Progressives and Jihadis Seek to Silence UTT’s Influence In Letter to White House

In a letter dated August 14, 2014 addressed to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, 75 progressive and jihadi organizations called for “immediate action to end the use anti-Muslim training materials inside the federal government, and singled out UTT’s founder John Guandolo, noting he continues to train law enforcement officers across the country.

The five-page letter can be read (and downloaded) in its entirety here.

The signatories not only include Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organizations such as the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan NY, Muslim Advocates, and others, but Hamas, doing business as CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) as well as the Council on Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). Watch the CIOGC’s Chairman invite you to the Hamas/MB convention (aka MAS-ICNA Convention) below:

The letter reveals concerns by jihadi organizations that factual and evidence-based training is uncovering the truth about the real nature and intent of their presence here in America.

Following is a brief excerpt from the letter:

“Moreover, although there was reportedly a review and purge of a limited portion of training materials by the FBI, no commitment has been made to review intelligence products that mirror these biased training materials. We also have received no assurance that law enforcement and other government employees who participated in these trainings have been retrained. We are concerned that these biased trainings and intelligence products continue to drive racial and religious profiling at every stage of the intelligence-gathering process.”

Throughout the over eight (8) years of conducting training for law enforcement officers, military, national guard, federal agents, foreign governments and citizens across the country about the threat from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement and Sharia (Islamic Law), John Guandolo begins all his presentations in a similar way – encouraging the audience to challenge the information factually, with the promise that any portion of the briefing which is not factually accurate will be removed from future briefs.

He has never had to remove any portion of his briefing.

Because the briefing is conducted as if it were being presented in a court of law, it is airtight and the facts cannot be disputed.  As a matter of fact, a Muslim Brother attending a presentation overseas once remarked that what was being said was accurate but he (the Brother) didn’t like that Guandolo was saying it.  The truth hurts when delivered properly.

UTT’s (“Understanding the Threat) intensive 3-day training program for Law Enforcement walks attendees through the U.S. v Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial evidence and lays out the MB’s extensive jihadi network in America.  Officers are given a detailed understanding of Sharia and how understanding it and the MB network necessarily changes how traffic stops, interviews, and homicide investigations are conducted, among other things.  When cops come to understand these facts and the implications in their local jurisdiction, they are shocked.  Then, they get angry that their federal partners have not shared this information with them.  The anger dissipates when local and state police realize the FBI is clueless about the MB network in America, primarily because FBI Counterterrorism agents are not being trained in it.

While unprofessional, dangerous, and sickening—it is true nonetheless.

For all of the readers out there, UTT encourages you to focus your time and attention at the local and state level when trying to educate people about this threat.  The two most important groups of people who can make the biggest impact are Sheriffs and Pastors.  A Sheriff is the most powerful law enforcement officer in the nation.  Sheriffs can make life very difficult for jihadis one they understand how they operate and where to look for them.  Pastors can encourage citizens to grasp the reality of this very serious threat that is present in nearly every community in America.

Combating a national-level influence operation like the one evidenced in the letter sent to the President’s CT Adviser, must begin and end at the local level.  Simply start the conversation.  Give your local Sheriff and pastor copies of my recent book, Raising a Jihadi Generation, or simply begin by asking a few simple questions to see how much they know about the HLF trial.  Sharing this information with these key community leaders is a great place to start.

© 2014 Understanding the Threat

Newsflash: Hamas is a Terrorist Organization and Leads the US Islamic Community

As the world watches the events in Gaza continue to unfold, American political leaders continue to flounder as they do not understand why a peace cannot be reached between the two sides.  Newsflash – Hamas is a terrorist organization whose charter document – the Hamas Covenant – calls for the utter destruction of Israel and a holocaust of the Jews so Muslims can go to paradise.  Which part of that is confusing to the U.S. State Department and the White House?

Musa Mohammed Abu Marzook

Musa Mohammed Abu Marzook Alexandria City Jail
c. 1993

Lets drive this train right home to the station – the same Hamas that is shielding itself with children, firing thousands of rockets into Israel and targeting civilians, is the same Hamas that leads the U.S. Islamic community.  As a matter of fact, Senior Hamas Spokesman Musa Mohammed Abu Marzook was the Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S. Palestine Committee, which is Hamas in America. Marzook is a “Specially Designated Terrorist” by the U.S. government and has been since 1995.

Prior to 1991, the International Muslim Brotherhood (MB) issued a resolution to its leadership in every nation in which they had a formal structure (over 80 nations at that time) commanding them to create “Palestine Committees” as nodes for Hamas for “media, money, men and all that.”  In other words, for propaganda, fundraising, and recruiting.

Recent Photograph Marzook at his Hamas Office

A recent photograph of Marzook taken at his Hamas Office

The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood-created U.S. Palestine Committee originally consisted of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), and the Occupied Land Fund which became the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (“HLF”). As has been posted here previously, the US v HLF trial (Dallas, 2008) was the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history.  The indictment indicated that HLF at the time, was the largest Islamic charity in America – and it was HAMAS (hint: Investigative Clue).

As Chairman of the U.S. Palestine Committee Marzook oversaw the operations of IAP, UASR, and HLF.  The 4th organization created by the U.S. Palestine Committee in 1994 was the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).  CAIR is not “sympathetic” to Hamas or “affiliated” with Hamas.  CAIR is Hamas.

The evidence in the HLF case revealed a massive “Islamic Movement” in America led by the Muslim Brotherhood with strong Hamas presence and leadership.  Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine.  Think of it this way – just like a corporation has marketing and operations departments, the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood has Hamas.

The key node for Hamas in America is Chicago.  This should not be surprising since the Muslim Brotherhood originally settled in the U.S. in Indiana (ISNA’s HQ in Plainfield, IN),   Michigan (Detroit and Dearborn are jihadi central), and Illinois.  The very first MB organization in America was the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at the University of Illinois in Urbana in 1963.  None of this is coincidental.

Hamas’ office (CAIR) today is less than two blocks from the U.S. House office buildings on Capital Hill and Hamas leaders like Nihad Awad, Corey Saylor, and Ibrahim Hooper walk freely on the streets of Washington, D.C.  These are men who belong to the same organization currently murdering children in Israel.

Hamas is an integral part of the Muslim Brotherhood, here in the U.S. and abroad.  Yet, Muslim Brotherhood leaders, specifically Hamas leaders like those of CAIR, leaders of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which HLF prosecutors found sent money directly from ISNA’s accounts to Hamas overseas, leaders of the Muslim American Society (MAS), which solicits funds to send to Hamas, or any number of other MB organizations in America, continue to operate with impunity and without fear of reprisal.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s safe haven in America must end.

While our Secretary of State, President, and, evidently, our entire national security apparatus appear to have forgotten that Hamas is a terrorist organization, the American people must know who they are dealing with in their local communities when they speak with the leaders of the Islamic community.  If citizens, police departments, pastors, school board officials, business leaders or others are speaking to the leaders of a known Muslim Brotherhood organization, then they are speaking to leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood’s parent organization, Hamas – terrorists.

© 2014 Understanding the Threat

New FBI Director Appears to Be as Clueless as the Last

The FBI Director was in St. Louis two days ago at the FBI office there to make sure everyone understands the real threat from the 100 Americans who are now in Syria fighting in the jihad.  You know, they might come back one day and cause us harm.

Well, that is quite likely, however, Director Comey should be more concerned with the over 5,000 Muslim Brotherhood organizations in America which are working daily to fund, support, train, and raise a new generation of jihadis right here at home.

Maybe, just maybe, the FBI should consider throwing senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders like Muzammil Siddiqi out onto the street on their asses where they belong, instead of having such jihadis on the FBI’s “advisory council.”

We put doctors and lawyers in jail for such criminal negligence.

Congress Seeks to Designate the Muslim Brotherhood TERRORISTS

On July 24th, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, along with seven (7) other members of Congress, introduced a bill to designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The act of simply introducing this bill is historic and should have a profound impact on U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials at all levels.

Officially titled the “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014” this bill factually lays out the evidence detailing the MB’s role supporting, funding, facilitating, and participating in jihad or “terrorism.”

From its very founding in Egypt in 1928 with the specific purpose to impose Islamic Law on the world by all means necessary, the MB’s motto includes the phrase “Jihad is our way.” The MB was created and continues to exist to destroy all legal systems and governments which do not adhere to Sharia (Islamic Law). All of their organizations work in tandem to achieve this goal.

In the United States, there are thousands of Muslim Brotherhood organizations operating overtly and covertly. The first national Islamic organization in America, the Muslim Students Association (MSA), was created by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood in 1963. For the next twenty years, nearly all of the Islamic organizations created here were done so by the Brotherhood.

Today, there are over 600 MSA’s across America on every major college and university campus “radicalizing” students to join the jihad. There are hundreds of Islamic Societies, and subsidiaries of other MB organizations all across the country in all 50 states. There are over 2100 Islamic Centers, the majority of which are controlled and owned by the MB.

In 2011, former FBI Director Robert Mueller III told the House Select Committee on Intelligence, “I can say at the outset that elements of the Muslim Brotherhood both here and overseas have supported terrorism.”

Many of the jihadi attacks here in the U.S. have been launched with significant support from the MB network.

* In Boston, the Tsarnaev brothers attended the Islamic Society of Boston which is a subsidiary of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and which was founded by a senior Al Qaeda financier who is now in federal prison named Abdurahman Alamoudi. ISNA is the leading MB organization in North America and a financial support organization for Hamas. Hamas is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

* The “Virginia 5” jihadi group of young Muslims arrested in Pakistan a few years ago were “radicalized” at the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) which is a part of the MB’s network here. The leader of this group, Rami Zam Zam, was the President of the MSA in Washington, D.C.

* 9/11 hijackers received support from at least one MB Islamic Center (San Diego) logistically and financially as documented in the 9/11 Commission Report.

And the list goes on…

The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization of Hamas, which is the MB in Palestine.  All of Al Qaeda’s regional leadership are Muslim Brothers, and, as the “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014” states, there are direct links between the MB and designated “terrorist” organizations.

Of course there are – it is why the MB exists.  All of the evidence is on the table, yet America’s leaders do nothing.

 

Sharia and the U.S. Constitution

“(Mohammed) declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind…The precept of the Quran is, perpetual war against all who deny that (Mohammed) is the prophet of God.”

President John Quincy Adams
Son of President John Adams

It is a historical fact that America’s first war following the Revolution was a war with the Muslim (Barbary) states. In 1786, two of America’s greatest founders, John Adams (Ambassador to England) and Thomas Jefferson (Ambassador to France) met with the emissary of Tripoli to Britain – Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja to discuss the Barbary Pirates demands for tribute from U.S. ships. After this meeting, Adams and Jefferson submitted a report to Congress detailing Adja’s answer to why the Muslims were attacking the U.S. ships without any provocation. The report reads, in part:

“The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their prophet, that is was written in their Qur’an, 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.”

As we close this weeks series on Sharia and its importance in today’s world events, it must be again reiterated that everything the United States is dealing with in the current war is all about Sharia. Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic states around the world, and the doctrine of Islam itself all mandate Sharia be imposed on the entire world until there is “Peace.”

It seems fitting, then, to conclude our series on the most basic of questions: Is Sharia comparable with our Constitutional Republic in any way? The unequivocal answer is NO.

Article VI of the Constitution mandates that “…all Executive and Judicial officers, both of the United States and the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution.”

By an Act of the U.S. Congress under Title 5 Section 3331 of the U.S. Code, all elected or appointed officials shall take an oath as prescribed in that law to defend the Constitution against “all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Former Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense and Constitutional professor Joseph Schmitz has specifically highlighted three key areas where Sharia is in direct contradiction with our Constitution: Popular Sovereignty, Supremacy of the Constitution, and Freedom of Religion.

Specifically, the U.S. Constitution, in its Preamble, identifies the People as sovereign under our system. Sharia specifically states all of mankind must submit to Islam: “Sovereignty in Islam is the prerogative of Allah Almighty alone.” (Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, Mohammed Hashim Kalamali)

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states “This Constitution…shall be the supreme law of the land.” As was noted in an earlier UTT Blog this week, the most popular Junior High School text in American Islamic schools – What Islam is All About – states, “The law of the land is the Shari’ah of Allah.”

Finally, the U.S. Constitution guarantees all Americans the freedom to practice their faith and religion without government interference. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…” Sharia, which comes from the Quran and the example/teachings of the prophet Mohammed, states “Fight and slay the unbeliever wherever you find them and lie and wait for them in every stratagem of war” (Quran 9:5); and “But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah. But if they turn away from Islam, seize them and slay them wherever you find them, and take no friends or helpers from among their ranks.” (Quran 4:89) In Sharia, there is no disagreement among the scholars and 100% of authoritative Islamic Law legally puts Muslims at a higher status in the community with greater rights than those of non-Muslims, and 100% of all Islamic Law mandates that all apostates from Islam be killed.

What the Global Islamic Movement intends to do, and says it intends to do, and is killing tens of thousands of people across the globe and overthrowing countries in furtherance of, is the imposition of Sharia on the world. This is not about religious freedom for Muslims in any way. It is about a violent and organized effort to impose foreign law (Sharia) on American citizens in direct conflict of the U.S Constitution and U.S. Federal Code.

Those who have sworn an Oath to protect and defend America and our Constitution must do so against any incursion into our system by Sharia. Sharia should be viewed as a cancer inside our system – a viewpoint which was crystal clear to our Founders.

© 2014 Understanding the Threat

Sharia and Human Rights

The primary focal point for this week’s daily articles on Sharia (Islamic Law) is to get readers to digest the reality that when Islamic Leaders speak, their words must be translated into what Islamic Law would have them mean. The phrase “Human Rights” is no exception.

To put it as simply and as factually as possible, when Islamic Leaders say “Human Rights” they mean the “Imposition of Islamic Law.”

In 1990, the leadership of the entire Muslim world – at the Head of State and King level – signed the Cairo Declaration. In summary, the Cairo Declaration states the Islamic world agrees with the International Declaration of Human Rights insofar as (1) it does not contradict Sharia, and (2) the Muslim world only understands Human Rights as the Sharia defines it.

In 1993, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) – now calling themselves the Organization of Islamic Cooperation – served the Cairo Declaration as a formal document to the United Nations. This means that at the Head of State and King level, the entire Muslim World has officially defined “Human Rights” as the imposition of Sharia since 1993.

The last two articles in the Cairo Declaration read:

Article 24: All rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shari’ah. Article 25: The Islamic Shari’ah is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification of any of the articles in this Declaration.

What is most interesting is that most people at the U.S. State Department have never heard of the Cairo Declaration. The practical reality is, however, that when our leaders call for certain Islamic leaders to be brought before international legal forums for “justice” because of their “Human Rights” violations, the legitimate defense for these tyrants is that they are legally on the record stating Sharia defines human rights. So, homosexuals can be killed, women can be treated as property, those who leave Islam can be killed, and non-Muslims can have less rights under an Islamic government than Muslims – and there is nothing the World Court or the United States can do about it because Sharia unequivocally states all these things are a part of Islamic Law and legally binding.

Notably, the OIC’s Ten Year Programme of Action approved in Saudi Arabia in 2005 reaffirms the entire Muslim leadership’s understanding of “human rights” under section VIII “Human Rights and Good Governance” where it states:

“Call upon the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers to consider the possibility of establishing an independent and permanent body to promote human rights in Member States, in accordance with the provisions of the Cairo Declaration.”

Most disturbing is that the promotion of the “Islamophobia” campaign is not a random occurrence but a part of an international strategy to silence truth-speaking critics of Islam and destroy the freedom of expression in the West and elsewhere. Islamophobia campaign is the imposition of the Islamic Law of “Slander” which Sharia makes a capital crime for saying anything about Islam or Muslims the a Muslim would “dislike.”

In the OIC’s Ten Year Programme it specifically calls for criminal punishments for those who slander Islam (according to the definition of “slander” under Sharia, not Western law). Under section VII entitled “Combating Islamophobia” sentence (3) states: “Endeavor to have the United Nations adopt an international resolution to combat Islamophobia, and to call upon all States to enact laws to counter it, including deterrent punishments.”
Sentence (4) in that same paragraph calls for Muslim countries to be empowered to “help in the war against extremism and terrorism.” Readers of UTT will recall that “terrorism” in Islam is the killing of a Muslim without right. As a bonus for today…”Extremism” in Islam is exceeding your ability or authority. For instance, a few years ago when Islamic jurists contemplated labeling Osama bin Laden an “extremist” our government got giddy assuming THOSE particular Islamic jurists must be “moderates.” In fact, Osama bin Laden’s forces were losing a lot. Since Allah never loses a jihad, the jurist argued bin Laden had exceeded his ability to succeed and was thus putting the Muslim ummah (community) at greater risk, making him an “extremist.”

Words matter in this war. Sharia matters in this war. Knowing something of Sharia matters if we intend to win the war.

It should not surprise us that Parvez Ahmed, the former Chairman of the Board for Hamas in America (dba CAIR), was voted back on as the Human Rights Commissioner by the city council in Jacksonville, Florida last year. His definition of “human rights” is significantly different than the councils. Since being the leader of a designated terrorist organization (Hamas) didn’t stop the Jacksonville City Council from voting him in back in, Ahmed’s support for the imposition of Sharia likely won’t sway them in the future either.

© 2014 Understanding the Threat

Sharia, Permissible Lying, and the Duality of the Message

“You send two messages, one to the Americans and one to the Muslims.”

Omar Ahmad, Chairman of the Board
Hamas (dba CAIR), 1994-2005

“It is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible, and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory.”

Um Dat al Salik
Islamic Sacred Law (Reliance of the Traveller)

While there are individuals who identify themselves as Muslims who do not seek to impose Sharia on the world, there still exists a Global Islamic Movement which seeks to do just that through all means possible including armed conflict. Woven into Sharia is the self-protective measure of lying to the unbeliever in order to further the Jihad until the war is won. As a matter of fact, lying to the infidel is obligatory if the goal is obligatory—Jihad is obligatory in the Sharia until the world is claimed for Islam.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (all 57 Islamic States in the world represented at the Head of State/King level) all seek to impose Sharia on the rest of us per their stated doctrine.

So when Western leaders turn to their left or to their right to get advice from their “Islamic Advisors” and these advisors can be easily identified as being a part of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement, we know our leaders are most likely being lied to. The strategic loss in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq despite overwhelming U.S. military victories there is just one example of the cost of relying on men who we know are not telling us the truth about the reality on the ground.

The US v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (“HLF”) was the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history (Northern District of Texas, Dallas, 2008). When HLF was indicted immediately after 9/11 it was the largest Islamic charity in America, and it was Hamas. HLF was one of four entities created by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee (Hamas) in the United States. The other three organizations were the UASR (United Association for Studies and Research), IAP (Islamic Association for Palestine), and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations).

During a 1993 meeting of the U.S. Palestine Committee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hamas leaders from all over the country attended including senior Hamas official Omar Ahmad, founder of CAIR. The FBI wiretapped phone conversations, microphones meeting rooms, and conducted physical surveillance the attendees because this was a meeting of Hamas leaders in America. During a meeting on October 2nd, Omar Ahmad – who helped plan and organize this meeting—was recorded discussing his assessment of where Hamas was in the United States and how to move forward. Specifically, he stated:

“I believe that our problem is that we stopped working underground. We will recognize the source of any message which comes out of us…the media person among us will recognize you send two messages; one to the Americans and one to the Muslims. If they found out who said that – even four years later – it will cause discredit to the Foundation as far as the Muslims are concerned as they will say ‘Look, he used to tell us about Islam and that it is a cause and stuff while he, at the same time, is shooting elsewhere.’ Then if we want to do something like that it is better that it is an independent, separate and new organization and no one knows any connections it has with Holy Land.”

In very practical terms, Omar Ahmad was restating what Sharia demands – there must be a duality of communications from Islamic leaders. It is a capital crime in Islam for a Muslim to teach another Muslim something that is false about Islam, yet it is obligatory for Sharia adherent Muslims to lie to non-Muslims in pursuit of Jihad and the imposition of Sharia globally. Therefore, Sharia adherent Muslims must “send two messages” that necessarily contradict one another – one to the Muslim community and one to the non-Muslim community.

The key to Ahmad’s above mentioned recorded conversation is he is articulating what all of the Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood leaders understand—if we (Americans) find out these Muslim leaders are lying to us, it will discredit them. Then we would realize the same guys telling us they mean us well and want to help us are actually a part of a larger jihadi organization killing people elsewhere. Well, that wouldn’t be good for business.

Factually, we know the Muslim Brotherhood, in the form of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and the Fiqh Council of North America (which ensures everything the Muslim Brotherhood does in North America is done in accordance with the Sharia) has its authoritative stamp of approval in the front of the Reliance of the Traveller—14th century authoritative Islamic Sacred Law published in Beltsville, Maryland. As is true with all authoritatively published Islamic Law, this MB-approved Sharia law only defines Jihad as “warfare against non-Muslims” (Book O, Justice) and makes it obligatory until the world is under the rule of the Sharia. This same book, quoted above, obliges Muslims to lie to non-Muslims in the pursuit of obligatory objectives (e.g. JIHAD).

Therefore, if we can identify Muslim leaders as being a part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s movement, we know they are obliged to lie to us regarding these matters. This might explain why 100% of Sharia is in agreement on the matter of Jihad and its obligation by the Muslim community, but why all of our American leaders argue Islam “doesn’t stand for” what Al Qaeda is doing. Despite the fact Al Qaeda has never misquoted Islamic Law, our leaders call Al Qaeda’s pursuits “extreme” or a “warped version” of Islamic Law.

When we see Muslim Brotherhood leaders like Imam Mohamed Magid, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) sitting on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, giving presentations at CIA Headquarters, and briefing the National Security Council, the one thing we know is this—when his lips are moving, he is lying.

Finally, we must ask ourselves a question – at what point do U.S. officials hold these Muslim leaders accountable for providing years of counter-factual information to our National Security apparatus which has led to catastrophic decisions in our war planning, foreign policy, and domestic counterterrorism strategy. More to the point, when do Americans hold our leadership accountable for the criminal negligence of utilizing such enemies to “help” us while citizens are dying on the battlefield and places like Little Rock, Boston, Fort Hood and elsewhere?

© 2014 Understanding the Threat

Signs of Sharia Adherence

As Americans come to better understand that Sharia is real law and jihadis intend to impose it on all Muslims and non-Muslims alike, it becomes important to know when Sharia adherence is increasing in a particular area because it indicates violence from the jihadis will soon follow.

As law enforcement and military units have discovered, adherence to Sharia is directly proportional to the level of violence advocated in the Islamic community against those who do not want to be adherent to Sharia – Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
A 2004 study entitled Understanding Terror Networks by a former CIA case officer revealed that 97% of jihadis were highly adherent to Sharia. This adherence was measured in observable behavior including the wearing of traditional Islamic garb and growing a Sharia adherent beard.

A study published in 2011 randomly surveyed 100 mosques across America and measured the correlation between Sharia adherence and the promotion of violence through published literature at the mosque, comments and teachings of the Imam, and other factors. This “Mapping Sharia” study revealed a one to one correlation between Sharia compliance and violence taught at Islamic Centers, Mosques, and Masjids.

In the New York Police Department’s landmark 2007 report on the homegrown threat entitled, “Radicalization in the West” the NYPD identified the implementation of Sharia and the establishment of a global Islamic state (Caliphate) as the driving “Jihadi-Salafi ideology” behind jihadists in the U.S and beyond (page 17). The report notes the “progression or gravitation towards Salafi Islam” and regular attendance at a Salafi mosque are two key indicators of “radicalization” of Muslims towards jihad. The term “Salafi” comes from the Islamic phrase “al salaf al-salih” or the “righteous predecessors”—the first three generations of Muslims. These are individuals who strictly follow Sharia, and while there are debates among Salafis on a variety of issues, there is no legal disagreement in the Sharia on the definition and obligation of jihad, nor of how Muslims must relate to non-Muslims.

The NYPD report identifies “signatures” of “Salafism” – or what I call here “Sharia Adherence”—which include: being part of a group which will strengthen your Salafis/Sharia Adherence, and “wearing traditional Islamic clothing, growing a beard (page 31).”

If you see an increase in Sharia adherence in your community, you will see an increase in violence and jihad.

Here are a few of those signatures of Sharia adherence:

Sunnah Beards

Sharia adherent men will have short/trimmed mustaches but their beards are often unkempt.

“Cut the mustaches short and leave the beard as it is.” Bukhari 7:781

Henna Beards

In Islam, Mohammad is the most perfect example of a Muslim. Islamic men who dye their beards red with henna are identifying themselves with the Prophet Mohammad who wore his beard this way.

Black Islamic Headdress

Islamic men who wear the black headdress are identifying themselves as jihadis. Overseas, American military soldiers and Marines understand this. While only a few sightings have been reported in the United States, if this is seen in your community, it should be taken seriously.

Gold and Silver

In Sharia, men are not to wear gold and women are not permitted to wear silver.

Hijabs and Burkas

The greater degree to which an Islamic woman covers herself is indicative of the level of Sharia adherence to which she subscribes or, more likely, with which she is forced to comply.

Black Flag of Jihad

While seeing the black flag of Jihad is not common in the United States, it is becoming more common in Europe and elsewhere. Seeing this flying in a market place (as it has been seen and photographed in numerous cities around Europe) is a significant indicator of violence brewing in your community. It means the jihadist are identifying themselves in the open meaning they are bold and unafraid of the local security apparatus (police etc).

Sharia: Real Law and the Language of our Enemies

The following is the first installment in a 5-part series on Sharia (Islamic Law) and why Americans need to pay attention.

Sharia is REAL Law

“To begin with, the law of the land is the Shari’ah of Allah.  The leader, or Khalifa of the Islamic nation, implements the Shari’ah in society and the people try to follow it…The basis of the legal and political system is the Shari’ah of Allah.”  So states What Islam is All About, (pages 376 ad 381) one of the most popular junior high school text books used in Islamic schools in America.
This is a good place for us to begin this week’s series on Sharia – Islamic Law.  Sharia is the “law of the land.”  It is not ‘religious law’ or a ‘spiritual guide.’  It is law.  Sharia is law adjudicated by jurists and legal scholars, and ruled on by Qadi judges.  Sharia is real law.  It should be likened to U.S. Federal Code, not Jewish Halakhah or Christian Canon Law.
So here is our first challenging question of this week’s series on Sharia:  How can Sharia be so clearly defined and implemented by Islamic legal scholars and jurists around the world, taught to elementary and junior high school students in Islamic schools around the world, yet appears to be very confusing to leaders in the West?
Now, on to the lesson…
Islam defines itself as a “complete way of life.”  What Islam is All About teaches the junior high schoolers “The way of life known as Islam is a complete code of life.”  It is political life, cultural life, social life, religious life, military life, and everything else, all governed by Sharia.
The Sharia is primarily derived from the Quran and the Sunnah – the collection of the Hadith and the Sira (authorized sacred biographies of Muhammad).
For Muslims, the Quran is considered the “uncreated word” of Allah (the God of Islam). According to Islam, the contents of the Quran come from direct revelations to the Prophet Muhammad beginning in the year 610 AD and continuing to approximately 632 AD.  The Quran’s 114 auras (chapters) are arranged generally by size, largest to smallest, not chronologically.  This is critical to understanding the Quran, and therefore Sharia, because the chronologically earlier peaceful verses were abrogated/over-ruled (Quran 2:106, 16:101, 17:106) by the later violent verses calling for jihad as a permanent obligation until the world is conquered for Islam (9:5 and 9:29 among others).  Specifically, the chronologically last Sura in the Quran is Sura 9, where Jihad is made a permanent obligation on the entire Islamic community.  The last Sura to discuss relations with non-Muslims is Sura 5 (“Take not the Jews and Christians as your friends…” 5:51)
Every verse in the Quran has been authoritatively defined by Islamic jurists and legal scholars and compiled in Tafsirs.  Remember  Sharia is a legal system not a religious guide. Individual Muslims do not get to render their opinion on what certain Quranic verses mean to them.  This bears no weight in Islam, just as Americans do not get to make up legal definitions for words already defined in the law.
In Islam, the Prophet Muhammad is the most perfect example of a Muslim.  All he did and said is to be modeled by Muslims.  The Hadith is the collection of all the practices, sayings and traditions of Muhammad and has been ranked and categorized based on authenticity by Islamic jurists and legal scholars.  For instance, Muhammad married Ayisha when she was 6 years old and consummated the relationship when Ayisha was 9.  Therefore, Sharia cannot make it unlawful for a 60 year old man to marry a 10 year old, for instance, because the example of the Prophet makes it lawful.  Likewise, the Quran commands Muslims to wage war against non-Muslims until:  (1) they are killed, (2) pay the jizya (non-Muslim poll tax) and submit to Sharia, or (3) convert to Islam.  Muhammad waged numerous battles where he did just that. Therefore, Jihad in the Cause of Allah until the unbelievers either convert, submit, or are killed is a core part of Sharia and Islamic doctrine.
There is no such thing as a Sharia which does not mandate Jihad until the world is under the rule of the Sharia, and there is no other definition of Jihad in Sharia other than “warfare against non-Muslims.”
In Sharia there exist “The Hudud” which are seven crimes for which the Quran provides specific punishments.  These crimes are: Apostacy; Armed Robbery, Terrorism, and Perpetrating Corruption; Theft; Drinking Intoxicants; Illicit Sexual Intercourse; False Accusation of Illicit Sexual Intercourse; and Rebellion in the Land.  For instance, the punishment for Hirabah (Armed Robbery et al) states:  “The punishment for those who wage war against God and His messenger and pursue corruption on earth is:  execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land (Islamic Criminal Law, The Hudud, Muhammad ‘at a Alsid Sid Ahmad, Malaysia).  Because the punishments come from Allah via the Quran, they must be given to the guilty party and a judge may not show “mercy” because it would directly contradict Allah and is a capital crime.
In practice, there are Sharia Courts all over the world, judges that adjudicate the Sharia, prosecutors who prosecute, and defense attorneys who defend.  To say that Sharia is not real law is to be wrong.
In Islamic countries across the globe – there are 56 plus Palestine making 57 Islamic states – where Sharia is the law of the land.  The fact that varying levels of Sharia are enforced does not change the fact it is the law of the land and their constitutions say it is.

The Language Our Enemies Use

As has been documented in previous UTT Blogs, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC – the largest international body second only to the UN made up of the heads of states of all Islamic nations), all state the imposition of Sharia and the establishment of the Caliphate (Islamic State) are their end objectives.
When leaders from known Muslim Brotherhood organizations or their allies speak, we must translate the English words they use into the meaning of the word as defined by Sharia.  Once we do this, the enemy’s intentions become crystal clear.

“Jihad” and “Peace”

As mentioned earlier, 100% of all Sharia only defines Jihad as “warfare against non-Muslims.” Islam divides the entire world into two parts:  the Dar al Islam (the House/Abode of Peace) and the Dar al Harb (the House/Abode of War).  Anywhere in the world where there is Sharia under Islamic rule is the Dar al Islam.  The rest of the world is the Dar al Harb.  The purpose of Islam is to reduce the Dar al Harb to non-existence until the entire world becomes the Dar al Islam – then you have “Peace” under Sharia.  Once this is achieved there is no need for Jihad which is why it is not one of the five pillars of Islam.

“Suicide” and “Martyrdom”

Suicide is unlawful under Sharia.  Martyrdom, or being killed in Jihad, is the only way under Sharia to guarantee entry into Paradise.

“Innocent”

The only innocent people under Sharia are Muslims.  Non-Muslims are never innocent and are guilty of not following Sharia or subordinating themselves to it.

“Terrorism”

Killing a Muslim without right.  Under Sharia Muslims can be killed for leaving Islam (Apostasy) and for killing another Muslim without right to do so under Sharia.  Any other time a Muslim is killed it is “terrorism.”  Under Sharia, an example would be American troops killing Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“Freedom”

Freedom from man-made laws.  Only Sharia can be the law of the land.

“Justice”

Justice under the Sharia.
So, the next time you see a leader of the local Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Center in your hometown says “We denounce terrorism and call for a protection of all innocents because we want freedom, justice, and peace here and around the world” – don’t accuse him of lying because he isn’t.  You need to adjust the reception on your end and translate with Sharia as the filter.
Finally, it should be noted that if readers would like to deepen their study on Sharia, they must purchase books written for Muslim audiences by Muslims who are recognized as scholars in the Islamic world.  Anything other than this will be meaningless.  Why?  Because Sharia makes it a capital crime for Muslims to teach other Muslims something false about Islam.  Go to your local mosque bookstore and buy books for Muslims on Islamic Law – and take cash.

Our Leaders’ Refusal to Know and Destroy the Enemy Leads to Catastrophic Consequences

The American military crushed the Islamic fighters on the field of battle in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Yet, long before the U.S. achieved unconditional surrender from the enemy – which never materialized – the State Department wrote constitutions in those two countries which created Islamic Republics under the rule of Sharia (Islamic Law), thus giving Al Qaeda two of its key regional objectives – Islamic States in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is one in a long line of policy, war fighting, and foreign policy decisions highlighting the failure of America’s leadership to know our enemy and defeat them.  This failure is coming back to haunt us with the events currently unfolding in Iraq and will lead to the loss of Iraq to jihadi forces, as has been predicted by anyone who understands this enemy.
Today, these jihadi/Islamic forces – and it does not matter what they call themselves – are moving towards Baghdad and seek to defeat the Iraq military and overthrow the government.  In the not-so-distant future, Iraq will fall under the control of the Shia – 60% of the Iraq population – in tandem with Iran.  Once the Shia control Iraq, Saudi Arabia will be vulnerable, and they know it.  This is why Saudi lobbied so hard for so long to keep American troops in Iraq.
All that is unfolding is the logical outcome of this enemy practically fulfilling its stated doctrine.  The Global Islamic Movement does not hate us and wage war against the West because of something we did.  Nor do they do it merely for land conquest and material gain.
This enemy does what it does because its doctrine requires it.
The enemy threat doctrine is Sharia (Islamic Law).  It is what the enemy states it is fighting to impose on the world, and it is the blueprint for all they do.  Sharia is the filter by which we must understand all of their communications at all levels especially militarily and politically.
“Implementation of Sharia law and replacement of system of nation states with a worldwide Caliphate are the ultimate political aims (of the Jihadis).”
- NYPD Report: Radicalization in the West
All of the jihadis we capture on the battlefield; all of Al Qaeda’s writings and videos; all of the Muslim Brotherhood’s bylaws, strategic plans, and doctrine; and all of the jihadis we have caught or have conducted operations here in America state they do what they do to impose Sharia and re-establish the global Islamic State (Caliphate).  In the investigative world that is called a “clue.”  Where do the jihadis get these ideas from?  The U.S. Attorney General, military leaders, FBI Director, DHS Secretary, Secretary of State, leaders of both political parties, and many other U.S. leaders call this ideology a “distorted version” or “radical interpretation” of Sharia.  So we must ask the question…what Sharia law have you read?
As noted in the UTT May 8th blog article, 100% of all Islamic doctrine – including first grade school books in Islamic schools across the globe – define Islam as a “complete way of life (social, cultural, political, military, religious) governed by Islamic Law (Sharia).”  100% of all published authoritative Islamic Law obliges Jihad until the entire world is subordinated to Islamic Law.  100% of all published authoritative Islamic Law ONLY defines Jihad as “warfare against non-Muslims.”
The next time someone tells you this is not true, ask them to produce one authoritative book on Islamic Law which details the “other version” of Islam as described by our leaders.  You will not find it because it 1400 years it has never been written.
Until the time comes when America’s leaders decide to face reality that continues to smack us in the face – as jihadis are rising up in nearly every country around the world – that we have an enemy who is doing what they are doing because their doctrine requires it when they have the strength to carry it out, then we will continue to watch nations fall, tens of thousands of people be killed in barbaric ways, and our foreign policy and domestic “terrorism strategies” fail completely because our leaders have made the decision not to know the enemy.