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Behind the Veil of Islam: The Grand Jihad

Chet Nagle Former CIA Agent

“If you know your enemy and yourself, you will win a hundred battles; if you know neither your enemies nor yourself, you will lose every battle.”  Sun Tzu – The Art of War

A foreign enemy is undermining America. An organization founded in Egypt in 1928, sworn to eradicate democracy, is working to raise their black flag over America and every other nation in the world. With plans to destroy our Constitution, it has infiltrated the highest levels of government, defense, and law enforcement. Bearded and robed, it walks the streets of our cities and lurks in hostile ghettos. It is the Muslim Brotherhood. Why does the Obama administration refuse to even name it?

The White House does not admit there is a mortal danger to the Republic and refuses to take the first two steps to oppose it: name the enemy and then learn his doctrine. But even if Washington will not face the truth and study the enemy’s plans, there is a growing number of Americans who do name names and who do sound the alarm. Andrew McCarthy is one.

McCarthy’s credentials are impressive. A top federal prosecutor, Assistant United States Attorney for the southern district of New York, he was decorated with the Justice Department’s highest honors. Why? Among other things he prosecuted and convicted Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the infamous ‘Blind Sheik,’ at considerable risk to his safety and that of his family. These days the media do not remind you that Sheik Rahman was the mastermind of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center that killed six Americans and injured 1,042 others.

Evidence McCarthy organized for the Rahman trial is now part of a body of knowledge that includes facts unearthed for the 2004 conviction of Abdurahman Alamoudi for funding terrorism. (Alamoudi, before receiving a 23-year sentence, had been an honored White House guest of presidents Clinton and Bush.)  And then came a treasure trove of evidence unearthed in the 2008 Texas Holy Land Foundation trial that sent five more Muslims to jail for collecting and sending millions of dollars to terrorist organizations. The huge and growing compendium of documented court evidence proves the Muslim Brotherhood has pernicious control of American Muslims. Experts like Andrew McCarthy know this in detail. The rest of us need only read the credo of the Muslim Brotherhood to understand their plans for us. In their own words:

“The Ikhwan (the 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 unbelievers so that it is eliminated and God’s (Allah’s) religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

Is that clear? It was clear to McCarthy and he took it as the title of his book, The Grand Jihad, How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Encounter Books, 455 pp, $27.95). This book lives on my desk because it answers two questions: Why do Muslims blow up buildings, highjack airplanes, and kill Americans if their real plot is to destroy us from within; and why did President Obama say to the Turkish Parliament, “Let me say this as clearly as I can: The United States is not, and never will be at war with Islam.”

The Grand Jihad explains the dichotomy between violent acts of terrorism and secret subversion, and establishes the parallels between the Muslim Brotherhood and the hard left, in other words, the Obama administration.

The first half of the book is a carefully assembled and footnoted series of facts that show the uninitiated the exact nature of the Muslim Brotherhood plan for domination. It is not only what one expects from a top prosecutor, it is readable and spirited and uses their own documented words to show that Muslims are here to take over the country.

Violence opposed to subversion? The Muslims are a house divided only by method. The deadly breed of jihadists imagines they will reach their goal by killing and terror; the Muslim Brotherhood knows they will reach their goal by stealth and by using our constitutional freedoms against us. Is that a dichotomy? Can we oppose Islamist violence and, at the same time, deal with those self-proclaimed “moderate” Muslims? No, because their goal is absolutely the same: To make Sharia law the only law in America. For Islamist terrorist and secretive Muslim Brother alike, there is only the overarching goal of no democracy and no Constitution—only Islam.

The second half of McCarthy’s book demonstrates that the socialist agenda of the Revolutionary Left, the same political view of President Obama, is in complete synchronization with Islamic goals. Ideas of Alinsky and Ayers are what drive the Obama administration. In McCarthy’s words: “Today’s hard left is defined by what it is against: the United States, free-market capitalism, and any foreign policy premised on defending American interests or promoting individual liberty.” Does that echo the Muslim brotherhood’s credo? McCarthy underlines his analysis on page 12: “The faith to which Obama actually clings is neocommunism. It is a leftism of the most insidious kind: secular and uncompromising in its rejection of bourgeois values, but feverishly spiritual in its zeal to tear down the existing order…”

He goes on to list the set of abstractions and code words of the hard left: “social justice,” “equality,” “redistributive rights,” and President Obama’s stated desire to, “spread the wealth around.” The hard left has no clear vision of what the new state they desire will actually look like (except they will rule it) because nihilism is the key to White House policy. They believe it will all work out, somehow, once the existing structure of laws and custom is destroyed.

On the other hand, Islamists have no such vague notions; their central imperative is simply the propagation of Sharia law. And once the Ikhwan puts Sharia in place, the game is over. That is what jihad means to Islamists: A mandate directly from Allah to subdue all non-Muslims by persuasion and subversion, or by slaughter and the sword.  It’s all in the Koran, the absolute and unchangeable words of Allah—words that command Muslims to bring conversion, death, or slavery to every Christian, Jew, and infidel.

Don’t believe it? Ask the girl at the supermarket checkout counter, the girl with a scarf wrapped around her head and who refuses to handle your bottle of wine. She will tell you.