Friday, September 26, 2014

Open Letter by Prominent Muslims to the Caliph Debunked

The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Fiqh Council of North America wrote an open letter signed by over a 100 prominent Muslims, addressed to the Islamic State’s Caliph Ibrahim, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, explaining how the PhD holder in Islamic Studies is misunderstanding Islam. Today, Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch debunks the document.

Michael Coren and Robert Spencer discuss the claims that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam.

Hamas-linked CAIR and the Fiqh Council and all the signers of this Open Letter really do oppose the Islamic State. But they don’t oppose it because it is transgressing against the commands of what they believe to be a Religion of Peace. They oppose it because they want to establish a caliphate under the auspices of or led by the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Islamic State constitutes competition. This is clear from their sly endorsements in this document of jihad, the Sharia, and the concept of the caliphate. It begins with an “Executive Summary” which is then filled out in greater detail. I will intersperse commentary below, first in general terms on the Executive Summary, and then taking up the arguments on each point in detail.