The U.S. State Department: Out of Touch with Reality


United Against Terrorism - Sharia heavy Muslim manual

ACT for America promotes an Andrew C. McCarthy article from NRO that exposes the U.S. State Department endorsing a Muslim manual supposedly meant to be an anti-terrorist perspective from Canadian Moderate Muslims. The hypocrisy that McCarthy exposes is that the Muslim manual promotes all that is harsh and extreme pertaining to Islam’s Sharia Law.

 

JRH 10/15/14

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The U.S. State Department: Out of Touch with Reality

 

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The U.S. State Department: Out of Touch with America, Out of Touch with Reality

 

The U.S. State Department once again demonstrates that it fails to grasp the true nature of the threat from Islamic jihad by endorsing a Canadian publication produced by Islamist organizations—even after the Canadian Mounted Police rejected the very same manual.

State Department Endorses Canadian Islamist Manual that Describes Jihad as ‘Noble’

 

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State Department Endorses Canadian Islamist Manual that Describes Jihad as ‘Noble’

 

By Andrew C. McCarthy

OCTOBER 8, 2014 2:29 PM

National Review Online

 

At the Washington Free Beacon, Adam Kredo reports that the State Department has issued a tweet endorsing a manual that promotes sharia and admonishes investigators not to use terms like “jihad,” which it describes as “a noble concept” in Islam.

 

The manual, United Against Terrorism, is said by its sponsors – the Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) – to combat the radicalization of young Muslims. Yet, after being consulted during the manual’s writing, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police rejected the final product due to its “adversarial tone.”

 

That’s putting it mildly. Upon reading the book, Toronto Star columnist Anthony Furey observes that it frowns on “liberal values,” forbidding such things as the intermingling of the sexes in civil society and the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim, while promoting the treatment of adultery and premarital sex as crimes for which “punishments are harsh.”

 

The manual admonishes that “Terrorism is not jihad. Jihad is a noble concept in Islam.” It further discourages Muslims from cooperating with law enforcement officials, even if the police are seeking information about Islamic radicals – the very “extremists” the manual ostensibly sets itself against. It also derides investigative measures designed to gather intelligence against terrorists.

 

Yet, the U.S. State Department lauded the manual yesterday, tweeting: “Canada: handbook to help parents understand extremists, combat recruitment [with a link to the manual.]”

 

As Mr. Kredo notes, the State Department’s approbation struck some Twitter users as curious. It should not have. The State Department, throughout the tenures of Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, has been second only to the White House itself in championing the Muslim Brotherhood, whose promotion of sharia and project to forbid notice of the Islamic doctrinal roots of Islamic terrorism are amply reflected in the manual.

 

The airbrushing of jihad is also familiar. It is the same spin I discussed here in 2010 when then-White House counterterrorism czar (and now-CIA director) John Brennan claimed that we must not “describe our enemy as ‘jihadists’” because “jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam” that merely means “to purify oneself or one’s community.”

 

In point of fact, according to the authoritative sharia manual Reliance of the Traveller, which has been endorsed by scholars at al-Azhar University in Cairo (the seat of Sunni scholarship since the tenth century) and by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (the Muslim Brotherhood’s think-tank), “Jihad means to war against non-Muslims.” As Answering Islam’s Yoel Natan has recounted, jihad is referred to in 164 verses of the Koran, almost exclusively in terms of combat.

 

Moreover, if – even as jihadists are rampaging – you want to indulge the Brennan/Obama administration fantasy that jihad has evolved, Brennan’s anodyne rendering of the concept is hopelessly flawed. I explained why in the 2010 column:

 

Jihad is, always and everywhere, the mission to implement, spread, or defend sharia, the Islamic legal code. It is not exclusively violent; an army doesn’t need to be violent if its enemies are willing to give ground. But jihad only “means to purify oneself or one’s community” in a very narrow sense. It is not the syrupy quest to become a better person but the command to become a better Muslim; it is not the smiley-face mission to “purify” one’s community of crime but the command to cleanse one’s community of non-Islamic influences.

 

The inextricable bond between jihad and sharia is also easily explained. In Muslim doctrine, sharia is deemed the necessary precondition for Islamicizing a society. Islam’s designs are hegemonic: Even in its less threatening iterations, it is taken as a given that believers must call all of humanity to the faith. What separates the true moderates from the faux moderates and the terrorists are the lengths to which one is willing to go in carrying out that injunction. That it is an injunction, however, is not open to debate.

 

Our political leaders can continue to trivialize jihad as if it were some benign struggle to brush after every meal. They can continue to ignore the core tenets that make sharia antithetical to a free, self-determining society. But they can’t do that and do the only job we need them to do: protect our lives and our liberties.

 

Again, if the State Department, the administration, and the Beltway political class are going to keep looking at Islamists –i.e., Islamic supremacists who promote sharia – as part of the counterterrorism solution rather than a big part of the anti-American, anti-Western liberalism problem, we are never going to get out of our own way.

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Become Aware of Islamic Hypocrisy


Behead - Insult - Islam & Mo

John R. Houk

© September 28, 2012

 

I am a little irked by the acceptance of Islamic Supremacism by the West, especially freedom conscious America. Was the Mohammed Movie made in bad taste? Absolutely! However, the way non-Muslims are treated in Muslim dominated nations is beyond bad taste. The treatment of non-Muslims and ex-Muslims is outrageous! AND YET Freedom Conscious Americans do not display an extreme displeasure when Christians, Jews, Hindus, atheists, those that apostasize from Islam and so on whatever religion are violently abused, tortured and/or killed simply because it is offensive to Islamic Sharia Law.

 

Yet Muslim Apologists, Clerics and even Leftists typically find an excuse for Muslim perpetrated violence and accept that Islam was insulted. This is a double standard that I will no longer accept!

 

I will risk being labeled in the pejorative sense as being a bigoted Islamophobe and rail against pervading hypocrisy Muslims demand we non-Muslims (in my case a Christian) accept.

 

In the spirit of non-acceptance below is the cross posting of three counterjihad exposés that highlights the insidious nature of Islam toward non-Muslims. There will be three titles:

 

1)     US Imam: ‘Disregard First Amendment’ Replace With Sharia

 

2)     Muhammad: Islam’s Dirty Little Secret

 

3)     PA hypocrisy: Don’t defame religion (unless it’s Judaism)

 

JRH 9/28/12

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LED BY EVIL…DESTROYED BY APATHY


OIC Erasing Free Speech toon

Danny Jeffrey wrote more detail about Kamal Saleem in promoting an awareness of the dark side of Islam while preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Incidentally exposing the dark side of Islam and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ are both offensive to Islam. A kafir exposing Islamic Supremacism and talk about the ugly actions Mohammed is an offense that sends Muslims into apoplectic spasms of vengeful against Americans and Jews. Since sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ means telling people that Jesus was Crucified on a Cross until death, was buried and arose from the dead to bodily life reclaiming the Divine attributes He emptied to be born a human with both the nature of God and the nature of a human thus the Son of the Living God paid the price of death that a believing humanity can choose life ALSO drives Muslims into apoplectic spasms.

 

Why?

 

It is because Muslims DO NOT believe in any of the Gospel Message of Christ. Mohammed demoted Jesus the Christ to a mere human that did not die on the Cross. Sharing the Gospel Message in Muslim dominated nations is blasphemy because the Christ-act of Redemption is an insult to Mohammed. The Gospel makes Mohammed a liar.

 

Therein lay the hypocrisy of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in sponsoring the Defamation of Religions and the allegedly watered down version that is the U.N. Resolution 16/18. The OIC ONLY has Islam in mind. Muslims do not understand that Islamic Supremacism and Sharia prohibitions against public display of Christianity. You have got to know that is insulting to Christians. Thus the U.N. should be railing on the OIC nations about persecuting Christians for their faith.

 

And this is where Danny Jeffrey’s compelling thoughts come in.

 

JRH 9/18/12

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By Danny Jeffrey

September 16, 2012

Freedom Rings 1776

 

I woke up at 4:30 this morning, got a glass of iced tea and turned on my computer. It will be a while before I go back to sleep for I watched a fifteen minute video that I must write about. It was inspiring, and as I watch my beloved nation disintegrate I take inspiration anywhere I can find it.

The video in question had been posted by a Facebook friend and I decided to give it a try. It was of a repentant Islamic terrorist who loyally served Allah in his homeland and was so adept and devoted that he was sent to America as an infiltrator joining in the stealth Jihad that is bringing America to its knees. After arriving here he got to know America, its people, and the Christian faith, which he adopted and in doing so became a great American Patriot.

To be perfectly honest I almost turned the video off after a minute or two and would have had it not been so highly recommended  by one I admire tremendously. There before me I saw what many refer to as a “Bible Thumper”, but I was to soon learn that there is far more to this man than that. The following is the comment about the video that I left for my friend and others to read:

“I regard myself as spiritual but not religious. This man is extremely religious; we differ only on that premise, but if it is religion that has turned him into a great American patriot then I gladly grant him his belief and welcome him to our nation as my equal. He brought me to tears with his words and his salute to our military and again when he warned America that Hillary Clinton is in the process of implementing Resolution 16/18. The tears on this topic were for the stupid people of this nation who have no idea what Resolution 16/18 is.


It strikes me as odd how a man raised to destroy America can come to love this nation, lead in the fight to protect it, be prepared to die for it, and out patriot our “Patriots” who will not even take the time to read about what is happening to this crumbling country. So many feel that they are showing patriotism by posting patriotic pictures with catchy slogans and have no idea at all about the horrid reality we face. This man is truly awake, while half of America is brain dead, and most who claim to be awake are only sleep walking.


My friend, I welcome you to America. Love that flag as I do and I shall proudly stand and die beside you in its defense.”

This is the video.

 

There is one thing that Mister Saleem mentioned in the video that troubles me. He mentioned that Islam has two basic flag colors … Black and white, black for war, white for peace. Hillary Clinton is photographed above proudly standing beside the flag of Pakistan which is typically green with a white crescent and star. Hillary’s outfit is green, that flag is not. It is black!

Today the hottest news and the latest smoke screen has to do with the Islamic attacks on our embassies. Thanks to the internet, it has now been revealed that those attacks were well planned in advance and in response to one of our drones taking out a terrorist leader and that we had intel at least two days in advance that our embassies were to be attacked, and no preparations for additional security was initiated. That sounds suspicious and many are asking why the State Department would intentionally allow American lives to be needlessly sacrificed and the only reason they can surmise is bureaucratic incompetence.

Believe me, those people are not incompetent, but it is a good smoke screen to hide behind as their agenda is implemented. Kamal Saleem, in the video above, spelled out that agenda when he warned that somewhere between January and March, Resolution 16/18 will be brought to bear against any who dare speak ill of Islam. I have written more extensively on this resolution in my The New Gate Keepers series but a brief description of 16/18 is that it will make it illegal for anyone to say anything disrespectful about Allah or Islam, and that includes telling the absolute truth about this Cult of Death, or even quoting passages from the Qur’an that indicate what a danger it presents to the world.(More on this in The New Gate Keepers 3.0 and The New Gate Keepers 6.0)

As to their incompetence, which I deny, and their smoke screen, which I can see through: The Embassy attacks are blamed on the moronic and amateurish video put together a Coptic Christian from Egypt, now living in the U.S. and on parole following prison time for fraud. Someone should take him behind the woodshed and teach him a lesson in manners but the federal government has no right to attack his First Amendment rights, yet they do, and for their own reasons.

I am certain that you have noticed that every time there is a well publicized shooting the leftists jump into the fray advocating gun control. Our Islam supporting bureaucrats are doing the same thing using this video as an excuse to advance the goals of Resolution 16/18 and pass laws forbidding “Hate Speech” against Islam. Now, anyone who superficially reads the terms of this resolution will read that it prohibits defamation of “Religion”, but the term “Religion” is a baited trap for the unwary. To the Western mind, “Religion” is a broad all encompassing term and they would see no discrimination in the wording of that accord.

 

Oh, but there is a wicked web involved in these accords. In earlier accords/treaties Islam has put forth the foundation that Islam is the only true religion and we have signed on. Therefore 16/18 would prohibit our mentioning Islam while still allowing Islam to spread their religious beliefs, such as you see in the adjoining photo, without violating the terms of resolution 16/18, which is endorsed by the U.N., Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama, the leaders of the Democratic Party and most of the GOP.

My friends, we are outnumbered, surrounded, infiltrated, and almost certain to be outvoted in November, but we have one advantage that they have not been able to take away. We are not outgunned.

Danny

 

Suggested Reading…

The New Gate Keepers Compilation

In The Hour Of Need

Obama Actually Want Israel To Attack Iran

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About Danny Jeffrey:

 

I’m sixty seven and since Ronald Reagan left office I have watched my country slowly deteriorate as freedoms are lost and the value of our currency dwindles. This has been a slow but steady decline until Barrack Obama entered the White House. I will not refer to this man as President. That is a job that deserves respect and he has earned none at all. I am convinced that were it not for the Tea Party stirring up the public we would now be living under a total dictatorship. He seeks only power and has no loyalty at all to the United States, and as long as he is in office I shall write to any who will read and speak of what he is and what he is doing to this country.

Free Speech Works for Western Muslims but NOT Westerners


Cleric Muzzles Lady Liberty

John R. Houk

© January 5, 2012

In America Nazis can march in a Jewish neighborhood in Chicago even if the residents in that neighborhood are survivors of the Holocaust.

In America Muslims can say all manner of vile things about Jews or the overthrow of the American government to establish a Sharia State.

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)

… the book Don’t Be Sad, a required reading text for both members and MGAs during the July-September quarter. “But if it [the soul] fights for the sake of Allah, Allah will transform fear and anxiety into happiness, strength, and vigor.”

The same text, published in 2005 by the International Islamic Publishing House in Saudi Arabia, promotes hatred of the Jews, calling them the greediest of people.

ICNA’s 2010 Member’s Hand Book emphasized ideas of a far-fetched Islamist take-over of American society, something also found in the group’s Charter and By-Laws.

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Hooper has candidly stated that while he does not endorse the violent tactics of Islamic radicals, he does share their desire to impose Islam on all of America. “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future,” he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in a 1993 interview. “But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”

Ten years later, in 2003, Hooper stated that if Muslims were ever to become a numerical majority in the U.S., they would likely seek to replace the Constitution with Islamic law (Sharia), which they view as divinely inspired and thus superior to all other legal systems.

 

CAIR Co-Founder Niwad Awad

Awad then began addressing his views toward Jewish control in the US:

“So we in the activist community, yourselves, we always call on the President, on the White House to do things. But there’s nothing being done. Why? Because the second power lies with the Congress. Members of Congress compete with each other, whether Democrats or Republicans, to please the Israel lobby, to please Israel. Some of members of Congress are willing to put the interests of Israel ahead of the United States’ interests.”

 

“Why? Because we have to understand what drives members of Congress. Is it values, principles or votes and money and pressure? The pro-Israel lobby has mastered deception, pressure tactics and exploiting the system of giving money to candidates and putting pressure and threatening some candidates with either scandals or what have you. And they managed over many years to have this huge influence on not only members of Congress but those who want to be elected officials in the United States.”

Attributing masters of deception to the “pro-Israel lobby” by Awad is a thinly disguised euphemism for Jews. Awad’s claim that pro-Israel members of Congress traitorously put Israeli interests ahead of US interests is a blatant age old anti-Semitic variation taken from the notorious anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Awad’s allegations are the same only slightly cryptic posturing about Jews used by the KKK and other racist white supremacist organizations.

In his speech, Awad demonstrated his true background as an anti-Semitic, Israel-hating provocateur who uses his position in CAIR to further a radical Islamist agenda, and that is precisely the reason CAIR exists.

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

While many panels featured criticism of U.S. policy and law enforcement, one stood out for its hate-filled rhetoric, and ISNA officials should have seen it coming a mile away. During a “meet the authors” session, Imam Warith Deen Umar, former head of the New York state prison chaplain program managed to:

* Argue that key Obama aides are “Israeli,” proving Jews “have control of the world.”

 

* Malign the motives of Jews active in the Civil Rights movement.

 

* Portray the Holocaust as punishment of Jews for being “serially disobedient to Allah.”

 

* Insinuate that Hurricane Katrina was a result of tolerance for homosexuality.

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ISNA described the author’s panel as “an interactive session which provides a wonderful platform to learn, share ideas, and provide literary contributions to society.” Remarkably, ISNA included Umar in that platform despite a very public record of anti-Semitism, advocacy for jihad, and praise for the 9/11 hijackers.

Muslim American Society(MAS)

MAS has furthermore extended invitations to speakers whose anti-Israel remarks delve into anti-Semitic prevarications.  In June 2006, MAS co-sponsored a town hall meeting in La Mirada, CA where former Ambassador Edward Peck delivered a keynote address in which he reportedly said, “There is a linkage between what is happening in Iraq and terrorism. It is linked to our support of Israel.” Peck was reported as having “reminded his audience that the Nazis saw the rest of the world as untermensch – subhuman and not worthy of respect. He said that is how Israelis treat their opponents – The media, he explained, like Congress, is controlled by Jews.”

MAS has sponsored anti-Israel rallies in the U.S. that featured virulently anti-Jewish rhetoric and expressions of support for terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed militant movement that calls for the destruction of Israel. In December 2008, MAS organized a “National Day of Action” in more than 30 locations around the U.S. in response to Israel’s military action in Gaza. Many of the demonstrations were marked by offensive Holocaust imagery likening Jews and Israelis to Nazis, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic rhetoric.

The Muslim American Society (MAS) has historically disseminated and promoted extremist literature. At its 8th annual convention held in December 2009 in Chicago, MAS’ Youth organization sold educational materials including books and CDs by radical anti-Semitic sheikhs such as Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a leading Muslim Brotherhood ideologue based in Qatar who is known for his support of terrorist groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah; and Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. born Muslim cleric based in Yemen who has encouraged American Muslims to attack non-Muslims and Western targets.

MAS also made available on its Web site until March 2006 issues of American Muslims, a magazine edited by Editor-in-Chief Souheil Ghannouchi, who was also an Executive Director of MAS. The publication featured anti-Semitic articles and religious edicts justifying suicide operations.

The cover story in the January 2004 issue of American Muslims featured an article arguing that “the bible is a distorted document” and that “Zionism began with the Old Testament. Unknown authors willingly distorted the word of God to suit their own self-interest.” The article stated that, “The Middle East conflict today still harkens back to Jews’ erroneous claim that God gave the ‘Promised Land’ exclusively to Jews.”

Muslim Public Affairs Council(MPAC)

While speaking to a young Jewish journalist from our local Jewish paper, he mentioned that his office staff will soon be meeting with the leadership of MPAC, (Muslim Public Affairs Council) a Muslim Brotherhood affiliated Islamic front group. He wondered what questions should be asked of them.   That evening I could barely sleep.   My adrenalin was racing as I thought of the numerous questions that should be posed by not only Jewish American leadership, but by our leaders in the halls of government.  In today’s atmosphere of inter-faith kumbayas, would we not be better served if today’s leaders had the courage to ask the tough questions?

Question 1: Why do Muslims follow an Anti-Semitic doctrine that refers to Jews as the “sons of pigs and apes” and why should we Jews respect a doctrine that calls for our demise?  In the Hadith Muhammad said: ‘The time [of judgment] will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: Oh, Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him!” (Bukhari 4.52.176 & 177, and 4.56.791.)

Muslim Student Association(MSA)

… Although the MSA presents itself to others as a benign social organization with no other purpose than promoting the legitimate interests of students from the Mid East and elsewhere in Dar Al-Islam, in actual fact the group seeks to further militant anti-Semitic Islam, especially its Wahhabi form.

This means, among other things, emphasis on particular verses in the Qur’an, most notably Surah 5:64-65. To be certain, there are many other verses which have special significance for the MSA, but this is central to the discussion and problems elsewhere are epitomized by this passage. By the way, 5:64-65 may or may not be in the exact same place in a translation which you may make use of. Unlike the Bible, where all verses in all versions are in the identical same place in the text, Qur’an verses may occur in one place in one translation and somewhere else in other versions. This understood, here is what Surah 5:64-65 says, in words addressed to the Jews: “do not disavow us… They whom God has cursed [the Jews], and with whom he has been angry, some of them he changed into apes and pigs.”

We have been lucky, so far, at the University of Oregon. To the best of my knowledge the school has not hosted MSA sponsored speakers like those just cited, all of them virulent anti-Semites–and supporters of terrorist groups as part of the bargain. But it is clear beyond all reasonable doubt what the MSA is a hate group of the worst odor.

There are more prominent Islamic-American organizations but I think you get the picture. These organizations in America are Anti-Semitic, Jew-Hating and American Constitution-Hating. And yet if a non-Muslim secularist, Jew or Christian places their principles ahead of Islam while criticizing the darker nature of Islam these same Muslim-American organizations love to play the victim and cry racist Islamophobia is persecuting the Muslims of America.

Playing on this stance as victim these prominent Muslim American organizations have been advocating special treatment that provide rights beyond the U.S. Constitution much as the Muslims have been largely successful in Europe.

Europe is loaded with Muslim only enclaves. Not that it is illegal to enter a Muslim enclave, but expect no protection from the rule of law. Sharia Law rules in a Muslim enclave even if Shariah contradicts rule of law that everyone else must follow.

In Europe Muslim anti-Semitism and hatred for critics of Islam is so virulent that Jews and critics often fear for the lives for the use of Religious Freedom or Free Speech. It is not uncommon for a non-Muslim in Europe to be raped merely because her clothing to Muslim males is a sign post saying, “come violate in any way you wish.”

And yet if a non-Muslim European that probably has a family tree that reaches back further than the existence of Roman Empire let alone the residue of Islamic conquest that forcibly altered the European culture of peoples living in the Balkans of Eastern Europe speaks against Islam, then hate speech is accused. The European policy of prosecuting non-Muslims for exposing Islam and not prosecuting Muslims for more viral hate speech is dhimmified lunacy.

Geert Wilders of Netherlands made news for his hate-speech incitement trial via some short films he made showing the dark side of Islam. Europeans, American Leftists and even some American Conservatives berated Wilders. In America Wilders’ short films would not even have made the law enforcement blink because of the First Amendment. Wilders was acquitted just before the Norwegian psycho Breivik embarked on a massacre of Norwegians in the hope of driving Europe to form a New European Order that would expel Muslim immigrants.

Anti-Jihad essayist Fjordman was detained and questioned harshly because Breivik used his essays to formulate the grand revolutionary scheme to eject Muslim immigrants (Too bad there is no death penalty on the table for Breivik).

Then there is the Austrian Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff accused and convicted of denigrating religious beliefs. Sabaditsch-Wolff wrote about an Austrian Appellate Court upholding her conviction and you should read the entire English version post. Below is the specific reaction she felt about the last verdict:

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff 2

I will now comment very briefly on the verdict.

I must admit that I entered the courtroom with some cautious optimism. However, when I sat down to face the presiding judge, with another nameless judge on his left and right, I knew in my heart that the verdict once again had already been written, as it was from the day of my indictment.

Let’s be honest: from the very beginning we freedom-loving men and women, we who seek to defend democracy and universal human rights, never had a chance. The destruction of everything we stand up for is too far advanced.

For those of you wondering what the verdict was and its implications, here a short summary.

The initial verdict found me NOT GUILTY on the count of hate speech.

It did, however, find me guilty of “denigrating the religious teachings of a legally recognized religion” because I had said that “Mohammed had a thing for little girls”, and that his behavior can be described as “pedophilia” for want of a better word. I was sentenced to a fine of €480 (i.e. 1/3 of the maximum sentence) and two months jail if I refused to pay.

The appeals court verdict is interesting, but even more shocking. The judge explained that while it is certainly within the law to say that “Mohammed had sex with a 9-year-old”, calling this spade a spade is considered “excessive” and thus “denigrating”. Imagine that you were no longer allowed to call a murderer “heinous” because you might be convicted of having an “excessive” opinion as a result.

Here in Austria we are no longer permitted to name the crime committed by the founder of a religion, in whose name (according to Koran 33:21, Mohammed is the perfect example to be emulated by all Muslims) millions of young girls are married off and raped by their “husbands”. This is an unbearable thought for me, as the mother of a young girl. And it is an unacceptable situation, one I shall fight till the very end.

However, at this point I cannot tell you how I will continue this fight, as I have not heard from my lawyer. We have to wait for the written verdict first, after which we can decide on a strategy, for both the battle inside the courtroom as well as outside. I thus ask you to bear with me until my legal team, my family, and my confidants present the details of what I should do next. I can assure you that I will not stop, for stopping would mean surrendering to the application of sharia law here in Austria, which is something I will never, ever do.

Paraphrasing Congressman Allen West’s words: “I will remain steadfast in my opinions and loyal to my family and my beloved Austria.” (Emphasis SlantRight)

Sabaditsch-Wolff did not say “death to Muslims” or “we should go out and teach those ungrateful Muslim immigrants a lesson”. She was convicted for saying “Mohammed had a thing for little girls, and that his behavior can be described as ‘Pedophilia’ for want of a better word.” I mean she read that right of the Quran and came to the obvious conclusion AND was convicted for it!

ACT for America sent an email that asking for donations to go for Sabaditsch-Wolff’s legal fee. In America an Appellate decision can be overturned by the Supreme Court. I don’t know how that work’s in Austria, I assume the word “Appellate” means there is a Higher Court in Austria.

JRH 1/5/12 (Read the email below my thoughts at SlantRight 2.0)

A Turkish Flotilla – In Reverse


 

Leslie J. Sacks points out the Turkish hypocrisy when it comes to civil and human rights. Turkey is preparing to send another flotilla of – choke – freedom to the Gaza Strip. The last terrorist – err – I mean freedom flotilla that was more a terrorist set up to attack the boarding Israeli Navy checking for smuggled weapons.

 

As Sacks notes Israel bends over backward with aid for daily life circumstances such as: food, electricity and medical needs. This is more than what Turkey has done to Armenians and Kurds which have both experienced ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Turks.

 

JRH 4/27/11