Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Estaré ahí para apoyarlo y amarle.

En un esfuerzo por silenciarme algunas personas me han abierto una vieja herida para avergonzarme a la aquiescencia y hacer mi familia sufrir.

He sido un showman toda mi vida. Así fue como pude escapar de la pobreza, ganarme la vida y ser una voz de mi pueblo. Sin embargo, yo no vivo mi vida privada en el escenario. Siempre ha sido muy claro para mí que soy músico, pero también un esposo, un hombre de familia, un padre.

Como padre, debo proteger a mis hijos. Patrick Colón es mi hijo. No lo abandonaré, no importa cuán difícil, dolorosa o vergonzosa las circunstancias. Eso es lo que hacen los padres.

Espero que un día Patrick salga a contar su propia historia. Estaré allí junto a él. Sin presionarlo o ponerle palabras en la boca. Sé que su tiempo no ha llegado todavía.  Si Dios quiere, mi hijo se fortalecerá,  enfrentará sus demonios, aprenderá a llevar su "letra escarlata" y encontrar su camino para asegurarse de que lo que ocurrió a él no va a seguir sucediendo a otros jóvenes perdidos en internet tratando de escapar de la realidad porque aún no habían encontrado su lugar en la vida. Su historia será entonces más que el escándalo del día. Servirá un propósito. Todo su dolor y sufrimiento, el dolor y sufrimiento nuestro como familia, no habrá ocurrido en vano.

Por lo tanto, pido su respeto para mí y para mi familia. Le ruego a usted ponerse mis zapatos. ¿Qué haría usted si fuera el padre de mi hijo; viéndolo intentar suicidarse, viviendo en vergüenza, pensando que ha perdido todas las esperanzas de la vida por un delito que cometió cuando tenía 21 años? Él no mató a nadie; él no violó alguna persona. Él ni le habló a nadie.  Él miró pornografía infantil en el internet. Tal vez usted le daría la espalda y decirle "ya no eres mi hijo".

Afortunadamente, Patrick Colón no es su hijo. Él es mi hijo. Y aunque he estado enfurecido con él, no le voy a dar la espalda. He visto lo que sucede cuando a fines de salir limpio se abandonan a los que se han perdido. Hemos aceptado este reto empezar de nuevo con los ojos abiertos. Patrick triunfará porque él es un hombre joven, talentoso y estaré a su lado mientras estoy vivo, y quizás después, estaré ahí para apoyarlo y amarle.

I will stand by him and love him

In an effort  to silence me certain people have opened an old wound to shame me into acquiescence and make my family suffer.

 I have been a showman all my life. That is how I have been able to escape poverty, become a voice for my people and earn a living. However, I do not live my private life on stage.  It has always been very clear to me that I am a musician, but also a husband, a family man and a father.

 As a father, I have to protect my sons. Patrick Colón is my son. I will not abandon him, no matter how difficult, painful or shameful the circumstances. That is what fathers do.

I hope that one day Patrick will come out to tell his story.   I'll be right there beside him.  I will not pressure him or put words in his mouth. I know that his time has not yet arrived. God willing, my son will get stronger, face his demons, learn to carry his "Scarlet Letter" and find his way to make sure that what happened to him will not keep happening to other young men lost in the internet trying to escape reality because they had not yet found their place in life. His story will then become more than the scandal of the day. It will serve its purpose.  All of his pain and suffering, all of our pain and suffering as a family, will not have happened in vain.

So, I ask for your respect for me and for my family. I ask you to put yourself in my shoes. What would you do if you were my son's father; if you see him trying to commit suicide, living in shame, thinking that he has lost all hopes for a life due to an offense he committed when he was 21 years old?  He did not kill anyone; he did not rape anyone. He never even spoke to anybody.  He watched child pornography on the internet. Maybe you would turn your back on him and tell him "You are no longer my son". 
Luckily, Patrick Colón is not your son. He is my son.  And even though I am mad as hell at him, I will not turn my back on him. I have seen before what happens when in order to come out clean, you leave those who are lost and suffering alone. We have owned this and gone through this with open eyes. Patrick will make it because he is a remarkable young man and as long as I am alive, and maybe even after that, I will stand by him and love him. 


I believe that the Puerto Rican Day Parade is a cultural activity that should unite all Puerto Ricans of all ideologies, religions, races and genders for celebrating as a united front.

I don't want to be the spearhead of this matter; I don't want to be an enemy or friend of any political position. Speaking for myself, as I have always done, I speak responsibly; ready to accept the consequences of freely expressing what I think.

I speak as a Puerto Rican and because of that I believe that we should not use Oscar López’ freedom, the freedom that took so much work to obtain, to advance a political agenda.

This issue affects all Puerto Ricans; those in the Diaspora, on the Island and the almost 500.000 Puerto Ricans per year that are leaving their country.

The real issue should be the renegotiation of the debt. We must not be distracted now; we have to renegotiate that debt.  Using Oscar Lopez as a banner of the struggle of all Puerto Ricans, I contend, is a mistake.  I speak from my own criteria as a Puerto Rican knowledgeable of the history of my people and as a political activist who passed,  signed and distributed a petition for the release of Oscar López Rivera.


Creo que el desfile puertorriqueño es una actividad cultural que debe unir a todos los puertorriqueños de todas las ideologías , religiones, razas y géneros para celebrarnos como frente unido.

Yo no quiero ser el punto de lanza de este asunto, no quiero ser enemigo ni amigo de ninguna postura. Hablo por mí, como siempre lo he hecho.  Hablo responsablemente, listo para asumir las consecuencias de expresar libremente lo que pienso.

Y hablo como puertorriqueño y por eso pienso que no debemos usar la libertad de Oscar López; esa libertad que tanto trabajo nos costó conseguir, para adelantar ninguna agenda política.

Aquí hay un issue que nos afecta a todos los puertorriqueños , los de la diáspora , los de la isla y a los casi 500,000 boricuas al año que están abandonando su país.

Eso es la renegociación de la deuda. Nos debemos distraernos ahora, hay que renegociar esa deuda. Usar a Oscar Lopez para abanderizar esa lucha de todos los boricuas , sostengo, es un error. y hablo por criterio propio, como boricua  conocedor de mi historia de mi pueblo y como activista político que busqué firmas y me tiré a la calle para que liberaran a Oscar López Rivera.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Saying ‘no’ to a parade that honors a terrorist

Saying ‘no’ to a parade that honors a terrorist

Three cheers for Police Commissioner James O’Neill for standing tall where New York’s political leaders have waffled by announcing he won’t march in next month’s Puerto Rican Day Parade.
The reason: Guest of honor Oscar López Rivera, hailed by organizers as a “national freedom hero,” is a “terrorist,” the commisioner says. Added O’Neill: “I cannot support a man who is a co-founder of an organization that engaged in over 120 bombings.”
Particularly when so many of those attacks by OLR’s pro-independence FALN claimed police officers as victims.
That hasn’t stopped Mayor de Blasio, who plans on marching, or Gov. Cuomo, who says he’s “inclined” to march but is still thinking it over.
What’s to think? JetBlue and the Yankees on Monday became the second and third corporate sponsors to pull out, following Goya Foods, which had supported the parade since it began in 1958.
The Lieutenants Benevolent Association is urging a boycott of any firm that supports the event, which now include AT&T, Coca-Cola and the Daily News.
And the list of law-enforcement groups refusing to participate is growing longer by the day. It now includes the NYPD Hispanic Society, the Gay Officers Action League and the Rafael Ramos Foundation, named for a slain police officer.
The reason why is clear to them, if not to de Blasio, Cuomo or OLR’s loudest champion, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Ironically enough, MMV on Monday morning led a rally to support the honoring of OLR.
The FALN waged violent war against America, especially New York, in the ’70s and ’80s, including the bombings of Fraunces Tavern, which killed four, and 1 Police Plaza, which permanently maimed a cop.
Organizers claim honoring López Rivera will “create awareness on issues.” Nonsense: As Puerto Rican salsa legend Willie Colon wrote on his blog, “waging war against innocent civilians is a crime against humanity.”
Honoring López Rivera, who was freed from prison when President Barack Obama commuted his sentence, sends precisely the opposite message.
That’s the sole issue. Why don’t Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio get it?

Sunday, May 21, 2017


The Puerto Rican Day Parade has gone from the hands of the amoral opportunist to a group of radical fanatics who are trying to hijack the parade and divert it from being a fun day of pride and unity to a divisive expression of socialist anti-American sentiments.

Inexplicably, the leaders of this movement draw their salaries from the government and have sworn loyalty to uphold the constitution of the United States and their home states. In Puerto Rico we say “O nos peinamos o nos hacemos rolos” Which sort of means you can’t be with God AND the devil.

I must confess that as a young man I believed all was fair in love and war. I felt the acts committed by “Puerto Rican patriots” were justified and necessary.

However, witnessing the carnage of the last 20 years and the wisdom that being on this Earth for almost seven decades bestows on any beating heart; I am compelled to denounce terrorism in any form for any reason.

9/11, Charlie Hebdo, Fort Lauderdale, Oklahoma, Nice, Boston and so many more too numerous to list, have taught me an irrefutable lesson. Terrorism is insane, senseless, and cruel and is usually committed by ignorant people.

By ignorant I don’t only mean uneducated, I am referring to people that have been worked into a state of mind where they fail to realize that

1.) No living person today black, white, green, yellow or red, is responsible for acts committed by others generations ago. Punishing people for what their government did in the decades past or who their grandparents were is not justice.

2.) Waging war on innocent civilians is a Crime against Humanity.

3.) Police are not soldiers.

4.) Killing is immoral and exponentially more so en masse.

López Rivera joined the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña (FALN), a Marxist-Leninist organization which in the 1970s fought to make Puerto Rico an independent communist nation. The FALN was involved in more than 100 bombings in New York, Chicago and other cities, including the 1975 bombing at Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan that killed four innocent people.

Lopez Rivera stated, “By international law, a colonized people has (sic) the right to fight against colonialism by any means necessary, including the use of force."

I believe most Puerto Ricans after living through the atrocities committed here in the USA and around the world would not agree with that manifesto.

Rivera was released from federal custody on May 17, 2017 after spending 35 years in prison. Let him go live his remaining days in peace. Don’t try to foist him upon all Puerto Ricans and the world as a hero. 

In my opinion, he actually committed a terrible mistake and an injustice in the name of Puerto Rico.

Independence is not the first choice of the people of Puerto Rico that live on the Island. It is the arrogant misguided crusade of stateside “intellectuals” who choose to live in the bowels of the Yankee Imperialist beast and fight for the “Freedom” of their insular brethren because they know what’s best for them.

In the 2012 status referendum, voters 54.00% of voters voted "No" on maintaining the current political status, and 46.00% voted "Yes", to maintain the current political status. 61.11% chose statehood, 33.34% chose free association, and only 5.55% chose independence.

It is evident that Puerto Ricans on the Island do not want independence, as the politicians and the parade Committee have led you to believe. It’s a classic case of the tail wagging the dog.

Over 60 percent of Puerto Ricans, over 5 million of the 8.5 million on the planet have chosen not to wait and now enjoy equality on the US mainland.

The remaining 3.7 million (four years ago) perhaps 3.4 million today — are still waiting for equality, but over 100,000 every year, give up and vote with their feet by coming to the mainland.

I support those groups and sponsors who have the courage to state that they are boycotting the Parade this year.

Puerto Ricans who do not believe in terrorism should not attend the Parade this year. We must again vote with our feet.

The world is watching, in an era of extreme financial difficulties for Puerto Rico. Branding the island as pro-terrorist, anti American will not engender empathy for Puerto Rico’s plight.

However, the most glaring offense to Puerto Ricans by this group of naive opportunists is that it is not the truth. It is a dishonest representation of the will of the Puerto Rican people and the Diaspora.

In 2017, Puerto Ricans must not endorse or condone terrorism.

William Anthony Colón Román aka Willie Colón


El Desfile del Día de Puerto Rico ha salido de las manos del amoral oportunista a un grupo de fanáticos radicales que están empeñados secuestrar el desfile y desviarlo de ser un divertido día de orgullo y unidad a una divisiva expresión socialista y de sentimientos anti-estadounidenses.

Inexplicablemente, los dirigentes de este movimiento viven de sus salarios del gobierno estadounidense y han jurado lealtad a defender la constitución de los Estados Unidos y la de sus estados de origen.

"O nos peinamos o nos hacemos rolos" No se puede estar con Dios y con el diablo.

Debo confesar que cuando joven creía que en la guerra y el amor todo vale. Veía esos actos cometidos por "patriotas puertorriqueños" como justificados y hasta necesarios. 

Sin embargo, testigos de las matanzas de los últimos 20 años y la sabiduría que estar en esta tierra casi siete décadas le otorga a cualquier corazón que late; me veo obligado a denunciar el terrorismo en cualquier forma y por cualquier motivo.

El 11 de septiembre, Charlie Hebdo, Fort Lauderdale, Oklahoma, Niza, Boston y muchos más, demasiado numerosos para esta lista; me han enseñado una lección irrefutable. El terrorismo es una locura, absurda, cruel y generalmente es cometido por personas ignorantes.

Por ignorante yo no sólo significo inculto, me refiero a las personas que han llegado en un estado de mente donde no se dan cuenta de que

1.) ninguna persona viva hoy negro, blanco, verde, amarillo o rojo, es responsable por actos cometidos por otros hace generaciones. Castigar a las personas por lo que hizo su Gobierno en décadas pasadas, o por quienes son sus abuelos no es justicia.
2.) La guerra contra civiles inocentes es un crimen de lesa humanidad.
3.) La policía no son soldados.
4.) matar es inmoral y exponencialmente más cuando masiva.

López Rivera se unió a las Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña (FALN), una organización marxista-leninista que en la década de 1970 luchó para hacer de Puerto Rico una nación comunista independiente. La FALN estaba involucrada en más de 100 atentados en Nueva York, Chicago y otras ciudades, incluida la colocación de bombas en 1975 en la Taberna Fraunces en Manhattan que mató a cuatro personas inocente.

El mismo López Rivera dijo, "por el derecho internacional, un pueblo colonizado tiene el derecho a la lucha contra el colonialismo por cualquier medio necesario, incluyendo el uso de la fuerza."

Yo creo que la mayoría de los Puertorriqueños, después de haber vivido las atrocidades cometidas aquí en los Estados Unidos y alrededor del mundo no estaría de acuerdo con ese manifiesto.

Rivera fue liberado de prisión federal el 17 de mayo de 2017 después de pasar 35 años en prisión. Dejadle ir a vivir sus últimos días en paz. No intenten endilgar lo a todos los puertorriqueños y el mundo como un héroe. En mi opinión, que efectivamente cometió un terrible error y una injusticia en el nombre de Puerto Rico.

La independencia no es la primera opción de los puertorriqueños que viven en la isla. Es la arrogante cruzada equivocada de “intelectuales" en el continente que eligieron vivir en las entrañas de la bestia imperialista yanqui y luchar por la "libertad" de sus hermanos insulares porque saben mejor que ellos lo que ellos quieren.

En el referéndum sobre el estatuto de 2012, 54.00% de los electores votaron "No" en el mantenimiento del actual status político, y 46.00% votaron "Sí", para mantener el actual status político. 61,11% eligió la estadidad, el 33,34% eligió a la libre asociación, y sólo el 5,55% optó por la independencia.

Es evidente que los puertorriqueños en la isla no quieren la independencia, como los políticos y la Comisión del desfile nos quieran hacer creer. Es un caso flagrante de la cola que menea al perro.

Más del 60 por ciento de los Puertorriqueños, más de 5 millón de los 8,5 millones en el planeta votaron con sus pies y decidieron no esperar y disfrutar ya de igualdad en el territorio continental de Estados Unidos.

Los restantes 3,7 millones (hace 4 años) quizás 3,4 millones hoy- todavía están esperando por la igualdad, pero más de 100.000 cada año, renuncian y votan con los pies al venir a la tierra firme.

Yo apoyo a esos grupos y patrocinadores que tengan la valentía de declarar que están boicoteando el desfile de este año.
El puertorriqueño que está en contra del terrorismo no debe asistir al desfile de este año. Una vez más debemos votar con los pies.

El mundo está observando y en esta época de graves dificultades financieras para Puerto Rico.  Tildar la isla como pro-terrorista, anti-estadounidense no generará empatía para Puerto Rico en esta crisis.

Sin embargo, el delito más evidente contra los Puertorriqueños por este grupo de ingenuos oportunistas, es que NO ES CIERTO. Es una representación engañosa de la voluntad del pueblo puertorriqueño y la Diáspora.

En 2017, el puertorriqueño no puede apoyar ni siquiera tolerar el terrorismo.

William Anthony Colón Román aka Willie Colón

Saturday, May 13, 2017

san diego teaches islam



A man trying to impose what he calls "the civil part of the sharia law" in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis has sparked anger among local residents and Muslim leaders.

Abdullah Rashid, 22, a Georgia native who moved to Cedar-Riverside last year, has been making the rounds in the Somali-dominated neighborhood, telling people not to drink, use drugs or interact with the opposite sex. If he sees Muslim women he believes are dressed inappropriately, he approaches them and suggests they should wear a jilbab, a long, flowing garment. And he says he's recruiting others to join the effort.

But local Muslim leaders are sounding the alarm. They are working to stop Rashid's group, General Presidency of the Religious Affairs and Welfare of the Ummah, and have notified Minneapolis police, who say he's being banned from a Cedar-Riverside property. Some say the group is preying on vulnerable young Muslims in a community that has dealt with national scrutiny around radicalization and terrorism.

"What he's doing is wrong and doesn't reflect the community at all," said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Minneapolis police received reports in February from concerned residents who saw Rashid in a dark green uniform that said "Muslim Defense Force" and "Religious Police" and had two flags associated with ISIS and other terrorist groups.

"We've had conversations with community members that live over there," said Officer Corey Schmidt, a police spokesman. "Sometimes it takes a little bit of time to deal with it, but it's something we've been monitoring."

Abdullah Rashid is trying to enforce what he calls “the civil part of the sharia law.”

Jeff Van Nest, an FBI spokesman for Minneapolis, declined to comment.

In a recent interview, Rashid said he aims to turn Cedar-Riverside into a "sharia-controlled zone" where Muslims are learning about the proper practices of Islam and that "non-Muslims are asked to respect" it.

"People who don't know me would say I'm a terrorist," he said. "I'm someone who's dedicated to Islam and trying to help the community all ways I can."

But the Islamic Institute of Minnesota issued a statement Wednesday saying Rashid "does not in any way speak for the Islamic Institute of Minnesota or the Muslims in Minnesota."

"We consider this matter as a dangerous precedent and a threat in our country and our way of life," the statement said. "We ask our law enforcement agencies to consider this grave matter to protect Minnesotans."

Permit to carry denied

Sharia law is a guide to daily life for practicing Muslims, derived from the Qur'an and the teachings of the prophet Mohammed. It tells Muslims, for example, what to eat and not to eat. Its interpretation and practice vary around the world.

Rashid, who was previously known as Devon James Miller, converted to Islam in 2009. He said he first started the religious police group in Georgia in 2013, and wants to grow it internationally.

He married a Somali-American woman, who had recently moved from Wyoming to Minneapolis, in 2015. They moved to Cedar-Riverside in 2016.

In late 2016, he applied for a permit to carry a handgun, which was denied by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, saying there was evidence that he is a danger to himself and others if allowed a permit to carry a gun.

Rashid sued, and court documents show he has had run-ins with law enforcement in the past. He was arrested as a juvenile in Walton County, Ga., for impersonating a police officer, and a school district reported he had harassed a 16-year-old classmate on Facebook, according to the documents. The school district report mentioned he had mental health issues, and his mother said he had been suicidal.

Rashid's lawsuit was dismissed in March. He said he does not have a mental illness, and his wife, Kadro Abdullahi, said that Rashid is not mentally ill and that she supports his work. "He's a man with a good personality and he loves Islam," Abdullahi said.

But residents of the Cedar-Riverside Plaza complex have raised concerns about him, and management with Sherman Associates said they are aware of the group and working closely with law enforcement.

On Wednesday, Minneapolis police said the Cedar-Riverside Towers' management is in the process of evicting Rashid, and security at Cedar-Riverside Plaza is advising him he's not allowed to patrol the neighborhood or they will cite him for trespassing.

'Against his ideas'

Rashid, who initially said he was working with Minneapolis police, said he is continuing his effort to provide security and protect Muslims' civil rights. He said he has enlisted a group of 10 men, ages 18 and 25, to help him patrol the area.

Meanwhile some in the community are confused about what Rashid is doing.

Salma Mohamed, a mother of four, met with him recently at Brian Coyle Community Center, seeking advice on a custody case. A friend had referred her to Rashid, unaware of his controversial activities. She was startled by his uniform, she said, and his talk about terrorism and the young Muslim men who were convicted of trying to join ISIS.

"I was expecting the guy was a lawyer," Mohamed said. "He just brought up things that weren't even on the discussion table."

Friday, May 12, 2017

oración diaria

Esta es mi oración diaria: "gracias a dios. Hoy no he ofendido a nadie, he sido honesto, no he sido chismoso, ni he discuto con alguien, no me he endeudado, no he sido glotón." Y me levanto de la cama.

UNMASKED: Brigitte Gabriel Exposes The Muslim Brotherhood

Monday, May 1, 2017


Sharia Law - List of Key Rules

Sharia Law - List of Key Rules

Sharia law is the law of Islam. The Sharia (also spelled Shariah or Shari'a) law is cast from the actions and words of Muhammad, which are called "Sunnah," and the Quran, which he dictated. Sharia law itself cannot be altered but the interpretation of Sharia law, called "figh," by imams is given some latitude.
Shariah lawAs a legal system, Sharia law is exceptionally broad. While other legal codes regulate public behavior, Sharia law regulates public behavior, private behavior and even private beliefs. Of all legal systems in the world today, Sharia law is the most intrusive and restrictive, especially against women.
According to Sharia law:
• Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above).
• Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
• Criticizing Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see Allah moon god).
• A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (compulsion in religion).
• A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
• Girls' clitoris should be cut (Muhammad's words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
• A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see Religion of Peace).
• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a woman needs her husband's consent to divorce.
• A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
• Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
• A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• A woman's testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man's.
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Errors in Quran).
• A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
• Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah - i.e., be "Halal".
• Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
• The list goes on. See Sharia law in AmericaUKEurope and Saudi Arabia
AboutHitler And Islam

Which countries use Sharia law?
Muslims' aspired Sharia state is the birthplace of Muhammad that has no legal code other than the Sharia and enforces it without mercy: Saudi Arabia. But as detailed below, Sharia law is also used in full or in part, nationally or regionally in:
Afghanistan (89%)**France*LebanonSpain*
AlgeriaGambiaMalaysia (86%)**Sudan
Austria*Germany*MaldivesSri Lanka
Bangladesh (82%)**   IndiaMorocco (83%)**Tanzania
BruneiIndonesia (72%)**    The Netherlands*    Thailand (77%)**
ComorosIraq (91%)**OmanUnited Arab Emirates
Djibouti (82%)**Jordan (71%)**Pakistan (84%)**United States (USA)*
Egypt (74%)**KenyaQatarUnited Kingdom (UK)*
EritreaKuwaitSaudi ArabiaW. Bank & Gaza (89%)**

* In the United StatesCanadaUnited Kingdom, and other European countries that resist Sharia law, it has proven adept at infiltrating elements of the society that are left vulnerable (see Sharia law in America and Islamization of America).
** Percent of Muslims who favor making Sharia the official law in their country (source: Pew Forum Research). In many countries where an official secular legal system exists alongside Sharia, majority of their Muslim citizens favor making Sharia the official law. For example, while Egypt's military blocked the Muslim Brotherhood's efforts in this direction in 2013, 74% of Egypt's Muslims still favor it. Even in Jordan, Indonesia and Malaysia - Muslim countries with progressive images - the relatively secular ruling elite sit atop Muslim masses, 71%, 72% and 86% respectively of whom want their countries to be ruled by Sharia. And in Iraq, where the United States has been propping up democracy since 2003, 91% of its Muslims want to live under Sharia.
The number of countries penetrated by Sharia law continues to grow, as does the depth of its penetration in the countries already affected. This penetration is not by happenstance; it is managed to occur in five phases: see Spread of Islam and how to Stop Islam.