Islamist Sound Vision Foundation’s “Civilization Jihad” Targets American Press

By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ

July 11, 2016 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Chicago’s Sound Vision Foundation, though having gained 501[c]3 status [remarkably absolved from the responsibility of even filing yearly 990 financial reports, upon the claim that it is a church, though it is physically situated in a Chicago high rise office building] is a slick stealth jihadi media production house that operates almost precisely along guidelines of “civilization jihad” as outlined in the pivotal document, An Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America.

For those not familiar with this document, a very brief history:

Entered into evidence [government exhibit GX3-85] by federal prosecutors in the seminal HAMAS terror funding prosecution U.S. v. Holy Land For Foundation and Development [all defendants convicted on a total of 108 counts with one of those defendants [Ghassan Elashi] being a lead party in establishing the Texas chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood front group, CAIR] this seminal document, seized in a 2004 terror raid in Virginia, was written in 1987 but not published until sometime during 1991.

This manifesto was authored by a high ranking member of the American Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Akram. According to Discover the Networks, it was discovered in the home, “of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia."

The plan outlined a detailed blueprint whereby American culture could be targeted by turning every facet of the modern democratic state against itself. This formed the basis for the Brotherhood’s long-range game plan of subverting the West.

Thus a new term entered the national security vocabulary, “civilization jihad,” a “ pre-violent” attack directed against the foundations of Western democratic governance and by extension of course, the American republic.

Quoting from the Muslim Brotherhood's plan:

“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 own hand…” [p. 7]

Plainly speaking the Muslim Brotherhood here is referring to culture based warfare, co-opting and using the freedoms of the West to fashion the noose with which they hope to strangle it.

Towards this end, all stealth jihadists, being internally subversive seek to control the institutions that create culture, especially the media.

This is a technique originally developed by the Marxist/progressive left in which the various entities which help create the way societies perceive themselves, are reconfigured with an eye towards forcing the culture to become malleable ideologically and thus less prone to resisting such entreaties.

In this effort the Marxists have partnered with the jihadists, forming somewhat of a united front, sharing a common enemy, in the case, the United States. The idea here is that since the country’s collective unconscious is rooted in the Enlightenment and the Reformation, it’s the job of the social demolition crew to blunt that grand narrative.

Enter Sound Vision, which recently offered a very detailed guide outlining ways for supporters of Shari’a supremacy [the mere mention of the word Islamophobe and the claim that “media is all anti-Muslim,” being a dead giveaways as to ideological cant] to influence the public by submitting Islamist content to the media.

Please consider the logic of that.

If as these folks claim, “Media bias and Islamomphobic rhetoric certainly exist. There is no denying of anti-Muslim agenda among some media outlets and journalists,” the very fact that this program is directed at influencing the supposedly Islamophobic media with expectations of success puts the lie to the claim itself, meaning they are working both sides of the street, Sound Vision fully understanding that for the most part the MSM already has a pro-Islamist bias with much of its venom directed towards Israel and what might loosely be called the American/Western traditional/nationalist right.

This aspect of media bias is manifested in the fact that it almost never connects terrorism with Islamic ideology – often it’s difficult to even find the word Islam or Muslim in an article dealing with terrorism [note: we don’t use the term “radical” Islam because is oxymoronic. Islam as it is normatively practiced throughout the Muslim world is inherently inhumane and its basic disregard for human rights is so obvious that one would think it wouldn’t need explication].

Sound Vision’s grand strategy is in providing “guidance” to Muslims on ways for them to “humanize” the ideology - when dealing with the media in any capacity - by personalizing it, in this case using Ramadan as a stalking horse.

Some of the organization’s suggestions in developing the proper mindset when approaching the press:

“Be more human than philosophical or preachy…Be ideally set against the backdrop of hate, terrorism, and Islamophobia…How will this Ramadan story help create a positive image about Islam and Muslims?…Consider ways to connect with a local cause or hot social issue in the city that community cares about (#BlackLivesMatter, homelessness, or elections)…Consider involving or inviting a VIP or a celebrity to increase credibility of the story (Mayor, radio show host, sports personality, CEO of local food bank, or a local interfaith leader)”

After developing the proper envelope into which the content being pushed has been assembled for presentation, Sound Vision then offers 18 suggested “story lines,” intended to shift the focus away from the horror Islam is wreaking all over the world by personalizing the ideology by associating it with sympathetic characters:

These include – “First Ramadan in the Life of a Convert Muslim”…”A Day in the Life of a Young Muslim in Ramadan”…“Spirit of Giving” featuring a Muslim Entrepreneur”… “Green Ramadan” Campaign,” etc.

However here is the kicker, the real point behind all of this subterfuge, “Experience the Melodious Quran Day” which is simply da’wa – Arabic for proselytizing the belief system, an attempt to convert.

Rather than presenting Islam as it is barbarically practiced outside of the West, programs such as those suggested by the wily folks at Sound Vision want to create a mythic Islam which bears no relation to reality.

The organization is led by “imam” Abdul Malik Mujahid who according to many authoritative sources has troubling ties to purveyors of jihadism. But before delving into them we must note that the imam’s surname, Mujahid is the singular form of the Arabic word for jihadist and/or “holy warrior,” one who physically wages jihad.

We believe that realization sets the tone for that which follows.

The Center for Security Policy, one of the country’s most illustrious national security think tanks has the following to offer re Mujahid and his intellectual influences:

“The leader of Pakistani Islamist organization Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) says that cartoons of Mohammed may lead to war , “The path that the West has chosen will take the world to a third world war…”

But how does this specifically tie into Mr. Mujahid?

Well continuing on in CSP’s expose, the organization then goes on to demonstrate the relationship Mujahid has had with a domestic Muslim group – the Islamic Circle of North America – which has been strongly influenced by Jamaat-e-Islami:

“Mujahid is the past president of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) which wasfounded on the principles of, and which is widely considereda front group, for Jamaat al-Islami (JI) in the United States. ICNAformally joined with the Muslim Brotherhood to present a united front in the 1990s, according to Holy Land Foundation Trial documents. ICNA is believed to have solicited donations for Pakistani charities known to have donated to Hamas. ICNA’s founding secretary general was convicted of war crimes for engaging in genocide against Bengalis when Jamaat al-Islami militias fought on behalf of Pakistan in Bangladesh’s war of liberation. ICNA’s showed its true nature in 2010 when it published a handbook which contained the stated goal of establishing Shariah law and Islamic rule through a worldwide Caliphate.” [source, Kyle Shideler, Leader of Islamist group behind Stand With The Prophet Rally Warns of WWIII over Cartoons , Center for Security Policy]

Just as one must judge a tree by its fruits one must judge an organization by the nature of its leadership and in the case of Sound Vision we see nothing to dissuade us from making the assessment that it’s simply another American Muslim organization, the main goal of which is to further the acceptance of Shari’a principles, which needless to say are thoroughly incompatible with the corpus of traditions, laws and Judeo/Christian moral standards which comprise Western values.

In short, no thanks, we know a shell game when we see one.

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