The Islamic Grip in America
U.S. President Joe Biden announced Friday his “intent to nominate” Rashad Hussain as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, the first Muslim to occupy the post.
Under the Obama administration Hussain served as special envoy to the pro-Saudi Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). The OIC, as the world’s second-largest international nongovernmental institution, is a powerful voting bloc in the United Nations. As with the Muslim Brotherhood, it upholds the doctrines and goals of global Islamic supremacy based on the Quranic teachings and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Under the guise of diffusing justice in the Middle East, such as seeking an independent and sovereign Palestinian State, the OIC has opened its Pandora’s box of Islamic infiltrators in the United States and in Europe. This helped expand and strengthen its worldwide network of agents, thereby solidifying the member-states’ influence within the international community. As a result, since the turn of the century, the OIC has been able to employ one of its primary jihadist objectives, getting the UN to coerce Western nations to criminalize Islamophobia, i.e., penalize any criticism, negative stereotyping, or deprecation, even if true, of Islam or the sharia.
According to the Egyptian journal Rose El-Youssef, Rashad Hussain participated in the June 2002 annual conference of the American Muslim Council, formerly headed by convicted terrorist financier Abdurahman Alamoudi.
Hussain also participated in the organizing committee of the Critical Islamic Reflection along with important figures of the American Muslim Brotherhood such as Jamal Barzinji, Hisham al-Talib, and Yaqub Mirza, the magazine claimed.
Biden’s Pro-Islamic Stance
In March, Sameera Fazili, the Deputy Director of National Economic Council in the Biden administration, made her appearance at a White House press briefing. Fazili, an Indian-American, participated in the White House Press Briefing wearing a hijab — a symbol that Islam is alive and well in America, thanks to the new White House administration.
Sameera, who originally hails from Kashmir, shared the press briefing with White House spokesperson Jane Saki and addressed various issues on the Biden administration’s move to secure critical US supply chains and create jobs in the country. The images and videos of Sameera wearing the ‘hijab’ at the press conference have now gone viral.
This subtle Islamization of America should not come as a surprise, especially since the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood has embedded itself in America, thanks in part to Joe Biden.
The Muslim Brotherhood members, already in the U.S. thanks in part to the support from the then-Obama-Biden administration, emphasize that they follow the laws of the nations in which they operate. They stress that they do not believe in overthrowing the U.S. government, but rather that they want as many people as possible to convert to Islam so that one day — perhaps generations from now — a majority of Americans will support a society governed by Islamic law.
In June 2015 the Center for Security Policy found that 51 percent of Muslims in the U.S. stated that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to sharia.” Their poll also showed that 20 percent of American Muslims believe that the “use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make sharia the law of the land;” 25 percent of them stated that violence is acceptable to punish those who offend Islam.
Islamic Support from Congress and Supreme Court
It must be made clear that the Fazili hijab scene was already in the works under the Trump administration:
- In May 2019, Imam Omar Suleiman — who has previously called for violence against Israel — founder and president of the Irving, Texas-based Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, delivered the invocation at the opening of Thursday’s House session after an introduction from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
- In October 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition — it takes four out of the nine Justices to vote Yea in order to hear a case — presented by the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) to hear Wood v. Arnold, a case brought by Caleigh Wood, a Christian student in the 11th grade at La Plata High School in Maryland. Wood refused to take part in a school exercise she felt would deny her faith “by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the shahada — ‘There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah’.”
The TMLC argues the school violated the First Amendment’s Establishment and Free Speech clauses when it ordered Wood to do an assignment that she could not complete without violating her Christian beliefs; the teacher then gave her a failing grade.
This is not just a violation of the First Amendment but an ongoing, albeit subtle, diffusion of Islam in our Western society.
The teacher’s actions were originally condemned in court by the high school’s content specialist, Jack Tuttle. Richard Thompson, TMLC’s chief counsel, said he’s “not aware of any public school which has forced a Muslim student to write the Lord’s Prayer or John 3:16: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life’.”
Incidentally, on the North Wall frieze of the Supreme Court building there is a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad holding the Quran. The sculptor, Adolph Weinman, with government sponsorship, created the image—even though Muslims generally have a strong aversion to sculptured or pictured representations of their Prophet.
All of this should not be disappointing, rather, it should be a wake-up call that Islamists. With the advocacy of groups such as the terrorist-linked Council for American Islamic Relations — which embraced both former President George W. Bush and President Joe Biden for their pro-friendly Islamic positions — it is apparent that with the ongoing capitulation of left-wing politicians to so-called friendly and peaceful Muslim groups, Islamists are in an ideal position to gain a further foothold in our society.
The fact that some Muslims live peacefully in the U.S. is not disputed. The issue here is when certain Islamists with dubious pro-jihadist backgrounds, to say the least, are publicly praised and invited to be part of the American body politic.
Mario Alexis Portella is a priest of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Florence, Italy. He has a doctorate in canon law and civil law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome; he also holds a M. A. in Medieval History from Fordham University, as well as a B.A. in Government & Politics from St. John’s University. He is also author of Islam: Religion of Peace? – The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-Up.