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Phoenix Imam Tells Muslims To Disregard U.S. Laws

by Robert Spencer

“A Muslim must try his best to abide by the rulings of Sharia [Islamic law] whenever possible as much as he can. He should not allow himself to be liable to those western laws that contradict the clear-cut Islamic rulings.” The rulings of Sharia, mind you, include stoning for adultery, amputation of the hand for theft, and institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims. But the speaker was not some fanatic Wahhabi in Saudi Arabia; it was the Phoenix-based imam Omar Shahin, president of the North American Imams Foundation. This is probably one reason why, as The Arizona Republic reported Monday, the FBI has stepped up scrutiny of Shahin and other Muslim leaders in Phoenix.

Omar Shahin has been in the news before. He is the spokesman for a group of six imams who sued US Airways after being removed from a flight in 2006 when passengers and crewmembers reported that they were behaving suspiciously. The imams were handcuffed and later interrogated, then released with no charges, whereupon Shahin led a news conference to condemn prejudice against Muslims. All six imams later sued the airline, airport police and an FBI agent, claiming they had been singled out solely because they were Muslim. “We did nothing,” Shahin maintained in a report on Boston — and the Council on American Islamic Relations seized on the incident as evidence of American “Islamophobia.” “We are concerned that crew members, passengers and security personnel may have succumbed to fear and prejudice based on stereotyping of Muslims and Islam,” said CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, in the same report. More from HumanEvents


November 19, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security, War on terror | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CAIRing for Terrorist Groups

By Joe Kaufman | Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has a long terror-related history. The group was created in 1994 as a part of the Hamas infrastructure inside the United States. The group has had a number of representatives deported and/or convicted for terror-related activity. Even today, the group is named by the U.S. Justice Department in a federal Hamas fundraising trial.

As well, CAIR has had many of its leaders refuse to call certain terrorist organizations “terrorist organizations.” Some CAIR reps have even outright stated that these groups were not terrorist groups. One of these individuals is Omer Subhani. He is on record as denying that Hamas and Hezbollah are terrorist organizations. He has denounced me for suggesting the obvious reality that support for Hamas means support for terror: 

“[Joe] Kaufman has his latest article posted on the front page of FrontPageMag… In that article he claims to expose CAIR’s true feelings about Hamas… [T]he obvious idiocy of Kaufman’s allegation is that if you say Hamas is not a terrorist organization then you’re some sort of terrorism sympathizer or supporter.” (Omer Subhani, Islam, Muslims, and America, “Kaufman’s Idiotic Assertions,” March 12, 2008)

Now, Subhani has made a disturbing declaration regarding the PLO and one of its former spokesmen – just another bullet point in the infamous CAIR chronicles.  More from FrontPageMagazine

November 4, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security | , , , , | Leave a comment