Passages from the chapter : Eliminating and destroying the Western civiliation from within
It is not every day that, even as the game is being played, the opposition's playbook falls into your hands, telling you, chapter and verse, exactly how he intends to beat your brains in. Yet the United States has long been in possession of the Muslim Botherhood's playbook - in multiple iterations, as a matter of fact.
Those of us who follow such things could perhaps be forgiven for wondering, at least for a moment, if that's really much of a coup. True, the Brothers are a slippery lot, their positions often couched in ambiguity to keep critics off-balance. Yet, through the years, many Brothers have graduated to terrorist activity, and many others have been just as blunt in speaking their minds as our solons have been reliable in ignoring and suppressing what they say. Plus, "Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope," is not exactly subtle.
Still, by any standard, the Brotherhood memorandum obtained by the FBI and presented in Texas at the Holy Land Foundation terrorism-financing trial in 2007 was an eye-opener. The document, called "An Explanatory Memorandum on the Feneral Strategic Goal for the Group in North America," and dated May 22, 1991, had been prepared by Mohamed Akram (a.d.a "Mohammed Adlouni"), an intimate associate of Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, currently Ikhwan's chief theoretician. At the time, Akram was the organization's top leader in America. Writing for what he obviously thought would be Brotherhood eyes only, he didn't mince words.
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.
In fact, this grand jihad -by-sabotage has ben underway for nearly half a century. Its bottom-up elements have stresse Islamist domination of Muslim education, community centers, and mosques. That means it is now raising, in our midst, its third generation of operatives and sympathizers.
The methodical campaign and its resulting infrastructure have been made possible by untold billions in funding from the Kingdom osf Saudi Arabia, which has been the Brotherhood's life-line since the 1950s. We hear constant clamor over alleged Saudi financial contributions to terrorism, allegations the Kingdom indignantly denies, at least insofar as they pertain to the regime the evidence of terrorism underwriting by individual Saudi citizens and institutions, like the evidence of terrorist acts by individual Saudis, is too overwhelming to be denied. Comparatively little is said, however, about Saudi, after all, are Islamists. So they are hoping you will continue not to notice while the Brotherhood continues "eliminating and destroing the Eastern civilization from within." That is, taking their lead from the US government, the Saudis figure all will be well as long as they continue keeping their fingerprints off the bombs the ideology they export makes inevitable.
As the startling 1991 Brotherhood memo elucidates, the Islamists fittingly describe themselves as engaged in a "civilizational jihad." The United States has been an express target of this jihad since the 1970s. The memo is far from the only smoking gun to that effect.
In 1977, Youssef Nada, a master organizer who has been a Brotherhood member since the 1940s, convened a meeting of Islamist luminaries, including Sheikh Qaradawi, in Lugano, Switzerland. Its purpose, the journalist Ian Johnson reports, was to "set up a structure to guide the growth of political Islam in Europe and the United States." Nada was the director of the al-Taqwa Bank of Lugano, and for years he has been suspected by Swiss and American authorities of laundering money for al Qaeda, Hamas and various other terrorist groups. As a result, he has been specially designated as a global terrorist under both American and United Nations legal procedures for the past nine years. Within weeks after the 9/11 atrocities, Swiss authorities raided Nada's posh Campione villa.
As Patrick Poole recounts:
Included in the documents seized during the raid ... was a 14 page plan written in Arabic and dated December 1, 1982, which outlines a 12-point strategy to establish an Islamic government on earth" - identified as The Project. According to testimony given to Swiss authroities by Nada, the unsigned document was prepared by "Islamic researchers" associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
What makes The Project so different from the standard "Death to America!, Death to Israel" and "Establish the global caliphate!" Islamist rhetoric is that it represents a flexible, multi-phased, long-term approach to the"cultural invasion" of the West. Calling for the utilization of various tactics, ranging from immigration, infiltration, surveillance, propaganda, protest, deception, political legitimacy and terrorism, The Project has served for more than two decades as the Muslim Brotherhood "master plan." ... Rather than focusing on terrorism as the sole method of group action, as is the case with Al-Qaeda, in perfect-postmodern fashion the use of terror falls into a multiplicity of options available to progressively infiltrate, confront, and eventually establish Islamic domination over the West.
The seizures of the Brotherhood's gameplan leave no doubt about its intentions. As aptly described by the former US intelligence analyst Joseph Myers, these Islamists seek nothing less than "the usurpation and replacement" of America's foundations - Judeo-Christianity and Western liberalism - by Islam. Given that reality, and the equally indisputable fact that the sabotage strategy relies on leveraging American liberties and democratic processes to Islamist advantage, the current US strategic response of embracing the Brotherhood is akin to confronting an epidemic by increasing one's unprotected exposures to the contagion. Like a pathogen or a predator, the Ikhwan won't be dissuaded upon seeing what nice people we are.