Many do not realize that the ideology of al Qaeda started in the United States in 1987, ten years before Osama bin Laden declared war on America.
The ideology of al Qaeda in America may be traced back to the May 19, 1991 document An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America written by by Muslim brother Mohamed Akram.
The Explanatory Memorandum has been characterized as the Muslim Brotherhood’s Declaration of Independence from the US and the US Constitution. Mohamed Akram, its author, is referred to as the Muslim Brotherhood’s Thomas Jefferson.
According to Steve Emerson and the Investigative Project, “This May 1991 memo was written by Mohamed Akram, a.k.a. Mohamed Adlouni, for the Shura Council of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the introductory letter, Akram referenced a “long-term plan…approved and adopted” by the Shura Council in 1987 and proposed this memo as a supplement to that plan and requested that the memo be added to the agenda for an upcoming Council meeting. Appended to the document is a list of all Muslim Brotherhood organizations in North America as of 1991.”
Mohamed Adlouni is currently Secretary General of Al Quds International Institution (AQI).
Adlouni states, “Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic state, wherever it is.”
“Expand the observant Muslim base” means expand al Qaeda, a Muslim Brotherhood organization, in America.
The memorandum requires the Muslim Brotherhood establish “settlements” in the US. A settlement is defined as “That Islam and its Movement become a part of the homeland it lives in.” Establish is defined as, “That Islam turn into firmly-rooted organizations on whose bases civilization, structure and testimony are built.”
The Memorandum requires the “absorbing of Muslims” and “requires from us [the Muslim Brotherhood] to learn ‘the art of dealing with the others’.”
In order for Islam and its Movement to become “a part of the homeland” in which it lives, “stable” in its land, “rooted” in the spirits and minds of its people, “enabled” in the live [sic] of its society and has firmly-established “organizations” on which the Islamic structure is built and with which the testimony of civilization is achieved, the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry [sic] out this grand mission as a “Civilization Jihadist” responsibility which lies on the shoulders of Muslims and – on top of them – the Muslim Brotherhood in this country.
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means.
The Memorandum states:
The Ikhwan 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. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.
The settlement of America is in full swing. Following are some of the action items listed in the Explanatory Memorandum:
- The establishment of an Islamic Center or Mosque in every city.
- The “building of a county of organizations” (ISNA, MSA, CAIR).
- Creation of a television station (Al Jazeera America).
- Establishment of “Islamic schools (Gulen schools).
- Creation of “The Islamic Organization to Combat the Social ills of the U.S. Society.”
To accomplish the above actions the Memorandum lists twenty-nine “organizations and organizations of our friends” including the: Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Muslim Students Association (MSA), The Muslim Communities Associations (MCA), The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS). The Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE), Islamic Medical Association (IMA), Islamic Teaching Center (ITC), North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) and the ISNA Fiqh Committee (IFC).
The Memorandum requires, “A shift from the mentality of caution and reservation to the mentality of risk and controlled liberation.” Qu’ran 8:60 states:
“And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.”
The Memorandum and all Muslim Brotherhood organizations are in full compliance with The Memorandum and The Book.
Watch this video of Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch explaining the problem: