Posted: 4/30/2013 12:44:00 AM
Source: This article first appeared on the Creepiung Sharia website on July 11, 2009.
CAIR forces the American Library Association to submit to sharia law
The exact threat we warn about daily is now playing out daily in the United States. Non-muslims unable to speak freely on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan. Non-muslims assaulted on the streets of Minnesota. Those who investigate Islamic terrorism detained and ejected from a major Islamic conference in D.C. Now, groups that are linked to Islamic terrorists and refuse to condemn Islamic terrorist groups like Hamas and Hizbollah are coming after Americans who speak out against Islamic terrorism and sharia law. (posts and videos on these previous Creeping Sharia stories on homepage or Search)
When we, Americans, can no longer expose the threat of Islamic sharia law, violent and stealth jihad – we will have surrendered not only our freedom of speech but our future. Do not let this happen for future generations of Americans.
Radio host Michael Savage was barred entry to England for discussing Islamic terrorism, now Atlas Shrugs is the target of those who – while affording every right to free expression to terrorists – want to limit what non-Muslims have to say about those same Islamic terrorists. Atlas Shrugs also points to legislation pending in the U.S. that would punish bloggers for “offending” others online.
To top it off, the group even the FBI and top politicians have recommended not engaging with, have forced the American Library Association to cancel a panel on which Jihad Watch director, Robert Spencer, was to participate. Read it all – and contact the ALA and then contact your elected officials.
Jihad Watch: ALA, panelists cave to pressure from terror-linked group, panel with Spencer canceled
The American Library Association invited me to speak on a panel tomorrow, which led the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case, along with some complicit, bemused, and Leftist academics, to kick up a controversy — previous posts about this here and here.
However, now the other three panelists, caving to pressure from this terror-linked group, have withdrawn from the panel, and the ALA has canceled the panel. The panel was stacked three against one against my point of view, but even three-to-one wasn’t safe enough for CAIR or these evidently very insecure academics.
CAIR has in this won a great victory, one of many, and I am sure there will be many more, but ultimately time is running out on that unsavory organization anyway, because the truth is not on its side. CAIR has succeeded in intimidating these academics and the ALA into behaving as if my position were beyond the pale, unworthy of discussion by decent people. This way they make the ignorant and timid afraid to consider what I say, and they don’t have to go to the trouble of refuting it.
And ultimately, there is nothing I can do about this tactic. It has been employed on a large scale for years by CAIR and others. But consider: my position is based on analysis of the texts and teachings of Islam, and how jihadists use those texts to make recruits among peaceful Muslims. Everything I say I back up with evidence, and have repeatedly stated my willingness to discuss and debate these issues — with CAIR or with anyone else. Thus the best way to silence me would be to refute me — censoring me will only inevitably make people curious as to whether or not they’re being lied to (and they are). Yet no one will dare to even try to refute me.
CAIR, meanwhile, is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case. Its operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several of its former officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. Several of its other officials have made Islamic supremacist statements. CAIR also was involved in the Flying Imams’ intimidation suit against the passengers who reported their suspicious behavior.
If one of us is to be marginalized, it should be terror-linked CAIR, not me. But of course with politically correct multiculturalism befogging the entire society, it is not likely that anything will change in this regard anytime soon.
There are further ironies in various position statements of the ALA itself:
Irony #1: “ALA actively advocates in defense of the rights of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment. A publicly supported library provides free and equal access to information for all people of that community. We enjoy this basic right in our democratic society. It is a core value of the library profession.”
Irony #2: “We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library resources.”
Irony #3: “We distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties and do not allow our personal beliefs to interfere with fair representation of the aims of our institutions or the provision of access to their information resources.”