What else is new ? The latest and most prestigious group to say it (link included) is the all-star writer cast of The Center for Security Policy's new book > "Shariah : The Threat To America".
They are :
MEMBERS OF TEAM B II
LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM G. “JERRY” BOYKIN
US Army (Ret.), former Deputy Undersecretary of
Defense for Intelligence
LIEUTENANT GENERAL HARRY EDWARD SOYSTER
US Army (Ret.), former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
Chief Operating Officer, Center for Security Policy
AMBASSADOR HENRY COOPER
former Chief Negotiator, Defense and Space Talks, former Director,
Strategic Defense Initiative
STEPHEN C. COUGHLIN, ESQ.
Major (Res.) USA, former Senior Consultant, Office of the Joint Chiefs
MICHAEL DEL ROSSO
Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute and Center for Security Policy
FRANK J. GAFFNEY, JR.
former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy
(Acting), President, Center for Security Policy
former Special Agent, Counter-Terrorism Division, Federal Bureau of
President, Claremont Institute
CLARE M. LOPEZ
Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy
ADMIRAL JAMES A. “ACE” LYONS
US Navy (Ret.), former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney; Senior Fellow, National Review
Institute; Contributing Editor, National Review
Consultant to the military and law enforcement on anti-terrorism issues
JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ
former Inspector General, Department of Defense
Executive Director, Florida Security Council
J. MICHAEL WALLER
Annenberg Professor of International Communication, Institute
of World Politics, and Vice President for Information Operations,
Center for Security Policy
author and columnist
R. JAMES WOOLSEY
former Director of Central Intelligence
DAVID YERUSHALMI, ESQ.
General Counsel to the Center for Security Policy
And here's a copy paste from 2 different pages of the book where they say it :
On page 30 > "Today, we are facing an internal threat that has masked itself as a religion (my emphasis) and that uses the tolerance for religious practice guaranteed by the Constitution’s First Amendment to parry efforts to restrict or prevent what amount to seditious activities".
Again, on Page 229 (and the title of Chapter 7) > "THE U.S. AND WESTERN VULNERABILITIES
TO A THREAT MASQUERADING AS A RELIGION.............229"