A Plea for Efficient Facebook Alternative


John R. Houk

© January 11, 2015

I have begun searching for viable alternatives to Facebook. The social giant Facebook has been blocking my Counterjihad expose Islam posts. The lamest reason is that I post is that I post too often. If that is the Facebook logic, then why do they allow people to join so many groups that share the same interests?

The only answer is CENSORSHIP.

Now let’s be realistic though. Facebook is a multibillion privately only corporation. They have the property right to limit what their owner/owners or Board finds objectionable to their ideology.

That being said, I think Facebook should be honest about the ideology they specifically reject. Why do they hide behind subterfuge in blocking or banning their members? It is my opinion that some other enterprising person, persons or more would realize there is a market to tap into which would lead toward someone developing a serious competitive social platform for Conservatives and Counterjihad writers, bloggers and individuals can post their concerns and exposés that Facebook has an ideological problem with.

In the last two days I have been prevented twice by Facebook from continuing Counterjihad blog posts. Each time the only response has been when the block penalty ends. Assuming the resumption times were in the Pacific Time Zone I was blocked yesterday until 6:14 PM. And today until 11:50 AM. In the Central Time zone I live in this means 8:14 PM and today at 1:50 PM.

I going to post this blog entry to see how many I can do to my groups until Facebook blocks me again.

Here are the two appeal messages I sent to Facebook via their links for that near useless protest:

Sent to Facebook Appeal

1/10/16

If I’m being blocked for ideological reasons, I’d sure like no know the reason. I am very critical of the Left and of the Quranic beliefs of Islam; however I use zero profanity and I never call for violent action against the Left or Muslims. Which is quite unlike both the Left and Muslims who don’t appreciate Conservative-American views exposing what those ideologies believe. If there nothing wrong with their ideology, I am more than willing to dialogue with the one who disagrees with me UNLESS that Leftist or Muslim Apologist dialogues back with profanity or physical threats.

I would like to know if Facebook has a problem with exposing what Conservatives believe to be are heinous beliefs. In which I will leave the Facebook groups and find another forum which is more agreeable to free speech conducive to the American Way.

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Sent to Facebook Appeal

1/11/16 12:05pm

Dear God in Heaven let me know which group is complaining so I can leave it. I understand if there is a privacy issue with an individual, but surely you can let me know the group that is annoyed with me. I belong to groups that should be very accommodating with my thoughts. Ergo I was a little taken aback that there are complaints from group members. Also if Facebook is having a problem with me posting to all the groups I belong then why am I allowed to be a member of multiple groups? I’m just saying, the standard is a bit arbitrary, don’t you think?

And so I went on a search for a social platform I could live with that has some of the same applications as Facebook. To date I have not been successful. What I have ran into are some articles complaining or exposing Facebook. One such online web news service is one I have never heard of so I am a bit uncertain of their ideology. Nonetheless it does well to expose Facebook and that at least works for me now.

Mad World News exposes Facebook censorship against Counterjihadists. Go Mad World! I pray some capable person or Free Speech advocate can build and offer a social platform designed specifically for Free Speech with a Conservative and Counterjihad perspective in mind.

JRH 1/11/16

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If You Post This Anti-Islam Meme, You Might Kiss Your Facebook Profile Goodbye

By Robert Rich

January 10, 2016

Mad World News

With Facebook infringing upon our First Amendment rights more and more every day, it seems the social media giant has most recently hit a new low. As a Facebook page with almost 1 million fans has come to find out, if you post a certain Islam themed meme on Facebook, you could end up kissing your profile goodbye.

There’s an irrefutable line where the right to free speech stops and illegality ensues, but Facebook is redefining so-called acceptable speech. Proving just that, the owners of Mad World News were a bit surprised when logging into their account recently, only to receive a ban notice for the meme below, which “violated” the social media giant’s “community standards.”

Now, for most of us here, the picture might result in us clicking the like button before we continue scrolling through our feed, but for at least one person, they were offended by it. Apparently, they were so ticked off that they didn’t just keep scrolling or hide the post, they took the time to report the meme to Facebook.

In turn, it resulted in a 7-day ban for one of the Mad World News page administrators.

The post depicts the back of a man’s truck with a tailgate that reads, “Muslims go home and take Obama with you!!” Now, granted, the text implies that Muslims leave the country, but all it says is “go home.” Go home – that’s all it says. Furthermore, it’s a picture of a truck, not really a “meme” at all. However, Facebook has taken it upon themselves to censor a page simply because they didn’t like what it had to say.

We are under attack as Americans by people who seek to alter the face of our nation in a way that would make our Founding Fathers roll in their graves. The sad part is, they don’t even understand the implications of what they’re putting into place. Maybe they won’t realize it today or tomorrow, but one day, after the precedent in which they set forth snowballs into something else, then they’ll see – but by then it’ll be too late.

Now, for those unaware, Facebook will usually give you a short ban (1-3 days) for a first offense, and then a longer one (7-30 days) before they completely remove your page for good. There are some reasonable things that would constitute such action, such as posts conveying violent threats or pictures of someone naked, but Facebook is now aligning themselves politically.

As it turns out, despite the vast majority of Americans who are rightfully worried about Islam and the effect it is currently having on the world right now, Facebook is on the other side of things. Acting as human meat shields for the religion that is causing so much death and destruction, let alone their consistently abysmal treatment of women, the social media platform is seeking to shut down any naysayers who speak out against Muslims.

Over 57,000 subscribers, a 4.7 million post reach, and a platform for assisting those persecuted by Islamic tyranny — gone.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time that such an instance has occurred. Mad World News’ own, Dom the Conservative, has had her page shut down for good. With the page seeking to expose the truth about Islam with factual information, Facebook, being the irrational apologists that they are, naturally didn’t like what she had to say, so they shut her up.

Forget about the fact that she had tens of thousands of followers and that Americans have the right to free speech, Facebook is now censoring those rights in order to advance a political stance, hoping to push it on there many users.

This isn’t a debate – We the People have the right to say what we want (so long as if falls within the confines of the law) without persecution. As I said before, we are under attack, and if anything, this sick and increasingly frequent occurrence proves just that.

Our nation is headed for dark times. The only question is, will we sit idly by and watch as it happens or will we speak out together and do something to ensure the effort is squashed as it should be? Enough is enough, it’s time to get back to the roots this country was founded on.

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A Plea for Efficient Facebook Alternative

John R. Houk

© January 11, 2015

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If You Post This Anti-Islam Meme, You Might Kiss Your Facebook Profile Goodbye

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Yurki Comment to ‘CDA Urged SC to Make Poor Christian Homeless’


In a comment left by Yurki on my NCCR blog, he displays the statistics that shows that Islam is no Religion of Peace.

JRH 12/26/15

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Yurki Comment to ‘CDA Urged SC to Make Poor Christian Homeless

By yurki1000

December 24, 2015 at 12:34 PM

These quotes are gathered from a wide variety of sources and are arranged so that you can easily copy and paste into articles and dialogues on the internet. The references are at the end of each quote. Islam is dangerous.

FREE SPEECH AND ISLAM

· America

o America, 58% of Muslims say criticism of Islam or Muhammad not protected under free speech, “Wenzel Strategies (2012): 58% of Muslim-Americans believe criticism of Islam or Muhammad is not protected free speech under the First Amendment. 45% believe mockers of Islam should face criminal charges (38% said they should not). 12% of Muslim-Americans believe blaspheming Islam should be punishable by death. 43% of Muslim-Americans believe people of other faiths have no right to evangelize Muslims. 32% of Muslims in America believe that Sharia should be the supreme law of the land.” (http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2012/10/31/sixty-percent-of-us-muslims-reject-freedom-of-expression; http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2012/10/poll-nearly-half-of-us-muslims-believe.html)

· Britain,

o 62% of British Muslims deny free speech, “NOP Research: 62% of British Muslims do not believe in the protection of free speech; Only 3% adopt a “consistently pro-freedom of speech line” (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/14/opinion/main1893879.shtml&date=2011-04-06;
http://www.webcitation.org/5xkMGAEvY)

ISIS AND MUSLIMS

· Al Jazeera poll, 81% of respondents approved of ISIS “In a recent survey conducted by AlJazeera.net, the website for the Al Jazeera Arabic television channel, respondents overwhelmingly support the Islamic State terrorist group, with 81% voting “YES” on whether they approved of ISIS’s conquests in the region. The poll, which asked in Arabic, “Do you support the organizing victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?” has generated over 38,000 responses thus far, with only 19% of respondents voting “NO” to supporting ISIS.” (https://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/poll-81-of-muslims-around-the-world-support-islamic-state-al-jazeera-arabic-poll/)

· Pew poll: 63 mil to 287 mil ISIS supporters in just 11 countries. A new poll by the Pew Research Center reveals significant levels of support for ISIS within the Muslim world. In 11 representative nation-states, up to 14 percent of the population has a favorable opinion of ISIS, and upwards of 62 percent “don’t know” whether or not they have a favorable opinion of the Islamist group.” (https://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/pew-poll-63-mil-to-287-million-isis-supporters-in-just-11-countries/)

· 81% of Al Jazerra Poll support ISIS, “al-Jazeera Poll (2015): 81% of respondents support the Islamic State (ISIS).”
(http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/05/25/shock-poll-81-of-al-jazeera-arabic-poll-respondents-support-isis/)

· Saudi Arabia, 92% of Saudis say ISIS conforms to Islamic Law, “Informal poll of Saudis in August 2014 shows 92% agree that Islamic State (ISIS) “conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law.” (https://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/92-of-saudis-believes-that-isis-conforms-to-the-values-of-islam-and-islamic-law-survey/)

· America, 38% of American Muslims says ISIS beliefs are correct, “The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 38% of Muslim-Americans say Islamic State (ISIS) beliefs are Islamic or correct. (43% disagree).” (http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/150612-CSP-Polling-Company-Nationwide-Online-Survey-of-Muslims-Topline-Poll-Data.pdf)

· Britain, about 1/2 of Muslims support ISIS, ICM (Mirror) Poll 2015: 1.5 Million British Muslims support the Islamic State, about half the total population.” (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/muslim-leader-isis-supporting-brits-disenfranchised-6018357)

RAPE

· Denmark, “Crime rates broken down by nationality in Denmark show that individuals from Muslim countries make up eight of the top nine places on the list. In addition, 2012 figures show that Somalis were sentenced for crimes, including innumerable sexual assaults, almost ten times more often than those with Danish citizenship. Indeed, more than half of all convicted rapists in Denmark have an immigrant background, according to official statistics, despite the fact that immigrants and their descendants account for less than 10 per cent of the population. “Iraqis, Iranians, Turks and Somalis are dramatically overrepresented among convicted rapists in Denmark,” reports BT.dk.” (http://www.infowars.com/feminists-mute-on-muslim-rape-epidemic-sweeping-europe/)

· Norway, “Something else that Muslim immigration appears to have brought to Norway is what some here call “a rape epidemic.” Recent police statistics showed that in the capital city of Oslo, 100 percent of assault rapes between strangers were committed by immigrant, non-Western males. And nine out of 10 of their victims were native Norwegian women…And Spitznogle [Kristin Spitznogle is a therapist who has counseled some of the rape victims] has been attacked in the Norwegian media for saying what many will not: that the assault rape problem is primarily Muslim men raping non-Muslim women. And any woman who does not dress modestly and wear the Muslim headscarf could be considered by some Muslim men to be “fair game.” (http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2011/august/culture-crisis-norway-tackles-muslim-immigration-/?mobile=false)

· Sweden, Sweden now has the second highest number of rapes in the world, after South Africa, which at 53.2 per 100,000 is six times higher than the United States. Statistics now suggest that 1 out of every 4 Swedish women will be raped…Sweden has imported huge numbers of Muslim immigrants with catastrophic effect…Sweden’s population grew from 9 million to 9.5 million in the years 2004-2012, mainly due to immigration from “countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia”. 16 percent of all newborns have mothers born in non-Western countries. Employment rate among immigrants: 54 percent….Muslims represented in as many as 77 percent of the rape cases and a major increase in rape cases paralleling a major increase in Muslim immigration, the wages of Muslim immigration are proving to be a sexual assault epidemic by a misogynistic ideology…In Stockholm this summer there was an average of 5 rapes a day. Stockholm has gone from a Swedish city to a city that is one-third immigrant and is between a fifth and a quarter Muslim.” (http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/175434/1-4-swedish-women-will-be-raped-sexual-assaults-daniel-greenfield)

· United Kingdom, “In 2012, it emerged that over a thousand mostly white young girls in the northern England town of Rotherham were systematically groomed, trafficked, beaten and sexually abused by rape gangs consisting of mainly Pakistani Muslim men. A report released earlier this month confirmed that the local Labour government council and the police covered up this horror because they were afraid of being characterized as racist or politically incorrect.” (http://www.infowars.com/feminists-mute-on-muslim-rape-epidemic-sweeping-europe/)

SHARIA

· United States

o 51% of U.S. Muslims want choice of Sharia, “51% “More than half (51%) of U.S. Muslims polled also believe either that they should have the choice of American or shariah courts, or that they should have their own tribunals to apply shariah. Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts.” (https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2015/06/23/nationwide-poll-of-us-muslims-shows-thousands-support-shariah-jihad/)

o 1/5th of Muslims in U.S. approve of violence in order to institute sharia, “Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country.” (https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2015/06/23/nationwide-poll-of-us-muslims-shows-thousands-support-shariah-jihad/)

o 300,000 U.S. Muslims want to impose Sharia worldwide, “…300,000 Muslims living in the United States who believe that shariah is “The Muslim God Allah’s law that Muslims must follow and impose worldwide by Jihad.”” (https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2015/06/23/nationwide-poll-of-us-muslims-shows-thousands-support-shariah-jihad/)

o 19% of U.S. Muslims say violence is justified to impose sharia, “The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 19% of Muslim-Americans say that violence is justified in order to make Sharia the law in the United States (66% disagree).” (http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/150612-CSP-Polling-Company-Nationwide-Online-Survey-of-Muslims-Topline-Poll-Data.pdf)

· Britain

o “GfK NOP: 28% of British Muslims want Britain to be an Islamic state.”  (http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/ShariaLawOrOneLawForAll.pdf)

o Center for Social Cohesion: 40% of British Muslim students want … READ THE REST (Islamic Statistics on violence, rape, terror, sharia, isis, and welfare; By Matt Slick; CARM)

 

The United Nations (UNRWA) is again under fire over its curriculum in Palestinian schools where children are taught to hate Israel and Jews and are fed false information about the history of the region.

You are about to be taken into the Palestinian classrooms where, along with educational subjects, children are brainwashed with unbelievable hatred against Jews.

Can you imagine a young girl who dreams only of defeating the Jewish people?

UNRWA has shown its true, anti-Israel colors time and again. This is a corrupt organization that stopped from carrying out its anti-Israel incitement activities.

After seeing this video, you will understand why Palestinian teenagers are sacrificing their lives trying to murder Jewish civilians in Israel. (WATCH: UN Schools Brainwash Arab Children to Hate Jews; United with Israel; 12/22/15)

VIDEO: 12/20: Controversy about Palestinian school curriculum

 

Posted by i24news EN

Dec 21, 2015

The News Today with Ayman Sikseck – 12/20/2015

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The Editor added more of the “Islamic Statistics on violence, rape, terror, sharia, isis, and welfare” Yurki quote for greater clarification of the wicked truth of Islam.

Could this be the Obama Legacy for America?


Pastor Olaf Latzel

 

John R. Houk

© October 20, 2015

Did you know that many European nations have State Churches? Even with a State Established Church, multiculturalism is so infected in Europe that preaching the Gospel of Christianity is classified as hate speech in matters of morality (e.g. homosexuality) and criticizing another religion like Islam. Indeed it has come to my attention that a prominent of ordained Protestant Ministers and Catholic Priests don’t even believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ which is the centrality of the Christian faith promising an eternity in union with God Almighty.

I preamble this because of a CBN story about Pastor Olaf Latzel of Bremen Germany getting in hot water with the German government and contemporary Ministers for standing with Biblical Christian principles rather than politically correct Multicultural ideology. The one example that comes to mind is Pastor Latzel’s criticism of other German Pastors heretically telling their congregations that Allah and Jesus Christ are one and the same. Latzel points out that if you ask a Muslim, “Is Jesus God’s Son?” Any good Muslim would deny the Sonship of Jesus Christ and would call that blasphemous thinking.

Do you realize that this Christian/Western heritage of Europe has degenerated? How long do you think such degeneration will be common place in America?

Christians in the USA are being prosecuted for refusing service to homosexuals because the Left demands the acceptance of the ungodly. Christians are being called bigots and perpetrators of hate-speech when it is pointed out that Islam is specifically an antichrist and anti-Jew in their revered holy writings.

1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God 2 which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, 4 and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. (Romans 1: 1-4, 20-22, 24-27 NKJV)

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6 NKJV)

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 16: 13-17 NKJV)

JRH 10/20/15

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Pastor Pays Price to See Germany’s Spiritual Revival

By Dale Hurd – CBN News Sr. Reporter

October 20, 2015

CBN.com

VIDEO: Pastor Pays Price to See Germany’s Spiritual Revival

Published by CBN News

Published on Oct 20, 2015

Once the birthplace of the Reformation, much of Germany today is covered by a profound spiritual darkness. But one German pastor is paying the price for preaching the uncompromised truth of Scripture.

BREMEN, Germany — Germany was the birthplace of the Reformation and was once a base for world missions. But much of Germany today is covered by a profound spiritual darkness, as are most Western nations.

 

Those who refuse to compromise on the teaching of scripture pay a price.

 

Bremen Pastor Olaf Latzel knows full well that there is a cost for speaking out boldly — especially in today’s Germany, where traditional Christian teaching is viewed by many as bigoted, hateful, and even “un-Christian.”

 

Latzel has been attacked in the media, investigated by the local government, and even denounced by fellow pastors. His crime? Refusing to bend a knee to political correctness.

 

No Compromise

 

“I’m only preaching the Gospel in a clear way,” Latzel said. “I think it is my duty to do this preaching in this way for our Lord.”

 

In his sermons, Latzel cuts no corners. He soft-pedals nothing. To some, he might sound mean when he attacks other religions.

 

But Latzel is standing against what he sees as a spirit of compromise that seems to have swallowed Germany and the German state church.

 

In the process, he has angered the German establishment and even a lot of German pastors.

 

Latzel said the chief battle in the German church today now is over who God is.

 

According to Latzel, some Christian pastors have said “Allah and Jesus Christ, the Christian God, is the same god.”

 

“But if you ask a Muslim, ‘Does your god have a son?’ he would say no!” he continued. “Our (Christian) God has a son; his name is Jesus Christ. So, they are not the same.”

 

“If you speak out loud and clearly about the truth of the Bible, that there’s only one way to heaven and this way is Jesus Christ, there is only one God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and there is no other god beside Him, then you have a problem,” he said.

 

Unsaved Pastors?

 

Seventy German pastors gathered in Bremen this year to denounce Latzel behind a banner celebrating “diversity.”

 

The public prosecutor investigated him for hate speech and then cleared him, and the Bremen parliament passed a resolution against him.

 

It was reportedly the first time a German pastor has been condemned by a German parliament since World War II.

 

But far from backing down, Latzel said the real problem is that, in his estimation, most pastors in Germany’s state church have not been born again.

 

“I think over 80 percent of the pastors in the national church in Germany are not reborn,” he said. “And that’s a great problem, and because of this, they make their own doctrine. The Bible is the Word of God; it’s our law, chapter by chapter, book by book, sentence by sentence, letter by letter.”

 

Latzel pastors at the historic St. Martini (St. Martin’s) Church in Bremen, where around 1679 the church’s pastor, Joachim Neander, wrote the great hymn, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.”

 

Latzel enjoys saying that Pastor Neander also got in trouble for preaching the Gospel boldly.

 

Some pastors would have been rattled by so many attacks against them. But Latzel, who comes from a family with a long military tradition, said he is in a “war” between Christ and the devil, and the attacks reassure him.

 

“This is one sign that you are on the right way in your preaching, when you get problems,” Latzel said. “If you preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and everyone is clapping his hand, then you have a problem.”

 

“Because, if you’re telling the truth from the Bible, then the devil will come and he will fight against you in several ways; he will fight against the Word of God,” he said.

 

A Tool in God’s Hand

 

In fact, Latzel admits his concern is not becoming discouraged but getting a big head.

“I (have received) more than 10,000 emails…so many persons came to me and said, ‘You are a great pastor,'” Latzell said. “And the more persons came and told me this, something happened inside me and, ‘Oh, I’m really this great pastor.'”

 

“And the devil comes here and says, ‘Yes, yes. You are great,’ and that’s not good,” he continued. “I am nothing. I am only a sinner. I am only a tool for Jesus Christ. And when Jesus can use this tool, give any honor to Jesus Christ. I am nothing.”

 

The great hymn of St Martin’s Church says, “Let the amen come from his people again.” Latzel believes revival is coming to Germany and he asks Christians to pray for his country.

 

“I ask you, brothers and sisters in America, please pray for Germany. Pray for awakening,” he pleaded. “Pray that the Word of Jesus Christ will go out and reach persons who are lost so that Jesus can save them.”

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John R. Houk

© October 20, 2015

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About CBN

 

Fifty years ago, one could have reasonably suggested that Pat Robertson was stretching his imagination when he named his broadcasting organization — located in a defunct Portsmouth, Virginia TV station — The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). Not only was CBN the first Christian television station in Virginia, it was also the first in the nation. Almost 50 years later, no one can dispute that CBN is one of the largest television ministries in the world. Moreover, with its many subsidiary and affiliate organizations, CBN goes beyond the bounds of broadcasting in its mission to reach the world with a message of hope from the Bible.

 

The story of CBN’s birth and early years is documented in Pat Robertson’s autobiography, Shout It From The Housetops. Founded on January 11, 1960, CBN first went on the air on October 1, 1961, on WYAH-TV (from Yahweh, the Hebrew name for God), a UHF television station with barely enough power to reach across the Portsmouth city limits. With a modest income from a few local supporters, CBN began broadcasting live half-hour programs from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every night. Gradually, the broadcast day was expanded to 5:00 p.m. to midnight. Because Robertson refused to accept commercial advertisements, paying for programming was out of the question. A few free travelogue films were used to fill in the blank spots.

 

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‘Innocence of Muslims’ lawsuit is over


Cindy Lee Garcia

The Florida Family Association sent out a thank you email to the readers who participated in the effort to email bomb the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals in the matter of Cindy Lee Garcia trying to prevent the anti-Islam movie that Barack Obama falsely blamed for his Benghazi debacle that got four Americans murdered by Islamic terrorists. The 9th Circuit tossed Garcia’s suit.

Although FFA sent this out three days ago the decision was handed down on May 18, 2015. With the Islamic terrorism being allowed into the USA (See Also HERE) by a U.S. President favoring Muslims over persecuted Christians (HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) in Muslim dominated nations, it is good to remind Sharia-conscious Muslims the First Amendment trumps the Quran.

JRH 7/19/15

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‘Innocence of Muslims’ lawsuit is over

Courts back away from elevating Sharia law command to censor blasphemy of Muhammad over the First Amendment.

From: Florida Family Association

Sent: 7/16/2015 1:36 PM

FFA supporters sent close to 25,000 emails to each appellate court judge urging this decision.

The threat posed by the 9th US Circuit Court’s panel ruling that would have changed copyright law to respond to a fatwa issued by several Imams is over.

Courthousenews.com reports LOS ANGELES (CN) – The legal fight between Google and an actress who sued over her brief appearance in the movie trailer “Innocence of Muslims” is over. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald dismissed the action after Cindy Garcia, filmmaker Nakoula Basseley and Google filed a joint stipulation stating that all the parties had agreed to drop the case. Read more at Courthousenews.com. [cache version]

Fastcompany.com reports Copyright Law Was Not Created to Protect People From Fatwas. Read more at Fastcompany.com.

Florida Family Association launched several email alerts that resulted in 24,653 people sending emails through floridafamily.org to each of the 43 justices at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. The prepared email urged the justices to perform an en banc review (larger panel of judges) and affirm the district court’s order in Cindy Lee Garcia vs. Google 12-57302 which denied Garcia’s petition. Additionally, the prepared email urged the justices to avoid making the errors written in Chief Judge Kozinski’s opinion. Instead of guaranteeing the free speech rights of Americans Judge Kozinski’s opinion empowered people who threaten violence. His opinion which referenced the fatwa against Garcia essentially elevated the Sharia law command to censor blasphemy of Muhammad over the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

This is what CAIR’s Islamophobic Organization report says about Florida Family Association: The Florida Family Association, founded in 1987 by David Caton, has pressured companies and courts to adhere to anti-Muslim practices. Despite operating only in Florida, FFA has garnered national attention. FFA is part of the U.S. Islamophobia network’s inner core.

Christianpost.com has this to say about Florida Family Association: Don’t let the name deceive you. Florida Family Association is a national organization that harnesses online citizen activism through its massive email list to change organizations through economic and public pressure. They urge companies not to advertise on the Islamic terror apologist network Al Jazeera, remind universities to support free speech and not cancel films and speakers critical of Islamism, and hold the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) feet to the fire for their leaders past support for terrorism and saying Muslims are above the law of the land.

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Fjordman & Clarion Project Defend Free Speech


Intro by John R. Houk

© June 13, 2015

In light of Muslims who believe in the words of the Quran and the model of Islam’s considered perfect man, some ISIS inspired terrorists attacked a Mo cartoon contest and other Muslims plotted the beheading of Pamela Geller – one of the promoters of the Mo-contest in Garland Texas.

I found two articles – one an essay and the other a news report – highlighting Muslim intolerance of Free Speech that is much more volatile outside of the USA.

Fjordman addresses Muslims who jihad against cartoonists because Islam tells Muslims to avenge insults to Islam, Mohammed or Allah. The Clarion Project reports on Iranian political cartoonist Atena Farghandani who was imprisoned for satirizing Iranian lawmakers for penalizing birth control among both males and females.

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The Cartoon Jihad Continues

By Fjordman

June 2, 2015

Snaphanen

Originally Gates of Vienna

May 28, 2015 10:43pm

On February 14-15, 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark was hit by two closely related terror attacks in the space of a few hours. The first one hit a debate meeting about free speech and religion. The second targeted a synagogue and a local Jewish community. The presumed perpetrator of these twin attacks, the militant Muslim Omar El-Hussein of Palestinian Arab heritage, was eventually shot and killed during a confrontation with the police.

Some early reports suggested that Omar El-Hussein was a “lone wolf” terrorist. This is highly questionable. It was probably he who fired the actual shots that killed two men and wounded several others. Yet that does not mean that he acted in total isolation.

Within a few weeks, five young Muslim men had been formally charged with aiding the gunman Omar in his attacks, either by providing him with equipment he used or by trying to get rid of equipment for him.

Omar the terrorist certainly was not alone with his Islamic beliefs. Originally a violent criminal rather than a religious Jihadist, he seems to have become radicalized during his stay in prison. He apparently shared a prison cell with a supporter of the Islamic State (ISIS).

Assertions have been made by media sources that the terrorist may have visited a radical Copenhagen mosque preaching hatred of jews just one day before his attacks. These claims remain uncertain. What is clear is that his acts were motivated by commonly held Islamic beliefs, inspired, by Islamic texts.

To some Muslims, Omar the murderer is a “great hero” who deserves “a place in paradise.” Hundreds of people attended his funeral. Not all of them were relatives. Some of those who were present probably attended Omar’s funeral not in spite of, but because of the fact that he was a terrorist and murderer. A few radical Muslims admitted this openly.

It is interesting to notice that Omar El-Hussein was a petty criminal before becoming a terrorist. It seems as if the step from violent crime to violent Jihad is not always that big. As I have observed in some of my previous essays, looting and stealing the property of non-Muslims has been part of Jihad from the very beginning. In fact, so much of the behavior of Muhammad himself and the earliest Muslims could be deemed criminal that it is difficult to know where crime ends and Jihad begins.

Muslims make up a vastly disproportionate number of prison inmates in countries such as France and Britain. Some Muslims become further radicalized in jail, while some violent criminals convert to Islam behind bars. The Danish psychologist Nicolai Sennels has worked with criminal Muslims. He noticed that they rarely feel any sense of remorse for the crimes they have committed. Instead, they see themselves as victims of outside forces, scheming infidels or the will of Allah. Muslims are never guilty of anything. They are always victims.

Jyllands-Posten is one of the largest newspapers in Denmark. On September 30, 2005, it published a series of drawings of Islam’s founder and alleged prophet Mohammed. I was one of the very first people to write about this case in English. Already in October 2005, I was posting essays in support of Jyllands-Posten and free speech at my old blog.

Yet it took several months before the case really exploded on the international scene. Ahmad Akkari is a former radical Muslim. In late 2005, he traveled along with several others in Muslim countries to whip up anger over the Danish Mohammed cartoons. Unfortunately, this succeeded. In 2013-2014, Akkari publicly apologized to the Danish nation and distanced himself from his previous actions.

By early 2006, protests against the Danish Mohammed cartoons were becoming huge and violent in multiple Muslim countries. Several Islamic terror plots to massacre the staff of Jyllands-Posten have later been exposed and prevented. Some of the cartoonists have received death threats. One of the Danish artists, Kurt Westergaard, has been attacked by a militant Muslim in his own home. He managed to hide in a panic room and survived.

Kurt Westergaard and Lars Vilks

A decade after the Jyllands-Posten Mohammed cartoons controversy, the Jihad against artists and writers continues. It claimed new victims in Paris on January 7, 2015, when two armed militant Muslims brutally massacred the staff of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The Jihadist terrorists killed 12 people because the magazine had published satirical cartoons showing Mohammed. An amateur video of the assailants’ subsequent gunfight with the police showed the men shouting: “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad. We have killed Charlie Hebdo!” This was followed by attacks against Jewish targets in Paris.

On May 3, 2015, two Muslims attempted an attack in Garland, Texas on an exhibit featuring cartoons depicting Muhammad. Fortunately, the police killed the Jihadists before they could carry out a massacre. The event was organized by the group American Defense Freedom Initiative, led by the conservative Islam-critical writers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. It was attended by the Dutch politician Geert Wilders. Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim, won the contest for the best Mohammed cartoon.

This attack did not trigger the same mass media sympathy as the attack on the left-wing magazine Charlie Hebdo had done a few months earlier. Some accused Geller, Spencer and Wilders of having provoked this Islamic terror attack. Even alleged conservatives such as the businessman Donald Trump, or Bill O’Reilly from Fox News, denounced Geller and Spencer.

It is widely believed that the Swedish artist Lars Vilks was the primary target of the terror attack at the Krudttønden cultural center in Copenhagen on February 14, 2015. He had been an artist and art historian for many years. But then Professor Vilks decided to draw some cartoons of a man who may or may not have lived in the seventh century AD. As a result, militant Muslims want to murder him. Vilks has to be protected by armed police even when he visits the bathroom. He is now virtually a refugee in his own country.

Since the Copenhagen attacks, Vilks has now also been evacuated from his former home in southern Sweden. In the spring of 2015, a few journalists were able to meet him in a mobile home on a Swedish field. They were guarded by dozens of armed policemen and dogs, with a helicopter standing by. It was deemed too unsafe to meet Vilks anywhere else, so they settled for a caravan. Åsa Linderborg, a former Communist activist and now columnist at the left-leaning daily Aftonbladet, was present at this meeting. Linderborg questions how much the security surrounding Vilks costs, or should cost. There is obviously some security around the royal family and senior members of the government. Yet the most threatened person in all of Sweden today is not the King or the Prime Minister. It is a mild-mannered and polite professor of art history.

I have been fortunate enough to meet Lars Vilks several times. He immediately struck me as a very pleasant man, friendly to virtually everybody he meets. He is highly intelligent and educated. Yet he has none of the snobbishness you sometimes see in artists. Like Raoul Wallenberg before him, he is doing his best to save his nation’s honor in a dark age. And like Wallenberg before him, Vilks is paying a heavy price for doing so.

Meanwhile, every day Sweden lets in more Muslim immigrants who could potentially attack Islam-critics or others. The influx of asylum seekers is so large that the country barely has enough housing for all of them. At the same time, the understaffed police force can hardly keep up with the rise of foreign mafias and public gang shootings. A single Swedish city, Gothenburg, has produced more Jihadists fighting for the Islamic State than all of Italy, and a number comparable to that of the entire USA.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is one of the most brutal groups on the entire planet. They routinely engage in suicide bombings, mass beheadings, massacres of civilians, mass rape and open slave auctions. This savagery seems to attract a disturbing number of Muslims. It certainly does not repel them. One observer in Britain warned that the barbaric Jihadists of the Islamic State have become “pop idols,” similar to what The Beatles were decades ago: “The boys want to be like them and the girls want to be with them.”

In the 1960s, British youngsters were singing songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the English rock band The Beatles. Today, “British” youngsters are cheering for beheadings and Jihadist massacres. What a difference fifty years and a lot of demographic replacement makes. This transformation proceeded even faster elsewhere. Sweden went from Abba to Allah in less than four decades.

In response to this, Swedish authorities have engaged in very controversial policies of providing returning ISIS Jihadists with generous support from state institutions, including housing. Meanwhile, a decent, kind and honorable man such as Lars Vilks is homeless in Sweden, due to credible death threats from Jihadists.

Such is the state of freedom of speech today. The Jihad continues. Unfortunately, so does the appeasement.

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Iran Sentences Political Cartoonist to 12.5 Years in Prison

Atena Farghandani – Iranian political cartoonist

Clarion Project

June 3, 2015

Yet, “according to our laws, activities on social networks on the Internet are not recognized as crimes,” said the cartoonist’s lawyer.

An Iranian cartoonist and civil rights activist was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison by a revolutionary court in Tehran. Atena Farghandani, 28, was arrested last August for drawing a political cartoon and speaking out against a law drafted last March that would severely restrict birth control for both men and women.

The cartoon portrayed legislators as animals casting their votes on the legislation.

Speaking to the International Campaign for Human Rights, Faraghdani’s lawyer, Mohammad Moghimi, said that the sentence violated Iran’s new Islamic Penal Code, Article 134, which states that when there are multiple charges, the maximum sentence allowed is that of the punishment of the most severe crime.

Atena Faraghani’s political cartoon

In Faraghdani’s case, the charge of “assembly and collusion against national security” was the most severe crime with which the cartoonist was charged. The maximum sentence allowable for such a crime in Iran is 7.5 years.

“We have 20 days to appeal, and we hope this ruling will be overturned by the Appeals Court,” said Moghimi.

“According to our laws, activities on social networks on the Internet are not recognized as crimes,” Moghimi added. “Additionally, Article 8 of the Iranian Constitution expresses that it is upon everyone to ‘prevent vice and promote virtue,’ and this is a two-way responsibility both the nation and the state have vis-à-vis each other.”

The Faraghdani trial was presided over by Judge Salavati. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran describes Salavti as “a notorious judge who is consistently handpicked to preside over ‘national security’ cases that security and intelligence organizations bring against political and civil activists, because of the harsh and maximum sentences he imposes.”

Salavati is also the judge presiding over the trial of the Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.

Farghandani’s lawyer noted that in addition to sharing her cartoon and government criticism on Facebook, evidence against Farghandani included her visits with families of political prisoners and protesters who were killed at the Kharizak Police Detention Center in 2009, following the presidential election.

Farghandani was originally taken to Gharchak prison for four months where she said she was beaten and interrogated for up to nine hours a day.

During a brief release in December, she posted a video in Persian detailing her inhumane treatment and was rearrested. Close to two months later, Farghandani went on a hunger strike and suffered a heart attack. She has been kept in solitary confinement in the notorious Evin since that time.

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To Speak or Not to Speak?


Rob Eshman

Rob Eshman
 
Ari and Norma focus this editorial essay on Rob Eshman, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TRIBE Media. TRIBE media owns the largest Jewish circulated English Weekly The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. The “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel” duo write about Rob Eshman because of a recent unfavorable editorial written by him in the Jewish Journal concerning Pamela Geller’s Mohammed Cartoon Contest and subsequent attack by radicalized Muslim Americans Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi at Garland TX event. Here is a short journalistic profile of Mr. Eshman:
 
Rob Eshman is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TRIBE Media, a niche multimedia company based in Los Angeles.
 
Rob started his career as a staff writer at The Jewish Journal in 1993, when it was a small community paper.
 
In 2009, Eshman founded TRIBE Media Corp, reimagining the community paper for the future.   Tribe Media Corp. produces The Jewish Journal,  the largest independent American Jewish weekly, Tribe magazine, a glossy four-color monthly lifestyle magazine, and jewishjournal.com, with 1.5 million unique monthly users, now the largest Jewish news website outside of Israel.   In 2011, Jewish Journal launched the world’s first multi-platform mobile Jewish news app.  In 2013 he launched HollywoodJournal.com.
 
Both The Jewish Journal and Rob have won numerous local and national awards for writing, design and community leadership.
 
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Eshman has written for The Jerusalem Post, The Los Angeles Times, and the Huffington Post.  He is a frequent commentator on Los Angeles-area radio and television, and has served as a Visiting Lecturer on journalism at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Rob serves on the boards of the Media Policy Center, The Miracle Project and is a founding board member of the Daniel Pearl Journalism Institute in Herzliya, Israel.
 
In addition to his editing and publishing duties, Eshman writes the blog Foodaism, named one of the best food blogs in Los Angeles by CitysBest.com. At his home in Venice, Rob tends to fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as six chickens and two goats. (Rob Eshman; Alfred Friendly Press Partners; Copyright © 2013 Press Partners)
 
Ari and Norma offer some contrasting criticism and support of Pamela Geller per Rob Eshman’s editorial.
 
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To Speak or Not to Speak?
Pamela Geller – Two Sides of a Coin
 
By Ari Bussel and Norma Zager
Sent: 5/13/2015 11:02 PM
 
Rob Eshman, the editor of the largest-circulation English paper for the Jewish community in Greater Los Angeles, recently dedicated his column to Pamela Geller, declaring:  “You’re no Charlie Hebdo!” 
 
Eshman writes:  “In Texas, she just happened to frost her poisonous ideology with some free-speech icing.”
 
“Except in my opinion, Eshman got it all wrong,” says Ari.
“Except in my opinion, Eshman got it right,” says Norma.
 
Ari’s take is that Pamela Geller, rhetoric to the contrary, is not the enemy.  She is the guard at the crosswalk, keeping a watchful eye over the children on their way to or from school.  She raises her red and white “STOP” sign, warning drivers in stopped or approaching cars of their obligation to yield, be aware and not proceed until it is absolutely safe to do so.
 
Like her or not, call her “Bored Housewife,” “Fat,” “Shorty” (she is none of the above), insults will not deter her.  She is entrusted with protecting the children from a careless driver, from cutting their life short.  However, smearing her with insults may result in a punishment to the person doing the insulting.  Normally there is a police officer in sight, and then suddenly the rude behavior changes 180 degrees.
 
Someone needs to step in to protect Geller who is doing her job, and doing it well, not for the sake of the meager few dollars an hour she receives as a salary, but for knowing no one got hurt on her watch. Although that may not have been the case if one crack shot Texas policeman had not been on the scene.
 
One gets the distinct feeling Eshman really does not like Geller.  She spoils his kumbaya feeling and belief:  “Islam is a peaceful religion.  Muslims are good people (with the exception of those who belong to Isis, but they are an aberration).  We all get along so nicely together.”


To make the point stronger, Eshman points the finger at Geller.  She is the extremist, not those who say “Europe has fallen – America is next!”  She is the one who refuses to live in peace.  She does things “Davka” (to spite) and clearly is a menace to a peaceful society.  In short, she is worse than a troublemaker and must be a very troubled woman.
 
Geller indeed spoils the game.  She exposes the truth and puts it smack in one’s face.  The sights are not pleasant, but the dangers are real. She tells it like it is, as she sees the world, and of course she is not alone in her opinions.
 
The slick propaganda machine of the local Muslims (CAIR, MPAC, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, etc.) is soothing to the ear and smooth as silk.  They are the victims, never the perpetrators.  All terrorist acts carried out in the name of Islam do not belong to Islam but are singular acts by deranged individuals.  In fact, the word “Terrorism” and peace-loving Muslims are two concepts quite incompatible with one other.
 
Thus, continues Eshman’s rationale, Geller is at fault for painting Islam with a skewed brush.  She is a witch casting a devious spell on all Muslims, unjustly smearing their name.  And thus, Eshman who may disagree with her politically or ideologically paints a dreadful picture warning against the icing Geller applies.
 
Eshman is a pure reflection of the established American Jewry, the same “old guard” that surrendered to the Muslims and cancelled an appearance by Geller at the Jewish Federation of Greater LA building because some called to complain.  She was left in the street, doors locked in her face, lest she offend anyone for telling her truth.
 
When was the last time the local Muslims, out of consideration to Jews, turned down the hateful rhetoric against Israel (supposedly committing war crimes and being the new Nazis)?  When did they “disinvite” or even give a second thought when hosting a hateful speaker, one who not only uses blood libels, but also mobilizes listeners to action? Where is the outrage against Muslim students that prevent speakers and Jewish students from exercising their freedom of speech?
There is a tipping point where Eshman has no choice but to change his outer skin.  This was observed recently with the advent of the BDS movement and the thriving anti-Semitism found at local university campuses.  Even UCLA Prof. David Myers wrote a mesmerizing account against BDS, which Eshman to his credit prominently featured.  Yet, how pitiful that Prof. Myers is among those who contributed so much to the advent of this movement.
 
Editor-in-Chief Eshman got it wrong.  Geller is the warning sign that the light is changing from yellow to red.  She is trying to caution us to slow down to a complete stop, look around and be aware of the surroundings, before it is too late.
 
Geller seeks to wake us from our sleep – for our own sake, and for the benefit of the Jewish community at large. Allow me then to add a lesson history has taught us:  Those who helped the Communists attain power were the first to be executed.  That is good to remember even when one refuses to apply the lessons of the past to the present.
 
On another side of the coin – Norma’s – Eshman’s remarks are correct, although laced with insults and demeaning stereotypical comments.
 
There is a great difference between freedom and good sense. When the Nazis marched in Skokie many were appalled they should have the right to do so, but if Americans allow those who hate Jews to be denied free speech, who will be next? And most importantly who will make that call and decide whose speech is allowed and whose is not?
 
That is the slippery slope our forefathers in their wisdom wished to avoid when giving us that precious freedom. Do we all use it wisely and with restraint, perhaps not?
 
If every American agreed with one another’s speech, there would be no need for protection. It is most necessary when we disagree and was designed for that purpose.
 
Having said that, it is also important to note there are considerations of where and how to exercise that right.
 
Where the lives of oneself or others enter into the mix, perhaps a bit of wisdom and caution should prevail.
 
Did Pamela Geller have the right to do what she did? Absolutely and without doubt.
 
Might she have thought better of constructing a situation that would incite violence? Perhaps that would have been wise. Speaking your truth is fine, but when that truth endangers the lives of others, one should be compelled to use a rational and measured approach.
 
Personal attacks against Geller distract from the true issue inherent in her actions. They muddy the waters as much as anti-Muslim rhetoric emotionalizing a serious problem that must be addressed by today’s world.
 
As a Jewish woman I am offended by the “Housewife” remark as trivializing women as unfit to contribute in any remarkable manner. Was Betty Freidan no more than a bored housewife? Did she ignite the Feminist movement because she’d had her fill of “affairs?”
 
Are we not past the Philip Roth’s Sophie Portnoy era of marginalizing and demeaning Jewish women and stereotyping them as annoying and redundant?  If not, I strongly suggest we bury that offensive falsehood once and for all.
 
It is easy to find many on one side or the other of this issue. But free speech is an uncompromising and undeniable cornerstone of our democracy. When we deny it for any reason, we are giving in to the worst kind of terrorism.
 
Should we all exercise discretion in these highly charged and extremely volatile times? In my opinion, advises Norma, that would be the optimum way to proceed. No one benefits when gas is poured on an already raging inferno.
 
Is Ari correct? Yes.
Is Norma correct? Yes.
 
Would we all get along much better if the personal attacks were left at the door and intelligent and mannered conversation were allowed inside?
 
On that we hope we can all agree. 
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This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.
 
Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.  Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.
 
© Israel Monitor, May, 2015
 
First Published May 11, 2015
Contact:  bussel@me.com
 

ACLJ – Mr. President, Name the Enemy


Islam a Totalitarian Political Party

John R. Houk

© May 9, 2015

 

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has been running a petition campaign called “Mr. President, Name the Enemy”. The last time I checked the campaign was just over 90,000 signatures. Now I realize such petition campaigns are typically fund raising programs. But eh … In this case I am pleased that nearly ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND Americans have expressed their displeasure that President Barack Hussein Obama REFUSES to acknowledge America’s most current national enemy at the very least is the Islam interpreted in its purist form called Radical Islam by those who believe that there are Moderate Muslims who don’t believe the Quran is the express word of Allah.

 

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: ISIS self portrait

 

So this is what I’m going to do to encourage people to bring those signatures way over 100K, I going to cross post two ACLJ posts about the ISIS-Garland attack on American Free Speech followed by the wording of the petition. Then click on petition link I’ll provide at the end (or click HERE if you want to forego the actually pertinent information).

 

After you sign you will be taken to the typical donation page. It is not necessary to donate for your petition signature to count. NONETHELESS, the ACLJ is a very good Christian Civil Rights activist organization to support.

 

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Jihad Struck Texas But Will the Obama Administration Continue to Bury Its Head in the Sand

 

By Matthew Clark

May 5, 2015

ACLJ

 

Jihad struck Texas last night.  It’s just the latest skirmish in a global radical Islamic assault on free speech – on freedom.

 

It’s a war.  ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, and al Qaeda are just a few of the named brigades in this radical Islamic jihadist army.

 

The two Islamic terrorists who opened fire on a free speech art exhibit in Texas are merely the latest casualties in this war.  But they are a reminder of who the enemy is.

 

These radical Islamists are clear on who their enemy is.  To them, free speech is the enemy.  Islamic radicals made this clear through their murderous rampage at Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the free speech exhibit in Texas.  To them, Christians are the enemy, evidenced by the mass murders, propaganda beheadings, and vile statements carried out by ISIS, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups.

 

The terrorists who attacked free speech in Texas last night made it clear what their goal was, what they were fighting for, and who their enemy is.  One tweeted just moments before the attack.

 

Sharia is Light Tweet

Sharia is Light Tweet

 

That twitter account has now been suspended, but it contained a litany of jihadists tweets, pro-ISIS retweets, and radical Islamic propaganda.

 

In short, to the jihadists, we are the enemy.  They have named their enemy. And by doing so they have inspired the Tsarnaev brothers, the Texas attack, Nidal Hasan, and many others to carry out deadly terrorist attacks throughout America.

 

Yet the Obama Administration still only references these as “extremists.”  President Obama time and time again refuses to acknowledge that these vicious and targeted attacks on freedom are carried out by one ideologically bonded group of people – radical Islamists, jihadists.  Last night was no exception, as the White House has merely referred to the jihadist attack on free speech in Texas as “an act of violence.”

 

In short, President Obama refuses to name the enemy.  And the consequences build every day.

 

The contrast could not be more stark.

 

The jihadists are crystal clear about their enemy.  Tens of thousands of radical Islamists have flocked to join ISIS and other terrorist groups – including attempts by at least one of the militants who carried out last night’s attack.  At the same time, America’s response to jihad, under President Obama’s (lack of) leadership, has weakened the cause of freedom.

 

This must end.  America must demand accountability from our leaders.  We the people must demand that our next President (and there are a lot of people vying for the job right now) is willing to name our enemy and committed to defeating them wherever they train, plot, and carry out jihad.

 

America must never back down.  We must never surrender our First Amendment freedoms.  The local authorities in Texas showed the resolve that we must all exhibit.

 

Free speech, even speech you and I might disagree with, must be protected.  But now it’s time for America’s leaders to speak out – to name the enemy – and engage the jihadists on the battlefields they are creating.  The only way to stop the threat of terror is to overwhelmingly defeat the jihadists who inspire it.

 

This article is crossposted on Red State.

 

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Radical Islam In Conflict With Free Speech

 

By Edward White

May 7, 2015

ACLJ

 

A terrorist attack took place in Garland, Texas, this week in response to a free speech conference that took issue with the Islamic prohibition against creating images of the Prophet Muhammad. The event awarded a financial prize to the person who drew the best cartoon of Muhammad.

 

The terrorist attack (ISIS has taken credit for it) points out the stark difference between the American view of speech that offends some people and the radical Muslim’s view of such speech. We allow it; they don’t.

 

Americans have broad free speech rights. Our rights, however, are not unlimited. For example, we cannot falsely shout fire in a crowded theater to cause a panic. (This statement is often wrongly uttered by failing to include the word falsely; of course, we can shout fire in a crowded theater that is on fire.)

 

The main idea behind our free speech rights is to allow an array of speech that is robust. Our free speech rights allow us the room to decide whether to say something (or hold a free speech conference) that is provocative. Our freedom allows for satire and debate, which allows ideas to be explored, and, possibly, allows for minds to be changed.

 

Deciding to engage in such speech at a particular time and place comes down to prudence and effectiveness. Such restrictions are not imposed by the First Amendment, just by a person’s sensibilities. Whether we like it or not, our First Amendment allows a group the freedom to hold a conference that may be considered blasphemous.

 

In contrast, sharia (the moral code and religious law of Islam) does not allow the same freedoms as does our First Amendment. It is restrictive. It allows little, if any, room for self-expression, satire, or dissent from orthodoxy. The consequences for holding a free speech conference, such as the one in Garland, under sharia are severe. The punishments for blasphemy include imprisonment, flogging, and death.

 

The terrorist attack over cartoons about Muhammad illustrates the extreme views of the radical Muslim. No one likes to see his religion blasphemed, but the proper response to blasphemy is debate, boycott, prayer, or protest—not killing those with whom you disagree to silence the speech you do not like.

 

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Mr. President, Name the Enemy

The ACLJ Petition

 

Here’s what the Obama Administration believes:

 

The Taliban aren’t terrorists.

 

ISIS—the Islamic State—isn’t Islamic.

 

America isn’t at war with radical Muslims, merely with “extremists.”

 

It’s hard to believe, but the Obama Administration is afraid to name our enemies.

 

This makes no sense.

 

The Muslim world knows the Taliban are terrorists. The Muslim world knows ISIS is Islamic.

 

It’s time for the truth. It’s time to level with the American people. At the ACLJ, we speak the truth. We name the enemy. Why can’t the President?

 

Mr. President, Name the Enemy

 

President Obama,

 

By refusing to name the enemy, you’re choosing weakness over strength. By refusing to name the enemy, you’re hiding the true threat from the American people. Speak the truth and name the enemy. Americans deserve the truth.

 

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Mr. President, Name the Enemy

John R. Houk

© May 9, 2015

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Founded in 1990 with the mandate to protect religious and constitutional freedoms, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) engages legal, legislative, and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education, and litigation that includes representing clients before the Supreme Court of the United States and international tribunals around the globe.

 

As ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow continued to build his legal and legislative team, the ACLJ experienced tremendous success in litigating cases at all levels of the judiciary – from the federal district court level to the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

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