Monday

Wafa Sultan On Women and Freedom

The following is a five-and-a-half minute clip from Al-Jazeera of an Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American psychologist, delivering a devastating critique of Islam. She does this within the framework of a debate with a Muslim cleric, whose only argument is: "You're a heretic, so we don't have to listen to you."

Wafa Sultan has been a powerful, outspoken defender of women's rights in Islamic countries, something badly needed. An articulate rant that says something important is a beautiful thing to behold. Wafa Sultan achieves it in this clip:

Sunday

Frank Wolf Motivates State Department

U.S. Representative Frank R. Wolf has called for a thorough investigation of curriculum textbooks being used by the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA). Wolf said the U.S. Commission in International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) claimed that the textbooks "promote violence and intolerance." To buttress his request, Wolf included a recent report by the Heritage Foundation that stated "ISA is subject to the terms of the Foreign Missions Act" and that it is within the State Department's powers to declare ISA "a foreign mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."

The case of Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is instructive of the dangers of education at ISA. Abu Ali was convicted in 2005 of plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush. Abu Ali graduated as the valedictorian of his class from the Islamic Saudi Academy. The school is run by the Saudi government, the property is under the Saudi government’s control, and the Saudi Ambassador is the school board’s chairman. The USCIRF has previously urged that the school be shut down until its texts (provided by the Saudi government) no longer preach religious intolerance and violence.

Read more: Wolf Challenges State Department ISA Inaction.

Saturday

YouTube Bans Jihadi Videos

The Internet has become a powerful tool for terrorism recruitment. What was once conducted at secret training camps in Afghanistan is now available to anyone, anywhere because of the Web. Chat rooms are potent recruitment tools, but counterterrorism officials have found terrorist-sponsored videos are also key parts of al-Qaida's propaganda machine.

Google's popular video-sharing site now bans this footage that advertises terrorism or extremist causes. Backers of the change hope it will blunt al-Qaida's strong media online campaign.

Read the whole article: YouTube Bans Terrorism Training Videos.

Tuesday

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim, understands the dangers of creeping Islamization and speaks articulately about it. She saw her own country, Somalia, become a Muslim country in her lifetime. The Jihadi infiltration always starts out small, she says, but they keep encroaching until they've taken over. She is interviewed in this video (7 minutes, 20 seconds long):



See another interview here (3:41): Anderson Cooper 360.

Here's another on Fox (3:28): Ali on Fox News Sunday.

Monday

Teaching Afghan Girls

Sakena Yacoobi risked her life when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan. If she had been caught teaching girls while the Taliban was in power, she would have been executed. But she knew it was important for girls to be educated, so she began the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL).

The simple, commonplace act (at least in democratic countries) of educating girls successfully reverses Islam's relentless encroachment because one very powerful way to weaken Jihadis is to establish full human rights for women. The fundamental principles of Islam are devastating to women's rights. Strengthening rights for women weakens the hold of Shari'a law.

Until the fall of Taliban in 2001, AIL operated underground, supporting home-schools for over 3000 girls, and it was the first organization to open Women’s Learning Centers which taught women to become economically independent. Since 2002, with the adoption of a new Afghan constitution, women have been allowed to return to work and some have been appointed to prominent positions in the government. AIL now serves 350,000 women and children annually and employs about 415 Afghans, over 70% of whom are women.

Read more: Sakena Lida Yacoobi.

Sunday

Tom Tancredo Makes a Decent Proposal

Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) proposed a bill, dubbed the “Jihad Prevention Act,” that would bar the entry of foreign nationals who advocate Shari'a law. In addition, the legislation would make the advocacy of Shari'a law by Muslims already in the United States a deportable offense.

“When you have an immigration policy that allows for the importation of millions of radical Muslims, you are also importing their radical ideology — an ideology that is fundamentally hostile to the foundations of western democracy — such as gender equality, pluralism, and individual liberty,” said Tancredo. “The best way to safeguard America against the importation of the destructive effects of this poisonous ideology is to prevent its purveyors from coming here in the first place.”

Read more: Tancredo Proposes Anti-Sharia Measure.

Thursday

Norway Holds the Line

One way to wage jihad is with violence. Another way is to constantly push for a political concession to Islam. Here's a good one: Some Muslims in Norway are pushing for a restriction on alcohol because it makes Muslims feel uncomfortable sometimes when people around them are drinking.

"Muslims want to have alcohol-free days in discos. There should be some days when people can go to restaurants and discos where there's a total ban on alcohol," says one of the Muslims pushing for political reform.

So far, Hege Storhaug, the co-founder of Human Rights Service, rejects such a proposal. "All the time they have special rules," says Storhaug, "and we reject special requirements. We get a split-up society and Islam gets more presence in the public sphere. People force religious opinions on others. In the most extreme consequence it leads to the Islamization of society." I like this woman.

"All the time it's Muslims who come with special requirements," she says. "We never hear a peep from Catholics, Jews, Hindus etc."

This concession didn't happen. Will this stop them? No. They will keep pushing. The only answer is no more concessions to Islam.

Read the whole story: Alcohol as an Obstacle.

Brave Publisher

"Gibson Square, a British publishing house, has announced that it will soon release "The Jewel of Medina," a novel by American author Sherry Jones, whose publication in the United States was recently canceled by Random House for fear of triggering violence by Islamic fanatics. Bravo," says Alvaro Vargas Llosa of the International Herald Tribune.

"Any time, any place in which the threat of violence inhibits the exercise of free expression," he wrote, "the imperfect freedoms of Western civilization that so many people around the world struggle to imitate are in danger.

"I am not interested in the reasons why Gibson Square has decided to publish the book — whether it's opportunism or a belief in the merits of the novel. But the fact that someone, somewhere, is willing to run the risk of not letting the threat of violence inhibit free expression is tremendously comforting."

Read the whole article: The Silence of the Cowed.

Monday

European Lawyers Face the Issue

“Facing Jihad” is a summit of European lawmakers who are united in their shared belief that Islam today poses a serious threat to Western civilization.

The summit, hosted by Member of Knesset Dr. Arieh Eldad and the Ariel Institute, will focus on the principle that urgent action is required to defend traditional fundamental European rights such as the liberty of individuals, the rule of law, democracy, freedom of speech and the equality of all before the law as well as the traditional identity and sovereignty of Western nations.

“Facing Jihad: A Lawmakers’ Summit,” will take place in Jerusalem December 14 - 15, 2008.

To find out more, go here: Facing Jihad.

Pat Condell Speaks Up

He's an outspoken opponent of the relentless Islamic political encroachment, and as articulate as Winston Churchill. Take a listen (the video is just under six minutes long):

Saturday

British Law Enforcement Successes

More than 20 Jihadi terror plots in Britain have now been thwarted; more than 1,000 people have been arrested under terrorism laws, and more than 200 of them convicted. These figures certainly suggest that the British security world has raised its game.

Britain (and the entire free world) has a long way to go, but we should not ignore improvement.

Read the whole story: Look Here.

Education is the Key

One of the most effective things anyone can do to stop the SNIPE is educating non-Muslims about the dangerous principles of Islam. For example, Frank Wuco, a consultant and 28-year-military intelligence veteran, educates Americans about jihad.

"If you think you're winning this war," Fuad tells a roomful of Americans, "if you think that you're defeating jihad, you're wrong, dead wrong."

In this case, Wuco's audience is comprised of civilian analysts working for military intelligence at MacDill Air Force Base. Their boss is a retired Army officer, Gregory Celestan, who says this is a good chance to get educated about the Jihadis.

Read the whole story: Have You Heard Of Jihad?

Watch a short video of him doing his work: Frank Wuko Video.

Protesting a New Mosque

Fifteen hundred demonstrators are expected to protest the building of an enormous new mosque in Cologne, Germany. Mosques are Islamic outposts in the enemy's territory, or at least that's how Jihadis see it, and they use mosques to recruit Jihadis and to inflame Muslim hatred against their host country. This is part of the new invasion, the gradual Islamic political encroachment aimed at the ultimate takeover of western governments.

At least 1500 people recognize the significance of the proposed mosque, and are doing something about it.

Read the story: Protesting Cologne's Mosque.

Trying To Stop Recruiting In Prisons

In U.S. and European prisons, Jihadis are successfully recruiting thugs to their cause. But the EU will be hosting a seminar to draft a manual on how prisons can stop this recruitment.

More details here: Stopping Prison Recruitment.