CAIR leaders counter worldwide condemnation of Egyptian leader
While Egyptians rioted in protest of President Mohamed Morsi’s decree giving him nearly absolute powers, leaders of the U.S.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations came to the Muslim Brotherhood politician’s defense.
CAIR, itself, was formed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood to soften Islam’s image in the U.S. as it supported violent jihad abroad and gradually institutionalized Islamic law at home, according to FBI wiretap evidence from a terror-funding case in which CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator
The Investigative Project on Terrorism reported CAIR-Los Angeles director Hussam Ayloush praised Egypt’s Morsi for granting himself virtually unrestricted power by shielding his actions from judicial oversight. In a Facebook post, Ayloush argued the Egyptian president wanted to prevent “corrupt judges” from the Hosni Mubarak era from the “undermining and undoing of every democratic step.”
Ayloush blamed the violent clashes that have engulfed Egyptian politics on the secular opposition. Pro-Muslim Brotherhood forces attacked anti-Morsi protesters with rocks and clubs in a number of confrontations at the presidential palace that eventually forced Morsi to rescind the decree.
“Much of the Egyptian opposition seem to be more interested in opposing Morsi and the MB than actually helping Egypt become a stable and institutional democracy,” Ayloush said.
Morsi had promised the decree would be lifted if voters approved a new draft constitution Dec. 15 based on Islamic law that was rammed through the assembly, which is dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party and other fundamentalist-Muslim lawmakers.
As WND reported in September, McGoldrick told Iranian television that violent protesters in the Middle East were reacting to a “war on Islam” waged by the U.S.
McGoldrick is one of a number of CAIR leaders who have acknowledged that the group’s aim is nothing short of helping turn America into an Islamic state, declaring earlier this year his intent to “Islamicize America.”
At an event in March at the New York Institute of Technology, sponsored by the Muslim Student Association – another group established by the Muslim Brotherhood, McGoldrick said America can be more peaceful and decent if it is more Islamic.
“We should not reinforce this distinction or between Islam and the West, as if they’re mutually exclusive,” he said. “We need to make sure that – oh, the camera’s gonna love this one – we need to Islamicize America. … That’s, but you gotta say it with a smile on. You can’t just be like – I’m here to Islamicize, you have to – I’m here to Islamicize America you know.
“There’s nothing wrong with that,” he continued. “You know and that shouldn’t scare anybody. I’m not forcing any rules on people. Islam is a mercy to us to improve ourselves. You know so if we’re working, an Islamic society is a decent society, you know and you’re not compelling anybody to do anything, just lead by example, that’s all.”
In Egypt, meanwhile, according to the Investigative Terrorism Project, a prominent Islamist had a different take on Morsi’s Nov. 22 power grab.
Kamal Helbawy, formerly a senior Brotherhood official, told the newspaper al-Arab al-Yahm that the “constitutional declaration which President Morsi issued will make a new pharaoh, and the decrees open the door to a great evil.”
He said Morsi’s actions had “plunged the country into a dark tunnel, which may lead to further bloodshed and tragedy.”
The Lord has placed a strong burden on my heart for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. The anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism throughout the world is growing rampantly, and the public is not being told the truth about Israel.
At the same time, Islam is an enormous threat to the West, and because of political correctness, most will not address its dangers. In all honesty, the Hard Left and Islam have united and are using one another because they both share the same hatred for America, Israel, and Christianity. As Christians, we must hate Islam, but not have hate in our hearts for Muslims. They are totally deceived by an evil religion which has them bound by its lies, hatred, and intolerance. We must also remember that most Muslims were born into their evil religion and know nothing else. Jesus has love in His heart for the Muslim people, so He expects the same from us.