“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”. When President Obama said this to the UN General Assembly, we had no idea what he actually meant by it. We weren’t aware that the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had met with the Muslim Brotherhood and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and assured them she would help to pass an embargo on all unsanctioned discussions of Islam as a matter of International law through the UN (UN Resolution 1618).

Last Sunday, American Freedom Alliance’s Literary Café hosted Stephen Coughlin, author of, “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad”. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute. Coughlin is a lawyer, retired military officer and former Joint Chiefs of Staff intelligence analyst. As an expert on Islam his job was to brief leading commands, and senior service staff institutions, including the National Defense University, the Army and Navy War Colleges, the Marine Corps-Quantico, the State Department and the FBI. The special operations community dubbed his briefings “Red Pill” briefings, a reference to an iconic scene in The Matrix.

Coughlin was accompanied by Anthony Poole, a counterterror analysis, who traveled to Egypt with Coughlin in 2014.

In 2011, Hesham Islam , a top Pentagon aide to Deputy Secretary of State, Gordon England, began a campaign to get the Pentagon not to renew Coughlin’s contract. Coughlin’s briefing explained the motivation of the Islamic extremists. He explained that Islam is supported and enforced by the force of law (Shariah). One cannot be separated from the other. Muslims are not allowed to explain verses of the Qur’an based on their opinion but are required to check how it is understood by scholars of the Sacred Law who came before. Shariah is not a severable element of Islam and cannot be left out of the analytical process.

Coughlin told the group Islamists believe their doctrine. They tell you what it is. We need to hear them. They believe they have already won the war (caliphate) in the Middle East. They are working on how to win the war here, in the United States. They are intent on infiltrating our government and getting us to do the job for them. It appears they have successfully calculated that they could win by convincing our national security leaders of the immorality of studying and knowing the enemy.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and people affiliated with them have been identified by our government as providing material support to terrorism in federal court, but some of these same people are being used as cultural experts and community outreach partners in our government. Coughlin says far from moderate, the Muslin Brotherhood is the most dangerous player in the War on Terror.

The Brotherhood’s goal is to destroy the First Amendment by using political correctness and social science. I had wondered why the Muslim community had been silent on gay marriage, as they condemn homosexuality, but they recognize that it is the most effective way to harm the First Amendment. To deny taqiyya (permissible lying to further the cause of Islam) is to not know your enemy.

Hesham Islam was successful in getting Coughlin fired from his job and truth of Islam purged from all military discussions, manuals and documents. The White House and Pentagon say the Islamic State is not Islamic. What? ISIS tells us their actions are based on Islam. Our government is putting us in danger by pretending ISIS, al Qaeda, Hamas, etc. are just random rag tag groups of extremists. They are waging jihad and it is based on Islam and their mission is to convert everyone to Islam either by persuasion or force.

Our government pretends Major Nidal Hasan murdering 13 and wounded 30 while yelling “Allah Akbar” was work place violence and all the terrorism that has happened since 9/11 is just random acts by crazy people. As our government brings in hundreds of thousands of un-vetted Muslim “refugees” from the Middle East, ISIS is recruiting them to commit lone wolf attacks. These are even more frightening because they can happen anywhere, anytime.

Not only was the idea that Islam is responsible for terrorism purged from our government, so were individuals who believed that was true. Interestingly, so was Hesham Islam when people looked into his resume and his official life story and found “discrepancies”.

Coughlin had also briefed members of Congress. Congressman (her preference) Bachmann tried to get Congress to investigate the many, many Muslims working in the White House and Pentagon and was soundly criticized even by her own party. Senators McCain and Graham being some of the harshest critics. One has to ask how people who have had close affiliations to terrorist organizations get security clearances.

Not only doesn’t our government have a functional knowledge of Islamic Law, our national security leaders have taken active measures to suppress it. In 1955, former Supreme Court Justice, former Chief U.S. Prosecutor at Nuremberg, and former U.S. Attorney General Robert Jackson said Islamic law is incompatible with our Constitution. He said the law of the Middle East is the antithesis of Western law.

By this time the audience was understandably frightened. When asked what to do, neither Coughlin nor Poole had an answer. As long as our government won’t recognize who we are fighting, we can’t win. But a beginning is having the knowledge of what we face and spread it to all you know. We must elect people who are willing to identify the enemy.


About madderthanhell

Retired casting director. Mother of two daughters. Grandmother of twin boys and two step grandsons. Lived in California all my life. Co-organizer of two Tea Parties. Past member of Republican Central Committee.
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  1. tbdancer says:

    Should be PROPHET of Islam. Otherwise, excellent column.

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