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I have a vision in America

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Submitted by henri boll (United States), Jan 3, 2006 at 10:15

Below are some quotes from prominent Muslims and Muslim leaders living in
the West (copied from
http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/009630.php ):

What have the spokespersons for the Muslim community in Western nations
been saying in public? That they only want to be a part of Western
culture? That they only hope for mutual respect? That they are living out
their dream of being residents of welcomed plurality in the most advanced
nations in the world? Well, not exactly.
The nice thing about the United States and the West in general is the fact
that we can make up our own minds. We can review information and arrive at
our own conclusions. The following information is intended to give you
another opportunity to do this.

Introducing those who have spoken publicly as representatives of Islam in
the West:

United States: "We must not forget that Allah's rules have to be
established in all lands..." ~ Imam Muzammil H. Siddiqi, Islamic Society
of North America

United States: "Ultimately we can never be full citizens of this country.
. . because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions
and ideologies of this country" ~ Ihsan Bagby.

Great Britain: "We don't make a distinction between civilians and
non-civilians…Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an
unbeliever has no value." ~ British career welfare recipient Sheikh Omar

United States: "To permit Islam to attain its rightful place requires that
the ideology of Islam prevail over the mental horizon of the American
people." ~ Shamim A. Siddiqi

United States: "I have a vision in America, Muslims owning property all
over, Muslim businesses, factories, halal meat, supermarkets, all these
buildings owned by Muslims. Can you see the vision, can you see the Newark
International Airport and a John Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia having
Muslim fleets of planes, Muslim pilots. Can you see our trucks rolling
down the highways, Muslim names." ~ Imam Siraj Wahhaj

United States: TV Host Kathy Fountain to Ahmed Bedier: On the Palestinian
Islamic Jihad and Sami Al Arian's involvement: Fountain asked, "If he was
associating with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, doesn't that seem immoral,
in your opinion?"
Answer: "To a certain degree. Now, before 1995 there was nothing immoral
about it." ~Ahmed Bedier, the Communications Director of CAIR-Florida.

Britain: "The real weapons of mass destruction are the desire for
martyrdom. Millions of you are ready to be shaheed. Half a million
martyrdom shaheed is enough for Muslims to control the whole of earth
forever. In the end of the day, Islam must control earth, whether we like
it or not."~ Abu Hamza al-Masri, Islamic Cleric

United States: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths,
but to become dominant. The Koran…should be the highest authority in
America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." ~ Omar Ahmad,
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Australia: "I am telling you that my religion doesn't tolerate other
religion. It doesn't tolerate. The only one law which needs to spread, it
can be here or anywhere else, has to be Islam"~ Abu Bakr, Muslim Cleric

Canada: "We know what happened over the last week and how the brothers of
the monkeys and the swine (Jews) assassinated and murdered one of the
heroes of Islam, the Salah al-Din of this day and age, Ahmed Yassin."
"Then what will happen? Listen to the good news after that. The prophet
... says that the stone and the tree will say, 'Oh Muslim, oh slave of
Allah, that verily behind me is a Jew. Then come and kill him,'"~ Sheik
Younus Kathrada

United States: "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." ~ Ibrahim Hooper, (CAIR).

Canada: "Any Israeli over age 18 is a legitimate target for suicide
bombers because adult Israelis were required to do military service." They
are part of the Israeli army, even if they have civilian clothes." Mohamed
Elmasry, President, Canadian Islamic Congress.

Australia/New Zealand: "We are proud of the Islamic resistance in
Palestine, Lebanon, Kashmir, and everywhere in the world that seeks to
achieve its legitimate rights in accordance with the international
resolutions, the human rights conventions, and the U.N. resolutions..."We
are also proud of the Islamic resistance that liberated southern Lebanon,
led by Hizbullah, the legitimate Lebanese national movement, that forced
the Israeli occupation army to withdraw from southern Lebanon, dragging
trails of disappointment and shame behind it."

"We are also proud of what Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are both doing in
the occupied territories. We support the resistance and support, with all
our might, the martyrdom operations carried out by the Palestinian
liberation movements, operations that are a legitimate act against the
cruel occupation, according to all international norms and conventions.

"Also, whoever carries out a martyrdom [operation] is a pure Shahid and
one of the men of Paradise. Moreover, he stands at the head of the
Shahids." ~ Taj Al-Din Hamed Abdallah Al-Hilali.

United States: "The first principle is that terrorism, and terrorism
alone, is the path to liberation. . . . If what they mean by jihad is
terrorism, then we are terrorists." ~ Fawaz Damra, Convicted Imam, Ohio

United States: "Let us continue the protests. Let us damn America. Let us
damn Israel. Let us damn their allies until death." "Mohammad is leader.
The Qu'ran is our constitution. Jihad is our path. Victory to Islam. Death
to Israel. Revolution! Revolution! Until Victory! Rolling, rolling to
Jerusalem." ~ Sami Al Arian

United States: "The Day of Judgment will never happen until you fight the
Jews. . . . The trees and stones will say, oh Muslim, there is a Jew
hiding behind me. Come and kill him!" ~ Hatem Bazian, Lecturer, University
of California at Berkeley.

United States: "Muslims cannot accept the legitimacy of the secular system
in the United States, for it "is against the orders and ordainments of
Allah . . . the orientation of the Qur'an pushes us in the exact opposite
direction as the forces that are at work in the American political
spectrum."~Zaid Shakir, former Muslim chaplain at Yale.

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