraj Wahhaj: Masjid Al-Taqwa mosque. Brooklyn, N.Y
“In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing. And the only thing left will be Islam.” On stoning women: “If Allah says stone them to death … then you stone them to death, because it’s the obedience of Allah and his messenger … nothing personal.” Read more about Siraj Wahhaj here.
Imam Hassan Mohamud: Islamic Da’wah Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Imam Zaid Shakir: Former Muslim Chaplain at Yale University
“Muslims cannot accept the legitimacy of the existing American order, since it is against the orders and ordainments of Allah.”
Imam Warith Deen Umar: Former Muslim Chaplain, New York Prisons
“The 9/11 hijackers should be honored as martyrs.” The “U.S. risks further terrorism attacks because it oppresses Muslims around the world.” and “Without justice, there will be warfare, and it can come to this country, too.”
Imam Jamil Al-Amin: Former Imam, Atlanta Community mosque (GA) (Incarcerated)
Al-Amin shot and killed Fulton County Deputy Ricky Kinchen as he was serving a warrant after Al-Amin refused to appear for his court date to answer charges of possessing a stolen car and impersonating a police officer.
Imam Zul-Qarnain Shahid: Muslim chaplain for the New York City Department of Corrections (and convicted murderer)
Smuggling box cutters into a Manhattan jail. Previously, Shahid was hired by the Department of Corrections as a chaplain in 2007 despite having served 14 years of a 15-years-to-life sentence for a December 1976 murder and robbery in Harlem.
Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah (Deceased): Masjid Al-Haqq mosque, Detroit, MI
According to the official criminal complaint against him, Luqman Abdullah was a “highly placed leader of a radical fundamentalist Sunni group”, whose mission was to “establish a separate, sovereign Islamic state within the United States, governed by Shari’ah law.” Additionally, Abdullah, in the complaint (p.2 of the Affidavit), “called his followers to an offensive jihad, rather than a defensive jihad.”
The tune seems to change when Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf of the planned ‘Cordoba House’ mosque at Ground Zero speaks, yet the underlying theme remains the same:
“We’ve approached the community because we want this to be an example of how we are cooperating with the members of the community, not only to provide services but also to build a discourse on how Muslims and non-Muslims can cooperate together to push back against the voice of extremism.” Conversely, in Egypt on March 24, 2010, he said, “I do not believe in religious dialogue.”
Imam Rauf asserts, “The Prophet Muhammad has been known as the first feminist. Gender equality is an intrinsic part of Islamic belief.”
Yet that runs contrary to the predominant practices in Islamic nations and Shari’ah courts where typically a man’s testimony equals that of two women, and where Muslim women are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims but Muslim men are permitted to marry Christians and Jews, as well as Muslims. (Sura 4:34 in the Qur’an details Islam’s prescribed treatment of females.)
Imam Rauf has stated, “Muslim charities have been subject to undue scrutiny since 9/11.”
Imam Rauf has stated, “Islamic law and American democratic principles have many things in common“, and that America is “Shari’ah compliant.”
In fact, Islamic law (Shari’ah) is a supremacist, sexist, barbaric human rights violation that has no place in modern societies or in their court systems:
Punishments include imprisonment, flogging, amputation, and execution by beheading, public stoning, hanging, or firing squad.
Thievery is punishable by amputation of the right hand. Multiple amputations are carried out for the crime of highway robbery.
For persons convicted of less serious crimes, such as alcohol related offenses or being alone in the company of an unrelated person of the opposite sex, the offenders are caned.
Adultery is punishable by public stoning.
Crimes against Muslims receive harsher penalties than crimes against non-Muslims.
Those who do not embrace Islam and wish to convert to another religion have, according to Islamic law, forfeited their life and are to be put to death by the state.
There is not a radical and non-radical Islam. There is one Islam, and a matter of whether or not a Muslim takes at face value the verses of war and intolerance contained in the Qur’an (ex. 9:5, 9:29, 8:12, 5:51, 4:34). Fundamentalists, like the ones outlined above, also consider tolerant and non-aggressive Muslims to be “infidels.”
With the facts out in front of them, there is nothing that Americans cannot accomplish, or repel. Yet our mainstream, lazy, useful idiot media has failed as a free press by refusing to properly provide vital information on this matter.
Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Nonie Darwish, Brigitte Gabriel, Steven Emerson and others can fill in the many blanks left by imams and Islamic “civil rights” groups over the years. They are a valuable resource. It would benefit the nation if members of Congress were to move in their direction for the purpose of obtaining a deeper awareness of the existential threat posed by fundamental Islamic doctrine which, until undergoing some measure of reform, will continue to mar society after society by way of both violent and political jihad.
Our very way of life is under attack from within: from global-minded politicians currently holding seats in our own government (who equate being a public servant to being royalty), to those crossing into our country illegally and their supporters, to front groups posing as advocates, to the situation brought forth in this letter.
Does the United States Congress care enough about this country and the memory of the 9/11 victims, and have the courage to protect the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, and the hijacked airliner crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania by making these sacred grounds off limits to any and all callous, egregious degradation? Please gather every true patriot within the people’s halls and answer that question with a resounding “Yes”.
D.C. Watson, United States
9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America
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