Many on the Left are on a crusade to spread Islam in the rubble of Ground Zero. They have shouted out in support for a giant mosque to be built in the spot where the towers fell. And anyone who is against the mosque or its leader, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf are clearly Islamophobists. But who exactly is Imam Rauf?
So-called liberals would have you to believe that Rauf is a moderate Muslim striving to bridge the gap between the west and Islam. He has built his career on trying to teach the west that Islam is really a good religion and the western view of Muslims is distorted. In fact, Rauf has gone so far as to say that American principles and Sharia law principles are almost one in the same.
Discoverthenetworks.org points out that in March 2009, Rauf said that “Islamic law and American democratic principles have many things in common,” and he claimed that sharia’s endorsement of “political justice” and “economic justice … for the weak and impoverished” is a creed that “sounds suspiciously like the Declaration of Independence.”
Rauf also participated in a panel at a Book Expo in June of 2004. The event was covered on C-SPAN at the time. The apparent left-leaning audience ate up every word the Imam said. In fact, when Rauf made a shocking statement about Sharia and America, the crowd eerily laughed with glee.
“What’s right with America and what’s right with Islam are, in fact, very much in sync…I call America a Sharia compliant state.” – Feisal Abdul Rauf
I cannot comprehend why the people sitting at that event thought it was funny. I cannot fathom why no one got up during the question and answer time later at that event and asked Rauf some tough questions. Like how is stoning young women to death for being raped compliant with America? How does cutting the nose off of a woman for fleeing an abusive husband reflect the Declaration of Independence?