This from Counterterrorism Blog http://counterterrorismblog.org/2008/04/the_new_american_lexicon_jihad.php
The New American Lexicon: Jihad, We Hardly Knew You
By Jeffrey Breinholt
Doug Farah, Steve Coughlin, and I have written about the efforts to replace jihad as a descriptive term for what we are fighting. In view of the reported decision by the State Department to reward these efforts, I do not want to belabor the point or my position (other than to note that there are plenty of human rights victims in countries that operate according to Shari’ah law who have much to say about whether the non-violent “striving” meaning of jihad results in innocuous statecraft). However, I do want to share the text of an e-mail I got today from one of my Muslim friends, which is a little sobering:
As a Muslim trying to help America defend itself against the Islamist jihad, I am outraged that our government is letting us down so badly by cozying up to the enemy. I have seen this happen in my home country and in so many other places, but I never thought it would happen here. I don’t ever want to hear people asking me “where are the truly moderate Muslims” but the rest of us anti-Islamists are waiting (sadly and in a terribly frustrated way) for the next attack, which may (once again) force the “oh, let’s not hurt our enemy’s feelings” crowds to open their eyes and see the reality. I sincerely hope it won’t be too late by then. What I really don’t understand is what on earth happened to the Americans having the guts to stand up to evil?
Why is America following in Europe ’s footsteps of appeasement? Is this what happened to all the good, decent and smart people who let Nazism take over, and then turned the blind eye to the Holocaust in their midst? So, never again is not really never again, huh? Is it too much relativism? Did Americans become too materialistic to recognize the power of destructive ideologies? It can’t be ignorance anymore since a lot of material is out there making the argument. Maybe faced with too much information and all the side effects of globalization, people simply lost basic common sense? I know the Islamists. There is no stopping until you all accept their rule. Of course, I’ll have to be taken care of a lot sooner than they come after you all!!”
The views in this article do not reflect those of the Department if Justice.
I received a comment from Muslims Against Shariah, from a post originally written by Yid with Lid,” Muslim U.S. Chaplains Chosen by Convicted Terrorist.
The piece about Muslim Chaplains addressed the work of U.S. Representative Sue Myrick to “Wake Up America.” This from her website:
Myrick Unveils “Wake Up America” Agenda…
Rep. Myrick released her “Wake Up America” agenda. Rep. Myrick’s goal in releasing her agenda is to alert, and educate, Americans to terrorist threats here at home posed by radical Islamic extremists. The agenda is her own, it is not the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus’ agenda. Click here for more information.
Rep. Myrick also called on former President Carter’s Passport to be revoked after he met with the terrorist organization Hamas. Click here for more information.
The website, Muslims Against Sharia, left Rep. Myrick’s “Agenda” in my comments section in the form of a letter to be signed and then faxed to Myrick’s office.
This from Muslims Against Sharia (directly from my “comments”):
Muslims Against Sharia Urge Support for Sue Myrick’s “Wake Up America” Initiative
Wake Up America
1. Investigate all military chaplains endorsed by Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was imprisoned for funding a terrorist organization.
2. Investigate all prison chaplains endorsed by Alamoudi.
3. Investigate the selection process of Arabic translators working for the Pentagon and the FBI.
4. Examine the non-profit status of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
5. Make it an act of sedition or solicitation of treason to preach or publish materials that call for the deaths of Americans.
6. Audit sovereign wealth funds in the United States.
7. Cancel scholarship student visa program with Saudi Arabia until they reform their text books, which she claims preach hatred and violence against non-Muslims.
8. Restrict religious visas for imams who come from countries that don’t allow reciprocal visits by non-Muslim clergy.
9. Cancel contracts to train Saudi police and security in U.S. counterterrorism tactics.
10. Block the sale of sensitive military munitions to Saudi Arabia.
Muslims Against Sharia urge every American to send a letter of support to Congresswoman Myrick.
Sample letter is provided below.
The Honorable Sue Myrick
230 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1976
Fax: (202) 225-3389
Dear Congresswoman Myrick,
As an American who is concerned with the issue of terrorism, I applaud your efforts to prevent radical Islam from infiltrating American society. I wholeheartedly support your “Wake Up America” plan, as well as other initiatives of the Anti-Terrorism Caucus. You bring honor to the title of United States Representative.
Groups in America such as CAIR and MAS and groups overseas like Hamas and Al-Qaeda need to be shut down for their support and/or perpetration of terrorism.
We hope that people recognize this threat to our society, and as well, recognize what you are doing to stop it.
Contact info (optional)
Please print out, sign, and mail or fax this letter to Congresswoman Myrick at the address / fax above.
Feel free to modify the letter as you see fit.
Muslims Against Sharia |
This from Myrick’s webpage:
“Wake Up America” Agenda”
1. Will call for a government investigation of all US military chaplains who were approved by Abdurahman Alamoudi.
2. Will call for a government investigation of all US prison chaplains who were approved by Abdurahman Alamoudi.
3. Will call for the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to investigate the selection process of Arabic translators in the FBI and DoD.
4. Will call for the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) 501(c)(3) non-profit status which restricts “lobbying on behalf of a foreign government”.
5. Introduce a bill to make the preaching, publication, or distribution of materials that call for the death of American citizens, attacks on the United States Government or Armed Forces, or the financing of the means and/or operations to accomplish these acts, acts of sedition and/or solicitation of treason.
6. Will call on the Government Accountability Office to conduct an audit to verify the total sovereign wealth fund investment in the United States.
7. Will attempt to cancel scholarship student visa program with Saudi Arabia until they reform their textbooks.
8. Will introduce a bill to restrict R-1/R-2 religious visas for imams who come from countries that do not allow reciprocal visits by non-Muslim clergy.
9. Will introduce a bill to cancel contracts to train Saudi police and other security forces in US Counterterrorism tactics until the Saudi’s certify the prosecution of Al Qaeda financiers, like Yasin al-Kadi, and the detention of repatriated Guantanamo terrorists that keep being released into the general population after being “rehabilitated”.
10. Will introduce or sponsor a bill to block the sale of sensitive military munitions, especially Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs), to Saudi Arabia.
FYI: Muslims Against Shariah’s blogroll, “Anti-Fascists of Islam – Prominent Moderate Muslims” has about 20 sites. There is a second blogroll, Prominent Ex-Muslims.
Let’s check this out and discuss it.
If it is “real” they deserve our support.
My disclaimer: I have not had time to delve into this, but first glance, it is genuine and positive. I reserve the right to change my mind!
I want to say “thank you” to Muslims Against Shariah for leaving the comment.