[Thanks to Malgorzata to the link.... This is related to my last post: Quicksand of the Mind, and shows how very complex the question of the role of Islam is in democratic polities like that of the US]
Marc J. Fink — February 2, 2012
Third Jihad features exclusive interviews with some of the nation’s leading counterterrorism experts, including former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, former Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and famed historian Bernard Lewis.
The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) Defends the NYPD’s Use of The Critically-Acclaimed Documentary The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America in Counterterrorism Training.
A firestorm manufactured by New York Times (all the news that fits its agenda), and stoked by the Islamist group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has forced the New York City Police Department to remove The Third Jihad documentary – praised by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as “a wake up call for America, ” and narrated by a devout Muslim who served as a medical officer in the US Navy – from its counterterrorism training. The removal was followed by obsequious apologies and pleas for forgiveness from the department and current Mayor Michael Bloomberg amid further demands by CAIR for re-training and resignations.
This is the modus operandi of CAIR and other Islamist groups. Incremental Jihad. Political rather than violent. News conferences not bombs. Today: Tie the hands of law enforcement, fire the chief of police, force obsequiousness to radical Islamist groups. Tomorrow: Replace our constitutional republic with a Sharia compliant Amerika. Our freedoms and way of life subservient to the dictates of Sharia, subject to the whims and threats of the loudest and most radical Islamist groups.
“CAIR is the terrorist organization Hamas’s representation in the United States,” explains Claire Lopez, a former CIA officer. “It is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation/Hamas funding trial of 2008.” Indeed, CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad once told an enthusiastic crowd, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” Not to be outdone, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper was quoted as saying, “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future…But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”
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