Islamic Circle of North America’s Shari’ah Law Education Campaign

Last Monday, March 5, 2012 the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) launched its   “Defending Religious Freedom, Understanding Sharia” campaign to educate America on Islam, and sharia.  The alleged purpose of this campaign is to eradicate  Islamophobia, educate American’s and focus on religious freedom.  However, what ICNA is marketing is not what it might appear to be.  In fact, it looks more like daw’a (outreach/proselytisation etc.).

“The First Amendment guarantees religious freedom for every citizen. Muslim Americans are asking for the same fundamental rights to observe Sharia, a component of the Islamic faith, in our personal, familial and religious affairswithin the boundaries of the United States Constitution and all local, state and federal laws,” says Dr. Zahid H Bukhari, President, Islamic Circle of North America.

This statement by  Bukhari is pure taqiyya (lying for the sake of Allah or for the sake of promoting Islam – see video on ACT! Omaha home page).  American’s are not afraid of people who choose to eat halal foods nor do we want to tell people how to handle their estate upon their death.  This is not about religious freedom either.  It is about classic Islam and shari’ah.

Sharia is intrinsically incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.  Bukhari does not believe that all religions are equal and should be treated equally; such a concept is not classic Islam.

Furthermore, ICNA is an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, the enemy of western freedom.  Burkhari represents the political and religious ideology of the enemy of freedom.  This is a very serious example of stealth civilization jihad which we know it the mission of the Muslim Brotherhood and its front groups as outlined in their Explanatory memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America. This tactic is nothing more than lawfare (using our laws against us to rob us of our freedom).

“In the next six months, the campaign “Defending Religious Freedom, Understanding Sharia” will tour 25 cities nationwide.”

“ICNA is making an honest attempt to reach out and connect to our fellow Americans and introduce them to our Islamic faith,” says Naeem Baig, Vice President of ICNA Public Affairs. “We see it as our responsibility to clarify misconceptions about American Muslims.”

In fact, perhaps this whole event is more like a “flight from persecution and the taking of opportunity to propagate the religion by peaceful Dawa means?”

Hat Tip: Mark H., Director, EducateUSA

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WASHINGTON DC, 17 Rabi al-Thani/10 March (IINA)-While the Catholic Church may be dominating U.S. religious headlines as of right now, six of the top ten religious stories of 2011 were about Islam. With national focus on religious freedom this election cycle centered on the hot-button issue of contraception and the right of conscience, a leading American Muslim organization is gearing up to promote their own religious rights through a nationwide outreach campaign to combat Islamophobia.

The initiative, headed by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA),also aims to educate the broader American public on the Islamic faith and address questions about Sharia.

“The First Amendment guarantees religious freedom for every citizen. Muslim Americans are asking for the same fundamental rights to observe Sharia, a component of the Islamic faith, in our personal, familial and religious affairs within the boundaries of the United States Constitution and all local, state and federal laws,” says Dr. Zahid H Bukhari, President,Islamic Circle of North America.

A recently released study by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research shows the number of Islamic places of worship have increased 74% in the past decade. States with the most mosques are New York, California and Texas. Despite a decline in negative perception compared to last year, 14% of Americans agree that Muslims want to establish Sharia, or Islamiclaw, as the law of the land. For ICNA, this number is still clearly too high.

In the next six months, the campaign “Defending Religious Freedom, Understanding Sharia” will tour 25 cities nationwide. In each city, ICNA will host town hall events aimed at open dialogue and addressing misconceptions about Sharia.

“ICNA is making an honest attempt to reach out and connect to our fellow Americans and introduce them to our Islamic faith,” says Naeem Baig, Vice President of ICNA Public Affairs. “We see it as our responsibility to clarify misconceptions about American Muslims.”

Events will be held in Miami on March 10th, Washington D.C. on March 27th and Los Angeles on April 17th. Additional dates are yet to be announced, but are planned in New York City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Houston, Dallas, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Kansas City and Detroit.

In addition to town hall meetings, the organization is airing public service announcements and radio ads in 20 cities, as well as hosting seminars on college campuses. Billboards will go up in high traffic areas, including one near the Lincoln Tunnel, seen by over 120,000 people a day. There is also a national hotline dedicated to answering questions about Sharia and the Islamic faith. The toll-free number is 1-855-SHARIAH.

 

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