The speaker was a Hamas commander. After extending his thanks for the support of the Muslim Brotherhood front organizations represented in the crowd, he reported in detail on the methods and results of recent terrorist attacks by Hamas against Israeli soldiers and civilians in Israel and Palestine. He became exuberant as he described how a Hamas driver steered a bus into a ravine killing sixteen Israeli soldiers and seventeen civilians. The crowd responded with a tumultuous and continuing chorus of “Allahu akbar.” (Allah is great.”)
The Hamas commander closed his speech with the words, “I call on my brothers to take up arms with us…to take up arms and arms alone.” The crowd saluted him with thunderous applause and several minutes of chanting “Allahu akbar.”
This incident did not take place in Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, or Saudi Arabia. It took place at a hotel conference center in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1989. The participants were residents of the United States, but they had one thing in common among themselves and the speaker. They believe in the dream of Islamic religious and political dominance over every nation in the world.
Many Americans and Europeans make the tragic mistake of thinking that Islam is a religion like Christianity or Judaism. But since Muhammad established his rule in Medina, Arabia, in 622 AD, Islam has been both a religion and a political and ideological system. Islam is not a religion of peace as many of our self-deceived political leaders believe, and it offers little tolerance for non-Muslims. When Islam becomes politically dominant in a nation, the choice for non-Muslims, according Islamic Law, is conversion to Islam, a degraded and exploited semi-slavery, death, or flight. Jihad (or Holy War against unbelievers) is an essential teaching of the Koran and Muhammad. Islam is not a wonderful religion that has been hijacked by terrorists. Jihad, vengeance, and terrorism are inherent in the founding documents of Islam: the Koran, and the teachings and example of Muhammad. There are “peaceful” verses in the Koran, but they must be understood in the context and systematic theology of its sacred texts. Under the Islamic doctrine of “abrogation,” early peaceful verses of the Koran revealed in Mecca are subordinate to later Medina verses that contradict them. Liberal American and British academics depend on the abrogated verses to make their case for a peaceful Islam. This is in absolute contradiction to both the texts of Islam’s sacred writings and Muslim scholarship. It also severely conflicts with the reality of Muslim history and current events. So-called “Radical Islam” is really the fundamental Islam of the Koran and Muhammad. Donald Richardson’s book, Secrets of the Koran (2003) lists 109 references in the Koran exhorting Jihad (Holy War) against non-Muslims.
It has been estimated that about ten percent of Muslims worldwide embrace the full-fledged Islam of the Koran (sometimes referred to as “Radical Islam”), but the other ninety percent generally DO NOT reject it. They may be secularized in many areas of their lives, but most Muslims accept principles of Holy War at various levels that go far beyond mere “spiritual struggle,” a disingenuous definition of Jihad promoted by Muslim propagandists. This counterfactual definition of Jihad supports the equally counterfactual narrative of a peaceful and tolerant Islam popular among U.S academics and politicians attempting to adapt Islam to a liberal worldview. But the reality is that our generation is witnessing a resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism. It is growing at an alarming rate and has become a religious and political phenomenon throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, and Europe.
In 2000, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston estimated there were 3.2 million Muslims in the United States. Judging from the growth of Muslim congregations, the Muslim population is probably at least 6.0 million today. Recently, over 100,000 Muslims per year have become legal immigrants to the U.S. There are now over 2,100 Muslim mosques in the U.S, up 75 percent since 2000. \Four independent surveys in 1998, 2005, 2008, and 2011 found that from 75 to 81 percent of them teach Islamic supremacism, hatred and contempt for Jews and Christians, and the ultimate necessity for violent Jihad to impose Islamic law and political rule.
(Robert Spencer, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth about the War We’re in, 2014.)
Since the 1989 conference in Kansas City, American Muslim support for Jihad has increased exponentially. The first bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993 should have been a wake-up call. The terrorists also had plans to blow up the United Nations Headquarters, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge, and the Federal Office Building in New York. In 1997, New York City Police foiled plans to blow up the subway system. The September 11, 2001, destruction of the World Trade Center and death of nearly 3000 people finally made Muslim terrorism a serious national security concern. However, decades of multicultralist propaganda, diversity pressures, and Marxist inspired political correctness doctrines have succeeded in numbing our country to the ongoing reality of Muslim-connected terrorism, blinding our people and our leaders to America’s extreme danger. This danger has increased many-fold since the Obama Administration instituted a policy of deleting any connection between Islam and terrorism from past and future government law enforcement and intelligence documents. The massacre of 13 U.S. Army soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 by Major Nidal Malik Hasan has been classified as “Workplace Violence.”
The most frequent means of immigration to the United States for Islamic activists are student and H-1B work visas, especially in technology. We have also allowed our President to make our borders meaningless, inviting foreign invasion and facilitating Jihad.