THE PROJECT: Muslim Outline for World Domination
This document was recovered in a raid by Swiss authorities in November 2001, two months after the horror of 9/11. Since that time information about this document, known in counterterrorism circles as "The Project”.
The 14-page plan written in Arabic and dated December 1, 1982, which outlines a 12-point strategy to "establish an Islamic government on earth", identified as The Project. According to testimony given to Swiss authorities by Nada, the unsigned document was prepared by "Islamic researchers" associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
The following tactics and techniques are among the many recommendations made in The Project:
Ø Networking and coordinating actions between likeminded Islamist organizations; Avoiding open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of "moderation";
Ø Infiltrating and taking over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood's collective goals;
Ø Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn't conflict with shari'a law;
Ø Avoiding social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West or provoke a lash back against Muslims;
Ø Establishing financial networks to fund the work of conversion of the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
Ø Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities;
Ø Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of "international plots fomented against them";
Ø Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing "academic" studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements; Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;
Ø Balancing international objectives with local flexibility; Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
Ø Involving ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;
Ø Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam;
Ø Drafting Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation; Avoiding conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution;
Ø Instituting alliances with Western "progressive" organizations that share similar goals;
Ø Creating autonomous "security forces" to protect Muslims in the West; Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West "in a jihad frame of mind";
Ø Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support; Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims;
Ø Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;
Ø Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;
Ø Actively creating jihad terror cells within Palestine; Linking the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement; Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world;
In reading The Project, it should be kept in mind that “The Project” was drafted in 1982 when current tensions and terrorist activities in the Middle East were still very nascent. In many respects, The Project is extremely prescient for outlining the bulk of Islamist action, whether by "moderate" Islamist organizations or outright terror groups, over the past two decades.