On the Oct. 3 broadcast of “This Week,” the brainiacs at ABC determined it would be appropriate to pitch Christian leaders again moderate and extremist Muslims. This choice of programming comes at a time when many conservatives have chastised for being outspoken over the placement of Islamic worship center near the Sept. 11 Ground Zero site.
However, perhaps the most alarming statement on Amanpour’s program came from Anjem Choudary, a former British solicitors and Muslim cleric that spokesman for the group Islam4UK. Choudary contends eventually you'll see global Islamic rule, including here in the United States.
“We do believe as Muslims the East and the West will be governed by the Sharia,” Choudray. “Indeed we believe that one day the flag of Islam will fly over the White House. Indeed, there's even an oration of the Prophet where he said, ‘The day of judgment will not come until a group of my...’”
The DNC press release publisher known as Politico somehow missed the Hitler-esque vision for world domination and instead focused like a laser on the Rev. Franklin Graham's concerns about Sharia law.
Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Billy Graham, called Islam “wicked” and “evil” on Sunday during a televised town hall-style discussion about American’s feelings about the religion.
“They want to build as many mosques and cultural centers as they possibly can so they can convert as many Americans as they can to Islam,” Graham said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Graham went on to profess his love for “the Muslim people,” but said he has “great difficulty with the religion... Especially with Sharia law and what it does for women – toward women, toward non-believers, the violence that is given in – under Sharia law,” Graham said.
Given the headlines that we read on a daily basis, Graham's anxiety is altogether warranted.
Sharia law is a political system wrapped in the protective coating of a religion. The West must treat Sharia as the system of government that it truly is -- and not provide it with the protections of a non-political religious system. America did just that with Military Shintoism during the occupation of Japan after World War II. Traditional Shintoism survived the war, but the military precepts were banned.
Graham's concerns are well-founded given the Islamists' clearly stated aims at re-establishing a Caliphate.