ISIS is causing the same problems for stealth jihadists in the U.S. that al-Qaeda caused for them after the September 11th attacks. In short, ISIS is blowing the cover of groups like CAIR, which are having to go into damage control mode relative to the truth about them coming out.
Case in point comes from Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett who posted the following entry on his personal facebook account:
The Executive Director for CAIR’s Oklahoma chapter is demanding that Bennett apologize for exercising his first amendment right.
The leader of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Wednesday called on Republican leaders to repudiate remarks made by state Rep. John Bennett on his private Facebook account.
Adam Soltani, CAIR Oklahoma executive director, is also asking the Republican from Sallisaw to apologize for the remarks.
A Monday Facebook post from Bennett reads: “The Quran clearly states that non Muslims should be killed. Arab is the ethnicity, not Muslim or Islam. Be wary of the individuals who claim to be ‘Muslim American.’ Be especially wary if you are Christian.”
Soltani said Bennett took the phrase out of context.
“This is something revealed in the context of them being at war,” Soltani said. “This is when you meet in battle. It doesn’t say just go out and kill people.”
He said elected leaders should not be seeking to instill fear of Islam or Muslims.
“Anti-Muslim bigotry and statements that promote misunderstanding and incite hatred toward a minority group have no place in the Oklahoma Republican Party,” Soltani wrote in a letter to Bennett. “Individuals elected to represent the people of Oklahoma should be held accountable for such extremist, inaccurate and intolerant views.”
Where to begin…
It should be noted that pro-Muslim, anti-Semitism is running rampant all over the world. Yet, Mr. Soltani has a problem with a facebook post from a lawmaker who is simply trying to communicate his understanding of what Islam is.
Incidentally, at its core, the attempt by Soltani to bully Bennett is all about a sustained assault on the first amendment, which is exactly what the “Innocence of Muslims” video was about, as Shoebat.com has reported. The “Istanbul Process” which began in the summer of 2011 at the inaugural conference co-chaired by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was specifically assembled to find ways to prevent / eliminate / criminalize criticism of Islam.
Soltani is simply doing his part to further that agenda; it is an extremely key component for the Muslim community getting what it wants. It represents a giant leap for Muslim-kind.
As to ISIS, the stealth jihadists in the U.S. that make up groups like CAIR, ISNA, etc. don’t much like being put on their heels by ISIS. It’s not so much that the stealth jihadists disagree with ISIS’s objective – a caliphate; they really don’t. What they find so darned inconvenient are the consequences of ISIS’s tactics; those tactics have a way of waking up Americans.
In many ways, this is why these groups sought access to President George W. Bush in the days after 9/11. Muslim sympathizer Grover Norquist helped stealth jihadist Suhail Khan get access to the Oval Office so the latter could get his stealth jihadist buddies in the door to strategize with the administration, to include Karl Rove.
The New Republic’s Franklin Foer opened his November 2001 article thusly:
ON THE AFTERNOON of September 26, George W. Bush gathered 15 prominent Muslim- and Arab-Americans at the White House. With cameras rolling, the president proclaimed that “the teachings of Islam are teachings of peace and good.” It was a critically important moment, a statement to the world that America’s Muslim leaders unambiguously reject the terror committed in Islam’s name.
The Muslims in that meeting were leaders of Muslim Brotherhood front groups, to include the largest in America – the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA):
…sitting right next to President Bush was Muzammil Siddiqi, president of the Islamic Society of North America, who last fall told a Washington crowd chanting pro-Hezbollah slogans, “America has to learn if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come.” Days later, after a conservative activist confronted Karl Rove with dossiers about some of Bush’s new friends, Rove replied, according to the activist, “I wish I had known before the event took place.”
There is a reason we don’t hear Karl Rove talk about stealth Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. It’s because he’s dirtied up and he refuses to come clean.
Politicians of today must learn the lessons of the Bush administration’s fatally flawed post-9/11 strategy. If they do not, the country will move closer to the abyss and a new generation of politicians will be dirtied up too.
At this point, Oklahoma State Rep. Bennett is doing the right thing. Apologizing would be the absolute wrong thing.