Former US Attorney General Mike Mukasey laid out a forceful, somber, case on the threat of global jihad to Western Civilization this afternoon at Breitbart News’ “Uninvited” panel. Speaking to a packed room, Mukasey presented his arguments meticulously, like the experienced litigator and judge he is. He equated rising Islamism to the 20th Century scourges of fascism and communism.
“Isms all want to rid the world of something. Nazism wanted to rid the world of Jews,” Mukasey noted. “Communism wanted to rid the world of God. Islamism wants to rid the world of infidels.”
Mukasey’s remarks kicked-off Breitbart News’ “Uninvited” panel, which featured a range of experts discussing issues that were not otherwise on the CPAC agenda. Mukasey quipped at the beginning of his talk that he “thanks CPAC for making this panel a necessity. And thanks Breitbart News for making it possible.”
Mukasey recalled his experience presiding over the trial of Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh”, convicted of plotting the 1993 bombing attack of the World Trade Center. Prosecutors in that case entered as evidence numerous sermons and speeches Rahman had given, urging his followers to take up violence as a means to impose Sharia law.
In fact, Mukasey noted, adherents of Islamism make no secret of their desire to impose Sharia law, which covers all aspects of society, wherever they can take operational control. Several suburbs in Paris, Mukasey said, were off limits to local law enforcement without the express authorization of local Islamists.
We don’t confront this reality, only because the political elites in America have consciously chosen to ignore it. Mukasey chided his former boss, George Bush’s regular refrain that Islam was a “religion of peace.” Mukasey stressed that we should show respect to those muslim voices that reject the imposition of Sharia law, but remain vigilant against those who do. “They want a world without infidels,” Mukasey warned. “The want a world without us.”