November 27, 2006
Moderate Muslim Get's Kicked Out Of Mosque In Tulsa And Threatened With Violence For Criticizing TerroristsTopics: Understanding Islam
Jamal Miftah is a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma and wrote a letter to the editor at TulsaWorld.com against al-Qaeda and Islamic terrorism, but fellow Muslims at his mosque say that his letter is anti-Muslim, instead. In his letter Miftah says:
[...] My message to Ayman al-Zawahri and Muslims of the world: "Islam" means submission and is derived from a word meaning "peace." Islam, Christianity and Judaism have the same origin, the Prophet Abraham. The prophet of Islam has said that God has no mercy on someone who does not have mercy for others.If what Miftah writes is anti-Muslim to the point of getting him kicked out of his mosque and threatened, then Americans have just received another wakeup call to pay a hell of a lot more attention to what's going on inside American mosques. Especially since what we are hearing from Mr. Miftah, is nothing new. We know for sure that since 9/11 there have been numerous reports that funding coming from Saudi Arabia has been used to finance religious schools and other activities that are alleged to support the kind of intolerance practiced by Islamic militants world-wide. The Saudis fund mosques, university chairs, Islamic study centers, and religious schools known as madrassas, all over the world, from New York to Nigeria.
I ask that al-Zawahri look at his deeds and those of his master, Osama bin Laden, and other so-called Islamic jihadists.
Because of lack of knowledge of Islam, Muslim youth are misguided into believing by the so-called champions of the cause of Islam that the current spate of killings and barbarism, which has no equal in the recent civilized history, is jihad in the name of Islam. They are incited, in the name of Islam, to commit heinous crimes not pardonable by any religion and strictly forbidden in Islam.
Cowards like al-Zawahri and bin Laden are inciting the ignorant and innocent youths to commit suicide bombings to kill innocent civilians including children, women and the elderly, while they hide in spider holes and caves. They never send their own sons and daughters, born out of half a dozen of their wives, to get killed in the name of Islam. They are themselves hypocrites, cowards, thugs and liars. For 12 years they misappropriated aid received from the U.S. and the West to fight Russia. Now they are ensuring smooth flow of petro dollars from Arab countries in the name of jihad against the West.
Even mosques and Islamic institutions in the U.S. and around the world have become tools in their hands and are used for collecting funds for their criminal acts. Half of the funds collected go into the pockets of their local agents and the rest are sent to these thugs.
The government of Saudi Arabia is disseminating propaganda through American mosques that teaches hatred of Jews and Christians and instructs Muslims that they are on a mission behind enemy lines in a land of unbelievers.
An 89-page report by Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom, "Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques," concludes the Saudi government propaganda examined reflects a "totalitarian ideology of hatred that can incite to violence."
The report says the fact that it is "being mainstreamed within our borders through the efforts of a foreign government, namely Saudi Arabia, demands our urgent attention."
And while we're on the topic of hatred being taught in American mosques, let's not forget Congressmen Peter King's comments on Neal Cavuto - 85% of American mosques are controlled by extremists:
Note that the Democrats condemned King for saying it.
However, at Judiciary Hearing, Senator Charles Schumer discussed the role that top officials in the Saudi government, including Interior Minister Prince Naif , play in spreading militant Wahhabism in the United States and throughout the Middle East. Schumer detailed how prominent members of the Saudi royal family have set up charities that funnel money to mosques and madrassah schools that advance Wahhabi teachings. In the United States alone, Saud Arabia boasts of supporting over 18 mosques and schools, including the Islamic Center in Washington.
As I said, Mr Miftah is apparently right on target, and his the Muslims in his mosque are anything but moderate if they condemn him for speaking out against terrorism and jihad.
Posted by Richard at November 27, 2006 7:47 PM
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