(Religious Freedom Coalition) "There is broad bipartisan agreement that America is at risk," declared former House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Pete Hoekstra via video at the March 6, 2014, National Security Action Summit (NSAC). The "silent jihad" of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) affiliated groups described by Hoekstra at National Harbor's Westin Hotel across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, should alarm all Americans.
In comparison to the "violent jihad" of groups like Al Qaeda, the MB "strategy is very, very different," Hoekstra explained during the panel "The Muslim Brotherhood, the ‘Civilization Jihad' and Its Enablers." MB groups "are going to use our laws, our customs…our freedom of speech, the values we profess…to become a cancer" in the United States. MB supporters would seek "initially a tolerance of sharia law" that "begins the process of establishing of Islamism," a process evident in certain European neighborhoods where sharia has become "de facto law." "Never forget the phrase: The enemy of my enemy is my friend," Hoekstra added when discussing cooperation across intra-Muslim sectarian divides such as between a Sunni Al Qaeda and a Shiite Islamic Republic of Iran. "They ultimately share the same objective: the destruction of the West."