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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Freedoms We Fight For

Islam hates individual freedoms and Islamists are moving quickly and violently to hasten the demise of any and all freedoms we cherish in the West.

Free speech has never been allowed by Islam. Freedom of speech is under attack because the dissemination of information and opinion that is unfavorable to Islam could not be possible without the unimpeded access we have to get and give information. Today's world is shrunk by technology that allows groups and individuals greater access than every before to information and to each other.

Will technology force us to adopt the kind of self-censorship that has been imposed on Muslims since the beginning. If we in the West allow Muslims to force and enforce our silence. it will only be a matter of time before our other precious freedoms will be lost forever and Islam will have won.

Ironically Islam is becoming very successful in silencing speech in the West. Everyone remembers the plight of Salmon Rushdie, the novelist against whom a death sentence has been issued and Theo Van Gogh, the filmmaker against whom a death sentence has been carried out. But they aren't alone.

Omar Sharif has been threatened because he gave credence to Christianity while playing St. Peter in an Italian film. Ali Hirsi, a member of the Dutch Parliament, must live in hiding due to her death sentence. Khalid Duran produced a book called Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Islam for Jews for the American Jewish Committee that caused an escalating furor in the Muslim world that, according to the scholar Daniel Pipes, resulted in a fatwa that "religiously condones Duran's death." Ironically CAIR did not condemn Duran but the American Jewish Committee for publicizing the remarks to Abu Zant, a powerful Islamist leader in Jordan.

Read the rest for more chilling examples of death threats and other intimidation against those that have the courage to expose themselves by criticism or by even giving information about Islam that has not been given the seal of approval by Muslim leaders, mullahs, and scholars.


  • At Wed Nov 30, 05:25:00 PM PST, Anonymous Felis said…

    "Ironically Islam is becoming very successful in silencing speech in the West."
    The radical left, which infiltrated most of the government agencies, makes sure that the right to free speech is taken away from us under the cover of "hate speech" infringements, etc.
    The PC MSM also doesn't help.

  • At Wed Nov 30, 06:34:00 PM PST, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    In the article to which you linked: The threat against Sharif largely fell below the media's radar.
    I'll say! I am old enough to remember when Sharif was one of "the darlings of Hollywood," during and after the release of the film Dr. Zhivago.

    Why are Islamic threats and murders getting a pass in the media? I think some of us know the answer. But others are unaware, and ignorance will not, one day, be bliss.

  • At Wed Nov 30, 08:27:00 PM PST, Blogger John Sobieski said…

    You can see the Islamics planting those 'stop hate speech against religion' movement seeds, here, there, wherever a crack. That recent press release attacking 'hate speech' at the site. Just building a case you see. Let's see now, who is that rep in Michigan who is always sucking up to them in Dearborn and the Detroit area? Cornyn? Yeah, maybe they get a criminalize religious hate speech laws into Congress.

    What used to be thought ridiculous is now true in Europe. I think in Norway you are now guilty and must prove your innocence when accused. There is no presumption of innocence or doubt, you are guilty and must prove you are not. Now that is crazy! All these religious laws that the leftists have passed in Europe and even in Victoria, Australia. We just don't think that nuttiness can happen here. But it can.


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