Air Date: December 4, 2014
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Ryan Mauro
To begin this edition of Crosstalk Jim updated listeners on the proposal for a new transgender policy in Minnesota schools. It passed Thursday by the Minnesota State High School League board. According to information he obtained from Fox News, this means Minnesota high school athletes can compete as whatever gender they choose beginning with the 2015-2016 season.
The activities that have taken place in Ferguson, Missouri, are tragic. The reaction to the grand jury decision led to riots, extreme vandalism, looting, crime without end, black business owners had their places of business totally destroyed and more. While coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, continues to take place, this Crosstalk was not an attempt to focus on officer Darren Wilson and the events related specifically to his actions with the shooting death of Michael Brown. Instead, this program looked at how Islamists have co-opted into the fray in order to promote ‘resistance’ in the United States.
Joining Jim in this discussion was Ryan Mauro, a security analyst for the Clarion Project which has produced films such as ‘Obsession,” ‘Iranium’ and ‘The Third Jihad.’ He is also a consultant to government agencies and an adjunct professor of homeland security.
Ryan communicated that he immediately saw that Islamists were looking at the civil unrest in Ferguson as an opportunity to immerse themselves in the matter because he monitors online accounts of supporters of ISIS. According to Ryan, ISIS members very frequently comment on such issues and the message they are sending to people in Ferguson and the protest sympathizers is that this shows how America is crumbling from within. Their ‘pitch’ is specifically to black people, to make them feel that there is no place for them in America and that they need to adopt and support a different form of governance so that they aren’t forever victimized.
The alternative Islamic radicals are proposing is Shariah law. Even forms of Shariah law pushed by ‘softer’ groups like the Muslim Brotherhood still have the goal of wanting to abolish the establishment clause of the Constitution by combining mosque and state.
Ryan and Jim also discussed how Muslim eschatology plays into all of this as well as how the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. has met with defenders of Hezbollah.