Muslim Leader With Long History of Defending Terrorists Claims Boston Terrorism is Not What Islam Stands For


Spot the terrorist supporter

Salam Al-Marayati compared Jihadists to Patrick Henry, denied that Hamas and Hezbollah are terrorist organizations, defended the leader of Islamic Jihad in America and even defended the bombing of the Marine Barracks in 1983.

“Yet this attack, for all the pain it caused, was not in a strict sense, a terrorist operation. It was a military operation, producing no civilian casualties — exactly the kind of attack that Americans might have lauded had it been directed against Washington’s enemies.”

So that made him the perfect go-to guy to get a quote on how the Boston Bombers, unlike every other Muslim terrorist group he defended in the past has nothing to do with Islam.

“It’s very disturbing to us all that our faces are being dragged into the mud by Muslim extremists and how we have to explain to our children what Islam is really about, and we have to explain to the American public what Islam is really about,” said Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council.

Salam Al-Marayati did not consider Hamas or Hezbollah to be Muslim extremists. But the Boston bombers are. And didn’t he already explain to the American public what it’s all about?

Marayati first came to public attention in the late Nineties, when the Democrats’ then-leader in the House, Richard Gephardt, nominated him to serve on the National Commission on Terrorism — a nomination that Gephardt later withdrew when it emerged that Marayati had spoken sympathetically of violent jihad. In 1993, for example, Marayati had proclaimed, “When Patrick Henry said, ‘Give me liberty or give me death,’ that statement epitomized jihad.” Equally absurdly, he later analogized Islamic terrorists to “American freedom fighters hundreds of years ago [who] were also regarded as terrorists by the British.”

I should say that covers it. Muslim terrorists blowing up Americans in Boston are just like Patrick Henry.

Muslim leaders said their religion means peace and submission to the will of God, and an individual who calls themselves Muslim and who does not create peace within society is not a true believer.

So it would appear then that there are no true Muslims and Muslim terrorism doesn’t exist because Muslims don’t exist.

  • modd kenwood

    it all depends on what the definition of "submission" is…

    • RealisticSpeech

      Submission is direct with little interpretation needed – you either submit to another’s will who demands submission or the implicit implication is that of some consequence. In Islam, either submit and turn to Allah, pay the “tax” showing submission to Islam (only available to Jews or Christians with money) or die. Those are your choices straight from the Koran (Quran). Reminds me of an extortion scheme. I will never bow and never surrender thus give me liberty or they can attempt their best to give me death. “Don’t Tread on Me” is more than a flag. If any decide as many in most occupied Muslim countries do and submit then they may live but what kind of life is that for anyone to be a slave to others dictates? I will not submit is my mantra.

      • AdinaK

        The answers to this Muslim leader, and all the rest of like-mind, are found within this policy paper re Islam & its relationship to blood. I defy ANYONE on this bleeding planet to dispute its findings –

        The facts within are irrefutable and that is that. The sooner the west wakes up to the reality/cancer within the quicker the west will prevail and the bleeding will be put to rest. If not, Sharia Law will reign supreme.

        Adina kutnicki, Israel

  • JerryJ26

    The mind boggles with this one. One question for Mr. Marayati.

    What religoius war against non-believers (jihad) was Patrick Henry fighting in?

    • Mary Sue

      People like Mr. Marayati are taught that the West fights in the name of Christianity.

    • RealisticSpeech

      Obviously, I can't speak for Mr. Marayati. But, I will state this from seeing their side through reading and studying the Koran and being who I am. We are in a war of ideals and of substance with real consequences that cannot be reconciled as long as they believe in the Koran. They demand submission and I refuse. I demand peace and no jihad and they refuse. They will always strike the first attack. When they are losing, they will always beg for terms of peace so they can regroup to attack again. How do I know this? It is in the Koran as an instruction on how to do battle. They are told to deceive, lie, cheat, steal, commit murder, rape, and all manner of terror in order to advance the cause of Islam for it is written with no interpretation needed in the Koran. Perhaps if people would study the Koran and Sun Tzu's Art of War they would understand – but most are those who will submit for they value their life more than freedom.

      • jay

        Hello, can you give page number and trasilation you used for your finding
        S? Thank you

  • Cathy

    Who do those idiots think they are fooling? Do they think if they keep repeating the same mantra more people will buy into their lies?

    Islam is NOT a religion of peace. It is one of domination, subservience, death and control. People had better WAKE up NOW before we become like Europe!

    • zalukas

      Snooky Nation will eat it up, digest it and meekly accept Sharia without a murmur. Just as long TV person “fill -the-blank” says so. None born to be conquered, most trained to be.
      Country suffers cognitive catastrophe and basic literacy crisis. This guy wouldn’t last a nano-second in the room with educated ethical crowd. He counts on educated unethical people, to keep his charade going.
      We may have arrived,back to the future. To Patrick Henry times.

      • RealisticSpeech

        Agreed. Then why is Obama in the photo? To me, that is a picture that is worth a thousand words.

  • Susan

    These Arab Muslim leaders are angry with the two none Arab Muslims. How dare they "hijack" their cause and techniques in US land without their knowledge and consent? Chechen Muslims are among the most ruthless Islamist fighters. They are in large numbers in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and elsewhere in African countries fighting along with Arabs for their Islamist cause.

  • Ex-saint

    It is both annoying and inaccurate to compare terrorists with freedom fighters. Somehow I doubt Patrick Henry would have approved of jihad.

  • Michael Copeland

    Oh Dear, Mr. Al Marayati has had his face dragged in the mud. Never mind, Ayatollah Khomeini can tell us all “what Islam is really about”:

    “Islam says: kill all of the unbelievers as they would kill you all.”
    “A religion that does not include [provisions for] killing and massacre is incomplete. …Killing is the same as mercy." , JihadWatch 26 Dec 2011

    • RealisticSpeech

      Thus, Michael, you have delved into the consequence of what must be done. Genocide is intolerable and unacceptable. Yet, the enemy has no issue with genocide. They preach constantly to kill all Jews (and sometimes Christians as well – others well they must submit). Thus, we have a war with one side believing through religion in genocide of non-believers but willing to give mercy to those who submit and join their side or they can die (unless they pay the extortion tax – to fund the war and honor Islam – really, it is in the Koran). Thus Islam is better than Nazism for after conquering it is akin to Roman conquest that bestows Roman citizenship on those of privilege – so does Islam for those who convert. Or, just as those who systems, kill those who refuse to bow and submit. Yet, I have studied most major religions and none condone genocide except Islam so – the quote from JihadWatch is not universal but only specific to one religion and one universal enemy of mankind.

  • RealisticSpeech

    There is a problem with Mr. Al-Marayati statement when compared to Patrick Henry. Patrick Henry is quoted as saying: "Give me liberty or give me death". Though it is true Muslims desire Martyrdom as their highest ambition, liberty as in freedom which is free will and the free exercise of it without coercion or force is not in Islam's cause or belief for all must submit to Islam. But let's look at the more complete context of Henry's speech: "It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Now that is as anathema to Islam a it gets. I am who I am and that was never a servant nor a slave – for each his own but I will not bow nor surrender and in those who are as I am, Islam has a true foe on their hands. A better statement comes to mind coined by Christopher Gadsden – "Don't Tread on Me!"

  • James Edwards

    Yes, Patrick Henry's speech of 1776 is still as relevant today as then, and the 'meat' of that speech, even more so; "…Peace, Peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun…" America is at war with ISLAM! Who are the terrorists? The MUSLIMS!~ It is Islam and the Muslims we, a free nation of Judeo-Christian ethics, morals, and traditions, are AT WAR WITH. Sadly, we do not have representatives in Washington who will acknowledge this. It's the oil, you know. It's M-O-N-E-Y – always the God of capitalism. Will it ever change? More 911's, more Boston Marathon Bombings – perhaps. But I doubt it.

  • Patricia

    The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
    Patrick Henry