This morning I called Congressman's Manzullo's (R-Ill.) Washington office, in regards to his statement that "Islam is a religion of peace." Originally he has speaking about Islamic terrorists and had said this: "These are really, really mean people whose job it is to kill people, driven by some savage religion." Of course he received some complaints and has since apologized. Backing off of his original stance.
I say non-conversation, because he only responded to what he wanted to.
Here is how it went.
CL: Hi, my name is Chris Logan and I am calling in regards to the Congressman's comment about Islam being a religion of peace. I run a site called Islam in Action, that documents the worldwide threat of Islamofascism. Do you mind if I ask you a few quick questions?
Staff Member: OK, sure.
CL: The"Justice" chapter of Reliance of the Traveller
A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, describes Jihad as the following.
(O: Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and it etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser jihad.
What is so peaceful about that? Please keep in mind that this book has the stamp of approval from Al-Azhar, the highest learning Islamic school in the world. (Sunni)
Staff Member: Ummm......(silence).....sounds like a way of proselytizing. What is your stance on transferring some Gitmo guys here?
CL: Is it a peaceful way? No it is not, and I am only calling about his statement on Islam.
Staff Member: What was your next question?
CL: Koran Verse 9:29 clearly states that Muslims should extort (jizya) Jews and Christians that do not want to convert to Islam.
YUSUFALI: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Staff Member: Is there a way you can email us your research? Go to our site and send it to us.
CL: Will it matter, will I actually get an answer? Also some politicians do not accept emails from citizens outside their constituency. Is your site like that?
Staff Member: Yes, it is. (He offered no alternative email address.)
CL: Let me read something else to you. From the Bukhari Hadiths.
Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."
This is a command to fight on till the entire planet is Islamic or under Islamic rule. While Mohammad can obviously not fight on, his conduct is to be followed by Muslims for all times.
YUSUFALI: Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.
Staff Member: Listen we are not going to go on a Crusade here.
CL: Where did I say to do that? They can say what ever they want, and preach hatred right on our streets. But when someone says a something about their religion that they do not like, they complain and a lot of times non-Muslims back down. Like the Congressman did. What is happening here is exactly what happened in the UK with Islam. I am saying that Muslim immigration needs to be ended, as they will never stop pushing.
Staff Member: Hmmm....I understand, thanks for your research and for supporting our position.
CL: I already stated that I don't support your position. I support the first statement, before the Congressman backed off.
Staff Member: Sorry I cannot help you, thanks again and take care.
This is just another case of our weak government wishing to remain purposely blind to the harsh reality of Islam.
For similar conversation with a Senator Lindsey Graham staff member click HERE.