Jihad: The Political Third Rail – What They Are Not Telling You is a conference featuring some of the premier American and international voices of resistance to the global jihad and Islamic supremacism. This inaugural event of the Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI), a new activist organization founded by myself and Robert Spencer, will be held at the Mariott Wardman Park Hotel, the site of CPAC, on February 19 from 10AM to Noon, in the Virginia Ballroom.
The conference is designed to educate Americans about the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration at the highest levels of the U.S. government, as well as its war on free speech: its attempt to silence and discredit those who speak up against the jihad and Sharia encroachment in the West. Emphasis will be on the international character of the jihad against the West and on how the Islamic war on free speech (and the media’s self-imposed blackout on this issue, as in the Fort Hood massacre) is part and parcel of the same jihad against the West that terrorists are pursuing by violent means.
Today's Speaker Spotlight: Wafa Sultan
Wafa Sultan’s seminal moment was when she took on an Islamic cleric on Al-Jazeera. The clip went viral on Youtube, and it really was a defining moment in the clash of civilizations.
Here was a woman, basically property in the Muslim world, supposed to do what she was told, when she was told, where she was told, how she was told, turning around after she had been interrupted numerous times, and saying in effect, “Quiet, it’s my turn!”
Just as important is her book, A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam (St. Martin’s Press). This book is a key resource in the resistance to jihad and Islamization.
In it, the brilliant psychiatrist from Syria, now an American citizen, tells her own story: it’s about a Muslim woman who grew up in a Muslim country and who was indoctrinated in the Islamic ideology. But what makes this book great, apart from its breathtaking honesty and truth and the clarity and urgency of its warning, is that it is also a beautiful love letter to America.
Wafa speaks powerfully about what America means to her. It manifests itself in little things. She leaves her house at 5 a.m. and makes her way to Starbucks to have her coffee without fearing that someone might see her and accuse her of immoral behavior.
To her, America means saying good morning to her neighbor and chatting with him for a few moments without being accused of having spent the night with him.
America, for this courageous woman, means that her daughter can come home and tell her that she had lunch with her boyfriend without being beaten or accused of having impugned the family honor.
As she told me in our interview: “It’s very dangerous to go against Islam. Prior to my book release I was forced to go into hiding, fearing for my safety and for my family’s safety.
At the FDI event, she will stand up to these murderous thugs and tell the truth about the jihad threat – the truth that both liberals and conservatives fear to discuss.