While the world has been occupied with Islamist terrorism for over a decade, it has been overlooking the silent terrorists who execute their agenda through politics rather than bombs.
These silent terrorists have, it seems, been taking over the "Arab Spring" countries one by one while the world has done little even to try to stop them, lest such attempts be seen as obstructions of democracy.
Has the Muslim Brotherhood outwitted all of us? It has been quietly putting into place the same expansionist agenda as the militant terrorists -- to establish an fundamentalist Islamic realm -- except with plans to accomplish this by means of politics rather than explosives and machine guns.
Since Sheikh Hassan al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928, it has been the embodiment of the Islamists' movements, and transparent about its mission: "God is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations."
Its goal, as stated by al-Banna is to establish a Muslim empire stretching from Spain to Indonesia. [Source: Davidson, Lawrence (1998) Islamic Fundamentalism Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn., ISBN 0-313-29978-1 pp. 97–98;]
Regrettably, these objectives entail destroying the Western Civilizations. As the Muslim Brotherhood document, "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America," openly states: "The Ikhwan [Brotherhood] 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."
The Brotherhood's mid-course correction seeks to achieve its means by befriending people -- by means of lavish invitations, or payments to lobbyists or promises of opulent permanent employment or of significant donations -- to be introduced among in the topmost circles of influence in the nations being groomed for hollowing out. From there it is simple enough over smiles and good food, to proceed, as favors are granted by new friends. Meanwhile, the motto and mission statement never change; enemies are confused with friends, and attempts to silence of free speech -- such as Yale University's refusal to show the Mohammed Cartoons in a book on them by Jytte Klausen it published, possibly lest their appearance jeopardize a donation of millions being dangled before them; or the US and European legitimization of the "Istanbul Process." a serious of conferences requested the by the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation which has been seeking to have the United Nations internationally criminalize discussion of Islam -- are confused with charming cultural quirks.
The US would do well to wake up to the truth of the Muslim Brotherhood's real agenda; its strategy seems to be paying off.