Terrorism expert Bill Gertz recently discussed the Muslim Brotherhood as one of the more threatening front groups pretending to embrace American values while in reality planning a jihadist future for this country. The islamist Fifth Column is obvious for anyone with eyes to see, but apparently that does not include Washington elites.
The Muslim Brotherhood memo on organizing Muslims in North America said that all members "must understand 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 believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions." [Jihadist threat, Washington Times 9/14/07]
As Gertz points out, many in Washington are still cluelessly pursuing strategies of touchy-feely outreach, which was employed at the recent Islamic Society of North America conference. ISNA has been identified as part of the Muslim Brotherhood, yet the DOJ legitimized them by attending their event. Wishing for more "moderate Muslims" to exist will not make it so.
In August, Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican, and Rep. Sue Myrick, North Carolina Republican, wrote to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to oppose the Justice Department's attendance at the ISNA conference in Chicago as a "grave mistake" because it would legitimize a group with "extremist origins."
The Justice Department said in response that its participation at the Labor Day weekend meeting was part of "outreach efforts ... to educate the public about how the department works to protect religious freedom, voting rights, economic opportunity, and many other rights."
In another reminder of how unwise it is to admit Muslims for any reason, the two Egyptians studying engineering in Florida who were arrested last month were found to have produced a video about how to build a remote bomb.
TAMPA - When a South Carolina police officer pulled over two Egyptian engineering students for speeding last month, he noticed one trying to put away a laptop computer.
That computer contained a 12-minute video showing how to take apart a remote-control toy car and reassemble the wiring to make it into a remote detonation device, a federal prosecutor said Friday. The video's narrator, a graduate student at the University of South Florida, said the device helped "to save one who wants to be a martyr for another battle," the prosecutor said. [USF Suspect Produced Video on Remote Controlled Explosives, Investigative Project]
Meanwhile in Europe, Muslims are protesting cartoonist Lars Vilks' drawing of Muhammed with the body of a dog. in addition, there has been a $100,000 reward offered for his murder, with an extra cash prize if he is "slaughtered like a lamb" — apparently a call for traditional head-chopping.
Like most other Americans, I could do without Islamist fatwas being brought to this country, but if Muslim immigration continues to increase, we can expect that expression of diversity also. We are not immune from the pain Europe has experienced from unwise immigration; we have merely been luckier in geography.