I have read the Koran and studied Islamic history from the prospective of a Catholic with a background in religious studies. I long ago concluded that if we were not careful, we would find ourselves in deep trouble with regard to Islam. If anyone is paying attention to what is happening in Europe regarding Islamic communities that managed to introduce Sharia, we should be afraid...very afraid! 

The Co-agenda of Islam and the Left, June 1, 2010
The Koran instructs "Seek knowledge, in China, if necessary" (Sura 39:12) and in "The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America," erudite author Andrew C. McCarthy provides a cargo of interesting and disturbing information concerning Islamic terror and its partner on the Left. The Koran commands: "Slay the idolaters, wherever you find them ... ambush them" (Sura 9).

Remember that it was Muhammad himself, who led or ordered twenty-seven warring attacks against the "infidels." He, as their supreme lawgiver, gave the order to decapitate 900 Jewish men for opposing him and not receiving him as a prophet. The perennial threat to the West is Islamic terrorism along with its advancement and in "The Grand Jihah" McCarthy offers a vexing report regarding the Islamic aims for global conquest while much of the Left encourages such.

The Islamic moral code is an ethical system that sanctions death for verbal crimes and the repression of women. It is worth noting that Allah has 99 attributes ascribed to him in the Koran and not one of those traits is "love." Love is not part of his eternal nature. Moreover, love is the heart and motivation of true morality. The Islamic god cannot account for love since it is not an eternal attribute of Allah's nature. Many ancient and modern Muslims profess that Allah is a god, who has commanded his followers to pursue jihad against Jews, Christians, and all other "infidels" (see Sura 2:193; 8:12, 17, 41, 60; 9:5, 14, 29, 123; and Hadith 1:25; 4:196, etc.).

In Grand Jihad McCarthy exposes:

- The American government's active appeasement of the Islamic goals
- The America-hating closed Islamic societies in our nation as the Left aides their cause
- The Islamic goal of instituting Sharia law on American life
- The Islamic goal to end the West's liberty and freedom.

Millions of Muslims avouch and support jihad. Jihad against Israel, America, and all non-Muslims is an important element in the worldview of large populations of Muslim people. The Koran commands: "Slay the idolaters, wherever you find them ..." (Sura 9). The Arabic dictionary defines jihad: "To fight and kill in the path of Allah, the enemies of Allah, for the cause of Allah. It can also be used to mean to strive in the path of Allah."

Muhammad launched and advanced Islam with the sword. Muhammad himself led numerous invasions on neighboring villages during his lifetime, while his followers engaged in fifty more. Many times the conquered people were given the choice of conversion to Islam or death. Christians, pagans, and Jews were killed by the armies of Muhammad in seventh century Islam. Islam's inception is associated with war. At Islam's birth, there were eighty-three military campaigns involving Muslims.

Muhammad spearheaded or ordered almost eighty attacks. Jesus Christ and all His apostles ordered zero military attacks. Islam is a warring religion, and has been so in every century it has existed. Even George Washington had to deal with Islam's warring and plundering. Muslims were kidnapping Americans and receiving large ransoms for the captured. President Washington wrote a letter in 1786 to Marquis de Lafayette, complaining of Muslim terrorism, and wished that America "had a navy able to reform those enemies of mankind, or crush them into nonexistence."

Endorsed by:

- Hugh Hewitt (lawyer and Radio host)
- Dennis Miller (former liberal; Radio talk show host)
- Rush Limbaugh (number one Radio Show Host)
- Steven Emerson (author of American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us)
- William J. Bennett (conservative Radio Host)
- Mark R. Levin (author Liberty & Tyranny; Radio Host)
- Michelle Malkin (mega-blogger and author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies).
- World Magazine also lauds this volume.

"One Way to God: Christian Philosophy and Presuppositional Apologetics Examine World Religions" ASIN #:1432722956
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5.0 out of 5 stars McCarthy has the will and courage to call things by their right names, May 26, 2010
The title of Andrew McCarthy's new book isn't something he made up, it is taken from a 1990s document from a "mainstream" "non-violent" Muslim organization describing their long term goal of hollowing out Western culture using its own values of tolerance and religious freedom. Note that Islamic countries do NOT allow tolerance and religious freedom in anything like the Western manner. And their two holiest cities are closed to us non-Muslims because we are unworthy to enter such holy places. Once they have hollowed out Europe, America, and other nations, they can fill the void with Sharia, which is the Muslim law and turn these nations into Islamic countries and their Grand Jihad will have achieved victory. Note, that terror is not necessarily part of this strategy.

In fact, Al Qaeda and their brother terrorist groups are frowned at in some of this Salafi circles. Others see them as tools that supply cover for their "moderate" work. But make no mistake about it, McCarthy warns, the goal of the Islamist moderates and the terrorists is the same. They desire the collapse of the West and the rise of Islam as the ruling way of life throughout the world. To the extent that Sharia spreads into Western democracies the strategy of "Grand Jihad" is victorious.

Have you heard of the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani? He is a very powerful Shia cleric and deemed by our U.S. government as a "moderate" and key ally in Iraq. He teaches that we non-Muslims should not be touched or even associated with. That we, as non-believers, are filth no different than feces, urine, pigs and the like. Does that sound like moderation and mutual respect to you?

Islam is not a religion in the sense that the West currently views its various "faith communities" that are one aspect of the lives we assemble for ourselves from the lavish and extensive buffet we call our Western Culture. Islam is a faith, but it is more than that. In the Salafi view of Islam it is a complete way of life. Everything is settled and has been settled since around 900 A.D.. Well, they wouldn't use A.D. and I know it is fashionable to use C.E. nowadays, but I'm a Christian and will count my own years, thank you very much.

McCarthy also demonstrates how the post-Modern Left philosophies make us blind to this very real threat. We can't call terrorists what they are. We can't admit to ourselves what Islam is really about or even what Jihad actually means to hundreds of millions of Muslims or that this non-violent approach to conquering the West exists. This despite the fact that Sharia is making inroads into British, Dutch, and French jurisprudence. That there are whole sections of major cities in Europe that have been left to Muslim gangs to run because police cannot even enter them.

The Left elites advise that we can't use the word victory or that we are even at war with some kind of Islamic philosophy. These jihadist Islamist terrorists send a bomber into Detroit, my hometown, in order to blow a plane out of the sky on Christmas Day, a high Holy Day that most Americans observe, and our government's first instinct is to lie to us and tell us he is acting alone and that it has nothing to do with terror or Islam. But our enemies know they are at war with us and say so. And we refuse to accept the fight. Will that really end well? Where we are actually in armed conflict with them we refuse to press our advantages and let the other side dictate the rules of engagement: that we can't fight at night or shoot until shot upon and we see their weapons, and so forth. They respect only strength and we hope to appease through weakness and bowing. We need to wake up.

This is a terrific, powerful, and very informative work. I hope you pick up a copy today and read it and share it with everyone you know. Andrew McCarthy knows what he writes about. That his critics viciously attack him personally rather than debate his arguments is strong evidence that he is spot on in his observations and strong in his arguments.

We need to stand up and engage this war of civilizations at all levels. Folks, this is not going to go away. Our enemy is implacable, patient, and relentless. We have to be stronger, more tenacious, and willing to endure all things until we achieve victory. But first we have to allow ourselves to call things by their right names.

Reviewed by Craig Matteson, Saline, MI

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another warning. When will we hear?, May 26, 2010
When Barack Obama announced to the world that the United States was one of the largest Islamic nations in the world, we should all have registered our protest with the whitehouse (lower case intentional). I suspect that had Obama announced with we were a Christian country in the world, we would have heard from the far left an outcry of violation of the separation of Church and State. Yet, not a peep from the left or from the main stream media about the President's proclamation! Such is the way of things in the United States.

In The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, Andrew McCarthy presents a scary but all too believable premise that the United States is being changed in fundamental ways; ways many of us would resist if we could. Scarier is the fact that the changes aren't happening secretly, but are taking place right in front of our eyes. Complicit in this "take" over is the American media.

McCarthy convincingly argues that our enemy is not Islamic terrorism, but in fact the faith itself. This is an eye opener and something I hadn't thought about. Even more basic is McCarthy's point that Sharia law is slowly worming its way into the American judicial system. This has been pointed out by other authors, most notably While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within by Bruce Bawer and Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's Too by Claire Berlinski. There are whole areas in some of Europe's major cities that the police won't even enter because the legal system has ceded control of those areas to Islamic courts.

There are clues all around us as to the veracity of McCarthy's claim. That Obama will bow to a tyrant and yet treat the head of Great Britain and Israel with such rude distain is one of several examples. Further, McCarthy makes the argument that though different, the Islamism we see in this country and the hard left share the same goal, the dismantling of the American system.

As an educated American, I have nothing against Islam as a faith. However, it is unnerving to consider with McCarthy and other authors are telling us.

I highly recommend The Grand Jihad by Andrew McCarthy for all of us to at least read and consider.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Political science collections will find it an intriguing argument, October 14, 2010
THE GRAND JIHAD: HOW ISLAM AND THE LEFT SABOTAGE AMERICA maintains that the real threat to American freedoms lies not in terrorism, but in the forces of Islam which have collaborated with the American left to undermine U.S. national security and democracy. This shows how the global Islamist's jihad movement is changing the world - and pinpoints President Obama as a sympathizer. An intriguing viewpoint, this comes from a former federal prosecutor whose prior WILLFUL BLINDNESS: A MEMOIR OF THE JIHAD introduced the topic. Political science collections will find it an intriguing argument.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Foreclosure, August 25, 2010
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McCarthy's work rings with clarity in this 'expose' of Islamic goals, which did not begin just a few years or even decades ago. This book reveals fundamental facts: that American jurisprudence, indeed our entire culture and heritage, is anathema to Islamists and that the fall of the West, specifically America is a key goal for this enemy. This book is a MUST read for any who wants to understand the ideology behind Islamist terrorism and how this ideology, not the attacks, is a fearsome threat facing America.
If we don't wake up to this, as McCarthy's work would allow any thinking person to do, this country faces foreclosure far beyond the American real estate market.