The Post Constitutional Election, Part 25 is here.
Doubtless, I would reach more people if I wrote the following message in a private, hackable email, but I am concerned Russian cyber-trolls are distracted this week by heaps more breaking scandal about Hillary Clinton's loyal services to what some people like to call "Mother Russia." Between that Hillary-approved uranium deal transferring 20 percent of US uranium to Russian control (netting $145 million for the Clinton Foundation) and, now, her success in getting US investors to fund Russian military research in Russia's very own "Silicon Valley," I am afraid my little email might languish unread on some cold NSA server. If anyone in Russia is reading, though, do pass along a suggested name change for that Russian R&D hub Hillary has done so much for: "Clinticon Valley" has a wonderful ring to it, don't you think? Or, maybe better -- Clinticonovna Valley.
My subject today, though, is the Constitution-waving Khizr Khan (above), who caused such an uproar at the DNC as the father of a fallen US officer in Iraq, Capt. Humayun Khan, killed in action in 2004, that he now wishes to exit the limelight and has even scrubbed his own website, the one listing his immigration legal services in the (strictly legit!) sale of visas to foreign millionaires.
The question I have is: Don't you people vet your speakers? Do you even realize now that by inviting Khizr Khan to speak you that put a sharia supremacist on centerstage at the 2016 Democratic National Committee Convention to endorse a candidate for president of the United States? Hello? Is that the message you want to send America -- that the Democratic Party is also the Sharia Party?
I do not exaggerate. Young Capt. Khan's ultimate sacrifice for this country is something all Americans respect and mourn. But his father's sharia supremacism is something all Americans who defend the Constitution that Khizr Khan was waving around like a prop must learn is the ideological foe of that Constitution, just as much as Communism ever was -- I mean, is. Islam, like Communism, is a totalitarian movement targeting, not through "workers' revolution," but jihad and the spread of sharia, our liberties that come to us from the God of the Old and New Testament (not the God of the Koran, who behaves quite differently). These God-given liberties are enshrined in our founding documents. They are not props.
In his essay at Pajamas Media, "Khan-flict: Freedom-Fighter Son, Sharia Supremacist Father," Andrew Bostom highlights the "tragic irony" on display here -- if, that is, you people at the DNC had only looked. On the one hand, there is the ultimate sacrifice Capt. Humayun Khan made for this country while fighting in Iraq in 2004; on the other, that sacrifice is in effect negated by Capt. Khan's father's published writings in support sharia, this country's ideological foe.
What published writings? You people at the DNC just aren't paying attention. These works by Pakistani-born Khizr Khan are easily available online and in English, as both Bostom and Paul Sperry quickly discovered.
Bostom explains the significance of Khzir Khan's obeisance to the work of Said Ramadan, son-in-law of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hossan al-Banna, and an important progenitor of Islam in Europe. In his 1983 article in the Houston Journal of International Law, Khan "gratefully" acknowledges "the writings of S. Ramadan," specifically citing Ramadan's book, Islamic Law -- Its Scope and Equity, whose endorsements of sharia Bostom discusses here.
About Ramadan himself, Bostom writes (links in the original):
Said Ramadan (d. 1995) was a notorious Muslim Brotherhood ideologue, and a founding member of the Muslim World League, a mammoth Saudi global missionary organization.
From his Geneva, Switzerland home (where he moved in 1961), Ramadan personally established the Islamic Center, a combined mosque, Muslim community center, and think tank. Swiss investigative journalist Sylvain Besson included "The Project," a 14-page manifesto dated 1982, and discovered by the Swiss secret service in 2001, in his La conquête de l'Occident: Le projet secret des Islamistes (Paris: Le Seuil, 2005, pp. 193-205.)
"The Project" -- a blueprint for installing Sharia-based Islamic regimes in the West by propaganda, proselytization, and if necessary, jihad war -- is believed to have been authored by Said Ramadan.
If its authorship is uncertain, "The Project," written in 1991, has been verified as a key Muslim Brotherhood document, entered as US government evidence in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism-financing trial. It is worth recalling that it is from "The Project" where we find the chilling term "civilization jihad."
The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihad Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions.
Now, do you wonder even a little what it was Khzir Khan was so "gratefully" acknoweldging in the writings of Said Ramadan, and whether he would today repudiate them? Frankly, delving into Khan's writings is akin to discovering that another DNC convention speaker was a devote of Karl Marx or Saul Alinksy. Oh, wait -- that describes the two leading Democratic candidated for the nomination!
Maybe that's why it's so hard getting through to you.
Here's one more try.
The headline of Sperry's piece at Breitbart News says it so clearly even a DNC official should understand: "Khizr Khan Believes the Constitution `Must Always Be Subordinated to the Sharia.' "
The quotation comes from a 1983 review Khizr Khan wrote of book compiled of speeches made at a seminar in Kuwait. In this review, Khan is extra-enthused about the contribution of a Pakistani named Allah K. Brohi, whom Sperry describes as "a pro-jihad Islamic jurist who was one of the closest advisors to late Pakistani dictator Gen. Zia ul-Haq, the father of the Taliban movement."
See the red flag waving, DNC? Recall that the "war on terror" Capt. Khan was killed fighting in Iraq was also being waged in Afghanistan against the Taliban.
It would be helpful if you read and took notes on both pieces, DNC, but the money quote -- and I write metaphorically here, not literally, as when we discuss Hillary and Bill'$ Clinton Foundation -- is here in Khizr Khan's very own words:
“The invariable and basic rules of Islamic law are only those prescribed in the Shari’ah,” Khan writes. “All other juridical works… must always be subordinated to the Shari’ah.”
Dear DNC: "All other juridical works" include the US Constitution.