By Gary P Jackson
Ran across an article by Pamela Geller [Atlas Shrugs] that really pissed me off.
It seems the Islamic terror front group CAIR is threatening free speech in America by demanding the FBI go after anyone who dares criticize Islam.
CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case, the largest terrorism-finance trial in American history. During the trial, FBI Agent Lara Burns testified that CAIR was a front for the terrorist group Hamas. Other front groups, many that pose as charity, or advocacy groups, were also named as unindicted co-conspirators.
Patrick Poole at PJ Media reports the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been told to cut ties with these terror groups:
When Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution this past weekend averting another potential government shutdown, it’s doubtful that he was aware that tucked into the bill, which funds several federal agencies through the fiscal year and extends the continuing resolution for the rest of the government until December 16, is a provision that may dramatically impact what Islamic groups and leaders the FBI and other law enforcement agencies can continue to work with.
Even though the FBI has a directive, CAIR is still actively pressuring them to shut down the Free Speech, and the dissemination of facts about radical Islam, and groups such as theirs.
Hamas-linked nazi goup CAIR is now monitoring blog comments and demanding that websites critical of Islam be shut down. That any rational freedom lover would listen to these killers is beyond the pale. Across the web, I have seen calls for a holocaust II, killing Jews, killing conservatives, killing Blacks, etc. I have been called a neo-kikess while being libeled, smeared and defamed. CAIR is libel machine.
Calls for my death and execution have been posted to youtube, twitter and other websites.
The death threats and calls for genocide are daily. Just today, there’s this comment:
xxxsampsonxxxX has made a comment on Pamela Geller vs Imam on CNN Sunday:
THIS BITCH SHOULD GET SHOT. I H8 HER
The blood libel against Israel organ trafficking in Haiti was started in the notoriously anti-Jewish Huffington Post comment section. Anti-semitism is raging in the pages of the NY Times, Time magazine, LA Times, etc. Nothing was ever said or done — that’s free speech.
I condemn all calls for killing and genocide.
CAIR has demanded that the FBI “investigate” BNI because of comments. WordPress (the blog platform) responded by shutting down BNI.
I don’t know what was said at Bare Naked Islam. Some of what I see I would not host or post on Atlas. But I don’t CAIR. The difference between an exchange of ideas and an exchange of blows is self-evident.
Read more here.
Freedom of Speech is our most precious right in America. I agree with Pamela, we MUST defend every American’s right to Free Speech. Especially that speech we find most reprehensible.
I know many of us were sickened when the United States Supreme Court sided with those despicable sewer dwellers at Westboro Baptist Church, who have made it their life’s work protesting at the funerals of our honored military heroes. This disgusting left wing “church is as foul as foul gets. That said, they have a right to make asses out of themselves, and we have the right to counter their speech, with speech of our own. This is what Freedom and Liberty looks like. It’s messy, but it’s supposed to be.
One of the reasons I wrote of the dangers of a certain presidential candidate recently, was his championing of legislation that was a direct threat to Free Speech.
Popular speech never needs defending. It’s the speech that curdles your blood that must be defended most vigorously. Remember, if the government can take away the speech you don’t like, it can also take away the speech you DO like, as well.
There are however certain limits to speech, most are common sense, like the proverbial “shouting fire in a crowded theater.”
Freedom of Speech also requires responsibly. Irresponsible, and threatening speech, has its consequences.
People calling for the death of others, in a public setting, such as the internet, may have the right to say it, but again, with that right, also comes responsibility.
It’s incredibly irresponsible to call for someone’s death in an open forum, even if you are just frustrated. As we have seen, others can be motivated by this sort of thing, and inspired to act.
When it comes to radical Muslims, you can almost bet on it.
Muslim extremists have a long history of making good on death threats. It’s why many people are so afraid to criticize, or even make fun of them.
Notice that “brave” liberals will bash Christians from now until the end of time, because, for the most part, Christians don’t cut your head off when you do disgusting things like putting a crucifix in a jar of piss, or cutting out vaginas from porn magazines and pasting them all over the Virgin Mary. Instead that’s called “art..” [And many times paid for with taxpayer funded grants!]
Don’t you dare draw a cartoon depicting Mohammed though! [unless you have a death wish]
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, issued a “fatwa calling for Salman Rushdie’s death in 1989 after his book The Satanic Verses was published.
Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was slaughtered in the streets after making Submission, a film that exposes the horrible way women are treated in Islamic culture.
Of course, who could forget the episode of South Park, where Mohammed was depicted. [after much censoring] The U.K.Gardian noted:
A posting on the website of the US-based group, Revolution Muslim, warned Stone and Parker they would “probably wind up like Theo van Gogh” if the images were broadcast.
It posted a graphic photo of Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was stabbed to death in 2004 by an Islamic militant over a movie he had made that accused Islam of condoning violence against women. The post, which has since been removed, also included a link to a news article which contained details of a house in Colorado that the writers are thought to co-own and listed the addresses of Comedy Central’s New York office and the show’s production office in California.
The car bomb that was found near the Viacom offices in Time Square, last year, was thought to be a result of South Park’s depiction of Mohammed.
This sort of thing, make death threats against those who insult Mohammad, is the sort of speech one is free to make in this country, but it’s also the sort of irresponsible speech that must have consequences.
Radical Jihadis aren’t the sort to call for people’s death, as away to blow off steam. They generally follow through with their threats. Or inspire others to do it for them.
Instead of allowing terror front groups like CAIR to pervert our system of justice, our law enforcement authorities need to be spending their time investigating death threats coming from these Jihadis.
Some may think Pamela goes too far by calling the bunch from CAIR “Nazis,” but she is historically correct. People forget Islam isn’t just a religion, it’s a complete political and “justice” system that calls itself a religion. It’s a socialist form of politics.
Before WWII got up to speed, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the “Grand Mufti” allied himself, and Islam, with the Nazis.
The History Channel ran a documentary a while back that talks about Islam’s alliance with Adolf Hitler, and the Nazis:
Pamela Geller has an extensive file on this. It’s an absolute must read for those who want to understand what we are dealing with. It’s one of the best collections of facts and photos detailing Amin al-Husseini’s collaboration with the Nazis. You must take a look.
I bring this up to remind people that Islam is a form of socialism, just as Nazism is. Remember that Nazi is short for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or National Socialist German Workers’ Party. It’s probably why so many democrats find themselves siding with Islam over America, in many ways. Also why the hatred of Jews and Israel is so deeply entrenched within the democrat party. Let’s not forget, socialists [and communists] took control of the democrat party long ago.
We need to remember these radical Muslims are ruthless and are not afraid of using violence to make their point.
They are also devious, and know how to use a free society’s rules against those they target. For example, militant groups like CAIR understand that political correctness has taken control and common sense no longer plays a role in American society. Especially when it comes to speaking out against groups, who wish to harm America.
We are our own worst enemy.
Groups like CAIR exercise their right to Free Speech to it’s absolute fullest, while working night and day to prevent you from doing the same. This is unacceptable.
CAIR, like the NAACP, La Raza, and other left wing minority groups, play the race card, religion card, and any other “victim” card available, to stifle the Constitutional rights of all who oppose them. They get away with it because good people sit back and allow it, rather than fight back, often too afraid of being labeled a “racist” or some other form of bigot.
As a nation we must stand together, and make sure groups like CAIR don’t bully authorities into violating OUR First Amendment rights. We must demand any group that tries be examined, and their motives discovered. We can’t let these group destroy the American way of life.
Brave men and women DIED, and are still dying, so that we can enjoy Freedom and Liberty. It’s all for nothing if we don’t stand up and join the fight as well.
Like any other group, as vile as CAIR is, I’ll defend their right to spew their nasty rhetoric, because the answer to vile speech isn’t censorship, it’s MORE speech.
It seems many in power have forgotten this.
I won’t defend the un-American actions they are currently engaged in though.
I stand with Pamela Geller, a true Champion of Liberty and Freedom. I urge all of our readers to do the same.