According to British historians, the Mahdi created a massive army of followers who decided on the way to worshiping in Damascus —and while there, occupying Syria — they would overthrow the governments of the Sudan, Egypt and other nations. When the Mahdi wiped out a modern army in the desert and then brutally invaded the Sudanese city of Khartoum, the British found it necessary to send a large force to stop him and his murderous Dervish.
The New York based Islamic Thinkers Society is organizing a huge protest this week in Washington D.C. to support Sharia law in the U.S. and restoration of the Islamic Caliphate. Their web site states: “Our objective is to resume the Islamic way of life to which will fulfill the purpose of the aim. Our objective is to bring back the apparatus that was destroyed in 1924 i.e. Khilafah (Caliphate)”
Most of our political leaders are ignorant of Islam and the problems Muslims face when attempting to practice a cohesive religion. Islam is and always was an ambiguous religion. In order to understand how one group can argue that Islam is a religion of peace while another group commits atrocities in the name of Islam, one must return to the source of this religion which is diametrically opposed to liberal democracy.
The haunting evil of Sharia law that is the cause of such misery for some Muslim countries that follow its strict rules and harsh punishments will soon come to America, according to Move America Forward's said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications for the organization.
"That’s what will happen if Anjem Choudary and the Islamic Thinkers Society get their way," said Gonzalez, whose organization is this nation's leading pro-military supporter.
The rally's leaders have invited this man, Anjem Choudary and two other well known radical Islamic figures, to travel from the UK to the United States to attend and speak at the protest planned this week.
They plan to call on Obama and US citizens to accept Islam and accept Sharia law. Choudary told a British paper that the event is “a rally, a call for Sharia, a call for the Muslims to rise up and establish the Islamic State in America.”
This is the same radical Islamist who once called America “the biggest criminals in the world” and once justified terrorist attacks by claiming that Muslims were innocent and non-Muslims were guilty, and that only the deaths of the innocent were wrong.
“At the end of the day, innocent people, when we say innocent people we mean Muslims...if you are non-muslim then you are guilty.... I must have hatred toward everything not-Islam.”
- Anjem Choudary
The Koran is actually a very confusing book, according to scholars such as Walid Phares. It does not provide practitioners of Islam a clear and unambiguous roadmap to heaven. In fact, Arabic scholars have explained that the Koran is divided into two contradictory — opposing — viewpoints of how Muslims should interact with one another as well as non-believers. In fact, there are only two points on which all Muslims agree:one must accept Allah and Allah’s Trinity (Din, Dunya, Dwala); and Mohammad is the last and foremost prophet of God.
Scholars divide the Koran as written by Muhammad into the Mecca period from 610 to 622; and the Medina period from 622 to 632. Mecca is best described as a period of tolerance, even pluralism. It was a belief in “live and let live.” (“You shall have your religion and I shall have mine.”)
However, the Medina period can be characterized as a religion delving into politics, power and armed conflict in the name of Allah. (“And kill them wherever you find them.”)
So when we hear Islamic leaders discuss their beliefs, we come away confused. The fact is that some may be referring to Mecca, some may be referring to Medina, and some may be referring to both the Mecca and Medina. Besides the confusion caused by the Koran, add other components of Islam such as Sunna, Hadith and Rivya, and it’s no wonder that Koranic scholars are at odds with one another.
In short, Islam is at once a religion and an ideology, according to investigative journalist Pamela Geller and former CNN reporter Steve Emerson.
"Islamic leaders in the United States tell politicians that Islam is a religion of peace and give them some verses from the Koran and they relay this to the American people. As with most politically-correct jargon, people are encouraged to deny the evidence of their own senses," said political strategist Mike Baker.
There is nothing new with large scale violence perpetrated by radicalized Muslims. At the end of the 19th Century, a man arose who claimed he was the Mahdi (The Guided One) — the one promised by Muhammad — who would unite the Islamic world either peacefully or through violence and then conquer the world for Allah’s paradise.
According to British historians, Mahdi created a massive army of followers who decided on the way to worshiping in Damascus —and while there, occupying Syria — they would overthrow the governments of the Sudan, Egypt and other nations. When the Mahdi wiped out a modern army in the desert and then brutally invaded the Sudanese city of Khartoum, the British found it necessary to send a large force to stop him and his murderous Dervish.
Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for Examiner.com and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.
He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc.