They take us for idiots, infidels and kuffar. Every word out of the imam’s wife last night on Behar was a lie. Islamic supremacists like Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan rely on the “ignorant.” Got that?
Over at Pajamas Media:
on March 24, 2010, Abdul Rauf is quoted in an article in Arabic for the
entitled “The Most Prominent Imam in New York: ‘I Do Not Believe in
Yes, you read that correctly and, yes, that is an accurate translation of
Abdul Rauf. And Right4All is not an obscure blog, but the website of the media
department of Cairo University, the leading educational institution of the
In the article, the imam said the following of the “religious dialogue” and
“interweaving into the mainstream society” that he so solemnly seems to advocate
in the Daily News and elsewhere:
This phrase is inaccurate. Religious dialogue as customarily understood is a
set of events with discussions in large hotels that result in nothing. Religions
do not dialogue and dialogue is not present in the attitudes of the followers,
regardless of being Muslim or Christian. The image of Muslims in the West is
complex which needs to be remedied.
But that was two months ago. More recently — in fact on May 26, one day
after his Daily News column – Abdul Rauf appeared on the
popular Islamic website Hadiyul-Islam
with even more disturbing opinions. That’s the same website where, ironically
enough, a fatwa was simultaneously being issued forbidding a
Muslim to sell land to a Christian, because the Christian wanted to build a
church on it.
In his interview on Hadiyul-Islam by Sa’da Abdul Maksoud, Abdul Rauf was
asked his views on Shariah (Islamic religious law) and the Islamic state. He
Throughout my discussions with contemporary Muslim theologians, it is clear
an Islamic state can be established in more then just a single form or mold. It
can be established through a kingdom or a democracy. The
important issue is to establish the general fundamentals of Shariah that
are required to govern. It is known that there are sets of standards
that are accepted by [Muslim] scholars to organize the relationships between
government and the governed. [emphasis added]
When questioned about this, Abdul Rauf continued: “Current governments are
unjust and do not follow Islamic laws.” He added:
New laws were permitted after the death of Muhammad, so long of
course that these laws do not contradict the Quran or the Deeds of Muhammad … so
they create institutions that assure no conflicts with Shariah.
[emphasis in translation]
In yet plainer English, forget the separation of church and state. Abdul
Rauf’s goal is the imposition of Shariah law — in every country, even democratic
ones like the U.S.
But these attitudes are nothing new for the (alas, few) people who have been
paying attention. Way back on September 30, 2001, Faisal Abdul Rauf was
interviewed on 60 Minutes by host Ed Bradley. Their verbatim dialogue
from this CBS News transcript concluded:
BRADLEY: Are- – are — are you in any way suggesting that we in the United
States deserved what happened?
Imam ABDUL RAUF: I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what
happened, but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that
BRADLEY: OK. You say that we’re an accessory?
Imam ABDUL RAUF: Yes.
Imam ABDUL RAUF: Because we have been an accessory to a lot of — of innocent
lives dying in the world. In fact, it — in the most direct sense, Osama bin
Laden is made in the USA.
This is the “anti-terrorist” of the Daily News article?
The Faisal Abdul Rauf who spoke to 60 Minutes in 2001 is the same
Abdul Rauf who, in the last couple of months, espoused the spread of Shariah law
on Arabic websites and said the opposite in the pages of the Daily
News. He is the man New York City authorities are about to allow to build
a mosque on Ground Zero.
UPDATE: Pamela Hall has more here.
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