The problem with Islam is not only the radical Muslim, but also the fundamentalist Koran-believing Muslim. Islam literally means submission, and it is submission to Sharia law which is espoused in the Koran and the Hadiths—it allows for no compromise. Islam is a theocratic totalitarian system of government that is the antithesis of democracy. It is prudent to understand what Islamic beliefs dictate and their compatibility with the host country and its values.
Game Changer #1: Mosques
The number of mosques in America quietly rose from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010 and is growing every day. Recently we have seen protests against the building of mosque in Temecula, California and the mosque recently built in Murfreesboro, Tennessee was not without contention.
Game Changer #2: Christian Pastors and Rabbis
FRONTPAGE magazine writer, Ryan Mauro, states that Dr. Badawi “will be on panels about Sharia and having a healthy family”. His record includes praise for Hamas, “combative jihad,” and justifying the physical disciplining of wives (or, as he says, “a gentle tap on the body” for disobedience). His name also appears in a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood phonebook from 1992 and he hangs out with Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi. The radicalism of his resume is strong enough to prompt counter-terrorism expert Patrick Poole to ask, “Why is Jamal Badawi Still Allowed into the United States?”
So, as Pastor Bob Roberts of Northwood Church in Dallas joined Rabbi Joshua S. Taub and keynote speaker Dr. Jamal Badawi, at an Islamic Society of North America Regional Conference on June 9, America’s game changer, Islam, is gaining speed. We are lambs being led to slaughter.
Game Changer #3: Prisons
Radical Muslim chaplains, trained in a foreign ideology, certified in foreign-financed schools and acting in coordination to impose an extremist agenda have gained a monopoly over Islamic religious activities in American state, federal, and city prisons and jails.
Game Changer #4: Converts
In addition to the rapid increase of mosques in our beloved America, there has also been a disturbing trend in the number of Americans converting to Islam, which we have been witnessing since the 1960’s. One convert is a guard at Gitmo, who evidently had too much time on his hands.
Terry Holdbrooks, The Gitmo Guard Who Became a Muslim
Army specialist Terry Holdbrooks had been a guard at Guantánamo for about six months the night he had his life-altering conversation with detainee 590, a Moroccan also known as “the General.” This was early 2004, about halfway through Holdbrooks’s stint at Guantánamo with the 463rd Military Police Company. Until then, he’d spent most of his day shifts just doing his duty. He’d escort prisoners to interrogations or walk up and down the cellblock making sure they weren’t passing notes. But the midnight shifts were slow. “The only thing you really had to do was mop the center floor,” he says. So Holdbrooks began spending part of the night sitting cross-legged on the ground, talking to detainees through the metal mesh of their cell doors…
Their late-night conversations led Holdbrooks to be more skeptical about the prison, he says, and made him think harder about his own life…During an evening talk with Errachidi in early 2004, the conversation turned to the shahada, the one-line statement of faith that marks the single requirement for converting to Islam (“There is no God but God and Muhammad is his prophet”). Holdbrooks pushed a pen and an index card through the mesh, and asked Errachidi to write out the shahada in English and transliterated Arabic. He then uttered the words aloud and, there on the floor of Guantánamo’s Camp Delta, became a Muslim…
Kareem Abdul Jabbar, formerly known as Lew Alcindor, former UCLA basketball star and NBA’s all-time leading scorer (Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers):
Raised a Roman Catholic, Lew Alcindor joined the Nation of Islam in 1968 and became known as Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Off of the court, Lew was a very calm man. He didn’t appear to be angry at the so-called White Man’s Religion, Christianity, espoused by the Nation of Islam, so later that summer he became a Sunni Muslim as opposed to a Shia Muslim because he was greatly influenced, as you’ll read below, by the life and struggles of Malcolm X and by Malcolm’s eventual determination to enter the mainstream of Islamic life, as opposed to the separatist Black Muslims of the Nation of Islam.
Muhammed Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion, Golden Gloves Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist (boxing):
“I’m the Greatest and I’m gonna’ float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” Cassius Clay was raised a Christian. He joined the Nation of Islam (frequently known then as Black Muslims) in 1964, but was initially rejected because of his boxing career. In 1975, he became a Sunni Muslim, and then later converted to a Sufi. Cassius Clay said he became a Muslim because it was a “way to peace” and it’s safe to assume he did so because of his relationship with Malcolm X, who initially gave him the Muslim name of Cassius X after a tour of the United Nations. That same night, Elijah Muhammad, the second leader of the NOI, renamed him Muhammad (one who is worthy of praise) Ali (fourth rightly guided caliph). Very few journalists at the time, except Howard Cosell, accepted his new name.
Yusuf Islam, a British citizen formerly known as Cat Stevens, folk singer and multi-platinum selling recording artist (Decca Records):
When British citizen, Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, had a near brush with death in Malibu in the 70s, he told God that he would work for him if God saved him. At this point, I don’t think Cat was giving any thought to a god other than our Judeo-Christian God.
A year later, Cat’s brother returned from a visit to the Dome of the Rock in Israel with a Koran for Cat. Cat said the first name he saw in the Koran was God. It is not uncommon in English translations of the Koran to translate the proper name of Allah to god. One example is Allahu Akabr which is Allah is greatest to the Islamist revisionist version God is Great. He also recognized the names of all of the prophets that he had seen in the Judeo/Christian Bible. Cat’s father was Greek, and his mother was a Swedish Baptist. The family considered themselves Greek Orthodox, but sent Cat to a Roman Catholic school.
Malcolm X was born as Malcolm Little, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, became a member of the Nation of Islam at the urging of his brother, Reginald, when he was in prison for burglary. He became a prominent figure during the Civil Rights era. Offering an alternative view to the mainstream Civil Rights movement, Malcolm X advocated for both the establishment of a separate black community (rather than integration) and the use of violence in self-defense (rather than non-violence). His forceful, uncompromising belief in the evils of the white man frightened the white community. After Malcolm X left the Black Muslim Nation of Islam organization, for which he had been both a spokesperson and a leader, his views toward white people softened but his core message of black pride endured.
Malcolm’s father, a Baptist preacher and activist, Earl Little, was murdered when Malcolm was six years old. The details behind that are sketchy, but the family believed the Black Legion, a group that splintered from the Ku Klux Klan was responsible.
As you watch this fascinating recording of a televised panel interview in the 1960s, with Malcom X of the Nation of Islam, you will hear two things: 1) He says hate is not involved whatsoever, then later gets gratification (which he thinks is from his god, Allah) for southern white people being killed in a plane crash who had nothing to do with the murder of black men by white police officers in Los Angeles in the 1960s, and 2) He portrays that message by bringing into the conversation Rev. Billy Graham and our Christian God. He acknowledges that Allah and the Christian God is not the same God, which most of our readers already know, but today we find a troubling development that a lot of Christians believe we have the same God.
Malcolm X refused to acknowledge what he referred to as his slave name. When asked what his father’s name was, he said his father never knew his name (referring to their African name), nor did his four great grandfathers. The X stood for not acknowledging his slave name. For the record, his family name was Little.
Malcolm X turned to traditional Islam to inform his path. In April 1964, he began a pilgrimage (or hajj) to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. While in the Middle East, Malcolm X was amazed by the diversity of complexions represented there…he began to rethink his earlier divisive positions and decided to prioritize faith over skin color.
He was assassinated in February of 1965 by three NOI members, less than three months after he said that John F. Kennedy’s assassination was the chickens coming home to roost. Elijah Muhammad said Malcolm X was killed “by the very violence he had originally defended.”
It would be good to reflect that many in the NOI call Christianity the White Man’s Religion because the slave owners in the American South were white. Of course, they must ignore the history of slavery from around the world that exposes many nations—pagan and otherwise—who made slaves of those they conquered and Muhammad was no exception.
However, unlike Muhammad, Jesus and His apostles never owned a slave! Jesus Himself proclaimed, “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (John 4: 17-19). One wonders what part of “proclaim freedom for the prisoners and…set the oppressed free” detractors of Christ do not understand. Yet they follow Muhammad who never made such a statement.
The Nation of Islam was founded in 1930 in Detroit by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad as a Black Muslim organization that believed blacks were inherently superior to whites. Wallace Muhammad predicted the destruction of the white race, although they will tell you it was to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans in the United States and all humanity.
After Fard mysteriously disappeared in 1934, Elijah Muhammad took over the organization, calling himself the Messenger of Allah.
When Elijah Muhammad was asked about his position to the Viet Nam War when Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. military on religious grounds, he replied, “Muslims are righteous people. They do not believe in making war on anybody — and senseless aggression against people violates a Muslim’s religious belief.”
But the Koran states, “And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the infidels wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, (accept Islam) establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Surah 9:5)
District Attorney New York County: Case File #871-65 [Evidence Diary].New York City Municipal Archives.Source: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Malcolm X was an outspoken opponent of American involvement in the Vietnam War; however, how these stamps were obtained, or why they were in his address book at the time of his assassination, is not known.
Other American Converts to Islam from Christianity:
- Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), former Catholic, the first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress
- Andre Carson (D-IN), former Baptist, the second Muslim to serve the United States Congress
- Robert D. Crane, former adviser to President Richard Nixon and former Deputy Director of the U.S. National Security Council
- C. Jack Ellis, former Mayor of Macon, Georgia
- Benjamin Chavis, former head of the NAACP
- Yusuf Estes, former preacher and federal prison chaplain
- Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson), retired NBA player for the Mavericks and Kings
- Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (Sharmon Shah), former UCLA football player
- Ryan Harris, former NFL player, Denver Broncos
- Mike Tyson, retired professional boxer
- Mamaal Abdul-Lateef (Jamaal Wilkes), retired ABA player for UCLA and Los Angeles Lakers
Arts and Entertainment:
- Art Blakey, jazz musician
- Snoop Dogg, rapper
- Dave Chappelle, comedian and television star
- Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s brother
- Loon, hip hop and rap artist
- Peter Murphy, vocalist of the goth/rock group Bauhaus
- Brad Terrence Jordan (“Scarface”), rapper
- Omar Sharif, actor
- Sean Stone, son of Oliver Stone
- Joe Tex, soul singer and recording artist
Home Grown Terrorists (the ones we know about):
- Richard Reid, shoe bomber
- John Walker Lindh, insurgent
Bill Cosby recently stated, I’m a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them. They make sense, especially with their children. There is no other group like the Black Muslims, who put so much effort into teaching children the right things, they don’t smoke, they don’t drink or overindulge in alcohol, they protect their women, they command respect.
Allen West retorted in a Tweet, “2dayin NY Post, Bill Cosby said we should b more like Muslims. U mean honor killings, beheadings, suicide bombings? Hope ur kidding sir.”
In a separate Tweet, Allen West asked, “Wonder if Cosby appreciates discipline & family values of Syrians who killed 15 yr old?”
It is interesting how those who follow or observe from a distance this religion of peace are quick to put down America’s Judeo-Christian heritage. Of course, Islam has family values; however, they are different from those taught in the Bible.
At this point ask yourself, What if a Christian or Jew leaves their faith like those mentioned above did, what should be done to them? The answer is nothing— that is between them and God. However, if a Muslim leaves the faith, it is far different: Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him (Hadith Al-Bukhari, vol. 4, 55).
I leave you with these words from Jesus: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44, NIV)