ON-Lion Letter
The real threat to the United States is not terrorism.  The real threat is Islamism, whose sophisticated forces have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security, but also to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy -- freedom and individual liberty.

In Encounter Books' The Grand Jihad:  How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, newly released in paperback, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy offers a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement's jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep.  The paperback contains a new preface by McCarthy.

McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor who prosecuted the "blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 other jihadists for bombing the World Trade Center in 1993.  He is also a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) in Washington, D.C., a contributing editor at National Review, and the bestselling author of Willful Blindness:  A Memoir of the Jihad, also from Encounter.

For years, McCarthy warned of America's blindness to the Islamist threat, but in The Grand Jihad, he exposes a new, more-insidious peril:  the government's active appeasement of the Islamist ideology.  With the help of witting and unwitting accomplices in and out of government, Islamism doesn't merely fuel terrorism, but spawns America-hating Islamic enclaves in our very midst, gradually foisting Islam's repressive law, sharia, on American life. 

The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order, as well.  The prognosis for liberty could not be more dire.
Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.  Bradley supports FDD, too.
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