"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant."
If Ben Carson's campaign had picked a Muslim to respond to his statement that he would not advocate for a Muslim president because Islam is not compatible with the Constitution (theocracy and the inferiority of non-Muslims obviously violates the Constitution), they couldn't have picked anyone better than CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper.
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson should withdraw from the presidential race for his comments that a Muslim shouldn't be president a prominent Muslim-American group said Sunday.
"I think his remarks should be repudiated by everyone on the political spectrum and that he should withdraw," Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Islamic advocacy group, told the Washington Examiner on Sunday.
He added that he is constantly dismayed by the "Islamophobia [exhibited] by the right wing of the political spectrum."
However, Carson's comments go "way beyond the pale from anything I have heard," said Hooper.
Okay, how about we make Ibrahim Hooper president? Let's learn a little about his agenda.
Hooper stated that if Muslims were ever to become a numerical majority in the U.S., they would likely seek to replace the Constitution with Islamic law (Sharia).
"I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future," he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in a 1993 interview. "But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education."
Non-violent. Isn't that the way Islamic always takes over governments.
But suppose that we had this non-violent Islamic takeover of the United States. Would the resulting system, under which raped women would be stoned for adultery, little girls married off and non-Muslims reduced to inferior legal status, be non-violent?
Would non-Muslims accept their legal inferiority under the Islamic State of the United States? Would the thieves having their hands cut off experience that punishment non-violently?
And let's take a look at Ibrahim Hooper's non-violent convictions.
In 1998 Hooper and CAIR denied Osama bin Laden's culpability for that year's bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. Despite the demonstrable links between the al Qaeda leader and the bombings, Hooper asserted that "a great deal of what happened is ... due to misunderstandings on both sides."
Hooper attended an October 28, 2000 rally in Washington, DC, where Abdurahman Alamoudi, then-President of the American Muslim Federation, shouted to a cheering crowd: "We are all supporters of Hamas." I
In June 2001, Hooper helped organize a “sit-in” where a dozen leaders of various American Muslim groups demonstrated outside the U.S. State Department. American Muslim Council Director Ali Ramadan Abu Zakouk used the occasion to declare that suicide-bombing attacks on civilian targets were a “God-given right” for Muslims. When Hooper later was asked whether Zakouk's assertion could be interpreted as a defense of terrorism, he claimed that he “did not hear” the statement. Videotape footage chronicling the event, however, clearly showed Hooper standing only a few feet away from Zakouk as he made the comments.
When the Washington Post in November 2001 asked Hooper if he would disavow the terrorist activities of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, he responded, "It's not our job to go around denouncing." He reprised the same theme in a 2002 interview with the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, refusing to condemn Hamas and Hezbollah because "we're not in the business of condemning.
Why not make Hooper president? And let's take a quick look at the Constitutionality of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich sent the letter last month to four members of Congress who asked for details last fall on how CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror-finance trial against the Holy Land Foundation and its former officials.
He included trial transcripts and exhibits "which demonstrated a relationship among CAIR, individual CAIR founders, and the Palestine Committee. Evidence was also introduced that demonstrated a relationship between the Palestine Committee and HAMAS, which was designated as a terrorist organization in 1995."
And when it comes to Islamic law and the Constitution... the message is clear.
"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."
- Omar Ahmad
Founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Ibrahim Hooper and Omar Ahmad and CAIR prove Ben Carson's point. Islamic law is incompatible with the United States Constitution. A President Hooper who would impose Islamic law would destroy America.