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December 29, 2002

Something In The Water

Less than a week after condemning NC boy made good Doug Marlette for his political cartoon depicting Mohammad driving a bomb-laden truck, Cair has flexed its mighty political muscles and convinced the Guilford County Republican Party to remove a link to Islam Exposed. It made a small splash here in NC, but it doesn't seem to have crossed the radar horizon for the rest of the country.

You can see a cached version of the old Guilford County Republican Party website here. Of course, if they had bothered to respond to the e-mail fellow blogger Mark Kleiman sent them back in October, none of this would have happened.

As for Islam Exposed, make your own call, I suppose. They've got some sort of Illuminati thing going on, and the quotes identified as "hate speech" in the N&O article

But Muslims are still outraged that the county's Republican Party would direct users to a Web site with a stated objective to "expose one of the greatest evils on our planet -- Islam." The Web site, www.islamexposed.com, goes on to say, "We have the evidence and materials to prove that this false religion is nothing more than a barbaric occult invented by savages for savages."

"It's disturbing to say the least," said Shafiq Mohammad, president of the Islamic Center of Greensboro. "We're really surprised that a political party of national stature would do this. I don't know what the justification was for that."

are actually kind of mild when compared to some of the other pages there. Hate speech by lunatics is still hate speech, I suppose, though I hesitiate to call anything "hate speech" unless it's asking people to go out and start shooting the targets of that speech. By that measurement, Islam Exposed doesn't qualify.

It's a pity no one thought to ask Shafiq Mohammad about the hate links on his own site, such as the one to Shariah. Here's a typical bit;

In America, we see that the government has actually become affected by the greatest sickness of human disease. This disease is a sickness which has its roots in the time of the great Prophets such as Musa (AS) and Isa (AS). This disease is hypocrisy of those who say we believe, yet in their hearts they believe not. And Allah spoke of this disease and its carrier in many verses when speaking about the Jews. We find that again, the Jews have landed to spread corruption. When they come into a land, you will find that corruption at first begins slowly, then escalates until they are handed over power with others out in front. This is the ways of the Jews, and it has not changed since Rome at the time of their plot kill Isa

Shariah.net is associated with the notorious Finsbury Park Mosque and it's Sheikh Abu Hamza, who praised the 9/11 attacks.

Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri, another outspoken Islamist, heads an organisation called The Supporters of Sharia’a, based in North London. Al-Masri is wanted in Yemen for his involvement in dispatching eight British Moslems to perpetrate terror attacks against Western targets in Yemen. After the 11 September attack, Al-Masri declared that "there are many exultant people now. America is a crazy country and whatever we perpetrate against it, is done in self-defence. If the perpetrators of the attack were Moslems, justice is on their side."

Then there's Khilafah.com, an online Islamic newsmagazine which has as its goal a world-wide Islamic state governed by sharia law.

On the September 23rd of 2001 Khilafah told Muslims that Alliance with America is a great crime forbidden by Islam.

As for what relates to the Arab group and some Asian states, including Pakistan, that will be classified under 'demands' or orders'. America will not negotiate with these states, rather she will say categorically, “Are you with America or with terrorism?”
O Muslims! The Shari'ah obliges you to reject this American demand, which looks down upon you with disdain and contempt. America has no high values so as to lecture you on who you should support and who you should fight. You are the people who have a divine Message. You are the ones who carry the Guidance and Light to mankind.

Apparently Shafiq Mohammad is a devoted follower of the moral principle of "Do as I say, not as I do."

Update: According to this story, Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri is accused by the U.S. government of being linked to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. He's also tied to 2 al-qaeda members arrested with with documents in their possession about how to poison the country's water supplies.

Sources say the Ujaama brothers and Osman are all tied to a prominent radical Muslim cleric in London named Sheikh Abu Hamza Al-Masri. Al-Masri is a one-eyed mullah who is often seen preaching at Finsbury Park's North London Central Mosque and is wanted in Yemen on terrorism charges.
Investigators say they have evidence indicating that Al-Masri supplied the information about poisoning water supplies to both James Ujaama and Semi Osman.

More Update: The Islamic Center of Greensboro has since removed its links to Islamic hate sites. Cached versions of the islamic center's links page can be seen via the Way Back machine. Note that none of the previously linked speech was ever repudiated on the Islamic Center site, just delinked.

Posted by Bigwig at December 29, 2002 09:57 PM | TrackBack
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