Air Date: February 21, 2012
Host: Vic Eliason
Guest: Walid Shoebat
Walid Shoebat was born in Bethlehem, Israel. As a young man he became a member of the PLO and participated in acts of terror and violence against Israel. He was once imprisoned in Jerusalem for enticement of violence. After entering the U.S. he worked as a counselor for the Arab Student Organization in Chicago. In 1993, Walid studied the Bible in a challenge to convert his wife to Islam and instead he converted to Christianity. Walid has authored several books including “Why We Want to Kill You”, “Why I Left Jihad”, “For God or For Tyranny” and “God’s War on Terror”
Walid began by defining taqiyya which is the tactic of lying in order to further the cause of Islam. He noted that muruna, however, takes taqiyya a step further. It’s a stealth strategy that sanctions all prohibitions within Islam, even blasphemous and violent ones.
Vic and Walid looked at examples of how this tactic of muruna has affected our nation’s view of Islam. They include:
–Last year the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, told Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular.
–A devout Muslim, Mohamed Elibiary, has been named to the Homeland Security Advisory Council and has been given access to sensitive data.
–According to the Judicial Watch Blog, the FBI has destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism. Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that anti-Muslim instructional materials hurt the country’s fight against terrorist groups like al-Qaeda.