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An Explanatory Memorandum of the Muslim Brotherhood

March 27, 2020

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In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Thanks be to God, Lord of the Two Worlds,

Prayers and peace be upon the master of the Messengers

 

An Explanatory Memorandum

On the General Strategic Goal for the Group

In North America

5/22/1991

 

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In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Thanks be to God, Lord of the Two Worlds

And Blessed are the Pious

5/22/1991

 

The beloved brother/The General Masul, may God keep him

The beloved brother/secretary of the Shura Council, may God keep him

The beloved brothers/Members of the Shura Council, may God keep them

God’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you. .. . To proceed,

I ask Almighty God that you, your families and those whom you love around you are in the best of conditions, pleasing to God, glorified His name be.

I send this letter of mine to you hoping that it would seize your attention and receive your good care as you are the people of responsibility and those to whom trust is given. Between your hands is an “Explanatory Memorandum” which I put effort in writing down so that it is not locked in the chest and the mind, and so that I can share with you a portion of the responsibility in leading the Group in this country.

What might have encouraged me to submit the memorandum in this time in particular is my feeling of a “glimpse of hope” and the beginning of good tidings which bring the good news that we have embarked on a new stage of Islamic activism stages in this continent.

The papers which are between your hands are not abundant extravagance, imaginations or hallucinations which passed in the mind of one of your brothers, but they are rather hopes, ambitions and challenges that I hope that you share some or most of which with me. I do not claim their infallibility or absolute correctness, but they are an attempt which requires study, outlook, detailing and rooting from you.

My request to my brothers is to read the memorandum and to write what they wanted of comments and corrections, keeping in mind that what is between your hands is not strange or a new submission without a root, but rather an attempt to interpret and explain some of what came in the long-term plan which we approved and adopted in our council and our conference in the year (1987).

So, my honorable brother, do not rush to throw these papers away due to your many occupations and worries, All what I’m asking of you is to read them and to comment on them hoping that we might continue together the project of our plan and our Islamic work in this part of the world.

Should you do that, I would be thankful and grateful to you.

I also ask my honorable brother, the Secretary of the Council, to add the subject of the memorandum on the Council agenda in its coming meeting.

May God reward you good and keep you for His Daw’a

Your brother/Moharned Akram

 

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In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Thanks be to God, Lord of the Two Worlds

And Blessed are the Pious

Subject: A project for an explanatory memorandum for the General Strategic goal

for the Group in North America mentioned in the long-term plan

One: The Memorandum is derived from:

1 – The general strategic goal of the Group in America which was approved by the Shura Council and the Organizational Conference for the year [I987] is “Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is”.

2- The priority that is approved by the Shura Council for the work of the Group in its current and former session which is “Settlement”.

3- The positive development with the brothers in the Islamic Circle in an attempt to reach a unity of merger.

4- The constant need for thinking and future planning, an attempt to read it and working to “shape” the present to comply and suit the needs and challenges of the future.

5The paper of his eminence, the General Masul, may God keep him, which he recently sent to the members of the Council.

Two: An Introduction to the Explanatory Memorandum:

– In order to begin with the explanation, we must “summon” the following question and place it in front of our eyes as its relationship is important and necessary with the strategic goal and the explanation project we are embarking on. The question we are facing is: “How do you like to see the Islam Movement in North America in ten years?”, or “taking along” the following sentence when planning and working, “Islamic Work in North America in the year (2000): A Strategic Vision”.

Also, we must summon and take along “elements” of the general strategic goal of the Group in North America and I will intentionally repeat them in numbers. They are:

[l- Establishing an effective and stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood.

2- Adopting Muslims’ causes domestically and globally.

3Expanding the observant Muslim base.

4- Unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts.

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5- Presenting Islam as a civilization alternative

6Supporting the establishment of the global Islamic State wherever it is].

– It must be stressed that it has become clear and emphatically known that all is in agreement that we must “settle” or “enable” Islam and its Movement in this part of the world.

– Therefore, a joint understanding of the meaning of settlement or enablement must be adopted, through which and on whose basis we explain the general strategic goal with its six elements for the Group in North America.

Three: The Concept of Settlement:

This term was mentioned in the Group’s “dictionary” and documents with various meanings in spite of the fact that everyone meant one thing with it. We believe that the understanding of the essence is the same and we will attempt here to give the word and its “meanings” a practical explanation with a practical Movement tone, and not a philosophical linguistic explanation, while stressing that this explanation of ours is not complete until our explanation of “the process” of settlement itself is understood which is mentioned in the following paragraph. We briefly say the following:

Settlement: “That Islam and its Movement become a part of the homeland it lives in”.

Establishment: “That Islam turns into firmly-rooted organizations on whose bases civilization, structure and testimony are built”.

Stability: “That Islam is stable in the land on which its people move”.

Enablement: “That Islam is enabled within the souls, minds and the lives of the people of the country in which it moves”.

Rooting: “That Islam is resident and not a passing thing, or rooted “entrenched” in the soil of the spot where it moves and not a strange plant to it”.

Four: The Process of Settlement:

– In order for Islam and its Movement to become “a part of the homeland” in which it lives, “stable” in its land, “rooted” in the spirits and minds of its people, “enabled” in the live of its society and has firmly-established “organizations” on which the Islamic structure is built and with which the testimony of civilization is achieved, the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry out this grand mission as a “Civilization Jihadist” responsibility which lies on the shoulders of Muslims and – on top of them – the Muslim Brotherhood in this country. Among these keys and tools are the following:

1- Adopting the concept of settlement and understanding its practical meanings:

The Explanatory Memorandum focused on the Movement and the realistic dimension of the process of settlement and its practical meanings without paying attention to the difference in understanding between the resident and the non-resident, or who is the settled and the non-settled

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and we believe that what was mentioned in the long-term plan in that regards suffices.

2- Making a fundamental shift in our thinking and mentality in order to suit the challenges of the settlement mission.

What is meant with the shift – which is a positive expression – is responding to the grand challenges of the settlement issues. We believe that any transforming response begins with the method of thinking and its center, the brain, first. In order to clarify what is meant with the shift as a key to qualify us to enter the field of settlement, we say very briefly that the following must be accomplished:

– A shift from the partial thinking mentality to the comprehensive thinking mentality,

– A shift fiom the “amputated” partial thinking mentality to the “continuous” comprehensive mentality.

– A shift from the mentality of caution and reservation to the mentality of risk and controlled liberation.

– A shift from the mentality of the elite Movement to the mentality of the popular Movement.

– A shift fiom the mentality of preaching and guidance to the mentality of building and testimony

– A shift from the single opinion mentality to the multiple opinion mentality.

– A shift from the collision mentality to the absorption mentality.

– A shift from the individual mentality to the team mentality.

– A shift from the anticipation mentality to the initiative mentality.

– A shift from the hesitation mentality to the decisiveness mentality.

– A shift from the principles mentality to the programs mentality.

– A shift from the abstract ideas mentality the true organizations mentality [This is the core point and the essence of the memoiandum].

3- Understanding the historical stages in which the Islamic Ikhwani [militia of brothers] activism went through in this country:

The writer of the memorandum believes that understanding and comprehending the historical stages of the Islamic activism which was led and being led by the Muslim Brotherhood in this continent is a very important key in working towards settlement, through which the Group observes its march, the direction of its movement and the curves and turns of its road. We will suffice here with mentioning the title for each of these stages [The title expresses the prevalent characteristic of the stage] [Details maybe mentioned in another future study]. Most likely, the stages are:

A- The stage of searching for self and determining the identity.

B- The stage of inner build-up and tightening the organization.

C- The stage of mosques and the Islamic centers.

D- The stage of building the Islamic organizations – the first phase.

E- The stage of building the Islamic schools – the first phase.

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F- The stage of thinking about the overt Islamic Movement – the first phase.

G- The stage of openness to the other Islamic movements and attempting to reach a formula for dealing with them – the first phase.

H- The stage of reviving and establishing the Islamic organizations – the second phase. We believe that the Group is embarking on this stage in its second phase as it has to open the door and enter as it did the first time.

4- Understanding the role of the Muslim Brother in North America:

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan 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. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen [Islamic guerilla fighters] be equal.

5- Understanding that we cannot perform the settlement mission by ourselves or away from people:

A mission as significant and as huge as the settlement mission needs magnificent and exhausting efforts. With their capabilities, human, financial and scientific resources, the Ikhwan will not be able to carry out this mission alone or away from people and he who believes that is wrong, and God knows best. As for the role of the Ikhwan, it is the initiative, pioneering, leadership, raising the banner and pushing people in that direction. They are then to work to employ, direct and unify Muslims’ efforts and powers for this process. In order to do that, we must possess a mastery of the art of “coalitions”, the art of “absorption” and the principles of “cooperation”.

6- The necessity of achieving a union and balanced gradual merger between private work and public work:

We believe that what was written about this subject is many and is enough. But, it needs a time and a practical frame so that what is needed is achieved in a gradual and a balanced way that is compatible with the process of settlement.

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7- The conviction that the success of the settlement of Islam and its Movement in this country is a success to the global Islamic Movement and a true support for the sought-after state, God willing:

There is a conviction – with which this memorandum disagrees – that our focus in attempting to settle Islam in this country will lead to negligence in our duty towards the global Islamic Movement in supporting its project to establish the state. We believe that the reply is in two segments: One – The success of the Movement in America in establishing an observant Islamic base with power and effectiveness will be the best support and aid to the global Movement project.

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And the second – is the global Movement has not succeeded yet in “distributing roles” to its branches, stating what is the needed from them as one of the participants or contributors to the project to establish the global Islamic state. The day this happens, the children of the American Ikhwani branch will have far-reaching impact and positions that make the ancestors proud.

8- Absorbing Muslims and winning them with all of their factions and colors in America and Canada for the settlement project, and making it their cause, future and the basis of their Islamic life in this part of the world:

This issues requires from us to learn “the art of dealing with the others”, as people are different and people in many colors. We need to adopt the principle which says, “Take from people … the best they have”, their best specializations, experiences, arts, energies and abilities. By people here we mean those within or without the ranks of individuals and organizations. The policy of “taking” should be with what achieves the strategic goal and the settlement process. But the big challenge in front of us is: how to connect them all in “the orbit” of our plan and “the circle” of our Movement in order to achieve “the core” of our interest. To me, there is no choice for us other than alliance and mutual understanding of those who desire from our religion and those who agree from ow belief in work. And the U.S. Islamic arena is full of those waiting …., the pioneers.

What matters is bringing people to the level of comprehension of the challenge that is facing us as Muslims in this country, conviction of our settlement project, and understanding the benefit of agreement, cooperation and alliance. At that time, if we ask for money, a lot of it would come, and if we ask for men, they would come in lines, What matters is that ow plan is “the criterion and the balance” in our relationship with others.

Here, two points must be noted; the first one: we need to comprehend and understand the balance of the Islamic powers in the U.S. arena [and this might be the subject of a future study]. The second point: what we reached with the brothers in “ICNA” is considered a step in the right direction, the beginning of good and the first drop that requires growing and guidance.

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9- Re-examining our organizational and administrative bodies, the type of leadership and the method of selecting it with what suits the challenges of the settlement mission:

The memorandum will be silent about details regarding this item even though it is logical and there is a lot to be said about it,

10- Growing and developing our resources and capabilities, our financial and human resources with what suits the magnitude of the grand mission:

If we examined the human and the financial resources the Ikhwan alone own in this country, we and others would feel proud and glorious. And if we add to them the resources of our friends and allies, those who circle in our orbit and those waiting on our banner, we would realize that we are able to open the door to settlement and walk through it seeking to make Almighty God’s word the highest.

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11Utilizing the scientific method in planning, thinking and preparation of studies needed for the process of settlement:

Yes, we need this method, and we need many studies which aid in this civilization Jihadist

operation. We will mention some of them briefly:

– The history of the Islamic presence in America.

– The history of the Islamic Ikhwani presence in America.

– Islamic movements, organizations and organizations: analysis and criticism.

– The phenomenon of the Islamic centers and schools: challenges, needs and statistics.

– Islamic minorities.

– Muslim and Arab communities.

– The U.S. society: make-up and politics.

– The U.S. society’s view of Islam and Muslims … And many other studies which we can direct our brothers and allies to prepare, either through their academic studies or through their educational centers or organizational tasking. What is important is that we start.

12- Agreeing on a flexible, balanced and a clear “mechanism” to implement the process of settlement within a specific, gradual and balanced “time frame” that is in-line with the demands and challenges of the process of settlement.

13- Understanding the U.S. society from its different aspects an understanding that “qualifies” us to perform the mission of settling our Dawa’ [to proselytize or preach Islam] in its country “and growing it” on its land.

14- Adopting a written “jurisprudence” that includes legal and movement bases, principles, policies and interpretations which are suitable for the needs and challenges of the process of settlement.

15- Agreeing on “criteria” and balances to be a sort of “antennas” or “the watch tower” in order to make sure that all of our priorities, plans, programs, bodies, leadership, monies and activities march towards the process of the settlement.

16- Adopting a practical, flexible formula through which our central work complements our domestic work.

[Items 12 through 16 will be detailed later].

17- Understanding the role and the nature of work of “The Islamic Center” in every city with what achieves the goal of the process of settlement:

The center we seek is the one which constitutes the “axis” of our Movement, the “perimeter” of the circle of our work, our “balance center”, the “base” for our rise and our “Dar al-Arqam” to educate us, prepare us and supply our battalions in addition to being the “niche” of our prayers.

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This is in order for the Islamic center to turn – in action not in words – into a seed “for a small Islamic society” which is a reflection and a mirror to our central organizations. The center ought to turn into a “beehive” which produces sweet honey. Thus, the Islamic center would turn into a place for study, family, battalion, course, seminar, visit, sport, school, social club, women gathering, kindergarten for male and female youngsters, the office of the domestic political resolution, and the center for distributing our newspapers, magazines, books and our audio and visual tapes.

In brief we say: we would like for the Islamic center to become “The House of Dawa”‘ and “the general center” in deeds first before name. As much as we own and direct these centers at the continent level, we can say we are marching successfully towards the settlement of Dawa’ in this country.

Meaning that the “center’s” role should be the same as the “mosque’s” role during the time of God’s prophet, God’s prayers and peace be upon him, when he marched to “settle” the Dawa’ in its first generation in Madina. from the mosque, he drew the Islamic life and provided to the world the most magnificent and fabulous civilization humanity knew.

This mandates that, eventually, the region, the branch and the Usra [Islamic families] turn into “operations rooms” for planning, direction, monitoring and leadership for the Islamic center in order to be a role model to be followed.

18- Adopting a system that is based on “selecting” workers, “role distribution” and “assigning” positions and responsibilities is based on specialization, desire and need with what achieves the process of settlement and contributes to its success.

19- Turning the principle of dedication for the Masuls of main positions within the Group into a rule, a basis and a policy in work. Without it, the process of settlement might be stalled [Talking about this point requires more details and discussion].

20- Understanding the importance of the “Organizational” shift in our Movement work, and doing Jihad in order to achieve it in the real world with what serves the process of settlement and expedites its results, God Almighty’s willing:

The reason this paragraph was delayed is to stress its utmost importance as it constitutes the heart and the core of this memorandum. It also constitutes the practical aspect and the true measure of our success or failure in our march towards settlement. The talk about the organizations and the “organizational” mentality or phenomenon does not require much details. It suffices to say that the first pioneer of this phenomenon was our prophet Mohamed, God’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon him, as he placed the foundation for the first civilized organization which is the mosque, which truly became “the comprehensive organization”. And this was done by the pioneer of the contemporary Islamic Dawa’, Imam martyr Hasan al-Banna, may God have mercy on him, when he and his brothers felt the need to “re-establish” Islam and its movement anew, leading him to establish organizations with all their kinds: economic, social, media, scouting,

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professional and even the military ones. We must say that we are in a country which understands no language other than the language of the organizations, and one which does not respect or give weight to any group without effective, functional and strong organizations.

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It is good fortune that there are brothers among us who have this “trend”, mentality or inclination to build the organizations who have beat us by action and words which leads us to dare say honestly what Sadat in Egypt once said, “We want to build a country of organizations” – a word of right he meant wrong with. I say to my brothers, let us raise the banner of truth to establish right “We want to establish the Group of organizations”, as without it we will not able to put our feet on the true path.

– And in order for the process of settlement to be completed, we must plan and work from now to equip and prepare ourselves, our brothers, our apparatuses, our sections and our committees in order to turn into comprehensive organizations in a gradual and balanced way that is suitable with the need and the reality. What encourages us to do that – in addition to the aforementioned – is that we possess “seeds” for each organization from the organization we call for [See attachment number (I)].

– All we need is to tweak them, coordinate their work, collect their elements and merge their efforts with others and then connect them with the comprehensive plan we seek.

For instance,

We have a seed for a “comprehensive media and art” organization: we own a print + advanced typesetting machine + audio and visual center + art production office + magazines in Arabic and English [The Horizons, The Hope, The Politicians, Ila Falastine, Press Clips, al-Zaytouna, Palestine Monitor, Social Sciences Magazines.,.] + art band + photographers + producers + programs anchors + journalists + in addition to other media and art experiences”.

Another example:

We have a seed for a “comprehensive Dawa’ educational” organization: We have the Daw’a section in ISNA + Dr. Jamal Badawi Foundation + the center run by brother Harned al-Ghazali + the Dawa’ center the Dawa’ Committee and brother Shaker al-Sayyed are seeking to establish now + in addition to other Daw’a efforts here and there…”.

And this applies to all the organizations we call on establishing.

– The big challenge that is ahead of us is how to turn these seeds or “scattered” elements into comprehensive, stable, “settled” organizations that are connected with our Movement and which fly in our orbit and take orders from ow guidance. This does not prevent – but calls for – each central organization to have its local branches but its connection with the Islamic center in the city is a must.

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– What is needed is to seek to prepare the atmosphere and the means to achieve “the merger” so that the sections, the committees, the regions, the branches and the Usras are eventually the heart and the core of these organizations.

Or, for the shift and the change to occur as follows:

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1 – The Movement Department + The Secretariat Department

2Education Department + Dawa’a Com.

3Sisters Department

4- The Financial Department + Investment Committee + The Endowment

5- Youth Department + Youths Organizations Department

6- The Social Committee + Matrimony Committee + Mercy Foundation

7- The Security Committee

8- The Political Depart. + Palestine Com.

9- The Group’s Court + The Legal Com.

10- Domestic Work Department

11 – Our magazines + the print + our art band

12- The Studies Association + The Publication House + Dar al-Kitab

13- Scientific and Medial societies

14- The Organizational Conference

15- The Shura Council + Planning Corn.

16- The Executive Office

17- The General Masul

18- The regions, branches & Usras

The Organizational & Administrative Organization – The General Center

– Dawa’ and Educational Organization

– The Women’s Organization

– The Economic Organization

– Youth Organizations

– The Social Organization

– The Security Organization

– The Political Organization

– The Judicial Organization

– Its work is to be distributed to the rest of the organizations

– The Media and Art Organization

– The Intellectual & Cultural Organization

– Scientific, Educational & Professional Organization

– The Islamic-American Founding Conference

– The Shura Council for the Islamic-American Movement

– The Executive Office of the Islamic-American Movement

– Chairman of the Islamic Movement and its official Spokesman

– Field leaders of organizations & Islamic centers

Five: Comarehensive [sic] Settlement Organization:

– We would then seek and struggle in order to make each one of these above-mentioned organizations a “comprehensive organization” throughout the days and the years, and as long as we are destined to be in this country. What is important is that we put the foundation and we will be followed by peoples and generations that would finish the march and the road but with a clearly-defined guidance.

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And, in order for us to clarify what we mean with the comprehensive, specialized organization, we mention here the characteristics and traits of each organization of the “promising” organizations.

1- From the Dawa’ and educational aspect [The Dawa’ and Educational Organization]: to include:

– The Organization to spread the Dawa’ (Central and local branches).

– An institute to graduate Callers and Educators.

– Scholars, Callers, Educators, Preachers and Program Anchors,

– Art and communication technology, Conveyance and Dawa’.

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– A television station.

– A specialized Dawa’ magazine.

– A radio station.

– The Higher Islamic Council for Callers and Educators.

– The Higher Council for Mosques and Islamic Centers.

– Friendship Societies with the other religions … and things like that.

2- Politicallv IThe Political Organization]: to include:

– A central political party.

– Local political offices.

– Political symbols.

– Relationships and alliances.

– The American Organization for Islamic Political Action

– Advanced Information Centers.. . .and things like that.

3- Media [The Media and Art Organization]: to include:

– A daily newspaper.

– Weekly, monthly and seasonal magazines.

– Radio stations.

– Television programs.

– Audio and visual centers.

– A magazine for the Muslim child.

– A magazine for the Muslim woman.

– A print and typesetting machines.

– A production office.

– A photography and recording studio

– Art bands for acting, chanting and theater.

– A marketing and art production office … and things like that,

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4- Economicallv [The Economic Organizationl: to include:

– An Islamic Central bank.

– Islamic endowments.

– Investment projects.

– An organization for interest-free loans …. and things like that.

5- Scientifically and Professionallv [The Scientific, Educational and Professional Organization] : to include:

– Scientific research centers.

– Technical organizations and vocational training.

– An Islamic university.

– Islamic schools.

– A council for education and scientific research.

– Centers to train teachers.

– Scientific societies in schools.

– An office for academic guidance.

– A body for authorship and Islamic curricula.. . . and things like that.

6- Culturallv and Intellectuallv [The Cultural and Intellectual Organization]: to include:

– A center for studies and research.

– Cultural and intellectual foundations such as [The Social Scientists Society – Scientists and Engineers Society., . .].

– An organization for Islamic thought and culture.

– A publication, translation and distribution house for Islamic books.

– An office for archiving, history and authentication

– The project to translate the Noble Quran, the Noble Sayings …. and things like that.

7- Sociallv I The Social-Charitable Organization]: to include:

– Social clubs for the youths and the community’s sons and daughters

– Local societies for social welfare and the services are tied to the Islamic centers

– The Islamic Organization to Combat the Social Ills of the U.S. Society

– Islamic houses project

– Matrimony and family cases office …. and things like that.

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8- Youths [The Youth Organization]: to include:

– Central and local youths foundations.

– Sports teams and clubs

– Scouting teams …. and things like that.

9- Women [The Women Organization]: to include:

– Central and local women societies.

– Organizations of training, vocational and housekeeping.

– An organization to train female preachers.

– Islamic kindergartens … and things like that.

10- Organizationallv and Administratively [The Administrative and Organizational Organization]:to include:

– An institute for training, growth, development and planning

– Prominent experts in this field

– Work systems, bylaws and charters fit for running the most complicated bodies and organizations

– A periodic magazine in Islamic development and administration.

– Owning camps and halls for the various activities.

– A data, polling and census bank.

– An advanced communication network.

– An advanced archive for our heritage and production …. and things like that.

11- Securitv [The Securitv Organization]: to include:

– Clubs for training and learning self-defense techniques.

– A center which is concerned with the security issues [Technical, intellectual, technological and human]. .. .and things like that.

12- Legallv [The Legal Organization]: to include:

– A Central Jurisprudence Council.

– A Central Islamic Court.

– Muslim Attorneys Society.

– The Islamic Foundation for Defense of Muslims’ Rights … and things like that.

And success is by God.

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Attachment number (1)

A list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends

[Imagine if t they all march according to one plan! ! !]

1- ISNA = ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA

2- MSA = MUSLIM STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

3- MCA = THE MUSLIM COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION

4- AMSS = THE ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM SOCIAL SCIENTISTS

5- AMSE = THE ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS

6IMA = ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

7- ITC = ISLAMIC TEACHING CENTER

8- NAIT = NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST

9- FID = FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

10- IHC = ISLAMIC HOUSING COOPERATIVE

11- ICD = ISLAMIC CENTERS DIVISION

12- ATP = AMERICAN TRUST PUBLICATIONS

13- AVC = AUDIO-VISUAL CENTER

14- IBS = ISLAMIC BOOK SERVICE

15- MBA = MUSLIM BUSINESSMEN ASSOCIATION

16- MYNA = MUSLIM YOUTH OF NORTH AMERICA

17- IFC = ISNA FIQH COMMITTEE

18- IPAC = ISNA POLITICAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE

19- IED = ISLAMIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

20- MAYA = MUSLIM ARAB YOUTH ASSOCIATION

21- MISG = MALASIAN [sic] ISLAMIC STUDY GROUP

22- IAP = ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION FOR PALESTINE

23UASR = UNITED ASSOCIATION FOR STUDIES AND RESEARCH

24- OLF = OCCUPIED LAND FUND

25- MIA = MERCY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

26- ISNA = ISLAMIC CIRCLE OF NORTH AMERICA

27- BMI = BAITUL MAL INC

28- IIIT = INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ISLAMIC THOUGHT

29- IIC = ISLAMIC INFORMATION CENTER

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“In today’s ever charged torrent of religious and political unrest, it is becoming increasingly vital for the people of the world to understand the truth of both the religious and the geopolitical nature of Islam. The heart, purpose and vision of the Islamic system governed by a complete way of life known as Shari’ah is dangerously misunderstood and highly underestimated by the West. It has been that way for 1400 years, numbing the minds of people like a shot of Novocain before treating an abscessed tooth. This compendium, ‘Understanding Islam in the Light of Christianity’ by Dr. James Gauss, is a vital and valuable resource that will be called upon again and again. If you are a pastor, spiritual leader, governmental leader, business leader or simply a curious person with a sincere desire to understand the heart of both Islam and Christianity, get this book.”

Rev. Dale Witherington
Chief Steward, Restore Minnesota
State Director, Minnesota Prayer Caucus Network

A direct and thorough comparison of the Messenger, Message and Mission of the Qur’an and the Bible.  Over 550 pages of essential information for every college prep and college student.

Your book is the finest and most thorough analysis I have ever seen of the teachings of the Quran in comparison to the Bible. It is a treasure trove of biblical truth, theological insight, and practical application.
My granddaughter is using it in her Global Studies class on Islam this very semester. I think a college-level text book version would be very helpful.
Dr. Ed Hindson
Founding Dean | Distinguished Professor of Religion
John W. Rawlings School of Divinity
Liberty University

With Dr. Hindson’s encouragement, that college-level textbook is now complete.

  •  Almost 350 chapter review questions.
  •  Section review charts and comparisons.
  •  Dozens of  maps, charts and tables of information.
  •  Full color presentation.
  •  “Dig Deeper” challenges for each chapter.
  •  Ten Addendums of additional information.
  •  Hundreds of references and additional resources.

 

The Islamic Game Plan

February 1, 2020

James F. Gauss

Every great team and military has a game plan—a strategy for success and victory. In today’s world of jihadists, Islamic leaders have a very definitive game plan. It is a plan that has existed since the inception of Islam as a political ideology over fourteen centuries ago. It is rather simple and direct—world domination at any cost. Unfortunately, the West and America have no game plan of defense or counter attack other than to acquiesce and to facilitate.

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Western civilization is experiencing the greatest unabashed assault against its freedom and way of life that it has ever known. At the same time, it is this love of freedom that is giving the enemies of the West, and particularly of the United States, unlimited opportunities to denigrate the peoples of the West, Christians and Jews in particular, in a politically correct, multi-cultural, cultural diversity mixture of deception. While the European Union countries are floundering under a demographic Muslim assault, Canada and the United States are not far behind.

As Muslim populations grow in the West, the native citizens of Western countries continues to shrink. With the two-edge sword of abortion and low birth rate in the West, Muslims have a decided natural advantage. Despite the incessant cries of “Islamophobia” from Muslims in the West, it is the Muslim community that is often the perpetrators of verbal and physical attacks against non-Muslims.

By driving out the natives of Muslim lands, the Islamic State and other Islamic terrorists have created a migration crisis in Europe that has brought much stress and threat of harm to the residents of the European Union and North America. With this influx of Muslims has come a dramatic rise in anti-Semitism and other challenges throughout much of Europe, Canada and America. Instead of addressing these issues head-on, far too many Western politicians and law enforcement appear to be content with putting their citizens at risk rather than confront the problem.

Muslims mean business—not just “radical” Muslims, but all those who follow the faith of Muhammad. The West, its governing bodies, news media, educational institutions and security forces appear to be oblivious to the threat that is mounting. A threat that will change the way Westerners experience the world and life around them. Time is short and without wisdom and understanding a nation perishes.

Islam is making inroads into the traditionally non-Muslim world, and is beginning to run deep roots and vie with the laws and cultures of its hosts. Muslims are taking advantage of the freedom that democracies offer. This is the key point for abusing the host country. They use the same provisions of the law that are intended to protect and enhance liberty in order to subvert democracy and freedom. Currently, America is faced with a formidable enemy in a Trojan Horse called Islam (Amil Imani, October 3, 2018).

While the West snores away or offers a helping hand of Christian generosity, “The Islamic Game Plan” has become fully entrenched in Europe and North America.

Gain the Upper Hand Through Fertility. As noted at the beginning of this chapter, the birth rate in the majority of Muslim countries and among Muslims in foreign lands exceeds the replacement birth rate of most Western countries. This is not likely to change soon, but the divergence will only get worse according to current trends.

Annihilate Israel. Ever since Israel re-occupied part of its original land in 1948, the Arab Muslims and Muslims worldwide have striven to force Israel out of their homeland. As you discovered in Chapter 3, that push will continue. The majority of Muslims refuse to accept the presence of Israel in the Middle East and particularly in what is referred to as the Holy Land of Canaan.

In addition, the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) movement, which was founded in 2007 by Palestinian Omar Barghouti, is gaining momentum among anti-Semites in Europe and North America. The goal is to cripple Israel economically, forcing Jews out of the Middle East.

Dominate Europe. The 2015-2016 “invasion” of Europe by mostly Muslim refugees from war-torn Iraq and Syria, as well as from Islamic northern Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere, while not well orchestrated, was driven by the terror of the Islamic State and other Muslim terrorist groups. Despite its disorganized nature and loss of innocent life on the journey, it served the purpose of the jihadis—to get their fighters into Europe amidst the chaos.

On February 20, 2019, a report was released by the Israeli Directorate of Military Intelligence (abbreviated, Aman, in Hebrew). It estimated, that despite the overwhelming defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, that there were 150,000-200,000 ISIS members deployed worldwide.

Dr. Reuven Erlich, the Head of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center in Israel was quoted in the release as saying, “ISIS is preparing to deploy in the Euphrates . . . Then, its members will head to Germany, the U.S., France, and other European countries and Caucuses.”

In the same report, it was revealed that a large number of Islamic State fighters had departed Syria for Iraq in the last six months with a booty of $200 million.

On July 30, 2018, the Voice of Europe reported on a MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) translation of a sermon by a Danish imam, Mundhir Abdallah, given in the Masjid Al-Faruq mosque in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Jihad necessitates the Muslim invasion and conquest of Europe,” Abdallah asserted, “the final solution to the problem of the Levant—after the establishment of the Caliphate and the elimination of the Jewish entity—will be through the conquest of Europe.”

The Jews “are hastening their own annihilation by their rampaging, their filth, and their vileness, which reflect the immutable nature of the Jews.” The Imam added that he is “not a racist” but that this “has to do with the Jewish character and psyche, with that sick Jewish mentality.”

Invade & Infiltrate America via Civilizational Jihad. Thanks to the complicity and compliance of previous U.S. presidents (and one might go back as far as Carter), key Muslim operatives have successfully infiltrated America’s politics, educational systems, military, law enforcement, legal system and much more. While most Muslims seek to be law abiding citizens, looking to provide for their families, there are nefarious members who are seeking the long term objective of America’s demise and overthrow. In the majority of situations they are being aided, willingly and ignorantly by millions of America’s dhimmi (non-Muslim) citizens. Most effectively by America’s primary and secondary schools, politicians and America’s churches and synagogues.

Suppress Dissent; Declare Opposition as Islamophobic. Not a day goes by where a non-Muslim who voices an opinion about Islam—no matter how factual—is not accused of being a hater, a racist or an Islamophobe (anti-Muslim). It is the newest game plan by the Muslim community and their non-Muslim sympathizers. The attempt is to shut down any criticism or meaningful dialogue about Islam. Islamic leaders throughout the United States have successfully been able to get politicians, law enforcement, educators, policy makers, and many from local communities, and the federal government, to buy into this false narrative hook, line and sinker. In some communities and states, CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), a Muslim Brotherhood front organization, has been successful in getting “Islamophobia” criminalized and well on their way to getting some political dhimmis to consider blasphemy laws.

Institute Shari’a. The final step is to ever so slyly, but effectively, get the dhimmis to allow Muslims to have their separate privileges and laws to govern themselves within the larger society, creating a Muslim community that is separate and unanswerable to the larger community of U.S. citizens. While countless Americans declared this will never happen in America, the truth is it is already occurring in various locals.

The Muslim jihadists in America have at least a three-four decade jump on Americans who have “fallen asleep at the switch.” With the rise of socialist dimwits in America due to America’s deplorable, socialistic indoctrination of our youth, it could be too late to turn the tide. The solution is complicated and would require an incredible spiritual awakening in America. The question is: Do Americans want that type of change bad enough to pay the price?

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Muslims are not Descendants of Abraham

January 22, 2020

Excerpted from the author’s, Understanding Islam in the Light of Christianitya treasure trove of biblical truth, theological insight, and practical application (Dr. Ed Hindson, Dean of Divinity, Liberty University).

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The Muslim Claim to Fame. Although Arabic Muslims claim Abraham as their heir, biblically they are descendants of pre-covenant Abram, the one who disobeyed God and disbelieved His promise of an heir through Sarah. God could bless Ishmael, but He could never establish His covenant with a sinful seed of the flesh.

Ishmael became the father of 12 Arabian princes (nations) whom God said that He would “multiply . . . exceedingly” (Genesis 17:20). Ishmael and Hagar were driven into the Wilderness of Paran to dwell (Genesis 21:20-21). This wilderness covers the eastern Sinai and the southern and southeastern borders of present-day Israel.

Ishmael’s sons initially inhabited an area from Egypt and the Sinai Desert, the Arabian peninsula to Assyria (which includes present day Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and the lesser Arab kingdoms). Remember, God said that Ishmael and his descendants would be wild men whose hand would be “against every man.”

If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29).

According to the Apostle Paul, in the above scripture, other than being an Israelite, the only way one can be an heir of Abraham in through faith in Jesus Christ.

Some Bible translations of Genesis 25:18 state that the descendants of Ishmael “lived in hostility toward” or “in defiance of” all their brethren (New International Version, New Living Translation and North American Standard). Other versions (including the King James, New King James and Amplified Bibles) state only that Ishmael’s descendants lived “close to” or “in the presence of” their relatives.

Over 25 centuries later, Muhammad and his followers have found a simple solution to this dilemma of a negative biblical image and how to expropriate God’s promise and covenant with the Jewish people. Muhammad simply revealed that Allah told him that it was Ishmael, not Isaac, that Allah chose to test Abraham’s faith; and therefore it was Ishmael and all those who are descendants of him that are the true chosen people to fulfill Allah’s covenant. 

Remember, in Genesis 22:2, God called Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac on a makeshift altar on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem.   However, Muhammad ignored that biblical reality and declared that Allah called Abraham to sacrifice Ishmael on Mount Mina outside Mecca. It was that simple to change historical truth and create an alternate reality that Muslims have believed for 14 centuries.

According to the Qur’an, Abraham prayed to Allah: “‘My Lord! Grant me [a son who shall be] of the doers of good deeds [that is, righteous].’ So We gave [Abraham] the good news of a boy, possessing forbearance. And when [Ishmael] attained to working with him, [Abraham] said: O my son! Surely I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you; consider then what you see.

“He said: O my father! Do what you are commanded; if Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones. So when they both submitted and [Abraham] threw [Ishmael] down upon his forehead, and We called out to him saying: O Ibrahim! You have indeed shown the truth of the vision; surely thus do We reward the doers of good: Most surely this is a manifest trial” (surah 37:100- 106). More information on Islam as a non-Abrahamic faith occurs in the following chapter.

God did not Recognize Ishmael as Abraham’s Son. The preceding version in the Qur’an of Abraham’s call to sacrifice his son strongly contradicts the biblical story. “Then God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about’” (Genesis 22:2; author’s emphasis). Notice that God refers to Isaac as Abraham’s only son. That is because only Isaac was God’s choice to fulfill His covenant with Abraham—not Ishmael, the son of the flesh.

In Genesis 22, God told Abraham three times that he (Abraham) only had one son, Isaac. “Then God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you’” (Genesis 22:2).  

Again, after Abraham followed God’s call to sacrifice his only son, God intervened when he saw Abraham’s faithfulness. “And He said, ‘Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me” (Genesis 22:12, NKJV, author’s emphasis). Once again, “Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: ‘By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son’” (Genesis 22:15-16, NKJV, author’s emphasis). 

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,” (Hebrews 11:17-18). 

In the Genesis account, Isaac had no prior knowledge of his role in the sacrifice.    “But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, ‘My Father!’

“And he said, ‘Here I am, my son.’

“Then he said, ‘Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?’

“And Abraham said, ‘My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering’” (Genesis 22:7-8a).

Because of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his only son and not withhold him from God, God promised Abraham that “through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me” (Genesis 22:18).

From the present day and historical perspective of the daily violence against mankind by the followers of Islam, it is hard to see that this was God’s plan for blessing the nations of the earth through the descendants of Ishmael. Among the descendants of Isaac, however, was Jesus, the sacrificial lamb who brought salvation to the world by the shedding of His blood and not that of another human being—truly a blessing to all who will receive Him. 

The Apostle Paul affirmed that descendants of Isaac are the true heirs of God. “It is not as though God’s word had failed,” he asserted. “For not all who are descended from Israel are [of] Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, ‘It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned’ [Genesis 21:12]. In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring” (Romans 9:6-8, NIV).

In his letter to the Galatians, Paul reasserted the striking difference between the seed of the pre-covenant Ishmael and the covenant-fulfilling seed of Isaac. He made both historical and spiritual comparisons.

For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman [or slave], the other by a freewoman [Genesis 16:15].  

But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, which things are symbolic.                        

For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar – for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children – but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all. . . .

But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. 

Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman” (Galatians 4:22-26, 29, 30).

Paul makes it clear that Ishmael was the pre-covenant seed of a slave and therefore could not represent God’s covenant with His people. Isaac, on the other hand, was a freeman, born of a freewoman as the fulfillment of God’s promise to His people. Those who are heirs to the bondswoman of the flesh (viz., Ishmael), will remain in bondage until set free by the salvation of Christ, who is heir to the covenant of the freeman, Isaac.

In the preceding letter to the Galatians, Paul also pointed out that the descendants of Ishmael will always be persecuting the descendants of Isaac, the freeman, and that the heirs of the two can never share in the inheritance of the freeman. The only hope of sharing this inheritance that the descendants of Ishmael have is to be grafted in through the salvation of Christ. 

Despite the clarity from both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and testimony from God’s own mouth, Muslims, some Christian leaders and other ignorant or uninformed individuals continue to claim that Muslims—or at least Arabic Muslims—are descendants of Abraham, therefore, Islam can lay claim to being an “Abrahamic faith.” Muslims also claim that the Old Testament prophets, the Apostles and Jesus Himself were Muslims.

It is important to recognize, from an Islamic viewpoint, it was necessary for the god of Islam to supplant Isaac with Ishmael as the one God called Abraham to sacrifice. Why? Because it was through Isaac’s lineage that Jesus the Messiah would be born (Hadian, Shahram. The Trojan Horse of Interfaith Dialogue Between Christians and Muslims, Speech, November 27, 2018).

Understanding Islam in the Light of Christianity is available from the author’s website, https://understandingislaminthelightofchristianity.com/ or on Amazon.com.

 

Is Islam a Complete Fabrication?

December 19, 2019

Is Islam a completely contrived “religion” developed over centuries by Arabic leaders seeking wealth and control over their neighbors?

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Is Muhammad a fictional figurehead/“prophet” conveniently conceived to promote this diabolical ideology?

Is the Qur’an a complete fabrication by many contributors, rather than a “revealed” message to one person?

Numerous academics and researchers who have studied Islam over many decades have found little proof to substantiate the claims of Islamic leaders or the validity of the Qur’an as a revealed script.

Three American author/researchers—Cheri Berens, Dr. Patricia Crone and Robert Spencer—have serious doubts about the validity of the claims of Islam and Muhammad. There are dozens more archeologists, researchers and academics over the decades who could not verify the multitude of claims by Muslims on the history and validity of Islam as a “revealed” religion to a prophet called Muhammad.

Without writing a “book,” what does Islam provide to support the veracity of the many Muslim claims about their religion and prophet?

Here is what we can surmise based on non-Muslim archeological and historical evidence:
• There is no verifiable written history about Muhammad outside of Islamic sources.
• An original Qur’an does not exist. In fact, in the early history of Islam, after Muhammad’s death (according to Islamic leaders), many different versions of the Qur’an existed, each favoring the conquest agenda of one Arabic Muslim tribe/faction or another.
• The Qur’an is a disjointed piece of literature that gives credence to the suspicion that it was created over many centuries by many Muslim contributors.
• The lack of any chronology to the chapters of the Qur’an or consistent thematic elements provide further evidence that the Qur’an is a potpourri of additions over a long period.
• The concept of abrogation, which is unique to Islam, and where Allah reveals a change in mind, offers the convenient opportunity for early followers of Islam to make changes to the developing ideology that suited past Islamic leader objectives.
• The many contrived retelling of biblical stories that contradict the original Bible accounts provide evidence that whoever created the Qur’an did not receive revelation insight, but, instead, pieced together oral fabrications.
• Although Muslims claim that Jerusalem belongs to them, the word “Jerusalem” or any reference to it does not occur in the Qur’an.
• Centuries of archeological evidence from Jerusalem and the Holy Land have produced thousands of artifacts that prove the occupation of the region by Jews for many millennia. By contrast, despite the hundreds of archeological excavations in Jerusalem and throughout the Holy Land region, no Islamic artifacts have been discovered that pre-date the seventh century.
• The Qur’an is largely a distorted collection of Jewish, Christian and pagan practices and beliefs in Arabia and its environs during the seventh and eighth centuries.
• No archeological evidence has been discovered to prove that Mecca or Medina existed during the time Muhammad was supposed to have lived.
• Of the 25 prophets claimed by Islam, 20 are from the Bible, one is Muhammad, one is Jesus, and the other three are claimed to be Arabic prophets who lived 2,000 years before Islam was birthed.
• In the Qur’an, Muhammad is only mentioned four times by name. However, Moses is cited 502 times, Abraham 245 times and Jesus 25 times.
• For a prophet of Muhammad’s supposed notoriety, there was no foretelling of his arrival among the Jews or Christians, or any other belief system before his time.
• None of Muhammad’s supposed associates are mentioned in the Qur’an.
• None of Muhammad’s 13-14 wives are mentioned in the Qur’an.
• The Qur’an is totally credited to Muhammad, even though Muslim sources say he was illiterate and there is no non-Muslim verification that he ever existed.
• Islamic sources admit that the Qur’an was an oral tradition for decades, maybe longer, before attempts were made to write it down.
• Many researchers, including Berens, have verified that the first Qur’ans were written in Aramaic (the language of Christ), not Arabic as Muslims claim.
• According to Berens, the Qur’an of today is written in a form of Arabic that is not a spoken language or in use in everyday conversation by the Arabs of the world.
• The extreme violence and retribution portrayed throughout the Qur’an are more indicative of a military manual of conquest than a spiritual guide for lost souls.
• The strong anti-Semitic and anti-Christian rhetoric in the Qur’an illustrates the main objective of Islamic caliphs after Muhammad’s “death” was the conquest and subjugation of Jewish and Christian populations in the Middle East and Europe in the 7th-12th centuries.

There are many more indicators that Islam is a contrivance of ancient Islamic caliphs to gain control over their non-Muslim neighbors, principally Christians and Jews, but also various pagan populations. The false and barbaric doctrines of Islam continue to lead billions of people astray in order to bring about world domination.

Islamic Infiltration of the U.S. Government, Part I

November 25, 2019

What America’s Founders knew about Islam.  The earliest record of Islam’s interface with America was when the Muslim Barbary Coast pirates tried to extort money from the fledgling United States of America in 1786 in exchange for safe passage of America’s merchant ships through the straits of Gibraltar at the neck of the Mediterranean Sea. The U.S. government sent Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin abroad to negotiate with the Muslim ambassador in Tripoli, Libya. After considerable negotiations, the American representatives could see no other way out of the predicament other than agree to pay an exorbitant ransom, which amounted to ten percent of America’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) at the time.

On March 28, 1786, in a letter to Secretary of State, John Jay, who was in London at the time, Jefferson and Adams shared the following observations.

We took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the Grounds of their pretentions to make war upon Nations who had done them no Injury, and observed that we consider all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation. 

The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.

Jefferson, Adams and Franklin knew the United States did not have the money that the Muslim ambassador demanded. Their only hope was to get the U.S. Congress to agree to allow them to make a loan agreement with Holland.

John Adams, in his report to John Jay, gave his impression of Islam. He referred to Muhammad as a “military fanatic” who “denies that laws were made for him; he arrogates everything to himself by force of arms.”

In reviewing his experience, Franklin wrote: “Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book (the Qur’an) forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it.”

When Jefferson became president in March, 1801, the Barbary Coast pirates were extorting 25 percent of America’s GDP and were still attacking America’s merchant ships. Jefferson wasted no time and agreed to send the full might of America’s naval fleet to vanquish the Muslim pirates.

The Universal Goal of Islam. The goal of Islam has never changed since its inception over 1400 years ago: To conquer and subjugate the infidels wherever they may be found by any means possible and necessary. For the West and those in the United States to believe otherwise is pure folly and a potentially deadly error. As a zebra cannot change its stripes, neither can Islam be reformed into some passive, peacenik ideology.

In America, Muslims represent less than 2% of the total population. However, they have accomplished far more than in any other Western country in a very short time. Thanks to America’s diversity complex; desire to welcome all people; overall openness and kindness; Judeo-Christian heritage; ignorant and easily deceived church leaders and politicians; generous welfare laws that include non-citizens (including Social Security benefits); socialist-leaning government; adoption of the Islamist “Islamophobia” rhetoric and agenda and a host of other welcoming loopholes, Islamists are right at home in the country they seek to dominate.

Islamists—radical, fundamentalist Muslims—have successfully infiltrated America’s government (county, state and federal), military, law enforcement, educational systems (from elementary through university), legal systems, churches and every aspect of daily American life. Not fully, but effectively enough that it is changing the minds of Americans to accept the Muslim mindset more and more each day. The Muslims refer to it as the Civilization Jihad—the undermining of the very foundations of America from within.

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim 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. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen [Islamic guerilla fighters] be equal (An Explanatory Memorandum, On the Strategic Goal for the Group in North America, 5/22/1991).

This document, An Explanatory Memorandum, discovered by the FBI in a raid on a Muslim Brotherhood home in Annandale, Virginia in August, 2004, details the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and its sympathizers in the United States. Despite the overt candor of the Memo, the media, most politicians and law enforcement have not taken it seriously. To the contrary, the media, politicians, law enforcement and America’s churches have become all too willing dupes of the Muslim Brotherhood. The MB is well on its way to accomplishing exactly what the Memo proclaims: destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands.

“At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838

(See Revelation 18 and the Fate of America.)

Islam and the U.S. Constitution are not compatible. The First Amendment of the United States of America Constitution reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 

America was the first nation in the history of the world to have such an extensive and all-inclusive “Bill of Rights.” Islam neither acknowledges nor believes in any of the freedoms presented in this treasured law of America.

In Islamic countries, it is the government that dictates the religion for its citizens. There is no freedom of choice for and individual to decide whether or not to worship Islam’s god. All must worship Allah or face severe persecution and consequences. Islamic governments, the mullahs and imams respect no religion other than Islam. In many Muslim countries, if one is allowed to remain a Jew or Christian, you must pay a “poll tax” that allows you to be a second class citizen. However, you cannot express your faith openly or share it with others. You are a prisoner of the confines of Islam. If your father is a Muslim, the moment you are born, you are a Muslim also. If you decide to leave Islam later in life, you risk abandonment by your family, at least, or death.

(1) Islam is the religion of the State.

(2) No religion other than Islam can be propagated in the country.

(3) No law can be enacted that is not compliant with the general principles and objectives of Shari’ah.

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The Federal Republic of Somalia

Provisional Constitution

Adopted August 1, 2012

Freedom of speech does not exist in Islam. It is Islam’s religious leaders and scholars that determine what one can say, especially if it pertains to Islam or its prophet, Muhammad. If one says anything critical or judgmental about Islam or Muhammad, one can go to prison or be executed. You are not allowed to question the ideology or its leaders. Their word is of Allah and infallible.

In Islamic countries, Islam is the Law. Islam functions as the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government and dictates what every citizen is to believe and do. No freedom of thought or discussion is permitted.

Islam also does not observe freedom of the press. All official media must comply with Islamic teaching and not deviate in their presentations. Media releases are often fabricated to order to present the official positions of the Islamic government and to toe the line of Islamic propaganda.

The right to peacefully assemble or petition the government with grievances does not exist in Muslim countries. They are dictatorships. While there have been frequent citizen protests in places like Egypt and Iran, they are met with brutal force and death to silence any opposition to Islamic dictatorial rule.

Islam also dictates what women must wear, how they must behave, what she can do in public and basically suppress a woman’s life so that it is not her own, but only that which is dictated by her male superior.

Bottom line: Islam is oppressive, dictatorial and entraps men and women in a veil of bondage with no escape without severe consequences. It is the very antithesis of what America’s Founders envisioned and implemented by the wisdom of God Almighty.

A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.

Ariel Durant

Russian born American Author

1898-1981

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Will Islam Take Over the World?

October 25, 2019

James F. Gauss, Ph.D.

(Excerpted from Understanding Islam in the Light of Christianity)

Islam will dominate the world

Every Muslim is taught that the Qur’an and other Islamic sacred texts are the unchangeable, perfect word of Allah and must be adhered to. Why should the non-Muslim world be concerned? The Islamic faith is growing by leaps and bounds. Not so much because new converts are convinced of its redeeming theology, but because Muslim populations have some of the highest birthrates in the world. In highly populated Muslim countries and throughout Islamic history, “converts” are often won over through coercion, oppression and threats to one’s wellbeing.

Perhaps the naiveté of the Western world can be summed up in the assessment of Islam’s future dominance by Pavel Kohout of the Center for Economics and Politics in Prague. In an article titled, Why al-Qaeda Will Dominate the European Union, published October 7, 2004. Kohout wrote:

The first reason extreme Islam will prevail is the intellectual advantage that al-Qaeda leaders have over western European politicians. The latter want to believe that there is no clash of civilizations; that terrorism is just a product of misery and lack of education; that the solution lies in a multicultural, tolerant society; and that the stubbornness of the Americans and Israelis is to blame for all the problems.

. . . The second reason is the unification of foreign policy in the EU [European Union]. In the UN [United Nations], all member states of the European Union dutifully voted against Israel as a flock of sheep under the leadership of France. France is home to millions of Muslims, who are a decisive factor in its politics.

. . . The third reason is an advantage of the Islamic society in terms of evolution: a high birthrate.

The late but prominent educator and author, Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld, wrote in 2006 that, “In 20 to 50 years Western Europe may be dominated by Muslims who will claim it as a Waqf”—a territory for Islamic purposes or Muslim religious endowment (WorldNetDaily, February 14, 2006). In view of the Islamic immigrant invasion of Europe starting in 2015, Dr. Blumenfeld’s projection could arrive sooner than thought.

Many European Union countries are already under heavy political, social and economic assault from the invasion of mostly Muslim refugees from war-torn regions of the Middle East, as well as from regions of South Asia. In addition to the societal upheaval, this has resulted in a rapidly growing migrant population requiring much governmental support. Many of the Muslims, as demonstrated almost daily by their acts of terror, physical assaults and property damage, do not have peaceful intentions. If Islam becomes the dominating force in Western Europe, will Canada and the United States be far behind?

One of the most challenging situations for the European Union members, and the majority of the countries of the West, is the declining birth rates of their native populations. While the birthrate among the majority of Western societies has plummeted over the last few decades, the birthrate among many Muslim countries remains 2-3 times that of the United States, Canada and all European Union countries.

In 2016, according to Eurostat Statistics (https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/ Fertility_statistics), while Muslims are rapidly populating Europe, all 28 European Union member states have birth rates below the 2.1 live births per woman to replace their dying populations. The average fertility rate for all EU countries was 1.6 live births. Seventeen countries are at or below the EU average. Twelve EU countries are expected to have Muslim populations of five percent or more by 2030. They include: Austria (9.3% Muslim), Belgium (10.2%), Bulgaria (15.7%), Cyprus (22.7%), Denmark (5.6%), France (10.3%), Germany (7.1%), Italy (5.4%), Netherlands (7.8%), Sweden (9.9%) and the United Kingdom (8.2%). Those estimates, however, could be conservative if the current rate of Muslim migration into Europe persists.

The native populations of the EU countries are dying out, while their Muslim populations are expanding at two to three times the local inhabitants.

The 2017 estimate of birth rates in 224 countries published by the CIA World Factbook clearly illustrate the problem and what awaits the Western world. Of the 50 Muslim countries, 37 of them have replacement birth rates above 2.1 births per woman. Forty-nine of the fifty have birth rates that exceed the EU average birth rate of 1.6 live births per woman. The United States replacement birth rate in 2017 dropped to 1.87, the lowest in thirty years. Canada was even worse with a birth rate of only 1.60, the 183rd lowest in the world.

Abortions Further Exasperate the Problem. To further exacerbate the declining populations in the non-Muslim world is the high rate of abortions. From 1973 to 2013 (40 years), there have been estimated 1.72 billion babies aborted worldwide; the large majority in the non-Muslim world. Current abortion statistics are hard to come by, with the most recent in 2015, but only for a small percentage of the world’s countries. Strick, fundamentalist Muslim countries have low abortion rates (less than one per thousand live births), while more liberal or Soviet Union Republics (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) have much higher rates (10-23/1000). Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973, the United States has aborted over 61 million babies (U.S.AbortionClock.org) with a 2015 rate of 17.13/1000 births. EU countries and Canada also have high rates, ranging from around 10-25 abortions per 1000 live births.

It would appear, that while many non-Muslim countries are killing off their lifeblood, Muslims, for the most part, are re-populating the earth.

America’s Declining Birth Rate. Another ominous sign for America, is the declining birth rate. Just like in Europe, the U.S. Census Bureau reported at the end of 2018, that the birth rate for women in the United States had fallen below the replacement rate of 2.1 births per woman, to 1.7. According to the Bureau, America’s growth rate is the slowest since 1937.

“‘The aging population is starting to take its toll,’ said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution. ‘I think we need to get used to the fact that we are now a slow-growth country.’”

“If the pattern continues, immigrants will soon be more important to population gains than the so-called natural increase,” wrote New York Times’ writer, Sabrina Tavernise.

According to The World Bank (https://data.worldbank.org), America has not had a replacement birth rate (fertility rate) since 2008, when the rate fell to 2.072 births per woman. The rate has continued to plummet each year, and stood at 1.80 in 2016. Remember, the fertility rate among the majority of Muslim societies is significantly above the replacement birth rate.

Seeds of Destruction? Iranian born American, Amil Imani, warns the West that, “within the very fabric of the free world is [sic] the seeds of its own destruction. It contains provisions that make it vulnerable to its demise. And the forces of tyranny, the antithesis of those of liberty, craftily exploit those provisions to prevail.” Imani claims that the isms of Fascism, Nazism and Communism are dead, but that, “International Islam, however, is multidimensional, very alive and highly virulent. No society, no local community, no nations [sic] or region of the world is spared from its infiltration.”

Imani’s warning rings true for the United States, where Islam and its adherents have found a very fertile ground in the politically correct, cultural diversity environment. There is no country in the world that is more culturally diverse than America and, therein, could lay its downfall. As America becomes more accepting of any belief system and way of life, the more it stands for less of the founding principles set forth by its Founders and the United States Constitution. It is somewhat ironic, yet telling, that many Muslim refugees that are escaping the horrors of their homeland, are still willing to embrace the very belief system that caused their terror and reasons for fleeing.

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