Yahya Hendi told Saudi academics on Sunday that Muslims in America are becoming part of the mainstream and by the year 2015 he anticipated that 30 American cities would have Muslim mayors. His speech, delivered in Saudi Arabia, was discussed in a front page story in the Washington Times two days ago.
“There are serious efforts being made among the second and third generation to become part of the political establishment. The challenge we face is in the media and from some Christian extremists who don’t want an Islamic presence in America.”
Mr. Hendi said U.S. Muslims were working on “nationalizing” Islam as part of the fabric of U.S. society, including cutting funding links to Muslim countries.
“Last year, we elected the first Muslim to Congress, and I expect that by 2015, there will be three or four, as well as at least 30 mayors,” he said, adding that the number of Muslim lawyers in the United States has multiplied since September 11.
Hendi, for our Washington County readers is not only the Muslim Chaplain at Georgetown University as noted in his biography, but is Imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick. He participated with Washington County’s Interfaith Coalition in March of this year in Hagerstown.
According to his biography he also directs the PEACE office of the Muslim American Society. The Muslim American Society sprung from the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood. In the terrorism funding trial that began last week involving the Holy Land Foundation, jurors heard tapes presented as evidence:
On one of the tapes, a Muslim Brotherhood leader implored Muslims in North America to do their part in “a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”
Hendi pretty much spells out the plan to his Saudi backers. So, where do you think 30 cities will get enough Muslim population to elect Muslim mayors? He admits in the Times article that they aren’t getting enough Muslim converts, so it strikes me that Muslim immigration might just be the ticket.
There is so much to say about this article, but perhaps other bloggers are doing it. Can you imagine if some Catholic or Jewish leader was telling a foreign nation that they were working toward 30 (any number) Jewish mayors, or 30 Catholic mayors, all hell would break loose in the mainstream media!