Obama Threatened by Muslim Cleric

From the Mid East Meadia Research Institute comes Special Bulletin # 2139 informing us that Egyptian Cleric Hassan Abu Al-Ashbal issued Dawa to President Elect Obama, calling on him to revert to Islam. MEMRI has a video clip from the speech.

“My message to him is threefold. First, I invite him to convert to Islam. This is the call of the Prophet and of Allah. Oh Obama – convert to Islam, and you will be saved. I hope that Allah will reward you twice: once for converting to Islam, and another reward for all those who will convert in your footsteps. If you want glory – you will find it in Islam. If you want honor – you will find it in Islam. In religions other than Islam there is utter humiliation, even if you are the president of the entire world….

The invitation to convert to Islam is a prerequisite for ghazwat, the rule is laid down in Sahih Muslim Book 019, Number 4294.

When you meet your enemies who are polytheists invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them.

The invitation is accompanied by a promise and a threat. Glory and honor are promised as rewards for reverting to Islam. Al-Ashbal likened Obama to the Byzantine Emperor. How does an Emperor obtain glory & Honor? By conquest; expanding his empire. The threat is utter humiliation, despite high ranking elected office. Examine Moe’s extortion letter to the Byzantine Emperor. Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 191:

“In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful (This letter is) from Muhammad, the slave of Allah, and His Apostle, to Heraculius, the Ruler of the Byzantine. Peace be upon the followers of guidance. Now then, I invite you to Islam (i.e. surrender to Allah), embrace Islam and you will be safe; embrace Islam and Allah will bestow on you a double reward. But if you reject this invitation of Islam, you shall be responsible for misguiding the peasants (i.e. your nation). O people of the Scriptures! Come to a word common to you and us and you, that we worship. None but Allah, and that we associate nothing in worship with Him; and that none of us shall take others as Lords besides Allah. Then if they turn away, say: Bear witness that we are (they who have surrendered (unto Him)

  • Peace be upon the followers of guidance.
  • The unstated corollary: war on whomever rejects the Qur’an.
  • embrace Islam and you will be safe
    • The unstated corollary: reject Islam and be attacked.

    Where does the humiliation come from? From defeat in this world, conquered by Muslims and eternal damnation in the next.

    6:124. And when there comes to them a sign (from Allâh) they say: “We shall not believe until we receive the like of that which the Messengers of Allâh had received.” Allâh knows best with whom to place His Message. Humiliation and disgrace from Allâh and a severe torment will overtake the criminals (polytheists, sinners, etc.) for that which they used to plot.

    40:60. And your Lord said: “Invoke Me, [i.e. believe in My Oneness (Islâmic Monotheism)] (and ask Me for anything) I will respond to your (invocation). Verily! Those who scorn My worship [i.e. do not invoke Me, and do not believe in My Oneness, (Islâmic Monotheism)] they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!

    Al-Ashbal made other threats, which conflict with each other.

    “Know, Obama, that America, with all its size and might, will know no peace as long as a single Muslim child lacks food, drink, medicine, or housing.

    “If you refuse, Obama, and insist on remaining in Muslim lands, know that Allah still plants in [Muslims] obedience to Him, and that they are willing to wait for Paradise, which is closer than their own shoelaces.

    “Know, Obama, that in the lands of Islam, there are people who seek death, and are eager for it, even more than you and your people are eager for life – any kind of life, even a life of humiliation.”

    Concern about poverty and preference for Paradise conflict. Muslims have sold life & possessions for Paradise, obtained through Jihad. Refer to 9:38, 9:69, 9:85, and

    47:36. The life of this world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism), and fear Allâh, and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask you your wealth.

    Muslims seek death in battle against us because of the promised reward of one of the best seats in the celestial bordello.

    3:157. And if you are killed or die in the Way of Allâh, forgiveness and mercy from Allâh are far better than all that they amass (of worldly wealths, etc.).

    3:158. And whether you die, or are killed, verily, unto Allâh you shall be gathered.

    3:169. Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allâh as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision.

    4:74. Let those (believers) who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter fight in the Cause of Allâh, and whoso fights in the Cause of Allâh, and is killed or gets victory, We shall bestow on him a great reward.

    The threat is clear and unmistakable. Who will answer it with a curse?