Representative Alan Clemmons
South Carolina House of Representatives
1800 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Telling The Truth Does Not Make You An "Islamophobe"

I was recently labeled by the hateful term "Islamophobic" because I posted the link, below, to an interview of Imam Anjem Choudary and added my opinion, "(a)ccording to this Imam Islamic Law, Sharia, is coming to America. Listen to his doublespeak, as Sean Hannity explodes while interviewing Imam Anjem Choudary . In my opinion, there are good, honest Muslims who cherish life, democracy and freedom, but they are not true believers. ISIS, ISIL, IS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, etc., are not Islamic extremists. They are organizational manifestations of mainstream" Islamic doctrine that is cherished by true believers in Islam! (emphasis added)

It seems that the greatest objection to my opinion that resulted in my pejorative label are the last two sentences thereof, which I have highlighted above. In response I should share the above linked interview with the caption res ipsa loquitor (the thing speaks for itself) as my response, but for the sake of clarity, at the risk of opening the door to further debate and attack, without resorting to quoting the Koran and other texts accepted throughout the Muslim world (such as Reliance of the Traveller) to document the sources of my opinion regarding Islam, I will endeavor to demonstrate through recognized and accepted polling data by respected polling firms and institutions that adherents to Islam embrace the mainstream, or traditional, goal of worldwide political domination by a supreme world leader, the Caliph, who would be charged with administering and enforcing the law of Islam (Sharia) over all the people of the world.

The Eternal Muslim Ideal. This April 24, 2007 University of Maryland/ report of a face-to-face survey of 4384 Muslims, including 1000 Moroccans, 1000 Egyptians, 1243 Pakistanis, and 1141 Indonesians, revealed that 65.2% of those interviewed (almost 2/3, hardly a fringe minority) desire "To unify all Islamic countries into a single Islamic state or Caliphate", including 49% of "moderate" Indonesian Muslims. The internal validity of this data about the present longing for a Caliphate is strongly suggested by the 65.5% approval in the same poll of the proposition "To require a strict application of Sharia law in every Islamic country."

A more recent report by Pew Research Forum "The World's Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society," released April 30, 2013, confirmed the broad appeal of Sharia. The data were combined from surveys conducted between 2008 and 2012, representing, as touted by Pew, "a total of 39 countries and territories on three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe." Collectively, the surveys included "more than 38,000 face-to-face interviews in 80-plus languages and dialects, covering every country that has more than 10 million Muslims."

Responses to this question "Do you favor or oppose making sharia law, or Islamic law, the official law of the land in our country?" constituted the reports' most salient finding. Summary data from the nations with the five largest Muslim populations (as per 2010) surveyed, including Indonesia (204 million), Pakistan (178 million), Bengladesh (149 million), Egypt (80 million), and Nigeria (76 million), revealed: 72% of Indonesian Muslims, 84% of Pakistani Muslims, 82% of Bengladeshi Muslims, 74% of Egyptian Muslims, and 71% of Nigerian Muslims supported making Sharia the official state law of their respective societies.The population-weighted average from these 5 countries was 77% supportive. (Composite regional data confirmed these individual country trends--84% of South Asian Muslims, 77% of Southeast Asian Muslims, 74% of Middle Eastern/North African Muslims, and 64% of Sub-Saharan African Muslims favored application of the Sharia as official state law.)

The results of polling data collected by Wenzel Strategies titled "Who United States Muslims Are Voting For" in October of 2012, from 600 US Muslims, indicate widespread support among rank and file American followers of Islam for fundamental rejection of the freedom of expression, as guaranteed under the US Constitution. The first amendment states, plainly, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press(.) When asked, "Do you believe that criticism of Islam or Muhammad should be permitted under the Constitution's First Amendment?, 58% replied "no," while only 42% affirmed this most basic manifestation of freedom of speech, i.e., to criticize religion. Indeed, oblivious to US constitutional law, as opposed to Islam's Sharia, 45% of respondents agreed"...that those who criticize or parody Islam in the U.S. should face criminal charges," while 38% did not, and 17% were "unsure". Moreover, fully 12% of this Muslim sample even admitted they believed in application of the draconian, Sharia-based punishment for the non-existent crime of "blasphemy" in the US code, answering affirmatively, "...that Americans who criticize or parody Islam should be put to death."

Also, consistent with such findings 43% of these US Muslims rejected the right of members of other faiths to proselytize to adherents of Islam, disagreeing, "...that U.S. citizens have a right to evangelize Muslims to consider other faiths." Additional confirmatory data revealed that nearly two-fifths (39%) agreed "...that Shariah law should be considered when adjudicating cases that involve Muslims, " while nearly one-third (32%) of this American Muslim sample believed "...Shariah law should be the supreme law of the land in the US."

This data, in my view, confirms my opinion that World political domination under a Caliph who administers World-wide subjugation of Muslim and non-Muslim, alike, under Sharia law is a traditional, or mainstream, shared goal of not all, but many if not most, adherents to Islam. That goal is also clearly the goal of most Islam-centered terror groups. That shared goal is the cradle from which was born the jihad genocide of a million Armenian Christians and a quarter million Assyro-Chaldean and Orthodox Christians 250,000 Christians slaughtered in the last Caliphate, leading up to, and including, the years of the First World War. I suggest that the newest babies to share that cradle are ISIS, ISIL, IS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, and their likes.

Another sad but very telling study, 92% of Saudis believe ISIS Conforms to Islamic Law & Values (an opinion poll of Saudis that was released on social networking sites) reveals that 92% of the target group of this study believes that "IS conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law."

I must admit that I do fear realization of the shared goal of Islam, as stated above. As an American, what I fear even more today are the Islam apologists who would quash discussion of opinions such as mine and the facts giving rise to them, label such discussion as hateful, and leave the American people in the dark as the world changes around them.

Rep. Alan Clemmons
South Carolina House of Representatives
1800 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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