There are multiple ways to access “The Project.” This chilling documentary can be viewed ON DEMAND at TheBlazeTV or now on DISH channel 212. Don't forget to tune into Part Two on Thursday 9/27 at 8pm ET.
(Scroll down for video and discussion of Part One)
Is there a government cover-up at play?
A 2001 raid in Switzerland unearthed a chilling manifesto now dubbed "The Project," a detailed Islamic blueprint for infiltrating, subverting and ultimately defeating the U.S. and the West. Today, 80 file boxes worth of evidence submitted during the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial -- the largest terror financing trial in U.S. history to date -- including "The Project" documents, are being withheld from the American public by the Department of Justice.
On Wednesday, September 26, TheBlaze documentary unit released the first installment of this chilling two-part series outlining how the current administration has stonewalled repeated requests by Congress to release the disturbing documents and for allowing the Muslim Brotherhood greater entree into American government. Further, the documentary reveals just how close American-Islamic operatives from groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) have been to subverting the U.S. and Israel.
The Holy Land Foundation trial
The lynchpin of documentary is found in the Holy Land Foundation trial, which was brought to bear by the Justice Department first in 2007 and then again in 2008 against the Holy Land Foundation, a "charity" that was later found to have funneled more than $12 million to the terrorist organization, Hamas. During the discovery process for the trial, prosecutors submitted 80 boxes of Islamic material including the The Project document. Strangely, the documents were deemed inadmissible as evidence and since sealed from public view.
During the trial, five Islamists were convicted, including a founding board member of CAIR. The documentary also delves into many of the key players and American-Islamic groups currently operating against U.S. interests and discusses other un-indicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
Soviet and Nazi parallels
The first half of the documentary provides background on "The Project" documents and how the Muslim Brotherhood has been successfully waging a "propaganda" campaign in much the same way the former Soviet Union did before and during the Cold War. One such push advocated by the Brotherhood is to purge the U.S. and its government of anything deemed offensive to Islam, including teachers, lecturers and library books.
Among those interviewed for the series was Rep. Michele Bachmann, member of the House Intelligence Committee, who likened the "purging" of people and material critical of Islam as akin to the type of purging that was carried out in Nazi Germany at the behest of Adolf Hitler.
TheBlaze documentary team also drew stark parallels between the current climate surrounding the Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration of U.S. government and that of the Communist infiltration of U.S. government during the Cold War. The documentary reminds viewers that after the Hitler-Stalin pact -- a non-agression pact between the two nations during WWII -- was violated, a contingent of Americans began a Communist "outreach" effort, believing it prudent to incorporate Communists into the U.S. government, including the Treasury Department and the pre-cursor to the C.I.A.
To place the Islamic threat in its proper context, the documentary notes how the Communist Manifesto, by all means nothing more than a minuscule pamphlet, became the greatest "life and death threaten to the Western world" until 1990. Likewise, Hitler's book Mein Kampf (which, ironically means "my struggle," the same as "jihad") provided key insight into the führer's political ideology and goals of world domination long before he put his "Final Solution" into effect.
Juxtaposing World War II and the Cold War with the current war on terror, the documentary also points out how critics of Islam today are being vilified in much the same way as was Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and, ten years earlier, Democratic Senator Martin Dies Jr.. Ironically, both Dies and McCarthy were correct in their assertion that American government had been breached by those who championed a totalitarian ideology anathema to U.S. interests.
Today, those who question the Islamist-influence on U.S. government, or who call terrorism and Islamic extremists by their rightful names, are painted as "bigots" -- much like those who questioned one's Communist affiliation was dubbed a "Red Baiter." This policy of shaming Islam-critics in the public square is a propagandist tool engineered to stifle honest and open dialogue.
Ironically, one of the panelists noted that were President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office today, he would have considered Islamism a far more grave threat to the United States and greater Western world than was the Soviet Union.
Dr. Nabi Fai
As the "The Project" uncovers, there are more insidious ways of espionage than the traditional use of spies. Directing affairs of the state and influencing its operations may not be "tangible," but that is what some Islamists are currently doing.
With this in mind, the documentary also explores the story of Dr. Nabi Fai, director of the Kashmiri-American Council who was exposed as a member of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), a Pakistani intelligence agency officially listed by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization. Fai received over $1 million from the Pakistani government to donate to the various political campaigns. In the end, he contributed to the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Senator Dick Durbin among others. Andrew McCarthy, chief prosecutor of the "Blind Sheik," noted, however that such donations and corruption are both widespread and bipartisan.
Be sure to tune into TheBlazeTV or DISH channel 212 Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m. ET for the release "The Project" and while watching, consider the following Abraham Lincoln quote:
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
Watch some of the hard-hitting highlights from "The Project" below:
Below is "The Project" document in both its original Arabic, followed by English translation. It is important to note that certain Arabic words are not completely identical to their English counterparts, however, the translation for these documents were conducted by esteemed members of law enforcement and intelligence community.
Update: TheBlaze writer Tiffany Gabbay and Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker discussed Part One of The Project on Thursday's BlazeCast: