Bryan Fischer
The Islamic threat inside our military is real -- a Muslim says so
By Bryan Fischer
August 19, 2011

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M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, has done us all a service in his column in the Wall Street Journal, "The Islamist Threat Inside Our Military." He is writing in response to PFC Naser Abdo's plan to kill a whole bunch of Ft. Hood soldiers in the name of Allah, just like his hero Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan did.

Says Jasser, who may be the lone true Muslim moderate in existence, "How many Islamists gone militant do we need to attack us before our military addresses radicalization among its Muslim members?"

While most Muslims serve in the U.S. military without creating problems, Jasser correctly observes, "The problem is the subset of Muslims who are Islamists."

This is a significant problem since the Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) issued a fatwa in 2008, saying that "the basic conflict between the declaration of faith and testimony that there is no God except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and the declaration and pledge of Allegiance of the USA is irreconcilable."

Jasser adds this sober warning: "There is an irreconcilable conflict between allegiance to the United States, with its secular Constitution, and fealty to the consciousness of an Islamist state that centers on the Quran as its constitution and the ummah (Muslim nation) as its global citizenry. The crucial question a Muslim soldier needs to be asked is this: 'Do you have any sense of loyalty to the ummah and its Islamic state?' Those who answer in the affirmative pose a problem."

So Jasser, as a partial solution, calls for a moratorium on all Muslim request for conscientious objector status based on their Islamic faith. This is certainly a minimum. We just cannot have Muslim soldiers deciding for themselves which of America's enemies are worth fighting.

But the problem with Jasser's entire thesis is the Islamic doctrine of taqqiyah. This doctrine teaches Muslims that they may use deception to advance the cause of Islam. This means that a Muslim can lie through his teeth when he is asked the question Dr. Jasser posed above and feel quite clean in his conscience when he does it. Likewise he can lie through his teeth when he appears to take his oath to uphold the Constitution and defend the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic. After all, his god, his holy book and his holy prophet are the ones urging him to deceive the infidel dogs to further the cause of the one true faith.

So the question is this: how can we ever trust the oath a Muslim takes when he enters the United States military? Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and Naser Abdo both took the oath and it proved to be meaningless.

Mr. Jasser, I'm happy to see you advance a moderate view of Islam. But you have yet to tell us how we can identify the Muslims we have to worry about and distinguish them from the ones we don't. Until that day comes, we enlist Muslims into the United States military at our peril.

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

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