Saleem: Muslims ‘Repopulating’ America


Fake “ex-terrorist” Kamal Saleem, one of the many fake “ex-terrorists” making a good living on the right wing rubber chicken circuit, went on the John Ankerberg show recently and delivered an amusing diatribe about how Muslims are “repopulating the nation” to bring America under Sharia law. And they’re well on their way; they’re up to almost one percent now.

Right Wing Watch has a brief rundown of some of Saleem’s more bizarre claims of the past:

He claims that the U.S. is secretly under the control of an Islamic shadow government tied to President Obama’s babysitter that is seeking to “legalize terrorism” and impose Sharia law through the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights. Saleem has also argued that feminist and gay rights groups are Muslim Brotherhood pawns and predicted that Hillary Clinton will use her position as Secretary of State to “shut down” churches and imprison Christians.

So yeah, he’s credible.

Comments

  1. Al Dente says

    impose Sharia law through the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights.

    Sharia law prohibits abortion.

  2. D. C. Sessions says

    Based on demographics, I would say that U.S. and Europe will be atheistic, rather than islamic.

    That’s another part of the plot: once the country is no longer dominated by True Christians™, it will fall like a ripe date into the clutches of Sharia Law!

  3. alanb says

    That’s another part of the plot: once the country is no longer dominated by True Christians™, it will fall like a ripe date into the clutches of Sharia Law!

    In all seriousness, people like Saleem are constantly saying that Obama and the Democrats are pro-Sharia and anti-God at the same time, and the people listening to them see no contradiction in that. It’s like I could stand up in front of a group of these people and say, “Obama scary-word scary-word scary-word,” and they would nod along in agreement.

  4. stever says

    Could be some interesting times when the stealth Muslim invasion runs into the Catholic Reconquista advancing from Mexico. Of course, in fundiespeak, Catholics aren’t Real Christians, no matter what history says.

  5. raven says

    Saleem has also argued that feminist and gay rights groups are Muslim Brotherhood pawns…

    Needs more Alex Jones, UFO aliens, and demons.

    Moslems extremists aren’t too fond of uppity women and they hate the gays as much as the xian death cultists.

  6. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    they’re well on their way; they’re up to almost one percent now.

    One percent? But its the One Percenters who are in charge ain’t it? Oh dear ..;-)

    Funny thing is, I thought Muslims already made up five percent of the USA although can’ t recall exactly where i got that figure from.

  7. exdrone says

    By any chance, is the Islamic shadow government any more constructive than Congress currently is? Maybe the plan should be to let them takeover in order to remove Tea Party obstructionism. The Sharia law would never really be implemented because, as the right wingers tell us, judicial activism will undermine it.

  8. Michael Heath says

    stever writes:

    Of course, in fundiespeak, Catholics aren’t Real Christians, no matter what history says.

    That notion died out decades ago, especially when defining “true Christians” from a political perspective. E.g., Catholic-dominated Fox News is heavily watched and promoted by Christian fundamentalists as the sole trusted source of TV news.

    Yes there remain theological arguments that the Catholic church is not the authentic church of Jesus Christ as the Catholic hierarchy claims. And yes, there remain idiotic fundie religious arguments that being a devout Catholic isn’t equivalent to also being a Christian.

    But by the 1980s theologically conservative Protestants began to concede that devout Catholics could be Christians and began to embrace conservative Catholics as attractive political allies. This correlates to Catholic leadership on prioritizing prohibitions on abortions and access to abortion, and amplified by the Catholic church’s antipathy towards gays and their families. In the mid- to late-1970s conservative protestants increasingly followed the Catholic example in making these two issues both a wedge political issue and the determining factor on whether one was a true Christian or not.

  9. says

    Michael Heath, lies! Everyone knows that Protestants were always against abortion (and contraception!), even back when it was virtually ignored by them as “the Catholic issue”! Next, you’re going to try and tell us that Jesus did not invent Bush Doctrine and Supply Side economics!

  10. dingojack says

    Stevo – “Funny thing is, I thought Muslims already made up five percent of the USA although can’ t recall exactly where i got that figure from.”

    Your arse? CIA Factbook puts the figure at 0.6% or 2,533,348 Americans (based on the July 2013 estimate).

    Dingo

  11. dingojack says

    “The Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches 2000 gives the figure of 3,950,000 Muslims in America today”
    “The Twenty-second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906…”

    Therefore in 2o00 the population of Muslims in America was 1.4%, if you trust those Muslim-filled US christian churches.
    @@

    Dingo

  12. says

    Canada’s Muslim population is estimated at 3.2 percent. I’m surprised US cranks haven’t latched onto this as evidence of something or other, although I’ve seen the occasional “They have Sharia law in Canada, American is next!” comment.

  13. laurentweppe says

    Sharia law prohibits abortion

    .

    In Wingnutglote “Sharia Law” actually means: “the brown skinned plebs acquiring enough political clout to force the white skinned aristocracy to stop treating them like cattle and fucktoys
    And in Wingnutia there’s this fear that abortion & family planning will decrease the natality o the white underclass, therefore diminishing the number of available lackeys to to their dirty works. Therefore Roe leads to Sharia Law

  14. Nick Gotts says

    Al Dente@1,

    Sharia law prohibits abortion.

    No, it doesn’t. It restricts it, generally to the first 4 months of pregnancy, with most Islamic scholars allowing some later exceptions.

  15. alanb says

    @ timgueguen,

    Pew Reports 2009 gives the figure of 2.0% Muslim for Canada. They also give 0.8% for U.S. My recollection is that the Pew survey was the most detailed and thus probably the most reliable.

  16. dingojack says

    Pew Research estimated the Muslim population of North America (in 2011) to be 3.48 million. If all those people lived in the US (rather that all countries in North America) that would be around 1.12% of the total population of the US.
    (Note that even the most unreliable estimate is << than 5%).
    Dingo

  17. says

    “Based on demographics, I would say that U.S. and Europe will be atheistic, rather than islamic.”

    As absurd as it sounds, the nutty right has decided that atheism and radical Islam are effectively the same, or at least in league. When they’re doing their demagogy thing, the words are interchangeable.

  18. jefferylanam says

    Area Man, haven’t you heard about the Atheist Muslims Association? It’s a non-prophet organization.

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