October 25, 2011Clare Lopez
Family Security Matters
Across a vast expanse of the Muslim world, from Tunisia to Pakistan, the forces of Islam are rising. Tunisian voters have given the Al Nahda (Muslim Brotherhood) party a dominant position in the assembly that will write the country’s new constitution. In Libya, Chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, has declared he seeks to make Islamic law the basis for legislation.
In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood campaigns under the slogan, “Islam is the Solution” as Coptic Christians face the worst persecution in decades. Israel just released hundreds of Palestinian terrorists with blood on their hands to ransom Gilad Shalit, an IDF hostage long held by HAMAS in Gaza.
In Syria, Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite dictatorship faces a motley opposition grimly determined to bring it down. With United States (U.S.) backing, the Turks have arranged that most members of the just announced Syrian National Council are Muslim Brothers or like-minded shariah-promoters.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai (the one the U.S. has sacrificed thousands of dead and injured troops and billions of dollars to defend) announced that, should it come to conflict between Pakistan and the U.S., he wants to be clear that he will stand with…Pakistan. He’s in talks with the Taliban, too (so are we). And, just to round out the neighborhood, the powerful Pakistani army commander, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, issued a warning to the U.S. about any moves against the murderous Haqqani Network long sheltered and supported by our Pakistani “ally,” because Pakistan has nukes.
Here at home, the Obama administration’s Justice Department has launched a to extirpate from all under its purview (FBI on down to local law enforcement) any mention of Islamic doctrine, law, or scriptures as a source of motivation for jihadi terrorism. Instructors and trainers who dared inform government students that this is exactly what the jihadis themselves assert are to be blacklisted from ever teaching on a USG contract again.
Pretty much a clean sweep for the forces of Islam wherever one looks these days.
Family Security Matters Contributor Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert. Lopez began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving domestically and abroad for in a variety of assignments. Now a private consultant, Lopez is a Sr. Fellow at the Policy and Vice President of the Intelligence Summit.