McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, got the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman locked up for his role masterminding the first World Trade Center jihad attack in 1993. And so respected was McCarthy by that killer, he referred to him as "Sheikh Andy."
So when a man of McCarthy's stature warns of the "grand jihad" or as Spencer coined it "the stealth jihad," you can be sure the nation is in trouble.
Andrew McCarthy knows what it meant when Barack Obama bowed to the Saudi king: “The President’s bow to the Saudi king should have surprised no one. It was a submission to their mutual aspiration: a symbolic moment in the transformation from the America that was, to the America of Barack Obama’s fancy, a vision that would mark a giant leap forward for the global Islamist project.”
When I interviewed him in November 2009 about the Obama Administration’s plans to move the 9/11 terror trials to New York City, McCarthy explained what is also the main point of his book: “Jihad is anything that advances their cause, which is to establish sharia as a first step towards Islamicizing this society. So anything that they can advance the cause with is properly categorized as jihad.”
Anything they can advance the cause with—not just terror attacks. The Grand Jihad is about all the many ways that the Muslim Brotherhood is working to “establish sharia as a first step towards Islamicizing this society,” with willing help from President Obama and others among the America-hating left.
The book’s title comes from a Muslim Brotherhood document that came to light during the Holy Land Foundation jihad charity trial in 2007, that said that the Brothers in the U.S. “must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion [meaning Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
In The Grand Jihad, McCarthy shows all the ways the Brotherhood is working to make Islam victorious in the U.S. He explains how the Brotherhood works through its supposedly “moderate” front organizations like the Muslim American Society and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which tries to intimidate Americans (as in the “Flying Imams” case) into being afraid to oppose jihad activity or even report suspicious behavior by Muslims.
McCarthy also shows how they’ve infiltrated at the highest levels, placing Muslim Brotherhood operatives in government agencies where they hinder anti-terror efforts, as when Islamic law expert Steve Coughlin was fired from his job in the Pentagon at the instigation of Hesham Islam, a Brotherhood-linked operative who was an assistant to Bush’s Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England. McCarthy explains how they are now also running candidates for office, like Esam Omeish of Virginia, positioning them as “moderate” when they’re anything but.
Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs