Imam assumes most Americans are blithering idiots
Yesterday Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf spoke to CBS’s geriatric news magazine, 60 Minutes and elaborated on his threat that not building his 9/11 Victory mosque was more dangerous than building it. I know calling it a “victory mosque” is offensive to those of you trying so hard to pacify radical muslims in the vain hope that doing so will keep them from attacking you. Call it a community center if you like, that will not change what it is.
The fact is whenever you listen to someone with an agenda speak, you need to listen between the lines and consider those remarks in the context of previous comments, known positions and affiliations. Recently some of Imam Rauf’s off-the-record comments were uncovered that illuminate Rauf and his over-arching agenda. But first let’s cover the recent remarks.
I’ve heard it said that some people are so open-minded their brains leaked out but my observation has been contradictory to that notion. Too many on the left preach open-mindedness but as soon as anyone disagrees with them they run away with their hands clutching their ears. However, yesterday Imam Rauf, was betting that most Americans fit the saying.
I’m not sure who watches 60 Minutes these days, but I find it painful. In spite of the fact that I’m a news junkie, watching 90-year-old liberal relics from the hippie movement is hard. I’m continually distracted by mental images of these people reporting the news when Kennedy and Johnson were President. But I digress.
Selling defeat as victory
Repeating in essence what he told CNN, the Imam went on to say that he felt duty-bound to protect non-muslims from violence. And of course, the only way to do this is to build a mosque on the site of the most violent Islamic-motivated attack in the history of the world.
“It’s my duty as an American Muslim to stand between you, the American non-Muslim, and the radicals who are trying to attack you.”
— Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Perhaps the most telling comment came when he said, “America needs it and the Muslim world needs it.” He’s trying to sell us on his premise that pacifying radical Islam by building a monument to their violence will somehow be admitting subservience and thus they will celebrate victory and be done attacking us. True the Muslim world – especially the radical Muslim world – need this mosque. Why? Because they build mosques everywhere they are victorious. To some extent Rauf is correct, the mosque will bring them a sense of satisfaction, but not a sense of closure, this will only come when they dominate American culture and government.
Americans are largely ignorant of Islamic doctrine, aims, and as a result think Islam is the same as Christianity or Judaism. It is a very different religion. Unlike Judaism and Christianity it is not a religion of social concerns. It is a sociopolitical order. It does not coexist as we think of that term. It dominates and enslaves those who do not convert.
The chasm between Islam and Jahiliyyah is great, and a bridge is not to be built across it so that the people on the two sides may mix with each other, but only so that the people of Jahiliyyah may come over to Islam.
–Sayyid Qutb, Milestones, 263.
Building the mosque, especially if done to buy peace, will be seen as weakness. We will be seen as a people ready to become the Dhimmi, an arabic term for a subjugated second class non-citizen. I wrote before and I will repeat myself. No one would consider building a church there if the terrorists had been christian-inspired.
Off-the-record with the Imam
If one wants a better understanding of Imam Rauf and what he is really trying to do it would be wise to listen to some off-the-record comments he made in 2006. (Hat-tip to Atlas Shrugs,) on June 20, 2006 the Imam did an interview with Mark Sommers, for A World of Possibilities.
Should you choose to listen to the recording posted below you should consider skipping to about 7:20 in. This is where it gets most interesting. You see, the Imam has a playbook and a mission. That mission is covert and it is intent on making America an Islamic nation. He sees the attacks of 9/11 as an opportunity to advance Islam.
What you don’t believe me? From the recording, “9/11 was a watershed, was a major catalytic force in, in catalyzing the attention towards the issue of Islam, it’s presence in the West.”
Furthermore, the Imam sees the President and all other political leaders merely as “players” to be used in reaching his goals, (he used a football analogy, referring to himself as the coach and Obama as one of his players.) Once again if any lefties have made it this far they are objecting and calling me a liar. Here’s the quote and you can hear it yourself in the recording, “we’ve created a different concept a different model, Mark. I’m the head coach of this strategic initiative, and the President of the United States, or the President of Malaysia, or the President of England, is like a player you want to bring in for particular plays.”
Imam Rauf’s plans are as political as they are spiritual. He desires, and in fact believes he wields political power, so much so he has a foreign policy agenda that includes the U.S. turning on Israel and the elimination of national borders. He said, “So if we have strategic action plays, designed plays, in the area of foreign policy, in the area of healing the divide, and then you unpack and give up Israel, and then what do you do, what are the specific actions that you might do, because things are always moving, things are always happening.”
Now listen to the Imam as he talks when he thinks no one who disagrees is listening.
Other Notable Quotes from the Recording
“I use the imagery of football. … It is strategy in motion, and you have plays, you know you have to design your plays, and you have to design your plays knowing that the other side is not going to be passive. While you’re throwing the ball, they will try to make you fumble the ball, they will try to catch the ball from you, in fact they will try to prevent you. So part of achieving your objective is you have to be strategic, you have to do all the requisite blocking, and tackling, because there are vested interests, who are vested against your success.”
“…we have designed our Cordoba Initiative to be designed, in order words we have 5 major areas of our program. So we have foreign policy, is one area, you have communications is another area, you have education as the third area, for example, you have intra-Islamic issues is the fourth area, arts and culture is the fifth area. … If the entertainment media, the news media, was broadcasted in print, describe and speak about the issues in a different way it can help change perceptions profoundly, because it’s the media, which helps shape perceptions to a great degree.”
“Interestingly enough it doesn’t mean that the head coach is necessarily the President, because, of whatever country, or Prime Minister, because they may not be, they may still be, trapped by various constraints in an old game.”
“I don’t want a demographic Islamic state, a demographic Islamic state is not part of tradition, never was, until recently. Until the mid 20th century, we were very pluralistic societies. … What happened with the rise of the nation-state idea, was virtually this geography had to be homogeneous. Now, that’s not apart of our assigned tradition of theology…”