This year’s National Prayer Breakfast provided President Trump with a wonderful opportunity to make remarks demonstrating once again that he is truly interested in promoting and protecting religious liberty and fostering a culture of life.
However, the National Prayer Breakfast has also increasingly become a forum in which Islamists can pursue civilization jihad against the Judeo-Christian foundation of constitutional liberty.
The Washington Post carried a lengthy article about Texas pastor Bob Roberts, who came to Washington before for the National Prayer Breakfast to meet with one of his closest current collaborators: Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah an 85-year-old Islamic scholar visiting from Abu Dhabi.
The article explained that prior to the National Prayer Breakfast four hundred faith leaders met to “forge ties” between Muslims and evangelicals.
“Evangelicals are making it much worse,” Pastor Roberts said of the negative views many Americans have of Islam. Roberts began his effort to “forge ties” at the urging of a Saudi prince he met, allegedly while doing traditional mission work in the Middle East. The prince purportedly urged Roberts to “focus on outreach in America.”
It would be interesting to figure out what kind of “traditional mission work” Pastor Roberts was doing in the Middle East, given that according to a report by the HeartCry Missionary Society, since at least 2014, the Saudi government has had an official policy that those who smuggle Bibles into the desert nation, where the royal family upholds a strict Wahhabi brand of Sunni Islam, are subject to capital punishment.
The society’s report added that the death penalty, which usually comes in the form of beheadings, can also be used against people who simply distribute the Bible and all other “publications that have prejudice to any other religious belief other than Islam.” This means that anyone handing out any kind of religious literature that is not of Islamic faith can legally be executed.
Also worth noting is an official U.S. State Department Report pointing out that in Saudi Arabia, “conversion from Islam to another religion is considered apostasy and punishable by death. Blasphemy against Sunni Islam is also punishable by death, but the more common penalty is a long prison sentence.”
Similar punishments are also law in other Muslim majority countries, such as Pakistan.
That Pastor Roberts might be prepared to join or even promote the kind of apostasy outlined in the Washington Post article is of course his business, and a right guaranteed to him by the Constitution that, we note, is inimical to the Islamic system of Sharia law and other traditions deeply ingrained in Muslim culture.
However, Pastor Roberts’ efforts have a serious national security risk element to them to which he and his fellow travelers seem to be blind.
Featured prominently in the Washington Post coverage of Pastor Roberts’ efforts was a photo of Imam Mohamed Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque in Northern Virginia side-by-side with Roberts.
The All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque is one of the most dangerous Sharia-supremacist mosques in America, and its longtime Imam, Mohamed Magid, is a well-known Muslim Brotherhood leader.
As our friends at the Center for Security Policy pointed out a year ago, Magid is a particularly effective practitioner of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “civilization jihad” – whose aim is the same as that of all other Sharia-supremacists around the world: destroying Western civilization and forcing its submission to Sharia. The Brothers’ self-declared mission is to do it from within this country, by our own hands.
Faith Leaders for America also issued a press release at that time stating: “It is unclear how a top Muslim Brotherhood operative would be allowed to participate in an important public event organized for the new President of the United States. But Faith Leaders of America urge President Trump to make this the last one in which he is put in such company and that he move as swiftly as possible to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as what it is: a terrorist organization.”
As Ryan Muro, wrote for ShariaUnveiled, in March 2002, the Herndon office of the ADAMS Center was raided by federal agents as part of a terrorism investigation into the Safa Group, a network tied to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. A government affidavit said the group is “suspected of providing support to terrorists, money laundering, and tax evasion through the use of a variety of for-profit companies and ostensible charitable entities under their control.
The affidavit supporting the raid stated that Ahmad Totonji, one of the suspects in the investigation, was the chairman of the ADAMS Center board of trustees. Totonji is considered one of the main founders of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network. ADAMS Center Imam Mohamed Magid used to be an adviser to the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund, which was also raided.
Others raided were the homes of Omar Ashraf, ADAMS Center Project Committee member; Muhammed Ashraf, ADAMS Center Legal Adviser and Iqbal Unus, Vice President of the ADAMS Center board of trustees and Laws Committee member.
Jordan Schachtel, writing for the CounterJihad Report, documented that Imam Mohamed Magid is also the former president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which was established by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist terror group that goes by the motto “Allah is our objective, the Koran is the constitution, the Prophet is our leader, Jihad is our way, death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”
In the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial, a federal judge found that “the [U.S.] government has produced ample evidence to establish” the association of ISNA “with Hamas,” the Palestinian terror group that rules the Gaza Strip.
Pastor Roberts’ Saudi-inspired efforts to “forge ties” to mitigate the supposed anti-Islamic behavior of American evangelical Christians is not just apostasy, it is also willful blindness to the national security threat of the metastasization of Islamic supremacism – preached by his own alleged collaborator, Imam Mohamed Magid.
*Post-Script: Some Muslims who saw the image at the top of this article have been clamoring on Twitter that because it’s not in Arabic that the verse from the Koran above is out of context or not accurate. The source of the translation from Arabic comes directly from Muslim, Arabic sources (see below): http://islamawakened.com/quran/5/51/default.htm via Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985).
They just don’t like the truth being exposed.