Rep Don Young Urges Congress to Open ANWR

Watch this friend, it will make you livid.

This is about House Bill 6107. If you really want to be a part of the solution instead of the problem, then write your congress person and U.S. Representatives. The liberal side of the aisle that has been captured the greens, many good people, but frankly have a serious financial 101 deficit. If they are not stopped, they will sit in Congress and watch us financially disappear as we transfer 800 billion dollars to the middle east annually, the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the world.

Use the tool below to write Congress! Simply plug in your zip and take it from there.

Shocker at Ft. Bragg

ENEMY WITHIN: A Shocker at Ft. Bragg
Troops Return to Find Military Sanctioned MOSQUE On Base

Source: Times Examiner
URL Source:
http://www.timesexaminer.com/content/view/759/1/
Published:         Jul 18, 2008
Author:              Bob Dill
Post Date:         2008-07-18 12:40:49
by                     OKCSubmariner
Ping List:         *TerrorismCoverup

Ft. Bragg Mosque

The main entrance to the Ft. Bragg Mosque located in the Soldier Support Center.

You have just spent a year in Iraq and the day has come to pack your gear and go home. What you have seen and experienced during the past year can only be appreciated by your fellow soldiers. You know it will be virtually impossible to even try to explain what you experienced to your civilian family and friends. The constant heat, the blistering sand, the constant stress of looking and listening for the next shot or explosion and seeing your friends die.

You spent a year in country trying to figure out the Muslims, their religion and trying to stay alive.

Growing up a Christian was pretty easy You went to church on Sundays and sometimes on Wednesday evenings; you tithed and helped your fellow man.

However, this past year has not only made you appreciate your Christian roots, but it also made you think about the religion of the people who were trying to kill you. On the surface, their religion seemed rather simple to understand.

KILL THE INFIDEL! Unfortunately, you just happen to be the infidel they want to kill.

On the flight back to the states your thoughts turn to going home, seeing family and friends and reporting for duty at Fort Bragg.

Ft. Bragg Mosque 2

The Ft. Bragg Mosque entrance for women. Only men may enter through the main entrance.

The reporting date comes too soon. You are instructed to report to the Soldier Support Center. Where is the SoldierSupport Center? you wonder. Finally, someone tells you: Its in the old Womack Hospital.

As you walk through the seemingly endless corridors of the Soldier Support Center you are startled by a doorway with a sign over it indicating it is a Mosque.

Is this a flashback? This is Ft. Bragg, not Baghdad, you think to yourself.

Your first thoughts are that this must be some type of museum, because no one in the US Army would be stupid enough to allow a mosque in the US Army Soldier Support Center.

This is the place where everyone reports in, where active duty personnel, retired, and dependents get their ID Cards, and register their vehicles.

You are informed that it really is an Islamic mosque. You just spent a year of your life battling the radical Islamic Muslims and the first day back at Ft. Bragg, you literally run into a mosque. What a cruel hoax. What a slap in the face.

What makes the entire absurd scenario more surreal is that the active duty types and civilians who work there are very reluctant to discuss the mosque with strangers.

They fear that expressing their opinions about the mosque in the official US Army facility would be very detrimental to their careers. Most would like to see it removed from Ft. Bragg. If it can’t be removed, as seems to be the case, then put it in another location on Fort Bragg.

How does a 19 year old soldier, who has spent a year watching his friends fight for their lives and some, killed by radical Muslims, justify in their minds their government locating a mosque in his Soldier Support Center at Ft. Bragg? We have Linda, chapter leader in LA, to thank for this information.


WND Exclusive


YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK
State Dept. promotes ‘Mosques in America’
Publishes ’09 calendar featuring worship sites for only 1 religion


Posted: July 18, 2008
12:10 am Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

This now available from the U.S. State Department: “2009 Mosques of America Wall Calendar: Limited Edition for Ramadan.”

“Yep, you read that correctly. It’s ‘perfect for Muslim outreach efforts,” according to a commentary at the Gates of Vienna blog. “Where’s the ACLU on this one?”

Don’t Underestimate the Faith of a Child

Source: Advocates for Faith & Freedom, July 2008

Paige Allen, a student at Eagles Peak Charter School in Temecula, California, has the faith of a child – bold and unshaken. Last month this ten year old girl was threatened with expulsion from her public school for expressing and sharing her faith during the school day.

Paige’s teacher had asked students to write a short statement explaining the good and bad things that happened throughout the day and place them in a jar in the classroom. As a Christian, Paige often referenced her faith during that sharing time by writing Bible verses she memorized and putting them in the jar. As a result, the Principal informed Paige she must stop speaking about her faith to her classmates. It is disturbing to hear public school officials attempting to censor a ten-year old’s faith; especially when just about every immoral viewpoint is allowed in public schools, as well as, the teaching of Islam and other faiths running rampant in the school system. What an alarming contrast when one considers it was not long ago the Bible in a public school classroom was held in high regard. Because of her actions in the classroom and on the playground, Paige’s mother, Heather Allen, received an email from the principal that read, “Paige may not evangelize at school. Specifically, Paige may not read Bible verses aloud in class. The good and bad jar (which is the class share time) are for good things that happen during the day, and bad things that happen during the day. It is not for verses or phrases of any kind…Paige may write about her faith in her journal, where she and her teacher can see it.” 

Advocates for Faith and Freedom sent a letter to the school demanding that they cease from violating Paige’s First Amendment rights under the United States Constitution. In response to the school’s original letter, which erroneously cited the separation of church and state as justification for its actions, we responded with the following statement: “Freedom of religion is neither retained nor protected by those silencing those who hold sincere their religious beliefs. Before violating another students constitutional rights, please educate yourself regarding the true foundation of this country and how those who laid that foundation believed freedom to be attained. “ 

The day after receiving our letter, the school apologized to Paige and it appears the matter has been resolved. 

Political Correctness (a misnomer), the Enemy Within

These last two posts demonstrates the hypocrisy of the secular “progressives.” We spend billions to outfit our fighting men and women with the best that technology and dollars can provide, then we allow a Mosque to be planted in a military installation by our enemies. These are the same radicals who are killing our brave men and women and who would behead us if given the chance. The foolish that cherish political correctness over the protection of our people is the same group that screams their bloody heads off whenever a young Christian or Jew emerges in a classroom expressing his/her faith. Apparently it’s good to accommodate muslims by providing mosques in our military bases, but when a child throws a verse of scripture in a jar, that’s really serious stuff. That kid must be stopped at all cost. On the other hand, I’ll take a child tossing a scripture verse in a jar over a Jihadist swinging a sword wanting my head.

I can already hear the left screaming, “the first thing we must do is to rid ourselves of these right wing religious nut cases and occasional Jewish zealot. And the way to do that is to be very clear about the separation of Church and state.” Separation of Church and State is a good thing if we’re talking about Christians, but our founding Fathers never mentioned anything about the separation of Islam and the State. Perhaps that is why their Normandy landing has been so successful at Ft. Bragg. Of course you understand there is a bit of sarcasm in this paragraph, no wait, I prefer to call it tongue in cheek. 

A Christian child is corrected and abused for placing a verse of scripture in a classroom jar. If you don’t see “political correctness in all of this, then grab the nearest minaret and continue reading. In some of our middle schools children are bombarded with carefully designed educational text, assignments and exercises. It can be argued, these are not for the purpose of informing about another religion, but to proselytize. In several classrooms children are required to memorize and recite portions of the Koran, kneel on Muslim prayer rugs, and one teacher in Corona, CA included in the final test a crossword puzzle that when finished spelled out, “there is no other god but allah!” Now isn’t that a great line if you happen to be a Christian or Jew and believe that the Muslim god called allah is never to be confused with the Christian God Yahweh. Allah is the one who instructs his followers to kill the infidels if they refuse to convert. God, found in the Bible is someone very different. Isn’t it good to know that we now have a mosque at Ft. Bragg, a place where the muslim faithful can be instructed in their truth. This separation of church and state thing sounds pretty good if only it applied to muslims as well. However, once again we have been politically correct in allowing those who would kill us their place of indoctrination within the confines of Ft. Bragg. They call it a mosque. Absolutely unbelieable!

It is far more important to be Morally Right than Politically Correct.

I am among the fortunate. My early education came before Dewey’s Progressive Education became the the mantra that set education on a new course. That means that my formative years preceded the Warren Court.

In the first 170 years of our history, the Bible was used as a primer, the primary text, not only so students could learn to read but also could learn how to live morally and ethically.

When I was a child in grade school every morning began as we gathered around the flag pole, with hands over our hearts we recited the Pledge of Allegiance which was followed by singing God Bless America. Unfortunately most of our children today can’t sing that song and probably most don’t even know it.

“God Bless America, land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her thru the night with a light from above, from the mountains, to the prairies to the oceans, white with foam,God bless America, my home sweet home”

I count four specific request for God’s blessing in that song. As a child I was fortunate to have a family and place of worship that nurtured me with morality, but my schools played an important part as well. Have we drifted so far from our roots that we no longer understand right from wrong? We have banished God from the fabric of our nation, the God that once made us the greatest nation this earth has known. He is no longer to be found in the classroom. His Book is relegated to some dusty corner of the library, and prayer in our schools would never be consider until it’s time to take a test. Is it any wonder why many feel it hypocritical to sing, “God Bless America!” In many of our schools we have removed any attempt at teaching morality suggesting that is not the place of public education. Apparently it is much less difficult to deal with the Columbines, airport type screeners, children having babies, guns and drugs on our campuses.  How can we with clear conscience invoke the blessing of God when we live our lives as though he doesn’t exist? Who needs God? Don’t let Him back in the classroom! Remove His commandments from our courts! Remove Him from our currency and lives!  He needs to understand that we “are the captains of our fate.” Yes, we have done very well for ourselves. By following the godless politically incorrect, we have 

  • an ethnic group that no longer graduates 50% of their youth, 
  • 40% of mothers giving birth without the benefit of a father and husband,
  • the highest prison population in the world (percentage),
  • inter city ghettos that are virtual war zones,
  • a drug tsunami that is eating the heart out of our youth and country, and 
  • an illegal immigration problem that will eventually bankrupt California.

Here is another example of political correctness gone crazy. A very bright Michael Mewdow decided he was going to challenge the phrase “one nation under God,” in The Pledge. A lower court agreed with him. By the time it reached our Supreme Court, how many millions were spent by tax payers for this case without real merit? Mewdow is an atheist father, estranged from the mother of his daughter. At the time he was challenging the Pledge all the way to U.S. Supreme Court, he was fighting for the custody of his third-grade daughter. To make his case, he was trying to use his little daughter for which he didn’t have custody. As an atheist he was upset with “one nation under God,” a part of our pledge. Fortunately the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 against Mewdow. Mewdow never married his daughter’s mother. One might think that a person who is so intent on trying to make a legal point would first consider making the right moral choice, e.g., becoming a husband to the mother of his daughter and a father to his child. One is tempted to conclude that a person who is unwilling to assume responsibilities of his/her society, that person ought not to have a voice, but that would never fly with the crowd that denies the existence of God, anymore than suggesting that someone should not be given food if he is unwilling to work (providing he is able). Their first legal question (not moral) would be, “what are the responsibilities of one’s society?” For me, I’ll take The Pledge and all that it implies, that God does exist and has a right to tell me what to do and how to live. Now that’s a pregnant thought that hopefully would be birthed.

THE PLEDGE

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,

and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God,

indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

If America had the will to once again become “one nation under God,” we would begin to make significant progress against the problems mentioned above. For that to happen, we might call it a miracle, something like Moses crossing the Red Sea. Unfortunately many in America see themselves as superior and intellectually above the rest. Their commitment is to be against a God they “believe” does not exist. Is it any wonder these individuals see no need to heed the words of God? It will be impossible for them to understand the second verse.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

“The Fool has said in his heart, there is no God …” Psalm 53.1

Yes, it is better to be morally right than politically correct!

600 U.S. Taliban?

Lou Dobbs:
I honestly believe our administration wants us to be attacked so it will be easier to form the North American Union and reach the goal of some for a one world order.
Keep these questions in mind as you read this article.

  • Why has Naeem’s U.S. visa been renewed each year?
  • For that matter, why isn’t he on the no-fly list?
  • Why aren’t we demanding Islamabad stop renewing the visas of American students to his Madrassas?
  • What share, if any, of the billions in U.S. aid to Islamabad is used to support these Madrassas?
  • Who is monitoring these radicalized graduates as they return to America to preach or partake in jihad?

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Friday, July 18, 2008 4:20 PM PT

War On Terror: After 9/11, Pakistan promised to close its radical madrassas as part of anti-terror reforms. Now we learn they’re not only still open, but also recruiting and brainwashing American boys.


Read More: Global War On Terror


All told, 600 American children are being indoctrinated into jihad in 22 madrassas across Pakistan. A U.S. filmmaker stumbled on them while tracing the path of the London suicide bombers. He discovered they attended the same radical Islamic schools. A congressional delegation has confirmed his findings.One particularly radical school in Karachi freely displays a banner at its main gate urging Muslims to join the Taliban. At least 80 Americans are enrolled at Jamia Binoria, an international school. Many of its graduates joined the Taliban and became commanders.

Another jihadist seminary in Pakistan connected to Jamia Binoria brainwashed John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban now serving time for attacking U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

The mullahs who run these terrorist hatcheries come to America to recruit boys, many of them from Lindh’s home state of California. Jamia Binoria’s headmaster, Mufti Mohammad Naeem, travels to the U.S. each year during Ramadan to meet with Muslim parents — like a college football coach recruiting prospects.

They hope Naeem will teach their kids to memorize the Quran, a high honor in Islam, so the whole family can get into Paradise. They also want them protected against “corrupting” Western influences.

The pupils, some as young as 8, spend years locked inside these cults reciting the Muslim holy book for hours on end. They learn “Islam, only Islam,” the mufti says.

An English translation of his school’s mission statement reveals its goal is to send Western students back to their home countries to spread extremism. “The outgoing scholars of the Jamia are fighting a crusade against infidels and pagans,” Naeem states.

Astonishingly, the U.S. has the most enrollees at the nine madrassas run by Jamia Binoria of any country outside Pakistan.

The outrage raises a number of questions, including:

Why has Naeem’s U.S. visa been renewed each year? For that matter, why isn’t he on the no-fly list? Why aren’t we demanding Islamabad stop renewing the visas of American students to his madrassas? What share, if any, of the billions in U.S. aid to Islamabad is used to support these madrassas? Who is monitoring these radicalized graduates as they return to America to preach or partake in jihad?

Pakistan’s prime minister is visiting Washington on Monday. President Bush should raise these issues near the top of their meeting.

Read the full story in IBD Editorias

Energy tsunami coming, ex-policymakers warn

By H. JOSEF HEBERT
Associated Press
July 16, 2008 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of 27 elder statesmen is sending an open letter to both presidential candidates and every member of Congress saying the country faces “a long-term energy crisis” that threatens the security and prosperity of future generations if swift action isn’t taken.

The group includes Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell and six other former secretaries of state or defense, former senators of both parties and a half dozen former senior White House advisers and other Cabinet officers for both Republican and Democratic presidents.

“We must re-examine outdated and entrenched positions,” the group says in the letter to be sent Wednesday to the campaigns of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and to his GOP rival John McCain, as well as members of Congress and all 50 governors.

“…Foremost we must rise above a partisan differences and be united in our efforts,” they wrote.

A copy of the letter was provided Tuesday to The Associated Press.

The call to action comes amid widespread anger over high energy costs from $4-plus a gallon gasoline to the certainty of record heating costs next winter and the prospect that America’s energy priorities will have to be revamped in coming decades to address global warming.

Despite volumes of rhetoric — often on largely meaningless proposals — partisan disagreements have stymied action on energy issues in Congress this year.

Republicans have hammered away at opening new areas for oil and gas drilling, while Democrats have largely been targeting large oil companies for new taxes. Neither side has signaled a willingness to compromise.

That has to change, the elder statesmen wrote, focusing on the next president and members of the next Congress that will take office in January.

The open letter was the idea of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, a group affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has embraced largely Republican, pro-business approaches to dealing with energy problems. The Chamber, for example, has called for expanding domestic energy development, including opening offshore areas long off limits, and criticized new taxes on oil companies.

But retired Marine General James Jones, the institute’s president, said the call to action reflects broad, bipartisan views and doesn’t lean on one party or the other.

“There’s an energy tsunami coming, and when you see it coming you better get on top of the wave, or you’re going to get crushed by it,” he said in an interview.

Jones, the 40-year military veteran who has had discussions about energy with both Obama and McCain, said he hoped the letter’s sense of urgency will influence both campaigns. “Both candidates are still embryonic in their thinking about this,” he said.

It’s not only politicians who are faulted in the critique.

“We demand more energy and complain about high prices, but we restrict energy exploration and production. We embrace the promise of energy efficiency, but we are slow to make adjustments in our energy-intensive lifestyles,” the letter says.

Production of electricity, for example, is taken “almost for granted.” At the same time, people oppose new power plants and don’t want to invest adequately in energy technology research, the writers say.

Thomas “Mack” McLarty, former White House chief of staff to President Clinton, said the letter emphasizes that “the next president is going to have to put energy right at the top of his agenda” and do it quickly.

“There will be a window there to build bipartisan consensus to move forward,” McLarty said in an interview.

The letter includes 13 broad recommendations. They include aggressively promoting energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption, increased commitments to both nuclear energy and renewable energy sources, making coal more environmentally acceptable and moving transportation away from oil as a fuel.

Other senders of the letter include former Secretaries of State James A. Baker and George Shultz, former Defense Secretaries Frank Carlucci, William Cohen, William Perry and James Schlesinger; former senior White House advisers Howard Baker, Robert “Bud” McFarlane, Kenneth Duberstein and Brent Scowcroft; former Energy Secretaries James Watkins and Spencer Abraham; former CIA Director James Woolsey; former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans; former Democratic Sens. J. Bennett Johnston, Sam Nunn and Charles Robb; and former Republican Sen. George Allen.

(This version CORRECTS number of signatories to 27, instead of 26.)

An Open Letter On America’s Energy Future

Read the specific 13 recommended energy principles!

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Dawa in Public Schools


Definition of Dawa

Dawa means to invite non-Muslims to accept the truth of Islam. Performing Dawa involves both our words and actions.

Importance of Dawa in Islam

The Quran and the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) give numerous references on the importance and the obligations of Dawa. The prophetic life of the Prophet involved spreading the message of Islam. Dawa is also reflected in the lives of the Sahabas (the Companions of the Prophet). Now the responsibility of spreading the message of Islam rests on our shoulders.

  • “Invite all to the way of your Lord with Wisdom and beautiful Preaching” (Quran 16:125)
  • “you are made witnesses unto mankind” (Quran 2:143)
  • “Let there arise a group inviting to all that is good” (Quran 3:104)

Provided below would be some practical suggestions that Muslim students as individuals and as a group should undertake to accomplish the above-mentioned goal.

Students: receptive to new ideas

Students are routinely exposed in their classroom to new information and opinions, hence they tend to be more receptive to new beliefs and ideas.

Schools are therefore fertile grounds where the seeds of Islam can be sowed inside the hearts of non-Muslim students. Muslim students should take ample advantage of this opportunity and present to their schoolmates the beautiful beliefs of Islam.

Getting started

First and foremost the Muslim students should establish themselves into a Muslim group (Muslim Students Association, Islamic Circle, Quran Study Group etc.) if they haven’t yet instituted one.

Organized efforts give better results and contain blessings of Allah in them. The prime aim of this group should be to evolve Muslim themselves into dynamic Muslim personalities and also to portray Islam to their non-Muslim peers and school staff in a positive way using words and actions.

Personal contact

It has been proven that one-to-one contact with non-Muslim students in the classroom is the most effective way to share Islam. Personal contact tends to be more informal and invites more questions from non-Muslims. It is advised that brothers work with non-Muslim boys and sisters work with non-Muslim girls.

Inviting questions

Muslims can create opportunities for non-Muslims to ask questions by simple actions that reflect living Islam like saying “Insha Allah” (God willing) when talking about a future activity; saying that they are going to prayer during Salaat time; brothers wearing Kufis; sisters wearing Hijab; not using swear words during conversations; telling the truth; wearing modest clothes etc.

The questions that do crop up from peers should be dealt with in a very concise and eloquent manner. Doing this will require some basic knowledge on the part of Muslim students.

Be prepared to explain:

Some of the topics that all Muslims should be able to explain are:

  • The concept of Tawhid (oneness of God)
  • Prophet Muhammad as being a real Prophet
  • News reports about violence by Muslims
  • Polygamy in Islam
  • Reasons for wearing Hijab
  • Reasons for praying five times daily
  • The Quran and Science

All students should obtain the ways to explain these topics through knowledge gained from their study circle, by reading articles in Islamic magazines, watching videos, attending lectures, and through experiences of other students.

Dawa through the school newspaper

The school newspaper is another effective way of doing Dawa. Muslim students are highly encouraged to become writers and editors of their school papers. Inform the writing staff to consult you before publishing articles on Islam and Muslims. Being a writer will give you ample opportunity to provide Islamically oriented articles which will Insha Allah open the hearts and minds of readers.

As a group, the Muslim students should try to contribute an article on Islam in each issue of its paper. The school may not allow you to preach in the school paper, but Alhamdu lillah, there are ways to circumvent this problem.

When your Islamic group holds any Islamic event like lectures, religious/ cultural events etc, submit an article about this event as a “news” article. This way, you are still presenting an aspect of Islam without coming across as a preacher.

The second way to circumvent the problem is to write articles about Islamic holidays, the two Eids and again submit them as “news” articles. It also helps to have a good rapport with the editor and the writing staff of the paper. Invite them to your Iftar parties, gatherings, lectures etc.

Relief booths to help disaster victims

When natural and human created disasters occur, Muslims students should be the first ones to respond by setting up a disaster relief assistance booth, which collects money, canned food, clothes etc. This gives a very positive picture of Islam and Muslims as servers of humanity, compared to the negative images of Islam portrayed by the media.

Including Islamic holidays in the school calendar

Many school events and exams are scheduled around Jewish and Christian holidays. Muslims students should approach the school authorities as a group and get Islamic dates included in the school diaries to be considered during the scheduling of important school events.

Islamic books in school libraries

Encourage school libraries to shelf books and magazines on Islam written by Muslims, and to provide the librarian with a list of recommended books on Islam. If the library is unwilling to purchase the books themselves, Muslim students should raise funds amongst themselves and from their parents and come up with the required books.

Scanning textbooks for misinformation on Islam

Students of all grades and their parents should regularly scan textbooks to detect any biased material on Islam. If any is found, it should be brought to the attention of the teachers and the school authorities, providing them with the correct information with evidence, and have the teacher announce to the students the correct information.

In this area, the Council on Islamic Education can also help.

Starting an Islamic newsletter

A newsletter on Islam and Muslims can be started by the Muslim students, if the school allows it. This newsletter can be funded mostly by advertisements and donations. A newsletter on Islam and Muslims will again help in dispelling the misinformation circulating about Islam and encourage Muslims to be organized and proactive.

Incorporating Islam into class projects

Some aspects of Islam can be incorporated in school projects. For example, for a speech class, if there is freedom to choose a topic, an Islamic topic should be selected. Similar opportunities can be created in history, social science, writing and other classes.

Remember, it was the Will and help of Allah, Iman (faith) and Muslim creativity that won victories for the Muslims. Schools and campuses are no exceptions as places where Islam can be victorious.

Other Miscellaneous activities

  • Setting up Dawa tables with Islamic literature
  • Hosting Islamic exhibitions
  • Placing advertisements in the school paper with the toll-free telephone number for non-Muslims
    1-800-662-Islam

It is highly recommended that all Muslim students carry Dawa flyers in their schoolbags and purses to pass them on to their friends at school. To obtain free Islam brochures for distribution, contact the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) at 718-658-1199.

The bottom line

We should use every opportunity to sensitize non-Muslim peers and school staff to Islam and to establish an environment in which everywhere a non-Muslim turns, he notices Islam portrayed in a positive way, is influenced by it and eventually accepts Islam with Allah’s guidance, Insha Allah (if God wills).

Islamists have the West just where they want us

Dear Friend,

What if America were to reach a point where we were completely safe from Islamic terrorism? If this could be accomplished (unlikely), would we be safe from the threat of Islamofascism?

No.

The reason is simple. As Jeffrey Imm explained so articulately in his recent commentary, at its root Islamofascism is Islamic supremacy. Supremacy over all religions. Supremacy over all governments. Supremacy over all laws. Supremacy over all people.

If we stop terrorism, which is one tentacle of jihad, but fail to neutralize and roll back all the other tentacles (such as the increasing threat of sharia-compliant financing), we still lose and the Islamists win. What’s more, as Britain is learning the hard way, the advance of cultural jihad does not diminish the threat of terrorism, but increases it.

This is why we continue to ring the alarm bells concerning ALL the threats inherent in Islamofascism.

We follow yesterday’s insightful commentary by Jeffrey Imm with the piece below by Frank Gaffney, Jr., head of the Center for Security Policy and a respected friend and colleague.

Islamists have the West just where they want us

By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com

Try a little thought experiment. What would have happened in this country during the Cold War if the Soviet Union successfully neutralized anti-communists opposed to the Kremlin’s plans for world domination?

Of course, Moscow strove to discredit those in America and elsewhere who opposed its totalitarian agenda — especially after Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s excesses made it fashionable to vilify patriots by accusing them of believing communists were “under every bed.”

But what if the USSR and its ideological soul-mates in places like China, North Korea, Cuba, Eastern Europe and parts of Africa had been able to criminalize efforts to oppose their quest for the triumph of world communism? What if it had been an internationally prosecutable offense even to talk about the dangers inherent in communist rule and the need to resist it?

The short answer is that history might very well have come out differently. Had courageous anti-communists been unable accurately and forcefully to describe the nature of that time’s enemy — and to work against the danger posed by its repressive, seditious program, the Cold War might well have been lost.

Flash forward to today. At the moment, another totalitarian ideology characterized by techniques and global ambitions strikingly similar to those of yesteryear’s communists is on the march. It goes by varying names: “Islamofascism,” “Islamism,” “jihadism” or “radical,” “extremist” or “political Islam.” Unlike the communists, however, adherents to this ideology are making extraordinary strides in Western societies toward criminalizing those who dare oppose the Islamist end-state — the imposition of brutal Shariah Law on Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Consider but a few indicators of this ominous progress:

• In March, the 57 Muslim-state Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) prevailed upon the United Nations Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution requiring the effective evisceration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Henceforth, the guaranteed right of free expression will not extend to any criticism of Islam, on the grounds that it amounts to an abusive act of religious discrimination. A UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression has been charged with documenting instances in which individuals and media organizations engage in what the Islamists call “Islamophobia.” Not to be outdone, the OIC has its own “ten-year program of action” which will monitor closely all Islamophobic incidents and defamatory statements around the world.

• Monitoring is just the first step. Jordan’s Prosecutor General has recently brought charges against Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders. According to a lawsuit, “Fitna” — Wilders’ short documentary film that ties certain Koranic passages to Islamist terrorism — is said to have slandered and insulted the Prophet Mohammed, demeaned Islam and offended the feelings of Muslims in violation of the Jordanian penal code. Mr. Wilders has been summoned to Amman to stand trial and, if he fails to appear voluntarily, international warrants for his arrest will be issued.

Zakaria Al-Sheikh, head of the “Messenger of Allah Unites Us Campaign” which is the plaintiff in the Jordanian suit, reportedly has “confirmed that the [prosecutor’s action] is the first step towards setting in place an international law criminalizing anyone who insults Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.” In the meantime, his campaign is trying to penalize the nations that have spawned “Islamophobes” like Wilders and the Danish cartoonists by boycotting their exports — unless the producers publicly denounce the perpetrators both in Jordan and in their home media.

• Unfortunately, it is not just some companies that are submitting to this sort of coercion — a status known in Islam as “dhimmitude.” Western officials and governmental entities appear increasingly disposed to go along with such efforts to mutate warnings about Shariah law and its adherents from “politically incorrect” to “criminally punishable” activity.

For example, in Britain, Canada and even the United States, the authorities are declining to describe the true threat posed by Shariah Law and are using various techniques to discourage — and in some cases, prosecute — those who do. We are witnessing the spectacle of authors’ books being burned, ministers prosecuted, documentary film-makers investigated and journalists hauled before so-called “Human Rights Councils” on charges of offending Muslims, slandering Islam or other “Islamophobic” conduct. Jurists on both sides of the Atlantic are acceding to the insinuation of Shariah law in their courts. And Wall Street is increasingly joining other Western capital markets in succumbing to the seductive Trojan Horse of “Shariah-Compliant Finance.”

Let’s be clear: The Islamists are trying to establish a kind of Catch-22: If you point out that they seek to impose a barbaric, repressive and seditious Shariah Law, you are insulting their faith and engaging in unwarranted, racist and bigoted fear-mongering.

On the other hand, pursuant to Shariah, you must submit to that theo-political-legal program. If you don’t, you can legitimately be killed. It is not an irrational fear to find that prospect unappealing. And it is not racist or bigoted to decry and oppose Islamist efforts to bring it about — ask the anti-Islamist Muslims who are frequently accused of being Islamophobes!

If we go along with our enemies’ demands to criminalize Islamophobia, we will mutate Western laws, traditions, values and societies beyond recognition. Ultimately, today’s totalitarian ideologues will triumph where their predecessors were defeated.

To avoid such a fate, those who love freedom must oppose the seditious program the Islamists call Shariah — and all efforts to impose its 1st Amendment-violating blasphemy, slander and libel laws on us in the guise of preventing Western Islamophobia.

Source: Jewish World Review

Top British Judge Gives Blessing to Sharia Law

Top British judge gives blessing to Sharia law

Chad Groening – OneNewsNow – 7/9/2008 10:25:00 AM

muslim womanBritain’s top judge obviously doesn’t fully understand the tenets of Sharia law, says Islam critic Robert Spencer, or the judge wouldn’t have given his blessing for the use of Sharia law in Britain to resolve disputes among Muslims.

According to the Daily Mail, Lord Chief Justice Nicholas Phillips’ endorsement has already created a huge controversy across Britain. In a speech at an East London mosque, he said that Islamic legal principles could be employed to deal with family and marital arguments and to regulate finance. Phillip’s recommendations came just five months after Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams suggested that Islamic law could govern marital law, financial transactions, and arbitration in disputes.

Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, says the problem with Sharia law is that there is always more Sharia to accommodate. “Once they get into the idea that Sharia is legitimate in terms of family law, then it’s going to be hard to draw a line because family law in Sharia and Islamic law infringes upon many other things,” he continues.

According to Spencer, Sharia law allows women to be treated like commodities. “Apparently that is just fine by the Chief Justice of Great Britain,” he comments. “He doesn’t seem to realize just how much women are devalued in Islamic Sharia law – even the ostensibly benign version of Sharia law that he thinks he would be instituting,” Spencer notes. “[O]bviously this is a man who doesn’t know what Sharia is really all about.”

Spencer believes it is very likely that elements of Sharia law will ultimately be introduced — probably sooner rather than later, he says.