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Americans Respond to Choudary's Challenge
The Liberty Alliance seems like a very fine group.
American Leaders Confront Call by British Jihadist Cleric for a Muslim “Revolution”; Imam Reportedly Arriving in Washington to Urge Establishment of Shariah Law in America
Washington, D.C., February 24, 2011 — A coalition of American groups and leaders are expressing deep concern about recent reports that British jihadists Imam Anjem Choudary, Abu Issadeen and Sayful Islam, have announced that they will arrive in Washington next week to lead a rally calling on American Muslims to establish Shariah Islamic law and an ‘Islamic state in America‘.
The coalition is calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Obama to let the American people know if Anjem Choudary, Abu Issadeen and Sayful Islam will be admitted into the United States.
The coalition is seeking assurance from the Administration that the U.S. Government has plans to address the threat of a jihadist gathering in our capital. Abu Issadeen has been released from a prison term he served after he called for beheading of any Muslim in the British Army.
The coalition has published online an Open Letter to Barak Obama (see text below), which is being signed by leaders and concerned individuals across America.
As reported in the Daily Mail, Choudary, who has declared, “the flag of Islam will fly over the White House,” has announced that he will lead his protest in front of the White House on March 3rd. Choudary adds: “The event is a rally, a call for the Shariah, a call for the Muslims to rise up and establish the Islamic state in America.”
An announcement of the D.C. rally has been put on the website, http://shariah4america.com/, which calls for “revolution,” and states: “The decades of Western backed oppression that have violated the sanctity of Allah and plundered Muslim resources is coming to an end and the dawn of a new age is indeed beginning. In light of this, sincere Muslims have come together, from different parts of the world, to orchestrate an unprecedented event on 3rd March 2011 that will undoubtedly add a new dimension to this intensifying conflict and send shockwaves across the world.”
The website continues: “On 3rd March 2011, at Pennsylvania Avenue, outside the White House, the Muslims will let the tyrant Barack Obama and the American people know that a new constitution beckons the US called the Shari’ah, and that this worldwide revolution will see it implemented inshaa’allah (God willing) very very soon…”
Whether or not the Imam follows through with his stated plan, the Coalition seeks a clear and public response from President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and Secretary Napolitano, and our elected leaders at this time.
Text of the Liberty Alliance Open Letter to President Obama to Oppose Shariah Law in America
We, the undersigned, call on President Obama to announce his opposition to Shariah Islamic law in America. Shariah threatens our Constitutional liberties and equality under the law.
We ask this of him at a moment in history when influential members of the Islamic community, both here and abroad, are asserting that the implementation of Shariah law in America is necessary for the exercise of Islamic religious freedom.
The truth is that Shariah law is destructive to Americans of all faiths. It is directly opposed to the values, culture and ideals of the United States of America since our nation’s founding. From that time, Americans have committed to honor and preserve the hard-won freedoms, justice, and wisdom of centuries of Western Civilization.
We ask President Obama to defend our Constitution and to state unequivocally that he stands against the imposition of Shariah law in America. We need to know that our President will stand beside us in our commitment to America’s freedom from the tyranny of Shariah law.
The Liberty Alliance
To sign the letter, please click here.