The follow-up news from Tennessee about Jamal Badawi and the Muslim Brotherhood concerns the latest “interfaith outreach” event in the Nashville area, in which a rabbi is leading a busload of his congregants on a pilgrimage to the new Murfreesboro Mosque.
According to the latest newsletter from the Tennessee Council for Political Justice:
Rabbi Mark Schiftan, senior rabbi at The Temple in Nashville is preparing to take his congregants on a bus ride to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM) on Sunday, October 27, 2013. He has dubbed this ride “A Sacred Journey of Understanding.” He claims to ride in support of First Amendment freedoms of worship and assembly.
Well Rabbi, we hate to burst your bubble, but you are no Freedom Rider. The bus riders of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s went armed with facts and the truth about what was happening to blacks in America. Your intended destination, the ICM does not stand for freedom and liberty as the West understands these concepts. In fact, as we have recently disclosed here and here, leadership at the mosque, pre- and post-construction, are aligned with those whose end goal is sharia for all. The Muslim Brotherhood uses the catchy phrase “civilization jihad” to describe their vision.
Imam Bahloul at the ICM is a graduate of Al Azhar University in Egypt with a degree in Da’awah (proselytizing for Islam). His thesis was the establishment of a Da’awah curriculum aimed at secularists, atheists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Al Azhar is credited with starting the Islamist movement with training from Islamic radicals. It is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and stands for the propagation of Islam and sharia as a complete way of life. Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader who has been banned from the U.S. and the U.K., Yousef Al-Qaradawi, famously declared that:
“Conquest through Da’wa [proselytizing], that is what we hope for. We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through sword but through Da’wa.”
Walking in lock-step with Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) leadership, Imam Bahloul is hosting Muslim Brotherhood leader Jamal Badawi on November 3rd.
Rabbi Schiftan, given your support for the Islamist movement in Tennessee, we thought you might like to phone Badawi in advance of his trip here and arrange to have a private visit over coffee. Badawi’s phone number was included in the Muslim Brotherhood’s phone directory that was introduced during the federal terrorism financing prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation.
Hamed Ghazali’s number is there as well so feel free to include him. After all, you are all Family of Abraham.
So Rabbi, as you prepare for your trip, take some facts along with your moral elitism. At least the facts have some basis in reality.