Some writers have argued that contemporary Jihadism has its near roots in the Muslim Brotherhood's esteem for European Marxism and fascism (see Paul Berman, Terror and Liberalism). With that in mind, read Scott Burgess's translation of the Islamist document, discovered in Switzerland, "The Project: Towards a worldwide strategy for Islamic policy (Points of Departure, Elements, Procedures and Missions)". The fourteen page document is a policy plan for Muslim conquest. We need to try not to dismiss this document as the pathological product of a lunatic group; we need to see this document as threatening. One way to do this is to read it and substitute "Marx" for "Allah", "international revolutionary communism" for "Islam". So read, it evocates the pre-WW2 international communist movement, which had barely more success at that time than Islamism does today (I haven't forgotten Russia--think Iran). Remember how successful that movement was? Wouldn't the Islamicists take heart from its success?