I was planning on taking off the rest of the 4Th of July. That was until I saw this blatant IslamoCON, written by Muslim interfaith speaker Mike Ghouse.
Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker, writer and a frequent guest on Hannity show and nationally syndicated Radio shows and Dallas TV, Radio and Print Media. He presides America Together Foundation and is committed to building a cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day.
Let’s see what Mike is trying to sell us.
What does July 4Th mean to Muslims in America?
It means everything and the biggest one is the freedom. Islam is indeed about freedom of conscience, justice and liberty. Sadly there are those Muslims, as well as people from other religions, who don’t live up to the ideals of their own faith.
OK Mike, Unlike your buddy Sean Hannity, I am going to prove you wrong using verses from the Islamic scriptures.
First, lets take a look at the definition of the word liberty.
Definition of “LIBERTY”.
1: the quality or state of being free:
a : the power to do as one pleases
b : freedom from physical restraint
c : freedom from arbitrary or despotic controld : the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges
e : the power of choice
Now we will take a look at Koran verse 9:29, which clearly contradicts the definition of liberty.
YUSUFALI: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Sorry Mike, but you are off to a terrible start.
The Pledge of Allegiance is one of the most cherished statements for Muslims, “One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” There are several verses in Quraan that assert those values; it’s like coming home for Muslims.
Mike you are not the spokesperson for Muslims in America. So do not pretend to be. What Mike fails to mention is that the God of Islam is not the same God as Christianity. The proof of this is that the Islam scriptures state that Jesus will come back as a Muslim and destroy Christianity. The God of Christianity would not want his or her religion destroyed.
The concept of equality is etched and nurtured in Muslim psyche in every ritual and spiritual practice of Islam. Prophet Muhammad delivered the following words in his last sermon, “All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over white except by piety and good action.” Muslims hold this declaration close to their hearts and as American Muslims, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Mike thinks that statement from Mohammad will fool us. But the reality is his statement does not include the words “no superiority over other religions”. What else do you have Mike?
The Prophet tells his own daughter that she will not get a free pass to paradise because she is a daughter of the prophet; she has to earn it on her own through good deeds to fellow beings; such is the Muslim emphasis placed on individual responsibility. These are the free market, democratic values celebrated by Americans.
Just the other day I showed how Muslims use the free market to slowly take over from within. I call it the free market jihad. Muslims use democracy against non-Muslims in order to advance their Islamic agenda. IslamicCONgressman Keith Ellison is an example of this.
Every immigrant in general and a Muslim in particular loves the idea that you are innocent until proven guilty. They were tired of being framed in the lands they came from; they see the wholesomeness of justice in America and they love America for it. An observant Muslim recites at least 17 times a day that God alone is the judge and we must refrain from judging others.
Ghouse, in your overzealous attempt to misinform non-Muslims that Muslims in America are no threat, you are not making sense. You claim that Muslims love the US legal system, in which juries judge others. Then you turn around and state only God should judge. So which is it?
Imam Feisal, Dr. Akbar Ahmed and others have written books on Muslim experience in America and virtually every Muslim adores and loves America and its freedom. Please note an overwhelming majority of American Muslims live up to the ideals of their religion as all other Americans live up to the ideals of their religions.
In closing I would just like to add this tidbit from Mike’s site.
To be a Muslim is to be a peacemaker, one who seeks to mitigate conflicts and nurtures goodwill for peaceful co-existence.
Is that so?
Muslim Hadith Book 019, Number 4366:
It has been narrated by ‘Umar b. al-Khattib that he heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.
Apparently Mike Ghouse knows more about Islam than Mohammad himself. Hannity, please wake up and stop allowing Islamic propaganda to be spread on your show. It is your job to know better!