Friday, December 30, 2011

SF Muslim Community Association; selling jihad while smiling at the kuffir

The MCA in the Bay Area has an online bookstore which, not shockingly has three books on sharia.  Both of these books present Islam just as the Qur'an does, as a religion of intolerance and discrimination against those either not Muslim enough or not Muslim at all.  One of the three books is "Reliance of the Traveller," the manual of sharia law approved by Al-Azhar University in Egypt, seat of Sunni jurisprudence for Muslims world-wide.  These books cannot be dismissed away with a wave of the hand. they represent Islam as it is supposed to be practiced, not some extreme or radical version of Islam outside the mainstream.

Interesting how the Muslim Community Association (MCA) openly sells what amounts to hate literature, yet they say that their members are  "well-educated, well-traveled, and earn higher than average incomes in the San Francisco Bay Area."  Then by the account above, poverty does not cause jihad.

From WetPaint December 27 by Kamala

Silicon Valley Sharia

Apple. Google. Facebook. Sharia?

Silicon Valley has become synonymous with modernity and innovation.

And naively, one might expect Islam in Silicon Valley to share the same traits: an advanced, forward-thinking interpretation.

Presumably, the Muslim Community Association (MCA) of the San Francisco Bay Area would serve as the stewards of such a perspective. Billing itself as "one of the largest Muslim communities in the US," the MCA proudly proclaims that its members are "well-educated, well-traveled, and earn higher than average incomes in the San Francisco Bay Area." Even the mayor of Cupertino (Apple's hometown) recently visited an MCA Open House.

Yet the MCA's own web site makes it clear that Silicon Valley Islam is anything but innovative. Their online bookstore, which features a small but revealing set of "authentic" books about Islam, yields an interpretation of Islam that is draconian and unbending: an Islam dedicated to bringing Sharia to the world.

One book, Man-Made Laws vs. Shari'ah, by Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Salih al-Mahmood, makes the case that Sharia is the only acceptable set of laws for mankind, arguing that anyone that believes otherwise is a disbeliever.

Muslim apologists repeatedly tell non-Muslim audiences that Sharia is full of vague benefits, such as drivel about "the protection of human dignity," or the aim to "develop and sustain a moral and just society." Sharia supposedly "aims toward ideals of justice, fairness, and the good life." It's a "myth" that "The Shariah is repressive and against American values." It's "simply a set of rulings by which Muslims choose to draw closer to God."

These apologists never seem able to reference any actual documentation of the specific rules and details of Sharia. They cite Sharia's "tremendous diversity." According to liar Reza Aslan, Sharia is "understood in thousands of different ways." He's even so bold as to claim that "there's really no such thing as just Sharia." A US State Department spokeswoman, when asked about the steady march toward Sharia in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, responded that Sharia "has a broad application and is understood differently in different places and by different commentators.”

Sharia, you see, is so amorphous, so varied, so nuanced that it's just too difficult a task to even write it down.

Yet somehow, the MCA has no problem helping its members learn all about the specifics of Sharia.

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