September 18, 2010
VP of Center for Security Policy warns of Radical Islamic Groups' "unseen, nonviolent 'civilizational jihad'" against the U.S.Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
Chris Holton, vice president of the Center for Security Policy think tank in Washington, D.C. sounded a warning at a session of the Ascension GOP Roundtable on Thursday about a threat that the Obama administration and many Democrats in Congress continue to choose to ignore - that radical Islamic groups are conducting an unseen, nonviolent "civilizational jihad" against the U.S. and other Western nations. And according to Holton, those groups are trying to invoke shariah law in the courts to bring those nations under the strict legal code of Islam:
Further, Holton said, the same groups are working to influence the media, academia and government through money, persuasion and an Islamic religious precept that allows believers to mislead in the furtherance of the faith (emphasis added)Read more ...
Holton pointed to a mission statement in a memo purportedly found in an office of the Holy Land Foundation in Northern Virginia that talks about destroying Western "civilization from within."
"It is about the slow creeping of shariah in all of its forms in our society, culture and legal system,"
As a point of definition, the Islamic religious precept (and strategy) Holton is referring to is called al-Taqiyya, by which the history and teachings of Islam advocate lying to gain advantage over the opposition - i.e. non-Muslims. (Islam is the only faith I'm aware of that actually has a strategy that condones lying)
We've previously posted on the CSP report (from what appears to be a fairly bi-partisan panel of national security experts who worked under Republican and Democratic presidents) that shariah law is indeed a clear and present danger to the U.S. and that the panel is urging the Obama administration to abandon its stance that Islam is not linked to terrorism, arguing that radical Muslims are using Islamic law to subvert the United States.
Posted by Richard at September 18, 2010 12:52 PM
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