On Wednesday night, Fox News' Sean Hannity interviewed Muslim cleric, Imam Anjem Choudary, who made outrageous claims including direct threats against the United States that should give any non-Muslim pause. His point of view closely aligns with ISIS and is all too common now in Great Britain.
Not only is Choudary a controversial and high profile cleric, but his followers reportedly indoctrinated and radicalized Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, the main suspect in the barbaric beheading of James Foley. He also recently sent some terrible, treasonous tweets about Great Britain, for which there appear to be no consequences. Hannity highlighted one of those tweets at the beginning of the interview to set the tone.
Whatever Cameron & May do they can't stop the rise of the awakening giant called the Muslim Ummah. Shari'ah will one day be law in the UK!— Anjem Choudary (@anjemchoudary) August 23, 2014
During the interview the Imam did not temper his words with caution, but doubled and tripled down, going so far as to claim that the United States, too, would come under Sharia law.
Among the more disturbing of his responses to Hannity's questions were these:
"If the Americans bomb and murder hundreds of thousands of people, and they torture people, and they continue to do so in Guantanamo Bay, obviously this will have repercussions. I think it was your own master George Bush who said either you're with us or you're with the terrorists. And you know, we're not with America definitely, so we must be with the terrorists."
On the persecution of Christians in Iraq:
"The Christians are actually queuing up to come back into Mosul because they realize life under the sharia is much better than the Nouri Al-Maliki regime which the Americans propped up and who was murdering and torturing the people in the region."
On the implementation of ISIS' goals:
"I'm afraid you are living in a dream world. The Sharia will be implemented in America. It's coming to a place very close to you."
Should women who commit adultery be stoned to death?
"Both men and women, if there are witnesses, or they are self-confession, of course they will be punished. In Islam there is punishment."
Should gay people be stoned to death?
"Under the Islamic state, people will not be doing this relationship in the public community. If they do, then there will be punishment. Of course."
On support of Israel's self-defense:
"When you live in America, you can believe that. The rest of the world think you're crazy."
And the quote of the day. Sean says "I don't want your sharia law, and neither does anybody in Great Britain that has a brain." The Imam responds definitively:
"You will have no choice about it Sean. It's coming to a place near you. It's coming to a place near you."
This is the voice of the enemy. To continue to turn a blind eye and deaf ear, as the American left and others would have you do, is simply absurd. It is hard to imagine what more an aggressive, militarized group can do to be clear that they are the enemy. At this point words like "non-interventionist" are just replacement words for "cowardice."