In the midst of the furor regarding remarks made by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Muslim immigration to America, The Center For Security Policy had some revealing, and disturbing information in a June 23, 2015 article regarding U.S. Muslim attitudes with respect to Sharia law and the jihad.
“According to a nationwide survey of 600 Muslims living in the United States, significant minorities embrace supremacist notions that could pose a threat to America’s security and its constitutional form of government.
The Center For Security Policy notes: “The number of potential jihadists among the majority of Muslims who appear not to be sympathetic to such notions [such as our constitutional form of government] raise a number of public policy choices that warrant careful consideration and urgent debate — including the necessity for enhanced surveillance of Muslim communities, refugee resettlement, asylum, and other immigration programs that are swelling their numbers and density, and the viability of so-called ‘countering violent extremism,’ initiatives that are supposed to stymie radicalization within those communities.”
According to the survey of American Muslims:
— A majority (51 percent), agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah;
— More than half (51 percent), of U.S. Muslims polled, believe either that they should have the choice of American Shariah courts; or, they should have their own tribunals to apply Shariah.
Only 39 percent of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts;
— Even more troubling, the Center For Policy Research observes, is the fact that nearly a quarter of U.S. Muslims polled believe that “it is legitimate to use violence to punish those to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the Prophet Mohammed;
— Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified — in order to make Shariah law — the law of the land in America.
Pew Research estimated that the U.S. Muslim population in the U.S. was 2.75 million in 2011; and, growing at a rate of 80,000 – 90,000 per year — meaning the U.S. Muslim population is somewhere near the 3 million mark in 2015.
The Center For Policy Research President Frank Gaffney wrote that if these figures are accurate — “that would translate into roughly 300,000 Muslims living in the United States who believe Shariah is “The Muslim God Allah’s law — that Muslims must follow, and impose worldwide by Jihad.”
And, if just one percent of those 300,000 true believers are ‘silent’ supporters of violent jihad — we could have as many as 3,000 potential jihadists here in the homeland.
These numbers are disturbing; and, worrisome. Political correctness and the celebration of multiculturalism at the expense of assimilation and what it means to be an American is the issue.
This article was published by Center for Security Policy and may be found here.