The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has been designated a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates, claims to support “freedom expression” but is asking Fox News to drop “Islamophobes like Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brigitte Gabriel, and Zuhdi Jasser from its programming.
If that sounds strangely inconsistent, welcome to Taqiyya, the doctrine of tactical deception that is practiced by radical Islam and the Alinsky-trained radical left.
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo slaughter, the Executive Director of CAIR, Nihad Awad, sounded much like the president in his condemnation of the attack by perpetrators he characterized as “extremists who claim to be Muslim.”
Listen to this PC mealy-mouthed mush coming from this guy’s mouth and tell me how it differs from the mealy-mouthed mush you hear from any of the Obama Regime mouth pieces or the Dissembler in Chief himself on any given day.
“The world is a global village. We’re not living under one culture or one mindset. Diversity of opinions, diversity of cultures, diversity of religion is the nature and the reality of the world. We have to respect that. We cannot impose our value on any culture. We believe that we are dealing unfortunately on two extremes on both sides. We cannot allow ourselves to be victims of extremists — on both sides,” Awad intoned at a press conference after the attacks.
There are only two sides, apparently – One side being Islam and the other — Kafir? And the extremists on the Kafir side who assert their right to insult “the prophet of islam” are just as bad as the murderous barbarians who want to kill them for it? I’m not sure what he was trying to say there.
But – – “Freedom of expression is not alien to Islam,” Awad insisted, challenging the assembled to quote any verse in the Koran that prevents anyone from “speaking out their minds.”
Raises hand. Oooh! Pick me, Pick me!
Apostasy (the rejection of Islam) is the ultimate speaking of one’s mind. What does the Koran say about it?
In Islam, the rejection in part (i.e. apostasy via blasphemy in belief) of any of the individual pillars or principles of Islam, or discarding the faith as a whole, amounts to apostasy.Under Islamic law, it is a crime punishable by death. This punishment was prescribed by Muhammad himself who had said “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” Apostasy was one of only three reasons given by him where killing a Muslim is permitted. His wishes were followed by Caliph Abu Bakr, who had many apostates killed during the lengthy “Riddah (apostasy) wars” for their refusal to pay tithe. These people were not rejecting Islam as a whole but only refusing to abide by one of its five pillars (Zakat). This also attests to the fact apostasy was a serious crime within early Islam and was not some later innovation. In fact, it was one Qur’anic verse (the verse of the sword – Qur’an 9:5) which prompted Abu Bakr to fight. Various hadith record Muhammad’s command being followed by his companions, with atheists, Christians, and Jews being put to death for leaving Islam.
All four schools of Islamic jurisprudence are in agreement with the death sentence for males (who are of sound mind) guilty of Apostasy, with only slight variations on whether to allow the three days grace period. The Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence believe female apostates are not to be killed, but beaten and put under confinement until death or repentance, while the remaining Shafi’i, Maliki, and Hanbali schools all agree the verdict for the female apostate is the same as for the male.
Ask Abdullah bin Ubai if he had the freedom to speak his mind.
The Qur’anic verse 5:33 calls for the murder, mutilation, or imprisonment, of those who make “Mischief” in the land, and Muhammad himself had asked his Muslim followers to kill several individuals who were guilty of blaspheming Islam and its Prophet. Muhammad asked Muslims to kill someone named ‘Abdullah bin Ubai (bin Salul) for making “evil” statements about him. He asked Muslims to kill Abu `Afak for making negative remarks about him and Islam. He asked Muslims to kill both Ka’b bin Ashrafand Asma Bint Marwan for writing inflammatory poetry about him and Muslims. Additionally, when Muhammad learned that one of his followers had stabbed and killed his slave women (other sources refer to her as a freed concubine: Umm walad, she was also the mother of a blind man) for making derogatory remarks about Muhammad, he declared that “no retaliation is payable for her blood.” This has effectively set the precedent for all Muslims to follow with such retaliation. No higher authority than ones-self is needed for permission to kill blasphemers.
Thus “it is a criminal offense in Islam to speak ill of the faith, its Prophet Muhammad, and its holy Scriptures (Qur’an and Hadith).”
To do so is considered blasphemy, and blasphemy is punishable by death. If it happens to be a Muslim who is doing the criticizing, their actions would constitute apostasy, therefore they too would be liable for the death penalty. Contrary to what some may suggest, this is not the result of a latter-day innovation of Islam, but something that is deeply rooted within Islamic scripture and the Sunnah of Muhammad.”
It is not surprising that the Hamas/Muslim brotherhood linked CAIR would not be entirely up front with us about what Islamists believe. They are speaking the language of taqiiya. Muslims are permitted to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them. This is a tactic that Obama has been using for six years to defeat his political opponents.
The terrorist group Hamas itself has condemned the Charlie Hebdo murders.
A statement in French said Hamas “condemns the attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine and insists on the fact that differences of opinion and thought cannot justify murder.”
But a Hamas newspaper revealed what the terrorist organization really thinks when it called the attackers the “heroes of the France invasion.”
In keeping with its stated belief in “freedom of expression,” CAIR on Monday asked Fox News to drop some “Islamophobes” from its programming.
Jihad Watch flagged this “American Muslim News Briefs” mailing from CAIR:
“Fox News’ continued use of Islamophobes, such Steven Emerson and many others like him, only serves to harm the network’s reputation and to promote hostility toward Islam and ordinary American Muslims,” said CAIR Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia Director Corey Saylor.
He said Fox News continues to utilize the nation’s most notorious Islamophobes and Islamophobia enablers — like Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brigitte Gabriel, and Zuhdi Jasser — as regular commentators on issues related to Islam and Muslims.
So Hamas-linked CAIR wants Fox not to feature Emerson, Geller, Hirsi Ali, Gabriel, Jasser or me — just five days after claiming, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre, that it supported the freedom of speech. I wrote at that time: “Hamas-linked CAIR is an inveterate and committed enemy of the freedom of speech, tarring and smearing anyone and everyone who dares to utter a critical word about jihad terror as a ‘racist,’ ‘bigoted’ ‘Islamophobe’ and doing everything it can to make sure that such critics are denied platforms to speak and shunned by all decent people.” This new attempt to strong-arm Fox into dropping virtually every one of us who speaks the truth about the jihad threat just confirms that assessment.