THE SUBTLE BUT REAL INFILTRATION, PART III
August 22, 2010
This is the final installment of a three-part series.
The Muslim Brotherhood is leading the way for radical Muslims to infiltrate American society and government. Their goal is simple: control the United States and impose Shariah law.
We have seen how Islamic fundamentalism was formed and have identified those who inspired radicalism within the Muslim community. Importantly we noted the five-phase plan being used by the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate the very fiber of American society. This being: 1) Establish an elite Muslim Leadership and raise Islamicist consciousness in the community; 2) Create Islamic institutions that the leadership can control and form autonomous Muslim enclaves; 3) Infiltrate America’s political and social institutions forming a shadow state; escalate conversions; manipulate mass media to remove language offensive to Islam; 4) Open hostile public confrontation over U.S. policies, riot, make militant demands for special rights and accommodations; and 5) Wage final conflict and overthrow (jihad).
The first three steps have been almost fully implemented. Now, in this final article we shall see how the Brotherhood is accomplishing its goals to virtually take over U.S. policy and the very heart of the American society.
U.S. GOVERNMENT INFILTRATORS
The Brothers and their Islamist allies have been successfully gaining access to the highest levels of our government since the Clinton administration. Just a few who’ve been outed are:
Sami al-Arian: In Sperry’s 2005 book, "Infiltration," he writes that on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Sami al-Arian awoke "extremely upbeat." Finally, all the work he had done in Florida in 2000 "getting out the Muslim vote" had paid off -- conservative activist and leading George W. Bush advocate Grover Norquist argued that it was al-Arian’s Muslim voters in Florida who had pushed Bush over the finish line. In a few hours, he and eight other Muslim leaders would meet with the president to discuss how Bush would live up to his campaign pledge to end the use of secret intelligence in the investigation of American Muslims -- the culmination of a four-year effort for this Muslim professor and the secret Brotherhood capo.
Ironically the 9/11 attacks preempted al-Arian’s audience with Bush. Today, he’s behind bars, convicted of fraudulently raising money and funneling it to Hamas and other terrorist organizations conducting suicide operations in Israel.
Abdurahman Alamoudi: In 1997, Norquist brokered a meeting with then-Texas Gov. Bush to develop a plan to bring in a previously untapped voting block, he called it the "Muslim Strategy." The meeting featured AMC boss and top Brotherhood member Alamoudi, top AMC lieutenant Khaled Suffuri, Karl Rove, Norquist and Talat Othman, a Saudi friend of Bush and fellow member of Harken Oil. The plan hinged on a Bush vow to limit the government’s use of secret information in the investigation of Muslims -- the same deal al-Arian sought to close four years later.
Alamoudi had long been the toast of the town in multiculturalist Washington. In 1993, he was commissioned to create the first Muslim chaplin corps for the Pentagon. In 1996, he organized the first Ramadan dinner for government officials and met with Clinton and Gore in the White House. That year, he was recorded at the Islamic Association of Palestine’s annual convention in Illinois saying, "I think if we are outside the country, we can say, ‘O Allah, destroy America.’ But once we are here, our mission in this country is to change it."
Today, Alamoudi is serving a 23-year prison sentence. Busted in 2003 for trying to smuggle $340,000 in sequentially numbered bills into the United States from Libya, prosecutors connected him to Hamas and Hezbollah, and he eventually pled guilty to plotting terrorist attacks on the United States with support from Libya.
Shiek Hamza Yusuf: The only Muslim in a group of religious leaders invited to the White House to pray with the president after 9/11, Yusuf is an American-born convert to Islam and cultivates his moderate image. But only two days prior to 9/11, he spoke to Muslims in Irvine, Calif., gathered in support of a cop-killing Muslim imam, "[T]his country [America] is facing a very terrible fate. The reason for this is that this country stands condemned. ... This country unfortunately has a great tribulation coming to it."
Omar Ahmad: Co-founder of CAIR and also an honored guest at the Bush White House, Ahmad was invited by the president to the National Cathedral to mourn the Americans lost on 9/11. In 1998, he was secretly recorded at an Islamic conference in Fremont, Calif., saying, "Islam isn’t in America to equal to any other faith but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America and Islam the only accepted religion." Before founding CAIR, Ahmad was a leader at the Islamic Association of Palestine, which was an Islamist organization that raised money in America for Hamas but was shut down by the government in 2005.
The three largest American-based Brotherhood front groups have been blacklisted and/or shut down by the FBI. The FBI shut down Holy Land Foundation, the largest Islamic charity, for fraudulently raising money for Hamas and listed CAIR and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) as unindicted co-conspirators.
Many American officials seem to be compromised by two interlocking phenomena. First, they cannot countenance a belief system that is cloaked in a religious conviction that includes our subjugation. Second, for good reason, they are driven by fear. In Northern Virginia, the Muslim Brotherhood has targeted U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg, issuing death threats to him and his family for his prosecution of their leaders, including CAIR executives.
Here are a few government players who have been used by Islamists:
Robert S. Mueller: FBI Director Robert Mueller, appointed by Bush and retained by Obama, has allowed his agency to be infiltrated and his agents brainwashed by CAIR/Brotherhood operatives. One of his responses to 9/11 was to sponsor "diversity and sensitivity workshops" conducted by CAIR executives. As Sperry and Gaubatz point out, these quickly turned into nothing less than "dangerous disinformation campaigns designed to desensitize agents from the threat of Islamic terrorism."
Documents obtained by Chris Gaubatz confirm that CAIR is enjoying, under the Obama administration, expanded "positive relations with the FBI." Assistant Director for Public Affairs John Miller, now invites highly suspect CAIR officials to FBI headquarters for regular "working lunches." Incredibly, it’s Miller’s policy to keep CAIR and other Muslim groups informed about FBI plans to raid Islamic targets in counterterrorism investigations.
Agents assert that these "outreach" policies have created discord at all levels of the FBI except within the top brass, which "continues to be clueless about the nature of the enemy."
Brian Humphrey: In 2006, then-Customs and Border Protection Executive Director Brian Humphrey assured CAIR that his agents do not single out Muslim airline passengers for special screening. Further, his agents must undergo a course in Muslim sensitivity. The course is put together by Margaret Nydell, an Arabic Studies professor at Georgetown University, which houses a large Saudi financed center on Islamic studies. One border agent described her course as "politically correct drivel."
Valerie Jarrett: A longtime Obama associate from Chicago and now a senior advisor to the president, Valerie Jarrett had the dubious distinction of being the first White House official to address a national convention of Brotherhood front group ISNA.
Eric Holder: Last December, in a piece for National Review titled "Shifty Shifting," Andrew McCarthy eviscerated Attorney General Eric Holder, describing him as a man who seems to be compromised not by Muslim intimidation but by the ideology of the extreme international Left of which he and Obama are members in good standing. Holder served as the No. 2 man in the Clinton Justice Department when, as McCarthy puts it, "nearly as many terrorists were pardoned as were prosecuted," and served during a time when the al Qaeda attacks on U.S. interests were occurring every year and escalating in intensity. It was Holder who obtained the pardon for Marc Rich, one of the FBI’s most wanted, a man who was indicted for millions of dollars in fraud and tax evasion and for cutting illegal deals with the regime in Iran.
Holder’s desire to close Guantanamo without a plan for what to do with the 200 prisoners detained there along with his desire to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and four other terrorists in a civilian court are indicative of a much larger malfeasance in this administration’s approach to our war with Islamic terrorists. In a House Judiciary Committee hearing last fall, he exhibited an abject ignorance of the fact that a civilian trial for the terrorists would be exactly what our Islamic enemies crave, a new weapon where they would gain intelligence and broadcast propaganda.
THE BROTHERS AS SEEN BY AN APOSTATE
I spoke with Nonie Darwish, author of "Now They Call Me Infidel" and "Cruel and Usual Punishment" and internationally recognized advocate for Muslim apostates. Now an American, she grew up a Muslim in Egypt, the daughter of an Egyptian general whose family was part of President Nasser’s inner circle.
I asked her to characterize the current state of the Brotherhood in Egypt and internationally. She explained that they are very popular throughout the entire world of Sunni Islam. In most countries -- Islamic and in the West -- they remain somewhat clandestine. But in Egypt, the Brothers operate openly. There are even avowed members serving in the Egyptian parliament. "The reason that they are so popular is because they are seen as carrying the flag of true Islam," she added.
"How can the Mubarak government allow the Brothers to be in the government, given that they were accomplices to the assassination of Sadat?" I asked.
"Because the Egyptian government is afraid of them," she said. "There are assassination attempts constantly, because the Brothers are always watching and evaluating if Mubarak is pure enough. Most Muslim leaders walk a fine line, keeping one foot in the West while they keep talking to their own people about jihad."
"And in the U.S., how would you describe the Brothers today?" I asked.
Ms. Darwish explained that we are beginning to resemble Egypt, not just in the sense that Brothers are operating openly, working to reverse the Patriot Act and always trying to gain more protection for their jihadist syndicate but because, as she puts it, "our leaders now have invited them to join the government."
She cited as an example Dalia Mogahed, also an Egyptian by birth, the chief advisor to Obama on Islamic affairs and the first veiled Muslim to work in the White House. "I can tell that she is very sympathetic to the Brothers."
"How can you tell?" I asked.
"See if you can find any statement she has ever made condemning the acts of terrorist organizations such as Hamas or al Qaeda. You won’t find one."
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