FP: What inspired you to write Infiltration?
Sperry: My children. I wrote it in the hopes that my kids and their kids won’t have to live under terror alerts. Washington hasn’t leveled with us about the full scope and depth of the Islamic threat not only inside America but inside the government, just as it hasn’t leveled with us about the true nature of Islam. We’ve been lulled into a false sense of security, and we’re just inviting another 9/11. So I wrote this book to expose the elaborate fraud that’s been orchestrated by our leaders in the Washington establishment and the leaders in the Muslim establishment, who are playing us all for suckers. Infiltration is 350 pages of cold hard politically incorrect facts the American people haven’t heard since 9/11 and deserve to hear without the PC spin from Washington. At first some will feel mugged by the truth, but then it will make you hustle-proof about the Islamic threat, which is my goal — to simply arm you with the facts. And unlike The 9/11 Report, I name names and hold people accountable, from Norman “No Profiling” Mineta and his civil-rights lawyer Sam Podberesky to Democratic congressman John Conyers to GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist. This is the 9/11 Report the 9/11 Commission was afraid to publish.
FP: Can you tell us a bit about how Islamic extremists disguise themselves as “moderates” and infiltrate our institutions?
Sperry: Well, we all know about the Muslim leaders who talk a good patriotic game and get into the White House, including those who have gone from the White House to the Big House like Abdurahman Alamoudi, who publicly condemned terrorism and privately complained to Muslim audiences that bin Laden hadn’t killed enough Americans; and Ali al-Timimi, the supposedly peace-loving and respected religious leader who’s now on trial here for inciting anti-American violence and praising the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster as a “good omen” for Islam. But it’s much more than that. It’s about Islamic spying and espionage, something Washington has yet to come to grips with in this war….
FP: Tell us what conclusions you have reached from your study of Islam.
Sperry: It is a religion of peace — for Muslims. Everyone else is marked for punishment, as I explain in the chapter “Top 10 Myths of Islam,” which your readers should read if they read no other chapter in Infiltration. Their holy book reads like a manual of war, and I’ve read two translations of it, including all the footnotes and commentary by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, the most widely respected Sunni translator and interpreter. Another big lie we hear told out of Washington is that the Muslim terrorists are “perverting” the teachings of the Quran, as if they haven’t read their holy book. No, they’ve memorized it, and they’re getting all this terrible stuff right out of it — the violent jihad, self-immolation, even the beheadings we’ve seen in Iraq — it’s all right there in the Qur’an. It’s our leaders in Washington prosecuting this war on Islamic terror who haven’t read the Qur’an, violating the first principle of war — know thy enemy and what motives him.
FP: Well Mr. Sperry, the bottom line is that we must also be shrewd. It would be absurd and self-destructive of us to wage war on the religion of Islam. That means going to war with 1 billion people, and this is foolish because there are surely many enlightened Muslims who are not interested in terrorism or extremism.
I am not saying that we ignore what is in the Qur’an and put our heads in the sand. We need to be honest with ourselves about the violent teachings within Islam and the consequences of those teachings. But there are many Muslims who subordinate those teachings for the larger goal of peace — and those Muslims are our priceless allies….I am just saying that it is crucial for us to support and work with Muslims who are genuinely against terror and extremism.
It is indeed crucial for us to support and work with Muslims who are genuinely against terror and extremism. But “genuinely” is the key word in that sentence. Many times I have documented here that many much-balleyhooed “moderate” individuals and groups actually are not at all willing “to be honest…about the violent teachings within Islam and the consequences of those teachings.” That in itself casts doubt, if not on their moderation, then at least on their usefulness in stemming the tide of jihadist sentiment in the Islamic community.
Now having said that, yes, naturally, as you point out, there is a dark side of Islam. In Infiltration you point to all the tricks that many apologists use to try to cover this up. You call them “white lies.” Can you give us some examples?
Sperry: Muslim leaders play an elaborate word game to hide the dark side of Islam to gain wider acceptance in Washington. They condemn all acts of “terrorism against innocent people,” but they don’t necessarily view Americans or Israelis as “innocent” or acts of violence against us as “terrorism.” Many secretly view it simply as justice. You’ll never hear them condemn “all acts of violence against non-Muslims.” So you have to carefully parse their words — they’re very slick. They also try to peddle this silly notion that jihad means internal struggle against sin — such as quitting smoking — and not warfare. And that the beheadings we’ve seen in Iraq aren’t even remotely justified by the Quran. Both claims are demonstrably false, as I document in the “Top 10 Myths of Islam.” If you are confused about the true meaning of the Qur’an, this chapter will be a real eye-opener for you.
FP: So yes, while we must support moderate and patriotic Muslims, we cannot deny that there is a serious problem in the Muslim community. . . .
Sperry: Make no mistake: INFILTRATION exposes terrorists and the people who support terrorists, who just happen to be in the Muslim community. Not the Italian community. Not the Sikh community. The Muslim community. No one wants to heap scorn on Muslims, but the unpleasant truth is they gave far more aid and comfort to the hijackers than Washington let on. They got help in seven mosques coast to coast, and some Muslims helped them even though they knew what they were up to. Some of the hijackers were welcomed and wined and dined as if they were celebrities. If we keep sweeping these unpleasant truths under the politically correct carpet, we’re just inviting another 9/11. We have to penetrate the terror support network that just happens to be operating within the Muslim community, and permanently dismantle it.
FP: What about these Muslim pressure groups that form a protective shield around militant Islam?
Sperry: Yes, for Heaven’s sake, sever all official ties to the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other terror-linked groups. We’re just legitimizing and providing the enemy cover and protection by continuing to allow them a forum. Yet the FBI director has included CAIR in permanent working groups on Muslim rights, where they’re allowed to mau-mau the FBI about its investigations of terror suspects in the Muslim community. Hello?! This is a group that’s had terrorists on its payroll! And not only that, my investigation found that CAIR is bankrolled by two Arab governments tied to the Taliban and 9/11, yet it claims it gets no foreign support. In fact, the United Arab Emirates actually holds the deed to CAIR’s headquarters located here in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, as documented in the chapter, “The Dark Lair of CAIR.” Your readers can check out the deed on sperryfiles.com. So you can’t trust what CAIR says — so why is anyone in Washington still listening to it, let alone letting it lecture us about how to run our terrorism investigations? And why in the world are we letting CAIR, a group trying to Islamize the American workplace, partner up with the EEOC to
solicit discrimination lawsuits from Muslims? That’s right, EEOC has even sent its lawyers into mosques to solicit workplace-bias complaints, as detailed in the chapter, “Wudu in the Restroom.”
Mr. Sperry, would you mind giving Rich Lowry at National Review a call? We have the number around here somewhere…
FP: But what can we as citizens do?
Sperry: You recall the NIMBY movement — Not In My Backyard? Well, we need to apply it to the Islamic threat. Find out what kind of Islamic schools and mosques are being developed in your neighborhood. Check out the trustees, the preachers, the teachers. Are they Islamists? Are there any terrorist connections? Pull the county land records. Do Saudi-backed entities such as the North American Islamic Trust own the deed? Are any of the trustees members of the Muslim American Society, the U.S. front for the notorious Muslim Brotherhood? If so, lobby the local zoning boards to block their development. This is a hardline Wahhabi mosque that may serve as a base of operations for the bad guys. Arm yourself and your neighbors with the facts, and fight. Organize. Contact your local media. If protesting doesn’t work, use local ordinances to block them.
Does the proposed minaret exceed height restrictions? Will the parking plan cause traffic congestion? Is the drainage plan to code? What textbooks are used at the schools? Alert the state accreditation boards. Also, notify local law enforcement and the FBI of any suspicious activity at the mosque or school. Are preachers inciting violence? For instance, there’s a mosque going up in my own community in Fairfax County that I found out is tied to a Pakistani terrorist who gunned down CIA employees last decade. It took just a few days to look up the land records, and then research the trustees and find the connection….
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