Human rights activists of all stripes took to the streets on Sunday afternoon, March 6th, in a rally supporting the upcoming congressional hearings in which Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will discuss the increased radicalization of American Muslims and the potential for the implementation of Sharia law in the United States. Approximately 80 members of the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam, the Liberty Alliance, the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero, Americans For a Safe Israel, Liberty Rocks, Blue Collar Corner, and Women United International gathered in the pouring rain near Times Square to make their voices heard. Rep. King is the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in Congress and has represented New York’s 3rd congressional district since 1993. His district includes parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties in central Long Island.
“Muslim and non-Muslim alike to stand together in solidarity, speaking out as a collective American voice. Concerned Americans will take a unified stance against a rising Islamophobia caused by anxiety, misinformation, and ignorance. Despite best efforts to engage and integrate into American society, certain leaders nonetheless, continue to see Muslims outside of the American family portrait. Rep. Peter King, for example, will hold congressional hearings addressing, ‘The Radicalization of Muslim communities in America,’ with testimony solely focusing on the Muslim community.”
As Americans are murdered here and abroad by Islamic radicals, Imam Rauf tries to turn the facts upside down, and blames the United States for Islamist violence and hatred. He says that “US policies were an accessory to the crime of 9/11.” He claims that Muslims are targets of widespread discrimination, hate speech and physical attacks. Meanwhile, the imams are working overtime to make Sharia law look benign. Indeed, Imam Rauf claims that the American political structure is already sharia compliant.
We are living in the most dangerous of times and as Americans we would have hoped for a president who had the courage and temerity to label the enemy as they are. Those who threaten our safety and welfare are radical Islamists living amongst us and those on foreign shores and we should have leadership that is not afraid to say just that.
I am both appalled and totally shocked that Rabbi Schneier has enabled Imam Rauf in his quest to implement Sharia law in America. No one who truly cares about human rights and interfaith partnership can ignore the widespread and well documented evidence of slaughter and barbaric human rights abuses of non-Muslims, women, young girls, and gays under Sharia Islam across the globe.
Those who support the efforts of Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan to help in the proliferation of sharia law can only be classified as “useful idiots” as Vladimir Lenin once said. The agenda of radical Islamists is clear, yet those who are indignant over “purported racial profiling” don’t grasp the concept that these forces would use violence and terrorism against anyone who is not a Muslim, as they have done for centuries.
As a young boy I was sold into slavery to radical Islamists. I am so proud to now be an American and I exhort you all to hold on to our freedoms for dear life. Over three million Christian Sudanese people were murdered by Islamists and we must fight to uphold our cherished democratic principles before they are taken from us.