Radical groups form Muslims for Constructive Engagement working with US gov and DOD to Islamise America from within
May 10, 2007
MIM: In an article titled "How the West Could Lose" Dr.Daniel Pipes warned:
MIM: Muslims For Constructive Engagement is an organisation which has adopted this "lawful-non-violent" tactic and is composed of radical Islamist terror linked groups who a have opted for the legal Islamist path i.e. working with instead of attacking the United States in order to bring their radical Islamist agenda to bear on US government policy.
Below is the MFCE's "Strategic Plan" which includes encouraging Muslims to enter the armed forces and government jobs and approach the media as propagandists. Note that government service is encouraged because it can provide "substantial benefits" for the Muslim community and belies the MFCE claim that their organisation has a "patriotic" intent except when it comes to the Umma and transforming America into the United States of Allah.
Excerpts from the MFCE's "Strategic Plan" [to Islamise the United States]:
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The United States Muslim Community and the United States Government working together constructively in enhancing national security and national interests of the United States of America.
Fostering a constructive partnership between the U.S. Muslim Community and the U.S. Government that would enable Muslims to play a positive and patriotic role in the Global War on Terrorism; aligning expectations and goals so as to contribute the Muslim voice and influence to public and political debates and in forging approaches to domestic and foreign policy; charting specific courses of action and conducting specific projects that will establish and enhance informed mutual cooperation between the U.S. Muslim Community and the U.S. Government, enabling the U.S. to make the best use of the American Muslim community's potential for building bridges between the United States and the global Muslim Community.
Strategic Priorities (Goals)
GOAL 1: Identify and mitigate factors that currently stand in the way of a constructive partnership between American Muslims and their government,
Strategies for Goal 1:
1. Explore policy issues that affect the Muslim community and its attitudes toward the government
2. Advise the USG of how its policies toward the American Muslim community affect the U.S. image abroad, and work together to identify steps to improve USG-American Muslim relations.
3. Demonstrate that improvements in the perceived status of the American Muslim Community will enhance its value as an intellectual and cultural asset in improving US relations with the Muslim world.
SMART Objectives for Goal 1: TBA
GOAL 2: Delineate the assumptions, expectations, and goals of the two groups with a view to informing U.S. foreign policy and public diplomacy with a Muslim perspective; working through mainstream American Muslim organizations, open Track II dialogues with Muslim opinion leaders overseas, especially in the areas of educational reform, political freedom, and humanitarian relief.
Strategies for Goal 2:
1. Encourage government agencies to incorporate credible Muslim relief and development institutions in U.S. programs and facilitate travel and transfer of funds by them.
2. Promote the study of Muslim cultures and languages. Establish educational programs at the local level that introduce non-Muslims to the rich variety of Muslim cultural and religious practices in their communities. Develop outreach program and curriculum program to offer in-service training to instructors
3. Maintain an ongoing dialog between the American Muslim community and the US government.
SMART Objectives for Goal 2: TBA
GOAL 3: Define paths of influence through which American Muslims can positively affect the debate over Islam and modernity in the global Muslim community, as well as play a leadership role in the future intellectual and spiritual development of their religious practice,
Strategies for Goal 3:
1. Take steps to promote Sunni-Shi'a comity in the United States, with an eye toward modeling and actively influencing the emergence of civil societies tolerant of sectarian differences in Muslim countries overseas, such as Iraq and Pakistan.
2. Develop an effective lobbying and policy analysis capability for influencing members of the Legislative and Executive branches of the government. Encourage high-profile Muslim intellectuals, scientists, engineers, and educators to pursue jobs in the public sector. Enhance capacity of existing organizations / Muslim-led think tanks
SMART Objectives for Goal 3: TBA
GOAL 4: Identify concrete steps toward establishing working partnerships between the Muslim community and their government in pursuit of their common goals of increased US security and improved relations between the United States and Muslim societies abroad.
Strategies for Goal 4:
1. Create a directory of American Muslim activities and paths of influence overseas that demonstrates how the USG and the American Muslim community can capitalize on these ties to pursue their shared interests in encouraging the emergence of tolerant religious, civil and political institutions in the Muslim world.
2. Create a directory of articulate American Muslims in various areas of expertise who can represent the American Muslim viewpoint in the mainstream media and provide technical and policy advice to USG agencies. Take steps to make this directory widely available and to promote American Muslim speakers and consultants as unique and valuable cultural assets.
3. Establish programs to encourage greater Muslim involvement in local government, and foster a positive image of government service as a career option among young American Muslims. Such programs will help instill in the American Muslim community the conviction that government service is a responsibility that can bring considerable benefits. Encourage the participation of young Muslims in law enforcement careers
SMART Objectives for Goal 4: TBA
MIM: The list of the MFCE advisory council reads like a Who's Who of Islamic radicalism in the U.S.
Note that Susan Douglas of the Council for Islamic Education (CIE) is on the list, The CIE is linked to the American Arab Family Support Center which partners with the Khalil Gibran International Academy [KGIA] a taxpayer funded public school slated to open in September despite controversy over the principal designate, Dhabah Almontaser and the school will promote an Islamist agenda. The inclusion of the CIE on the list below provides further proof that the AAFSC/KGIA project is part and parcel of an extensive radical Islamist network.
Advisory Council Steering Committee Members Observers