So, democracy, in no terms, is compatible with Islam ~ Muhammad Mustafa Mustaan
Islam is far more than a religion. Islam is a culture. A patient culture. Islam as an ideology/culture once colonized most of Europe and North Africa-the first Caliphate was taken down at the end of the 15th century. And then a new caliphate formed. Another try at colonizing. The Ottoman Caliphate between 1517 and 1924. It was the last Sunni Islamic caliphate of the late medieval and the early modern era. ISIS is the most recent attempt to push Islam on the world, to try to colonize the west; the new world-well it is relatively new.
And why not? The West has tried to colonize other countries. Promote our values. And in many cases failed. Not everyone wants our Western Values; our western culture. Not everyone aspires to the values that all people are born with equal intrinsic value and that all life is sacred. Why should Islam behave differently? Why should Islam not want to spread its wings, share its culture? Again.
September 11, 2001 was the announcement.
Imams tell us Islam as a religion and an ideology is not compatible with the West, yet here we are aiding and abetting a value system that is diametrically opposed to ours. And we do it in the name of tolerance. We are prepared to tolerate the intolerable and commit suicide by democracy.
In Canada, Arabic is taught in public schools in Alberta. Arabic!
“There has been a great demand. You see, in Edmonton we have a number of schools that are teaching Arabic, but in small towns it’s not in existence,” said Dean Sanduga, director of the Canadian Arab Friendship Association. “The Arabic bilingual program is the largest and fastest growing bilingual program in the Edmonton public schools. We’ve had the [bilingual] program for 35 years,” said Edmonton Public Schools trustee Cheryl Johner.
Here are the views of Mazin Abdul Adhim, an important Muslim thinker in Canada, who identifies with the internationalist, pan-Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir. He wrote the following on Facebook on March 14, 2017.
The Jews and Christians are united with the atheists upon the liberal secular way of life today, and they demand that everyone join them in this way of life of theirs. Islam cannot and will not ever become a part of liberal secularism, no matter what ups and downs Muslims go through,and this has caused the Jews and Christians and atheists to take extreme manipulative measures to force Muslims to comply with their demands.
No matter what the manipulative secular elite do, they will fail at this manipulative scheme, and Islam will rise once again in the Muslim lands, and the Ummah [Islamic nation] will unite under a single sincere Islamic leadership; and the Muslim lands – including Africa, the Middle East, the subcontinent, parts of Europe, Central Asia, and parts of Eastern Asia – will be fully restored under complete Muslim control, and there is nothing the lying, fear-mongering scum of the Capitalist elite can do about it.
It is important to understand that the West is undoubtedly heading towards banning [the activities of] political Islam. …
We need to understand that this is a struggle between two ideologies, not between countries or leaders or religions. It is a (mostly) silent war between secularism and Islam.”
Qari Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Luhaidan is a Judge, Quran reciter and an Imam in Saudi Arabia. He was invited by Islamic Relief Canada to speak to Canadians across Ontario and Quebec in 2017. He spoke at the Centre Culturel Islamique De Québec mosque. This is the mosque where six Muslims were murdered January 29,2017.
Here are excerpts from prayers recited in recent years:
O Allah, destroy [take revenge of] the Jews, the Christians, the Crusaders, the hypocrites, the Shia [Shiite Muslims] and all their collaborators
Make conflicts among themselves
Create division and disunity in their ranks
Turn the misfortune upon them
O [Allah, You are] The Strong, O [Allah, You are] The Almighty
Grant us the martyrdom in Your path when we are facing [the enemy], not turning back [from the battlefield], with Your mercy, O the Most Merciful
O Allah, give victory (help) the mujahideen everywhere
O Allah, make this month (Ramadan) a conquest for the mujahideen everywhere around the world, O Lord of the worlds.
In Saskatchewan, Muhammad Mustafa Mustaan preaches,
“I stand against the injustices happening because of the democracy, because of the capitalism, because of the invasion in our lands and because of the traitors and the rulers who we have on our lands who are brutal against us and who are the enemies.”
“In Islam, this is, the freedom of choice that you talk about, is not the way it is in a democracy, because democracy comes from a belief that God does not have any right in our daily life. We are the ones who choose it.”
“Democracy is nothing else but something which gives you the right to choose anything. The biggest shirk [Arabic term for idolatrous and heretical polytheism] is when you give your own self the right to choose whatever you want. So, democracy, in no terms, is compatible with Islam.”
We are told by leading Muslims that we are in a clash of cultures. Calls for the Ummah will not end across the pond. Yet here, in the land of Oz, we attack those who try to protect and defend our values-by name calling and bullying; “You Islamophobe you! How dare you criticize Islam?”
Islamophobia is not the irrational fear of Islam. Because it is rational to fear Islam in the west-its attitude toward women, gays, Christians, and in particular, Jews.
It is time to repeal Islamophobia-the fear of insulting Islam, and replace with Freedom of Speech.
From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”