It’s no secret that the Islamization of Europe that is well underway, but what about the potential Islamization of America? If the latter sounds implausible — and I’m sure a great many people view it that way — consider what might happen if the already Islam-sympathetic Democrat party wins the next presidential election…or the one in 2024.
That party has already demonstrated that it’s willing to back agendas that are both radical and socially destructive. For example, on January 25, candidate Joe Biden tweeted, “Let’s be clear: transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time.”
Should a new group with a better story of victimization show up, their equality would soon become “the civil rights issue of our time.” Should Democrats win the next election, don’t be surprised if Muslim rights suddenly replace transgender rights as “the civil rights issue of our times.”
Islamic activist groups such as CAIR and ISNA have already positioned themselves as civil rights organizations. They claim that the population they represent has been victimized by discrimination, unjust immigration policies, and hate crimes. What’s more, American Muslims also happen to belong to a worldwide community of believers which numbers 1.7 billion people. And the vast majority of the global Muslim community care nothing about the rights of the transgender community.
Should Democrats prevail in November, Elizabeth Warren’s little transgender friend, Jacob, could get kicked to the back of the bus — if not under the bus.
To be sure, liberals have already expressed their support of Islam in various ways. One poll revealed that two-thirds of Democrat voters consider Islam to be no more violent than Christianity.
And, as we have seen, liberal judges backed by liberal politicians have blocked every attempt by the current administration to ban Muslim migration from certain countries.
Moreover, American educators who have been happy to affirm and promote radical views of gender and sexuality won’t hesitate to promote Islam’s radical ideology. In fact, they’ve already begun to act as advocates for Islam.
In many schools across the land, middle-school history texts present a whitewashed picture of Islamic history, while in elementary schools, children are asked to memorize the Shahada — the Islamic confession of faith in Allah and his prophet, Muhammad.
And then there are the politicians. The current frontrunner for the Democrats is Bernie Sanders. He’s also the current favorite among Muslim voters, of whom two-thirds are Democrats and only 13 percent are Republicans.
In August, Sanders was one of the featured speakers at the Islamic Society of North America convention in Houston, where he received a standing ovation for his promise to overturn President Trump’s travel ban.
In addition, Sanders appointed a Muslim as his campaign manager, visited a Los Angeles mosque to commemorate the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks, appointed Islamist activist Linda Sarsour as a surrogate, and received endorsements from representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
Joe Biden? Well, Biden’s main claim to fame is that he was Obama’s VP, and that he was a central figure in carrying out the Obama agenda. Thus, we can assume that, if elected, he would continue the Islamic-friendly policies of the Obama administration.
How friendly? Well, in a speech before the UN, President Obama said that “the future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” When you think about it, that’s a strange thing for the President of the United States to say. Was it just a reminder to be more tolerant of other people’s faith? Or was it a threat along with the lines of “obey Islam’s blasphemy laws, and nothing will happen to you; otherwise … ”
In fact, Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, worked closely with the powerful Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to curb speech that was critical of Islam or its prophet. In other words, Clinton put the resources of the State Department in the service of Islam’s blasphemy laws.
It would also have been “Islamophobic” to note that the Obama administration actively abetted the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt under Mohamed Morsi. As Andrew McCarthy, the former federal attorney who prosecuted the Blind Sheik, noted, “the Obama administration waived congressional restrictions in order to transfer $1.5 billion dollars in aid to Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood’s victory in the parliamentary elections.”
McCarthy also noted that “on a trip to Egypt, Secretary Clinton pressured … (the) head of the military junta … to surrender power to the parliament dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood” and to Morsi. And, of course, the Iranian regime was showered with money by the Obama administration in return for a nuclear deal that served only to increase Iran’s ability to threaten the world.
Although President Trump vowed in a 2016 speech that “support networks for radical Islam will be stripped out and removed one by one,” there is not much evidence that this has happened.
In an article for the Middle East Quarterly, Sam Westrop points out that, with the exception of shutting down the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism program (which had been compromised by Muslim extremist involvement), “Islamic extremism is flourishing.” Westrop maintains that “support networks for radical Islam remain intact, and leading Islamic organizations continue to enjoy government endorsement and patronage.”
A Democrat victory means that the hand of Islam will be strengthened both within and without the borders of the U.S.
Sharifa Alkhateeb (1946-2004) American writer, researcher and teacher on cultural communication and community building for Islam and Muslims in the United States. She was involved in feminist causes, domestic violence prevention, as well as interfaith and educational organizations. She founded the first nationwide organization for Muslim women in the US and was the first woman to receive the Community Service Award from the Islamic Society of North America.