In a program entitled “The Muslim American Identity,” [Cyrus] McGoldrick said America can be more peaceful and decent if it is more Islamic.
“We should not reinforce this distinction or between Islam and the West, as if they’re mutually exclusive. We need to make sure that – oh, the camera’s gonna love this one – we need to Islamicize America … That’s, but you gotta say it with a smile on. You can’t just be like – I’m here to Islamicize, you have to – I’m here to Islamicize America you know. There’s nothing wrong with that. You know and that shouldn’t scare anybody. I’m not forcing any rules on people. Islam is a mercy to us to improve ourselves. You know so if we’re working, an Islamic society is a decent society, you know and you’re not compelling anybody to do anything, just lead by example, that’s all.”
McGoldrick joined CAIR-NY in December 2010 and has a robust history of incendiary statements since, including his comments on an Iranian network.
Because CAIR employs McGoldrick, it is accountable for his actions and incendiary statements. Government agencies and elected officials should take note that CAIR does nothing to rein in young extremists like McGoldrick, who promote Iranian-inspired hate rallies and make false statements about law enforcement.
But most of McGoldrick’s rhetoric falls neatly in line with that asserted by his CAIR bosses. That’s something the State Department should consider the next time it taps a CAIR official for travel abroad, or as a dialogue partner. The FBI has found CAIR is not “an appropriate liaison partner.” McGoldrick’s actions only reinforce the reasons why.
The title of this post really should be prefaced with “Another” as McGoldick isn’t the first CAIR leader to openly state his goals to Islamize the United States.
Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” ~Omar Ahmad
“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future…But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.” ~ Dougie “Ibrahim” Hooper