Please read the astonishing story of State Department intimidation of a freedom fighter in my WND column this week:
We are now being attacked from all sides by the supporters of Shariah. Islamic supremacists are pushing a fallacious narrative to block anti-Shariah laws – and meanwhile, the Obama administration is harassing and detaining law-abiding patriots who dare to protest its pro-Shariah initiatives.
My organization Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and the Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) have been carefully monitoring the anti-constitutional collusion of Obama's State Department with the global Islamic supremacist organization, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The State Department and the OIC held a three-day-long closed-door meeting last week to work out strategies to implement United Nations Resolution 16/18, which would criminalize criticism of Islam.
On Thursday, SIOA partner and TVC President Andrea Lafferty was detained by State Department security personnel as a "threat" merely for covering the secret meeting between State officials and OIC thugs bent on suppressing free speech.
This is Omerica.
Last Monday, I wrote in the American Thinker that the respect and deference that the United States is paying to the OIC amounts to surrender in installments. I said that the OIC's demand for "respect and empathy and tolerance," coming from the most brutal and oppressive ideology on the face of the earth, reminded me of the "peace and equality" that was promised in Hitler's campaign posters for the Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party – the Nazis.
I didn't realize how prescient those words would turn out to be, and how quickly.
In the run-up to the State Department/OIC conference, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "We are focused on promoting interfaith education and collaboration, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, protecting the rights of all people to worship as they choose, and to use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming, so that people don't feel that they have the support to do what we abhor."
After she was detained for doing nothing more than disagreeing with the proceedings, Andrea Lafferty said: "For weeks we have been asking whether the true aims of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation and U.N. Resolution 16/18 would be used to apply 'old fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming' to chill and coerce those critical of the Islamist agenda. Hillary Clinton was as good as her word. Little did I realize how quickly Clinton and her Islamist friends were set to make examples out of law-abiding Americans."
"Peer pressure and shaming." That is exactly what these useful idiots try to do with anyone and everyone who tells the truth about Islam and jihad: me, Robert Spencer, Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish and more.
Clinton's security staff actually claimed that Lafferty posed a "security threat" to Secretary Clinton. Lafferty remarked: "I was shocked and angry at the pressure and shameful intimidation tactics our State Department put on, even to the point of identifying me as a threat to Hillary Clinton." The ridiculous claim that Lafferty posed a "security threat" was no accident. Lafferty noted that Clinton has spoken before about criticism of Islamic supremacism and defense of freedom amounting to "incitement to imminent violence."
Lafferty explained: "This language – 'incitement to imminent violence' – has been used time and time again to close events here in the United States concerning the impact of Islamic Shariah law, detain law-abiding Christians elsewhere, and now even target and detain as security threats people from State Department events. The very restriction on free speech the U.N. resolution was pushing is exactly what they used against me."
Lafferty summed it up: "What we are seeing here is a direct assault with the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and our own U.S. State Department in an effort to chill and curb religious liberties and free speech in America."
And significantly, she pointed out that the topics and agenda of the State Department/OIC conference were not released. The TVC tried to get them and was rebuffed.
Read the rest.