My latest in PJ Media:
Is the Qur’an simply the holy book of one of the world’s great religions, and hence a revered part of our glorious multicultural mosaic, or is it a weapon for only one part of our political spectrum? Ihssane Leckey, a far-left candidate for Congress in Massachusetts’ fourth congressional district, offers an answer. In the primary September 1, she finished fifth (the winner was Jake Auchincloss). In yet another manifestation of the leftist/Islamic alliance, she took to Twitter after her defeat and offered unusual praise for her followers: “You joined in prayer as I read the Koran in Arabic publicly and loudly in #Taunton while Trump2020 trucks rolled by.”
As more and more Muslims are elected to various offices and are sworn in on the Qur’an, and all who are skeptical about the wisdom of swearing to uphold the law on a book that sanctions lying under some circumstances, it’s noteworthy that Ihssane Leckey apparently thinks that the Muslim holy book is the property of leftists only — a partisan vehicle. She also seems to think of it as a weapon in a spiritual battle, a battle in which the enemies are Trump and his supporters, who are cast in this scenario as the enemies of Islam.
Presumably Ihssane Leckey thinks of this act as somehow standing up to Trump’s supposedly “anti-Muslim” stance, which is, of course, really a stance against jihad violence and the entry into the country of people among whom is an unknowable number of jihadis. Being a far-left candidate, Leckey is also here cementing the close alliance between leftists and Islamic groups in the U.S. Both seem to envision the same kind of future for the nation.
The hijab-wearing, Sharia-observant Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu) made this clear last Monday when she declared that “we are in the midst of an ongoing uprising over centuries of racial neglect and oppression.” The irony of being a sitting Congresswoman charging with racism the country that welcomed her as a refugee and gave her every opportunity for advancement was apparently lost on Omar, and not for the first time.
The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was actually founded in 1994, but let that pass. The primary question, largely ignored in the furor over her referring to the 9/11 jihad attacks as “some people did something,” was this: How did a person who was part of a despised minority group, treated as a second-class citizen and deprived of civil liberties, get elected to Congress? How was she even able to enter politics at all? How did she become a hero of the American left?
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