Jihadists "Brainstorm" On How To Repeat 9/11 Attacks: Hijacking Airplanes, Targeting Football Stadium And Skyscraper
On October 18, 2010, a member on the Shumukh Al-Islam jihadi web forum posted a topic titled "The Easiest Way to Execute an Attack Similar to 9/11." In the post, the user opens the topic for discussion, inviting other members to "brainstorm" about the easiest ways to execute terrorist operations similar to the 9/11 attacks. One of the ideas suggested is to crash an airplane in a crowded football stadium in the United States.
Posted at: October 20, 2010
Why Islamists suppress
Recent forum and debate expose this Achilles heel
Any critique or expose’ of Islam is usually met with name-calling (e.g., “Islamophobia”) from Islamists and their enablers, rather than rational or factual responses and rebuttals.
There are at least two reasons for this.
First, sharia law does not provide for nor protect free speech. Criticism of Islam, Allah or Mohammed is a criminal offense. When Muslims attempt to suppress free speech critiques of Islam they are abiding by sharia law, and insisting that we non-Muslims bow before sharia law as well. They frequently get furious when we refuse to do so.
Second, as two examples below will attest, public discourse and debates about radical Islam reveal the truth that Islamists don’t want Americans to see. Hence, they rant, rave, and name call in the hopes of demonizing those who dare to expose the truth so as to keep the truth from the American people.
Two recent events reveal why Islamists and their enablers avoid genuine debate.
* A recent event held in Des Moines, Iowa, entitled “A Forum on Being An American Muslim,” produced a very illuminating exchange, where ACT! for America chapter leader Steve Kirby’s question about sharia law and free speech was completely ignored by the Muslim moderator. The moderator went so far as to prevent Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a reformist Muslim, from answering the question by taking the microphone from him! To read Steve’s short summary of this incident, please click here. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to open the PDF).
* A recent debate was held in New York, debating the motion “Is Islam a religion of peace?” To view this fascinating debate, please click here.
Prior to the debate, the audience members were polled as to their position on the motion.
41% were for the motion
25% were against the motion
34% were undecided
After the debate, the audience was polled again. Check out these eye-popping results!
36% were for the motion (a decrease of 5 percentage points)
55% were against the motion (an increase of 30 percentage points)
9% were undecided
In other words, after seeing only one debate, most of the undecideds and some of those who initially agreed that “Islam is a religion of peace” changed their positions to opposing the motion.
Small wonder we see so few Muslims willing to step forward and defend sharia law and the ideology of radical Islam!! Truth and the facts are stacked so heavily against them they can only hope to “win” by suppressing speech that exposes the truth.
A Forum on Being an American Muslim
A Report by Stephen M. Kirby
ACT! for America Chapter Leader, Des Moines, IA
Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of ACT! for America member Stanley Richards, a unique forum took place on October 7, 2010 in the Sheslow Auditorium of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum was titled “What it means to be an American Muslim,” and the four panelists and the moderator were all Muslim Americans. They were:
Mahmoud Hamad, Moderator, Assistant Professor, Politics Department, Drake University
Luai Amro, President of the Islamic Cultural Center of Des Moines
Bill Aossey, President of Midamar Corporation
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, MD, Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Dr. Saima Zafar, MD, Member of the Iowa Campaign Ethics and Disclosure Board
The panelists each made a number of comments about their experiences as Muslims in America. There was an interesting contrast between two of the panelists. Dr. Jasser talked about the idea of a reformation in Islam that would include a separation of mosque and state, an ideological battle by American Muslims against Radical Islam, and a modernization of Islamic teachings. On the other hand, Luai Amro said that Islam did not believe in the separation of mosque and state and did not need to be changed. Amro said that Islam was a timeless way of life that needed to be understood and followed by Muslims.
As the forum continued, an eye-opening moment came when the panelists were faced with an issue involving our First Amendment right to free speech.
The First Amendment “is not relevant”
I was among the first to get up to ask a question of the panel. Here is what I said:
Molly Norris used to be the editorial cartoonist for the Seattle Weekly. She came up with the idea earlier this year of Everybody Draw Muhammad Day. Because of threats of death from people who said they were Muslims and from a particular Muslim, Anwar Al Awlaki, and advice from the FBI, Molly Norris is now in hiding and has changed her name. What I would like to do is offer the panelists, being Muslims in America, the chance to show that the First Amendment has
significance. I’d like, I’d like our panelists to go on record and say that everybody in the United States has the First Amendment right to criticize Muhammad and to draw a picture of Muhammad if they’d like. And two, to also, to also condemn anybody who says they’re a Muslim who threatens death or physical harm to anybody exercising that First Amendment right.
The moderator started saying “thank you” before I had ended the last sentence. I walked back to my seat expecting to hear an interesting panel discussion about the First Amendment versus Sharia Law. However, even before I had arrived at my seat the moderator had already gone on to the next person in line to ask a question. I sat down and soon realized that my comments to the panel were not even going to be addressed.
A few minutes later we found out why the moderator had ignored my comments. Dr. Jasser had been asked a question about the separation of mosque and state. At the end of his response to that question Dr. Jasser said:
Our moderator said that the question on Molly Norris is not relevant. I can’t tell you how relevant I think it is. I think American Muslims should stand up ---
Jasser got no further because at this point the moderator actually took the microphone out of Jassers’s hand, said something that was unintelligible to me but which made many in the audience laugh, and went on to the next person who wanted to ask a question. Sadly, there was no comment about this from any of the other panelists.
The issue involving Molly Norris comes down to the question of which takes precedence now in the United States: our Constitutional right to freedom of speech, or Sharia Law’s ruling that to revile Muhammad is apostasy, which is punishable by death? Luai Amro had earlier talked about the obligation for Muslim Americans to say what they believed and to say who they really were, and this was the panelists’ opportunity to do both. It was troubling to see that by the actions of the moderator and the inaction of the majority of the panelists, it appeared that for them Sharia Law took precedence over our First Amendment right to freedom of speech
Report links Mubarak to 'severe persecution'
of Christians by Muslims
WASHINGTON — The Egyptian regime of President Hosni Mubarak is said to be inciting the Muslim majority against the nation's Christians.
A leading Middle East analyst asserted that the Mubarak regime has facilitated what he termed "severe persecution" by Muslims of Egypt's Christian minority. Raymond Ibrahim, who lectures at the National Defense Intelligence College, said Egypt has transformed into the spearhead of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has intimidated the nation's estimated eight million Coptic Christians.
"Indeed, recent events indicate that the Mubarak regime is intentionally inciting Egypt's Muslims against the Copts," Ibrahim said.
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In an analysis for the Hudson Institute, Ibrahim, also associate director of the Middle East Forum, said Egypt, amid its crackdown on the pro-democracy opposition, has reverted to what he termed medieval persecution of the Copts. He cited accusations by prominent Egyptian scholars that Copts were aligned with Israel and stockpiling weapons and ammunition in monasteries.
"Israel is in the heart of the Coptic cause, preparing to wage war against Muslims," Mohammed Al Awa, a prominent cleric and former head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, told A-Jazeera satellite television on Sept. 15.
Al Awa warned that Muslims must halt the rise of the Coptic Church in Egypt. The Muslim cleric charged that Egyptian security forces have been banned from searching for weapons in churches and monasteries.
At the same time, Muslim leaders have been accusing the Coptic Church of abducting Christians who had converted to Islam and forcing them to return to their native faith. The accusations have sparked at least 10 mass demonstrations in Egypt since September 2010, with organizers vowing to massacre Copts.
"The Copts find themselves again in a period of severe persecution," Ibrahim said. "And there appears to be no one to stop it — not even those most accountable: America's friend and ally, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his government."
Ibrahim's assertions have echoed those of Copts and their co-religionists in the United States. Coptic activists in Washington have been lobbying Congress to protest the Muslim backlash in Egypt and pressure Mubarak to protect the Christian community. Egypt receives $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid.
Instead, Egyptian state-financed clerics have joined the anti-Coptic campaign. On Sept. 26, the state-controlled Al Azhar seminary, the seat of Sunni Islam, threatened Egypt's Coptics with removal of their citizenship.
A leading Egyptian human rights activist, Magdi Khalil, has asserted that Egyptian security officers were participating in anti-Copt demonstrations. Khalil said the Copts were paying the price of the demise of the 82-year-old Mubarak and the ensuing political vacuum.
"As history teaches, whenever a majority group casts all its woes onto a minority group, great tragedy often follows," Ibrahim said.
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