The Boston College faculty member and author of “Psychological Seduction; Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right From Wrong” is warning in a new article in Crisis Magazine that Americans should be alarmed by the convergence of influences from radical Muslims, radical blacks and a radical leftist president.
“Most Americans tend to assume that we are still operating under the same rules that have governed our society since its founding,” writes William Kilpatrick, who also wrote “Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West.” “They have not come to terms with the possibility that some of our leaders are operating under a completely different set of rules – what leftist activist Saul Alinsky called ‘rules for radicals.'”
He cites “radical Muslim groups, radical black groups, and a leftist president bent on a radical transformation of America.”
The combination, he said, “should give us more than pause; it should alarm us.”
“Does Obama intend to speed up the leftward movement of American society during his remaining months in office? Does he hope to accelerate the Islamization of America through a coalition of radical black, leftist, and Islamist groups? Or does he even care what the change is, as long as it’s revolutionary in nature?” he asks.
Kilpatrick, who is online at Turning Point Project and has had articles in Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register and Investor’s Business Daily, noted the recent alignment between racial Muslim and radical black interests.
“In a speech delivered to the annual MAS-ICNA (Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in December 2015, Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), urged Muslim Americans to take up the cause of Black Lives Matter. ‘Black Lives Matter is our matter,’ he said; ‘Black Lives Matter is our campaign.'”
He noted that ISIS used the race clashes in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2015 to try to recruit blacks to radical Islam.
“But ISIS is a known terrorist organization while CAIR, despite its shady history, is considered by many to be a moderate, mainstream Muslim organization. Thus, if it wanted to convert blacks, it would presumably want to convert them to a moderate version of Islam,” he wrote. “Or would it? According to Paul Sperry and David Gaubatz, the authors of Muslim Mafia, the supposedly moderate CAIR acts like an underworld [conspiracy.] In fact, it (along with numerous other prominent Muslim groups) was named by a U.S. court as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorist funding case. In addition, CAIR has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, CAIR is a direct outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is also listed as a terrorist group by the UAE, as well as by Egypt and Saudi Arabia. That’s the same Muslim Brotherhood that fomented the ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions,” he explained.
The attempts to join black Americans and Islam, he said, dates back decades.
“Will Islam catch on with black Americans? A great many blacks in America have a strong commitment to Christianity, which serves to act as a buffer against conversion to Islam. Still, it’s likely that Islam will make more inroads into the black community than it has in the past. For one thing, traditional Islam doesn’t have the ‘kook’ factor which keeps most blacks at a distance from The Nation of Islam. The NOI belief system includes giant space ships, an evil scientist who created a race of ‘white devils,’ and, most recently, an embrace of Dianetics,” he explained.
Traditional Islam is more “like a traditional religion,” he said.
The resurgence of racism under Barack Obama also is a factor.
“During the Civil Rights era and afterwards, both blacks and whites worked hard to heal racial divisions. Racism – both black and white – seemed to be dying a natural death until leftists, with the aid of the media and the Obama administration, managed to resuscitate it. Despite the two-time election of a black president and the appointment or election of black attorneys general, black secretaries of state, black Supreme Court justices, a black chief of Homeland Security, black mayors, and black police chiefs, a number of blacks seem convinced that white racism is the number one factor that is keeping them down.”
“Enter CAIR,” he said.
“It might be hoped that blacks who convert will choose some milder form of Islam – something like the Sufi version practiced by Muhammad Ali after he left The Nation of Islam. Unfortunately, that’s not likely because CAIR, ISNA, and similar Islamist groups are practically the only game in town. They have successfully managed to present themselves as the official face of Islam in America.”
With CAIR now backing Black Lives Matter, he said, promoters know they can count on the media to “mainstream” the movement and Obama “to take the side of Black Lives Matter.”
“CAIR is no doubt confident that Obama has its back too. After all, the president made it clear from the start of his administration that he supported the Muslim Brotherhood – the ‘Mothership’ (to borrow an NOI term) out of which CAIR sprang,” he wrote.
Kilpatrick noted Obama’s promise to fundamentally transform America and the Muslim Brotherhood’s same objective.
“Whether or not the fundamental transformation that Obama desires is the same as that sought by Islamists, he does seem anxious to effect one before his term in office runs out,” he warned.
The fight over the book “Muslim Mafia” is not over. After the release of the book, which documents CAIR’s support of jihad, recounting its origin as a front group for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the worldwide movement that has stated its intent to transform the U.S. into a Saudi-style Islamic state, CAIR sued.
In December, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled CAIR has no legal basis to claim its reputation was damaged by an undercover investigation documenting its ties to global jihad.
The lawsuit was brought by CAIR against former federal investigator Dave Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, after their findings were published in the WND Books project. CAIR complained of a loss of donor revenue and contact with legislators.
But when asked by defendants in the discovery process to identify its donors and name the lawmakers it has contacted, CAIR replied by stating it was no longer claiming damage to its reputation.
Attorney Daniel Horowitz, who represents the Gaubatzes, has insisted that “exposing CAIR as a criminal organization does not give them the right to sue for being exposed in that manner.”
“The case is a vendetta by CAIR against people who exposed their Muslim Brotherhood connection,” he said.
While WND is not a target of the lawsuit, the news organization has provided the attorneys for Chris and Dave Gaubatz, a co-author of “Muslim Mafia.”
“This legal fight has been dragging on for years,” said Joseph Farah, founder and chief executive officer of WND. “We are only involved in this case to defend the First Amendment, the intrepid and courageous work of one of our authors and to expose CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood tentacles operating with impunity inside the U.S.”
Farah said the “tragic story of this case is that no one else was willing to step forward and pay for the world-class defense team we assembled, including famed First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus of the Pentagon Papers case and Dan Horowitz, one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the country when it comes to CAIR.”
More than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes over recent years.
FBI wiretap evidence from the Holy Land case showed CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad was at an October 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in Philadelphia. CAIR, according to the evidence, was born out of a need to give a “media twinkle” to the Muslim leaders’ agenda of supporting violent jihad abroad while slowly institutionalizing Islamic law in the U.S.
As WND reported in 2010, a federal judge later determined that the Justice Department provided “ample evidence” to designate CAIR as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, affirming the Muslim group has been involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.”
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