I just got back to Secure Undisclosed Locationville late last night — just before midnight, on the last stagecoach into town. I was giving talks all weekend, most notably at the Council for National Policy on Friday.
It was a good crowd, full of people with much influence in Washington. I was part of a panel with Sam Soloman, a scholar of Islam from England, and Mark Gabriel, former Al-Azhar professor and author of “Islam and Terrorism.” Soloman was particularly hard-hitting, quoting Qur’anic verses in Arabic with all the fervor of a radical imam (and then, of course, in English) and illustrating vividly how jihadists use the Islamic holy book to recruit and motivate terrorists.
I myself spoke about the need to be realistic about the sources of the threat and the goals of the jihadists, so as to respond most effectively. Above all, I stressed the need for the President to speak and act with a realistic awareness of what we are up against, and to stop allowing self-proclaimed moderate Muslim groups with ties to terrorism to brief FBI and law enforcement officials, etc. And I unveiled my Fourteen Points for defeating the global jihad, which I will publish soon in some form or another. I am happy to say that they were interrupted by applause several times.
I had to hurry out right after the address so as to catch a plane and give another talk in another city that night, but on the way out I had the pleasure of shaking hands with Grover Norquist. I am sorry that no photographer was present.