Hat tip to Town Hall
My friend and colleague Karen Lugo, a constitutional law expert, has written an article in Town Hall on the Sharia event last week at the Islamic Center of Orange Country. Take particular note of answers given by Imam Muzammil Siddiqi.
"As I asked him when Muslims would assume a leadership role in repudiating human rights abuses in the name of sharia, he gave rationalizations on how everyone suffered during the revolution in Egypt. He said that country and customs must be taken into consideration when assessing the application of sharia as he also offered that not all governments or actors in Muslim countries follow sharia."
Of course. You see, here is the sticking point. It is true that Muslims living as a minority in non-Muslim countries are told to obey the local laws-as long as they do not interfere with a Muslim's ability to obey God-as expressed in the statement published by the Fiqh Council of North America, which was read by Siddiqi himself. (He is director of FCNA). That itself is a big enough hole to drive a bus through. It is when Muslims achieve majority status that Sharia comes into play-according to the design of the Islamists. Siddiqi himself has been quoted as wishing for the eventual rule of Sharia and Islam world-wide. Of course, he knows he will never live to see it, but it is a long-range mission to him to be achieved peacefully through immigration, demographics, Dawa (outreach) and conversion. How many Muslims are there out there who came here so they would not have to live under Sharia? And now they have people like Siddiqi trying to bring it into our own legal system and using hacks like Maxine Waters and Loretta Sanchez to further their cause.
When asked about what is happening around the world today, the best he can do is mumble about considering the conditions in certain countries at certain points in time. Wonderful.
Muzammil Siddiqi, like Abdul Faisal Rauf, is a master dissembler, who has convinced gullible non-Muslims that he is a moderate. He is not. His associations with proven radicals goes back many years and continues today. He has his fingers in most of the suspicious Islamic organizations in the US today (ISNA, NAIT, and the Figh Council to name a few). The fingerprints of the Muslim Brotherhood are over Siddiqi's associations. What Siddiqi is engaging in is taqiyya (deception).