* Bigfoot, Yeti, Yasser, moderate Muslim…
On the one hand, he says the right thing, on the other hand (that’s provided you are not a thief who gets caught stealing under the sharia and you still have another hand) he’s got it all wrong. Because ‘free will’ is as un-islamic as pork-chops and the last time I checked, Islam still meant ‘submission’ and the first page in the Koran sez ‘this book must not be doubted’
COLORADO SPRINGS â€” M. Zuhdi Jasser said he is tired of being asked how American Muslims will vote this presidential election.
The Phoenix-based founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy said he doesn’t believe there is such a thing as a Muslim voting bloc, or anything monolithic about Muslims in America.
Furthermore, Jasser said, almost seven years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans still don’t understand they are not fighting a war on terrorism.
“Terrorism is a tactic. To call this a war against terrorism doesn’t make sense,” Jasser said Wednesday. “Muslim terrorists have a goal, and that is Islamic theocracy. “
* You’ almost want to believe him, no?
It should be seen as a war against theocracy, Jasser said.
* Ya think?
Seeking support for his foundation, Jasser spoke Wednesday night in Colorado Springs to The Winter Night Club, a 105-year-old group of about 500 members who meet to discuss provocative subjects. Jasser also spoke with The Denver Post.
Jasser is a physician, former U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, devout Muslim and the voice of moderate Islam for a slew of media outlets, including CNN and PBS.
* ‘Moderate Muslim’- somehow creeps me out… a ‘devout’ Muslim makes me run for cover…
“Many mosques, perhaps a majority, have become places to pursue a political agenda, not faith,” Jasser said.
Jasser said the distinction between political Islam and the religious beliefs that influence American policy lies in choice.
* But Islam is a political system. And once you submit to Islam there is no ‘choice’- is there?
Sura (33:36) – “It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision.”
An Islamic state wouldn’t have a constitution, he said. It would have the Koran.
* That’s true.
“A coerced population is not truly Islamic,” Jasser said. “If I lose free will, I’m no longer Muslim. I could never be more Muslim than I am in America. It is truly a choice here.
* Yasser Zuhdi is either soaking his audience with taqiyya or he is clueless about Islam. Which one do you think it is?
“America celebrates the practice of faith separate from and protected from government intrusion,” Jasser said. That is the message that America should send to the Muslim world, Jasser said â€” and only moderate Muslims can carry it.
* Without government interference the jihad really gets a life of its own…Â
“We need a counter-jihad against the jihad,” he said.
* You go right ahead, Yasser! May Allah bless you!