Sunday, June 1, 2008

"The Jihad Project": archive

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Muslims Bros Writing the FBI training manuals - A tale of two "alleged terror plots" -

It's remarkable that Government Ministers (at least this one is still on message), who's first duty is to protect, keep seeing isolated murder plots in a sea of religious benevolence. No sustained campaign, or connected dots here. They still don't get the message that THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL US! Here just two prominent cases playing out right now, both involving women. The first is the arrest of Jihad Jane and her little cotery of murderous madmen, the second on the trial of Brussels' Black Bride, Malika El Aroud.

The Seattle Times: "Irish police free 3 in alleged artist murder plot"

Three Muslims arrested over an alleged plot to assassinate Swedish artist Lars Vilks have been freed without charge, but three other men and an American woman remain in custody, Irish police said Saturday. (...) >>>

VOA: "Alleged al-Qaida Terrorist Cell on Trial in Brussels"

Nine alleged members of an al-Qaida terrorist cell are on trial in Brussels on charges of having recruited jihadists and prepared terrorist attacks. Seven of the terror suspects appeared in a Brussels court. Two others are still on the run and being judged in absentia. The nine are charged with recruiting militants for al-Qaida and having planned terrorist attacks. (...) >>>

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Mar 13, 2010
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The true meaning of Jihad -

Hudson NY: "P.A. Minister: "Nobody Has the Right to Declare the End of Jihad"

(...) "The literal meaning of 'Jihad' is the exertion of efforts - exerting your efforts and investing your energy. Jihad for the sake of Allah means exerting your efforts in order to elevate the word of Allah - whether these efforts are mental, physical, financial, or verbal. In this, the words of the Prophet Muhammad are true: 'Wage Jihad against infidels or the polytheists with your money, your souls, and your tongues.' Wage Jihad against the polytheists with money. (...)

"In Our Resistance to the Enemy, We Must Choose the Means and Methods that Will Grant Us Victory, Benefit Us, and Minimize Our Losses. Some people believe that Jihad means nothing but bearing arms and fighting the enemy. This is indeed Jihad, but it is not the only Jihad. There is the Jihad of the word, the Jihad of money, the Jihad of resistance, and the Jihad of defense. This is what we need to understand about the meaning of 'resistance.' (...) >>>

Feb. 9, 2010
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SeaWiFS collected this view of the Arabian Pen...Image via Wikipedia
Well, if they're anything as good as the Christmas bomber we'd better expand the women's correctional system ...

Telegraph: "Al-Qaeda has trained female suicide bombers to attack West, US officials warn"

The women, who may have a "non Arab" appearance and be travelling on Western passports, have been prepared for their missions by the Yemeni group responsible for the operation to blow up an airliner over the United States on Christmas Day. Details of the bombers emerged just hours after British spy chiefs raised the UK threat state to "severe" amid fears that al-Qaeda was planning a wave of attacks against western targets. (...) Terror experts within the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, a unit of MI5, now believe that an attack against the UK is "highly likely". US law enforcement agents have been told to be on the lookout for female suicide bombers who may attempt to enter the country. At least two are believed to be connected to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula which dispatched underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who tried unsuccessfully to bring down a transatlantic airliner over Detroit. Richard Clarke, a former chief White House counter terrorism adviser, said: "They have trained women. (...) A US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations report has also revealed that around 70 American citizens, some ex-convicts, have disappeared into Yemen and Somalia and pose a Jihadist threat to the US. (...) Abdulmutallab, who tried to set off a bomb in his underwear, has warned his FBI interrogators that up to 20 "more like me" may be preparing further attacks. >>>


Jan. 24, 2010
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Boring from within:

PJTV: "The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets", a video presented by the ever incisive Bill Whittle

Part II

More on My Free Press

Jan. 10, 2010
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Atlas Shrugs: "HIZB-UT-TAHRIR CONVENTION IN CHICAGO: WOULD THEY HOST A NEO-NAZI CONVENTION?"

Back on June 18th, I published the video and post ISLAM IN AMERICA: "FALL OF CAPITALISM AND RISE OF ISLAM", a conference planning jihad and the take over of America. No media, no politician, no statesman has spoken against this century's Nazis staging a huge conference to attack and destroy America -- in Chicago. If this were a KKK conference or some white supremacist conference, they would descend like the locusts that they are.

Hizb ut-Tahrir America (HTA) indicated that it had transitioned from its covert status to a public phase of operations by issuing an announcement, signed in its own name, that it would host a conference in July 2009 to support the establishment of a Caliphate. The promotional video can be viewed on YouTube. The event, titled "The Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Islam," is scheduled for Sunday, July 19th, 2009, at the Aqsa School in Bridgeview, Illinois. (...) >>>

July 19, 2009
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Tea and Politics: "Indian Police: Pakistan Terror Group Attacked Village?"

The possibility of Pakistan-based terror groups being behind a 'rocket' attack on Saturday night near an Indian village is not being ruled out by Indian security officials. (...) Meanwhile videos of the attacks from last year in Mumbay have been posted in Youtube (...) >>>

July 6, 2009
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... we ignore it at our peril. Marx was on to something very powerful when he systemized his dialectic of  oppressors versus oppressed. I stumbled upon this victimhood theme and the Sorelian myth it can potentially morph into watching an early speech by Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. Perceived victimhood is a powerful motivation for terrorism, war, coersion, revolution, tyranny, mass murder, ethnic cleansing, cannibalism, (need I go on?). After the proletarian classes and the German Volk, we now have the oppressed religion of piece:

The Washington Times: "EDITORIAL: The jihad at home - Ignoring the enemies among us"

It's a sad day in America when the shooting of an abortion doctor stops the presses but no one notices two soldiers gunned down by an Islamist. (...) This is the second homegrown terror event by black Muslim converts in as many months. (...) According to Mr. Kouri, the problem of radical recruitment among the black population is severe. "They proselytize young people who are persistently being told by society that they have been victimized," he said. (...) >>>

June 3, 2009
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AFP: "Muslims in fresh Athens demo over alleged Koran insult"

More than 1,000 Muslim migrants and leftists demonstrated in Athens Friday over an alleged police insult to the Koran, a week after two similar protests degenerated into clashes with anti-riot police.The protest was called by leftist and anti-racist groups after a police officer allegedly tore up some sheets of paper with extracts from the Muslim holy book belonging to an Iraqi migrant during an identity check last week. "We want this officer put on trial, and we ask the government to protect our prayer sites in Athens," said Zuri, a Moroccan protester.

(...) Greece's main Muslim and migrant organisations distanced themselves from the migrant demonstration, preferring to take judicial action instead. "Our problems can be solved by dialogue, not demonstrations," said Ahmet Moavia, head of the Greek Migrants' Forum. "The real agenda is migrants' rights in Greece which include issues of religion," he told AFP. "Muslim Arabs will not participate because there is a political agenda which has nothing to do with Islam," said Naim El Gadour, chairman of the Muslim Union of Greece. (...) >>>

- Caption I: Muslim rage in Athens, H/T AFP; Caption II: "Islamic Rage Boy", courtesy TNOYF

May 31, 2009
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The PDF article on the RIEAS site concludes by posing the question if Greece will rise to the occusion and defeat the inevitable “next phase”. The author is not optimistic. We share his feelings, because policies dealing with the fall out of multiculturalism in EU member countries are not a matter of national sovereignty - Greece on it's own would know how to deal with it. But there's the shared decision in the EU to apply appeasement and social cocooning:


Research Institute for European and American Studies: "NEVER SAY WE DIDN'T TELL YOU...", by Special Correspondent (PDF) - FEATURE

(...) Suddenly, images flashed on Greek television screens appeared identical to those we have seen a thousand times in recent years broadcast over British, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Belgian, French, and other European TV networks: angry Muslim men throwing sticks and stones at the police, breaking shop windows, and trashing parked cars while all along chanting slogans like “Islam Will Win” and “Down With the Infidel.” (...)

Recently, we wrote, right here, thus: There is little evidence, if any, that Greek authorities give the requisite attention to the critical question of the possibility of illegal immigration bringing into Greece Islamic "sleeper" terrorists or, indeed, spawning locally resident disgruntled populations that could engender future terror attacks against Christian Greece. The myth [of Greek-Arab-Islam friendship] plays an important role in this complacent attitude.

Yet, real threats hardly evolve along the lines of what makesone feel good and helps him avoid dark thoughts about the future. On May 22, we crossed a critical threshold. The Muslim riot, couched on the kind of belligerent religious rhetoric we thought, until now, it was the unenviable privilege of other European lands grappling with the challenge of hostile Islam, is a deafening warning to the government and the people of this country. (...) >>>

May 24, 2009
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German paper Bild today is reporting that the annual report for the Protection of the Constitution issued by Interor Minister Schauble has revealed that groups like Turkish nationalist 'Milli Görüs' want to establish Sharia law in Germany. This was only to be expected. It is part and parcel of "The Project". Sharia Courts already exist in the UK. The result will be a state of Apartheid pending completion of the subjugation process. Most Europeans are still very much in denial over this and choose either to appease or to ignore it, as if it were a passing teenage fad. Read that in the light of yesterday's post on Mafioso Politico (underneath):

Bild: "Islamic groups want Sharia law in Germany"

• Increasing numbers of Islamic fundamentalists - mostly second generation immigrants and radical converts - are travelling from Germany to Pakistan to visit terror camps run by al-Qaeda and other similar groups.
• German interests at home and abroad are in danger. The report reveals that Germany is an 'immediate target' for Islamist terror groups. (...) >>>

May 19, 2009
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Mafioso Politico: "The Terrifying Brilliance of Islam"

Have you ever wondered why millions of Muslim men are dedicated to killing Americans? Or why so many are willing to blow themselves up to kill Israelis? Or why they are so committed to blowing up random people in Bali, London, Madrid, etc.? Islamic supremacists are doing this all over the world, attacking Westerners and their own fellow Muslims alike. Why?

Because of a doctrine. A doctrine is a collection of ideas. These could be customs, words, beliefs, etc. A religion is not a single idea; it is a collection of ideas. The collection of ideas that make up the religion of Islam makes Muslims behave and feel as they do. (...) >>>

May 18, 2009
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PJM: "The Three Types of Jihadists", by Ryan Mauro

Perhaps the greatest mistake the West makes is equating the war on terror with the war on al-Qaeda, as if someone trying to help Sharia law replace democratic freedom must follow the standard set by bin Laden in order to be defined as an “extremist.” When extremists condemn bin Laden and 9/11, there will always be some voice in the West eager to embrace them as the moderate counter to Islamic extremism, whether that be the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Courts Union of Somalia, or governments like Saudi Arabia and Iran.

A recent analysis by the Middle East Media Research Institute of the harsh criticism of Ayman al-Zawahiri by Dr. al-Fadl, his former spiritual mentor, shows that there are three types of jihadists, differing on strategy and details, but sharing the same end goal. The failure of the West to see these distinctions will lead to erred policy and strategy, forcing our grandchildren to fight a war that should be won on our watch. (...)

The tendency of the West to look for any sign of rationality, open-mindedness, or humanity in radicals results in a remarkably low standard for which one can be designated a “moderate.” The effect of such psychology, which often emanates from an outlook influenced by moral relativism, will be to embrace extremists at the expense of true moderates, resulting in a longer, and far more costly, war against radical Islam. The price to pay to become labeled a moderate by the West — namely, to be marginally less reckless and extreme in tactics than al-Qaeda — is quite the bargain, as such a strategy is more beneficial to their jihad in the long run anyway. (...) >>>

May 7, 2009
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Front Page Magazine: "Londonistan Rising", by Ryan Mauro

(...) While Britain works to eliminate the “threat” from the critics of Islam, however, the British government is facing a far greater peril from the spread of radical Islam on its own territory. The CIA reportedly has warned President Obama that Islamic extremists living in the United Kingdom are now viewed as the greatest threat to the United States. “Around 40 per cent of CIA activity on homeland threats is now in the UK. This is quite unprecedented,” one British official was quoted as saying in The Telegraph. (...) Britain’s terrorist networks are vast. (...)
In a dark twist, the government’s accommodationist policy has undermined the very Islamic moderates it is intended to empower. The Quilliam Foundation, a moderate Muslim group dedicated to fighting extremism, opposed the decision to ban Wilders, saying that “freedom of speech should be protected” and challenging Wilders to a debate on Islam. Yet these moderate Muslims, whose own lives serve as rebuttals to Wilders’ arguments, have found themselves on the opposite side of the British government.

As a result, they were robbed of a chance to air their version of Islam, which might have countered the Islamic extremism espoused by the Muslim Brotherhood and their ilk. Thanks to its current outreach, the British government has only encouraged the more extreme elements in the Muslim community. The long-term consequences of that approach are likely to be the continued radicalization of the UK’s Muslim population and the rise of sectarian voices who will one day seek far more than the banning of a prominent critic of Islam. (...) >>>
Mar 12, 2009
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Mapping US Jihadist training camps ...

The Flaming Blog: "Home Grown Jihad: Paramilitary training camps in America", by Paige Aleksandra

Sean Hannity speaks with a man who has visited several of these training camps in the United States. There are up to 35 of these training camps across America. Some locations are in New York, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, and as far west as Washington State. These groups continue to exist because federal and state laws protect them. It is pretty unsettling. These groups are a part of an organization called Muslims of America or Jamaat Al-Fuqra. Watch the video at Foxnews.com Videos [or on our VodPod if it has been removed] (...) >>>

Feb 17, 2009
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Investigative Project on Terrorism: "FBI Cuts Off CAIR Over Hamas Questions", by Mary Jacoby
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has cut off contacts with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) amid mounting concern about the Muslim advocacy group's roots in a Hamas-support network, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. The decision to end contacts with CAIR was made quietly last summer as federal prosecutors prepared for a second trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), an Islamic charity accused of providing money and political support to the terrorist group Hamas, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
CAIR and its chairman emeritus, Omar Ahmad, were named un-indicted co-conspirators in the HLF case. Both Ahmad and CAIR's current national executive director, Nihad Awad, were revealed on government wiretaps as having been active participants in early Hamas-related organizational meetings in the United States. During testimony, FBI agent Lara Burns described CAIR as a front organization. Hamas is a US-designated foreign terrorist organization, and it's been illegal since 1995 to provide support to it within the United States.
The decision to end contacts with CAIR is a significant policy change for the FBI. For years, the FBI worked with the national organization and its state chapters to address Muslim community concerns about the potential for hate crimes and other civil liberty violations in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But critics said the FBI improperly conferred legitimacy on CAIR by meeting with its officials, even as its own investigative files contained evidence of CAIR leaders' ties to Hamas. (...) >>>

Jan 30, 2009

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Read and weep ... the UK, mission accomplished

Mere Rhetoric: "I'm Going To Miss Westminster Abbey - Britain Hands Itself Over To Radical Islam, Blames Israel"

A nation that once vowed to fight the enemies of civilization on the streets and in the hills is now quite literally on the run from fanatical Muslims (video material (...) British Islam has functionally defeated British Anglicanism. Schools are canceling Christmas in favor of Eid. Defending Christianity on the radio is now a firing offense. British prisoners are converting en masse to Islam either to get gang protection or because Muslims, having hijacked maximum security prisons, are forcing them to.
Everyday British institutions - those daily things that give life and color to a culture - are being gutted whenever they conflict with Muslim sensibilities. Historic pubs are being quickly altered whenever they rouse offense. Cultural staples like pork are becoming subject to discrimination lawsuits.
Meanwhile bloody Ashura flogging is now a public British ritual. There is a wave of honor killings crashing across Britain, with brothers killing their own sisters. Sharia - having been supported by a broad range of British legal officials - has now been officially incorporated into financial policy and civil law. "Moderate" British Muslim organizations are launching witchhunts against Muslims who cooperate with anti-terrorism investigators. "Moderate" British mosques are hosting 9/11 champions. The country is crawling with jihadists. British radicals even have their own airline. Conclusion: it's over (...) >>>


Jan 15, 2009
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Memri: "Language as a Tool in the Political-Religious Power Struggle between the Salafi-Jihadists and Their Opponents"

One of the characteristics of the Salafi-jihadist discourse is the use of derogatory names to malign and ridicule those considered to be enemies, especially opponents within the Muslim world. This polemic device is used by the Salafi-jihadists to discredit their opponents while reinforcing their own legitimacy. The enemies are presented as possessing negative or humiliating characteristics, or even as infidels who must be fought without compromise.

For example, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which in Arabic is Al-Ittihad Al-Watani Al-Kurdistani, is dubbed "Al-Ittihad Al-Wathani Al-Kurdistani," meaning "the Union of Kurdish Polytheists" – a name which labels this group as a target for uncompromising jihad. (...) The derogatory names used by the Salafi-jihadists can indicate which individuals, organizations and forces they consider to be their main enemies, and can shed light on the nature of their rivalry with these opponents. (...) >>>
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... enjoy also:
Front Page: "The Last Days of CAIR", by Jamie Glazov

Dec 18, 2008
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Thomas More Law Center: "Lawsuit Filed Against Treasury Dept: Stop AIG Bailout Financing Terrorism" - Hat Tip: Act for America

A federal lawsuit was filed this morning against U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and the Federal Reserve Board to stop all bailout funds from going to American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”). According to the lawsuit, the U.S. government, through its ownership of AIG, is not only violating the Constitution, but also promoting and financing the destruction of America using American tax dollars. The basis of the lawsuit is that AIG intentionally promotes Shariah-compliant businesses and insurance products (...) >>>

Dec 17, 2008
~ ... more by ACT for America on the Islamic banking story ... you can now sign a petition and call AIG officers: "The news that AIG is now promoting Shariah-compliant products in America is spreading fast. Our friend and colleague Jeffrey Imm has been writing about this for some time now. His commentary below provides additional insight into this situation.

In his commentary he urges us, as taxpayer owners of AIG, to make our disapproval of AIG's entanglement with Shariah known. We agree. Because of the government bailout of AIG we are all "shareholders" now.

There are two things you can do. First, read Mr. Imm's commentary below. Second, either call AIG or sign the online petition - or both. The preferred course of action is to place a phone call. If you can't make the time to call today, do so on Monday or Tuesday next week.

There are two people we can call. Peter Tulupman is AIG's Public Relations Manager. His number is 212.770.3141. Jim Crain is listed on AIG's press release as the person to call for more information about the Shariah-compliant insurance now being offered. Mr. Crain can be reached at 617.345.4105. When you call please be respectful but unequivocal in expressing your strong disapproval with how AIG is entangling itself with Shariah.

AIG needs to hear from us. Thousands of calls into AIG will not only send a message to AIG, it will send a message to other companies that are considering or beginning to wade into the morass of Shariah-compliant finance.

Anti-Jihad League: "AIG Defies U.S. Taxpayers by Promoting Sharia in America", by Jeffrey Imm

Dec 5, 2008
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... the following story re AIG, recipient of the recent bailout, comes courtesy of ACT for America ...

Insurance Journal: "AIG Offers First Takaful Homeowners Insurance Product for U.S."

Risk Specialists Companies, Inc. (RSC), a subsidiary of AIG Commercial Insurance, is introducing what it says is a first in the U.S.: a homeowners insurance product that is compliant with key Islamic finance tenets and based on the concept of mutual insurance. (...) >>>

Dec 4, 2008
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... great piece by Wretchard - a military anatomy of the Mumbai blood fest ...

PJM: "Symphony of blood"

Amir Taheri, who describes radical Islam as a beast with an extraordinary ability to mutate, discusses the modern world debut of its new attack tactics in Mumbai. But the tactics themselves are ages old, and were, like the “airplane” attack used on 9/11, practiced on a smaller scale. (...) One of the biggest obstacles to dealing with this mutating beast is the Western intelligensia’s perverse inclination to assign altruistic or holy motives to what are purely criminal or political aims. (...) confidence tricks of caravan raiders who dress up their predatory activities with the color of religion. The age of the sound-bite has shown itself as bandwidth limited as the age of illiteracy. Today it is often enough to describe oneself as holy, a prophet or a messiah to blind the world to the true character of banditry. >>>

Nov 30, 2008
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... update on Sharia-compliant finance (SCF) ...

Pajamas: "U.S. Government Embraces Islamic Banking", by Supna Zaidi

No short-term gain is worth the long-term danger presented by these murky, Islamist-backed financial mechanisms. (...) >>>

... here's the official text issued by the US Embassy in Indonesia ... Hat Tip: Tracy

Nov 24, 2008
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PJM: "The U.S. Terror Support Network Exposed", by Patrick Poole

The retrial of five officials of the Holy Land Foundation, the largest Islamic charity in the U.S. shut down by the government weeks after 9/11, concluded on November 24 with guilty verdicts on all 108 counts. Federal prosecutors had charged that Holy Land officials had conspired to provide material support to terrorists and served as the fundraising arm of Hamas in the U.S., which raised more than $12 million after Hamas had been designated a terrorist organization in 1995. The implications of these guilty verdicts are staggering in their importance. The most immediate is that federal prosecutors have proved they can win these kinds of complicated terrorism financing cases. (...)
This does not bode well for those subject to other ongoing terrorism support inquiries, most especially officials associated with the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT). (...) Officials for another closed Islamic terror charity, KindHearts, should also be concerned. (...) KindHearts was identified as the successor organization to the Holy Land Foundation and another closed terror charity, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Global Relief Foundation. (...)

Another lasting impact of the Holy Land Foundation trial will be the exhibits made public which tie some of the most prominent Islamic institutions in America to the international terrorist support network. In June 2007, the New York Sun reported that a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the case included the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). ISNA claims to be the largest Islamic organization in the country, and CAIR claims to be the largest Muslim “civil rights” group. NAIT is known for holding the deeds for more than 300 mosques in the U.S. and for its ties to the Saudi Wahhabi religious establishment.
What the Holy Land trial exhibits showed is that all of these organizations had been founded to serve as arms of the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest Islamic extremist group in the world. The terrorist group Hamas is the self-declared Palestinian affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood. Court documents showed that CAIR was founded as the political and lobbying arm of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee. (...) With the guilty verdicts, any continued cooperation with these organizations will prove to be difficult and increasingly controversial.
The biggest bombshell of the recent trial was a strategic memo made public that was authored by a leading U.S.-based Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Akram, entitled “On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America.” While the memo was dated May 1991, it stated that the strategy itself had already been approved by the North American Muslim Brotherhood leadership in 1987. What this memo explains is that the general strategic goal of the Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. is to wage a “grand jihad” to destroy the West from within by means of a “civilizational-jihadist process”: (...)

it is reasonable to conclude that the Muslim Brotherhood, while not yet engaging in violence, is continuing to actively promote their own brand of Islamic supremacism and working to destroy our fundamental freedoms and liberties while exploiting the same. (...) the Holy Land Foundation trial may finally be concluded, but its potential impact beyond the prison terms that will be handed out for the convicted could continue for the foreseeable future. Not only may more terrorism finance and terrorism support cases be forthcoming, but more critical inquiry into those individuals and organizations who aided the Holy Land Foundation conspiracy. For many observers, both are long overdue. >>>

Nov 29, 2008
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... it wasn't them, and if they were it, they're justified ...

JIDF: "Online Jihadists Capitalize on Mumbai Attacks"

Members of the Arabic-speaking Jihadi forums are closely watching the Mumbai attacks. One member of Faloja, Song of Terror, has proposed an information operation to capitalize on the event. He suggests the following:
  1. Spread news of the event on non-Jihadi Arabic forums
  2. Design images of the attackers
  3. Produce films calling for aid to the Deccan Mujahideen and put them on YouTube
  4. Appeal for aid on the comment sections of Arabic news sites
  5. Refute anyone who criticizes these attacks on the non-Jihadi Arabic forums
Read more about this on Jihadica, here. >>>

Nov 28, 2008
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... the following is a series by Act! for America related to so-called Islamic or Halal Banking, Sharia Finance, or Jihad with money, or - officially: Sharia-compliant finance (SCF) ... actually, it's quite Haram, as we shall see: another tool for the Hirabahists ...

Part III

One of the features of Shariah-Compliant Finance is that financial institutions who participate in it may well be helping to finance terrorism through monies contributed to Islamic charities. As the article below reveals, some of these so-called “legitimate” charities have been funding and continue to fund terrorism.

Phil Leggiere: "Charities and Terrorism"

New paper examines how Al Qaeda uses moderate Muslims to ‘microfinance”terror.

Terrorist networks and organizations have many “underground” means of financingthemselves, from drug smuggling to cybercrime. As challenging as theseclandestine methods are to globally eradicate, an equally vexing problem is howto shut-off jihadist funding siphoned off from so-called “legitimate”charities. (...) >>>

Part II

Last Friday we informed you of a new video on our website describing the emerging and serious threat of shariah-compliant financing, or “Jihad with money.” If you haven’t yet viewed it we encourage you to do so by logging on to www.actforamerica.org.

The commentary below, written by Melanie Phillips, gives us further insight into the chilling ramifications for countries that are buying into this “Jihad with money.” Ms. Phillips is well-respected for her research on issues like this and is the author of a book we highly recommend entitled Londonistan.

One sentence deserves particular attention. Ms. Phillips notes that “Sharia banking was devised by mid-20th century Islamist ideologues specifically to further their strategy for global Islamic rule by creating separate administrative systems.”

Melanie Phillips: "Beware this Saudi deal to help bail out Britain. It comes with a devastating IOU"

With all eyes fixed upon the political excitements in the U.S, few have paid much attention to a trip made by the Prime Minister several thousand miles in the opposite direction. A week ago Gordon Brown, accompanied by his new best friend the Business Secretary Lord Mandelson, went cap in hand to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states to ask them to help bail out the stricken economies of the West by pumping billions into the International Monetary Fund. (...)
Saudi Wahhabism seeks to conquer the West through a pincer movement comprising violence on the one hand and cultural infiltration and takeover on the other. At the very least, Saudi Arabia speaks with the most lethal of forked tongues, and we should actively be seeking to diminish its influence over our affairs. But instead our Prime Minister is effectively offering it yet more opportunity to control us. (...) >>>

Part I

Video by Joy Brighton, Sharia Finance Expert, Columbia MBA for Act! for America: "Shariah-Compliant Finance: “Jihad with money”"

16th Nov 2008
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... news from the credit crunch, and wondering how long has this been going on - perhaps in some form or other, which might possibly be a basis for 'demands' ...

Yahoo!News: "British prime minister expects Saudi help for IMF"

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Sunday he expects Saudi Arabia to contribute to the International Monetary Fund's bailout reserves after he promised business leaders in the Gulf that they would have a say in any future new world economic order. (...) >>>

2nd Nov 2008
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EurSoc: "Sharia Courts "Legally Binding" In UK"
Well, Rowan Williams will be pleased, as will those prominent legal minds who said it was vital and inevitable that Sharia Law be introduced to Britain. It is reported today that Islamic Sharia courts are exploiting a loophole in British law and pronouncing judgments on cases including divorce, financial disputes and even domestic violence. (...) The government has tolerated Sharia law for various civil law cases, but the move into criminal and family law seems to confirm warnings about "two-tiered" and "alternative" justice systems developing in Britain. Already, the courts are handing down judgements which clearly defy common British values on equal rights. The Mail reports,
"In one recent inheritance dispute in Nuneaton, a Muslim man's estate was spit was between three daughters and two sons with each son receiving twice as much as each daughter - in keeping with sharia law." A mainstream court would have demanded equal treatment. More worrying is the movement of Sharia into criminal law. (...) What next - and where will they stop? Britain has an alternative legal system developing under the noses of the authorities. Indeed, the police seem to be colluding with the courts, dropping investigations into violent incidents on the Sharia courts' say-so.
Indeed, it's possible that Muslim police officers are acting in the interests of their fellow worshippers. (...) Similarly, two Christian preachers were booted out of a Muslim neighbourhood in Birmingham. The officer, who was very aggressive, told the preachers, "We were in a Muslim area and were not allowed to spread our Christian message. He said we were committing a hate crime by telling the youths to leave Islam and said that he was going to take us to the police station." (...) Wonder if Dr Williams and his supporters still believe Sharia is essential for Britain? (...) >>>

15th Sep 2008, updated 21st Sep 2008 America responds:

Muslims Against Sharia: "Tancredo Proposes Anti-Sharia Measure in Wake of U.K. Certification of Islamic Courts"

Amid disturbing revelations that the verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are now legally binding in civil cases in the United Kingdom, U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) moved quickly today to introduce legislation designed to protect the United States from a similar fate. According to recent news reports, a new network of Sharia courts in a half-dozen major cities in the U.K. have been empowered under British law to adjudicate a wide variety of legal cases ranging from divorces and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence. “This is a case where truth is truly stranger than fiction,” said Tancredo. “Today the British people are learning a hard lesson about the consequences of massive, unrestricted immigration.” “Jihad Prevention Act” would deny U.S. visas to advocates of ‘Sharia’ law, expel Islamists already here (...) >>>

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... new candidate for Muslim Brotherhood figure-head paints idyllic idealism of the organization in such subjective terms that it makes the jaw drop - then, he trips up ...

Pajamas: "An Interview With Muslim Brotherhood’s #2, Mohammed Habib," by Sandmonkey

Mohammed Habib is slated to become the next Supreme Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. His rise to the position of deputy supreme leader became possible when his predecessor in the job was sentenced to five years in prison (...) The PJM interview with Habib was conducted by Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey in the Leadership Office of the Muslim Brotherhood. (...)
SM: Is there a Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S.?
Mohamed Habib: I would say yes. There are Muslim Brotherhood members there.
SM: Then what are they doing there?
Mohamed Habib: No, there are already existing institutions; there are laws and a constitution that they operate under in order to have a role in serving the American society. They are part of the American society and they want to an active positive role in it, and a part of that is to spread a positive image of Islam along with its values, culture, history and teachings.
SM: This is naturally very important. Who represents you in the US?
Mohamed Habib: Well, there are there those who do represent us, who do that role.
SM: But it’s not CAIR, right? The Council for American Islamic Relations? Many people say that they are your front. Other people say that its ISNA. But back to CAIR, some people from the Muslim Brotherhood have denied having a connection with CAIR. Do they really represent you?
Mohamed Habib: Ehh, this is a sensitive subject, and it’s kind of problematic, especially after 9/11 …
SM: For them to say that there is a relationship between you two?
Mohamed Habib: Yes. You can say that.
SM: Gotcha. What kind of relationship does the Muslim Brotherhood have with Hamas? Do you offer them support of any kind?
Mohamed Habib: Hamas, like any Muslim Brotherhood entity, is not related to the other entities. But we do support them. We support them with ideas. We support them with advice and vision. We incite the people — in Egypt for example — to donate money and care and understand about the Palestinian cause. Then the civil society institutions carry out the role of facilitators of our support.

SM: Thank you for your time sir. (...) >>>

Updated: 24th Aug. 2008
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Yahoo!News: "Attack forces Indonesian Christians off campus"

Atlas Shrugs: "Jihad in the PHILIPPINES: This MILF ain't that MILF"

Updated: 22nd Aug. 2008
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BBC: "Chinese border assault kills 16"

Sixteen Chinese policemen have been killed in an attack on a border post in the restive Muslim region of Xinjiang, state media say. Two attackers reportedly drove up to the post in a rubbish truck and threw two grenades, before moving in to attack the policemen with knives. The attack came four days before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Both attackers were captured during the raid near the city of Kashgar, Xinhua state news agency reported.
Xinhua said the attack happened at about 0800 (0000 GMT), as the policemen were jogging outside the compound. (...) Xinjiang, in the north-west of the country, is home to the Muslim Uighur people. Uighur separatists have waged a low-level campaign against Chinese rule for decades. Human rights groups say Beijing is suppressing the rights of Uighurs. The BBC's Daniel Griffiths in Beijing says China has spoken in the past of what it calls a terrorist threat from Muslim militants in Xinjiang, but it has provided little evidence to back up its claims (...) >>>

Updated: 4thAug. 2008
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Middle East Forum: "Ending Londonistan"

In February 2008, Gwyn Prins, a professor at the London School of Economics, and Robert Salisbury, the marquess of Salisbury and a privy counselor, published a breakthrough essay in the RUSI Journal on the incongruity between current British defense discourse and the threat posed by radical Islam. The essay, a portion of which is excerpted below, represents the consensus view not only of the authors but also of ten former military chiefs, diplomats, analysts and academics. As important as are the authors is the place of publication: The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) sits at the heart of Britain's defense establishment and is recognized internationally as an authority on defense and security issues. Their paper highlights the profound conceptual flaws at the heart of Britain's strategy for combating the threats facing the country, criticism made more devastating by the combined weight and authority of its authors. (...) >>>

Related:

Townhall: "Britain's Silence Ammo For A Sharia-Run Future," by Diana West

Updated: 2nd Aug. 2008
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Memri: "Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide: Bin Laden is a Jihad Fighter"

On May 22, 2008, the reformist Arab website http://www.elaph.com/ posted a comprehensive interview with Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammad Mahdi 'Akef. In the interview, 'Akef (...) expressed support for the resistance in Iraq and Palestine, and for the activities of Al-Qaeda. 'Akef's statements evoked harsh criticism among clerics and politicians both inside and outside Egypt (...) The following are excerpts from the interview (...) >>>

Updated: 25th July 2008
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Front Page: "The Origins of the Muslim Brotherhood “Project”," by Patrick Poole

In May 2006, when I first introduced American readers to the Muslim Brotherhood strategic plan known as “The Project” (including the first complete English translation of such, published here at FrontPage), very little was known about the document beyond what had been reported in the European press and Swiss journalist Sylvain Besson’s book, La conquête de l'Occident: Le projet secret des Islamistes (Paris: Le Seuil, 2005) (...)

A new book, however, sheds fresh light on the background of “The Project” and offers new details on the fundamental realignment of Muslim Brotherhood strategy and doctrine that it represents. The book in question, HAMAS: A History from Within (Northhampton, Mass.: Oliver Branch, 2007), is authored by a well-known international Muslim Brotherhood operative and HAMAS insider, Azzam Tamimi, who heads the Institute of Islamic Political Thought HAMAS front organization in London.

Tamimi outlines the circumstances and dramatic changes inside the Muslim Brotherhood that led to the adoption of “The Project” strategic plan at the historic 1983 Amman conference of international Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Here’s what Tamimi wrote about that event and the formation of “The Project”: It is now known that Palestinian Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood – ed.] members in the diaspora had also been pressing for military action. Their efforts were assisted by the unification of their organizations at the end of the 1970s (...) >>>

Updated: 24th July 2008
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Hudson Institute: "The Brotherhood's Westward Expansion," by Ian Johnson

Despite the Brotherhood’s important influence, the history of the Brotherhood’s spread to the West has never been written. This article is an effort to help fill that gap (...) The (1977) Lugano meeting has long been a rumor, but a list of participants has recently come to light,(...) key goal was to set up a structure to guide the growth of political Islam in Europe and the United States. The group started out by setting up think tanks to give the movement ideological firepower. Its most important creation was the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) (...) A year after the Lugano meeting, the group decided to establish the headquarters of the IIIT in the United States (...) The Brotherhood’s U.S. operation can thus be viewed as a clone of its European effort—with even the same people (...)

The overall effect of this Brotherhood campaign on American Muslim life has been—just as in Europe—to narrow what it means to be a Muslim. In 2004 four Muslim groups, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), surveyed U.S. mosques. The findings were telling (...) terrorism (...) overlooks the real achievement of these activists: the creation of a robust legal framework for the Islamist cause (...) Though it may not be a terrorist group, the Brotherhood arguably creates a milieu that is a perfect breeding ground for terrorists—the us-versus-them mentality, the sense of victimization that is the bedrock of extremism and violence. Western authorities have been slow to understand this distinction (...) Western officials are once again becoming infatuated with the Brotherhood (...) savvy organizers who might be used as a new secret weapon to control Islam (...( a reawakened—and wholly naïve—interest. >>>

Updated: 20 June 2008
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Memri: "Mujahideen Monitor U.S. Economy, Attempt to Undermine Dollar"

Numerous postings on Islamist websites in the past two years reflect the mujahideen's growing interest in the state of the U.S. economy. As was argued in a 2007 MEMRI analysis, many of the jihadists and their supporters have come to view their struggle against the U.S. and the West as an economic war. More specifically, they have come to the conclusion that it is financial, rather than military, losses that will prompt the U.S. to change its policies in the Middle East and elsewhere. Consequently, they emphasize the importance of targeting U.S. interests around the world, and of directing their military jihad primarily at targets that affect the U.S. economy. (...) >>>

Updated: 16th June 2008
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Solomon's House: "The Proposed Islamic Conquest of Western Civilization"
(...) Thus, this Conference has outlined an approach proposing the total conquest of Western Civilization as we know it, including a veiled threat that weapons of mass destruction may be used if we don't cooperate. With the huge amount of petrodollars flowing into their coffers, Islam's rulers may believe they have the means to make these things happen. Are you laughing out there, in San Francisco, Copenhagen, New York, or London? Remember: complaining about the Islamic approach to eliminating your lifestyle and freedoms is the very first thing that these Islamic proponents of "dialogue" propose to make a crime, and if this doesn't happen, you're going to suffer for it. (...) >>>
Updated: 13th June 2008
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Pajamas Media: "Less Violent Islamists Are Still Islamists," by Youssef M. Ibrahim
Is the debate among Islamists over violence a turning point in the War on Terror — or just another distraction? (...) Across Europe too, the prime objective of “moderate” Muslim groups has been separateness in local and regional councils. Islamists have no time for the view that modernity as it stands today is the sum total of experimentations across centuries, past religious church tyranny all the way to the defeat of totalitarian Nazism and communism. If anything, the cocktail of religion and government has only acted as an obstacle to modernization and freedom for the largely moderate 1.2 billion Muslims of the globe. Saudi Arabia, tirelessly promoted as the “responsible model of moderate Islam,” is one disastrous example of how Sharia law has barred social evolution. (...) Moderate Muslims here can enhance the process not by demanding free passes on polygamy, oppression of women, radical religiosity, and restrictions of personal freedoms, but by absorbing the values of where they landed. For inspiration they need only glance at the tragic societies (...) >>>
Updated: 3rd June 2008
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Pajamas Media: "Is Al-Qaeda Disintegrating?", by Michael Weiss
(...) The bitter ideological squabbles of Islamic jihadists are following in the footsteps of the philosophical arguments that fractured Communist comrades. (...) Ideologies, be they secular or religious, undergo cycles of revision and regression all the time. If in the current split between Fadl and Zawahiri we are not seeing the “beginning of the end” of Islamism but only the “end of the beginning,” we are by no means at the point where one or the other strain can be said to represent the standard-bearer of this permanently menacing movement. >>>
Updated: 1st June 2008
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Jihad Watch: "Hamas cleric: We will conquer Rome, and then Eastern Europe and the Americas" - HatTip Muslims Against Sharia
As Jimmy Carter plans to meet with Hamas, this Hamas MP explains that it is an Islamic imperative to subjugate the world "thorough da'wa and military conquests." As the EU President insists that there is no link between Islam and terrorism, this Islamic cleric explains that the conquests he dreams of are "Islamic," and that Muslims need to be prepared to carry out these conquests "by means of the mosques and the Koran books, and the history of our Prophets." Has the world ever before witnessed cognitive dissonance on this grand a scale? "Hamas MP and Cleric Yunis Al-Astal in a Friday Sermon: We Will Conquer Rome, and from There Continue to Conquer the Two Americas and Eastern Europe," from MEMRI TV (thanks to Sr. Soph): Following are excerpts from an address by Hamas MP and cleric Yunis Al-Astal, which aired on (...) >>>
Updated: 14th Apr 2008
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ABC News: "Al Qaeda Trying to Change the Look of Terror - Group Is Training Europeans, Americans to Use in Attacks, CIA Chief Says"
The nation's spymaster said the United States faces an imminent threat of attack from al Qaeda fighters training today along Pakistan's mountainous frontier with Afghanistan. And the attackers, he says, will look like many of us. (...) >>>
Updated: 30th Mar 2008
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... Dutch Christian Democrat Justice Minister is showing the Government's total lack of understanding of what is going on in the postmodern world. He's examining the possibility of reviving, and even expanding, a 1930s blasphemy law, which should give Ideas (!!"&) a legally protected status. Rendering void the old Catholic adagium 'hate the sin, love the sinner', already ideas have become sacrosanct, whereas the personal attack is on the order of the day. Elsevier Magazine is commenting that the proposition implies that Theo van Gogh's butcher was actually right in acting as he did, the last message one wishes to convey. Elsevier might have gone all the way by concluding that the party of fallen pomo Christians has laid yet another brick in the road to Sharia Law.
The Spectator of this week has an excellent update in the state of affairs in Britain: "After 12 thwarted plots and three failed ones, the picture of the enemy has never been clearer":
The Spectator: "Al-Qa’eda’s secret UK gangs: terror as a ‘playground dare’"
As Brown unveils his National Security Strategy, Fraser Nelson talks to those in the front line against Islamic extremism. MI5 has expanded successfully, but faces in al-Qa’eda an enemy that is organic, elusive and constantly mutating: gangs built on deadly bravado (...) >>>
Updated: 21st Mar 2008
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Global Politician: "Hizb ut-Tahrir: A Rising Force In Palestinian Territories", by Jonathan Speyer - Hat Tip: Muslims Against Sharia
Demonstrations across the West Bank in protest of the Annapolis conference showcased the entry into the public eye of a new force in Palestinian politics - the pan-Islamic Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation.) (...) Hizb ut-Tahrir was established in 1952, in then-Jordanian-controlled Jerusalem, by Sharia court judge Taqi al-Din al Nabhani (...) goal is the reestablishment of an Islamic caliphate to govern the whole Muslim world under Islamic law - and eventually to bring the entire world under Islamic rule. (...) Hizb ut-Tahrir has developed into an international Islamist organization known to be active in 45 countries. It has particularly active branches in Indonesia and Uzbekistan, and has made inroads into the Pakistani community in the United Kingdom. (...) >>>
Updated: 14th Dec. 2007
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Front Page Magazine: "The Parisian Intifada and “The Project”", by Patrick Poole
Paris is burning, yet again. The Muslim immigrant “youths” in the banlieues have taken to the streets to expand a Western front in the global jihad. This time, however, instead of just burning cars and throwing rocks, this week they have taken up arms against French police. As the Associated Press reported on the violence around Paris late Tuesday, noting the escalation beyond the car-burning intifada of November 2005, such that even apologetic Associated Press reporters are forced to describe the present rioters as “urban guerillas”: Youths rampaged for a third night in the tough suburbs north of Paris and violence spread to a southern city late Tuesday as police struggled to contain rioters who have burned cars and buildings and — in an ominous turn — shot at officers. (...)
The strategic plan outlined within “The Project” specifically directs the connection of Muslim minorities in the West with the global jihadist movements elsewhere in the world as the sole “suggested mission” under the document’s “Ninth Point of Departure” >>>
Updated: 29th Nov. 2007
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Front Page Magazine: "The Islamic "Muqawama", by Yaniv Ofek
(...) Western culture challenges Islam's most basic conception, namely that it is a ruling religion (...) The good news is >>>
Updated: 5th November 2007
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Background

Discover the Networks: "The Muslim Brotherhood's 'General Strategic Goal' for North America"
Front Page Magazine: "The Muslim Brotherhood “Project”", by Patrick Poole
Part II: Includes the entire English translation


Assigned reading

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Front Page Magazine: "The Muslim Brotherhood “Project”", by Patrick Poole
- Part II: Includes the entire English translation, dated: 11th May 2006
- Addendum: "The Origins of the Muslim Brotherhood “Project” ", updated: 24th July 2008
- "Why Arabs Loose Wars," by Norvell B. De Atkine
- "Al Qaeda's Fantasy Ideology," by Lee Harris (War without Clausewitz)
- "The Management of Savagery," by Abu Bakr Naji (translated by William McCant)

Related
- Politeia: "Progress Report: Summary"
- What Do You Believe: "Muslim “Debating” Techniques"
- "The Naimisha Journal"

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