Unfortunately, as the Center’s course makes clear, this episode is just the latest of many that flow from the subversion by Muslim Brotherhood operatives that has been happening within our civil society and governing institutions in every administration since Bill Clinton was in office. [During his presidency, a top Muslim Brother, Abdurahman Alamoudi, was actually put in charge of recruiting, training andcredentialing Muslim chaplains for the U.S. military and prison system. Incredibly, some of them are believed to still be in place today, even though Alamoudi turns out to have been a top al Qaeda financier and is himself doing hard time at Supermax on terrorism charges.]
The George W. Bush administration was similarly subjected to Muslim Brotherhood penetration and influence operations. As the course documents, the Brothers’ access to and influence with senior officials in the years after 9/11 helped shape policies that, among other things, induced the federal government to: use euphemisms like “terror” to describe our jihadist enemy; reach out to the Muslim community in this country using virtually exclusively Brotherhood front organizations as liaisons; and provide support to and participation in shariah-compliant finance – an industry engaged in what one of its leaders, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, calls “jihad with money.”
Unfortunately, those look like the good old days compared to what is happening under the Obama administration. Not only has Mr. Obama facilitated, and now underwritten, the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover in Egypt and an increasing number of states elsewhere in the Middle East. At his direction, explicit or implicit, the U.S. government is systematically purging its training materials of any information that Islamists might find offensive – including, factual information about shariah, its impelling of jihad (preferably violent and, where necessary, pre-violent), the Muslim Brotherhood’s mission of destroying us from within, etc.
Worse yet, under Team Obama, Brotherhood operatives doing business as Muslim “community leaders” are being allowed to have a say in what sort of training and outreach is done from here on, and by whom. Could we have won the Cold War if we gave a similar role to the KGB or the American Communist Party it ran? Or World War II if that role had been assigned to the German-American Bund?
In short, we are losing what is more accurately described as the “Jihadist’s War on America” because we are being subjected to a systematic, disciplined and highly successful campaign of what the military would call “information dominance.” It leaves us, as a nation, witless about the true nature of the enemy and his motivations and therefore incapable of countering them effectively.
On April 25, Glenn Beck will release an important new hour-long documentary that addresses many of these same points entitled “Rumors of War III.” It concludes, as does our course, with a powerful reminder of what is stake if we persist in such behavior and continue to lose the Jihadists’ War on America – a quote from a speech Ronald Reagan gave 50 years ago that rings as true today as ever:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Frank Gaffney Jr. is the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy and author of War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World .
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