The aim of Muslim Brotherhood front organizations in the United States, like CAIR, MAS, ICNA and ISNA is to “eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within, and sabotage its miserable house…so that Allah’s religion is made victorious over other religions.” The popular slogan, “Islam is a Religion of Peace” is contradicted by the more than 17,000 worldwide attacks — done in the name of Islam. Koranic verses 8:38-40, 9:28-29, 9:5, 24:55 and many other verses confirm why these attacks are carried out.
Devout Muslims follow the Qur’an, Hadith and Sira, and live by Sharia (Islamic Law), which is fundamentally incompatible with our constitution despite comments to the contrary by Imam Rauf of the Ground Zero Mosque. The public is being seriously misled by Islamists who obscure the true nature of Shariah and engage in deliberate deception (taqiyya) to facilitate the penetration of their doctrine into Western societies. During his trial, the Times Square bomber told the judge that he did swear allegiance to the US for his naturalization, but that he lied. Fort Hood’s Colonel Hassan didn’t hide his strong feelings in support of Jihad yet his superiors chose to ignore all warning signs. He ended up killing 14 people.
In addition to leaders and rabbis, organizations like the Progressive Jewish Alliance and J Street, with the help of George Soros, are also actively trying to undermine Israel’s survival, safety and security.
In June 2010, J Street penned a letter signed by 400 clergy from around the country and placed it as a full page ad in The Forward, declaring that Israel should end “its counter-productive blockade.” Several rabbis from Los Angeles signed it, including Rabbis Elliott Dorf, Aryeh Cohen of the American Jewish University, John Rosove of Temple Israel of Hollywood, Richard N Levy, director of Rabbinic Studies at Hebrew Union College, and Cantors from Temple Isaiah and Temple Israel. They opposed accepted legal, international, UN and maritime standards for a naval blockade, preventing Hamas delivering weapons to be used against Israel.
Prime Minister Netanyahu recently stated: “The International community must condemn attacks on Israel. … All those … committed to peace should support Israel’s right to defend itself against those who attack the innocent and seek to destroy peace.”
Yet, tragically, many American Jews and community leaders from the comfort of their privileged lives, where they do not face daily threats and rockets from surrounding areas, have the audacity to tell Israelis how to run their country.
In a public address, Hamas leader Khaled Mash’al, on Al-Jazeera TV on August 2, 2010, stated: “We will adhere to Jihad, to the resistance, and to the gun. Independent decision-making is defended by the gun. It is formed in the battlefield, and it reflects the will of the people.”
Where is the outcry of our leaders, when we hear the above or Abbas pronounce, “I am willing to agree to a third party that would supervise the agreement, such as NATO forces, but I would not agree to having Jews among the NATO forces, or …among us even a single Israeli on Palestinian land.” What part of this statement do they not understand?
While we do rely on our leaders to guide us appropriately, it is also the responsibility of the public to become informed. Sinai Temple in Los Angeles has a large number of Iranian born members who were expelled or forced out of their country and experienced persecution and atrocities first-hand. Yet the majority chooses to remain silent even when false or incorrect news creep into sermons, lectures or presentations. Silence is our enemy.
Prophet Isaiah 49:17 warned, “Thy destroyers and thy demolishers shall go forth from thee.” We must not let our destruction emerge from within. We must learn from history so we do not repeat it.
Susanne M. Reyto is a speaker and award winning author of Pursuit of Freedom: A True Story of the Enduring Power of Hope and Dreams. Her horrific personal experiences of surviving Nazism and Communism in Hungary energize her mission. Her website is www.pursuitoffreedom.com and she can be reached at Susanne@pursuitoffredom.com.