A Mosque Is Not Like a Church or a Synagogue

Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

August 12, 2012

By Janet  Levy

The  marked proliferation  of mosques in the U.S. since 9/11 should raise a red flag for Americans.   Recent controversies surrounding mega-mosque construction projects countrywide  — many in locations with almost no Muslims to speak of — have grave  implications for the future of these targeted communities and areas  beyond.

Accelerated  mosque-building — in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Staten Island, Brooklyn, and  Ground Zero, New York; and Santa Clara and Temecula, California, to name a few  — carries significance beyond the mere construction of a collection of Muslim  houses of worship.  It represents yet another orchestrated effort to oust  traditional American values and replace them with Islamic practices, laws, and  beliefs.

Although  most U.S. mosques heretofore have been built without resistance, the newly  attendant controversies present speciously polarized views between, on the one  hand, ostensibly welcoming, tolerant, multi-culti progressives who deny any  possible radical agenda despite substantial evidence to the contrary in existing  mosques and, on the other hand, so-called fearful, Islamophobic, ignorant bigots  unwilling to embrace diversity.  Mainstream media’s predominant point of  view is that any opposition to mosque-building represents a blatant  unwillingness to integrate Muslims into American communities.  This view  disallows the possibility that such objections represent appropriate, reasoned  responses to an attempt to destroy America from within and supplant its culture  with a supremacist, totalitarian, and misogynistic ideology.

Islamic  terrorism expert Steven Emerson, executive director of the Investigative Project  for Terrorism, attributes the spate of mosque-building and land acquisition to  the Muslim American Society (MAS), an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.   Emerson contends that the MAS has been actively buying up property and  establishing mosques to control the appointment of imams who “distribute the  message they believe is necessary to spread Islam around the  world.”

It  should be noted that a mosque is totally unlike a church or a synagogue,  entities that serve their communities under the law of the land and are both  empowered and restrained under the First Amendment of the Constitution.   Under the Establishment Clause of that amendment, the government is prohibited  from establishing a state religion or conferring preferential treatment on one  religion over another.  Although the government may not interfere with  religious beliefs and opinions, the proscription of religious practices is  permissible, as in the examples of polygamy and human  sacrifice.

In  the U.S. and in other Western countries, Christians and Jews freely and  critically choose their brand of theology from a multitude of ecclesiastic  offerings and determine their individual levels of religious observance or none  at all.  The exercise of faith and the observance of faith-related  practices occur across a broad spectrum of individual behaviors based solely on  personal choice.

In  Muslim countries, no separation exists between mosque and state.  Islamic  doctrine or sharia controls all aspects of a person’s existence, from the  correct way to use the toilet to permissible forms of lying, or taquiya.   For Muslims, Mohammed is the perfect man, whose every example must be emulated,  even though by Western Judeo-Christian standards he was a mass murderer,  pedophile, rapist, torturer, and looter.  Furthermore, Islamic doctrine is  immutable, and any criticism of the traditions and practices of Mohammed is  considered apostasy, which is punishable by death.

No  free individual will exists or is allowed when it comes to practices and  observances.  Sharia must be strictly followed.  A mosque is a symbol  of this ultimate authority and serves the function of organizing every aspect of  life in a Muslim community.

Mosques  are modeled after the first mosque established by Mohammed in Medina, which was  a seat of government, a command center, a court, a school, and a military  training center and depot for arms.  Mosque leaders today issue religious  decrees, enforce Islamic doctrine, monitor conduct, provide training, punish  transgressions, and command actions, including the requirement to conduct  jihad.

In  the “Explanatory  Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,”  published in 1991 and discovered in a 2004 FBI raid of a house in Northern  Virginia, the Muslim Brotherhood explains historical stages of Islamic activism  for “civilizational jihad.”  This usurpation of American Judeo-Christian  and Western liberal social, political, and religious values by Islam was defined  in the document which gave the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in America as “a  kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from  within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of  believers so that it is eliminated and G-d’s religion is made victorious over  all other religions.”

The  Explanatory Memorandumgoes on to describe the role of the mosque or  Islamic center as being identical to the Medina mosque constructed by Mohammed,  with its status as a military base and a provider of jihadist training.  In  essence, the mosque or Islamic center building operates in the service of  establishing an authoritative physical presence for a strategic base of  operations.  Rather than the benign construction of a house of worship, the  building of a mosque represents one in a series of beachheads in the  interconnected network of bases to teach the skills of jihad, advance Islam, and  impose sharia in due time.

The  radical nature of U.S. mosques was confirmed in 2005 by a study conducted by  Freedom House, “Saudi  Publications on Hate Ideology Invade American Mosques,” in which it was  determined that 80% of American mosques encouraged Muslims to work for the  establishment of the Islamic state and espoused hatred and intolerance toward  non-Muslims.

Beyond  the Freedom House study and further bolstering the contention that the mosque is  an institution of concern for Americans is the incidence and prevalence of  mosques that have harbored and trained terrorists as well as raised money for terrorist activities.  One such example, the  Dar al-Hijrah mosque in northern Virginia, is referred to as a “terror mill” and  front for Hamas operatives.  The fact that it has been investigated for its financing and aid of terrorists is not an  unusual profile of activities for U.S. mosques.  Established in 1982 with  Saudi funding, the Dar al-Hijrah mosque is one of the largest and most  influential mosques in the country.  Its leaders have routinely given  militant sermons condoning the use of violence and criticized U.S.  counterterrorism efforts.

Imams  preaching at the mosque have included Mohammed al-Hanooti, an unindicted  co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade  Center bombings, and Anwar Awlaki, a senior al-Qaeda operative who was linked to  three 9/11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hassan, and the  Underwear Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.  The mosque has hosted Muslims,  including Sam Al-Arian, who have been accused and convicted of supporting the terrorist group Hamas.  Astonishingly,  the Dar al-Hijrah mosque is still in operation, a privilege that would unlikely  be extended to a church or synagogue under similar  circumstances.

According  to former FBI agent and expert on Islam John Guandolo, we have over 2,000  so-called Islamic centers across the U.S. modeled after the  first mosque in Medina.  These Islamic centers can be likened to  military command centers that imbue jihad ideology and serve as processing  centers for jihadist training, Guandolo says.

In  view of the stated intent and the supporting ideology of mosque-proliferation,  we would be well-advised to heed the words of former Muslim and professor of  sharia law Sam Solomon, who declares, “We must never forget that Islam is an  all-encompassing ideological system, and as such wherever there is a Muslim  community there will be sharia, and wherever there is sharia, there is  Islamization of the territory and ultimately the  nation.”

Rather  than allowing the building of more mega-mosques in the United States, we should  halt existing projects and seriously consider shutting down existing mosques to  prevent the proliferation of an ideology that has publicly pledged to destroy  America.

 http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/a_mosque_is_not_like_a_church_or_a_synagogue.html



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  1. All countries are destroyed from within…not from without…The Bible is replete with such stories,and knowledge…shame on us for being so ignorant…of God and His truth! Thank you, Lyn. Keep them coming…:)

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