Part of the reason many Americans don’t
appreciate the significance of Osama bin Laden’s declarations of war
against the United States and the West is because they are completely
oblivious to the in-roads radical Islam has made within the United
States. Radical Islamists (i.e., Islamofascists, Wahhabis) understand
that the conflict must take place on multiple fronts: militarily,
economically, diplomatically and ideologically. Because they understand
the complexity of the confrontation and the ability of the West to adapt
to challenges – albeit lethargically – they employ multiple tactics in
their aggressive pursuit of victory. The West’s addiction to
sensationalism, epitomized by our limited attention to detail, unless it
plays in the superficial 24-hour news cycle, facilitates the successful
infiltration of radical ideology into Western society.
Much to the chagrin of the multicultural
and the proponents of diversity, those who promote radical Islamist
ideology thrive on the fact that the politically correct culture of the
West – and the United States in particular – deems it inappropriate to
question religious practices or teachings. With this politically correct
"wall of separation” in place little if any scrutiny is given to the
information disseminated within any given religious institution. This
directly facilitates the ideological advancement of Wahhabism, the most
radical and puritanical form of Islam, within the mosques of the United
To accurately understand the depth of
infiltration of the
Wahhabist ideology on American soil we need to examine the ideology
and how it is advanced within the United States.
Wahhabism is a fiercely fundamentalist
form of orthodox Sunni Islam. After a brief examination of its tenets it
is clear that it is one of division, domination and hate.
Wahhabism originated circa 1703 and is
the dominant form of Islam in Saudi Arabia. Wahhabists believe that any
and all evolution of the Islamic faith after the 3rd century of the
Muslim era – after 950 A.D. – was specious and must be expunged.
Consequently, Wahhabism is the form of Islam that Osama bin Laden and
Ayman al Zawahri practice.
This radically fundamentalist dogma is
fanatically bigoted, xenophobic and lends itself to serve as the
catalyst for much of the Islamofascist aggression being perpetrated
around the world. It is a wrathful doctrine that rejects the legitimacy
of all religious philosophy but its own. Wahhabism condemns Christians,
Jews and all other non-Muslims, as well as non-Wahhabi Muslims.
Wahhabists believe it is a religious obligation for Muslims to
hate Christians and Jews.
It stresses a worldview in which there
exist two opposing realms that can never be reconciled -- Dar
al-Islam, or House of Islam, and Dar al-Har, or House of War,
also referred to as Dar al-Kufr, House of the Infidel. When
Muslims are in the Dar al-Har, they must behave as if they were
operatives in a conflict who have been tasked with going behind enemy
lines. The Wahhabist ideology permits Muslims to exist "behind enemy
lines” for only a few reasons: to acquire knowledge, to make money to be
later employed in the jihad against the infidels, or to proselytize the
infidels in an effort to convert them to Islam.
Wahhabist doctrine specifically warns
Muslims not to imitate, befriend or help "infidels” in any way. It
instills hatred for United States because we are ruled by legislated
constitutional law rather than by tyrannical Sharia law. Wahhabists are
instructed by edict to, above all, work for the creation of an Islamic
state where ever they may dwell.
It is because of the Wahhabist ideology’s
cruel and unyielding fanaticism that we in the United States should be
concerned with its prevalence within the mosques of our nation.
After the Iranian Islamic
Revolution of 1979 – an unprecedented action by the fundamentalists of
the Shi’ite sect, the Saudi Arabian government responded by coming to
terms with the fundamentalist Wahhabist movement of the Sunni sect. The
Saudis, in return for a declaration of non-aggression, began to finance
the construction of mosques in countries around the world. An estimated
$45 billion has been spent by the Saudis to finance the building and
operational costs of mosques and Islamic schools in foreign countries,
including in North America.
Through the funding of
mosques, Islamic Centers and their operations, Saudi Arabia is exporting
the Wahhabist ideology. It is not unusual to find that the presiding
cleric in any given mosque within the United States is a Wahhabist and
that his teachings have been sanctioned and financed by the Saudi
government and vetted by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Two of the more
predominant mosques in the United States that have received funding from
the Saudi government, and that adhere to the Wahhabist ideology, are the
al Farooq mosque in Brooklyn, New York, and the King Fahd mosque in Los
Angeles, California. Both mosques welcomed a number of the hijackers who
piloted the planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field
in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11th, 2001.
Freedom House, a 501(c)(3) organization concerned with the mounting
threats to peace and democracy, released a report titled,
Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Invade American Mosques.
This examination of a comprehensive sampling of mosques and Islamic
Centers across America shows that literature available in an
overwhelming number of them indicates deference for the Wahhabist
Among some of the edicts – or fatwas
– issued through this literature:
▪ "[I]t is basic Islam to believe that
everyone who does not embrace Islam is an unbeliever, and must be called
an unbeliever, and that they are enemies to Allah, his Prophet and
▪ "[O]ur doctrine states that if you
accept any religion other than Islam, like Judaism or Christianity,
which are not acceptable, you become an unbeliever. If you do not
repent, you are an apostate and you should be killed because you have
denied the Koran.”
▪ "Be dissociated from the infidels,
hate them for their religion, leave them, never rely on them for
support, do not admire them, and always oppose them in every way
according to Islamic law.”
▪ "Never greet the Christian or Jew
first. Never congratulate the infidel on his holiday. Never befriend an
infidel unless it is to convert him. Never imitate the infidel. Never
work for an infidel. Do not wear a graduation gown because this imitates
▪ "Those who reside in the land of
unbelief out of their own choice and desire to be with the people of
that land, accepting the way they are regarding their faith, or giving
compliments to them, or pleasing them by pointing out something wrong
with the Muslims, they become unbelievers and enemies to Allah and his
▪ "To be true Muslims, we must prepare
and be ready for jihad in Allah’s way. It is the duty of the citizen and
the government. The military education is glued to faith and its
meaning, and the duty to follow it.”
With this ideology being taught in
mosques across America, there is little reason for speculating as to why
hatred exists for American principles, culture and ideology not only
within the Islamic community, but among the societally disenfranchised
and ideologically vulnerable in the United States who are being
indoctrinated into this radical form of Islam.
This brings to the forefront a bothersome
question. Why aren’t those of the American Fifth Column, who are
predisposed to seeking out the haters among us, calling out the
Wahhabist bigots who preach their hate in American mosques?
We in the West – and especially in the
United States – must immediately seek out a greater understanding of not
the basic elements of the threat of radical Islam, but the extent to
which it has already infiltrated our society. If we continue to remain
ignorant of the facts surrounding this very real war against our way of
life, we will lose our nation with nary a shot being fired.