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by Jerry Gordon


Janet Levy has a review, "The Hijra," in the American Thinker of a new book, Modern Day Trojan Horse: The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration by colleagues of Geert Wilders, Sam Solomon and Elias Al Maqdisi.

As Levy points out, the thesis of the Solomon and Al Magdisi slim volume is that Hijra — the Mecca to Medina migration of Mohammed, the origin myth of Islam in the Quran — is all about the spread of Islam and Western accommodation.

Major Wahabbi-backed mosques throughout America are named after the Hijra. One is the Dar al-Hijra in Falls Church, Virginia with an American-born Imam who fled the US after engaging in recruiting Jihadis for Al Qaeda. Note this from a Washington Post 2008 report:

Even before the 2001 terrorist attacks, American-born imam Anwar al-Aulaqi drew the attention of federal authorities because of his possible connections to al-Qaeda. Their interest grew after 9/11, when it turned out that three of the hijackers had spent time at his mosques in California and Falls Church, but he was allowed to leave the country in 2002. "There is good reason to believe Anwar Aulaqi has been involved in very serious terrorist activities since leaving the United States, including plotting attacks against America and our allies," said a U.S. counterterrorism official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Aulaqi, 36, was the spiritual leader in 2001 and 2002 of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, one of the largest in the country. In a taped interview posted this New Year's Eve on a British Web site, Aulaqi said that while in prison in Yemen, he had undergone multiple interrogations by the FBI that included questions about his dealings with the Sept. 11 hijackers.

"I don't know if I was held because of that, or because of the other issues they presented," Aulaqi said without elaborating. He said he would like to travel outside Yemen but would not do so "until the U.S. drops whatever unknown charges it has against me." Aulaqi did not respond to requests for an interview.

The accommodation of Islam by feckless Americans as Levy chronicled in her review has covered a number of "engagements" -- demands for foot baths; time off for prayer observances for Ramadan; using tax-payer funds for Charter schools such the Tarek ibn Zayed Academy in Minnesota organized by the Muslim Brotherhood front, the Muslim American Society, in violation of the Construction Clause of the First Amendment; and the insinuation of Shariah finance into our banking system.

As a participant in the NER Nashville Symposium, "Understanding Jihad in Europe, Israel and America," Levy was exposed to the emergence of home-grown young American Somali Jihadis recruited by radical Imams, some of whom have been murdered by the Somali al Qaeda affiliate, Al Shabaab. The recent protests by Coloradans Against Shariah Task Force (CAST) against Somali-imposed observances of Ramadan starting on August 21st at the JBS Swift meat packing plant in Greeley, Colorado, are attempts at countering stealth jihad, a process described in the Solomon and Al Madisi book.

Solomon and Al Madisi are experts in Sharia and Muslim apostasy. Sam Solomon is a former professor of Shari'ah law and a convert to Christianity. Elias Al Maqdisi is an expert on Islamic teachings. Janet Levy writes about Solomon and Maqdisi's description of how the West is euchred via Hijra. She notes that Solomon and Maqdisi

explain the migration of Muslims to the Dar-al-Harb, the "land of war," as a religious edict with a basis in Islamic doctrine. They delineate the step-by-step process of this 1,400-year-old strategy of conquest. It is a transitional strategy which they characterize as the most important step in spreading Islam and preparing for jihad. From their carefully delineated treatise on Hijra, it is clear that migration in concert with military conquest comprise the bookends of Islamic expansionism.

"Solomon and Al Maqdisi review the phases of the Hijra and its juristic or legal basis in Islamic doctrine. Under the cover of taqiyya or deception, the step-by-step methodology of the migration process is designed to subdue, then, subjugate the host culture, culminating in implementation of shariah law."

That 'better life' migration or Hijra by Muslim here in America is simply setting the stage for the enablers of the world wide Caliphate, the Muslim Brotherhood fronts, identified in the federal Holy Land Foundation trial as unindicted co-conspirators, to achieve their objective of Sharia supplanting our Constitution. As one CAST protest sign read: "Shariah law is treason."

In Modern Day Trojan Horse, Solomon and Maqdisi point out that the takeover begins with encouraging Muslims to move into the umma (the Muslim community); control is centered in the local mosque. When the umma is sufficiently consolidated, they begin pushing for special privileges and the acknowledgment of sharia law. As Levy writes:

"The beginning phase of Islamization usually includes activities pivotal to building a physical presence. It consists of public calls to prayer; founding of schools, libraries and research centers; and the teaching of Arabic — actions that appear to be reasonable and respectable infrastructure requirements necessary to support the presence of a faith. At this point in the Hijra, it is permissible for Muslims to engage in haram, or forbidden actions, out of necessity to establish and empower the umma or Muslim community. Koranic rules such as the prohibition against friendships with infidels are suspended while the objectives of future Islamization are systematically put into place. In its initial phase, the Hijra passes scrutiny by the West whose citizens erroneously view the migration as mainly economic — a pilgrimage for a better life."

"Visible changes begin to be apparent as the Muslim population achieves more of a critical mass. Over time, the dress code, often beginning with a hijab in segregated enclaves and moving toward the complete covering of a neqab in the public sphere, separates Muslim women from men and from non-Muslim women. Eventually, as the host population becomes familiarized with what they believe to be the requirements of religious piety, demands are made for segregation at public facilities, in the workplace and at schools and universities. Requests for halal food, shari'ah-compliant financial transactions and the addition of Muslim holidays to public calendars further elevate the Muslim community with a special status making them separate and distinct.

"All demands are initially presented as benign attempts to accommodate the religious requirements of devout Muslims. Any actions to suppress them are decried as religious discrimination. In the United States, requests for separate swimming and gym hours for Muslim men and women, demands for identification photos for licenses for women wearing hijabs and refusals to handle pork products or don immodest dress in the workplace have appeared. At this point, representatives of the Muslim community are often working cooperatively with the host government to bring about change. As Solomon and Maqdisi explain, the idea is to get the host society accustomed to Muslim buildings, customs, holidays, dress and food. Newcomers are encouraged by Muslim leadership to become citizens, vote and run for political office to increase the umma's influence.

At the university level, students are indoctrinated to become advocates for Islam, engage in interfaith activities and da'wa or proselytization and train for jihad. Non-Muslims professors are solicited through zakat or payments to present courses favorable to Islam and write and speak publicly to promote Islam. The bequeathal by Saudi Prince Al-waleed bin Talal of $20 million dollars for Islamic study centers at Harvard and Georgetown universities, respectively, was a gesture to insure the promulgation of positive research, publications and presentations toward Islam.

"... As Muslims gain power and mass in the host country, consolidation of identity occurs, as well as strengthening of their infrastructure of mosques, schools, clubs, organizations and media. The doctrine of taquiya (lying to protect the religion) is firmly in place as Muslims hide behind the dictates of their religious devotion and seek cultural changes in the land of the non-Muslim or kuffar. At this more advanced stage, attempts are made to silence opponents and curry favor. The judicious use of zakat elicits favorable views of Muslims and Islam from politicians, representatives from the media and other organizations. For example, within the last couple of years in the United States, the words, "jihad" and "Islamofascism," have been expunged from the lexicon of government officials and the words, "Islamic" and "terrorism," are rarely paired. In Europe, which is further advanced in this process, a dangerous turn materialized with the murder of filmmaker, Theo Van Gogh, who produced a film on the subjugation of women in Islam, and with death threats against Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilder for his outspoken criticism of Islam.

"As Islamization of the host culture proceeds apace, preparations begin for learning the skills necessary for jihad. Young jihadists may travel to their countries of origin for further indoctrination and terrorist training. This development has been noted within Somali Muslim communities in Minnesota and Tennessee. Young Muslims have disappeared to Somalia to rendezvous with Al Shabaab, a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda.

"As the resident Muslim community becomes more established and begins to wield considerable power in the political arena, pressure is brought to bear on politicians to permit shari'ah law courts in exchange for Muslim votes. This is very much evident in Britain where parallel systems of legal jurisprudence currently coexist. Muslim inhabitants of the host country are pressured to follow shari'ah law in lieu of the prevailing legal system. Several recent legal decisions by non-Muslim judges in Europe have referenced shari'ah law as a standard for verdicts concerning Muslims."

The process of taking over the larger community continues. Levy describes the process as discussed in The Modern Day Trojan Horse this way:

"As the intensity of the hijra advances, the appearance of open ghettos or Muslim-only regions occurs. These are areas where non-Muslims are essentially prohibited and where, if they enter, they actually may be physically threatened. Such no-go zones, where even non-Muslim community workers are unwelcome, exist throughout Europe today. Remarkably, Muslim movements are never restricted; they venture freely anywhere in the host country.

"As Solomon and Maqdisi point out, the Hijra is a comprehensive and direct political attempt to undermine the culture and values of the host country and replace them with Islam and shari'ah. It is an insidious migration seeking transformation of the culture, behaviors, customs, rules and laws of a host society to spread Islam and establish an Islamic state. The stages of the Hijra are very much evident in varying degrees in all Western societies today. Ironically, our open democratic societies with constitutionally mandated freedoms of speech, religion and assembly have facilitated this march toward the very demise of our way of life.

"Modern Day Trojan Horse should be required reading for all citizens of Western democracies who urgently need to understand the Hijra and the threat it represents. The book sounds the alarm for the cautious evaluation of what may appear to be innocent religious practice in our midst but has sinister motives to transform our societies forever."


Jerry Gordon is a major contributor to The New English Review and Israpundit. Contact him by email at

This article was published 16 August 2009 in New English Review


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