Keith Ellison keynotes CAIR gala in NYC

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Conservative Review, by Jordan  Schachtel, Feb. 28, 2018:

Over the weekend, Congressman Keith Ellison (who also serves as deputy chairman of the DNC) was the keynote speaker for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) New York chapter’s annual gala.

CAIR was founded in the early ’90s with the explicit goal of raising both financial and legislative support for the Hamas terrorist organization that now rules the Gaza Strip. The group was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism-financing case in U.S. history. It is now designatedas a terrorist organization in the UAE.

The New York chapter of CAIR is one of the most extremist-connected entities of a national organization that positions itself as a civil rights group. Quite a few CAIR-NY staffers and officials have in the past expressed support for Hamas and other fringe groups.

Current CAIR-NY board chairman Zead Ramadan has compared “anti-Muslim rhetoric” in America to the Nazi treatment of the Jews. Ramadan has also pointedly refused to condemn Hamas.

Former CAIR-NY board member Lamis Deek has offered support for Islamist uprisings against the “imperialist” United States. Deek also urged Muslims not to comply with federal counterterrorism investigations.

Cyrus McGoldrick, another former CAIR-NY official, has explicitly endorsed Hamas. In 2015, McGoldrick flew to Iran and went on its state-controlled media channels to curse the United States.

The current CAIR-NY legal director, Albert Cahn, recently provided legal representation to the ISIS truck terrorist who killed eight people in Manhattan late last year. In a statement to the press following the attack, Cahn said he was “outraged by the behavior of law enforcement officials” in dealing with his terrorist client.

Here’s a photo of Cahn and Ellison from over the weekend.

The DNC deputy chairman has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons.

In January, he endorsed a book that promotes the ideology of Antifa, a communist organization that is considered a domestic terrorist group by both the DHS and FBI.

Conservative Review found that the Ellison-endorsed book calls for physical violence against Antifa’s opponents. “In truth, violence represents a small though vital sliver of anti-fascist activity,” a passages from the book reads.

We also recently learned that Ellison has a continuing relationship with the anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan, who is also a Nazi admirer and a 9/11 truther. Ellison has met with the bigoted Nation of Islam leader at least three times since entering office.

And Ellison recently attended a private dinner hosted by the president of the terrorist regime in Iran.

The DNC deputy chair’s career has been rife with conspiracy theories and fringe positions. His embrace and promotion of the terror-tied CAIR is just Ellison’s latest move in a congressional tenure filled with controversy.

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The secret history of Keith Ellison

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Powerline, by Scott Johnson, Sept. 10, 2016:

I’m speaking this morning to the Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group at the Maple Grove Community Center. The meeting convenes at 10:00 a.m. The title of my talk is “The Secret History of Keith Ellison.”

Now the title is facetious. Ellison’s history only became “secret” when he ran for Congress in 2006 and staked his campaign on three lies about his involvement with the Nation of Islam. I have sought to recount and recall Ellison’s “secret history” in the Weekly Standard articles “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” and “The Ellison elision.”

Yet Ellison’s history as an active member of the Nation of Islam remains a deep secret to Ellison’s constituents in the Fifth District (Minneapolis and inner ring suburbs). He blatantly lied about it when he was running in the competitive four-way DFL primary in the summer of 2006. He omitted it from his 2014 memoir, My Country, ‘Tis of Thee. Indeed, he presented himself as a critic of Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Speaking of Farrakhan, Ellison writes: “He could only wax eloquent while scapegoating other groups.” Ellison writes of the Nation of Islam itself: “In the NOI, if you’re not angry in opposition to some group of people (whites, Jews, so-called ‘sellout’ blacks), you don’t have religion.”

Rep. Ellison was not happy when the Star Tribune published my column “Ellison remembers to forget” on its opinion page. In the column I put back some of his own history that he had left out. He promptly sent out a fundraising letter to his fans asserting that the column represented “a new low” in the manifestation of anti-Muslim bigotry against him.

The cry of bigotry was another lie, but Ellison invited Pioneer Press reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger and others to fight back against his alleged victimization with a modest contribution to his campaign. I posted a copy of his letter to Stassen-Berger in “In which Keith Ellison finds me of use.”

Ellison’s act has worked well enough that it has inspired local followers including Ilhan Omar. In response to the question whether her brother is the guy named on her 2009 marriage certificate, for example, Omar issued a statement decrying the “Trump-style misogyny, racism, anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobic division” allegedly motivating questions about her marital status. That’s a royal flush. Even Ellison can’t beat that.

How has Ellison gotten away with his act? It helps to be a Democrat. It helps to be a Muslim. It helps to have a sympathetic press. It helps to play to a Minneapolis crowd. And yet Ellison seeks to take his act to a national audience. He dreams of higher office.

In his memoir Ellison recounts his conversion to Islam as a 19-year-old undergraduate at Detroit’s Wayne State University. By the time Ellison graduated from law school at the University of Minnesota, however, he was toeing the Nation of Islam line. When Ellison first ran for public office in Minneapolis in 1998, he was a self-identified member of the Nation of Islam going under the name Keith Ellison-Muhammad. See Keith Ellison for dummies.”

In 2000 Ellison was still talking up “Minister Farrakhan” at a National Lawyers Guild fundraiser for former Symbionese Liberation Army terrorist Kathleen Soliah/Sara Jane Olson in 2000. By 2002, however, when Ellison was first elected to the Minnesota legislature, and 2006, when he sought the DFL endorsement to succeed Rep. Martin Sabo in Congress, Ellison had abandoned the Nation of Islam and returned to the fold of Islam.

So far as I know, Ellison is the only convert to Islam for whom Islam was a way station to the Nation of Islam. How did that work? That’s one part of Ellison’s secret history that actually remains secret.

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Keith Ellison wrote a 9/11 anniversary piece in the Washington Post today. As usual, Muslims are portrayed as the victims:

Islam, Revolution, and Black Lives Matter

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Crisis Magazine, by William Kirkpatrick, July 14, 2016: (h/t Christine Williams at Jihad Watch)

In a speech delivered to the Annual MAS-ICNA (Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in December 2015, Nihad Awad, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), urged Muslim Americans to take up the cause of Black Lives Matter. “Black Lives Matter is our matter,” he said; “Black Lives Matter is our campaign.”

At the same conference, Khalilah Sabra, another activist, told the Muslim audience, “Basically you are the new black people of America… We are the “community that staged a revolution across the world. If we could do that, why can’t we have that revolution in America?” “That revolution” is apparently a reference to the “Arab Spring” revolutions which were inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood and which brought death and destruction to wide swaths of the Middle East and North Africa.

Do CAIR and other activist groups merely want to support Black Lives Matter, or do they hope to recruit blacks to their own cause? In 2014, ISIS used the protests and clashes in Ferguson, Missouri as an opportunity to attempt to recruit blacks to radical Islam. But ISIS is a known terrorist organization while CAIR, despite its shady history, is considered by many to be a moderate, mainstream Muslim organization. Thus, if it wanted to convert blacks, it would presumably want to convert them to a moderate version of Islam.

Or would it? According to Paul Sperry and David Gaubatz, the authors of Muslim Mafia, the supposedly moderate CAIR acts like an underworld cospiracy. In fact, it (along with numerous other prominent Muslim groups) was named by a U.S. court as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorist funding case. In addition, CAIR has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, CAIR is a direct outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is also listed as a terrorist group by the UAE, as well as by Egypt and Saudi Arabia. That’s the same Muslim Brotherhood that fomented the “Arab Spring” revolutions, the likes of which Khalilah Sabra wants to bring to America.

The move to bring black Americans into the Islamic fold actually predates CAIR and ISIS by quite a few generations. Black Muslim organizations such as Louis Farrakhan’s The Nation of Islam have been recruiting blacks to their unorthodox brand of Islam for decades. The vast majority of blacks have resisted the temptation to join, perhaps because of NOI’s overt racism, its anti-Semitism, and its criticism of Christianity. In any event, it seems that the Black Muslim movement is being gradually displaced by traditional Sunni Islam. That’s because Sunni Islam has a much better claim to legitimacy—it being a worldwide religion that traces its roots back not to a 1930s Detroit preacher named Wallace Fard Muhammad, but to a seventh century prophet named Muhammad.

Will Islam catch on with black Americans? A great many blacks in America have a strong commitment to Christianity, which serves to act as a buffer against conversion to Islam. Still, it’s likely that Islam will make more inroads into the black community than it has in the past. For one thing, traditional Islam doesn’t have the “kook” factor which keeps most blacks at a distance from The Nation of Islam. The NOI belief system includes giant space ships, an evil scientist who created a race of “white devils,” and, most recently, an embrace of Dianetics.

By contrast, traditional Islam looks much more like … well, like a traditional religion. Indeed, when approaching Christians, Islamic apologists like to play up the similarities between the two religions. Each year around Christmastime, Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s Public Relations Director, sends out a Christmas letter with the message, “We have more in common than you think.”

One of the common elements is Jesus, who is honored as a great prophet in Islam. The self-proclaimed leader of the Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas on July 7, 2016 once wrote of feeling called to follow Jesus into Islam. In November 2015, the Reverend Jeff Hood, a white leftist pastor, wrote:

I have no question that Jesus is so intimately incarnated with and connected to our Muslim friends that he has become one. If we want to walk with Jesus in this moment of extreme oppression and marginalization, we will too.

Islam is an equal-opportunity recruiter. It is open to white leftists and black boxers alike. But Islamic proselytizers may see the present moment as an opportune time to concentrate on blacks. Why is that? Perhaps mainly because our educational system has managed to convince both black and white students that America is a racist society that was built on the back of slavery. Almost all students have been indoctrinated in the narrative that America has a shameful history and heritage. For blacks, however, this version of American history is more plausible because their ancestors actually did suffer from the ravages of slavery and the humiliation of Jim Crow laws. Nevertheless, during the Civil Rights era and afterwards, both blacks and whites worked hard to heal racial divisions. Racism—both black and white—seemed to be dying a natural death until leftists, with the aid of the media and the Obama administration, managed to resuscitate it. Despite the two-time election of a black president and the appointment or election of black Attorney Generals, black Secretaries of State, black Supreme Court justices, a black chief of Homeland Security, black mayors, and black police chiefs, a number of blacks seem convinced that white racism is the number one factor that is keeping them down.

Enter CAIR and other Muslim “civil rights” groups that are only too happy to reinforce this narrative. They profess to understand the plight of American blacks because they claim to be victims of a similar oppression—victims of colonialism, racism, and Islamophobia. Part of their pitch is that there is no discrimination in Islam. That might seem a hard sell if you’re familiar with the history of the Arab slave trade or with Islam’s own version of Jim Crow, the dhimmi system. The trouble is, those items have been dropped down the memory hole. The same teachers and textbooks that excoriate the Christian West tend to present Islam as though it were the font of all science and learning.

It might be hoped that blacks who convert will choose some milder form of Islam—something like the Sufi version practiced by Muhammad Ali after he left The Nation of Islam. Unfortunately, that’s not likely because CAIR, ISNA, and similar Islamist groups are practically the only game in town. They have successfully managed to present themselves as the official face of Islam in America, and ISNA, along with the Muslim Brotherhood-linked North American Islamic Trust, controls a majority of the major mosques.

In backing Black Lives Matter, CAIR and company run the risk that their own radicalism will be revealed. Apparently, they don’t consider that to be much of a risk. They know that the court eunuchs in the media will do their best to mainstream Black Lives Matter as a peaceful movement, just as the media has accepted the premise that CAIR itself is a mainstream, moderate organization.

CAIR can also count on President Obama to take the side of Black Lives Matter. Recently, he went so far as to compare it to the Abolitionist Movement against slavery. CAIR is no doubt confident that Obama has its back too. After all, the president made it clear from the start of his administration that he supported the Muslim Brotherhood—the “Mothership” (to borrow an NOI term) out of which CAIR sprang.

At the MSA-ICNA Convention, CAIR and associates felt safe to reveal their revolutionary side. They understand that Obama has a penchant for revolutionary causes—provided that they are leftist (the Castro brothers in Cuba) or Islamist (the “Arab Spring” revolutions) in nature. Before his first election, Obama promised a fundamental transformation of American society. CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood are also interested in a fundamental transformation. Indeed, the chief theorists of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna and Sayyid Qutb, were heavily influenced by Lenin and by communist revolutionary thought. So was Maulana Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, the Asian equivalent of the Muslim Brotherhood. “Islam,” wrote Maududi, “is a revolutionary ideology and programme which seeks to alter the social order of the whole world and rebuild it in conformity with its own tenets and ideals.” He added, “‘Muslim’ is the title of that International Revolutionary Party organized by Islam to carry into effect its revolutionary program.”

That statement has to rank fairly high on the fundamental-transformation scale, and it bears a striking resemblance to the tear-it-down-to-build-it-up leftist school of thought to which Obama belongs. Whether or not the fundamental transformation that Obama desires is the same as that sought by Islamists, he does seem anxious to effect one before his term in office runs out.

The emerging confluence of interests between radical Muslim groups, radical black groups, and a leftist president bent on a radical transformation of America should give us more than pause; it should alarm us. Does Obama intend to speed up the leftward movement of American society during his remaining months in office? Does he hope to accelerate the Islamization of America through a coalition of radical black, leftist, and Islamist groups? Or does he even care what the change is, as long as it’s revolutionary in nature?

Most Americans tend to assume that we are still operating under the same rules that have governed our society since its founding. They have not come to terms with the possibility that some of our leaders are operating under a completely different set of rules—what leftist activist Saul Alinsky called “rules for radicals.”

William Kilpatrick taught for many years at Boston College. He is the author of several books about cultural and religious issues, includingPsychological Seduction; Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right From Wrong; and Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West and the forthcoming The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Saint Austin Review, Investor’s Business Daily, and First Things. His work is supported in part by the Shillman Foundation. For more on his work and writings, visit his website, turningpointproject.com

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Dallas Shooting: Time to Hold Nation of Islam Accountable

Louis Farrakan, leader of the Nation of Islam, preaches "retaliation" against white people. "Don’t let this white man tell you that violence is wrong," he says.

Louis Farrakan, leader of the Nation of Islam, preaches “retaliation” against white people. “Don’t let this white man tell you that violence is wrong,” he says.

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, July 11, 2016:

Micah Johnson, the perpetrator of the shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas, is now suspected of having been radicalized online (at least partially), as he followed anti-police extremist groups online, including the jihad-supporting Nation of Islam, whose leader has been encouraging violence against police with a heightened fury since the Ferguson controversy.

Only hours before the attack, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was publishing racist endorsements of violence. He preached, “When you are willing and not afraid anymore to pay the price for freedom—don’t let this white man tell you that violence is wrong…He’s doing it as we speak, and then he has the nerve to come and tell us that violence and hatred won’t get it.” He also said that white people are “worthy to be hated.”

Around the time of the Ferguson riots, Farrakhan preached about the “law of retaliation” in regards to police, encouraged followers to “die for something” and said parents should teach their children how to fight and throw Molotov cocktails. He threatened, “We’ll tear this goddamn country apart!”

In front of 2,000 attendees in Maryland, he happily proclaimed, “They know an explosion is going to come.” The reaction was not shock or a worried silence. It was cheers.

Farrakhan has reportedly told African-Americans to rise up against the U.S. government as the Palestinians have risen up against Israel. In August, he justified the terrorism of Hamas against Israel and compared it to the struggle of blacks in America.

Micah Johnson is not known to have been a Muslim but non-Muslims can still be impacted by Islamist incitement that goes beyond reasonable discourse about police and racism and into dehumanization and advocacy for violence. Proof of this intersection comes in the form of a Facebook cartoon using ISIS propaganda to support killing police that Micah Johnson wrote a rant under.

He also was a member of the New Black Panther Party, an extremist group that is not exclusively Islamic but formed as a split from the Nation of Islam. He also “liked” an organization called the P. Newton Gun Club, run by an official of a group named the People’s New Black Panther Party. That official reacted to the Dallas attacks by saying, “Micah just got five of the bastards.”

Anti-police bigotry is part of the radicalization process for different kinds of extremist ideologies and Islamism is one of them. Islamism benefits because the ideology sees secular-democracies as inherently unjust and oppressive, a commonality with those who reflexively demonize U.S. government agencies and dangerously paint police as bloodthirsty.

The Islamic State recognized this and tried to spin the Ferguson riots to its advantage. Other non-violent Islamist groups also saw it as an opportunity to position themselves favorably.

At the time, I discussed the intersection between anti-police bigotry and radical ideologies including Islamism on FOX News Channel:

It’s time for the Nation of Islam and groups like it to be held accountable for the inevitable results of their incitement. A starting point would be denying government financial aid like farm subsidies that have been awarded to Nation of Islam-linked entities.

Non-profit organizations that explicitly endorse criminal activity that directly harms others, such as violence against police, don’t deserve their non-profit statuses.

Legal professionals should also be consulted with to discuss possible prosecution under laws related to treason, sedition and subversive activities.

When you counter anti-police extremism, you target a key part of the Islamist worldview. When you challenge Islamist propaganda, you challenge an ideology that promotes anti-police bigotry. The two are linked.

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In a 2014 interview, conservative Republican radio host Charles Butler said he would physically attack Prof. Ryan Mauro after Mauro disputed his anti-police bigotry. Butler also showed that he does not know what anecdotal evidence is.

BROOKLYN COP KILLING TIES TO ISLAM

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Two police officers were murdered in cold blood on Saturday, December 20. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who’s middle name is reportedly “Abdullah,” was identified as the killer of NYPD officers Wenjin Liu and Raphael Ramos in Brooklyn before shooting himself. He had apparently shot his girlfriend in the stomach earlier in Baltimore before traveling to New York.

Investigators are said to believe the police murders were revenge killings for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. In fact, Brinsley said as much in his final Instagram post.

Additional clues to the motive are found in his Facebook page, where he included “Arabic” as one of his languages and more importantly, contained a page out of the Muslim holy book with the verse Qur’an 8:60, which includes the phrase, “Strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah.”

The New York Daily News reports that Brinsley was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang, which was started by Black Panther member George Jackson. The mainstream media take is that Brinsley was a gangbanger, with no mention of Islam whatsoever.

However, back in August, the former head of the New Black Panthers and President of the Black Lawyers for Justice said that his group, along with the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam were working together to control the situation in Ferguson.

Evidently connected to what’s taken place in Ferguson, the Quranic verses featured on the killer’s Facebook page provide more insight.

Additionally, this attack comes just two months after the hatchet attack on four New York City police officers by a Muslim convert.

The investigation continues. For now, there is more info here and at NBC News.

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The anger is being fueled by a dangerous blend of political leaders trying to take advantage of, and even worsen, the racial discord, and a BGI structure more than willing to promote the hatred as a tool to advance their own influence and affluence.

Various leftist groups, Socialists / Communists etc., will add fuel to the grievance fire, as they too seek advantage from the fires.  You will also identify a strong Muslim and Islamist thread which weaves throughout the fabric of hate, and various gang groups like the recent “Gangster Disciples” and “Black Out Squad” members will act upon the rage they are pumped with.-  Sundance

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CAIR Officials on Memorial Day: Do U.S. Troops Merit Honor?

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Virtually all Americans come together on Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country’s freedom and safety. Two Council on American-Islamic Relations’ officials spent the holiday weekend differently: Questioning whether U.S. troops deserve to be honored and tweeting that the country was “established upon white supremacy.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group labeled by the Justice Department as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial, disingenuously claims that it is a moderate organization.

Yet, on May 23, Zahra Billoo, the radical executive-director of CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter, tweeted that she “struggles with Memorial Day each year” about whether to honor American soldiers who died in wars:

She also quoted another CAIR official, Dawud Walid, the executive-director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter, as questioning whether they should honor American soldiers that died in “unjust” wars and occupations.

That’s a direct insult to American soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan and those that have returned from Iraq, as CAIR officials consistently describe those wars with that terminology. Billoo quoted Walid as saying:

Billoo did, however, find one “soldier” she felt comfortably honoring. On May 26, she promoted an article from the anti-Semitic and anti-American Nation of Islam that asked for help for a “black liberation soldier” named Imam Jamil al-Amin:

Al-Amin was a member of the Black Panthers terrorist group and was convicted of murdering a police officer in 2000. He is also anti-American, stating “if America doesn’t come around, we’re gonna burn it down,” and “I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie.”

Al-Amin also said, “When we begin to look critically at the Constitution of the United States . . . we see that in its main essence it is diametrically opposed to what Allah has commanded.”

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Extremist Chaplains, Literature Flooding U.S. Prisons

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The high number of former prison inmates involved in Islamic terrorism shows inroads the Saudi ‘Wahhabi machine’ in the U.S.

BY RYAN MAURO:

The Virginia-based Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, an extremist mosque attended by three of the 9/11 hijackers with extensive links to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, is fundraising for its outreach to inmates. The fundraising pitch quotes an extremist cleric and says the mosque has been working with the Washington, D.C. jail for 10 years.

“For over a decade Dar Al-Hijrah has been supporting the spiritual growth of Muslim inmates in the
DC jail, CTF [Correctional Treatment Facility] and youth offenders,” the announcement states.

The request is specifically for donations to send 100 Qurans to the inmates.

There’s a sign of danger even in the announcement itself. It uses a quote from the Islamist theologian Ibn Taymiyya, “Let my imprisonment be a spiritual retreat.”

Dar al-Hijra dawahThe choice of this particular Islamic cleric gives us insight into the ideology of the mosque’s leadership.

Atta Barkindo, a respected researcher on political Islamwrites, “some scholars suggest there is probably no other Islamic theologian, medieval or otherwise, who has had as much influence on radical political ideology of Islam as Ibn Taymiyya.” This includes the leaders of Al-Qaeda.

In fact, Osama Bin Laden quoted Taymiyya in 2003, pointing to when he said, “to drive off the enemy aggressor who destroys both religion and the world—there is no religious duty more important than this, apart from belief itself. This is an unconditional rule.”

The basis of Taymiyya’s preaching is that sharia must be the form of governance, a premise that “runs contrary to the demands of the fundamental principles of democracy.” He argued that the failure to do this is responsible for the descent of the Muslim world, and it would continue until Muslims overthrew their leaders that did not implement sharia governance.

Much more at Clarion Project