State Department tweets picture promoting sharia law

Incompetence or intentional? via State Department tweets picture promoting Sharia law h/t Blazing Cat Fur.


Early Wednesday morning, the State Department issued a tweet that included a picture promoting Sharia law over “man made law.” The image was captioned, “Muslims coming out inviting society to #Islam.” The tweet accompanying the photo spoke approvingly of free speech while saying ISIS does not support the concept.

“In open societies, all faiths enjoy freedom of speech; under #ISIS rule, no such thing as freedom of expression,” the tweet said. Many disapproved of the photo and schooled the State Department for the short message.

“You’re joking, right?” one person asked. “Shariah law: Inviting society to a lifetime (and death time for that matter) of slavery and misery,” another person added.

“Epic fail from the DOS,” a third critic said. “The people pictured do have free speech, but they would take it from others.”

Another person cited George Orwell’s line that some are more equal than others, while many scolded the State Department as “stupid.” One critic said the “incompetence of this administration never ceases to amaze me.”

An article at The Blaze said the @ThinkAgain_DOS Twitter account is the agency’s “English-language outreach program” and has been criticized in the past for being “ineffective” and “embarrassing.” According to SITE Intelligence Group Director Rita Katz, the effort, launched in December 2013, is not only embarrassing, it could also give Islamic extremists “a stage to voice their arguments.”

onsThe account has also raised other issues, according to Katz. “The State Department account is not only a gaffe machine, but in fact some of its tweets walk dangerous ethical lines,” she noted, citing instances where the account directly engaged an al-Qaeda official in a meaningless and somewhat childish Twitter exchange.

The tweet, ironically, failed to note that free speech is severely curtailed under Sharia law. The Blaze pointed out that Sharia law also “outlaws depictions of the Prophet Mohammad or speaking critically of the prophet.” Those who do speak critically of Mohammad could easily find themselves beheaded.

Did Congress somewhere along the way make a law respecting the establishment of Islam as the religion of the U.S.? 

Update:  U.S. State Department Promotes Radical Sharia Group

The photo was given the caption ‘Muslims coming out inviting society to Islam’ – which was copied by the US State Department – by a man calling himself Abdulrahman Muhajir, whose Twitter account is suspended.

The photo appropriated by the US State Department was first placed on Twitter last week by a woman calling herself Umm Usmaan, who is a leading figure in the anti-democracy campaign.

She described it as an ‘Islamic roadshow’ and included the slogan ‘stay Muslim, don’t vote’ when she put the photo on Twitter.


An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has found the banner was used in an extremist campaign called Stay Muslim, Don’t Vote, which calls for strict sharia law to be imposed on Britain, as well as urging Muslims not to vote in elections.

Yesterday she posted a picture of another sign with the message: ‘The right of legislation belongs to none but Allah!’

Last night, terror expert Douglas Murray, associate director of the Henry Jackson Society think-tank, said: ‘It’s an incredibly weak “fail”,’ he said. ‘They should be putting a bit more thought into their sourcing. With all of our resources, it’s not even as accomplished as the crudest IS propaganda.’

US Twitter users were also quick to ridicule the State Department, with one calling it an ‘epic fail’. Conservative US commentator Mark Steyn added: ‘Why is the State Department promoting sharia for the United Kingdom? Aren’t they supposed to uphold the Constitution of the United States? Sharia’s incompatible with that constitution, as it is with the legal inheritance of Western civilisation.’ 

The State Department did not respond to requests to comment yesterday.

14 thoughts on “State Department tweets picture promoting sharia law

  1. Information like this should get a response like never seen before.
    The almost silence which most likely will be seen is the alarming reality that goals of the Islamic Jihadists are slowly being realized.

  2. It is obvious that those who run the State Department have no clue about what the Constitution of the United States say’s about religion. You know what people learn by example and they get their cues from those who favor one religion over another in name of their political ideology….sorry folks this is not progressive but an attempt to take all of humanity back to the dark ages!

  3. Free speech is punishable by death under sharia if it is considered apostasy and that varies from cleric to cleric. State Dept. fails again. I hope they were hacked.

  4. another reason to try al lmuslims in the state dept and elsewhere for treason; islam is an abomination to the planet; and don’t forget the wh where the no. 1 asshole muslim resides

  5. As blacks kill every race QUIETLY DAILY and no news ..Liberals trying to HIDE BLACKS CRIMES…Armegetion is here

  6. What do you expect when Washington is run by completely total idiots? The only greater idiots are the ones that elected them to give them something for nothing.

  7. Where are ALL the liberals that SCREAM separation of church and state? This is the State Dept. PUSHING a religion onto Americans.

  8. As an American Veteran, this is a disgrace and despicable. Sharia Law is bullshit law…..Shame on the State Department and our Administration for allowing this kind of rhetoric.

  9. This makes one wonder just how many Muslim Brotherhood members are working in our taxpayer funded state department that Obama placed there. No wonder Obama wants to make a grab for our guns every chance he gets. He wants the country totally disarmed with no way to fight back against the Muslim Brotherhoods’ future plans for the US. Keep in mind what is happening and has happened in Europe.

  10. On page 325 of Ash-Shifa there is a discussion of the legal necessity of killing anyone who curses or condemns the Profit.

    Reliance of the Traveller, o8.7 lists 20 acts and attitudes entailing apostasy including criticism of Allah, Moe or Islam. o8.1 specifies the death penalty.

    Reliance o11.10 applies the same rule to non-Muslims living under Islamic suzerainity.

    We must firmly resolve never to vote for any Presidential candidate who does not explicitly concemn Islam.

    • @gary fouse. It’s beyond the pale how they preach “freedom of expression” under their g-damned sharia, while at the same time they hide themselves like criminals under those black “garbage sacks”! If it weren’t so diabolically deranged, it would be fallin’-down, rollin’-on-the-floor hilarious!

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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