On February 16, 2013, The Grand Deception executive producer, Steven Emerson, challenged CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush to an open debate to discuss the facts featured in this film. Above is the amount of time that this challenge has gone unanswered.
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“God is our Goal. The Prophet is our leader. The Quran is our constitution. Jihad is our way. Death in the service of God is the loftiest of our wishes. God is great, God is great.”
This is the motto of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt as a vehicle to establish a worldwide Islamic empire governed by shariah law.
The Brotherhood has transformed Islam into a political agenda, and this mix of religion and politics has become known as Islamism. Since the Brotherhood’s founding in 1928, the Brotherhood has established a presence in more than 70 countries, and countless organizations worldwide have adopted its strategy and goals.
Today, organizations created by or inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood enjoy considerable influence within the United States. The government, media, and law enforcement often turn to these organizations when they want the pulse of the American Muslim community. But critics- Muslim and non-Muslim alike- say that engaging these organizations poses a danger.
According to these critics, although members of these organizations might appear to be moderate, they support an interpretation of Islam that is at odds with democracy and human rights as is commonly understood in the Western world. Engaging these organizations bestows an undeserved legitimacy upon them and makes it easier for them to advance their secretive agenda.
The Grand Deception, a 70-minute film by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), traces the roots of Islamism inside the United States. This film examines the extent of Islamist influence within the United States and highlights the danger that Islamist influence poses for all Americans.
This documentary is based extensively on primary source materials, including original Brotherhood documents and audio and video from IPT’s extensive archives.
The Koran is difficult to understand because events are out of sequence and statements often contradictory. This can be remedied by reading the Koran within the context of Mohammed’s life (the official biography of Mohammed is called the Sira). Here one sees that there was an earlier, genuinely religious Koran written when Mohammed was in Mecca, and a later Koran, written in Medina, which was highly political. The existence of the two Korans accounts for the contradictions.
CZ: Koránu je těžké porozumět, protože události v něm nejsou řazeny chronologicky a jednotlivá tvrzení si často odporují. Řešením je číst korán v kontextu Mohamedova života (Mohamedova oficiální biografie se nazývá síra). Tam vidíme, že existuje ranější, náboženský korán, který vznikl v době, kdy Mohamed působil v Mekce, a pozdější korán vzniknuvší v Medíně, který je značně politický. Ve skutečnosti tedy existují dva korány, a proto vznikají ony rozpory.
Koranen er vanskelig å forstå fordi hendelser er tatt ut av sammenhengen og utsagn ofte er selvmotigende. Dette kan det rettes på ved å lese Koranen i sammenhengen med Muhammeds liv. Her ser vi at det var en tidlig, mer religiøs Koran, som var skrevet mens Muhammed var i Mekka, og en senere Koran, skrevet i Medina. Den sistnevnte var svært politisk og utgjør derfor selvmotsigelsene.
Коран сложно понять, потому что события изложены в нем не по порядку, а высказывания зачастую противоречивы. Это можно исправить, читая Коран в контексте жизни Мухаммеда.
Тогда можно увидеть, что существовал ранний, более религиозный Коран, написанный в период пребывания Мухаммеда в Мекке, и поздний Коран, написанный в Медине. Поздняя версия была очень политизирована, что объясняет противоречия в тексте.
Der Koran ist schwierig zu verstehen, weil Ereignisse nicht in chronologischer Reihenfolge stattfinden und Aussagen sich oft widersprechen.
Der Koran ist einfacher zu verstehen, wenn er im Zusammenhang mit Mohammeds Lebensgeschichte gelesen wird. Dann wird verständlich,
dass es einen frühen, eher religiösen Koran gibt – geschrieben, als Mohammed in Mekka lebte – und einen späten Koran – geschrieben in Medina.
Letzterer war höchst politisch und in diesem Hinblick Ursache für die Widersprüche im Koran.
Koran jest trudny do zrozumienia, ponieważ opisane w nim wydarzenia są wyrwane z kontekstu, a zawarte w nim stwierdzenia bywają sprzeczne. Można temu zaradzić odczytując Koran w kontekście życia Mahometa (oficjalna biografia Mahometa to Sira). Okaże się wtedy, że istnieje wcześniejszy, prawdziwie religijny Koran spisany przez Mahometa w Mekce, oraz Koran późniejszy, napisany w Medynie, mający wysoce upolityczniony charakter. Istnienie dwóch Koranów odpowiada za pojawiające się sprzeczności.
A Koránt nehéz megérteni, mert az események nincsenek időrendi sorrendben és az állítások gyakran ellentmondásosak. Erre az lehet a megoldás, ha a Koránt Mohamed életével összefüggésben vizsgáljuk. Így megfigyelhetjük, hogy volt egy korábbi, vallásosabb Korán, ami Mohamed Mekkai tartózkodása alatt íródott és egy későbbi Korán, amit Medinában írt. A későbbit teljesen átjárja a politika, és ez a magyarázat az ellentmondásokra.
De Koran is moeilijk te begrijpen want de gebeurtenissen staan niet in de juiste volgorde en uitspraken zijn vaak tegenstrijdig. Dit kan worden verholpen door het lezen van de Koran in het kader van Mohammeds leven. Hier ziet men dat er sprake was van een eerdere, meer religieuze Koran geschreven toen Mohammed in Mekka was en een latere Koran geschreven in Medina. De latere was zeer politiek van aard en dus verantwoordelijk voor de tegenstrijdigheden.
הקוראן קשה להבינה משום שהאירועים מחוץ לרצף וההצהרות ששם הם לעתים קרובות סותרות. זה ניתן לתיקון על ידי קריאת הקוראן בהקשר של חייו של מוחמד. כאן ניתן לראות, כי הקוראן המוקדם יותר, היותר דתי נכתב כאשר מוחמד היה במכה, ואילו הקוראן המאוחר יותר, היה מאוד פוליטי נכתב כשמוחמד היה במדינה, וכך מסבירים את הסתירות הרבות שהקוראן מכיל.
Islamic supremacists and Leftists love to try to intimidate those whom they hate, and they’re working very hard these days to claim that criticism of Ilhan Omar amounts to incitement to violence. But in President Trump they have found someone they cannot intimidate.
Trump is also correct in noting that Omar controls Pelosi, and is now the de facto leader of the Democrat Party, as I wrote here several weeks ago.
“Donald Trump: Ilhan Omar ‘Extremely Unpatriotic’ and ‘Disrespectful’ to Our Country,” by Charlie Spiering, Breitbart, April 16, 2019:
…“She’s got a way about her that’s very very bad I think for our country, I think she’s extremely unpatriotic and extremely disrespectful to our country,” Trump said in an interview with KSTP News….
“Look she’s been very disrespectful to this country, she’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel, she is somebody that doesn’t really understand, I think, life, real life what it’s all about,” Trump said.
Omar complained that the president’s tweet led to an increase in direct threats against her life.
When asked if he had second thoughts about sharing the video, Trump replied, “No. Not at all.”
Trump also criticized Ohmar [sic] as “out of control” on Monday on Twitter.
“Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made,” he wrote. “She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!”
In Germany, four separate churches were vandalized and/or torched in March alone. “In this country,” PI-News, a German news site, explained, “there is a creeping war against everything that symbolizes Christianity: attacks on mountain-summit crosses, on sacred statues by the wayside, on churches… and recently also on cemeteries.”
In virtually every instance of church attacks, authorities and media obfuscate the identity of the vandals. In those rare instances when the Muslim (or “migrant”) identity of the destroyers is leaked, the desecraters are then presented as suffering from mental health issues.
“Hardly anyone writes and speaks about the increasing attacks on Christian symbols. There is an eloquent silence in both France and Germany about the scandal of the desecrations and the origin of the perpetrators…. Not a word, not even the slightest hint that could in anyway lead to the suspicion of migrants… It is not the perpetrators who are in danger of being ostracized, but those who dare to associate the desecration of Christian symbols with immigrant imports. They are accused of hatred, hate speech and racism.” — PI News, March 24, 2019
Countless churches throughout Western Europe are being vandalized, defecated on, and torched.
In France, two churches are desecrated every day on average. According to PI-News, a German news site, 1,063 attacks on Christian churches or symbols (crucifixes, icons, statues) were registered in France in 2018. This represents a 17% increase compared to the previous year (2017), when 878 attacks were registered — meaning that such attacks are only going from bad to worse.
Among some of the recent desecrations in France, the following took place in just February and March:
Vandals plundered Notre-Dame des Enfants Church in Nîmes and used human excrement to draw a cross there; consecrated bread was found thrown outside among garbage.
The Saint-Nicolas Church in Houilles was vandalized on three separate occasions in February; a 19th century statue of the Virgin Mary, regarded as “irreparable,” was “completely pulverized,” said a clergyman; and a hanging cross was thrown to the floor.
Vandals desecrated and smashed crosses and statues at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, and mangled the arms of a statue of a crucified Christ in a mocking manner. In addition, an altar cloth was burned.
Arsonists torched the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris soon after midday mass on Sunday, March 17.
Similar reports are coming out of Germany. Four separate churches were vandalized and/or torched in March alone. “In this country,” PI-News explained, “there is a creeping war against everything that symbolizes Christianity: attacks on mountain-summit crosses, on sacred statues by the wayside, on churches… and recently also on cemeteries.”
Who is primarily behind these ongoing and increasing attacks on churches in Europe? The same German report offers a hint: “Crosses are broken, altars smashed, Bibles set on fire, baptismal fonts overturned, and the church doors smeared with Islamic expressions like ‘Allahu Akbar.'”
Another German report from November 11, 2017 noted that in the Alps and Bavaria alone, around 200 churches were attacked and many crosses broken: “Police are currently dealing with church desecrations again and again. The perpetrators are often youthful rioters with a migration background.” Elsewhere they are described as “young Islamists.”
Sometimes, sadly, in European regions with large Muslim populations, there seems to be a concomitant rise in attacks on churches and Christian symbols. Before Christmas 2016, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, where more than a million Muslims reside, some 50 public Christian statues(including those of Jesus) were beheaded and crucifixes broken.
In 2016, following the arrival in Germany of another million mostly Muslim migrants, a local newspaper reported that in the town of Dülmen, “‘not a day goes by’ without attacks on religious statues in the town of less than 50,000 people, and the immediate surrounding area.”
In France it also seems that where the number of Muslim migrants increases, so do attacks on churches. A January 2017 study revealed that, “Islamist extremist attacks on Christians” in France rose by 38 percent, going from 273 attacks in 2015 to 376 in 2016; the majority occurred during Christmas season and “many of the attacks took place in churches and other places of worship.”
As a typical example, in 2014, a Muslim man committed “major acts of vandalism” inside a historic Catholic church in Thonon-les-Bains. According to a report (with pictures) he “overturned and broke two altars, the candelabras and lecterns, destroyed statues, tore down a tabernacle, twisted a massive bronze cross, smashed in a sacristy door and even broke some stained-glass windows.” He also “trampled on” the Eucharist.
In virtually every instance of church attacks, authorities and media obfuscate the identity of the vandals. In those rare instances when the Muslim (or “migrant”) identity of the destroyers is leaked, the perpetrators are then presented as suffering from mental health issues. As the recent PI-News reportsays:
“Hardly anyone writes and speaks about the increasing attacks on Christian symbols. There is an eloquent silence in both France and Germany about the scandal of the desecrations and the origin of the perpetrators…. Not a word, not even the slightest hint that could in anyway lead to the suspicion of migrants… It is not the perpetrators who are in danger of being ostracized, but those who dare to associate the desecration of Christian symbols with immigrant imports. They are accused of hatred, hate speech and racism.”
After insulting the memory of the thousands who lost their lives on 9/11, Ilhan Omar now plays the victim card. This is such a routine, overplayed tactic of Islamic supremacists that one wonders how it can be that many Westerners still haven’t caught on.
Omar says in response to the justified outrage over her remarks: “This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it.”
This is Omar’s call for dhimmis to join her in accepting that Americans were wrong to be outraged over her abhorrent comments she made, and for the leaders of both parties to help her further undermine the security of the U.S. and the freedom of speech.
More on this story. “Ilhan Omar complains about outrage over her 9/11 comments,” by Mark Moore, New York Post, April 10, 2019:
Rep. Ilhan Omar went on Twitter Wednesday to complain that outrage over her comments describing the Sept. 11 attacks as “some people did something” was creating an unsafe situation for her.
“This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it,” the Minnesota Democrat wrote on her account. “My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans!”
In her posting, she linked to comments made by Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye while fighting in Afghanistan, blasted Omar for her comments trivializing the terror attacks to a Muslim rights group.
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” Crenshaw wrote Tuesday. “Unbelievable.”
During a segment of “Fox & Friends” about Omar’s speech, Kilmeade said: “Really? Some people did something? You have to wonder if she’s an American first.”
“As a Muslim American you should be more outraged because they sullied your religion,” Kilmeade continued. “In the name of religion they kill Americans and still do it on a daily basis.”….
If we had any actual journalists today, they would be asking Ilhan Omar probing questions about what she thinks about the global jihad and where her loyalties ultimately lie. No one denounced questions of loyalty when John F. Kennedy was asked them as a Roman Catholic running for President in 1960. But today, asking them of Omar would be “Islamophobic.” Meanwhile, the Democrats and the Leftist establishment are making an all-out effort to portray any criticism of Omar as incitement to violence, which is a dishonest attempt to place any such criticism beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse. Incitement to violence is when you call for violence. Criticism is not incitement to violence. It seems as if every day now, one has to remind people that A is A in opposition to new ways in which it is being denied.
“Ilhan Omar, in bizarre clip, jokes about people saying ‘Al Qaeda’ in menacing tone,” by Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, April 12, 2019:
Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar is facing backlash after her speech at a Muslim rights group’s event where she described the September 11, 2001 terror attacks as ‘some people did something.’
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, in a newly resurfaced clip of an old interview, joked about people saying “Al Qaeda” and “Hezbollah” in a severe tone — while noting nobody says words like “America” that way.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. … The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up,” Omar said during an interview from 2013 when she was an activist within the Somali community, chuckling as she imitated the professor saying “Al Qaeda” and “Hezbollah.”
Omar went on to contrast the way people say the names of terror groups with how they pronounce the names of western powers:
“But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “… But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.”
Omar made the remarks during an interview on the show “Belahdan” on Twin Cities PBS that was first unearthed by Fox News in February. Omar’s office did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the clip…
“Arabic-speaking youths were caught on video assaulting and stabbing a homeless Berlin man is speculated in the German press to be an anti-Christian motivated attack.”
The persecution of Christians is widespread in many Muslim countries — as is anti-Semitism — so it is to be expected that the same hatred and intolerance would be transported to Western countries with Muslim migration. In time, more incidents of this kind will take place, as well as Muslim hate attacks on the LGBTQ community and incidents of violent misogyny, which is already evidenced by the honor killings, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage in Western countries.
Muslim migrants also set fire to a homeless man in Berlin in 2017.
Arabic-speaking youths were caught on video assaulting and stabbing a homeless Berlin man is speculated in the German press to be an anti-Christian motivated attack.
The video shows two Arabic-speaking young men verbally harassing a homeless man at a Berlin u-bahn (metro) station with all three of the men coming from an Arabic background, according to police. It is suspected that the motive may have been related to the homeless 29-year-old being Christian, Berliner Zeitung reports.
After physically attacking the victim, one of the men then drew a knife and stabbed him several times, leaving him with severe injuries to the buttocks, thigh, and arm, according to investigators.
Berliner Zeitung claims to have played the shocking footage to two Arabic speakers who translated the attackers’ words as, “We f*ck your sister, we’ll finish you!” and then they went on to say, “Your pig-God, we f *ck your pig-God!”
The newspaper claims that the incident is not the first in which a migrant-background Christian has been physically attacked by Arabic-speaking young men for displaying Christian symbols in public in the German capital.
Recently, a 39-year-old had been beaten for wearing a necklace with a cross on it. In the district of Neukölln, a homosexual man had also been beaten for wearing a cross, claiming attackers had shouted anti-Christian and homophobic slurs at him during the incident.
A spokesman for the Hayat Germany organisation which helps people leave the radical Islamist scene claimed that there was a general hostility amongst radicals to Christians, Jews, and even anger towards Christian holidays and festivals…
Criticism isn’t incitement. If her accusation were true, then all the criticism of President Trump from her and her colleagues is also incitement, and they should be silent. The constant conflation of criticism and incitement by Omar and her allies is an attempt to silence all dissent from their frankly insidious agenda. This is of a piece with the Left’s ongoing war against the freedom of speech, in which Islamic supremacists are the Left’s eager allies.
“Ilhan Omar Calls Out Fox News Host for ‘Dangerous Incitement’ After Suggesting She Is Not ‘An American First,’” Associated Press, April 11, 2019:
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade is guilty of a “dangerous incitement” for questioning her loyalty to the United States, since she’s been the subject of death threats in the past.
Kilmeade said on a “Fox & Friends” segment about the freshman Democrat that “you have to wonder if she’s an American first.”
Fox News had no immediate comment about Kilmeade, the second Fox personality in a month to attract attention for comments about Omar. Fox condemned and suspended Saturday host Jeanine Pirro for two weeks after she wondered aloud whether Omar’s use of a Muslim head covering indicated she was a follower of Islamic religious law.
“My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be questioned,” Omar said via Twitter on Wednesday. “We are ALL Americans.”…
Last month’s uproar over Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News statements that questioned Rep. Ilhan Omar’s American allegiance—statements that got her fired from the “conservative” news network—are not going away. In her opinion segment, Pirro stated: “Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?” Needless to say, Pirro touched a delicate topic, and whenever a public figure seeks to question or point out the draconian tenets of Islam as dictated by the sharia, within which many Muslims in the West seek to auto-govern themselves, there are going to be repercussions.
The concept of self-governance under sharia law by Muslims in Western society has been a topic of controversy since the turn of the millennium, especially in light of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. Proponents of sharia in the West, under which many Muslims seek to settle personal affairs—such as divorce, custody of children and inheritance—claim it is an exercise of their freedom of religion, a human right.
YET, WHAT IS SHARIA?
Sharia literally means the “way” or “path.” Historically articulated, it is a shorthand term for an amorphous body of legal rulings, judgments and opinions, assembled over the course of many centuries after the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s death. It is based on the Quran and a copious number of hadiths (the sayings and acts of Muhammad) developed by the fuqaha (jurists) whose opinions enjoy an almost absolute authority over the faithful.
As a rule of law, it precludes the development of human reason as it is viewed as an expression of Allah’s inscrutable will. It is this same supremacy that renders sacred and permanent the concept of inequality between the Islamic community and the non-Islamic community, between the Muslim and the non-Muslim, and between man and woman.
There are two essential weaknesses of sharia, due to which the Islamic social realm has been absorbed into the whims of the political one: its autonomy and its incompletion. As a codification of customs, it does not depend on any official body (state or clerical), and therefore there is no universal concordance on its legislation within the Islamic body politic.
Sharia thus generates a zone parallel to a political or authoritative one that can be either circumvented or manipulated by people in authority. It may therefore be said to contain law, but at the same time, it is composed of elements and aspects that are not law per se since it excludes judgement.
The problem of having sharia alongside a Western legal system is that this will eventually lead to a systematic breakdown of civil/constitutional and governmental authority and regulation over its citizens.
We must remember sharia advocates, such as the American-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), do not merely pursue concessions from government officials regarding sharia law, but rather their full and total capitulation, especially since they hold that everyone, regardless of religious affiliation falls within its jurisdiction.
“Allah … gave humanity a universal and well-balanced civilization, in which harmony [under the Islamic Sharia] is established between hereunder and the hereafter, knowledge is combined with faith, and to fulfill the expectations from this community to guide all humanity, with is confused because of different and conflicting beliefs and ideologies and to provide solutions for all chronic problems of this materialistic civilization.”
Much of the pro-sharia or Islamist crusade in the West has curbed our freedom of speech, for which groups such as CAIR have, with the help of the mainstream media, gotten government officials to capitulate — church officials, especially the Catholic hierarchy have also facilitated sharia proponents in this. Part of the epidemic has been, according to what then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo addressing a church in Kansas in 2014 regarding the public adherence to Islamic (sharia) law: “This threat to America is from people who deeply believe that Islam is the way and the light and the only answer.” His ally Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, once argued that adherence to Islamic law—far from being protected by the First Amendment—should be considered “an impermissible act of sedition, which has to be prosecuted.”
We have a duty to defend our way of life, which is based on equity. Hence, we should even feel cornered or isolated by the sharia activists or by the dictatorship of the mainstream media. Instead, let us promote our Judaic-Christian principles: the Commandments given to us by God through Moses to be observed as our Lord Jesus Christ taught us.
N.B. This piece was originally published by the Clarion Project under the title Sharia Law: Is Its Goal To Subjugate Humanity? on November 1, 2018. Modifications were made in the first and last two paragraphs in order to concur with the current events.
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The United Kingdom’s foreign secretary is urging Parliament to withhold aid to nations in which Christians are persecuted. “‘I think we should do more for the estimated 240 million Christians who face persecution for their faith around the world,’ Jeremy Hunt told members of parliament.”
It is worthwhile to note that all but two of the top 17 states where Christians are most persecuted in the world are Muslim countries.
While Jeremy Hunt is urging Britain to do more to help persecuted Christians, given the deplorable record of the UK government in kowtowing to Muslims, it is highly unlikely that anything will be done, beyond a false public impression created that the UK actually cares about persecuted Christians.
Take some recent examples in the UK:
The asylum application of a Christian family facing a death fatwa in Pakistan was rejected by the UK Home Office three times;
The UK also deported a Christian back to Pakistan despite his receiving beatings and threats from Muslims in that country;
The UK Home Office rejected the asylum bid of an Iranian convert to Christianity, mocking him and saying that “Christianity is not a religion of peace.” The Home Office also made fun of the Iranian national for believing in Christ and wrote to him: “You affirmed in your AIR that Jesus is your saviour, but then claimed that He would not be able to save you from the Iranian regime….It is therefore considered that you have no conviction in your faith and your belief in Jesus is half-hearted.”
The British government barred Asia Bibi from entering the country, for fear that if she did, Muslims would riot.
If the UK decides to help Christians, this would be something to be celebrated, but evidence suggests that nothing will be done.
“U.K. Considers Linking Foreign Aid To Persecution of Christians,” World Net Daily, April 6, 2019:
The United Kingdom’s foreign secretary is urging Parliament to withhold aid to nations in which Christians are persecuted.
“I think we should do more for the estimated 240 million Christians who face persecution for their faith around the world,” Jeremy Hunt told members of parliament.
The U.K.’s foreign aid budget in 2017 was about $18 billion.
Hunt, responding to questions from lawmakers, said an ongoing review will ensure the U.K. is pressuring nations in which Christians are persecuted.
“Where the U.K. makes large aid payments, such as in Afghanistan,” he said, “it is absolutely essential that we make it clear to the government in those countries that we are expecting progress on freedom of religious belief.”
The review, led by Philip Mounstephen, the bishop of Truro, monitors persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
The review will assess how much support the U.K. currently provides and recommend how government ministers should respond.
Hunt cited the worldwide Christian group Open Doors’ estimate that more than 4,300 Christians were killed because of their faith over the last year.
The U.K.’s Christian Institute said the real figure probably is much higher, as friends and relatives of victims often are afraid to report incidents.
In the meeting with lawmakers, Hunt was asked about Open Doors’ prediction of a 14 percent increase in persecution of Christians this year.
Hunt said Open Doors has documented four out of five people worldwide who suffer persecution for their faith are Christians.
“The most striking statement [in the Open Doors report] is that the vast majority are in the very poorest countries: this is not, on the whole, a problem affecting people who live in affluent countries,” Hunt told lawmakers…..
Predictably, Hamas-linked CAIR is claiming that resistance to their propaganda initiative is itself a sign of “Islamophobia.” But in reality, this unsavory group has no business in the public (or private) schools. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refusedtodenounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. CAIR’s Hussam Ayloush in 2017 called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. CAIR’s national outreach manager is an open supporter of Hamas.
“San Diego school district and parents reach settlement over Muslim civil rights program,” by Rupa Shenoy, PRI, April 5, 2019:
The agreement specifies that guest speakers from religious organizations are not permitted to present to students on religious topics. Educators can’t show a preference for one religious viewpoint over another. And religions must be taught in the context of world history, with the “time and attention spent discussing each religion being proportionate to its impact on history and human development,” the agreement says.
But just how that’s measured, and who does the measuring, isn’t clear.
“Any speaker from CAIR or from any other religious organization is not supposed to talk about the religion topic to the students. And that’s an additional protection, from my point of view,” said foundation board member Frank Xu.
The district’s attorney, Andra M. Greene, says teachers can still talk specifically about Islamophobic bullying, but they will also talk about all kinds of bullying. She says she’d hardly call this settlement a victory for the parents who sued because the district was doing everything in the agreement already, and nothing’s really changing.
The lawsuit began in 2016 when Muslim parents and students came to the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education about bullying. CAIR offered to partner with the district on an anti-bullying curriculum. That curriculum would have included creating safe spaces for Muslim students and sending staff and parents letters about Islamophobia…
“I do believe that this is the first of what’s going to be many attempts to exclude the Muslim community from public schools throughout the country,” Abbas said. “This is a sign of things to come.”