6/14/18 – CHEYENNE, WY.
BY: Frank H. Tryon, Jr. and Anthony J. Sacco, JD.
On February 16, 2016, breitbart.com/big-government posted an article entitled “Catholic Bishops Plan ‘Dialogue’ With Islamists.” The article highlighted Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego, speaking at a conference called “Deepening Inter-Religious Dialogue and Community Alliances” at the University of San Diego.
Also at that conference, and representing the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) was Sayyid Syeed. The ISNA has previously been named as a front organization of the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in the federal trial of the Holy Land Foundation in 2008. That trial established that the Foundation was funding Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s branch in Palestine.
The remaining paragraphs of this blog have been taken directly from Breitbart’s article because that article accurately and directly tells the U.S. Catholic Bishops to OPEN THEIR EYES AND KNOW WHO THEY ARE DIALOGUING WITH.
“Author Rod Dreher, then with the Dallas Morning News, has been one of the only mainstream journalists to look closely at the infiltration of violent Islamist ideology in the United States of America. Dresser went head-to-head with Sayyid Syeed at an editorial board meeting of the Dallas Morning News. Dreher writes, ‘When I had the opportunity to ask a question, I told Dr. Syeed that his sentiments were laudable, but if ISNA really stood for peace and tolerance, why did it have on its board . . . and then I rattled off a list of board members and their direct connections to Islamic extremism. Up to that point, Dr. Syeed had been polite and professorial. But at that point, he dropped his mask. He literally shook his fist at me, said this was an inquisition worthy of Nazi Germany, and that I would one day ‘repent.’ I told him mine was a fair question, and that I would appreciate an answer. I didn’t get one. But I had learned an important lesson about how groups like his operate: by evading legitimate queries, and browbeating journalists into retreat by calling them bigots and persecutors.”
Dreher then describes a relentless effort by Muslim operatives to get him fired. One of his Dallas Morning News colleagues actually had to have body-guards while he was reporting on the Holy Land Foundation trial. During the Holy Land Foundation trial, a document was presented as evidence by prosecutors that lays bare what many see as the game plan of Muslim efforts to turn the United States into a Muslim country. Exhibit GX3-85 is an 18-page “Explanatory Memorandum” that was found by FBI agents in a raid on the home of an Islamist’s house near Washington DC. As Dreher explains, “It lays out the Muslim Brotherhood’s (Ikhwan) plans to take control of the American Muslim community, to embed itself in civil society, and ultimately prepare the way for a sharia state.” From the document: The process of settlement [of Islam in the United States] is a “Civilization-Jihadist” process with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that all their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” their 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 religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. 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.”
In an exclusive interview, Dreher told Breitbart News, Christian-Muslim dialogue is important and necessary, but Christians had better enter into it knowing exactly whom they’re dialoguing with, and what their Muslim dialogue partners stand for. Sayyid Syeed is not the man he presents himself as, nor is the Islamic Society of North America what so many well-meaning Christians think it is. ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood front group, one whose leaders are highly practiced in the art of saying one thing in public, and another thing in private. They depend for their effectiveness on the ignorance of Western audiences about their ideology and their roots in radical Islam, and on the craven fear a certain kind of American — and a particular sort of churchman — has of looking Islamophobic. [To date the reports of the Bishops reflect the concept of “Mirror Imaging”. That is, the Bishops see their Muslim counterparts as the Bishops see themselves – as truthful, holy individuals, intent on establishing sincere and peaceful relationships.] The term “Islamophobic” was developed by brotherhood groups to help their progressive allies look away from evidence of Islamic radicalism, and to instead smear conventional critics of orthodox Islam as demented and crazy. Dreher says a precondition of talks between the Catholic Church and Muslim groups, has to be honesty, and a willingness to confront painful truths on both sides.
If the Catholic bishops have done their homework on Sayyid Syeed and his organization, then their discussion may well be a combative one, but at least it will be illuminating. But I don’t expect this to happen, not at the San Diego event, or at any event. Far too many Christian leaders really [do not] want to know about the ideological roots, beliefs, and actions of Muslim-American leaders. Dreher insists and other reporters should underscore that Syeed and his colleagues do not speak for all American Muslims, but are leaders of radical Islam, which has insinuated itself into the American Muslim community. “They don’t speak for all American Muslims, of course, but they are the ones given a platform by Catholic leaders and others,” Dreher said. “Insofar as these closeted radicals are the only dialogue partners available, it can still be useful to talk to them, but for the sake of the truth, not to say the souls of those martyred by radical Islam, bishops and other Christians should go into these meetings with their eyes wide open and their tongues untied,” Dreher said.”  http://www.lbreitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/16/cat5holic-bishops-plan-dialogue-islam; accessed 5/29/2018.