Two Newsweek magazine covers. The one on the left is from 2012. The one on the right is from 2021.
The US media has been manipulating the image of Muslims since 2001.
From 2001 to 2016, Muslims were deliberately depicted as raging, irrationally violent terrorists. Then in 2016, the most hated man in US politics, Trump, said, “Muslims are bad.” Well, the political and media establishment reflexively pushed the opposite of whatever Trump said. Which meant, Muslims are good now. So they made a complete 180 as if they hadn’t spent the past 15 years saying the same exact thing as Trump did about Muslims.
Since then, the media has promoted the most liberal brown people they can find, while patting themselves on the back for how tolerant, understanding, and un-Trump-like they are.
This is the type of “Muslim” they want us all to be.
In the middle of the picture, you find a black Qadiyani man, who is not even a Muslim, standing proudly with his Oscar, an award he won for depicting a gay man in a movie about gay people.
You have three politicians depicted.
Keith Ellison, a staunch defender of Israel who has spent his whole career in Congress voting for abortion, LGBT, and aid to Israel.
Ilhan, the woman who dances in LGBT pride parades, introduced legislation to Congress condemning Islamic Law as “barbaric.” She also recently voted for unconditional aid to Israel.
Rashida, also dances in LGBT pride parades, demands more trans people to be in the US military, and proudly declares “My Allah is a she.”
You also have failed “comedian” Hasan Minhaj, who is a passionate advocate for LGBT as well and scolded the Muslim community for being homophobic back in 2016. He also makes blasphemous jokes about Islam and doesn’t hesitate to make Muslims and Muslim culture the butt of his jokes. But that’s not racist in the least because he is brown.
Ramy, another “comedian” whose show depicts “Muslims” engaged in adultery in Ramadan and other gratuitous acts of perversion not worth mentioning here.
And so on.
So, Muslims, these are your leaders and role models. The American ruling elite have proclaimed it.
What makes the situation frustrating is how much some religious Muslims love and admire these people. Do you know how many millions of dollars the American Muslim community, for example, has raised for Ellison, Rashida, and Ilhan?
Why? Why would religious Muslims promote their own antithesis? Why would religious Muslims give their stamp of approval to exactly the people who, if their children were to follow them, they would abandon Islam?
How does that make any sense?
The reality is, these figures have been and are currently being pushed onto the American Muslim community by certain celebrity imams and their orgs. I will name them:
Yasir Qadhi, Omar Suleiman, ISNA, MuslimMatters, ICNA/MAS, CAIR.
They are not the only ones, but they have been leading the charge. These are the parties who praise these politicians and tell the Muslim community to support them.
Yasir Qadhi, for example, was asked directly about his support for such politicians and activist fussaq in a Nov 2019 interview, and he declared:
“We, by in large, amongst our scholarly community, amongst the active duat, have taken a stance about specific individuals that it is not in our maslaha [best interest] to cut off from them.”
He uses the appropriate term here: cut off from them, implying that these fussaq and the “scholarly community” and “active duat” are one unit, one body with the likes of Ilhan, Rashida, Ellison, et al.
And this is absolutely true. And the record of speaking panels, fund raisers, joint events that Qadhi, Suleiman, et al., have done with these politicians is clear. We have documented it on this page and the MuslimSkeptic website for years now. And these “scholars” and their fanboys have smeared me personally and anyone else who opposes their project as being “extremist,” “neo-madkhali,” “kharijite,” “jahil,” that we just don’t have hikma, that we just don’t understand politics, etc., etc.
The Muslim community in America needs to wake up.
Look at the cover on the right and ask yourself honestly: How did we get here? How is it that these have become “respected” figures and role models that are being praised and promoted by “religious” orgs and “scholars”?
We got here because we have been pushed and programmed slowly but deliberately. There are clear forces that want to transform the entire Ummah into what you see in that right cover.
And there are agents in the Muslim community who have been and are currently assisting in that project, despite claiming they are nothing but sincere servants of the community.
Wake up. Silence is not an option.