Edward Wright has been charged with assault for allegedly shoving and hitting a prayer leader, although interestingly enough, that isn’t captured on the available video. If he really did assault anyone, he should be prosecuted. At the same time, the alleged assault should not obscure the fact that Edward Wright is obviously not a MAGA-hat-wearing “right wing” “Islamophobe.” We have predicted for years that the assertion of supremacism involved in the broadcast of the call to prayer would lead to anger from non-Muslims, as it has in other countries. But as Hamas-linked CAIR makes clear here, any such anger is dismissed as “bigotry,” and that’s that.

The adhan, prayed in Arabic, goes like this:

Allah is greater (Allahu akbar); intoned four times.

I testify that there is no God but Allah (Ashhadu anna la ila ill Allah); intoned twice.

I testify that Mohammed is Allah’s Prophet (Ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasul Allah); intoned twice.

Come to prayer (Hayya alas salah); intoned twice.

Come to security/salvation (Hayya alal falah); intoned twice.

Allah is greater (Allahu akbar); intoned twice.

There is no God but Allah (La ilah ill Allah); intoned once.

Dr. Gavin Ashenden, former chaplain to the British queen, who resigned his position in protest against a Qur’an reading in a Scottish church, observed that “the Muslim call to prayer is a dramatic piece of Islamic triumphalism. It proclaims Islam’s superiority over all other religions, and in so doing casts Jesus in the role of a charlatan and a liar. The Muslim god, Allah, is unknowable and has no son. Jesus was, therefore, a fraud in claiming He and the Father are one.”

Is Paterson really wise to broadcast repeatedly a declaration of the superiority of Islam, a faith that directs its adherents to make war against Christians and other non-Muslims and subjugate them as inferiors under the hegemony of believers (cf. Qur’an 9:29)?

Is Paterson wise to broadcast the cry “Allahu akbar,” beloved of jihad terrorists the world over? Chief 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta wrote this in his letter to himself before carrying out his jihad mission: “When the confrontation begins, strike like champions who do not want to go back to this world. Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.” This is why the Fort Hood jihad killer, Nidal Malik Hasan, shouted it as he shot thirteen Americans in November 2009, and why so many other jihadis have used it essentially as an announcement that non-Muslims are about to die.

But in America today, any such concerns will be dismissed out of hand as “Islamophobic.”

“‘Everybody’s Not Muslim Here’: NJ Mosque Daily Prayer Calls Anger Paterson Man, by Erin Vogt, New Jersey 101.5, March 2, 2022:

Video: https://youtu.be/NJkzOOsHtNQ

PATERSON — A city resident seen on video cursing about the public call to prayer at a local mosque is facing charges for an incident being investigated as a possible bias crime.

Edward Wright, 57, was arrested Feb. 22, stemming from the encounter at the Islamic Congregation of North Jersey two months earlier, according to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office as first reported by NorthJersey.com.

Video posted to YouTube by the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, shows surveillance footage of the man entering the mosque on Preakness Avenue in Paterson on Dec. 23. The full video includes repeated profanities.

The video footage switches to a different camera, which shows him walking across a carpeted room and then eventually walking back, followed by someone from the mosque who is also recording him on a cell phone.

Not seen in the video, witnesses said to police that Wright shoved and hit a prayer leader while yelling in a threatening manner.

Wright is accused of pushing the man from the back, slapping a microphone from his hand and hitting his shoulder.

“Everybody’s not Muslim here,” the man yells on the video footage taken on a phone, with profanities laced in between. “I don’t want to hear that **** every day.”

“Go somewhere, in their community,” he also says as he walks out of the mosque’s front door, pushing the door closed.

The man taking the video then says he’ll call his boss, to which the man says, “Call him and I’ll talk to him.”

Wright has been charged with simple assault and bias intimidation and was released, pending a court hearing.

Source: Jihad Watch

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