For the past couple of weeks, ever since the congressional elections reduced
Emperor Palpatine President Obama to a vestigial appendage on the body politic, it seems that everyone in the country has been preoccupied with the details of what the Pardoner-in-Chief was going to do in the way of “Executive Amnesty”. No time left over to worry about the Great Jihad!
Whether you love him or hate him, Obama-obsession seems to be the order of the day. But Diana West has been an exception. As we have seen many times in the past, the author of American Betrayal is quite capable of keeping track of more than one topic at a time, unlike the majority of American journalists.
Ms. West’s column today at Townhall summarizes the work of ritamalik, Vlad Tepes, and Andy Bostom in exposing what was really going on at the November 14 Muslim prayer service at the National Cathedral (now the National Masjid) in Washington D.C.
Below are some excerpts from the column. For those who may have missed it, I’ve embedded the video she refers to in the body of her text:
Giving Thanks For The Counter-Jihad Network
I am giving special thanks this year for the hard work of patriots who toil without recompense to expose the many vectors of Islamic subversion currently eroding the already hollowed-out institutions of Western society.
To this end, I will tell a story about a story. It concerns the first Muslim prayer service ever held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. As I wrote last week, this weirdly “invitation-only” service, which took place on Friday, Nov. 14, gathered representatives of Muslim groups with proven links to Hamas and to Hamas’ parent group, the Muslim Brotherhood. This means that, however briefly, jihad-linked groups took over the National Cathedral, where presidents and other great Americans have lain in state. These terror links led some media to label the event overall a “Muslim Brotherhood event,” or an “Islamist” or “extremist” event. As the service itself demonstrated, however, it was all strictly Islamic.
How do I know that? Not from 24/7 media, national or local. Not from the armies of think tanks that occupy Washington and its environs. Not from religious or political leaders, either. No professional organization with experts or a newsroom that I am aware of bothered to analyze the Muslim service at the National Cathedral, even though it was live-streamed on the Internet and available to all.
I am able to tell you about the contents of the service only thanks to the incredible international counter-jihad movement. This movement lives and breathes in the ether of the Internet, on an array of blogs, on YouTube. This case of Islam at the cathedral shows how the network works.
First, the blog Vlad Tepes captured the streaming footage of the 80-minute Muslim service. Next, Arabic translator Rita Malik assessed the English and Arabic service for Gates of Vienna and provided a summary that was posted there. Enter Islamic expert Andrew Bostom, author of several indispensable books on Islamic jihad, anti-Semitism and Islamic totalitarianism, who analyzed several of the Koranic verses used in the service by consulting some of the essential Koranic commentaries that Muslims use to understand their religious book. Bostom posted his findings at his blog, AndrewBostom.org.
Finally, Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes compressed everything to create a watchable, educational YouTube video of four and a half minutes. (As a bonus, Gates of Vienna also posted the short video’s transcript.) Soon, the video was mirrored at other counter-jihad sites, such as the Scandinavian blog Tundra Tabloids and Denmark’s EuropeNews.dk.
Swift and seamless volunteer operations like this keep anyone informed who wants to be informed. For their extremely hard work, I am truly thankful.
What exactly did the Muslims preach from their mock-up mosque inside the cathedral far from Christian symbols and imagery save one cross that Muslim worshippers literally turned their back upon? Last week, I mentioned some Koranic verses denigrating Jews and Christians that are typically part of Islamic prayer sessions. One of these, Koran 1:7, was indeed in the main sermon by South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool.
More shocking, however, was the inclusion of Koran 3:26-27…
Enemies of Islam have been warned? Episcopalians can call this “ecumenism,” but it sure sounds like jihad to me. Now, at least, we all know it.
Read the rest at Townhall.
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