ON-Lion Letter
While Americans focus on terrorism, a more-insidious Islamist threat lurks.  It is the agenda of sharia, Islam's authoritarian legal and political system. 

As Andrew C. McCarthy explains in his new Encounter Broadside, How Obama Embraces Islam's Sharia Agenda, the global Islamist movement aims, in the words of the Muslim Brotherhood, to destroy the West by sabotaging it from within.  Its principal strategy is not mass murder, but the exploitation of Western freedoms and the insinuation of sharia principles into Western legal systems.  Because those principles are hostile to our core liberties, sharia's advance gradually undermines our culture.

McCarthy's Broadside shows how the sharia agenda has found a friend in the Obama administration.  President Barack Obama is actively abetting the Islamist platform:  promoting sharia in his foreign policy, easing enforcement of laws that stop Islamic "charities" from diverting funds to jihadist terror, and even sponsoring a United Nations resolution that -- under the guise of insulating Islam from criticism -- would stifle First Amendment rights.

A former top federal prosecutor, McCarthy is co-chair of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Center for Law & Counterterrorism, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, and a contributing editor at National Review magazine.  He is author of the Encounter Books bestseller The Grand Jihad:  How Islam and the Left Sabotage America and a widely read commentator on national-security matters.

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 also supports FDD projects, including its Center on Law & Counterterrorism.
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