he Muslim Brotherhood has been planning to control Europe and North America since the end of the 1950s. This is not far-fetched in the light of one document.
Called the “Project”, the 14-page document reveals that the Muslim Brotherhood works to make Islam prevail and end the “materialistic domination” imposed by the West on mankind.
A few days after the 9/11 attacks in the US, Italian police raided two beautiful villas in Campione d’Italia, a commune of the province of Como in the Lombardy region. The commune is best known for its nightclub.
One of the two villas was owned by Ali Ghaleb Himmat, an Italian with Syrian origins, and the other by Youssef Nada, an Egyptian born in Alexandria in 1931.
Both men ran a small capital firm called Al-Taqwa. The firm was headquartered in Bernate Ticino, a commune of the metropolitan city of Milan in the northern Italian region.
The company was founded in 1988. There were suspicions that it financed the Palestinian Hamas movement, the Islamic Salvation Front and the Islamic Army in Algeria and Ennahda Movement in Tunisia.
Did this financial tool of the international Islamist movement finance al-Qaeda too?
Without a doubt, nobody can prove this because the company was liquidated in December 2001. The courts could not prove that this company had backed criminal organizations either.
Nonetheless, investigations around the company were not totally useless. Investigators, searching Nada’s villa, found a document, called the “Project”. It was dated December 1, 1982. The document aimed to achieve a major goal, namely founding an Islamic state everywhere in the world.
The document was included in a French book, titled “Invasion of the West: The Secret Islamic Project”, in 2005. The book was written by the Swiss journalist Sylvain Besson. Besson is now the deputy editor-in-chief of Le Temps newspaper in Lausanne.
Wearing a secular garb
The document offers a comprehensive view of the international Islamist political strategy. This strategy reconciles international obligations with the required local or national flexibility. This point was raised by Abdel Rahim Ali, the head of the Center for Middle East Studies in Paris, in his book “The State of the Muslim Brotherhood: Europe and the Expansion of the International Organization”.
Ali says in his book that the Brotherhood decided to change its skin to sever its links with terrorist organizations and also integrate into Arab and western societies. It then, Ali adds, had to present concessions as far as its Islamic identity was concerned by wearing a secular dress.
Objectives of the Project
– Preparing a scientific study on the possibility of establishing the rule of God everywhere in the world.
– Utilizing different surveillance systems to collect information and employing modern communication techniques that can serve the international Islamist movement.
– Temporarily cooperating with other Islamist and national movements.
– Preparing studies about Jews, the enemies of Muslims.
When it comes to cooperation with non-Islamist movements, the document refers to Christian mercenary activities. It warns against trusting those making these activities.
This was the strategy adopted by Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan for 30 years. Ramadan is a grandchild of Hassan al-Bana, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, and a son of Saeed Ramadan, the founder of the Islamic Center in Geneva.
Tariq had always established links with Christian figures, such as Christian Delorme, Minguettes, Michel Lelong, who authored the book “Islam and the West” and Gilles Couvreur, the head of the Relations with Islam Section at the Catholic Church.
We do not also need to forget Father Pierre who did not hesitate to get out in the rains in an area on the border between France and Switzerland to object to denying Ramadan entry into France on November 26, 1995.
Ramadan’s star stopped shinning today, only after his victims spoke out. He was arrested in France, not because of the dangers posed by the ideas he seeks to spread in the West, but on charges of rape.
In his book “Dollars for Terror”, which came out in 1999, Richard Labeviere says that the Islamic Center in Geneva was known for specialized police as the meeting point for leading Islamists in Europe and for funding circles.
After Saeed Ramadan’s death in 1999, his family inherited a huge amount of money, originally owned by the mother Muslim Brotherhood organization in Egypt.
Labeviere says in his book that this money effected radical change in the activities of al-Tawhid library in Leon. The same city continues to be the launching pad for calls for releasing Ramadan.
The Project document dwells on the war nerve and suggests the following:
– Collecting enough money for maintaining jihad.
– Owning the majority of stakes in al-Taqwa Bank to control its funds.
– Creating a legal cover for investments to protect the secrecy of financial dealings
Ian Hamel is a specialist in Islamic and intelligence affairs