Date: June 8, 2016
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Shahram Hadian
Islamophobia is defined as the dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force. Many people are quick to throw that accusation/label around in spite of the fact that the U.S. State Department has issued a report that has counted 11,774 terrorist attacks in 92 nations in 2015.
Joining Jim to discuss this issue was Shahram Hadian. Shahram was born in Iran into a Muslim family. His father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, his mother an elementary school teacher. His parents had a sense of urgency to leave Iran in 1978 and moved to the United States. While in the states, Shahram committed his life to Jesus Christ. This brought immediate disapproval from his family and his culture. Shahram, now a former Muslim, has begun the TIL Project. The Truth in Love Project exposes the true goal of Islam and the threat of Shariah in America. He also exposes the lie of Chrislam, the false claim that Christianity and Islam have a common god and a common word. He ran for office of Governor in Washington State in 2012. He has served as a police officer and a pastor.
Shahram believes that the term ‘Islamophobia’ is being used to silence critics. This makes him cringe because it carries with it the idea of slandering a Muslim or Islam, even in light of descriptions that depict Islam in a factual way.
What people need to realize is that when a Muslim charges anyone with slander, that’s a death threat because according to the teachings of Islam, not only can the person who brought the charge of slander be faced with going to hell, they can also potentially be put to death. In spite of this, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the interfaith liberal-progressive groups are using this term brilliantly to silence people who are in opposition to Islam.
‘Islamophobia’ is said to be an irrational fear. CAIR uses the term to label people who they claim are against Muslims. As a former Muslim, Shahram is not against individual Muslims. He feels that if he’s supposed to be killed because he left Islam, how could his concern for his life and warning people about a teaching and philosophy that teaches death to apostates be considered irrational?
Shahram went on to note that it isn’t just Muslims that are using this term. The interfaith/liberal-progressive leftist agenda that doesn’t want to be labeled as ‘Islamophobic’ is also using the term.
Jim proved this by mentioning a Minnesota source (KMSP television) that reported on a Minnesota-made campaign to fight ‘Islamophobia’. It’s being spearheaded by the Minnesota Council of Churches. They’re distributing yard signs in 8 different states around the nation to assure Muslims as they are in Ramadan that ‘Islamophobia’ is not a universal feeling.
Shahram responded by noting that this isn’t just the embracing of Islam but it’s also the protection of Islam. He explained how this happened in Mohammed’s day as well as there were Christians and Jews who also protected him. This was done because at the time, the Arabs within Saudi Arabia and Mecca wanted to kill Mohammed. Shahram believes this will continue in our day until Islam gets the upper hand. Should that happen, they will turn on those who helped them–the LGBT members, the feminists and those of the interfaith movement.
Shahram also explained how Shariah cannot be implemented and protected under the First Amendment. We can protect the religious components but others that deal with the criminal, civil, financial, military, etc. cannot be protected because they violate our constitution. In other words, here in America we’ve operated with the understanding of a separation that is necessary between that which is ecclesiastical and that which involves crime and other civil matters. Unfortunately there are those who are destroying this process and as it pertains to Islam, if you try and maintain that separation, you are at risk for being labeled, ‘Islamophobic’.
In the end, Shahram believes CAIR is merely following the blueprint from the Muslim Brotherhood document called ‘The Explanatory Memorandum’ that was discovered by the FBI. The problem is, we have a government that is complicit in this process to such a degree that Shahram feels the fox is not only in the hen house, it’s actually controlling the hen house. In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood believes they can ‘flip’ a nation with only a 5%-8% Muslim population base while controlling the media, education, government and the churches which is just what they’re doing in Europe.