The Investigative Project on Terrorism released a film exposing the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood inside the United States and how its front groups and sympathizers intimidate the major media and Hollywood.
Coming just days before the November 6 presidential election, the film, titled “Jihad in America: The Grand Deception,” highlights a problem of subversion in the U.S. that neither Barack Obama or Mitt Romney were asked by the media to address.
Several years in the making, the film describes how Muslim Brotherhood fronts, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), have pursued a strategy described in secret documents as the “Civilization-Jihadist Process” of destroying Western civilization from within and making America into an Islamic state.
The film includes FBI wiretaps of Islamists in the U.S. disguising their support of terrorist groups like Hamas and declaring, “Politics, like war, is deception.”
In addition to secret wiretaps and videos of Muslim Brotherhood activities, the film includes newly declassified documents and interviews with law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and journalists.
Although the film suggests the Muslim Brotherhood front groups are operating as illegal agents of a foreign power, there is more at stake than just subversion. The film contends that the Muslim Brotherhood is directly involved in radicalizing American Muslims who then carry out terrorist missions.
The film examines the case of Army Officer Nidal Malik Hasan, a self-described “solider of Allah” with links to al-Qaeda who is accused of killing 13 people in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. The Obama Administration has described this mass murder as “workplace violence” and not “terrorism.”
The film looks at the case of al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was in contact with Nidal Malik Hasan and later killed in a U.S. drone strike, and highlights the pro-terrorist views of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who has perhaps become best known for his program on Al-Jazeera.
Despite the advances of the Muslim Brotherhood here and abroad, there has been a failure by political leaders to even acknowledge the nature of the problem. The film shows Obama Administration Attorney General Eric Holder during a congressional hearing, refusing to even use the term “radical Islam” in describing terrorism by Muslim militants.
But the Bush and Clinton Administrations are also criticized in the film for ignoring the threat and entertaining Muslim Brotherhood operatives at the highest levels of government.
In terms of gaining acceptance in the U.S., Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, an outspoken Muslim who broke with the Muslim Brotherhood agenda and now writes a blog, “A Singular Voice,” said the Muslim campaign against “Islamophobia” is deliberately modeled after the successful homosexual campaign to promote gay rights by railing against “homophobia.” He said the Muslim militants reject homosexuality but have entered into an alliance with homosexual and left-wing groups for political reasons under the guise of “civil rights.” He said their attitude is, “Once we seize power, we will deal with them [the homosexuals].”
Muhammad said Muslim leaders here and abroad have studied and copied communist methods of infiltrating and penetrating America and other Western nations. “They have studied the tactics of the far left,” he said.
The film says CAIR’s terrorist connections have been whitewashed by such news organizations as the taxpayer-subsidized Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and cites evidence that Hollywood films are now screened and edited to eliminate negative depictions of Arabs and Muslims.
For example, in the 2002 film, “The Sum of All Fears,” the villains were changed from Muslims to neo-Nazis.
In other cases of “self-censorship,” in order to stave off charges of “Islamophobia,” the film notes that:
Publishing giant Random House killed a book in 2008 about the Islam Prophet Muhammad’s relationship with his child bride.
Yale University Press published a book about Danish cartoons said to be offensive to Islam without publishing the cartoons themselves.
An episode of Comedy Central’s animated cartoon series “South Park” was deleted from the Internet because of threats over its depiction of Muhammad.
The FBI officially cut its ties to CAIR in 2009, after the organization was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator and a Hamas front in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing court case. CAIR has advised Muslims in America not to cooperate with the FBI.
The film, near the end, shows Muslim Student Association supporter Amir Abdel Malik Ali having a student audience repeat a Muslim Brotherhood “pledge of allegiance” that ends with the statement, “I will die to establish Islam.”