Friday, May 2, 2008

Speechless

We are in an existential struggle against salafi and khomeinist Islamists. We rely on our government to defend us. Yet today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff has instituted an insane policy change based on advice that could only come from radical Islamists organizations in America. Their goal is to allow radical Islam to metasticize in the dark while the West is kept clueless, and they have spent billions of dollars in America and the West towards that end. Chertoff has just handed these enemies of Western civilization a major victory. He is ordering that we no longer tie Islam and jihadism to terrorism. At the bottom of this post is the contact information for Rep. Sue Myrick, head of the Anti-Jihad caucus in Congress. E-mails should be sent to her demanding the head of the incredibly misguided Sec. Chertoff.

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No problem is solved by pretending it does not exist. And it is suicidal to hide the nature of an existential problem. Yet that today is what our Sec. of Homeland Security has embraced. I have posted on this issue extensively in the past, warning that the first duty of our government is to fully educate the populace about the nature, goals and tenets of the jihadists and their origins. We need to know what constitutes radical Islam as the very first step in combating it as a nation. And indeed, the strongest power our nation has is a population that is knowledgable and motivated. For example, see:

What You Don't Know About Salafi Islam Could Kill You

Another UN Obscenity

Orwell's Britain is Halal Toast

From an autobiographical sketch by former terrorist Tawfiq Hamid, "The civilized world ought to recognized the immense danger Salafi Islam poses"

Fjordman's Essay On The Muslim Brotherhood

And there are others. The report of Chertoff's actions comes from Steven Emerson, writing at the Investigative Project on Terrorism":

DHS and the State Department's Counterterrorism Communications Center each issued reports urging government employees to avoid words like "jihad," "mujahedeen" or any reference to Islam or Muslims, especially in relation to Al Qaeda. The Investigative Project on Terrorism is making the documents available for the first time here and here.

As we reported last week, the memos say a change in language from the U.S. government is needed to win the hearts and minds of moderate Muslims and avoid glamorizing terrorists motivated by religious ideology. "Moderate" is also frowned upon in the memos, though, with "mainstream" or "traditional" suggested as replacements.

Among the recommendations not reported previously:

- "The experts we consulted debated the word ‘liberty,' but rejected it because many around the world would discount the term as a buzzword for American hegemony."

- "The fact is that Islam and secular democracy are fully compatible – in fact, they can make each other stronger. Senior officials should emphasize that fact."

- The USG [U.S. government] should draw the conflict lines not between Islam and the West, but between a dangerous, cult-like network of terrorists and everyone who is in support of global security and progress.

So America, after serving for more than two centuries the sanctuary for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, is being asked to minimize liberty against fanatics bent on a global religious state. The memo doesn't offer examples to show where Islam and secular democracy have reinforced each other, or explain how Shariah law, the imposition of religion into state affairs, is "fully compatible" with secular democracy.

Read the entire article. It is hard to underestimate both the significance and jaw-dropping stupidity of Sec. Chertoff's decision. It is a decision that we fail to contest at our own peril. I recommend you e-mail the head of the Anti-Jihad Caucus, Rep. Sue Myrick at sue@suemyrick.com and ask that she do whatever is possible to have this horrendous decision overturned. A copy of my e-mail is below if you would like a template:

Subject: DHS Action Adversely Effecting the War On Terror

Dear Representative Myrick:

Thank you for your work in the Anti-Jihad Caucus. I am writing to you because of my concern over a recent decision of DHS Sec. Chertoff and the State Dept. ordering government employees to avoid words like "jihad," "mujahedeen" or any reference to Islam or Muslims, especially in relation to Al Qaeda. See here and here. This is an incredibly counterproductive decision that appears to have been taken upon the advice of jihadi facilitating organizations in the U.S.

We cannot mobilize as a nation against the existential threat posed by the jihadists and by their facilitating organizations in the West if our government deliberately hides the identity, nature, origins and goals of those organizations from the public. This allows these enemies of civilization to metastasize in the West while true champions of moderate Islam, such as Zhudi Jasser and AIFD, are wholly undercut in their efforts to win against this scourge in the battlefield of ideas.

I would ask that you do what you can to have this utterly insane policy either changed or be made subject to public hearings if that is within your power. This truly represents a major step backwards in our war on terror and a major victory for the enemies of civilization.

Thank you for your consideration.


1 comment:

Muslims Against Sharia said...

Muslims Against Sharia Urge Support for Sue Myrick's "Wake Up America" Initiative

Wake Up America

1. Investigate all military chaplains endorsed by Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was imprisoned for funding a terrorist organization.

2. Investigate all prison chaplains endorsed by Alamoudi.

3. Investigate the selection process of Arabic translators working for the Pentagon and the FBI.

4. Examine the non-profit status of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

5. Make it an act of sedition or solicitation of treason to preach or publish materials that call for the deaths of Americans.

6. Audit sovereign wealth funds in the United States.

7. Cancel scholarship student visa program with Saudi Arabia until they reform their text books, which she claims preach hatred and violence against non-Muslims.

8. Restrict religious visas for imams who come from countries that don't allow reciprocal visits by non-Muslim clergy.

9. Cancel contracts to train Saudi police and security in U.S. counterterrorism tactics.

10. Block the sale of sensitive military munitions to Saudi Arabia.



Muslims Against Sharia urge every American to send a letter of support to Congresswoman Myrick. Sample letter is provided below.

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The Honorable Sue Myrick
230 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1976
Fax: (202) 225-3389


Dear Congresswoman Myrick,

As an American who is concerned with the issue of terrorism, I applaud your efforts to prevent radical Islam from infiltrating American society. I wholeheartedly support your "Wake Up America" plan, as well as other initiatives of the Anti-Terrorism Caucus. You bring honor to the title of United States Representative.

Groups in America such as CAIR and MAS and groups overseas like Hamas and Al-Qaeda need to be shut down for their support and/or perpetration of terrorism. We hope that people recognize this threat to our society, and as well, recognize what you are doing to stop it.

Islamists like Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Islamic Center of Charlotte, do not represent moderate Muslims, they represent radical Muslim establishment.


Sincerely,


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Please print out, sign, and mail or fax this letter to Congresswoman Myrick at the address / fax above. Feel free to modify the letter as you see fit.
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