I’m posting this blog entry from Barenaked below the fold.
Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is under fire this week for a controversial Facebook post, questioning the contribution of Muslims in American society.Â Agema, in a Facebook communication dated January 9, shared with his followers a piece comparing Catholics to Muslims.
The Muslims of Cricklewood
See the article in The TelegraphÂ here.
Cricklewood — why is the Musliim Brotherhood allowed to operate there, or anywhere? In a well-ordered state, all such organizations wouldÂ be outlawed. And why are there now millions of Muslims in the midst of London and Great Britain? What is the fantastic cost, to teach such people the English language, to provide them with free health care and free education, and then to spend billions on security — needed to guard airports and airplanes, bus terminals and railroad stations, government offices and symbolic structures, churches and synagogues and Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh temples — and against terrorist groups and groupuscules, and individuals, especially those psychically and socially marginal who are the converts, and whose numbers, especially in prisons and on the mean streets, grow and grow. For such mental and emotional misfitsÂ find the Ready-Made Brotherhood of Islam, and the Simple Explanation of the Universe that Islam provides an Answer. But these converts, who hew to the texts of Islam, and mainly to the Qur’an (but without understanding about 20% of it — incomprehensible even to native speakers of Arabic, and of course unaware of naskh, or the doctrine of abrogation, and if, as they realize more what Islam is all about, they do not leave, horrified, but choose to remain with this new and exciting identity that now makes them so special in their own eyes, sets them apart, gives them new words to learn and new articles of clothing (if they are women) to wear — oh, it’s exciting, and you do not notice what you have to pay by way of tax, which is a permanently muddled brain, with conspiracy-theories, and constant crazed attempts to defend or explain way the texts and tenets of Islam (rightly understood), and you behave no differently from the members of a cult (see Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, still wearing her black chador, still unable to throw off those lendings and the mental lendings too that her murderous husband had her wear, and that she apparently cannot give up).
How many tens or hundreds of thousands of converts — especially among black gang members finding a cult that takes them in, and justifies their attitudes and behavior — are being made, and adding to the burden, of the police, the courts, the security services at every level. But no one in the British government demands that the country cease to take in Muslims, conduct a campagin of counter-dawa to immunize the most vulnerable populations, to show what Islam teaches and what the spread of Islam has meant for non-Muslim peoples, over time and through space, everywhere, without exception.
Cricklewood used to be the subject of running jokes by the humorist Alan Coren. He was able to make fun of all sorts of clowns — seeÂ The Collected Bulletins of Idi Amin, which first appeared inÂ Punch. But the Muslim Brotherhood in Cricklewood, as in Cairo, is no laughing matter.
Dave’s website:Â DAVE AGEMA
Daves’s Facebook Page:Â David AgemaÂ (Apparently, this posting is no longer there)
“Even if you’re not Catholic you may find this eye opening,” Agema wrote.Â He then copy-and-pasted an anonymous blog post that has circulated on the web for several years. It highlights charity work of the Catholic church before posting a series of questions about Muslim heritage.Â ”Have you ever seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life?” it asked.
Muslim Heritage in America:
How often have you been to a Muslim hospital, heard a
MuslimÂ orchestra,Â seen a Muslim band march in a parade, witnessed a
MuslimÂ charity,Â shaken hands with a Muslim Girl Scout or seen a Muslim
CandyÂ Striper?Barack Obama, during his Cairo speech, said: “I
know,Â too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s history.”This is an American citizens response:Dear Mr. Obama:Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims
first landed?Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.Were those Muslims that celebrated theÂ first
Thanksgiving Day?Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American
Indians.Can you show me one MuslimÂ signature on the United
States Constitution? Declaration of independence? Bill of Rights?Didn’tÂ think so.DidÂ Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from
England? No.Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in
America?No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the
largest traffickers in human slavery.Your own half-brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates
slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descentrefers to black MuslimsÂ as “pug nosed slaves.”Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your
family’s “rich Islamic heritage,”Â doesn’t it Mr.Â Obama?Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country?
There are no pictures or media accounts ofÂ Muslims
walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. orÂ helpingto advanceÂ the cause of Civil Rights.Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage
era? Again, not present.Â InÂ fact, devout Muslims demand that women
are subservient to men in the Islamic culture.Â SoÂ much so, that often
they are beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or forÂ talking to a man who is
not a direct family member or their husband.Yep,Â the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t
they?Where were Muslims during World War II?They were aligned with Adolf Hitler.The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf
Hitler,Â reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazi’s in
killing Jews.Finally,Â Mr. Obama, where wereÂ Muslims on Sept.
11th, 2001? Â IfÂ they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon or theÂ field in Pennsylvania killing nearly3,000Â people on our own soil,Â they were rejoicing inÂ the Middle East.NoÂ one can dispute that, as it was shown from all parts
of the Muslim world, them celebrating on CNN, Fox News,MSNBC andÂ other cable news networks that day.Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims who’s asses
you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, EgyptÂ onÂ June 4thwere stoneÂ cold silent post 9-11.ToÂ many Americans, their silence has meant approval for
the acts of thatÂ day.And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the “rich heritage”
Muslims have here inÂ America.Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates.They were Muslim.And we can also add November 5, 2009 –the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hoodby a Muslim major who is aÂ doctor and a psychiatristwho was supposed to be helping soldiers
returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan..THAT, Mr. Obama, is theÂ “Muslim heritage” in America.
A spokesperson for the Michigan Republican Party declined comment on Agema’s latest statements. Party rules do not allow for his removal from the RNC post, which he is scheduled to hold through 2016. Agema has served as a committeeman since 2012, when party members elected him at a state convention.
As a state representative, the Grandville Republican introduced a bill seeking to ban the implementation of foreign laws,Â such as Islamic Sharia. Critics said the legislation unnecessary and could fuel anti-Muslim paranoia. It did not pass.
Here’s a ‘contribution’ some Muslims in New York City made to America a few years ago: