Thursday I drove the Jihad Watch company car, a state-of-the-art Maxwell Roadster, to the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s annual Restoration Weekend in Florida. You can see a pdf about the event here. Yesterday morning I spoke (along with student activists Tyler Kristopeit and Rob Lockwood, the Florida Security Council’s Tom Trento, and the incomparable Melanie Phillips) on a panel entitled “Jihad On Campus” about our Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week activities, which took me this fall to eight campuses all over the country. Later on I spoke about the subject of my new book Stealth Jihad: efforts to advance acceptance of Islamic law in the U.S.
Among the other speakers were Victor Davis Hanson, Karl Rove, Michael Steele and filmmaker David Zucker (Airplane, The Naked Gun, and now An American Carol), along with (among others) Fred Barnes, Pat Cadell, Caroline Glick, Bernie Goldberg, David Horowitz, Mark Krikorian, Dick Morris, Frank Gaffney, Daniel Pipes, and the great comedian Evan Sayet.
I also had the privilege of meeting the great filmmaker Pierre Rehov, who showed his superb and much-needed film First Comes Saturday, Next Comes Sunday, about the exodus of Christians from the Middle East and the need for Jews and Christians (and all who value human rights) to stand together against the advancing jihad. Pamela (who took the picture above just as Rehov was taking his own picture) has an interview with Rehov and more from the Weekend.