The Quran is full of “lessons about water conservation, avoiding the wasteful consumption of resources, proper land use, stewardship of trees, and compassion for animals and birds,” reports John Wihbey at the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

This can mean only one thing: The entire environmental movement has aligned itself with our Muslim president to enforce an eco-Sharia — especially in red states, whose general intransigence about environmental regulation is the last bulwark in that brewing global war of civilizations that Newt Gingrich keeps going on about.

Worse yet, the pioneer of this movement, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, who was educated at America’s leading bastions of limousine-liberal elitism, has spent decades in the belly of the beast — Iran — preaching his message of environmental stewardship. If you thought the Quran’s commandments to commit jihad against the infidels were terrifying, just wait until you get a load of the passage in which Muhammad “designated a special forested park near one of the holy cities.”

Naturally, they’ve started teaching this stuff in the madrassas. How else to explain the incredibly high rates of concern about climate change in the Muslim world?

Survey data suggest that levels of worry about climate change are fairly high in the Muslim world. A 2010 Pew Global Attitudes survey found that Turkey and Lebanon are second and third in the world in terms of the percentage of citizens who think climate change is a very serious problem (74 percent and 71 percent of respondents, respectively.) Over the past four years, levels of concern have also risen in places such as Egypt, Jordan, and Indonesia, in contrast to corresponding declines over much of that time in the U.S. and Europe.

And yes, there really is a group called the Green Muslims.

(Thanks to @RLMiller for the headline.)