By Mike Scruggs– The Muslim Brotherhood is the most powerful trans-national Muslim political organization in the world. Its motto is “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” They belong to the Sunni branch of Islam, competing for world dominance with the numerically smaller Shia branch led by Iran. They often cooperate with Shia Islam, however, as part of an informal global Islamic movement to advance the political and religious dominance of Islam around the world.

The two major objectives of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) are (1) to impose Quran-based Sharia (Islamic Law) as the supreme global law encompassing all aspects of Muslim life on all nations and peoples and (2) to establish a global Caliphate governing a federation of all present and future Muslim nations. It is important to note that Sharia dominates not only religious, judicial, and governmental facets of Muslim life but is also a total worldview that governs all family, social, and cultural aspects of Muslim life. The Quran and the teachings and example of Muhammad are considered the fixed and infallible constitutional authority for Sharia.

The Brotherhood (Ikhwan) was founded in Egypt in 1928. It was established by Egyptian school teacher Hassan al-Banna as a Muslim revivalist organization with the goal of bringing Egypt and eventually all other Muslim nations back to the pure Islam of the Quran and the teachings of Muhammad. As purists, they also advocated expanding Islam over the whole world by peaceful or violent means, whichever is required. The MB is considered salafist (fundamentalist), Jihadist, and pan-Islamist. The MB has spawned several terrorist or military arms, including Hamas, and al-Qaeda, and frequently cooperates with ISIS, many of whose leaders and holy warriors are Hamas or al-Qaeda trained.

Muslim Brotherhood operations are extravagantly funded by Middle Eastern oil money, especially from Qatar. Saudi Arabia has been a generous sponsor in the past but has lately become cautious, fearing possible MB alignment with the salafist Saudi Arabian based Wahhabi sect to depose the Saudi monarchy. The MB is particularly adept at money laundering, and virtually every large Islamic organization in the United States is a Muslim Brotherhood funded front. Having considerable ideological and financial influence in the Muslim world, they are also a major influence on the 57-state member Organization for Islamic Cooperation inside the United Nations.

The Brotherhood has always favored a gradualist path to victory over the West and secularist Muslim leaders. Its modern operating philosophy is often called “Civilization Jihad” or stealth Jihad. They typically work by deception, infiltration, and subversion, using their enormous financial resources for propagandizing, lobbying, bribing, blackmailing, and corrupting political, civil, education, church, and banking leaders.

In 2004, during a raid on the Virginia, home of a Muslim Brotherhood agent plotting to sabotage the 4.3-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland, the FBI uncovered detailed MB strategic plans to destroy our Constitutional system of laws and implement Sharia under a global Islamic government. A major phase was to undermine our immigration system and overwhelm the U.S. with unfriendly immigration. Once the Muslim population has increased sufficiently and their economic, financial, and political influence becomes strong enough to deter resistance, a final Jihad would establish Islamic dominance by the sword.

Few insurgencies in history have been so generously endowed with financial power to influence and infiltrate a nation’s economy, educational systems, media, and government.

Most of our largest financial institutions have been falling all over themselves for two decades to lure Middle Eastern oil money into their banks and investment funds. Multi-millionaire and billionaire clients are extremely profitable plums. Naturally, competing financial institutions are willing to accommodate the special religious needs of their Muslim clients to get, keep, and develop more Muslim business. This is called Sharia Compliant Finance (SCF).

Sharia Compliant investments prohibit such impure products as pork, tobacco, gambling, music, drugs, pornography, and Western defense. SCF investments might include anti-aircraft missiles for Hamas-backed Syrian rebels and nuclear weapons for Iran, but not a single bullet or weapon for the United States, Israel, or their allies. Once the financial institution has taken the bait, the next step is to hire Muslim approved SCF advisors. The next step would be to name a Muslim corporate board member. Then objections arise about the financial institution’s other clients and investments. Anxious to keep their Qatar or Dubai billions, their policies are molded to promote whatever the Muslim Brotherhood wants and to prohibit dealing with Israel, defense firms, politically conservative media, or anyone the Muslim Brotherhood wishes to hinder or destroy. Sharia finance begins small, but grows into a Trojan Horse that dominates all major financial decisions. AIG is the biggest promoter of SCF products. Most of the largest U.S. financial institutions offer SCF products. Even the U.S. Treasury Department promotes it. How about your bank?

In addition, with vast sums of oil money from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Gulf Emirates, the Muslim Brotherhood can support thousands of immigrants planted in the United States for stealth Jihad. The Muslim Brotherhood does not have to depend on volunteers. They can subsidize businesses and place people in jobs.

How about a major endowment for your favorite university? The Muslim Brotherhood, under some front name, can help. Of course, they will want to approve the department head and the major professors. Eventually the instructors and graduate students will reflect the gratitude of the university to wealthy Muslim Brotherhood donors. The Muslim Brotherhood’s priority for university endowments is Religious Studies. These give them religious credibility and moral influence in passing off Islam as being as American as apple pie. Only the new American apple pie will be anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, anti-Western, and anti-everything America has stood for in the past.

Wealthy Saudi Muslim Brothers are also buying large blocks of stock in U.S. companies. Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talai now owns 7 percent of News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News. He is the second largest stockholder next to Australian Rupert Murdoch. Several years ago, the prince called his friend Murdoch to complain about Fox News coverage of Muslim riots in France. The Fox News coverage changed its description from “Muslim riots” to “riots against poverty and inequality.”

In this day of huge SuperPacs and “dark money” donors, who knows how much Muslim Brotherhood money informs our opinions on Islam and influences our elections?

The American people are just beginning to wake up to the fact that Islam’s primary front in its war against America is right here in America. This war against American culture is being fought in a media and intellectual environment that severely inhibits American resistance. Too many American minds have been numbed and cowed into accepting the false tenets of multiculturalism. Too many cannot discern the distinction between reasonable and absurd applications of tolerance and between beneficial and unreasonable and destructive applications of diversity. Furthermore, our President, if not technically a Muslim, certainly seems to have a strong bias toward Islam and against traditional Christianity. He rarely takes a position unfavorable to the Muslim Brotherhood. Many of his most crucial intelligence and national security advisors are MB members. Hillary Clinton leans in the same direction. Too many establishment GOP candidates for President and Congress in 2016 are too spineless or politically correct to fully open their eyes. Voters need to do some tough-minded vetting on where candidates stand on Islam’s Civilization Jihad against the West.