Are Members Of The Tea Party Bowing To Stealth Jihadist William Coley & Sharia Law?

Before anyone gets in a tizzy at the title, this is not about all members of the Tea Party, but there are members of the Tea Party who are succumbing to William Coley, director of Muslims For Liberty and caving in some areas to prohibitions of implementing Sharia (Islamic law).

First, from AINA:

In December 2010, Will Coley, director of Muslims for Liberty -- a group that decries American exceptionalism, accuses the United States of war crimes, and espouses ostensibly anti-Israel ideology -- joined the Knoxville Tea Party. Coley had been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Muslim Student Association at the University of Central Florida in Valencia, where he converted to Islam. His stated goal in joining the Tea Party was to educate people about Islam and sharia doctrine and counter "misinformation" and "Islamophobia." But his disingenuous statements and faulty interpretations of Islamic doctrine appeared to suggest otherwise.

In Tennessee, Coley expressed concern about proposed legislation to prohibit sharia in the state. According to a Tennessee Tea Party activist, Coley stated that he was working with a local Islamic school to eliminate sharia prohibitions from the Tennessee statute. He characterized the legislation as a freedom-of-religion issue and claimed that it was indicative of the hatred conservatives feel toward Muslims.

He gave local talks promoting the idea that sharia doctrine is compatible with the U.S. Constitution and went so far as to falsely proclaim that Islamic legal theory influenced American law. Coley obfuscated the truth about sharia, a comprehensive Islamic doctrine that controls every aspect of life and must be imposed on Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Sharia mandates gender apartheid, religious apartheid, cruel punishments, the denial of free speech and due process, and many other such incompatibilities with American constitutional law.

Now you may be wondering about Mr. Coley and if the above is correct about him. The website for Atlanta Music Liberty Fest, which we have reported on previously, Coley is

"dedicated to providing educational resources about Islam & Sharia (Islamic law), philosophical Libertarianism, and concepts of freedom. Using education and outreach, M4L highlights the striking parallels between Islam and Libertarianism. M4L seeks to develop a practical methodology for social, economic and political involvement based upon the overlapping principles of Islam and libertarianism. To put a stop to the division and religious prejudice being marketed to our populace. To reintroduce the Muslim community to the Libertarian principles that not only exist, but originate with Islam. It is hoped that this will assist Americans (both Muslim and Non-Muslim) in rediscovering their ideals of liberty and justice."


"Muslims4Liberty is an organization primarily of American Muslims who are committed to advancing the cause of liberty from an Islamic perspective. M4L combines activism, advocacy, community outreach, charity, voluntaryism and any other avenue that can be used to promote the message of Islam and liberty. M4L also supports the Liberty & Occupy Movements, and those who advocates for peace and justice."

This is directly quoted from the Muslims4Liberty Facebook page.

I ask you, is Sharia compatible with the U.S. Constitution? Is the infiltration of Islam into the Tea Party good for it and good for America? Is it proper for those who speak of liberty to allow one whose stated goal is to educate and implement Sharia? Can the U.S., let alone the Tea Party, "develop a practical methodology for social, economic and political involvement based upon the overlapping principles of Islam and libertarianism? Is Islam in a place where it can seriously suggest that it has answers to stopping "division and religious prejudice?" I think not. What's amazing is how many are willing to embrace Islam which has nothing but opposition in American history, including the example of Thomas Jefferson sending our ships to attack the Barbary pirates who were Islamists. These same people will reject Christianity and what the Bible says.

In fact, while pushing his "religious" agenda, Coley wrote a piece titled "Dear Religious Right" in which he slams the "evangelical and conservative Jewish block (sic)" as what is destroying the GOP. No, the problem is not that. The problem in the GOP is that there is rhetoric coming from many of its leaders that is not backed by their actions. That, is what is destroying the GOP.

Coley's piece also defined the above "bloc" as "a portion of our country that wants to legislate its own moral views on the rest of us and outlaw or stifle the rights of other religious traditions in the name of 'patriotism' or 'national security.'"

Aaron Klein writes:

The radical left Center for American Progress, or CAP, actually promotes Muslims4Liberty as a small organization of supposed tea-party activists "fighting against the right wing's Islamophobia," according to a CAP description.

Think Progress, the CAP's official blog, noted how Illume Magazine documented the efforts of Will Coley, a self-proclaimed Tea Party member and Islam convert who co-founded Muslims4Liberty to confront "anti-Islam activists head on."

Illume quotes Coley describing how he started going to tea-party events in Florida in 2009 but was concerned about the emergence of "Islamophobia" in the movement.

"I was watching the neocon takeover happen," said Coley. "Literally overnight I saw groups devoted to economics and constitutional limits turn into something else. Suddenly there were invites to see anti-Islam speakers. This crazy anti-Islam message was taking over."

After moving to Tennessee, Coley said he began outreach to local tea-party groups to explain how Islam and Shariah Islamic law is compatible with tea-party principles.

Illume reports that after speaking with 14 tea-party chapters about Shariah, 12 agreed to reject so-called anti-Muslim appeals.

The chapters even supported a petition opposing a proposed "Shariah ban" in Tennessee.

How can the Tea Party allow for Islamic law in America? Are things like this popping up in your local Tea Party? Are you standing against it or are you embracing it?

I want to be clear that I do not think everything put out by William Coley or Muslims4Liberty is wrong. In fact, there are many good points made on several occasions, but with that said, Islam and its teachings are absolutely incompatible with liberty, Christianity and the U.S. Constitution. This is an infiltration just as there are neo-cons infiltrating the Tea Party as well.

As a final note, consider the flags that were flown over Libya after al-Qaeda toppled Muammar Gadhafi, and then flags the M4L present on their Facebook pages. First they display a jihadist flag reminiscent of the one waved about in Benghazi. They then present a flag reminiscent of the Stars and Bars of the Confederate States, only they use black and yellow instead of red. This flag on one side has the rattlesnake coiled around what appears to be an AR-15 type rifle with the word "Vigilance" beneath it and on the other side is the Islamic symbol for "Allah," not Jehovah, not Yahweh, and not Jesus, on the other side with the word "Conscience." Now friends with this kind of display being propagated do you really think they have the idea of coexisting? If you do, you should really look at the history of Islam. These people are not the friends of liberty.

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  • Paul Dionne

    Pro Sharia Muslims are infiltrating ALL political parties. LOOK AT THE WHITE HOUSE! At least the Tea Party is backing the Constitution. That is more than we can say for Obummer and his cronies.

  • Alexander Snitker

    I have personally known Will Coley for several years. He is an ardent supporter of liberty. He also served this country in our armed forces and was injured while on active duty.

    Will is a dear friend and those of you who would cast him in this light should be ashamed of yourselves.

    This country was founded on religious freedom just as long as those freedoms do not infringe on the rights of others. Will believes this and if any of you took the time to ask him that you would have a better understanding.

    While I do not agree with everything he (or anyone else ) believes, I do know that this Will is a man of peace and works tirelessly to advance the message of liberty.

    • Wolff Bachner

      go read this book and then we will talk. Until then, just go away.

      Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians

      by Raymond Ibrahim

      and just to be clear, I have the same contempt for all organized religions that I have for Islam. As soon as religion enters the conversation, people die.

    • Poppo

      We read in Deuteronomy 7:6-8 these words: "For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession. The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt."

      Genesis 22:18
      And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

      Religion is an invention of man. It is their attempt to reach out to God and prove that we are worthy of his blessings.

      We are not 'worthy' of God, and our sin is so despicable to him that he cannot stand us in his sight. We are unworthy. Therefore He has given us His Only Begoton Son, that through Him we might have eternal life.

  • Aslan

    Perhaps I might clarify a few points.

    1. The notion that all Muslim Student Associations are linked with the Muslim Brotherhood is farcical at best. They're all mostly independent groups of students who join together to ensure that their interests are protected and engage in social activities together. Hardly the conspiracy you make it sound like.

    2. Your assertion that Will Coley is trying to implement Taliban or Saudi Style Shariah is a ridiculous mischaracterization of both Will and of Shariah in general. Though I'm sure it serves the purpose for making Americans fear Muslims and Islam just like they feared the Red Threat.

    3. Will is most definitely right about the Christian right ruining the GOP. Their stranglehold on the GOP consisting of far right faith based anti-liberty policies are exactly what Jefferson and other Founding Fathers fought against at their time. If the Christian right had their way back then then being a Christian would have been a fundamental requirement of being electable. But the Founding Fathers fought against that and that is what makes this country such an amazing place because it promotes great relationships between all people and everyone is accepted so long as they believe in Liberty.

    4. The Flag which you assert is like the flag on the Embassy in Benghazi is not the same in any way, except for the language of Arabic being used. The fact that you'd try and mislead your readers to believe that indicates that you're not a credible source of information and that your hate of Islam causes you to write things which are untrue.

    5. That is not the "Islamic symbol for Allah on the flag". It's actually how you write the word God in Arabic. See, Arabic is a language where you use letters to spell out words just like English.

    Furthermore, Allah simply means 'The God' in the sense that there is no other God but God and He has no partners. It might surprise you to know that 20% of the Arab world are actually Christians and they use the word Allah for God also.

    • Wolff Bachner

      Islam is poison to humanity. I don't care what you think. I have stood outside mosques in Middle Eastern countries and Asian muslim majority countries after Friday prayers and seen 100,000 to 500,000 muslims scream "death to Israel, death to Jews, death to America" for an hour while tearing everything they could get their hands on to shreds. Islam is a danger to all freedom loving human beings and must be eliminated.

  • Amir Obeid

    The best part of those who oppose "Sharia Law" which they don't even understand to begin with, is that there is not a single case of "Sharia Law" over-riding the Constitution in a court of law. It is not allowed to happen and never will. Our Constitution always takes precedence, and if any part of any persons religious law violates the Constitution, then a judge can not legally rule in favor of the religious law over the Constitution. Thus, the entire argument is invalid and is simply being fabricated to further express the Islamophobia of these nut-cases.

    • Wolff Bachner

      there is no such thing as islamophobia. its made up word used to slander anyone who dares to criticize Islam. you want Sharia. go live in one of the 56 muslim majority nations and leave us the hell alone.

    • Poppo

      In theory only. Sharia compliance is slowly drifting into American Law. Particularly places like Detroit. Activist Judges are slowly allowing it to be considered, particularly in setting penalties.

  • Amir Obeid

    LoL.....Stealth morons who fear Islam so much remind me of humans who hate Mutants in X-Men. You hate what you fear and you fear what you are ignorant of. Go listen to Yoda and learn something. There are millions of Muslims living in this country and we are not going anywhere. One of the main methods Islam is growing is through conversion. Just look up "convert" on YouTube and outside of math conversions you will find almost all Muslim conversions taking place. Single White Females are one of the largest growing groups of converts to Islam, further dispelling the notion that Islam is against women. You have all learned about Islam from biased sources. You use Fox News and anti-Islam websites to get your information, which would be similar to studying Judaism from Nazi websites or Christianity from Satan-worshiper websites. Try actually reading the whole Qur'an instead of cherry-picking quotes (which I could do with Christianity to make it look even worse btw) and try actually talking to and befriending Muslims, and try actually going to a mosque and talking to Muslim clerics. You will find that when you get an objective education, rather than an ignorant, subjective, hate-filled education, that you might actually learn something and open up your closed minds a bit.

    • Wolff Bachner

      we notice all the paid propagandists for CAIR are on the website reading from their script. Life in any muslim majority country is living hell for any non muslim and you are nothing but a liar if you try to deny it. Some of us have been to those countries, seen the slaughter first hand and documented it. spare us the lies. we know the truth. Islam is barbaric and only puts on a peaceful face when it is in the minority. Allah is a fairy tale and ALL organized religions are poisonous to the human race. and you know damn well if i said that in any Muslim majority nation, i would be arrested or killed by a mob.

  • Darin Williams

    The idiocy in this hit piece is so overwhelming that one knows not where to start. I will therefore confine myself to remarking that pretending to understand American history while referring to the Confederate battle flag as the "Stars and Bars" straddles the line betwixt the pathetically sad, and the downright laughable. The writer's possession of the requisite gall to question the history of another, is astounding. One could almost be impressed by the lack of embarrassment. It may even reach a level that allows him to flirt with the idea of debating Mr. Coley on all things Islamic. As one who has had lengthy discussions with the man (who was, incidentally, as polite and friendly toward an admitted "infidel" as one could imagine), I cannot recommend anyone not armed for the proverbial bear crossing scimitars with him. But please, don't let that stop you.