Some of us have spent years telling people that certain leaders in Dearborn are trying take away basic Constitutional rights from U.S. citizens. And the media almost universally condemn us as racist, Islamophobic bigots for daring to question what goes on in Dearborn. And here we see Dearborn's true colors being displayed. Ironically enough, the following report was written by Niraj Warikoo, one of the most vocal critics of anyone who dares question Dearborn's pro-Sharia policies.
Of course, Imam al-Qazwini is careful to condemn violence over criticism of Muhammad. But that only helps us to draw a new distinction between the terms "Radical Muslim" and "Moderate Muslim." A radical Muslim is one who wants to take away your First Amendment rights through violence and terrorism. A moderate Muslim is one who wants to take away your First Amendment rights without violence and terrorism. Here someone may object, "But what about Muslims who don't want to take away your First Amendment rights at all?" Well, if they don't believe in Muhammad's commands, how "Muslim" are they?
And he urged the U.S. to do more to stop the people behind the video and those who are promoting it.
"Somehow, they should be stopped," said Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn. "The U.S. response should be much more stronger than verbal condemnation."
Al-Qazwini attended the annual Eid dinner Thursday night at the State Department in Washington with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who spoke about the attacks on U.S. facilities that resulted in four deaths in Libya.
Clinton said the violence was not justified, a view that was echoed by Al-Qazwini. He said Islam teaches that ambassadors and other guests should always be welcomed.
"This is not what Islam preaches," Al-Qazwini said of the fatal attacks. "There is no way we can tolerate killing."
At the same time, he said we can't "sit and watch" as the anti-Islam video is promoted.
"We can do more to stop inciting violence," he said. Allowing the movie has "broader ramifications for our troops, diplomats and Americans abroad."
The filmmaker and those who support the movie, such as Quran-burning Pastor Terry Jones of Florida, "have blood on their hands," he said. (Continue Reading.)