But who exactly is the enemy and what is their agenda? The instigators of the riots in Afghanistan and Pakistan and their counterparts elsewhere are adherents more to a political ideology — some call it Islamism, others Islamofascism — than to a faith. Using organizational and coercive tactics taken right out of the Bolsheviks' play-book, this Islamist minority seeks first to dominate the Muslim faith's non-Islamist majority, then the rest of us.
The implications of the Islamofascists' concerted, highly-disciplined and organized and well-financed efforts are ominous. Unfortunately, this is true not only for places like Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the Islamists have held sway for some time, or in Saudi Arabia, the financial and ideological well-spring of modern Islamofascism. Islamism is on the march in such disparate places as Western Europe, Bosnia, Indonesia, Latin America and Africa.
Worse yet, Islamofascists are also increasingly a force to be reckoned with in America, as well. A chilling new book by noted author and investigative reporter Paul Sperry makes clear that the Islamists are well advanced in their efforts to bring jihad to a country near you.
Islamist inroads are also being made into the student populations of hundreds of colleges and universities across America by chapters of the Saudis-bankrolled Muslim Student Association.
Sperry's most alarming insights, however, concern the success Islamist organizations have had in penetrating and influencing key government agencies. He documents how the FBI has employed translators of suspect loyalties without adequate background checks. He details how political correctness has replaced common sense as federal agencies like the Pentagon, State Department, law enforcement, the intelligence services and even the White House have reached out to groups known to be sympathetic — if not actually tied to — Islamist terrorism.
In some cases, such outreach has served to legitimate the Islamists in question. For example, Sami al-Arian, an erstwhile professor at South Florida University, is defending himself against some 40 federal charges of involvement in terrorist financing and activities on the grounds that he was included in numerous meetings with senior government officials, including George W. Bush.
At the very least, these meetings have facilitated political influence operations aimed at obscuring the distinctions between non-Islamist Muslims and the Islamofascists. Sperry suggests that they have also made possible the placement of individuals who may be affiliated with the latter in key posts inside the US government.
Paul Sperry’s Infiltration comes at a time when more and more Americans are recognizing the danger to our security, society and way of life posed by Islamofascists. They see TV dramas like Fox’s 24 in which the enemy lives and works among us, even as they plot our destruction. They hear that, by some estimates, as many as 70,000 people described as “other than Mexicans,” — many of whom are believed to be from Middle Eastern nations — slipped illegally last year across our inadequately secured borders.
Thanks to Newsweek’s explosive gaffe, we now have further reason to recognize the need to isolate and destroy our Islamofascist foes, even as we seek to reach out to and empower truly non-Islamist Muslims. The latter hold the key to defeating our mutual enemy and, thereby, to avoiding the potentially apocalyptic clash of civilizations sought by that enemy.
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is the President of the Center for Security Policy and a columnist for the Washington Times.
Home Front Holy War: al Qaeda Among Us
Dale Hurd, CBN News
Veteran Washington reporter Paul Sperry also attacks claims that we are winning the war on terror. He claims, "It's a lot of window dressing, It's a lot of eye wash. It's a lot of political bluster."
Sperry is author of the new book, "Infiltration." He says that FBI field agents have been hamstrung by bureaucrats in Washington who are afraid of offending Muslims.
Sperry says, "They're frustrated because their hands have been tied. They can't go in. They want to infiltrate these hard-line mosques, these Wahabbi mosques, across the country more. They really feel these are sanctuaries of terror. These are the hubs of the terrorist support network, and they're not being allowed to go in like they want, and penetrate them."
...CBN News asked Sperry whether he agreed with the notion that the Muslim or Arab community is doing all it can to find terrorist suspects.
Sperry responded, "Not according to the case agents I talked to. They've uncovered CDs within some of these mosques, including some of the biggest mosques in Washington, right here in the President's backyard, urging, basically encouraging the Muslim congregants in these mosques to never speak to the FBI. Never."
...Counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke comments, "I think we've been lulled, over the past three years, into believing that there will not be any more attacks in the U.S. I think it's just when you get that attitude that the second wave of attack comes."
Sperry says, "Because they're here, and we're not doing enough to ferret them out. "
Kushner comments, "Those who want to target us, they lay in wait. And they'll strike again."
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Claims of Muslim Spies
Linda Vester, Fox News, March 15, 2005
Okay, now your feedback on today's show. Man, a few of you got madddddddd at me! Even loyal viewer Burt Bhatty took a swing. We'll start with my interview of the author of "Infiltration," which claims there are Muslim spies in our Pentagon and FBI:
Ms. Vester, your anti-Muslim agenda is showing... Mr. Sperry's book is part of the right-wing war against Islam and Muslims...Are there Muslim spies inside our governmental institution? You bet! But so, also, are there Jewish spies inside our governmental institutions. Yet, you do not have the courage to expose them...
--Burt Bhatty, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Burt, you're neglecting a key point here: Israelis didn't attack us in 1993, 1998, 2000 and 2001; Muslim terrorists did. Any spy in our government is a bad thing -- but let's remember who we're at war with right now, and keep that in context.
And as for my "anti-Muslim bias", are you kidding me? Hellooooo... Do you know where I studied in grad school? Do you know what I studied? Answer: Egypt and Islamic/Arab history. How many other TV anchors do you know that went to the effort of living and studying in a Muslim country? (And I still like you, despite your snarky e-mail.)
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The O'Reilly Factor
Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, March 9, 2005
O'REILLY: "Factor follow-up" segment tonight, have al Qaida terrorists infiltrated the U.S. federal government? A new book says yes, they have.
Joining us now from Washington, Paul Sperry, author of that book called "Infiltration: How Muslims, Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington."
Wow, subversives? That could mean anybody. That could mean me. All right, give me your headline here, Mr. Sperry. You've investigated this. Are there al Qaida guys running around in Washington?
PAUL SPERRY, INFILTRATION AUTHOR: Well, political correctness -- this is -- basically deals with two issues. You've got political correctness has left us vulnerable to espionage, particularly at the FBI. But other security agencies, too.
We've got, in terms of Muslim moles and sympathizers, we've got them working in the FBI and at the Pentagon as translators. We've got them working as chaplains at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which is the top recruiting ground right now for al Qaida. We've got them working even former lobbyists for convicted terrorists working in the White House, and at the Department of Homeland Security, with top secret clearance.
And a large part of why we allowed this to happen, two words, political correctness. For instance, the FBI director -- and this really comes from the top down. The FBI director, Robert Mueller, has agreed with these Muslim groups, a lot of them, who are sponsoring some of these agents in places in the government -- we've trusted them so much, he has agreed to never say the term or describe terrorism as "Islamic."
You will never hear him in a public forum actually use the phrase "Islamic terrorism" or "Islamic terrorists," and he's promised these groups that he wouldn't.
O'REILLY: OK, but...
SPERRY: Another thing...
O'REILLY: I don't care about that. I mean, that's just...
SPERRY: Well, another thing is he's putting his case agents through Muslim sensitivity training. They're frustrated as hell.
O'REILLY: Again, stupid, dopey, yes.
O'REILLY: But not dangerous.
Now, if you know -- if you know -- Paul Sperry, that there are Al Qaida embedded in our government, don't you have an obligation to tell the FBI, hey, this guy -- get him out of there? Don't you have that obligation?
SPERRY: Well, as one FBI source told me, the translation unit at the FBI -- this is the language squad where we're trusting these folks, these Arabic translators, to intercept the next Al Qaida encore attack, if there is one, the chatters, the intercepts, to clear the backlog, that these -- this translation unit one of the FBI sources described as a veritable mole house.
Another, a veteran FBI counterintelligence veteran, told me that there are at least one dozen potential espionage cases within the translation unit in the Washington field office, and we do know -- this is what's scary -- that Al Qaida has tried to penetrate the FBI in the past. A fellow by the name of Ali the American, which is Ali Mohammed, who was their top intelligence trainer, he actually applied to be a translator at the FBI.
O'REILLY: All right. So you're saying then that they -- the FBI believes that some of their translators are working for Al Qaida or other terrorist groups, but they don't know exactly who they are. That's what you're saying?
SPERRY: No. The FBI knows exactly who they are, and they're trying to keep their...
O'REILLY: Well, how come they're not in Guantanamo Bay? How come they haven't arrested them and shipped them out there?
SPERRY: They're trying to keep a lid on this because the last thing the FBI wants at the management level is another embarrassing spy scandal coming so soon on the heels of the Robert Hansen spy scandal, the Russian spy.
O'REILLY: No. They can't be playing politics with national security. Come on, Mr. Sperry. Don't tell me that.
SPERRY: Talk to investigators at the Senate -- in the Senate Judiciary Committee and, also, the inspector general over at the Department of Justice. They're investigating this.
O'REILLY: All right. Well, you've got to think -- you've got to think they're being surveilled then, if they know who these guys are. They're keeping their eye on them at the very least.
One more thing. You said the...
SPERRY: No, they're completely trusting of these folks. In fact, some who they've...
O'REILLY: You're telling me the FBI knows that they're there and they're still giving them assignments that could hurt everybody.
SPERRY: Not only giving them assignments, promoting them because they have some who have been written up because they have been up to no good. They've actually promoted them after they threatened to sue for discrimination.
O'REILLY: Do you know who these guys are?
SPERRY: They're named in the book. A lot of them are named in the book. And the case agents and some of these veteran agents actually are named as sources in the book on the record in the interviews.
O'REILLY: All right, Mr. Sperry. That sounds hard to believe. But we want people to check out your book. If it's true, it's a scandal. We thank you very much for appearing this evening.
SPERRY: When we come right back, some disturbing testimony in the Jackson case. We'll analyze what his accuser said today. And who is ahead at this point in the trial -- the prosecution or the defense? "The Factor" will have that for you as we continue all across the USA and all around the world.
Spring reading: Treadmill books for the transition from winter to summer
Marvin Olasky, World Magazine
... The Sword of Islam can be read alongside Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out, edited by Ibn Warraq (Prometheus, 2003), which includes moving testimonies by brave men and women now threatened with death because they saw the inadequacy of Islam and refused to pretend. Paul Sperry's Infiltration (Thomas Nelson, 2005) raises questions about subversion by radical Islam, and John Rodden's Scenes from an Afterlife (ISI Books, 2003) shows well why George Orwell, who exposed the major 20th-century threat, is still remembered.
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Conservative Book Club feature selection
The most dangerous Muslim radicals won't be sneaking through our borders from the Middle East -- they're already here. That's the alarming message of Washington-based investigative reporter Paul Sperry's new book, Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington.
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New book says Islamists have infiltrated Washington
Daily Times (Pakistan), April 9, 2005
WASHINGTON: A new book claims that Islamists masquerading as moderates have insinuated themselves into the very fabric of American society, to the nation's extreme peril.
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Lowry speaks about CAIR and NR
Jihad Watch, March 30, 2005
For those who insist on believing that the allies of the Islamoids are on the left. I really have to plug, once again, Paul Sperry's new book Infiltration: How Muslimb Spies and Subversives have inflitrated Washington. This may chagrin the erstewhile patriotic Christian Republican, but the real harm is being done from within the present administration.
Bush actually does believe, it seems, that Islam is a religion of peace and that the likes of Osama are aberrations. I can accept such an attitude in an ignorant cretin who lacks curiousity, but not in Rove, Norquist or Robert Muhammad Mueller and Norm Mineta.
It's all about Muslim votes and Saudi money.
Here's a link to Sperry's website Sperry Files
I'm almost finished the book, and just started the afterword. Sperry lays down 10 reasons why the Islamist supporters and facilitators (such as those in the administration) are the perfect enemy.
l. Patience (as Ayman Zawahiri said "We are a patient nation in performing the work, even if it last a long time". The 1998 US Embassy bombing took five years of planning, 9-11 took longer, and America, especially the administration and sadly JW types are back in snooze mode because they haven't hit since 9-11.
2. The language barrier, we have to rely on Arabs and Iranians for translation, ludicrous.
When Arab leaders (secular and religious) speak in English they sing one song, when the speak in Arabic they switch to offense mode.
3. All in the family. They can't be penetrated because they are a mafia, in fact more than the mafia (by the way the word mafia comes from an Arabic word, as does the "protection" racket, seems the citizens of Siciliy learned quite a bit from their Arab Conquerors.
4. Different Calendar... very important, a minor example was the Muslim prophecy posted yesterday that the US would be hit by a TSunami in 2007, which actually is roughly 2629.
5. Alias. Arabs have a very different naming system. A person can be Ali son of Marwan or Ali father of Abdullah.
6. Freedom of religon. Islam alas is considered to be a religion and only a religion, apparently very few in the west have come to terms with the fact that it is an ideology (well all religions are ideologies anyway) but Islam, unlike Judaism and Christianity, is a complete ideology, religious and political, and it is the political nature of that ideology that sets it aside and makes it a fair target, as well as removing it from the protection of religous freedom.
7. Muslims are not easily bribed.
8. Terrorism is tax exempt (a problem we in the US created by granting tax exemption to religions.)
9.Saudi Protection Thank George W. Bush and Baker Botts, Cheney, Exxon, Texaco, Mobil and their commercial ties to the House of Saud and OPEC, (and thanks to the other group of craven politicos in both political parties) who welcome the influx of OPEC and Saudi Money into their campaign funds.
10. The Racism and Bigotry Defense. (Can be dispensed with offhand because Islam is not a race, however the racism card is hard to get rid of because Jews have been playing that card against antisemites and Jews aren't a race either, it is the most disgusting, overused and misused card played - and not I am not a racist, but I am a culturist.
He also lists 10 ways to defeat them
1. Not in my backyard
2. Enforcing loyalty oaths
3. Profile Muslim travelers
4. Audit Muslim charities and mosques
5. Break off official ties with CAIR Attn: President Bush and Karl Rove
6. Expose the Saudi Embassy
7. Deny Security Clearance to Muslim Activists
8. Offer scholarships in Arabic
9. Fight Muslim activism in public schools
10 Step up counterterrorims training at Quantico.
Posted by: Giaour at March 30, 2005 09:47 PM
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They have not limited their infiltration to Germany
Little Green Footballs, March 15, 2005
FOX and Friends interviewed Paul Sperry this morning, author of Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington. He blasted CAIR's influence in D.C.
A much needed wake-up call (in the tradition of Steve Emerson) that sadly will be ignored and lambasted by the MSM, academia, and the usual suspects (like Emerson)... until it's too late.
Full post here.
Jamie Glazov, FrontPageMagazine.com, April 12, 2005
Frontpage's Interview guest today is Paul Sperry (email@example.com), a Washington, D.C.-based investigative journalist, Investor's Business Daily veteran, Hoover Institution media fellow and author of the blockbuster new book, Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington (Nelson Current, 2005)."
Read full interview here.
Is Grover Norquist an Islamist?
Daniel Pipes, DanielPipes.org, April 14, 2005
Is Grover Norquist an Islamist? Paul Sperry, author of the new book, Infiltration, in an interview calls Grover Norquist "an agent of influence for Islamists in Washington." When asked by FrontPageMag.com why a Republican anti-tax lobbyist should so passionately promote Islamist causes, Sperry implied that Norquist has converted to Islam: "He's marrying a Muslim, and when I asked Norquist if he himself has converted to Islam, he brushed the question off as too 'personal.'" As Lawrence Auster comments on this exchange, "Clearly, if Norquist hadn't converted to Islam, or weren't in the process of doing so, he would simply have answered no."
Indeed, Norquist married Samah Alrayyes, a Palestinian Muslim, on April 2, 2005, and Islamic law limits a Muslim woman to marrying a man who is Muslim. This is not an abstract dictum but a very serious imperative, with many "honor" killings having resulted from a woman ignoring her family's wishes.
Alrayyes has radical Islamic credentials of her own; she served as communications director at the Islamic Free Market Institute, the Islamist organization Norquist helped found. Now, she is employed as a public affairs officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development – and so it appears that yet another Islamist finds employment in a branch of the U.S. government.
Norquist has for some years now been promoting Islamist organizations, including even the Council on American-Islamic Relations; for example, he spoke at CAIR's conference, "A Better America in a Better World" on October 5, 2004. Frank Gaffney has researched Norquist's ties to Islamists in his exhaustive, careful, and convincing study, "Agent of Influence" and concludes that Norquist is enabling "a political influence operation to advance the causes of radical Islamists, and targeted most particularly at the Bush Administration."
But if Norquist is indeed a convert to Islam, it could be that he is not just enabling the Islamist causes but is himself an Islamist.
It's Pakistan, Stupid!
Paul Sperry, FrontPageMagazine.com, May 6, 2005
Law enforcement has a term for the period after a crisis when things revert to norm -- condition white. Well, the American people are just about there, three-and-a-half years after the 9/11 attacks.
But as the media obsess over Michael Jackson's favorite lubricants and Paula Abdul's dalliances with idol wannabes, al-Qaida is "very active" recruiting and planning to attack the United States again. "As months and years pass," Vice President Dick Cheney warns, "they are hoping that our country will grow complacent" and forget the horror of 9/11. And they're getting their wish, judging from the picayune issues that are catching the nation's attention now.
Cheney echoed President Bush's own warning a few days earlier to resist the urge to lower our guard. "One of my concerns after September the 11th is the farther away we got from September the 11th, the more relaxed we would all become and assume that there wasn't an enemy out there ready to hit us," Bush asserted.
Do they know something we don't? Short answer: yes.
Behind the scenes, homeland security officials are wringing their hands over intelligence indicating al-Qaida is preparing to attack major American cities, including Washington, using Pakistani nationals and possibly Pakistani-Americans.
Internal Department of Homeland Security documents I've obtained show officials fear Pakistan-based al-Qaida may be sending terrorists our way, including ones trained in terror camps up and running inside Pakistan -- that's right, Pakistan. The terror-training camps we shut down in Afghanistan are now open for business on the other side of the border, despite Islamabad's apparent efforts to crack down on them.
According to the closely held intelligence bulletins, officials worry Pakistanis trained in the camps are trying to sneak into America to carry out terrorist attacks. In fact, U.S. border authorities are reminded each day in shift musters that Pakistanis pose the No. 1 terrorist threat to America right now. And for the past several months, they have been under orders to increase scrutiny of travelers of Pakistani origin.
The latest advisory puts authorities on high alert for Pakistani terrorists trying to enter the U.S. with fake British passports.
"A number of Pakistani-based young men in their 20's may be traveling to the U.S. with altered United Kingdom passports in order to engage in terrorist-related activity," says the highly sensitive DHS action memo.
"Of most interest may be individuals fitting this description traveling to Washington D.C., Houston, Chicago or New York."
The FBI says al-Qaida leaders -- many of whom are believed to be hiding in Pakistan, as evidenced most recently by the capture there of senior operative Abu Farraj al-Libbi -- have discussed plans for a 9/11-type attack in which hijackers would board planes in Britain so they wouldn't have to use U.S. visas. Customs inspectors are questioning all male Pakistani travelers between the ages of 18 and 35 bearing British passports, as part of the latest DHS directive known as Intelligence Driven Special Operation #2005-07.
Even Pakistani-Americans have been subjected to special screening.
Fearing some may be returning from terrorist camps in their ancestral homeland, customs officials have been directed to not only question them about their trip and activities but to also search their arms and legs for signs of having had terrorist training. They've been told to look for anything from rope burns to bruises to possible injuries suffered from using firearms or explosives. The body searches stopped after the Pakistani Embassy complained, but they are still being asked a battery of questions.
"Many of the individuals trained in the Pakistani camps are destined to commit illegal activities in the United States," says the two-page DHS warning that launched IDSO #2004-022. (Click here to view page one and page two, parts of which I have redacted to protect some of the more sensitive countermeasures.)
The unusual steps show how desperate homeland security officials are to disrupt what they believe is a major attack planned by terrorists of Pakistani origin.
At the same time, U.S. immigration authorities are targeting Pakistanis living illegally in America for deportation. Since 9/11, they've rounded up and removed three times more Pakistani absconders than they did during the comparable period before 9/11. DHS data also show the number of Pakistani removals dwarfs those of illegals from all other Muslim nations.
Pakistanis account for most of the OTMs -- other than Mexicans – crossing the U.S. border with Mexico illegally from countries considered high risk for terrorism. And officials fear some may try to smuggle nuclear or radiological weapons across the porous border into America.
Osama bin Laden, who has long sought a nuclear weapon or radioactive materials to make a so-called dirty bomb, recently secured from a Saudi cleric a religious ruling giving him the green light to use nuclear weapons against Americans. He and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, along with much of al-Qaida's inner circle, are thought to be hiding in Pakistan's northern badlands. In fact, they've recently used couriers to deliver video- and audio-taped messages to Al-Jazeera TV's bureaus in Islamabad and Karachi. And just yesterday it was announced that one of their top operatives --al-Libbi -- was captured in that same badlands area.
Pakistan, which husbanded al-Qaida and served as a base of operations for the 9/11 plotters, has long been a hotbed of terrorist activity. The war on terror started in Pakistan, and many officials believe it will end there.
But for that to happen, they say Bush must pressure Islamabad to shut down the terrorist camps in Pakistan, because U.S. forces can't do it unilaterally. Islamabad refuses to allow our troops based in Afghanistan to cross the border into neighboring Pakistan.
After the 9/11 attacks, President Bush demanded the Taliban close terror camps in Afghanistan. On Sept. 20, 2001, he warned: "Tonight the United States of America makes the following demands on the Taliban ... Close immediately and permanently every terrorist training camp in Afghanistan."
Yet Pakistan, the cradle of the Taliban movement, gets no such ultimatums regarding its own terror camps. Too be sure, Islamabad cut formal ties with the Taliban after 9/11, and has vowed to crack down on terrorists in its country. But the seeming double standard over the camps still gripes law enforcement here.
"What gets me is while we were going after the Taliban in Afghanistan, there were a lot of training camps in Pakistan. I mean, there was like a ton. That was where the terrorists were getting most of their training -- in Pakistan -- and they're still getting training there," says John M. Cole, who until last year worked at FBI headquarters as program manager for foreign intelligence investigations covering Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
While the arrest of al-Libbi was a blow to al-Qaida and a win for our side, untold numbers of terrorists are still plotting and training inside Pakistan -- and preparing to launch attacks against America. Cole and others don't understand why Washington is taking the unnecessary risk of trying to catch the bad guys here when Islamabad could be doing more to stop them over there -- or at least letting our troops help stop them.
Sperry, a Hoover Institution media fellow and Investor's Business Daily veteran, is author of the just-released book, INFILTRATION: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington (Nelson Current, 2005). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.