Donald Douglas at American Power Blog sent an email today asking if I was “with” him and Pam Geller at Atlas Shrugs, and he teased it a bit with something about a “mystery blogger” who doesn’t allow anything close to insulting Islam on his very successful website. I thought I knew immediately who that blogger was, but I was wrong. The story starts with Pam Geller’s post about the “mystery blogger” asking her repeatedly NOT to link to his site…because, apparently, a connection to a strong woman who knows her stuff about jihad, isn’t attractive to his readers, or perhaps to his own sensibilities. But the story goes further than just one blogger. The question is, why do so many bloggers on the Right ignore the threat of Islam in America? I find those who do also seldom talk about our Military. See UPDATES below.
Pam is a true anti-jihad blogger and an expert both in understanding the culture of Islam, and linking it to story after story – most of which she has talked about relentlessly, but has already been forgotten by very busy people. All of us know so much…have so many important stories already told, most which seem to go nowhere. They are documented. They are true and they are dead to most of society.
I noticed a commenter at the American Power article about Pam saying we “cry wolf” too often. That comment is the defining look at how so many people ignore the obvious. All Muslims are not bad, the apologists will tell us (and we know this) while ignoring that Ft. Hood Killer Major Nidal Hasan has not yet been named a terrorist and no Muslim is calling for that to happen; that Homeland Security has Muslims tearing through FBI documents and training manuals to remove all that is offensive to them, that states are battling to protect their citizens from calls for Sharia Law in their communities, and then are forced to end up at the Supreme Court; that our schools are threatened with teaching the “tenents” of Islam, which in that Liberal environment, is always honorable. But you will not find a lesson on a Muslim father’s right to kill his wayward daughters for embarrassing the proud Muslim family, or his right to rape the mother when he chooses, or the woman denied a visit to a male doctor to check the lump in her breast, or that the entire culture attacks only the vulnerable, those who cannot strike back – and that includes their own sons and daughters who strap on the suicide belt. It’s a sick society. Our children never get that message.
Did you know there are some 134 Gulen Charter Schools in the U.S. under the tutelage of one of the Muslim world’s most influential imams, Fethullah Gulen. The schools usually have the words “science and math academy” in the name. There are four in my state of Oklahoma. Many in Texas and California. The stories I read say many parents haven’t a clue that the schools are devoted to Islam – some more subtly than others, but nevertheless, Islam is the goal – AND each are taxpayer funded in America.
“We are troubled by the secretive nature of the Gülen movement, all the smoke and mirrors,” said a senior American official, who requested anonymity to avoid breaching diplomatic protocol. “It is clear they want influence and power. We are concerned there is a hidden agenda to challenge secular Turkey and guide the country in a more Islamic direction.” Source: New York Times
Crying wolf? I don’t think so.
Many, not all, Muslim men hate their own women, girls and boys only second to us, the defiled infidel. It should be easy to understand because Islam tells us exactly what they think of us. Those hearing the ‘cries of wolves,’ rather than voices of reason, don’t care to hear that the halls of Congress are crawling with members of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation scandal, and the funders of Hamas. No one asks why CAIR is “unindicted” if they are a declared co-conspirator. No one asks why congressional offices are often staffed with CAIR plants.
Those hearing the ‘cries of wolves’ rather than voices of reason ignore the very words of the Koran, the threats from Iran and the actual words in the foundational documents of Palestine, vowing that Israel will be destroyed. Just this week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to allow a tribute to the 40th anniversary of massacred Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Did you know that the day after the slaughter, all countries lowered their flags to half mast, EXCEPT Muslim countries, which continued to fly high and heinous? We ignore the roiling question: Why is Palestine or any country harboring terrorists competing in the Olympics?
It goes without saying, if you are going to talk about Islam, you will talk about the defense of Israel. I find that the “Israel” tab on my menu is viewed often. I also find that the most hateful comments left here at Maggie’s Notebook are against Israel and in defense of Islam and particularly Palestine. I have a lot in my defense arsenal, and I use it. The more I use it, the more hateful the comments.
For the last 6-8 months, Congressman Louie Gohmert has been trying to get Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to admit that Mohamed Elibiary, serving on her advisory committee within the agency, illegally and from his home computer, downloaded classified information from an official State of Texas database. It’s believed he tried to sell the information to someone in the press. In front of the House Judiciary Committee, Napolitano stalled and lied and tried to change the conversation to accusation – the demeaning of Muslims by Republicans. She said she had many (or some such word) Muslims inside Homeland Security. On this particular committee, Elibiary holds the highest security clearance. Unfortunantely, Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith wasn’t strong enough to make her answer Gohmert’s straight-forward question. Gosh knows, he tried. When asked if Elibiary’s position within Homeland Security had changed, she answered “no.”
In Donald Douglas’ story he mentions something Geller wrote about Rick Perry and sharia and a real dust-up between bloggers. While I didn’t blog that story, I did blog Perry’s chumminess with Karim Aga Khan, Ismaili Muslims and their heavy influence (including money) in Texas. I remember being attacked on Twitter and had to block a few people who I wasn’t following anyway.
So why do many blogs right of center talk about everything except one of the biggest threats our country has ever faced? That’s what Donald Douglas, a Conservative Professor in Los Angeles, is asking. That’s what Pam Geller is outing in detail.
I’ll add this to the mash. There are many smaller blogs out here talking about Islam and the War on Terror, that we believe is still valid. We may cover other news, but Islam is always on our radar, and we do a pretty job of it and are passionate about it.
Many readers likely do not understand that the politics of blogging are brutal. Who links to whom, and who doesn’t, and why. Where you rank in the all important ranking sites, are your stats up or down, are you a clever writer or do you only write well, but not cleverly?
So there are these things political bloggers deal with as we spend hours at our computers, with most of us hoping that we will make a difference in some way, be a force for good in our own little blogospheric world, and get to bed at a decent hour. But few stand where Pam Geller has stood – on the streets of New York and wherever needed fighting what needs to be fought, including the Ground Zero Mosque. She has been sued and attacked for her devotion to the safety and education of her country. Her First Amendment Rights do not exist in the Leftist ether, and apparently not on the Right at times as well. She should wear it like a badge of honor.
UPDATE 7-31-12: My headline on this article should have had a question mark after the last word. I’ve added it. It makes a significant difference in the point I’m making.