Stop the Islamization of America Jamie Glazov
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Pamela Geller, the founder, editor, and publisher of AtlasShrugs.com. She is the executive director of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), as well as the Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI), and is a regular columnist for the American Thinker, Human Events, and other publications. She is the author of the new book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. She will be speaking at the Wednesday Morning Club, at the Beverly Hills Hotel on 9641 Sunset Blvd, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. To make reservations, click here.
FP: Pamela Geller, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
Congratulations on your new book.
The title is quite provocative. How come?
Geller: Well, Jamie, the very name evokes a visceral reaction in people — particularly in those hard-wired for delusion. But that is exactly what is happening. My organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and its Stop Islamization of America program is a human rights entity dedicated to the freedom of speech, which is under attack, as well as to the freedom of religion and to individual rights. These are basic, fundamental principles of the American republic, and they are in danger of being stripped away and seized from us. This book is dedicated to keeping that from happening.
FP: Enlighten us on how an attack on freedom of speech and individual rights is connected to terrorism and Islamization.
Geller: The violent jihad is the most obvious manifestation of jihad. Remember the Fort Hood jihadist, the Times Square car bomber, the Christmas day underwear bomber, the Christmas Tree Lighting bomber in Portland, the Fort Dix Six, and so many others? But the real war on America is also being waged in the universities, the public schools, the courtrooms, the Internet, the workplace, the grocery store, the neighborhoods, and on the airwaves. That is the stealth jihad, the hidden war. And it is to teaching you how to fight that war—where and how and on what grounds—that this book is dedicated.
Islamic supremacists are more assertive in the United States than they ever have been before. They’re building large mega-mosques in communities where the local Muslims can neither fill nor afford them. They’re demanding—and receiving—special privileges for Muslims in workplaces, and special installations for Islamic prayers in public universities, as well as in airports and other public facilities. Islamic law places Muslims in a special class, giving them rights that non-Muslims do not have.
They’re bringing back prayer in public schools—but only for Muslims, while insisting that Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists can assert no such Constitutional privilege under our law: they are seeking special legal status for Islam. They’re shutting down the national debate that we urgently need to have about Islam and Islamization. They are They’re shutting down the national debate that we urgently need to have about Islam and Islamization. They are demonizing as “bigots,” “racists,” and “Islamophobes” anyone who suggests any anti-terror measure, or who asks the Muslim community in the U.S. to do something effective about the jihadists and Islamic supremacists in their midst. demonizing anyone who suggests any anti-terror measure, or who asks the Muslim community in the U.S. to do something effective about the jihadists and Islamic supremacists in their midst, as “bigots,” “racists,” and “Islamophobes.” (Islamic law considers any critical examination of Islam to be blasphemous and subject to the death penalty.) They’re persecuting anti-jihad activists in the courtroom and private citizens who dare to report suspicious behavior by Muslims.
FP: I think it would be fair to say that most Americans don’t know that any of this is happening. Correct?