by Craig Masters
This past Friday the non-partisan, non-sectarian organization, “Act! for America,” presented an informative lecture on the increase in successes of the multi-faceted Islamic jihad in America. The meeting was held at Johnson’s Corner restaurant and was presented by a team of speakers brought to the area by the Colorado Conservative Union.
The presentation entitled, ” Jihad in America, Under the Radar Across the Nation” began with a brief introduction of “Act! for America.” The organization is nationally recognized as non-partisan, non-sectarian and founded by Lebanese immigrant, Bridgitte Gabriel. Gabriel became an outspoken activist against Sharia Law and the Muslim Brotherhood after watching the destruction of her home and so much more of Lebanon by violent jihadists attempting to force Sharia Law upon the non-Muslims in Lebanon. The mission of the organization is to educate Americans about the truth of the threat of radical Islam to the freedom of all people in the world who would choose not to live under Sharia Law. The organization’s speakers make no apologies for their frank descriptions of the bad things that happen in war – any war, all wars. And they make it clear that whether the politically correct Americans accept it or not, Islam is in a war to win – not to coexist.
The featured speaker, introduced only as Joe B for security purposes, was born and raised on what is called the Green Line in Beirut, Lebanon. He introduced the audience to Beirut through a series of photographs of where he lived; before and after the destruction of the neighborhood by the war between Christians and Muslims. He relayed the anguish of first-hand experiences of growing up and attending school with Muslim friends who became mortal enemies who would shoot to kill one another from apartment buildings virtually across the street dividing the East and West Beirut; geographically, culturally and politically.
Beirut is the capital of Lebanon, the only Christian country in the Mid-East. As a thriving “western” economy with climate and geography similar to Colorado’s – including snow in the mountains – Lebanon’s Christian areas offer the entertainment venues such as movies, nightclubs and women in clothing not available in the Muslim neighborhoods. Joe B explained that the very existence of much of the beautiful buildings and shopping in east (Christian) Beirut is due to the fact that Muslim men regularly enjoy the social opportunities found within the Christian areas. For this reason, much of the destruction and violence occurs in residential neighborhoods. His photos illustrated this point well.
The main emphasis of the evening’s presentation was to inform the audience of the increasing power and influence of Islam in America. “Act! for America” has worked to create a nationwide network of chapters in order to more effectively inform, educate and mobilize Americans regarding the multiple threats of radical Islam. A key mission of the organization is to reach out and explain to all people who wish to remain free what they can and must do to protect themselves and their way of life against this very focused and determined enemy.
Americans have been told by leading Muslims that Islam is a “religion of peace.” But Joe, who speaks and reads Arabic as well as or better than most of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims, explains that the words of Sharia and the Qur’an refer to a “peace” which can only come after every person on Earth is living under Sharia Law.
Through a series of informative slides and news articles, Joe B made clear the intent of Islam can only be identified through actions: never the words of Imams. Some actions are easier to see and understand than others. Violent jihad, for example is obvious when an airplane flies into a building and kills thousands. But stealth jihad comes in many forms. “Act! for America” chapters have worked to stop the advance of Sharia Law and educate Americans about the danger of allowing Muslim Brotherhood to use our unique invention of political correctness to accept them into America’s tolerant society. These, he says, are examples of non-violent jihad.
Joe echoed the words of AtlasShrugs.com founder, editor and publisher Pamela Geller, in saying that there is no compromise ground between Islam, a political ideology, and Christianity, a religion. Americans, he explained, are only accepting a “Trojan Horse” into their neighborhoods by tolerating Mosques being built and accepting the lie that Islam is a religion that deserves protection under our Constitution. Nothing could be further from the truth, he explained. He cited the Arabic phrases from Sharia writings which clearly allow lying to protect and promote Islam.
Another interesting fact about Sharia, which is accepted as law in 57 countries, is that these “laws” were never associated with Muhammed. They were written hundreds of years after the death of Muhammed. Powerful warlords of the mid-east had them created and used as the law of convenience to punish and enslave their enemies. But today, radical Islam insists that Muslims must live by Sharia as the ultimate law. Islamic leaders insist that Sharia comes from God, not man, and therefore, no man-made law such as the Constitution of the United States, can supercede Sharia.
Several sitting judges in the United States have accepted Sharia and applied English translations of these rulings as law in U.S. court cases. Tennessee and Oklahoma have recognized the need for laws that specify American law must be the only law accepted and enforced in American courts. According to the David Horowitz Freedom Center, which identifies and tracks jihad activities in America, many other states will be facing the choice to either accept or reject the claim by Muslims that Sharia is a higher authority than American law and the U.S. Constitution. Over the past year the Greeley Gazette has reported stories of judges allowing Sharia to take precedence over state law.
Winning the right to use Sharia is one example of what Joe identifies as ‘Stealth Jihad’. Other examples were cited including investments in terrorist training camps funded by charities the U.S. has assigned tax exempt status because of their “religious” affiliation.
After identifying the clear connection to terrorist activities, the FBI raided three Jihadist training camps in Colorado in 2010. The Christian Action Network, Liberty News online, and many other sources indicate that the number of radical Islamist training camps continues to grow within the United States. Perhaps the most credible source of such information is from Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, leader of Jamaat ul-Fuqra (Muslims of America).
According to financial records obtained by Free Republic, “Muslims of America,” has purchased or leased hundreds of acres of property – from New York to California – in which Sheikh Mubarak Gilani boasts of conducting “the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare.”
In a recruitment video captured from Gilani’s “Soldiers of Allah,” he states in English: “We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America… Act like you are his friend. Then kill him,” says Gilani in the recruitment video, explaining how to handle American “infidels.”
The most widely known member of Gilani’s “Soldiers of Allah” is probably Major Nidal Hasan, the shooter at the Fort Hood, Texas, Army base. In the days leading up to his jihad, Hasan gave infidels a copy of his business card which carried the letters “SoA” to proudly and openly identify himself as one of Allah’s soldiers.
Joe B further explains that, in Arabic, Gilani’s instructions are more graphic. He instructs his followers to befriend their enemy, work for him until he turns away and then stab him in the back. The Fort Hood jihad has raised many questions. Joe B reminded the audience that those who are informed will be safer than those who choose to pretend they will be left alone if they simply accept the presence of Islam in their neighborhood.
Another lecture in this series will be held Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM at the Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada. The street address is 6250 Wright Street which is near 62nd and Ward Road. There is no admission fee. Featured speakers will be Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch.