Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Zaid Shakir's Real Record on "Tolerance" and Violence In Islam

The Muslim Student Association is bringing Zaid Shakir to speak about the "Ft. Hood Tragedy" tomorrow in Pickford. I have already written on him before, butwhat follows is the research I have done on him and some of the more inflammatory statements he has made justifying violence in the name of Islam. Remember, imam Shakir is held up as a "moderate Muslim."

You might remember some of the MSA attacks on Ayaan Hirsi Ali earlier this year when they tried to hijack (pardon the phrase) the Q&A session.

They also spoke with James Yee, a former military chaplain, whose story of witnessing abuse at Gitmo is essentially made up. Yee returned to the U.S. with maps of the Gitmo prison facilities and lists of U.S. interrogators and Taliban and al-Qaeda detainees. The military only dropped charges against him to protect national security. Major General Geoffrey Miller said that the reason he was left alone was that there were "national security concerns that would arise from the release of evidence" if that case moved to trial. Several of his underling Arabic interpreters were convicted. As a classified Gitmo briefing reports, "three years of investigations have revealed the presence of pro-jihad/anti-Western activities among the civilian contractor and military linguist population serving Joint Task Force Guantanamo."

Thanks, Bonnie Snortum, for bringing him to the Ath! I sure felt safe!

Now MSA has brought CAIR supporter, Zaid Shakir, who according to a new book that investigated CAIR, actually supports the very violence that the Muslim Student Association says that he will speak against! (What follows is from the book I've linked to.)

CAIR continues to invite Zaid Shakir to its events, even though the FBI questioned him regarding a copy of one of his incendiary pamphlets found in the apartment of a suspect in the first World Trade Center bombing. The pamphlet justified the "armed struggle" that brought about the Taliban. Mr. Shakir also told The New York Times that he would like to see America become a Muslim country ruled by sharia law. Has he moved away from his jihadist views? Not at all: "I don't regret anything I've done or said," Shakir says.

Zaid Shakir reportedly told his Muslim audiences that, "jihad is physically fighting the enemies of Islam to protect and advance the religion of Islam. This is jihad."

But the best quotation from him and the one that clearly gives him the least authority to speak about Islam and the military post-Fort Hood comes from a speech he gave to a Muslim only audience. "Islam doesn't permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people," he said. But, "If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that's something else."

Even "old elderly men" and "women who are conscripted" are eligible enemy combatants in jihad, says Shakir in a transcript of one of the lectures from his CD recording, titled "Jihad or Terrorism?" A copy of that CD was found in the appartment of one of the World Trade Center bombers. (Shakir denies that Muslims were to blame for that attack: "The World Trade Center bombing of course was aided and abetted by our good friends at the FBI," he said.)

Shakir also gave a talk up in the San Francisco Bay area, where the contents of his talk called for the following: "The work we should be doing is laying the infrastructure -- the administrative, logistical infrastructure -- putting that into place, so that if Allah put us in a situation where we did have to fight, physically, we could translate that fighting into tangible political gains."

Yep, this is the guy who justifies attacks on U.S. soldiers is who the Muslim Student Assocation is bringing to campus after a Muslim just shot up his fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood. You can't make this stuff up.


Anonymous said...

There is no God and Muhammad is not his prophet.

Claremont Colleges MSA said...

Hello Charlie! How are you doing? It was good seeing you at the event.

Charles Johnson said...

Good to see you there, too. I'll be writing up my notes later (once I pass Econ. 101 and 103).


Sumaiya Hashmi said...

What source does the book give for those quotes? I've tried searching them and all I come up with are articles linked back to WorldNetDaily, which published the book.
(Incidentally, this site supported the Obama citizenship conspiracy theories)
I'm surprised that no other media outlet has reported the quotes.

Charles Johnson said...

I'm not entirely surprised given how much has been invested in making him a scholar on mainstream Islam.

I think the quotations came from a book that was written by someone purporting to infiltrate CAIR.

Sumaiya Hashmi said...

Hope the authors (and you) double checked the sources (or is there only one?) for accuracy before diving into character assassination. Because "standard protocol of serious stories is a double confirmation before a reporting of fact."

Charles Johnson said...

Here's a quick lesson in Journalism 101. When you have a source that is on record, i.e. a book, you only need one. When you have a source that won't go on record, you need two.


Anonymous said...

Here's a quick lesson in Journalism 101: It's e.g. not i.e.