HAMAS Supporting CAIR Kingpin, Nihad Awad: Turn your Mosques into Voter Registration Centers
By WILLIAM MAYER
February 4, 2016 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – According to the Israeli news source, Arutz Sheva, in a speech delivered about a month ago, Nihad Awad, the Executive Chairman of the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR, a known Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas front group1.] counseled his Muslim audience to turn their mosques into the political equivalent of forward operating military bases, a concept not at all foreign to Islamic ideology.
Who is Nihad Awad?
Well we do know that he supports HAMAS and serves as the Executive Director of an organization [CAIR] which was named as an unindicted coconspirator in the largest HAMAS terror prosecution in U.S. history, one in which all the defendants [including a co-founder of the Texas chapter of CAIR, Ghassan Elasahi] were found guilty on a total of 108 charges
Video courtesy of The Investigative Project on Terrorism
A Reinvented Islam?
February 2, 2016 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Islam has and always will be exactly what it is, the sum amalgam of its constituent parts. To clarify, Muslim bedrock principles will remain the same despite efforts to present them in a less threatening manner, one which is inconsistent with reality. Outside of the conjuring of academia and the media, Islam’s “true nature” is determined by how the Ummah conducts itself on the ground, within its own sphere of influence and more importantly as it interacts with the West.
As an observed phenomenon, the inertia of normative/operative Islam is neither accommodative of Western values nor do its adherents show much interest shifting in that direction.
Despite the fact that there isn’t much that is hopeful to point to - consider the absence of a single Muslim majority nation on Earth which comes close to embracing the liberal values we cherish - earnest calls for a reformed Islam continue to issue from some very bright, well-meaning and learned people, including patriotic, secular American Muslims.
But let’s examine the proposition a bit; isn’t the hope for Islam to start conforming to ethical standards of the civilized world really a call for Muslims to be nonobservant?
Throughout its 1,400 year history doesn’t the extent to which any Muslim could be called “radicalized” depend upon the degree to which he or she is Shari’a compliant? The effect of this is profound in that Muslims who accept the entire corpus of the Qur’an as the literal and direct revelation of Allah cannot help but carry jihad in their hearts.
One of the real mechanical roadblocks to a reformed Islam is that it’s anything but monolithic. Rather it’s so multi-faceted that it might even be thought of in terms of being schismatic, three major sects, numerous schools of jurisprudence [fiqh] and dozens of sub-groupings.
Briefly in the Sunni tradition [representing over 80% of Muslims] there are 5 major schools of legal theory - Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki, Shafiʿi, Ẓāhirī. Within Shia Islam one can find Twelvers, Ja'faris and Ismailis. Sufi Islam is also fractioned with well over a score of schools of thought [please refer to, The Divisions of Islam].[Read More]