By Janet Levy
In June 2012, the "National Security 5" -- five members of Congress led by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) -- called attention to U.S. government infiltration by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives. Based on disturbing information from court evidence and documents, correspondence, media reports, congressional briefings, and public statements, they found that individuals with questionable loyalty to the United States held high-level security clearances and worked in key national security positions. Tragically for the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens, these five earnest members of Congress, armed with ample evidence, were roundly criticized by both Republicans and Democrats, and their request for investigations were ignored.
The five -- Bachmann, Trent Franks (R-Arizona), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Tom Rooney (R-Florida), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Georgia) -- had sent letters to the inspectors general of the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security, and to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. They identified specific individuals, organizational affiliations, and activities of concern conducted by Muslim Brotherhood operatives employed in various capacities in the U.S. government. They cited links to the much-publicized Muslim Brotherhood mission statement that has called its work in America "a kind of grand Jihad to eliminate and destroy the Western civilization from within."
All was ignored, despite the release five years earlier by the U.S. government itself of a list of several Muslim Brotherhood front organizations and their members across the United States, 300 in all, named as "unindicted co-conspirators" uncovered during the terrorism financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation, the largest such trial in U.S. history. The inside influence operation in America is extensive and goes far beyond the federal government to include Islamists posing as patriots and becoming part of the Tea Party movement, Islamists infiltrating the 9/11 Truther Movement, and Islamists becoming part of the fight for "civil liberties" through organizations like the ACLU, to name just a few.
Muslim Brotherhood in America
Established in 1928, four years after Kemal Ataturk dismantled the Ottoman Caliphate, the Muslim Brotherhood today has grown into the world's oldest and largest Islamist movement. Its goal: to establish a global Islamic caliphate or government under sharia, or Islamic doctrine. It seeks to dismantle all non-Islamic governments on earth and supports terrorism against the West and Israel.
The Muslim Brotherhood has spawned al-Qaeda, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and various worldwide terrorist groups. In the 1950s, it established a beachhead in the United States and today has over 5,000 front organizations from coast to coast, according to a former FBI agent and designated "Subject Matter Expert" on the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic doctrine.
"The Project," written in 1982 and discovered during a raid of the home of one of the organization's international leaders by Swiss authorities following 9/11, is a multi-phased, long-term master plan for the cultural invasion of the West. The discovery of two documents in 2001 and 2004 provided, respectively, evidence of an actual MB plot for the cultural invasion and Islamic domination of the West and a general strategy for the takeover of America.
The Holy Land Foundation trial in 2007 provided for release of the incriminating and significant document "An Explanatory Memorandum for the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America." Written by a senior Hamas leader in the United States in 1987, it was discovered during a 2004 FBI raid of a Virginia house. It outlines a plan of stealth jihad and gradual takeover and imposition of sharia. It also cites explicit strategies, including but not limited to subversion of American organizations, shutting down of free speech, control of the language to exclude accurate descriptions of jihadist activities, ensuring that non-Muslims don't study Islamic doctrine, forcing sharia compliance, and claiming victimization.
Tea Party Movement
In December 2010, Will Coley, director of Muslims for Liberty -- a group that decries American exceptionalism, accuses the United States of war crimes, and espouses ostensibly anti-Israel ideology -- joined the Knoxville Tea Party. Coley had been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Muslim Student Association at the University of Central Florida in Valencia, where he converted to Islam. His stated goal in joining the Tea Party was to educate people about Islam and sharia doctrine and counter "misinformation" and "Islamophobia." But his disingenuous statements and faulty interpretations of Islamic doctrine appeared to suggest otherwise.
In Tennessee, Coley expressed concern about proposed legislation to prohibit sharia in the state. According to a Tennessee Tea Party activist, Coley stated that he was working with a local Islamic school to eliminate sharia prohibitions from the Tennessee statute. He characterized the legislation as a freedom-of-religion issue and claimed that it was indicative of the hatred conservatives feel toward Muslims.
He gave local talks promoting the idea that sharia doctrine is compatible with the U.S. Constitution and went so far as to falsely proclaim that Islamic legal theory influenced American law. Coley obfuscated the truth about sharia, a comprehensive Islamic doctrine that controls every aspect of life and must be imposed on Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Sharia mandates gender apartheid, religious apartheid, cruel punishments, the denial of free speech and due process, and many other such incompatibilities with American constitutional law.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) characterizes its mission as working to "defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the country by the Constitution and the laws of the United States." In reality, the ACLU has defended known terrorists, including al-Qaeda operatives, hampered law enforcement efforts and intelligence gathering on terrorists, and fought detainment policies for enemy combatants. It was indeed curious that as an alleged champion of free speech, the civil rights organization failed to rail against White House efforts to remove the film Innocence of Muslims from YouTube following the attack against U.S. personnel in Benghazi this past September.
Of greater significance, Investors Business Daily revealed in a September 26, 2012 online editorial that the ACLU national executive staff now comprises eight Muslims; one even heads its National Security Project. The editorial quotes Steven Emerson, Islamic terrorism expert and director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, who says, "The ACLU was founded on the basis that there shouldn't be any blasphemy laws. Yet in the last 10 years, they've appointed members of the Muslim Brotherhood who believe in blasphemy laws."
According to the article, one staffer, attorney Jameel Jaffer, helped raise $130,000 for CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas terrorist funding trial, and successfully sued to restore the visa of Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood's founder, Hassan al Banna. Jaffer is also dedicated to releasing the frozen assets of terrorist front groups and ending the U.S. drone program that tracks and kills jihadists. Essentially, an organization that ostensibly exists to protect the civil liberties of Americans, the ACLU is now controlled by Islamists and pushing CAIR's talking points on the "unfair" targeting of Muslims.
In late 2012, MD Rabbi Alam, unsuccessful Democrat nominee for Missouri secretary of state, founded the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC). Its expressed goals were to get Muslims elected to public office and encourage greater Muslim involvement in the American political system. Alam has publicly supported imprisoned Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Sami Al-Arian, claiming Al-Arian was "falsely accused and victimized by the war on terror" even though Al-Arian confessed to terror-related charges.
Some of Alam's close associates are supporters of Viva Palestina, an organization with close ties to Hamas and PIJ. Alam has publicly speculated about Jewish involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, even suggesting that no Jews died on 9/11 and that the war on terror is a hoax that has nothing to do with Islam or Muslims. As part of the group's efforts, Alam and others at AMPAC are dedicated to disproving the official government story on 9/11 and demonstrating that Muslims are, in fact, the true victims of 9/11, deserving special protections.
A November 28, 2012 AMPAC meeting was posted at Ustream TV, in which members are encouraged to join the 9/11 Truther Movement to question the integrity of the 9/11 narrative. In the video, AMPAC members agree on the importance of their goal to erase Muslim responsibility for 9/11. Alam can be heard saying, "We have an opportunity to be part of this movement; we should all join. Don't bring up AMPAC. We join but give them ownership. They don't know why people are joining. Make friends and stay focused. There is a way to stretch the truth."
Also heard on the video speaking to the group via telephone is Muslim convert and radio talk show host Kevin James Barrett, listed by the Anti-Defamation League as one of the leading promoters of anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracy theories. Barrett, who spouts the usual Jewish blood libels, has asserted that the United States and Israel have pushed a genocidal war on Islam and targeted Muslims worldwide. In the video, he claims to have contact with 9/11 Truthers and Nation of Islam (NOI) members. Barrett recommends that the group focus on involving African-Americans and notes that NOI is "one of the best organized groups out there." He refers to Louis Farrakhan and his close relationship with Imam Siraj Wahhaj, a radical Islamist member of CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing who advocates the replacement of the U.S. government with an Islamic caliphate under sharia.
The Muslim Brotherhood has long been engaged in subversive influence operations at the highest levels of our government, according to The Muslim Brotherhood in America, the comprehensive course developed by Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy. This reality, sounded in the alarm by the National Security 5, is supported by the organization's own fairly recently discovered planning documents written decades ago. Clearly, the documented strategies and tactics of the Muslim Brotherhood are firmly in place, and their tentacles now reach far beyond the federal government into myriad unlikely facets of American society. No organization, special interest group, or governing body can expect to be immune to the threat posed by this seemingly omnipresent, subversive organization.