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CAIR Islamophobia Report: A First-Class Fraud

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has jumped in on the effort to paint its opponents as “Islamophobes,” the latest twist in the Left’s never-ending effort to smear opponents with names like “racist,” “xenophobe,” etc. And while this repulsive strategy makes a mockery of the First Amendment and has reduced American political dialogue to infantile, elementary school name-calling, its true goal is to marginalize, deplatform and defund its opponents, especially those that pose a threat to its subversive agenda. This paper exposes for all to see, just how transparently dishonest and hypocritical CAIR and its allies in the Red-Green Axis truly are in this their latest “Islamophbia” report, and links them to the worldwide effort of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to impose blasphemy laws against anyone who would speak ill of any aspect of Islam.

CAIR Islamophobia Report- A First-Class Fraud

The Left has become increasingly aggressive about silencing its critics. In late June 2019, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released its latest undercover video showing Google’s frightening institutional bias and its apparent intention to manipulate public opinion to influence the 2020 elections. Google is just one of many on the Left seeking to mislead, discredit, defame, and silence the Left’s opponents. But they are not alone. In what we have called the Red-Green Axis, Islamic groups in the U.S. and abroad have partnered with the Left to silence anyone who questions any aspect of Islam, including Islamic terrorism. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently published its latest effort in a piece titled Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network.

It would be a joke, but it isn’t funny. “Islamophobia” is the latest in a long list of contrived “phobias” invented by the Left and its Muslim allies to continue the Left’s time-honored vilification tactic. It is an unscrupulous, intellectually dishonest way of dealing with legitimate criticism that has reduced political discourse in the U.S. to infantile, elementary school name-calling. The Left owns this outcome, but the Muslims are catching up.

First, we must ask: what is “Islamophobia?” Well, CAIR doesn’t exactly say. That is understandable, because if they told you what it means, you would laugh out loud. But one of their collaborators was honest enough to put it in a Facebook post (which wasn’t blocked by Facebook, BTW, unlike some posts critical of Islam). Here’s a screen shot of the post:

Meanwhile, we have Boko Haram’s gruesome mass slaughters in Nigeria, Al-Shabaab engaged in mass terror attacks in Somalia and Kenya, Abu Sayyaf kidnapping and murdering in the Philippines, countless individual and group acts of barbaric terrorism throughout the West, and the Islamic State beheadings everywhere – all doctrinally justified by the Qur’an, Sunna and Islamic Law (shariah).

If this is not Islam, then Islam is the most misunderstood religion in world history. There is literally no parallel in any other religion—although it should be noted that, according to a widely-used textbook in U.S. madrassas (Islamic schools), indeed, “Islam is not a religion,” but rather a complete way of life. And while we struggle to cope with this deadly onslaught, CAIR and its proxies are aggressively inserting Islamic teachings in public schools (while Christianity is equally aggressively banned), engaging in relentless lawsuits attempting to insinuate Islamic Law into U.S. courts, colluding with the Left in its various acts of subversion and sedition, and viciously attacking anyone who protests.

No, Esam, we are not the haters. You are! And your list is a bad joke, especially as it contains terms like jihad and terrorism that are to be found throughout the Islamic canon (notably the Qur’an itself!), as well as the perfectly doctrinal assertion about Islam not being a religion.

But it’s no joke. He is serious. And this is not just anyone. Esam Omeish is “Chief of General and Laparoscopic Surgery” at INOVA Alexandria Virginia hospital. Omeish is a former leader of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS) — both prominent Muslim Brotherhood groups. He is also a founding board member of the Dar al Hijra mosque in Falls Church, VA.

Dar al Hijra’s former Imam is the infamous Anwar al-Awlaki — mentor to Fort Hood terrorist, Nidal Hassan and others. Al-Awlaki was later killed in a CIA drone strike in Yemen. Hassan, along with two of the 9-11 terrorists, attended the mosque during 2001, when Awlaki was Imam. Another attendee was Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, an al-Qaeda member convicted of attempting to assassinate President George W. Bush.

Can we say Islamic Terrorists?

If we do, we are… wait for it… Islamophobes! It turns out that this compendium merely details what the Organization for Islamic Cooperation defines as Islamophobia. The OIC is the world’s largest Islamic group, and the second largest intergovernmental organization in the world — including 56 nations and the Palestinian Authority. It wields substantial influence over the United Nations, and was able to convince the U.N. to insert its blasphemy definitions into UN Resolution 16/18, Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons based on religion or belief.

Would that include “negative stereotyping” or violence against Christians and Jews? Ah, no. It is all about Islam, the only “religion” the U.N. has ever cared about.  And according to Islamic Law, anything that gives offense to Muslims by criticizing Islam in any way whatsoever, whether true or false, is slander – a criminal, even capital, offense against Islam. If, for example, you criticize Islam for Islamic terrorism, you are guilty of “incitement to violence.” So Islamic terrorism is our fault! According to the OIC, this kind of talk should be criminally prosecuted under Islamic blasphemy & slander laws, and while Resolution 16/18 pays lip service to free speech concepts, its true goal is to criminalize speech critical of Islam.

These people are the real haters. Let’s be clear about that. And they express their hate by trying to destroy those who expose them, meanwhile living comfortably in the most generous, free, affluent nation in the world. They define the term “parasite.”

So, let’s expose this “Islamophobia” report for the fraud it is. Its purpose is to attack those foundations providing income for CAIR’s enemies, the so-called “Islamophobia Network,” to starve them out of existence. As Center for Security Policy (CSP) Vice President for Research and Analysis Clare M. Lopez wrote in May 2019, “the clear intent of the report and the list is to provide a target list of philanthropic organizations to be shamed, shunned, and ultimately pressured into divesting from support of those groups deemed by CAIR to be “Islamophobic.”

CAIR claims that this network benefits from donations made through shadowy organizations called Donor-advised Funds. There are numerous such funds, including Fidelity, Schwab, Tides, Proteus, Vanguard, and others. These funds allow donors to remain anonymous. In today’s hyper-partisan atmosphere, where the Left and its Muslim allies are constantly seeking to expose, doxx and threaten donors, who can blame them?

But how can CAIR criticize others? CAIR gets money from Schwab and Proteus, according to Foundation Search. And while it has not received anything from Fidelity or Vanguard recently, many of its Muslim Brotherhood allies have. The Islamic Society of North America has received $176,600 from Fidelity, and $79,500 from Vanguard. The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), also receive donations from Fidelity and/or Schwab.

In fact, Vanguard, Schwab, Fidelity, Tides and other donor-advised funds are major financiers of the Left, and donations to non-Left groups are tiny by comparison. CAIR’s characterization of these funding sources is a fraudulent misdirection in this report. CAIR’s true goal in publishing this screed is to intimidate those funds from offering any money at all to CAIR’s political enemies.

CAIR’s Xenophobe Network

CAIR’s report claims that 39 xenophobic “hate” groups comprise a nefarious network receiving “billions” in “dark money” from those evil donor-advised funds. Never mind their definition. This is an absurd exaggeration, and it is factually incorrect:

  1. There were 46 groups listed in the report, not 39. Can CAIR even count? NPR endorsed this report: Can NPR count? Did they even bother?
  2. Collectively, these 46 groups received approximately $1.4 billion over three years – about $450 million in one year, not “billions.”
  3. Two-thirds of this income was received by one organization, Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).

Hard to fathom, but yes, CAIR considers the 700 Club to be part of a vast, dark “Islamophobia” network.

But let’s consider: if CBN’s annual income is removed, the other 45 receive an annual total of $145.1 million/year. It becomes immediately apparent why CBN was included. Without it, CAIR cannot use the “B” word, and even with it they have to count up three years. Of course, the CAIR report does not break the numbers out by organization, so you wouldn’t automatically know that most of this “network” was in fact the 700 Club.

Spread across the 45 organizations, excluding CBN, gives an average annual revenue of $3.2 million each. Literally, a hill of beans in the non-profit world, and nothing like the billions in funding received by the Left.

See the table below. Figures are taken from each organization’s nonprofit tax returns (linked in the table). While they pay no taxes, they are still required to file, but sometimes file quite late. All of the figures in the table below and the other tables in this report for that matter, were taken from the most recent tax return, usually 2016 or 2017, but a few were for 2018.

CAIR’s $1.5 Billion Xenophobe Network
Revenues Assets
1 Christian Broadcasting Network $308,099,729 $142,691,721
2 American Future Fund $29,401,632 $2,838,387
3 American Center for Law and Justice $22,801,099 $1,224,787
4 American Family Association $19,068,393 $28,683,191
5 Foundation for Defense of Democracies $9,039,436 $18,973,604
6 Center for Security Policy $6,548,493 $1,967,835
7 Middle East Media Research Institute $6,262,533 $1,532,913
8 David Horowitz Freedom Center $5,976,459 $650,572
9 National Review Institute $5,689,857 $9,660,370
10 Concerned Women for America $5,596,942 $191,832
11 Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting $5,363,477 $7,632,375
12 Middle East Forum $4,361,751 $5,463,633
13 American Civil Rights Union $3,119,465 $1,250,047
14 Clarion Project $3,005,986 $2,074,817
15 Gatestone Institute $2,159,819 $120,750
16 Investigative Project on Terrorism $2,056,982 -$137,257
17 Eagle Forum & Defense Fund (10 Chapters) $1,810,441 $29,351,809
18 Religious Freedom Coalition $1,529,083 $438,276
19 Lawfare Project $1,392,062 $790,780
20 American Freedom Law Center $1,276,078 $530,871
21 Christian Action Network $1,098,170 $80,590
22-46 All Others $8,298,096 $7,045,532
TOTAL $453,955,983 $263,057,435

Most of these groups are involved in many and different issues: so, to call them part of any kind of “network” is absurd. Consider the National Review (NR) for example. Founded by William F. Buckley, NR is one of the oldest conservative publications in the U.S. Except for a few writers, it is also one of the last Never-Trump holdouts. The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)? How about the American Future Fund (AFF)? AFF turns out to be a group that promotes “conservative, free market ideals.” That does not sound “Islamophobic” to me.

Besides being groups that CAIR/SPLC hates there is actually little, if any connection, among these 46 groups. Not a “network” of any kind, let alone “dark.”

Only four make over $10 million/year. Most struggle just to keep their doors open.  More than half (represented by line 22-46) are not even worth mentioning separately. Combined, these 25 organizations realized just $8.3 million in their latest year. That averages out to about $332,000 each. Some earn less than $100,000. Two take in nothing at all. Most have only one or a few staff members. Instead of a whale, this ‘vast network’ looks more and more like a guppy, the closer you look.

Finally, the role of donor-advised funds is exaggerated. For example, of approximately $24 million CBN has received from various donors since 1999 according to Foundation Search, less than 18 percent came from donor-advised funds. Most of the rest came from individual family foundations, Christian foundations, and others. Conversely, CAIR’s network of conspirators, which I have dubbed the Red-Green Axis, thrives on donor-advised dollars.

So, CAIR’s characterization of this “Xenophobe network” is fraudulent on its face. It is also indicative of the group’s shoddy workmanship — alone enough to mistrust its assertions. So, let’s now take a look at CAIR’s Red-Green Axis network. This really is a multi-billion-dollar network. And you don’t even have to add years.

CAIR’s Multi-Billion Dollar Red/Green Axis Network
Annual Net
Islamic Groups Revenues Assets
ACCESS $27,488,567 $37,871,650
CAIR & CAIR Foundation $14,026,522 $11,663,463
Islamic Circle of North America $8,351,219 $20,337,153
International Institute of Islamic Thought $7,559,412 $963,220
Muslim American Society $4,381,563 $3,676,152
Muslim Legal Fund of America $3,576,412 $71,496
Islamic Society of North America $3,481,603 $1,601,028
Muslim Advocates $2,376,533 $1,553,085
MPAC Foundation $2,093,657 $1,084,022
Pillars Fund $1,906,122 $2,015,940
Constitutional Law Center for Muslims $1,700,636 $17,225
Muslim Public Affairs Council $1,552,024 $417,529
North American Foundation of Islamic Services $1,248,598 $814,284
Council of Islamic Organizations $937,397 $611,099
EMGAGE Foundation $740,752 $199,613
Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America $330,871 $384,048
U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations $100,795 $3,434
Washington Trust Foundation, Inc. $13,896 $4,923,358
North American Islamic Trust* NA $300,000,000
Subtotal $81,866,579 $388,207,799
Collaborators & Supporters
American Civil Liberties Union $380,810,055 $470,408,742
ACLU Foundation $146,251,550 $342,625,524
Southern Poverty Law Center $136,373,624 $449,834,593
Anti-Defamation League $65,971,077 -$16,541,031
Industrial Areas Foundation $6,028,449 $4,792,009
TOTAL $817,301,334 $1,639,327,636
* Assets estimate based on news reports. No public information exists.

Compare and contrast this network with CAIR’s contrived Xenophobe “network.” Virtually all of the listed Muslim groups are Muslim Brotherhood fronts. Many, including CAIR, are also named by the Justice Department as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation HAMAS terror financing trial — the largest of its kind in the U.S.

The SPLC and ACLU work hand in glove with CAIR all the time. In fact, SPLC’s Heidi Beirich contributed to the CAIR report. No wonder it is such shoddy work. The ALCU’s conservative counterpart is Jay Sekulow’s American Center for Law and Justice. The ACLJ received $22.8 million, according to its most recent IRS filing. The ACLU amassed over $500 million in the same year, 23 times that of ALCJ. Kind of like Sasquatch being attacked by a gnat. Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation and even the ADL are now working with these Islamic groups as well.

The Six “Islamophobes” CAIR Really Hates

CAIR singles out six “Islamophobe” groups for particular animus. CAIR claims in the report that they have collectively received $125 million from various funders (including those evil donor-advised funds). Where did they get all that money? CAIR provides no citations or explanations in the report. You just have to take their word for it. These groups receive nothing like that, even if you add up multiple years. Here are the facts from each organization’s most recent tax return:

CAIR’s $125 Million Islamophobia Network
Revenues Assets
ACT for America $128,631 $1,053,938
American Freedom Defense Initiative $405,658 $516,119
American Freedom Law Center $1,276,078 $530,871
Center for Security Policy $6,548,493 $1,967,835
David Horowitz Freedom Center $5,976,459 $650,572
Middle East Forum $4,361,751 $5,463,633
TOTAL $18,697,070 $10,182,968

Whoops! Not quite $125 million, eh? Unlike CAIR, you can check my work by simply clicking on the hyperlinks in those tables. Most of these groups are living on a shoestring budget. CAIR knows this but purposely doesn’t mention it.

So how much does poor little CAIR take in annually? Look at the Red-Green Axis table. All by itself, CAIR receives $14.0 million annually through its foundation and network of offices, and has amassed $11.6 million in net assets, more than the six “Islamophobes” combined.

Additionally, an organization called the Washington Trust Foundation, holds another $5 million in real estate assets owned by CAIR. In its own words, the Washington Trust’s purpose is “To support the purposes of CAIR Foundation, Inc….” And guess who runs the Trust? None other than “Islamophobe” expert Esam Omeish.

But why single out these six small organizations for particular attention? That’s where the rubber meets the road, because while almost all of the 46 organizations listed in the Islamophobia Network table focus on a broad range of issues, and are not “networked” in any meaningful way, those six singled out for particular vilification are the ones that have been very effective at exposing and pushing back against CAIR’s subversive onslaught.

Take David Yerushalmi’s American Freedom Law Center (AFLC). It has battled CAIR in court numerous times and has never lost a case against them. This tiny organization with half a million in assets, has forced CAIR to pony up millions for its misguided lawfare.

For example,  CAIR has agreed to pay significant legal fees and other compensation to plaintiffs in two cases represented by the AFLC:  a June 2019 Virginia case and  an April 2019 case in Oklahoma. Both cases revealed CAIR engaging in significant fraud against the plaintiffs. And each time, CAIR relented when it became clear that the alternative was to carry the case to trial. Going to trial would expose CAIR to a close examination of its terrorist connections and subversive agenda. CAIR demurred.

CAIR is plainly not a “social welfare” organization, a designation required for 501.c.3 tax-exempt designation. They are afraid of losing it, and these six organizations are a major threat. They have been effectively exposing CAIR’s association with terrorists (especially the Palestinian terrorist group, HAMAS), and the subversive agenda that follows the Muslim Brotherhood “Civilization Jihad” plan for the Brotherhood in America, specifically:

The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.

In response, what is CAIR’s vile, unethical answer? Savage these groups and their funders in an attempt to starve them of funding. What would CAIR do if it had the unbeatable political power it is hoping to obtain with the Left’s help? One shudders to think.

With the media, Hollywood, the education establishment, and a major political party totally owned by the hard Left and more than willing to echo your messages, destroying your opponents through defamation is a pretty good business model, too. All you need do is abandon all ethics, integrity, morality, and any interest in the truth. Right up Nihad Awad’s alley, and he has made $723,000 over the past three years doing so.

Branches and off-shoots of the Muslim Brotherhood are responsible for virtually all Islamic terrorism in the world. In a declassified secret FBI memo, an informant disclosed that the Muslim Brotherhood’s “ultimate goal is to enforce, by ‘violence if necessary,’ the Islamic Revolution on all non-Islamic Governments,” including the United States.

This Islamophobia report is just the latest in a long line of assaults by CAIR and Co. against their political enemies. It is a form of pre-violent-stage terrorism that does not yet kill individuals directly but attempts to destroy their ability to earn an income and continue their work, while intimidating would-be allies.

A not insignificant number of individuals associated with CAIR have been convicted of terrorism-related charges over the years, although the Muslim Brotherhood has chosen to avoid terrorism in favor of subversion in the U.S. because it is a more effective strategy for the moment. CAIR’s Awad has publicly allied himself with both the PLO and HAMAS terrorist groups in the past, and CAIR refuses to denounce HAMAS.

As urgent as international threats undeniably are and will continue to be, top level U.S. national security leadership attention must be turned to the domestic insurgency threat posed by the subversive, jihadist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and the rest of the Islamic Movement in this country. CAIR is undoubtedly the lead Brotherhood front group driving this threat, but its top position within the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) and, in turn, its close working relationship with the pro-Muslim Brotherhood, HAMAS-supporting regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, add a further and foreign dimension to the threat that must not be ignored.

To counter this threat, the U.S. government must reverse the Great Purge of 2011-2012, which, under Brotherhood supervision, removed all training curricula as well as language from official USG usage that accurately identified the inspirational/motivational role of Islamic doctrine for all Islamic terrorism. The professional instructors who once taught this enemy threat doctrine and their courses must be restored government-wide, with USG backing and funding.

Finally, the declassification of PSD-11 (Presidential Study Directive 11), which reportedly in 2010 laid forth the blueprint for the Obama administration’s new supportive relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, is an absolute priority. Absent its declassification, it will remain impossible for those responsible to be held fully to account and very difficult to reverse its ongoing malign effects on our national security.

The Trump administration must confront the Muslim Brotherhood’s many tentacles in the U.S. Federal law enforcement should begin a renewed effort to investigate Brotherhood groups in the U.S. and at the very least, revoke CAIR’s tax exempt status. It is plain from this report that CAIR is not a “civil rights” organization, but one intent on imposing the Muslim Brotherhood’s malevolent “…grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…

PRESS RELEASE: New Book Further Exposes the Agenda and Elements of the Collaboration Between the Marxist Left and Islamic Movement


For Immediate Release

June 21, 2019


Andre Traversa, Epic Quest Media, Llc.
phone – 773-774-1583.
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New Book Further Exposes the Agenda and Elements of the Collaboration Between the Marxist Left and Islamic Movement

WASHINGTON — Jim Simpson recently released a new monograph, which updates his original 2015 work, “The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America.” That earlier book first laid out in extensive detail the networks of hard left non-profits and foundations, plus government agencies and the personalities that run them to bring wave upon wave of third world immigrants into the U.S. For the groups and individuals involved, as Simpson showed in a series of charts and graphs, refugee resettlement is big business—but it also serves to further the agenda of the Democratic Party, American communists, socialists and other brands of “progressives” which operate in an opportunistic collusion with the forces of Islamic jihad to “fundamentally transform America,” as former President Barack Obama so notoriously put it.

Now, in this new book for the Center, “The Red-Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America and the World,” Simpson expands on the agenda and elements of the Red-Green Axis, that otherwise incongruously joins together the forces of the Marxist left (the “Red”) with the global Islamic Movement (the “Green”). What otherwise might seem an odd pairing is revealed in this Edition II as very much of an ad hoc collaboration among global forces whose common objective is the destruction of Western Civilization. America’s Constitutional Republic stands alone as the last bulwark against tyrannical forces of both Red and Green whose collective goal is to alter and undermine our national character, traditions, and laws so much that it can overthrow our form of government without firing a shot.

The alliance allows each to take advantage of the tactics, strategies, and cultural features of the other, and mobilizes a vastly larger number of people. For example, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) now supports Black Lives Matter (BLM) and participates in its protests. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) also work with BLM, CAIR, and open borders groups. Immigration is one of the Red-Green Axis’s most effective tools. Under the banner of “compassion,” it advocates for open borders and endless waves of refugees, asylum seekers, and other third-world immigrants to stress government budgets at all levels, overburden communities with medical, language, crime, welfare, and other burdens, while rhetorically and sometimes physically attacking those who object, calling opponents “racists,” “bigots,” “xenophobes,” and the latest innovation, “Islamophobes.”

What is missing from this agenda is not only the prioritization of immigration by those who not only intend sincerely to assimilate into American society, but have the background, education, and skill sets to do so successfully. This is not an accident. It is by design that America’s foundational principles that once made it the new Shining City on a Hill are disdained and discarded as so much useless jetsam. As Simpson explains with a masterful grasp of both the enemy and societal forces at play, the Red-Green open border globalists intend that the First Things Principles of our Founding Fathers be subsumed by a tsunami of unassimilable Muslims, third world revolutionaries, and unskilled welfare seekers.

In this second edition of the Red-Green Axis, James Simpson delves deeply into the immigration/refugee resettlement issue to catalog not only the breadth and depth of the program and its supporters, but to expose the massive problems and cultural changes in America’s society that have been imposed, we believe deliberately, by the Axis agenda to erase America as we know it. The Center is pleased to present this second monograph by James Simpson as a much-needed addition to its Civilizational Jihad Reader series.



Book Livestream: Red-Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America

On June 19, 2019 the Center for Security Policy live-streamed a panel discussion about Jim Simpson’s new book, The Red-Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America and the World.

Jim Simpson recently released a new monograph, which updates his original 2015 work, “The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America.” That earlier book first laid out in extensive detail the networks of hard left non-profits and foundations, plus government agencies and the personalities that run them to bring wave upon wave of third world immigrants into the U.S. For the groups and individuals involved, as Simpson showed in a series of charts and graphs, refugee resettlement is big business—but it also serves to further the agenda of the Democratic Party, American communists, socialists and other brands of “progressives” which operate in an opportunistic collusion with the forces of Islamic jihad to “fundamentally transform America,” as former President Barack Obama so notoriously put it.

Now, in this new book for the Center, “The Red-Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America and the World,” Simpson expands on the agenda and elements of the Red-Green Axis, that otherwise incongruously joins together the forces of the Marxist left (the “Red”) with the global Islamic Movement (the “Green”). What otherwise might seem an odd pairing is revealed in this Edition II as very much of an ad hoc collaboration among global forces whose common objective is the destruction of Western Civilization. America’s Constitutional Republic stands alone as the last bulwark against tyrannical forces of both Red and Green whose collective goal is to alter and undermine our national character, traditions, and laws so much that it can overthrow our form of government without firing a shot.

The alliance allows each to take advantage of the tactics, strategies, and cultural features of the other, and mobilizes a vastly larger number of people. For example, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) now supports Black Lives Matter (BLM) and participates in its protests. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) also work with BLM, CAIR, and open borders groups. Immigration is one of the Red-Green Axis’s most effective tools. Under the banner of “compassion,” it advocates for open borders and endless waves of refugees, asylum seekers, and other third-world immigrants to stress government budgets at all levels, overburden communities with medical, language, crime, welfare, and other burdens, while rhetorically and sometimes physically attacking those who object, calling opponents “racists,” “bigots,” “xenophobes,” and the latest innovation, “Islamophobes.”

What is missing from this agenda is not only the prioritization of immigration by those who not only intend sincerely to assimilate into American society, but have the background, education, and skill sets to do so successfully. This is not an accident. It is by design that America’s foundational principles that once made it the new Shining City on a Hill are disdained and discarded as so much useless jetsam. As Simpson explains with a masterful grasp of both the enemy and societal forces at play, the Red-Green open border globalists intend that the First Things Principles of our Founding Fathers be subsumed by a tsunami of unassimilable Muslims, third world revolutionaries, and unskilled welfare seekers.

In this second edition of the Red-Green Axis, James Simpson delves deeply into the immigration/refugee resettlement issue to catalog not only the breadth and depth of the program and its supporters, but to expose the massive problems and cultural changes in America’s society that have been imposed, we believe deliberately, by the Axis agenda to erase America as we know it. The Center is pleased to present this second monograph by James Simpson as a much-needed addition to its Civilizational Jihad Reader series.

Red-Green Axis 5-8-19

Family matters: How a US member of Congress was raised by the red-green axis

Most people’s worldviews are heavily influenced during their formative years. Those influences, and their roots, are important to discern among our national leaders.

The election of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is often seen as a celebration of diversity: An immigrant from the wasteland of Somalia, and one of the first two Muslim women, elected to the United States Congress.

Omar personifies the Red-Green Axis: an ideological and political combination of Marxism-Leninism and Islamism.

A look at Omar’s upbringing is a key to identifying her extremism, and where she wants to take the country that took in her and her family.

Family beholden to Communist-Islamist Somalia dictator

Somalian dictator Mohammed Siad Barre, whom the Omar family served.

Omar spent the first ten years of her life as a member of a family that owed its livelihood to the regime of Mohammed Siad Barre. Her family is described as “civil servants and educators” – all dependent on the regime and executing its orders.

Her father was a “teacher trainer.” Omar has never explained exactly what a “teacher trainer” in Somalia was or did in the Siad Barre government.

A teacher trainer in any revolutionary communist regime is the political commissar who trains teachers on how to indoctrinate children.

Congressman Omar’s father was a professional propagandist for the Communist-Islamist dictatorship. Of course, the sins of the father cannot be attributed to the child – unless the child carries on the father’s legacy.

This is why it’s so important to look at Ilhan Omar’s formative years.

Combination of Qur’an, Marx, Lenin, Mao, and Mussolini

After seizing power by coup d’etat in 1969, Siad Barre declared a Marxist-Leninist regime that he began to infuse with elements drawn from Islamist political thought. The United Nations country profile of Somalia explains:

“The theoretical underpinning of the state ideology combined aspects of the Qur’an with the influences of Marx, Lenin, Mao, and Mussolini, but Siad Barre was pragmatic in its application. ‘Socialism is not a religion,’ he explained; ‘It is a political principle’ to organize government and manage production. Somalia’s alignment with communist states, coupled with its proclaimed adherence to scientific socialism, led to frequent accusations that the country had become a Soviet satellite. For all the rhetoric extolling scientific socialism, however, genuine Marxist sympathies were not deep-rooted in Somalia. But the ideology was acknowledged – partly in view of the country’s economic and military dependence on the Soviet Union – as the most convenient peg on which to hang a revolution introduced through a military coup that had supplanted a Western-oriented parliamentary democracy.”

To supplant that Western-oriented parliamentary democracy in a country defined most by tribes, Siad Barre needed – in addition to tough enforcement mechanisms like property confiscation and a powerful secret police – softer mechanisms like cadres of “teacher trainers.”

Training and indoctrination

The job of the teacher trainers was to indoctrinate teachers in the government-run school systems to impose that Qur’anic-Marxist-Leninist-Maoist-Mussolini hybrid.

Nur Omar Mohamed, father of Ilhan Omar, was one of those indoctrinators.

As Siad Barre consolidated control, “civil servants attended reorientation courses that combined professional training with political indoctrination, and those found to be incompetent or politically unreliable were fired,” according to the UN country profile. “A mass dismissal of civil servants in 1974, however, was dictated in part by economic pressures.”

Nur Omar Mohamed was loyal enough to save his job.

The regime set out to break apart traditional societal structures and atomize them into powerlessness, while it imposed its own central controls. For this, the teacher trainers were vital.

“Local councils, composed of military administrators and representatives appointed by the SRC [Supreme Revolutionary Council], were established under the Ministry of Interior at the regional, district, and village levels to advise the government on local conditions and to expedite its directives,” the UN country profile says.

“Other institutional innovations included the organization (under Soviet direction) of the National Security Service (NSS), directed initially at halting the flow of professionals and dissidents out of the country and at counteracting attempts to settle disputes among the clans by traditional means,” according to the profile. The UN report continues:

“The newly formed Ministry of Information and National Guidance set up local political education bureaus to carry the government’s message to the people and used Somalia’s print and broadcast media for the ‘success of the socialist, revolutionary road.’ A censorship board, appointed by the ministry, tailored information to SRC guidelines.”

Was Ilhan Omar’s father a part of the “local political education bureaus”? We don’t yet know.  But those bureaus would have required teacher trainers in order to train the existing teachers about what to teach Somalian children.

Red-Green Axis in Somalia

Siad Barre was building what is now called a Red-Green Axis. That is the combination of the red of Communism with the green of Islam.

The UN country profile on Somalia continues:

“Somalia’s adherence to socialism became official on the first anniversary of the military coup when Siad Barre proclaimed that Somalia was a socialist state, despite the fact that the country had no history of class conflict in the Marxist sense. For purposes of Marxist analysis, therefore, tribalism was equated with class in a society struggling to liberate itself from distinctions imposed by lineage group affiliation. At the time, Siad Barre explained that the official ideology consisted of three elements: his own conception of community development based on the principle of self-reliance, a form of socialism based on Marxist principles, and Islam. These were subsumed under ‘scientific socialism,’ although such a definition was at variance with the Soviet and Chinese models to which reference was frequently made.

“One of the SRC’s first acts was to prohibit the existence of any political association. Under Soviet pressure to create a communist party structure to replace Somalia’s military regime, Siad Barre had announced as early as 1971 the SRC’s intention to establish a one-party state. The SRC already had begun organizing what was described as a “vanguard of the revolution” composed of members of a socialist elite drawn from the military and the civilian sectors. The National Public Relations Office (retitled the National Political Office in 1973) was formed to propagate scientific socialism with the support of the Ministry of Information and National Guidance through orientation centers that had been built around the country, generally as local selfhelp projects.

“The SRC convened a congress of the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (SRSP) in June 1976 and voted to establish the Supreme Council as the new party’s central committee. The council included the nineteen officers who composed the SRC, in addition to civilian advisers, heads of ministries, and other public figures. Civilians accounted for a majority of the Supreme Council’s seventy-three members. On July 1, 1976, the SRC dissolved itself, formally vesting power over the government in the SRSP under the direction of the Supreme Council.

“In theory the SRSP’s creation marked the end of military rule, but in practice real power over the party and the government remained with the small group of military officers who had been most influential in the SRC. Decision-making power resided with the new party’s politburo, a select committee of the Supreme Council that was composed of five former SRC members, including Siad Barre and his son-in-law, NSS chief Abdullah. Siad Barre was also secretary general of the SRSP, as well as chairman of the Council of Ministers, which had replaced the CSS in 1981. Military influence in the new government increased with the assignment of former SRC members to additional ministerial posts. The MOD circle also had wide representation on the Supreme Council and in other party organs. Upon the establishment of the SRSP, the National Political Office was abolished; local party leadership assumed its functions.”


Siad Barre struggled to stay in power, shifting loyalties from the USSR to the United States by virtue of a strategic naval port, waging the Ogaden war against Soviet ally Ethiopia, and relying purely on foreign handouts to keep the economy moving.

Before long, he ratcheted up political repression, arresting prominent figures and even former allies, and setting Red Beret goon squads into the streets.

“Faced with saboteurs by day and sniper fire by night, Siad Barre ordered remaining units of the badly demoralized Red Berets to massacre civilians,” the UN profile report says. “By 1989 torture and murder became the order of the day in Mogadishu. On July 9, 1989, Somalia’s Italian-born Roman Catholic bishop, Salvatore Colombo, was gunned down in his church in Mogadishu by an unknown assassin. The order to murder the bishop, an outspoken critic of the regime, was widely believed to have had come from the presidential palace.”

Exhumed remains of victims of Somalia’s Isaaq Genocide, 1988-89. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

“On the heels of the bishop’s murder came the July 14 massacre, when the Red Berets slaughtered 450 Muslims demonstrating against the arrest of their spiritual leaders. More than 2,000 were seriously injured. The next day, forty-seven people, mainly from the Isaaq clan, were taken to Jasiira Beach west of the city and summarily executed,” according to the UN report.

The Isaaq genocide of 1988-89 exterminated between 60,000 and 100,000 Somalis.

Without Siad Barre dictator as their patron, the Omar family flees

By 1991, the Siad Barre regime collapsed as the country tore itself apart in civil war. Regime loyalists – families like Ilhan Omar’s – could find no safety any more in Somalia. They fled to Kenya, and ultimately made it to the United States.

When they moved to the United States in 1995, they brought their Red-Green ideological baggage with them.

Two years before, Congress, at the urging of the Clinton administration, abolished the law requiring that would-be immigrants declare whether they had belonged to a foreign Communist party. The Omar family was able to move to America without that important element of screening.

No sooner did the family settle in Minneapolis when Ilhan Omar, at age 14, began to get involved in politics. She interpreted for her grandfather, a Siad Barre servant, at political meetings. In high school, she became active in student politics.

From there, the Red-Green Axis import from Somalia, put down her own political roots, became a community organizer, and laid her path to the United States Congress.

Omar is not known to have been critical of the Siad Barre regime or the horrors it inflicted during her childhood in Somalia.

Michigan Faith Communities In the Cross-Hairs


Islam’s goal in the West, as articulated in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum, is to destroy the legal and political institutions of our society and replace them with the rule of shariah (Islamic Law). To accomplish this goal, U.S. Muslim political leaders have partnered with the Left, giving them otherwise unavailable access to the many institutions controlled by the Left.

As described further on, and as most of us know through our own experience, this control extends to many U.S. mainline churches and synagogues, which the Left has turned into little more than propaganda shops for the latest leftwing fad. In so doing, they have opened the door to Islam to first present itself to Christians and Jews in a non-threatening manner and then to begin the process of “dawah,” that is, the proselytizing or preaching of Islam. Today, even some evangelical churches have fallen for the trap. It is called “Interfaith Dialogue.”

According to Gallup Polls, about 75 percent of Americans consider themselves Christians.[1] In Michigan, a Pew Research poll on religion found that 70 percent of adults identify as Christians. Of these, 25 percent are evangelicals, 18 percent are what Pew terms “mainline” Protestants, with another 8 percent categorized as “Historically Black Protestant.”  Eighteen percent are Catholic, and about 1 percent are Orthodox, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witnesses or others. Non-Christian believers make up only 5 percent of Michigan’s population.

Only one percent identify as Muslims according to the poll.[2] As discussed in the Red-Green Axis chapter (published as an Occasional Paper at the CSP website on October 19 2018)[3], Michigan Arabs believe the number is much larger, closer to 3 percent. Also discussed in that chapter, there is a “tipping point,” when the Muslim population grows to about 5 percent. They begin blocking streets to pray, demand halal food in supermarkets and self-rule within predominantly Muslim communities.[4] This is already happening in Michigan. Whatever their actual numbers, Muslims are having a profound impact on Michigan’s faith communities. Interfaith Dialogue can take credit for much of this.

Interfaith Dialogue is a term that has been developed to describe efforts to bridge theological distinctions between religions, especially Christianity and Islam. The U.S. Institute of Peace describes it as follows:

The term interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels. It is distinct from syncretism or alternative religion, in that dialogue often involves promoting understanding between different religions to increase acceptance of others, rather than to synthesize new beliefs. Throughout the world there are local, regional, national and international interfaith initiatives; many are formally or informally linked and constitute larger networks or federations. The often quoted “There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions” was formulated by Dr Hans Küng, a Professor of Ecumenical Theology and President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic.[5]

The Institute goes on to say that, “Interfaith dialogue forms a major role in the study of religion and peacebuilding.”[6]

This emphasis on obtaining “peace through dialogue” of course implies a meeting of minds on the very differing beliefs about God and salvation. The fact that this effort was born of those with globalist “peace” perspectives should put up red flags. The objective of most religions is conversion, not“peace,” whatever peace means in this context.

Furthermore, in practice, Interfaith Dialogue has become a vehicle for Muslims who preach and practice an ideology of uncompromising domination and subjugation to draw Christians, sometimes well-meaning, sometimes with ulterior motives, into acceptance of Islam, without any corresponding acceptance of Christianity. Interfaith Dialogue is often referred to as “Building Bridges,” and some programs are specifically so-named.[7] But as Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney has noted:

While the interfaith dialogue movement presents itself as a laudable effort to ‘bridge’ the distance between faiths, those more familiar with the doctrine of the Muslim Brotherhood know that the actual agenda of too many such efforts is, in fact, modeled after the well-known dictum of Sayyid Qutb, who candidly reminded Muslims that such a ‘bridge’ is ‘only so that the people of Jahiliyyah [society of unbelievers] may come over to Islam.[8]

Interfaith Dialogue does invite participation from other faiths, especially Judaism, but Christianity is the main target because our country remains a primarily Christian one. So, for Muslim activists and the Left to succeed in their subjugation of the West, its largest population has to be taught to accommodate them first. Once that is accomplished, those weaker Christians souls and/or pretenders to the faith, can be drawn into the service of the civilization jihad objective. And this is exactly what is happening through Interfaith Dialogue.

History of Interfaith Dialogue

Various interfaith dialogue efforts, especially between Christians and Muslims, have been attempted off and on for centuries, with the recognition that the history of Christian/Muslim interaction has been largely one of either conflict or separation. Like many modern iterations of controversies with deep historic roots, the most recent version has been captured by communists.[9]

Modern discussions of Interfaith Dialogue began in the early 1900s, with the birth of the ecumenical movement — an effort to unify Christian churches under one banner. At that time, as now, the objection to interfaith dialogue as well as ecumenism from the most clear-headed Christian leaders was syncretism, i.e., the notion that different faiths could be combined. For example, there had even been discussion among some liberal Protestant churches to create a universal religion.[10]

This was also a time when the “social gospel” began creeping into mainline Protestant denominations. Sound Christian teaching was replaced by focus on the day’s social problems.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) grew out of the ecumenical movement. Born in 1948, it took under its wing many of the mainline denominations around the world. Today it claims 350 member churches in almost 150 countries comprising some 590 million members worldwide.[11] Major American denominations include:

  • African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
  • American Baptist Churches in the USA
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Church of the Brethren
  • Episcopal Church
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Moravian Church in North America
  • National Baptist Convention of America
  • Orthodox Church in America
  • Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
  • Progressive National Baptist Convention
  • Reformed Church in America
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Methodist Church

East Bloc intelligence agencies and the Soviet KGB targeted the WCC for infiltration as early as 1961 or before.[12] With their influence came Liberation Theology, a KGB-spawned invention which turned Christian doctrine into Marxist theology.[13]It was introduced first in Latin America, not coincidentally by a Peruvian Catholic priest, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and a few others, where conservative Catholicism stood in the way of communist efforts to overthrow rightwing authoritarian governments. At the same time, the WCC began discussing Interfaith Dialogue at its international conferences in 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968 and 1970, and adopted it as a program in 1971.[14]

The WCC has national affiliates in many countries. The U.S. branch is the National Council of Churches, formed in 1950 as a follow-on to the Federal Council of Churches, a communist front.[15] NCC’s subsidiary, Church World Service, is one of nine federal government contractors paid millions annually to resettle refugees in the U.S.

NCC brags “38 member communions and over 40 million individuals – 100,000 congregations from Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African-American, and Living Peace traditions.”[16] Those denominations listed under WCC membership are all members of the NCC as well. NCC is a leader in the interfaith movement. Its Interreligious Relations and Collaboration Convening Table meets regularly to:[17]

  • study interfaith issues,
  • build relationships between the churches and people of other religious traditions,
  • develop opportunities for the fullest possible sharing of ideas and counsel among the churches on the topic of interfaith relations,
  • nurture relationships with local and national ecumenical and interfaith bodies,
  • promote interreligious dialogue and understanding,
  • assist the NCC-member churches in developing their relationships with other faith communities,
  • provide resources for the churches for education in interreligious relations, and to promote interfaith study, dialogue, and common action.

In a 2016 article for Eastern Mennonite University, NCC communications director, Rev. Steven D. Martin, described his “interfaith journey” following 9-11, and his involvement in Know Your Neighbor, an Obama White House interfaith initiative.He described how, “Concerned about the recent rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric, member organizations have created religious resources and toolkits to help facilitate learning about other faiths, including how to organize a town hall meeting and host a “speed faithing” event.”[18]

Martin also described getting involved in such lefty antics as joining the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota to protest the Dakota Pipeline. This should be no surprise. NCC’s “21st Century Social Creed” reads like a platform document for Democratic Socialists of America, including such items as a living wage, income redistribution, “just” immigration policies, nuclear disarmament and other far left nonsense.[19]

NCC’s A.C.T. to End Racism project looks like a page taken from an Antifa website. It dedicates itself to “awaken to the trauma of racism and the legacy of white privilege in the United States.”[20] Agendas include prison deinstitutionalization, income redistribution (as retribution for past exploitation) and an effort to shape media messaging. As usual there is an army of useful idiots willing to virtue signal their support by underwriting the cost. In this case, sponsors include Ben & Jerry’s, Nestle, Aetna, National Geographic and others.[21]

The WCC had its own Program to Combat Racismfrom the 1970s through the 1990s. This took the form of providing $9,749,500 to Soviet-supported communist guerrilla groups around the world, including those in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Mozambique, Angola, Southwest Africa, South Africa and elsewhere.[22] These Guerrilla groups conduct white genocide campaigns, but slaughter just as many, if not more, blacks. Time Magazine summed up concerns in a 1978 article titled, “Going Beyond Charity: Should Christian cash be given to terrorists?”[23]

Most of the churches involved in the interfaith dialogue are liberal denominations under the NCC umbrella and the Catholic Church, although in the past few years, evangelical churches have been sucked into the Interfaith orbit as well.

While the NCC and WCC are ground zero for the Interfaith movement, they have had a lot of help. Here are a few other national and regional organizations, many of them religious groups, but all politically aligned with the hard left, that promote the Interfaith Dialogue mantra:

Interfaith Alliance– a 13 state network whose issues are LGBT equality, hate crimes legislation, opposition to school vouchers, bigotry toward religious minorities and bullying of same.[24] Its State of Belief weekly radio program parallels leftwing talking points on political issues.

Dialogue Institute– Since 1978 publishes the Journal of Ecumenical Studies (JES). Created the “Dialogue Decalog,” (available in 21 languages), which put forth 10 principles to guide interfaith and interreligious dialogue.[25] In 2015, the Institute hosted a three-day conference on “Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry.” Notably, evangelical Christians were not invited.[26] It devoted its entire Spring 2016 issue of JES to the subject of Islamophobia.

American Islamic Conference– “To change the discourse both within the American Muslim community and in American society in general.”

Religions for Peace– “Transform violent conflict, promote just and harmonious societies, advance human development, protect the Earth.”

Council for a Parliament of the Worlds Religions– “exists to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutionsin order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.”

Industrial Areas Foundation(IAF)[27]– Marxist-oriented, founded by radical leftist organizer Saul Alinsky in 1940, deeply involved nationwide in the Interfaith Dialogue movement – affiliated with both the Catholic Church (liberation theology, social justice themes)[28] and the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) by way of the USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jamaal, who was listed among the top leadership of the Dupage United Metro Industrial Areas Foundation in a 20 November 2016 Action Memo[29]

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)[30]– deeply involved in Interfaith Dialogue movement nationwide in collaboration with both the IAF[31]and Muslim Brotherhood front groups such as CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America), ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) and others.[32]

Catholic Campaign for Human Development(CCHD) – CCHD is the grant making vehicle of the USCCB. It was founded in Chicago in 1969 with the help of radical organizer Saul Alinsky, specifically to fund Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). CCHD has been a radical leftist funding vehicle ever since, giving millions to ACORN, the radical training school, Midwest Academy and others. IAF receives the largest percentage of CCHD grants of any CCHD grantee.[33]

Call to Action[34]– a nationwide U.S. organization that calls for fundamental changes to Catholic Church doctrine and practice, in part in response to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) – in October 1976, then-National Council of Catholic Bishops (NCCB, now the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops) called a 3-day conference in Detroit, MI – Monsignor Jack Egan of Chicago, “a long-time Alinsky supporter, IAF board member, and activist on Chicago urban issues”[35] served as co-chair of the 1976 Call to Action plenary sessions.[36]

International Religious Freedom[37]– Ambassador Samuel D. Brownback was sworn in as Department of State’s Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom in February 2018, but in the context of Interfaith Dialogue has been targeted and enmeshed by myriad Muslim Brotherhood front organizations that likely pre-date his appointment

In total, there are about 91 prominent organizations spread around the globe, with at least 35 of these in the U.S. A complete listing, including a world map, can be found at the online Directory of InterFaith and InterReligious Organizations.[38]

Interfaith Dialogue: An Influence Operation

Interfaith Dialogue presents itself as an effort to find common ground between different religions in the interest of harmony and peace. Unfortunately, anyone with an even nodding acquaintance with Islam, Christianity, and Judaism knows that there are irreconcilable differences between them. Christians see the Great Commission as bringing people to Christ, however, Christianity leaves that choice to the individual. Similarly, Judaism and most other religions practice a live-and-let-live philosophy toward other religions. Not so with Islam, which seeks converts or subjects. Individual choice does not exist. So,what is Interfaith Dialogue really, if it is a foregone conclusion that Islam is intractably at odds with other religions?

Another question that arises frequently in this context is the seeming incompatibility between Islamic beliefs and those of secular leftists, for example on the issue of gay marriage and women’s rights. But one must understand that those at the core of the Left do not care about those issues for their own sake. They are used to define and capture voting blocs, and as a wedge to balkanize society into segments of competing groups. Their overall goal is to subvert and destroy Western society.

Early Soviet COMINTERN agent Willi Münzenberg can be described as the father of Cultural Marxism. We know it as “political correctness.” In 1923, he helped found the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany — commonly called the “Frankfurt School.” This organization invented “Critical Theory,” following Marx’s command for “a ruthless criticism of everything existing.”[39]

The Frankfurt school relocated to Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in 1933, and its poison has since metastasized and spread to colleges and universities throughout the U.S. The Frankfurt School’s critical theorists advocated:[40]

  1. Creation of racism offenses
  2. Continual change to create confusion
  3. Teaching sex and homosexuality to children
  4. Undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority
  5. Huge immigration to destroy identity
  6. Promotion of excessive drinking
  7. Emptying of churches
  8. Unreliable legal system & bias against crime victims
  9. Dependency on the state or state benefits
  10. Control and dumbing down of media
  11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family

Münzenberg articulated this effort succinctly: “We must organize the intellectuals, and use them to make Western civilization stink… Only then, after they have corrupted all its values and made life base, can we impose the dictatorship of the proletariat.”[41]

Most of the Left’s issues are ultimately devoted to this cause. They could care less about “gay rights,” “women’s rights,” or any other “rights.” As formulated by the Left, they are all wedge issues designed specifically to undermine Western culture as articulated by Münzenberg and the Frankfurt School. To the Left, Islam is a perfect wrecking bar against the West because it introduces a competing legal system, Islamic Law (shariah), while hiding under the First Amendment’s religious liberty protections. Muslim terrorism has become an existential threat to our citizens, while Islamic leaders seek to supplant Western Judeo-Christian beliefs with Islam.

Our objections to this assault were predictable and anticipated. The equally predictable response from the Left is that we are “haters,” “bigots,” “Islamophobes,” etc. So, they introduce the concept of “dialogue” that allows us to redeem ourselves by partnering with them “building bridges” of communication that they themselves first destroyed and will now control. Those who participate then become “good” Christians, while the rest of us are marginalized, whether Christian or not.

Interfaith Dialogue is nothing more than a communist-contrived influence operation that continues the Cultural Marxist attack on Western Civilization. The American hard Left has partnered with Islam in an unholy alliance we call the Red-Green Axis. Their mutual goal is the subversion of Western laws, culture, and traditions, and our nation’s ultimate destruction, in preparation for the imposition of totalitarian rule.

Interfaith Dialogue is one element of the multifaceted strategy to subvert, discredit, and shut down all opposition to that goal. It takes the form of a disinformation campaign designed to enlist gullible and largely ignorant Christians, Jews, and others to work against their own interests, while interjecting Islam as a religion worthy not merely of respect, but submission to. Lefty “Christians” have fed right into it as the latest cool fad. You know, . But now, evangelical Christians have gotten into the act. They are in fact, Interfaith Dialogue’s prime target. [42]

Does this mean that everyone involved is knowingly working on behalf of our enemies? Of course not. Those involved in the Interfaith movement run the gamut from extreme leftists and committed Muslim activists to well-meaning citizens of every persuasion. The entire purpose of recruiting mainline Christians, Jews, and now even evangelicals, is to give the movement a patina of legitimacy it could not have otherwise. It has the added benefit of putting its biggest target, Christianity, at war with itself.

It is a dangerous, malevolent agenda. Unfortunately, we tend to give the Left the benefit of the doubt. Because they have recruited well-meaning people, we impute good motives to all of them, assuming they are just naïve or ignorant. This is an understandable but dangerous assumption and is exactly the reaction the enemy is looking for. It allows us to congratulate ourselves on being fair-minded towards our opponents while flattering ourselves to think we know better than them.

This self-serving rationalization allows us to deny their truly malevolent intentions. We thus ignore or minimize the danger, and rationalize doing nothing, because confronting them carries real risk. We may publicly embarrass ourselves if not articulate or clever enough. We also open ourselves up to being called, “Islamophobes,” “haters,” “bigots,” etc. The Left deeply understands this aspect of human nature and has used it to manipulate entire societies into death traps. We ignore it at our peril.

Michigan’s Interfaith Community

The Interfaith Dialogue Movement is widespread in Michigan, with dedicated organizations across the state. The following is a rundown on some of them. Note, however, that examined closely, many are actually small groups, with a Facebook page and/or only a rudimentary web presence. As with most leftist organizations, they seek to magnify their presence to gain public acceptance and discourage opponents. Virtually all spout the meaningless dog whistles of the Left, like “peace,” “justice,” “oppression,” “sustainability,” etc. This is true especially of the Muslim groups, which deliberately co-opt the language of the Left — more evidence of their willingness to at least pay lip-service to leftwing dogma.

Council of Interfaith Communities of the United States (CIC-USA)

Ann Arbor-based CIC-USA describes itself as “the ecclesiastic home for all interfaith, interspiritual and integral communities and organizations creating ‘interfaith as a spiritual expression’ through co-worship, education, service or community building activities. Engaging in the practice of ‘Inclusive Theology, Spirituality and Consciousness.'”[43] CIC-USA has a Facebook page with 393 followers and a defunct website (www.interfaithcongregations.org).

Dearborn Area Interfaith Network (DIAN)

Formed in 2013 as Dearborn Area Faith Network, DIAN describes Its mission as “Building Bridges for the sake of loving neighbors.” Its internet presence is a Facebook site only, but its Facebook connections are revealing. They include Michigan Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell, the League of Women Voters, Take on Hate (described in the Red-Green chapter), Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core, and Michigan’s Remember Me Quiltproject (an anti-gun group).[44] The exclusively leftwing associations is more evidence that Interfaith movement is just another facet of the Red-Green agenda.

Fetzer Institute (FI)

Named after its founder, John Fetzer, Kalamazoo-based FI describes its mission as “inspiring and serving a movement for:

  • Personal transformation: Encouraging spiritual development for all people.
  • Societal transformation: Supporting inclusive communities and institutions around the world that are grounded in spirit.
  • Scientific and spiritual inquiry: Exploring the relationship between science and spirituality to support a fuller understanding of our existence.[45]

Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ)

On its Aboutpage, Ann Arbor-based ICPJ claims it: “envisions a world free from violence, including the violence of war, poverty, oppression, and environmental devastation. To enact this vision, we commit to nurture a community in which compassion and respect foster actions that dismantle systems of violence while simultaneously creating systems of peace, justice, and ecological sustainability.”[46]

ICPJ’s 2017 IRS Tax-Exempt filing lists one paid officer, Chuck Warpehoski, who worked 26 hours/week on average and received $28,549 in compensation. ICPJ 2017 revenues were $171,701, the highest in three years.[47]

Muslim Unity Center (MUC)

Based in Bloomfield Hills, MUC is “where faith, family and fun come together.” Its mission statement announces, “The objective of MUC is to develop, support and promote an Islamic way of life and to ensure the emergence of an American Muslim identity.”[48]

Under its, Building Bridges with our Neighbors Program, the MUC announces, “…the launch of Dual Interfaith Visitation Program that will allow your community or congregation members to visit the MUC and host MUC members. We humbly invite you for an opportunity to share resources and improve our community.”[49]

MUC’s Building Bridges program includes such topics as:

  • Interfaith Presentations
  • Muslim Contributions to Civilization
  • Islamophobia and Its Impact
  • The Story of Mary In the Holy Quran
  • Muslim Americans after 9/11

Note that while all Interfaith organizations understand that a major part of their mission is to combat “Islamophobia,” this is one of the few willing to openly admit it.

In its statement of principles, MUC declares in #8, “There is no compulsion in religion as stated in the holy book Al-Qur’an. The role of MUC is to remind people to the message of Almighty God, not to compel.” Also, principle #10 states, “MUC honors the constitution of the United States as the guiding legal principle of the nation and shall abide by all the applicable laws of the land.”

These and other statements reinforce the idea that MUC has no agenda other than “projecting and promoting Islam in an egalitarian and enlightened manner.” Principle #1, however, states “The Source of MUC’s goals and way of life are derived from the holy book Al-Qur’an and the authentic traditions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).” This and other statements conflict with the assertion that they regard other religions in an “egalitarian and enlightened manner.”

Islamic Organization of North America

The Islamic Organization of North America (IONA) is a Warren, Michigan-based group. Its mission states that its “Divinely ordained obligations are as follows: (1) the cultivation of a strong and authentic faith; (2) the loving and sincere obedience to the will of Allah (SWT); (3) calling all of humankind towards Islam in the most beautiful and convincing way; and, (4) engaging in the struggle to establish social, political, and economic justice.”[50]

There is no mistaking the agenda here. The first three points make clear the Islamic belief in the supremacy of Islam and the intention to convert the world. Other religions don’t even warrant mention. The fourth point reflects the Islamic collaboration with the Left in its strategy to parrot the Left’s social justice dog whistles.

Despite, or perhaps because of its open embrace of Islam as the only solution, IONA is deeply involved in Michigan’s Interfaith movement. IONA’s president is Imam Mustafa (Steve) Elturk. His affiliations include the following:[51]

  • Treasurer, Detroit Interfaith Leadership Council
  • Executive Board, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Member, Religious Leaders Forum of the Abrahamic Faiths
  • Executive Board, Interfaith Center for Racial Justice (ICRJ)
  • Executive Board, American Society for Religious and Cultural Understanding (ASRCU).

Interestingly, Elturk describes ASRCU as a “dawah (propagation) organization focuses on prisons and correctional facilities in Michigan.” In other words, despite its harmless sounding title, ASRCU’s mission is to cultivate Muslim converts in prisons.

ASRCU has either disappeared or exists in name only. Guidestar records consist of a 2007 IRS Tax-Exempt Form 990 filing that lists income for that year of $8,650.[52] The form is signed by Steve Elturk, President. Guidestar lists the principal officer as Mustafa Elturk. The address provided is a suburban private residence, presumably Elturk’s, in Troy, Michigan. The founding year is given as 1988, but according to Guidestar only two years, 2007 and 2008, list any financial assets.[53]

IONA is also affiliated with Michigan Interfaith Power and Light.

Michigan Interfaith Power and Light

Michigan’s Interfaith Power and Light, (MI IP&L) is a well-funded national organization with 39 state chapters that beckons the “faith community” into the whole global warming issue. MI IP&L’s stated goal is to “inspire and equip people of faith to exercise stewardship of and love for all Creation.”[54] In this context that means saving the earth from global warming, which, they claim, is the verdict of “the vast consensus of the scientific community.” Except there is no consensus among the experts at all. Those studies that claim there is have been thoroughly debunked.[55] MI IP&L’s board includes William Antoun of IONA.[56]

This is yet another example of the Interfaith movement being assimilated into every single agenda of the Red-Green Axis.

Interfaith Center for Racial Justice (ICRJ)

ICRJ is a Macomb County organization that claims its mission is to “Initiate relationships and build bridges of understanding among people of different races, cultures and faith traditions to create a strong community, while promoting social and racial justice.”[57]

As noted earlier, IONA’s Imam Elturk claims a seat on the ICRJ executive board. Also affiliated with ICRJ are the League of Women Voters and Welcoming Michigan – a subsidiary of the open-borders advocates, Welcoming America. Like many such organizations, ICRJ is likely a paper tiger. The website is defunct. The Facebook page has 141 followers. Its most recent post is from January 2017, and it still advertises an event from 2015 at the top of its “Community” page.[58]

The 2015 advertisement however, is a good example of how Red-Green agendas intersect — in this case Interfaith Dialogue and refugee resettlement — and how they have sucked state and local officials and groups into promoting them. It features a prominent photo of Elturk along with an invitation to the “Breakfast of Nations: Diverse Past… Shared Future.”

Hosted by the Italian American Culture Center in Clinton Township, it features a list of Macomb County Democrat officials, a video speech by then Republican State Rep. Anthony Forlini, and a panel of Macomb County immigrants and refugees. The event was sponsored by One Macomb, (a county government organization), Catholic Charities, Welcoming Michigan, the local Chamber of Commerce and others — all with a vested interest in promoting refugee resettlement. A similar event was advertised for 2014 as well, hosted by the same usual suspects. No other events are listed.

Interfaith Leadership Council & Michigan Roundtable

Detroit’s Interfaith Leadership Council (ILC) was founded the day after 9-11. According to its History page, Rev. Daniel Krichbaum, moderated monthly meetings.[59] Krichbaum was then executive director of the National Conference for Community Justice’s Detroit office. In 2006, that office became the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. The Roundtable was actually an evolution of a separate organization, starting in 1941 as the Detroit Council of Catholics, Jews, and Protestants.[60] As shown in the chart, the Roundtable is one of 16 state affiliates of the National Conference.

What all these organizations have in common is a complete lack of religious references. They are all dedicated to combating “racism,” “fear, and “intolerance,” and promoting “justice,” “inclusion,” and “diversity” — all the dog whistles of the Left. Instead of recognizing America as the country that has done more than any other to overcome racial and ethnic conflict, this group claims to battle against America’s “persistent racism,” and now the new word, “Nativism.”

In a letter published on the ILC website titled Countering Nativism, Chairman Robert Bruttell states:

Nativism is essentially a fear of immigrants… 21st century Nativists are scapegoating immigrants and their religions – especially Muslims and Hispanic peoples – for the anxieties they feel about the future of America.

The truth is the opposite. Nativism, alongside America’s persistent racism, tear at the soul of America… Studies consistently show that the net contribution of immigrants is vast and positive. Sadly this information is willfully ignored in favor of demagoguery and short-term political gains. (Emphasis added.)[61]

Americans of all races and religions have been enormously tolerant and welcoming to immigrant communities — an example to the world. Were this not so, there would not be millions of people from the world over clamoring to get here. For this tolerance, Americans have been rewarded with the loss of tens of thousands of jobs, businesses, and lives.

America has always been a welcoming nation. But the reaction to vast numbers of immigrants, legal and illegal, mostly from alien cultures that use welfare at astronomical rates while undercutting American workers, depressing wages and undermining the rule of law, is taking a heavy toll. It is not nativism, for example, that drove a record number of Blacks to the Republican Party in the last election. It is the decades of destruction visited on Black communities by calamitous Democrat economic and immigration policies.

And then they are talked down to by “religious” leaders, who, rather than address the real issues, jump aboard the Hate America train to fix our “persistent racism.” In so doing, the ILC and similar organizations reveal their true agenda. They are merely another lobbying arm of the open borders, hard Left. Just like “Welcoming America,” they don’t actually cultivate a welcoming attitude among Americans; they instead vilify anyone who expresses the concerns that rests on all of our tongues and try to arm twist us into their politically correct view of the world. There is nothing remotely “Biblical,” “religious,” or even spiritual about this.

Shalom Center for Justice and Peace

The Lansing-based Shalom Center claims to provide “education, activism and spiritual community concerning areas of social justice, world peace, and peace within local towns and cities in the Lansing District.” It seeks to “facilitate activism with the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church and our Book of Discipline.”[62] The Shalom Center partners with Michigan State’s Campus Interfaith Council.

Kaufman Interfaith Institute (KII)

Housed at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand Rapids, KII was founded in 2006 following a triennial Jewish-Christian Dialogue that had begun decades earlier in Muskegon by Sylvia Kaufman, a Jewish community leader. KII declares its mission to be “To promote interfaith understanding & mutual respect in West Michigan.”[63]


It hosts numerous events, the largest being its Jewish/Christian/Muslim Triennial Interfaith Dialogue, held once every three years. The 2018 event will feature Eboo Patel, an Islamic apologist who served on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, and founder of Interfaith Youth Core(IFYC), a wealthy Chicago-based organization described further on. The kicker is that Patel’s IFYC provides funding for these events.[64]

The Triennial Dialogue will also feature Jennifer Howe Peace,Professor of Interfaith Studies (yes there is such a thing), at Andover Newton, a school affiliated with Yale Divinity, and Elliot Cosgrove, senior rabbi at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City.[65]

A major project of KII is Campus Interfaith Resources(CIR). CIR seeks “to support and celebrate the religious, secular, and spiritual diversity of our campus. Campus Interfaith Resources exists to both accommodate the unique needs of various faith-based groups on campus while also proactively appreciating the richness of our diversity through educational and engaging programs.”[66]

CIR hosts annual training seminars for students who want to be involved in organizing the interfaith crusade. These seminars are funded through IFYC.

For example, GVSU’s Made in Michigan Interfaith Labis open to religious and secular leaders of student organizations, faculty and staff, and any students “who want to explore connections between interfaith and social justice.”[67] The Orwellian “learning outcomes” include:

  • Establish a basic knowledge of correct interfaith terms and usages…
  • Explore effective dialogue facilitation skills, diverse religious and philosophical traditions, and shared values…
  • Create a plan to bring interfaith leadership learned at the conference to campuses…

Interfaith Dialogue Association (IDA)

An affiliate of the Kaufman Institute at GVSU, IDA has “for almost 3 decades worked toward advancing knowledge, understanding, tolerance and acceptance among the various world religions that have expression in Michigan and beyond.”[68]

Michigan State University Campus Interfaith Council (CIC)

CIC appears to be a prominent organization on the campus of Michigan State. It has a very slick website which states its mission “to promote relationships between peoples of differing faiths, work to integrate a religious aspect into student life, and encourage interfaith cooperation and understanding.”[69]

CIC claims to be “the official voice to ASMSU about religious life on campus.” CIC partners with the Shalom Center for Justice and Peace and Michigan State’s Wesley Foundation, and also works with Interfaith Youth Core, described below.

Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)

IFYC is a Chicago-based organization founded in 2004 by Dr. Eboo (Ebraham) Patel. According to its website, IFYC’s mission is “…creating an ecosystem of people and campuses designed to make interfaith cooperation the norm, while creating the next generation of interfaith leaders.”[70]

IFYC has created administrator, faculty, alumni and student networks, and underwrites undergraduate courses that incorporate interfaith concepts, as well as annual conferences, training seminars for students and other activities at colleges and universities across the U.S.[71]

IFYC can afford it. It listed $16.9 million in assets and revenues of $6.6 million as of 2016.[72] According to Foundation Search, a subscription service which compiles donation data from grantor foundations, IFYC received at least $26.3 million since 2003 from a broad variety of Chicago-based and national foundations. This includes Rockefeller, the Woods Fund (Obama’s old employer), the Pritzker Foundation (Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker was Obama’s national campaign chairman and Commerce secretary), The Clinton Family Foundation ($35,000), and many others.

The Henry Luce Foundation donated $358,500 over five years. Henry must be spinning in his grave. The strong conservative, anti-communist Republican once owned Time, Life, Fortune,Sports Illustrated,and other magazines and declared the 20th Century to be “the American Century.” Soviet spy-turned anti-communist informant Whittaker Chambers became a Time Magazine senior editor under Luce’s reign. Like so many other foundations created by wealthy philanthropists for truly charitable causes, the Luce Foundation appears to have been captured by the extreme Left.

The largest donor was the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, created by liberal Greenlight Capital hedge fund billionaire, David Einhorn. It contributed $11.9 million over eight years. The Trust’s five-word mission statement is “Helping people get along better.”[73]

IFYC has taken a prominent role in bringing the Interfaith Dialogue to Michigan. IFYC founder Eboo Patel is a Muslim and former Rhodes Scholar, with a PhD in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, who also served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council.[74]The well-heeled leftist foundation infrastructure makes sure that its agendas are richly rewarding for those willing to facilitate them. For his part, Dr. Patel received $269,441 in 2016 as IFYC president — doing well by doing good.[75]

Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI) & World Council of Interfaith Congregations (WCIC)

Founded in 2009, the World Council of Interfaith Congregations is co-located with the Order of Universal Interfaith at the same Ann Arbor address. Together they are dedicated to “organizing the world interfaith community…”[76]

OUnI describes itself as “a religious society that was incorporated in Michigan to gather together the leaders of the Interfaith movement into one ecclesiastic body. It is meant to be a living example of how people from different backgrounds, cultures and religious traditions can live, work and create a spiritual community together.”[77]

OUni’s leadership reflects the drift from traditional Christian principles, or indeed principles identified with any religion at all. For example, Rev. David Mitchell, one of three OUnI leaders, is an ordained “Eco-Minister,” and “a frequent speaker on the relationship of spiritual knowledge and issues like global sustainability, climate change, climate engineering and cultural attitudes.”[78] He is also President of Divine Mission, described as “an organization that provides instruction on the Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita and on yogic techniques with ashrams in Silver City, Nevada and Tiruvannamalai, India.”[79]

OUnI has received chaplaincy endorsements from the Department of Defense, International Conference of Police Chaplains, Association of Professional Chaplains and many others. In addition to traditional ministries, OUnI works with the United Nations Committee for Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, the U.N. Eco-Spirituality Working Group and the U.N. Interfaith Harmony Week Breakfasts.[80]

Interfaith Dialogue’s Corroding Influence in Western Michigan

Western Michigan is unique in its heritage of faithful, seasoned Christianity, imported directly from Europe in the 19th century. In the 1840s, family-oriented, faith-based, Reformed Dutch immigrants arrived in West Michigan from their homeland. The areas surrounding Grand Rapids and Holland still bear the mark of their settlement, permeated by churches, Christian colleges and seminaries, publishing houses, and so forth. This area thus presents an apt example of how recent cultural changes have both allowed and reflect the Interfaith Dialogue’s influence.

In 2013, the Fremont, Michigan local newspaper published an article titled “Fremont library to host ‘Muslim Journeys’ series.”[81] The library had received a $4,500 federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a federal agency, and the American Library Association (ALA) to host a five-part reading and discussion series titled “Let’s Talk About it.  Muslim Journeys.”   According to the ALA:

Between 2011 and 2015, NEH and ALA collaborated on the Muslim Journeys initiative, hosting two planning meetings, six pilot programs, a collection development grant for 1,000 libraries and state humanities councils, a scholar-led reading and discussion grant for 125 libraries and state humanities councils, two national orientation workshops for grant project directors and local scholars, and a third-party evaluation of the project.[82]

Nationwide 953 libraries and state humanities councils have received Muslim Journeys Bookshelfgrants,[83]and 125 libraries and councils have received grants for Let’s Talk About It(LTAI).[84] The Bookshelf program provided books, films essays and other teaching materials. Participating libraries were required to hold at least one public forum over the program year.

Bookshelf grantees could apply for the LTAI, which offered up to $4,500 for speakers, programming and other resources with a mandate to “educate” communities about Islam.[85] The Muslim Journeys program was created by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studiesat George Mason University, with support provided by ALA, the NEH and private foundations.[86]

In Michigan alone, 49 Bookshelfgrants and 10 LTAIgrants were given to the following libraries and councils. Note: the starred organizations** received both:

Allen Park Public Library Allen Park Michigan Humanities Council** Lansing
Ferris State University Big Rapids Lincoln Park Public Library Lincoln Park
Canton Public Library Canton Peter White Public Library** Marquette
Branch District Library Coldwater Melvindale Public Library Melvindale
Dearborn Public Library** Dearborn Monroe County Community College** Monroe
Bryant Branch Dearborn Stair Public Library** Morenci
Esper Branch Dearborn Capital Area District Library-Okemos Okemos
Caroline Kennedy Library Dearborn Hts North Central Michigan College** Petoskey
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Public Library Dearborn Hts Pickford Community Library Pickford
Wayne State U. Library System Detroit River Rouge Public Library River Rouge
East Lansing Public library East Lansing Rochester Hills Public Library Rochester
Michigan State U. Libraries** East Lansing Rochester College Rochester Hills
Ecorse Public Library Ecorse Hoyt Library Saginaw
Mott Community College Flint Taylor Community Library Taylor
Fremont Area District Library** Fremont Trenton Veterans Memorial Library Trenton
Loutit District Library Grand Haven Delta College University Center
Davenport University Grand Rapids Saginaw Valley State University** University Center
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids Macomb Community College** Warren
Cromaine District Library Hartland Waterford Township Public Library Waterford
Cromaine District Library Hartland Westland Public Library Westland
Hastings Public Library Hastings Wayne County Library Westland
Cromaine Crossroads Branch Howell White Lake Township Library White Lake
Howell Carnegie District Library Howell Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti
Orion Township Public Library Lake Orion Ypsilanti District Library Ypsilanti
Capital Area District Library Lansing

The Muslim Journeys website credits Interfaith Youth Core’s Eboo Patel with “leading a global interfaith movement.” Patel’s IFYC website is promoted and his book, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, is one of the volumes featured in the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.[87]

Muslim Journeys is a form of “dawah,” that is, the proselytizing or preaching of Islam. By promoting Islam in a highly controlled fashion, this program appears to have advanced that agenda. The NEH slides past Establishment Clause objections by casting this as part of a “Bridging Cultures” initiative that “encourages study and informed conversation about commonalities across cultures and subcultures, both within in United States and abroad…”[88]

The program listed initial goals to be:

  • an exploration of the role of civility in bridging differences and sustaining democracy in America, and
  • a parallel effort to enrich in Americans’ understanding of international perspectives, beginning with the Muslim world.

NEH claims, “As the initiative develops, NEH expects to take up related themes and encourage the study of other parts of the world, with a focus on the potential of the humanities to deepen understanding of intellectual and cultural traditions.”[89]

It is not clear, however, how far NEH got past its Muslim Journeys program. Under the “Bridging Cultures Through Film” program, NEH did report one film production, “1913: Seeds of Conflict… a film that incorporates new scholarship about the earliest origins of the modern Mideast conflict.”[90] Its “Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Project,” created a grant program for 36 community college faculty and administrators in five states to study “Native Americans in the Midwest.”[91] Current and past projects include 7 focused on Islam, 6 on Christianity, 4 on Judaism, 6 on other faiths, and numerous studies on interactions between Christianity, Judaism and Islam.[92] But the most ambitious program appears to have been Muslim Journeys.

Two important Muslim Journeys contributors were Arsalan Iftikar and Susan L. Douglass. Iftikar was Senior Fellow and Douglass was Senior Research Assistant at George Mason University’s Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, which developed the program, as noted earlier.[93]

Iftikar was National Legal Director of the Muslim Brotherhood front group, CAIR, until mid-2007 when he abruptly left, and disassociated himself with CAIR altogether. That summer, CAIR was identified as a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing trial.[94] Like many CAIR operatives, Iftikar refuses to condemn Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups.[95]

Iftikar is very well known. He created The Muslim Guywebsite and publishes columns in major outlets like CNN, USA Today and others. In 2016 he published a book titled, Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms.[96] He is currently Senior Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), where he participates in its Bridge Initiative, which focuses entirely on “Islamophobia.”[97]

Susan Douglass is an American Muslim convert. She taught social studies at the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, Virginia, along with her husband, Usama Amer, earlier in her career.[98] The school, a strict, anti-Western adherent to Wahhabism, has faced intense scrutiny for its textbooks that condemn Jews and Christians as infidels and enemies of Islam.

For ten years Douglass was an Affiliated Scholar with the Council on Islamic Education. In that capacity she reviewed textbooks, state curricula and standards, and developed instructional resources.[99]This work is credited with soft-peddling Islam into public school curricula across the country, especially through her Teacher’s Guide to Religion in the Public Schools, which has been characterized as “an interfaith ‘First Amendment’ plan.”[100]

At GMU’s Ali Vural Ak Center, Douglass wasMuslim Journeysgrant manager.[101] She gained a PhD from George Mason in 2016. Presently she again works along side Iftikar as an education consultant at Georgetown University’s ACMCU.

Bill Johnson is a former public school teacher and founder of the Michigan-based American Decency Association. Desiring to get a sense of what kinds of material the local libraries would be getting, he perused a movie entitled Koran by Heart.[102] He described that in the movie, a young boy asked his father why he had to memorize the Koran. The father answered that Islam is a religion of peace; that the Koran is a vehicle of peace. The country where the boy and his father live is a breeding ground for terrorism, not a land of peace. The movie is a propaganda piece crafted to give an impression of beauty and grace when instead it is an opening salvo of dawah.[103]

The Muslim Journeys program was brought into the community by Ray Arnett, a conservative Christian and head deacon at a local Baptist Church, who was also, until recently, the head librarian of the Fremont District Library. According to Johnson, the library featured Muslim Journeysthroughout most of the year until the program was completed.

Johnson sent Arnett a letter, met with him at the library for 40 minutes and gave him a copy of the Center for Security Policy’s book, Shariah: The Threat to America.[104] Johnson went through key pages of the book, highlighting doctrines of the Koran and how it conflicts with the U.S. Constitution and the Bible.  Despite his conservative Christian credentials, Arnett was hostile throughout the conversation. Johnson stated, “I have met with state legislators and pornography dealers who were more diplomatic than this individual.”[105]

The news was not all bad. A local township, the Dayton Town Board, wrote a letter protesting the library’s decision to host Muslim Journeys. It stated in part:[106]

Dayton Township has been proud of the performance of the Fremont Area District Library and the positive impact it has had on the community. Extremely troubling, however, is the upcoming presentation of the Muslim Journeys Programs…

The 9/11 Commission Report clearly stated that Islam had declared war on the United States, which they consider the Great Satan. The method of achieving “submission” can be overt, as was demonstrated recently at the Boston Marathon, or covert, as demonstrated by programs as Muslim Journeys.

The Council for American-Islamic Relations had a hand in the development of the enlightenment program you are presenting. This organization (CAIR) was referred to as a terrorist group by the U.S. Justice Department in the landmark Holy Land Foundation Trial in the U.S. District Court in Dallas and was named an unindicted co-conspirator in that trial.[107]

Our hope as an elected board is that the Fremont Library will pursue and present programs that offer a more holistic and truthful description of the legal, economic, and theological system encompassed by Islam…

Taqiyya and Interfaith Dialogue

At the core of Interfaith dialogue is the concept of Taqiyya, a term for lying or deception for the sake of Islam. Quoting from Shariah the Threat to America:

Taqiyya is a concept in Islamic law that translates as “deceit or dissimulation,” particularly towards infidels. It is based on Quran 3:28 and 16:106 as well as hadiths, tafsirliterature, and judicial commentaries that permit and encourage precautionary dissimulation as a means for hiding true faith in times of persecution or deception when penetrating the enemy camp…

[I]t is imperative that those whose duty is to protect the United States from shariah grasp the centrality of taqiyya in the arsenal of its adherents. This is critical because the consequences of taqiyya extend to real world issues related, for example, to Muslim overtures for interfaith dialogue, peace and mutual tolerance – all of which must be viewed in the light of Islamic doctrine on lying…

American officials charged with national and homeland security have a duty to understand that which is within the sphere of their professional competence.  For anyone with such responsibilities, knowledge of these attributes of shariah is a requirement.[108]

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been another instrument to open the door to shariah in Michigan. Snyder and his staff have been deceived by Taqiyya. In 2014, the American Decency Association encouraged citizens to call and express concern that Governor Snyder had plans to address the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). According to Bill Johnson, Snyder staff told them that they had investigated the organization, that it had no ties to terrorists and that ISNA is the largest peaceful Islamic organization in the country.[109]

Readers familiar with the Holy Land Foundation trial will recognize ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood organization and an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist finance case in American history.[110]

As Muslims speak of using Interfaith Dialogue to promote “peace,” it’s imperative that Christians understand the Islamic meaning of “peace.” Sayyid Qutb, one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s most important leaders, said:

When Islam strives for peace, its objective is not that superficial peace which requires that only that part of the earth where the followers of Islam are residing remain secure. The peace which Islam desires is that the religion (i.e., the Law of the society) be purified for God, that the obedience of all people be for God alone, and that some people should not be lords over others. After the period of the Prophet — peace be on him — only the final stages of the movement of Jihad are to be followed; the initial or middle stages are not applicable.[111]

Muslims are torturing, raping, and killing Christians around the world, while Christians in America are trying to tell the world how peaceful they are. How can brothers and sisters in Christ—pulpit and pew alike—have so little regard for the plight of the 2.5 million persecuted Christians around the world? Indeed, the apostle Paul exhorts Christians to remember the persecuted as though they were bound with them. Instead, too many pulpits are more concerned with telling Christians that Muslims don’t really believe what they say they believe.

Calvin College was once a trusted conservative Christian institution of higher learning. However, as with many Christian colleges, Calvin has lost its anchors and drifted leftward. With that change has come all the various ill-informed, leftwing-biased programs that are a common feature of academia today. One good example was a December 2015 Calvin-sponsored program on Islam titled ISIS, Terrorism & Refugees: A Teach In. The program featured five Calvin faculty members speaking on the subjects below:[112]

Doug Howard (History) — ISIS and Politics in the Middle East
Bert De Vries (History/Archaeology) — The Refugee Crisis in the Middle East
Jason VanHorn (Geography) — The Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism
Joel Westra (Political Science) — The Strategy of Terrorism
Frans van Liere (History/Medieval Studies) — Is Islam a Violent Religion?

Each gave a short presentation followed by a Q&A session, and the program concluded with a panel discussion. It was a timely event that had the potential of dealing with topics of great import and societal impact — especially considering that the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, which took 14 lives and seriously injured 22, occurred just one day earlier.[113]

Bill Johnson attended the event. He said that the San Bernardino terrorist attack was never brought up by any of the professors except when he raised it during the Q&A. According to Johnson, “In a 150-minute time frame, there was no mention of border control, vetting of refugees, illegal immigration, civilization jihad, taqiyya, shariah law, the caliphate, honor killing, etc.”[114]

Johnson recounted the experience in ADA’s monthly newsletter, picking out a couple of memorable exchanges:

The philosophy/worldview communicated by Professor de Vries could be best encapsulated by an emotional slide show that he had created for his students from a visit to Syria. That slideshow was his strongest pro-refugee argument — no discussion regarding vetting, cautions, or issues surrounding potential dangers at all.

The final presenter, Frans Van Liere, was also the moderator. The title of his presentation was, “Is Islam a Violent Religion?” Professor Van Liere stated right from the top that he wasn’t a Koranic scholar, knew no Arabic and was not a specialist on the subject of Islam. What he had to share, he said, were personal observations and also his interactions with students on the subject.

Quoting Professor Van Liere: “You cannot just compare violent episodes in the history of Islam with peaceful periods in the history of Christianity. That makes about as much sense as taking Jihadi John as a representative of Islam and Mother Teresa as the representative of Christianity. It’s no comparison. Yet, this rhetorical technique, he opined, is often applied by Christians in the discussion about Islam and violence. As he stated:  All the places where the Bible preaches peace then are juxtaposed to all the places where the Koran seems to condone violence. That will simply not do. “Because you can just find lots of places where the Bible condones violence and where the Koran preaches peace. This kind of proof texting only proves that both religions have their origins in ancient culture where warfare and feuding were endemic.”

One female questioner from the audience was given the opportunity to ask the last question of the evening, which left the panel stumbling for an answer and debunked the academic tone of the evening.

So, my heart is with the Christian communities in the Middle East and North Africa who have been decimated with a concerted, intentional systematic effort to religiously cleanse Christians in the Middle East whether it’s from Boko Haram in Nigeria and Jajui in Sudan [sic]. But I hear, unless I’m not listening fully – an apologist for this Islamic wave of mass murder which has touched every continent and nearly every common country. My question is, Christians who live as neighbors with their Muslim friends and neighbors in these countries in the Middle East with identical living circumstances, under the same weather/agricultural circumstances, and political and economic situations — do not engage in systematic campaigns of terror. What’s the difference?

At several junctures, I raised concerns that the teach-in was so heavily one-sided in perspective making it dangerous for the young college students who were being slowly but surely indoctrinated to see the Koran as nonviolent, on the same level as the Bible.[115]

One month later, Calvin College hosted another event, this time featuring the ubiquitous Eboo Patel of the Interfaith Youth Core. His topic was Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Religious and Philosophical Diversity in the 21stCentury. The event was underwritten by the Christian Reformed Church in North America.[116]

In West Michigan, Grand Valley State University’s Kaufman Interfaith Institute is spreading the same message as Eboo Patel. Kaufman has a nice publicity arm, which includes the Grand Rapids Press. Almost weekly the newspaper has an article in its Religion section featuring Interfaith Dialogue propaganda. That section also appears in many of their affiliated newspapers in the MLive group, the parent company of many Michigan newspapers,[117] and the Institute holds regular interfaith events.

One example of these took place in 2013 at Saginaw Valley State University where senior Islamic scholar Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was to speak. Rauf gained infamy as the Imam for the proposed “Ground Zero” Mosque, that was to be built near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack in New York City. Here, again, Rauf demonstrates how cannily so-called ‘moderate Muslims’ like himself can insert Islamic propaganda points into dialogue that the uninformed often find persuasive. This is how Johnson described the event:

Rauf stated that Islamic shariah law is consistent with the U.S. Constitution.   This high-powered figure greases the skids for the incremental but sure acceptance of shariah. All of this is part of what is referred to as Civilization Jihad.  In other words, efforts by radical Islamists [sic] to attack America, our freedoms, and ideals, from within – seeking to indoctrinate and disarm via smooth talk and deception.

At the meeting in Saginaw, I raised the question: “You say that shariah is consistent with the U.S. Constitution and yet under shariah if a Jew, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, secularist does not convert to Islam, they can be beheaded. How does that make shariah consistent with the Constitution?”

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf spent 25 minutes negating the question stating things such as “there will always be those few militants. However, that doesn’t represent the millions of moderate Muslims who love America and her freedoms.” He spoke of the uniqueness of America and how there is no other nation like it.[118]

It will be noted how Rauf cleverly inserts expressions of ostensible American patriotism into what is, in fact, intended to be a whitewash of Islam and Muslims generally. Rauf, of course, is the 2004 founder of The Cordoba Initiative, “a multi-national, multi-faith organization dedicated to improving Muslim-West relations.”[119] Unfortunately for the uninformed, “Cordoba” was the seat of the Cordoba Caliphate for more than 100 years (929-1031) during a time when Muslim invaders ruled the Christian Iberian Peninsula. The naming of Rauf’s Initiative is no coincidence. Furthermore, Rauf is the author of “Defining Islamic Statehood,” a 2015 book that defines the ideal Islamic State.[120]

As we can see, countering shariah, unfortunately, is not on the agenda for those Islamic organizations fronting the Red-Green Axis. This is a subversive agenda, facilitated by the Left, at colleges, universities and in churches. Many in Christian circles are walking down that road with eyes wide shut and their brains or discernment shut off. They see taqiyya as truth and civilization jihad as their civilized duty. It is perhaps worthwhile here to expound on what Civilization Jihad (also called stealth Jihad) means:

According to shariah, this “pre-violent” form of jihad is considered an integral, even dominant element of jihad that is at least as obligatory for shariah’s adherents as the violent kind. Dawa, the call to Islam that by Islamic law must precede jihad, is all-too-often dismissed – as are its manifestations under the rubric of non-violent jihad – simply because this kind of assault does not kill but intends “merely” to subjugate.  Absent an appreciation of the threat posed by stealth jihad, the pre-violent jihadist is free to proceed unimpeded under the radar in Western societies, infiltrating and subverting along lines specifically tailored to today’s liberal, multicultural-minded non-Muslim populations in ways that are genuinely difficult to recognize, oppose or counter.[121]

Following is a more recent glimpse into the nefarious and ongoing efforts of Interfaith Dialogue influencers via the Kauffman Interfaith Institute. Snaring the minds of our college-age students and adults is not enough; now they want to actively pursue our children too. In an April 2018 column that appeared in the Grand Rapids Press, Kauffman Institute’s Kyle Kooyers writes:

Kaufman Institute, in partnership with Kent Career Tech Center, is launching a Youth Interfaith Service Day Camp in Grand Rapids for students (8th to 11th grade), led by interfaith counselors/facilitators. The group will spend four days engaging with local centers of worship and service organizations building new friendships, learning about other worldviews and cultures, and serving alongside people who are doing incredible work in our community. The hope is that, out of this week, we will form a Youth Interfaith Council so that middle and high School voices also have a place at the interfaith table as Kaufman looks to the future!

We believe that middle and high school students are the next generation of interfaith leaders who offer the world a rich perspective and energy. They have a longing to lead in the work of dismantling bias, fear, and hate in order that our schools and communities may become places where everyone is valued, respected, and loved.[122]


The Interfaith Dialogue movement is an influence operation being carried out by agents of the Red-Green Axis with knowing and/or innocent complicity of media, faith leaders, academics, NGOs, and government agencies. Michigan’s secondary schools and institutes of higher learning, as well as its churches and synagogues, are being assaulted with a well-funded, omnipresent effort to indoctrinate traditional America into accepting the alien, counter-Constitutional doctrines of shariah.

Political correctness mutes anyone who would speak out against any aspect of this assault, because to do so invites slanderous accusations of bigotry. Instead of responding to legitimate questions and concerns, influencers invite Christians and Jews to “build bridges” with Islam through the means of interfaith dialogue. The clear implication is that “building bridges” is a positive, compassionate move, that distinguishes one from those reactionary “Islamophobes”. As we have seen, however, and as the Brotherhood’s Sayyid Qutb has made clear, those “bridges” are never meant to allow the free exchange of belief, opinion, and thought, but only to disarm the unwary non-Muslim sufficiently to allow the advance of Islamic doctrine, law, and scripture.

That is the context of the threat to Michigan, and by extension, much of the United States: a society founded on Judeo-Christian principles, whose core values have been reduced to “be nice,” finds its traditions and culture under constant attack. This has opened the door for “Interfaith Dialogue” to create a vacuum of purpose and meaning in Christian and Jewish beliefs. And as the saying goes, “If you don’t believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.”

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[3]Simpson, Jim, “Michigan’s Red-Green Axis,” 19 October 2018. https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2018/10/19/michigans-red-green-axis/


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[9]For example, the Irish Republican Army, initially a homegrown reaction to British rule, morphed into just one of dozens of “liberation armies” around the globe, led by Irish communists with Soviet advisors and arms, and trained at Soviet-sponsored camps in the Middle East, though the organization hid this orientation under the “Republican” mask. See: “Sinn Fein: A Communist Revolution,” Keywiki.org, April 9, 2018, accessed October 8, 2018, http://keywiki.org/Sinn_Fein#A_Communist_revolution.E2.80.A6.

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[14]“Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement article on Interfaith Dialogue,” Op. cit..

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[32]See multiple references at the USCCB website for USCCB links to such Brotherhood groups

[33]Simpson, James, “The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration, and the Agenda to Erase America,” Center for Security Policy, July 22, 2015. https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2015/07/22/new-report-heralds-existential-threat-to-america/

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[37]U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Sam Brownback: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/279094.htm


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[93]“Staff,” Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, April 3, 2013, accessed October 17, 2018,


[94]Joe Kaufman, “CAIR’s Disappearing Leadership Act,” FrontPageMagazine.com, November 12, 2008, accessed May 18, 2018, http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/3704.


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[98]Paul Sperry, “Look who’s teaching Johnny about Islam: Saudi-funded Islamic activists have final say in shaping public-school lessons on religions,” WND, May 3, 2004, accessed October 12, 2018, https://www.wnd.com/2004/05/24442/.

[99]“ACMCU Education Consultants: Susan Douglass,” Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, accessed October 10, 2018, https://acmcu.georgetown.edu/about/community/consultants.

[100]Alyssa Lappen, “ADOPTING PRO-SHARIAH TEXTBOOKS: WHEN STATES SHOULD STEP IN,” Think Israel,  accessed October 5, 2018, http://think-israel.org/lappen.islaminschools.html.

[101]“Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys, Final Report,” Op. cit.

[102]Greg Barker, Koran by Heart, DVD, Greg Barker, New York: HBO, 2011.

[103]Phone Interview: Bill Johnson with James Simpson, July 5, 2018.

[104]William J Boykin, Harry Edward Soyster, Henry Cooper, & Others, Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II), Washington, DC: Center For Security Policy Press, 2010, http://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Shariah_-_The_Threat_to_America_Team_B_Report_.pdf.

[105]Interview: Bill Johnson, Op. cit.

[106]Letter to the Fremont Area District Library Board from Dayton Township Board, Dayton Township, Michigan, September 12, 2013.

[107]Note: CAIR was not actually referred to as a “terrorist group” in the Holy Land Foundation trial, but rather an unindicted co-conspirator in providing financing to a terrorist group. See: “List of Unindicted Co-conspirators and/or Joint Venturers,” United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, CR NO. 3:04-CR-240-G, accessed October 10, 2018,


[108]Shariah the Threat to America, Op. cit.pp. 58-61.

[109]Interview: Bill Johnson, Op. cit.

[110]List of Unindicted Co-conspirators, Op. cit.

[111]Robert Spencer, “Sayyid Qutb and the Virginia Five,” FrontPage Magazine, December 17, 2009, accessed October 18, 2018, https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/42293/sayyid-qutb-and-virginia-five-robert-spencer-robert-spencer.

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[117]VIII, “Chrislam, the Unholy Union of Christianity and Islam,” Frontline, August 2017, accessed October 19, 2018, http://www.americandecency.org/images/newsletters/2017/August_2017_Newsletter.pdf.

[118]Bill Johnson, ” Muslim-Christian Dialogue on peacemaking at Calvin Sem. – Friday night,” American Decency, February 10, 2015, http://www.americandecency.org/full_article.php?article_no=3078.

[119]Cordoba Initiative website: http://www.cordobainitiative.org/about/

[120]Rauf, Imam Faisal, “Defining Islamic Statehood,” available online at https://www.amazon.com/Defining-Islamic-Statehood-Measuring-Contemporary/dp/1137446811

[121]Shariah the Threat to America, Op. cit.p. 51.

[122]Kyle Kooyers, “Interfaith Insight: ‘Their young voices will be heard,'” Grand Rapids Press, April 26, 2018, accessed October 12, 2018, https://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/843249C9-B1E5-BD47-A25EDBC68363B726/grandrapidspress_2018-apr_26_their_young_voices_will_be_heard_-_kooyers.pdf.

America’s Red Green Education System

It has become increasingly apparent that the “Red” (Communists, Socialists, Progressives, etc.) and “Green” (Islamic activists, Jihadists, etc.) are collaborating effectively against the “Right” (Constitutionalists, Conservatives, Nationalists, etc.) on political and cultural issues. What is not as well-known, but is at least as troubling, is the collaboration they exhibit in the accreditation of each other’s schools.

According to the U.S. Department of Education “Accreditation in the United States is a voluntary, nongovernmental process, in which an institution and its programs are evaluated against standards for measuring quality.” The Department further states that “The U.S. Department of Education does not have the authority to accredit private or public elementary or secondary schools, and the Department does not recognize accrediting bodies for the accreditation of private or public elementary and secondary schools.”[1]

It is important here to note that this leaves the accreditation (whether termed “Registered”, “Recognized” or otherwise designated) completely up to the state or county education/school entity. This local independence, a deliberate feature of the U.S. educational system, nevertheless here in the context of mutually-reinforcing, reciprocal accreditation by identifiably “Red” and “Green” accreditation organizations, gives rise to concern.

Although there are numerous other organizations involved in Pre-K-12 educational accreditation, such as the Montessori Association[2]and International Baccalaureate (IB) program[3], the primary “Red” accreditation organization is “AdvancED”.[4]AdvancED was formed through a 2006 merger of the Pre-K-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)—and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2012.

AdvancED states that it comprises “the largest community of education professionals in the world” and that it is “non-profit and non-partisan”.[5]The organization also states that “Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, we serve as a trusted partner to 36,000 educational institutions—employing more than four million educatorsand enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.”[6]

When AdvancED accredits a “non-public school,” that evaluation is based on four elements, one of which is “Cultural Competence”. It states that this is established by “staffing the team with a critical mass of individuals who have understanding and experience with the cultural realities existing in any given school. Cultural competence can be mission specific as in the case of independent schools, special purpose schools or faith-based schools, such as Christian, Catholic, Islamic, Lutheran, etc. Cultural competence also is related to school type and school location such as K-12, elementary, middle, high school, post-secondary, distance education, corporation, career technical, Department of Defense, boarding, day, single sex, or international schools in Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Europe.”[7]

AdvancED further states that “The observations and evidential insights provided through cultural competence of team members are experiential and intuitive. Written evidence provided to the team that is mission specific or culturally relevant, while valuable, is practically irrelevant in the hands of a culturally incompetent team. The cultural competence of the team is one of the most critical components needed to experience a transformational visit for the school.”[8]

While AdvancED in and of itself accomplishes a necessary mission in the accreditation of educational institutions, the concern arises when realizing that the field of U.S. academia long has been dominated by leftist, Marxist, and Progressive influences. This is especially true at the college and university level. That “Cultural Competence” is one of the four elements AdvancED uses to accredit “non-public schools” inevitably does give rise to legitimate concern about the pervasive spread of just such influences across the entirety of the U.S. educational system.

On the “Green” side, there are several organizations that accredit U.S. Islamic schools (or madrassas), which are often attached to Islamic Centers that include a mosque and other facilities. Primary among these is the Council of Islamic Schools in North America (CISNA).[9]

CISNA was formed at an educational symposium hosted by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in 1989. ISNA is one of the largest Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the country and was named by the Department of Justice an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation HAMAS terror funding trial.

CISNA describes its mission as follows:[10]

  • Its vision is “To be a leading and unifying organization striving for the advancement of Islamic schools and Islamic education respectively.”
  • Its structure is “an association of Islamic schools and educational organizations working to improve Islamic schools through accreditation, consultation, and professional development; advocating for Islamic education; and fostering professional relationships with educational institutions and agencies relevant to Islamic education.”
  • Its goals are to:
    • Promote Islamic schools and Islamic education on a global level
    • Provide accreditation services
    • Provide professional development at a global level
    • Foster professional relationships among Islamic schools and other organizations
    • Provide consulting services relevant to Islamic education

CISNA has accredited a total of 31 Islamic schools across the U.S.,[11] most of which are also accredited through AdvancED. This conveniently reciprocal accreditation arrangement—between AdvancED, the leading (and decidedly leftist-leaning) accreditation authority in the U.S., and ISNA, one of the most influential Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the country—surely must give rise to at least a measure of concern.

CISNA is currently in close collaboration with ISNA to plan its 20thAnnual Education Forum in April 2019 with the theme of “Integrating Social Justice in Islamic Education”.[12]

Islamic Schools League of America (ISLA)[13]

ISLA was founded in 1998 by four parents whose own children received an education in a U.S. Islamic school. Their satisfaction with that Islamic education and a desire to see Islam-based schooling expand in the U.S. led to an interest in the general condition of Islamic K-12 education across the country. A year of research convinced the parents that the status of Islamic education nationwide was encouraging because Islamic schools were expanding rapidly in Muslim communities across the country.

Today, ISLA serves as a non-profit advocacy hub to promote Islamic education in the U.S. It works with educators, organizations, parents, and universities around the U.S. to provide professional pedagogical training, offer educational resources, and facilitate networking among Islamic educational institutions in the U.S. ISLA also accredits Islamic schools (41 to date), some of which have received additional accreditation from other organizations such as AdvancED.[14]

The ISLA Facebook page[15]shows girls from a very young age as well as female teaching staff completely covered in hijabs and enveloping robes, links to ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), both Brotherhood front groups, Zaytuna College (a Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic university in Berkeley, CA) and an ad for Shariah Compliant Financing (SCF), all problematic indicators. The ISLA Twitter page[16]is similarly troubling, with multiple links to Nation of Islam and Malcom X, SCF, more little girls in hijabs, and links to AdvancED and CISNA.


CISNA was formed directly by ISNA, a Muslim Brotherhood front group. ISLA may be somewhat more independent, but still openly displays its Brotherhood connections and shariah-adherent identity. Also, like CISNA, there is significant overlap between it and AdvancED in accreditation and a more limited overlap with CISNA. Whether this could indicate that CISNA is targeting ISLA or vice versa for absorption is not clear. The concern, though, arises because of the interlinked and mutually legitimizing relationships among educational accreditation organizations here identified as respectively, leftist and jihadist in nature.

Whether that veneer of legitimacy is warranted or not is the question, at a time when a traditional American curriculum that focuses on traditional subject matter but also encourages civic responsibility and patriotism seems on the wane. In view of the indoctrinating influence the Progressive left has inflicted on the U.S. educational system over the last century, to see now the expansion of a jihadist influence within American academia that is not only openly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood but operating in collaboration with that hard-core left is deeply disturbing.

Timothy White has been affiliated with American law enforcement and military for over thirty years. He has trained and advised several agencies in law enforcement, criminal intelligence, counter-insurgency and other related fields. He is currently advising a government agency in modernizing their law enforcement and criminal intelligence program.




[4]AdvancED website: https://www.advanc-ed.org/



[7]AdvancED website: https://www.advanc-ed.org/


[9]Council of Islamic Schools in North America (CISNA) website: https://www.cisnausa.org/

[10]CISNA website, About tab: https://www.cisnausa.org/about-us/







Michigan’s Red-Green Axis



Michigan has something of a split personality. The political landscape is a study in contrasts. For most of its post-Civil War history, Michigan politics has been dominated by Republicans. Yet at the same time, Michigan has spawned some of the most virulent leftist politicians and organizations in the U.S., and they have had a disproportionate impact on Michigan and the nation as a whole. At the same time, Michigan has one of the largest Arab American populations in the country, including both Muslims and Christians, a potentially explosive combination. Michigan is rated number 6 of the top ten Muslim populated states as a percent of the total state population.[1]

Republicans currently hold substantial majorities in both houses of the state legislature. The governor, attorney general and secretary of state are all Republicans. The GOP has held the state senate every year since 1992, currently by a majority of 27 to 10. The house has been turned over to the Democrats intermittently for only seven of those 26 years. Republicans currently control 63 of the House’s 110 seats, with 46 controlled by Democrats and one vacancy.[2]The governor’s office has been held by Republicans for the past eight years.[3]The office of the Secretary of State has been held every year since 1995.[4]

At the federal level, Democrats have fared much better. With the exception of Robert Griffin (1966-1978) and Spencer Abraham (1995-2000), Democrats have held both U.S. Senate seats since 1965.  From 1965 until 2002, Democrats held the majority of U.S. House seats for all but eight years. Since 2002 Republicans have held the majority for all but two years.[5]

The “Red” in Michigan’s Red-Green Axis

A number of prominent Michigan Democrats have shown their red stripes. Here are a few of the more notorious ones:

  • The late Democratic congressman, George Crockett, was a communist.[6]He served in Michigan’s 13th District (Detroit) from 1980 to 1991. He was also national vice president for the notorious communist front National Lawyers Guild (NLG), an organization he helped found. His last job in Congress was to chair the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, where he had access to much classified information. He opposed all U.S. action supporting anti-communists in Central America.
  • Democratic Rep. John Conyers served in the U.S. House from 1965 to 2017, in Detroit’s 1st, 13th and 14th Districts. An extreme leftist, Conyers has been associated with the Communist Party USA for over 50 years.[7]He was also a board member of the NLG. He was forced to retire in 2017 following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
  • Former U.S. Rep. David Bonior is a Socialist who was notorious during his days in Congress for opposing President Reagan’s Central American policy towards communists. He has been called a “dear friend to the Muslim community.”[8]In 2002, he and two other congressmen traveled on a “fact finding” tour to Iraq arranged by Muthanna Al-Hanooti, who directed Michigan-based Life for Relief and Development (LIFE).[9]LIFE received funds from Iraqi intelligence for the trip. Al-Hanooti was later indicted as a spy for Iraq.[10]
  • Far Left Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters took the seat of retiring Senator Carl Levin in 2014. Prior to that he served in the U.S. Congress and various state elected positions since 1995. Throughout his career Peters has been connected to Democratic Socialists of America and was endorsed by the pro-Palestinian, Soros-funded leftist, Astroturf Jewish group, J-Street.[11]J-Street presents itself as a genuine Jewish group, but advocates for the Palestinian cause against Israel. Among other things, in 2011, Peters joined a protest with the anarchist group, Occupy Detroit.[12]
  • Congressman Sander Levin, brother of retired Senator Carl Levin, represents Michigan’s 12th District. In addition to socialist ties, he has spoken highly of the Council for American Islamic Relations, identified by our Department of Justice as a Palestinian terrorist (Hamas) and Muslim Brotherhood front group.[13]
  • Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has spent a lifetime working alongside socialists and communists.[14]

This split power structure may account for some of Michigan’s political schizophrenia.  Whatever the case, the state has been a breeding ground for some of America’s most extreme leftist organizations and individuals. The 1960s’ New Left was best represented by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which had its founding at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1960.[15]The 1962 Port Huron Statement, written by radical leftist former University of Michigan student newspaper editor, Tom Hayden, envisioned grand plans to reorder society along socialist lines.[16]

While it claimed to oppose communism, the Statement excused Soviet excesses in Eastern Europe (which led to mass slaughters of civilians), and the SDS would later become famous for supporting the communist North Vietnamese against the free South and U.S. military intervention. SDS became famous for the pro-communist chant, “Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh, the NLF (National Liberation Front) is gonna win.”[17]Tom Hayden’s public pronouncements were broadcast in North Vietnamese POW camps to outrage and demoralize Americans held there.[18]The SDS also spawned Bill Ayers’ infamous Weather Underground, which engaged in acts of terrorism throughout the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

We tend to think that universities transformed into bastions of liberalism in the 1970s and 1980s when former 60s radicals took up careers as college professors; however, the poisoning began much earlier. The SDS was formed in 1959 as a rebranding of the pre-existing Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID) — itself an outgrowth of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society (ISS), founded in 1905 by Clarence Darrow, Jack London, Upton Sinclair and others.[19]

From 1905 forward, ISS and SLID targeted universities with the specific goal of co-opting university professors to indoctrinate students.[20]This idea gained further momentum during a 1922 COMINTERN meeting held at Moscow’s Marx-Engels Institute, where Soviet agent of influence Willi Münzenberg urged Western Communist leaders to “organise the intellectuals and use them to make Western civilisation stink. Only then, after they have corrupted all its values and made life impossible, can we impose the dictatorship of the proletariat,” he said (emphasis added).[21]

As early as the 1930s, students were showing the successes of this effort by conducting mass protests and anti-war walkouts.[22]Below is a 1963 photo of an SDS National Council meeting in Bloomington, Indiana.[23]Note the symbolic SDS raised fist is actually the Leninist salute.[24]Doubtless college students of the day, like many now, thought this was just radical and fun.

The person who created the SDS was then SLID president, Aryeh Neier, who thought that the new name might be more appealing to students.[25]Neier appointed Tom Hayden, who rapidly took over, and, says Neier, took it ” in a direction I did not endorse.”[26]In short, the SDS rapidly became too radical even for Neier. Hayden quickly made a name for himself as an extreme radical. He later went on to serve for 10 years in the California legislature and was married to Jane Fonda.

But Neier was a bit of a radical himself, though he eschewed violence. He later served as executive director for George Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) from 1993 to 2012. Under OSI, Neier was directly involved in funding the many radical groups that birthed and nurtured Barack Obama’s political career.[27]Neier has also worked for John Podesta’s Center for American Progress and today is Open Society’s president emeritus.[28]

The Michigan Left has metastasized since the SDS days and is comprised of numerous different organizations operating throughout the state. Following is a rundown on most of them.


Thanks to the former Obama administration’s wholesale empowerment of jihadis and the extreme Left, Obama is still having behind-the-scenes impacts. Obama’s activity has continued under the banner of OFA, now called Organizing for Action, the group he first formed in 2008 as Obama for America. It has gone through numerous rebirths but is essentially the same organization it has always been.

OFA has partnered with the Indivisible Project, a 501.c.4 tax exempt activist group formed of former high-level Democratic congressional staff members.[29]Its first project was to publish the Indivisible Guide, a comprehensive blueprint for activists that rapidly gained popularity among the radical Left. Subsequently Indivisible groups were the prime mover behind much of the early post-election, anti-Trump protests.[30]For all we know, Obama could have ordered its creation. Like so many other radical Left organizations, it gets funding from George Soros and others. Michigan Indivisible (http://www.michiganindivisible.org/) declares:

We are a community of people concerned about the assault on our rights by the Trump administration, the Republican Congress, and the conservative movement. We love our country and our state, and we are committed to taking it back from the forces of authoritarianism, greed and hate.

Its laundry list of goals (kind of like the Port Huron Statement) includes getting rid of Trump & Co.:

  • Impeach Them for Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Force Their Resignation Through Protest
  • Expose Their Lies and Defend Truth

It is difficult to square this with Indivisible’s supposed commitment to “legal, non-violent protest and political action,” and other declared goals of defending and strengthening civil rights. What about the civil rights of Trump supporters? What about the legal authority of a democratically elected president? Indivisible claims to borrow its methods from the Tea Party. Former Trump press secretary, Sean Spicer, however, rejected that comparison. The Tea Party was a spontaneous, “very organic movement,” he said, while Indivisible is “a very paid, Astroturf-type movement.”[31]

Ann Arbor’s Indivisible (https://www.facebook.com/A2indivisible/) also lists mutually exclusive demands. To join you must agree to these principles:

  • Resist Trump’s agenda. We believe Trump’s agenda is racist, authoritarian, and corrupt, and it must be stopped.
  • Focus on local, defensive congressional advocacy. We demand that our own local Members of Congress serve as our voice in Washington, DC.
  • Embrace progressive values. We model inclusion, respect, and fairness in all of our actions.

How can a group “model inclusion, respect and fairness” in all its actions if its actions are by definition deliberately disrespectful and unfair? How can it demandthat local members of Congress serve as Indivisible’s voice? How does that model square with the majority of Michigan citizens who voted for Trump? These are rhetorical questions. Trying to explain leftists logically is impossible.

One Michigan activist interviewed for this monograph, who asked to remain anonymous, attended early organizational meetings for Michigan’s Indivisible. She described them as being “like communist cells… The initial meeting was held in a public place. We were split into small groups of about 10 people and then told to meet separately at a later date. Subsequent meetings among these smaller groups were held in private homes, away from prying eyes.”[32]

A Daily Caller story described an audio recording of one Indivisible meeting, where the organizers planned how best to disrupt a Republican senator’s town hall:

  • The activists split up into an “inside team” — tasked with occupying “as many seats as we can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with constituents.
  • The leftist activists strategized how best to “dominate” the question-and-answer section of the town hall and keep anyone “sympathetic” to [Republican Sen. Bill] Cassidy from asking a question.[33]

Over 100 Indivisible locations are identified throughout Michigan on Indivisible’s map, shown here.[34]Each blue dot is a separate group. Many merely reference a Facebook page or contact email, suggesting that the number of sites on the map may exaggerate the group’s actual size. Interestingly, some of these map points list local Democratic Parties, Planned Parenthood and other leftwing organization offices. As a 501.c.3 tax-exempt “charity,” is Planned Parenthood legally allowed to participate in the blatantly partisan activities of Indivisible? No, it is not. Why no IRS investigation? In addition to the Indivisible Guide, there is a second similar guide for leftists, the Resistance Manual (www.resistancemanual.org), with an entry for each state.

Michigan for Revolution

Michigan for Revolution (www.michiganforrevolution.org/) boasts 35 state chapters plus one for each of Michigan’s 14 congressional districts. Almost all utilize Facebook pages exclusively and all but six list the number of members — in total 1,431. Some chapters have just one or very few members, however, and the administrator for all of the district chapters and 20 of the 35 state chapters is the same person. Also, many of the members of one chapter are members of multiple others, so the total membership is inflated. Perhaps Michigan for Revolution, like Indivisible and the Left generally, is trying to appear larger than it actually is. The 35 chapters are listed below. In Michigan’s 2018 primary, many Michigan for Revolution chapters supported Abdul El-Sayed, the first ever U.S. Muslim candidate for governor. El-Sayed lost his own primary, but came in second with 30.2 percent of the vote. He is likely to be back.[35]

35 State Chapters

Our Revolution

Our Revolution Michigan (http://www.ourrevolutionmichigan.com/), is the Michigan branch of Our Revolution (www.ourrevolution.com), an outgrowth of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign created by former Bernie staff and grassroots activists. Our Revolution Michigan describes itself as “a statewide coalition of progressive grassroots activists in and alongside the Democratic Party:

  • Working on local and state level issues using advocacy and resistance methods including those developed by the Bernie campaign and by Indivisible
  • Developing progressive leadership through campaign staff and candidate training and mentorship
  • Creating a more progressive, more transparent, and more effective Michigan Democratic Party: transforming the Party, recognizing that many progressives have been working within the Party toward change for years.
  • Connecting with our allies in progressive, environmental, Democratic, labor, and other groups.”

Based on Facebook membership numbers listed for each Michigan chapter, there are fewer than 1,000 members overall. As with Michigan for Revolution, many members belong to more than one chapter, and some also belong to Michigan for Revolution chapters. Additionally, some chapters have no online presence to check. Chapters include:

  • Metro Detroit for Our Revolution (members not listed)
  • Keweenaw People’s Movement (329 members)
  • Monroe to Believe In (defunct Facebook page)
  • Washtenaw County to Believe In (defunct Facebook page)
  • Ypsilanti to Believe In (no online presence)
  • Our Revolution – Allegan County (41 members)
  • 14 congressional district chapters (436 members)

The 14 congressional district chapters seek to organize their respective districts and support leftwing candidates, “working within and alongside the Democratic Party and other organizations toward a just, progressive and compassionate society.”[36]

Our Revolution claims to have won significant primary victories throughout the U.S.[37]Our Revolution also endorsed El-Sayed in the primary.[38]

Progress Michigan

Progress Michigan is one of 20 state chapters of Progress Now, an organization under the Democracy Alliance — a secretive group of high-dollar leftists who pledge large amounts of money to fund leftwing candidates throughout the country. Originally headquartered in Colorado, Progress Now’s new headquarters are in Lansing, Michigan.

In 2016, the latest data available, Progress Michigan received $1.1 million in revenues.[39]Progress Michigan is co-located with Progress Now at the same Lansing address, and is directed by the same person, Lonnie Scott.[40]During 2016, Progress Now received another $940,472.[41]This money shell game is reminiscent of ACORN, which masked its activities by moving money around various subsidiaries, many of which existed only on paper.[42]

The Progress Now board of directors includes a number of very heavy hitters of the Left: Democracy Alliance co-founder Ted Trimpa; Democratic Socialists of America honorary chair, Eliseo Medina, considered one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Latino Leaders;”[43]and the very secretive Zach Pollett, formerly of ACORN and Project Vote, who quit his job when allegations of ACORN fraud became public. He never really left however, sneaking over to another ACORN affiliate under the radar.[44]It seems interesting that he winds up at Progress Now.

The chart below describes the organizational relationships. Note the big names: Taco Bell heir Rob McKay, the ubiquitous George Soros, and Anna Burger, called “the most powerful woman in labor.”[45]In 2007, Burger authored a now-notorious memo with Marxist Service Employees International Union (SEIU) president Andy Stern, and Center for American Progress founder John Podesta. Addressed to George and Jonathan Soros, Progressive Insurance mogul Peter Lewis and other fat cats, the memo called for ensuring that “demographics is destiny,” by leveraging the growing Latino population in the U.S. and turning them into new Democrat voters.[46]

Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2010/11/soross_next_target_your_state.html

Democratic Socialists of America

The best-known leftwing group in Michigan is Democratic Socialists of America, with branches in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Huron Valley, Lansing, Northern Michigan, Southwest Michigan, and Marquette.[47]Its youth contingent, Young Democratic Socialists, has chapters at Michigan State, Oakland University, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.[48],[49]DSA is the largest Socialist group in the U.S., with 44,000 members nationwide.[50]It was a subsidiary of the Socialist International, but broke with that organization in the summer of 2017, because, according to one DSA columnist, the Socialist International “long ago ceased to be a principled organization.”[51]Its moderate-sounding name belies DSA’s extremely radical nature.

DSA headquarters in New York City reports 2016 revenues of $852,761, of which $376,946 is membership dues.[52]The DSA Fund, also received $101,732 in 2016.[53]DSA’s annual dues rate of $60 implied a membership of just over 6,000 in 2016. Bernie Sanders’ candidacy helped explode the membership, however, first to 25,000, and following the election of Donald Trump, another growth spurt raised it to 35,000.[54]

Michigan chapters have a total membership of over 590, listed by chapter below.[55](Traverse City, Lansing and Southwest do not list membership numbers):

  • Detroit – 400
  • Huron Valley – 150
  • Grand Rapids – 18
  • Mt. Pleasant – 10
  • Marquette – 12

DSA is really ground zero for the radical Left in the U.S. Indistinguishable in its goals and methods from Communists, it does not carry the stigma attached to the “communist” moniker. Thus, most American leftists gravitate toward the less-threatening sounding DSA. For example, former President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, the honorary chair of Democratic Socialists of America.[56]

DSA is attracting more and more Muslim leaders and activists. Infamous co-organizer of the Trump inaugural “Women’s March,” Linda Sarsour, recently announced her DSA membership.[57]Abshir Omar, the former director of CAIR Iowa, openly touts his DSA membership.[58]In May 2018, Michigan congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib announced her DSA membership as well and was endorsed by Detroit DSA.[59]Her bio says she worked at Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, a Detroit-based legal service organization created by Maurice and Jane Sugar. The Sugars helped found the Communist front, National Lawyers Guild.[60]Former Michigan Socialist reps John Bonior and John Conyers worked with Sugar, and the late Communist rep, George Crockett, is listed “in memoriam” on the Sugar board.[61]Tlaib is the Democrats’ 2018 candidate for Congress, having defeated three other Democratic primary candidates on August 7.[62]

Michigan primary gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed does not admit DSA membership, but his platform was indistinguishable from it. The Communist newspaper, In These Times, calls him “the Muslim Bernie clone.”[63]

Another Michigan primary Congressional candidate was Fayrouz Saad, running in the 11th District. Saad shares El-Sayed’s many far-left positions, including the $15 minimum wage, single payer healthcare, and blanket amnesty for illegal aliens.[64]In These Timeshighlighted Saad as one of 12 leftist candidates “taking on the party establishment in 2018.”[65]Saad came in last in a field of four Democratic primary candidates. Haley Stevens, a former Obama administration official who was endorsed by Hillary Clinton, won the primary.[66]

DSA’s Detroit chapter claims credit for having elected “20 stealth socialists” in recent years, who share some or all of DSA’s goals.[67]Of course, Michigan has non-Muslim DSA members running for office as well: for example, state representative candidate Mike McDermott, who ran for the state’s 16th district, but lost in the Democratic primary to Kevin Coleman.[68]

Michigan Progressive Caucus

DSA, along with Bernie Sanders and the Institute for Policy Studies (seeded with money from Communist Party member and Faberge Perfume founder, Samuel Rubin[69]), created the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Now bragging 81 members, the CPC has been called “The heart and soul of the Democratic Party.”[70]

State progressive caucuses have grown out of the national organization. The Michigan Democratic Party has its own Progressive Caucus. Among others, it endorsed Democratic attorney general candidate Dana Nessel, who also received the endorsement of the Progressive Democratic Women’s Caucus of Muskegon County, various Our Revolution and Michigan for Revolution chapters, as well as the Yemeni American Michigan Democratic Caucus, and many other far left groups.[71]Nessel got the nod from the state Democratic Party at its convention in April.[72]


Antifa groups include Great Lakes Anarchist Black Cross, Great Lakes Antifa, Ann Arbor Area Anti-Fascists, Detroit Antifa and others. There are five chapters of Redneck Revolt (www.redneckrevolt.org), an organization with 45 chapters nationwide, whose slogan is “Putting the Red back in Redneck.”

Antifa groups claim to oppose fascism (i.e., they are anti-fascists), but in fact they are all anarchist or communist groups, some proudly sporting the anarchist symbol, . The red/black flag combination can either be interpreted to mean alliance of anarchists and communists, or it is an allusion to anarcho-syndicalists (red unions). There is also at least one faction of Refuse Fascism in Detroit. Refuse Fascism is a project of the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party.[73]

Antifa groups take their name and symbols from “Antifaschistische Aktion,” an organization birthed by the German Communist Party in 1932 to oppose Hitler’s Fascists.[74]Antifa is really a post-election phenomenon, although its members have been around for a long time. Before that, it took the form of Occupy Wall Street, an overtly anarchist movement, organized by prominent anarchist Lisa Fithian, who also organized many of the subsequent Black Lives Matter riots.[75]Before that it simply formed the most violent component of many street protests, most notably the 1999 Seattle World Trade Organization riots, which Fithian directed. In 2012, Fithian came to Michigan to help unions plan a protest against pending state right to work legislation.[76]Antifa is simply the latest rendition of anarchism, which has been around since the 1800s.[77]

Michigan’s Muslim activists can count on support from Antifa groups because they have seized on Donald Trump’s policies on terror and illegal immigration to accuse him of “racism.” But their real beef is capitalism. Racism, xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, etc., are merely pretexts to attempt to force change through violence, with the ultimate objective being a Communist state.[78]Look beneath the thin veneer of tired slogans and this becomes very clear. They don’t even try to hide it.[79]

Other Radical Leftists

One Michigan for Immigrant Rights, (www.1michigan.org), advocates to provide scholarships for illegal aliens, for the DREAM Act and seeks to shield illegals from deportation. It includes an Undocumented Student’s Guide to Colleges.[80]One Michigan’s website sports the ubiquitous Leninist salute.

Michigan United (www.miunited.org) was created in 2012 as a merger of the Michigan Organizing Project (MOP) and the Alliance for Immigrant Rights (AIR). It seeks to agitate and organize “those directly affected by injustice” to “ignite the power of our communities and shift the balance of power.”[81]In this case, there is just more of the same race baiting and divisive cultivation of grievance by racial and ethnic groups, including illegal aliens and Arab-Americans. It partners with numerous labor, leftwing church, and ethnic community organizations.

The Communist Party USA has a branch in Detroit, and as of last year, a new “club” in Battle Creek.[82]The Detroit branch Facebook page contains almost no information except the location in downtown Detroit. There is a total of 17 likes on the page as of this writing.[83]

In what has now become a tiresomely familiar pattern, leftist groups uniformly play the race card, and protesting America’s perceived “racism,” “xenophobia,” “Islamophobia,” and so forth, has become their cause célèbre. With Michigan’s large, growing, and influential Muslim population, and growing concerns about the state’s large refugee resettlement program, leftist groups have been created for no other reason than to promote that narrative.

All Are Welcome Here, a group in Lansing and Oakland County, claims to “represent millions of people across the United States who reject overt and covert expressions of racism, sexism and misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia, and are ready to put our dollars where are values are.” All Are Welcome Here cites the overtly communist Red Guards Austin as compatriots on its Facebook page.[84]

“Red” Conclusion

There are numerous other leftist organizations throughout Michigan, including Partners for a Racism-Free Community in Grand Rapids, Michigan for Progressives, Ann Arbor’s Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Kalamazoo Socialist Party, West Michigan United Progressives 243, Kent County Progressive Caucus 76, the Socialist Party of Michigan, Black Lives Matter Detroit, and others. There are also numerous independent student organizations, for example, the Michigan State chapter of Students United (https://msustudentsunited.wordpress.com/).

Despite the huge number of Michigan radical Left groups, the total numbers are likely comparatively small. The Left relies on false perceptions to justify itself and thus does everything it can to appear omnipresent, when in fact it is a tiny group of fringe extremists.  But the Left has outsized impact in state and local politics because all join in on their shared agenda, which is to force political momentum left. They are willing to engage in relentless defamation campaigns, civil disobedience, boycotts, and even violence to get their way. And they are aided and abetted almost universally by local and national media. Many public officials are intimidated into silence and/or complicity. They are terrified of being labeled.

So, while state government is firmly in the hands of Republicans, most fold like a cheap tent in the face of bad press or strident leftwing activism (which often is the same thing) and are doing little to stop the state’s leftward march. They similarly quail in the face of demands from Muslims, and accommodate programs like refugee resettlement, which will guarantee the GOP’s ultimate demise in the state. As Anna Burger said, “Demographics is Destiny.”[85]Finally, local government is frequently run by Democrats, who aid and abet subversive leftwing and/or Muslim political activity.

The “Green” in Michigan’s Red-Green Axis

When analysts warn that Muslims are intent on imposing Islamic Law (shariah) in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, Islamic apologists snicker that Muslims represent only 1 percent of the U.S. population, so how could they be a threat to anyone? In Michigan, Muslims represent about 2.75 percent of the population.[86]Based on an estimated population of 10 million in 2018, that is 275,000 people.[87]A lot more than 1 percent, but still, a population to be concerned about?

There are numerous reasons to be concerned. There is what has been described as a “tipping point,” when Muslim populations migrate to non-Muslim countries and reach a certain level of density and influence there. It is described succinctly in the following quote:

In his book, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat, Dr. Peter Hammond established a statistical correlation between Muslim and non-Muslim populations on the one hand, and the transition from “conciliatory” to “fascist” Islam on the other. Hammond described the transition as consisting of five stages, the first of which was to “establish a beachhead” by achieving a population level of 2% of the host nation. Until then, Muslims are conciliatory, deferential and harmless. But once having reached that threshold, they begin to proselytize disaffected groups until they reach 5% of the population, when they demand such things as halal food in supermarkets, the blocking of streets for prayers, and self-rule within the ghettos they control. As their numbers approach 10% of the general population, their demands turn to violence and vandalism. In short, collectively Muslims behave as chameleons, as their Holy Text instructs them, shifting gears according to the circumstances they find themselves in.[88]

Much of that described above has already begun to happen in the United States. Muslim groups are already demanding halal food in supermarkets, special prayer accommodations, and self-rule, and terrorism has become an all-too common, almost expected event.

This rapid advance toward the “tipping point” has occurred because American Muslim organizations, leaders, and populations (collectively, the Islamic Movement) have allied themselves with America’s radical Left in what has been called the Red-Green Axis.[89]As such, they enjoy the commanding heights of popular culture, from the media to Hollywood and the universities. So, they are not merely 1 percent of the population anymore. They count on support from Democrats, who comprise about 50 percent of the U.S. population, and whose Party is today wholly owned, lock, stock, and barrel, by the hard Left.

As Michigan’s Islamic population has grown, it has partnered with the Left to leverage the Left’s power and has adopted the Left’s socialist agendas as well as its unscrupulous but effective vilification tactics. Gubernatorial primary candidate Abdul El-Sayed advocated for all the policies of the extreme Left such as single-payer healthcare and a $15 minimum wage. He claimed marijuana legalization would solve the state’s financial problems. Among other things, he wanted to create MI-Fi, a state operated internet service provider, to offer an “internet plan for all,” — a fancy (and much more expensive) version of Obama phones.[90]

As mentioned earlier, Congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib won the 13th District primary and is unopposed for the general election. She will become the first female Muslim member of the U.S. Congress.[91]Formerly, she was the first female Muslim state legislator in Michigan and was minority (Democrat) chair of the state House Appropriations Committee. She has a standard leftist agenda and outlook, as well as radical ties.[92]As noted earlier, she worked at the Sugar Law Center, an organization with close ties to the Communist Party.

Fayrouz Saad lost her primary bid for the 11th congressional district seat, currently occupied by GOP Rep. Dave Trott. But she reflects the leftist bent of most Muslim candidates. She calls herself “a proud progressive,” and her website states, “Voters need to know that Fayrouz is the most progressive candidate in this race.”[93]Her most recent work was for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. She also served in the Obama administration at the Department of Homeland Security.[94]

But El-Sayed got all the ink. He adopted the now-standard vilification tactics used by many Islamic activists and leftwing radicals. At a May 2018 Michigan gubernatorial candidate forum, El-Sayed called GOP primary candidate Patrick Colbeck a “racist” and “Islamophobe” because, in an earlier presentation, Colbeck had expressed concerns over the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic goal to impose shariah in the U.S. Speaking of the media, Colbeck said, “They pitched this comment around my concern about the Muslim Brotherhood as a concern about Muslims in general. I love Muslims. It’s not an issue. The issue is about terrorist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood.”[95]

Completely ignoring his statement, El-Sayed repeated the racism charge and lambasted other Republicans, “…what I have not heard is the Republicans on this panel, decisively and swiftly call out this kind of Islamophobia, this kind of racism, in the context that they are wanting to represent the state that has the highest per-capita number of Muslim Americans in the country. Now you may not hate Muslims, but I’ll tell you, Muslims definitely hate you!”[96]

Many of the Michigan for Revolutionchapters and other leftist organizations have expressed support for El-Sayed in Facebook posts and other announcements. Following Colbeck’s presentation, the Progressive Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party launched a furious attack in a press release, stating:

A long anticipated explicit, xenophobic, Islamophobic, racist attack against Dr. El-Sayed was launched earlier this month. The hate speech did not come from a fringe organization but from Republican candidate for governor Patrick Colbeck. Mr. Colbeck made an unfounded outlandish accusation that Abdul was part of an extremist conspiracy to take over the country. According to Buzzfeed, he made those remarks at an event held by United West. The group has been classified as an “active anti-Muslim group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks the activity of hate organizations.[97]

Citing the Southern Poverty Law Center as a credible source is a red flag. It is actually a communist-inspired organization that was created specifically to attack and vilify anyone opposed to the extreme Left agendas by name-calling and ludicrously associating them with Nazis, the KKK, skinheads, etc.[98]Like many communist-inspired organizations, the SPLC embraced the civil rights movement early on to establish legitimacy, and serve as a basis for fundraising. A 2000 article published in Harpersmagazine, which quotes numerous famous liberals, described SPLC as little more than a fundraising racket, pointing out that it spends more on fundraising than legal services.[99]In one famous case, the SPLC represented the mother of Michael Donald, the last man lynched by the KKK. They obtained an historic $7 million judgment that bankrupted the Klan. SPLC raised $9 million on the news.[100]Donald’s mother received $50,000 and the Klan’s headquarters property.[101]

It almost defies belief that any credible organization would take the SPLC seriously. The SPLC has been widely condemned for its bias and inaccurate information and any group that cites the SPLC discredits itself by that very association. Despite this, other Michigan media also turned out almost universally against Colbeck for a presentation that bravely pointed toward the dangerous new world we are entering.

The national press turned this kind of vilification on Michigan as well. A CNN reporter used the SPLC “Hate Map” to list the various “hate” groups in Michigan, like ACT for America, Secure Michigan, and other mainstream groups. This is to be expected from the SPLC. But the shock is that CNN would refer to it as a credible source and treat this story as “news” rather than the blatantly biased hit piece that it is.[102]Note that at rallies and protests across the country, the real haters as displayed by their often-destructive, violent actions, banners, and chants are Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Refuse Fascism, the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, and other hard Left groups. Yet, none of these is listed on the SPLC’s “Hate Map.” The SPLC somehow even justifies not listing Antifa as a hate group![103]

But vilification has become the go-to tactic for both the Left and hard-core Muslim activists alike. For example, Take on Hate (http://www.takeonhate.org) is a Michigan Muslim organization that incorporates this tactic in its very name. It is a Dearborn-based project of the National Network for Arab-American Communities (NNAAC). NNAAC is in turn a subsidiary of the Dearborn-based ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services), which describes itself as “the largest Arab-American community nonprofit in the United States.” According to its latest tax-exempt IRS filing, ACCESS took in $26.7 million in Fiscal Year 2016, $15.2 million of which was from government grants.[104]The following governmental entities provided that funding, according to the ACCESS 2017 Annual Report:

Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Wayne County Health Department, Macomb County Community Services Agency, Macomb County Health Department, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Wayne Metro Community Action Agency, Michigan Office for New Americans, National Endowment for the Humanities University of Michigan and Wayne State University.[105]

In addition to its other activities, ACCESS is a refugee resettlement contractor, taking in $5.7 million since 2008 for that activity alone.[106]This is a poignant example of how the federal government enables self-interested organizations to expand their power. Here the government is providing funds for the Arab community to shore up its Muslim base by importing Muslims at taxpayer expense.

Take on Hate counts CAIR, the Arab American Institute, the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC), American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Arab Muslim American Federation, ACLU, the Center for New Community, and others as its partners in Michigan.

Take on Hate’s non-Muslim partners confirm its alliance with the hard Left. For example, the Center for New Community is an open borders group that works with the Southern Poverty Law Center to vilify opponents. It published an Islamophobia Movement in America reference guide in 2015 which targets Frank Gaffney, Brigitte Gabriel, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and others. It was followed by another report titled Islamophobia, the New Nativism. The report blames immigration opponents for inspiring “racism, nativism, xenophobia, or Islamophobia” that leads to violent acts against immigrants.[107]So if you oppose any aspect of immigration, you are automatically guilty of “racism, nativism, etc.” Never mind the crime, disease, terrorism, and astronomical welfare and other costs associated with inadequately vetted immigrants and refugees. None of that counts.

Leftist student organizations have joined in. Michigan State’s Students United protested a June 2017 ACT for America march against shariah in Lansing, MI. ACT was trying to bring attention to Islam’s totalitarian system of law, which is already being practiced in parts of Michigan. Students United joined Women’s March Michigan, Women Organize Michigan and others, partnering with the Islamic Center of East Lansing, in a “Wash Away the Hate” counter-protest.[108]Students United posted the following announcement on its Facebook page:[109]

The irony is inescapable. ACT describes real, genuine issues with shariah that should be of concern to all people, especially women. But as the Left picks up the cause of “anti-Islamophobia,” it bends over backward to accommodate theIslamic agenda, abandoning in the process its much-touted support for women’s rights. This is hypocrisy is apparent throughout Left-dominated popular culture. And the media encourages it.

For example, Democrats recently blocked legislation that would outlaw female genital mutilation (FGM) in Maine.[110]On honor killings and the second-class stature of women in Islam, the media are silent. But it spares no expense to smear any groups which raise the issues.

When former Muslim women like Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Ani Cyrus speak out about their treatment under shariah, they are vilified by the press and threatened by Muslims.[111]For example, Hirsi Ali’s good friend, Theo van Gogh — descendant of Vincent — was murdered by a jihadi in the streets of Amsterdam in 2003.  The killer used his knife to pin a note to his chest addressed to Ali. It said:

Dear miss Hirshi [sic.] Ali,

Since your appearence [sic.] in the political arena of the Netherlands you are constantly engaging in terrorizing Muslims and Islam with your remarks. You are not the first at this and will also not be the last who has joined the crusade against Islam.

With your defection you have not only turned your back on the Truth, but you also march along the ranks of the soldiers of evil. You mince no words about your hostility against Islam, and for this your masters have rewarded you with a seat in parliament.

They have found in you a companion in their crusade against Islam and Muslims. A companion who gives them the “gunpowder” so they don’t have to do the dirty work…[112]

So, according to the killer, Hirsi Ali is terrorizing Muslims by talking about her horrible treatment at their hands. But the insanity grows. U.S. courts have dismissed violent criminal acts as being allowed in Muslim culture, for example, in the notorious New Jersey case where a Muslim man raped his wife. The judge refused to allow a restraining order, claiming that the husband’s “desire to have sex when and whether he wanted to, was something that was consistent with his practices and it was something that was not prohibited.”[113]An appellate court fortunately reversed that decision.

And while the liberal education establishment increasingly imposes Islamic teachings in U.S. public schools, and encourages university campus Muslim organizations, it concurrently attacks even a whiff of Christianity, and tolerates increasingly malevolent demonstrations of antisemitism on college campuses.

The 600+ odd branches of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) seeded in universities throughout America have turned many college campuses into toxic, anti-semitic havens and are supported in their campus activities by the radical Left. The situation would be absurd were it not so disheartening to see leftist student groups accusing Americans of bigotry, while unselfconsciously demonstrating an increasingly vile and very overt form of antisemitic bigotry on campus.

Similar to the New Left, the MSA traces its early years to the University of Michigan (UM), where one of its first chapters was founded in 1964.[114]And as with other Muslim organizations, the MSA has adopted many New Left agendas. As stated on its UM Ann Arbor website, “By the 2000’s, the MSA broadened its scope and started to become active in facets such as social justice and community.”[115]

According to MSA, over 2,000 Muslim students attend UM Ann Arbor. It states, “While we don’t expect to be able to serve each and every one, it is our duty to make the lives of Muslims at UM easier by fostering a community where they feel comfortable.”[116]

That comfort comes at the expense of others. Under its “What we’re up to” tab, the Ann Arbor website urges members to attack Gubernatorial Candidate Patrick Colbeck:

The link goes to a Left activist website, YouPower, alerting Michigan Muslims to an upcoming meeting of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce at the Mackinac Center, the state’s premiere think tank:

The Mackinac Policy Conference is the “who’s who” of Michigan state politics and is held annually by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. The conference is the single biggest media event in Michigan each year. This year, the conference is planning to host Republican gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck, who has repeatedly espoused anti-Muslim conspiracy theories with no basis in fact. Colbeck’s conspiracy theories were first revealed by Buzz Feed News, when they found he gave an anti-Muslim campaign presentation to a group identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. At a time when hate crimes against Muslims are at their highest point in recent memory, and the rise of conspiracy theories is a growing threat to our democracy, the Chamber of Commerce should not give a platform to Colbeck’s dangerous bigotry.[117]

There is the discredited SPLC mentioned again as a legitimate source. The page asks the reader to sign a petition. The map of the location and the demand that Colbeck be denied opportunity to speak, however, is a not-so-subtle threat of an on-the-ground protest, perhaps even inspiring Antifa to show up, if their demands are not met.

They needn’t have worried. After the vilification he received by the press, and with spineless Republicans disavowing his candidacy out of fear of being labeled “Islamophobes,” Colbeck placed third in the GOP gubernatorial primary with 13.1 percent of the vote.[118]The damage to the Republic cannot be understated when self-serving politicians and their media allies discredit the few candidates willing to speak frankly about the dangers facing our nation. Patrick Colbeck was one such candidate.

Michigan currently has MSA chapters at the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses of the University of Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, Western Michigan State, Saginaw Valley State, Wayne State, and the Washtenaw Community College. There are also chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine at UM Dearborn, Wayne State, and Michigan State, and a third organization, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE).[119]All three have engaged in various forms of harassment against Jewish students at Michigan universities, from hateful emails, phony parking tickets and mock evictions, to demands for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel, and even an apartheid wall.[120],[121]The Pakistani Student Association at Western Michigan maintains a much lower profile.

YouPower disingenuously charges that “hate crimes against Muslims are at their highest point in recent memory,” when in fact most alleged Muslim “hate crimes” turn out to be hoaxes.[122]Hate crimes against Jews, on the other hand, are verifiably much more prevalentand are increasing.[123]Antisemitism is particularly in evidence at the University Michigan, where there are large populations of Jewish, Muslim, and radical Left students. The history of the New Left, which had its founding at the University of Michigan, has already been reviewed. The University first drew Jewish students nationwide with its relatively open policies early in the last century, when pre-WW II antisemitism saw many top universities, including Harvard, restricting entry.[124]Muslim student growth at Michigan universities has followed the long history of Muslim migration to Michigan.

“Green” Conclusion

Michigan is a state being pulled in many different directions. The hard Left has its influences, both in local politics and at the federal level. As the Muslim community grows in size and influence, it is also flexing its political muscle, especially given the Muslim leadership’s alliance with the Left. Refugee resettlement, along with other liberal immigration programs, has been facilitating a flood of Muslim populations from around the world, and Michigan is a major target state for the refugee program.

But other factors are serving to enhance Muslim power in both Michigan communities and elsewhere around the country. In yet another alliance with the Left, this time the religious Left, Islamic leaders have sought to blur the distinctions among Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. It is called Interfaith Dialog and has captured the imagination of even some evangelicals. These trends will be discussed in other chapters and upcoming papers.

The Michigan primary decided that, for now at least, Michigan will not become the first Muslim-led state. But because Muslim candidates are allying themselves with the extreme Left, expect to see many more candidates in the future. And banish the hope that they will lead in a manner beneficial to any community except their own. The frightful examples set by alleged wife-abuser,[125]Keith Ellison (aka Hakim Muhammad), current deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and candidate for Minnesota attorney general, as well as the overtly racist Democratic Rep. AndréCarson,[126]do not present a rosy prospective for America if more such candidates obtain influential political positions.

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Team Jihad: How Sharia-Supremacists Collaborate with Leftists to Destroy the United States


Team Jihad: How Sharia-Supremacists Collaborate With Leftists To Destroy The United States

The unlikely alliance between Islam and the left isn’t on the media’s radar screen, yet the chaos on our streets and campuses is obvious and disturbing. The ever-more frequent jihad attacks, both at home and abroad, even more so. But the swirl of images flitting across our screens can be difficult to understand: protesters are carrying all kinds of signs, hurling abuse at our new president, and at those who would speak in defense of America and its free institutions… Black Lives Matter activists spew hatred for law enforcement, but are funded by wealthy establishment leftists. Muslim terrorists screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ are murdering innocent, men, women and children—in the name of the ‘religion of peace.’ Too much of it doesn’t seem to make sense. How can the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood, Black Lives Matter movement, and social Marxist anarchist leftists all be part of the same street scene?

To help explain this unlikely but very real alliance, Matthew Vadum, Senior Vice President at the Washington, D.C. think tank, Capital Research Center and an award-winning journalist, has authored an important new book for the Center for Security Policy’s Civilization Jihad Readers Series entitled “Team Jihad: How Sharia-Supremacists Collaborate with Leftists to Destroy the United States.” Vadum, already widely published on issues related to leftist infiltration and subversion within American society, here marshals a wealth of historical detail to document how and when the forces of Islam and the left first began to make common cause and how far they’ve come in the years since.

With a new president in the White House, the United States seems headed for changes on many fronts. None is more important to understand than the deeply anti-American working relationship among seemingly disparate forces like these that are united in their dedication to the overthrow of the U.S. Constitution and our system of law and order. Neglect, benign and otherwise, has allowed this unholy alliance of jihadists, street thugs, and cultural Marxists to advance unchecked throughout our society for far too long.

With this monograph, Matt Vadum offers the average citizen a clear and very readable explanation for what we all see happening around us.

Watch the full press conference featuring special guests:

  • Matthew Vadum, Author, Senior Vice President of the Capital Research Center
  • Frank Gaffney, President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy
  • Gregory Angelo, President of the Log Cabin Republicans

U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and Saul Alinsky: A Match Made in America

In September 2015, the Center for Security Policy (CSP) published Star Spangled Shariah: The Rise of America’s First Muslim Brotherhood Party. Warnings issued then have since been confirmed, specifically, that the United States Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), while deceptively cloaked in red, white, and blue, is simply the leading edge of the Islamic Movement in this country. In pursuit of Civilization Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood’s information operations – including many tactics learned directly from the KGB – have enabled this organization to insinuate itself gradually into a position from which it can assault the pillars of our society. These include: academia, the U.S. judicial system, faith groups, all levels of government, the media, intelligence and security agencies, and our refugee resettlement and other immigration processes. As will be shown here, a development not new but recently uncovered reveals that USCMO Secretary General Ousamma Jammal is directly connected to Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a Marxist-Leninist organization dedicated to revolution in America.

In his Brotherhood/USCMO leadership role, Jammal has a well-established track record of political activism and success at developing strategic relationships for the benefit of the Muslim Brotherhood including with members of the U.S. government. In the ‘About Us’ section on the USCMO website, the third prong of the USCMO Mission Statement declares the necessity “to create and sustain an urgent, collective sense of direction that well-serves the American Muslim community toward the betterment and guidance of our nation.” What the USCMO fails to share with the American people is the USCMO’s commitment to the establishment of Islamic Law (shariah) in place of the U.S. Constitution.

It’s long been known that the USCMO is openly allied with far-left racist and revolutionary movements like Black Lives Matter. Recall that, in March 2016, the Center released a video which highlighted the statements of Muslim Brotherhood leaders that should be chilling to Americans who cherish the Constitution and oppose the expansion of shariah. That video showed top USCMO leadership figure, Nihad Awad (also the Executive Director of HAMAS USA dba the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR), explicitly aligning the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood with the Black Lives Matter movement. The Muslim Brotherhood alignment with the overall Red-Green Axis demonstrates the genuine aims of jihadis in suits: undermining the U.S. Constitution and national security through the global Islamic Movement.

In CSP’s Civilization Jihad Reader series publication, The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration, and the Agenda to Erase America, author James Simpson provides several crucial data points that hint at the Brotherhood’s other, Marxist-Leninist, affiliations.

  • The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the grant making vehicle of the USCCB. It was founded in Chicago in 1969 with the help of radical organizer Saul Alinsky specifically to fund Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF).
  • CCHD has been a radical leftist funding vehicle ever since, giving millions to ACORN, the radical training school, Midwest Academy and others. IAF receives the largest percentage of CCHD grants of any CCHD grantee.

In a Metro Industrial Areas Foundation action memo dated 20 November 2016 and published by member organization ‘Dupage United’ on 9 December 2016, USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal is listed among the leadership. The …And Take Counsel section on the USCMO website states, “When we speak with one clear, communal voice, our advice can help true the direction of American society toward justice.” It must be understood, however that within Islam, the word ‘justice’ means ‘shariah’ and only shariah. Thus, the Muslim Brotherhood version of social justice is not intended as benevolence towards non-Muslims; quite to the contrary. Rather, in true Saul Alinsky form, the aim of the Red-Green Axis is anarchy intended to collapse the U.S. system of Constitutional law and order.

Jammal is fully cognizant that the Muslim Brotherhood’s manipulation of progressive leftist social justice entities aligned with the Red-Green Axis is strategic for the advancement of the settlement process. The Muslim Brotherhood has both co-opted the interfaith religious dialogue movement and mastered the operational mechanics of the political process in the U.S. to advance Islam’s shariah objectives. That Jammal works so closely with IAF leadership should be a red flag warning and belies what the USCMO shares with non-Muslims when it says: “Our well-deliberated and sincerely expressed words for the benefit of the nation can fortify attitudes that propagate harmony between people and institutionalize policies that spread prosperity to all.”

This revelation, that the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood works directly with the Marxist-Leninist Alinsky-founded IAF at the highest levels, lends yet additional substance to the overall Red-Green Axis, whose seemingly disparate elements nevertheless have been collaborating to bring down this Republic for some time. Forthcoming CSP publications will delve even further into the Brotherhood-IAF connection.