Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Senate To Probe Hate Literature In American Mosques

From the New York Sun, via LGF:

WASHINGTON - The American government is demanding that Saudi Arabia account for its distribution of hate material to American mosques, as the State Department pressed Saudi officials for answers last week and as the Senate later this month plans to investigate the propagation of radical Wahhabism on American shores.

The flurry of activity comes months after a report from the Center for Religious Freedom discovered that dozens of mosques in major cities across the country, including New York, Washington, and Los Angeles, were distributing documents, bearing the seal of the government of Saudi Arabia, that incite Muslims to acts of violence and promote hatred of Jews and Christians.

A Washington-based group that is part of the human rights organization Freedom House, the Center for Religious Freedom also found during its yearlong study that the Saudi-produced materials describe democracy and America as un-Islamic. They instruct recent Muslim immigrants to consider Americans as enemies and the materials urge new arrivals to use their time here as preparation for jihad. The documents also promote the version of Islam officially embraced by Saudi government and several of the September 11, 2001, hijackers, Wahhabism, as the only authentic Islam.

I've been saying for months that the way Muslims can regain the trust of the American people is to sponsor an interfaith day on which they invited Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Mormons, etc., into their Mosques to gather up the hate literature and cart it down to the recycling center.

It looks like law enforcement may end up doing it instead. So, instead of creating goodwill, the Muslims of America are going to have the Senate expose their dirty laundry. Just wait until the American people as a whole (not just "fanatics" like me) come to know that the average Mosque has this kind of hate literature inside. The level of trust will sink to all-time lows.