Capital Research Center Senior Vice President Matthew Vadum was featured in a press conference hosted by the Center for Security Policy (CSP) to launch his latest book, Team Jihad: How Sharia-Supremacists Collaborate with Leftists to Destroy the United States.
The televised conference, which you can watch here, was hosted by CSP President and CEO Frank Gaffney, and also featured Gregory Angelo, President of the Log Cabin Republicans.
From the book:
It has long been recognized that Islam and the Left can coexist without blowing each other to bits – at least for a while. They can even thrive together because they have much in common.
Islamic theologian Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi (1903 – 1979), was an intellectual jihadist leader along with his Egyptian contemporary Sayyid Qutb [who] acknowledged in The Islamic Law and Constitution that an Islamic state is necessarily totalitarian.
Egypt’s Qutb “accepted the Marxist notion of stages of history, only adding an Islamic postscript to them; he predicted that an eternal Islamic era would come after the collapse of capitalism and Communism.”
Left-wingers don’t normally come out and explicitly say they hate the United States, its political institutions, and American culture. They tend to do as radical left-wing community organizing guru Saul Alinsky – the Rules for Radicals author and inspiration to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton – counseled in his 10th rule of “the ethics of means and ends” and “clothe” their arguments “with moral garments.” They attack America, emphasizing its shortcomings past and present.
At the same time, they go to great lengths to make excuses for Islam and for Muslim supremacist behavior. They agonize over why so many Muslims hate us. They blame the Christian Crusades that began way back in the 11th century for breeding Muslim animosity toward the Western world. They blame the U.S. alliance with Israel and the presence of American troops in Saudi Arabia for sparking resentment. They blame the U.S. for being too powerful and too wealthy. They blame certain Americans for not showing Islam the respect to which they believe it is entitled.
But leftists sometimes show their hand, speaking with unaccustomed candor about why they sympathize with Islamic supremacism, jihad, and sharia.
Many Americans — well, make that most Americans — have no idea how closely figures in both major political parties, government, academia, Hollywood, grassroots activism, and other fields are working, wittingly or unwittingly, to make America safe for Islam and sharia.
With few exceptions, those in power in government are either blind to the threat that Islamic supremacism, jihad, and sharia pose to the United States and Western Civilization, indifferent to it, or willing accomplices to the Islamization process that has been moving forward in this country for years.
And that’s exactly the way those planning the next 9/11 like it.