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Jews4Jihad: Ari Gordon Of The Muslim Jewish Advisory Council -Saying 'Islam Is Not A Religion' Is "Religious Slander"

Muslim Brotherhood Expert Ahmad H. Sakr: "Islam Is Not A Religion As Defined In Western Societies"
October 10, 2018

According to Muslim Brotherhood member, MSA and ISNA founder, President of the Foundation For Islamic Knowledge and Islam expert Ahmad H. Sakr in his book "Dawah Through Dialogue" page 3 (introduction):

"Islam is not a religion as the latter being defined in the Western societies. Islam is a complete and a total way of life. It includes spirituality, as much as it gives guidance to live in a system of government. It includes economics,social,cultural,education politics, banking system along with methods how to deal with non Muslims individually and with governments as well."

MIM: Below is the letter in the NYT which was written by Ari Gordon and "Rabbi" Noam Marans who are bankrolled by the American Jewish Committee aka Jews4Jihad accusing those who do not regard Islam as a religion of "religious slander" for correctly pointing out the fact that Islam is not a religion but a way of life as Ahmad H. Sakr did above.

Excerpt from Asma T. Uddin's screed in the NYT slandering those who tell the truth about Islam by labelling them "Islamophobes". She is billed as "a religious liberty lawyer and scholar".

"John Bennett, a Republican state legislator in Oklahoma,said in 2014, "Islam is not even a religion; it is a political system that uses a deity to advance its agenda of global conquest." In 2015, a former assistant United States attorney, Andrew C. McCarthy, wrote in National Review that Islam "should be understood as conveying a belief system that is not merely, or even primarily, religious." In 2016, Michael Flynn, who the next year was briefly President Trump's national security adviser, told an ACT for America conference in Dallas that "Islam is a political ideology" that "hides behind the notion of it being a religion." In a January 2018 news release, Neal Tapio of South Dakota, a Republican state senator who was planning to run for the United States House of Representatives, questioned whether the First Amendment applies to Muslims."

Islam and Religious Freedom

The American Jewish Committee faults those who say Islam is not a religion.

To the Editor:

Re "A Religious Double Standard," by Asma T. Uddin (Op-Ed, Sept. 27):

A threat to religious freedom anywhere is a threat to religious freedom everywhere. All faiths and religious practices are under assault when anti-Muslim advocates pretend that Islam is not a religion and use this fallacious argument to deny American Muslims the rights extended to Americans of all faiths.

The strength of America has been its assertion of freedom of religious expression as a bedrock principle, while maintaining a wall of separation between religion and state. Islam is not a threat to America.

Furthermore, any effort to disenfranchise American Muslims through legal ruses will hamper the integration of Muslims into the American mosaic and interfere with the salutary influence of American values on the mutual respect among religious groups.

Delegitimizing Islam threatens not only people of faith, but all Americans. We agree with the unequivocal rejection of this religious slander by the Justice Department, which said, "It is uncontroverted that Islam is a religion, and a mosque is a place of religious assembly."

(Rabbi) Noam Marans
Ari Gordon
New York
The writers are, respectively, director of interreligious and intergroup relations and director of United States Muslim-Jewish relations for the American Jewish Committee.



MIM: For more on Ari Gordon,The Muslim Jewish Advisory Council and The American Jewish Committee's promoting of radical Islam and jihad see:

"Jews4Jihad: Ari Gordon New Head Of Hamas & Terror Tied Muslim Jewish Advisory Council - Works With Jihad Promoting ISNA"



MIM: Fatwa on jihad showing that in Islam death is preferable to life.

"From Anas (radiyallaahu 'anhu) that the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: Make Jihaad against the polytheists with your wealth, and yourselves, and your years. [Related in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad, Sunan Abu Daawood, and the Sunan of Imaam An-Nisaa`ee. It was authenticated by Imaam al-Haakim. It has been authenticated by Shaykh Al Albaanee in: Al-Mishkaat (no. 3821), Saheehul Jaami (no. 3090). Dr. Muhammad Luqmaan As-Salafee graded it as having a strong chain of narrators in Fadhlul Jihaad Wal Mujaahideen (p. 39)

Dr. Muhammad Luqmaan as-Salafee says: The praise is for Allaah who said, "Verily Allaah has purchased from the Believers, their selves and their wealth. So verily for them is Paradise. They fight in the Path of Allaah, so they kill, and are killed. It is a truthful promise to them in the Torah, and the Injeel, and the Qur'aan. And who is more truthful in His promise than Allaah. So receive glad tidings with the purchase you have purchased. And that is the greatest achievement." [Sooratut-Tawbah: 111] So may the Prayers and Blessings and Greetings of Allaah be upon His Prophet, Muhammad (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam); who struggled in the Path of Allaah with his self, and his wealth until he met his Lord, and who incited the Believers to Jihaad, and explained to them it's virtue, and what it contains of a great Reward from Allaah - Glory be to Him. So he (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: That you fight in the Path of Allaah, or in an expedition, is better than the world and what is in it. [Related by Bukhaaree and Muslim] And he (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: Standing guard in the Path of Allaah for a day is better than the world and what is upon it, and the expedition of a slave in the Path of Allaah is better than the world and what is upon it. [Related by Bukhaaree and Muslim] [Fadhlul Jihaad Wal Mujaahideen (p. 5-7)]

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