Sunday, May 22, 2011

An Exemplary Imam from Florida

In addition to providing money to Taliban, when fighters in Afghanistan had killed seven American soldiers, Imam Khan “declared his wish that 'Allah' bring death to 50,000 Americans more.”

Many times in this blog, I mentioned and have written about Taqiyya or doctrine of Taqiyya. It is simply about Allah telling Muslims that they can lie to non-Muslims to advance Islamic cause i.e. for realizing ultimate Islamic goal of the whole world governed under Sharia law. For literal meaning, one can read from Tafsir of Ibn Kathir. Classical Islamic scholar Ibn Kathir writes that believers, who fear for their safety from disbelievers, are allowed to show friendship to the disbelievers outwardly, but never inwardly [or for the purpose of advancing Islam]. For instance, Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Ad-Darda' said, "We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.''  How about smiling and waging Jihad behind?

If Jihad means striving to impose sharia law on the world by any means, Taqiyya [Doctrine of Taqiyya] simply extends the scope of means of Jihad.

We see this practice of Taqiyya in present day world when Muslim representatives and spokesmen in non-Muslim majority nations consistently keep misguiding non-Muslims on notions of Islamic peace, Jihad, institutions of dhimma and Sharia and with statements like Islam respects all religions and guarantees freedom of religion.

Recently in Florida, three people (one Imam and his two sons) of Pakistani origin - two of them being Imams - were arrested on charges of supporting terrorism through raising funds for Taliban (here).

It is the dual life of father - 76 year old with the name Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan (also a imam) - that merits attention of non-Muslims.

In one life, he was calm and gives peaceful sermons in the mosque and stresses that Islam is non-violent and peaceful; Miami Herald writes (here or here):
Unlike other U.S. Muslims who have been accused of supporting terrorism or engaging in terrorist acts, Imam Khan is a well-known and respected figure in Miami. He did not keep to the shadows, as have other terrorist suspects, and his public life yielded no clue that he might be involved in radical activity. Instead, he led prayers at a mosque five times a day and counseled the faithful. Instead of delivering jihadist sermons, the 76-year-old religious leader preached the traditional, mainstream version of Islam that rejects violence and stresses peace and the sanctity of life. By all accounts, he is habitually soft-spoken and avoids harsh language.
How can Miami herald come to the opinion that what he was preaching in mosque is mainstream Islam? Call it ignorance and constrains of political correctness. 

His other life includes raising money to fund activities of Taliban - $50,000 in transactions - to buy guns, to support militants families and supporting cause of Taliban. Besides this, charges also include that imam opened a madrassa in swat valley that shelters members of Pakistan's Taliban and tranis children to become militants or suicide bombers, like this report suggests.

Attorney of Department of Justice quotes (here):
Despite being an Imam, or spiritual leader, Hafiz Khan was by no means a man of peace.   Instead, as today’s charges show, he acted with others to support terrorists to further acts of murder, kidnapping and maiming.   But for law enforcement intervention, these defendants would have continued to transfer funds to Pakistan to finance the Pakistani Taliban, including its purchase of guns........the defendants sought to aid the Pakistani Taliban’s fight against the Pakistani government and its perceived allies, including the United States, by supporting acts of murder, kidnapping and maiming in Pakistan and elsewhere, in order to displace the lawful government of Pakistan and to establish strict Islamic law known as Sharia.” 
And also:
.......On another occasion in September 2010, Hafiz Khan participated in a conversation in which he stated that he would provide that individual with contact information for Pakistani Taliban militants in Karachi, and upon hearing that mujahideen in Afghanistan had killed seven American soldiers, declared his wish that 'Allah' kill 50,000 more.
When ever a terrorist act takes place or is averted, immediate response from many Islamic organizations and main stream media is about 'fearing backlash against Muslim community'. A nice way to scuttle any discussion on Islam in this politically correct world!

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