Paul Sperry

Journalist

Affiliations

Hoover Institute: Former Media Fellow

New York Post: Frequent Contributor

FrontPageMag: Semi-Frequent Contributor (December 2009; Latest article May 2017)

Fox News: Regular Guest

Sinclair Broadcasting Group: Regular Guest

Sperry Files: Founder

Bio

Paul Sperry is a journalist, Fox News contributor, and former Hoover Institution media fellow. He is the author of multiple books, including Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington and Muslim Mafia. Sperry also maintains a website called “Sperry Files,” which is anchored around a half-decade old interview (excerpts below) and other documents that Sperry loosely connects to a broad “Islamist plot” to take over the United States.

Despite working at nominally respected institutions like the Hoover Institute, Sperry has been accused of stirring up Islamophobic sentiment within the polity. Writer Hussein Ibish once described Sperry’s book Muslim Mafia as “a bigoted, ridiculous waste of time.”

SOURCE: SperryFiles.com, Ibishblog: the blog of Hussein Ibish

Sperry’s conspiracies even found their way onto Capitol Hill. Rep. Sue Myrick (R), who wrote a positive blurb for the book also held a press conference
based on the claims of the book on Capitol Hill “to warn of a plot by Islamic extremists to infiltrate Congress by applying for internships.”

SOURCE: The GOP’s Anti-Muslim Wing Is in Retreat

RECENT ACTIVITY

Sperry maintains a personal Twitter account and contributes to New York Post and Front Page Magazine opinion sections.

Sperry, writing for Front Page Magazine, accused the “PC Pentagon” of “cav[ing] to CAIR,” and linked CAIR to terrorism.

“The Pentagon has agreed to formally review an anti-terror training program taught to special forces by a private contractor for material deemed offensive to Islam and Muslims, even though the Muslim group that lodged a complaint against the allegedly “Islamophobic” program has been accused by the Justice Department of supporting terrorism and is currently banned from outreach activities by the FBI.”

SOURCE: Sperry (FrontPageMag) (April 2017)

In March 2017, Sperry accused Keith Ellison of conspiring with the D.C. CAIR office to have Muslims infiltrate the federal government, claiming to have indisputable evidence from a former CAIR intern.

“Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the new deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and the first Muslim elected to Congress, has a plan to recruit additional Muslim lawmakers like him -- including possible candidates sponsored by a terror-tied Islamist group for which he helped raise millions of dollars, according to a source who once prayed alongside him in the basement of the Capitol. Ellison has held Friday, or jummah, prayers with other Muslims, including staffers from the Congressional Muslim Staff Association and officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in a prayer room, or musallah, in the lower level of the Capitol building. CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terrorist-funding operation. A former CAIR intern who prayed with Ellison says Ellison once boasted that his breaking of the Muslim barrier on the Hill would usher in dozens of other Muslim lawmakers like him, and that he had an election-by-election vision for increasing their ranks.”

SOURCE: Paul Sperry (FrontPageMag) (March 2017)

Sperry says it’s a problem that law enforcement can’t profile Muslims and infiltrate mosques, citing Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s shutting down of such activities.

“Rules also limit how aggressively agents can profile Muslim suspects and infiltrate their places of worship, where many of them are radicalized. Law-enforcement officials agree that having eyes and ears inside mosques is key to taking down jihadists before they go operational. The NYPD had great success penetrating radical mosques before Muslim groups sued and Mayor de Blasio agreed to shut down such covert operations.”

SOURCE: Paul Sperry (New York Post) (May 2017)

Islamophobia

Sperry evinces (primarily in a 2005 FrontPageMag interview) a deep paranoia about Muslims and their presumed anti-American machinations. He also believes that the federal government — particularly the FBI — is complicit in this seditious behavior.

“We've been lulled into a false sense of security, and we're just inviting another 9/11. So I wrote this book to expose the elaborate fraud that's been orchestrated by our leaders in the Washington establishment and the leaders in the Muslim establishment, who are playing us all for suckers.”

“In fact, they've infiltrated every security agency from the FBI to the Pentagon to the prison system, which is the top recruiting ground for al-Qaida right now, and they've also worked their way into the public school system.”

“...some of them have sold us out. Case agents I talked to say they can't trust these guys. They say some have tipped off targets of terror investigations, while others are holding back key information from case agents they're working with—who are completely at their mercy because they don't speak Arabic and these other tongues. The Muslim translators are claiming the information is ‘NOT PERTINENT’ to their investigations when in fact it is. They've also had a problem with laptops with classified al-Qaida information disappearing from that translation unit at FBI's Washington field office. It's a mess there, a veritable Muslim ‘mole house,’ as one bureau source put it.”

“Some devout Muslims in the unit have gotten so cocky they're actually demanding separate potties from the ‘infidel’ agents so they won't get dirty sitting on the same toilets. Others go around the language squad saying America had 9/11 coming to it because of our pro-Israel policies. It's outrageous, it's flat-out betrayal, and these are the people who are supposed to be protecting us from another 9/11.”

“Director Bob Mueller is so politically correct he's cut a deal with Muslim pressure groups to never use ‘Islamic’ and ‘terrorism’ in the same sentence. Muslim leaders don't want the link made for obvious reasons, and he's gone along with their whitewashing. But Mueller's own agents feel demoralized by his pandering. They wonder how they can defeat Islamic terrorists when their own boss can't even talk honestly about what's motivating them.”

“Looking more and more like conspiracy to infiltrate the government and, at the most benign level, run influence operations against it. The interlocking directorships in these suspect Muslim lobby groups, charities and mosques like Dar al-Hijrah, the 9/11 mosque here, is alarming. They're all connected to each other, and all connected to the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas or Islamic Jihad or al-Qaida. It's a syndicate, a Muslim mafia, and law enforcement is only starting to get their arms around it. The base of their operations is in Northern Virginia, where I live—right in the shadow of the nation's capital. I call it The Wahhabi Corridor…”

“By ignoring these unpleasant facts to socially engineer a kind of rose-colored outcome ignores reality and merely mainstreams and legitimizes orthodox Sunni Islam (Wahhabism) in America, which merely gives the enemy cover and protection from due scrutiny.”

“Looking more and more like conspiracy to infiltrate the government and, at the most benign level, run influence operations against it. The interlocking directorships in these suspect Muslim lobby groups, charities and mosques like Dar al-Hijrah, the 9/11 mosque here, is alarming. They're all connected to each other, and all connected to the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas or Islamic Jihad or al-Qaida. It's a syndicate, a Muslim mafia, and law enforcement is only starting to get their arms around it. The base of their operations is in Northern Virginia, where I live—right in the shadow of the nation's capital. I call it The Wahhabi Corridor…”

FrontPage Interviewer: “What sources did you use to gather all of this startling information?”

Sperry: “Mostly federal law enforcement. I conducted exclusive interviews with some two dozen counterterrorism veterans at the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. military intelligence, most of whom are frustrated by the stubborn PC in Washington that has hamstrung their efforts to penetrate the terror support syndicate inside America. Many of the agents are quoted by name in the book. My findings are also supported by some 50 highly sensitive U.S. government documents, some classified Top Secret, from DHS and other agencies. And many are posted on the companion website, http://www.sperryfiles.com. And of course I also gleaned information from unsealed federal court records.”

“I dedicate a whole chapter to "The Fifth Column" inside our armed forces. They've been stealing al-Qaida secrets from Gitmo, and turning around and spying for Syria and Egypt. Even the Muslim chaplains are a problem, since many are hardcore Wahhabists who were stocked by Alamoudi, one of the godfathers of the Muslim mafia in America who's now behind bars for plotting terror. And these chaplains are counseling our Muslim soldiers, who now number close to 20,000. They're filling their heads with all sorts of hateful garbage, turning them against the country they're supposed to serve and protect. It's a story of traitors run amok, although clearly many Muslims have served honorably.”

SOURCE: Paul Sperry (Sperry Files) (April 2005)

Sperry believes Islam is inherently violent and that a majority of Muslims believe in a violent doctrine.

“Their holy book reads like a manual of war, and I've read two translations of it, including all the footnotes and commentary by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, the most widely respected Sunni translator and interpreter. Another big lie we hear told out of Washington is that the Muslim terrorists are "perverting" the teachings of the Quran, as if they haven't read their holy book. No, they've memorized it, and they're getting all this terrible stuff right out of it—the violent jihad, self-immolation, even the beheadings we've seen in Iraq—it's all right there in the Qur'an. It's our leaders in Washington prosecuting this war on Islamic terror who haven't read the Qur'an, violating the first principle of war—know thy enemy and what motives him.”

“...there are genuinely moderate and peaceful sects within Islam, such as the Sufi sect, and genuinely moderate and peaceful Muslim leaders like Sheikh Hisham Kabbani, who happens to be a Sufi Muslim. Unfortunately they represent the minority of the Muslim establishment in America that has ready access to power and influence in Washington. Unfortunately, the Saudi-sponsored Sunni leaders currently monopolize Muslim leadership in America, and the unpleasant truth is, they represent the Muslim establishment in America today. They are the pillars in the Muslim community.”

“Muslim leaders play an elaborate word game to hide the dark side of Islam to gain wider acceptance in Washington. They condemn all acts of “terrorism against innocent people,” but they don't necessarily view Americans or Israelis as "innocent" or acts of violence against us as "terrorism." Many secretly view it simply as justice. You'll never hear them condemn "all acts of violence against non-Muslims." So you have to carefully parse their words—they're very slick. They also try to peddle this silly notion that jihad means internal struggle against sin—such as quitting smoking—and not warfare. And that the beheadings we've seen in Iraq aren't even remotely justified by the Quran.”

SOURCE: Paul Sperry (Sperry Files) (April 2005)

According to Sperry, CAIR has ties to terrorist groups.

“Yes, for Heaven's sake, sever all official ties to the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other terror-linked groups. We're just legitimizing and providing the enemy cover and protection by continuing to allow them a forum. Yet the FBI director has included CAIR in permanent working groups on Muslim rights, where they're allowed to mau-mau the FBI about its investigations of terror suspects in the Muslim community. Hello?! This is a group that's had terrorists on its payroll! And not only that, my investigation found that CAIR is bankrolled by two Arab governments tied to the Taliban and 9/11, yet it claims it gets no foreign support. In fact, the United Arab Emirates actually holds the deed to CAIR's headquarters located here in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, as documented in the chapter, "The Dark Lair of CAIR."

SOURCE: Paul Sperry (Sperry Files) (April 2005)