There are plenty of reasons not to be thankful this year: the consolidation of the power of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Sharia entities all over the Middle East and North Africa, the ongoing Islamic war against the freedom of speech, the Obama Administration's apparent determination to aid and abet both of those things, the new jihad against Israel, and so much more.
But today is a day to give thanks, and so let us not focus on those things, but rather upon those individuals who never would have flourished in a strict Sharia state such as the Islamic supremacists are laboring to impose upon the world, and for their achievements that are likewise not consonant with Islamic law. In other words, give thanks today for champions of the freedom of speech, for women who have achieved great things, for those who have moved our souls with music or representational art -- anything outlawed under Islamic law. For it may be that there will not be many more who join those singular individuals, as Sharia continues to advance in the West. The time to celebrate them is now.
And remember the fight is by no means over. As you give thanks for the blessings you have received, resolve to give thanks for them. Now is the time for new approaches that bypass the mainstream media straitjacket and force the public debate onto issues they want to ignore. That is what we do at the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Help AFDI keep fighting. Every dollar you contribute to us goes to the fight. We don’t draw salaries. We don’t have expensive offices or a huge staff (in fact, we don’t have an office or a staff at all).
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