Geert Wilders and Usama Hasan, two men from very different backgrounds but both are making a lucrative career out of the “War on Islam”. The former attacks Islam from the outside while the latter attacks it from within.
Geert Wilders is a Dutch politician and founder of the far right Freedom Party. He claims his war is not with Muslims but with Islam itself. Here is an interesting paragraph from his Wikipedia profile
Wilders’ goal after he graduated from secondary school was to see the world. Because he did not have enough money to travel to Australia, his preferred destination, he went to Israel instead. For several years he volunteered in a moshav and worked for several firms, becoming, in his own words “a true friend of Israel“. With the money he saved, he travelled to the neighbouring Arab countries, and was moved by the lack of democracy in the region. When he returned to the Netherlands, he retained Israeli ideas about counter-terrorism and a “special feeling of solidarity” for the country.
Amazing how support of Israel goes hand in glove with Islamophobia. Now, I agree with his observation that Muslims and Arabs are oppressed in Arab lands, but I disagree with his view that Islam is the reason. In reality, Western-backed dictators and general Western meddling is the cause of Arabs having to suffer their terrible leaders.
But now Geert Wilders has come up with a solution to liberate Muslims. In a recent speech in New York while promoting his new book “Marked for Death” he called on Muslims to leave Islam. According to Wilders, Islam is a totalitarian ideology and so he calls on us to turn our backs on Islam completely. Of course with such things to say about Islam it seems inevitable that Wilders would also be invited to speak on Fox News. Read about Wilders latest appearences in the media on the website Islamophobia Watch. There is the suggestion that Wilders might find a lucrative international career as a professional Islam-hater, although at present he denies that.
A number of media suggested last week that Wilders might be considering an international career because his role in the Loer Hose appears to have been played out for the coming period. Former VVD MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, also a fighter against Islam, moved to the US in 2005 and was subsequently named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential persons.
Clearly the opportunities are out there for those willing to be soldiers in the War on Islam - in reality a war against Allah s.w.t.
Here is another man who has taken the Queen’s shilling to join the army against Islam – this time from a completely different background. He is Usama Hasan. Usama Hasan comes from a very Islamic and scholarly family, his father Suhaib Hasan is head of the U.K. Shariah Council.
Usama Hasan has a very impressive academic background but he has been led astray, his knowledge of Islam and his intelligence are being used, not to benefit Muslims but to undermine fundamental tenets of Islam. Whilst the attack on Islam by Geert Wilders is being waged from the outside and therefore his secular ideology is obvious to Muslims, a Muslim like Usama Hasan attacking Islam from the inside is much more dangerous. The reason being that he can speak using Islamic sources whilst at the same time adding in his reformist and modernist agenda. Less knowledgeable Muslims can be easily led astray, especially where Usama Hasan attempts to use his intellect to come up new rulings which suit his desire to reform Islam, see here an example on his rendering of gender equality.
Usama Hasan is a part time Imam in Leyton mosque where the congregation have been trying to have him removed for years due to his acceptance of Darwins Theory of Evolution. Usama Hasan is very controversial, not just because of his support of Darwinism but also such ideas as he expressed in my own mosque including “Muslims need Halal pubs” and “Muslim women who don’t wear hijab are as equally good as ones who do”. Just to clarify these two points – the idea of a pub-type recreational place which, although it may have no alcohol is still likely to have music and free mixing of the sexes, can hardly be called Halal and a woman who disobeys Allah s.w.t. by refusing to wear what He commanded, even though she may pray and fast as does her sister who does wear hijab is still rebelling against her Creator and in a way that is clear for all to see. Many of the congregation of Finchley mosque wanted to prevent Usama Hasan from having a platform to address local Muslims but despite a clear vote against, the President unilateraly took the decision to ignore our views and allow Usama Hasan to come. The resulting schisms and loss of faith in the management committee in our mosque community have not healed to this day.
The latest news is that Usama Hasan has accepted to work full time for the Quilliam Foundation, a so-called think-tank on Islamic extremism. Hasan joins other extremists who were once self-proclaimed jihadists but who then made 180 degree career changes - a choice perhaps of the wages in this life or in the next. Wearing a suit to work and having a nice salary whilst cosying up to Western governments must be very tempting for those who are prone to go to extremes and can brush aside the fact that Muslims are being killed and imprisoned by non-Muslims in so many places and on a daily basis.
It is not my wish to argue on Darwinism or Usama Hasan’s other deviations from Islam, I write this only to expose those who have perhaps been tempted by the initial attention that their controversial views brought them, but who then were pulled further and further from the mainstream and eventually made a career out of being the enemies of not just Muslims, but the real enemies of Allah s.w.t.
Surat Mohammed 47 – 29
Or do those in whose hearts is disease think that Allah would never expose their [feelings of] hatred?