Wash. Times' Gaffney: For Muslims, "The Preferred Way Of Achieving [Shariah Law] Is ... Through Violence"
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In his January 23 Washington Times column, Frank Gaffney wrote that for Muslims, "the preferred way of achieving [Shariah law] is, as Muhammad taught, through violence." Gaffney also called the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) a "Muslim Brotherhood front group" that is "squealing like, well, stuck haram (or impure) pigs." From the Times:
Muslim Brotherhood front groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are squealing like, well, stuck haram (or impure) pigs. After all, they have been working overtime to try to obscure the true nature of Shariah and to prevent the enactment of legislation that would interfere with the considerable progress being made below the radar in states across the country: the insinuation of Shariah into the American judiciary.
Resorting to their standard technique of ad hominem attacks, CAIR and its friends have derided Mr. Gingrich's stance as "racist," "bigoted" and "Islamophobic." Such comments evidently were not persuasive to South Carolina voters - and they should be equally dismissed by everybody else.
The simple fact of the matter is that Shariah defines the fault line between people who are Muslims but can love our country, respect and enjoy its freedoms and support our form of government and Constitution, and those who are obliged by doctrine to oppose all those things. Worse, adherents to Shariah must - in accordance with that doctrine - seek, as Mr. Gingrich says, "to impose it on the rest of us."
For the latter Muslims, the preferred way of achieving such submission is, as Muhammad taught, through violence. Where that would be impractical and/or counterproductive for the moment, however, their doctrine encourages the use of stealthy techniques to advance the same supremacist goal.