Watch: The Muslim Brotherhood and “cultural invasion” of the West – Part 5

In the previous videos, I addressed the origins of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group’s ideology and strategies to seize power in the MENA region. But I didn’t address the MB’s presence in western countries and their project to have strong leverage there. So, let’s shed some light on this important matter.

The MB has a similar goal in the west, which is to establish an Islamic State, but the strategy differs in the United States and Europe because the Islamist group believes it is still premature to conquer the west.

Therefore, the MB adopts a step by step strategy until it is strong enough to project its full power. In this regard, I would like to bring your attention to a controversial document that all western people should be concerned with; a notable MB document called the “Project”.

The document was found in a raid by the Swiss authorities in November 2001, two months after 9/11, on a luxury villa owned by Youssef Nada, director of the Bank of Taqwa and one of the major MB financial leaders.

It includes 24 ways the Islamist group seek to control Western countries.

Although discussion regarding the content of this document has been limited to the top-secret world of Western intelligence communities, Swiss journalist, Sylvain Besson published in October 2005 critical information regarding The Project in his book, The Conquest of the West: The Islamists Secret Project.

One Western official cited by Besson described The Project as “a totalitarian ideology of infiltration which represents, in the end, the greatest danger for European societies.”

What makes The Project so unique and dangerous is that it represents a flexible, multi-phased, long-term approach to the “cultural invasion” of the West.

Calling for the utilization of various tactics, ranging from immigration, infiltration, surveillance, propaganda, protest, deception, political legitimacy and terrorism, The Project has served for more than two decades as the Muslim Brotherhood “master plan”.

Rather than focusing on terrorism as the sole method of group action, as it is the case with Al-Qaeda, the MB seeks to progressively infiltrate, confront, and eventually establish Islamic domination over the West.

The following tactics and techniques are among the many recommendations made in The Project:


  • Networking and coordinating actions between likeminded Islamist organizations;
  • Avoiding open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of “moderation”;
  • Infiltrating and taking over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s collective goals;
  • Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn’t conflict with shari’a law;
  • Avoiding social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West or provoke a lash back against Muslims;
  • Establishing financial networks to fund the work of conversion of the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
  • Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities;
  • Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of “international plots fomented against them”;
  • Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements;
  • Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;
  • Balancing international objectives with local flexibility;
  • Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
  • Involving ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;
  • Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam;
  • Drafting Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation;
  • Avoiding conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution;
  • Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals;
  • Creating autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West;
  • Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West “in a jihad frame of mind”;
  • Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support;
  • Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims;
  • Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;
  • Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;
  • Actively creating jihad cells within Palestine;
  • Linking the jihadi activities in Palestine with the global terror movement;
  • Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world;

I just want to make a personal comment here: the Palestinian cause is a humanitarian matter and it should remain so. Islamization of the Palestinian cause serves only the Israeli occupation and gives Tel Aviv the perfect excuse to declare itself as only Jewish state. Therefore, the Muslim Brotherhood and its sister group in Palestine Hamas are giving the perfect service to Israel on a golden plate.

In the fourth part of the series of videos on the Muslim Brotherhood, namely the MB after the Arab Spring and the rebellion against Bashar al-Assad, I mentioned the fatwas of senior MB scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi who is an Egyptian Islamic theologian based in Doha, Qatar, and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.

Qaradawi who has his own weekly program on Al-Jazeera basically said that it is permissible to target and kill all government employees in Syria, whether they are civilians or soldiers. This fatwa killed thousands of people in Syria.

For starters, Fatwa is a religious and legal decree or edict issued by a qualified Islamic jurist or mufti in Arabic.

Now, why I mention Qaradawi is because both Sylvain Besson and Scott Burgess provide extensive comparisons between Qaradawi’s publication, Priorities of the Islamic Movement in the Coming Phase, published in 1990, and The Project, which predates Qaradawi’s Priorities by eight years.

Besson and Burgess note striking similarities in the language used as well as the plans and methods both documents advocate. It is speculated that The Project was either used by Qaradawi as a template for his own work, or that he had a hand in its drafting in 1982.

It is also worth to mention that Qaradawi was the fourth largest shareholder in the Taqwa Bank in Switzerland, the director of which, Youssef Nada, possessed The Project! Is it just a coincidence? I personally doubt it.

Qaradawi encourages the MB members to temporarily adopt Western values and to pretend they are moderate, with the only goal to use democracy in order to implement sharia laws shortly after.

Like Erdogan, Qaradawi urges Muslims in Europe to have a higher birth rate than Europeans, because democratic elections are based on one simple thing: the party which takes the most votes rules and takes control over the country.

Therefore, if the MB dominates a few political parties in the West, especially the stronger ones, the Islamist group may have a greater influence over the politics in Europe and the United States. And it is not a secret that political parties need between 20 to 30 per cent nowadays in order to win and rule in countries like Germany.

Hence, the MB only needs to dominate over one or two parties, so it can be part of the ruling coalition.

The MB project doesn’t stop in Europe, it also reaches the United States. For example, a document entitled, “An Explanatory Memorandum”, outlines the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. The stunning eighteen-page document which was written in 1991 was recovered in an FBI raid on an Islamist’s house in suburban Washington, DC.

The document states that quote “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Muslim 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 document adds that without this level of understanding, MB sympathizers are not up to this challenge and have not prepared themselves for jihad yet. The document also states that it is a Muslim’s destiny to perform jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who choose to slack.

This sounds like something out of a lurid Hollywood conspiracy thriller. But its authenticity was not disputed by defendants in the Holy Land Foundation trial, which the largest Islamic charity Occupied Land Fund was charged of funding terrorism and the 2008 trial of the charity leaders was considered the “largest terrorism financing prosecution in American history.”

According to this document, leading Islamic groups in the United States, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society (MAS) are part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

This memorandum seems to indicate that virtually the entire organizational leadership of Muslims in America are operating consciously as a fifth column.

Please note that I’m not referring to normal Muslims here, I’m specifically pointing to Muslim Brotherhood organizations, its leadership and its popular base.

In this regard, I want to call attention to a very important book titled Holy White Lies: The Muslim Brotherhood in the West, which was published in 2018 by Sameh Egyptson, a Swedish researcher of Egyptian origin, at the Swedish University of Lund.

Egyptson reveals the strategy of the MB to assert its influence over major governmental and non-governmental institutions in the West through lies, deception and double speaking.

The title of the book is taken from a fatwa issued by Youssef Al-Qaradawi and posted on his personal webpage, telling Muslims that it is okay for them to lie quote:

“Among the properties of Islam is that it combines idealism and pragmatism. Islam is the method of God who knows from the nature of life and the needs of the people that which made Him licence the telling of lies in certain situations out of consideration for human nature and appreciation for their pressing needs and urgencies.”

Qaradawi justifies this by referring to the proposal of Abu Hamed Al-Ghazali in his encyclopaedic Revival of the Theological Sciences:

“I know that lying is not a sin in and of itself but because of what it inflicts on the interlocutor or others. In its least harmful degree, the informant believes the opposite of what is true. He is ignorant. Often there is gain and benefit in ignorance. Lying is the outcome of that ignorance and, as such, it is permissible and, perhaps, necessary.”

The Muslim Brotherhood’s other main strategy for acquiring influence in the West is gradualism.

MB founder Hassan Al-Banna was the first to formulate this strategy for attaining the movement’s political ends.

Egyptson cites Al-Banna, in his letter to MB youth, saying that the ultimate end is to control and rule the world or, to use Al-Banna’s term, to attain “worldwide mastery”.

Holy White Lies cites the following excerpt from an interview with Chakib Benmakhlouf, president of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe, published in the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat: “We have a programme. We have an agenda for the next 20 years and a short-term plan, a middle-term plan and a long-range plan.”

He adds: “Our presence in Western Europe is not so deeply rooted. I reckon it is only about 50 years old. Muslims should not accelerate things. It is sort of difficult to jump from the first to the tenth gear. We begin at the ground level. Taking Sweden, for example, we find that the government gives assistance to mosques, funds Islamic schools, and gives you the right to sit in municipal councils and parliament.”

The book details the stages of MB infiltration of Sweden which began with an electoral alliance with the Swedish Social Democratic Party after which it infiltrated the Green Party, the Moderate Party and the Centre Party.

The process has also engaged various Islamic organizations such as the Muslim Association of Sweden and its subsidiary associations and allies, as well as the Muslim Youth of Sweden, the Association of Islamic Schools, the Hajj and Umra Company, the Swedish Muslim Scouts, the Muslim Women’s Association, the Swedish Muslim Students Federation, the New Crescent Cultural Organization, the Society of Quran Reciters, the Muslim Council of Sweden, etc.

Egyptson brilliantly links these organizations with international Islamic organizations that serve as branches of the International Muslim Brotherhood, such as the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe, the European Council for Fatwa and Research, the Muslim World League, the Milli Görüş, Taqwa Bank, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Munich Mosque, the European Institute for Human Sciences and the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organization.

So, there is a clear picture of a highly centralized organization, linked through a massive web to hundreds of regional and local organizations all collectively bent on a single aim: tamkin or empowerment.

In Enlightening the Faithful on the Jurisprudence of Victory and Empowerment, the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Al-Sallabi writes that among the diverse means to attain empowerment are for the people of the true faith “to reach power and to control government, to defeat heretics and save the faithful in battles, and to inherit the earth and empower the religion of God”.

Al-Sallabi goes on to maintain that one of the avenues to empowerment is to share power in non-Muslim countries, which is to say for Muslims to participate in governments with non-Muslims with the ultimate aim of defeating the non-Muslims in the end using, of course, democratic means towards this end.

In other words, as Holy White Lies makes clear, the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology and strategy are founded on the arts of deception. This is something not yet realized by Western societies, which have opened their doors to those organizations that work so stealthily to eliminate non-Muslim societies.

In conclusion, The MB, which was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, is the most influential Islamist organization in the world, with a mission to topple all non-Islamic governments with rule by Islamic law, or sharia.

The MB in its laws states that: “The Islamic nation must be fully prepared to fight the tyrants and the enemies of Allah as a prelude to establishing the Islamic State”.

Therefore, the MB agenda is no different than that of Al-Qaeda or ISIS. They only differ in the methods but share the same goal.


Arabic subtitles: Hibatullah Rayes Ali

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