American Ayatollah?

This is the lead paragraph in a Fox News report of 20 July: “Roughly 500 members of Hizb ut-Tahrir — a global Sunni network with reported ties to confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Al Qaeda in Iraq's onetime leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — met inside a Hilton hotel in Oak Lawn, Ill., to host ‘The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam.’” The meeting took place on Sunday, the 19th. This group is banned in several Arab and Central Asian countries, as well as Germany and Russia, and its history is a bloody one.

One of the group’s speakers said, "Free market, organization, capitalization — all has failed and brought disaster to America." These were titles of lectures at the meeting: "Capitalism is Doomed to Fail," "The Global Rise of Islam," and the "Role of Muslims in America." The meeting was a recruiting tool, as the group attempts to organize more Muslims in the U.S.

This is the group’s ruling on the permissibility of hijacking planes: "If the plane belongs to a country at war with Muslims, like Israel, it is allowed to hijack it, for there is no sanctity for Israel nor for the Jews in it." Sound familiar, in light of 9/11? Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, now a resident of Guantanamo, was the mastermind behind that slaughter. This should give an idea of Hizb ut-Tahrir’s actual intent, the building up of an effective jihad bunch of killers of women and children. This is understood in Europe in spades. The global rise of Islam is being seen now as owing its success to the sharp blade of the scimitar, not clichés about brotherhood.

However, the second paragraph above is worth noting in connection with what’s happening in this country. Hizb ut-Tahrir shares the view of the Obama administration, to wit, that capitalism is doomed to fail. Result: the administration is undertaking every conceivable effort to effect its own doctrine – failure. It’s well on its way to success in bringing about the dissolution of the “American way of life.” In this regard, it’s worth noting that Obama was born as a Muslim and lived the most formative years of his life – the earliest – in a Muslim household, first that of his father in Hawaii and then that of his stepfather in Indonesia, before being shipped off by his mother to grow up in Hawaii.

It isn’t politically correct to talk about this, but his Islamic background is instructive. Added to that background were his years listening to a frenetic anti-American, the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, whose most famous declaration was “God damn America,” and one of whose main objectives is reparations to blacks for perceived abuse by whites. Wright’s close relationship with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is also instructive. He accompanied Farrakhan on a trip to visit Libya’s butcher-strong-man Muammar Qaddafi in 1984. Qaddafi figured, of course, in the Pan-Am 103 crash in 1988, killing 270, for which he has finally admitted responsibility.

The blade of the scimitar won’t work in bringing down the U.S. – at least not yet. Undermining capitalism is quite another matter, bloodless at first, but who knows what the final upshot will be? Destroying completely the nation’s ability to compete in the world market is fundamental to the destruction of capitalism, a main ingredient being massive unemployment in this country.

Destroying the market-driven practices of the banks and other financial institutions drives the private entrepreneur out of business – or will drive him out, once the government entirely owns the banking system, refusing consistently now to lend money, notwithstanding the unbelievable infusions of tax money into totally private institutions. The government already owns huge segments of that system, the result of the “bank bailout” voodoo economics of last September.

The Treasury Secretary, an admitted tax-cheat, has – or will have – the authority to shut down any business he deems un-viable. This is the antithesis of capitalism, which has driven this country to the pinnacle of world economics. Countries such as China, Germany, and Russia are now laughing at the U.S. situation and wondering how Obamessiah ever got hold of the most successful country in history in order to totally wreck it.

Anyone noticing Obama’s recent speeches and press conferences can see the arrogance one might expect of an imam who holds his Muslim followers in the palm of his hand. Obama has declared just when the Congress will carry out HIS plan for health-care, no later than the August recess, insisting that without time-lines nothing will be accomplished. Without even reading the bill, the democrats – not republicans – put the “stimulus package” in place, the willy-nilly spending of $787 billion, handed out here and there in pork-barrel fashion and stopping the jobs hemorrhaging not at all. The messiah said it had to be done…so it was done, case closed. The fact that it’s a monumental failure is of no consequence. The hopelessly gullible house democrats passed an energy bill no legislator had read. The ayatollah had spoken! “Off with your head and be done with it!”

The government is majority owner of General Motors – something $50 billion or so of taxpayer money could buy, then shut down thousands of profitable dealerships employing a huge work force. It owns a substantial segment of Chrysler, using huge infusions of taxpayer money, again shutting down thousands of dealerships that were making money and, of course, putting both companies into bankruptcy in order to take over. It is poised to go into direct competition with private health-care insurers – using taxpayer money – and thus drive them out of business, forcing citizens to have their health-care needs decided by bureaucrats, not themselves and their doctors.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. So…is Obama’s Muslim background coming to the fore…or not? His system is designed to enlist enough voters in the “taking group” to elect people who will pass legislation to let the “takers” plunder the “producer group.” This is socialism that leads inevitably toward communism, and that’s when the storm-trooper’s heel grinds out government for the fat cats (such as in the Soviet model), the devil take the hindmost.

Is Hizb ut-Tahrir the new Democrat Party? You betcha!