The Muslim Brotherhood and the Threat to U.S. National Security - 'The Movement'

Judy, Michael
November 2011
Global Security Studies;Fall2011, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p36
Academic Journal
The obfuscation of "multiculturalism" at the hand of "the Movement" poses a significant threat to U.S. National Security. At the behest of moderation, tolerance, gentle persuasion and understanding, the cardinal tenets of democracy have come under assault by the Muslim Brotherhood. The assault on democracy is waged on the level of Civilization Jihad, and reinforced by the bulwark of a collective "voice" and the solidarity of "activism". Subversive activity such as Civilization Jihad undermines the core principles guaranteed of the U.S. Constitution while simultaneously compromising the integrity of the democratic system. This compromise affords special consideration and accommodation as the collective "voice" for those proposing no other alternative than "Islam is the solution." Such a proposal presents an enigmatic dilemma confronting the U.S. placing the Supreme Law of the land in contention with the subterfuge of Civilization Jihad. The magnitude of threat exhibited by the solidarity of "activism", as operationalized and directed by the Muslim Brotherhood, has assuaged the power of the Supremacy Clause by creating a "state within a state". This fundamental concept operates through a counter-society established within the U.S. gaining mainstream Islamic support at the national and state levels therefore, providing an alternative interpretation of the laws, policies and directives enacted by the democratic institutional system. This in turn implicitly and explicitly endorses orthodox Islamic view points while exposing the efforts of the U.S. National Security strategy to the subversive threats of the Muslim Brotherhood and "the Movement." Although U.S. National Security strategy is prepared to meet the overt hostile threats confronting the U.S., democracy remains debilitated in thwarting the subversive agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood veiled within the opaque interstices of democracy. Failure to stave-off the subversive efforts of "the Movement's" assault on democracy suggests that the U.S. government is ill-equipped to meet the destabilizing activities orchestrated and directed by the Muslim Brotherhood known as Civilization Jihad.


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