Devout Muslim and Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser was a guest on The Kelly Files on Fox News Friday where he had a strong message for President Obama and other representatives of his administration. John Kerry, Jeh Johnson, Josh Earnest, and Chuck Hagel have all repeated the line that “the Islamic State is neither Islamic nor a state.” Dr. Jasser does not agree with their assessment:
“Please, if anybody in the administration is listening, stop telling us Muslims what is Islamic. I mean, so he’s saying this is compounding the sin? How about when he shakes and hugs the king of Saudi Arabia for their being the custodians of the Holy Mosque and yet they have imprisoned apostates, liberals Muslims. They’re a misogynistic nation that treats women as third class citizens. Or the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, or the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hundreds of millions of Muslims running governments all over the world that line their prisons and torture Christians and Jews and Muslims, and that’s Islamic? And ISIS sort of came out of thin air? ISIS is a by-product of those ideologies. And to deny it and dismiss it, they’re trying to bury us Reformers from having a seat at the table.”
Dr. Jasser, a former U.S. Navy medical officer, said that the Islamic State wants to “snuff out our voice in the West.”
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“The main laboratory that we can do our reform work against Sharian government and this draconian law that’s still in the 13th century is in the West. So if the West is too busy being labeled as ‘anti-Muslim bigots’ and is on the defense and we’re all victims as Muslims, you can never have this conversation. So moderate Muslims acknowledge that the Islamic State is a threat, that we don’t want to live in Islamic States. Moderate Muslims acknowledge that Sharia, as is interpreted today, is misogynistic, is anti-Western, anti-freedom. And the Islamists want to not have that conversation and want to marginalize us from the mosques and Islamist representation and our voices.”
In enabling Islamic theocrats by not condemning the Wahhabi ideas that created the terror groups, the Obama administration is undermining peaceful Muslims.
(h/t: Truth Revolt)
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