By: Robert Spencer | Jihad Watch
“State Sen. Patrick Colbeck in a Thursday speech defended unsubstantiated claims of the Muslim Brotherhood installing ‘civilization jihad’ in the U.S.”
Unsubstantiated? Really? A captured internal Muslim Brotherhood document states: “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is 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 the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
This document was “entered into court evidence by Justice Department prosecutors in the largest terrorism financing trial in American history, and later cited affirmatively by the federal judge in the case and cleared by the federal appeals court.” Also:
…the Justice Department states that:
1) Two Islamic organizations – the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) – were created by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood (based on other trial evidence as well as the Explanatory Memorandum);
2) The Explanatory Memorandum was authored by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Shura Council member Mohamed Akram Adlouni;
3) That the memo describes the Brotherhood’s strategic goal as “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying Western Civilization from within.”
The article below also states: “On the Senate floor, Colbeck also alluded back to unfounded claims that Abdul El-Sayed, a Democratic candidate for governor and Muslim-American doctor, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. He argued that the organization has support from the Muslim Student Association, which El-Sayed participated in while attending the University of Michigan. The Muslim Student Association is a network of college students at campuses nationwide who meet to celebrate Islamic culture.”
The MSA is indeed a Muslim Brotherhood organization. It is listed in that Muslim Brotherhood document as one of its allied organizations. And here is how it “celebrates Islamic culture” on American campuses. From Discover the Networks:
- On October 22, 2000, Ahmed Shama, then-president of the UCLA Muslim Students Association, led a crowd of demonstrators at the Israeli consulate in chants of “Death to Israel!” and “Death to the Jews!” One guest speaker at the event was Hussam Ayloush, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which co-sponsored the rally. In his speech, Ayloush solicited contributions for the Holy Land Foundation, which was a supporter and fundraiser for Hamas.
- MSA members at UCLA have raised money for Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists at their annual “Anti-Zionist Week.”
- In March 2003, guest speaker Muhammad Faheed told an MSA meeting at Queensborough Community College in New York, “The only relationship you should have with America is to topple it!”
- At its Annual Conference in 2003, the Iowa MSA invited, as a guest speaker, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, who had previously, proudly identified himself as “a supporter of the Hamas movement.”
- The University of Southern California MSA invited Taliban ambassador Sayyid Hashimi to speak on campus six months before 9/11.
- The MSA chapter at California State University-Northridge held a fundraiser for Islamic Relief Worldwide, an organization that received a $50,000 contribution from a pro-Osama bin Laden front group based in Canada.
- In 2002, James Madison University”s MSA sponsored a “Jihad” panel that included Dr. Abdulrahman Hijazi, who had previously extolled an Islamic suicide bomber as a “martyr” whose actions were animated by hopes of securing “the mercy of Allah” by way of “one of the greatest good deeds, which is jihad.”
- In 2003, University of Idaho MSA president Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, who had sought access to a chemical lab containing nuclear material, was ordered deported because he worked for the al Qaeda-tied Islamic Assembly of North America.
- At the 7th annual MSA West Conference held at the University of Southern California in January 2005, former MSA UCLA member Ahmed Shama said: “We want to restore Islam to the leadership of society.”¦ The goal “¦ is the reestablishment of the Islamic form of government.” Shama praised Hamas and Hezbollah for being “uncompromising” on their principles, and for refusing to “shake hands with the other side.” He lauded the terrorist leader Muqtada al-Sadr for “legitimately fighting against [U.S.] occupation” in Iraq. He identified Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood as part of the “mainstream Islamic movement.” And he praised Hamas” resolve that “the only solution to the current [Israeli] occupation is military resistance.”
- At the February 2006 MSA West Conference at Sacramento State University, guest speaker Abdel Malik-Ali praised the late Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin and rejoiced at Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s failing health. He also said, “Last week, we were all feeling so good — we were all feeling so good — because of what happened with Hamas” — a reference to the fact that the terrorist group had just won a large percentage of seats in the Palestinian Authority (PA) elections.
- At MSA’s West Zone Conference on the UC-Berkeley campus in April 2007, MSA West president Amir Mertaban delivered a speech in which he emphasized the importance of unwavering loyalty to all fellow Muslims, regardless of what transgressions they may have committed: “Don’t ever compromise on Islam! And don’t ever compromise on your Muslim brothers and sisters in which you have no evidence. Osama bin Laden – I don’t know this guy. I don’t know what he did. I don’t know what he said. I don’t know what happened. But we defend Muslim brothers and we defend our Muslim sisters to the end…. In every aspect of Islam you are confident. Four wives? Yes men are allowed to have four wives within this context. Jihad? Yes Jihad! Jihad is the tightest thing in Islam. Don’t compromise on these little things. Be proud of it. Why? Because Islam is a perfect religion.–
- Each year since 2005, MSA and many of its campus chapters have participated in “Israeli Apartheid Week,” a series of events designed “to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns” against the Jewish state.
But AP doesn’t tell you any of this, and paints Colbeck as a crank dealing in conspiracy theories. This is the number that the establishment media has done on the American people for well over a decade now: all those who call attention to the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat are universally portrayed as racist nutters, not to be taken seriously by decent, thinking people. Meanwhile, the jihad advances.
“Michigan candidate criticized over anti-Muslim remarks,” by Alice Yin, Associated Press, April 26, 2018:
LANSING, Mich. — A Republican gubernatorial candidate was rebuked by colleagues Thursday for peddling “conspiracy theories” about Muslims on the floor of the Michigan Senate.
State Sen. Patrick Colbeck in a Thursday speech defended unsubstantiated claims of the Muslim Brotherhood installing “civilization jihad” in the U.S. The comments came two days after Buzzfeed News reported he made similar statements in a private meeting this month.
Democrats swiftly panned Colbeck’s remarks. Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich said the message continues “to prove that he’s an ass,” while Sen. David Knezek termed Colbeck’s behavior as “a cheap rip-off of Joseph McCarthy.”
“I hope you’re looking at me, senator, as I call you a coward,” said Knezek, a Democrat from Dearborn Heights. “These comments are nothing more than that of a bully.”
On the Senate floor, Colbeck also alluded back to unfounded claims that Abdul El-Sayed, a Democratic candidate for governor and Muslim-American doctor, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. He argued that the organization has support from the Muslim Student Association, which El-Sayed participated in while attending the University of Michigan.
The Muslim Student Association is a network of college students at campuses nationwide who meet to celebrate Islamic culture.
Michigan’s Republican Party distanced itself from Colbeck’s “conspiracy theories” in a statement by spokeswoman Sarah Anderson, but GOP politicians vying to replace Gov. Rick Snyder are largely sidestepping the controversy.
Republican front-runner Bill Schuette, Michigan’s attorney general, believes “all people must be treated with dignity and respect,” spokesman John Sellek said.
Schuette’s rival, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, did not respond to a request for comment, while the fourth candidate, Dr. Jim Hines from Saginaw, said Colbeck should understand his constitutional pledge to not discriminate based on faith. Republican leadership in both chambers declined to comment.
Polls have shown Colbeck in the single digits.
Democratic Rep. Abdullah Hammoud of Dearborn, one of the nation’s biggest Arab communities, said Colbeck should resign immediately for remarks that “reek of desperation and echo the sounds of a political career coming to its rightful end.”
Republican political consultant Dennis Darnoi said he doesn’t believe Colbeck’s sentiments will have much sway on Michigan’s GOP base this year. Colbeck’s speech was a “self-serving” stunt, he said….