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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's Taqiyyah Extraordinaire

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Ground Zero Mosque Imam's repertoire of lies and deception --- all for the sake of Islam....


Who is Imam Abdul Rauf: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is an Arab-American imam and an author. He has been Imam of Masjid al-Farah, a New York City mosque, for 25 years. Recently, the U.S. State Department has appointed him an ambassador to the Arab world.


He has written three books on Islam and its place in contemporary Western society, and has founded two non-profit organizations, whose collective mission is to enhance the discourse on Islam in society. Starting in the spring semester of 2009, he has been an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at St. Joseph's College's Brooklyn Campus in Brooklyn, New York. Abdul Rauf has, thus, emerged as a leader in the American Muslim community through his work as a bridge builder between American society, the American Muslim community and the wider Muslim World.

Though he claims that he is an activist for improvement in relations between the Muslim World and the West, his hidden Islamic agenda, like all pious Muslims, is to increase Muslim population in the US, establish the Sharia Law, and finally to turn the U.S.A. into an Islamic Country, a dar-ul-Islam.

In 1997, Abdul Rauf founded the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), a civil society organization aimed at promoting positive engagement between American society and American Muslims. The organization is now headed by his wife, Daisy Khan. In 2003, Abdul Rauf founded the Cordoba Initiative, another registered nonprofit organization with offices in New York and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As the CEO of the Cordoba Initiative, Abdul Rauf coordinates projects that emphasize on the bonds that connect the Muslim World and the West.

As said above, behind all such sweet words and apparently innocent efforts, there lurks his ultimate goal as a Muslim – How to turn America into an Islamic state and that too in the quickest possible time. Every American must believe that they can even trust a poisonous snake, but not a pious Muslim like Imam Feisal, who pretends to be a friend of Christian Americans. The all-knowing and all-powerful Allah has permitted Muslims to lie as necessary and do any mischief to deceive non-Muslim kafirs for the benefit of Islam. Perhaps many non-Muslims now-a-days know that the all-merciful Allah has put merit for such cheating of the kafirs, called taqiyyah. So, it is no surprise that Imam Feisal would employ taqiyyah to fool the kafirs of U.S.A. and hence to obtain Allah’s blessings.

Taqiyyah by Abdul Rauf

While speaking at his mosque in New York in 2004, Imam Feisal said: "The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians. But it was Christians in the World War II, who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets."

It is not difficult to understand that what Feisal Abdul said about the Quran was blatant lies; in verses of the Koran, Allah instructs Muslims to kill innocent infidels. In a video clip Slaughtering innocent non-Muslims is justified in Islam, a Muslim cleric explains why Allah has permitted them to kill innocent non-Muslims and how Prophet Muhammad, following Allah’s guidance, massacred the Jews of Beni Koraiza of Medina. Another video shows interview with a suicide bomber. When he is asked – “Why you kill innocent non-Muslims, even children by blowing you up?” he replied, “No non-Muslim, including their children are innocents. They are guilty of refusing Allah and his Prophet Muhammad and hence they are fit to be killed.” 

In a "60 Minutes" interview shortly after the September 11 attacks, Imam Rauf said: "Fanaticism and terrorism have no place in Islam" , adding: "I wouldn't say that the United States deserved what happened, but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened." When the interviewer asked Rauf how he considered the U.S. an accessory, the Imam replied: "Because we have been accessory to a lot of innocent lives dying in the world. In fact, in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.”

During an interview on New York WABC radio in June 2010, Imam Rauf declined to say whether he agreed with the U.S. State Department's designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization. Responding to the question, Rauf said: "I'm not a politician. I try to avoid the issues. The issue of terrorism is a very complex question... I am a peace builder. I will not allow anybody to put me in a position where I am seen by any party in the world as an adversary or as an enemy."

In December 2009, Imam Feisal announced plans to build the Cordoba House, a giant 13-story community center, including a mosque that would accommodate 1,000 - 2,000 Muslims in prayer, two blocks away from the Ground Zero, winning non-binding support from the local Community Board, as well as some elected officials, but also attracting protests from some families of the 9/11 victims, politicians, civil society organizations, academics and others. The Imam's wife, Daisy Khan, who is the executive director of ASMA, speaking at a public hearing in Lower Manhattan on May 25, 2010, was widely quoted as having said that building a community center two blocks from Ground Zero was "no big deal". The building of the mosque and community center, as well as the initiative itself, was criticized even by some Muslims, such as Sufi mysticist Suleiman Schwartz, who said that a building built by Rauf barely two blocks from the Ground Zero, is inconsistent with Sufi philosophy of simplicity of faith and sensitivity towards others.

On another occasion, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said that jihad warfare was started by the West and can only be ended by the West. But in fact, the doctrine of violent jihad is an essential part of the Koran; hence it an Islamic tradition and has been in force since the birth of Islam. So, his comment forces one to believe the Imam is either a lunatic or is ignorant of Islam. The Koran says that jihad is the best way to worship Allah and jihad for a single day is equivalent to a thousand day’s prayer. From these examples, one can estimate the kind of lies Muslims like Imam Feisal would resort to in the interest of Islam for deceiving the nonbeliever kafirs.

One of Imam Feisal's book is: What's Right with Islam: a New Vision for Muslims and the West (HarperCollins, 2004). In it, he suggests that the “American Constitution and system of governance uphold the core principles of Islamic law” (i.e. sharia). And he thus concludes that the “American political structure is sharia-compliant.” In December 2007, Rauf promoted What's Right with Islam at a Malaysia gathering of Hizb ut Tahrir, which seeks to impose sharia globally. 

In July 2010, journalist Andrew McCarthy reported that this book was originally published in Malaysia under a different title: A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America Post-9/11.[i] This original title of the book obviates the motive and contents of the book. More astonishingly, a special, non-commercial edition of the book was reproduced, with the Imam’s cooperation, by the Islamic Society of North America and the International Institute of Islamic Thought. Both these organizations are American tentacles of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Brigitte Gabriel on Abdul Rauf

Brigitte Gabriel on Fox

While talking to Fox News, Brigitte Gabriel said: “Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has said publicly that September 11 attack was not perpetrated by the Muslims. He said publicly on CNN that Osama bin-Laden was made in the United States... So, what type of teaching will be done in the mosque if it gets built? We shall have to understand the lineage of Feisal Rauf. His father came out of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), the oldest terrorist organization in the world. He was in MB with the aim and al-Jawahiri, the second man in Al Qaeda. He was kicked out of Egypt and sent to Kuwait where Abdul Rauf was born and the father came to USA and set up an Islamic Center in 1965 in New York City, funded by 49 Islamic countries… They are using our laws and our open-mindedness against us.” 

Debate between Tim Brown and the Imam

In a television debate, titled “Leader of Ground Zero Mosque Refuses to Disclose the Source of Funding”, between 9/11 fire-fighter Tim Brown and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, on the proposed 13-storey mosque at the Ground Zero, Brown asked the Imam: “Why it is so close to the terrorist attack site?” The Imam replied: “Because we want the whole world to know that the Muslims condemn the 9/11. We have been condemning 9/11 in the loudest possible terms and since then we want to make sure that the message is heard loud and clear. Terrorism and extremism does not distinguish men of different faiths and ethnic communities...”

Tim Brown then said that he has talked with the affected families and they are not happy with the project. And according to their version: “A Trojan Horse is being pushed into the most sacred ground, the Ground Zero. We have so many of our family members and friends died.” Tim Brown continued: “I appreciate the Imam what is he saying. I have a question for him – Where from the millions and millions of dollars in cash come from?”  ...Another question: Although he says that the Muslim community has come up strongly against radical Islamism and terrorism (but we failed to notice that).

In his reply, the Imam said, “Well, we have several thousand people, more than a thousand people are Muslims work in the financial district; they are among the supporters. I have worked with the FBI, in fact, after 9/11. I was invited to lecture to all fronts of FBI agents, on how we the Muslims and Muslim leaders can participate with the law enforcing agencies to ensure that this kind of debate may happen, and what is called as extremism coming from our community does not happen.”

Tim Brown asked again: “Where from the 3.8 million dollars come?” The Imam replied: “It comes from our community. We have members, who are very successful members of this community: The American community, the financial community.”

Let's stop for a while to assess what the Imam wants to say. Firstly, the reader should recall that what President Obama had said in his Cairo speech were blackest lies and Imam Feisal was an author of it. So it's easy to understand that what type of a liar he is. Now let us see how he adds more lies and deception to his repertoire in above debate. He told Tim Brown that "We have been condemning 9/11 in the loudest possible terms", which contradicts his previous statements that September 11 attack was not perpetrated by the Muslims. He said publicly on CNN that Osama bin-Laden was made in the United States. Yet, all 19 people connected to the 9/11 attacks were Muslims, mostly from Saudi Arabia. Moreover, in contrast to Imam's claim, nobody ever heard Muslims condemning the 9/11 attack loudly. Instead, the world witnessed rejoicing and celebration on streets of the Muslim world. The Middle East was flooded by the joyous dances on the streets. In Palestine and in many other Islamic countries, Muslims took out procession to celebrate the day holding placards that read “Death to America”.

Instead of condemning the 9/11 attacks loud and clear, it has been a cause for celebration and a source of inspiration for Muslims. For example, on the streets of Europe, such as in the U.K., we witness Muslims shouting slogans: "Magnificent 19" referring to the 9/11 perpetrators, "May Osama bin-Laden bomb you”, “Nuke, Nuke USA” etc.

Muslim Leaders' Taqiyyah in India

“The Darul Uloom Deoband is an Islamic school propagating Sunni Islam in India.  It is located at Deoband, a town in Uttar Pradesh, India. It was founded in 1866 by several prominent Islamic scholars (ulema), headed by Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanautawi. The other prominent founding scholars were Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi and Haji Syed Abid Hussain. The institution is highly respected across the India, as well as in other parts of the Indian subcontinent.”

Seven years after the 9/11 attacks, reported TNN on January 1, 2008, for the first time ever the Darul-Uloom Deoband issued a fatwa against terrorism, stating that Islam had come to wipe out all kinds of terrorism and to spread the message of global peace. The fatwa, signed by Darul-Uloom’s grand mufti Habibur Rehman, asserted that "Islam rejects all kinds of unjust violence, breach of peace, bloodshed, murder and plunder and does not allow it in any form".

Citing the "sinister campaign" to malign "Islamic faith.. by linking terrorism with Islam and distorting the meanings of Quranic Verses and Prophet's traditions", Mahmood Asad Madani, leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, had wanted Deoband to spell out the stand of Islam on world peace.

The fatwa, issued at a huge gathering of Muslims, attending the Anti-Terrorism and Global Peace Conference in Delhi, went on to say: "It is proved from clear guidelines provided in the Holy Quran that allegations of terrorism against a religion which preaches and guarantees world peace is nothing but a lie. The religion of Islam has come to wipe out all kinds of terrorism and to spread the message of global peace. Allah knows the best." 

"Killing of innocent people is not compatible with Islam. The biggest challenge faced by us today is terrorism (which) threatens to strike at the very root of the secular structure of our society besides causing irreparable loss," stated Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind leader Madani, an MP.

Usman, the deputy rector of Deoband Jamiat, said that many people, especially in the West, were carrying out a propaganda that terrorism was synonymous with jehad. He said that while terrorism is destructive, jehad is constructive. "Terrorism is the gravest crime as held by the Quran and Islam. We are not prepared to tolerate terrorism in any form and we are ready to cooperate with all responsible people," he said.

Inclusion of caveats like "unjust" and "innocent" etc. made fatwa falling short of unequivocal condemnation of terrorism. Even then, any observer of Islam with nominal knowledge of its scripture and history would know that every statement in the above fatwa on the peculiarities of Islam is outright false, Taqiyyah --- exactly opposite to what Islam stands for, to what the Quran preaches and to what Prophet Muhammad had practiced. Such fatwas by Muslim leaders, trying to assert that Islam means peace and those who are engaged in terrorist and other subversive acts, are not true Muslims and they ate doing this by transgressing the laws of Islam etc. are simply desperate and calculated efforts to cover for the horrendous acts Muslims have been committing all over the world, including in India. In reality, the word "terrorism" in English is equivalent to "jihad" in Arabic, and this jihad is the most important (military) component of Islam.

And, while announcement of fatwa received lukewarm response from the large exclusively male-Muslim gathering, they cheered most lustily when the speakers attacked the U.S. When Usman came down heavily on "the dual policy of America", the massive crowd cheered him up heartily. "Whenever Christian and American interests are hurt in any part of the world, they take prompt action to set things right even at the cost of human lives. They maintain silence though when Muslims are the victims," he said, in condemnation of the U.S. support for Israel.

The real purpose behind the Deoband's issuance of the said Fatwa is that many terrorist organizations are closely connected to the Darul ulum Deoband idealogy and inspiration. Hence, Deoband has lately been under intense focus, because many of the terrorist groups — from Taliban to Jaish and Harkat — are widely perceived to be Deobandi in orientation.

[i] A Call to Prayer from the WTC Rubble: Islamic Da'wah from the Heart of America Post 911 (Mizan, 2007) (Published under that title only in Malaysia, Seruan Azan Dari Puing WTC:Dakwah Islam di Jantung Amerika Pasca 9/11)

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Good article Dr...
written by duh_swami , September 05, 2010
Rauf...I will not allow anybody to put me in a position where I am seen by any party in the world as an adversary or as an enemy."

No one is doing this to him, the liar is doing it to himself...If you listen to him , after a while the taqiyya dissipates, and just plain lying rises to the top...
written by kope , September 05, 2010
history will remember 911 as a the day islam rise and the day christianity fall

Please read my blog read how islam will win the
clash of civilization.

written by duh_swami , September 05, 2010
written by kope , September 05, 2010
history will remember 911 as a the day islam rise and the day christianity fall

BS...That is the philosophy behind the GZ mosque, but it is an Allah/psychedelic mushroom hallucination...
the peace of Islam..
written by dead or alive , September 05, 2010
..coming to your town in U.S.A. www.serbianna.com
To kope
written by Archpagan , September 05, 2010
History will remember 911 as the starting point of the keyamat of Islam. You zombies have no brain to figure it out.
2 Kope
written by Machmoed , September 06, 2010
here is some explanation

You wrote on your website: christinity and jewism and hinduism dont have any religious dress code for women nor does for men, thats mean christians/jews can show any body parts including private parts because their religion put NO limits to it, their religion does not say which body parts you can not show in public.

The above is totally not true. Where did you get the idea that judaism does not prescribe dresscode for women. The headscarf is still used by jewish women. Nowadays they almost all wear a wig. In Judaism like in islam women are not allowed to show their hair. Many of the habits of muslims are inherited/borrowed from the jews. Many christians don't know Jahweh and Allah are both sick when it comes to morality. This is one of the main reasons i believe religion is a hoax. Judaism is far too different than christianity. This fact is still ignored by many Christians and ofcourse cause it shows the fallacies of the prophecy. Arabs and jews are not that different in thinking. Women inferior: in that region (Middle East) they always thought a woman is less so they believed their God would think like this also. In that time people believed it's ok to have slaves etc. that's the reason both Jahweh and Allah thinks it's ok (in realty people thought that) to have them or to do with them what the master wishes. No ofcourse would the real God not allow this, he never allowed this. No ofcourse does God not choose anyone to be his people (the biggest lie ever). No ofcourse did God not sent any son, saviour, messenger, prophet to the world (an other lie). No ofcourse did God not sent down any scripture...not to Moses, not to Jesus and certainley not to Muhammad.
Extreme Taqiyya Deception Muslim follows Native American Ritual
written by Dr Radhasyam Brahmachari , September 06, 2010
Extreme Taqiyya (Deception): Muslim follows Native American Ritual
Manchester Evening News reported, Mohammed Ahmed parked his car without paying the ticket. When a traffic warden went to give him a ticket, he spat on her face and hit on her left jaw.
Taqiyya is a religiously sanctioned deception that Muslims are allowed to practice. A Muslim may pledge allegiance to the host country and waive the biggest possible flag, but in person he must remain loyal to Islam, which advocates hating of all non-Muslims.
Mr. Ahmed played the same game when he was taken to the court. He pleaded guilty but his lawyer stated, “He has a belief in a native American ritual to ward off future irritations that involves spitting at or towards a solid object.”
The lawyer further explained, “Unfortunately at the time he spat the woman stepped in front of him,”
(Disclaimer: The person shown in the picture is not the same person in the story. It was made to show Muslim’s duplicity.)
written by Truthseeker , September 07, 2010
I havent read your site but someone else pointed out how you claim that Judeo-Christianity doesnt have any kind of dress code for women.

That clearly shows your ignorance of holy scripture because that is not true at all. This other person pointed out how Jewish women cover their hair by wigs or head scarves. And from the New Testament I would like to point out this

1 Timothy 2:9

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array

Elsewhere it says that a woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head (1Cor 11:5)

This is something that too many women in the west have gotten away from in the past 50 years or so, many in the east still cover their head in church but in the west most dont do it any more and they should.

But even so, though modesty is good and commendable, still our salvation is not dependant on the state of our clothes but on our accepting the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness of our sins. That was His only mission on earth, not merely to teach but to give His life as a ransom for many (Isaiah 53)

2 Truthseeker
written by Machmoed , September 08, 2010
Thanx for noticing it. We have to look out what we show to muslims. If they see what this individual puts on his site, they might think you see, they don't know shit and if they lie about Judaism, then they lie about islam. This is the reason that we have to look out. I try to be truthfull. I don't hate muslims, jews, christians. In fact i don't care about the believing of others as long they are not a threat to me or others (society). That's all. I read the thora a bit and i know how Jahweh( people of that time) thinks and it's not devine (at least i can't believe God is like that).
written by duh_swami , September 08, 2010
The only thing appropriate to say about 'God', is, 'God is'...Anything beyond that is a slippery slope...Where all religious theory falls apart is in trying to explain it further...
2 Duh
written by Machmoed , September 09, 2010
Indeed Duh. Beyond that it's all speculation and it's even ok by me. But stating those speculations as facts is just stupid. It seemes those people cannot think differently and they really believe science is an evil thing.
Nonmoslem world is in deep slumber,denial mode,extraordinarily generous,magnanimous to ISLAM/Moslems.
written by ALLA Tappa , September 09, 2010
But Moslems / ISLAM are as usual - with cruelty,hatred,killing nonmoslems,terrorizing ,torturing nonmoslems in ISLAMIC countries. The so called dialogue with nonoslems ,by moslems and IMAMS like this guy rauf is to put their demands and make the nonmoslems concede to their evil designs by nonmoslems. But moslems never, ever give anything or concede anything to nonmoslems. Did a,including united nations ask Moslem rulers, moslem societies to give equal rights, equality, right to build temples,churches,synagogues in ISLAMIC countries, treat nonmoslem citizens as equal citizens in ISLAMIC countries, and also must give right of worship ,freedom of expression in ISLAMIC countries. There is a whole sale violations of human rights of nonmoslems in ISLAMIC countries . Who is asking this and asking the moslems to write in their constitutions - the rights of minorities ? none . With the result the MOSLEM rulers / moslems of ISLAMIC countries are tormenting,torturing ,terrorizing, killing,raping, driving away nonmoslems from ISLAMIC countries. Where is the justice in this world? Where is U N? Wher is free world which talks always about equality, equal rights, equal laws to all, freedom of expression, freedom of thought, freedoms,democracy,peace, love ,liberty, freedom to worship ,equality of women etc ? ISLAMIC world / ISLAMIC societies, ISLAMIC countries are getting away with murder,hatred, cruelty,discrimination,terror ,killing
The real Message of the ground zero mosque
written by Walter Sieruk , September 10, 2010
At a lecture last month abuot Islam at York Pa. One of the speakers Rev Moussa, who lived for many years in the Middle East, Said the message overseas about the ground zero mosque would be "You see what we did here, we brought down the twin towers and build up a moque." Also the other speaker Dr.Shayesteh,who is now a Christian but in time past was a Muslim and a Hezblooah member, said the real message of the ground zero mosque would be " We have killed and have been victorious."
Mosque on ground zero?
written by Machmoed , September 10, 2010
I don't know why these muslims want a mosque in a kafir land/country. Or is it ok when it's in their favour?

Why can't America make it political and demand a church to be build in Saoudi Arabia? Just to see how the muslims would react. No guts/balls i guess!

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