Written by Stephanie Ameiss
Imam Tawhidi or the “Imam of Peace” has gained acceptance and support in conservative Patriotic circles for speaking out against jihadis across the globe, including the United States.
Based on social media comments, many people believe Imam Tawhidi is someone to be trusted and supported because of what he says about certain muslims who are overtly anti-American and pro-sharia.
Understanding the Threat (UTT) is concerned Imam Tawhidi’s writings/comments are leading people to believe, as he states, there is another “version” of Islam different from the “extremists.” This creates a pseudo-reality and keeps citizens and leaders from understanding the true nature of the threat of Islam. More importantly, Tawhidi’s actions may be causing confusion allowing the Islamic Movement room to move forward while the non-muslim world spends time trying to find “moderate” muslims to save it.
In Islam, “peace” exists when the entire world is under Sharia.
The purpose of Islam is to eliminate all areas of the earth not ruled by “Allah’s divine law”/sharia, which is known as the “House of War” in Islam. When the “House of War” is eliminated and the entire world is under the “House of Islam” ruled by sharia, then there will be PEACE.
The means to do this is called jihad or “warfare against non-muslims.”
From Islamic elementary schools in Pakistan and Egypt, to Islamic junior high schools in America, to the most prestigious schools of Islamic jurisprudence in the world, including Al Azhar University, there is only ONE Islam taught because Islam teaches there is one Allah, one Koran, and one Mohammad.
Nowhere in “Allah’s divine law”/sharia – derived from the Koran and the sunna/the example of Islam’s “perfect man” Mohammad – does it state there are multiple “versions” of Islam. Mohammad told muslims they must fight the non-muslims until they testify there is no god but Allah, and lying to non-muslims in obligatory if it advances Islam.
“When the Muslims commence battle, and they have surrounded a city or a fort, they are to invite the inhabitants to accept Islam, due to what is related by Ibn ‘Abbas ‘that the Prophet did not commence combat with a people without first inviting them to Islam.’” [Al-Hidayah, A Classical Manual of Hanafi Law, “The Rules of Warfare”]
In Islam, the Tafsir is the authoritative book of sharia which legally defines every verse in the Koran. Regarding Koran 9:5 (“Fight and slay the unbelievers wherever you find them…”), the Tafsir legally defines the verse as follows: “…besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush, do not wait until you find them. Rather, seek and besiege them in their areas and forts, gather intelligence about them in the various roads and fairways so that what is made wide looks ever smaller to them. This way, they will have no choice, but to die or embrace Islam.” (Tafsir, Ibn Kathir)
Imam Tawhidi, however, claims he is a “peaceful moderate muslim in a society infested by extremist muslims.” The muslims he defines as being “extremists” are the same ones Islam teaches will achieve paradise – the ones obeying sharia and waging war against non-muslims.
Tawhidi’s website claims “Imam Tawhidi does not support Sharia Law, believes that the law of the land is superior to law of religion, and that violent Sharia Law must not be applied.”
All authoritatively published sharia condemns people who make such comments to death under the Law of Apostasy. Being an Imam, Imam Tawhidi is likely aware of this. Therefore, he is either ignorant of sharia and its authority in Islam or he is deceiving people.
If Tawhidi is deceiving people, why is he deceiving them?
Tawhidi often claims to be a bridge between the West and Islamic communities. Muslim Brotherhood doctrine teaches the only reason muslims “build bridges” with non-Muslims is to subvert their mission and bring non-muslims over to Islam.
There is also evidence Imam Tawhidi is not who he claims to be.
Imam Tawhidi studied under Iran’s Grand Ayatollah Sayid Sadiq Husseini Shirazi. Shirazi correctly believes the Islamic system of government requires women to be covered from head to toe, and girls can marry at 9 years old. The beliefs of Shirazi contradict what Tawhidi openly says when interviewed by the media, yet Tawhidi publicly demonstrates his admiration for Shirazi as evidenced from the photographs below.
Islam declared war against the West in general and the United States specifically. The largest part of this war is not being fought on the battlefield with tanks, artillery and infantry, nor on the streets against police with rifles and explosive vests.
Americans will be better prepared for what is coming if they learn what is already inside America. This war is a war of narratives versus the truth.
One narrative says “Islam is a religion of peace” and, despite the magnitude of the objective untruth of this statement, many people believe it. Opposing this narrative is the truth of core Islamic doctrine taught to muslims children all over the planet in Islamic schools.
In the war of narratives, the Islamic Movement seeks to present the image that the “moderate” muslims are a much better option than the violent jihadis of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hizbollah, et al, thus driving American leaders into the arms of “suit-wearing jihadis” with whom they can and do work.
They are not.
Tawhidi flies two different flags (literally and figuratively), and does not support authoritative sharia. The “Imam of Peace” may very well believe he is a good muslim, but he is not speaking TRUTH about Islam/sharia.
“War is deceit.” Mohammad (Bukhari Vol 4, Book 52, hadith 269)
Propaganda is necessarily made up of lies. Truth is the only answer.
Only citizens armed with the truth about Islam and the modus operandi of the Global Islamic Movement can uncover the truth about people who self-identify themselves as “muslim” who claim to be Patriots or defenders of liberty, yet cling to and defend some mystical version of Islam.
Free people must defend their societies from the growing cancer of Islam, and reach out in wisdom and love to free muslims from a system which necessarily enslaves them.
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