The truth ICNA is trying to hide
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) called on NYPD police commissioner Ray Kelly to resign today, after it was revealed that an "anti-Muslim" film had been shown to over a thousand police officers in the force as part of their training.
ICNA did not mention, of course, that the "Islamophobic" film in question, The Third Jihad, is narrated by a Muslim, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, or that it begins with a disclaimer that reads: "This is not a film about Islam. It is about the threat of radical Islam. Only a small percentage of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims are radical." Nor did they mention the fact that the film's conclusions were based on solid documentary evidence accepted as compelling by the judge during the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial which began in 2007, and led to the conviction of the defendants on all counts.
There is good reason for this. ICNA itself, in its 2010 Handbook, openly admits to being the American branch of a global Islamic movement that seeks to establish "the united Muslim Ummah [community] in a united Islamic state, governed by an elected khalifah [caliph] in accordance with the laws of shari’ah." It lays out a gradualist plan for achieving these objectives, citing the importance of the Qur'an and Sunnah as the theocratic pillars of legislation and guidance in all areas of life. It also praises and recommends the works of, among many others, Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Brotherhood's leading modern spokesman and spiritual guide.
So what is ICNA's motivation in attempting to punish and silence Mr. Kelly? The Third Jihad uses documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Muslim Brotherhood is engaged, in its own words, in "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions." It shows how the organisation and its front groups have striven to implement this plan in America in recent years.
The Islamic Circle of North America supports the Brotherhood, and is itself striving for the same totalitarian goal. Therefore, where there are people who are trying to raise awareness of these issues, it seeks to shut them up and shut them down. It stands a much greater chance of succeeding in its mission to subsume America within a collectivist global caliphate if all those who seek to stop it are gagged, muted and defenseless in the path of its assault.
UPDATE: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is also calling for Kelly to resign. CAIR is named in the Muslim Brotherhood internal document linked above - along with ICNA - as one of "our [i.e., the MB's] organizations and the organizations of our friends".