This is an article originally appearing on Tea Party Nation and can be found here
. It is a very important statement and warning.
Free speech: Void where prohibited.
There are some questions that are so obvious they should not even have to be asked. In New York City, one of these questions was asked. What was the result? It was nothing less than a complete assault of free speech.
What was the question, who assaulted free speech and will freedom in America survive?
Blogger Pamela Geller, along with the American Freedom Defense Initiative put some billboards up on the New York subway system. The message of the billboards was simple. They said, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
This should not even be a debate. The terrorists who are attacking Israel on a regular basis have no qualms about murdering men, women and children. They think the highest calling in life is to strap on a vest loaded with explosives and shrapnel, scream “Allah Akbar” and blow themselves up.
These are the same kind of lunatics that drove airplanes into the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.
This is the kind of sentiment you would think 90% of people would agree with.
Geller had to sue in New York to get the right to place her message.
Shortly after the billboards went up, a savage struck. Mona Eltahawy is an “Egyptian-American” activist. She’s also an idiot who hates free speech, which seems to be her prime qualification to be a pundit on MSNBC and CNN. She spray painted one of the billboards. A bystander tried to protect the billboard but Eltahawy told the bystander that she had the right to deface the billboard. It was free speech.
Eltahawy believes in free speech for herself and no one else. At least no one who disagrees with her.
The New York Metropolitan Transit Authority is now revising its advertising guidelines to prohibit ads that “incite or provoke violence or cause an immediate breech of the peace.”
In other words, Eltahawy’s heckler’s veto is going to deny some Americans’ right to free speech. Does anyone really believe that standard would be used to deny anti-Israeli or pro-Islamist advertising?
The newest battle for freedom we are seeing is right here at home. Free speech is under attack. The forces of tyranny do not like free speech. They do not like the free exchange of ideas.
Yesterday in Dearborn, Michigan Islamists rallied demanding the creation of blasphemy laws here in the United States to repeal free speech and demand that there be no “insulting Islam.”
At the United Nations this past week, Barack Obama came out in favor of those who oppose free speech. Instead of condemning terrorism and Islamist violence, he attacked the free speech rights of an Egyptian Copt who made a movie critical of Islam. Then a couple of days later, the filmmaker was arrested on a probation violation charge. The grounds for his probation violation were so weak that if he had not made this movie and been an ordinary probationer, he never would have had his probation violated.
Freedom exists only as long as brave men and women are willing to stand and defend their rights. Our rights are under assault as never before. We have a President who would prefer to be a dictator and not a President.
The next few weeks will decide whether freedom continues to live in America or whether we will start down that dark road towards tyranny.
I choose freedom!
The information presented in these videos should alarm and awaken you!
I hope you view all three.
Iran Hostage Crisis (1979)
The performance and horror of this Administration are so uncannily like the abominable Carter Administration that I cannot understand the mentality of diehard Democrats. Now it's even come to a repeat of the embassy invasions à la Tehran, 1979. Only this time, no hostages were taken -- no, there were killings instead. Killings without any remorse or sympathy from the tyrannical governments our Administration has supported and instigated.
So we have disgusting photos of our diplomat's and marines' bodies being dragged through the streets, but we won't have the sorry spectacle of an idiot president fumbling and bumbling through hostage negotiations and botched inept rescue efforts. Burn in hell, Carter, and same for you, Obama!
I'm angry. Much too angry to speak more about this. What are you going to do about this people?! If this November is anything less than a landslide rejection of the evil and malicious corrosive destruction now occupying the White House, I will never forgive the American population.
Sorry..... But that's exactly how I feel.
The following video is privately posted here for viewing only by our readers. It is posted at the request of one of our readers and at the request by the producer of the video to share it extensively, as you will hear in the video itself.
If you have not yet viewed the Rumors of War series, this video (in which a forthcoming fourth in the series is mentioned) may incent you to do so. The video is about 48 minutes in duration. You will find it informative, compelling, and disturbing.
This came from a false report out of Iran. Pastor Nadarkhani has been imprisoned since 2009 and has been sentenced to death. But his sentence has been stayed several times due to international pressures. Fortunately, although the Iranian government keeps threatening to carry out his death sentence, this report was untrue, and Pastor Nadarkhani still needs our support to avoid his death sentence.
Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been executed in Iran. He is the pastor
who has been imprisoned and found guilty by the courts in Iran of being a Christian. Now he’s been executed in spite of international appeals to spare his life. He was hanged today.
Where is the outcry from the White House over the murder of this innocent Christian minister? Where is the outcry from the church in America and around the world? The silence is deafening!
Pastor gets executed in Iran. Where is the outrage from the media? Do you now see the hypocrisy? I don't have to tell you what would happen if we executed a Muslim Cleric in America do I?
When you don't cry out for others, then there is no one left to cry out when it happens to you!!! Instead of sharing the latest celebrity outing, trying sharing this on your wall... This makes me sick to my stomach ... please pray for this man's family!Tracy Jacobs
If you haven't seen this documentary, here is an opportunity. The information is shocking and eye-opening. This is the third installment in a series of documentaries on the coming conflict.
There is no glory in pure expediency. But what is a nation to do when the cost of altruism is the death of a mother's son?
That is the kind of question posed to the United States as it watches civilian bodies pile like cordwood in Syria.
Should a predominantly Christian America bomb Damascus to save the lives of Muslim women and children? But more important, if some of them are the wives and offspring of militant Islamists who see Americans as infidel imperialists, should we expend our blood or treasure for their benefit?
This is our query regarding the "Arab Spring" democracy movement.
The cause would seem to favor America's view that people are endowed by their Creator with an unalienable right to govern themselves. As such, a Middle East democracy initiative was actually commenced in the last Bush administration and embraced by President Obama.
The problem is that it is simplistic and counterproductive to American interests.
America's democracy initiative brought about free elections in the area controlled by the Palestinian authority. The result was that the majority of the people, at least in Gaza, chose to establish a brutal dictatorship headed by the terrorists of Hamas. Then, when free elections were held in Egypt, the majority chose the repressive Muslim Brotherhood to lead their new parliament.
In the most recent news, we learned that in Libya, newly "freed" by our NATO military, an al-Qaida terrorist chief spent weeks shopping for weapons. In Egypt, where we joined to call for the ouster of a dictator, Christian churches were burned. And when these Christians held a demonstration to highlight their concerns with their newly democratized nation, 27 were killed.
Years ago, I was an enthusiastic member of a group known as Young Americans for Freedom. Founded by William F. Buckley, the intellectual architect of the modern conservative movement, this group established as one of its guiding principles that American foreign policy must solely be judged by whether it serves the interest of the United States.
The building of "democratic" dictatorships that may end up oppressing Christians and enslaving women with Sharia law serves only the interest of academics who can see no farther than the ballot box. Altruistic democratic nation-building sounds noble, but it does not necessarily serve American interests.
The Assad family in Syria, as brutal as it is, may be better able to serve the interests of the United States than the terrorist sympathizers to be found among those who oppose it. The regime has kept peace along its border with Israel and has not directly eroded America's Middle East position. To be sure, its support of Islamists in Lebanon did not serve American interests well, but it has kept its mischievous conduct to a low level.
On the other hand, the enemies of the Assad regime include Islamists with a spiritual kinship to the Taliban and al-Qaida. Giving them a helping hand could prove as shortsighted as Jimmy Carter arming the Taliban in its fight against the Soviet Union. Foreign policy ought not be the product of a simpleton's slogan like "democracy now". It is a complex decision which needs to be judged solely by its contribution to American security.
So what ought the United States do when Syria murders its dissidents in pursuit of power for its minority sect? The answer is that intervention into Syria only strengthens terrorists. When the choice is between strengthening our enemies and helping evildoers who harm them, the answer is not to choose at all.
Ron Paul has a legitimate point when he reminds us again that "we are not the world's policeman". Sure, we must urge the Assads of this world to restrain themselves. Nor can we become in any way complicit in their evil. But our own interests must supersede the natural desire to play "superhero" to the oppressed.
In 1982, Syria's former leader descended upon the Muslim Brotherhood and anti-regime Islamists in the town of Hama, killing 20,000 civilians. Americans ought to mourn every day for the innocent of Syria, then and now. But our grief and disgust ought not make our soldiers part of the statistics or our taxes part of the price.
From Tripoli to Damascus, we should agree that there are problems we cannot and should not solve.
Robert M. Levy is chairman of the Moore County Republican Party
The Third Jihad
, the newest offering from the producers of the captivating documentary film, Obsession, explores the existence of radical Islam in America and the emerging risk that this “homegrown jihad” poses to national security, western liberties and the “American way of life".
The film, which is narrated by devout Muslim American Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, opens with the following statement: “This is not a film about Islam. It is about the threat of radical Islam. Only a small percentage of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims are radical. This film is about them.”
In 72 minutes, the film reveals that radical Islamists driven by a religiously motivated rejection of western values cultures and religion are engaging in a multifaceted strategy to overcome the western world. In contrast to the use of “violent jihad” and terror to instill fear in “non-believers", The Third Jihad introduces the concept of “cultural jihad” as a means to infiltrate and undermine our society from within.Please take the time to view this film -- if not right now, soon.Bill Cochrane
If you have not read up on the Twelfth Imam, you should. If you do not understand the Return of the Mahdi, you should educate yourself. You need not believe this tenet of Islam -- I dearly hope that you do not. But it matters not whether you believe it. It is absolutely crucial, however, that you understand it. Because the government of Iran and many millions more Islamists outside Iran do believe in the Return of the Mahdi, the Twelfth Imam. And the government of Iran is acting upon that belief -- a belief in which they hold an unshakeable faith.Our U.S. Government either does not understand this faith or they are choosing to disregard it. This may be a horrible mistake that will cost many millions of lives in the foreseeable future.Those who have researched and read Islamic texts and accounts of the prophecy of the Mahdi will tell you that this is an End Days prophecy that parallels the Book of Revelation in the Christian Holy Bible. Except that the prophecy of the Mahdi is the reverse of the Revelation in nearly every way. Iran believes they can accelerate the Return of the Mahdi, and once this belief is understood, the actions of the Iranian government become clearly explainable.If you are ready to begin your understanding, you might begin by reading "The Mahdi does not negotiate; neither should we."Bill Cochrane