Kamal Saleem, you may recall, is one of a number of fake “ex-terrorists” turned Christian preachers pushing the most inane conspiracy theories about Islam in America. In an appearance on Tony Perkins’ radio show, he actually claimed that America will be taken over by Muslims by 2020.
Unfortunately, Perkins didn’t ask Saleem about his recent claim that Obama managed to simultaneously attend mosque services in Washington, D.C., and vacation in Hawaii on Christmas Day.
Saleem did however speak about Seven Mountains theology, or the belief that conservative Christians need to control the seven main spheres of societal influence, citing the work of Os Hillman, whom he refered to as “O.S. Hill.” Saleem said that he fears radical Islamists have “infiltrated” America’s “seven spheres of influence,” pointing to an interfaith service at the National Cathedral as proof that the “Chrislamic church” is “destroying our civilization from within.”
He added that America is experiencing what he calls the “Swedish syndrome.” In that country, he said, “when the Islamists came to takeover they started prying on the political leadership” until eventually the Swedish “leadership started protecting them and one day he came to protect them and led their movement over there so now it’s led by the politician of Sweden and the Muslims are taking over the civilization. Same thing is happening here in the United States.”If the Islamist plot to take over America isn’t turned back, Saleem explained, “America will be fallen” by 2020.
It would be more reasonable to fear a Martian takeover, for crying out loud. Muslims make up 1% of the population and they have nearly zero political power. But Saleem is a con man selling fear. It’s what he does. And the Christian right laps it up like milk to a kitten.
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