The Odyssey of Islamism in America

Islamism is a mutation of Islam and is rapidly advancing on two fronts. In every Islamic country, it is cowing the non-radicals while recruiting more and more radicals into its ranks. In non-Muslim lands, flush with petrodollars, Islamism is establishing itself as a formidable force by enlisting the disaffected and attracting the delusional liberals with its promises. For the faithful, there is the added incentive of Allah’s heaven and its irresistible attractions.

Wherever Islam goes, so goes its ethos. Throwing acid in the face of women who fail to don the hijab (or who go to school), flogging people for sporting non-Islamic haircuts, and stoning to death violators of sexual norms are only a few examples of a raft of daily barbaric acts of Islamists in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran. Other forms of Islamic brutality, such as honor killing, have already found their way to America, Germany, and other European countries with ever-burgeoning Muslim populations.

Reading about these religiously mandated horrific acts and even seeing them on television or the internet may momentarily repulse. Still, the acts do not concern many Americans on the whole. After all, those things are happening on the other side of the world, and those people deserve each other; we are safe in fortress America. So goes the thinking.

But “Fortress America” is a delusion that even the events of 9/11 seem to have failed to dispel. Many prefer to believe that the assault of 9/11 was an aberration since nothing like it has happened since, and it is unlikely that anything of the sort will ever happen again. So goes the wishful thinking. The reality portrays a vastly different picture. America is far from a fortress, given its vast, wide-open borders. It is a nation of laws where all forms of freedom are enshrined in its Constitution; it’s where Americans live by a humane ethos diametrically different from Islamist savagery. Sadly, these differences confer a great advantage to the Islamists and place America in imminent danger.

The breach of “Fortress America” from the air on 9/11 is only the first installment of many more forthcoming heinous assaults. Unless we abandon our complacency, stop relying on the invincibility of the law enforcement people, and willingly make the sacrifices that will protect our way of life.

Knowing Islam intimately and having experienced its systemic savagery have compelled me to warn repeatedly of the deadly, imminent threat it poses to all non-Muslims (“Why Confront Islamism“), attempting to present a comprehensive treatment of the evil precepts and practices of Islamism. I am listing a few facts that should be enough to alarm anyone who cherishes liberty and freedom and to awaken anyone who is comforted by the belief that all the Islamic mayhem is limited to an illiterate gang of primitive Middle Easterners and has no implications for America. Sorry, bad news is here already.

Some 26 percent of American Muslims aged 18-29 support suicide bombings “in defense of Islam,” according to findings of a recent Pew poll. According to Pew, there are 2.35 million Muslims in America, 30 percent of whom are in the 18-29 age range. Some claim that the number of Muslims is, in fact, much larger. Even using the conservative Pew numbers, over 180,000 Muslims in America are bomb-approving. This is an alarmingly large number, given that Muslims, as an article of faith, practice dissimulation in dealing with infidels and under-report their true intentions. How many human bombs and bomb-approving people does it take to wreak havoc on our country?

The 180,000 Muslims living among us don’t define what “defense of Islam” is. It could be anything that they feel constitutes an attack on Islam and Islamic values, such as the reported flushing of the Quran down the toilet, the Danish cartoon, Rushdie’s book, a newspaper article, an internet posting, or even women not donning the hijab.

When religious fanatics unreservedly advocate wanton acts of mass murder, they are not likely to shy from coercion and intimidation measures to impose their will on the larger society. In tandem with the cold murder of Theo Van Gough in Holland, for instance, Islamists had been striving to supplant civil laws with the Islamic Sharia in the country. In other lands such as France, England, and Canada, Muslims have also been waging serious campaigns for adoption of the Sharia or some of its provisions, just for starters.

In 2001, the Islamic Society of North America published a brochure that was sent to public school teachers and administrators. “You’ve Got a Muslim Child in Your School” spells out some of the basics of Islam and specifies some of the restrictions. One section reads:

On behalf of the Islamic Society of North America, the largest organization of Muslims in the United States and Canada, we would like to request that, given the above teachings of Islam, Muslim students in your school system should not be required to:

  1. Sit next to the opposite sex in the same classroom;
  2. Participate in physical education, swimming, or dancing classes. Alternative meaningful education activities should be arranged for them. We urge you to organize physical education and swimming classes separately for boys and girls in accordance with the following guidelines:
  3. Separate classes for boys and girls in a fully covered area
  4. Only male/female instructors for the respective group
  5. Special swimming suits that cover all the private parts of the body down to the knee
  6. Separate and covered shower facilities for each student
  7. Participate in plays, proms, social parties, picnics, dating, etc., which require free mixing of the two sexes;
  8. Participate in any event or activity related to Christmas, Easter, Halloween, or Valentine’s Day. All such occasions have religious and social connotations contrary to Islamic faith and teachings. We also urge you to ensure that the following facilities are available to Muslim students in your school:
  9. They are excused from their classes to attend off-campus special prayers on Fridays (approximately 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.).
  10. They are excused for 15 minutes in the afternoon to offer a special prayer in a designated area on the campus. The prayer is mandatory for all Muslims and often cannot be offered after school hours.
  11. The cafeteria should clearly label all food items containing pig meat in any form or shape and alcohol.
  12. One properly covered toilet should be available in each men’s and women’s room.
  13. Muslim students are excused, without penalty of absence, for the two most important festivals of Islam, Eid Al-Fitr and Edi Al-Adha, in accordance with the lunar calendar.”

Ever since 9/11, and possibly before, America has been concerned about terrorists coming from Islamic lands. For this reason, some people advocated profiling as a safeguard against the 9/11-type mass murderers. But how do you profile hundreds of thousands of Muslim Americans who are already here and look and act like other Americans? How can an open, free society such as ours safeguard the individual freedom we so greatly value and protect the safety of its citizens?

The challenging task of safeguarding our freedom while ensuring our safety is earnestly and repeatedly undermined by Islamist apologists, pontificating academes, vote-hungry politicians, and the mainstream media, each for their reasons. Here are some of the comfort pills dispensed by the mainstream media’s polls: “Most Muslims seek to adopt American lifestyle” (U.S. Today); “Muslims assimilate better in the U.S. than Europe, poll finds” (New York Times); Poll: “US Muslims Feel Post-9/11 Backlash Despite Moderate Outlook” (Voice of America).

It is said that there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. The mainstream media’s manipulation of statistics goes beyond selective reporting and qualifies as outright disinformation. Is the U.S. Muslims’ outlook moderate? All U.S. Muslims? What about the self-reported outlook of hundreds of thousands who support mass murder in the “defense of Islam”?

Even if most Muslims seek to adopt an American lifestyle, a great many Muslims are dead-set on using violence to make America conform to their brutal way of life. Islamism is cancer. Cancer cells are always few at the beginning, and if left unchecked, they keep multiplying, eventually devouring the non-cancerous.

Why all the fuss about “moderate Islamism”? After all, mild Islamism is not all that bad, and they are coming to power through free elections; the leftists keep preaching. In reality, even coining the term “mild Islamism” is a precise instance of the leftists’ treachery. Being mildly Islamist is as plausible as being mildly pregnant. There is no such thing as mild Islamism. It only starts mildly, just as Muhammad began to it in Mecca. Then, it builds momentum and settles for nothing less than the imposition of its dogma and will. Being mildly Islamist is only the head of the camel poking into the tent. Wherever the head of the animal goes, if it is not chopped off, the body eventually follows. And Islam is a disease-bearing body that will infect healthy secular societies.

As is the case with cancer cells, it is the malignant minority that is death-bearing.

In the Germany of the 1930s, for instance, very few people were Nazis, and most Germans dismissed them as a bunch of hotheaded fools. Before long, the hotheaded few cowed the dismissive masses, and as a result, millions lost their lives.

Escalations of demands, intolerance of differences, and contempt for non-Muslims are hallmarks of Islam. The deluded liberals, as well as the publishers among the leftists, are destined to be among the very first victims of mild Islamism as it gathers power.

Mild Islamism may indeed be a minority in America. Yet this deadly cancer has metastasized throughout all fifty states and is attempting to devour Michigan, with Dearborn as its capital. Urgent confrontation of this advancing disease is imperative to stave it off. We must resist the intrusion of this seventh-century mentality into our country and our way of life. We must do all we can to protect our precious freedom. Here is the question: Do we, in America and the West, have the sense and the will to forestall mild Islamism from evolving into real Islamism?

Just a sobering note: mild Islamism is already here in our country. The Muslim cab drivers of the Minneapolis Airport refuse to ferry passengers with alcohol or even those with seeing-eye dogs. Muslim inmates demand to be served only halal food. Campbell’s Soup caters to Islam, Muslim students badger universities for special facilities for their meetings, and the first-ever Muslim congressman assumed office by swearing on the Quran and not the Bible. A New Jersey school district recognizes Muslim holidays and much more.

Along with Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran-funded mosques, other infrastructures are supporting Sharia law:

  • Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America
  • Sharia Academy of America
  • Sharia Board of America
  • Islamic Supreme Council of America
  • Islamic American University

Government agencies at the city/state level have started abiding by sharia law:

Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department

The Alternative Financing program provides small Minneapolis businesses (neighborhood retail, service, or light manufacturing) with an alternative financing system to the interest-based system in accordance with Islamic law, or Sharia.

“At the federal level, taxpayer dollars to bailout sharia-promoting AIG.”

Further, the University of Wisconsin Law School published research that stated, “American judges have been judging Muslim divorces in state courts for years, creating a body of case law that…involves Islamic family law doctrines …”

“And courts in Texas have referred cases to Texas Islamic Court are just a few examples for the lemmings who are coming out in force to support Islamic sharia law.”

Well, mild Islamism is not all that intrusive since it is similar to the early stages of cancer. Yet cancer it is. And before long, the full-blown cancer will develop. If we do not want to deal with that beast, we must take drastic measures to eradicate the disease, no matter how unpleasant and unpopular they may be.

©2024. Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

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