Egyptian Cleric: It’s an ‘Obligation to Cheat at Elections’

Over and over, evidence emerges from Islamic nations that democracy and voting are instrumental means to an intrinsic end: the establishment of a decidedly undemocratic but draconian form of law—Islamic law, or Sharia.

Earlier, for instance, there was Dr. Talat Zahran, an Egyptian cleric who proclaimed that it is “obligatory to cheat at elections—a beautiful thing.” His logic was simple: voting is a tool, an instrument, the only value of which is to empower Sharia.

Now an Egyptian cleric has thoroughly Islamized the concept of voting.

Context: the presidential campaign of Abu Ismail—the Salafi candidate who openly declared that there is no freedom in Islam, the candidate most likely to try to implement the totality of Sharia if elected—has been compromised due to recent allegations that his mother was an American citizen.   In response, Hazim Shuman, a cleric that appears on satellite, just issued a fatwa saying, “Voting for Abu Ismail is jihad in the path of Allah [jihad fi sabil Allah], and paradise awaits whoever is martyred during Abu Ismail’s political campaign.”

Anyone familiar with Islam’s language knows that jihad fi sabil Allah is synonymous with violence or, from a non-Muslim perspective, terror.  For example, the standard Islamic legal text, Umdat al-Salik (“Reliance of the Traveler”) translates fi sabil Allah as “those fighting for Allah”; next to the index entry for fi sabil Allah it simply says “see jihad.”

Incidentally, “jihad in the path of Allah” is what conquered most of what is now called the “Muslim world.”

The logic of this fatwa is as follows: one of the primary purposes of violent jihad is to establish Islamic law; because Abu Ismail is the most likely candidate to institutionalize Sharia if elected, supporting him any which way—including, apparently, through violence and death—is a form of jihad with the highest paradisiacal rewards for those who die trying.

In short, democracy, voting—even the individual candidates, including Abu Ismail—are all means to one end: the establishment of Islamic law.

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  • Rifleman

    It's the islamic version of one man, one vote, one time.

  • Schlomotion

    Wow. It's as if Islamic clerics have the same attitude toward the electoral system as Democrats, Republicans, PACs and corporations. Shocking.

  • Eric G

    Sounds as if Abu Ismail studied democracy in Chicago — "Vote early, vote often."

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  • Blackjack

    I can't understand why the civilized world has ANYTHING to do with these brain dead sand maggots. Until the "good" civilized Muslims straighten out their own people we should just let them kill each other off. I am sick and tired of our leaders, Democrat and Republican, finding any excuse to run over there and "save" them ……….from themselves.

  • wctaqiyya

    Yep, Muslims are nothing if not predictable.

    • wctaqiyya

      No offense to Muslims of course.

  • RonCarnine

    Islam's okaying of sin to advance Islam's greater goals shows the unholiness of their religion. What kind of god says "do what you want as long as it advances me". One cannot believe anything Muslims of this stripe say, for such sinful behavior is promoted by their "religion". Satan is the father of the lie. All who come to "kill, steal and destroy" are doing his bidding. Jesus said "by their fruit you will know them." Labeling this religion as Satanic is theologically correct. It must be stopped like communism it is a blight to humanity.

  • Terry

    When western civilisation falls and a new Dark Age begins, it won't be because the warning signals weren't put out by our enemies in islamonaziland.

    We reckon we listen, but the great danger is that we never hear. Europe is already more than half way to scumbing to the new nazism. But Europe established in 1939 that it has no ability to hear.