In most Muslim countries the people are subjected to the totalitarian socio-political doctrine that Islam calls shariah, where women are repressed and draconian laws prevail. Under shariah, polygamy, marital rape, wife abuse, female genital mutilation and underage forced marriages are rife.
Translated as "the path", shariah is a comprehensive legal and political framework. Though it certainly has spiritual elements, it would be a mistake to think of shariah as a "religious" code in the Western sense because it seeks to regulate all manner of behaviour in the secular sphere - economic, social, military, legal and political.
Shariah has been, for over a half-century, lavishly financed and propagated by Islamic regimes (particularly Saudi Arabia and Iran), through disciplined
Their own words
Sheikh Mohammad Akram, author of An Explanatory Memorandum
"The process of settlement is a 'Civilisation-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 civilisation 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" - An Explanatory Memorandum
We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through the sword, but through dawa (stealth)" -Yusuf al-Qaradawi, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.
"It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet". Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.
"Jihad is "a continuous and never-ending struggle, waged on all fronts including political, economic, social, psychological, domestic, moral and spiritual.... In war, our main objective is the opponent's heart or soul." S.K. Malik - The Quranic concept of war.
"Jihad is a war against anyone who stands against the call to Islam, whether he is an aggressor or not".Methodology of Hizb ut-Tahrir for Change.
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addresses a 45-member Muslim Brotherhood delegation, including Australia's former Grand Mufti, Sheikh Taj El-Din Hamid Hilaly, invited to attend the Fifth International Imam Khomeini and Foreign Policy Conference, held at the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) in Tehran in June 2011.
international organisations such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Organisation of Islamic Conference.
The jihad process is a two-pronged attack on Western countries and Western civilisation. On the one hand, Western governments have become distracted in fighting a clearly-identified military jihadist enemy in Afghanistan.
Far less recognisable, however, is the menace posed by jihadist enemies who operate by deceit and stealth from inside the gates. The latter threat is, arguably, a far more serious one to open, tolerant Western societies.
The local insurgents have become highly skilled at exploiting our tolerance, civil liberties, multiculturalism and racial vilification laws.
Multiculturalism, political correctness, misguided notions of tolerance and sheer wilful blindness have combined to create an atmosphere of confusion and denial about the current threat facing Western civilisation.The subversion campaign known as a "civilisation jihad" is taking place under the noses of government authorities.
Details of this stealth jihad came to light in a document entered into evidence in the 2008 United States v. Holy Land Foundation terrorist finance trial. The document titled An Explanatory Memorandum: On the General Strategic Goal for the Group was written in 1991 by Mohamed Akram, a senior Hamas leader in the U.S. and a member of the Board of Directors of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America (MB, also known as the Ikhwan).Read the full document to understand what the jihadists have in store for the West.The document makes it clear that the Islamic Movement is an MB effort, led by the Ikhwan in America. The Explanatory Memorandum goes on to explain that the "Movement" is a "settlement process" to establish itself inside the United States and, once established, to undertake a "grand Jihad" characterised as a "civilisation Jihadist" mission.
Although referring to the U.S., the document uses the phrase"eliminating and destroying Western civilisation" (see quote in side-bar). The Muslim Brotherhood operates in most Western countries through its multitude of front groups and affiliates.Nearly every organisation operating within Australia and other Western countries with the word "Islam" or "Muslim" in the title is set up to promote the civilisation jihad through dawa (Islamisation through stealth and deceit).
They are actively infiltrating academia and student groups, as well as legal, media, finance, political and judicial groups.One such group, the Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY), an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been working assiduously to promote extremist aspects of Islam to the next generation of Australian Muslims.
Another jihadist group operating in most Western countries is Hizb ut-Tahrir(HT), an Islamic political movement present in over 40 countries across the globe, whose openly-stated objective is the destruction of Western civilisation, democracy and the capitalist system. HT openly proclaims its intention to make Britain an Islamic state by the year 2020.
Hizb ut-Tahrir was founded in 1952 by Taquidin Nabhani, a Palestinian member of the Muslim Brotherhood, to advance the cause of a global Islamic state ruled by a re-established caliphate. It is regarded as a subversive organisation and banned in Pakistan, Russia and Germany.
Islam is all about submission (Islam means submission). The dawa infiltration within our society is aimed at our submission. Every time a kindergarten bans Christmas carols or a nativity play for fear of offending Muslims or a recreational centre allows special clothing or closed classes for female Muslims or the government sets up a Muslim advisory group containing jihadists or a police officer backs away from an aggressive, burqa-clad woman screaming "racist", we have to that extent, submitted to Islam.
Editor's note: Some of the material in this article is drawn from an important new book, Shariah: The Threat to America. It is a report compiled by a team of analysts and retired high-ranking US military officers. Although the book refers to the threat to America, the shariah threat exposed therein applies to all Western countries.
Readers interested in this subject are urged to buy the book from Amazon, or download it in pdf form from the authors' website: www.shariahthethreat.com