As na­tional se­cu­rity weak­ens, Is­lamiza­tion surges The rise of Mus­lim rad­i­cals in Bri­tain gives us a glimpse of the fu­ture

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

As al Qaeda raises its black flag of ji­had over parts of Iraq lib­er­ated from its clutches at the cost of enor­mous Amer­i­can blood and trea­sure, we are get­ting a taste of what Pres­i­dent Obama’s se­rial na­tional se­cu­rity fraud is wreaking around the world. Re­mem­ber back in the 2012 cam­paign when he told us, re­peat­edly, that al Qaeda was “on the path to de­feat”? That was a deliberate fraud, meant to shore up his com­man­der-in-chief cre­den­tials at a time when he (wrongly) thought they might prop­erly be se­ri­ously chal­lenged by Repub­li­can Mitt Rom­ney.

Re­mem­ber when the ji­hadists’ flag was flown over the U.S. Em­bassy in Cairo and ac­com­pa­nied the mur­der­ous sack­ing of two Amer­i­can fa­cil­i­ties in Beng­hazi on Sept. 11, 2012? Th­ese events were symp­to­matic of our na­tion’s per­ceived weak­ness — a per­cep­tion that is, as for­mer De­fense Sec­re­tary Don­ald H. Rums­feld says, “provoca­tive.” (The fail­ure of the Repub­li­can lead­er­ship in the House to hold the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion ac­count­able for such ou­trages — or even to es­tab­lish the truth about th­ese de­ba­cles — is the sub­ject of a scorch­ing let­ter from con­ser­va­tive lead­ers, fam­i­lies of the fallen and oth­ers de­liv­ered on Mon­day.)

Re­mem­ber when Mr. Obama as­sured us that there were “mod­er­ates” among the Syr­ian op­po­si­tion and that we should bomb their enemy, Bashar As­sad, to pun­ish him and, pre­sum­ably, with a view to bring­ing them to power. As a prac­ti­cal mat­ter, the only peo­ple who count among the “rebels” are Is­lamists, whose su­prem­a­cist Shariah doc­trine re­quires them in­evitably to seek our de­struc­tion.

The same goes for Mr. As­sad’s Shi­ite back­ers in Iran and Hezbol­lah. They hate the Sun­nis of the Mus­lim Brother­hood and its off­shoots, such as al Qaeda. They are per­fectly will­ing, though, to make com­mon cause against us when­ever the op­por­tu­nity presents it­self. Think Sept. 11.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea. We have been re­peat­edly de­ceived by Team Obama about the na­ture of the enemy we face. Our Is­lamist en­e­mies have only grown more for­mi­da­ble and more nu­mer­ous, are on the march in more places and are more em­bold­ened by what they rightly see as our sub­mis­sion.

What is es­pe­cially wor­ri­some is that the wages of the in­ep­ti­tude — or worse — of Amer­i­can lead­ers in the face of such threats are im­mensely in­creased by the fact that scarcely any among them are even aware that we face yet another kind of ji­had: the stealthy type the Mus­lim Brother­hood calls “civ­i­liza­tion ji­had.”

We know from a se­cret plan prov­i­den­tially dis­cov­ered in An­nan­dale, Va., in 2004 that the Mus­lim Brother­hood is us­ing sub­ver­sion and sedi­tion to de­stroy Western civ­i­liza­tion “from within.” A new pa­per pub­lished by the Gate­stone In­sti­tute’s So­eren Kern en­ti­tled the “Is­lamiza­tion of Bri­tain in 2013” doc­u­ments how far ad­vanced this de­struc­tion is in the land of our clos­est Euro­pean ally — and what is in store for the rest of the West if we re­main obliv­i­ous to this threat.

The fol­low­ing are among the most ap­palling lead­ing in­di­ca­tors of the United King­dom’s in­ex­orable sub­mis­sion to Shariah:

“In Jan­uary, Mus­lim gangs were filmed loi­ter­ing on streets in Lon­don and de­mand­ing that passers-by con­form to Is­lamic Shariah law. In a se­ries of videos, the self-pro­claimed vig­i­lantes — who call them­selves Mus­lim Lon­don Pa­trol — are seen abus­ing nonMus­lim pedes­tri­ans and re­peat­edly shout­ing, ‘This is a Mus­lim area.’ One video records the men shout­ing: ‘Al­lah is the great­est! Is­lam is here, whether you like it or not. We are here. We are here. What we need is Is­lam. What we need is Shariah.’

“In April, a doc­u­men­tary se­cretly filmed in­side sev­eral of the 85 Is­lamic Shariah Law courts op­er­at­ing in Bri­tain ex­posed the sys­tem­atic dis­crim­i­na­tion that many women are suf­fer­ing at the hands of Mus­lim ju­rists … . The un­der­cover in­ves­ti­ga­tion proves what has long been sus­pected: namely, that Shariah courts, which op­er­ate in mosques and houses across Bri­tain, rou­tinely is­sue rul­ings on do­mes­tic and mar­i­tal is­sues ac­cord­ing to Is­lamic Shariah law that are at odds with Bri­tish law. Al­though Shariah rul­ings are not legally bind­ing, those sub­ject to the rul­ings of­ten feel obliged to obey them as a mat­ter of re­li­gious be­lief, or be­cause of pres­sure from fam­ily and com­mu­nity mem­bers to do so.

“[There has been] a wave of sex crimes in­volv­ing preda­tory Mus­lim taxi driv­ers who are rap­ing fe­male pas­sen­gers. The num­ber of so-called taxi rapes is snow­balling to such an ex­tent that a Bri­tish judge has is­sued a warn­ing that no woman can ex­pect to be safe while trav­el­ing in a cab.

“In June, the Cen­tral Crim­i­nal Court of Eng­land and Wales (aka the Old Bai­ley) sen­tenced seven mem­bers of a Mus­lim ‘child-groom­ing’ gang based in Ox­ford to at least 95 years in prison for rap­ing, tor­tur­ing and traf­fick­ing Bri­tish girls as young as 11 … . Ac­cord­ing to gov­ern­ment es­ti­mates that are be­lieved to be ‘just the tip of the ice­berg,’ at least 2,500 Bri­tish chil­dren have so far been con­firmed to be vic­tims of groom­ing gangs, and another 20,000 chil­dren are at risk of sex­ual ex­ploita­tion. At least 27 po­lice forces are cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing 54 al­leged child-groom­ing gangs across Eng­land and Wales.”

Do you think th­ese sorts of things can’t hap­pen in Amer­ica? A decade ago, most Bri­tish couldn’t have imag­ined them hap­pen­ing there, ei­ther. Don’t worry, though, the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion says you have noth­ing to fear — ex­cept from those of us who are rais­ing the alarm about its sub­mis­sive poli­cies and se­rial na­tional se­cu­rity fraud. Frank J. Gaffney Jr. was an as­sis­tant sec­re­tary of de­fense un­der Pres­i­dent Rea­gan. He is pres­i­dent of the Center for Se­cu­rity Pol­icy (Se­cureFree­dom.org), a colum­nist for The Wash­ing­ton Times and host of the na­tion­ally syn­di­cated pro­gram, Se­cure Free­dom Ra­dio.

ILLUSTRATION BY GREG GROESCH/THE WASH­ING­TON TIMES

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.