ISLAM HAS a political goal: To bring everyone on earth under the rule of Sharia law. This is the prime directive. This is the religious duty of every Muslim. According to Islam, all forms of government and law are to be abolished except the law of Allah.
One of the ways of accomplishing this goal is by warfare. That's what Osama bin Laden did with 9/11. That's how Islam did it during the first and second jihads. But many in the Muslim world now see that approach as mistaken, especially when dealing with the United States and Western Europe. When someone attacks the West, we do not cower in fear, we become angry. Until Muslims have a much greater numerical and military superiority, outright attacks are now realistically seen as counterproductive.
So according to documents captured in FBI raids, the primary political organizations representing the largest Muslim organization in the world — the Muslim Brotherhood — have a different strategy in the West. Here's an excerpt from the captured memorandum:
"The process of settlement is a 'Civilization-Jihadist Process' with all the word means. The Ikhwan (Brotherhood members) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization 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."
In other words, the strategy is to immigrate to the West and sabotage the countries from within until they are destroyed. This is the stealth jihad Robert Spencer and Frank Gaffney talk about. I call it "termite jihad." In other words, let's not blow the house down; let's eat away at the foundation until it crumbles.
But how can anyone "sabotage" a Western democracy from within? One way is by winning small concessions — to make a country's laws and customs give way to Islam. Here are some examples. When an American judge upholds Sharia even when it goes against American laws, when prisons are sued for not accomodating Muslim prisoners' demands, when newspapers are cowed into censoring themselves, when Western democracies ban movies, it is termite jihad, slowly eating away at the structure of our civilization.
We take it for granted that the structure of our society is strong. Everything still looks good from the outside. But inside, the structure is weakening.
Another very important way to sabotage a Western democracy from within is to make Westerners believe Islam is benign by influencing textbooks, politicians, government agencies, media outlets, and even Hollywood. All of this is being done while staying within the law. Disarming non-Muslims is an important key to the sabotage process.
Another way is to use our own laws, customs, and kindness against us to shut down any public criticism of, or education about, Islam by accusing people engaged in political and religious criticism of the tenets of Islam of racism, bigotry, hate speech, and "Islamophobia." Another way is to close down sources of information (and methods of non-Muslims uniting and organizing) — youtube videos, facebook pages, etc.
Now, of course not all people who call themselves Muslims are involved in this. But enough of them are participating to justify serious concern. Most of the links above go to articles about events that have already happened.
The process is well underway, while many of us are going about our business. The structure of the house is being eaten away, gradually and quietly.
What can you do about it? Go to WhatYouCanDoAboutIslam.com and get busy. We have a lot to do.