After the attack on America on 9/11, Stephen Coughlin was brought into the government to research and present information on Islam and especially about Sharia law. His presentations were so effective, that the special operations community dubbed them “Red Pill” briefings. This was a reference to an iconic scene in the movie, The Matrix. Neo is given a choice of taking the blue pill and going back to his reality or taking the red pill and see that world as it really is.
Sadly, the forces of “political correctness” eventually prevailed, and Stephen Coughlin was sent packing and the “Red Pill” briefings in the government ended. But he has continued to speak out on what he has discovered and has collected the material in his new book, Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad.
He explains the religious foundation of Islam. One foundational principle is the Islamic doctrine of abrogation. Earlier chapters (known as surahs) in the Qur’an are replaced or abrogated by later chapters. When Muhammad was in Mecca, he was a prophet and spoke of peace. When he was in Medina, he was a warrior and spoke of war and jihad.
He also explains the philosophical underpinnings of groups like ISIS, al-Qaeda, Hamas, and the Muslim Brotherhood. He provides ample footnotes to illustrate the connection between Islam and terrorism. And he provides documents that show the detailed plan of the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate into government and American society.
His goal is illustrated by the subtitle of the book. It is time to pull away the blindfold and see the threat of Islam as it really is. Government policies and political correctness may be blinding members of the military and personnel in the Department of Homeland Security to the real threat we face.
We must reject the blue pill. It’s time for all of us to take the red pill and see the world as it really is.