By Clare M. Lopez
After forcing the FBI and CIA to purge their counterterrorism training programs of all references to “Islam” in “Islamic terrorism,” the Muslim Brotherhood in America has turned its sights on the New York Police Department (NYPD).
Writers from the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law have posted op-ed pieces in the New York Times criticizing NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly for appearing in “The Third Jihad” and authorizing its screening in NYPD training courses.
The critically acclaimed documentary is narrated by devout American Muslim and Navy veteran Dr. Zuhdi Jasser (president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy), and presents a factual look at the published mission of Muslim Brotherhood front groups and affiliates “in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”
For those who have actually watched “The Third Jihad,” it is clear that the film is not about all Muslims or even all American Muslims. It is about that minority of Muslims who are actively engaged in subversion to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law (Shariah). The Brennan Center is actually providing a living case study of exactly what “The Third Jihad” is all about.
Under Islamic law, speaking criticism of Islam or Islamic law is expressly forbidden. Such criticism – especially by non-Muslims – provides the justification for attack.
In their latest NYT hit piece, published Jan. 29, Brennan Center affiliates Faiza Patel and Elizabeth Goitein attack the NYPD and Commissioner Kelly. And in their mission to censor the tools used by New York’s finest to deal effectively with Islamic terrorism, they actually call for the appointment of a presumably Muslim-sensitive inspector general (IG) to oversee the NYPD.
What the Times fails to mention is that the Brennan Center in 2009 received the “Safe While Free Award” from the Council on American Islamic Relations. CAIR was named by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror-funding case. CAIR was founded by Hamas members and operates in the U.S. as a support group for the Muslim Brotherhood.
In other words, groups with ties to Hamas are now telling the NYPD how to manage its counterterrorism training. Worse, they shamefully call for the commissioner’s resignation and the appointment of an inspector to investigate how the NYPD has been so successful at keeping New York safe from terror attacks since 9/11.
The only thing more shameful is NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly capitulating. Kelly and his police force are champions in the war to keep America safe. Their showing of “The Third Jihad” should be praised as an important element of their success in uncovering and defeating numerous terrorist plots.
In “The Third Jihad,” Ray Kelly joins former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey and others to explain the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in conducting homegrown jihad and threatening our constitutional liberties and the American way of life. Aside from apologizing for defending New Yorkers, Kelly has nothing to be ashamed of and neither does the NYPD.
The Muslim Brotherhood has no business dictating counterterrorism policy to the NYPD – and the NYPD has no business taking its training directives from a group whose motto remains:
Allah is our objective
The Prophet is our guide
The Quran is our law
Jihad is our way
And dying in the way of Allah is our highest aspiration.
The Brennan Center offensive against the NYPD is a real-time demonstration of “The Third Jihad’s” key theme: how Muslim Brotherhood supporters work assiduously to undermine America’s counterterrorism defenses through infiltration, intimidation and subversion of this country’s most important law enforcement and national security organizations.
Clare M. Lopez is a senior fellow at The Clarion Fund and a distinguished member of Team B II, which produced the “Shariah: The Threat to America” study in 2010. She is interviewed in The Third Jihad.”