In 2005, the current leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahiri said "I say to you that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media. We are in a media battle in a race for the hearts and minds of our Ummah (global Muslim community)."
"The Islamic nation must be fully prepared to fight the tyrants and the enemies of Allah as a prelude to establishing the Islamic State."
By-Laws of the International Muslim Brotherhood
"Killing is to continue until the unbelievers pay jizyah after they are humbled or overpowered."
Islam and Modernism, Taqi Usmani (2006)
Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani
One of the leading Islamic Scholars alive today.
Deputy Chairman, Fiqh Council for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Former Judge, Pakistani Supreme Court
"We do not disassociate Islam from war. On the contrary, disassociating Islam from war is the reason for our defeat. We are fighting in the name of Islam. Religion must lead to war."
Qatar TV, February 25, 2006
Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Al Qaradawi
Preeminent Islamic Scholar in the world
Leading Legal Jurist of the International Muslim Brotherhood
Chairman - International Union of Muslim Scholars
"This means that you wage war so that the evil sovereignty of beings other than that of Allah is wiped out and only the law of God operates in the world."
U.S. Training Guide for Muslims published in approximately 2002 by
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS)
"To be true Muslims we must prepare and be ready for jihad in Allah's way...The military education is glued to the faith and it's meaning, and the duty to follow it."
Islamic High School text book, Islamic Center of Oakland (and elsewhere)
"This country (America) will become a Muslim country."
Former Islamic Advisor to President Clinton and convicted Al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi
Islamic Association for Palestine (Hamas) 2006 National Conference (U.S.)
The civilian and military leadership in America, and much of the West, is strikingly blind to and grossly ignorant of the swiftly growing threat we face from the Global Islamic Movement.
Yet those inside government agencies, members of the military, and American citizens who have taken the time to get educated on this threat are horrified at the grand canyon size schism between the reality of the threat and the posture the United States government continues to take - a position which can only be characterized as "Aiding and Abetting" the enemy, Material Support for Designated Terrorist organizations (Al Qaeda and others), and Treason.
Patriots are asking themselves, "How can this be happening?
It is happening because we are at war - and we are losing.
Al Qaeda understands the majority of this war is being fought in the Information Battlespace - propaganda, influence operations, and political subversion, are but a few of the tools.
When the Muslim Brotherhood states in their strategic memorandum they are waging Civilization Jihad to "destroy Western civilization from within" and they are going to do it by getting U.S. leadership to do their bidding for them - they mean it.
We are in a war against an enemy who states they are Muslims fighting Jihad in the Cause of Allah in order to impose Islamic Law and re-establish the global Islamic State (Caliphate). Al Qaeda says it, the Muslim Brotherhood says it, nation-states say it, martyrs say it on their videos, and all of the jihadis we have captured before or after the act (if they lived) all say they did what they did because it is a command to wage jihad until Sharia is the law of the land. Yet, in the FBI, DHS, and U.S. military, all training on Islamic Law, specifically the requirements of Jihad and the Law of Jihad cannot be taught. Why?
Because we are in a war - primarily an information war - and we are losing.
100% of all published Islamic Law only defines "Jihad" as warfare against non-Muslims. Yet, at the leadership level of our civilian government and military, they are still "pondering" what the "root meaning" of Jihad really is. How can something so objectively clear be so difficult for our leadership to grasp?
How can it be that the most prominent Islamic organizations in America have been identified as being a part of the Muslim Brotherhood's Movement, yet their leaders serve in advisory roles across the entire spectrum of our government - including the FBI, CIA, and DHS?
In 2012, five Republican Members of Congress layed out the evidence of the Muslim Brotherhood's network in America and asked the Inspector Generals of key government agencies to consider opening investigations. These Members of Congress were not publicly blasted by Democrats or the media for this, but by John McCain, John Boehner, Marco Rubio, Eric Cantor, and others. Why?
Because we are losing in the Information Battlespace. As a matter of fact, we are not even engaging the enemy there.
The U.S. Department of State wrote the Constitutions in Iraq and Afghanistan which created Islamic States under which Sharia is the law of the land. Two check marks on Al Qaeda's regional objectives list. Civilization Jihad "by our hands." How could this happen considering our military crushed the enemy on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan?
How can Jewish Rabbis across America hold "religious outreach" events with known members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood who are usually also leaders of Hamas? How was Sheriff Baca of America's largest county - Los Angeles - able to regularly raise money for Hamas (dba CAIR) without being prosecuted after being told publicly in a hearing by a U.S. Congressman that CAIR is a Hamas entity?
How are elected and appointed officials and law enforcement officers able to publicly promote known Hamas, Al Qaeda, and Muslim Brotherhood organizations with no repercussions?
Because we are at war - a war in the information battlespace - and we are losing.
Our government provided material support to the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda in Libya and are now doing the same in Syria. Isn't this in violation of U.S. law? Wouldn't any U.S. citizen be prosecuted for this?
Sharia Compliant Finance (SCF) is now promoted by major banks across the globe because Islamic Scholars (like Taqi Usmani and Yusuf Qaradawi - see above) tell the leaders of major financial institutions that SCF is simply a way for Muslims to handle their money in accordance with "religious practices." Yet, a portion of the money associated with SCF must go to support Jihad - "terrorism" - in accordance with Sharia. How can this be?
Because we are at war - and we are losing.
Friends, our enemy has insinuated itself inside local school boards, civic groups, universities, political circles, and is driving the "religious outreach" efforts across this country. Well intentioned but naive people are being drawn in an used by the enemy to defend the enemy and "stand up" for their "religious" rights.
Men and women in positions of leadership in this nation have not even taken the time to get to know an enemy that unequivocally states he wishes to destroy us.
But, the enemy has taken the time to know us. This enemy knows us very well. The enemy knows American leaders are more concerned with their reputations and not being embarrassed than defending the Constitution by all means necessary.
The enemy uses intimidation and pressure tactics - they call it the "political pressure approach" - to get what they want. What do they want? They never want us to look at authoritative Islamic Law. They want to shut down all conversations about the Islamic threat. They want us looking anywhere but to Islam to define the threat. Therefore, "Violent extremism" or some other made up and useless phrase becomes the focus of the day.
Advising our senior leaders, controlling the language we use to describe the threat, and shutting down any critique of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic Doctrine are their goals. It appears they are batting a thousand.
This is much more a counterintelligence and espionage issue than it is a counterterrorism one. So we will keep focusing on Counterterrorism - things that go boom and people who want to make them go boom. That will be our focus. And while we are doing it, the enemy will continue to work with our leaders to create foreign and domestic counterterrorism policy which serves the enemy's purposes, softens the ground domestically gets law enforcement to back off so as not to "offend" the Muslim Community, and turns a blind eye to facts and evidence identifying the threat to the American people.
We will continue to let Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Al Qaeda leaders to teach our military and law enforcement about "Islam" while the Brotherhood and Hamas build $100 million dollar Islamic Centers across America which their own documents state are military outposts from which jihad will be launched.
And all the while the "mainstream" media in America - ABC, NBC, CBS - is silent...even when Al Qaeda is involved.
Friends, until we realize how dire the situation is, we cannot even begin to discuss solutions. Once you understand how dire the situation is, the solutions required become a whole lot clearer.Josh Tolley