If that wasn’t bad enough, Robert Spencer, writing over at Jihad Watch, tells us:And as much as I value and believe the writings of Mr. Spencer, et. al. regarding Islam, I know others do not; therefore I was looking for either a Muslim or an ex-Muslim to verify this claim.
Legend has it that when the Muslims conquered Jerusalem in the year 637, Sophronius, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, invited the caliph Umar to pray in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Umar declined, explaining that if he did, the Muslims would convert the church into a mosque, as Muslim prayers had been uttered there.
I didn’t have to wait long: yesterday, Leo Hohman had an article at WND, in which he quotes Mark Christian, former Muslim, ‘whose father and uncle are Muslim Brotherhood members and whose great-uncle was one of its co-founders in Egypt during the 1960s’, who ‘cited a “conquering mentality” that is dominant among Muslim Brotherhood organizations.’
He said Islam has a “supremacy problem” based upon the idea that Islam has perfected the religions practiced by Jews and Christians.This brought to mind the information I read from Mr. Spencer, Ms Geller, and others regarding the Park 51 ‘victory’ mosque when it was in the planning and early stages of construction in the footprint of the Twin Towers; in an article dated 18 August 2010, Islamic expert Tawfik Hamid said ‘that many Muslims will view the construction of a mosque near ground zero as symbolizing a “triumph over America.”’
“In Islamic tradition, supremacy is demonstrated to all by practicing Islam where Christianity or Judaism once reigned,” he said. “This is what animates the building of mosques on the holy sites of other religions. It is a conqueror’s philosophy.”
The decision to allow a Muslim imam to conduct an Islamic service from the altar of the National Cathedral in Washington is to Muslims the functional equivalent of Islam standing supreme atop Christianity in America “in our own house,” said Christian, who founded the Global Faith Institute in Nebraska and has been confronting an interfaith project in that city. (emphasis mine)
Once again, it seems the Black Flag of Islam now flies – if only metaphorically – over what was once called the symbol of American Christianity.
And they didn't even have to use planes to do it this time.