The following is the official document from a 1991 meeting which outlines the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic goals for North America. The document was entered as evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Terror Funding Trial. Federal investigators found the document in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search. Elbarasse was a member of the Palestine Committee, which the Muslim Brotherhood had created to support Hamas in the United States.
The original document in Arabic follows the English translation.
We have highlighted in yellow the following quotes which are of particular significance. The page numbers noted below correspond to the page numbers in the center of the bottom of each page in the document).Â
â€œEnablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslimsâ€™ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslimsâ€™ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is.â€
“…the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry outÂ [sic]Â this grand mission as a ‘Civilization Jihadist’ responsibility.”
â€œThe process of settlement is a â€˜Civilization-Jihadist Processâ€™ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and â€˜sabotagingâ€™ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believersâ€¦â€
â€œ[W]e must possess a mastery of the art of â€˜coalitionsâ€™, the art of â€˜absorptionâ€™ and the principles of â€˜cooperation.â€™â€
â€œA list of our organizations and the organizations of our friendsâ€ – This is where the Muslim Brotherhood listed its front groups in the U.S.. Note that prominent organizations like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA and others are named here.
The page numbers above correspond to the page numbers in the center of the bottom of each page in the english translation of the document (provided following the Arabic).Â