By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
By using the excuse of islamophobia, in the US, Islamist lawmaker Ilhan Omar, with the support from socialists has been frantically pushing forward the agenda of getting a law passed which would ban criticism of Islamic State (ISIS), Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Houthis and all other Islamist terrorist groups, despite the fact, the term ‘Islamophobia’ itself is an invention of political Islamists who want to silence even Muslim voices who question their motives and object in their totalitarian ideology in the name of freedom of religion.
Surprisingly, the recent madness of the Democratic members of the US Congress passed House Resolution 5665 with the dangerous goal of creating a special envoy to “combat Islamophobia worldwide. This controversial bill was sponsored by Islamist Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, and her Jewish colleague Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat from Illinois.
Under the false pretense of safeguarding the Muslim minorities around the world from being persecuted or those who are “facing racism” will actually be a dangerous toll which would effectively serve the purpose of Islamist forces – those followers and preachers of political Islam and jihad worldwide. Once HR5665 becomes a law, no American citizen will enjoy the liberty of criticizing radical Islam and jihad. It will also put a large number of non-Muslim nations such as China, India, Russia etcetera into deep crisis as criticizing radical Islam and jihad would result in imposition of sanctions from the United States.
Research scholar and columnist Dalia Aqiqi, commenting on HR5665 said: “At first glance, the creation of this position seems noble as it reassures Muslim minorities around the globe who are being persecuted or facing racism that the leader of the free world is ready to acknowledge their suffering and defend them if necessary. But the reality is the opposite”.
She said: As an American Muslim, I stand against this bill along with many similar-minded Muslims who know firsthand what political Islamism is all about and are willing to fight these efforts.
The term “Islamophobia” itself is questionable, especially since it is nothing but an invention of political Islamists who wanted to silence even Muslim voices who question their motives and object to their totalitarian ideology in the name of freedom of religion.
The bill that was proudly supported by the Democratic party failed to define Islamophobia.
Does describing Hamas as a terrorist group fall into this category? What about condemning suicide bombings by Islamist jihadists? And, most importantly, would standing against the Muslim Brotherhood and its defenders make you an “Islamophobe” who deserves to be canceled?
No one has the answers, except the Islamists themselves who are trying to infiltrate the Western political system and modify it to suit their political agenda, which has nothing to do with the Muslim faith.
Otherwise, why did Omar, who claims to fight for human rights around the globe, refuse to support a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide if not for the benefit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who met her in a closed meeting in New York during the 72nd UN General Assembly before her US Congressional bid?
If we look at the organizations that contributed to the grooming and presentation of US politicians such as Omar and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, along with a significant number of Islamist candidates who ran for public office around the US, we notice that all go back to a single source, which explains the unified narrative and shared vocabulary.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which describes itself as the largest Muslim civil liberties organization, and its executive director, Nihad Awad, who does not hide his admiration for the Turkish regime and his close ties to Erdogan, is the sole source behind the recent Islamist political wave in the US.
Awad called on the congressional leadership and the Biden-Harris administration to support the legislation and make this special envoy position a reality. “While global Islamophobia, anti-Muslim state policies, and hate incidents have increased for the past two decades, the American Muslim community has consistently called for the creation of a special envoy position to monitor and combat this rising tide of hate,” he wrote.
This month CAIR gave Omar the Muslim-American public servant of the year award for “her activism in the US House of Representatives in light of her recent feud with Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado), who made Islamophobic remarks about her fellow congresswoman.”
This is exactly how Islamists operate — by victimizing themselves, then glorifying their actions in the name of “Islamophobia,” while President Joe Biden paves the road for the most dangerous ideology in our modern history.
“The administration looks forward to working with Congress to ensure the Secretary of State has the necessary flexibility and permissive authority to designate such an office and special envoy and to provide for an annual report monitoring concerning acts of Islamophobia in foreign countries,” the White House said.
Americans need to comprehend that Islamists are the oppressors in their own homeland and are willing to do whatever it takes to manipulate the good nature of the average American who respects freedom of religion and expects others to do so.
Muslim politicians in the US as well as their counterpart throughout the world and the radical Islamic jihadist groups are expressing anger at the 212 Republican representatives who voted against this extremely controversial legislation and branding them as “enemies of Islam” and “patrons of Islamophobe”.
Good news is – frantic bids of the Islamists in getting HR5665 passed by the US Senate is going to take place in 2022. It is anticipated that the Senate will stop this dangerous bid. In addition to rejecting the HR5665, senators such as Ted Cruz should focus on designating the Muslim Brotherhood and re-designate Houthis as a terrorist group.
Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is an internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning anti-militancy journalist, research-scholar, counter-terrorism specialist, and editor of Blitz. Follow his on Twitter Salah_Shoaib