We are writing to invite you to join us in an important new initiative: Faith Leaders for America.
As you surely know, the faith community in America has for many years been the focus of a patient, disciplined and increasingly successful effort to enlist its help in mainstreaming Islamic supremacist organizations and mosques in the name of “interfaith dialogue” and “bridge-building.”
This initiative has long been a priority project of the Muslim Brotherhood. One of the group’s top ideologues, Seyyid Qutb, explained the true purpose of such bridge-building in a highly influential handbook on incremental jihad entitled, Milestones: “The chasm between Islam and Jahiliyyah [the society of unbelievers] is great, and a bridge is not to be built across it so that the people on the two sides may mix with each other, but only so that the people of Jahiliyyah may come over to Islam.”
In other words, Muslim Brotherhood operatives and their fellow Islamists engage in interfaith dialogue not as a genuine effort to foster tolerance and good-will among the followers of various religions. Rather, it amounts to a one-way bridge, designed to facilitate Muslim proselytization and recruitment among those of other faiths.
The Islamic supremacists have been particularly successful of late in enlisting prominent Christian and Jewish clergy as partners in touting such memes as: “Islam is a religion of peace”; “Islam is a great Abrahamic faith”; “jihad is about personal struggle to be a better Muslim, not holy war”; and “Sharia is the same as Catholic canon law and Jewish halacha.”
Perhaps most insidious of all is the role played by such non-Muslim clergy in endorsing the Islamists’ claim that America is awash with “Islamophobia” – a made-up condition that supposedly manifests as unreasoned, racist and bigoted fear of Muslims. The practical, and ironic, effect is that these clerics are, thereby, actually facilitating the jihadists’ efforts to suppress our First Amendment’s protections of free speech and religious liberty.
Silencing opponents of the Islamic supremacists’ agenda often translates into still further accommodations to their demands. Notably, this results in preferential treatment of Muslims and their faith in schools, offices and public spaces. Examples include such symbolic acts of submission as: approval of separate and exclusive prayer rooms for Muslim worship and time off for those engaging in it; selective enforcement of dress codes; unique allowances for Islamic proselytization in curricula; the mandatory insinuation of halal meats into foods purveyed to Muslims and non-Muslims, alike; and the prohibition of the transportation, sale or consumption of pork, alcohol and other products deemed haram (impure) by Sharia-adherent Muslims.
We believe there is an urgent need for an interfaith group prepared to contest such subversive inroads into our religious life, communities and national fabric. Our goal is to foster an honest dialogue about such topics as: the reality that, while Sharia may have a patina of religiosity, it is fundamentally a totalitarian political, military and legal doctrine; the historical – and ongoing – record of Islamic intolerance towards other faiths; and the unchecked ambitions of Islamic supremacists to achieve global domination through both genocidal jihad against “infidels,” mass migration (or colonization) and subversion in Western societies.
If you share our concerns and are willing to participate in an effort to foster authentic interfaith understanding and to protect our liberties, we ask that you become a member of Faith Leaders for America and assist us in enlisting other, like-minded clerics.