This is all so very tiring.
Honestly, I’m tired of pointing out all the anti-Islamic nonsense coming from self-described Muslim politicians. Every week (literally) there is some shocking new thing these politicians say or do, and every week I think: “Well, it can’t get any worse.” But then I am quickly proven wrong.
I mean, just look at this stuff:
Of course, it is not just Ilhan.
Other major US politicians like Rashida Tlaib and Keith Ellison have also gone to great lengths to show how unconcerned they are about Islam.
LGBT Pride Is Only Part of the Islamophobia
Does the fact that Ilhan “The Sharia is Barbaric” Omar and Rashida “My Allah is a She” Tlaib engage in regular blasphemy not bother those who have done so much to fundraise for them as “strong Muslim women”? How about the fact that Ilhan has actually introduced anti-Sharia legislation in Congress attacking a Muslim country?
This Is Islamophobia, Pure and Simple
We need to call this what it is: Islamophobia. Clearly these politicians despise Islam or aspects of Islam. What is really the difference between Ilhan and a right-wing Republican on the Sharia? In fact, Ilhan has gone further than most Republicans in opposing the Sharia, mocking the Sharia, and sanctioning countries that implement the Sharia.
What is the difference between Rashida and, say, alt-right clown Milo Yiannopoulos on Islam’s stance on homosexuality?
On the details of Islam and Islamic law, there isn’t much difference between these left-wing politicians and activists versus card-carrying islamophobes. They both believe and express that traditional Islamic values and the Sharia itself are dangerous and must be sanctioned.
So let’s just call a spade.
Who Is Responsible for This?
What is so disturbing is that these Islamophobic politicians have been pushed onto the Muslim community by organizations, activists, and Compassionate Imams®.
What were they thinking?
I would like to think that some of these imams and organizations now regret endorsing these politicians (though that is pure speculation on my part). But even if they do regret it and have realized the error of their ways, surely they should explain how they could be so irresponsible to endorse and associate with these figures in the first place. Didn’t they see the writing on the walls? Didn’t they heed the clear warnings?
As a community, we need to seriously question the judgment of the prominent figures and social media warriors who pushed things like #IStandWithIlhan. Do these figures not do the minimal due diligence to find out whether the activist or politician they endorse is or is not a complete heretic, zindiq, fasiq? Do these figures not realize their endorsements have an impact on the iman of the community? Or do they simply not care?
Whether it is ignorance, incompetence, or apathy, these figures and orgs are playing games with the iman of hundred of thousands, if not millions, of Muslims.
And we are not going to let it keep happening.