In past years I’ve written on this day that I’m thankful that there haven’t been more jihad terror attacks on U.S. soil. I am thankful for that this year also, but this year’s Thanksgiving comes in the shadow of the jihad attacks in Mumbai — and we must not forget that their defense is our defense, their murders threaten us, they are facing the same jihad that we continue to face, although most Americans don’t know it.
Above all this year I am thankful that I’m still able to write this. Now that the UN has approved an “anti-blasphemy” measure that is in reality an obvious and crude attempt to restrict open speech about the Islamic jihad threat, we shouldn’t take for granted that those who are threatened by Islamic supremacism and jihad will always be able to speak freely about that threat — and that includes Americans as well.
But this year, as hard a year as it has been in so very many ways, we have for the most part been able to do so (with the notable exception of some unlikely thoughtcrime states like Canada), and for that today we should give thanks, and hope and pray that we will continue to be able to do so long enough to turn back the tide of jihadist encroachment upon free societies everywhere.