Don't get me wrong. I'm all for Christians reaching out to Muslims. I share the good news of Jesus Christ with others, including Muslims, as often as the opportunity presents itself. Nevertheless, the Church in America needs to understand the overarching ideology and agenda that motivate and energize the plans and activities of Muslim organizations and communities across the United States because the Islamic community in the U.S. may not always be as 'neighborly' as they seem now.
Unbeknownst to most American churchgoers, the Islamic Circle of North America or ICNA is a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate dedicated to an American Islamic state and the imposition of Shari’ah law in place of the United States Constitution. Every ICNA initiative, including chummy relations with local churches and synagogues, is motivated by this vision. Furthermore, that Islamists seek to establish "sovreign Islamic communities ruled by shariah (Islamic) law" in major cities across the "fruited plain" is no secret. What gets lost in the "Islam is a religion of peace" spin, however, is the fact that Islamic centers are part of a larger strategy to 'Islamize' the West (See Islam Watch article, "Project to Create Sharia-Ruled Muslim-Only Enclaves across America Takes Root in Philadelphia").
Think of an Islamic center as a Wal-Mart Supercenter for all things Muslim. Islamic centers provide an alternative to social integration which, as a general rule, is strongly discouraged by prevailing Islamic teaching. A recent example would be the Cordoba Islamic Center planned for construction at Ground Zero in New York City. Historically, Islamists have always sought to erect mosques in cities they have conquered and Cordoba, a clear show of Islamist triumphalism, is no exception.
These 'firewalled' Muslim societies within society are purposed to grow over time, eventually supplanting the host community (see this Mideast Forum article: http://www.meforum.org/2686/muslim-enclaves-usa). What is more worrisome is that as they grow, these Muslim 'enclaves' acquire political clout and vote to elect their own to political office. Once in office, Islamists seek to advance the Brotherhood agenda through legislation, nudging society ever closer to 'shariahood' (my term). Two Islamists now hold seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota who was administered the oath of office on a Qur'an.
If you are dubious about Muslim Brotherhood plans for the United States, consider the following statement exerpted from "An Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal of the Group in North America" dated May 22, 1991, as approved by the organization's Shura Council in 1987:
4-Understanding the role of the Muslim Brother in North America: The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Process" with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.The Brotherhood's subversive agenda predates the Explanatory Memorandum and a preponderance of Muslim organizations in the U.S. are in some way affiliated with the Brotherhood. At no time since the Explanatory Memorandum was distributed to at least twenty-nine major Muslim organizations in the United States have the Muslim Brotherhood renounced anything in it. By all indications since, the organization continues to actively pursue its stated objectives.