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Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II) [Kindle Edition]

Patrick Poole , Joseph E. Schmitz , William J Boykin , Harry Edward Soyster , Henry Cooper , Michael Del Rosso , Frank J. Gaffney Jr. , John Guandolo , Clare M. Lopez , Andrew C. McCarthy
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This study is the result of months of analysis, discussion and drafting by a group of top security policy experts concerned with the preeminent totalitarian threat of our time: the legal-political-military doctrine known within Islam as "shariah." It is designed to provide a comprehensive and articulate "second opinion" on the official characterizations and assessments of this threat as put forth by the United States government. The authors, under the sponsorship of the Center for Security Policy, have modeled this work on an earlier "exercise in competitive analysis" which came to be known as the "Team B" Report. The present Team B II report is based entirely on unclassified, readily available sources. As with the original Team B analysis, however, this study challenges the assumptions underpinning the official line in the conflict with today's totalitarian threat, which is currently euphemistically described as "violent extremism," and the policies of co-existence, accommodation and submission that are rooted in those assumptions.


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LT. GEN. WILLIAM "JERRY" BOYKIN served primarily in Delta Force and Special Forces, then as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in the Pentagon, overseeing the gathering and exploitation of intelligence during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. LT. GEN. EDWARD SOYSTER served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Panama Invasion and Desert Shield/Storm. CHRISTINE BRIM is the Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Security Policy. She has over twenty years experience in risk management, business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning. AMB. HENRY F. COOPER served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and as Assistant Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Ambassador and Chief U.S. Negotiator at the Geneva Defense and Space Talks with the Soviet Union, and Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). STEPHEN C. COUGHLIN is an attorney and holds the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is a specialist on Islamic Shariah Law, Islamic doctrine and ideology, and the strategic information, international law, and intelligence. MICHAEL DEL ROSSO has served as CEO and CTO of large public companies and early stage companies. He is a Lincoln Fellow at The Claremont Institute where he is presently Research Fellow in National Security Policy, Senior Fellow for Homeland and National Security at the Center for Security Policy. FRANK GAFFNEY is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy. In 1987, Mr. Gaffney was nominated by President Reagan to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position at the Pentagon with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control and US-European defense relations. JOHN GUANDOLO is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, an Officer in the Marine Corps and a former Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Shortly after 9/11, he worked the Counterterrorism Division of the Washington Field Office, developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement. BRIAN T. KENNEDY is President of the Claremont Institute. CLARE M. LOPEZ is a a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and vice president of the Intelligence Summit. She formerly was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee. ADM. JAMES "ACE" LYONS is was Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the largest single military command in the world. ANDREW C. MCCARTHY is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Willful Blindness (2008) and The Grand Jihad. He is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, and a contributing editor at National Review. For 18 years he was an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of New York, and in 1995 he led the terrorism prosecution against the "Blind Sheikh" for the first World Trade Center bombing. PATRICK POOLE is one of the nation's leading analysts on issues related to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist activities in the United States. JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ served as the fifth Senate-confirmed Inspector General of the Department of Defense. TOM TRENTO is the Director of the Florida Security Council. J. MICHAEL WALLER is Vice President for Information Operations at the Center for Security Policy. He holds the Annenberg Chair in International Communication at the Institute of World Politics. DIANA WEST is a columnist and the author of The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization. R. JAMES WOOLSEY served as the Director of Central Intelligence (1993-95). DAVID YERUSHALMI is General Counsel to the Center for Security Policy. He is a lawyer specializing in litigation and risk analysis as it relates to geo-strategic policy, national security, securities law, and disclosure.

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  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 098229476X
  • Publisher: Center for Security Policy Press (December 20, 2011)
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175 of 195 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mandatory Reading to understand Jihad in America October 15, 2010
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This is the seminal work that our nation needs. There is finally a single all-encompassing reference that details the modern Jihad threat to the Dar Al Harb (the "house of war"). It outlines the master plan being carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood to impose Shariah Law on the United States, and those people in our own government that are not only ignoring the threat, but in some cases are actually supporting the destruction of the U.S. Consitution by abdicating their professional duty to develop an appropriate national security response.

It clarifies how Islam is NOT just a religion, but an entire way of life that includes its own codified law called Shariah, which is meant to rule over the entire world and be enforced against ALL people, not just Muslims. It identifies how Shariah Law contradicts many of the protections in the Bill of Rights, and especially women's rights (specifically, such behavior as underage and forced marriages, honor killing, female genital mutilation, polygamy, and domestic abuse including marital rape--where's the National Organization for Women (NOW) when you need them?). It clarifies how senior government officials, as well as generals and admirals in the military, are failing their oath to protect and defend the Constitution. It highlights why anyone supporting Shariah in the United States is commiting sedition and treason. It identifies how the Muslim Brotherhood are secretly waging a "stealth Jihad" through scores of front organizations.

The West is led to believe that Jihad is nothing more than an "inner struggle" while there are in fact four types of Jihad: of the heart, the tongue, the pen, and the sword.
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99 of 111 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An astonishing read November 13, 2010
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For some time now, the topics "Islam" and "Shariah", and similar terms have come up quite a lot not just in the media, but in electoral campaigns as well. Some preach that islam is quote: "A religion of peace", whilst others disagree with this notion.

And since these topics have crept up everywhere, both supporters and opponents of Shariah in particular, or Islam in general, have often accused the other side of lying, of manipulation and distoring the truth.

I myself have read a few books on the issue, and in both cases was dissapointed in finding general rants against the other side for not seeing the errors in their view.

However, I am very pleased to find this book refreshingly well written. It never gets boring, but is not written in obvious attention-grabbing language. It is mostly objective, and where needed, references are cited (which is a feature all too lacking in most books nowadays).

One may argue that the writers of the book are over-paranoid and exagerating when they name it "The threat", but the extensive research into the matter suggests that the accusations against the muslim brotherhood, which has its activies heavily analyzed here, are indeed valid. Without having to resort to petty namecalling or pseudo-theologist arguments, the book covers recent as well as past events. It argues against the engagement and adoptment to Shariah.

There are some who have claimed to me that this book was "racist", or "character-assasinating" all muslims and so on. Nothing could be further from the truth. The criticism and warning in this book is issued in respect to an ideologoy, in this case a religious ideology, and certain organizations following this religious ideology.
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81 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, the truth about Islamism October 30, 2010
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This work should be considered the starting point for unravelling the double-talk coming out of the alphabet soup American Islamist groups such as CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, MSA and the rest.

This society and the West in general had better recognize the threat posed by the stealth jihadists, who feign moderation but at every opportunity attempt to enforce Shari'a compliance.

The work of Mr. Gaffney and his associates, in putting together this study is such a breath of fresh air that it should be required reading by the incoming Congress, which will hopefully jettison the destructive approach to Islamism that this administration has adopted.

When you hear charges of Islamophobia in the West, it simply means that someone has had the courage to tell the truth.
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50 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The single most important report of the decade November 12, 2010
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I am probably an idealist to think that ours is a rational civilization and that once presented with all the facts most of the people would think rationally. This is why I believe that this book is the single most important book of the decade, and that once the facts are known people will pause and think and reassess what America's priorities should be.

Having read some three dozen books on Islam since 9/11, I was pleasantly surprised how this report managed in one volume to condense all the crucial relevant for us information on Islam I had learned in the last 9 years from various sources. The report builds an air tight case because it uses extensive quotes from the original Muslim sources as well as the writings of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams. No American will remain indifferent once he or she has read the report.

Almost all of the information presented in the report has been available on line for a long time, yet most people were either reluctant to look into this quite easily accessible information, did not know where to look or did not know its significance. This is now no longer the case since a plethora of security experts, among whom are former Director of CIA and a former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, have put their names behind this report. This is the report you should read and it carries weight.

The report makes the point that it is the US President's constitutional duty to understand the threat: "It is, therefore, fair to ask of U.S. officials with national security responsibilities whether the failure to know an enemy violates not only professional rules of competency but their solemn oath of office? After all, if an officeholder must "protect and defend against all enemies" (N.B.
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The most important book you will ever read. This nation is under attack and the political correctness will help to insure our defeat. GOD help us all.
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What a great read, and what an eye opener. This is not an indictment againt the Muslim folks it is about the radical part that threatens America. Read it a get in the know.
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Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. The Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.

Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights throught the country. On Secure Freedom Radio, Mr. Gaffney addresses current and emerging threats to national security, sovereignty and our ways of life. Featured guests have included Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, and many current and former policymakers and elected officials.

Mr. Gaffney is the lead-author of War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World (Naval Institute Press, 2005). With a foreword by former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, an introduction by Victor Davis Hanson and contributions from thirty-two other accomplished security policy practitioners, this highly acclaimed volume constitutes an "owners manual" for the new global conflict in which America finds itself engaged - the War for the Free World. War Footing draws upon the work program of the Center for Security Policy and offers practical steps for mobilizing the Nation and other freedom-loving peoples to enable their victory over those who would destroy them.

Mr. Gaffney also contributes actively to the security policy debate in his capacity as a weekly columnist for the Washington Times, TownHall.com, and JewishWorldReview.com. He is a contributor to National Review Online and his columns also appear periodically in WorldNetDaily.com, the New York Post and FrontPageMagazine.com. He is a featured weekly contributor to Hugh Hewitt's nationally syndicated radio program and a frequent guest on syndicated programs with hosts like: Lars Larsen, Monica Crowley, Janet Parshall, Michael Reagan and Jim Bohannan. In addition, he appears often on national and international television and radio news programs. Over the years, his op.ed. articles have appeared in such publications as: The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, National Review, Newsday, American Legion Magazine, and Commentary.

In April 1987, Mr. Gaffney was nominated by President Reagan to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control and U.S.-European defense relations. He acted in that capacity for seven months during which time, he was the Chairman of the prestigious High Level Group, NATO's senior politico-military committee. He also represented the Secretary of Defense in key U.S.-Soviet negotiations and ministerial meetings.

From August 1983 until November 1987, Mr. Gaffney was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle.

From February 1981 to August 1983, Mr. Gaffney was a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator John Tower (R-Texas). And, in the latter 1970's, Mr. Gaffney served as an aide to the late Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (D-Washington) in the areas of defense and foreign policy.

Mr. Gaffney holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Mr. Gaffney's leadership has been recognized by numerous organizations including: the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award (1987), the U.S. Business and Industry Council's Defender of the National Interest Award (1994), the Navy League of the United States' "Alfred Thayer Mahan Literary Achievement Award" (1999), and the Zionist Organization of America's "Louis Brandeis Award" (2003).

Mr. Gaffney was born in 1953 and resides in the Washington area.

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