The Smoking Gun on the Muslim Brotherhood’s Agenda
Author: Douglas Farah
Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
Date: August 2, 2007
Muslim leaders in America claim that Islam is a peaceful religion and that its followers simply want to live in peace with their neighbors. FSM Contributing Editor Douglas Farah, however, notes a startling document from the Muslim Brotherhood that indicates the MB has other plans.
One of the most fascinating exhibits presented by the prosecution in the Holy Land Foundation case (provided by researchers for the NEFA Foundation) is a memorandum on the Muslim Brotherhood’s multifaceted plan to convert the United States to an Islamic nation. It is the smoking gun of the Ikhwan’s long-standing efforts to destroy the Western world as we know it.
The most interesting exhibit is a Muslim Brotherhood memorandum by Mohamed Akram, dated May 22, 1991, where he outlines the Ikhwan vision of the future. He leaves no ambiguity as to the nature of the Ikhwan calling. (The exhibits will be posted and written about more completely in the NEFA website in coming days).
Under the heading “Understanding the role of the Muslim Brother in North America,” he writes:
The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated ad God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
But wait, there is more:
Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack.
Akram then spells out in some detail the role of the Brotherhood in moving the project forward:
As for the role of the Ikhwan, it is the initiative, pioneering, leadership, raising the banner and pushing people in that direction (the Jihadist process). They are then able to employ, direct, and unify Muslims’ efforts and powers for this process. In order to do that, we must possess a master of the art of ‘coalitions,’ the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of “cooperation.”
The document then gives rationale for setting up Ikhwan organizations across the country:
We must say that we are in a country which understands no language other than the language of the organizations, and one which does not respect or give weight to any group without effective, functional and strong organizations.
The document also deals with the criticism among the Brothers that the focus on the United States will drain support for the establishment of the global caliphate. The response is two-fold:
1) The success of the Movement in America in establishing an observant Islamic base with power and effectiveness will be the best support and aid to the global Movement project.
2) The global (Ikhwan) movement has not “succeeded yet in distributing roles to its branches, stating that what is needed from them as one of the participants or contributors to the project to establish the global Islamic state. The day this happens, the children of the American Ikhwani branch will have a far-reaching impact and positions that make the ancestors proud.”
The document ends with a list of Ikhwan groups trying to coordinate, including all the usual suspects (ISNA, ICNA, IIIT etc.).
What is so interesting about the document is the breadth of ambition, the conviction of ultimate success, and the care with which the campaign we see today was being thought about 16 years ago. So is the the clarity of the ultimate objective of ending our years as a functioning democracy, built on the rule of secular law, minority rights, and freedom of religion, press etc.
The infiltration of the government by members and sympathizers, the coordinated role of the organizations in pursuing specific objectives, the recruitment of the best and the brightest into the movement, and other objectives are far advanced, perhaps further than the author could have imagined in so short a time.
The rationale for those like Lieken et al, who want play footsie with these groups bent on our destruction, is truly mindboggling. I don’t think the Brothers who have been on the cusp of the new PR campaign, from Ramadan to Akef, have bothered to spell this out like the Brothers do for themselves.
But here we have it, in their own words, written by their own hands. There is much more to say, and I will revisit the topic as more information comes in.
Will anyone pay attention?
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Douglas Farah is an award-winning investigative journalist, author of “Blood From Stones:The Secret Financial Network of Terror”, and Senior Fellow in Financial Investigations and Transparency at the International Assessment and Strategy Center. He blogs on the Counterterrorism Blog.
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Fred Thompson has come out four square in favor of confirming Judge Leslie Southwick to the Court of Appeals 5th Circuit.
While it really doesn’t come as a surprise, the passion with which Thompson backs Southwick as well as his clear desire to appoint conservative judges if elected may dispel some uneasiness conservatives have been feeling about Thompson recently:
His opponents do not question Judge Southwick’s qualifications to sit on the federal appeals court. Indeed, they cannot. Judge Southwick served on the Mississippi Court of Appeals from that court’s very inception in January 1995 through December 2006. Prior to serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, from 1989 to 1993, he was in a general civil private practice for 12 years. He’s taught law as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law since 1998. He’s also served his country in Iraq, fulfilling his National Guard duty as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate from August 2004 to July 2005, and then as Staff Judge Advocate until January 2006. Even the American Bar Association, which often treats conservative judicial nominees unfairly, unanimously gave Judge Southwick the institution’s highest possible rating.
So rather than assail Judge Southwick’s legal competency, Senate Democrats, led primarily by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), are instead attacking Judge Southwick’s character. Ignoring his volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity since 1993 and the time he spent as a board member and president of a local Jackson, Miss., charitable organization, Senate Democrats claim that Judge Southwick is racist and anti-homosexual.
Thompson’s legal philosophy should give heart to conservatives who might question the selection of judges made by a Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney if they were to make it to the White House.
Jacques Chirac certainly received a lot of front-page coverage when he was criticizing George Bush. But his his own serious scandal is being almost completely ignored in the American press. Except for the New York Sun, which picks up on the Daily Telegraph’s coverage:
President Chirac could become the first former French president to be questioned over alleged criminal acts while in office. Judges intend to question Mr. Chirac in the coming weeks despite his claims of immunity from prosecution.
Recently discovered documents suggest Mr. Chirac could be at the heart of the Clearstream scandal – described as the French Watergate. Judges will question his former prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, on September 13.
Clearstream centers on a failed attempt to smear Mr. Chirac’s successor, President Sarkozy, 52, who was wrongly accused of money laundering via a Luxembourg holding bank of that name in 2004. Mr. Sarkozy has allegedly pledged to hang the culprit “on a butcher’s hook.”
Messrs. de Villepin and Chirac were reported to be desperate to block Mr. Sarkozy’s presidential ambitions at the time. The pair has been forbidden from talking to each other by investigators.
The high price of corn taking its toll.
The political program of ethanol production (because this is what it truly has become: a subsidy for farmers and a blandishment for early primary states in the grain belt) has pushed up corn prices with dubious benefits in terms of increasing our energy efficiency and independence from less than reliable oil-exporting nations. This push in corn prices has been rippling through the economy.
Little appreciated is the fact that corn itself is a marvelous source of a wide range of chemicals and feedstuff for our industry. Latest victim: Clorox. The company released sharply lower earnings and “credits” a large increase in input prices – that is, the byproducts of corn. How many employees will lose their jobs, compounding the loss shareholders are already going to endure?
Poor little lambs. From the Daily Mail (thanks to Mao):
The London lawyer representing the injured “dirty bomber” Dhiren Barot has warned that terrorist convicts are being targeted by other inmates in Britain’s jails.Solicitor Muddassar Arani accused prison chiefs of failing in their “duty of care” to protect terrorist inmates and predicted a Muslim “backlash” if victimisation continued.
Her warning came as she gave details of the extensive injuries sustained by Barot when boiling liquid was thrown over him by fellow convicts in Durham’s Frankland Prison on 13 July.
Barot – a Muslim convert from London who was jailed for life last year for plotting attacks in London and New York with explosive-filled limousines and a radioactive “dirty” bomb – was left with severe burns to his scalp, forehead, neck, back and hands after the attack.
Ms Arani said the 35-year-old was in “extreme pain” and his wounds were infected. He is expected to seek compensation….
Two other terrorist convicts – Hussain Osman, jailed for his part in the 21/7 attacks in London, and Omar Khyam, the leader of a gang that planned to blow up Bluewater shopping centre – have also been targeted at the jail in recent weeks. A fire was lit in Osman’s cell and Khyam has received death threats.
Ms Arani said there had been a failure to protect terrorist convicts. “If we can’t treat them as human beings in prison then it does not reflect well on our society,” she said.
As we have noted here many times. From AFP (thanks to Freckles):
The US administration underestimated the difficulty of having Iraq’s Sunnis and Shiites agree on key national reconciliation measures, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates admitted Thursday.At the end of a regional tour, he called the withdrawal of the main Sunni bloc from the Baghdad government “discouraging.”
Gates told reporters as he flew back to Washington that gains made in security in western Iraq’s Anbar province and at the local level were cause for optimism, but he acknowledged they were offset by divisions at the top.
“In some ways we probably all underestimated the depth of mistrust and how difficult it would be for these guys to come together on legislation, which let’s face it is not some kind of secondary thing,” he said.
“The kinds of legislation they’re talking about will establish the framework of Iraq for the future so it’s almost like our constitutional convention,” Gates said.
“And the difficulty in coming to grips with those we may all have underestimated six or eight months ago,” he said.