Like undoubtedly many of the RealClearPolitics readers, I like to peruse the JihadWatch.org website, hosted by noted author Robert Spencer. Here, Spencer posts countless topics per day regarding atrocities, murders, hate-crimes, etc perpetrated by Islamists.
I thought a fairly brief essay was in order to discuss the pressure “civil rights” groups like CAIR (Council for American-Islamic Relations) and the IAC (Iranian-American Council) have placed on corporations, universities, and other sponsors. Here this pressure is to block JihadWatch as a hate-speech site on their servers, as well as excoriate Spencer and his site for espousing hate. Also, the intention of this essay is to rebuke the Left, who have embraced dhimmitude, for their hypocritical stance towards First Amendment rights.
I was inspired by a well-written article (White Jihadists) from Erik Rush, a contributor of social commentary to numerous print and online publications, and a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc., and is acting Associate Editor and Publisher of TheRealityCheck.org.
We’ve heard for years now that President Bush, Vice President Cheney and his hoards of neocons have used stormtrooper-like tactics to usurp the Constitution, thus creating a police-state (I can’t make this stuff up). “Respected” media institutions like the New York Times, in a outright act of sedition, exposed a secret NSA electronic wiretapping program in 2005.
Yet, in one of the most frightening forms of legislation ever witnessed, we’ve seen the Democrats attempt to stifle free speech with HR 192, prepared for presentation to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. This bill, essentially, would stifle free RELIGIOUS speech. According to Brad Dacus, as cited in World News Daily, “the misuse of "hate crimes" laws that give those claiming "sexual orientation" or "gender identity" discrimination special legal rights, pointing out that such a maneuver recently was used, as WND has reported, by the Hindu American Foundation to label a long list of Christian ministry websites who promote Christian beliefs and offer the choice of those beliefs to those involved in other religions as "hate speech."
Reverend Louis Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition states the following, “(this bill is) an attempt by the ultra liberals and the homosexuals to force Americans to accept homosexuality and gender disturbance as equal to God’s Created Order of heterosexuality.
This while Muslims, treated with kid gloves in this country by the Politically Correct Left, have practiced Free Speech endlessly with their attacks against Christians and Jews.
Furthermore, the Liberals, notably Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, have attempted to resurrect a piece of legislation that would require radio stations to broadcast liberal and conservative talk radio evenly. This legislation is overwhelmingly political in nature, as efforts to revive liberal radio ventures like Air American have ended in abject failure on multiple occasions.
It’s telling that groups like MoveOn.org have staged a full frontal attack on people like Congressman Brian Baird. For those of you who don’t know, Baird is a Democrat, who while opposed to the Iraq War, visited
The Daily Kos has jumped in on the action, castigating, often maliciously and obscenely, Democrats like Baird and others who share his beliefs. Ironically, it is this form of subjugation to stifle dissent that has shown the Left’s true colors.
It’s pretty telling, the party that advocates the rights of the people, actually advocates the rights of a FEW people. It’s obscene how destructive this Democratic party has become; can anyone see our country awash in flames because of them?
crossposted at The Twin Cities Conservative