We got mail from… Sherifa Zuhur!

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Sherifa complains about our article posted on January 18. 2009:

Winds of Jihad article: Fox guarding chicken-coop alert: the scandal of employing enemy agent Sherifa Zuhur to teach at U.S. Army War College

Which was posted to reflect this Jihad Watch article here:

U.S. War College member insists Islam does not “promote kidnappings, beheadings and other unlicensed hostile actions”

Sherifa Zuhur Says:

Thanks for the character assassination! No, I am NOT an enemy agent. It is not a crime in the United States to be a Muslim or a specialist writing about Islamist movements.
The “email” you refer to regarding my comments on two older monographs is from a UCLA interview posted online. No, Islam — mainstream Islam — does NOT promote kidnappings and violence against civilians. Do you want an Army that promotes violence against Muslims? Or do you want real analysis of world events? Hard to tell from this website. SZ

Great! Thank you, Sherifa!

First of all,  let me ask you: do you want an army that promotes violence against Jews?

So you’re not an enemy agent? You are not a supporter of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizb ut Tahrir, Abu Sayyaf, the Muslim Brotherhood, Jemiyah Islamiyah  or Hezbollah,  which are all designated terrorist organizations? You don’t support the Taliban or Al Qaeda? Are you not a supporter of the unindicted coconspirator CAIR? You don’t agree with this statement from a former CAIR employee:  The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” ???

Is it not your religious obligation to remove all obstacles to the spread of Islam in the US where you have settled behind enemy lines, Sherifa? You don’t do da’awa?  You are not a mole like Hesham Islam in the state department? You don’t believe the traditions of your prophet, wherein it is written:  “The hour of judgment shall not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them, so that the Jews hide behind trees and stones, and each tree and stone will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him,’ except for the Gharqad tree, for it is the tree of the Jews.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Number 6985) and you don’t make pig noises when talking about Jews? (Koran 5:60)


 What a relief!

Yes, Sherifa,  you are right: it is -not yet- “a crime to be a Muslim or a specialist writing about Islamist movements”.

However, if  you’re a specialist, as you claim, and you are entrusted with lecturing our troops (who will deal with Muslims in the battlefield) then why do you teach falsehoods  that contradict  Islamic scriptures? 

Are you sure you are not another Nada Nadim Prouty? Are you not on the same wavelength with Aafia Siddiqui? You don’t support Sami al-Arian? Why not?

As a scholar, why don’t you back your claim that Islam does NOT promote kidnappings and violence against civilians with the relevant sura or hadith? Since Robert Spencer has already put your false claims through the shredder, would you like me to do the same?

* Happy to oblige, Sherifa. Anytime!

PS: for starters, please explain the concept of ‘civilians’ according to Islamic scripture! Thank you!


This is from 2008, she even got to speak on Capitol Hill

“Abducting Soldiers Is The Heart Of Our Culture”

Hamas to Abbas: ‘Abducting soldiers is at the heart of our culture’

Kidnapping Israelis is a source of pride, not shame, declares spokesman in rebuttal to PA president’s speech

The kidnapping of IDF soldiers is at the heart of Palestinian culture, a military Hamas spokesman said on Tuesday, responding to a speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in which Abbas called such abductions alien to Palestinian norms.

“Those who refuse to abduct Zionist soldiers renounce the pain and suffering of thousands of prisoners yearning for freedom,” wrote Abu-Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, on his Facebook page, negating the words used by Abbas in his speech.

“Operations to capture enemy soldiers and trade them for our heroic prisoners are at the heart of our people’s culture, and are a source of pride for them and their resistance,” Abu-Ubaida added.

Now you know.

(30th of May 2013)

8 thoughts on “We got mail from… Sherifa Zuhur!”

  1. She will whine and wail, claim you attack and bash her (basically claim victimhood), but she will never answer your questions. And if she does – I will be surprised. But, I will certainly read her response with interest since the koran does indeed encourage violence against non-muslims. And they follow their ‘perfect man’ (Ok, I gagged when I wrote that).

    What the muslims do the best is whine, wail and claim victimhood – and bash and threaten.

  2. This is not a stand up honorable fight we are in people. Muslims & their PC allies through veiled threats, slander, projecting terrorist fear through insinuations…this is the other side of Jihad, the version of the pen, not the sword. Lying for the sake of allah & hudnas take shape in psyops warfare to soften up western civilization, to the point when literal violence happens…Governments & societies will crumble all the easier to submit to Islamic sharia.

  3. What an excellent response to this woman. I await her rebuttal. The concern must be for the inevitable indoctrination and to your troops. Called the soft jihad I believe.

  4. If it is not a crime in the US then make it a crime.

    A religion that permits its leader to have intercource with children, seize the borther’s son’s wife for his own lust, rape a woman after killing her sister and mother through violent rape and other written aspects embracing the vile activities sanctioned by the so called religion or cult imake sufficiently enough evidence to bring a case to Court to declare the cult as illegal and against the sense of morality.

    Or would OIL and the sale of ARMS overrule every consideration since MAMMON still rules Europe and USA.

    Is there any citizen in the US who has the GUTS to do this or, are all of you DHIMMIES and goat heads.

  5. It is not a crime in the United States to be a Muslim or a specialist writing about Islamist movements.

    Why oh why were Muslims allowed to settle in once peaceful Christian nations of the West?

    What have we gained apart from the dissolution of a once homogenous

    Muslims belong in Muslim nations, they do not belong here in the Christian west. Their mores and customs are totally at odds with ours, and we are being forced, on pain of imprisonment, to tolerate these barbarians.

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