Mo jihad everyday: 2 links from Jihad Watch
American-born Imam: “Democracy in an un-Islamic system and we as Muslims should have nothing to do with it”
In the U.S. it is a clear sign of “Islamophobia” and “bigotry” to question whether Islam and democracy are compatible. This Islamophobic, bigoted New Mexico-born imam now lives in Yemen. He has previouslyÂ called upon Muslims to leave the United States. Now he says that if they stay here, they should not vote.
“Voting for the American President,” byÂ Anwar Al-Awlaki
Bunglawussi Watch: the comical spokesman of the MCB becomes slightly unhinged when he sees anything published by Melanie Phillips, whom he derides as “Mad Mel”
“Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson are delivering Britain and the west into dhimmitude.”Â Melanie PhillipsÂ offers her take on the meeting with the Saudi monarchy.
California county will issue headscarves to female Muslim prisoners
“The county, which did not admit wrongdoing, will also pay $45,000 in damages.”“Jail Agrees to Allow Headscarves for Muslim Inmates,” fromÂ AP,
MSA Chapter Official: “Whether you vote for the white kafir or the half-black kafir, they will kill our brothers and sisters”
* Remember: “Islam is not a monolith”
I had a delightful introduction to the Muslim Students Association on campuses all over the country over the last three weeks, and so this comes as no surprise to me — but I expect that if anyone in the audiences on those campuses was fooled by the MSA members’ protestations of moderation, they might find this eye-opening.
“MSA Chapter Official: Don’t Vote; Destroy,” fromÂ IPT News, October 28Â
[…] A student named Farhad Akbari posted an essay on the internal Yahoo! Group of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at San Diego Mesa College on October 14. In his post, “The Issue of Voting,” Akbari delves into the election, warning his fellow group members of the fate in store for those who cast a ballot for “a person who fights Islam, governs contrary to Islam, and is himself a kafir [infidel or unbeliever]…” Akbari does not reserve this treatment for any specific candidate. Rather, he holds both major party candidates in equal regard.Continuing in his reproach of American democracy, Akbari writes:
“Whether you vote for the white kafir or the half-black kafir, they will kill our brothers and sisters. They will subjugate our brothers and sisters.
And they will certainly support Israel in killing our brothers and sisters. There is no “lesser of two evils” here. They are both greater evils. The lesser evil is avoiding the situation, as both are equally poisonous to the cause of Islam…Brothers and sisters, I have one thing to say: DON”T [sic] VOTE.”
In most cases, publicly proclaiming one’s decision not to vote â€“ even encouraging others to follow suit â€“ would not be noteworthy. For better or worse, the right to vote in the U.S. democratic system includes the choice not to exercise that right. For many, this decision is one of protest â€“ speaking out on a variety of concerns from the lack of third party viability, to the perceived unimportance of a single vote. “The Issue of Voting,” however, is in a league of its own, considering what Akbari, the MSA chapter Treasurer, proposes to be the real answer to Muslim grievances by invoking the words of Islamic scholars:
“Those who do not govern according to to [sic.] the (law) which Allah has revealed [Shari’ah law], verily, they are the kaafiroon…Democracy, like all other systems fabricated by the minds of men are untenable in Islam. It is an un-Islamic system…[and] there is absolutely no basis anywhere in the Qur’aan for western democracy and its parliamentary system. A government of democracy is a government appointed by Juhhaal (ignoramuses). Ignoramuses, fussaaq and fujjaar have no share in appointing a government in Islam. The Islamic system is Khilaafat…”
The moral of the story: don’t support the “infidel” system; defeat democracy in the U.S. and replace it with Islamic law. So much for a mere protest.
October 31 (thanks to JW):Â American-born Imam: “Democracy in an un-Islamic system and we as Muslims should have nothing to do with it”
The Muslim community in the US is busy with the vote and are debating who the Muslims should pick as their president. The argument presented is we are choosing between the lesser of the two evils. In reality it is more about being American and part of the system than it is about benefiting the ummah because the fact of the matter is there is no benefit in either candidate whatsoever.Democracy in an un-Islamic system and we as Muslims should have nothing to do with it. Whether one looks at the root and history of democracy or at the reality of democracy today one can realize that it is a system that is not only different than the Islamic system but is opposed to it. Can’t you see that the West in its war against Islam is offering the democratic system as an alternative to Sharia? So if the West, which is the founder of democracy, sees democracy as an opposing system to Islam why are some Muslims still insisting on participating in it and adopting it as their political religion?
Democracy is a Western system that was founded and developed in the West and today the West, not the Muslims, have full authority and right to tell the world what democracy is and how it should be practiced and implemented. We have our own system of government and likewise it is the Muslims who are going to define it and will not allow non Muslims to meddle with our religion and teach us what is right from wrong.
Muslims should seek to avoid any forms of participation in Western democracy.
The promoters of participation in American elections argue that we are choosing the least of the two evils. This principle is correct but what they are missing is that in the process of choosing the lesser of the two evils they are committing an even greater evil . The breaking down of the psychological barrier that should exist between Muslims and non-Muslims, the erosion of the aqeedah of wala and bara (loyalty to Allah and disavowal of the enemies of Allah,) and the risk of loosing one’s religion are evils that outweigh any benefit that may come out of such participation….