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US imam calls on Muslims in US to wage jihad

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US imam calls on Muslims in US to wage jihad

Neil Munro
White House Correspondent
  

The controversial imam of a prominent mosque in Arlington, Va., has urged immigrant Muslims in the United States to wage war for Islam.

“The enemies of Allah are lining up. The question for us is, are we lining [up] or are we afraid because they may call us terrorists?” Shaker Elsayed told a crowd of Ethiopian Muslims during a lecture at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.

“Let me give you the good news: they are already calling us terrorists anyway. Whether you sitting at home, watching TV, drinking coffee, sleeping or playing with your kids, you are a terrorist because you are a Muslim.”

“Well, give them a run for their money. Make it worth it. Make this title worth it, and be a good Muslim,” said the Cairo-born Muslim.

“Muslim men when it is a price to pay, they are first in line. … They are the first in the community-service line. They are the first in jihad line,” he declared to applause.

At the end of the imam’s incendiary speech, a representative of the Ethiopian group walked to the podium and declared the speech was not calling for jihad.

“Just a disclaimer,” the emcee said. “Imam Shakir, he’s not advocating for armed struggle in Ethiopia. He’s just simply giving us a lesson. We’ll just continue with our non-violent struggle until these guys who are in prison [in Ethiopia] who did not bow down for this repressive government … are free.”

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, the press secretary for the imam’s Dar al-Hijrah mosque, did not respond to messages from The Daily Caller.

“If Dar al-Hijrah were like most American religious institutions it would fire Elsayed, but it’s not like most religious institutions,” John Rossomando, a researcher at the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

“The mosque operates as a front for Hamas … [and] has the distinction of being connected with more terror plots than just about any other mosque in America,” he said in a statement to TheDC.

Ethiopia is a majority-Christian country and has defended itself from encroaching Muslims armies for more than 1,000 years. Currently, Muslims in Ethiopia’s Ogaden region complain that the central government has not given them autonomy.

“Ethiopian muslims are protesting against perceived government interference in their activities … [and] observers fear the latest move by the government would spark protests by muslims in the Horn of Africa country,” said a website run by Badr Ethiopia, an Ethiopian Muslim group.

The group cites the controversial Council on American Islamic Relations as an affiliate.

Elsayed’s comments add to his history of controversial statements that match orthodox Islam, but which clash with American culture.

In 1990, for example, The New York Times quoted him saying that the murder of a radical Jewish nationalist in New York was legal under Muslim law.

The murder of rabbi Meir Kahane “was not a violation, in the sense that Kahane adopted a position against all Arabs and Muslims,” said Elsayed, according to the Times.

According to numerous Islamic leaders, Islamic law endorses the use of war to expand the rule of Islam. The law, dubbed Shariah, also endorses the killing of Islam’s critics, including poets Christian preachers, and it allows only grudging recognition of non-Islamic governments.

For orthodox Muslims, civilian law is subordinate to Islamic requirements.

That provision has been implemented, at least in part, in Egypt’s new 2012 constitution. The constitution was mostly written by legislators in the political party created by the international Muslim Brotherhood organization.

by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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Aamy
by Silver Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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And this is why people look down on Muslims.** am NOT saying it is right** Yes yes we all know not all Muslims are like that. But the bad apples are shouting a lot louder then the good ones. They say its all peace and love ........ hard to buy that when you have quacks like that.
Pema_Jampa
by SxyTaco on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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Kind of like Westboro for Christians huh?

Quoting Aamy:

And this is why people look down on Muslims.** am NOT saying it is right** Yes yes we all know not all Muslims are like that. But the bad apples are shouting a lot louder then the good ones. They say its all peace and love ........ hard to buy that when you have quacks like that.


Aamy
by Silver Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Yup, sadly extremists in any religion.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Kind of like Westboro for Christians huh?

Quoting Aamy:

And this is why people look down on Muslims.** am NOT saying it is right** Yes yes we all know not all Muslims are like that. But the bad apples are shouting a lot louder then the good ones. They say its all peace and love ........ hard to buy that when you have quacks like that.


canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:25 PM
But most people are able to see that the WBC nuts are just that, nuts, and seem to be unable to do the same for other religions.

Quoting Aamy:

Yup, sadly extremists in any religion.



Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Kind of like Westboro for Christians huh?

Quoting Aamy:

And this is why people look down on Muslims.** am NOT saying it is right** Yes yes we all know not all Muslims are like that. But the bad apples are shouting a lot louder then the good ones. They say its all peace and love ........ hard to buy that when you have quacks like that.


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Aamy
by Silver Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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I think its because of numbers really. The WBBC is just a handfuls of people. The Muslim extremists, there are far more.

Quoting canadianmom1974:

But most people are able to see that the WBC nuts are just that, nuts, and seem to be unable to do the same for other religions.



Quoting Aamy:

Yup, sadly extremists in any religion.





Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Kind of like Westboro for Christians huh?

Quoting Aamy:

And this is why people look down on Muslims.** am NOT saying it is right** Yes yes we all know not all Muslims are like that. But the bad apples are shouting a lot louder then the good ones. They say its all peace and love ........ hard to buy that when you have quacks like that.


idunno1234
by Silver Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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Okay look, cakelady.  You are posting anti-muslim stuff all over this board and I want to know exactly what you think this will accomplish?

Please, PLEASE read things from many different sources,, educate yourself, talk to actual Muslims and develop more of an understanding rather than falling victim to the knee jerk hate/intolerance/fear response.

Extremism exist in all facets of belief.  Hate is an easy response to ignorance and fear and shows you to be no better than those you condemn.

I am asking you, NO, I'm BEGGING you, in the name of humanity and whatever God you may believe in to stop spreading the shit you have been spreading around this board. 

Intolerance and hate only breed intolerance and hate.  Shine light on the subject.  Its called enlightenment.

 

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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Jihad means struggle.

Not war, not violence, but struggle.  He's talking about the struggle to be good Muslims in the face of anti-Muslim sentiment (like, this post).

You have to be really, really stupid to think this guy's calling for violence against the US.

Pema_Jampa
by SxyTaco on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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How much you wanna bet she is Christian?

MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM

This Muslim DID NOT say this.  YOU did NOT read this; nor are YOU to believe this was ever said, or that this person is indeed Muslim at all..  Move along and continue pretending...


Quoting happinessforyou:

Wait- I thought this religion was full of love and tolerance????



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