As I’ve written repeatedly, this whole enviro doomsday and global warming nonsense is the bogeyman that scared leftists and inept governments which have already surrendered to Islam use to distract from real threats. So here, finally (in May), we have a Muslim leader encouraging precisely this kind of sublimation:

‘Climate Change’ Is the Terrorist the U.S. Should Be Fighting, Muslim Leader Says

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare, and on Monday, the agency held the first of two hearings to hear what the public thinks of its finding.

Among the dozens of people offering comments on Monday, one Muslim leader claimed that the war on terror is “really a euphemism” for the battle to control the world’s oil supply.

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, the director of outreach at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia and the head of government relations for the Muslim Alliance of North America, told EPA officials his comments might be upsetting to some.

“I believe sometimes the war on terror is really a euphemism for the wars for oil and natural gas,” Abdul-Malik said at the all-day comment session held at EPA headquarters in Arlington. “Maybe if it were the Hindus who had oil under their feet there would be Hindu fundamentalists and extremists.”

Abdul-Malik called for the creation of new sources of energy that are clean and renewable: “America has the opportunity once again to lead — to lead the world against the new terror, climate change.” Abdul-Malik said.

The EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases “endanger the public health and welfare of current and future generations” — as stated in the Federal Register on Friday – paves the way for the agency to regulate pollution under the Clean Air Act, without waiting for Congress to pass “global warming” legislation.

Some of the speakers at Monday’s hearing urged the EPA to act quickly, even before Congress does.

Now, here comes blaming a scapegoat for the non-existent threat, the bogeyman:

At a midday press conference, environmental activists and two members of Congress blamed former President George W. Bush and the oil and gas industries for the alleged global warming crisis. At the same time, they heaped praise on the Obama administration.

(Rep. Jim) Moran (D-VA) praise[d] the Obama administration for finally recognizing “the importance of global warming“ and for being “ready to use EPA the way it was intended to be used.”

Indeed, the EPA was meant to break the U.S. economy. So that these socialists can turn around and say, “See? We told you capitalism doesn’t work!”

An old but wise email that I’ve kept explains this whole thing:

You wonder why people fear white supremacists more than Islamofascists, La Raza, etc. Liberals tend to be cowards who are always afraid of the wrong things. They are afraid of our president, the Patriot Act, hearing the name of God or Jesus, and global warming. They are afraid of their food, their appliances and their medications. They want to reassure themselves that the big, bad man in the room is some Christian white guy, like John Ashcroft, because deep down they know he poses no real threat. Freud called it displacement.

Leftists are too scared to be scared of the right things. And so they create less scary things to be scared of. And what they were too scared to fear at that comment session at EPA headquarters — but the one thing truly worth fearing — was the 800-pound gorilla in the room, the Muslim leader. The Muslim leader directing them to focus their attention on the environment so the caliphate can proceed unhindered.