Mapping Shari’a in America Project, Yes, Just a bunch of nut cases but….
Earlier this week, I recieved this in my e-mail:
PR Newswire US
June 13, 2007 Wednesday 2:30 PM GMT
Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE) Announces Mapping Shari’a in America Project
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DATELINE: WASHINGTON June 13
WASHINGTON, June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Society of Americans
for National Existence (SANE) announced today the launch of the Mapping Shari’a in America Project, the world’s first effort to systematically evaluate the threat that a nation faces from efforts to impose Shari’a within its borders.
The project will collect information about America’s 2,300-plus mosques and associated day schools, provide information to both law enforcement officials and the public, and test the proposition that Shari’a amounts to a criminal conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government.
Today’s announcement comes after a week-long pilot study of the Dar Al Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, which uncovered clear and convincing evidence of direct and indirect links to violent Jihad. The project is already making this information available to law enforcement and the public.
“Shari’a is not merely speech, and it is certainly not religion as understood by the West,” SANE’s President, David Yerushalmi, said at a morning press conference. “Rather, it is a political and ideological mandate to destroy the West. We believe that every act to teach, preach, and live according to traditional, historical, and authoritative Shari’a contributes to a criminal conspiracy to overthrow our government.”
Dave Gaubatz, who will direct the project, added, “We will rank the mosques and schools in terms of their adherence to Shari’a and, in turn, the risks they pose in terms of future Jihadist attacks. We hope that our efforts help inform both law enforcement authorities and the public at large.”
Here’s how the project would work:
A team of seasoned intelligence and counter-terrorism experts and Islamic scholars (Arabs, Christians and Jews), many fluent in Arabic, Urdu, and Farsi, will visit America’s 2,300-plus mosques and associated day schools and collect information that includes statements by their leaders, the literature they use, the level of orthodoxy in prayer and discussion.
Through this investigation, which will last about a year, the project will develop two products:
— First, for law enforcement officials, an interactive, cross-indexed mapping and ranking of Shari’a (ranked from 1-10) as it is preached, taught, and observed in each of the mosques and Islamic day schools.
— Second, for the public, an open access portal that provides the ranking of individual mosques and schools.
The project is designed with two goals in mind.
— First, to test the thesis that Shari’a amounts to a criminal conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States by undermining the Constitution. Thus, Jihad or terror (i.e., the murder of innocent Americans), is a tactic, not a goal, of Shari’a.
— Second, to test the hypothesis that one can identify and interdict much of the early ground work for establishing Jihadist cells and networks by identifying mosques and Islamic day schools that are teaching and preaching traditional and authoritative Shari’a.
If the project establishes the link between Shari’a and the threat to the United States from Jihad, project leaders will then advocate for the criminalization of Shari’a – that is, to treat it as a criminal conspiracy to undermine the Constitution and to commit murder and treason.
About SANE: The Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE) is a non-profit 501c3 organization based in Arizona with offices in New York.
SANE is a membership organization with thousands of members from all over the US. SANE is dedicated to preserving and strengthening America’s national existence by probing a new and deeper discussion of the issues
others fear or just avoid.
CONTACT: Cindy Page of The Society of Americans for National Existence, +1-801-760-3901, or +1-262-646-0500,
Web site: http://www.saneworks.us/
SOURCE The Society of Americans for National Existence
IMHO, this is a JOKE! A group that wishes to “test the proposition that Shari’a amounts to a criminal conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government.” should not have these goals within their mission:
So at its core, SANE is dedicated to the rejection of democracy and party rule and a return to a constitutional republic, with a vibrant and real federalism at work, providing for an Executive that can execute its mandate to lead the country, a legislature limited to legislating and to its other enumerated powers, and a court system fully reined in to adjudicate facts before the law and not to legislate by judicial fiat.
SANE’s Mission goes well beyond these rudimentary though necessary steps. SANE seeks a return to America’s founding commitment to deserve G-d’s continued blessing by preserving the soul of this great nation. Thus, SANE stands for the following:
Ø A strong commitment to preserve and to protect America’s Judeo-Christian content and moral grounding.
Ø A return to the original U.S. Constitution and the principles of limited government for which it stood.
Ø A return to a vibrant federalism where the state governments are not merely vassals to an overwhelming and over-sized national government.
Ø A limited but strong national government to protect our Homeland against the foreign aggressor, including those foreigners who have penetrated our borders.
Ø A commitment to a real border and immigration policy based on allowing only those immigrants whose culture and commitment to America’s national existence will bring greater prosperity and strength to our country.
SANE’s Mission includes the dismantling of much of the liberal enterprise, including:
Ö A rejection of the Open Society agenda and Multiculturalism that so dominates and permeates our society.
Ö A rejection of the view that Science dictates Certainty in man’s affairs and that Man’s Being is reduced to scientific thinking on matters of life and death, purpose, and values.
Ö A rejection of the culture of death that has resulted in a society more committed to permitting and providing for abortion than in preserving the life of the unborn and the living.
Moreso, it has come to my attention today that both Umar Lee and Tariq Nelson are both associated with the Dar Al Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia which sane works accuses of uncovering “clear and convincing evidence of direct and indirect links to violent Jihad”. Umar Lee and Tariq Nelson both have post up at their sites in regards to the accusation – go here and here.
Some of you may be looking at this and saying – “oh, just another Islamophobic site” but there is a seriousness to what is going on with these sites. Just do a typical search on “Islam” and most likely you are going to come up with a million different Islamophobic sites giving false information. Do a search on the Mapping Shari’a in America Project and you most likely won’t find Tariq’s and Umar’s posts in the future because they will be drown out by the blog frenzy linking to the Mapping Shari’a in America Project.
I’ve seen a Muslim school be accused of the same by a magazine. The article to that story will be found easily, but what you won’t find is that the school sued the magazine for slander and won. Suing, winning and getting a retraction is one thing but informing the public of that fact is quite another and getting each and every blogger to take this story down is quite another.
So how do you fight this? Do a post in regards to the Sharia Mapping Project and link to both Umar Lee’s rebuttal post and to Tariq Nelson’s rebuttal post and be sure to tag your post. It’s time to stop getting these rebuttal’s drowned out by Islamophobes.