The ad depicts a knife-wielding jihadi, and says, “Islamophobia? ‘When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks’ (Quran 47:4). Is it ISLAMOPHOBIC to oppose these beheadings? RIP Colleen Hufford, Lee Rigby, Palmira Silva, James Foley, Alan Henning, David Haines, Daniel Pearl, Nick Berg, Steve Sotloff, Herve Gourdel, and the millions slaughtered in the cause of Jihad.”
The charge of “Islamophobia” is used to intimidate people into thinking there is something wrong with opposing jihad violence.
Our ads are designed to increase awareness of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, and put an end to the denial and willful ignorance about that threat so we can adopt effective counter-terror measures based on that realistic appraisal.
The Muslim groups that complain most loudly about “Islamophobia,” like the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, have opposed every counter-terror program that has ever been proposed or implemented.
The ad lists some of the recent victims of jihad. Those people and preventing others from joining them should be our focus, not the fictional “backlash against Muslims” upon which the media always focus.
We hope to raise awareness about the need for Muslims in the U.S. not just to denounce ISIS, but to teach young Muslims why this understanding of Islam is wrong and must be rejected.
If the Islamic State is not Islamic, what is it? How did this misunderstanding of Islam become so widespread? Why are so many more Muslims from the United States and Britain than ever joined al-Qaida joining the Islamic State?
And while Muslims in the U.S. condemn the Islamic State, where are they teaching against the ideology that gave rise to it?
Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in U.S. mosques, even as several hundred young Muslims from the U.S. have gone to wage jihad for the Islamic State.
If the moderates really reject extremism, let them show it by instituting genuine programs to teach against this view of Islam.
Predictably, the media have mounted a campaign against the ads, quoting Hamas-tied CAIR and never giving the ads a fair and even-handed presentation, while hundreds of ordinary people have written to me thanking me for putting these ads up and getting the truth out that the media is determined to obscure and obfuscate.
Yahoo News showed how important our ad campaigns are when it published “10 Misconceptions About Islam” on Friday.
Will the media’s Islamic propaganda mill never end? The media have ceased their role as news reporters and have morphed into activist PR arms for Islam and the left.
As the jihad grows, the denial grows.
The more the jihadists wage holy war in the cause of Islam across the world, the more the media pump out deception and lies about Islam. The more previously “moderate” Westernized Muslims leave the U.K., Europe, the U.S., Canada and Australia to fight for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, the more frenzied the media’s “Islam is peace” campaign becomes. Why don’t these tools tell it to the jihadists? We have had it up to here with their deceit.
A devout Muslim supporter of the Islamic State beheads a co-worker in Oklahoma in the cause of Islam. His mosque, the Islamic Society of Oklahoma City, teaches the jihad, hate and Islamic war doctrine. A devout Muslim attacks NYPD officers in broad daylight with an ax. In Canada, a jihadist opens fire on Parliament a day after a different jihadist runs down two Canadian soldiers with his car – in the cause of Islam. The list goes on and on.
The first and foremost “misconception” is that jihad means holy war. “Jihad,” Yahoo tells us, “means exerted effort and mainly refers to the struggle for self-improvement.”
Tell that to the 270 million victims of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements. There are 164 jihad verses in the Quran – none of them speak to a spiritual struggle. It’s all war, holy war.
Another “misconception” is that Muhammad married a child. The presentation doesn’t mention this hadith and others like it: “The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88). Child marriage is still practiced in some Muslim countries because of Muhammad’s example – and Yahoo is condemning these abused girls to their misery by refusing to address the roots of the problem.
Yahoo also claims that the Islamic death penalty for apostasy is a “misconception.” Really? Tell that to the millions of apostates who have been murdered for leaving Islam under the Shariah. The Quran says: “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of God; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper” (4:89). There are other Quran verses (2:217, 9:73-74, 88:21, 5:54 and 9:66) and many hadiths supporting the killing of apostates.
There’s more of this wretched bile, but you get the idea: Yahoo News is channeling Der Stürmer. This is why our ad campaigns are so urgently needed – DONATE here.