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Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America
"Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."
"It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood
What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News
"Our strategy is this," President Bush said last month. "We will fight them over there so we do not have to face them in the United States of America." He was talking about jihadists, of course. And Mr. Bush is behind the curve. The president apparently missed the smoking-gun 1991 document his own Justice Department introduced into evidence at the Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas. The FBI captured it in a raid on a Muslim suspect's home in Virginia. This "explanatory memorandum," as it's titled, outlines the "strategic goal" for the North American operation of the extremist Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan). Here's the key paragraph:
The entire 18-page platform outlines a plan for the long haul. It prescribes the Muslim Brotherhood's comprehensive plan to set down roots in civil society. It begins by both founding and taking control of American Muslim organizations, for the sake of unifying and educating the U.S. Muslim community this to prepare it for the establishment of a global Islamic state governed by sharia.
It sounds like a conspiracy theory out of a bad Hollywood movie but it's real. Husain Haqqani, head of Boston University's Center for International Relations and a former Islamic radical, confirms that the Brotherhood "has run most significant Muslim organizations in the U.S." as part of the plan outlined in the strategy paper.
The HLF trial is exposing for the first time how the international Muslim Brotherhood whose Palestinian division is Hamas operates as a self-conscious revolutionary vanguard in the United States. The court documents indicate that many leading Muslim-American organizations including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim American Society are an integral part of the Brotherhood's efforts to wage jihad against America by nonviolent means.
The Muslim Brotherhood is an affiliation of at least 70 Islamist organizations around the world, all tracing their heritage to the original cell, founded in Egypt in 1928. Its credo: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." Sayyid Qutb, hanged by the Egyptian government in 1966 as a revolutionary, remains its ideological godfather. His best-known work, Milestones, calls for Muslims to wage violent holy war until Islamic law governs the entire world.
According to a 2004 Chicago Tribune investigation, establishing the Brotherhood in the United States has been a 40-year project that has worked mostly underground even beneath the notice of many Muslims. Richard Clarke, the former top U.S. national security official, told the Senate in 2003 that the Muslim Brotherhood is the common thread linking terrorist fundraising schemes in the United States which likely explains why so many mainstream American Muslim organizations were named by the feds as "unindicted co-conspirators" in the HLF trial.
Is this just alarmist paranoia? Not at all.
This matters because high-profile organizations with roots explicitly in the Muslim Brotherhood have successfully established themselves in a paramount position to define Islam in America according to a radical politicized model. And they've done so without the American public having the slightest idea about their real agenda. Indeed, the Bush administration is unwittingly helping the Islamist cause by including their leaders in public events, thus conferring them legitimacy. On Labor Day weekend, the same Department of Justice that's presenting evidence of the ISNA's involvement with radical Islam at the Dallas trial sponsored a booth at wait for it ISNA's national convention in suburban Chicago.
Look, no rational person believes America is going to exchange the Constitution for a caliphate. Rational people aren't the point. As the London subway bombings showed, even a tiny cell of committed radicals can kill a lot of people. Mustafa Saied, an American Muslim who left the Brotherhood, told the Tribune that he worried about the radicalism the Brotherhood inculcated in its membership here. "With the extreme element," he said, "you never know when that ticking time bomb will go off."
As long as they commit no crimes, CAIR, ISNA and the other Brotherhood-related groups have the right to advocate for their beliefs. But they don't have the right to escape critical scrutiny, and they deserve informed opposition. Courageous Muslims like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy are sounding the alarm about radical Islam's stealth takeover of U.S. Muslim institutions. Why are the news media ignoring this? Fear of being called Islamophobic?
This has got to stop. Six years after 9/11, we're still asleep. Islamic radicals have declared war on us and some are fighting here in what looks like a fifth column. Read their strategy document. It's there in black and white, for those with eyes to see.
Over the last 40 years, small groups of devout Muslim men have gathered in homes in U.S. cities to pray, memorize the Koran and discuss events of the day. But they also addressed their ultimate goal, one so controversial that it is a key reason they have operated in secrecy: to create Muslim states overseas and, they hope, someday in America as well. These men are part of an underground U.S. chapter of the international Muslim Brotherhood, the world's most influential Islamic fundamentalist group and an organization with a violent past in the Middle East.......(Chicago Tribune, 19 Sept 2004)
Does the Muslim American Society want an Islamic government in the United States?......(Weekly Standard, 25 May 2005)
.....The Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism, Juan Zarate, stated recently, the Muslim Brotherhood is a group that worries us not because it deals with philosophical or ideological ideas but because it defends the use of violence against civilians. In fact, The MB 1982 secret plan, (the Project) recently exposed, instructs all members locally and globally To channel thought, education and action in order to establish an Islamic power [government] on the earth.....(FrontPage, 16 Jun 2006)
Muslim Brotherhood's papers detail plan to seize U.S. 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.....(Dallas Morning News, 17 Sep 2007)
The recent putsch in the Gaza Strip by Hamas is shedding light on an organization exercising considerable influence on the entire Arab world -- the Muslim Brotherhood. As both a social movement and a militant Islamist political outfit, its power stretches from the Atlantic coast to the Indian Ocean......(Der Spiegel, 3 Jul 2007)
Goals of the Muslim Brotherhood's "The Project"
1 December 1982 document found during a raid in Switzerland by Swiss authorities on 7 November 2001. The target of the raid was Youssef Nada, director of the Al-Taqwa Bank of Lugano, who has had active association with the Muslim Brotherhood for more than 50 years and who admitted to being one of the organizations international leaders. The 14-page document outlines a 12-point strategy to "Establish an Islamic government on earth." (more)
Last year in Vienna a conference was held about so-called Euroislam. Here the prominent Muslim delegates formulated a common strategic vision about a Europe dominated by Islam. At the event Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of Bosnia, envisioned an upcoming Islamic era which, modeled on Moorish Spain and Osmannic Southern Europe, will take over after Christendom.
Among those present was the ubiquitous professor Tariq Ramadan. He advised that the more long-sighted intentions of Euroislam should remain hidden from the general public. The conference was in agreement about the first and foremost goal, namely the introduction of religious Islamic jurisprudence (sharia) in Europe in the beginning at least as a parallel system alongside national laws in European states. As to the real meaning of sharia they all agreed to avoid publicity as far as possible.
One might wonder why the declarations from that conference did not attract wider attention than they actually did. Could it be that such forecasts for Islam are so far-fetched that nobody takes them seriously? Or could it be that forecasts such as this about Euroislam are so deviant from the wishful thinking of the otherwise so self-asserting cultural elites in Europe that they prefer to ignore what was really said?
The same could be said about the problematic professor Tariq Ramadan who proclaimed the most worrying statement: The real intentions of Euroislam must be concealed from the general public. Quite a harsh and frank statement, considering that he must anticipate being quoted in the media. But maybe he just cynically relies on the negligence of the infidels?
...........Its interesting to notice an article in The Projects roadmap regarding the European left wing which must be exploited as a temporary stepping-stone and provisional ally in the struggle towards the final Islamization of the West. Concealment and denial of the final objective is specifically mentioned in this manual.......(Gates of Vienna, 12 Jan 08)
Holy Land Foundation Trial Exhibits make four things clear:
From Douglas Farah's website:
ANALYSIS OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOODS GENERAL STRATEGIC GOALS FOR NORTH AMERICA MEMORANDUM
This assessment makes the point that the Muslim Brotherhood should be considered a threat organization and the affiliated US domestic Muslim NGOs and associations identified in the strategy document should likewise be considered part of the Muslim Brotherhood network, that these are front functional organizations operating as links and nodes of the overall network.
Exceptionally important in the analysis is the role of the Truespeak organization and Jim Guirard who has been arguing in DoD circles and academic institutions that the term jihad should be suspended from the GWOT lexicon to be replaced by hiraba. This analysis demonstrates that Truespeak contributors are part of the Muslim Brotherhood threat network, with the implication that this entire communication and lexicon effort is part of a strategic disinformation and denial and deception campaign.
Those involved in strategic communication or IO, whether senior leaders, practitioners or analysts should take a close note.
This analysis begins to provide clear I&W for domestic threats that DoD, DHS and the USG must come to terms with.
LTC Joseph C. Myers
ANALYSIS OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOODS GENERAL STRATEGIC GOALS FOR NORTH AMERICA MEMORANDUM
By Pentagon Joint Staff analyst Stephen Coughlin, 7 September 2007
The following is a brief analysis of a Muslim Brotherhood document entered into evidence in the U.S. v Holy Land Foundation trial (Trial) that the U.S. Justice Department is currently prosecuting in Federal Court. Analysis is based on this document as well as other publicly available documents. (For a broad offering of Trial documents, see here). The attached documents relate to ISNA and the Trial.
The first document is a Muslim Brotherhood memorandum that was accepted into evidence in the U.S. v Holy Land Foundation (HLF) case. The first 16 pages are in the original Arabic and the second are English language translations of the same. It is dated 22 May 1991 and titled An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America (Memorandum). The document includes an Attachment 1 that contains a list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends.
Among those noted in the Attachment are ISNA, MSA, AMSS, AMSE, NAIT, IFC, IPAC, IAP, UASR, ICNA (typo in the second listing) and IIIT. ICNA and ISNA are the only two organizations named in the body of the text. ISNA is additionally represented on the list as IFC (ISNA Fiqh Committee now the Fiqh Council of North America) and IPAC (ISNA Political Awareness Committee). The second document is a signed letter from Members of Congress Pete Hoekstra and Sue Myrick to the Justice Department dated 28 August 2007 formally requesting that Justice stand down from co-sponsoring a conference with ISNA due to its very close relationship to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Justice attended anyhow. The Memorandum was admitted into evidence at the same time the Letter was sent addressing Congressional concerns.
ACCEPTED AS EVIDENCE
It should be noted that the Memorandum met evidentiary standards to be admissible as evidence in a Federal Court of law.
THE ENUMERATED ENTITIES ARE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
As noted, both ICNA and ISNA are identified and described in the body of the Memorandum in these contexts:
The positive development with the brothers in the Islamic Circle in an attempt to reach a unity of merger.
We have the seed for a comprehensive Dawa educational organization: We have the Dawa section in ISNA.
The enumerated recognition suggests that ISNA and ICNA, as elements of the entity that drafted the Memorandum, are likewise elements of the Muslim Brotherhood. Additionally, the Memorandum refers to the entities designated in Attachment (1) as currently held possessions:
What encourages us to do that in addition to the aforementioned is that we possess seeds for each organization from the organization we call for [See attachment (1)].
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN CHARGE IN NORTH AMERICA
The Memorandum expressly recognizes the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikkwan) as the controlling element. For example, the first authority identified as the basis of the Memorandum is the Muslim Brotherhood:
The general strategic goal of the Group in America which was approved by the Shura Council and the Organizational Conference for the year 1987 in Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing the effective and stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is.
Next, the Memorandum expressly identifies the Muslim Brotherhood as the leadership element in implementing the strategic goals:
Also, we must summon and take along elements of the general strategic goal of the Group in North America and I will intentionally repeat them in numbers. They are:
*(1) Establishing an effective and stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood.*
The status of the Muslim Brotherhood as being in charge of all Muslim organizations in North America is reinforced in a statement asserting that establishing Islam as a part of America is to be done through a civilization level Jihad:
In order for Islam and its Movement to become a part of the homeland in which it lives, stable in the land, rooted in the spirits and minds of its people, enabled in the lives of its society and has firmly-established organizations on which the Islamic structure is built and with which the testimony of the civilization is achieved, the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain the keys and the tools of this process in carry out this grand mission as a Civilization Jihadist responsibility which lies on the shoulders of Muslim and on top of them the Muslim Brotherhood in this country.
An analysis of the entities designated in Attachment (1) of the Memorandum, along with those entities that can be reasonably assessed to have spun off from them since 1991, should be assessed to see what organizational presence they represent.
CIVILIZATION-JIHAD: THE STRATEGIC GOAL OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.
Having established its leadership, the Memorandum states the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America:
The process of settlement is a Civilization-Jihadist Process with all the means. 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 Allahs religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslims destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is not escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.
As part of the process is [the] conviction that the success of the settlement of Islam and its Movement in this country [America] is a success to the global Islamic Movement and true support for the sought after state [caliphate] God willing.
The first bullet is a clear threat statement of hostile intent while the second speaks to foreign agency to a transnational movement with stated objectives that overlap with al-Qaedas. When assessing members who belong to organizations known to be identified with the Muslim Brotherhood, the inference should be that their designated leaders have knowledge of its identified roles and missions. It is not reasonable to do otherwise.
The strategic goal of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America is multifold: the destruction of Western civilization through a long-term civilization-killing Jihad from within (by their [our] hands) and through sabotage (the hands of the believers) and, secondly; to support the global Islamic movement to establish an Islamic super-state, the caliphate.
When conducting outreach with organizations identified as being a party to the strategic goals identified in the Memorandum, the gain/loss assessment of associating with them should be undertaken in light of their clearly stated hostile intent that includes the subversion of American institutions through outreach, strategic deception and perception management. To undertake outreach with known identified organizations without knowledge of their objectives is to run the extreme risk of strategic manipulation by declared Jihad entities in ways that fulfill stated Muslim Brotherhood objectives as enumerated in the Memorandum.
ENUMERATED MB ORGANIZATIONS AND TRUESPEAK
As part of a presentation designed to change the lexicon of the GWOT (hiraba not Jihad), Jim Guirard explains that his proposed terms and definitions come from a group of moderate Muslims and other experts. He provides a list of contributors as part of his handout. Cross-referencing the names from his TrueSpeak list with the list of organizations provided in Attachment (1) of the Memorandum gives cause for concern:
For example, along with ICNA and ISNA, Attachment (1) also lists the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS), the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).
If one were to list all of Guirards contributors who are associated with, for example, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), one might be able to glean a web of Muslim Brotherhood associations. From the TrueSpeak list, it turns out that the following CSID members are also members of identified Muslim Brotherhood entities:
Muqtedar Khan (AMSS, IIIT), Akbar Ahmed (AMSS, IIIT), Anthony Sullivan (AMSS, IIIT), Robert Crane (UASR, IIIT), Asma Afsaruddin (AMSS), and Layla Sein (AMSS, IIIT).
Other CSID members listed in the TrueSpeak brochure are John Esposito and Radwan Masmoudi.
If one accepts the Memorandum statement that the big challenge is how to turn these seeds or scattered elements into comprehensive, stable, settled organizations that are connected with our movement, then it appears that the Muslim Brotherhood succeeded in getting CSID to fly in our orbit and take orders from our guidance.
Other notables on the TrueSpeak list of moderate contributors:
Shaykh Taha Jabir al-Awani. Chairman, North America Fiqh Council (in 1991 the IFC and still an ISNA affiliate) and was a co-founder and President of IIIT. He was also un-indicted coconspirator number 5 in the al-Arian trial.
Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. [US designated supporter of terrorism] Co-founder of ISNAs HQ in Boston along with ISNA founder Alamoudi (convicted and incarcerated for material support to terrorism related offenses).
Dr. Aboul-Hakin (Sherman Jackson). Trustee of NAIT and the MSA (Muslim Student Association), Board Member of the Fiqh Council of North America (ISNA affiliate)
Jeremy Henzell. Executive Director AMSS, published by IIIT.
Sayed Syeed. President of MSA, cofounder ISNA, General Secretary AMSS, Director of Academic Outreach IIIT.
It is worth noting that when Mr. Guirard cites to authority for the terms and definitions he uses, it is to these individuals and not to reviewable published authoritative sources. This is hearsay.
Based on the Memorandum, it turns out that many of the individuals that provide TrueSpeak with the terms and definitions that Guirard would have us use to conceptualize and orient to the enemy are known to be associated with threat entities that believe 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 Allahs religion is made victorious over all other religions. There are sound reasons to question the uncritical adoption of TrueSpeaks uncritically accepted war on terror lexicon.
THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FOLLOWS THE MILESTONES
As a Muslim Brotherhood document, it should not surprise that it follows Sayyid Qutbs Milestone formula based on progressive revelation (revelation in stages) as first experienced by Muhammad and the first most perfect generation of Muslims. (For a more detailed explanation, see Appendix C [Abrogation and Progressive Revelation] of Thesis) Hence, Part Four, Section 3 Understanding the historical stages lists 8 stages of development that emphasizes the need for a gradual and balanced time-frame approach that is patterned after the revelation in stages that reflects the role during the time of Allahs prophet who was the first pioneer of this phenomenon.
Because the Memorandum is understood to be a Muslim Brotherhood work, the lexicon used to define the terms it uses (for example jihad, dawa, dar al-arqam and Usras) should likewise come from the Muslim Brotherhood dictionary (the threat vocabulary).
CONCLUSION The HLF Trial is turning up primary source threat documentation and information that provides new insights into global jihad organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood.
These documents are beginning to define the structure and outline of domestic jihad threat entities, associated non-governmental organizations and potential terrorist or insurgent support systems.
The Memorandum also describes aspects of the global jihads strategic information warfare campaign and indications of its structure, reach and activities.
Consequently, outreach strategies must be adjusted in the face of credible information that seeming Islamic humanitarian or professional non-governmental organizations may be part of the global jihad with potential for being part of the terrorist or insurgent support system.
The Memorandum identifies ISNA as an element of the Muslim Brotherhood that the Justice Department already designated as an unindicted coconspirator that Congress has given formal notice that it has knowledge. Outreach as an end in itself can cause those responsible for its success to so narrowly focus on the outreach relationship that they miss the surrounding events and lose perspective. This could undermine unity of effort in Homeland Security, lead to potential for embarrassment for the USG and legitimize threat organizations by providing them domestic sanctuary. In light of unfolding events, disregarding a Congressional request to suspend attendance at the ISNA conference may result in some uncommonly uncomfortable public testimony.
 From the Umdat al-Salik, Islamic law defines jihad as war against non-Muslims signifying warfare to establish the religion. Quran Verse 9:5 is among the most pre-eminent and it states: But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them and beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war; but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them. Islamic law recognizes no authority except that which comes from Allah (Islam is not just a religion but a complete way of life governed by Islamic law that comes from Allah Who is alone sovereign).
Muslim Brotherhood's "The Project" (1982 12-point strategy to "Establish an Islamic government on earth.")
"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.
"Muslim Brotherhood's papers detail plan to seize U.S. Group's takeover plot emerges in Holy Land case"
07:37 AM CDT on Monday, September 17, 2007 By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News email@example.com
This is your original post, reposted here this evening. Excellent work.
Thanks for posting. I have been telling everyone about this. Military, CIA, NSA, DIA, the US govt, - they are all through the USA now back by Saudi money. Ditto all SIX of the TV networks.
“...America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house...”
Keep watching TV because you support them by watching TV. They are the biggest individual shareholder in Fox News plus thay own shares in TW/CNN, Disney/ABC plus NBC/GE/MSNBC/CMBC.
Imagine America if they get what they are planning. I would not want to live in America any longer. Not sure where I could go, but I would not stay in my own country if that happens.
Bookmarked for future reference.
Islam is a form of philosophical, non-racial fascism.
The solution is not to leave, but to fight and take your country back.
If they can take over America, they can take over anything.
Its time for Americans who still believe in the Declaration of Independence and freedom to do some serious thinking about just how far they are willing to go to protect their rights and assure freedom for themselves and their grandchildren.
Its coming to that. The outcome of the 2010 and 2012 elections will let know if Islam can be stopped politically in America.
Show your support for this movement by going to :
and sending them a contribution, or mail them a Koran to burn.
Today on Fox News, Krauthammer and Barnes demonstrated the craveness of their personalities and their ignorance of Islam by condemning this movement. On the other hand, radio talk host Steve Malsburg interview the pastor of that church and gave him a positive forum.
Krauthammer is a phony conservative and Barnes is a buffoon.
Snip: Our aim is to make it fun and easy to find mosques, halal outlets and Islamic schools.
The more I learn about islam, the more I realize how evil it really is. Unfortunately, our politicians are on the side of evil. Even republicans are afraid to stand up against islam. I don’t see much chance of stopping them unless it comes to all out war.
“I dont see much chance of stopping them unless it comes to all out war.”
If that is the only alternative, I guess Americans will have to decide if Sharia is worse than war - and I think it is.
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