CAIR condemns Brandeis University for awarding a brave woman’s fight against Islamist honor violence

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Florida Family Association: (If you are not on their email list you should be!)

Click here to send your email to express support for Brandeis University decision.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on their members to condemn the faculty at Brandeis University for choosing to recognize Ayaan Hirsi Ali with an award for defending Muslim women against Islamist honor violence.   Their call to action email on this issue is posted at the bottom.

A8Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the Executive Producer of Honor Diaries and founder of the AHA Foundation.   Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on honor violence.  In response to ongoing abuses of women’s rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and her supporters established the AHA Foundation in 2007 to help protect and defend the rights of women in the West from oppression justified by religion and culture.

Brandeis University wrote regarding their decision to award Ayaan Hirsi Ali:  “Somali-born scholar and women’s rights activist http://theahafoundation.org/” target=”_blank”>Ayaan Hirsi Ali escaped an arranged marriage, receiving asylum in the Netherlands where she worked in factories and as a maid before earning her undergraduate and MA degrees in political science at Leiden University. Having received citizenship, she served as an elected member of the Dutch parliament from 2003-2006, where she focused on furthering the integration of non-Western immigrants into Dutch society and on defending the rights of Muslim women. She campaigned to raise awareness of violence against women, including honor killings and female genital mutilation. In 2004 she gained international attention following the murder of director Theo van Gough, who worked with Ms. Hirsi Ali on her short film “Submission,” about the oppression of women under Islam. The assassin left a death threat for her pinned to van Gogh’s chest. In 2006 she resigned from Parliament when the then Dutch minister for Immigration revoked her Dutch citizenship, a decision that was overturned by the courts and ultimately led to the fall of the government. Ms. Hirsi Ali is currently a Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Harvard Kennedy School and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.”

CAIR issued the following statement that Megyn Kelly of Fox News aired on March 31, 2014:  “American Muslims join people of conscience of all faiths in condemning female genital mutilation, forced marriages, ‘honor killings,’ and any other form of domestic violence or gender inequality as violations of Islamic beliefs. If anyone mistreats women, they should not seek refuge in Islam. The real concern in this case is that the producers of the film, who have a track record of promoting anti-Muslim bigotry, are hijacking a legitimate issue to push their hate-filled agenda.”  Click here for more on this from The National Review.

How can CAIR honestly be concerned about the victims of honor abuse perpetuated by Islamism when they are vigilantly trying to muzzle those who dare speak out against it?  Ironically, CAIR’s email (below) instructs their members to “Send polite comments” to the Brandeis University faculty while in the same breath CAIR intends to degrade Ayaan Hirsi Ali by calling her an Islamophobe.

CAIR has vigorously opposed laws in America that would forbid courts from considering Islamic Sharia law.  CAIR leaders have repeatedly defended well documented terrorist supporters.  Now CAIR is opposing brave women who speak out for other women that are abused and killed during Islamic honor rituals.

Let’s not allow CAIR’s Islamist position to be the only one heard by the faculty at Brandeis University.  Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to counter CAIR’s censure message that is going to Brandies University faculty.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the “Send Your Message” button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

Click here to send your email to Brandeis University faculty to counter CAIR’s condemnation of awarding Ayaan Hirsi Ali. 

Contact information:

Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone (781) 736-2000

Fred Lawrence, President
lawrence@brandeis.edu

Celia D. Harris
Executive Assistant to the President
cdharris@brandeis.edu

James Walsh
Executive Director of Financial Operations
mlwalsh@brandeis.edu

Chris O’Brien
Vice President for Financial Affairs and University Treasurer
obrien@brandeis.edu

Merrill Swig
Department Administrator
mswig@brandeis.edu

Elisa Gassel
Assistant Director, Office of Special Events
elisa@brandeis.edu

 

Honor Diaries: speaking out against Islamic oppression of women

Honor Diaries trailer:

 

Message from Honor Diaries Producer Paula Kweskin:

 

Culture is no excuse

About Honor Diaries:

Women’s Voices Now is proud to be a partner in raising money for Honor Diaries.

HONOR DIARIES is an award-winning documentary featuring the exclusive conversations of nine courageous women’s rights advocates fighting against gender inequality in male-dominated, honor-based societies

These women are profiled for their efforts to affect change, both in their communities and beyond.

The film gives a platform to exclusively female voices and seeks to expose the paralyzing political correctness that prevents many from identifying, understanding and addressing this international human rights disaster.  Freedom of movement, the right to education, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation are some of the systematic abuses explored in depth.

Spurred by the Arab Spring, women who were once silent are starting to speak out about gender inequality and are bringing visibility to a long history of oppression. This project draws together leading women’s rights activists and provides a platform where their voices can be heard and serves as inspiration to motivate others to speak out.

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Honor Diaries isn’t just a film it’s a movement! In Honor Diaries, real women speak out about their experiences at the mercy of an oppressive society where religion and culture are cited as an excuse for horrendous abuse.

We did not intend on creating a film to shock the Western world, but to bring a global awareness of the culture of violence and cruelty in honor based societies.

Screenings of Honor Diaries are not limited to Western countries.

Now we need to take the conversation started in the film around the world.

Learn more about how you can help

 

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Voices for the Voiceless

voicelessGates of Vienna, March 31, 2014, by Baron Bodissey:

Everyone who labors in the “Islamophobia” business has to contend with the same issue: a lack of effectiveness in the wider world. As has often been pointed out, this website and others like it constitute for the most part an echo chamber. We are addressing an audience that is already familiar with the issues surrounding Islamization and largely agrees with what we say.

There are intramural battles, to be sure — some of them quite fierce. Does the “moderate” Muslim exist? Can the advance of Islam be stopped without first addressing the issue of globalist socialism? Does the welfare state have to collapse before the cultural enrichment of the West can be turned back? The intensity of the arguments over these questions masks the fact that most of the people engaged in the debate already agree with most of what the Counterjihad stands for.

How do we force the same issues into the attention span of the average uninformed low-information voter? This is the essential problem.

My approach is to pursue multiple tracks, mostly Europe-related, since that’s where the center of gravity for this blog may be found. The Brussels Process is one such track. The involvement of the International Civil Liberties Alliance in fighting creeping shariah through theOrganization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is another.

Dr. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam has developed his own ingenious approach to the same problem. He employs the methods of the Left — simplified emotion-based arguments targeting the ill-informed — to shame previously uninvolved people into paying attention to the worldwide persecution of religious minorities by Islam. He uses the same “lefty-speak” as his opponents to occupy the moral high ground in the discussion.

In the following video Dr. Warner provides some specific advice and examples of his approach:

 

A couple of days ago we mentioned the Religious Communicators Council (RCC) meeting in Nashville later this week. Bill Warner and other activists from Voices for the Voiceless are planning a silent demonstration at the event:

RCC is Training Writers to Deny the Persecution of Christians

We will hold a silent demonstration on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:15 am to protest the Religious Communicators Council (RCC) meeting in Nashville. It will besilent to demonstrate their lack of reporting persecution of Christians. We will invite the media and issue a press release.

The protest will be held rain or shine. Further details about how to park, signs, etc. are posted at voices4voiceless.org

Why We Are Demonstrating

On April 3-5 the RCC will hold a national convention at The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

There is not ONE RCC speaker who will deal with the persecution of Christians. They support the oppressors, and deny the victims.

Why This is so Important

 

Those who attend the RCC convention are the major voices in the suppression of the news about the murder of religious minorities. They have no opposition and dominate the media. The RCC shapes the agenda and message that religious communicators use to deny the suffering of the victims, their brothers and sisters.

We need a show of force. The Muslim Brotherhood has stated that they’ve made their greatest gains in the apologist pulpits. Now is the time to resist their dominance.

You Are Not Powerless — What You Can Do

All we ask is that YOU SHOW UP and stand together in silent protest. If you can take part, send us an email to: info@voices4voiceless.org

Spread the word on social media, email, friends. Be sure to contact us at info@voices4voiceless.org and let us know you will attend. We need help with signs and other details.

Additional Info

The general philosophy of this protest can be found here.

Here is the website about this protest.

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Bill Warner will be a guest on the Lisa Benson Radio Show on Sunday with Cathy Hinners, a retired police officer in Tennessee (DailyRollCall.com)

VA terror-linked mosque honored … and you’re surprised?

“MAS believes that Islamic principles, when applied appropriately, can give rise to a good way of life and promote a healthy society. … As such, MAS encourages American Muslims to actively engage in shaping America’s legislation. This is not counter to American values, but is in fact an attempt by loyal citizens to improve society from their perspective.”
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 Muslim American Society 

 

In the wake of the Virginia legislature’s commendation of the Falls Church, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center earlier this month, outrage is being heard.  People are asking,  how could this have happened?  What were our representatives thinking?  Don’t they know the history/terror ties of the mosque? How could they be so manipulated?

Simple answer: they are politicians.  They listen to the loudest voices that bring the most votes.

How many that had expressed outrage simply went on to check out “March Madness” and/or watch Dancing with the Stars (or something similar)? It would be a safe guess that the vast majority of those expressing outrage and shock have never written their local representatives.

Most Americans don’t even  stay in touch with their representatives through newsletters, tweets,etc. — a good percentage couldn’t even name their representatives.

Political apathy.

The Islamist activists know who their representatives are.  They remind all Muslims attending the mosque who the representatives are, how to effectively contact them and what issues to push.  This happened in Virginia and this is happening all over the U.S.A.. Muslim political awareness/action is well organized and happening across the nation at the local,state and national levels with great success.

For example:

  • This week MPAC sent out a notice that, “Congress is in Recess! Schedule a Meeting with Your Representative“.   The webpage includes tools on how to locate their representative and a guide for followup.
  • United Voices of America (CAIR/Florida)  hosts Muslim Capital Day in Tallahassee.  Similar events are being held/organized in other states.
  • Tampa’s Oaktree Institute has programs to train Muslim activists to organize and work the legislative system.

In other words, the Islamists have learned how to work the U.S. legislative system quite well.  They realize that time is on their side.  Western apathy and political correctness works to their advantage. They have learned that even though they represent a small minority in this country, a repeated and persistent voice produces results with politicians – it’s a force multiplier – especially when most of the electorate has no interest in what is happening in their state capital.

Islamists in North American know that politicians are the key for success in implementing their agenda and reaching their goals.  Through patience, perseverance, votes  and campaign contributions, any obstacles are slowly chipped away.  The following is from the Muslim American Society (MAS) website:

11. How does MAS define its position regarding the Khilafa (Caliphate), Islamic State and Islamic Law?

MAS aims to move people to strive for God-consciousness, liberty and justice, and to convey Islam with utmost clarity. MAS envisions a virtuous and just American society where Muslims are exemplary citizens actively engaged in helping to improve the society. It is not the goal of MAS to establish khilafa, an Islamic state or impose Islamic law in the United States.
Despite the lack of a current model of proper application of sharia (Islamic law) anywhere in the world, MAS believes that Islamic principles, when applied appropriately, can give rise to a good way of life and promote a healthy society. 
All Americans, without exception, have the right to advocate for legislation that they believe is beneficial for society, within the framework of the American constitution, and guided by their faith and values. As such, MAS encourages American Muslims to actively engage in shaping America’s legislation. This is not counter to American values, but is in fact an attempt by loyal citizens to improve society from their perspective.

Now back to Virginia  …

Keep in mind that state legislatures pass bills commending just about everything under the sun.  This includes credit unions/banks/churches/corner gas stations — you name it.  It’s simply “feel good” gestures aimed at getting re-election votes down the road.

Legislators in attendance usually are not even listening to that portion of the session dedicated to these type of bills.   They simply vote yes.

The bill honoring the “9/11″ mosque (HJ484) was introduced by Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale).

All these democrats represent areas with a large number of Muslim constituents AND ALL were endorsed by the Virginia Muslim Political Action Committee (VMPAC) in 2013.  Rest assured, this endorsement was a factor in support of the bill.

Should they be ashamed of themselves? You bet, but the reality is most politicians have very little shame – if any.  It’s the nature of the beast.

Let’s hope this acts as a wake-up call to those residents in Virginia as well as others across the nation.  Get involved!

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ACT! for America is building an effective grassroots national security citizen lobby with over 875 chapters across the country and 279,000 members so far.

An open letter signed by 1,000 ACT! for America members in opposition to the commendation of the Dar al-Hijra Islamic Center was hand delivered to the Virginia legislature by Lisa Piraneo last week. And over 25,000 e-mails have been sent to them from concerned citizens all across the nation! As Lisa said, “they know they’ve stepped in it!” 

Join ACT! for America by signing up for their action alerts. Go to the Action Center to learn more:

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URGENT ACTION ALERT! Why Did the VA Legislature Publicly Commend a 9/11 Terror Mosque?

state-capitol-cover-jan-14-20136What is going on in the Virginia state legislature? by By Brigitte Gabriel

Something is terribly wrong with the Virginia state legislature.

On Wednesday, March 5th, in House Joint Resolution 484, the elected representatives of the people of Virginia commended the notorious, terror-tied Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church.

Dar al Hijrah has a history of ties to multiple known and convicted terrorists, led by its former Imam, Anwar al-Awlaki, who became head of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, before he was killed in a US air strike in 2011.

It was this institution that the Virginia House and Senate agreed to commend by voice vote.

This amounts to an official government endorsement of an entity whose members and employees have been tied to Jihad for many years.

In addition to the fact that an Imam at Dar al Hijrah mosque from 2001-2002 was Anwar al-Awlaki, not just an Al Qaeda terrorist, but the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the mosque has a macabre history and other Imams that have preached there have expressed violent extremist views as recently as 2013:

Other Imams at Dar al-Hijrah have expressed extremist views as well:

• Imam Sheik Shaker Elsayed of Dar al-Hijrah called for armed jihad in a speech at a high school in Alexandria, Virginia in February 2013.

Dar al-Hijrah is affiliated with three Muslim Brotherhood front groups (The Muslim Brotherhood has been designated a terrorist organization by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.) in the United States:

• The Muslim American Society

• The Islamic Society of North America

• The North American Islamic Trust

All three of these organizations were named as unindicted co-conspirators in the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in US history: the US v the Holy Land Foundation.

This hardly seems like the type of organization that any governmental body in the United States—on any level—should be praising.

The members of the Virginia legislature—especially the leadership in both the House and Senate—should be ashamed. They should move right away to rescind the unjustified honor that they bestowed on Dar al-Hijrah and replace it with a resolution condemning the mosque’s numerous ties to terrorists and extremists.

*** TIME-SENSITIVE VIRGINIA ACTION ALERT! ***
EXPRESS YOUR OPPOSITION TO THE VIRGINIA
GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S COMMENDATION
OF A 9/11 MOSQUE!
by Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations

ACT! for America

As you may know, the Leadership of the Virginia General Assembly recently allowed a resolution to come to the floors of the House and Senate (via voice vote, no less) that commends the Falls Church, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center – an organization that has a long history of ties to multiple known and convicted terrorists – including the perpetrators of 9/11.

Using your tax dollars, the Leadership in both the Virginia House and Senate agreed to allow H.J. Res. 484, to come to the floor for a vote….and they allowed it to be passed by “voice vote” so there is no trace of how each legislator acted on the matter. This one rests squarely on Leadership’s shoulders. Shame on them.

Silence by the voters of Virginia will send a clear message that outrageous acts like this are O.K. Loud and vocal opposition, however, will send quite another message: This is unacceptable.

Next week, the Virginia General Assembly will return to session for a very brief period of time to address some still-pending budget matters.

This is the time for the General Assembly Leadership – who allowed this resolution to come to the floor for a vote via voice vote – to hear how their constituency feels about this matter – and to understand that the Virginia voters expect this wrong to be corrected.

*** IMPORTANT AND TIME-SENSITIVE ACTION ITEM! ***

It will only take one minute for you to individually express your opposition about H.J. Res. 484 by signing our Open Letter to the Leadership of the Virginia General Assembly, but when all of our voices are joined together, it will create an enormous roar. That’s what they need to hear.

Will you please read and sign our letter today?

UPDATE: 

We have written a sample call and e-mail script for you, to make this as easy as possible.

Click HERE TO CALL and click HERE TO E-MAIL.

Then, please pass it along to everyone you know who thinks that no legislative body should publicly endorse and commend institutions with ties to terrorists.

Thank you!

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Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque (investors.com) -

Political Correctness: The only thing more revolting than building a mosque next to the World Trade Center would be honoring the mosque that helped the 9/11 hijackers. Yet that’s just what Virginia has done.

Will the infamous 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals make First Amendment exception for Islamists by forcing Google to remove Muhammad movie?

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Click here to send your email asking 43 appellate court judges to affirm First Amendment over Islamist exception.

By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Google on February 26, 2014 to remove the controversial movie“Innocence of Muslims” from Youtube.com. This movie that sparked protests across the Muslim world “depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.   In a 13 minute 51 second trailer, the Islamic prophet is made to look like a murderer and adulterer as well” according to TheBlaze.com

Cindy Lee Garcia filed a law suit against Google on October 17, 2012 seeking a restraining order that would require Youtube.com to remove“Innocence of Muslims”  from their web service.  Garcia claimed that she had a copyright for a five second video that was incorporated into the film and that she had not given permission for its use in the movie.  She also claimed that she would suffer irreparable harm if the movie were not removed from access on the World Wide Web.

Michael W. Fitzgerald, District Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an order on November 30, 2012 DENYING Garcia’s petition to the court (in part) because: 

  • Garcia failed to “establish that she is likely to succeed on the merits, that she is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief, that the balance of equities tips in her favor, and that an injunction is in the public interest.’” 
  • The Film was posted for public viewing on YouTube on July 2, 2012 – five months ago.  Given this five-month delay, Garcia has not demonstrated that the requested preliminary relief would prevent any alleged harm.
  • As was the case in Aalmuhammed v. Lee , 202 F.3d 1227 (9th Cir. 2000), the Film “is a copyrightable work, and it is undisputed that the movie was intended by everyone involved with it to be a unitary whole.”  Id. at 1231. Additionally, a copyright in a work “vests initially in the author or authors of the work. The authors of a joint work are coowners of copyright in the work.” 17 U.S.C. § 201(a). 
  • Garcia does not argue that she is the sole author of the Film, nor does she argue that the Film was a joint work of which she was a co-author. According to the United States Supreme Court, the “author” is the “person to whom the work owes its origin and who superintended the whole work.” Aalmuhammed, 202 F.3d at 1233 (citing Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony, 111 U.S. 53, 61, 4 S. Ct. 279, 28 L. Ed. 349 (1884)). By Garcia’s own allegations and argument, she does not meet this standard with respect to the Film. Furthermore, Garcia concedes that she does not have joint authorship over the Film or joint ownership of the copyright in the Film. (See Reply at 12 n.11).

Plaintiff Garcia appealed District Judge Fitzgerald’s ruling to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.  By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the appellate court reversed the lower court ruling.  The panel ruled that Garcia did have a copyright claim to her five second segment, could suffer irreparable harm and ordered Google to remove the video from Youtube.com.  Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said Garcia was likely to prevail on her copyright claim, and having already faced “serious threats against her life,” faced irreparable harm absent an injunction.

In a statement, Google said:  “We strongly disagree with this ruling and will fight it.”  The film has now become an important part of public debate, Google argued, and should not be taken down.  “Our laws permit even the vilest criticisms of governments, political leaders, and religious figures as legitimate exercises in free speech,” Google said.  Google’s statement indicates that they believe that the motivation behind the appellate panel ruling has more to do with the negative portrayal of Muhammad than it does with the Chief Judge’s newly created doctrine regarding partial copy right.  The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruling in Garcia vs Google appears to be more about appeasing Islamists than it does about defending the fullness of the First Amendment, following the rules of judicial construction and respecting established legal precedent.

A sua sponte request filed on March 6, 2014 indicates that the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals will RECONSIDER the appeal En Bancbefore the full appellate court.  The parties to the litigation were instructed to file their briefs with the court by 5:00 PM Pacific time, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Now the full 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider the appeal from the district court as well as their panel’s troubled ruling.  They need to know that American’s treasure their First Amendment and do not want special exceptions for Islamists.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to the forty three 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals justices urging them to affirm the First Amendment rights that all Americans cherish by reversing the panel’s troubled ruling and affirming the district court’s decision.  Florida Family Association is taking a position in this case based upon judicial principle and without regard to the parties involved or content of the movie.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the “Send Your Message” button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.  

Please click here to send your email to forty three 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals judges.

Go to Florida Family Association for the judge’s individual contact information

What’s it going to take to stop Iran from going nuclear?

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Jihad Watch:

The Endowment for Middle East Truth has produced an important video about the Iranian negotiations, warning about the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran to the United States, and encouraging people to take immediate action.

Ever since the Iran Nuclear Interim Deal was first announced in November 2013, EMET has been one of its foremost opponents. The deal gives Iran relief from economic sanctions in return for nothing of importance, leaving Iran’s nuclear infrastructure almost totally intact.

Iran keeps every one of its 19,000 centrifuges spinning, and under the deal is able to continue to construct more. While caps will be placed on Iran’s ability to enrich, the deal will do nothing to prevent Iran from expanding its stockpile of uranium, which means that Iran will emerge from the Iran Nuclear Interim Deal closer to its goal of building nuclear weapons.

In return, the U.S. and its allies give the Iranian mullahs immediate relief from the sanctions that had weakened the regime. The deal widens permissible trade in oil, gold and auto parts, giving the Iranian regime an economic windfall of over $20 billion. It also releases frozen Iranian assets worth about $8 billion. Worst of all, while any Iranian concessions are easily reversible, Western concessions are irreversible: the existing sanctions regime will be gutted with no realistic prospect of restoring those sanctions to previous levels.

The media has largely focused on the impact this disastrous deal will have on Israel. However, it has largely avoided discussing the very real threat that Iran poses to the United States, “the Great Satan.”

Please watch the video and:

Encourage your friends and colleagues to watch the video and follow the instructions to contact their Congressman and Senators to help stop Iran from going nuclear.

If you use Facebook, please join EMET’s online event on Facebook to “Stop Iran From Going Nuclear” https://www.facebook.com/events/471099482992103/ (the link is also posted on EMET’s FB page) and invite your friends to join as well.

Please also spread the word by:
*Tweeting the Video
*Posting the Video on your Facebook Page
*Liking EMET on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/EMET4U
*Following EMET on Twitter @emet4u
*Subscribing to EMET’s Youtube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/emetonline

Universal Studio’s new release Non stop demeans 9/11 families, degrades combat veterans and advances Islam

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Click here to send your email to NBC Universal officials.

Universal Pictures new movie titled “Non-stop” contains story line that demeans 9/11 families, degrades combat veterans and promotes Islam according to the Breitbart.com article titled Non-Stop’ Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low.  Universal Pictures is a subsidiary of NBC Universal which is owned by Comcast Corporation.

Debra Burlingame of the 9/11 families issued the following alert:

Subject: Hollywood’s latest sucker punch

Dear friends,

Hollywood’s political correctness has now crossed the line.  The “big reveal” of Liam Neeson’s new “thriller,” Non-Stop, is that the terrorist hijacker who is anonymously murdering innocent passengers on a commercial airliner is a 9/11 family member/military combat vet fed up with meaningless war.  See, John Nolte’s review:http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/02/28/non-stop-review-neeson-thriller-new-left-wing-low

Worse, the flight’s quiet hero who comes to the aid of the protagonist, thereby saving the day, is a Muslim doctor.   (Oh, the irony, that  Al Qaeda’s number one is Ayman Al Zawahiri, a doctor.  And that six of the Glasgow Airport bombing plot were….Muslim doctors.  Hollywood likes to serve up its teachable moments cold.)

An added dash of moral vanity is the side story making news that Liam Neeson wants to convert to Islam , the religion he deemed in an interview to be “the answer.” Not sure what the question is, but apparently Mr. Neeson is more afraid of his Irish countrymen than his would-be co-religionists.

Normally Hollywood gets a pass, with reviewers issuing “spoiler alerts” when revealing details.  Sorry. Sitting through this movie for that sucker punch of an ending isn’t worthy of my consideration.

I urge people to pass this on.

Debra

“I am glad that I learned about this Islamist propaganda before I spent my money on it.”  Notes David Caton, Florida Family Association president.  “I encourage you to share this email alert with your family and friends.”

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to NBC Universal officials that conveys strong disappointment regarding the content of the movie Non-stop.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the “Send Your Message” button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

Please click here to send your email to NBC Universal officials.

Contact information:

NBC Universal
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10009
Phone:    212-664-4444
Fax:    212-664-4085

Matt Bond

Executive Vice President, Content Distribution,

NBCUniversal

matt.bond@nbcuni.com

Patricia Fili-Krushel

Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group,

NBCUniversal

Pat.Fili@nbcuni.com

Stuart J. Epstein

EVP and Chief Financial Officer,

NBCUniversal

Stuart.Epstein@nbcuni.com

Cesar Conde

Executive Vice President,

NBCUniversal

Cesar.Conde@nbcuni.com

Jeff Shell, CEO of Universal Studios

jeff.shell@nbcuni.com

 

Larry Kurzweil, President of
Universal Studios Hollywood
and Chief Operating Officer of
Universal Studios Hollywood

Larry.Kurzweil@nbcuni.com

James Schamus,
Chief Executive Officer of Universal Pictures
and Co-President of Focus Features.

joe.pirro@focusfeatures.com

Jew Hatred and the Art of Political Warfare — On The Glazov Gang

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This week’s special edition of The Glazov Gang was joined by Ben Shapiro, the Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.orgElisha Krauss, Morning Co-Host at KRLA AM 870 The Answer and a staff writer at TruthRevolt.org, and Jeremy Boreing, the Managing Editor of TruthRevolt.org.

The Gang gathered to discuss Jew Hatred and the Art of Political Warfare. The dialogue occurred within the context of  Ben’s recent successful appearance at the UCLA Divestment from Israel Hearing, in which he blasted both the student sponsors and those considering the anti-Semitic measure. The panel also discussed How Conservatives Can Best Fight Political WarPierce Morgan’s Ratings Tanked After Being Eviscerated By ShapiroUN Ambassador Samantha Power’s Jew-Hatred, and much, much more. Watch the two-part series below:

Part I

 

Part II

Ben Shapiro, “We’re not conservative. There’s nothing left to conserve. We’re on offense, ok? Our territory is gone. The only thing we can do now is break out, right? This is our break out point. And the only way to break out of a box is to be unbelievably aggressive and to never stop fighting. And that means we can’t get tired, and we can’t get bored and it means we can’t get distracted. We have to be as single minded as the left has been for the last 80 to 100 years in order to reverse the sort of massive changes that has occurred in this country. And when we put our kids to bed and we tell them what we did during this crucial time during really what is the breaking point for the United States , we can’t sit there and tell them anything other than that we did everything we possibly could every single day to affect the future of country and change it into the freedom and liberty country that it once was and can be again”

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New e-book by Ben Shapiro of Truth Revolt: “How to debate leftists and destroy them”

Voices for the Voiceless

Bill Warner promotes a new approach to counter jihad activism.

Here is the website where you can download the religious persecution brochure: http://a-voice-for-the-voiceless.com/

Social Studies Textbook Review in Tennessee and Texas

textbooksCitizen Warrior:

The following was written by Roy White, Chapter Coordinator for ACT! for America in San Antonio, Bexar, and Kendall:

We all know of plenty of examples of the bias in social studies textbooks revealed by various groups and individuals. Concerned Tennessee citizens formed a group called Textbook Advocates that conducted reviews of over 50 textbooks that can be found here. Many of those errors involved Islam to include incomplete information on Muhammad, overstating Islam’s influence and simple disparity in word/sentence count on discussions of Islam versus other religions. Their findings are not surprising to readers of Citizen Warrior and others who follow this topic.

The cleverly named, The Textbook Tattler was published to provide citizens with a synopsis of the typical errors found. It is likely these same errors are found in many of the textbooks found in states around the country. Tennessee’s efforts resulted in the current methodology of textbook selection to be under review and will most likely be replaced in the next legislative session. Their landmark success has inspired others to follow their lead including a group in Texas.

In early 2014 Texas begins the process of reviewing Social Studies textbooks that will be used for the 2015-16 school year. A group called “Truth in Texas Textbooks” or “Triple T” have begun recruiting volunteers from inside of Texas and outside who would be willing to help review the Social Studies textbooks that will be submitted by publishers.

Over 48 million textbooks are sold in Texas alone! This is a huge contract for publishers. Estimates range from 50-80% of school districts in the nation choose the same textbooks as those used in Texas schools. Publishers know, what sells in Texas will lead to millions of dollars in other states!

The purpose of TTT is simple, to provide Social Studies textbooks that are truthful and factual that meet the Texas Education Knowledge Standards (TEKS) as defined here. Fortunately Texas has put in place a well-defined set of standards that were recently updated with this resolution on eliminating the pro-Islamic/anti-Christian bias found in the current social studies textbooks.

TTT will not simply focus on eliminating this bias but many other “PC” related themes that are so often found in textbooks today. We are not affiliated with any other NPO or national organization but are independent and have reached out to groups and individuals around the country (including Tennessee) for volunteers who are willing to help us.

The long-term goal would be to have one site, such as www.textbookadvocates.com be the single depository of these textbook reviews being done around the country so teachers, parents, advocates can have a single one stop shopping place to go and see a consolidated list of reviews of textbooks.

Publishers get away with their PC tainted textbooks because in the past groups around the country didn’t talk to each other or communicate their findings. Building on what Tennessee has done Texas wishes to continue this movement to put these reviews, along with others, in the public domain at a single website that will give information to everyone who is interested.

Anti-smokers advocacy groups weren’t effective until they banded together against the tobacco companies and shared the data from all their findings. TTT wishes to take the same approach.

The most effective method for having an impact on your children’s textbooks may very well lie on not focusing on your own local school or state but helping Texas adopt the most accurate and factual textbooks which will in turn be likely to show up in your own school district. Additionally you can go through a process with other like-minded individuals who can help you learn the process for conducting reviews.

Collaborative online project management tools, conference calls, use of webinars and other methods will be used to coordinate the efforts of those interested in volunteering. It doesn’t matter where you live, you can help Texas and in turn help millions of other children around the country by joining TTT and volunteering. Please share this with teachers, active and retired who are tired of teaching inaccurate or misleading information.

For those interested in serving on the TTT review team, please email truthintexastextbooks@gmail.com and get on the mailing list. You will be asked to complete a survey of interest, experience and level of commitment to the effort. TTT will conduct training beginning in early 2014 to provide reviewers with materials and templates of the best practices found among those experts who review textbooks. If you want to stop the spread of PC myths disguised as facts in social studies textbooks and pro-Islamic/anti-Judeo-Christian biases then please join the TTT team.

Recruiting for experts in the field of US government, history, world history, civics, constitutional law, world history, geography are some of the specific knowledge sets that are needed. Advanced degrees or self-taught are the same to TTT; your knowledge and effort in this endeavor will benefit millions of children for years to come.
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Roy White, Chapter Coordinator
ACT! for America San Antonio, Bexar, Kendall
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/actbexar
Twitter: @ACTBexar

Victims of Sharia on International #HumanRightsDay

VOSAN7-23010 December 2013, Basel, Switzerland: Today – on United Nations Human Rights Day 2013 – the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) launched a new program: Victims of Sharia Action Network.  The program will highlight the problem of sharia-inspired human rights abuses around to world to mobilize public opinion and action on behalf of the victims of sharia.

Program Director Chris Knowles said:

“Victims of sharia have suffered in silence for long enough.  The International Civil Liberties Alliance will give them a voice . The legal, political and frequently barbaric doctrines of Sharia result in human rights abuses and flagrant disregard for civil liberties in violation of international norms and national legal codes. ”

ICLA now has a form on its website to enable victims of sharia, their family members, lawyers, or community activists to submit details of specific sharia-based human rights abuses.  This form may be accessed at http://www.libertiesalliance.org/victims-sharia-action-network/vosan/.

For many years the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been trying to extend the reach of sharia by demanding a global blasphemy law.  At the same time terms such as “Islamophobia” have been put into circulation to blame the victims of sharia abuse rather than its perpetrators. Meanwhile, within OIC countries like Pakistan, sharia is being used as an instrument to terrorize religious minorities.  VOSAN will take a two-pronged approach.  The program will expose and confront human rights abuses caused by sharia within Muslim-majority OIC member countries, as well as abuses of civil liberties and human rights caused by accommodation to sharia doctrine in Western democracies.

VOSAN will focus public attention on cases of sharia-based doctrinal violations of human rights and norms of civil liberties, including: undermining freedom of expression, institutionalizing inequality before the law, encouraging cruel and unusual punishments, providing justification for gender-based inequality, promoting homophobia, persecuting apostates, and inciting the expansion of this systematic discrimination and violence to all countries, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

In 2014, Victims of Sharia Action Network will expose, confront and advocate against sharia abuses, always with a focus on specific cases to engage public interest and advocacy:

• Highlighting specific sharia-related human rights abuses and engaging in public education on representative cases, generating “Top Ten” lists for priority public action;

• Opposing the enforcement of Islamic blasphemy laws to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

• Campaigning for an end to sharia-based human rights abuses in OIC member states and other countries with a significant Islamic population.

• Raising the issue of sharia abuses of human rights and denial of civil liberties in international forums such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Parliament.

• Encouraging Muslim reformers to partner with the VOSAN programme on specific cases, to free sharia’s victims.

• Lobbying national governments to make combatting sharia human rights abuses a priority of their foreign policy.

• Supporting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by campaigning for the non-recognition of the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam on the grounds that it withholds basic human rights from both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

VOSA is an implementation of the Brussels Declaration launched by ICLA in the European Parliament in July 2012.  The Brussels Declaration http://www.libertiesalliance.org/brusselsconference/2012-brussels-declaration/ aims to preserve free speech, civil liberties, human rights and democracy, against all efforts to injure and usurp those universal principles.

More information may be found at: http://www.libertiesalliance.org/victims-sharia-action-network/vosan/

Pearson’s World History text book continues to push biased, imbalanced view of Islam on students

Pearson’s World History text book continues to push biased, imbalanced view of Islam on students.

Pearson plc also owns a top advertiser on Al Jazeera America.

Click here to send your email that urges Pearson officials to cease future publishing of the objectionable content and recall the book.

IsbFlorida Family Association:

The same company that published a high school text book which embellishes Islamists and belittles Judaism and Christianity also has ownership in The Economist, a leading advertiser on Al Jazeera America.

Prentice Hall’s World History text book with its biased presentation of Islam continues to be used in numerous school districts.  Parents have voiced concern in several school districts regarding the book’s dishonest rewrite of history regarding Islam and the omission of Judaism and Christianity.

Pearson plc owns Prentice Hall.  Pearson also owns a fifty percent stake in The Economist Group. The Economist has been a top advertiser on Al Jazeera America during the past two months.   Pearson plc also owns the Financial Times. If Pearson plc officials are unresponsive to public concerns generated by this online campaign then Florida Family Association plans to publish more online campaigns to call on companies to withdraw their advertising support from the Financial Times and The Economist.   Americans need to know what companies are empowering Islamists.

The World History text book came under fire in July 2013 in Brevard County, Florida.  The Washington Times reports in part:  

“The book has a 36-page chapter on Islam but no chapters on Christianity or Judaism,” said Florida State Representative Rep. Ritch Workman, in Townhall, about the Prentice World History textbook. “It’s remarkably one-sided.

Mr. Workman said the textbook, which has been on the Brevard County schools’ approved course list for three years, also rewrites the history of Islam. He looked through it and found the authors “make a very obvious attempt not to insult Islam by reshaping history,” Townhall reported.

“If you don’t see it from the eyes of a parent, kids are going to take this book as gospel and believe that Christians and Jews were murderous barbarians and thank God the Muslims came along and the world is great,” he said, as Townhall reported.

Here’s an example: Muhammad and his armies’ take-over of Medina states depicted “people happily accept[ing of] Islam as their way of life. It leaves out that tens of thousands of Jews and non-believers were massacred by [Muhammad’s] armies. It’s a blatant deception.”

At the same time, the book depicts Jesus as claiming to be the Messiah — but writes as fact that Muhammad was the prophet, Mr. Workman said in the Townhall article. Students in the class are also taught about the Koran and pillars of Islam.

“They don’t do that for Christianity,” he said, as Townhall reported. “That is offensive to me.”

“Some of the descriptions of the battles use the word ‘massacre’ when it’s a Christian battle and ‘takeover’ when it’s a Muslim battle,” said Amy Kneessy to Fox News. “In young minds, massacre paints a very different visual picture than a takeover or occupation — when in fact both battles were very bloody.”

The publisher, Pearson, denied any bias. But Mr. Workman said he was told by a spokesperson for the publisher that a Muslim cleric was hired to write the sections on Islam.

The School District of Brevard County decided to provide a supplement to the Prentice Hall World History textbook.

The Volusia County School board cancelled a public meeting scheduled for November 5, 2013 after the United States Department of Justice weighed in on the issue.   WFTV in Orlando reported in part:  The Volusia County School Board said it postponed its Tuesday meeting “in the interest of public safety.”  The district said it was contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice before the meeting was supposed to start and said “the nature of this information raised substantial safety concerns.”  The district said with the information it received, it decided to put more security measures in place to make sure everyone at the meeting would be safe.  The district said it doesn’t comment on procedures but did say there was no specific threat of violence.

If there was no specific threat then why did Eric Holder and Barack Obama’s Department of Justice weigh in on this issue?  Who filed the complaint that caused them to react?  The answer to the first question, because this administration is jihadi friendly.  Answer to second question, CAIR, most likely Hassan Shibly, executive director of CAIR Florida urged the Department of Justice to chime in like they have inappropriately done in many other matters.

The School District of Volusia County decided to continue to use the Prentice Hall World History textbook.

 

There are approximately 3,100 school districts in the United States.  Citizens should take steps to oppose this biased book if it is used in their local school district.  However, to confront this issue at the broadest possible level the company responsible for publishing this biased and misleading propaganda must be addressed.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send that urges Pearson plc officials to cease future publishing of the objectionable content and recall the book.  If the company ignores this request, especially after the public opposition in several school districts, then Florida Family Association will launch more campaigns urging advertisers to stop supporting the Pearson owned Financial Times and The Economist.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the “Send Your Message” button. You may also change the subject or message text if you wish.

Please click here to send your email to Pearson plc officials.

Contact information:

Pearson plc
80 Strand
London WC2R 0RL
UK  44 (0)20 7010 2000

Pearson Inc
330 Hudson St
New York,
NY 10013,
USA 1 212 641 2400

 

Glen Moreno
Chairman

Glen.Moreno@pearson.com

John Fallon
Chief executive

john.fallon@pearson.com

Robin Freestone
Chief financial officer

robin.freestone@pearson.com

Will Ethridge
Chief executive,
North American Education

Will.Ethridge@pearson.com

David Arculus
Non-executive director,
Chair of Numis

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Ken Hydon
Non-executive director

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Joshua Lewis
Non-executive director
Founder, Salmon River Capital LLC

josh@salmonrivercapital.com

 

Vivienne Cox
Non-executive director
Chair of the Supervisory Board of Vallourec

Vivienne.cox@vallourec.com

 

Linda Lorimer
Non-executive director

linda.lorimer@yale.edu

 

Harish Manwani
Non-executive director
COO Unilever

Harish.Manwani@unilever.com

 

The Video “Three Things About Islam”

Citizen-Warrior-Hero-awardAn important message from Citizen Warrior:

A group calling themselves “White Roses” created a video to inform non-Muslims about Islam. It’s called Three Things About Islam. You can view it on YouTube or click here to see it on Citizen Warrior.

White Roses is headquartered in Sweden. The name “White Roses” is based on a student resistance group “Die weiße Rose” in Nazi Germany. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, from June 1942 until February 1943, which called for active opposition to Adolf Hitler’s regime.

A spokeswoman for White Roses told me, “We see a parallel here concerning the protection of free speech. As you posted today, freedom of speech is getting more and more limited. The intention in choosing this name is to make a point that there will be groups opposing the doctrine of the state and speaking their mind.”

We’re honored to say the video was inspired, in part, by three Citizen Warrior articles:

The Least You Need to Know About Islam

What “Religion of Peace” Really Means

What is the Root Cause of Islamic Terrorism?

We’ve given White Roses the Citizen Warrior Hero Awardbecause they are doing exactly what needs to be done — what we should all be doing: Sharing with non-Muslims key information about Islam, making it interesting and easy to hear, keeping it non-partisan, focusing on Sharia and not on Muslims, keeping it clean and not staining it with racism or hatred, and in this case, putting it in a form that is easily shareable by others.

I’ve posted the video on a new site I’m building. The purpose of the new site is to help us reach people who might be put off by anything that smacks of Islam-bashing. I suggest you use that site to share the video with those friends and family who don’t yet know much about Islam. Here’s the video on that site: Three Things About Islam Video.

One last thing: The video presents information you already know, but its “target market” is people who don’t know very much, so it’s a good tool we can use to share with them. I hope you use it.

 

Also see CJR’s recommended Webinars and Videos page

New “THIN BLUE LINE PROJECT” Launch Gives Law Enforcement Much-Needed Resource Against Jihadi Threat

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This password-access only website for law enforcement professionals gives them all the information they’re not now getting from the politically correct higher-ups in DHS and the FBI.

  • Who and what is the Muslim Brotherhood?
  • What is the Muslim Brotherhood plan for America, and why is knowing this important?
  • What is jihad and how does this relate to terrorism?
  • What kinds of covert and disinformation campaigns are being used by Muslim Brotherhood front organizations to advance sharia law and jihad?
  • How are law enforcement “outreach” programs frequently used by Muslim Brotherhood operatives and their allies to co-opt law enforcement officers – especially the leaders?
  • What is the role that local and state law enforcement can play in preventing terrorism?
  • Who and where are the radical individuals and organizations in America?
  • What are the best tactics and techniques for law enforcement to use in discovering, preventing and prosecuting terrorist activity?
  • And much, much more! 

Understanding The Threat:

A much needed and well produced website entitled “The Thin Blue Line Project” has been launched, giving American Law Enforcement officers a detailed resource to better understanding jihadi operations and the Islamic Movement in the United States, and help them with investigative tools and strategies to keep their communities safe in the face of this growing danger.

Created by the ACT! for America Education, the Thin Blue Line Project intends to be a one-stop shop for American Law Enforcement for the Jihadi Threat.

Using evidence and well-sourced data, the “TBL” as it is being called by cops, intends to be a critical part of all law enforcement officers’ professional development. Several senior law enforcement officials have specifically stated the information provided by the Thin Blue Line Project is not being taught by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces or any of the other usual sources for Terrorism matters, making the TBL an even more valuable resource.

“This information is desperately needed at the state and local level, but most of us are not aware of it. I am thankful for this resource. We are going to use it to build out some training programs for our men and women on the street,” said a senior state intelligence official in the southeast.

The mission of the Thin Blue Line Project is to be a one-stop source of information for law enforcement professionals about the Islamist ideology, strategies, tactics, organizations and individuals that pose a clear and present danger to the United States.

The site provides in-depth information about the Muslim Brotherhood Movement, how Americans are being radicalized to commit acts of “terrorism”, the doctrine driving the jihadis, evidence from federal cases detailing the threat and what it means for Americans, and the site provides investigative strategies and suggestions for law enforcement officers.

Most notably, the Thin Blue Line Project provides a forum for local police to discuss cases and information with each other about things they are seeing in their areas related to the jihadi threat.

This site is for law enforcement officials only – including uniformed and retired officers, state/local prosecutors, federal agents and prosecutors, intelligence officials, and those related to these professions.

Readers are encouraged to make their local and state law enforcement agencies aware of this valuable resource. It will help keep you and your family safe.

The website for this resource is www.ThinBlueLineProject.org. Please pass this information on.

 

Recommended reading:

download (30)Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America by John Guandolo

Raising a Jihadi Generation is the first of its kind to examine the history, writings and practical implementation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic plan to overthrow the United States and the impact on the security of all Americans at the local level. It focuses on tools for professionals in the law enforcement, intelligence, and military communities. It must be understood that the Muslim Brotherhood in America prepares the ground for, supports, and facilitates jihadi operations. Once the information provided in this handbook is understood, it necessarily gives security and intelligence professionals a factual basis to address the enemy, changes what constitutes reasonable suspicion/probable cause, and transforms how this threat is approached and addressed. As this Handbook makes clear, the Muslim Brotherhood has operatives in our federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, our military, but, most importantly, advising our senior leadership in our national security apparatus. This problem is much more a counterintelligence and espionage problem than it is a counterterrorism problem. Once the control the Muslim Brotherhood has within the U.S. government’s decision-making process is understood, it becomes clear America faces an insurgency inside our homeland, which requires a very different response, especially from local law enforcement. In a counterinsurgency, the focus of the main effort is at the local level. Local police, working together with their local council, are the first line of defense against this enemy. But first you must have an educated and energized local populous. It is our hope you will read and study what is contained herein. The information has been broken down in a usable form without losing the real depth of thought and effort by our adversary. This is an enemy who is cunning, patient, well-supported and well-organized. To underestimate this enemy is to lose the war.