If you watch the video or read the corresponding article in the link, you will likely find this statement to be just the teeniest bit ironic , "Some in the Muslim community here say they are worried that those who attend the event may be placed in harm's way." As if.
Because it is a well known fact that Christians and Jews are known for brutal beheadings, rapes, human smuggling, and violence against Muslims (insert big rolley-eyed smiley here).
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I suppose it shouldn't come as any surprise that a couple of the panelists coming to speak have extremist ties, though these men are praised as worthy leaders in their communities.
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is best known for his role as a possible co-conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Indeed, the Imam gave testimony defending the Blind Sheikh.
The group's lawyer claims Wahhaj is woefully misunderstood and misinterpreted, but, well, you can read his words for yourself:
Wahhaj has made extremist statements while lecturing at the Islamic Association of Northern Texas. In November of 1991, Wahhaj advocated the establishment of an Islamic State in the U.S.:
"Where ever you came from, you came to America. And you came for one reason- for one reason only – to establish Allah's deen."[emphasis added]
During the same lecture Wahhaj predicted the demise of America unless it accepted "the Islamic agenda," citing the fall of the Soviet Union as a warning sign. [emphasis added] He added that "there will never be an Islamic State, never, until there's first an Islamic state of mind," and that Muslim should be involved in politics not because, "it's the American thing to do. You get involved in politics becausepolitics are a weapon to use in the cause of Islam."  [emphasis added - http://www.investigativeproject.org/case/409He sounds like a rather astute and upstanding sort of individual, don't you think?
The other special panelist, Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid is also a bit problematic for the innocent, purist Muslim cause. Here are his words:
In a speech by Abdul Malik Mujahid, Columbus, Ohio, September 1995., he puts out a Conference calling for Jihad:
Consider the following statement:Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam. And sometimes you don’t like it. Qital is ordained upon you, though it is hateful to you, but it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you….And one example is, now we have 60 or so Muslim countries, and not a single one of them wants to go for Qital and Jihad for Bosnia. Qital is ordained upon you though it is hateful to you.23 - https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/chicago-imam-qital-killing-is-an-essential-element-of-islam/
Sounds as if those words were all taken out of context by those evil, media Islamophobes doesn't it?
Even the Egyptian President admits that Muslims have a real problem with radicalism. The irreparable damage done by radical Muslims to all Muslims last week has caused a real PR nightmare for this Sound Vision group that wishes to come to Texas to point Islamophobic fingers at us.
This group would be better served to place their efforts in publicly denouncing the radicals within their bosom rather than whining about Islamophobia, a term used as a tool to attack anyone who disagrees with their ideology, kind of like how black people use the term racist for everything.
According to the group's website, this is the kind of nonsense about Islamophobia being taught at this event:
Well they wouldn't exactly be in the news all the time if there wasn't that pesky little problem of beheading men and sporting them on a metal fence, and trading captured Christian women and children as sex slaves. I mean, it is not exactly as if they are out there doing good deeds all around the world and showing themselves to be a beacon of light and truth.
Rather, we get to view images such as this little ditty gleefully spread around the internet by Muslims.
Additionally, there is information being spread by ISIS themselves that they have beheaded Christian children. The complaints about the media is all information coming directly from Muslims, and is not just crap CBS, NBC, and ABC pulled out of the air.
The real truth may be hard for Muslims to swallow and is likely the reason they are feigning victim here. The fact is, there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and 15-25% of those have been radicalized. That means there are 300 million radical Islamists who want us dead.
Here are more truths about Islam. Listen and decide if the Muslims attending the Sound Vision event in Garland have to worry about their safety, or if they should place their concern more in their own radicalist damaged image.