Sunday, February 06, 2011

Why I Must Reject Rep. Allen West

An old friend of my father had a great sense of humor and was skillful in telling even the most lengthy and complex complex jokes.  His business card was short and to the point, including a profanity which I will omit. " If you are going to say no, say it now before I waste my ... time on you."

    Last week I said yes,  joining a Facebook page which supports Representative Allen West for President. Since then I received information which compels me to revoke the sale and say no.

    I will not support Rep. West for the nomination, nor will I vote for him if he is nominated for President. I demand honesty and consistency in my candidates. I can not tolerate pandering to prejudice and bigotry.

    I have seen and heard previous statements by West in which he related the truth with clarity and conviction. I was ready to support him based on that.  Others had a different reaction and several of them set a letter of complaint. West's reaction to that letter, revealed by the Miami herald,  turned me off.

    West responded to two Rabis and two preachers representing a LefTard group  with a letter which included the following disgusting expressions of pandering cowardice.

Let me start off by clarifying my position as it pertains to the Islamic faith.   I am neither anti-Muslim nor anti-lslam.   l respect every religion, and the Constitutionally·protected right to practice that faith in a peaceful manner.

In a town hall meeting that I held in Boynton Beach, Florida on Monday, January 31, 2011, Nezar Hamze, Executive Director of the South Florida chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), asked me a question about my stance on Islam.

1 told Mr. Hamze  --    in a room full ofapproxinately 400 constituents - that "I will always defend your right to practice a free religion under the First Amendment.''  I want you to know that 1 will always support religious freedom practiced in a way that is peaceful for all Americans.  Throughout my more than 22 year career in the U„S„  Army and working for the government, including 43 months serving in the Middle East, I worked with and befriended many who practice the Islamic faith, and have known these people to be peaceful, patriotic Americans.

Let me be clear.   It is the extremist, radical element that has hijacked Islam that presents a dangerous threat to both our country and our allies throughout the world.  This radical jihadist movement has no place in the United States of America or anywhere on earth.  I've seen firsthand the vicious hatred that stems their radical interpretation of the Koran, and I condemn it fully.


I am neither anti-Muslim nor anti-lslam

    If any seeker or holder of high office is not against Islam, then I am against him.  Once you know what it is, you must be opposed to it if you have any morality.

l respect every religion

    Islam is not a religion, it is a way of life: intra-species predation. Respect is given where respect is due, Islam is not owed any.

practice that faith in a peaceful manner

    Islam's faith component serves as a troop motivator and camouflage. It promises Muslims eternity in a celestial bordello if they wage jihad and threatens them with eternal torment in the fire if they refuse.  If it is a religion, it must be peaceful and beneficent.

    War is a required part of Islam, ordained by 2:216. It is not like "cafeteria Catholicism" it is all or nothing: ..."Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? "...2:85Islamic law requires a minimum of one military expedition against disbelivers in every year, if it is not performed when possible, all who know of the obligation are in sin.

right to practice a free religion

    Islam is slavery, not freedom. Believers are Allah's slaves, purchased to fight his wars; 9:111. Is there a right to engage in world conquest?  In 8:39, Allah orders Muslims to fight until only Allah is worshiped, "alltogether and everywhere".  3:110 tells Muslims that they are "the best of peoples". Bukhari's collection  of authentic hadith informs us that the expression means: "the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam."

    Islamic law informs us that when women and children are captured by Muslims, "they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman's previous marriage is immediately annulled".

    Is there a right to rape?  The hadith also inform us that Moe gave tacit approval to the practice of raping captives and the Noble Qur'an has seven references to "right hands possess".

religious freedom

    Religious freedom is for legitimate religions, not crime syndicates. Islam's mission is mercenary and its method is martial.  Islam does not reciprocate, it demands a monopoly.


    The Qur'an contains eight verses which prohibit friendship with disbelievers. Tafsir Ibn Kathir sheds some light on this issue in "The Prohibition of Supporting the Disbelievers"; "We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.'' .

radical element that has hijacked Islam

    Islam has not been hijacked, it is evil by design. Terrorism is not a modern innovation, it is a foundational sacrament in the core of Islam. I refer doubters and dissenters to a previous post: What's Wrong With Islam/Muslims? for the disgusting details.

their radical interpretation of the Koran

    The interpretation belongs to Islam's founder; what he said and did while not engaged in revelation shows us how he interpreted what he revealed.  In the last decade of his life, Moe started a war on the average of every six weeks. A glance at the table of contents of The Life of Muhammad will tell you what you need to know about Islam.

Most Americans don't know that Moe dictated & dispatched extortion letters. Most of them were subject to some interpretation; the one quoted below stands out for its clarity.


In the name of ALLAH the compassionate, the Merciful

From Muhammad, Prophet of Allah

To the People of Aqaba

May peace be on you. I praise Allah who is one and except whom there is nobody else to be worshipped.

I do not intend to wage war against you till you receive my written reason for it. It is better for you, either to accept Islam or agree to pay Jiziya and consent to remain obedient to Allah, His prophet and his messengers. My messengers deserve honour. Treat them with respect. Whatever pleases my messengers, will also please me.

These people have been informed of the orders about Jiziya. If you desire that there should be peace and security in the world, obey Allah and His Prophet. Thereafter none in Arabia and Ajam (Iran) shall dare cast an evil eye on you. But the rights of Allah and His Prophet can at no time be waived.

If you do not accept these terms and set them aside, I do not need your presents and gifts. In that case, I shall have to wage war (to establish peace and security). Its result would be that the big ones shall be killed in war and the commoners shall be taken prisoners.

I assure you that I am a true Prophet of Allah. I believe in Allah, and His Books, and His Prophets and am of the faith that Maseeh (Messiah) son of Mariam (Mary), is a Prophet of Allah and His word.

Hurmala (Raziallah AnhoA.) who brought to me 3 wasaq (about 6 quintals) of barley, recommended your case. Had it not been in compliance of the command of Allah and the good opinion of Hurmala for you, it would not have been necessary for me to correspond with you and instead of it, there would have been a war. If you will obey my messengers, you shall immediately have my support and the help and support of everyone who is attached to me.

My messengers are Shuraih-beel, Obaiy, Hurmala and Hurais (Raziallah AnhoA.) and whatever decision they take in respect of you, shall be acceptable to me.

Your people are under the protection and responsibility of Allah and His Prophet.

Supply provisions to the Jews of Maqna, for their journey to their country.

If you accept obedience, may peace be on you.'

Seal: Allah's Prophet Muhammad.

    I need to hear a candidate curse & condemn Islam and call for the emancipation of those enslaved to Allah. Allen West won't do it. Instead, when assailed by bigots under color of clerical vestments, he pandered to bigotry.


Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout said...

Before getting elected Congressman West was very nasty against Islam and Muslims. Is a shame that everyone who seeks office try to get votes through bashing Islam and Muslims. This is not acceptable and it's condemned by us.‬‪ Allen West bought his political position through hurting the American Muslims especially the decent Muslim Congressman Mr. Keith Ellison. This new elected congressman Allen West brought shame to the American Congress. My message to Mr. West is that he took the wrong side.‬‪ He should have taken the side of the interest of all Americans without discrimination. Surely he turned his swearing on defending the Constitution into discrimination. Yes, that disqualify him from his current position!‬
Br. Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout
Director of AMANA
The American Muslim Association of North America

Ben said...

I do not find anything wrong in telling the truth about Islam in a campaign speech or elsewhere.

There is no harm in exposing the fact that Islam is incompatible with the values promoted in our Declaration of Independence or established in our Constitution.

My objection is that West displayed cowardice in the face of the enemy instead of standing by the truth.

By the grace of God and the First Amendment, we have freedom of expression. Those who object to Rep. West's expressions or those of any candidate or office holder should respond to them in detail as I did in this post.

Stand up for what you believe, respond point by point, citing relvant, verifiable evidence to support your opinions.

Anonymous said...

If you want to have someone removed from office for ignoring the constitution they swore to uphold start with President Obama, he ignores the constitution very time he passes law that is bad for America. The power elite and the UN when they want to start chaos bring in people from other countries they know are incompatible with the west, thats why you are all here. The muslims , the beheaders, are locked in a time warp, but they seem to know our constitution pretty well if they can use it .I agree, Alan west should have stuck to his guns. The muslims have nothing to offer us, they consider us infidels and think anyone who doesnt' believe in the Muslim religion should be killed, Sofian, would you want to live with millions of people who think Muslims should be killed and tortured and maimed? I don't thinks so, neither do we.

Ben said...

Madhatter, I did not suggest that Rep. West should be impeached, only that he has lost my trust and support.

Obama never had my trust or support. While agree that he should be impeached, there are two problems: first, Republicans can not possibly obtain the supermanority required for impeachment & conviction. Second, V.P. Biden would be no improvement.

Anonymous said...

Like you Allen Wests speeches on Islam resonated with me. I was also deeply disheartened by his letter. I sent a letter to his campaign with a link to this blog.

Lets hope that he will find his strength and convictions once more. I can't imagine what a withering assault from the liberals and islamists must be like.

So, I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on this occasion. Time will tell whether he can rise to the occasion. Few have.

If only we could get Robert Spencer to put his hat in the ring.

Ben said...

I really nead to hear clarity from candidates. When I hear the H word, I do not detect clarity.

Near the end of his CPAC closing address, Rep. West told it as it is. We need to know that he really means it.

The enemy is Islam, no qualifiers needed.

Anonymous said...

by the same logic you do trust any Muslim who says he/she is opposed to terrorism and jihad

looks like you are on the side of Muslims against West...Sofian agrees

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