A recent raid by German police of a Islamic fundamentalist network in three states serves to expose what many of us have known for a long time but what has been denied in the mainstream media and by many individuals classified as “liberals” and “leftwingers”: There is a dangerous plot among fanatic (devout) Muslims to impose fundamentalist Islamic rule on non-Muslim countries. Although this particular group in Germany is not claimed to be connected to terrorism, this usurpation and imposition of Islamic law will certainly be accompanied by violence in many parts of the world.
As mentioned, this plot for an Islamic state – which many Muslims, in fact, wish to be global – has been pointed out numerous times by a wide variety of observers, from the full spectrum of political and philosophical opinions, including “rightwinger” American Christians and “leftwinger” African and Middle Eastern ex-Muslims. As the Germans are discovering, this scheme is not only real, it is powerful enough to cause serious concern. Denying or ignoring this plot for the violent overthrow of democratic governments and the imposition of bigoted, misogynistic and brutal Islamic law, as practiced in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan, among others, is not only utterly foolish but extremely perilous. In the case of citizens in countries with democratic constitutions, it would also constitute treason. Moreover, “moderate” Muslims who go along with this violent imposition of Islam on an unwilling non-Muslim world in effect are aiding and abetting this subjugation and essentially agreeing that non-Muslims have little or no rights to live freely.
Those who continue to disbelieve that there are individuals within the Muslim community in their country aiming for the same thing – i.e., the imposition of Islamic or sharia law – remain in denial or uninformed.
Raid on Islamic Groups in Germany
By ALAN COWELL and MICHAEL SLACKMAN
Published: December 14, 2010
BERLIN — The German Interior Ministry ordered simultaneous raids in three states on Tuesday against what it called Salafist networks suspected of seeking the imposition of an Islamic state. The action signaled growing concern over the radical messages of some Islamic groups.
The raids, in Bremen, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, were not linked to a recent terrorism alert reportedly inspired by phone calls from a man who said he wanted to quit working with terrorists and who warned of a pending Mumbai-style attack, the Interior Ministry said.
The ministry statement said the raids were directed at two groups: Invitation to Paradise in the cities of Brunswick and Mönchengladbach, and the Islamic Culture Center of Bremen, on the North Sea coast. The two groups work closely together and share the same ideology. The authorities are seeking to outlaw both groups….
The ministry’s statement emphasized this shift in approach. “For a well-fortified democracy, it is necessary and demanded, without waiting for the jihad to occur in the form of armed struggle, to take action against anti-constitutional organizations.”
The statement said the groups were suspected of opposing constitutional order by seeking to “overthrow it in favor of an Islamic theocracy.” There was no indication that any arrests were made.
“The group is very influential and is especially active in converting people,” a senior German security official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. The best-known figure in the group is a German citizen, Pierre Vogel, a former boxer and convert to Islam. “They do have the aim to change Germany and make it Islamic, but there is no evidence that they were or are involved in any terrorism,” the official said.
The Interior Ministry statement, signed by the spokesman Stefan Paris, said one of the leaders of Invitation to Paradise had called for the imposition of Shariah law, the statement said, adding that the raids had been carried out under Germany’s laws of association. Shariah is the legal code of Islam based on the Koran….
German intelligence authorities have said they regard Salafist institutions as a potential source of terrorism….