The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America
a book by Andrew C. McCarthy
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is the sophisticated forces of Islamism, which have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security, but to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy—freedom and individual liberty. In The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy provides a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep.
McCarthy is the former federal prosecutor who convicted the notorious “Blind Sheikh” and other jihadists for waging a terrorist war that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In his national bestseller, Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter 2008), he explored government’s conscious avoidance of the terrorist threat, which made the nation vulnerable to mass-murder attacks. In The Grand Jihad, he exposes a more insidious peril: government’s active concealment of the Islamist ideology that unabashedly vows to “conquer America.” With the help of witting and unwitting accomplices in and out of government, Islamism doesn’t merely fuel terrorism but spawns America-hating Islamic enclaves in our midst and gradually foists Islam’s repressive law, sharia, on American life. The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that also seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order. The prognosis for liberty could not be more dire.
Worshippers flood the Grand mosque, its roof, and all the areas around it during night prayers in Mecca
“Our freedom is under assault as never before. For years, we’ve known about the Left’s campaign to undermine our constitutional liberties and about radical Islam’s campaign to destroy our way of life. What we now see, thanks to Andy McCarthy’s piercing eye and gripping narrative, is that these campaigns work together, seamlessly. The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America tells a story America needs to hear.”—Rush Limbaugh
"Once I opened the first page, I could not put it down. McCarthy has produced an unparalleled masterpiece that every American must read."—Steven Emerson, Bestselling author of American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us, and five other books; Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism
"When prosecution rather than war was our means of fighting terrorism, Andy McCarthy was the tip of the spear. Now that we are at war, a new set of challenges besets us (including going back to prosecution as a means of fighting). And, once again, Andy McCarthy is the tip of the spear--in educating and warning us both about the threat from radical Islam and the dangers of our own fecklessness in fighting it. Everything Andy writes is must-reading, and must-heeding."—William J. Bennett, Washington Fellow, The Claremont Institute; Radio Host
The threats to our freedom and our security are not separate. For years, statists and Islamists have made common cause in a civilizational war. Their target is our Constitution and the culture of individual liberty that makes America, America
"The threats to our freedom and our security are not separate. For years, statists and Islamists have made common cause in a civilizational war. Their target is our Constitution and the culture of individual liberty that makes America, America. In The Grand Jihad, Andy McCarthy unveils this conspiracy like it’s never been exposed before. This is a clarion call from a fearless fighter for freedom. Read this book and you’ll understand what we’re up against and why we have to stop it."—Mark R. Levin, author of the Number One Bestseller Liberty & Tyranny; Radio Host
"Do you care about the survival of our country? Then you must read this book. The brilliant, brave, and stalwart Andy McCarthy exposes how our external Islamist enemies join with our internal Alinskyite enemies to destroy all that we hold dear. Every American must understand how the Grand Jihad of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Western civilization-undermining agenda of the Revolutionary Left operate in deadly sync. As McCarthy shows, this sabotage is taking place on our college campuses, in our courts, and with invaluable help from the enablers of the Obama White House. We must not submit."—Michelle Malkin, author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies
Andrew C. McCarthy was a top federal prosecutor involved in some of the most significant cases in recent history. Decorated with the Justice Department’s highest honors, he retired from government in 2003, after helping launch the 9/11 investigation. He is one of America’s most persuasive voices on national security issues and author of the bestseller Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad. Currently, he is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute in Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor at National Review.
Decorated with the Justice Department’s highest honors, Andrew C. McCarthy retired from government in 2003, after helping launch the 9/11 investigation. He is one of America’s most persuasive voices on national security issues
As McCarthy sees it, "After surveying one hundred randomly selected mosques across the United States, the authors found that 81 percent of them disseminated Islamic texts that advocate violence. In nearly 85 percent of the mosques, the imam favorably recommended this literatu: for study by congregants. Moreover, 58 percent of the mosques invited guest lecturers known for promoting violent jihad. The authors showed significant correlation between the availability of literature endorsing violence and observable sharia compliance (e.g., women wearing the hijab)."
9/11 pentagon attack by radical Islamics
And McCarthy goes on, "So, of all the planet's potentates, why would an American president demean his station in homage to this one? [King Abdullah bin Abdul Azziz] Because Saudi Arabia is the cradle of Islam. More specifically, it is the bottomless purse and symbolic crown of a movement which aims at nothing less than supplanting Western political, economic, and cultural values. The subversion of those values is Obama's fondest wish: the work of his presidency, the Hope behind the Change. The president was bowing to a shared dream."
And McCarthy continues, "For these suddenly ascendant leftists, the United States is the permanent culprit in tensions between America and Islam. The United States, in fact, is the permanent culprit, period. The left has thus made common cause with Islam—or, at the very least, with Islamism, Islam's large fascistic subset that is driven by the religion's dehumanizing supremacism. Contrary to popular belief, this supremacist ideology, because it is rooted in doctrine, is entirely mainstream in the Muslim world."
Obama played the race card to get elected, then used it often in his 8 years of Obamatopia
And finally, "Alinskyites [like Obama] . . . bore in, hollowing out the system from within . . . . Their single, animating goal is to overthrow the capitalist social order, which they claim to see as racist, corrupt, exploitative, imperialist, etc." Obama has a goal of being a revolutionary who dreamed of overthrowing the free-market republic he was part of and replacing it with a liberal Obamatopia. So he befriended black terrorists like black-liberationist Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and Bernardine Dohrn. Obama rejects bourgeois values as he acts to tear down the existing order in order to achieve "social justice." Yes, he is a social justice warrior, or SJW. Like the Antifa. Grievance-mongering, race-obsessed Obama had sat in Reverend Jeremiah Wright's Black Liberation Theology church for 20 years. It was a pseudo-Christian Marxism with anti-Semitic overtones and most clearly defined by its anti-Americanism. A hell of a "religious preference" for even a candidate, much less a president—who spent 8 years creating racial division. See How Obama Betrayed America....And No One Is Holding Him Accountable.
Obama rejects bourgeois values as he acts to tear down the existing order in order to achieve 'social justice.' Yes, he is a social justice warrior, or SJW. Like the Antifa. These are the losers who were apparently pushing protesters toward violence and vandalism and arson in the George Floyd protests in May of 2020.
Talk to Antifa SJWs and you find most are thrillseeking thugs who just want to rumble and who use events like the George Floyd protests as an excuse to exploit—their disgraceful conduct at the protests exposed their true nature
It is important to note that for decades, U.S. universities have been giving students a very bleak multiculturalist perspective of our Founders and ancestors as nothing but warring, violent, rapacious, racist, murderous, slave-holding imperialists who murdered our native Americans, robbed Mexico of our Southwest which had belonged to them, and used colonialist exploitation of oil-rich Muslim lands to sate our endless greed. The Muslims that hear about our colleges' disdain for America will be concluding that the Satan that is the West is corrupt to the core and only Islam is a respectable religion. Islamics are correct that many Westerners are corrupt murderers, but then the same can be said of many Muslims.
Many fundamentalist Muslims are trying their best to keep those of their faith back in the Thirteenth Century—this will fail in a world of 8 billion people
We know that there are many problematic parts of both Christian and Islamic holy books. The Bible really does advocate child abuse (so does the Koran)!:
Prov 23:13: "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die."
Prov 23:14: "Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell (Shoel)."
After seeing this, many a good parent has started beating his/her kids, in spite of the availability of actual proven scientific knowledge in modern childraising books, simply because the Bible recommends it and the Bible is supposed to be the word of God and “God is infallible.” Please ask yourself whether or not all of human science is wrong and therefore we should discard all books and use the Bible as our sole childraising manual, abuse advice and all! (The Koran has similar advice.) Holy books are a reflection of the times in which they were written, and need to be read in that spirit. They couldn't help it they were so ignorant (compared to modern mankind) that they thought child abuse was a fine idea. But we CAN stop allowing such obscenities to affect our thoughts and actions!
Obama HUSSEIN has clearly chosen a side in The Grand Jihad, much to the delight of radical Islamism, which have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security, but to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy
The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America clearly outlines the Islamists' intent to establish a global caliphate, as well as the Liberal Left's misguided ideas to embrace the Islamists to reform them, which Obama HUSSEIN misled us to do. As a result the Liberal Left have enabled and empowered the Islamists to populate sleeper cells around the world in nearly every nation as the Islamists then proceed to undermine and sabotage society after society as they forcibly institute Sharia law around the globe. Worse still is the guarantee that if Islamists do not successfully institute Sharia law everywhere, the Islamists promise to bring civil war to every nation in which they live. Or hit us with another 9/11. The multiculturalist, Marxist, socialist, political-correctness-obsessed Left was only too happy to invite these anti-American Islamists into our country, since they are anti-Americans as well.
Islam is not a religion, but a well-planned ideology, and a death wish for every Infidel (us Americans, who mostly just have our heads in the sand)
Leftists' ignorance means the danger of our universities, Hollywood, and the media becoming propaganda instruments of the infiltrating jihadists, who led Hussein Obama down the garden path and proceeded to convince ignorant, politically correct multiculturalists that paranoia about Islamists infiltrating our society was politically incorrect. Presto! Leftists were onboard the Islamists invasion
With leftists stifling criticism with terms like Islamophobe, we have an uphill battle seeking out active terrorists. Islam is not a religion, but a well-planned ideology, and a death wish for every Infidel (us Americans, who mostly just have our heads in the sand). The author is knowledgeable on the subject and we feel his motives are to save our country and our culture for future generations. Coupled together, Jihad and the Left mean certain destruction for the West. Jihadists represent extreme danger and a need for better interior security for the U.S. as well as more discriminating against Islamists at borders. The Leftists represent the danger of our universities, Hollywood, and the media becoming propaganda instruments of the infiltrating jihadists, who led Hussein Obama down the garden path and proceeded to convince ignorant, politically correct multiculturalists that paranoia about Islamists infiltrating our society was politically incorrect. Presto! Leftists were onboard the Islamists invasion.
Islamists' intent is to establish a global caliphate, which Leftist, anti-American extremists like Obama embrace—read up on sharia before you follow his lead (it turns out that it would be an ugly, sexist, anti-humanist nightmare)
The first section of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America dealt with sharia and Islamic law. Apparently, Muslims want to force the world law to abide by sharia via a Caliphate. Sharia law says women must be covered from head to toe with only part of their faces showing. They must have no contact with men or go outside the home without their husbands. They are not allowed to drive. They are not allowed to be educated. All children belong to the husband. If the women are raped, their husbands may divorce them or kill them. If they live, they must marry the rapist or be imprisoned. Canada has very liberal immigration laws for all foreign immigrants, so there are many Muslims there. They recently forced a vote for sharia and it narrowly lost. Had they won, Imams would be doling out barbaric sharia-based punishments. The penalty for renouncing Islam is death, sometimes by pouring boiling oil down the offender's throat.
All during his formative years, Obama attended Muslim schools and has been heard chanting beautifully the Muslim call to prayer. Obama created new positions for his Communist revolutionary friends once he was in the Oval Office. We need to understand the objectives behind the actions of the Islamists and the way the American Left is falling for it. The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America should be viewed as a wake-up call for all of us.
We need to understand the objectives behind the actions of the Islamists and the way the American Left is falling for it. The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America should be viewed as a wake-up call for all of us
The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America supplies the facts about an intentional assault on the United States through the combined efforts of the Left (via the media and academy) and the Islamists (primarily via the Muslim Brotherhood). The book shows the parallels between communist ideology and sharia law in reference to the role of the individual in the community. This commonality in ideology, which contradicts the spirit of the U.S. founding and Constitution, helps clarify why there can be and is a working partnership between the radical Left and radical Islam. The Left's incredibly naive political correctness religion and starry-eyed, ignorant, multicultural delusions have made America vulnerable to exactly the infiltration and sabotage the Islamists are cursing us with now and for the past decade.
If we adopted Sharia in the U.S., the first thing the Islamists would do is get the NSA to burn the constitution and start over from scratch, with the Left's and Antifa's help, since Leftists hate America, our Constitution, our freedoms, and our First Amendment
Amazon reviewer Douglas P. Dahl says it best, with an excellent review of McCarthy's book: "Our greatest strength as a nation is our freedom. Paradoxically, it's also our greatest vulnerability. Radical Islamists--those who envision a global caliphate under sharia law--know how to exploit this vulnerability to advance their authoritarian agenda. They also know how to play on our captivity to political correctness and manipulate our guilt over the racial sins of our past. McCarthy shows how Islamists have joined forces with the other imminent threat to our freedoms, leftist collectivism, to re-make America into a top-down authoritarian state. The threat to the freedoms guaranteed under the Bill of Rights is obvious, but our leaders, through willful blindness or cowardice, refuse to stand up to the threat. McCarthy's book represents the only effective weapon against the Islamist threat--exposure to the light--that offers a chance to face it and take a stand for our freedom." (Source: Our Greatest Vulnerability, Douglas P. Dahl, Amazon reviewer)
McCarthy's book represents the only effective weapon against the Islamist threat--exposure to the light--that offers a chance to face it and take a stand for our freedom
Both the Left and Islam—in spite of all their inconsistencies—are united in the person of Barack Hussein Obama. He is the literal incarnation of the subversive Left-Islam plot to sabotage America. He hates capitalism as well as America—he was raised by communists. Obozo has consistently lied about his associations, history, beliefs and intentions. He does it with a straight face in keeping with the Islamic code of Taqi'iya, in which it is permissible and desirable to lie to one's enemies. It is interestingly also completely in keeping with the teachings of Saul Alinsky—Obama is an Alinsky scholar—who taught that lies and disinformation were excellent techniques in unnerving enemies.
Obozo has consistently lied about his associations, history, beliefs and intentions. He does it with a straight face in keeping with the Islamic code of Taqi'iya, in which it is permissible and desirable to lie to one's enemies
The Obama that was supposed to stop the madness and get our government to go from a murderous, secrecy obsessed bully to a peaceful nation that ended its illegal, genocidal wars, and begin focusing on the needs of the people and the crumbling infrastructure? There never was such a person. OBomb'em merely put on an act during his campaign and everything he said was a lie. He came into office, gave the rich tax breaks, gave the rich corporations huge bailouts, oppressed and persecuted whistleblowers way more than Bush ever did, kept up Bush's military adventures, and became so enamored with the drone assassination program that he created Terror Tuesday where he and his flunkies would figure out who they ought to be killing that week. It surely makes people with the ability to think wonder why we bother with campaigns and elections since in what world does anything they say have anything to do with what they actually do? It's all irrelevant, a fraud, a fake, a sham, and a hoax. But we are still a democracy, right? Not even close! See Democracy—an American Delusion. See The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals.
Obozo oppressed and persecuted whistleblowers way more than Bush ever did, kept up Bush's military adventures, and became so enamored with the drone assassination program that he loved figuring out who to kill next
"The author became schooled in radical Islam through on-the-job training. As a federal prosecutor, McCarthy led the team of U.S. lawyers that obtained the conviction of "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman for involvement in multiple terror activities. . . . The scope of the book is ambitious. McCarthy describes the Islamist threat in the United States with a special focus on the leftist-Islamist alliance. Many readers might be perplexed initially that leftists and Islamic ideologues would sup together, let alone pool their efforts. McCarthy skillfully unravels their twisted partnership; despite the vast divisions in their social and political agendas, Islamists and leftists are united in hate against the world's capitalist and Christian colossus." (Source: The Grand Jihad How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, Mark Silinsky of the U.S. Department of the Army, Middle East Quarterly)
"Now a prolific analyst at the National Review Institute in Washington, D.C., McCarthy is the former federal prosecutor who obtained convictions of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called 'blind sheikh,' and several like-minded extremist Muslims for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center—militant Islam's first major attack in the United States.
"In his first book, Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (2008), McCarthy argued, persuasively I believe, that despite the September 11 attacks, America's desire to ignore or downplay the threat of militant Islamic terrorism continues to endanger national security.
A picture is worth a trillion words—here, in a nutshell, is the plan the Islamics have for our future, and the foolish PC Leftist multiculturalists are helping them achieve their plan, believing it's the leftists' way of being politically correct!
"But in his new book, McCarthy goes further, arguing that Muslim terrorism is but one manifestation of a more insidious peril: the largely peaceful effort by Islamists to 'conquer America,' that is, to use our own traditions of tolerance and political inclusion gradually to impose sharia, which he calls Islam's inherently repressive holy law, throughout the country, ultimately throughout the world. In this "sabotage" campaign, he argues, the militants are aided by witting and unwitting accomplices—leftist officials in and out of government, a biased, lazy, clueless media; and in particular, President Barack Obama, whose impulses and policies, McCarthy charges, are helping advance militant Islam's cause." (Source: Know Thy Enemy, Judith Miller, Claremont Review of Books)
"In 1991, the Brotherhood’s top leader in America wrote a memorandum for the Brothers to make them understand their present purposes — and, in so doing, provided the title of this book. They were engaged, he explained, in '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 believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.' Had he known that the FBI would obtain this document, he might have been more guarded. Yet today’s foremost spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, boasts in much the same manner: “We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America, not through the sword but through dawa [the Arabic for proselytizing, or outreach]. . . . Much more extraordinary, much more damaging, is the support given by the Left to Islamism. In McCarthy’s judgment, these partners may look improbable but actually they are two of a kind: 'The essentials of their visions coalesce: They are totalitarian, collectivist, and antithetical to . . . individual liberty.'” (Source: Islamism Resurgent: A Review of The Grand Jihad, David Pryce-Jones, National Review)
Islam's understanding of freedom (hurriyya) is of 'perfect slavery to Allah' and is completely opposed to Western notions of freedom
"McCarthy's central theme is that there is a determined group of radical Islamists working in America for a 'Grand Jihad' aimed at eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within. McCarthy argues: 'This grand-jihad-by-sabotage has been underway for nearly a half century. Its bottom-up elements have stressed Islamist domination of Muslim education, community centers, and mosques. That means it is now raising, in our midst, its third generation of operatives and sympathizers.' Such developments are to be understood, he says, within a global Islamic context, past and present and doctrinal. Islam's understanding of freedom (hurriyya) is of 'perfect slavery to Allah' and is completely opposed to Western notions of freedom. Islam is a totalitarian religion both through its concept of jihadism, and with its goal of the universal imposition of Shari'ah on all the peoples of the world." (Source: The Grand Jihad, WikiIslam)
As you will learn in The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, Islamicists are engaged in a decades-old plan of inserting their freedom-hating culture of sharia into our nation, spawning America-hating Islamic enclaves in our midst and gradually foisting Islam’s repressive law, sharia, on American life. The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that also seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order. The prognosis for liberty could not be more dire as Islam-raised Obama welcomed these freedom-hating infiltrators into our government. Trump, for all his flaws, at least has the good sense to mistrust Islamics in general, and Islamicists in particular. Trump wants to make America great, while the radical left and the Islamicists hate capitalism and America and want to replace it with a socialist utopia which the left calls socialism even though it is Marxism, and the Islamicists call it Islamized America even though it is the horror called sharia.