CAIR’s Fight Against Pennsylvania Foreign Law Bill

David J. Rusin is a research fellow at Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum.


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Wahhaj, a radical imam who appeared on a federal prosecutor’s “list of unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, has warned that “unless America … accepts the Islamic agenda,” it will fall. He has talked positively of Islamic law supplanting the U.S. Constitution and opined that “if only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate.”

Jackson, now a professor at USC, has been equally explicit. Calling him “an outspoken proponent of the Islamist subversion of Western civilization,” Cinnamon Stillwell explains that in a book Jackson coauthored, he “proposes that American Muslims approach the ‘difficult task of penetrating, appropriating and redirecting American culture’ … to ‘influence the legal order in America.’” He writes that “once this is done, there are no Constitutional impediments to having these [Islamic] laws applied in the public domain.” Jackson even muses about how gradual “changes in American culture” could result in the normalization of barbaric punishments such as stoning and flogging.

In short, Islamists do not merely insult the character of those who back bills like HB 2029; they insult the intelligence of all through claims that turn reality on its head and are contradicted by their own actions. Nothing less should be expected. They obfuscate Islamic law and portray Muslims as victims because the facts about Shari’a simply are not palatable to most Americans. Moreover, stealth jihadists shamelessly say one thing and do another because they have faith that the mainstream media will not hold them accountable.

How to proceed? Education neutralizes falsehoods, so Americans need to continue the long-term project of informing themselves about Shari’a and the challenge it presents; useful resources may be found at this website. Likewise, all politicians must learn to speak more precisely about Islamic law, carefully distinguishing between practices that are protected by the U.S. Constitution and those that are not, thus minimizing the confusion that Islamists exploit. As for individuals who equate Nazism with defending Americans from foreign laws that infringe on fundamental rights, they should be called out for affronting both history and decency. Citizens also must encourage legislators to press on with these bills despite Islamist propaganda, biased media, and the occasional scolding from their multiculturalism-obsessed counterparts; readers wishing to contact the primary sponsor of HB 2029 may do so here.

Finally, as Islamist groups often argue against restrictions on foreign law by denying the existence of any campaign to insinuate Shari’a into American society, their own records of participating in this very movement should be hung around their necks for all to see. Given that much of the opposition to ALAC-inspired efforts throughout the U.S. has been helmed by branches of CAIR — an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood, which dreams of implementing Islamic law worldwide and describes its mission in North America as “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within” — the letters, op-eds, and blog posts can practically write themselves.

While it is important to wade into the details and answer specific criticisms of bills to curb foreign law, the best defense may be a good offense. Just as Islamists make the supporters of such legislation an issue by smearing them as bigots, those supporters must make the opponents an issue by exposing their rank dishonesty and jihadist objectives, which comprise exactly the kind of subversion that these bills are designed to thwart.

David J. Rusin is a research fellow at Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum.

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  • OldmanRick

    Be wary of muslims bearing false gifts. Sharia, an oppressive social and legal structure, is in direct violation of our Constitution.

  • oldtimer

    Limiting foreign law in US? NO foreign law in US. Especially No Sharia. All these intruders should join the Arab Spring(or Summer, Fall, Winter, whatever) Leave and do your protesting in Muslim/Arab countries.

    • RoguePatriot6

      You know, it's funny that people who push for Shari'a refuse to live in countries governed by it.

      • intrcptr2

        What's even funnier is why they oppose bills which are not explicitly about sharia, when sharia is not doing what the bill opposes.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Actually, it's not that they are running away from Sharia, because they bring it with them and practice it within their homes and communities, as Sharia, which is the will of Allah and jihad, which is holy fighting in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme, are intrinsic to Islam. in fact, you can't have Islam without also having Sharia and Jihad.

        Anyway, mass Muslim immigration to the West with all of its excess baggage is really covert non-violent jihad for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

  • jacob

    Americans are known to either fall short or go overboard and the later is why, in
    my opinion, in the name of the accursed "Political Correctness" we are allowing
    the Muslims in our midst to dictate policy to us and this is a little too much to
    take, whether our so called "leaders" like it or not and time is already pasee to
    put an end to it, no matter what the cost might be…
    Let it be understood by every minority or religious affilitation that we do not have
    to bend over backwards to their whims but the way around, IF THEY WANT TO
    STAY IN AMERICA….
    That we didn''t send for any of them and it is either WE THE PEOPLE's way or the
    highway, making sure the exit door doesn't hit them in their derrieres on their way
    out…

    Which is precisely what the Pennsylvania Legislature must make understand
    CAIR and their backers in an unmistakeably way, that we are not going to pay
    attention to SHAARIA law in any way, shape or form and that they better keep it
    to themselves or else….
    PERIOD

  • BGJ

    The U.S. Constitution and noted Article VI, the second paragraph, which reads as follows:

    "This Constitution , and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."

    HB 2029, reaffirms our law and Constitutional privileges that are to be all that our judges consider in their courts!

  • Lou

    Excellent work!!!!

  • truckwork

    I agree with BGJ. Why are we even debating this; it shouldn't even be an issue if the Judges would just do what they swore to do, uphold and defend the Constitution!

  • RoguePatriot6

    "I agree with BGJ. Why are we even debating this; it shouldn't even be an issue if the Judges would just do what they swore to do, uphold and defend the Constitution!"

    Truer words could not have been spoken.
    Have you noticed how over the span of the last 3-7 years the people who actually believe in the Constitution of this country has been alienated? The very fact that we have been labeled "constitutionalists", says alot. WOW!!!!, REALLY? The existence of this term means that believing in the Constitution is an option for those we elect. (cont'd)

  • RoguePatriot6

    The liberal/left are trying to convince people that the constitution was written just for the colonists living during the time that it was written and that it’s pretty much outlived its purpose. They also use the same sorry, poor, tired accusation that "conservatives just wish to go back to the slavery days" as their defense for violating this document. Well, this tactic makes sense. Since, no one can legally abolish it (so far), they do the next best thing, discredit and devalue it. Now, these are the same politicians that want to wave the constitution in your face and preach to you about their 1ST Amendment rights if you say something that contradicts their ideas or philosophies. You can’t have it both ways folks if you really believe in the constitution don’t just enforce it when it’s convenient and blatantly violate the rights of others when they disagree with you.

    It also seems that the misinformed THINK that only the federal government need to be concerned about violating the Constitutional rights of it's citizens. Labor unions using "legal" means to persuade this country's voters have long been ignored and corporations firing employees because they aren't aligning themselves with certain agendas are just as wrong. (cont'd)

  • RoguePatriot6

    You know, ladies and gentlemen, at one time it was a serious crime to violate the constitution and I mean, A SERIOUS CRIME. It was such a serious crime that if you were found guilty of it, the consequences overrode the fact that you were poor, rich, middle class or a politician. In fact, even if you were the President of The United States and was found guilty you stood in danger of being IMPEACHED, yet Obama and his followers get away with it scott free in front of God and everyone. I realize that not everyone believes in the bible but there's alot to be learned from it.

    No one is above God's law and what people don't seem to realize is that alot of our Constitution and local ordinances were based off of Christian values. The Constitution contains the God given, inalienable rights that every man/woman was born with in this country. If you choose to vilolate those rights for selfish gain or to please the crowd, then you have Him to answer to on top of all of citizens in this nation.

  • curmudgeon

    it is foolish to attempt to outlaw sharia while importing muslims and paying them to breed. the only way to prevent sharia is to prevent muslims, and to invite muslims is to invite sharia. our legal system already bans sharia, but not by name, and it will not sway our new muslim majority one little bit to ignore a law that does specifically ban sharia, if we are foolish enough to continue to import, succor, aid, comfort and abet muslims. if oooooooooh so politically correct leftists insist on continuing to import muslims, the gay liberals should kill themselves to save the muslims the trouble, the women should clitorrectomize themselves, and get raped, and wear burkas to get accustomed to that which they so perversely desire. the rest of us should practice praying to an evil god and revering a criminal prophet, because that is what the enemies of our country insist on having.

  • dirt

    The only good thing about Sharia is it forbids the interest collecting when lending.

  • Sparrowhawk

    Speaking of blogs on stealth jihad, I invite anyone to read several articles on Islam and its designs on the West on Rule of Reason.
    http://ruleofreason.blogspot.com/

    For those with a Kindle or other e-book outlet, read “Corsairs & Freebooters.” Fully two-thirds of the book is devoted to the depredations of Islam. “Corsairs” is the third in a series, together with “Running Out My Guns” and “Broadsides,” which also feature articles on Islam.
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsairs-Freebooters-War-Id

    This is reading that will give readers moral and intellectual ammunition to combat the taqiyaa of CAIR and its affiliated organizations, all of which practice deceit and pose as champions of "civil rights" — except that it is our rights as free men they wish to corrupt and extinguish under Sharia.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Of course, I support any and all efforts to stop Sharia and, of course, the Muslims and Leftist useful idiots will oppose it. Nevertheless, even if anti-Sharia laws are passed, it would not stop the stealth demographic conquest of the USA. It might slow down the inevitable imposition of Sharia on non-Muslims for a while, but the only way to eliminate the process of stealth demographic conquest and also end the possibility of violent jihad attacks on the homeland at the same time, is to outlaw Islam and ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP.

    If we did that, we could also take all the hundreds of billions of dollars we are currently spending to maintain a false sense of security and use it instead to get our financial house back in order and to stop gutting our military to continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage that is in reality covert non-violent jihad for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest.

    Not only that but many people claim that Islam can't be outlawed because it is a religion protected under the first amendment, but that is complete and utter nonsense. Nevertheless, even if Islam was a faith-based religion and it's not, no one can convince me that the first amendment protects a faith-based religion that makes it an obligatory duty for all Muslims to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme. Indeed, Islam doesn't just go after all other religions and all non-Muslim unbelievers, but it also declares all manmade governments to be abominations that must be obliterated and replaced with Sharia as well. I'm sorry but our constitution isn't a suicide pact and if it is, then it needs to be amended.

  • SteelersSteve

    There is no way there should be a separate set of laws for one group of people. America is based on the concept of equality under the law and that means one set of laws for all people. If one is a resident of Pennsylvania, then the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania should govern their actions, not Sharia law. People who want to be governed by Sharia law need to go somewhere other than Pennsylvania, it is wrong for them to try and force their law on the residents of the Commonwealth.

    • chris

      Yes like going back to the country they came from and get the hell out of the U.S.

  • Jaladhi

    Islam is enemy of humanity and human beings!!! Those who follow Islam do not remain human beings, they just become demons/monsters!!

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