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The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. Andrew McCarthy argues that the real threat is Islamism, whose sophisticated forces have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security but also to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy – freedom and individual liberty. In The Grand Jihad, he offers a harrowing account of how the global Islamist terrorist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks.
For years, McCarthy warned of America’s blindness to this threat, but in The Grand Jihad he argues there is a more insidious peril: the government’s active appeasement of Islamism and its ideology. With the help of witting and unwitting accomplices in and out of government, Islamism doesn’t merely fuel terrorism but spawns America-hating Islamist terrorist enclaves in our very midst, gradually foisting the repressive concepts of sharia law on American life. The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that also seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order.
Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor who prosecuted the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven other jihadists for bombing the World Trade Center in 1993. He is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor at National Review. He is the bestselling author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad.
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Andrew C. McCarthy
Charles "Cully" Stimson
Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow