Civilization Jihad is a political tactic to spread Sharia that involves the Islamic settlement process tasked with eliminating and destroying Western way of life from within. It is a stealth jihad that features propaganda, political and psychological warfare, influence operations, lawfare, subversion, and other techniques with the goal to subvert American institutions (political, law enforcement, judicial, educational, religious, financial, and military). The mission is alleged to be led by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Jihad, which literally means “struggle” is classically defined as "employing and establishing an imperial world state.” In regards to jihad there is the interpretation between what is offensive jihad and defensive jihad. According to Muslim Brotherhood's main ideologue, Sayyid Qutb, defensive jihad is “war for the freedom of man from servility to other men, a war that allows to become the servants of Allah.”
The Muslim Brotherhood denounces terrorism and commits to non-violent acts but uses terrorism through secret armed wings, supporting their violent defensive jihad.
Under the rules of the Quran, Muslims are ordered not to fight when the infidel forces are too powerful but instead wait for the opportunity the “transgress the limits.” “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress your limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors" Sahih Muslim hadith, one of the six canonical hadith, instructs Mujahedins to first give their enemy the opportunity to convert to Islam or accept the demand for Jizya, before declaring war: If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse seek Allah’s help and fight them.
Sayyed Qutb also called on jihad to fight the enemy, which is jahilyya (the ignorant and immoral). He saw “jihad as a method for actively seeking to free all peoples on earth from non-Islamic authority”
According to Isma’il Rajial al-Faruqi, a renowned Palestinian-American Islamic scholar, Islam is a state “as universal and pervasive aiming at controlling the whole earth in terms of territory and all human beings" and establish a worldwide umma. The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, states the Muslim Brotherhood’s main “objective is the establishment of an Islamic state under Sharia in Egypt, in all Muslim states and in all states in the world. This is prelude to the re-establishment of a world-wide Islamic caliphate which will dominate the whole globe.”
Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood said, “it is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all national and to extend its power to the entire planet.”