In modern times Islam does not invade a new territory, vanquish the populace, plant the green flag, and then declare victory for the Ummah.
It comes in slowly, quite imperceptibly, piece by piece. After several generations the new regime is in place, sharia is the law of the land, the women are veiled, and the dhimmis are paying the jizyah.
Patrick Sookhdeo and other writers have noted that it is common in the West for radical Muslims to infiltrate, subvert, and quickly dominate “moderate” or secular Islamic associations, especially those established and funded by the host governments. The “Commission for Muslim Affairs” rapidly morphs into the “Commission for Sharia and Jihad” after the Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers shove their way in and push out the original secular leaders.
This process is about to recapitulate itself in Britain, with Her Majesty’s government funding and encouraging it. According to the Times Online:
New board of imams to tackle extremists
The government is to sponsor a theological board of leading imams and Muslim women in an attempt to refute the ideology of violent extremists.
The committee, to be announced this week, will issue pronouncements on areas such as wearing the hijab and the treatment of wives and is part of a government strategy to counter radicalism.
It will rule on interpretation of the Koran and promote the moderate strain of Islam practised by most British Muslims. It will also comment on controversial issues affecting Muslims living in Britain, including whether or not they should serve in the armed forces.
Its members have been recommended by leading moderates in the Muslim community and will be technically independent, although the government is expected to provide civil service support, a secretariat and members’ expenses.
I’m getting tired of using the phrase “useful idiots” in these circumstances, but there really is no better way to describe these (mostly) well-meaning but clueless civil servants who build the Trojan horse and then invite the Greeks to climb into it so they can be pulled inside the city walls.
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Britain is riddled with members of the Muslim Brotherhood; its own security services have publicly admitted as much. And we know that the strategy of the Project is to insert Ikhwan operatives into pivotal positions where they can further the cause of Islam.
So five years from now, when the “leading moderates” on the theological board start recommending illiberal practices based in the Koran, what will the feckless government ministers do? They have already given the board Her Majesty’s imprimatur; how can they revoke it?
This is how sharia will enter the country.
The Muslim public affairs committee questioned whether the board would address issues relevant to Muslims’ lives. “To be successful, this initiative must have credibility with the Muslim community as a whole. What matters is what happens at the grass roots in someone’s local mosque,” said a spokeswoman.
The government is concerned that extremist leaders who preach jihad have been able to radicalise young Muslims, partly because of the failure of leading Islamic figures to challenge them.
This is hogwash. Young Muslims have been radicalized because the government of the UK has failed to execute its primary responsibility towards its constituents. No infidel-created theological board is going to help change this.
Our European correspondent Lexington, who sent in the tip for the article, had this to say about it:
This proposed organisation, which is meant to rule on issues affecting Moslem life (including whether or not to serve in the British Armed Forces), issue fatwas, give supposedly ‘moderate’ interpretations of the Koran, etc, is actually the means by which a parallel government (a caliphate) will be set up in Britain and gain the loyalty of Moslems united under it.
All of this is being presented as an attempt to curb terrorism, extremism and put forward ‘moderate’ Islam. And it will all be paid for by the taxpayers. I predict that shortly after it is up and running that a Moslem-centred party will emerge and either by demographic realities or by voter fraud (already prevalent in Moslem areas) will vote in Sharia law by fully ‘democratic’ means. Britain is being surrendered without even a fight.
A similar process is underway here in the United States. I wrote to our Washington D.C. correspondent Frontinus (yes, Gates of Vienna does have a few American correspondents) about what’s happening in the UK, and he responded with a description of what’s unfolding on Capitol Hill right now:
As long as it’s about “extremism” and “radicalization” and “al Qaeda” and “terrorism”, they will succeed in imposing Sharia as the proper Western response. They will also become key disseminators of the idea that all this radicalization is in response to “Islamophobia”, the new way to impose Sharia blasphemy laws on the West by stopping all “insults to Islam”. At the very least, they’ll create a moral equivalence between “extremism” in Islam and “Islamophobia” — suggesting that if you can just stop these “insults to Islam,” the extremism will go away. This is just gamesmanship.
They’re no different than CAIR or ISNA or the purported new “Peace” group that Ahmed Bedier and Parvez Ahmed are starting, as a fake CAIR-lite. Sort of like “New Coke” — “New CAIR”. Because CAIR is always being publicized as an unindicted co-conspirator, they need to create a new brand.
They’ll probably make it as interfaith as possible, in order to outsource the Islamization of the U.S. to ultra-liberal Christian and Jewish organizations. Why impose Sharia blasphemy law yourselves, when the Left’s religious leadership is so willing to impose it for you?
This is all in The Project plan.
The recent congressional hearings on terror and Islam — last week — just prove how dhimmified our entire government already is. They welcome Sharia as the solution to “extremism”. This is now the party line for the U.S. counterterror bureaucracy.
And I mean party line — violate it and your career will not advance, and you may receive “deterrent punishments” for the thoughtcrime of “Islamophobia”, as demanded this spring by the OIC.
Read about the hearings on CAIR (Title: “The Roots of Violent Islamist Extremism and Efforts to Counter It”) — you’ll find justification for dealing with CAIR from National Counterterrorism Center (one of the enforcers of political correctness in language). The whole hearing premise is wrong — it’s the premise as argued by the OIC.
The root cause of violent extremism by Muslims is the requirement for violent jihad in the Sharia, as demanded by Sharia authorities such as Usmani and Qaradawi.
The root cause is the 1200 year old theo-military-political doctrine of Sharia.
The way to counter it is to stop Sharia, which — in any democratic country that respects civil liberties — is sedition.
It is sedition, but it’s slow-motion sedition. No spy delivers a packet of secrets to a foreign government or blackmails a cabinet minister over his sexual escapades. No military secrets are compromised, and the process does not require any key officials to be agents of the enemy.
The body politic, as well as the entire structure of civil society, is simply eaten away from within. Slowly, imperceptibly, piece by piece, with great patience.
Over a period of decades, all that we know and value about Western culture is being eroded. Those who are charged with preserving it are either unaware of what is happening under their noses, or are in collusion with the enemy for their own venal reasons.
By the time their chickens come home to roost, those who committed the sedition will have gone to their graves.
This is the way our world ends — with a whimper.