by Justin O Smith
“I imagine myself following in Malcolm’s discovery… that some whites might live beside him as brothers in Islam.” -Obama, ‘Dreams From My Father (pg 86)
On June 4, 2013, approximately fifteen-hundred American patriots arrived in an inspiring and spectacular fashion at the Conference Center in Manchester, Tennessee. They came from as far away as Georgia, Texas and New York to defend the First Amendment, one of our most cherished rights, against Sharia law encroachment and manipulations and Department of Justice impediments and violations, as the Obama administration advances the plan to criminalize any criticism of Islam under the UN Resolution 16/18. Old and young alike, Armed Forces Veterans of several wars and community and spiritual leaders arrived, with a very few naively expressing support for the American Muslim Advisory Council’s (AMAC) position and most expecting a propaganda and indoctrination event; the latter were prescient in this matter.
The AMAC advertised this event, Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society, as communities learning about and achieving a better understanding of their American Muslim neighbors, which they organized due to a “distasteful” Facebook post made by Coffee County Commissioner Barry West regarding Muslims; however, early into the presentation, the condensension and arrogance of U.S. Attorney Bill Killian and other speakers made it quite apparent that any dialogue was going to be one-sided, and we were there to receive a lecture on Muslims as victims in the U.S. and excuses for criminalizing our free speech under the existing civil rights codes and 18 U.S.C. 249-Hate Crimes Act…no wonder the crowd became “combative”…No matter how despicable, bigoted or inappropriate one may view expressions such as West’s, they cannot legally or constitutionally be stopped or infringed upon, as the AMAC and Bill Killian attempted to suggest!
Zak Mohyuddin, the first AMAC speaker stated, “Nothing stays the same, everything changes. How do we effectively manage the change… how do we manage the past?” He seemingly indirectly intimated that Americans would have to consider changes to laws and even the U.S. Constitution, so as to avoid slandering Muslims and insulting Islam and Muslim sensibilities. But in the Islamic world, the definition of “slander” is anything that offends Muslims, even if it is a historical fact!
Christians in America and across the globe are used to the idea that their religion is open to criticism and ridicule. Most accept this as a price of living in a free society, and even those Christians deeply offended by such criticism aren’t going about enmasse and killing over it, in the manner most Muslims do over every little perceived insult to Islam or Mohammed; while Muslims would be going crazy in the streets if Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University, had jokingly addressed the Athletic Council with “You can’t trust those damn Muslims” rather than “You can’t trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or Friday”, as he did recently, most Catholics would simply have a laugh over the silly remark.
Mohyuddin also alluded to “colonial injustices”, which made the audience groan in disbelief. America has bent over backwards in its efforts to help the Muslim community integrate and assimilate in one of the most tolerant nations in existence today. This comment illuminated the resentment many Muslims still have over Western domination of the post-colonial political structuring of the Middle East.
At one point during the propaganda film that was shown, ‘Welcome to Shelbyville’, a man identifying himself only as a Shelbyville pastor said, “We as Gods children..we need to get along with them (Muslims). Immediately, someone shouted, “Whatever happened to assimilation?”
Sabina Mohyuddin, born in Nashville and a Vandy graduate, delivered a sometimes rambling presentation in the face of numerous interruptions, which were largely provoked by her inaccurate version of American history and more Muslim victimology. Her narrative suggested that Muslims were working to strengthen America’s security, but we have already seen the AMAC align itself with CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood and actively work against Tennessee’s anti-terrorism bill; history shows that Muslim’s use America’s fascination with “moderates” to strike us when we least expect it, just like Anwar al-Awlaki, one of the world’s most notorious islamofascists, and also Abdurahman Alamoudi, a top Al Qaeda financier, who was promoted by Grover Norquist and welcomed at both the Clinton and Bush White House before being caught and sentenced to 23 years in prison in 2004!
In the name of multiculturalism, tools such as U.S. Attorney Bill Killian and FBI Special Agent Kenneth Moore have relaxed security procedures and scrutiny of the Muslim community in tandem with Homeland Security, which occured at the urging of the Islamic Society of North America and with the cooperation of John Brennan, Muslim convert and presidential advisor, in 2010. And, while Brennan gave assurances towards the protection of Muslim “civil rights”, he did not receive any reciprocal assurances of their commitment to opposing terrorism; both the Homeland Security and the Department of Justice have made their obeisance to Islam by cleansing their training materials of anything in their curriculum that gives offense to the various islamofascist Muslim organizations.
Kenneth Moore attempt to convince the crowd to ignore their own lying eyes and ears as he stated: “People think we want to step on and stifle their First Amendment rights. Nothing could be further from the truth.” One certainly must question Moore’s truthfulness, especially in light of Hillary Clinton’s collaborative work with Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) regarding the implementation of UN Resolution 16/18 under the guise of civil rights laws.
Although touted as a resolution to combat “intolerance”, Resolution 16/18 advances Islamic intolerance. Should one accurately state that Mohammed was a hashish addict and a pedophile, under 16/18’s “incitement to imminent violence” clause as a “test of consequences”, one could be criminally prosecuted if their statement caused Muslims to lose their self-restraint and riot. Such a prior restraint on free speech would be chilling; the “test of consequences” corrupts a free society by clearing a path for any administration to create a “consequence”, a phony scenario, that could justify a change in America’s free speech rights, just as Obama attempted with the anti-Islamic video and the 9/11 attack at Benghazi!
Who will decide what is inflammatory? …What Muslim scholar or Muslim jurist is going to set the guidelines for our nation that determine what constitutes “blasphemy”?… How can any of this even pass Constitutional muster?
America has survived wars upon wars, numerous sneak attacks, communist infiltration, presidential assassinations and social upheaval over injustice in race relations, but many Americans have turned a blind-eye towards Islam, the very peril that has infiltrated the highest levels of our government as it seeks our destruction. A significant portion of U.S. citizens are currently disavowing the ideology of our American Heritage, as they substitute the rights of individuals with the rights of groups that are identified by race, ethnicity, sex and sexual preference; so, Special Agent Moore’s observation, “What has always seen us through difficult times has been our unity as Americans”, serves as a reminder in the search for solutions that we must rediscover our creed of ‘E Pluribus Unum': We must reject multiculturalism and the calls to identify the United States with the Middle East, and we must reassert that we are a Western people…part of the Western Civilization’s family.
Blaspemy laws are pure Sharia doctrine, and they are antithetical to the U.S. Constitution and have no place in America. Any de facto blaspemy restrictions in the U.S. threatens free speech and the free exchange of ideas; islamofascists would be enabled by any such restrictions to crush debate in these United States, in the same manner they do throughout the Islamic world. Blasphemy laws narrow the bounds of acceptable discourse in all spheres of life from religion to literature and science to culture in general. Rather than criminalize free speech and general criticisms and debate, which only aids the islamofascists in their attempts to impose a spiritually void and harsh ideology upon all the world, this administration should end any discussion of speech with the OIC and the UN. Our government should reaffirm and declare that in a free society, all views and religions are subject to criticism and contradiction, and they should firmly defend freedom of expression: If any administration fails in this duty and their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, the American Patriots residing in Tennessee will not!