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Destroying One Koran vs. Destroying Many Christians Which is Worse?

 

FrontPageMag.com
By Raymond Ibrahim 
April 8, 2011

FrontPageMag.com
By Raymond Ibrahim
April 8, 2011

The now infamous Koran burning by Florida pastor Terry Jones has created hysteria in the Muslim world. In Afghanistan alone, some twenty people, including U.N. workers, have been killed and beheaded to screams of “Allahu Akbar!” Western leaders around the globe—including Obama and members of Congress—have unequivocally condemned Jones’ actions (without bothering to point out that freedom of expression is a prized American liberty). Many are even blaming the deaths in Afghanistan directly on Jones; Bill O’Reilley says he has “blood on his hands.”

Yet, as Western leaders rush to profess their abhorrence at what one American did to one inanimate book, let’s take a quick look at what many Muslims are doing to many living and breathing Christians around the Islamic world—to virtually no media coverage or Western condemnation:

  • Afghanistan: A Muslim convert to Christianity was seized and, according to sharia’s apostasy laws, awaits execution.
  • Bangladesh: A Christian man was arrested for distributing Bibles near Muslims. Since Wednesday, thousands of Muslims have been rioting, injuring dozens—not because of Jones, but in protestation of women’s rights.
  • Egypt: A Muslim mob burned down another Coptic church and dozens of Christian homes; when Christians protested, the military opened fire on them while crying “Allahu Akbar,” killing nine. Another mob cut a Christian man’s ear off “according to sharia.”
  • Ethiopia: Muslims went on a rampage burning down nearly 70 churches, killing at least one Christian, and dislocating as many as 10,000. Christians living in Muslim majority regions are being warned to either convert to Islam, abandon their homes, or die.
  • Malaysia: Authorities detained and desecrated thousands of Bibles.
  • Pakistan: Two Christians were shot to death as they exited church; a Christian serving life in prison for “blasphemy” died in his cell under suspicions of murder.
  • Saudi Arabia: An Eritrean Christian has been arrested for sharing his faith with Muslims and is facing the death penalty; other missionaries continue to languish in Saudi prisons.
  • Somalia and Sudan: Christian girls—including a mother of four—were recently abducted, raped, and killed for embracing Christianity.

It should be borne in mind that none of these atrocities were performed in retaliation to Jones’ Koran burning; they’re just business as usual in the Muslim world. Moreover, the above list is but a quick and cursory sampling of the very latest in Christian suffering under Islam. Were one to include persecution from just a few months back, one could also mention the jihadist attack on a Baghdad church, killing 52 Christians; the New Year’s eve Coptic church explosion, killing 21; Muslim rampages that destroyed several churches in Indonesia, Nigeria, and the Philippines; Iran’s “round up” of some 70 home-worshipping Christians; and Kuwait’s—a nation that owes its very existence to U.S. war sacrifices—rejection to build a church.

Then there are the countless atrocities that never make it to any media—the stories of persistent, quiet misery that only the victims and local Christians know.

One would have thought that all this was at least equally deserving of media attention and Western condemnation as the burning of a Koran. This is especially so considering that, whereas only Jones is responsible for his actions, many of the aforementioned savageries—arresting and executing Christian missionaries and Muslim apostates, destroying or outlawing churches, seizing and desecrating not one but thousands of Bibles—are carried out at the hands of Muslim authorities and governments deemed U.S. “friends-and-allies.”

Such is the surreal and increasingly irrational world we live in, where irate Muslims and groveling Westerners obsess over the destruction of one book while ignoring the destruction of many human lives; where a guaranteed and hard-earned American right—freedom of expression—receives a lot of condemnatory huffing and puffing from those charged with protecting it, while murderous, barbarous—in a word, evil—behavior is devoutly ignored.

Raymond Ibrahim is associate director of the Middle East Forum and author of The Al Qaeda Reader.

This article was originally published here

 

 

University of Central Florida Stifles Discussion of Terrorism and Muslim Brotherhood

Big Peace.com
John Guandolo
February 23, 2011

If the President of the University of Central Florida (UCF), Dr. John Hitt, were arrested tomorrow for material support of terrorism, he might finally begin to understand the irresponsible and dangerous actions he continues to allow his university to take in giving terrorist supporters a platform.

We can begin this discussion with the UCF Muslim Students Association (MSA).  The MSA was created by the Muslim Brotherhood at the University of Illinois in 1963.  The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is an international revolutionary organization whose objectives are (1) the re-establishment of the global Islamic state (Caliphate) and (2) the global implementation of Islamic Law.  The MB creed includes the phrase “…Jihad is our way, and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our highest aspiration.”  Every leader of the Muslim Brotherhood since its founding has reaffirmed the creed, and (until recently) their English website (www.ikhwanweb.com) contained the MB By-Laws which articulated their readiness to “fight the tyrants” in preparation for establishing the Islamic state.

We can begin this discussion with the UCF Muslim Students Association (MSA).  The MSA was created by the Muslim Brotherhood at the University of Illinois in 1963.  The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is an international revolutionary organization whose objectives are (1) the re-establishment of the global Islamic state (Caliphate) and (2) the global implementation of Islamic Law.  The MB creed includes the phrase “…Jihad is our way, and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our highest aspiration.”  Every leader of the Muslim Brotherhood since its founding has reaffirmed the creed, and (until recently) their English website (www.ikhwanweb.com) contained the MB By-Laws which articulated their readiness to “fight the tyrants” in preparation for establishing the Islamic state.

The archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America were discovered in 2004 during an FBI raid at the Virginia home of a senior Hamas leader/member of the Board of Directors for the MB in the U.S.  The documents reveal the Brotherhood is waging a “grand jihad” against the United States, and that the Muslim Students Association is one of their entities.  Many of these documents were entered into evidence (and stipulated to by the defense) at the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial in U.S. history (US v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development or “HLF”, Dallas 2008).  The documents confirm MSA is an MB front group, as are many of the most prominent Muslim organizations in North America (ISNA, NAIT, IIIT, and others).

This brings us to November 4, 2010.  The UCF MSA hosted a program on campus at which terrorists were present.  Specifically, members of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) were in attendance to include one of the speakers, Jamal Badawi, who is a Board Member for CAIR.  CAIR is a Hamas entity created by the International Muslim Brotherhood in 1994.  Documents found at the aforementioned FBI raid listed CAIR founders Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad as members of the Palestine Committee in the U.S. – ie members of Hamas.  Testimony, intercepted phone calls, recorded meetings, and a massive amount of documents, as well as prosecutorial memos, and DOJ correspondance has confirmed CAIR is a Hamas entity.  Hamas is a designated terrorist organization.

Jamal Badawi also happens to be one of the most senior/prominent Muslim Brothers living today.  He sits on the Fiqh Council of North America, has held several leadership positions at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and was one of the three founders of the Muslim American Society (MAS).  All three of these are known Muslim Brotherhood front organizations as revealed from the MB archives, and in U.S. federal court cases.

Jamal Badawi is also an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case – the largest Hamas case in U.S. history.

The other speaker at this event was Edina Lekovic from the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), yet another Muslim Brotherhood front group.

The embedded video above is a clip from the November event.

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