When I spoke in late April at the America’s Truth Forum Symposium in Washington, I had the honor of meeting Dick Sartain. I had corresponded with him for some time; he kindly kept me informed about his quiet activities exposing jihadist activity in the Dallas, Texas area.
People often ask me: What can I do, as a private citizen, to aid in the Resistance to the jihad? What I would answer would always be a summation of the kinds of things that Dick Sartain was doing. He frequently went to open houses and other public meetings at Dallas-area mosques, quietly collected information, and made that information available to people who could use it best. He always knew who was speaking in Dallas mosques — and more importantly, he did the necessary research and knew their backgrounds, the organizations they belonged to, the sentiments they espoused, and the associations they had maintained.
If a mujahid or a smiling dissembler was coming to a Dallas mosque, Dick Sartain knew it. If a mosque in his area was distributing hate literature, Dick Sartain knew it. He didn’t have to resort to any clandestine or underground efforts to amass this information. All he did was pay attention, and inform himself about the identities of the major players in the American Muslim community today, and their histories. And forthwith many others would know what he knew as well, and be able to plan accordingly.
I never would have written this message, as it would have prevented Mr. Sartain from continuing his work, were it not for the fact that recently Dick Sartain was killed by a drunk driver.
This is an immense loss. Dick Sartain was a hero in the defense of the West against the global jihad. I hope, however, that in the wake of his death many more like him will begin to do his work, and to expose, in the quiet and unobtrusive way that he did, the quiet and unobtrusive spread of the jihadist message in the U.S.
May his memory be eternal.