Leaving Islam




Islamic Leaders Step Out From Behind the Curtain

By Barbara J. Stock


It should be obvious to even the most unobservant among us that the choreographed reaction to the Danish editorial cartoons has been a very methodical and well-thought-out plan by intellectual Islamic leaders.

The world-wide “outrage” expressed by Muslims was not spontaneous. Had the rage been expressed over five months ago, when the editorials were first published an argument could have been made that the anger was genuine. Instead, the indignation has evolved into a policy-changing event that has exposed a higher level of Islam: The world government of Islam. Some of the leaders within Islam have stepped out from behind the curtain and shown their faces.

Everyone is familiar with the military branch of Islam. There are the more infamous groups such as al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah and some lesser known branches like the Islamic Martyr’s Brigade. Consider those groups the Islamic army and marines. Islam has a very robust recruiting operation that promises what no money can buy: 72 virgins and endless paradise awaits all martyrs. Of course, there is no real verification that this “Islam Wants You!” slogan is actual fact, but that doesn’t seem to deter young men from signing on the dotted line. 

With Hamas now in charge of the Israeli problem, the powers-that-be within Islam have been able to turn their attention to the world at large.

As with any entity, there must be someone in charge. There must be someone calling the shots and approving the plans. The world now knows who a few of those people are. Osama bin Laden is probably not one of them.

Bin Laden is a general but is kept on a short leash by those above him because Bin Laden has no real understanding of how the Western mind works. He is the preverbal bull-in-a-china-shop. Bin Laden is useful at times but unpredictable. He is a good recruiter but a poor diplomat. Few of Islam’s far-reaching plans can be accomplished by brute force. Indeed, the leaders of Islam know that man for man on the battlefield their usually under-equipped and uneducated forces don’t stand a chance against an American soldier or Marine. So, the political machine within Islam has swung into motion. 

In Pakistan, it is Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the leader of the large radical terrorist group Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal. Ahmed is working to overthrow Musharraf and replace him with a strict Islamic government. Islamic leaders in Pakistan are using the cartoons as an excuse to weaken the leadership of the secular, pro-American president. The over-throw of Musharraf would also have the added bonus of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal falling into the hands of Islamic terrorists. One well placed bullet would make Islam’s dream come true. In the blink of an eye, Islam would be a nuclear power.

Palestinian immigrant to Denmark, Imam Ahmad Abu Laban, is one man who can be identified as part of the hierarchy of Islam. Laban is the Islamic who took the Danish cartoons to a meeting of powerful Islamic leaders in Saudi Arabia and, feeling those published cartoons might not be sufficient to enrage the average Muslim, made up a few of his own. These fake cartoons were quickly identified by the West, but to the average uneducated Muslim on the street, the accusation of fraud leveled against a powerful imam was just another outrage. After all, the average Muslim believes that Muslims don’t lie. 

Another powerful Islamic leader is the Saudi Sheikh Yussef Al-Qaradawi, the founder of the global Islamic organization called “The Islamic Brotherhood.” Al-Qaradawi is a strong advocate of strict Islamic law and tells his followers that killing American troops in Iraq will be rewarded, homosexuals should be hung, and husbands should beat their wives. He also teaches that “martyrdom” for Islam is the duty of every Muslim.

But this Islamic government is not new. In 2003, a group of 225 Islamist clerics, scholars, and businessmen, including Laban and Al-Qaradawi, met in Saudi Arabia to plan the future actions of Islam and to network the supporters of global jihad against the evil “crusading” West. Islam needed direction and leadership and this group was there to provide just that.

Certainly, not all the plans can be roadside bombs and stupid young men willing to blow themselves up. Political plans must be made. Changes in the West must come from within. The world is now witness to some of those plans. 

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