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America’s Radical Extremist-in-Chief

Ted Cruz

America’s Radical Extremist-in-Chief

December 14, 2015

Just when you thought the race for Republican presidential candidate couldn’t get any crazier, any more extreme as presented by Donald Trump and Ben Carson, a new candidate emerges to vie for the title of “America’s Radical Extremist-in-Chief-Ted Cruz.”

As I have said before, Trump’s role has always been that of a “Stalking horse’, an experiment to see how extreme a segment of the public is willing to go. (November 27, 20156)

https://nurimadina.com/2015/11/27/the-rise-of-extremism-in-America/

They discovered his support was so broad that they couldn’t reach the extreme. When they compared Trump to Hitler, a few commented, a few criticized but most just yawned. So they needed someone to take it even further. Enter Ted Cruz.

First they insulted and demonized Hispanics, then Blacks, and his numbers got stronger. They suggested Muslims should be disqualified from then country’s highest office. They proposed registering Muslims, labeling them, closing their Mosques and excluding them if they don’t profess Christianity. Now Cruz has the ultimate solution: ‘Kill them.’ Those are the sentiments of a savage whose only tool in his arsenal is a club.

In his latest proposal, which Paul Waldman of “The Week” calls disastrously inhumane” Cruz proposes dealing with the problem of Isis by, in his words, We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out!”

http://theweek.com/articles/593448/ted-cruzs-plan-isis-disastrously-inhumane

That part about sand glowing in the dark is an obvious reference to his proposed use of nuclear weapons. Everyone knows that the territory ISIS claims to control is actually civilian populated areas, people who have themselves come under their domination—innocents—the very people we’re supposed to be saving. But his solution–kill them all. Is that the ultimate god complex? ‘Kill them all. I have the power of life and death.’ And his poll numbers surge.

Allah (G-d) Most High says that Satan is in the extremes. He also says that Satan threatens you with poverty and poverty can be a lack or scarcity of anything. If we look at the possibility of any of those radicals being elected we naturally will be concerned—about the loss of our freedom, the loss of revenue, the loss of peace and security.

But these are distractions. I myself have been guilty of being distracted. Most of my blogs have focused on the latest incidents of international and domestic terrorism–about the people in America who demonize the inhumane acts of others and cover up their own. Yes, we do have be aware of these possibilities, be concerned and work against them. But we cannot become obsessed and exhaust our energy worrying about them.

 

That energy is better used to raise ourselves up—above ignorance, poverty and indecency. That is what will save us from whoever ends up in Washington.

All of this is designed to hide the fact that G-d has favored this nation. That’s why everybody wants to come here and everybody wants to be them. But there’s a new day, and now he has favored us. But we have to see past the slavery and oppression and know that G-d can take an evil plan and make good come out of it. Know that G-d was in charge then and now. Circumstances put us in the belly of the beast, and some of us were thrown overboard like Jonah and swallowed up, and spit out upon a barren shore. And some of us found refuge on Noah’s ark and rose above the waves and rested on the mountain until the waters subsided. But either way nothing is going to stop then rise of this new man (mind) in America.

How I Was Radicalized (And Then Saved)

How I Was Radicalized (And Then Saved)

December 10, 2015

I was in the gym watching “A Time to Kill” starring Samuel L. Jackson, the modern adaptation of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and you all know the story. A Southern African American father takes an automatic weapon and shoots white terrorists who have brutalized raped his young daughter. At the same time they’re discussing on CNN, how the couple who committed the mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA could have been radicalized. I don’t believe in coincidences because it is all in G-d’s Hands. Ironically I’m in a conversation in Starbucks today with two whites, in which they’re discussing Donald Trump, and they admit that he is actually radicalizing America. One of them, with a relative who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp acknowledged that he did not know what he would do if they tried to intern him in a camp. He did not have an answer. Here’s a concept that White America cannot acknowledge–that they too have a history of radicalization. They throw the term around like radicalization is a disease that you trace to exposure to a virus or a toxin and then you’ve got it, but it’s not like that at all.

I was radicalized by the murder of Emmett Till when I was only 7 years old, and I watched African Americans struggle for human rights every since. Even so I’m not going to walk into a public space and start shooting up people. However I will stay committed to struggle for freedom, justice and equality for African Americans and all people until I die. I cannot predict what I will do though if Trump becomes President and I am required to register as a Muslim, have an ID number tattooed on me, and me and family are marched to a Camp, just because it’s a decision of the majority of Americans or because it’s the law of the land. I cannot say what I would do then.

Dr. King, who preached non-violence and was martyred in the cause was identified as a Communist and a radical by our own government (FBI). In his time Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and his follower and spokesman Malcolm X, were considered radical by some. Even he though, despite the fresh history of lynching and terror that we faced, never advocated attacking the white man. What he did advocate was putting distance between us and them, physically, socially, spiritually and economically, and that in itself would help end some of our oppression.

But I was saved. Imam W. Deen Mohammed saved us from the path of radicalism by directing us to Al-Islam as a way of life, and a path of moderation, the Holy Qur’an, as timeless guidance, and Prophet Muhammad as the best example human of behavior.

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