Muslim-American Interfaith Group Calls for Blasphemy Laws

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


The United Muslim Christian Forum, a friendly-sounding “interfaith” group issued a press release on September 18 demanding the prosecution of the makers of the low-quality Innocence of Muslims film that appeared on YouTube. The Islamist agenda of the group is in written form but if the past is any indication, that won’t stop elected officials and Christian leaders from embracing it in order to prove their tolerance.

The United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF) is an entity of the Muslims of the Americas, whose members follow a cleric in Pakistan named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani that refers to Osama Bin Laden as a “Saudi activist.” The group says it has 22 “villages” across the country, such as “Islamberg” in Hanock, N.Y. and “Islamville” in York County, S.C.

Gilani also leads Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a group that the State Department said in 1998 is an “Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence.” In 2009, I obtained a video of Muslim women receiving guerilla warfare training, complete in military fatigue, at “Islamberg.” This should raise questions about the purpose of Islamberg’s 24th Annual Ladies Summer Camp in July 2011.

The UMCF press release claims that the film is part of a conspiracy involving “media terrorism” to cause war between Muslims and Christians and its content should not be protected as free speech. It quotes an unidentified citizen as saying it is “barbarous treason.”

“Therefore we demand immediate action by the appropriate government agencies to stop this film and bring its perpetrators to justice for this malicious hate speech,” it says.

Anti-Semitism is at the core of UMCF’s drive to forge a Muslim-Christian coalition. Its website states that the 9/11 attacks were “Stage One of getting the Western World, on behalf of the Jews, to go to war with the Arab world.” Gilani says “Jews are an example of human Satans” and that he’s never encountered an honest Jew.

A number of officials and Christian leaders have embraced the UMCF even though this extremism can be easily found with a simple Google search or review of the group’s website. A photo of Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan standing with the UMCF sign is on the home page of the website to this day.

The most recent event held by the UMCF was on April 21 at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. The two Christian speakers were Reverend Sam McGregor of Allison Creek Church and a missionary named Ryan Peters. The UMCF’s main speaker was Khalifa Hussein Adams and the text of his speech is online.

“[Jesus] is a role model for the Sufis, as opposed to the Jews who deprived him of the honor of being born to a Blessed virgin mother. They also conspired to take his life. He was called the son of an illegitimate birth while his mother was termed a woman of ill repute. Perhaps you are well aware of the fact that the Jews brought false allegations of sedition and rebellion against Jesus son of Mary to their Roman masters. Because of this, they say he was crucified,” Adams said.

Adams claims that UMCF’s goal isn’t to convert Christians to Islam, but the text of his speech tells a different story. He says that anyone who believes that Jesus was crucified “must also believe that these Roman and priests were more powerful than God…[and] be prepared to disbelieve in Almighty God, His power and Jesus son of Mary.”

He also made the unbelievable statement that “no Muslim, which you may refer to as an orthodox Muslim, has ever been charged with any act of terrorism within or outside of the United States of America.” He condemned the Muslim Brotherhood and said all terrorist acts are done at the hands of Wahhabists and Shiites who aren’t real Muslims. He said that the members of Muslims of the Americas are the only ones that truly follow Islam.

I heard a similar theme when I attended a UMCF event on April 16, 2011 in Owego, N.Y. One of the speakers was the city’s mayor at that time, Edward Arrington, who is also the chairman of the Deacon Board at the First Baptist Church of Owego. Father Timothy Taugher of Blessed Sacrament Church in Johnson City and Professor Diane O’Heron of Brome Community College, a UMCF board member, also spoke.

The keynote speaker was Muhammad Ali Qadiri, the “mayor” of the Muslims of the Americas site in Red House, V.A. He preached that the U.S. may be destroyed by Allah over Pastor Terry Jones’ burning of the Quran. When I confronted him about his group’s anti-Semitism, he said, “We are trying not to get into the bashing business anymore” but they stand by their statements. His reaction to Gilani’s anti-Semitism was, “it is what it is.” His answer to a question about gunfire being heard at his group’s “villages” was, “What is wrong with shooting your gun in the United States of America?”

The UMCF also held a parade in Binghamton to honor Jesus Christ. According to a local news report, 700 Muslims and Christians attended, with Muslims of the Americas members traveling from as far away as Canada and the Caribbean. An advertisement for the event told attendees not to wear “military-style clothing.”

Advocacy for blasphemy laws and anti-Semitism isn’t what a genuine “interfaith” group is about. The UMCF was created for the sole purpose of making over the image of Muslims of the Americas. The press release and speech at Winthrop University show that the goal is unchanged: To promote the anti-Semitic Islamist ideology of Muslims of the Americas and Sheikh Gilani.

This article was sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

  • Tim N

    Right. What are they going to prosecute him for? Making a really crappy movie- that wouldn't meet Ed Wood standards- that some idiots were actually dumb enough to bother to be offended by. That'll fly.

    • Kufar Dawg

      Islamic blasphemy laws don't necessarily have to be called such as long as the effect is the same.

    • Bobmyles1

      Muslim's of the America's is a group that falls under the umbrella of the Muslim Brotherhood. Our annointed ones most frequent visitors are from the Muslim Brotherhood. Any such joint venture between christian,jew and muslim is a venture in being walked to the public square for a public beheading as all the muslims gather to watch the death of their sworn enemy

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    In their dhimmitude and stupidity, islam-friendly "Christians" can compete only with islam-friendly Jews.

    We see emerging a new type of pseudo-Christians (both on the Left and the Right), who actually invite and welcome a competing religion (!) into their own home. And not just some competing religion, but Islam of all – the religion which once had almost defeated the Christendom in Europe. Islam, whose religious doctrine is to smite Christians and Jews.

    It had never happened in the history before that Christianity wished even to acknowledge the validity of a totally foreign faith – never mind to invite it into the own home and allow proselytize. On the contrary, Christians looked rather jealously at any competitors at home, and tended to spread the Gospel outside.

    What we see now is a new type of an alliance between the godless progressives with a particular branch of "Christians": both friendly to Islam so much, that they negate the exclusive Judeo-Christian national identity of America, and are ready to change the make up of America into Islamic.

    The first cure is to make every day in America a day of anti-islamic "blasphemy"
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/islam/

    NO mo-o-o-oslem must feel comfortable in America. One who values his/her mo-o-o-oslem faith does not belong to America, nor ought to ever move here.

    • Kufar Dawg

      I've met Christians who are completely pig-ignorant about islam. They take at face value the lies told them by "moderate" and "good" muslimes. Whether or not it's because they're stupid or merely self-delusional dupes is another question entirely.

      • Ricky Michael

        Quran3:178: “And let not the disbelievers think that Our postponing of their punishment is good for them. We postpone the punishment only so that they may increase in sinfulness. And for them is a disgracing torment.”

        Quran5:14: “And from those who call themselves Christians, We took their covenant, but they have abandoned a good part of the Message that was sent to them. So We planted amongst them enmity and hatred till the Day of Resurrection, and Allâh will inform them of what they used to do.”

        Quran5:51: “O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as friends, they are but friends to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as friends, then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allâh guides not those people who are the wrong­doers.”

        Quran, 9:29: “Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not Islam as the religion of truth among the people of the Scripture, until they pay the Jizyah [religious tax] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”.

      • Ricky Michael

        Moderate Muslims are a myth. They just have not deceided to become fervent in their beliefs enough yet to do as the Quran commands.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Alexander, leftists have wormed their way into Christianity just as they have Judaism and
      pervert the teachings and sanity of Biblical truth's, like a cancer spreading it is in need of
      excising. Anyone that calls for the inclusion of Islam goes against all that is good, and
      aids and abets the darkest evil………………William

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Right, thats how I feel.
      Let them go eat with the wolves.
      Christians and Jews, too.

      But, as for Christians; Jesus was a Jew, not a Muslim

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    The is a MUST SEE 5 minute video by one of the literally handful of sane, honest Brits left in the UK.

    The GREAT Pat Condell

    1 million+ views in 2 weeks.

    A word to rioting Muslims http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCXHPKhRCVg&fe

    • Tim N

      I loved it! That was great!

    • southwood

      "!literally handful of sane, honest Brits left in the UK."

      So, you're such an expert you've been to the UK to count us, eh. What about sane Americans ? Are there many of them left ? You now have a challenger, Romney who says he will arm the Syrian rebels ! Translated, that means al Qaeeda. Another clueless globalist, I do believe. How much has he said in condemnation of Obama's appeasement of Islam ? Very little, when he should be shooting at him from all angles on his disastrous pro-Islam foreign policy and obvious attack on the 1st Amendment. .

      So don't be so contemptuous of us Brits. Pue your own house in order, although I doubt now if you still can.

      • Drakken

        Don't count us out my friend, the time will come where we will need each other like never before, our weapons industry will be shipping you folks arms soon enough.

        • southwood

          I am only counting America out because it seems America is determined to self destruct under a globalist agenda. I want a powerful America but America seems intent on re-electing a socialist Islamophile who is out to disembowel your great country. We have clowns running the UK too. We are being destroyed by our leaders too, just like the rest of Europe. Arms will probably not do us any good under these circumstances. Britain needs a spiritual awakening, a return to Christianity. America too.

          • Drakken

            It's always darkest before the dawn my friend, so when push comes to shove and it will, there will be many allies here that will help you through thick and thin.

      • Tim N

        Speaking for myself I'm hardly contemptuous of you Brits. Not by a long shot. This Yank counts himself a friend of you Brits.
        We stood together against some of the biggest villains of the 20th century and we can stand together against these half literate loons as well.
        Why are we tossing barbs at each other? We're on the same side already!

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Contemptuous of Brits? How could I…

        Most families outraged at Pan Am 103 bomber's release http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/08/20/lo

        Appeasement never goes out of style in the UK.

        • southwood

          Oh yeah ? Well, Pan Am 103 was an terrorist attack on US citizens. ( although 11 Scots were killed on the ground by the fall out) but, hey, that didn't stop America supporting the genocidal IRA. It took 9/11 when terrorism struck the heart of America to awaken you rudely ,and finally, stop officially supporting the murder of Brits in Northern Ireland. On second thoughts, it never really went away in the US; witness the craven, dhimmi, apologies ( even Obama and Hillary buying time on Pakistan TV while the Pakis rampaged in the streets burning US flags ) after the US Ambassador was murdered in Libya. Also, it occurs to me, the US appeasement of the Taliban in Afghanistan has been an unmitigated disaster. How many of your own brave American military have been murdred there through dhimmi policies of the US government and military leadership ?
          http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/obama-le

          Then there was Fort Hood where it was more important to the military leadership to maintain "diversity" policies than respect the murdered soldiers there. Wow ! Now we have the release of a murderer of a US soldier from Gitmo recently.

          Yes. I reckon the US has far surpassed the UK in appeasement.

          • Kufar Dawg

            Damn you're dumb. Pan Am 103, the Lockerbie bombing wasn't carried out by the IRA but by islamofascist Libyan terrorists. Since when has the IRA been genocidal? The IRA commonly warned the authorities when they were going to bomb targets where civilian casualties were possible. The IRA DID NOT deliberately target civilians.

          • southwood

            Look, I was not suggesting that the IRA were responsible for Lockerbie. Please stop and read my post before you comment so inanely.. I meant merely that Pan Am 103 didn't stop America supporting terrorists, didn't wake you numbheads up. It took all the horror of 9/11 to do that.

            "Since when has the IRA been genocidal ?" Do you know ANYTHING about Northern Ireland ?I am British. I lived through the years of conflict in NI with almost daily accounts of attacks on Brits and "prods". These psychopaths wanted to rid NI of every protestant. Is that not genocide ? The Turks aimed to rid Turkey of all Christians, who were mostly Armenians. That was genocide, no different to NI and the putrid IRA. So the IRA warned civilians ? Is that what happened when at Enniskillen when innocent civilians were massacred ? No. Was that what happened when they slaughtered a bus load, first separating the protestants out from the Roman Catholics for killing. ? No. Was that what they did when they went in and shot a congregation of protestant worshippers ? No. These were DELIBERATELY TARGETTED civilians OK ? And there were many, many more, even ones of their own community who crossed them or grassed them. Either you are an Irish American whose brain is befuddled by IRA propaganda or you are just an utter ignoramus on this issue. Sure, they did issue warnings sometimes. So that makes them good terrorists, eh ? They killed and maimed hundreds, including children, including babies, left women to be widows, tortured people, including women, ruled their communities with an iron fist, and got loads of money and weapons for their evil deeds from Irish America.

            The IRA were hell bent on the genocide of Northern Irish protestants, and British forces who were there to protect them. Go and learn something and don't come on here showing your crass stupidity.

          • Drakken

            Amen ! Glas to see someone set the crowd straight where the ira was concerned, now they are the drug and protitute dealers, scum one and all.

          • southwood

            Thank you. It dismayed us Brits to see the way many Americans bought into the IRA freedom fighter myth. They were murdering dogs. No more, no less. Mayor Koch of New York was a naive American on this issue until he visited NI and got enlightened. That turned his view 180° .

    • WilliamJamesWard

      100,000,000 thumbs up!!!……………William

  • oldtimer

    Tolerate evil! NEVER!!!!!

  • zionit

    Let me get this straight – now a ‘real’ Muslim is a baptist? Media terrorism. What is that? Your TV blows up when anyone mentions mo? It’s somehow appropriate that woody allen can sum up this cosy between the ‘bislamaptists’ – if Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.’

  • pierce

    Muslim America, Black America, White America, they all become the United States of America. But that is all changing, because several years ago along came Rev. Jeremiah Wright who proclaimed God Dam America,
    not God Bless America. So now we have Muslim americans, and Black americans, and we are polarized beyond recognition. All hail to the Chief Muslim American-Barack Obama.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      G-D Dam Rev. Wright.

    • https://www.facebook.com/submitnot Colleen Smith

      Celebrating diversity is where this comes from. Categorizing us to be separated from each other painted like it is a good thing but a deliberate divide and conquer. I say celebrate unity and if one must talk of diverse things it should be credited to the US constitution that it can happen at all so diversity is under the umbrella of unity. The constitution has no sides.

      • Drakken

        There is no unity with diversity, there is only unity by the Constitution, period.

      • Kufar Dawg

        Islam has nothing to do w/diversity — ESPECIALLY religious diversity.

  • Mike

    This stupidity is called "chrislam" and one of it's founders is none other than Rick Warren author of the book "purpose driven life". "You cannot serve two masters for you will love one and hate the other" islam is a false religion and should NOT be respected or considered at all! Allah is satan in sheeps clothing and all korans should be destroyed.

  • BS77

    Liberals are deluded, and cannot see the obvious. They are playing with fire and will get burned.

    • Bobmyles1

      Unfortunately when the flames burn the liberal's that allow such fallacy to hapen there willbe many others that the flame of hatred from islam will burn a well

  • Schlomotion

    Somebody at this site decided that it was time to hear from all the Interfaith Task Forces. This week we have ITAI, and IRD complaining about UMCF. Zionists are trying to team up Christian Zionists and prevent Muslims from hooking up with Quakers and Methodists. It's a religious bigotry war. Mr. Mauro is a white Christian fundamentalist who is the moral equivalent to any of the writers with the last name Muhammad who writes for The Final Call. If anybody here has read that newspaper, they would see the similarity.

    • 2Anglico

      Stick a sock in it, schloMORON.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Shariamotion,

      Happy Infernal Nakba!

      • Kufar Dawg

        May there be many more Nakbas for the muslime worm.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      I dont care if these "Christians" team up with the Muslims.
      Good.
      Great.
      Jesus was not a Muslim, though.

      .

      • Kufar Dawg

        Any ally of muslofascists is an enemy of mine.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Then you like me are an enemy of socialism.

          • Kufar Dawg

            I almost always agree with you, but I had thought Israel could be considered a socialist country (not in the national socialist sense though)?

          • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

            It is a democracy. True that. Socialistic.
            Must stink for patriots of Israel that want to be free.

    • Drakken

      I'll take the christian/jewish traditon over anything you effing leftist and the muslims have to offer. God bless the Crusades.

    • Ghostwriter

      "The Final Call." Is that another newspaper you like,Slugmotion?

      • Kufar Dawg

        It's probably named after the final, daily call to prayer, after which Schlo makes wudu in his pants.

      • Schlomotion

        No. I don't like it. I have read it though. It's Frontpagemag for Black Muslims.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        "The Final Call" the official organ of the Nation of Islam and its grand Mufti Sinister Louie Farraklan.

        • Kufar Dawg

          No wonder Schlo reads it, even if he doesn't like reading the words of Abds.

  • amused

    Glad you didn't leave the christians out of this because if they had their way they wouldn't be any better than the muslims calling for anti-blaspemy laws . Mullahs ot pastors …take your pick . Which form of intolerance do you prefer ? muslim or christian radcals ?
    F—ing hypocrites !

    • Drakken

      Hey moron, the west is founded on the judeo-christian tradition, not on islam. If you love the muzzys so much, go join them, you will not be missed.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Which Christian radicals?

      Most Christians dont bother anyone, but they will become radicals now, thanks to allah, the moon 'g'od

    • FPF

      I don't recall amused utilized so many foul words, but anyway, evolution does rule for certain kind.
      Muslim or Christian radicals? I'd prefer the later since they are almost none reported on the news compared to Muslim Jihadists. So called Christian radicals are away from the foundation of Christianity, therefore they can not be called Christians. Muslim "radials", on the other hand, root their acts in Koran, Sunna and Hadith, therefore they can not be called radical, just Muslims. You are right on that part.

      • reader

        What do you expect from a union hack nervous about her chairman sliding into oblivion?

    • kafir4life

      How do you take time out of your union steward pleasuring sessions to post here? Are your union built knee-pads out for a retread?

    • JoJoJams

      Oh, Please! Amused, does "Piss Christ" ring a bell? Happened decades ago, and there was no call for blasphemy laws. This nation was overwhelmingly Christian, and still is – but there has NEVER been calls for the theocracy and laws you Christophobes rant about! Christianity is mocked and ridiculed near daily, in all aspects of society. The dreaded "radical" Christian will simply pray for you – the radical muslim (actually the devote and pious follower of mohammed, following mohammed example of killing people that mocked him, etc) will chop off your head. You mostly seem like a pretty reasonable guy, Amused, but you definitely can go off on some ridiculous tangents, most notably your unfounded fear of the Christian right.

    • southwood

      Really ? You try expressing those views in a Muslim community . Then go among the Christian community and get back to me; that is, if you survive the Muslims. LOL. You are really quite mindless.

  • LindaRivera

    The people who call themselves "Christians" in this HATE organization are ANTI-CHRISTIANS.

    • Kufar Dawg

      I know a guy who quit his Methodist church over their inter-faith muslime outreach BS. He got tired of listening to scuzzlums lie to his congregation, in his church about just exactly what islam represented.

  • Drakken

    When these appeasing cowards of the left are held to account by their muslim masters, I certainly won't shed a tear for any of them, good riddance to bad rubbish. Let them rot and be sacrificed to the muslim god.

  • Ghostwriter

    Blasphemy laws?! That's so 12th Century. But then,that's where many of these people live,in the 12th Century.

  • Gene W 1938

    previous posts proved God authored the Bible and Satan [or his demons] authored the other 'holy book (s)'!

    When telling the truth about a pedophile, who condons lying, stealing, cheating, breaking agreement if it is beneficail, and join a Jihad if you want assurance of 'heaven' is hateful … well count me in

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.whitehead.5243 Andrew Whitehead

    Many Christians (disclaimer: I am a Christian) in the United States suffer the delusion that most Muslims feel the same way about Christianity as they do about Islam; that Islam is just another faith group. Militant Islamist groups take advantage of this innocence to put on the dearly loved "diversity" hat so much in vogue today.

    Any Christian (or other faith group) group should never partner with an Islamic group for two reasons:

    1. The Christian group will never know the real reason for the partnership.
    2. The partnership will lend legitimacy to the Islamic group that it does not deserve.

    Oil and water will never mix and wishing will not make it so.

  • Sunbeam

    All religions never teach its followers to strife, kill, or strike terror into the hearts of non believers except the religion of Islam. The bottom line is that this religion is and was never a religion, but a political ideology fabricated to dominate the world. As we often see the unending threat pose by such, even though giving up by some for peace settlement, there will be new group formed to request the same demand again. So the conflict will never end as far as these people are concerned. It is the ideology that is at fault, that is always at war, wherever they are….social strife follows. Their struggle is to dominate the world and put it under its control. And this theory is very dangerous.

    • PAthena

      See Robert Spencer, Did Mohammed Exist?

  • Sunbeam

    I personally would disagree with blasphemy laws. It must never be allowed to pass. History repeats itself. See what happened during the dark ages or the Medieval time as it was popularly known, millions of people were killed and slaughtered because of their faith. They were being accused of blasphemy, of heresy, many were tortured and put to death thru torched, not even a day went by with peace. And this went on for centuries can you imagine? I really do not wish this to happen again. The world must not allow itself to go thru that nightmare again. We must do everything we can to stop this before it puts everyone in jeopardy of this dangerous occult. Not anymore!!

    • kufar dawg

      I agree completely. Of course our corrupt politicians in DC aren't stupid enough to attempt to pass islamofascist blasphemy laws, they will call them hate crimes.

  • LindaRivera

    Anyone who seeks to implement Blasphemy Laws in this country is a HUGE TRAITOR to America and the entire Free World. These FILTHY TRAITORS spit on the graves of the World War 2 heroes who fought and died so that we could live in freedom and safety!

    YES to Human Rights!
    NO to Extremely Cruel Islamic sharia law!

  • Veronique Horry

    Usually I don’t learn article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, very nice post.

  • Bobmyles1

    Sadly these Christian and jew leaders who are so willingly extending the olive branch of peace do not see the scimitar that is safely tucked in under the flowing robes used to hide their true intentions. Muslms and freedom do not mix. Muslim's and any oter believe system(faith) do not mix.Those of us with both eyes open can see this quite clearly. They do intend a caliphate and there are now 35 recognized islamic terror training camps in the united states. Why they are allowed to continue to exist i do not know, instead our justice department prefers to target militia's who's first order of business is the protection of America from these hate groups. How many innocent's must die before we call terrorists what they are. How many before the truth of a 'moderate muslim' is exposed for what it is?