I am a very proud American and I can officially say I have spent more time in America than I did in my homeland of Iran. America is now my home and I am grateful. What scares me now though, is watching parts of the American Left openly reinforcing the Islamic attacks on America and Israel, our only ally in Middle East.
So Why is this article entitled “Does Islam Control The Political Left?”
Think about, for whom do many on the Left have more tolerance?
Israel or Iran?
The only functioning democracy in the Middle East or the expansion of Islamic Political Nationalism?
The answer is easy. For the love of God, Leftists kick people out of rallies who carry the flag that represents Israel. They regularly condemn the actions of Israel and say little of the oppressive Middle East governments. Then, they have the audacity to walk around saying that they are all about love and tolerance and the need to coexist.
In order to get the bigger picture, let’s go back in time for a moment.
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, before 1979, Iran was called the “Mini America.” If you Google Iran before 1979, you begin to realize how very Westernized women were. Women wore skirts, tank tops and were able to wear makeup.
There were no hijabs.
Women were teachers. We had women in every position of government and it was inspiring. We had the freedom you take for granted here.
You could be whatever you wanted to be. You wanted to be Muslim? You could be Muslim! You wanted to be Christian? You could practice the Christian faith! Jewish? You bet! You could be whatever you wanted to be as long as you didn’t bother other people and infringe on their rights.
Sadly, and tragically in 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini came in to power in Iran. He hijacked the Revolution and turned the country into Islamic country. Among his first mandates was that all women must wear the hijab. It was mandatory – no exceptions!
It was not a random order. It’s in the Quran. (24:31)
Here’s where it got interesting: Some of the women felt that no government had the right to come in and tell them what they could or could not do and what they could or could not wear. They bravely resisted his order.
In response, the Iranian Sharia Court handed down a new law:
Wear the hijab or face dire consequences.
After the new mandate went into effect, if a woman was walking down the street without a hijab, the police would stop her and pin the hijab onto her forehead with a safety pin. Literally. Pin it on her forehead. That is not a story. That is a fact that caused tremendous pain and scarring.
If a woman not wearing full pants, if she dared to wear a dress or skirt, she would suffer a fate like one straight out of the once popular competition television show “Fear Factor”. Only this was no volunteer competition to win cash and prizes.
It was a reality, the punishment would be someone’s worse nightmare. They would forcibly grab their leg and shove a bag of live cockroaches up her leg into her vagina. That is what they did to my people!!
In time, no one dared walk out of their apartment without a full hijab.
Next came the order that women could not wear makeup. Sharia enforcers would have napkins or cloth with them and wipe the lipstick or the makeup off women they saw who dared wear it in public.
Doesn’t sound as bad as cockroaches, right?
Well, the cloth was laced with acid. They were not just getting rid of your lipstick, they were getting rid of your lips. The government of Supreme Leader Khomeini ordered women to be tortured by the police with acid!! To remove lipstick!!!
The powerful Islamic leaders in Iran were and are ruthless. They have absolutely no code of honor, they don’t care! That is how they took control over my country.
Now some may argue that this was several decades ago, and that is not happening now. Wrong!! Let’s fast forward to my life and my story:
I was age 11, walking home from school with a friend of mine. We were walking and whispering because we were not supposed to be loud. All of a sudden, I felt my head being jerked backwards and heard a single sound of a snip.
I turned to find a Sharia enforcement woman holding my hair. She literally cut off my hair!!
Why? As we were walking, it turns out that a bit of my hair accidentally had fallen lower than my scarf. It was showing from under my hijab. She grabbed it, cut it with a scissors and I could not say a word.
I stood there watching the woman standing there with my hair in her hands and I could not say a word. But inside, I said, screw you, I will regrow my hair.
I never let Sharia take me, I resisted as much as possible silently in my heart., it was my only means of survival.
That’s how they do it! They break you into submission!
Now we have Linda Sarsour, Madonna, Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson and others who are just dying to go to the Middle East because women have so many “rights”.
They could not be more wrong.
I dare them to go to the Middle East, to go to Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar; any of those countries. I dare you, Ashley Judd, to go to any those countries and speak out against the government. I dare you!! See what happens. You won’t be able to see another day of being a “nasty” woman.
Obviously, they have no idea what not having rights means. But I do.
That is why I am holding on to them tight. That is what I wake up every day thinking, “What else can I teach my fellow humans? What more can I do?” Anything to stop what happened in Iran to never happen here!
They have no idea what it means to be oppressed. Not a clue!!
At nine years old, no one came by to tell them you have to start behaving as an “adult.” Nor were they told to follow laws of the Muhammad – nor to fight in the name of Allah. They didn’t have to be willing to die in the name of Allah.
No one would prevent their daddy from selling his daughter to whomever comes first to buy her. For those that don’t know. I was sold. By my father. For $50. But that is a story for another time.
Let’s for a minute not care about Sharia, Isis, Khomeini, or terror attacks. Let’s not even care about the prophet of Islam. Put it all aside. Let’s go to the source.
Have you read the Quran? If not, you must do so! It’s the only way for you to understand the source of this Islamic war against humanity and for you to be informed about what your enemy believes and wants to enforce upon you.
I have said it before, when describing Sharia and Islam. They are like a time machine. Instead of going forward, however, they want to go back 1000 years. They come and they conquer and boom, you find yourself without even the right to choose your own clothes – let alone the right to freely speak.
So, why do so many on the Left tolerate them if not help them by shutting down discussion of the truth?
They do not not talk about Israel and the good it represents. They refuse to talk about the bad of Islam because Muslims’ feelings may get hurt. They refuse open conversation even while the next moment devoted followers of Islam blow up things and kill people.
I hope I scared you a little bit. If so, please get more educated. Please discover the truth about Islam. Read the Quran. It’s on Amazon in English. Here is a link: The Quran (Sahih International). It will scare you to death….and hopefully enough to tell others to read it as well.
I want to stand up to that.
This isn’t me being brave.
This isn’t me being courageous.
This is me being terrified.
I fight because I am terrified of those days coming back to me.
I live for this fight because I love the freedom that I earned.
By Aynaz Anni Cyrus, National Director of American Truth Project. Anni was sold for $50 as a child bride in Iran. Rebelling against a life of sex slavery, she escaped to America. Now an American citizen, she is a leading spokeswoman against the evils of Islam.
Have We Forgotten What Happened On 9/11?
Sharia in the U.S. Judicial System?
The U.S. Senate’s recent confirmation of Zahid Quraishi as America’s first Muslim federal judge to a lifetime position on the District Court of New Jersey raises some concerning questions.
First and foremost, there is the question of his faith. Does it matter if Zahid Quraishi is a Muslim? The Left would, of course, maintain that raising the Muslim identity of Quraishi is racist, bigoted and “Islamophobic.” But those who understand the reality of Sharia – and the fact that Islam is not a race — understand that this matter is more complicated than what might first meet the eye.
It may very well matter if Quraishi is not just a Muslim “by name” – or just a “secular Muslim” by birth heritage. Indeed, if, as an adult adherent to Islam, he devoutly recites the Shahada — “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah” – then Quraishi’s Muslimness could matter very much. That’s because it could indicate whether or not Quraishi would ever uphold aspects of Sharia – Islamic law – in his legal rulings.
As a survivor of Sharia law, I can tell you: Sharia matters — and in the most horrendous and painful of ways.
It is vital to understand that in Islam, Allah’s Law is supreme for Muslims, above all other laws and legal systems. And that poses a problem for America when Islam resides on its territory, because Sharia is completely incompatible with the U.S. Constitution and the foundations of a free society.
Quraishi’s relationship to Islam, therefore, matters a great deal — seeing that his new position entails significant power and influence in America.
So let’s dig a little bit deeper on Quraishi.
The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) surprisingly did not come out and cheer Quraishi’s appointment — as one might have expected them to do. Instead, the Muslim “civil rights” organization appeared to be quite furious about him. Zahra Billoo, head of CAIR’s San Francisco branch, issued a statement affirming that she “would much rather have a white Christian judge with progressive values… It’s not enough that he is Muslim. In fact, it’s insulting.”
It appears that the problem for Billoo and CAIR is that Quraishi is not a Muslim from an apparent “list” of “20 to 50 Muslims who have been in the fight” for “social justice.” One unnamed Muslim politician who complained to Slate magazine about Quraishi’s appointment echoed the same theme: “We don’t know what his stances are on civil rights because you can’t find one article or anything that he’s written publicly about the Muslim struggle in the last 20 years post-9/11.”
For those concerned about Quraishi’s potential ties to Sharia, this negative disposition from the “Sharia camp” toward the Muslim judge might appear to be good news. But is it?
CAIR’s concern about Quraishi’s supposed lack of support for “progressive values” appears to be a good sign in light of CAIR’s own record of opposing counterterror measures and slandering opponents of jihad and Sharia tyranny. However, CAIR’s disposition toward Quraishi tells us little, if anything, about the key issue at stake: does the judge hold Islamic values or not?
The narrative takes another peculiar twist when we examine what transpired during Quraishi’s questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee: When asked by Committee Chair, Democrat Senator Dick Durbin: “What do you know about Sharia law?” Quraishi answered that he knew “nothing about Sharia.“
Quraishi knows “nothing” about Islam or Islamic Law?
Christine Douglass-Williams has commented on Quraishi’s dubious answer:
“Virtually everyone knows something about the Sharia. In his position, Quraishi is likely to know a lot, and was probably fibbing, and not in an intelligent way, either. It isn’t possible that a man of his standing, who ‘has served as a military prosecutor and Army captain in Iraq, as an assistant U.S. Attorney who has tried cases of public corruption, organized crime and financial fraud, and as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer’, would know ‘NOTHING’ about Sharia.”
What makes the matter even more peculiar is that when one pulls up Quraishi’s questionnaire answers for the Senate Judiciary Committee, one finds that he is mentioned as a “Muslim” many times in his “Honors and Awards” list. So Quraishi is praised, rewarded and held in acclaim by the Muslim community for his achievements in light of his Muslimness, but he personally doesn’t know anything about Islamic law at all?
Could it be that Quraishi might actually not be the incidental Muslim he postures as being? Could it be that he has been recognized and awarded by important prominent Muslim organizations because they gauged that, among other things, he actually is somewhat of an adherent Muslim after all?
Is it possible that CAIR might really not be as upset as it is claiming to be about Quraishi’s appointment? Or maybe it is upset, but not for the reasons it has given? Could it also be that certain players involved in this narrative are engaging in some form of taqiyya – the command in Islam for Muslims to deceive non-Muslims?
Would it also be out of bounds to ask: even if Quraishi is not an adherent Muslim, is it legitimate to be concerned that he one day could become one?
It is vital to stress at this point that Islam is not just a “religion” the way that Christianity and Judaism are religions. Islam is much more than a “faith.” For example, like Judaism, Islam has a legal system — but Islamic Law extends far beyond any Judaic (or even secular) legal system. Sharia embodies all the commands of Allah and all the examples of Muhammad-as divine law that must be implemented in all areas of life.
Qur’an 33:21 is just one verse of many that confirms that Muhammad is “an excellent pattern” for Muslims to follow. It would do well for people to keep in mind that the “excellent” examples that Mohammed set for his followers included the following: marrying a six-year-old girl, A’ishah, and having sex with her when she was nine (Sahih al-Bukhari 5134); encouraging rape of female captives (Qur’an 4:24); stating that women are stupid (Qur’an 2:282) and that hell is comprised of mostly women (Bukhari 29); commanding men to beat their wives (Qur’an 4:34); and being merciless to a woman who had been beaten so brutally that her bruise was green (Bukhari 5825).
With some of these matters in mind, the question surfaces: would or could an American Muslim federal judge consider such material as a basis for his rulings? According to Islamic law, a Muslim judge must do so. Sharia mandates that no true Muslim is obligated to obey the laws of a non-Muslim country. Qur’an 33:1 commands to “not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites.” Qur’an 4:60 says that those who “refer legislation” to the non-Muslims are led “far astray.” And Qur’an 9:3 says that “Allah is disassociated from the disbelievers, and [so is] His Messenger.” According to Islamic tradition, the revelation of that last verse allowed Muhammad to break the Treaty of al-Hudaibiyah.
Let us be clear: an American judge who follows Muhammad’s example can take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and not really mean it. In fact, Muhammad instructs such a judge exactly what to do in this situation: “if I take an oath and later find something else better than that, then I do what is better and expiate my oath.” (Bukhari 5518)
The supremacy of Islamic Law over all other laws still applies today. The Islamic website International Shariah Movement is run by certified Islamic scholars. Its post “Obey the Law of the Land?” cites Qur’an 33:1.
Under Sharia, if a woman is raped, a Muslim judge must disregard any forensic or non-witness evidence, because Qur’an 24:13 requires “four male witnesses” for a rape conviction.
A beaten woman may also easily be denied divorce, because Qur’an 4:34 commands that “Men are in charge of women,” and so may “strike them.”
That is exactly what a Muslim judge in an Iranian Islamic court told me personally when I was a 15-year-old child bride, desperate for a divorce to escape the beatings. In fact, a beaten woman who leaves Islam must be hunted down and murdered, according to Islamic law, because Muhammad said, “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” (Bukhari 6922)
With all these realities in mind, it is clear that if we cannot at least ask Judge Zahid Quraishi some questions regarding his adherence, or non-adherence, to Islamic law, or even understand that the issue of Quraishi’s Muslimness is an important one to address, then America is in deep trouble.
As an individual who suffered under Sharia, and was able to escape its monstrous clutches, I strongly encourage my fellow Americans to ask the right questions in this vital – and troubling – narrative about America’s new federal judge.
Iran Elects Mass Murderer as Next President
The ‘election’ for president is over in Iran. The grand ayatollah handpicked Ebrahim Raisi who was then ‘elected’. He’s not just a hardline jihadist, but he’s a mass murderer and a big-time one. And more importantly, he’s very proud of his background.
He’s accused by the world of having personally supervised the trials and executions of somewhere between 5,000 and 40,000 Iranians in the 1980s. He has personally been sanctioned by most of the world, including the United States, who cannot even legally talk to him.
Meanwhile, Raisi calls himself a defender of human rights when asked about the mass executions. The guy is a world-class war criminal. He ran the death panel that sentenced and executed tens of thousands of political prisoners at the end of the 1980s. He is now the leader of the world’s most notorious state sponsor of terrorism.
The first thing we have to know about Ebrahim Raisi is that these charges of mass murder as far as the Iranian mullahs are concerned, are not a problem but rather they are a bonus. It’s not that they picked him in spite of his terrible record. They picked him because of his terrible record.
Domestically, the ayatollah is sending a message to the Iranian people who remain discontented in large part with the Islamic regime. The message is simply put, “ you are not going to be able to dissent. There will be no ability to protest. Anybody who expresses any kind of public disagreement, it’s very clear what kind of treatment they’re going to get with Ebrahim Raisi as the President of Iran.”
Keep in mind, Raisi was not elected. He was selected. He was selected by the supreme leader of Iran, who is the real power in the country, and he is going to execute the policies of the supreme leader. The supreme leader’s disposition toward his own people and toward the world is revealed by the person he selects to be the President of Iran.
By picking Raisi, Ayatollah Khamenei is not only showing that he’s going to crack down harshly on dissent within Iran, but he’s showing that he understands that with Biden’s handlers running the United States, that the United States is weak, is not going to stand up to him and this is his time to step up Iran’s support for terrorism worldwide, supporting Hamas, supporting Hezbollah, supporting Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The Iranian regime has also in the past supported al-Qaida and the Taliban, and other jihadi groups as well as and this is much less known. It’s clear that Iran understands that leftism is corrosive to Western civilization, and they want to destroy Western civilization. Therefore Iran will support both the leftists and the Islamists around the world who are anti-America and anti-Israel.
From now on, we can expect to see increased belligerence on the part of Iran. And Raisi’s ascension to the presidency means that Iran is going to be strutting around and sponsoring terrorism around the world and cracking down on its own people within the country.
By Barry Nussbaum, Son of Auschwitz survivors, Founder American Truth Project, Foreign and Domestic Policy Commentator