Skip to comments.Islamist 'Trojan horse' in Pentagon, say experts
Posted on 02/01/2008 7:19:35 PM PST by RTO
Federal authorities say a high-level Muslim Pentagon aide, who led a campaign to silence a Pentagon intelligence analyst for taking a hard line against Islam, is running an "influence operation" on behalf of U.S. Muslim groups fronting for the radical Muslim Brotherhood.
Hesham H. Islam (left), Muslim aide to the deputy secretary of defense, with Muslim military chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam (right)
Hesham H. Islam, a special assistant to deputy Defense secretary Gordon England, recently criticized Maj. Stephen Coughlin, one of the military's leading authorities on Islamic war doctrine, for making the connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism.
After Islam lodged complaints, Coughlin's contract with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon was not renewed.
Islam also was upset with briefings Coughlin recently prepared for the U.S. military warning that major U.S. Muslim groups were fronting for the Muslim Brotherhood, a worldwide jihadist movement based in Egypt.
Islam, who was born and raised in Egypt, is heavily involved with one of the groups the Islamic Society of North America, which U.S. prosecutors last year named as a member of the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terror-funding case.
Islam has persuaded his boss, England, to conduct various outreach with ISNA, including hosting the group's leaders in the Pentagon and speaking at its annual convention.
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Yeah, Right... and I want Hillary for president.
Not a pleasant headline. I hope WND is living up to it’s nickname on this one.
There was another thread on this subject today and the info didn’t come from WND. I also read it on a couple blogs.
Just curious — what is WND’s nickname?
Gosh, who would have ever thunk that Islam and terrorism are somehow related?
There is an old saying “You can keep the KGB away from the FBI, but you cannot keep the FBI away from the President”
Meaning that there is more access for the Jihadis if they join the FBI then if they joined Al Quida the Squida...
Keep Steven Coughlin. Let the other heads roll.
Even a jihadi caveman can understand.
Islam is like Communism, it is not a religion. We should stop calling it a religion.
Islam is a death cult!
Hesham H. Islam (left), Muslim aide to the deputy secretary of defense, with Muslim military chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam (right) --------
...WND has learned that Islam is closely associated with a Muslim military chaplain trained at a radical Islamic school that federal agents raided after 9/11 in connection with terror-financing.
As WND reported, the chaplain, Abuhena M. Saifulislam, studied Islam at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Virginia.
Recently declassified FBI documents reveal its sister organization, an Islamist think tank known as the International Institute of Islamic Thought, or IIIT, is involved in a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy to wage a cultural and political jihad to eventually take over America from within most notably, through infiltration of government agencies.
Islam works closely with Saifulislam (Arabic for "sword of Islam") on Pentagon outreach projects involving Middle Eastern embassies and the so-called Wahhabi lobby in Washington...
no problem, just elect a muslim for President of the United States of America and there'll be nothing to worry about!
Can you all say “treason”, boys and girls? Something smells a lot like rotten pork on this one.
If, in fact, this Islam guy is affiliated with an organization that has been identified as supporting terrorist agendas, why is he still on the payroll? Why is he still free to roam around?
And, Coughlin? Probably negotiating a book deal that will make a Federal salary seem like pocket change.
This is not new news. It’s been discussed here before. Islam works for Gordon England at the Pentagon not the FBI. Hopefully the FBI is investigating.
Wonder horses got out the barn?
Wonder how many horses got out the barn?
“Islam is like Communism, it is not a religion. We should stop calling it a religion.”
Until fairly recently Islam was generally called by an “ism” - Mohammadenism, which is the official nomenclature used by the British for a long, long time.
The contractor reinstated. He is a terror expert and by all indications an excellent one.
Hey, I'm one that thinks Huma should be gone,too.
But what do I know.
It flowed both ways, we got lead. No more lead for stealth.
WHat the frack is wrong with this country and our stupid government. they would throw us all to the wolves over multiculturalism!!!!!!!!!!!!
Emerson was on H&C on this, it’s at youtube.
Got a link?
There’s not much question that Hesham Islam is an Islamist agent. There have been a number of articles and blogs on this sorry business, beginning with an article that broke the story in the Washington Times.
There’s also not much doubt that Gordon England is a jerk, who should be fired.
The only question I have with this article is whether anyone in this administration is actually doing anything about this dangerous infiltration of Islamists into the Pentagon. I doubt that Hesham Islam is the only one.
An anonymous FBI agent is cited, but who knows what that means? There’s nothing here to indicate that the FBI actually plans to DO anything about this. The MSM has ignored the story, and the Pentagon has not even been asked to comment on it, with the sole exception of a powerful article by Claudia Rosett, the reporter who broke the Food for Oil Scandal in the Wall Street Journal. This time she is writing for the National Review.
There’s absolutely no question that Claudia Rosett is a great and reliable investigative reporter. Her story was posted in the forum earlier, but hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. It can be found here:
No, it is not “News” per se, but the memory of the Islamic convert in that Airborne Division (101st?) who rolled a hand grenade into the command tent and tried to machine gun down the survivors tends to stick around a bit.
There is no terrorist threat - JOHN KERRY. And who says we shouldn’t profile???
Can’t imagine electing a muslim for the Presidency. OH WAIT....we just might.
This country is on a fast ride to hell. Film at 11.
Diversity is the new God that must be worshipped.
But only by white people in the historically white nations of the world. These nations are scheduled to be diversified out of existence.
Some here was sort of in doubt the story was true.
Sorry if I did not make myself clear with my post.
I do remember the Islamic convert who rolled a hand grenade into the command tent.
mohammadanism is like slime-mould, no sooner have you wiped it off the walls, it creeps back through the cracks in the floor...
Here are good links regarding the Stephen Coughlin firing. Some posts by fellow FReepers are excellent.
The great Catholic historian Hilaire Belloc also used the same description.
Reminds me of the communist infiltration into the FDR and Truman Administrations... Both presidents were aware of the infiltration, but did nothing. Senator McCarthy was the sole voice crying in the wilderness, and the lefties had a field day with him... until recently, when the utter fraud perpetrated by the left was irrefutably exposed, and McCarthy exonerated.
Here is the direct link.
I have read this before in other sources. Now all we need is Obama for President and we are all sewed up..I believe Obama’s cousin is Odinga of Kenya...
This would not be the first time a military man has been shut up by other powers that be...the idea that this muslim can carry such wt and that England is so compliant is sickening.
Why do either one of these people still have job, and why are they not in jail?
They do not call it the NEW WORLD ORDER for nothing... All is turned upside down and reversed... Like Alice through the Looking Glass. And we have the Cheshire Cat (Romney), the Mad Hatter (McCain), and Tweedledum (Huckabee) as the prospective nominees to the GOP ticket... And of course the Red Queen (Hilary)... and Obama... Wonder what character he should parody?
Short answer: See post 42
Long answer: Because PC, multiculturalism, tolerance, “compassionate” conservatism, “the religion of peace” ... and all the other DEMON-RAT/RINO indoctrinating verbiage has destroyed the idea of America and what it means to be American... while at the same time committing this nation to endless war against a fleeting enemy. They wish to pull the sliver from the world’s eye, while they ignore the log within their own.
The thing that's wrong is the other component of multiculturalism: political correctness. Both are carefully constructed parts of cultural Marxism.
I've been saying for 20+ years that political correctness will destroy this country. It's a method of limiting free speech. It's carefully designed to stigmatize people who dare mention the pink elephant in the parlor. Joe McCarthy was an early victim of it. There have been many others.
Good job,thanks for the ping.
Great article by Claudia Rossett in that National Review article...Helps to pull some info together:
1 This Hesham Islam was in the U.S.Navy for 5 years and worked with Gordon Brown...Brown was never in the Navy, he was a two time Secretary of the Navy, appointed by Pres GWB after recommendation by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld,,..Brown was a Former XO of General Dynamics,former Pres of Lockheed for 4 years..Now he is Deputy Secretary of Defense, under SecDef Winter, having brought Hesham Islam along with him from the Navy Dept..
2. Hesham H.Islam is a retired US Navy Commander after a 15 year career and after obtaining a Master’s degree in National Security Affairs in Monterey,Ca, after which he had assignments with the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon...He wrote his 139 page Master’s Thesis on the Middle East and based many of his points on the troubles that the Israeli’s caused in the Middle East...
Have a feeling that Islam is there to grease the skids for Brown’s business buddies while giving Brown the false sense of security that he has an inside track to the how the Middle East Arabs think.....wouldn’t surprise me a bit if Brown, Islam, SecDef Winter and Murtha were all tied together through corporate ties and a buddy system and that Islam has a great deal of input to influence them to see the Arab/Islamic side of things...also wondered if Brown has anything to do with the persecution of the Haditha Marines and after reading these articles i would give a qualified yes...
After one reads about the incident...then Hesham Islam’s spokesman in the last day denying a big spat occurred...you see some type of management chaos that occurred, and Gordon England is sitting there like a duck and basically doing little except avoiding public attention. My impression...since Gordon sign Islam up as his “special assistant”...he really was doing this as a favor for someone, and probably didn’t check out Islam’s credentials very well. All of these guys are supposed to have a very high clearance...which I would have serious doubts about now. If I were in the clearance investigation operation...I’d pull out this folder again and start reviewing his data closer...then I’d probably make a decision to give him anything beyond a secret clearance.
Thanks for the ping!
Where is the new McCarthy who will clean the Islamists out of teh government?
whoa...sorry, forgot to give credit to these sources:
Hesham Islam http://www.apaam.org/Hesham_Islam.htm