Saturday, January 16, 2010

Islamophobe Nonie Darwish: "Former Muslims United" Spreading The Hate

Church's Anti-Islam Anti-Obama Sign Marco Villa , Connecticut: Jul 13 2009 Racism Straight Up- Christianity Reveals its True Essence?

Desecration of Muslim Cemetery
Hatred of all Muslims is no better than Anti-Semitism Or Other Forms of Racism & Bigotry

Anti-Islam fascism on rise in France «
"TOUL, France – Vandals hung a pig’s head from the door of a Muslim prayer room in eastern France, daubing the building top to bottom with swastikas and anti-Islamic graffiti"

Anti-Islamic book cover of Bat Ye'or's Conspiracy Theory "Eurabia" In Which Muslims Are in a Stealth Jihad Taking Over Europe and The West.

Note similarities of these Hateful Images
Below: Vile Anti-Semitic Poster Octopus Tentacles of The Hidden Hand of The Jews.

Anti-Islam Poster Bleeding Mosque Depicting All Muslims As Inherently Violent and Irrational

Muslim extremists do not represent all Muslims Anymore than Pat Robertson represents all Christians
Anti-Islam Organization "The Tundra Tabloids" ( Tabloid is the correct word as it were with their screeds against all Muslims )

Book by Islamophobe Nonie Darwish demonizing all Muslims.

"Bashing Islam has become a lucrative industry today involving honorariums, book publishing, expert fees and media spotlight."

Above Quote by Hussam Ayloush The Executive Director of the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Advice to failed writers on how to become well off and successful and a celebrity in a few easy steps:

OK, here it is - and you need to sit down for this - it's called "The Islamophobia cash cow."

Post 9/11, the fastest and surest way to gain celebrity status in the West and garner respect and attention you would otherwise never achieve on your own mediocre merit is to go on an "Islam-bashing" campaign.

And, mind you, you don't need to be an expert on the subject matter, just make sure to quote verses from the Qur'an out of context, cite Osama Bin Laden as the role model of Muslim behavior, bank on tired canaries like "Islam oppresses women," and "Islam was spread by the sword," and other washed out cliches, and voila!

You're a celebrity, a famous author (a rich, famous author, mind you), a Good Samaritan defending the civilized world from the evils of Islam.

Above Quote from "The Islamophobia cash cow"By SALAAM ABDUL KHALIQ, Columnist at In Focus News

Nonie Darwish: Blasphemy & Incitement
Nonie Darwish is the author, most recently, of "Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law," as well as the memoir, "Now They Call Me Infidel." This presentation was given as part of the Ethics & Public Policy Center's series on Shariah and international libel laws.

Nonie Darwish argues that in Islam one is not to question the Quran or the traditions and teachings compiled in the Hadith. But she puts forth the rather dubious claim that in the West and according to Judeo-Christian principles and values anything can be discussed and questioned as part a long tradition in the West. So Nothing is beyond question-tell that to the Evangelical Fundamentalist who believe that it is heretical to question the literal inerrant truth of the Bible. This notion does not hold true even with questioning neoconservative arguments and views and policies which are seen as having the force of "religious dogma" . According to the Neoconservatives and their media Shills to question Samuel Huntington's theory about "the Clash of Civilizations" is considered heresy as is questioning the American invasion and occupation of Iraq and the on going war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Neoconservatives also argue that torture and abuse of POWs is not immoral or illegal and that it has resulted in actionable intelligence. But the rest of the International Community believes that the Invasion of Iraq was wrong and constitutes a "War Crime". The International Community also condemns as immoral and illegal the abuse and torture of POWs or Enemy Combatants or so called detainees. Secondly the agreement amongst impartial experts who are not working for some extreme rightwing political or religious organization or a Faux Think Tank run by Neocons is that torture besides being illegal and immoral is also not a practical policy. One it does not lead to a lot of actionable intelligence-the tortured person will say anything to get the torturers to stop. So the individual being tortured may relate some truth mixed in with fabrications. From the practical or utilitarian point of view one has to weigh what is gained by torture and what are the possible unintended consequences ie creating more enemies and more "blow-back". According to experts on terrorism and terrorists organizations the use of torture just makes one's enemies more determined and increases support for their cause in the general population and is a great recruitment device for recruiting more terrorists.

Hannity calls Nonie Darwish an expert on Islam
Nonie Darwish, an American of Arab/Moslem origin, comments on the recent (and tense) interview on Hannity & Colmes with Muslim leader who recently spoke at DNC winter meeting.

Another common theme for these outspoken former Muslims and their Christian and secularist fellow travelers is that they have suffered in the past when they lived in the Middle East and are now suffering as they are attacked for speaking out claiming Muslims and Pro-Muslim groups are trying to shut them down. So Nonie Darwish like other outspoken Muslims or former Muslims is a martyr having been threatened, banned from some universities or receiving a hostile reception. But such attacks on her merely raises her esteem as one who speaks "truth to Power" in the eyes of Western anti-Islamists and the Radical Christian Right.This seems odd since she and her fellow travelers seem to get on TV and radio and are featured in newspapers and magazines and on blogs and take part in various conferences in which they get the chance to speak about their experiences and to spread their hatred of all Muslims. Nonie Darwish for instance divides Muslims into two major categories those who are involved in the planning and the committing of terrorist actions and those who remain silent about such actions but who secretly applaud such actions. To her there is no such thing as a " moderate Muslim ".

What nominee to Obama administration Harold Koh said was not that all of Islamic Sharia law should be adopted into US jurisprudence but rather that there might be a case made that Sharia law could be followed in certain appropriate cases in US law.But the Islamophobes and anti-Obama crowd of course take a simple statement out of context and make it into a major policy statement. Note he is talking about certain legal cases where and if appropriate. So any Sharia specific law if it goes against the basic laws and rights of American citizens then in such cases it would not be appropriate to apply Sharia law. So Muslim men would not be permitted to beat their wives or have woman executed for adultery or some other offence. Fox News and Nonie Darwish ignore the fact that Koh's statement is a qualified statement about Sharia and not some unconditional support for Sharia.

Koh Nomination Provokes Hysteria over Shariah March 31, 2009 by Richard Bartholomew at Bartholomew's Notes On Religion
and Nonie Darwish on Koh nomination and Sharia Law
Sharia Law In The USA Nonie Darwish at Fox News via Heritage New Media Partners,Inc-NMATV


Nonie Darwish talks to Fox News about The Obama Administration nominee for State Department Legal Advisor, Harold Koh, and his alleged statement that Islamic Sharia Law should apply in US Courts.

Christians have also preached that it is the duty of citizens to obey those in power. As Jesus said "Render on to Caesar that which is Caesar's and render onto God that which is God's"

"Arson fire set 15 minutes before Nonie Darwish event at Boston University" Jihad Watch by Robert Spencer, Dec. 5, 2009

The site of Nonie Darwish's address had to be changed, but it went on as scheduled. The student who organized the event, and others as well, strongly suspected that the arson was connected to Nonie's appearance on campus, as you can see from the letter below.

This indicates an increasing desperation on the part of the campus Left and its Islamic supremacist allies. They cannot refute the truths about jihad and Islamic supremacism that speakers like Nonie Darwish reveal, so they increasingly resort to thuggery: cancellations based on smears. Pie-throwing. Libelous email campaigns.

The one thing they do not do, and cannot do, is prove false what we are saying in defense of freedom against the global jihad. Generally they do not make the attempt, and when they do, only spin out ridiculous farragos full of tu quoque and other detours. More often, they attempt to silence and marginalize us in Alinskyite fashion -- thereby revealing their abject intellectual bankruptcy.

"Nonie Darwish: Saving Rifqa; Apostates Demand Protection" at Jihad Watch Aug. 20,2009

Nonie Darwish, an ex-Muslim and author of the superb book on Sharia, Cruel and Usual Punishment, comments on the Rifqa Bary case: "Former Muslims need protection now from the US government and court system. We need protection from Sharia Islamic Law."

"In spite of the clear danger to the life of Muslims who leave Islam, both the legal system and mainstream media still don’t get it. The most recent case in the US of the 17-year old girl, Rifqa Bary, is an example. US courts need proof (even though it is clearly stated in Islamic law books) that Islamic Law condemn apostates to death and encourage any Muslim on the street, even family members, to kill them. Western media does not seem to be interested in the topic. That is the same media that dedicates weeks of valuable air time to ridiculous claims of human rights violations only to certain privileged groups in America.

Ms. Bary, Muslim convert to Christianity, had good instincts when she realized the great danger to her life and escaped from her home in Ohio and sought protection from the Christian community in Orlando Florida. If she had not escaped, she could have been yet another statistic of Muslims killed for leaving Islam. "

Nonie Darwish founded the organizationFormer Muslims United

Founders Nonie Darwish, Walid Shoebat, Mohammed Asgha, Amil Imani, Wafa Sultan, Ibn Warraq

Former Muslims United Founders have all faced threats, intimidation and discrimination due to their exercising their right to religious freedom. They are also all leaders in the international movement for civil rights for apostates from Islam.

Nonie Darwish: Director

Darwish’s Arabs for Israel website describes itself as an organization of Arabs and Muslims who “respect and support the State of Israel”, welcome a “peaceful and diverse Middle East”, reject “suicide/homicide terrorism as a form of Jihad”, and promote “constructive self-criticism and reform” in the Arab/Muslim world. She often says “Just because I am pro- Israel does not mean I am anti- Arab, its just that my culture is in desperate need for reformation which must come from within”.

She has spoken on numerous college campuses including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Brown, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Oxford, Cornell, UCLA, NYU, Virginia Tech, UC Berkeley and several others. She has also spoken on Capitol Hill, the House of Lords, and The European Parliament.

and from the bio of another member of Former Muslims United Walid Shoebat :

Shoebat argues that parallels exist between radical Islam and Nazism. He says, “Secular dogma like Nazism is less dangerous than Islamofascism that we see today … because Islamofascism has a religious twist to it; it says ‘God the Almighty ordered you to do this’…. It is trying to grow itself in fifty-five Muslim states. So potentially, you could have a success rate of several Nazi Germanys, if these people get their way.”

He is the founder of the Walid Shoebat Foundation, an organization that combats Islamic terrorist dogma which threatens the western way of life. He is the author of the books Why I Left Jihad: The Root of Terrorism and the Return of Radical Islam (2005), and Why We Want to Kill You: The Jihadist Mindset and How to Defeat It (2007).

and also from their website we get their Mission Statement which basically redefines religion in such a way that Islam is ruled out as a legitimate religion.

Former Muslims United Mission Statement


Former Muslims United does not criticize any religion, in the sense that the religion is practiced as a personal relationship with God. But if a religion expands itself to become a one party totalitarian State, ruled by an elaborate legal system controlling every aspect of private and public life, and requiring the killing and incitement of violence against those who leave it, then that religion cannot be immune from criticism. It is no longer a private religion, but has become instead a totalitarian dictatorship. It is in this sense, since Islam’s apostasy laws condemn former Muslims to death and allows vigilante violence against apostates, that Islam itself has opened itself to criticism. Therefore, Former Muslims United, welcoming all former Muslims including converts to all other religions, as well as atheists or agnostics, will pursue these goals:


1- Develop a legal framework for and ensure the civil rights of American individuals and organizations to provide sanctuary for former Muslims without being subject to legal penalties or threats.

2- Call on all Muslims and their spiritual leaders to reject, publicly and without reservation or exception, all Sharia doctrine that permits or calls for punishment or discrimination against former Muslims, including intimidation and threats against person or property. This rejection of violence applies to individuals, Sharia authorities, Muslim courts or other Sharia bodies, governments, and quasi-governmental bodies.

Arabs For Israel also founded by Nonie Darwish

"Nonie Darwish muzzled by Muslim Intimidation and Dhimmitude at Princeton" New EnglishReview, Nov.2009

.Not talking back to Nonie Darwish at, Nov. 20, 2006.

and see article "Walid Shoebat’s Son Shares Blog with BNP(racist anti-Islam party) Supporter " January 1, 2009 by Richard Bartholomew at Bartholomew's Notes on Religion

Weblog of Dawud Walid Walid Shoebat: ‘Ex-terrorist’ exposed as fraud" April 2, 2008 at Weblog of Dawud Walid and Mar 30, 2008 The Palestinian 'terrorist' turned Zionist at jerusalem Post march 30,2008

Christian Convert, Walid Shoebat, Bashes Islam On Fox & Friends by Priscilla - September 8, 2009


For those of us chronicling the advancing islamisation of America, things have gotten decidedly worse since Obama took over. We have entered a dark age.

Last night, they were throwing pies at a Robert Spencer event at NYU .......... what's next? grenades?

Bio. Nonie Darwish
Nonie Darwish (Arabic: نوني درويش‎) (born 1949[1][2]) is an Egyptian-American human rights activist, writer, scholar of Islam and founder of Arabs For Israel. She is the author of two books: Now They Call Me Infidel; Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror and Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law. Darwish's speech topics cover human rights, with emphasis on women's rights and minority rights in the Middle East. She is the director of Former Muslims United.[3]

Born in Egypt, Darwish is the daughter of an Egyptian Army lieutenant general, who was called a "shahid" by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser,[4] after being killed in an Israeli raid. Darwish blames "the Middle Eastern Islamic culture and the propaganda of hatred taught to children from birth" for his death, which she describes as an "assassination". In 1978, she moved with her husband to the United States, and converted to Christianity there. After September 11, 2001 she has written on Islam-related topics

Nonie says that it is very dangerous to believe anyone who claims to be an apostate, because terrorists will come in to the organization and infiltrate it. Nonie also, in response to a question, explains that Reliance of the Traveller -- Umdat al-Salik -- contains detailed directives regarding the killing of apostates. It is certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sharia. Meanwhile, it is all one-sided. Muslims have total access to the West, and can preach and spread Islam, but we cannot build churches, etc., in Muslim lands. We are going to see majority-Muslim areas in Europe and there will be violence there as there is now in Chechnya and Israel.

Darwish on Rifqa Bary:
Posted by Pamela Geller on Thursday, September 24, 2009

See for articles exposing Islamophobes who are not really the experts on Islam which they claim to be for instance:

"Raymond Ibrahim and the Islamophobic Cash Cow" Posted on 13 January 2010 by Emperor at

also see article at In Focus on how to go from a failed writer to a successful one and get lots of calls for interviews by the Media by taking a crack at the Islamophoia Cash Cow: The Islamophobia cash cow By SALAAM ABDUL KHALIQ, Columnist at In Focus News

OK, here it is - and you need to sit down for this - it's called "The Islamophobia cash cow."

Post 9/11, the fastest and surest way to gain celebrity status in the West and garner respect and attention you would otherwise never achieve on your own mediocre merit is to go on an "Islam-bashing" campaign.

And, mind you, you don't need to be an expert on the subject matter, just make sure to quote verses from the Qur'an out of context, cite Osama Bin Laden as the role model of Muslim behavior, bank on tired canaries like "Islam oppresses women," and "Islam was spread by the sword," and other washed out cliches, and voila!

You're a celebrity, a famous author (a rich, famous author, mind you), a Good Samaritan defending the civilized world from the evils of Islam.

also see: "Wafa Sultan: A Poseur Playing off of Ignorance to Further Hate" by Garibaldi at Loonwatch, Nov.19,2009

In this sense, Wafa Sultan falls into the same category as Walid Shoebat, Brigitte Gabriel, Nonie Darwish, Kamal Saleem, Zachariah Anani and other self-proclaimed turn coats from their Arab and Muslim identities. As we mentioned before this group attempts to parlay their “otherness,” and so-called “insider knowledge of the Muslim world,” (the “I’ve been there, I know” line) into a cash cow. Meanwhile, we are supposed to be duped into freaking out and running back to them for more “expert” advice brought to us from our loyal friend who ventures into the other side on our behalf.

Sultan is no different, her tale of flight into Islamophobic stardom is a curious and thoroughly modern one. In the beginning of this tale Sultan was invited onto a show hosted by the well known anchorman of AlJazeera’s Opposing Viewpoints (Ittijaah al-Mu’aakas), Faisal Al-Qasim for the purpose of a debate with professor Ibrahim al-Khouly from Al-Azhar on the topic of the Clash of Civilizations and the Clash of Religions. Al-Qasim, brought her onto the show originally after noticing some of her articles on the Arabic website called AnNaqed (The Critic). The New York Times reported that the website was an Islamic reform site, but in actuality it turns out that it is a Christian website

and : expose on Wafa Sultan at In Focus News "WAFA SULTAN: Reformist or opportunist? By Abdussalam Mohamed, Staff Writer Unlikely journey from obscurity to fame, rags to riches."

and these Islamophobes hold conferences at times claiming to be reformers of Islam when most of the participants are non Muslims and some are atheists or con-artists : Secular Islam Summit Under Fire By Abdussalam Mohamed, Senior Staff Writer at In Focus, March 2009

In an appearance on the Beck Show, Wafa Sultan, the self-declared reformist who was also given a special award by conference organizers, announced, "I don’t see any difference between radical Islam and regular Islam." Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-American convert to Christianity was in tune with Sultan as the two declared during a panel discussion that one could not be American and Muslim at the same time.

and attacking Islam by proxy Salman Rushdie Honored by American Jewish Congress :Honoring Moderate Muslims or Feeding Islamphobia? By Abdussalam Mohamed at In Focus News, Sept. 2006

On September 17, 2006, the California chapter of the American Jewish Congress (AJC) will be honoring author Salman Rushdie with the Stephen S. Wise Humanitarian Award in Beverly Hills. Other honorees include Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish, Tashbih Sayyed and Salim Mansur. The names may sound familiar. Although each has generated a great deal of controversy within the Muslim community, none have ruffled more feathers than Rushdie and Sultan. The former is the author of the Satanic Verses; a novel that Muslims claim ridiculed Islam, and the latter is a Syrian-born self-declared feminist and controversial reformist.

AJC Associate Director Allyson Rowen Taylor said, "We are honoring these people because we want to show that there are Muslims who are willing to put themselves on the frontline to speak out against terrorism."

Hussam Ayloush disagreed. "This is not about condemning terrorism, this is about using token Muslims to vindicate Islamphobia," he said. The Executive Director of the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) went on to say that, "Bashing Islam has become a lucrative industry today involving honorariums, book publishing, expert fees and media spotlight."

Ayloush questioned Taylor’s intentions. "By honoring those who have defamed Islam, it can only mean one thing," he shot back. "Those who seek to demonize our community are doing it by proxy," he added.

Rabbi Haim Beliak, co-director of and an ex-member of the AJC said that the Congress was not representative of the Jewish community. "This is a renegade organization with an extremely minimal constituency," he said. "AJC’s old LA chapter participated in a study on sweatshops a while back and found out that some had Jewish owners," the Rabbi added. The findings lead to the closing of the regional office and the formation of a new organization called Progressive Jewish Alliance of which Beliak is a member.

and so it goes,

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