Newsletter #68- Freedom Forum Part VIPosted: February 26, 2013
“What is the Truth About American Muslims? Questions and Answers” is a recent publication of the Interfaith Alliance and the First Amendment Center’s Religious Freedom Education Project directed by Charles Haynes.
Haynes’ write-up about this publication exposes both the hypocrisy with which he champions First Amendment rights and his own ignorance about political Islam and its objectives to bring Sharia law to our country. Relying on a Soros financed Center for American Progress study to vilify anyone who questions the motives of devotees of political Islam, Haynes says:
“Enough is enough. It’s time for voices of reason to counter dangerous and often vicious propaganda with balanced and accurate information about American Muslims.”
Claims of balance and accuracy can only be credible if all the information is provided. Read the information omitted by the authors of “What is the Truth About American Muslims” at Political Islam, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and then judge for yourself.
Groups endorsing “What is the Truth” publication
This short analysis of 1991 Muslim Brotherhood Memorandum provides a good summary of the Muslim Brotherhood’s goals for the United States. Groups listed in “What is the Truth” include some that aggressively and proactively work to advance these Muslim Brotherhood’s goals:
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Islamic Networks Group (ING)
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
United Methodist Church (UMC)
ISNA is listed in the Muslim Brotherhood’s 1991 Memorandum among its 29 “like-minded organizations of our friends”. Newsletter #41 explains ING’s commitment to Muslim Brotherhood objectives. Charles Haynes is an ING Board member so ING’s support of his work should come as no surprise.
What should concern the Freedom Forum though is that Haynes, one of their First Amendment experts and director of their Newseum and Religious Freedom Education Project has teamed up with Islamists committed to advancing the Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S. agenda.
MPAC likewise cannot dodge its Muslim Brotherhood lineage.
“The United Methodist Church and the Muslim Brotherhood” is explained in Newsletter #55.
Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA)
“What is the Truth” quotes the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) to answer question 11 “Have American Muslim leaders spoken out against extremist violence?”
Originally named the “ISNA Fiqh Committee” and listed among the Muslim Brotherhood’s 29 “like-minded organizations of our friends” FCNA members have included Abdurrahman Alamoudi, Taha Jaber Al-Alawani, Sheikh Muhammad al-Hanooti, Muzammil Siddiqui and Jamal Badawi. Any number of FCNA members have been arrested, deported and named as unindicted co-conspirators in connection with terrorist activities. All are connected in some manner to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Jamal Badawi founded the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim American Society. He issued a fatwa detailing the conditions under which a husband may beat his wife and was an individually named unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
Taha Jaber Al-Alawani, President of the International Institute of Islamic Thought – IIIT was named in the Muslim Brotherhood memo. Al-Alawani was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorism prosecution against Palestinian Islamic Jihad founder, Sami al-Arian. In his role as President of both IIIT and FCNA, Al-Alawani validated the English translation of the “Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Sacred Islamic Law”, stating:
“…this translation is a valuable and important work, whether as a textbook for teaching Islamic
jurisprudence to English-speakers, or as a legal reference for use by scholars, educated laymen, and students in this language.”
Provisions in the “Reliance of the Traveller” include:
“the Objectives of Jihad” o9.8 – the caliph wars against Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians if they don’t accept the invitation to Islam or they can pay the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)
“Giving Zakat to Deserving Recipients” h8.17 (zakat is Islamic charity)- those fighting for Allah who are not employed by the military, ie, “volunteers for jihad” and
h8.24 – zakat cannot be given to a non-Muslim
“Dealing with a rebellious wife” m10.12(4)(c) – a husband may hit his wife to either correct her behavior or to save the family but he may not hit her in such a way as to injure her
“Child Care and Custody” m13.3 – it is unlawful to send Muslim children to Christian schools but not unlawful to sent them to public schools as long as religion isn’t mentioned in a way “that threatens the students’ belief in Islam”
Suggested resources cited by the “What is the Truth” publication
“What is the Truth” names several organizations and suggests that their educational publications and presentations can be used by faith communities, schools, colleges and community groups to learn more about American Muslims. The named resource groups include:
Unity Production Foundation – see Newlsetter, Part
ING – see above
The Islam Project – pushes UPF materials
Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU) – ISPU scholars listed on their website many of whom are involved with Muslim Brotherhood organizations include:
-Arsalan Iftikhar – Newsletter #54 details Iftikhar’s personal involvement with Muslim Brotherhood groups
-Muqtedar Khan – named to International Institute on Islamic Thought (IIIT) council of scholars to supervise IIIT’s academic programs; member of Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) – both organizations named in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood plan for North America
-Sherman Jackson aka Abdul Hakeem Jackson – former Board member of FCNA, trustee of North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) and Muslim Students Association (MSA), named to IIIT Council of Scholars – all Muslim Brotherhood organizations.
“Muslim Brotherhood” is as much about an ideological plan for the U.S. as it is about individual relationships and the organizations that have come together to work toward these ideological objectives.
Without question Charles Haynes and the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center are doing all they can to help the Muslim Brotherhood in our country achieve its goals – goals that include the negation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. The question is why? Is it the money that the Islamists bring? Is Charles Haynes that blinded by politically correct leftist propaganda? Is it his commitment to the communitarian objectives? Does he really detest our country that much?