Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sabotaging Our Miserable House

Muslim Brotherhood logo and Hassan al-Banna

One of the primary documents [pdf] used in the Holy Land Foundation trial in 2008 was the “Explanatory Memorandum: On the General Strategic Goal for the Group”. It was written on May 22, 1991 by Mohamed Akram, and gave a brief description of the mission of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States:

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] 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 and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. […] It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is…

The above is a clear declaration that the front organizations of the Muslim Brotherhood — CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, NAIT, MSA, IIIT, etc. — intended to “bore from within” and overthrow American constitutional government by subverting our own institutions.

Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen newspaperUnlike the Communist infiltrators from six decades ago, the Ikhwan’s infiltrators have given us a specific and public glimpse into their precise strategy. This time, unfortunately, we have no equivalent of the House Un-American Activities Committee to stand sentinel over our Constitution and our way of life. In the early 1950s the Red Menace met a formidable resistance from our government, our media, and American society at large. The Green Menace, in contrast, is welcomed with open arms by many fools and opportunists among our elites. Media outlets, academics, the Pentagon, the State Department, and our national security apparatus eagerly accept agents of the Muslim Brotherhood as advisors and consultants.

The latest spectacular success for the Muslim Brotherhood is the proposal by the Cordoba Initiative to build a “community center” and mosque a few yards from Ground Zero. The majority of the country’s political establishment — and not just the Obama administration and the Democratic Party — have either spoken out in support of the Ground Zero mosque or maintain a studied neutrality on the issue. Nothing could better illustrate the effectiveness of all those decades of preparation by the Ikhwan in America.

Cordoba Initiative

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, his wife Daisy Khan, and the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) are the motive force behind the Cordoba Initiative. But who funds them? And what other groups are they associated with?

Yesterday’s investigative report by VH on the Dutch government’s funding of ASMA gives some background on the intricate web linking the various Muslim Brotherhood affiliates to the Cordoba Initiative. One of the initiatives highlighted by the report is the “Shariah Index Project”, which was announced last year by Imam Rauf. He described the purpose of the Shariah Index:

Many countries are Islamic, but some may be more Islamic than others. Now moves are afoot to rate nations according to how closely they adhere to the principles of Islam.

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) has more:
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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder and President of Cordoba Initiative briefed a select group of scholars and IIIT staff on Friday, December 19, 2008 on the Shari’ah Index Project, a pioneering effort which aims at developing an index based on Maqasid al Shari’ah for the purpose of measuring the performance of Muslim countries in relation to the implementation of Shari’ah.

Since its inception in 2006, the Shari’ah Index Project — which is directed out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — has generated the support of many Muslim countries and organizations as well as prominent Muslim scholars and leaders worldwide.

The index itself is being developed through the joint efforts of the prominent scholars and social scientists from different parts of the Muslim world. Upon completion, it will be used primarily in Muslim countries through polling of sampled populations via interviews and surveys to be conducted by Gallup USA. The data then will be analyzed and findings and conclusion will be made available to policy makers, the media and the public at large.

Accompanying Imam Rauf were Dr. Jasser Auda, member of the Advisory Council of Scholars for the Project and expert on Maqasid, Courtney Erving, the Executive Director, and her assistant Irfana Hashimi. Dr. Abubaker al-Shingeiti, Regional Director of IIIT, welcomed the guests and pledged cooperation and support from IIIT to the Project. [emphasis added]

Notice the Malaysian connection with the Shariah Index project and IIIT. This is no surprise, given that Feisal Abdul Rauf was educated in Malaysia. Some of Mr. Rauf’s Malay-language writings may not be in complete accord with the ecumenical bromides he regularly churns out nowadays in English. As VH mentions in his endnotes,

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), founded by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1981, is an Islamic “think tank” in the Washington area, dedicated to what it describes as “the Islamization of knowledge” [NRO].

The IIIT is co-editor of the American version of “Seruan Azan dari Puing WTC; Dakwah Islam die Jatung Amerika Pasca 9/11” (Prayer Call from the rubble of the World Trade Center; Islamic Da’wa in the heart of America post-9/11), written by Faisal Rauf. The cleaned up U.S. edition is called “What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America”.

This IIIT has a far-reaching involvement in supporting Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood which, according to their charter, has destroying Israel as ultimate goal. The IIIT is listed by the U.S. Department of Justice as co-conspirator in a crucial case concerning the financing of terrorism [by the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development].

Imam Faisal Rauf has more ties to controversial Islamic organizations. In 2007 for example, Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf promoted his book “Seruan Azan dari Puing WTC” at a meeting in Bandung, Indonesia of Hizb ut Tahrir, a fascist Islamic organization with which strives to establish the sharia globally and is banned in several countries.

Taking all of the above into account, we can see that the Shariah Index is specifically designed to “destroy the Western civilization from within”. By examining the Constitution and then declaring it “Shariah-compliant”, the Muslim Brotherhood would be taking a first step towards the stealth implementation of Shariah in the United States.

The big question remains: How much of this is being funded and pushed by our own government? Could the State Department, for example — which is a known locus of pro-Arab sentiment — be a co-sponsor of the Shariah Index?

Flag of the USA Ummah

I discussed this issue last night in an email exchange with Christine Brim of the Center for Security Policy, and here’s what she had to say:

It’s just my suspicion that the State Department is funding this directly or indirectly — it seems like a State/Ikhwan/Muslim Engagement type of operation.

However, State-funded or not, it’s definitely designed by smart systems analysts, which is what Jasser Auda is. It would be fun to diagram it, but here’s a quick summary in words:

  Constitution vs. Shariah = Conflict of two rule sets
Q: How can this be resolved without war? That is, following the rules of Sun Tzu, how could victory be achieved without war, when there is a clearly defined conflict space?
A: Create a system design goal that “there is no conflict,” and then redefine the situation variables to achieve that goal — to eliminate the conflict.
Q: Can you change the left side of the conflict — the Constitution?
A: No, the Constitution cannot be redefined — yet — to incorporate Shariah. That is being done in Muslim countries thanks to Abd al-Razzaq al-Sanhuri, Elena Kagan, Noah Feldman (adding Shariah clauses into secular constitutions).

But you can’t do that in the U.S.A. Not yet, anyway. People will notice.
Q: So what to do, what to do?
A: Change the right side of the conflict.

Redefine the variable that you can control: relax the constraints on Shariah.

Rauf and Auda can control what is called Shariah in western PR venues. They can temporarily redefine Shariah so it can incorporate the Constitution, so that the variable for Shariah is the same as that for the Constitution.

Or, more accurately, they are saying the values placed within the Shariah variable and the Constitution variable are the same — so if the values are the same, the variable must be the same. Bad logic, but quite slick from a design standpoint and a taqiyya perspective.

And that is how they introduce it into the UK and the USA. There is no conflict with being Shariah-compliant, because the US laws and institutions are all already Shariah compliant! We silly Westerners just didn’t realize it.

In fact, Rauf and Auda will tell the Europeans and the Americans that in the West we’re actually living a cooler, hipper, more virtuous, more democratic, more human-rights-oriented Shariah than those nasty brutish authoritarian countries in the Middle East.

There, that didn’t hurt, did it? In fact it felt good. We were complimented.

“Your Shariah is so universally Western, so unbelievably egalitarian, so social justicy-juicy, so progressive!”

And what we thought was a conflict turns out to have been resolved — gosh, what a relief after 1400 years of jihad!

Hey, that’s almost like conflict resolution isn’t it?

Or game theory, applied with precision?

But mostly it just feels nice and flattering and reduces the fear of Shariah and removes the pain of anxiety — but with an intellectual twist that will feel like an aperçu, when in fact it is a solipsism.

No more pain, no more fear. Like an axe to the spinal cord.

The Muslim Brotherhood is six or eight moves ahead of us in the Islamization chess game. In fact, those of us who are not asleep on the sidelines are convinced we’re playing checkers or tiddly-winks. Boy, are we good at it! What great checkers strategists we are!

The enemy is well on his way to victory, and we’re helping him out by sabotaging our miserable house by our own hands.


Jocke said...

The most important issue to realize is that the Red infiltrators were not neutralized at all six decades ago. In fact islamization would not be an issue if it were not for the Reds paving the way. The Red infiltration of the media and government in the 70s have led them to occupy many senior posts all over the West since the 90s. Most of them call themselves 'liberals', but they can be distinguished by their deeds, by looking at who is the benefactor of their actions. Of course they are no majority, even if there are many of them, but by controlling key positions in the media, they have been able to create a bullying atmosphere regarding the Middle East policy and immigration policies where all opposition is singled out one by one (example: Arizona governor), so that in effect everything that can hurt the West has become a key 'humanitarian' issue. Result: the rest of the media, politicians and officials dare not confront them but, at the most "maintain a studied neutrality on the issue" instead.

Without the extreme Left the Brotherhood is no match. So the prime target should be to neutralize the extreme Left.

Jocke said...


That can of course be done with democratic methods by adopting the same methods that they themselves have used: by identifying, confronting and exposing these individuals to the public, focusing on the most fervent demagogues and also exposing any background of overt extremism for instance in University politics.

Make it evident to the public what their real goal is and hunt them out of view and earshot.

Zenster said...

Jocke: The most important issue to realize is that the Red infiltrators were not neutralized at all six decades ago. In fact islamization would not be an issue if it were not for the Reds paving the way.

Soviet Communism has yet to be held accountable for enabling Islamic jihad. The KGB was too good at covering its tracks and a Cold War mentality made Western parties reluctant to antagonize Moscow's politburo.

The Russian people have paid a dreadful price for whatever putative “successes” its now oligarchic post-Communist pseudo government attained. Chief among them is Beslan and its blood-irrigated Chechyan roots.

This heinous sponsorship of Islamic terrorism is placed in stark relief by David Meir-Levi's important article, "The Communist Roots of Palestinian Terror". An excerpt:

The PLO came on the scene at a critical moment in Middle East history. At the Khartoum conference held shortly after the Six-Day war, the defeated and humiliated Arab states confronted the “new reality” of an Israel that seemed unbeatable in conventional warfare. The participants of the conference decided, among other things, to continue the war against Israel as what today would be called a “low intensity conflict.”

… The Soviets not only armed and trained Palestinian terrorists but also used them to arm and train other professional terrorists by the thousands. The International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (CPSU), the Soviet Security Police (KGB), and Soviet Military Intelligence (GRU) all played major roles in this effort. From the late 1960s onwards, moreover, the PLO maintained contact with other terror groups—some of them neo-Nazi and extreme right-wing groups—offering them support and supplies, training and funding.

The Soviets also built Moscow’s Patrice Lumumba People’s Friendship University to serve as a base of indoctrination and training of potential “freedom fighters” from the Third world … Mahmoud Abbas, later to succeed Yassir Arafat as head of the PLO, was a graduate of Patrice Lumumba U, where he received his Ph.D. in 1982after completing a thesis partly based on Holocaust denial.

Zenster said...

Of greater importance is the following revelation from Meir-Levi’s article:

Part of the reframing of the conflict, along with adopting the identity of an “oppressed people” and “victim of colonialism,” then, was the creation, ex nihilo, of “historic Palestine” and the ancient “Palestinian people” who had lived in their “homeland” from “time immemorial,” who could trace their “heritage” back to the Canaanites, who were forced from their homeland by the Zionists, and who had the inalienable right granted by international law and universal justice to use terror to reclaim their national identity and political self-determination.

That this was a political confection was, perhaps inadvertently, revealed to the West by Zahir Muhse’in, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, in a 1977 interview with the Amsterdam-based newspaper Trouw:

“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese.
Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism. [Emphasis added.]

Arafat himself asserted the same principle on many occasions. In his authorized biography he says, “The Palestinian people have no national identity. I, Yasir Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel.”

But even these admissions—that the concept of a “Palestinian people” and a “Palestinian homeland” were invented for political purposes to justify and legitimize terrorism and genocide—could not stem the enthusiasm of western leaders. Within the space of a few years, the Middle East conflict with Israel was radically reframed. No longer was little Israel the vulnerable David standing against the massive Goliath of the Arab world. As the PLO’s Communist-trained leaders saw the inroads that Vietnam, Cuba, and other “liberation struggles” had made in the west, Arafat promoted the same script for the Palestinians. Now it was Israel who was the bullying Goliath, a colonial power in the Middle East oppressing the impoverished, unarmed, helpless, hapless, and hopeless Palestinians.
[bolding added]

Zenster said...

Thos who wish to follw this trail regarding Communist training and funding of Islamic terrorism are also advised to read, "Roots of Islamic Terrorism: How Communists Helped Fundamentalists" by Antero Leitzinger. Some excerpts:

Despite possible ideological objections, those communists and other extremists, who remained loyal to Russia's strategic mission in the Middle East, were ready to serve it under a new ideological disguise. This was noticed by some researchers by mid-1980s: "The most significant new factor is the Soviet realization that two movements - radical-revivalist Islam (commonly but misleadingly called 'fundamentalist') and traditionalist Islam - have become the most decisive trends in the Muslim world, and that if Moscow is to have any influence there, it must find a way to exploit and manipulate them - particularly the radical-revivalists, who are most useful to them. ... They know that their hopes for success lie in persuading the radical-revivalist Muslims to see the Soviets as an instrument to be used against a common enemy, the West."

… Provocations were exercised already during the invasion of Afghanistan, as has been recently (in February 2002) revealed by Vasili Mitrokhin, a KGB officer from 1956 to 1984, who prepared a secret report in 1987 and defected to Britain in 1992. He describes "false flag" operations, where "Soviet-trained Afghan guerrilla units posed as CIA-supported, anti-Soviet mujahidin rebels [Islamic freedom-fighters] to create confusion and flush out genuine rebels". In January 1983, there were 86 such "false bands", trained by KGB officer V. Kikot of the 8th Department of the "Directorate S". Kikot was transferred from Cuba, and was acquainted with training Palestinian terrorists. There were also over 110 agents infiltrated in Iran and over 200 agents in Pakistan, including Murtaza Bhutto, son of the former president and brother of the future prime minister. (WP 24.2.2002; IHT 25.2.2002)

Former KGB general Oleg Kalugin assured correctly on a BBC World News TV discussion on September 23rd, 2001, that there were more terrorists of al-Qayda who had been trained by the KGB than by the CIA, but his words were not taken seriously by other debaters, who preferred to blame the prevailing poverty in Palestinian refugee camps, American non-involvement there, American involvement in assisting Afghan freedom-fighters in the 1980s, and global inequality, as breeding-grounds for terrorism. For some reason, logically inconsistent and practically unfounded theories remain far more popular in western media than the simple facts confessed by top-ranking ex-Soviet officials.
[emphasis added]

Communism essentially midwifed the birth of Islamic jihad and its fingerprints are all over current propaganda techniques being used by the Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist fronts.

The gradual insinuation of shari'a law into Western societies is just an extension of Cold War attempts to subvert and destroy from within all opponents of Communism. These same well-honed tools now serve the aims of Islam as it seeks to commandeer Western Political Correctness and Multiculturalism in its quest for a global caliphate.

This must be stopped at all costs, even if it means the destruction of all Muslim-majority nations around the world. The only alternative is a entire planet dragged back in time by over one thousand years.

Remember to thank Communism whenever yet another terrorist atrocity is inflicted upon us. Without the Communists' training and material support, much of modern terrorism might not have been possible or anywhere near as effective. It is unlikely that even a single one of the prime movers or agents responsible for facilitating Islam's crimes against humanity will ever have to answer for this plague that they have unleashed upon Western civilization.

EscapeVelocity said...

Great post Baron and good comments as well.

Jewish Odysseus said...

It's kind of funny that we are supposed to live in a kind of unhinged society that latches onto the most preposterous conspiracy theories ("Bush planned 9/11")...Yet here we have the Holy Land Foundation document, which literally gives the detailed plan and strategy for a REAL conspiracy, with REAL names and REAL activities...Activities which have now been obviously carried out for the past 19 years...and the fevered "CIA is under the bed" types give it a big YAAAAAWWWNN.

sheik yer'mami said...


The Russians are not behind Islamic jihad. The Nazi ideology did not cause Jew-hatred amongst Middle Eastern Arabs either, genocidal anti-Semitism is deeply rooted in Koran, sira & hadith, it began with Muhammad, who couldn't convert the Jewish tribes of 7th century Arabia to his new found religion.

While the Russians may have aided and abetted Islamic terrorism for reasons of expediency, it makes them no more than useful idiots.

Its the same as Ronald Reagan aiding the Mujaheddin to fight the Russians in the first Afghan war, it would have been better not to get involved in the first place. America still gets the blame today for "having created bin Laden & the Taliban".

Its BS, I know, but its standard nutroot fare.

In the long run, the Russians will pay the price for trying to ride the Islamic tiger. Their own country is as much under threat as we are.

Zenster said...

sheik yer'mami: The Russians are not behind Islamic jihad.

I think we have more of a semantical issue here than anything else. Russian enablement of Muslim terrorism shows them as being "behind" it regardless of how jihad is a component of Islamic doctrine.

The Nazi ideology did not cause Jew-hatred amongst Middle Eastern Arabs either, genocidal anti-Semitism is deeply rooted in Koran, sira & hadith, it began with Muhammad, who couldn't convert the Jewish tribes of 7th century Arabia to his new found religion.

Nowhere do I argue this, nor do the cites I provided seem to support any Nazi origins of Islamic anti-Semitism.

While the Russians may have aided and abetted Islamic terrorism for reasons of expediency, it makes them no more than useful idiots.

Agreed, save that they purposefully unleashed upon our world some of the most violence-prone fanatics in all history knowing full well the ultimate harm that awaited Western interests.

Its the same as Ronald Reagan aiding the Mujaheddin to fight the Russians in the first Afghan war, it would have been better not to get involved in the first place. America still gets the blame today for "having created bin Laden & the Taliban".

Which is the specific reason that I excepted Leitzinger's artice to point out, "that there were more terrorists of al-Qayda who had been trained by the KGB than by the CIA".

There are even now indications that Russia is providing direct material assistance to al Qaeda. Such a possibility makes it imperative to gain an understanding of Russia's Soviet and post-Soviet role in abetting international terrorism. Just its involvement in facilitating Iran's nuclear program is damning enough. From the linked article:

The right hand of bin Laden, the Number Two in "Al-Qaeda" was trained at the secret base of the Russian secret services on Caucasus, the former Lieutenant Colonel of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Litvinenko told the Polish Rzeczpospolita newspaper. Until the end of 1998, Litvinenko had served in several top-secret units that specialized in struggle against the terrorist and the mafia organizations.

Litvinenko claims that Ayman al-Zawahiri, who headed at that time the terrorist organization "Al-Jihad al-jadid" (it was formed from the Egyptian emigrants - activists of "Al-Jihad" and "Al-Jamaah al-Islamiyah"), in 1998 secretly stayed on the territory of Russia.
[emphasis added]

Which goes a long way towards demonstrating the immense culpability that Russia bears in both fomenting and facilitating Islamic terrorism. Yes, it's all in the Qur'an but the machinations of assymetric warfare and propaganda were vital components that the vast majority of Arab Muslims previously had ZERO skills in. Their current level of expertise in these malign arts reflects a deep level of Russian tutelage and enabling.

Its BS, I know, but its standard nutroot fare.

The longer this information goes unpublished, the more easily it can be allowed to slip down the memory hole. I invite you to critique my cited articles at your own website. They are in desperate need of a more thorough airing.

In the long run, the Russians will pay the price for trying to ride the Islamic tiger. Their own country is as much under threat as we are.

Thay have already paid the price at Beslan. At least almost 200 school children and their parents did. Communists and modern Russia have not even begun to accept responsibility for or admit to their deep complicity in this modern day horror.

This is just one of many different examples of why history will judge Socialism as our planet's most diligent killing machine, rivaled only by Islam itself.

sheik yer'mami said...

Zenster sez:

I invite you to critique my cited articles at your own website. They are in desperate need of a more thorough airing.


You are very welcome to do some guest blogging, I can use some help.