U.S. Government Collaboration with Jihad

See No Sharia is an account of how, since the 9/11 attacks, the United States Government has gradually shifted its focus from protecting Americans from Islamic terrorism to protecting the civil rights and possible hurt feelings of Muslims. This shift was made possible by the success of the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies in gaining access to and directly influencing the highest levels of our government.

Organized Muslim Brotherhood activity in the U.S. goes back to the establishment, in 1963, of the Muslim Students’ Association. Still active today, the MSA went on to organize the North American Islamic Trust (NAIC; founded 1973) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA; founded 1981). These organizations attracted little public attention before the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Less than two months after those attacks, the U.S. Treasury Department designated a Muslim charity called the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) as a terrorist organization, charging it with having “provided millions of dollars of material and logistical support to another designated terrorist organization, Hamas.” In 2004, the HLF and five of its directors were indicted and charged in what became the largest terrorism-financing trial in U.S. history. NAIC and ISNA were among the organizations named as co-conspirators in this trial.

The HLF trial was noteworthy for the explosive revelations made in the course of the prosecution. These included 1) a secret document written by a top Muslim Brotherhood operative laying bare the organization’s strategy for “destroying Western civilization from within”; and 2) details of a 1993 meeting of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood in Philadelphia, where participants discussed the possibility of supporting Hamas in its mission of creating an Islamic state throughout Palestine (including the present-day state of Israel) under the pretext of apolitical humanitarian activity.

On November 24, 2008, with Barack Obama already the president-elect, the Department of Justice obtained 108 guilty verdicts against all five defendants in the HLF trial. In a press release following the verdicts, Assistant Attorney General Patrick Rowan said: “This prosecution demonstrates our resolve to ensure that humanitarian relief efforts are not used as a mechanism to disguise and enable support for terrorist groups.” As the authors note, “such resolve would presumably have next put in the dock some—if not all—of the large number of individuals and organizations with proven ties to the Muslim Brotherhood who were identified in the HLF trial as unindicted co-conspirators.” Besides NAIC and ISNA, this included the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR; founded 1994).

No such prosecutions have ever occurred. On April 15, 2011, Rep. Peter King wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder with the following concerns:

I have been reliably informed that the decision not to seek indictments of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT, was usurped by high-ranking officials at the Department of Justice headquarters over the vehement and stated objections of special agents and supervisors of the FBI. Their opposition raises serious doubts that the decision not to prosecute was a valid exercise of prosecutorial discretion. It raises the most serious questions for the Justice Department to decline to even attempt to prosecute individuals and organizations found by a federal judge to have a nexus with fundraising for an organization which conducts terror attacks upon civilians. I believe that in order to maintain the credibility of the Department, there should be full transparency into the Department’s decision. Please respond to this letter by April 25, 2011.

Rep. King never did get a response. Neither did the House Judiciary Committee when it filed a similar request in June of 2013. Attorney General Holder twice faced tough public questioning on the issue from Rep. Louis Gohmert, but was able to avoid giving a straight answer both times.

Muslim activists have also achieved notable success in getting Muslim blasphemy laws accepted in the non-Muslim world under the banner of fighting “Islamophobia” and “defamation of religion.” In 2007, the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers designated Islamophobia the “worst form of terrorism.” The following year, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) established an Islamophobia Observatory. More recently, the OIC has launched the so-called Istanbul Process “to build consensus on confronting Islamophobia,” a consensus intended to include “criminalizing denigration.” As the authors observe, OIC countries themselves already have laws against blasphemy, so the international consensus they aim to build can only refer to getting similar laws accepted in non-Muslim lands.

In 1998, Pakistan urged the United Nations to pass a “Defamation of Islam” resolution based on its own blasphemy laws. The resolution was passed once the wording was changed to embrace all religions. Between 1999 and 2010, several versions of the resolution were passed. In December, 2015, this movement reached American shores when Democratic Congressmen introduced House Resolution 569 condemning “violence, bigotry and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.” This resolution pointedly ignores the distinction between violent behavior against Muslims (already illegal) and “hateful” or “bigoted” talk, which can only be determined subjectively.

Moreover, Muslim groups routinely denounce all criticism of Islam as bigoted and hateful. Under Islamic law, any opposition to the advance of Islam—even purely verbal opposition—is fitnah, an illegal and provocative rebellion against God; the Koran specifically authorizes the use of violence wherever fitnah is encountered. In accepting the concept of “defamation of religion,” non-Muslim countries are in effect abdicating their own sovereignty to act as agents of Islam to suppress fitnah outside the Muslim world.

The OIC has cynically warned of the “dangerousness of this issue” with reference to the more than two hundred persons killed in the riots which followed the Danish cartoon controversy. In fact, according to the authors, the OIC itself had a hand in orchestrating those riots.

Even where governments have declined to criminalize “defamation of religion,” publishers and social media platforms have begun censoring critics of Islam in an effort to avoid trouble.

Already under President George W. Bush, the government began a program of “outreach” and “dialogue” with so-called Muslim community leaders on the grounds that they could help identify jihadists. From the beginning, some of these leaders have had terrorist connections. For example, a certain Nihad Awad, known to have been directly involved in financing Hamas, was invited to a meeting with the director of the FBI just five months after 9/11. Another participant in this meeting was arrested the following year and is currently serving a 17-year sentence on multiple terrorism-related charges.

Such outreach efforts were greatly strengthened under President Barack Obama, who once called it “part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam.” On his watch, Muslim Brotherhood representatives, including persons named as co-conspirators in the HLF trial, were allowed a role in shaping U.S. security policy. The practical effect of their influence has been to obscure and protect the activities of radical Muslims in our midst and to cripple America’s ability to defend itself against jihad.

During the Obama administration, the government dropped all references to the “War on Terror” in favor of a new label: “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE). The CVE strategy avoids any references to the role of Islamic doctrine, law and scripture in inspiring violent jihad against America. It also rationalizes the diversion of resources from confronting jihad to focusing on other groups said to be equally if not more dangerous, including “Constitutionalists,” veterans, Tea Party activists, opponents of legalized abortion, and gun owners.

Muslim Brotherhood front groups have formed with leftist organizations such as the ACLU and SPLC what the authors term a “Red-Green Axis” to pressure the government, partly through lawsuits, into suspending investigations and ending the surveillance of mosques with known and suspected terrorist ties—all in the name of protecting Muslims’ civil rights. They have also publicly lobbied the Department of Justice for cutbacks in anti-terror funding and a legal declaration that U.S. citizens’ criticism of Islam constitutes “racial discrimination.” It is hard not to agree with the authors’ conclusion that “hostile foreign nationals and their enablers here [are using] our Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to try to destroy our country.”

Partly at the insistence of this Red-Green Axis, the Obama administration instituted a purge of government trainers, training materials, and other information deemed “offensive to Muslims” from the curricula of every major security-related agency in the U.S. government in 2011. The FBI, for example, dropped 876 pages and 392 presentations. Whether the allegedly offensive material was factually correct or not appears to have played no role in the decision to remove it. Muslim groups have even demanded the punishment of those responsible for such material.

Government agents are now taught that “no investigative or intelligence collection activity may be based solely on national origin or religious affiliation,” and that “religious expression and the espousing of political or ideological beliefs are constitutionally protected activities.” But as the authors note, two of the more obvious warning signs of Islamic terrorism are “adherence to Shariahand interest in the jihad it commands.” If attention to such signs is forbidden, there may be no way for agents to take action at the ideological stage of jihad, that is, before violent attacks occur. In a similar vein, rules now require government agents to establish probable cause before beginning any investigation into possible jihadist/terrorist activity — whereas historically the information needed to establish probable cause has often been obtained only through an initial investigative contact.

People have already died from such folly. Following the San Bernardino massacre, neighbors of the attackers told authorities they had long been concerned about the couple’s behavior, but had refrained from warning anybody for fear of being accused of “profiling.”

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Islamic conquest of India. Bloodiest in the history of World

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Quran at a Glance

One of the problems of Islam and ironically a key to its success is that its holy book, the Quran is a confusing and tedious book that most people don’t enjoy to read.   Whether you agree with the content of the Bible or not, you can agree that it is a readable book. Its stories are engaging and its lessens and parables are thought provoking. It is written in clear language that anyone can understand. Some of the older translations have outdated language, but even then the book is fun to read.

The Quran is very different. The author of the Quran seems to be very confused, unable to communicate his thoughts coherently and often jumps from one subject to another in the same sentence. Some verses have to be read together to make sense and some have to be split in two or even three. The Quran rambles without making itself clear. The only clear subject in that book is violence. Every other thing is confusing and needs interpretation.

You don’t need a book of interpretation to make sense of the Bible. Despite claiming to be a clear book, easy to understand, clearly explained, and with no doubts in it, Muslims understood that without interpretation the Quran cannot be understood. Hence they wrote several voluminous books of interpretation, explaining it.

Despite claiming that his words are the words of God, Muhammad never paid much attention to collecting and preserving them. In fact after his death when a lot of Muslims were killed in wars Umar became concerned that the Quran which was memorized by these Muslims could be lost forever. He asked Abu Bakr to collect the scattered verses but Abu Bakr was hesitant and said how he could order something the prophet himself never ordered. Eventually he accepted and they called a youth by the name of Zayd ibn Thabit to collect the verses and compile them in a single volume. This young man had no education. He was chosen simply because he could read and write. But it is doubtful that he had ever read a book.

Not knowing how to edit a book chronologically or by subject, he simply collected the verses in suras often arbitrarily.   These verses have no relations with each other. That is why they jump from one subject to another. This project lasted many years and finally was completed during the caliphate of Uthman who decided to compile the book based on the length of the suras.

So the Quran is a book dictated by an illiterate man with no understanding of grammar who is unable to communicate his thoughts coherently and orderly, it is then collected and edited by a youth with no formal education and finally it is compiled without regards to subjects or chronology. As the result the Quran is the most confusing and incoherent book ever written.

The irony is that this has worked to the advantage of Islam. Because it is confusing people assume that it contains hidden wisdom that they don’t understand.

To understand the Quran we need to know the Life of Muhammad. Only then we can know the occasions for which the verses were dictated. But this is simpler said than done, because the books of sira are no less confusing and boring than the Quran. But that is the subject for another article. So learning the biography of Muhammad is a sin qua non in understanding the Quran.

Another thing that partially helps is to recompile the Quran and at least read them chronologically. This does not solve the problem, but helps a lot. I am glad to announce that fortunately one friend has done just that. Now you can read the Quran in its chronological order and not only that, this friend has highlighted the main themes of the Quran. If you are curious to know what this book says and were put off by how it has been compiled, this site is for you. www.koran-at-a-glance.com

However, if you really want to master the Quran you have to read the sira and the best book is my book The Life of Muhammad. Although I write about his life, I mention the Quranic verses that he dictated in each situation.

http://www.koran-at-a-glance.com/

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Hadith, Sira and other important works

Hadith

The Hadith, second only to the Qur’an in importance and authority, are collections of Islamic traditions and laws (Sunna). This includes traditional sayings of Muhammed and later Islamic sages. By the ninth century over 600,000 Hadith had been recorded; these were later edited down to about 25,000.

A Manual of Hadith
Translated by Maulana Muhammad Ali [1944].
Hadith of Bukhari
An extensive collection of Hadith.

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Hadith (narration on the words and deeds of Muhammad):

On-line Hadith: http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/hadith/

Saha sitta – The Reliable Sunni Six in precedent order: Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidhi, An Nisa’I and Ibn Majah

Understanding the Hadith: The Sacred Traditions of Islam, Ram Swarup, Prometheus Books

Sirah Rasul Allah (biography of Muhammad):

The Life of Muhammad, a translation of Ibn Ishaqs’ Sirat Rasul Allah, A. Guillaume, Oxford

On-line versions:
http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/sira/index.htm

Online book & audio: Prophet of Doom – Islam in Muhammad’s own words. Based on the Sira, Ta’rikh, Hadith, and Qur’an.

Milestones, Sayyid Qutb: http://majalla.org/books/2005/qutb-nilestone.pdf

The Quranic Concept of War, S.K. Malik: http://wolfpangloss.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/malik-quranic-concept-of-war.pdf

Methodology of Dawah, Shamim Siddiqi: http://www.dawahinamericas.com/bookspdf/MethodologyofDawah.pdf

The Al Qaeda Reader, Translations of Arabic texts and letters, Raymond Ibrahim, 2007

Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist by Ayatollah Ruhollah Musawi Khomeini; Document Analysis by Salem Press, Milestone Documents in World Religions

“The Neglected Duty” by Muhammad ‘Abd al-Salam Faraj – [PDF]

And the following list from Discover The Networks:

39 Ways to Serve the Jihad and Take Part in It
By Muhammad Bin Ahmad al-Salim

A Message to the Mujahideen in Particular and Muslims in General
By Abu Mansoor al-Amriki

Precaution, Secrecy, and Concealment
By Shaykh Abu Muhammad Asim Al-Maqdisi

Defense of the Muslim Lands
By Abdullah Azzam

Jihad and the Effects of Intention upon It
By Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Ibn Abdil-Aziz

Join the Caravan
By Abdullah Azzam

Peace Treaties with the Jews According to the Shariah
By Shaykh Abdur-Rahman Abdul-Khaliq

The Most Important Differences between Offensive Jihad and Defensive Jihad
By Husayn Ibn Mahmud

The Path to the Land of the Battle
By Imam Yusuf ibn Salih Al-Uyayri

The Clarification of What Occurred in America
By Shaykh Hamud bin Uqla Ash-Shuaybi

This Is Our Aqidah
By Shaykh Abu Muhammad Asim Al-Maqdisi

The Doubts Regarding the Ruling of Democracy in Islam
By At-Tibyan Publications

The True Islamic Concept of Jihad
By Mirza Tahir Ahmad

Verdict Regarding the Permissibility of Martyrdom Operations
By At-Tibyan Publications

The Slicing Sword
By Abd Allah ibn Abd al-Bari al-Ahdal

A Message to Every Youth
By Abdullah Azzam

A Call to Migrate from the Lands of the Disbelievers to the Lands of the Muslims
By Shaykh Abd al-Aziz bin Salih al-Jarbu

Immigration and Jihad
Translated by Najim al-Khafaji

The Quranic Concept of War
By S. K. Malik

Milestone
By Syed Qutb

An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America
By Mohamed Akram (Muslim Brotherhood)

Declaration of Jihad against the Country’s Tyrants
The Al Qaeda Manual

The HAMAS Charter
1988

The Hezbollah Program (founding charter)
1985

Source: Hadith, Sira and other important works

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Through the Lens of Muhammad’s Life: How the Example and Teachings of Muhammad Shape Islam Today

Be sure to download the seven page, descriptive chronology of Muhammad’s life before you watch the documentary:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_1PiGE3abidUVZSUFzODQ0QkE/view?pageId=111235930428301011233

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Should We Blame the Left for Alexandria? | The Weekly Rundown

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SteynPost #17: The Seduction of Violence

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**NSFW or Kids** Walking Contradictions – LGBTQ ISLAM

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Hijra – Bill Warner, PhD

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