We here at Flopping Aces have said it over and over and over again. Radical Islam’s primary goal has been and always will be to ensure that Sharia law takes over the world. Either we submit or we die. Many of our leftist commenters have gone to great pains to deny this, to tell all of us that we’re bedwetters who should understand that they don’t have the capability to do this.
That may very well be true, but they DID have the capability to kill 4,000 Americans in minutes. This was done without any WMD. Now if they get that WMD how many lives need to be lost before everyone starts taking seriously the enemy we face? 10,000? 50,000?
Evidence has come out in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial that depicts the plans The Muslim Brotherhood has for the United States:
Amid the mountain of evidence released in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, the most provocative has turned out to be a handful of previously classified evidence detailing Islamist extremists’ ambitious plans for a U.S. takeover…
The documents – introduced in recent weeks as part of the prosecution’s case in the trial of the now defunct Holy Land Foundation and five of its organizers – lay out the Brotherhood’s plans in chillingly stark terms.
A 1991 strategy paper for the Brotherhood, often referred to as the Ikhwan in Arabic, found in the Virginia home of an unindicted co-conspirator in the case, describes the group’s U.S. goals, referred to as a “civilization-jihadist process.”
“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 and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions,” it states. This process requires a “mastery of the art of ‘coalitions,’ the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’ ”
Success in the U.S. “in establishing an observant Islamic base with power and effectiveness will be the best support and aid to the global movement,” it states.
A transcript of a Brotherhood orientation meeting recorded in the early 1980s includes discussions of the need for “securing the group” from infiltration by “Zionism, Masonry … the CIA, FBI, etc. so that we find out if they are monitoring us” and “how can we get rid of them.” Discussions later turn to “weapons training at the Ikhwan’s camps” in Oklahoma and Missouri.
Quite interesting that the plans pre-date 2001 which means that Ron Paul’s foreign policy theories are wrong once again. Shocker!
But I digress. The Muslim Brotherhood. The very same group that was met by a Congressional delegation last May (members of the delegation included North Carolina Democrat David Price, Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.; Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.; and Gwen Moore, D-Wis), the very same group that issued "The Project":
The Muslim Brotherhood, represented in the US by the Muslim American Society and other organizations, developed a strategic document in the early 1980s known as “The Project” to cast the vision of how the Islamization of the West might be accomplished.
Calling for the utilization of various tactics as part of a broad 12-point cultural strategy to “establish an Islamic government on earth”, ranging from directed immigration, infiltration of existing institutions, conducting surveillance and gathering intelligence, publishing propaganda, establishing political legitimacy and the sparing but escalating use of violence, including terrorism, The Project has served for more than two decades as the Muslim Brotherhood “master plan” for operations in the West with startling success. It should be noted that much of the material from The Project was incorporated into Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s best-selling book published in 1990, Priorities of the Islamic Movement in the Coming Phase.
That very same group made plans on taking this country over with some very sophisticated techniques. Techniques perfected by the Communist party decades ago when they took over the leftists in this country, and in some ways its working. The liberal left are doing their very best to maximize the enemies propaganda by blaming the US for anything and everything. They are minimizing the effect Radical Islam has in the Middle East and the world. Radical Islams primary strategy has centered on liberals forcing the US to stand-down in the face of direct conflict.
The liberals have lost this battle so far because of a brave President and some brave Congressional representatives.
But what will happen in 2008?
Here is a good article on The Muslim Brotherhoods success in achieving their goals in Europe:
Since its founding in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood (Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) has profoundly influenced the political life of the Middle East. Its motto is telling: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
While the Brotherhood’s radical ideas have shaped the beliefs of generations of Islamists, over the past two decades, it has lost some of its power and appeal in the Middle East, crushed by harsh repression from local regimes and snubbed by the younger generations of Islamists who often prefer more radical organizations.
But the Middle East is only one part of the Muslim world. Europe has become an incubator for Islamist thought and political development. Since the early 1960s, Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers have moved to Europe and slowly but steadily established a wide and well-organized network of mosques, charities, and Islamic organizations. Unlike the larger Islamic community, the Muslim Brotherhood’s ultimate goal may not be simply "to help Muslims be the best citizens they can be," but rather to extend Islamic law throughout Europe and the United States.
Four decades of teaching and cultivation have paid off. The student refugees who migrated from the Middle East forty years ago and their descendants now lead organizations that represent the local Muslim communities in their engagement with Europe’s political elite. Funded by generous contributors from the Persian Gulf, they preside over a centralized network that spans nearly every European country.
These organizations represent themselves as mainstream, even as they continue to embrace the Brotherhood’s radical views and maintain links to terrorists. With moderate rhetoric and well-spoken German, Dutch, and French, they have gained acceptance among European governments and media alike. Politicians across the political spectrum rush to engage them whenever an issue involving Muslims arises or, more parochially, when they seek the vote of the burgeoning Muslim community.
But, speaking Arabic or Turkish before their fellows Muslims, they drop their facade and embrace radicalism. While their representatives speak about interfaith dialogue and integration on television, their mosques preach hate and warn worshippers about the evils of Western society. While they publicly condemn the murder of commuters in Madrid and school children in Russia, they continue to raise money for Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Europeans, eager to create a dialogue with their increasingly disaffected Muslim minority, overlook this duplicity. The case is particularly visible in Germany, which retains a place of key importance in Europe, not only because of its location at the heart of Europe, but also because it played host to the first major wave of Muslim Brotherhood immigrants and is host to the best-organized Brotherhood presence. The German government’s reaction is also instructive if only to show the dangers of accepting Muslim Brotherhood rhetoric at face value, without looking at the broader scope of its activities.
And which group has helped them achieve these goals? The liberal left.
Muslim terrorist leaders are "thankful" for the efforts of activist and congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan, stating in a new book Sheehan’s anti-Iraq war activities and her statements against President Bush "give us hope" the U.S. will change its Mideast policies.
"You [Sheehan] give us hope and you show us that there are different Americans than those whom we know," stated Ramadan Adassi, chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group in the West Bank’s Anskar Refugee Camp.
"This sincere woman says what we’ve been saying all these last years – Saddam never threatened America or its security. Now Iraq is being decimated and America is losing. Voices like Sheehan’s show things can change," said Adassi.
But the left will continue to tell us that these groups are only "fringe" without expecting the rest of us to actually read about The Muslim Brotherhood and its roots. It is the root of modern-day Islamist thought from which was born al-Qaeda.
Just look at the success they are having in Britain:
Almost half of Britain’s mosques are under the control of a hardline Islamic sect whose leading preacher loathes Western values and has called on Muslims to “shed blood” for Allah, an investigation by The Times has found.
Riyadh ul Haq […] is in line to become the spiritual leader of the Deobandi sect in Britain. The ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the Taleban in Afghanistan, now runs more than 600 of Britain’s 1,350 mosques, according to a police report seen by The Times.
The Times investigation casts serious doubts on government statements that foreign preachers are to blame for spreading the creed of radical Islam in Britain’s mosques and its policy of enouraging the recruitment of more “home-grown” preachers. […]
Seventeen of Britain’s 26 Islamic seminaries are run by Deobandis and they produce 80 per cent of home-trained Muslim clerics. Many had their studies funded by local education authority grants. The sect, which has significant representation on the Muslim Council of Britain, is at its strongest in the towns and cities of the Midlands and northern England. […]
A commentator on religious radicalism in Pakistan, where Deobandis wield significant political influence, told The Times that “blind ignorance” on the part of the Government in Britain had allowed the Deobandis to become the dominant voice of Islam in Britain’s mosques.