Lisa Daftari’s family fled Iran during the 1979 Revolution that culminated in the overthrow of the Shah. While she was born and lives in the U.S., Daftari knows all about Sharia law and insists it has already taken root in America. Here is audio of some of her comments made at the Heritage Foundation:
When voters in states like Oklahoma, which voted overwhelmingly on an anti-Sharia law amendment, a judge struck the amendment down; Muslim civil rights groups and the ACLU got involved as well. Lawsuits were filed that said an amendment affirming the Constitution were unconstitutional.
Even in cases where bills are passed and amendments are voted on that are supposed to be anti-Sharia, even if Judges don’t interfere, the final versions can often be watered down so much that there is no actual change in effect because singling out Sharia law is perceived as discriminating against a religion. The problem is that no other religion is so rigidly based in a political system with laws that run exactly counter to the U.S. Constitution.
Last year, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) put forth a bill that would identify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization and sanction all of its front groups. The bill has not gone anywhere but even former Vice President Dick Cheney told Bachmann that he’d support such legislation if he were in the Senate.
That leads to a fully functional Islamic tribunal operating in Dallas, TX. Taher el-Badawi, one of the judges on the panel, can be seen in the video below speaking in Arabic at an event. At the very beginning of the video, viewers can see the logo of MAS Youth. Presumably, this stands for Muslim American Society, a group long ago confirmed to have been founded by Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
In the video below (at the 1:20 mark), el-Badawi prays (translated):
“Allah give victory to Islam and the Muslims and defeat the associationists [Kafirs]… make our brethren the Muslims who are persecuted in Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Burma, Kashmir and Somalia and all the Arab and Islamic nations where Muslims are persecuted. Give us refuge with them”
The ‘persecuted’ Muslims el-Badawi is talking about in Egypt are precisely the Muslim Brotherhood supporters and terrorists who Gen. Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has been fighting. In Syria, he is supporting Muslim Brotherhood rebels who are seeking to remove Bashar al-Assad. The Muslims in Palestine el-Badawi supports are clearly Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood wing that wants to eliminate all Jews. When it comes to Somalia, this is a reference to al-Shabab terrorists and like-minded groups.
What is the one thing all of these groups have in common?
Answer: They all seek a Caliphate.
At the very end of the video, el-Badawi reveals that he’s even more of an Islamic fundamentalist than the Islamic scholars at al-Azhar University in Cairo that el-Sisi admonished recently. Here is what el-Badawi said (translated):
“Al-Azhar scholars have sold their religion for this world.”
In other words, he is saying that the scholars are not fit because they do not adhere enough to fundamental Islam.
Why is the MAS relevant? The required reading material for its members includes the following line:
‘Until the nations of the world have functionally Islamic governments, every individual who is careless or lazy in working for Islam is sinful.'”
With that in mind, consider what el-Badawi told the Dallas Morning News in an interview about why an Islamic tribunal is necessary:
“Our community really needs an Islamic tribunal to solve problems. And we save money and save time for our community.”
Another person interviewed by the Dallas Morning News was Robert Hunt, a theology professor at Southern Methodist University. Rife with ignorance, dhimmitude or both, Hunt said the following:
The first misunderstanding is that Shariah is a monolithic body of law that doesn’t change. In reality, Shariah is variegated, and in recent decades a growing number of Muslim scholars are arguing for new interpretations based on basic legal principles.
The second misunderstanding is that Shariah is a complete set of laws for a society. In reality, Shariah proper was always complemented by the laws made by rulers (siyyasa Shariah) and those derived from customary law. Shariah proper is limited in scope, despite the claims of both some proponents and opponents.
In short, Daftari knows exactly what she’s talking about and people like Hunt are in straight-up denial. As such, the former continues to help save America and the latter is working toward its destruction.
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