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Robert Spencer: So Long, Everybody; If I'm shut out of all platforms in next few days, you know why.
Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/18/2019 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 03/18/2019 11:42:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

My friends, it could be time for me to be saying goodbye. Leftist and Islamic groups have been trying for years to silence all criticism of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others, and in the New Zealand massacre they see the best chance in a long time to move in for the kill. I (along with other foes of jihad terror) could be banned from everything and rendered a non-person, a la Alex Jones, any day now.

This is no exaggeration. Meeting in Istanbul, the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on non-Muslim countries to ban “Islamophobia,” which means criticism of Islam, including analysis of the motivating ideology fueling jihad terror. IUMS President Ahmed al-Raisouni said Friday: “IUMS calls on non-Muslim countries to ban the spread of hatred against Islam and Muslims.”

Since analysis of the motivating ideology behind jihad terror is routinely smeared as “hatred of Islam and Muslims,” this will likely outlaw all such analysis and make opposition to jihad terror effectively impossible.

And these bans are very likely coming. In America, they won’t take the form of actual laws forbidding criticism of Islam (although remember that Tom Perez, the current head of the Democratic National Committee, refused to rule out the implementation of such laws a few years ago, when he was Assistant Attorney General in the Obama administration). They’re more likely to take the form of a complete deplatforming. We will be able to speak, but no one will be able to hear us, as we won’t be allowed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the rest.

IUMS was not alone. Saudi King Salman tweeted: “The heinous massacre that targeted worshippers in the mosque in New Zealand is a terrorist act, and it reaffirms the responsibility of the international community in combating hate speech and terrorism that is not condoned by religions or the values of tolerance.” Apparently terrorism that is condoned by religions is fine with him, as in “strike terror in the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60). But by “hate speech” he almost certainly means honest discussion of how Islamic jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence.

Domestically, the call for censorship came from the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has for years been trying to shut down all opposition to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others. They have succeeded in fooling many people into thinking that it is “bigotry” and “racism” to oppose jihad terror, and have made those who discuss the motivating ideology behind jihad terror toxic in the public square. Now Hamas-linked CAIR is attempting to use the New Zealand massacre to achieve total victory: the complete closure of all media platforms to foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression.

In its press conference on the New Zealand mosque shootings, CAIR top dog Nihad Awad (pictured above) named Donald Trump as responsible for the massacre, despite the fact that in the murderer’s insane “manifesto,” he asks himself: “Were/are you a supporter of Donald Trump?,” and answers: “As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no.” The “symbol of renewed white identity” part is all that the media is quoting. He never says he was incited to violence by Trump, or says anything about Trump and Muslims at all.

Awad also named Pamela Geller and me: “Years ago when another terrorist attacked in Norway he quoted islamophobes like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller.” Yes, he also quoted Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy and Charles Darwin and a host of others. He said he was inspired to violent actions by al-Qaeda. Awad does not, of course, say anything about that.

Anyway, CAIR’s press conference was a full-court press for censorship, and it painted, yet again, a large target on our backs for increasingly unhinged and violent Leftists, as well as jihadis. CAIR calls for a total silencing on all platforms of so-called “hate groups,” i.e., those who dare to note that jihad terrorists are inspired by Islamic texts and teachings. It is likely that the social media giants will comply; it will not be at all surprising if they succeed in getting us completely silenced.

Not surprisingly, it was in Britain that police moved most swiftly on this. The BBC reported Saturday that “a 24-year old from Oldham” was arrested for a social media post “making reference and support for the terrible events” in New Zealand. Approving of a massacre is disgusting, and if he was calling for or approving of violence then there is no justification for that. At the same time, the BBC report says: “Social media firms and some news outlets have been criticised for sharing livestream footage of the attack and failing to address far-right extremism on their platforms.”

Calling for or justifying a massacre of innocent people is one thing. But that "failing to address far-right extremism on their platforms" is quite another. For years now, Leftists and Islamic supremacists have insisted that opposing jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women and others constitutes "far-right extremism." So it is likely that those who will be shut down will not be limited solely to people such as this “24-year-old from Oldham” who was “making reference and support for the terrible events.” It will include foes of jihad terror.

If and when we are all silenced, however, the jihad will not stop. The multicultural paradise will not dawn on the planet; in fact, there will be more jihad violence and strife than ever. There just won’t be anyone around who dares to oppose it.

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Photo capture from YouTube

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His new book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; cair; censorship; freedomofspeech; intimidation; islam; iums; jihad; jihadinamerica; liberalfascism; massacre; newzealand; newzealandmassacre; nihadawad; nzmassacre; robertspencer
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1 posted on 03/18/2019 11:42:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

AND ... this must not be allowed to happen!


2 posted on 03/18/2019 11:44:24 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SeekAndFind

Might be a time to return to the old fashion mailer.


3 posted on 03/18/2019 11:44:57 AM PDT by ealgeone
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To: SeekAndFind

Where the 2nd Amendment goes, the 1st Amendment swiftly follows.


4 posted on 03/18/2019 11:45:06 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind

The Ministry of Propaganda wants to suppress the truth about Islam.

John Quincy Adams knew the truth 200 years ago.

“In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust, by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE.

Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extinction of that imposture, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. It is, indeed, amongst the mysterious dealings of God, that this delusion should have been suffered for so many ages, and during so many generations of human kind, to prevail over the doctrines of the meek and peaceful and benevolent Jesus” (Blunt, 1830, 29:269, capitals in orig.).


5 posted on 03/18/2019 11:46:05 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: SeekAndFind

Get his book about free speech. It’s all coming true. Get all his books before Amazon blocks them all.


6 posted on 03/18/2019 11:48:04 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Lying Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Land of the free? /spit


7 posted on 03/18/2019 11:48:23 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Cocked, locked and ready to ROCK!)
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To: SeekAndFind

For the techies, is there a way to make sure that the Robert Spencers of the world cannot be shut down and that we can still have access through some widespread process even if not the familiar “platforms?”


8 posted on 03/18/2019 11:51:53 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SeekAndFind

The catalyst for this speech suppression and the exaltation of Islam to the top of the victim pecking order is the Islamic terror attacks on 9/11/01.

It is BECAUSE Islamic terrorism is so pervasive that pointing out that fact is verboten.

If this keeps up, and all criticism of Islam becomes illegal, the 9/11 terrorists will have won their complete victory over the West.


9 posted on 03/18/2019 11:52:56 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Truth29

Revert to dialup bbs style comms. Use “call list” sort of networking to spread news.


10 posted on 03/18/2019 11:55:09 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Truth29

The radical left in control of big tech are acting in concert to patrol speech they don’t like(anything conservative). We’ll soon have our own social credit system. Similar to the Chinese...


11 posted on 03/18/2019 12:01:27 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Cocked, locked and ready to ROCK!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark


12 posted on 03/18/2019 12:03:12 PM PDT by Chgogal
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To: SeekAndFind

CAIR is an organization founded by Islamic Terrorists. That’s documented by US convictions. And they continue to provide cover for Islamic Terrorists actions. They do so by staying technically within the law, here in the USA, and by pretending to be a ‘civil rights organization’ ... yeah ... civil rights for the spread of Islamic Terrorism!


13 posted on 03/18/2019 12:07:37 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SeekAndFind
And don't you dare mention the muzzleman slaughter of 120 Christians last week in Nigeria.
14 posted on 03/18/2019 12:08:09 PM PDT by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark


15 posted on 03/18/2019 12:09:33 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"We will be able to speak, but no one will be able to hear us, as we won’t be allowed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the rest."

Half of Free Republic actually agrees with this state of affairs, and will shout you down if you attempt to recommend a solution that includes declaring those platforms to be public utilities.

16 posted on 03/18/2019 12:10:16 PM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: I want the USA back

Get his book about free speech. It’s all coming true. Get all his books before Amazon blocks them all.
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I’ve never spent a penny on amazon. In fact, I purchase very little online. I am able to get whatever I want at stores.


17 posted on 03/18/2019 12:19:48 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: SeekAndFind

Bkmk


18 posted on 03/18/2019 12:22:03 PM PDT by sauropod (Yield to sin, and experience chastening and sorrow; yield to God, and experience joy and blessing.)
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Yes—don’t let him fade out. He is doing a tremendous public service.


19 posted on 03/18/2019 12:23:27 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times)
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To: Windflier
as we won’t be allowed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the rest."

They are monopolies. They influence elections and peoples minds. They are Goebbels dream come true.

20 posted on 03/18/2019 12:26:38 PM PDT by BipolarBob (How can we dance when our earth is turning)
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