By Philip Wemhoff | updated Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 4:17 pm | http://jacksonville.com/business/columnists/2016-06-28/story/guest-column-link-between-islamists-and-left
Even before the bodies were cleared in Orlando, the political Left began to divert attention away from Islam. Leftist leaders want us to believe that this was an LGBT “hate crime”, not Islamic terror.
And, local Islamic missionary Parvez Ahmed steers the public away from the anti-gay tenets of Islam in a Times-Union column, focusing instead on extra LGBT rights as a cure-all – even though Orlando’s well-known special LGBT rights ordinance offered no protection whatsoever.
The FBI affirms that in 2013 the killer “admitted making the statements” sympathetic to terror groups, and that the FBI is now “highly confident this killer was radicalized . . . in some part, through the Internet.” But that doesn’t matter to the Left, which blames guns, “homophobia” and Conservatism – anything but Islam.
Currently, the assassin’s motivation appears mixed, yet there is an indisputable Islamic component. And anti-gay violence has a home in Islam.
The Qur’an and the Hadith require that sodomy be punished by torture and death, and Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, the “modern” seat of Islamic learning, agrees. That’s why, as Ahmed points out, “LGBT Muslims are shunned at local mosques [which pressure them] to convert away from homosexuality.”
The Orlando butcher’s hero, the Islamic State, methodically stalks and slays all gays within its extensive territories. And homosexuals are savagely executed in 10 Islamic countries. This has current relevance: Entities from several killer nations contributed $21 to $61 million to Leftist Hillary Clinton’s foundation and paid Bill Clinton $2 million for speeches – a way to conceal influence.
Judicial Watch lawsuits uncovered the payments, discovering also that Clinton’s state department nullified ethics concerns: “Memos approving Mr. Clinton's speeches were routinely copied to . . . Hillary Clinton's . . . chief of staff” (Footnote [i]). It’s the Left’s accommodation with violent Islam.
Europe is the window into America’s future. In its major cities Muslims regularly assault gays (Footnote [ii]) and expel Jews using violent attacks and Shari’ah patrols – intensified wherever Islamic populations burgeon, as in London, Brussels, Oslo, Rotterdam, Hague, and Amsterdam, where “Muhammad” is a newborn’s most frequent name.
The seeds of anti-gay hostility are growing here.
A 2011 Pew survey found that 8-13% of American Muslims endorse violence against civilians to defend Islam. That’s 169,000 to 274,000 adult Muslims (Footnote [iii]) sympathetic to violence (Footnote [iv]), using 2016 Pew population estimates.
And the migrant residency program of President Obama, the most Leftist president in history, has beenIslam-dominant, importing to date 1.1 million Muslims committed to ancient religious commands – exemplified by a US epidemic of female genital mutilation. The felony is so widespread among Muslims that the FBI issued an unprecedented 2016 law enforcement alert: 513,000 children are potential crime victims (Footnote [v]).
Leftism endangers lives. Former New York FBI director James Kallstrom warns that Muslim-appeasing “rules of engagement”, imposed by this Leftist president on US security services, add barriers to preventing Orlando-type atrocities (Footnote [vi]).
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham notes that the FBI unwisely closed the murderer’s file in 2014, “because the Obama administration treats radical Islamic threats as common crimes”, adding: “If we kept the file open . . . I think we could have stopped it."
The Left, in its unspoken alliance with Islam, energetically hides an underlying component of such massacres: The teachings of Islam – and thereby reveals that the Left’s hierarchy of rights places Muslim-appeasement above LGBT-safety.
Outraged by the Left’s coverup of jihadi gay-hatred, Muslim reformer Ejder Memis declares: “The LGBT community is being sold out to Islamofascists right before our eyes.”
Gays thought that their enemy was conservative Christianity, but the vicious awakening of Orlando reveals that their real enemies are observant Islam and its ally Leftism, the monkey that opened the tiger’s cage.
Philip Wemhoff. Mr Wemhoff, a longtime Jacksonville resident, is a physicist and energy design consultant.
[i] See Table 1. Due to the Judicial Watch lawsuits Clinton Foundation receipts can also be learned directly from the Foundation website. See https://www.clintonfoundation.org/contributors?category=%245%2C000%2C001+to+%2410%2C000%2C000. Although there are some inaccuracies in the book Clinton Cash, press investigations have already confirmed a number of the book’s claims. See http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/26/11-explosive-clinton-cash-facts-mainstream-media-confirm-are-accurate/.
And, other research confirm that 10’s of millions were donated by gay-hating countries. See:
[ii] Shari’ah Patrols (Morality Police) news reports and videos showing harassment:
[iii] The 2016 Pew Muslim population projection does not estimate the number of adult Muslims. So, the 2011 ratio of 1.5 adults / 2.35 total was applied to the 2016 3.3M Muslim total, yielding in 2016 2,106,382.7 adult American Muslims. Refer also to Table 2, above.
[iv] Muslim support for terror is extensive: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/06/15/islamic-expert-more-60-million-muslims-hold-favorable-views-of-isis-n2178289
[v] Foremost experts Thomas von der Osten-Sacken and Thomas Uwer explain: “Those who commit the practice believe it to be religiously mandated. Religion is not only theology but also practice. And the practice is widespread throughout the Middle East. Many diplomats, international organization workers and Arabists argue that the problem is localized to North Africa or sub-Saharan Africa, but they are wrong. The problem is pervasive throughout the Levant, the Fertile Crescent, and the Arabian Peninsula, and among many immigrants to the West from these countries.” See http://www.meforum.org/1629/is-female-genital-mutilation-an-islamic-problem.
[vi]. The Obama administration’s flawed Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program specifically limits the ways in which intelligence agencies can collect or seek information about Muslims.
The link between Islamists & the Left
Graph: Islamic terror attacks have grown exponentially since Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama took office – the result of their policies, beginning with the deposings of Mubarak and Kaddafi, and the 2011 withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. No escalation of Islamic violence has occurred like it in US history. Source: Global Terrorism Database, University of Maryland, 2016.