The first words out of the mouth of terror-linked CAIR Executive Director, Hassan Shibly, to Sun City retirees are lies as he asserts, “There never is justification for terrorism, but terrorism stems from political differences, not from religious differences.”
Observer News Controversy frequently follows Hassan Shibly, Esq., but it does not so much as slow down this advocate for shoving Islam down the throats of unsuspecting Americans.
Shibly, whose November presentation to college-bound seniors at Steinbrenner High School raised parental ires and subsequently produced a stormy Hillsborough County School Board session, spoke here last week. He was the invited guest of the Universalist Unitarians.
Shibly heads the Tampa office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). And his mission, he told the 30 or so assembled UUs, is to acquaint non-Muslims with the facts (lies) of the faith. It is ignorance, he asserted, that leads to misunderstandings. (No, it is deception by Muslims that leads to misunderstandings) “When we speak to each other” he added, “we build respect for each other and learn from each other.” (You wish)
Seeming to separate himself and most other Muslims from those who call themselves Muslim but foment terrorism, Shibly declared “Islam teaches that human rights are often greater than God’s rights,” adding that “you (we) cannot pray to God all day and then hurt people at night.” It is Muslim practice to pray five times each day. (But they hurt people all day long and at night, in between praying to God)
Speaking of God, he continued, Muslims believe that theirs is not a separate God but rather that there is only one, which is neither male nor female, a being above and beyond human comprehension who is represented by the several prophets, which include Abraham, Jesus Christ and Mohammed. And, he added, “Islam is more tolerant of Christianity than Christianity is of Islam.” (At that point, someone should have grabbed him by his scruffy beard and escorted him out, warning him not come back)
This is not Shibly’s speech at the Senior Center but is part of every speech he gives:
As part of his overview of Islam, Shibly outlined for the UUs the five pillars of the faith: testimony, prayer, fasting, alms giving and pilgrimage. And, standing before them, he practiced at least the first two. Asked about the Muslim position on atheism, the Shibly replied that in the Islamic faith the one unforgiveable failing is to die without ever recognizing God.
And when the subject of Muslim attitudes toward and treatment of women was raised, Shibly sidestepped and countered that in the context of Islam as it is practiced in his world, in fact, his wife can have more power than he has. Because his wife, in their faith, is entitled to keep all that she earns while his earnings must be used to support her and their family, he said, she may accumulate more materially than he and therefore would have greater power if it is equated with money. (Gee, I wonder why he left out the part about a woman only having half the value of man and if she is raped she needs 4 male witnesses to prove her case in a court of law or else she can be flogged, jailed, or hanged)
He also acknowledged that there are extremists who distort the Qur’an to fit their agendas. “There never is justification for terrorism he asserted, “but terrorism stems from political differences, not from religious differences.”(Too bad nobody had all the passages from the Quran that instruct Muslims to kill, torture, and behead non-believers and steal their land)
Elaborating on his comments to the UUs concerning women’s rights under Islamic law, Shibly acknowledged there are abuses such as so called “honor killing” which is murder of an offending female by her male relatives who perceive themselves to be dishonored. However, he pointed out what he considers a certain “double standard.” American men, in fact, murder women for all kinds of offenses they feel dishonor them, but it simply is not known as “honor killing” he said. Another difference is American criminal law which severely punishes proven murder. (Unlike Islamic law, which lets honor killers get off scot free)
Asked about the several documentary films which have circulated in the U.S. during recent years and focus on reported training camps in several states – Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Virginia, Colorado – where young Muslim converts are taught how and where to wage war on “infidel” Americans, Shibly emphatically denied they exist. (There ya go, when you can’t counter the facts, simply call them lies)
Any effort to overthrow the U.S. government would be blatantly illegal, he insisted, and if such training facilities existed they therefore would be forcefully entered and closed by U.S. law enforcement. (I guess nobody had a map of the 35 terrorist training camps across North America)
And when it comes to the root of conflicts in the Middle East, Shibly attributed the warfare during the last 60 plus years since Israel was established to “colonization” leading to a “cutting up” and a repopulation of the area at the expense of peoples with historic claims. This is what has given rise, he indicated, to terrorist groups such as Hasbollah and Hamas. (When in doubt, blame the JOOOOOOOOS)
Closer to home, Shibly allowed that he has been threatened from time to time and is vigilant. He and his family, he added, must take security precautions, but their determination to bridge the divide created by the misunderstandings of Islam is not diminished.
Unfortunately, none of THESE Tampa parents were at Shibly’s speech: