Prior to September 11, 2001, most Americans did not know much about Islam. It was a religion that was practiced mainly in the Middle East and was, for the most part, a mystery to many in the West. Since that time, with the rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist organizations, the attacks have become increasingly bold and brazen, especially on western targets.

Britain recently suffered its second attack in as many weeks, and as more of these attacks are carried out, the ideology behind them has become well-known, and unfortunately, all too familiar.

As the number of Muslims immigrating to America has grown, communities all over the nation have attempted to welcome their new residents and make them feel at home. However, do these newcomers have any intention of assimilating into American life, or is there something more?

Could there be an actual plan?

In a 2013 article by David Wood in the Christian Research Journal, he outlined not only passages from the Quran, but also historical patterns, what happened when Muslims moved into an area, and the changes to that area over time.

“…Peace and violence are separate stages of a larger Islamic Program, the ultimate goal of which is the violent subjugation of non-Muslims.”

What Wood described are the stages of Jihad. When most people hear that word, they immediately think of violence, but Jihad does not begin there. It begins in a friendly, peaceful manner.

Stage one begins when Muslims move into a community. While the Quran tells them not to take Christians and Jews as friends, it tells them they can pretend to be friendly since they have entered an area where they are vastly outnumbered and must put on a friendly face (Qur’an 3:28). They will preach love and tolerance and be all for “inter-faith dialogue.”

Step two is defensive jihad. The definition of persecution becomes very broad. As the number of Muslim residents grows in a particular area, they are more able to defend themselves against what they feel is physical or intellectual discrimination. When Muslim women are asked to remove headscarves for driver’s license photos, or their demands that school lunches adhere to dietary requirements are denied, there is strengths in numbers.

It is at this point where Islam is introduced to school children, very slowly, and incrementally. There are plenty of stories of public schools teaching Islam—  lesson plans revolving around Islam are encouraged; girls have been shown how to wear the hijab, and children on prayer rugs being taught how to pray.

Step three-– offensive jihad. As the Muslim population gains in numbers in a particular community, they also gain political power. They will run for City Council seats and other elected positions.

This is where the “subjugation” phase comes in (Qur’an 9:73, Shakir). It is here that Muslims are commanded by Muhammad to fight non-believers (Qur’an 9:123, Shakir). They are now are able to demand things that were previously denied- special school lunches, for example, as their political influence grows.

The final steps of this process–  look to current terrorist events in Europe. Muslims have moved into neighborhoods and have made it quite clear that non-Muslims, even police are not welcome. The phrase “no go zones” has become common. Muslim European immigrants insist on Sharia Law and Sharia Courts to oversee their enclaves, as opposed to the laws of their adopted nations. How soon until they demand Sharia Law is the only legitimate law?

The Left will ramble on about acceptance and tolerance. What they do not talk about is this well-documented, well-organized plan that does not include assimilation, but oppression.

This is one conversation that everyone needs to be having.