Monday, May 25, 2009

Radical Islamic Clerics Recruiting in Prison: An Ignored Story

Three years ago, The Post broke the story of a vitriolic anti-American diatribe delivered by Imam Umar Abdul-Jalil, a Rikers Island chaplain…"We know that the greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House, without a doubt," he said – later urging that American Muslims stop allowing "the Zionists of the media to dictate what Islam is to us." Muslims, he said, must be "compassionate with each other" and "hard against the kufr [unbeliever]."…Abdul-Jalil, shockingly, remains on the municipal payroll…As Steven Schwartz has written: "Radical Muslim chaplains . . . acting in coordination to impose an extremist agenda have gained a monopoly over Islamic activities in America's state, federal and city prisons and jails."…The Enemy Amongst Us, The Editors, The NY Post, 5/22/2009

It’s hard to know what to do when your own government, and its legal system, seem to make every effort to appease our enemies. Justifying the permission in the name of freedom of religion is a spurious claim. As any competent observer can tell you, radical Islam’s principal agenda is political. The politics is aimed at the destruction of our country, and of Western freedoms and traditions as well. Islam is merely a convenient veil for political venom, much as Reverend Wright’s cloth served in the current President’s church, and for political scheming.

We need to think about what to do. If lawyers can distort the law in favor of people who want to kill us, and if municipalities can promote the agenda of assassins and terrorists, is there a real change in the status quo which we might want to act toward? We might begin with tax policy regarding institution or individual using religious cover to promote the overthrow of our government.


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