By Bob Bennett
By any logical measure, since the catastrophic attack on 9/11 we’ve been engaged in a world war against the West, conducted by a Global Jihad Movement. For the first time since 1812, a war is being fought right on Main Street, America—through ISIS infiltration, radicalization of Muslims living in America and an unsuspected fifth column that operates freely. We recently saw 14 Americans shot down at the most ordinary of American events: a Christmas party. Apparently, the shooter was one of their coworkers, who had been radicalized for some time by a process that mystifies all but a handful of terror experts—who are largely ignored, as they are not PC.
Few non-military commentators—much less our commander in chief—show any awareness that we’re in a war, nor any knowledge of the enemy. Thus, this is a conflict unlike any in history. The reason for this phenomenal unpreparedness is that war has been declared on us by a significant segment of a religion. Because of that, the Left—and the enemy itself—have used Political Correctness to render Islam a forbidden topic of discussion, to veil the menace of jihad and to render our once-puissant intelligence community farcical.
PC therefore threatens the very survival of America.
The weaponization of words
In the early 1990s, according to discoverthenetworks.org, the term Islamophobia “was invented and promoted by the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), a front group of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, a onetime member of IIIT, was present when the term was created, says DTN. Muhammad discloses its intended use: “This loathsome term is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliché conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics.”
He says the IIIT Islamists designed “Islamophobia” to emulate gay activists’ term “homophobia.” The construction of the two words implies that critics have an irrational fear of gays or Muslims, as the case may be.
Ironically, if the Islamists had a gay in their clutches, they would cheerfully hurl him off a roof. But they saw the usefulness of such a word in their movement. Limitless backing from the Saudis, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)—together with groups on American soil, like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—made “Islamophobia” a far more potent weapon than the gays’ invention. It’s turned America from a righteously angry nation where nearly 3,000 people had been murdered by Islamic terrorists into a nation endlessly apologizing for imaginary abuse against Muslims.
This clever use of Political Correctness has successfully concealed the existence of the Global Jihad Movement, though evidence of its existence is widely available on the Internet. The Movement openly proclaims its intent to destroy Western governments and replace them with shariah-compliant Islam.
Political Correctness as mental disorder
A proper defense requires knowing the enemy, said Sun Tzu. The Left has used Political Correctness to deny us that knowledge by rejecting any link between Islam and terrorism. If we intend to win, we first must recognize this as a tactic to achieve our defeat.
That tactic has generated the fantasy that there is a “moderate Islam,” with whom we can work to defeat terror. That, in turn has encouraged an appalling partnership between the FBI and the enemy itself, in the form of Islamist advocacy groups the DOJ has “identified as fronts for international terrorist organizations” in court, and others linked to terror.
These groups advise the FBI how to avoid offending Muslims; the Agency, in return, gives awards to people with terror links and lauds organizations headed by Hamas fans, such as this one cited by Patrick Poole, in PJ Media:
“In June 2002, Director Mueller took fire for a speech to the American Muslim Council (AMC), which his spokesman described as ‘the most mainstream Muslim group in the United States.’ A storm of pre-speech criticism failed to deter him. During the speech, Mueller asked the group for their help in fighting terrorism.”
But the AMC was headed by Abdurahman al-Amoudi, who two years before, had shouted at a rally in front of the White House: “We are all supporters of Hamas.…I am also a supporter of Hezbollah.” Poole wrote that Almoudi had been under FBI scrutiny “almost a decade for funneling money between Osama bin Laden and ‘Blind Sheikh’ Omar Abdel Rahman.”
The practitioners of PC scored their greatest win in 2011 when, as Patrick Poole wrote in TheBlaze, the Obama White House compelled the FBI and other agencies to “Purge all federal government training materials of biased materials”—content linking Islam with terror—in response to a letter signed by fifty-seven U.S. Islamic groups, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), CAIR and MPAC. It was sent to Obama’s ‘counterterrorism czar’ John Brennan,” CIA director, today.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council—MPAC … “has been criticized for publications defending terrorist organizations and equating Islamic suicide attacks with Patrick Henry and ‘American freedom fighters,’” Poole writes; CAIR and ISNA were among the groups the DOJ had identified as terror fronts.
As for exactly what was purged, a study done by terrorism expert Stephen Coughlin for Rep. Louis Gohmert revealed that certain words—some of which were used hundreds of times in the 911 Commission Report—had vanished from the FBI’s Counter-Terrorism Analytical Lexicon—words like: “Islam,” “Muslim,” “jihad”—even “enemy.”
Yet, FBI director Mueller told members of the House Judiciary Committee that “I can say absolutely and with certainty that political correctness played no role in the efforts I undertook to make certain that we will give the best training to our personnel.” 876 documents were removed after being found inappropriate, Mueller said. [Emphasis added.]
Cairo-based correspondent, Cheri Nocita Berens, relates that “2011 [was] the peak period when the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Libya and Syria were committing acts of terror and trying to enforce an Islamic state in each of those countries. It was important for the MB to silence critics of Islam in America.”
The Muslim Brotherhood and Civilization Jihad
The Muslim Brotherhood is the world’s most important terror and political organization, with branches worldwide. Its motto is: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest aspiration.”
We could term the Brotherhood “the political wing” of the Global Jihad Movement, though it is, at its heart, a terror organization: Hamas is one of its offshoots and another, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, slaughtered 58 tourists in the Valley of the Kings in 1997. The Brotherhood has been at war with Egypt, since July of 2013, when President Mohammed Morsi, who had brought in a Muslim Brotherhood government, was deposed. View the Brotherhood at work in Egypt in this 2013 video. H/T cheriberens.net:
Its plan for America is plainly stated in a document, from a huge trove of Brotherhood files, seized during a 2004 raid on the Virginia home of Ismael Elbarasse, “a former board member of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) and Hamas activist,” reports the Investigative Project on Terrorism. The Plan:
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan [brothers] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
— “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,” 1981
View background and full document here.
“All those documents in Elbarasse’s home were phenomenally important because for the first time it revealed the Muslim Brotherhood’s existence,” said Steve Emerson, who helms the Investigative Project, “They disclosed the whole structure of the Muslim Brotherhood,… It showed their agenda. That discovery was absolutely the greatest intelligence yield in 40 years.”
The “Civilization Jihad” ordered in the Memorandum is the flip side of the terrorism coin. Center for Security Policy head, Frank Gaffney describes it thusly:
“Civilization jihad is a form of political and psychological warfare that includes multi-layered cultural subversion, the co-opting of senior leaders, influence operations, propaganda and other means of insinuating shariah gradually into Western societies.”
That means the relentless wheedling of shariah into every crevice of American life—the courts, the schools, the media, movies—everywhere. Since PC silences all critics, eventually they will win, especially if large numbers of Muslims migrate to America. But politics is prelude to violent jihad. Gaffney calls Civilization Jihad operatives pre-violent. He warns that “Stealthy jihad tactics are…tactics to prepare the U.S. battlefield for the inevitable violence to come.”
Refusal to define the enemy sabotages the War on Terror
The overarching purpose of today’s Political Correctness is to blind America to the true nature of Islam, and to conceal the mission of the Global Jihad Movement: the spread of Islam and shariah across the world. The truth that the PCers work to obscure is, the terrorists are exactly interpreting Islam. There’s no “misinterpretation,” no “hijacking of Islam.” The authors of Shariah the Threat—19 top national security professionals—define the partition within Islam and the steps we must take, for the West to survive:
Shariah is the crucial fault line of Islam’s internecine struggle. On one side of the divide are Muslim reformers and authentic moderates— [to them] shariah is a reference point for a Muslim’s personal conduct, not … to be imposed on the life of a pluralistic society.
The other side of the divide is dominated by Muslim supremacists…Islamists, [who]…seek to impose a … global totalitarian system … called a caliphate. [To them] …shariah is an immutable, compulsory system that Muslims are obliged to install and the world required to adopt….
Our leaders have failed to perceive…the real progress being made by the Muslim Brotherhood in insinuating shariah into the very heartland of America through stealthy means. The defeat of the [enemy] … requires that the American people and their leaders be aroused to the high stakes in this war, as well as to the very real possibility that we could lose, absent a determined and vigorous program to keep America shariah-free.
Fourteen Americans were slaughtered in San Bernardino after a neighbor, who witnessed suspicious activity, kept silent so as not to be accused of profiling. If we intend to survive as a constitutional republic, we can no longer afford the luxury of letting the Left and the Islamists set the limits of what can be discussed. Political Correctness must be abolished. There is no place in any war for self-doubt or confusion about the enemy—not if we mean to win.