Feisel Rauf’s threat reveals the truth about Islam

Frank Miele of the Daily Interlake in Montana understands that Islam is the problem. Here is the second half of his column on the Ground Zero mosque:

The attacks on the World Trade Center did not happen by accident. They are part and parcel of the 1,400 year history of Islam, which has one goal and one goal only—to bring the entire world under submission to the words of the Prophet Mohammad and sharia law.

Most people, however, will never say so. Moslems will not say so because they do not want to admit the truth. Liberals will not say so because the truth offends their sensibility. Conservatives will not say so because they know they will be called bigots. Christians will not say so because they believe they are not supposed to judge. Americans will not say so because they think the Constitution will protect them from any and all enemies.

So if no one else will say it, then let’s listen to the “moderate” imam who is the main spokesperson for the Ground Zero mosque—Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.

Rauf is the one who has fashioned himself as the “bridge-builder,” the one who aims to teach tolerance to both East and West. But the bridge only seems to go one way—it is we Americans who should submit to the will of Allah by permitting this mosque to be built, no matter how offensive it is, no matter how threatening.

Indeed, Rauf is now using the popular uprising against the mosque among New Yorkers, 9/11 families and survivors, and the general public as an argument why the mosque MUST be built—always in the name of “improved relations” between the West and Islam.

He threatens that if the mosque is moved away from Ground Zero, it will inflame his fellow Muslims to initiate attacks against Americans, including troops fighting in the Middle East.

“If we move from that location, the story will be that the radicals have taken over the discourse. The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack. And I’m less concerned about the radicals in America than I’m concerned about the radicals in the Muslim world,” Rauf told Soledad O’Brien of CNN.

Did you hear that? The rhetoric is unbelievably arrogant. In the nine years since 9/11 we have gone from “America under attack” to “Islam is under attack.” And how do we know that Islam is “under attack”? Because the radicals in the Muslim world are angry!

Listen to Imam Rauf again, as he tries to extort concessions from America:

” … if you don’t do this right, anger will explode in the Muslim world. If this is not handled correctly, this crisis could become much bigger than the Danish cartoon crisis, which resulted in attacks on Danish embassies in various parts of the Muslim world. And we have a much larger footprint in the Muslim world [than Denmark does]. If we don’t handle this crisis correctly, it could become something which could really become very, very, very dangerous indeed.”

In other words, if Americans demand that the mosque be moved away from Ground Zero, then there will be violence against Americans. It is not me saying it, but the “moderate” imam. Don’t call me a bigot for telling the truth.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 13, 2010 10:20 AM | Send

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