FROM APOLLOSPEAKS' TOWNHALL ARCHIVES
2010-09-28 14:12: IMAM RAUF AND HIS INTERFAITH GAME PLAN FOR ISLAMIZING (CORDOBAIZING) AMERICA
Imam Rauf believes that Judaism, Christianity and Islam can neither be genuine nor authentically practiced in contemporary constitutional America.
Fifty days after the election of Barack Hussein Obama, the President-elect with Moslem family roots who was to reach out to the Moslem world and heal the divide between America and Islam, Prof. Samuel P. Huntington died. Author of the work Clash of Civilizations Huntington rightly predicted the coming deadly conflict between Islam and the West and the drive of the Islamic world to restore itself as a great world power and to fulfill its prophetic mission of global domination. The controversy over the Ground Zero mosque is becoming another teachable moment for the American people into this Clash of Civilizations with the Moslem world; a teachable moment in their much needed education into the nature and identity of our anti-Western Islamist foes (and their deluded useful allies on the Left). The 9/11 event painfully woke us up to the Clash teaching and warning us that radical Islam was in a life and death struggle with us; that it was hell-bent on our destruction and for no other reason than we are a free, super-powerful infidel state and a threat to Islamic ideals.
Now nine years after 9/11, with the most pro-Moslem President in US history in office, our education into radical anti-Western Islam has taken a new turn and entered a new phase and is being completed with the controversy over the Ground Zero mosque. For the uproar caused by this project, providential and timely in my view, is teaching America about another kind of Moslem enemy: the deceitful, cunning Imam Raufs; the non-violent Islamic supremacists who work secretly and incessantly among us to destroy our country from within for the glory of Allah and Islam.
In my piece “Reformation Or Conformation?: Imam Rauf and the Dividing Line Between Radical and Moderate Islam (see):” I pointed out that Abdul Rauf is an anti-reformist disguised as a moderate with a fundamentalist belief in the inherent perfection and inerrancy of Islam; I pointed out that he regressively looks back to 7th century Medina and/or medieval Cordoba as model societies for Islam, America and the world. I pointed out that Rauf’s Cordoba [Caliphate] Initiative, his program to improve relations between America and Islam, is based on the faulty premise (held by Obama and the Left see ) that America is the cause of its problems with Islam; that the problem is America’s poor compliance with Islamic values, laws and traditions; and that for peace to reign it’s America that must change-change by conforming and adapting to Islam.
*While Obama and the multicultural Left naïvely believe that improving US/Moslem relations is a simple matter of abasing ourselves, apologizing for past wrongs and appeasing grievances Rauf, like all implacably unappeasable radicals, will settle for nothing less than our submission and Islamization.
Like all fundamentalists* and Islamic supremacists, drawing on the Koran and the predatory life of the Prophet Mohammed, Rauf believes that ISLAM = SOCIAL PERFECTION AND WORLD PEACE. He believes that Islam is God’s greatest and most precious gift to mankind; that it is God’s answer and plan for ending war, injustice and racial, ethnic and social strife worldwide; and that peace between Islam and the United States is only possible with the surrender of our country to Islam. As a non-violent Moslem radical, rejecting the methods not the aims of bin Laden, Rauf uses interfaith dialogue and deception, combined with Sufi mysticism and charm (see andsee), in his reactionary quest to win hearts and minds to his scheme to Islamize America.
*Rauf is an Islamic fundamentalist in all things but violent jihad. Those who believe that Sufism is incompatible with Islamic fundamentalism do well to study one of Rauf’s Sufi heroes the jihadist al-Ghazali.
Now by “winning hearts and minds” I do not mean the conversion of Americans to Islam, which the Imam knows is impossible just now. What I mean is taking the interfaith path to slow, gradual, creeping Islamization by winning over through kumbaya deceit the allegiance of Jewish and Christian clerics to his hidden, subversive agenda to radically change the US judicial and legal system-change it to resemble as much as possible 10th century ’enlightened” Cordoba. This is the secret purpose of Rauf’s Cordoba Initiative. Indeed, Rauf says about his program:
“Cordoba House will be built on the two fundamental commandments common to Judaism, Christianity and Islam: to love the Lord our creator with all of our hearts, minds, souls and strength; and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.”
All well and good. And combined with other statements like: “Judaism, Christianity and Islam are COEQUAL;” “the monotheistic belief in one God brings SALVATION;” “I AM A JEW AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ONE*,” it appears that Rauf is the genuine article; that he’s a real Reformation Man, a model of Moslem tolerance and multiculturalism who has come of age and transcended primitive, backward Islamic supremacism accepting Judaism and Christianity on equal terms, and Jews and Christians as brothers and sisters. But then the Imam allowing his mask to slip gives us a glimpse into his game plan and says:
“We want to foster a culture of worship authentic to each religious tradition……………”
*Because radical Moslems know that Rauf is one of them he can utter such "daring" things without fear of being branded a heretic or having a fatwa issued for his head.
In other words contemporary America lacks such a culture; it lacks "a culture of worship authentic to" the three great monotheistic faiths. And it is the mission of Rauf's Cordoba Initiative and Ground Zero mosque to nourish, encourage, promote the growth of i.e. foster such a culture. Now where in history did such a culture exist where Judaism was authentically Jewish, Christianity authentically Christian and Islam authentically Moslem? Medieval Islamic CORDOBA, of course. But why in Rauf’s view were Judaism, Christianity and Islam authentic in Cordoba but not here in today's America? Rauf hints at the answer in chapter three of his book: “What is Right with Islam where he says:
“For America to score even higher on the "Islamic" or "Shariah Compliance" scale*, it would need to do two things: invite the voices of all religions to join the dialogue in shaping the nation's practical life, and allow religious communities more leeway to judge among themselves according to their own laws.”
Judaism, Christianity and Islam in this country can neither be genuine nor authentically practiced unless they have a significant influence over America’s moral and cultural life and they set up separate judicial systems to judge their communities by their laws, rules and traditions. This follows the Cordoba model where Imams like Rauf in Moslem Cordoba received salaries from the state; where mosques and Moslem schools were built at public expense and clerics held sway over the “practical” moral and cultural life of society. Indeed, in enlightened, exemplary “Golden Age” Cordoba Christian and Jews were allowed to operate their own law courts for their communities just as Rauf wants here in today's America (see). In a word, in medieval Cordoba Islam was truly Islam because the Koran, the one true God’s final truth and revelation to the world, was controlling the state and directing its affairs. In Cordoba Judaism and Christianity were truly Jewish and Christian because being imperfect, incomplete and inferior revelations they were subordinate to Islam but given great “leeway to judge among themselves” in their own courts of law according to their faiths.
*Note that while Christians and Jews in Moslem ruled Cordoba were tolerated as conquered and subordinate peoples pagans were not. Hindus, Buddhists and other “heathens” would have been given the choice of conversion or death.
When compared to the brutally oppressive and ultra-intolerant Taliban and Saudi models of government Rauf’s vision certainly is a more tolerable, liberal and enlightened form of subjugation for infidels. But that’s as far as it goes. The Cordoba model for America may be good for Islam and those radical Moslems like Rauf driven by Mohammed’s dream of absolute Islamic rule; but it would be a disaster for the US and the world (we’re the “last best hope of mankind”) destroying our constitutional republic and plunging us into the most enlightened form of Moslem rule and oppression related to the obsolete Middle Ages.
The peaceful conquest of America and victory of Sharia Islam is Rauf’s overarching ambition and goal; and his means of reaching it is interfaith dialogue and coöperation: organizing Moslems, Jews and Christians into a political force to weaken and eventually break down the separation of Church and State and take back the public square with Islam as an equal partner in shaping the nation‘s moral life-at least at first; at least until there are enough Moslem Americans-radicalized by Imams like Rauf-to triumph politically and Cordobaize (Islamize) America.
For the Cordoba mosque, like 80% of the mosques in America-funded by Saudi-Wahabi bucks-would be dedicated to promoting Islamic values, making converts to the faith and preserving the Islamic identity of Moslem Americans, i.e., saving them from the sin of unbelief-of assimilating into American society and becoming more American than Moslem. And this can only be perfectly realized with the establishment of Sharia courts-which cannot occur without Christians and Jews joining with radical Moslems in wanting courts for themselves, or simply approving it for Moslems.
That sums up Rauf’s game plan. His interfaith bridge building activities and multiculturalism are a sham designed to advance only Islam and make it supreme over this country in the long run. A poor analogy would be Hitler’s Nazi Party joining with Communists to defeat and overthrow the Weimer Republic then seizing power. That establishing separate law courts for Christian, Jews and Moslems is an impractical and crackpot scheme that few if any Jewish and Christian leaders would endorse goes without saying-as far as I can tell Rauf has made zero progress in this. But radical Islam, the Islam practiced by its founder, is a religion of subversion, division, discord and war and one thing is clear: even if the goal of full Shariaization is unreachable and far-fetched in this country dividing and weakening America-the Mecca of Infidelism-is worthwhile in itself. Indeed, all Moslem radicals believe that what’s bad for America and hurts this country is good for Islam. Much mischief, trouble and strife could result from Islamists like Rauf relentlessly pursuing shariaization as is happening in England and Europe where the process is more advanced and large communities of Moslems resisting integration are growing in power, strength and daring. Indeed, it’s the Imam Rauf’s of Western Europe that have created the growing backlash against them and put heroic politicians like Geert Wilders on the map.
THE NEED FOR A NATIONAL LITMUS TEST TO IDENTIFY OUR ISLAMIST ENEMIES
The Islamist enemies within our country must be identified, stigmatized, marginalized and in some cases prosecuted for treason jailed or banished. To strip them naked and put the spot light on them we need a national litmus test to separate good, loyal reform minded Moslems from the hidden radical wolves like Imam Rauf. And there can be no better and more effective way to accomplish this in my view than with a petition drive for a constitutional ban on religious courts-not Moslem Sharia courts in particular but all such courts in general be they Christian, Jewish, Morman or Hindu. So-called mainstream Moslem civil rights groups like CAIR, AMC, MAS, MPAC will refuse to sign on to the ban and rage against it calling it anti-Moslem McCarthyism fueled by Islamophobic hysteria which if passed would be an indelible stain on the Constitution hurting religious liberty and American/Moslem relations. This petition will out the stealth jihadists, discredit them as moderates and put them on the run. And when the amendment is ratified and becomes law it will defeat their will to destroy us legally sending a powerful message to our Moslem foes everywhere: IT CAN’T AND WON’T HAPPEN HERE!
Also see my widely linked piece: ISLAM, SUFISM AND THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE OR HOW TO STOP THE ISLAMIZING OF AMERICA