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DMN Columnist Tells us Why we should care about the Holy Land Foundation Terror Trial

Filed under: Law,Terrorism — DRJ @ 7:16 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Previously, Justin Levine wrote here and here about an important terror trial pending in Dallas that has received little media attention. Dallas Morning News’ columnist Rod Dreher agrees we should all care more about this trial:

The HLF trial is exposing for the first time how the international Muslim Brotherhood – whose Palestinian division is Hamas – operates as a self-conscious revolutionary vanguard in the United States. The court documents indicate that many leading Muslim-American organizations – including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim American Society – are an integral part of the Brotherhood’s efforts to wage jihad against America by nonviolent means.

The Muslim Brotherhood is an affiliation of at least 70 Islamist organizations around the world, all tracing their heritage to the original cell, founded in Egypt in 1928. Its credo: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” Sayyid Qutb, hanged by the Egyptian government in 1966 as a revolutionary, remains its ideological godfather. His best-known work, Milestones, calls for Muslims to wage violent holy war until Islamic law governs the entire world.”

Trials are often dry, boring affairs with few shocking moments. However, in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the Justice Department has introduced into evidence a memorandum captured in a raid on a Muslim suspect’s Virginia home that includes a detailed strategy for jihad in America:

“The entire 18-page platform outlines a plan for the long haul. It prescribes the Muslim Brotherhood’s comprehensive plan to set down roots in civil society. It begins by both founding and taking control of American Muslim organizations, for the sake of unifying and educating the U.S. Muslim community – this to prepare it for the establishment of a global Islamic state governed by sharia.

It sounds like a conspiracy theory out of a bad Hollywood movie – but it’s real. Husain Haqqani, head of Boston University’s Center for International Relations and a former Islamic radical, confirms that the Brotherhood “has run most significant Muslim organizations in the U.S.” as part of the plan outlined in the strategy paper.

Mr. Dreher concludes with this good advice: “Read their strategy document.” You may be shocked.


17 Responses to “DMN Columnist Tells us Why we should care about the Holy Land Foundation Terror Trial”

  1. thank you patterico. once again you are a class act gentleman. i admire you very much. keep up the good work

    leary of everyone (8da13b)

  2. Your work, DRJ, is sort of OK … 😉

    Robin Roberts (6c18fd)

  3. Heh.

    DRJ (4725f3)

  4. “jihad against America by nonviolent means”

    Couldn’t that describe any special interest group?

    alphie (99bc18)

  5. True, Alphie, but co-opting American Muslim organizations through non-violent means is the first step of the protocol. It concludes with Sayyid Qutb’s call for “violent holy war until Islamic law governs the entire world.” The planned progression, and the fact that it has been followed, is what makes the memorandum interesting.

    DRJ (4725f3)

  6. Okay,

    But doesn’t the Bible conclude with a “violent holy war” against all us heathens, DRJ?

    alphie (99bc18)

  7. I don’t know, Alphie, but whatever happens I think we’re all in this together.

    DRJ (4725f3)

  8. I don’t know about that, DRJ,

    Sayyid Qutb actually said:

    There is only one place on earth which can be called the home of Islam (Dar-ul-Islam), and it is that place where the Islamic state is established and the Shari’ah is the authority and God’s limits are observed, and where all the Muslims administer the affairs of the state with mutual consultation. The rest of the world is the home of hostility (Dar-ul-Harb). A Muslim can have only two possible relations with Dar-ul- Harb: peace with a contractual agreement, or war. A country with which there is a treaty will not be considered the home of Islam.

    alphie (99bc18)

  9. Well, I thought you were referring to a Christian/Catholic end-of-the-world scenario but if we’re talking about the Muslim version, I’m sure you’re right. That’s probably “us vs them.”

    DRJ (4725f3)

  10. I suppose it’s a matter of whose prophet shows up first.

    As a prophetless atheist, I’m toast either way.

    alphie (99bc18)

  11. Alphie said:

    As a prophetless atheist, I’m toast either way.

    Heh. Well said. This is an occasion to remember…We all finally agree on something!

    Ranten N. Raven (e5e6e1)

  12. There’s a joke like that going around about Castro and his state of health: He’s still alive because he doesn’t have anywhere to go.

    nk (474afa)

  13. A Muslim can have only two possible relations with Dar-ul- Harb: peace with a contractual agreement, or war.

    You might want to look into what that “contractual agreement” means.

    Rob Crawford (240cf9)

  14. As a prophetless atheist, I’m toast either way.

    Bible Prophecy

    Gerald A (add20f)


    krazy kagu (1b5cd8)

  16. What’s really shocking is that a mainstream paper allowed this editorial!

    Patricia (4117a9)

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