Common Defense Richard Falknor on 12 Nov 2016 10:15 pm
Virginia Republicans Must Come To Grips With Sharia: Slogans From A State Chair & A Single Politician Won’t Do!
News4 Washington (NBC) reported yesterday evening in their Virginia Republicans Visit Mosque to Address Concerns:
“As Muslims worry about how the election of Donald Trump will affect them, Republican leaders visited a mosque on Friday in Sterling, Virginia.
The All Dulles Area Muslim Society, aka The Adams Center, invited Virginia state Republicans to join their afternoon prayer services.
‘We wanted to really address the anxiety that we know the Muslim community in our area has,’ newly reelected Rep. Barbara Comstock said.
John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, said he wanted to share a message of freedom
‘One of the things they need to hear from me is that the Virginia Republican party values religious liberty and we stand with them, and they’re part of this community too,’ he said.
Many attendees of the mosque, which is one of the largest in the D.C. region, said they worry that Trump will ban Muslims from entering the country.
During the campaign, Trump said that if elected he would enact a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.’
After facing backlash, he repackaged the proposal to describe a suspension of immigration ‘from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur.’
Comstock and Whitbeck said they believed that Trump had changed his position on a Muslim ban.
‘I think he himself has changed that,’ Comstock said. “What I am saying and what I have said is that that is not constitutional and it’s really un-American.’
Whitbeck also rejected any ban on Muslims entering the country.
“The Virginia Republican Party is the party of religious liberty. We don’t support banning Muslims in the United States of America,’ he said.” (Highlighting Forum’s throughout)
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“Northern Virginia resident Jafar Imam said he was particularly concerned about whether Trump would keep out Syrians, ‘those who are suffering enormously.’
‘He will not allow a single Syrian refugee coming to United States,’ Imam said.”
What Are Whitbeck & Comstock Thinking?
These Republican sachems don’t seem to realize what they are playing at.
As we explained three weeks ago in our Islam, The Adams Center, & Representative Barbara Comstock: Why Is She Trafficking With This Organization? —
‘Mohamed Magid is the Imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS).
DiscoverTheNetworks has an extensive biography of Magid.
Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer declared in his 2015 article, Obama quietly reveals that he met with Muslim leaders with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood–
“The guest list identified Imam Magid as a representative of the Adams Center, a large mosque in Sterling, Virginia. He has also served as president of the Islamic Society of North America, according to the group’s website.” [Mohamed Magid is now past president of ISNA but is on the ISNA Executive Council]
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”the Islamic Society of North America was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case, and has admitted ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.”
With the defeat of Hillary Clinton, our country has escaped a major disaster.
Breitbart’s Julia Hahn explained earlier this month in her “Under Hillary Clinton Presidency, U.S. Muslim Population Would Exceed France’s by 2024”
“Many have warned if the U.S. continues at its current record pace of Muslim migration—or if pro-Islamic migration politicians, such as Ryan and Clinton, further increase Muslim migration—the U.S. risks following in Europe’s footsteps.
As Sen. Jeff Sessions has previously explained, ‘It’s an unpleasant, but unavoidable fact that bringing in large unassimilated flows of migrants from the Muslim world creates the conditions possible for radicalisation and extremism to take hold, just like they’re seeing in Europe.'”
Mark Steyn expands to Bill O’Reilly from Steyn’s recent first-hand knowledge–
“O’REILLY: Political commentator Mark Steyn recently returned from Europe where he attended the priest funeral and spoke with a number of people affected by the Jihad. Mr. Steyn joins us now from Colchester, VT. What did you learn there? What was the headline that you learned in Europe, Mr. Steyn?
STEYN: Well, you said at the top of the show that migrants aren’t the problem, jihadists are. And that’s true but there is a crude arithmetic here, Bill which is that the more Muslims you have, the more terrorism you have. So, that France, Belgium and Germany have very high Muslim populations, and they have a lot of terrorism. When you were in Poland and the Czech Republic, they have very few Muslims so they don’t have terrorism. And the question for Europe, and I think for the United States a few years down the line is whether you can contain this, just by the big security state. I was on the beach.
O’REILLY: Go ahead.
STEYN: Well, no, you can’t. I mean, there were soldiers everywhere in France now. Outside of schools, shopping centers, railway stations. I was on the beach at Saint-Tropez where the topless women have armed soldiers with automatic weapons patrolling between the topless women. It’s a sad sight and it’s an absurd sight. Ultimately it’s no solution.”
To add to these realities, Constitutional expert and former Federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy insists Of Course There Should Be an Ideological Test in Immigration:
“In the decades-long onslaught of radical Islam against the United States, honesty went out with the benighted notions that we should ‘know thine enemy’ and, God forbid, train our national-security agents in that enemy’s ideology, methods, and objectives.
In our alternative universe, you are not supposed to remember that there is an American constitutional framework of liberty, popular sovereignty, and equality before the law.
You are not supposed to realize that aliens are expected to exhibit fidelity to this constitutional framework as a precondition to joining our society.
You are not supposed to know that there is an Islamic law, sharia, that has far more to do with governance, economics, warfare, civil rights, domestic relations, criminal prosecution, and fashion than it does with spiritual life.
And you are absolutely not supposed to grasp that sharia is antithetical to the Constitution, to the very foundational American principle that the people may make law for themselves, live as they see fit, and chart their own destiny.
You are not supposed to connect the dots and ask, ‘Well, how is it conceivable that any sharia-adherent alien could faithfully pledge allegiance to our Constitution?’
So, instead, we shrug our shoulders, mumble something about ‘freedom of religion,’ and bury our heads back in the sand — as if the structure of government and the decision of which limb to smite for which larceny had anything to do with religion in a free society that rejects the establishment of any state religion and separates spiritual from political life.
Sharia is not religion. Sharia is a totalitarian societal structure and legal corpus that anti-American radicals seek to impose. Yes, their motivation for doing so is their interpretation of their religion — the fundamentalist, literalist construction of Islam. But that does not make sharia itself a matter of ‘religion’ in the Western sense, even if vast numbers of Arab Muslims — for whom there is no cognizable separation of mosque and state — say otherwise. If Karl Marx had said, ‘The workers must control the means of production because God says so,’ that would not have transmogrified the tyranny of Communism into the ‘freedom of religion.'”
McCarthy, author of The Grand Jihad, continues–
“There are no constitutional constraints against excluding aliens on grounds of anti-American political ideology. Excluding anti-Americans from America is common sense and was regarded as such for much of our history. In a time of radical Islamic threat to our national security, Donald Trump is right to propose that aliens from sharia-supremacist areas be carefully vetted for adherence to anti-constitutional principles.
Leftists — those notorious disciples of the Framers — claim this is unconstitutional. When shown it is not, they claim that it is against our ‘tradition’ — being, you know, big fans of American tradition. When shown that this is not the case either, when shown that our history supports ideological exclusion of anti-Americans, leftists are down to claiming, ‘It is not who we are’ — by which they always mean it is not who they are, and who they would force the rest of us to be.”
In Virginia as elsewhere, bringing in sharia-supremacists to our country is too large a threat to our national security and national values to be left to willfully-blind deals between individual politicians and local mosques.
The Republican Party of Virginia needs to spell out its position on importing people whose values are antithetical to our Constitution and who are unlikely to assimilate into American society.