Might there be a growing jihadist foothold here in the U.S.? Consider the devastation in the European countries of France, Great Britain, Sweden, and Germany, that have increasingly been submitting to Sharia law because of the explosion of illegal and legal Muslim immigration in recent years, to see where we are headed if we don’t stop its adherents from doing the same in this country. Sharia law guides all aspects of Muslim life including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings.
Many Americans are not aware that adherents to Islam’s Sharia are not like the faithful of other religions, for Sharia requires its followers to engage in Jihad (holy war) to force the whole world to submit to their dictates. Even those we consider to be “good” Muslims, namely peaceful, law-abiding ones who are loyal to our Constitution, can be subjected to intense coercion by dangerous groups like the Muslim Brotherhood to conform to Sharia and its supremacist dictates. The Muslim Brotherhood, a dangerous and insidious Islamist group, has been operating stealthily inside our nation for over five decades.
Such Islamists are cleverly using our own 1st Amendment rights to establish and proliferate so-called “Islamic Societies” and “Islamic Centers” here in our country, that in reality are Muslim Brotherhood-dominated, Sharia-adherent mosques that stealthily advance “Jihad” against America. Experts estimate that 80% of America’s mosques and Islamic cultural centers are under the direct influence of the radical Saudi (Wahabbist) Islamic wing that that advocates strict adherence to Shariah law. Keep in mind that under Shariah, religion and gender determine one’s “rights,” and an essential element of Shariah is violent jihad against all “non-believers.”
Here is the most comprehensive guide to mosques and Islamic schools in Illinois. In Chicagoland alone, there are 94 mosques and 17 Islamic schools.
CAIR has likewise been pressuring local, state, and federal legislators to adopt some form of Shariah law. Nineteen lawsuits have already been filed in 12 states to assert Shariah law into our U.S. Court system. A group of Muslims in northern Texas has created what many be the first official Sharia law system in the United States, although the new Sharia tribunal in Irving, Texas, is trying to assure Americans they’re not planning to follow the type of Sharia law practiced in Muslim countries.
Europe provides a good example of where we could be headed. Great Britain now has 85 Shariah courts. In Germany, Shariah law has been used to defend a husband’s right to beat his wife and practice polygamy. Its Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH), Germany’s highest court of civil and criminal jurisdiction, has ruled that a new law that bans child marriage may be unconstitutional because all marriages, including Sharia-based child marriages, are protected by Germany’s Basic Law (Grundgesetz). France has revised its domestic tax laws to accommodate rules of Islamic finance.
Some warning signs
Following are some signs that the United States is increasingly succumbing to the stealthy, subversive campaign the Muslim Brotherhood calls its “civilization jihad”:
- Activists seek to prevent free speech, particularly the kind that might help Americans recognize and counteract effectively their secretive assaults on our country and its institutions.
- Many national food chains are selling unmarked Sharia-compliant “Halal” meat often not labeled as such (ritually the animal’s throat is split by a Muslim cleric who exclaims “ALLAH AKBAR!” as a sacrifice to Allah) unbeknownst to most Americans who are buying and consuming it. At a Tyson’s chicken processing plant in Tennessee, the Labor Day holiday was replaced with a religious Islamic holiday. Tyson reinstated Labor Day only after a public outcry.
Consider this partial list of some of the popular grocery and restaurants chains now selling or using compliant “Halal” meat.
- Whole Foods Market
- Trader Joe’s
- Outback Steakhouse
- Shop Rite
- Stop and Shop
- You may have read about a Muslim father who murdered his two daughters in Houston a few years ago in an act known as “honor killing” to punish them for dating American boys. This is not an isolated incident, although the secretive nature of this crime makes estimating its frequency here difficult.
- Our own Treasury Department is hosting courses like “Islam Finance 101, and most of our major banks and financial institutions, including government-owned and taxpayer-funded AIG, offer “Shariah Compliant Funds” which are reviewed by Islamic clerics for compliance.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control over a half-million girls and young women have either already had their genitals mutilated or they are at risk of being subjected to that barbaric practice. Many of them come here from Muslim nations where female genital mutilation is the norm. A historic ruling in Michigan in Nov. of 2018, declared unconstitutional a U.S. law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) and dropped key charges against practitioners, which was an “outrageous” blow to the rights of tens of thousands of girls at risk of the abuse.
Obstacles that allow Islamic supremacists to flourish
Many Americans are unaware of the tremendous inroads being achieved by global Islamic supremacists to bring Sharia to towns and cities right here in America, often with our very own tax dollars, through liberal judges, and, in some cases with the help of the U.N.
Just as in Europe, illegal and legal Muslim immigration in America has exploded at record rates in recent years. As a result, Sharia-adherent populations here are increasingly challenging the Judeo-Christian foundation of our U.S. Constitution, our culture, and values.
These obstacles stand in the way of pushing back against the growing influence of Sharia in America:
- Leftists collaborating with the Sharia-supremacists, who also hate Trump, will do whatever they can — including, but not limited to, the relentless use of their allies in the “mainstream” media — to fight President Trump “tooth and nail.”
- Muslim Brotherhood-associated organizations like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) are trying to suppress the sort of information that needs to be gotten out by calling those who attempt to get the truth out “Islamophobes,” “racists” and “bigots”.
- Too many American are passive in the face of such threats. They choose to ignore the dangers posed by Sharia supremacism, even though by so doing they are putting at risk their country.
Three days before this past Christmas, the New York Times ran a piece by Wajahat Ali, entitled “What a Muslim Could Teach Trump Supporters About Jesus.” What he could teach them is that Jesus was an open-borders globalist Socialist, and if they aren’t, then they just aren’t good Christians.
Wajahat Ali is a New York Times contributing Op-Ed writer. He helped launch the Al Jazeera America network as co-host of Al Jazeera America’s The Stream, a daily news show that extended the conversation to social media and beyond. He was also a National Correspondent, Political Reporter, and Social Media Expert for Al Jazeera America.
The following quote, dated September 24, 2015, is from Omar Ahma, founder of the Council for American Islamic Relations, the Hamas-affiliated Muslim Brotherhood front group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the famous Holy Land foundation terror financing trial, and a precursor to CAIR.
Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.
Although Thorner is not in any way predicting the chaos that many countries in Europe are experiencing from the influx of unscreened Muslim refugees into their countries, there is reason for concern over the inroads Muslims are stealthfully making into this nation.
Muslim leaders in the U.S. are involved in a public relations drive to convince non-Muslims that sharia law is perfectly compatible with the U.S. Constitution and U.S. law. It is not. This article sets forth why this is so and why concern is merited.