In his most recent official statement marking the end of a Muslim holiday, President Obama has raised some concerns that he's not being realistic about the threat Islam poses to America. One voice along that line comes from the American Freedom Law Center.
In his statement Sunday on ending Eid al-Fitr, President Obama thanked the Muslim community for its contributions "to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy." Reacting to that statement, Rob Muise co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center tells OneNewsNow the president has apparently ignored Israel's battle against terrorists and Jihadists in other countries targeting innocent civilians, especially Christians.
"It's quite troubling that the president does not recognize that we have a very serious threat across the world and to our nation a threat posed by Islamic jihadists who support and promote sharia law," he shares.
Muise says the president is apparently ignoring the history of threats as well as the events of September 11, 2001, and the continuing threats against the U.S. The attorney's colleague and co-founder David Yerushalmi did a study on the terrorist threat posed by mosques in America.
"[That study] shows that [in] 80 percent of the U.S. mosques, their imams promote violent jihad against the West," Muise explains. "... Sharia law, which is the foundational law of Islam, is antithetical to our fundamental values and beliefs, particularly the right to free exercise of religion [and] the right to freedom of speech."
Muise says it's inaccurate to suggest the teachings of Islam are consistent with building the fabric of America. "It's just the opposite," he adds, noting of course that not all Muslims support jihad.