#CPAC2013: ‘Sharia Is Totalitarian,’ Former Attorney General Warns

U.S. anti-terrorism policy is not “realistic” if it does not recognize the reality of Islamism as an ideology, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Saturday at an event for those who were not invited to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“Some suburbs of Paris are a no-go zone for police and firefighters,” said Mukasey, a former federal judge who led the Department of Justice in the final two years of the Bush administration. Speaking about the desire of radical Muslim leaders to impose Islamic sharia law, Mukasey said: “Sharia is totalitarian and profoundly anti-democratic.”

Recounting several instances of Islamic clerics citing the Koran’s calls to violence against non-believers, Mukasey said: “Any realistic anti-terrorism strategy … has to accept that reality. … The ideology cannot be wished away by pretending the threat does not exist.”

Adapting a quote about Marxist ideology by Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky, Mukasey said, “You may not be interested in Islamism, but Islamism is interested in  you.” Comparing the extremist worldview of radical Islamic leaders to that of Nazis (who “dreamed of a world without Jews”) and Communists (who “dreamed of a world without God”), Mukasey said: “Islamism dreams of a world without infidels.”

Mukasey was one of several speakers, including famous anti-jihad blogger Pamela Geller, who were asked to speak at the event entitled “The Uninvited,” sponsored by Breitbart.com. Held in the Gaylord National Harbor Resort that is hosting this week’s CPAC gathering, the panel-discusssion highlighted issues and speakers that some have complained were excluded from the conference agenda.

In his opening remarks, Mukasey said, “I want to thank CPAC for making this panel necessary, and thank Breitbart.com for making it possible.”


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