Terror Trends Bulletin, Oct. 17, 2012, by Christopher Holton:
This information makes up the introductory portion of the briefing that I have been delivering around the country for the past 3 years. It is important given the mounting evidence of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the West, and the US in particular.
On 22 May 2007, the Pew Research Center, certainly not a “conservative” organization, published a report on a survey that they conducted of Muslims in America. The name of that report was “Muslims in America: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream.”
Pew rolled it out as a celebration of Muslims in America. The media jumped on the bandwagon and the report was received with delight.
But there are aspects of the report which deserve more scrutiny and which Pew and the media essentially ignored in their spin during the release.
First a few background highlights:
• Pew reported that there were 2.35 million Muslims in America, including 1.4 million over the age of 18 (the target group of the survey).
This is important because the Muslim Brotherhood organizations, such as CAIR and ISNA, frequently claim that there are 5-6 million Muslims in America. President Obama parroted the bogus 5-6 million figure from the Muslim Brotherhood in his 2009 Cairo speech.
• 30% of the 1.4 million (420,000) were said to be between 18 and 29.
This is important because this is the demographic most likely to be involved in jihadist activity.
Most importantly, there were two particularly relevant questions that were buried deep in the Pew survey that Pew chose not to address or highlight in its release and rollout of the report:
Relevant Question Number 1: Can Suicide Bombing of Civilian Targets to Defend Islam be Justified?
A: Often/Sometimes: 8%
A: Rarely: 5%
A: Don’t Know/Refuse to Answer: 9%
A: Never: 78%
In other words, AT LEAST 13% of American Muslims believed that suicide bombings of civilian targets was justified at least in some circumstances.
182,000 Muslims in America over the age of 18 believed that Islamikaze bombings of civilian targets was justified at least in some circumstances.
Here is another important point: This same question was asked of Muslims under the age of 30 (the age group most associated with jihadist activity):
A: Often/Sometimes: 15%
A: Rarely: 11%
A: Don’t know/refuse to answer: 5%?
A: Never: 69%
26% or 109,200 Muslims in America between 18 and 29 believed that Islamikaze bombings of civilian targets was justified at least in some circumstances.
Relevant Question Number 2: What is your view of Al Qaeda?
A: Favorable: 5%
A: Somewhat Unfavorable: 10%
A: Don’t Know/Refuse to Answer: 27%
A: Very Unfavorable: 58%
Same questions to Muslims under 30:
A: Favorable: 7%
A: Somewhat Unfavorable: 16%
A: Don’t Know/Refuse to Answer: 19%
A: Very Unfavorable: 58%
70,000 Muslims in America admitted to having a favorable view of Al Qaeda.
29,400 Muslims in America between the ages of 18 and 29 admitted to having a favorable view of Al Qaeda.
It is particularly noteworthy that younger Muslims in America appear to be more predisposed to violent Jihad than older Muslims based upon the answers to these two questions.
Note that this survey was conducted of Muslims in America, not Muslims in Benghazi, Ramadi, Fallujah, Gaza, Cairo, Sana’a, Tehran, Kandahar, or Islamabad. The tens of thousands of Muslims that harbor these views all live in America. These numbers are staggering and frightening.
“… new reality makes identifying and understanding the Islamic doctrinal basis of our Jihadist enemies all the more important, yet with each passing attack, we seem to be getting further and further away from doing so.”
Christopher Holton of the Center for Security Policy discussed what America faces in addition to the threat of violent jihad another, an even more toxic danger — a stealthy and pre-violent form of warfare aimed at destroying our constitutional form of democratic government and free society. The Muslim Brotherhood is the prime mover behind this seditious campaign, which it calls “civilization jihad.”
Civilizational Jihad is succeeding through government, finance, military institutions…and though our schools.
Christopher Holton is Vice-President of Outreach at the Center for Security Policy. He directs the Center’s Divest Terror Initiative and Shariah Risk Due Diligence Program. He has been involved in legislation in twenty states to divest taxpayer supported pension systems from foreign companies that do business with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Sudan, and the Syrian Arab Republic. Since 2008, Chris has been the editor-in-chief of the Shariah Finance Watch Blog. In 2005, he was a co-author of War Footing, published by the US Naval Institute Press. Holton’s work has also been published by National Review, Human Events, The American Thinker, Family Security Matters, Big Peace, World Tribune, World Net Daily, NewsMax, and thehayride.com. Before joining the Center, Chris was President of Blanchard and Company, a two hundred million dollar per year investment firm, and editor-in-chief of the Blanchard Economic Research Unit. Christopher blogs at TerrorTrendsBulletin.com.
And this is an excellent presentation on Shariah Compliant Finance with a long Q&A beginning about 50 min. in:
Here is a transcript of a similar presentation given in 2012.