UPDATE: Thanks to Mike Grambush for the pics (below, our amazing security team that ensured the safety of our event. They were spectacular).
When asked who on the panel got death threats -- hands raised (Left to right, Robert Muise, Pamela Geller, Nonie Darwish, Robert Spencer, James Lafferty, Simon Deng, Darwin Jiles)
I am still traveling and so this can't be extensive -- look for my full report on tonight's Jessica Mokdad Conference on Honor Killing in Dearborn, Michigan this week in World Net Daily, but here is the 411. The day started with an anti-truth, pro-honor killing rally under the deceptive guise of "Islamophobia." According to infidel infiltrators, it was nothing but a stealth fundraiser for the stealth jihadis, using our conference as a fundraising tool. The irony is thick here, because their talking point was that we were doing the work and fighting for freedom just to "get rich." Really? I must have missed that course in the University of Monetizing Islamophobia. They cited the bogus propaganda "research" of "Fear, Inc.," fallaciously asserting that I was the recipient of some of the $42 million distributed to several anti-jihad organizations over the last ten years. We barely can rub two nickels together. But truth has no price. It takes guts for the recipients of millions in Saudi petrodollars to make a claim like that.
They went on to exploit the fictitious narrative of the fear and paranoia that counter-jihadists "exploit," without ever addressing honor killings, FGM, or the millions slaughtered in 1,400 years of jihad warfare, cultural annihilation, and enslavement. The irreligious imam who incited his herd to hatred against me during Friday prayers assured that crowd that "Geller and Spencer will fail because they are against God, they are against America, and people will not get with them." Apparently he was also selling pieces of the Brooklyn Bridge.
What is noteworthy is that the mayor, several local politicians, and Congressman Conyers were there. Is it any wonder that they feel empowered? They intend to create a "superfund" to defeat the evil Republicans. The main thrust? The left, the Democrats, and the Islamic supremacists must get together to defeat the forces of good. I will have video of these remarks within the next couple of days. Stay tuned.
But all of this nonsensical rhetoric disappeared into the ether when hundreds converged upon the Hyatt, a full capacity crowd, to join Robert Spencer and me and a full roster of luminaries to educate, elucidate, and shine a light on the ugly and brutal atrocities under the Sharia. I explained the reasons why we came to Dearborn to stand against honor killing, and why all free people need to stand against this atrocity. Then Darwin Jiles, a close friend and confidante of Jessica Mokdad, exposed the mainstream media lie that she was not killed in an honor murder: Darwin spoke movingly of how Jessica confided in him of her fears that she would be harmed for not following the rules of Islam, and how her worst fears came to pass.
Robert Spencer then provided facts about why 91% of all honor killings occur among Muslims: its sanction in Islamic law, the relaxed penalties for honor killings in many Muslim countries, and more. Then followed Nonie Darwish with harrowing firsthand accounts of the mistreatment of women in Muslim societies. David Wood then explained how Sharia is also leading to oppression in the United States, detailing his experiences being bullied, silenced, and unjustly arrested for preaching Christianity to Muslims in Dearborn. Robert Muise, his lawyer, showed riveting film of the case, in which David's colleague Nabil Qureshi was arrested for "breaching the peace" simply for discussing Christianity with Muslims at the Arab American Festival in Dearborn.
Michael Coren then offered accounts of how the same spread of Sharia is happening in Canada, as well as in his native Britain, while the mainstream media remains silent, indifferent, and/or complicit. James Lafferty told tales from the trenches in Northern Virginiastan and offered practical tips for how free people could fight to defend freedom, coinciding with the advice I give in my book Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Simon Deng then rounded out the program by elucidating just what Sharia can do to a society, and to a human being -- as he saw, and lived, and suffered through in Sudan.
The crowd was rapt. No one left during the entire three-hour program, and no one's attention was ever diverted. The questions that followed were informed, pointed, and illuminating. The crowd left energized to stand against the barbarity of honor killing, and the infringements upon freedom that Sharia is bringing to our nation. It was, against all odds and fierce opposition, a victory for freedom.
It was a historic, gamechanging moment for those who love freedom and the unalienable rights of every free individual.