Gaffney On CNN: Mosques Want ‘To Destroy Western Civilization From Within’ (VIDEO)

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September 29, 2010 5:44 a.m.

After testifying at a hearing about a proposed mosque in Tennessee, Sharia law “expert” Frank Gaffney went on Anderson Cooper last night to explain why, exactly, the mosque could be another victory for radical American Muslims who want to destroy the United States from within.

Imams’ agenda to impose Sharia law “ultimately winds up becoming a cancer inside a society,” Gaffney claimed. “No-go zones are typically associated with it where the authorities dare not go. Sharia law is practiced in those no-go zones. They are expanded in due course. And ultimately, you have the groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, with whom many of these mosques and for that matter, Muslim-American organizations of any note, are associated, pursuing a mission that we know, from evidence introduced into another federal trial, is to destroy western civilization from within. That’s really worrying.”

Gaffney is one of several neocons who allege that 80 percent of mosques in America are led by radical imams who want to overthrow the Constitution and impose Sharia, or Islamic, law. He testified Monday at a hearing in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where an Islamic center and mosque that has been operating for decades is planning an expansion into a bigger facility. Opponents of the mosque are suing, saying county officials broke open meeting law when they approved the plan.

He admitted at the hearing Monday that he’s no expert on Sharia.

“I don’t hold myself out as an expert on Sharia Law,” he said. “But I have talked a lot about that as a threat.”

On Anderson Cooper last night, he argued with Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic studies at American University and a former Pakistani ambassador for the United Kingdom. Ahmed pointed out that only two percent of Americans are Muslim, and even if all of them wanted to impose Sharia law, they couldn’t.

It’s good TV. Watch:

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