20,000 minus 19,900 or more showed up. via Islamic prayers in Marshall Park draw critics | WCNC.com Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — About 200 Muslim men, women and children prayed together Friday afternoon, as police and protesters looked on in Marshall Park for the Jumah at the DNC 2012.
The event, sponsored by the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs, was added to the official DNC Host Committee calendar and the implied endorsement angered people across the country.
Earlier this week, the committee removed the Jumah from its calendar.
Officials said speakers for the event and statements and positions from event organizers were not appropriate and relevant to the Host Committee.
Organizer Jibril Hough, of the Islamic Center of Charlotte, said the Jumah was never sponsored by the DNC Host Committee.
“The DNC did not do this. We did this,” said Hough. “It is about prayer, not politics. We want to celebrate the community and let people know about our beliefs.”
Several protesters showed up to Marshall Park during the Jumah and a few shouted and chastised the worshippers.
Police did get involved by asking the protesters to turn down their sound system.
Most of the people attending the Jumah said they felt it was a success and look forward to other Islamic events happening through the weekend.
Hough, who is on the DNC Welcome Committee, said he felt it was a historic day and is proud of his city.
Video at the link above shows what, about 50 people? (if anyone finds video of the event on youtube please post in comments)
Any way you look at it this was applauded by the Democrats, it was promoted as a Democratic event and even listed on the DNC schedule until the very last minute. They fully embrace Muslims even though those that call for jihad against Americans and to convert America into an Islamic state as the event’s lead imam Siraj Wahhaj has done.
“Those who struggle for Allah, it doesn’t matter what kind of weapons [you use], I’m telling you it doesn’t matter! You don’t need nuclear weapons or even guns! If you have faith in Allah and a knife! If Allah wants you to win, you will win! Because Allah is the only one who fights. And when his hand is over your hand, whoever is at war against my friends, I declare war on them…. The Americans are not your friends … The Canadians are not your friends … The Europeans are not your friends. Your friend is Allah, the Messenger and those who believe. These people will never be satisfied with you until you follow their religion …”
Two months later, Wahhaj urged U.S. Muslims to become politically active as a means of augmenting the influence of their faith: “As long as you remember that if you get involved in politics, you have to be very careful that your leader is for Allah. You don’t get involved in politics because it’s the American thing to do. You get involved in politics because politics are a weapon to use in the cause of Islam.”
In a 1992 sermon, Wahhaj emphasized the importance of jihad to his Al-Taqwa mosque congregation: “I will never ever tell people, ‘don’t be violent, that is not the Islamic way.’ The violence has to be selected…. Islam is the only answer because it is only Islam that we do it for Allah…. [We are] commanded to do jihad…. [W]hen Allah commands us to fight we are not stopping, no one will stop us.”
In an autumn 1992 address to an Islamic gathering in New Jersey, Wahhaj expressed his desire to have Muslims seize control of the United States and replace the country’s constitutional government with an Islamic caliphate. “If we were united and strong,” Wahhaj said, “we’d elect our own emir [leader] and give allegiance to him…. [T]ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.”
- states Islam commands jihad of the true soldiers of Allah – listen to the Wahhaj speech
- advocates the replacement of the U.S. government with an Islamic Caliphate
- unindicted co-conspirator to the 1993 World Trade Center bombings
- called the most dangerous ‘Islamic Scholar’ in the U.S. in regards to our national security
- promoted Islamic ads on NYC subways to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary
- Keynote speaker at 2009 ICNA-MAS conference (Memorial Day weekend)
- More Siraj Wahhaj profiled at Discover the Networks
Decades from now your children will ask, why didn’t my parents or grandparents stop this obvious infiltration and invasion after 9/11.