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Following the 2010 elections, how can the American electorate help promote the nation’s security and inch closer towards winning the war on Islamic terrorism? Keeping legislators informed will be paramount.
While Muslims initiated over 10,000 violent attacks since 9/11, stealth jihad or lawful Islamism is also on the rise. Waging war on two fronts is a burgeoning success story for Islamists both here at home and abroad.
Stealth jihad, a non-violent form of struggle, is championed among Muslims who ideologically and/or materially support jihad, but openly acknowledge through their own media outlets, that violent jihad will not be enough to engineer the ruination of America, a Judeo-Christian society, rooted in constitutional law and in Western values of liberty, democracy, and basic human rights.
The goal of stealth jihad is to establish Shariah Law or Islamic Law with Muslim leadership over non-Muslim countries in the West including Israel. It involves a fierce propaganda campaign to silence America’s free speech rights. American groups promoting this agenda include the American Branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, (MB), the Council on Islamic Relations, (CAIR), and Hizb ut Tahrir among a host of other groups and movements operating here in the U.S.
Consider the recent successes of stealth jihad: The President decided to co-sponsor a resolution with Egypt at the UN Human Rights Council in 2009 which in effect constitutes a freeze of certain free speech rights according to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, (OIC), standards – a blatant attempt to initiate a process that may in the end internationalize free speech norms.
OIC, a 57 member strong organization that celebrates terrorism against Western nations and is openly hostile towards the U.S., is the largest voting block at the United Nations, (U.N.). The OIC now has its own United States Ambassador, Rashad Hussain – a newly created position by President Obama in 2010 at taxpayer expense.
At the U.N. Human Rights Council, whose members include such repressive regimes as Saudi Arabia, Libya, Sudan, China, and Cuba, the OIC has called on member states to ban what might constitute Islamophobia, i.e., any form of expression that criticizes Islam, the implementation of Shariah Law, or Muslims. Those in violation of the ban would be subject to criminal prosecution under international law. See reports on the United Nations Human Rights Council, 12th session, 12 October 2009, “Freedom of Opinion and Expression,” as well as the Center for Security Policy, and Anne Bayefsky’s article at www.weeklystandard.com.
Interestingly enough, the OIC and its member nations refuse to stop hate speech against Jews and Christians and to condemn the arrest and murder of non-Muslim people of faith in their respective countries. Indeed, a conversation about Judaism or Christianity is considered “defamatory” or hostile to Islam or Muslims and can mean a death sentence.
Illustrative of this point is one example noted here: Pakistan, an ally of the U.S. in the “war against terrorism” condemned to death a 38-year-old woman in a Pakistani court and two Christians were shot and killed because all three were accused of violating Pakistan’s blasphemy law under Sections 295-B and 295-C of Pakistan’s criminal code.
Another example is that of Theo Van Gogh, great grandnephew of famed Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh. While bicycling to work, he was first shot then stabbed several times, and while crying out for mercy, his throat was slit with a butcher knife in broad daylight on a street in Amsterdam by a Muslim with dual Dutch and Moroccan nationalities. Van Gogh’s crime was exercising his free speech rights by producing a movie called Submission.
At home in the U.S., the arrests of four Christians in June, two in July, and another in August of this year took place. First Amendment speech protections were at the core of each case. Interesting to note that Miss Mogahed, Obama’s hand-picked advisor on Muslim affairs attacked the “man-made Law” of the U.S. and stated on an Islamic Channel out of London that the West is a “lethal cocktail of liberty and capitalism,” as she spoke to a member of the Hizb ut Tahrir party that calls for the non-violent destruction of Western democracy and the creation of a world-wide Islamic state under Shariah Law. Anyone may view their very powerful KhilafahConference USA 2009 video on You Tube that illustrates their American, as well as, global activism.
Groups like CAIR, a U.S. front group for the Islamic Resistance Movement, HAMAS, a terrorist organization and unindicted co-conspirator in the nation’s largest terror financing trial. CAIR recently put pressure on NPR to deal with Mr. Juan Williams who spoke on air about his personal fears regarding potential terrorist attacks. Mr. Williams was subsequently fired from his position at NPR.
CAIR’s leadership, allied with international terrorists, has been invited by U.S. government officials to the Whitehouse and called on by Fox News for comment. They have stated that: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority workings of CAIR see Steven Emerson’s website at www.investigativeproject.org, and read Muslim Mafia by a State Department-trained Arabic linguist and former U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent, P. David Gaubatz and investigative journalist and Hoover Institute fellow, Paul
In documents at Federal trial, written by the American Branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, (MB), operating in the United States explained the essence of stealth jihad as: “The process of settlement in America is 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 . . . so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” See www.investigativeproject.org/document/id/20 in order to view the above document written in its entirety by Mohamed Akram in 1991.
The MB has a motto, it reads: “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; jihad is our way; and dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
Islamic terrorism constitutes a civilization challenge to the United States, Israel, and the rest of the West. This threat must be overcome through the courts and on the battlefield. Are we winning yet? No, not yet.