Muslim Foreign Influence: A Real Threat—Unlike Putin
It’s one of the great ironies of history that the September 11 terrorist attacks, rather than awakening the West to the threat of Islam, furthered the course of submission. See No Sharia: ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ and the Disarming of America’s First Line of Defense, by Frank J. Gaffney and Clare M. Lopez, is an account of how, since the 9-11 attacks, the United States Government has gradually shifted its focus from protecting Americans from Islamic terrorism to protecting the civil rights and even the hurt feelings of Muslims. This shift was made possible by the success of the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies in infiltrating and subverting the highest levels of our government.
Organized Muslim Brotherhood activity in the United States goes back to the establishment, in 1963, of the Muslim Students’ Association. Still active today, the MSA went on to organize the North American Islamic Trust (NAIC; founded 1973) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA; founded 1981). These organizations attracted little public attention before the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Less than two months after those attacks, the US Treasury Department designated a Muslim charity called the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) as a terrorist organization, charging it with having “provided millions of dollars of material and logistical support to another designated terrorist organization, Hamas.” [Statement of Secretary Paul O’Neill on the Blocking of Hamas Financiers’ Assets , December 4, 2001] In 2004, the HLF and five of its directors were indicted and charged in what became the largest terrorism-financing trial in US history. NAIC and ISNA were among the organizations named as co-conspirators in this trial.
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