Candice Lanier - The ChristianRepublic.Com has reported that The Hutton Hotel (a Hyatt Hotel) in Madison, Tennessee, canceled an $8,000 contract with the organizers of “Preserving Freedom Conference: The Constitution or Sharia?” Cornerstone Church, also located in Madison, will now host the event, as scheduled, on November 11th. Pastor Maury Davis, of Cornerstone Church, explained that he is allowing the event to be held in his church because the group will provide an educational experience and one which he does not consider to be an opportunity for “hate speech” – a claim some have made in regard to the event.
Pamela Geller, Wafa Sultan and Mathew Staver are among the those slated to speak at the conference. The Sharia Awareness Access Network has accused The Hutton of caving in to pressure from radical Muslims. Pastor Murray has remarked that he is still puzzled by the Hotel’s actions because hotels often host events on controversial topics.
To that end, why is it that the warning of a potential catastrophe is often met with more derision than the actual threat itself? There is always a high price to pay for not addressing a dilemma early on. An example of this can be found by looking back at pre-WWII France. French political and military powers failed to heed the warning signs during Hitlers ascension. Unable or unwilling to read the writing on the wall, they bear responsibility for France’s epic fall. They were steeped in denial.
In addition to pretending that the threat didn’t exist, they also enlisted a strategy in popular use today – appeasement. Their appeasement subsequently blossomed into full collaboration.
At the same time, Winston Churchill, who issued warnings early on regarding Hitler’s agenda (and later referred to WWII as the “unnecessary war”), was ridiculed. As it were, the English, like the French, failed to forestall the impending disaster. Hitler, not Churchill, should have been the object of their suspicion.
According to CreepingSharia.Com, similar to the gradual rise of Hitler’s regime:
“Creeping Sharia” is a phenomenon scourge occurring across the free world. We’ll define it as “the slow, deliberate, and methodical advance of Islamic law (sharia) in non-Muslim countries” (literal definitions below). Another frequently used term is ‘stealth jihad’.
To the general public, justifiably pre-occupied with work, family, pleasure, dreams, hopes, goals, and the stresses of each, “creeping sharia” goes mostly unnoticed. Until, that is, a particular event generates enough concern from those who focus on the “creep” that the general public takes notice. These singular events are sometimes less worrisome, but taken in whole, the uncoordinated yet explicit goal of the ummah and worldwide caliphate become obvious and alarming.
Worldwide Sharia is the goal of Jihad, according to Citizens Against Sharia. The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood , al Qaeda and various other Muslim groups is to restore the Islamic Calphate and to impose Islamic law (Sharia) on the US, Europe, and the rest of the world.
According to The Terrorism Awareness Project, some of the aspirations of jihad are as follows:
- The LONG TERM goal of jihad is world domination – a global Islamic state under Islamic law.
Jihad is not, as some Western apologists claim, simply a striving for individual perfection. Rather, jihad is an expansionist totalitarian ideology that seeks to establish a global Islamic state ruled by Islamic law, or sharia. Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s chief henchman said in the summer of 2006: “Jihad seeks the liberation of Palestine, the entire country of Palestine and to liberate every land that used to be a territory of Islam, from Spain to Iraq.”
- Jihad demands the killing of “infidels” or their subjugation under Islamic law.
Since the time of the Prophet Muhammad jihad has offered three choices to the non-Muslim: conversion to Islam, submission under Islamic rule, or death. One manual of Islamic law states that if “the infidels” do not convert, “it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them.”
- Jihad calls for the extermination of the Jews.
In a Friday sermon in Gaza that was broadcast live on official Palestinian Authority television, Sheikh Ahmad Abu Halabiya summed up jihadis’ attitudes toward the Jews: “Have no mercy on [them], no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them…”
Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hizballah, takes the anti Semitism of jihad a step further, calling Jews “grandsons of apes and pigs” and cautioning that they are “a cancer which is liable to spread again at any moment.”
And then, in the Muslim Brotherhood’s own words: “There is no other way but gradual action, preparing the [people's] souls and setting an example, so that faith will enter their hearts… Gradual action does not impose Islam at once, but rather step by step, in order to facilitate understanding, studying, acceptance, and submission.
Currently, Sharia law already has a foothold in the United States. Its encroachment has not yet spread as far as it has in other parts of the West but it continues to gain speed. The following links provide some examples:
Obama admin is entrusting agents of the Muslim Brotherhood to approve training materials on terrorism
There are many other cases in the U.S., involving Sharia law, in addition to the above.
So, as was the case in pre-WWII Europe, many today in this country go to great extents to avoid what is becoming blatantly obvious. Failing to learn from history, or from those whose countries are currently experiencing a rapid demise, they demonize the messenger while disregarding the message. History is an excellent predictor of the future. Preserving the freedoms and liberties we currently enjoy will continue to require vigilance. Even the jihadists themselves have made it crystal clear as to their intentions.
Denial is dangerous.
Cross-Posted on World Threats