Robert James Woolsey
Robert James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told a break-out session of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., that America needs to stop being so politically correct and realize it is “at war” with those who would spread Islamic, or Shariah, law.
“We have to understand that we are in a war here – certainly with the terrorists; certainly with Al Qaida; certainly with Hamas and Hezbollah,” Woolsey said. “We’re also at war, with no choice of our own, with those who want to, over the long run, impose Shariah [Islamic law] upon us.
“And it is one of the toughest fights we have ever had or will have,” he continued, “because Americans are used to religious liberty and not criticizing one another’s religions.”
Robert James Woolsey, was director of the CIA from February 1993 to January 1995. A native of Tulsa, Okla., he was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford. He also earned an M.A. from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and an L.L.B. from Yale Law School.
Yet as CIA director, never once was he able to have a one-on-one meeting with President Clinton. He was quoted by Paula Kaufman of “Insight on the News” as saying: “Remember the guy who in 1994 crashed his plane onto the White House lawn? That was me trying to get an appointment to see President Clinton!”
Woolsey addressed a small crowd as one of three panelists at CPAC over the weekend.
Among other things, Dr. Woolsey declared there is currently:
- “The establishing of a world-wide caliphate-theocratic dictatorship of the world; entirely imposed to democracy … terribly oppressive to women in every possible way, from sanctioning their being beaten by their husbands to girls being killed by their fathers if they walk on the street with a neighbor boy who is not a member of the family; death to homosexuals and apostates and on and on and on. And ultimately, that is the goal of Shariah. And it is the goal for the Muslim Brotherhood, which is doing its best to implement that over the long run.”
- “The Brotherhood practices takia, or lying to infidels with grace and ease.”
- “A so-called explanatory memorandum by Mohamed Akram, the senior Hamas and Brotherhood leader in 1991 in the United States. He explained that what they are doing is a so-called ‘settlement process’ to establish themselves inside the U.S. Once established to undertake a ‘grand jihad’ characterized as a ‘civilization jihad,’ and specifically, the settlement process is to ‘eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within and sabotage its miserable house by their hands and hands of believers so that it is eliminated.’”
- “We are, with the Muslim Brotherhood and the drive for jihad, looking at something that is roughly parallel to the efforts of the communists in the 1950s and ’60s.”
Woolsey further addressed the common refrain that criticism Shariah in the U.S. is based on an irrational fear of Islam, sometimes called “Islamophobia”:
“When a totalitarian government grows out of a religion as, let’s say the Spanish Inquisition grew out of one aspect of Catholicism, you are not being a ‘Christianphobe’ if you criticize burning Jews and Muslims and dissident Christians at the stake,” Woolsey explained. “And if you’re opposed to Shariah and the beating of women and killing of apostates, you are not an ‘Islamophobe.’”