By Stephen Coughlin
After the occasions of September eleven, 2001, Stephen Coughlin used to be mobilized from his deepest area profession to the Intelligence Directorate on the Joint Chiefs of employees to paintings in focusing on. hence all started his schooling in terrorism. within the years that undefined, Coughlin earned acceptance because the Pentagon’s major professional at the Islamic-based doctrines motivating jihadi teams that confront the US. He got here into call for as a coach and lecturer at prime instructions and senior carrier employees associations, together with the nationwide safety collage, the military and army battle faculties, the Marine Corps-Quantico, the country division, and the FBI. So potent have been his displays that a few within the certain operations group dubbed them “Red capsule” briefings, a connection with an iconic scene within the Matrix. It’s an apt metaphor: as soon as the evidence and doctrines are accurately defined and understood, there isn't any going back.
This used to be greater than our enemies – and, it kind of feels, our leaders – might tolerate. starting in 2011, the Muslim Brotherhood confident the White residence to prohibit Coughlin and placed an finish to his briefings. The circulation used to be in response to shariah suggestions of slander that search to blindfold the US to convinced realities that render us defenseless opposed to a danger made existential via the very lack of information it will get our leaders to implement. In occasions like this – whilst the White House’s former counterterrorism strategist can claim it unconstitutional to permit nationwide safeguard analysts to appear to Islam to appreciate jihad – there’s an pressing have to draw back the blindfold on the way to see and confront the danger. Such is the target of Catastrophic Failure. The booklet, drawn seriously from Coughlin’s “outlawed” briefings, is a complete review of Islamic legislations and doctrine identified to shape the root of antagonistic risk concepts directed opposed to the US and the West, the demanding situations they current, and the ideologically brought about breakdown of fact-based decisionmaking that's not anything in need of specialist malpractice by means of our nationwide safety elites.
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S. military officers and American citizens on a network owned by an OIC Member State in a story scripted by the Muslim Brotherhood. ” But just whose strategy is it, and who benefits from it? This book attempts to piece together exactly what strategy we are out there executing. What becomes clear is that the “strategy we’re out their executing” may not be our strategy. K. and then later refers to “the English,” or speaks of the Vatican and then later refers to “Catholics,” no one challenges this convention by saying, “You’re painting with too broad a brush.
I will provide the necessary citations to Islamic law, both historical and contemporary, from books written in English for Muslim consumers of Islamic law (also called shariah), and will explain the key principles for interpreting these laws, particularly as they relate to non-Muslims and jihad. We will go through, in detail, the Islamic legal concept of abrogation and how it impacts the actions of Muslims who have chosen to wage jihad. We will examine the impact of Islamic scholar and Muslim Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutb, and how his understanding of abrogation led to what I call “The Milestone Process,” which guides the performance of jihad for our enemies in the War on Terror.
This enemy says that Islamic law serves as the doctrinal driver to jihad. ” While the following explanations may present a true and valid understanding of Islamic law, such a determination is, in many respects, immaterial to the question of what constitutes the enemy’s stated threat doctrine. This book demonstrates that certain doctrines drive the decisionmaking of some Muslims—regardless of whether other Muslims think those doctrines are right, wrong, or misapplied. Because shariah constitutes an identified element of the threat doctrine, there is no requirement to determine the validity of its use before considering its inclusion, only a factual determination that the enemy states his reliance on it.
Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad by Stephen Coughlin