Hamas-CAIR is running another new propaganda ad campaign, this time a deceptive #MyJihad bus ad designed to distract from and obscure the true meaning of jihad.
We successfully educated the American people about the most brutal and extreme system of governance, the sharia, and Muslim Brotherhood operatives are still reeling from that stunning defeat. So now they hope to wash jihad? That's oceans of blood, Rehab, oceans of blood.
We have created a spectacular new ad campaign to fight the disinformation and propaganda
campaigns of Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood groups in
America. These new ads will counter the new deceptive MyJihad campaign
by unindicted co-conspirator Hamas-CAIR.
Americans need to understand Islamic jihad so that we can counter it
effectively. Honest moderate Muslims need to stand up against this and
work for Islamic reform rather than blame my ads for pointing out the
MyJihad is a public education campaign that seeks to share the proper and true meaning of Jihad.
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Ahmed Rehab: No stranger to cosmetics
Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.
And all the perfumes in Ahmed Rehab's purse will not sweeten the
concept of jihad. His attempt to take out his lipstick (what's your
favorite shade, Ahmed?) and apply it to jihad is foredoomed to failure.
It will fail the next time a Muslim commits murder in the name of jihad
— and unfortunately for Rehab's cosmetic efforts, that happens pretty
much every day somewhere in the world.
This deceptive campaign was formulated in response to our AFDI ad
campaign, which is entirely truthful: Muslims do quote verses of the
Qur'an such as 3:151 to justify violence against infidels. The Chicago
Sun-Times and the rest of the mainstream media will continue to charge
us with "hate," but unfortunately for them as well as for the
cosmetic-minded Rehab, reality will keep breaking through.
"Local Muslim group reclaiming ‘Islam’ with ‘MyJihad’ campaign," by Tina Sfondeles in the Chicago Sun-Times, December 14:
A month after an ultra conservative group plastered
controversial “Defeat Jihad” ads on 10 CTA buses and likened Muslims to
“savages,” a local Muslim group countered back with a campaign to
“reclaim Islam” and educate the country about the true meaning of the
In the Chicago Sun-Times, you're "ultraconservative" if you oppose jihad and Sharia. But for the Associated Press, you're "ultraconservative" if you want Sharia and brand its opponents "followers of infidels."
Note also Tina Sfondeles's flagrant dishonesty: our AFDI "Defeat
Jihad" ad didn't liken Muslims to savages. The ad read: "In any war
between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.
Support Israel. Defeat jihad." Thus the "savages" are those who pursue
jihad attacks against Israeli civilians. By equating those who are
undeniably savages with all Muslims, Sfondeles is painting all Muslims
with a broad brush and committing "Islamophobia," no?
Through CTA bus and train ads and a social media campaign on
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, participants are being asked to express
what their Jihad is with the hashtag #MyJihad.
By Friday morning, more than 3,000 users had “liked” the campaign’s
Facebook page. And on Twitter, thousands have posted what their
“struggle” or Jihad is.
“#myjihad Is to have the serenity to accept things I can’t change.
The courage to change the things I can, & the wisdom to know the
difference,” a man in Saudi Arabia Tweeted.
Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago, and creator of the
campaign, said the goal is to explain the very misunderstood and
sometimes seemingly controversial concept of Jihad.
“Jihad in Islam simply means the struggle to a better place,” Rehab
said. “Whatever barrier or burdens that you have in your life, you are
asked, you are tasked to muster in the inner courage, the inner resolve,
the inner determination to overcome those personal barriers, personal
He said the word has been misconstrued by Muslim and anti-Muslim
extremists and it’s time to re-educate the public about Islam and its
concepts. Often the term “Jihad” is associated with violence and those
waging “holy war.”
“The only two things that God judges you by in the tradition of Islam
are the two things that you control, your intentions and your effort,”
Rehab said. “Your intention being sincere and your effort being for the
best. That effort is Jihad.”
Naperville mom Angie Emara is featured in one of the ads with her
children. She said her Jihad is getting over the loss of her son, and
also raising another son with special needs.
“For me it’s personal. I don’t want my kids to grow up in an
environment where they’re immediately rendered suspect for nothing of
their doing,” Emara said. “…My Jihad is an ongoing struggle…My Jihad
is to hold back the tears when I see my son live past Adam’s years and
do things he never could. My Jihad is to push forward past the grief,
past the second guessing.”
CAIR-Chicago’s campaign, in part, was spurred by the anti-Muslim ads
that turned up on CTA buses last month. The ads, financed by
conservative blogger Pamela Geller and her organization American Freedom
Defense Initiative, have caused controversy — and some legal challenges
— in Detroit, New York City and Washington D.C.
“In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad,” the ad reads.
The #MyJihad effort is staffed by CAIR volunteers, and the group paid
for the CTA ads. But part of the campaign is aimed at seeking sponsors.
For $500, a group can sponsor a bus. The group’s goal is to have enough
sponsors so that the campaign can reach New York, Washington D.C., San
Francisco, Seattle and Houston.
The four schools of Sunni Muslim jurisprudence are clear about jihad:
Shafi'i school: A Shafi'i manual of Islamic law that was
certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, one of the
leading authorities in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni
orthodoxy, stipulates about jihad that “the caliph makes war upon Jews,
Christians, and Zoroastrians…until they become Muslim or pay the
non-Muslim poll tax.” It adds a comment by Sheikh Nuh ‘Ali Salman, a
Jordanian expert on Islamic jurisprudence: the caliph wages this war
only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and
Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will
not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the
non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)…while remaining in their ancestral
religions.” ('Umdat al-Salik, o9.8).
Of course, there is no caliph today, and hence the oft-repeated claim
that Osama et al are waging jihad illegitimately, as no state authority
has authorized their jihad. But they explain their actions in terms of
defensive jihad, which needs no state authority to call it, and becomes
"obligatory for everyone" ('Umdat al-Salik, o9.3) if a Muslim
land is attacked. The end of the defensive jihad, however, is not
peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims as equals: 'Umdat al-Salik
specifies that the warfare against non-Muslims must continue until "the
final descent of Jesus." After that, "nothing but Islam will be
accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until
Jesus' descent" (o9.8).
Hanafi school: A Hanafi manual of Islamic law repeats the
same injunctions. It insists that people must be called to embrace Islam
before being fought, “because the Prophet so instructed his commanders,
directing them to call the infidels to the faith.” It emphasizes that
jihad must not be waged for economic gain, but solely for religious
reasons: from the call to Islam “the people will hence perceive that
they are attacked for the sake of religion, and not for the sake of
taking their property, or making slaves of their children, and on this
consideration it is possible that they may be induced to agree to the
call, in order to save themselves from the troubles of war.”
However, “if the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent
to it nor agree to pay capitation tax [jizya], it is then incumbent on
the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them,
because God is the assistant of those who serve Him, and the destroyer
of His enemies, the infidels, and it is necessary to implore His aid
upon every occasion; the Prophet, moreover, commands us so to do.” (Al-Hidayah, II.140)
Maliki school: Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a Maliki legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah,
the first work of historical theory, he notes that “in the Muslim
community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism
of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to
Islam either by persuasion or by force.” In Islam, the person in charge
of religious affairs is concerned with “power politics,” because Islam
is “under obligation to gain power over other nations.”
Hanbali school: The great medieval theorist of what is
commonly known today as radical or fundamentalist Islam, Ibn Taymiyya
(Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya, 1263-1328), was a Hanbali jurist. He
directed that “since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its
aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost,
therefore according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this
aim must be fought.”
Majid Khadduri was an Iraqi scholar of Islamic law of international renown. In his book War and Peace in the Law of Islam,
which was published in 1955 and remains one of the most lucid and
illuminating works on the subject, Khadduri says this about jihad:
The state which is regarded as the instrument for
universalizing a certain religion must perforce be an ever expanding
state. The Islamic state, whose principal function was to put God's law
into practice, sought to establish Islam as the dominant reigning
ideology over the entire world….The jihad was therefore
employed as an instrument for both the universalization of religion and
the establishment of an imperial world state. (P. 51)
Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, Assistant Professor on the Faculty of
Shari'ah and Law of the International Islamic University in Islamabad.
In his 1994 book The Methodology of Ijtihad, he quotes the
twelfth century Maliki jurist Ibn Rushd: "Muslim jurists agreed that the
purpose of fighting with the People of the Book…is one of two things:
it is either their conversion to Islam or the payment of jizyah."
Nyazee concludes: "This leaves no doubt that the primary goal of the Muslim community, in the eyes of its jurists, is to spread the word of Allah through jihad, and the option of poll-tax [jizya] is to be exercised only after subjugation" of non-Muslims.
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