The Anti-Trump Movement and The Blind Sheikh’s Legacy
By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Monday, February 27th, 2017 @ 3:10PM
A few minutes past noon, on February 26, 1993, as a senior editor in a major centrist publishing house was berating me for proposing a book on the Islamic Proselytization of America, the deafening noise of screaming ambulances, firetrucks and police cars rushing downtown and news of a large explosion at the World Trade Center, cut short our lunch. As he departed, the editor forcefully stated: “I will never publish anything as preposterous and far-fetched as this! How dare you even suggest such a topic? Muslims, like all other immigrants, come to America to enjoy the American dream, not to terrorize it.” This was early in the political correctness trend.
The editor and all Americans witnessed that day that not all Muslim immigrants come here with peaceful intentions. Americans have also found out that some Muslim communities sheltered, supported and condoned vocal proponents of jihad against the U.S. and its infidels. Expressing concern about it even then was at best frowned upon, and more often loudly condemned.
Omar Abdel-Rahman, aka the “Blind Sheik” who died in an American prison last week, was a Muslim who hated America and everything it stands for, for a long time and made no secret of it. The spiritual leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood’s spin-off Jama’a Islamiya, he adhered to the radical interpretation of Islam as was preached in the 13th Century by the Syrian Sufi Ibn Taymiyah, and more recently by Egyptian Muslim Brother, Sayyid Qutb. Rahman praised Muslim terrorists, preached for terror and issued fatwas, calling on “Muslims everywhere [in the West] to dismember their nation, tear them apart, ruin their economy, provoke their corporations, destroy their embassies, attack their interests, sink their ships…. Shoot down their planes, [and] kill them on land, at sea, and in the air. Kill them wherever you find them. He incited to attack Americans and Jews everywhere, and instigated the murder of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat in 1981, Rabbi Meir Kahane in New York, in 1990, and influenced many other Islamic terrorist attacks here and abroad. Nonetheless, he was allowed to enter the U.S., and in 1991 his “religious work” awarded him a permanent residency in the U.S.
The Blind Sheik enjoyed the unique American right to free expression to advance his call for jihad against the country that sheltered him and called on his flowers to take up “urban terrorism” everywhere, especially in the U.S., Egypt, and Israel. He influenced the radical Islamic network that was responsible for the 1,200 pounds of homemade car bomb that exploded in the garage under the World Trade Center, killing six, wounding 1,024 others and causing billions of dollars in damages. A few months later he was arrested and three years later was charged and convicted of plotting “a day of terror for the United States – assassinations and synchronized bombings of the U.N. headquarters, a major federal government facility in Manhattan and tunnels and a bridge linking New York City and New Jersey.”
When the identities, motives, networks and links of the first WTC bombers were made public, I called the editor who poopooed my book idea, thinking the information should have opened his eyes and he may be willing to reconsider.
Not at all. An avid reader of the New York Times, he even argued that reports on the global jihadist network were alarmingly exaggerated, as was my claim that there was a growing Islamic effort to proselytize America. After al Qaeda attacked the U.S. on 9/11/ 2001, he conceded that Islamic terrorists could be dangerous but even then, denied the global reach of jihad. He was not alone.
Decades-long limitless funding of pro-Islamic propaganda orchestrated mostly by the Muslim Brotherhood helped spread the phenomenon of denying the obvious Islamic threat, especially among the retrogressive growingly repressive Left. This successful deception has a lot to do with the Muslim Brotherhood’s abuse of Western political terminology. Such is their promotion of the oxymoronic notion of “Islamic Democracy,” in which “the people, subject to sharia and committed to practicing “shura,” a special form of consultation practiced by Prophet Muhammad.” According to the popular online, politically correct Wikipedia, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is “The most notable of those who have accepted the theory of Islamic democracy. He even mentions Islamic democracy as “Mardomsalarie Dini” in his speeches.”
The persistent denial of the radical Islamic threat to Western civilization, promoted by those promoting “Islamic Democracy” and “Islam, the religion of peace” was boosted in 2008 by the European Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA, on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law. The decision to adopt this law was encouraged by leaders of large Muslim communities that threatened more violent demonstration against any criticism of Islam like those erupted after the publication of the Mohammed Cartoons in Denmark in 2005. So, while the law called to punish “public incitement to violence or hatred directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined on the basis of race, color, descent, religion or belief, or national or ethnic origin,” it seem to apply mostly to those who dare criticize Islam, even in the privacy of their home. A good example is a persecution and eventual the assassination attempt of Lars Hedegaard, the founder of Denmark’s Free Press Society, who in December 2009 at a party he hosted in his home decried the barbaric “honor killing” practiced by Muslims.
Using doublespeak, European Muslims managed to successfully turn the anti-hate-speech laws into weapons with which to repress Western free expression. Using intimidation-warfare, they forced non-Muslim societies into submission to Islamic practices, terminology, and dictates of Islamic law (sharia).
Socialist governments, Left-leaning domestic and international media, NGO’s and social media organizations fed by Muslim Brotherhood’s deceptive propaganda and backed by limitless Gulf and some of George Soros’s affiliated money have helped spread the Political Correctness trend in the U.S. This trend was reinforced by the globalist Obama administration, which favored Caliphate-seeking Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated states and organizations, the progressively Left-leaning Democratic Party, echo-chambers and major media outlets.