Lt. Gen. (ret.) William G. "Jerry"
Boykin. (Defense Department)
During a discussion about radical Islam and how its followers seek to damage the United States, Lt. Gen. (ret.) William G. "Jerry" Boykin, former head of Special Operations Command, noted the jihadist document "Explanatory Memorandum," which was uncovered in 2004, and said the radical Islamists plan to "infiltrate every element of our society, including the church."
"It's a five-phase plan to take over America," said Boykin at the Breaking the Silence conference in August in Colorado Springs. "It's unfolding right now. Now, there are more specific plans that they have for how they're going to take over. And as Kamal Saleem [a former jihadist] said, they're going to infiltrate every element of our society, including the church."
In the lead up to those remarks, a panelist asked about the document. Gen. Boykin explained that it was uncovered during a federal investigation of fundraising for the terrorist group Hamas and the Holy Land Foundation.
“It’s called the Explanatory Memorandum," said Boykin. "It was found in 2004 in Annandale, Virgina, in the basement of the guy that ultimately was discovered was – what would you say? – operations officer for the Muslim Brotherhood. They found this Explanatory Memorandum. In the book, that John [Guandolo] was part of writing that book – the book is called Sharia: The Threat – and there’s a copy of it [Explanatory Memorandum] in there. It lays out a five-phase plan."
"John mentioned it vaguely earlier," said Boykin. "It’s a five-phase plan to takeover America. Now, it’s broad in nature but if you’ll look at it you’ll say, ‘Holy mackerel, they’re doing this.’ It’s unfolding right now."
"Now there are more specific plans that they have for how they’re going to take over," said the general. "And as Kamal said, they’re going to infiltrate every element of our society, including the church."
Boykin, who is the executive vice president of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., then mentioned a pastor he knows who discovered that a Muslim convert was, in fact, a plant in his church, a spy for the radical Islamists.
Boykin continued, “They’re infiltrating every element of our society while we are trying to believe that there is a big separation between the radical Muslims and the moderate Muslims. And the reality is, John [Guandolo] said it, the moderate Muslims are just simply Muslims that have chosen not to follow the teachings of the Quran and the hadith. And there are a lot of them, and God bless them. I wish that more of them would refuse to follow it.”
During his 36 years in the U.S. Army, Jerry Boykin was one of the original members of Delta Force and he later commanded the unit. He also commanded the Green Berets and the Special Warfare Center and School. During his final years in the military, Boykin served as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He is married and has five children and several grandchildren.