I keep getting emails telling me that another organization has blocked Jihad Watch on its computers. With all this happening so suddenly in so many places, obviously this is a decision made in some central location, with impact within all these different places — but I don’t know the source of it. So today I’m going to try to contact every company about which I have been notified and ask them to remove the ban. Many thanks to all those who have written in with information and suggestions; I am very grateful for your help.
Some people have asked me: “But why should employees be reading Jihad Watch on the job? If employers want to block it, that’s their right.” But when CAIR and pro-jihad sites are accessible and Jihad Watch isn’t, this isn’t a question of trying to keep employees’ minds on the job. This is an attempt to silence us.
This is a tried and true tactic of the Left: intellectually bankrupt as it is, it silences its critics rather than dealing with them on the level of ideas. They can’t answer us, so they try to shut us up and discredit us. Leftists, as well as apologists for Islamic jihad terrorism, label their opponents “hatemongers” and “bigots,” hoping thereby to make people of good will turn away from their message. And the politicized nature of this Internet censorship will come as a surprise to no one.
In reality, Jihad Watch is dedicated to the defense of human rights for all people against those who would impose Islamic law, with its institutionalized discrimination against women and religious minorities, over both Muslim and non-Muslim societies. There is no “hatred” in this, except when we report the words of hatred and supremacism of the Islamic jihadists. We are trying to raise awareness of the nature, extent, and goals of the global jihad, which threatens everyone who loves and cherishes freedom and the equality of rights of all people before the law.
And so, we are going to fight this, as best we can, and I am sure the other blocked sites are also. Wherever you are working today, if you get a chance please take a moment to check if you still have access to this site — and if you don’t, lodge a respectful but firm protest. Let us not take lying down being vilified and silenced, when we are telling the truth.