You see the Crypto Reformists out in full force, using this event to push two main ideas:
1. Prevent/CVE/Counter-Radicalization Agenda
2. Reforming Islamic Law
This is not a new tactic. EVERY sell-out “scholar” of Islam since the beginning of colonialism uses this tactic of pointing to an instance of mob violence or crime and leveraging that to silence traditional scholars and push reform.
Look at what the Crypto Reformists are saying now. They are saying that this recent incident was due to “preachers who preach hate, not tolerance.”
What does it mean to preach hate? What does it mean that they don’t preach tolerance?
They mean preachers who don’t teach liberal values. Preachers who don’t spread liberal tolerance. That is what they mean.
This is how they criminalize everything that opposes liberalism. If you don’t promote liberalism, that means you are promoting hate which leads to violence. Therefore the government and its security agencies are justified in cracking down on these “hateful” preachers, even if the preachers do not explicitly promote criminal behavior.
Those of you in the US, UK, and Canada may already be aware of the CVE/Prevent program and how it has been used to police the Muslim community. If you preach anything that opposes liberal sensibilities, you are considered a radical or potential radical who must be surveilled, detained, harassed, etc. Many Muslims continue to be targeted.
Crypto Reformists are now heavily pushing this program. They want to get rid of all their opposition by painting their opponents as extremists who need to be stopped. They are explicitly calling for this in their khutbahs and speeches. This is nothing other than Prevent garbage. Why isn’t it being called out?
Once their opposition has been neutralized, these Crypto Reformists will have less difficulty foisting their reform agenda on the Muslim community. They are being very open now, in multiple talks and lectures, preaching that Islamic law needs to be reformed in modern times.
They use cherry-picked examples from the sirah to justify these reforms, and sadly, naive, trusting Muslims who are not aware of this reform agenda buy into what is being said.
Those of us who see what is going on have a responsibility to call it out and show the fallacious reasoning and outright lies of these shameless deviants.
Allah protect us all.