Behind the scenes are many who are supporting violent jihad by their failure to condemn it.
Jihad’s Silent Supporters
This is the 7th in a series of articles on Shariah. These articles are based in the book, Shariah—The Threat to America (An Exercise in Competitive Analysis—A Report of Team B II. Click here
for the first article.
The carefully articulated mission previously explained flows ineluctably from shariah, which holds that only Allah can make laws and that democratic rule whereby people legislate is impermissible. Therefore, the destruction of Western-style governments and subjugation of free societies to the Ikhwan’s view of Allah’s will is obligatory for the Muslim Brotherhood, as for other adherents to shariah. Since America is the world’s preeminent exponent of individual liberties and the most powerful democratic nation in the world, those who are fighting to establish the Islamic caliphate have targeted this nation for destruction – not necessarily in the military or physical sense of the word, but in the destruction of American society as we know it.
Ultimately, the Muslim Brotherhood intends for America to live under shariah. This ambition was explicitly stated in 1996 by Abdurahman Alamoudi, at the time one of the top agents of the Muslim Brotherhood operation in the United States. Back then, Alamoudi enjoyed access to the Clinton White House since, as the founder of the American Muslim Council and a director of numerous other Brotherhood fronts, he was considered a leading spokesman for the Muslim community in America. (He is currently serving a twenty-three-year federal prison term on terrorism-related charges.)
At the Islamic Association of Palestine’s annual convention in Illinois in 1996, Alamoudi declared: “I have no doubt in my mind, Muslims sooner or later will be the moral leadership of America. It depends on me and you, either we do it now or we do it after a hundred years, but this country will become a Muslim country.”
The Team B II Report details the Muslim Brotherhood’s multi-phased plan of operations for the destruction of Western civilization. The successful execution of this plan depends on at least tacit support or submission from the Muslim population at large.
While it is true that many Muslims do not follow the directives of shariah, let alone engage in jihad, too many of them – to borrow a metaphor from Mao – provide the sea in which the jihadis swim. By offering little meaningful opposition to the jihadist agenda, a large number of Muslim communities and nations generally project a tacit agreement with jihadis’ ends, if not with their means. At the very least, this passivity signals their unwillingness to face the consequences of standing up to the Muslim Brothers and other enforcers within Islam. Those consequences can be quite severe, starting with social ostracism and sometimes ending with death.
Since the Ikhwan’s instrument of discipline and control over their fellow Muslims is based on the fact that any criticism of shariah or the Quran can be considered to be apostasy, for which the penalty is death, enforcement through social pressure is simple and unseen.
There are, moreover, Muslims in Europe and the United States who do support shariah by various means. These include: (1) by mandatory contribution to certain “charities” (zakat), knowing full well that, according to shariah, jihad is one of the authorized recipient categories;46 (2) by inculcating their children with shariah at mosques or madrassas; or (3) by participating in or failing to report abhorrent behavior that is said to be condoned or commanded by shariah (e.g., underage and forced marriage, honor killing, female genital mutilation, polygamy, and domestic abuse, including marital rape). One appalling example offers an insight into the extent to which shariah is being insinuated into the fabric of American society: The 2009 case of a Muslim woman whose request for a legal restraining order against her Moroccan husband who had serially abused and raped her was denied by New Jersey family court Judge Joseph Charles. The judge ruled that the abusive husband had acted according to his Muslim (shariah) beliefs and thus not with criminal intent.
Fortunately, a New Jersey appellate court overturned the ruling in July 2010, making clear that in the United States, the laws of the land derive from the Constitution and the alien dictates of shariah have no place in a U.S. courtroom. Still, the fact that such a reversal was necessary is frighteningly instructive.
According to shariah, the Quran and hadiths (accounts of the actions and sayings of Mohammed) comprise the authoritative roadmap for Muslims and, hence, the Muslim Brotherhood. In accordance with that roadmap, its members – like other adherents to shariah– are engaged in a global war of conquest. One can see this battle campaign being executed in every part of the world. Europe is in a tremendous struggle with an ever-increasing and influential Islamic threat. Many Europeans are perplexed by what they see happening in their countries as Islam infiltrates every sector of their society. Notably, after the London subway bombing in 2005, many in the United Kingdom were astonished that British-born Muslims identified first and foremost with Pakistan and shariah, rather than with the nation where they were born and raised and its traditional values.
Like most Americans, these Britons fail to understand that the shariah-adherent Muslims do not identify with any sovereign nation. They see themselves as Muslims first and part of the future caliphate. Nowhere has this world view been more clearly enunciated than in the words of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spoken in 1980: “We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah….I say, let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant….”
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