Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sherifa Zuhur Profile
Sherifa complains about our article posted on January 18. 2009:
Winds of Jihad article:Â 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 doesÂ notÂ “promote kidnappings, beheadings and other unlicensed hostile actions”
Sherifa ZuhurÂ 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 â€” mainstream Islam â€” 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, Â 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 Â or Hezbollah, Â 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 CAIRÂ employee:Â Â “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 IslamÂ in the US where you have settled behind enemy lines, Sherifa? You don’t do da’awa? Â You are not a mole likeÂ Hesham Islam in the state department? You don’t believe the traditions of your prophet, wherein it is written: Â “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)Â and you don’t make pig noises when talking about Jews?Â (Koran 5:60)
Â What a relief!
Yes, Sherifa, Â you are right: it is -not yet- “a crime to be a Muslim or a specialist writing about Islamist movements”.
However, if Â 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 Â that contradict Â Islamic scriptures?Â
Are you sure you are not anotherÂ Nada Nadim Prouty? Are you not on the sameÂ wavelengthÂ withÂ 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)