Sunday, September 28, 2008

MPAC's Answer: Politics IS Jihad

The Muslim Public Affairs Committee, a "moderate, mainstream Muslim" organization, has a Dear Abby kind of column. Here is an excerpt from one...
Question: I am a Muslim deeply involved in American politics. However the Muslims I go to school with are trying to convince me that it is haraam (strictly forbidden). They tell me such clich├ęd things as we must only govern by Allah's laws; that there is no room for compromise in Islam, and that we must have a Caliphate. Please explain to me what my response should be.

Answer: Actually, it is jihad — to effect change in the way of Allah inside the prevalent structures..."
Read the whole thing here.

The interesting thing is that they don't try to hide this. It's right out in the open for everyone to see, written in English. It's just politics, right? This is a democracy. It's okay to get involved in politics and try to push for change. But of course, to us kafirs, it has a whole different feel, doesn't it?

They will keep pressing, wherever they are, and in whatever way they can, for "change in the way of Allah," and they'll do it inside the prevalent structures (until they can change those structures). How can this relentless encroachment be stopped? We will probably not get any large numbers of people putting up any major resistance to their encroachment until more people feel the cold fear of grasping some basic Islamic ideas. At that point, we've already got plenty of good ideas.


Always On Watch said...

Political jihad. It's been ongoing for a long time, hasn't it? Just not mentioned so bluntly by a Moslem.

Good find.

Citizen Warrior said...

Yes, it's been going on in earnest, apparently, in the United States since at least the 1960s.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you concern and their understanding of politics as jihad should be noted, but the link you provided was the British MPAC-UK, not the American organization (which is even more odious).