15 August 2015
07:00 - New York court continues hearings on Uzbek ISIS supporters but will it take into account the role of NGOs of U.S. in this criminal case?
The website of the New York Post newspaper published an article yesterday entitled "Brooklyn ISIS wannabe who vowed to kill Obama takes plea deal." The article says that Uzbek national, Abdurasul Juraboev, urged people over the internet in Uzbek language to join with the terrorist organization, promised to kill President Barack Obama, and expressed interest in arranging an explosion at Coney Island.

As we know from the news, Juraboev has three associates who will all be judged individually.

The article states that Juraboev just barely got the money for the flight to join the terrorists and was going to leave the United States in March, but was arrested in February. The criminal case was initiated against him on the basis of facts received from an FBI agent who infiltrated a mosque in Brooklyn. He can receive an imprisonment sentence of up to 15 years.

But yesterday, he pleaded guilty and took a plea deal, though his three associates refuse such a step.

The interesting moment of this news is the question of whether the New York court will consider the role of the United States in this criminal case. As is known, the U.S. government and a number of non-governmental organizations in this country engaged in the protection of national and religious traditions of migrants, in particular, Muslims. At the same time they exert pressure for many years on Muslim countries which did not provide full religious freedoms. It may be that all of these Uzbeks on trial in New York, or at least some of them, were granted asylum in the U.S. because of oppression in their own country on the basis of religious beliefs.

But now the U.S. is judging those who want to join ISIS, which is in a struggle to enforce all requirements of Islam and wants to build an Islamic state in which Muslims will live according to the norms of Sharia. They shed blood in order to implement all the requirements of Islam. As you know, Islam does not reject violence, including killing presidents of non-Islamic countries, toward their fundamentalist purposes.

Therefore, the consideration of this case in a U.S. court looks illogical from the point of view of U.S. policy in the area of national and religious traditions of migrants. To come out of this curious state, the United States must change its policy of protecting national and religious traditions’ freedom of migrants, which is actually encouragement to potential terrorists, and should begin to implement the proposals of Abdurahim Polat, chairman of "Birlik" Party (Uzbekistan), as expressed in his letter to U.S. President Barack Obama. Now, some US presidential candidates such as Mr. Donald Trump are expressing similar thoughts.

We must understand that as long as Islam does not accept the principle of secularism, the concept of freedom of religion is nothing more than a way for all countries to be transformed into an Islamic state in order to be united to the Caliphate. And we have to remember words of Mr. Donald Trump, who looks like read our thoughts about the Holocaust.