Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sharia, THE Threat to America --- the report from the Center for Security Policy

THE Threat to America --- the report from the Center for Security Policy

Hello, Patriots,
The following two articles, and the radio session, do an excellent job of explaining the whats and whys of the report from the Center for Security Policy called "Sharia, the Threat to America." I urge you all to download the report, http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p18523.xml, and take your time to read it; yes, it's long, but it'll be an eye-popper to most of you. THEN, please, if it's economically possible for you to make enough copies (I just had it double-sided copied and then bound for $17), TAKE it to your local city council members, your state rep and senator, and the local offices of U.S. rep and senator. Send this email to everyone you know and ask them to do the same.

This is the single most important document to come from an NGO, ever, in my opinion.

It is critical to our national security that Sharia is known and recognized for what it is. The sooner the better. Thank you for your help in spreading the word to those people who need the information the most: Our elected officials.

As always, my apologies to all to whom this is duplicated info, but better to duplicate than miss it. As a matter of fact, I might just send this out for the next 3-4 Wednesdays. :).

God bless the USA.

Go to Secure Freedom radio and listen to Frank Gaffney, Jr interview Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin, Andrew C. McCarthy, Diana West, and Stephen C. Coughlin, Esq    http://www.securefreedomradio.org/2010/09/15/september-15-2010-william-boykin-diana-west-stephen-coughlin-andy-mccarthy

Read the report here:   http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/upload/wysiwyg/article%20pdfs/Shariah%20-%20The%20Threat%20to%20America%20(Team%20B%20Report)%2009142010.pdf

Shariah a Danger to US, Security Pros Say

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 09:04 AM

By: Bill Gertz
A panel of national security experts who worked under Republican and Democratic presidents is urging the Obama administration to abandon its stance that Islam is not linked to terrorism, arguing that radical Muslims are using Islamic law to subvert the United States.

In a report set for release today, the panel states that "it is vital to the national security of the United States, and to Western civilization at large, that we do what we can to empower Islam's authentic moderates and reformers."

The study group, sponsored by the conservative-oriented Center for Security Policy, says in its report that proponents of advancing Islamic law mark the "crucial fault line" in Islam's internal divisions separating truly moderate Muslims, like the late Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, from the large portion of the world's 1 billion Muslims who advocate imposing what they call Shariah law throughout the world.

Mr. Wahid, who died in December, is a widely respected Muslim visionary who promoted pluralism in Indonesia, which has the world's largest population of Muslims.

According to the report, proponents of Shariah are "Muslim supremacists" waging "civilization jihad" along with the Islamist terrorists engaged in violent jihad, like al-Qaida.

The 19-member study group was led by retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence in the George W. Bush administration, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Harry E. Soyster, Defense Intelligence Agency director from 1988 to 1991.

Included in the team of former defense, law enforcement and intelligence officials were Clinton administration CIA Director R. James Woolsey and Andrew C. McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney in New York, a career counterterrorism prosecutor during the Clinton administration.

Frank Gaffney, director of the Center for Security Policy, said the Obama administration's policy is based on an incorrect assumption. The Team B report seeks to expose flaws in anti-terror programs, including the policy of not referring to al-Qaida and similar groups as "Islamist" to avoid offending Muslims, he said.

"What if it turns out that some of the people the Obama administration has been embracing are actually promoting the same totalitarian ideology and seditious agenda as al-Qaida, only they're doing it from White House Iftar dinners?" said Mr. Gaffney, referring to the daily meal eaten by Muslims to break their fast during Ramadan.

The group of experts was modeled after the official CIA Team B, whose 1976 contrary analysis said U.S. intelligence assessments had underestimated Soviet nuclear forces. That Team B report led to the military buildup under the Reagan administration.

John Brennan, deputy White House national security adviser for counterterrorism, told The Washington Times in June that he disagrees that "there is an Islamic dimension to terrorism."

The administration's policy of not using the word Islam and its derivatives to describe today's fundamentalist terrorists is aimed at "not according these individuals any religious legitimacy," he said.

A White House spokesman could not be reached for comment on the report or the administration's policy on political Islam.

Mr. Gaffney said the report concludes that U.S. government programs aimed at reaching out to Muslim groups that promote Shariah law "is not political correctness, it's submission."

The administration's failure to understand the Islamist nature of the terrorist threat is "inviting more violent jihad against this country," Mr. Gaffney said.

The report calls for a campaign against radical Islamists following the model used against communist ideology and activities during the Cold War, including infiltrating foreign-supported jihad groups by the FBI and other aggressive security measures.

"Today, the United States faces what is, if anything, an even more insidious ideological threat: the totalitarian socio-political doctrine that Islam calls Shariah," the report says.

"Though it certainly has spiritual elements, it would be a mistake to think of Shariah as a 'religious' code in the Western sense because it seeks to regulate all manner of behavior in the secular sphere — economic, social, military, legal, and political."

The Team B report calls for developing a counterstrategy to Islamist ideology, but notes that understanding the nature of the enemy is a critical first step.

"That cannot be done by following the failed strategy of fictionalizing the state of Islam in the vain hope that reality will, at some point, catch up to the benign fable," the report says. "Empowering the condign elements of Islam requires a candid assessment, which acknowledges the strength of Shariah — just as defeat of 20th century totalitarian ideologies required an acknowledgment of, and respect for, their malevolent capabilities."

The Shariah system is "totalitarian" and incompatible with the U.S. Constitution's guarantees of democratic lawmaking, freedom of conscience, individual liberty and freedom of expression, including the right to analyze and criticize Shariah law, the report states.

The report cites the 1991 document from the Muslim Brotherhood in North America describing a covert process of Islamic "settlement" in the United States. The plan is to carry out a "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," the document stated.

The Egyptian-origin Muslim Brotherhood is the most important entity promoting Islamic supremacism, the report says.

Republican and Democratic administrations failed to understand the ideological nature of the terrorist enemy, the report says, including its ultimate goal of reinstating a totalitarian Islamic caliphate with Shariah imposed globally.

© Copyright 2010 The Washington Times, LLC
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ShariahDangerSecurityPros/2010/09/15/id/370342 
 

Go to Secure Freedom radio and listen to Frank Gaffney, Jr interview Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin, Andrew C. McCarthy, Diana West, and Stephen C. Coughlin, Esq   http://www.securefreedomradio.org/2010/09/15/september-15-2010-william-boykin-diana-west-stephen-coughlin-andy-mccarthy 

 Shariah Law Exposed as Threat
by Connie Hair
09/15/2010

A group of highly respected national security professionals dubbed “Team B II” are releasing a major new study today of the threat America faces from Islamic shariah law currently creeping into our legal system.

HUMAN EVENTS got an advance look at the document. The report, entitled “Shariah: The Threat to America” is now available in full online at www.ShariahTheThreat.org.

This much-needed analysis takes a fresh look at shariah law, placing vital information in the hands of average, everyday Americans and intelligence officials alike and offers a chilling threat assessment of shariah’s crushing incompatibility with the U.S. Constitution.
The report is being released today at a Capitol Hill press conference by members of the “Team B II” threat assessment team. Those team members include former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy and Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney.

Members of Congress also present to support the release are Representatives Trent Franks (R.-Ariz.), Pete Hoekstra (R.-Mich.) and Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.).

During the Cold War with Soviet Russia, analysis from the CIA and other intelligence agencies had missed the mark by basing threat assessments on input from policymakers, not on actual, factual threat doctrine. In 1976, “Team B” was formed to take a more thorough, realistic look at the enemy.

Their 1976 work product challenged then-prevailing official U.S. government intelligence estimates of the intentions and offensive capabilities of the Soviet Union and the policy known as "de├Čtente" that such estimates ostensibly justified.

Given today’s politically correct climate, the likelihood of a federal government-driven “Team B” threat assessment scenario at this crucial time is remote.

This study from highly respected, top intelligence and policy experts is the result of months of analysis, discussion and drafting and focuses on the preeminent totalitarian threat of our time: the legal-political-military doctrine known within Islam as shariah.

Other distinguished members of “Team B II” are: former CIA Director R. James Woolsey; Lt. Gen. Harry “Ed” Soyster, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, former commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet; Ambassador Henry Cooper, former director of Strategic Defense Initiative; and Joseph Schmitz, former inspector general at the Department of Defense.

The analysis provides a comprehensive "second opinion" to official U.S. government assessments and characterizations of the shariah threat. It offers examples from history and from widely accepted sources of authority in the Islamic community to present the unfiltered nature of shariah law, challenging today’s assumptions euphemistically described as "violent extremism"—as well as the policies of co-existence, accommodation and submission that are rooted in those assumptions.

A sample from the report:

Tolerance in America Versus the Quran

“This brief examination of American principles establishes that American principles are principles of liberty are rooted in mutual toleration. It follows that, in the United States, liberty was never intended to tolerate the intolerant and its citizens were never intended to tolerate totalitarian doctrines. Put differently, intolerant, totalitarian doctrines are in direct conflict with the stated purpose of American government ‘to secure these rights [endowed by their Creator].’

“Even a fairly superficial reading of the Quran and other primary source documents of shariah reveals that it is a political-military-legal doctrine, rather than a religion as defined by the American standards mentioned above. The prominent Islamic scholar Abdul Mawdudi concurs with this assessment, saying: “But the truth is that Islam is not the name of a ‘Religion,’ nor is ‘Muslim’ the title of a ‘Nation.’ In reality, Islam is a revolutionary ideology and program which seeks to alter the social order of the whole world and rebuild it in conformity with its own tenets and ideals.”

“Shariah is, moreover, a doctrine that mandates the rule of Allah over all aspects of society. Specifically, in contrast—and fundamentally at odds—with the Virginia Statute for Religious Liberty, shariah holds that God did not create the mind free, but in subservience to the will of Allah (as detailed in shariah). The condition of human beings is submission to Allah, not freedom.”

From submission, dhimmitude and shariah blasphemy codes to “fear as reason” policy, this analysis offers a stunning look at what “moderates” and “violent extremists” alike desire—including so-called “moderates” like Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.

They seek an America that is “shariah compliant.”

Conclusions offered in the report are an eye-opener.  Another sampling:

“Under successive presidencies, the United States has failed to understand, let alone counter successfully, the threat posed to its constitutional form of government and free society by shariah. In the past, such failures were reckless. Today, they are intolerable.

“The preceding pages document shariah’s true supremacist and totalitarian character. They make clear its incompatibility with the Constitution as the only source of law for this country. As we have seen, shariah explicitly seeks to replace representative governance with an Islamic state, to destroy sovereign and national polities with a global caliphate.

“If shariah is thus viewed as an alien legal system hostile to and in contravention of the U.S. Constitution, and as one which dictates both violent and non-violent means to a capable audience ready to act imminently, then logically, those who seek to establish shariah in America—whether by violent means or by stealth—can be said to be engaged in criminal sedition, not the protected practice of a religion.”

And a further sampling of the recommendations in the report reflect the seriousness of the threat we face from an ideology that has covertly permeated our government institutions.

“While detailed recommendations for adopting a more prudential and effective strategy for surviving shariah’s onslaught are beyond the scope of this study, several policy and programmatic changes are clearly in order. These include:

• U.S. policy-makers, financiers, businessmen, judges, journalists, community leaders and the public at large must be equipped with an accurate understanding of the nature of shariah and the necessity of keeping America shariah-free. At a minimum, this will entail resisting—rather than acquiescing to—the concerted efforts now being made to allow that alien and barbaric legal code to become established in this country as an alternate, parallel system to the Constitution and the laws enacted pursuant to it. Arguably, this is already in effect for those who have taken an oath to “support and defend” the Constitution, because the requirement is subsumed in that oath.

• U.S. government agencies and organizations should cease their outreach to Muslim communities through Muslim Brotherhood fronts whose mission is to destroy our country from within as such practices are both reckless and counterproductive. Indeed, these activities serve to legitimate, protect and expand the influence of our enemies. They conduce to no successful legal outcome that cannot be better advanced via aggressive prosecution of terrorists, terror-funders and other lawbreakers. It also discourages patriotic Muslims from providing actual assistance to the U.S. government lest they be marked for ostracism or worse by the Brothers and other shariah-adherent members of their communities.

• In keeping with Article VI of the Constitution, extend bans currently in effect that bar members of hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan from holding positions of trust in federal, state, or local governments or the armed forces of the United States to those who espouse or support shariah. Instead, every effort should be made to identify and empower Muslims who are willing publicly to denounce shariah.

• Practices that promote shariah—notably, shariah-compliant finance and the establishment or promotion in public spaces or with public funds of facilities and activities that give preferential treatment to shariah’s adherents—are incompatible with the Constitution and the freedoms it enshrines and must be proscribed.

• Sedition is prohibited by law in the United States. To the extent that imams and mosques are being used to advocate shariah in America, they are promoting seditious activity and should be warned that they will not be immune from prosecution.”

Much, much more at the link .
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=39004

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