Friday, September 14, 2007

...And the War at Home

Think the jihadists are over there, getting squashed by the military in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Phillippines?

Think again. They're here, and have been around for quite some time.

A 1991 (1991!!!!) document from the "Muslim Brotherhood" lays out the plan:

The process of settlement [of Islam in the United States] is a "Civilization-Jihadist" process with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that all their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" their miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all religions. 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 choose to slack.

The document was presented in evidence in a Dallas, TX., trial concerning the "Holy Land Foundation," another element of the "Brotherhood"'s conspiracy, reports Rod Dreher.

The entire 18-page platform outlines a plan for the long haul. It prescribes the Muslim Brotherhood's comprehensive plan to set down roots in civil society. It begins by both founding and taking control of American Muslim organizations, for the sake of unifying and educating the U.S. Muslim community – this to prepare it for the establishment of a global Islamic state governed by sharia.

It sounds like a conspiracy theory out of a bad Hollywood movie – but it's real. Husain Haqqani, head of Boston University's Center for International Relations and a former Islamic radical, confirms that the Brotherhood "has run most significant Muslim organizations in the U.S." as part of the plan outlined in the strategy paper.

So what is this bunch?

The Muslim Brotherhood is an affiliation of at least 70 Islamist organizations around the world, all tracing their heritage to the original cell, founded in Egypt in 1928. Its credo: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." Sayyid Qutb, hanged by the Egyptian government in 1966 as a revolutionary, remains its ideological godfather. His best-known work, Milestones, calls for Muslims to wage violent holy war until Islamic law governs the entire world.

And they have been around for a long, long time:

According to a 2004 Chicago Tribune investigation, establishing the Brotherhood in the United States has been a 40-year project that has worked mostly underground – even beneath the notice of many Muslims.

And CAIR and INSA are part-and-parcel of the group, even though as organizations, they have not committed criminal acts.

Of course, "sedition" hasn't been fully considered--yet.

1 comment:

Jan Sobieski said...

Thanks for the important post. CAIR and the INSA are important weapons in the Muslim Brotherhood's arsenal but we mustn't forget about their original spawn - the Muslim Student Association, founded by the Muslim Brotherhood at the University of Illinois Urbana in 1963. The un-indicted terrorist co-conspirators at ISNA are actually an offshoot of the MSA. The MSA is an active force on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus.