I have headed back to the old East Coast for this morning’s inaugural event of the Freedom Defense Initiative. At 10AM Eastern Pamela Geller and I will be presenting “Jihad: The Political Third Rail — What They’re Not Telling You,” featuring Wafa Sultan, Steve Coughlin, Anders Gravers of SIOE, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff of Pax Europa, Sudanese ex-slave Simon Deng, and Lt. Colonel Allen West.
What they’re not telling you indeed: the need for a conference like ours was underscored by the revelation yesterday that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson tried to poison the food supply — two months ago. Why was this not revealed until yesterday? Who was covering it up, and why?
In any case, if you are in the DC area, we hope you’ll drop by. Note that security will be extremely tight, as it must be in this wonderful multicultural age, due to the possibility that some adherents of the Religion of Tolerance and Peace will take umbrage.
One final note: I am generally pressed for time to such a degree that I never post everything that I would like to post here at Jihad Watch. In the crush of preparations for this conference and other matters over the last few days, I neglected to post the remaining three speaker profiles for today’s event: those for the superb Lt. Colonel Allen West, one of the very few politicians who fully understands the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat; Steve Coughlin, once the Pentagon’s only expert on Islamic law, whose job was terminated after politically correct pressure from Muslims in the military; and Wafa Sultan, the peerless freedom fighter and author of the extraordinary book A God Who Hates. Click on the names to read more about each.