Americans who remain blithely unaware of the subtle, sophisticated techniques radical Islamists have used to successfully penetrate U.S. institutions should be introduced to a new documentary that explores the historical development of Jihad.
The film calls attention to a 15 page document FBI agents uncovered back in 2003 authored by the Muslim Brotherhood that outlines goals and strategies for radical Islamists operating inside the U.S. The movement's infiltration of American society includes a variety of avenues such as the manipulation of academic institutions by way of large donations, the establishment of secret communities and training camps and the radicalization of prisons and mosques, the documentary shows.
"The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision for America" is particularly relevant in light of President Obama's callow response to recent terror attacks and the administration's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted 9/11 mastermind, in New York City. As the film explains, there is now a concerted effort on the part of Islamists to exploit western freedoms as part of a "cultural jihad."
Zuhdi Jasser, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), serves as the primary narrator. He formed the organization in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks because he wanted moderate Muslims to have a platform to speak out against radical acts committed in the name of their religion.
As an alternative to overt, violent attacks, Islamists are advancing their agenda by way of stealth and with considerable assistance from America's pliable judiciary. This is what is meant by the "Third Jihad" now underway in the 21st Century. The first Jihad took place between 622-750 AD impacting the Middle-East, Central Asia, North Africa and parts of Europe, while the second Jihad occurred between 1071-1683 AD when the Turks invaded the Balkans.
Although the threat of radical Islam is does not appear as front and center here in America as it does in Europe, Jasser and other commentators warn that the U.S. is not immune to "Creeping Sharia."
Some of the extremist groups now operating in America have identified 2050 as a target date for transforming the U.S. into a Muslim country, according to the documentary. In the aftermath of the Christmas bomber, Fort Hood, Fort Dix ( and has everyone forgotten the aborted attacks in Dallas) it would seem 2010 would be a good time to jolt America's detached citizenry back to reality.