In the world of the pro-Sharia Muslim Brotherhood front known as the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), my work exposing the activities of Islamic jihadists and the ways in which they use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism constitutes “hate” and “incitement to violence.” They think they found confirmation of this in the murder spree of Norwegian psychopath Anders Breivik, since he cited me (along with John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Barack Obama, the New York Times, and a host of others) in his lengthy and ideologically incoherent “manifesto.”
The perpetrator of these attacks was a racist, hateful fascist with a 1500-page manifesto and deliberate plan. He was both xenophobic and Islamophobic and was in contact with numerous European and American anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim personalities. We are horrified that such violence was borne from these views.
The rise of Islamophobia fostered by individuals such as Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller has threatened our communities and prompted such acts of violence. ICNA calls upon the international community and the Obama administration to take action against hate groups and so-called “˜experts on Islam” who promote this kind of bigotry.
In reality, the idea that any of the counter-jihad activists and writers who the mainstream media and Islamic supremacists have blamed for the Norway attacks is actually responsible for them is absurd, and not just because we have never called for or justified violence. When two people or groups share a belief or perspective, and one of them starts killing, the other is in no way responsible. Otherwise Martin Luther King would be responsible for the Watts riots — and CAIR and ICNA for Islamic jihad terror.
Indeed, it is ironic that the Islamic supremacist groups that are trying to shut down the counter-jihad movement by claiming that our views lead to violence at the same time hotly deny that there is any connection between Islamic teachings and jihad violence — even though Islamic jihadists routinely point to those teachings as their motivation.
The ICNA Islamic supremacist blame game is part of a larger initiative. The 57-government Organization of Islamic Cooperation has been working for years to compel the governments of the U.S. and Europe to criminalize all critical discussion of Islam, thereby rendering them unable to investigate the motives and goals of jihad terrorists, and thus mute and defenseless against the advancing jihad. A key component of this effort in the U.S. today is to demonize and marginalize all the voices speaking out for the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and the equality of rights of all people — all denied by Islamic law.
This blame game is a threat to the freedom of every American.
And remember: the Muslim Brotherhood, of which ICNA is an arm, is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.”