It’s the same thing every time: if someone who speaks the truth about the nature and magnitude of the global jihad, including John Guandolo and me, is invited to speak anywhere off the conservative reservation or is holding a public event anywhere, there are protests, defamatory “news” articles, and calls for us to be canceled. There is no engagement with or refutation of what we say, although, as in this article, there are sometimes tendentious presentations of statements we have made, presented without refutation as if they’re self-evidently false.
It shows that powerful forces, such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations and the hard-Left smear group the Southern Poverty Law Center, are deeply afraid of us. They know they cannot show us to be wrong, so they defame and smear us, in accord with the Alinskyite playbook, and do everything they can to intimidate and frighten timid event sponsors (which is usually pretty easy) into canceling the event. Have those who bowed to Antifa and SPLC pressure and canceled these events studied the issues and know that what Guandolo says is false? Of course not. They just don’t want their businesses threatened by Left-fascist thugs — but their cowering and kowtowing only encourages Antifa and the SPLC to keep on employing these tactics: they keep working.
Mike Tighe of the La Crosse Tribune thinks that what Guandolo says is false, and explains why: “Also on stage was Understanding the Threat founder John Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent, who decried the term jihad as a Muslim declaration of war on non-Muslims. Actually, the Prophet Muhammad used the term to signify a spiritual war against infidels, including oneself — much like cleansing rituals in other religions to purge oneself of sin. But minuscule numbers of Muslims have twisted it into a war against everyone, leading to the murders of thousands in 9/11 and other terror scenarios.”
A spiritual war against infidels, eh? Does this sound like a spiritual war to you? A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them…. If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them.” (Sahih Muslim 4294)
And in another, Muhammad is depicted as saying: “I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah, and he who professed it was guaranteed the protection of his property and life on my behalf except for the right affairs rest with Allah.” (Sahih Muslim 30) So one’s life and property are not protected unless he professes Islam. Spiritual war, eh?
One day maybe Wikileaks or someone will reveal who gave the order, and how it was delivered. But every mainstream media reporter, down to the smallest and most insignificant outlet on the planet, has gotten those orders, and always obeys them down to the last detail. The orders clearly must say that the SPLC should be treated as a trustworthy, reliable source, while those who note the obvious and readily demonstrable fact that Islamic terrorism stems from and is justified by texts and teachings of Islam is to be treated as a crank, a pariah, a notorious bigot. Mike Tighe of the La Crosse Tribune, like every other mainstream media reporter on earth, has gotten those orders, and follows them here.
Tighe tells us that “blowback against the group, stirred largely by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Hatewatch’ declaration that the group’s sole purpose is to spew hatred.” Why is the SPLC trustworthy as an arbiter of what is a hate group and what isn’t? Tighe, like every other mainstream media reporter in the galaxy, doesn’t see fit to tell us, or to inform his readers that there is considerable evidence that the SPLC is not a neutral arbiter, but a hard-Left smear group that uses its “extremist” label to tar legitimate groups that oppose its Leftist agenda.
Have you noticed that I keep writing the same things over and over again? That’s because the paradigm is well established. The play has been written, and everyone always acts out his or her part. Here’s how it goes: venue announces event on counterterrorism and jihad. Left-fascists protest and call for the cancellation of the “bigoted” event. Mainstream media reporter writes about the controversy, writing negative and distorted statements about the event, while invoking the SPLC as if it were trustworthy. The only plot variable is that sometimes the event goes on as planned, but more often it is cancelled or disrupted beyond any value (as in my experience at Stanford University).
Sometimes there is also an extra act, in which Spencer exposes the dishonesty and slanted reportage of the “journalist” involved, and the “journalist” angrily defends his or her work, doubling down on the trustworthiness of the SPLC, and the wickedness of Spencer and any other foe of jihad terror who may be involved.
Watch this space. In the next week or so, we’ll put on this play again.
And why is a “journalist” applauding the fascist suppression of free discourse?
“Mike Tighe: Anti-Muslim ranters aren’t welcome here,” by Mike Tighe, La Crosse Tribune, April 12, 2018 (thanks to Aaron):
Well, we dodged a hateful bullet the other day, but it could be just a matter of time until somebody slips another one into the chamber, and — before you know it — a Muslim misanthrope will fire a fusillade of cheap shots in a vile misuse of the First Amendment.
The near miss occurred Friday, when a notoriously hateful group known as Understanding the Threat was scheduled to trot out its lies that Muslims are the root of all evil during a program at the Onalaska OmniCenter. Its theme: “Understanding the Threat of Islam to America.”
The group, which had to pull the plug at the last minute because it hadn’t fulfilled its contractual agreement to obtain indemnity insurance, had convened an anti-Muslim rally in Des Moines, Iowa, the night before.
In Des Moines, author and radio broadcaster Brannon Howse insisted that the Quran threatens the very existence of America. Also on stage was Understanding the Threat founder John Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent, who decried the term jihad as a Muslim declaration of war on non-Muslims.
Actually, the Prophet Muhammad used the term to signify a spiritual war against infidels, including oneself — much like cleansing rituals in other religions to purge oneself of sin. But minuscule numbers of Muslims have twisted it into a war against everyone, leading to the murders of thousands in 9/11 and other terror scenarios.
Blowback against the group, stirred largely by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hatewatch” declaration that the group’s sole purpose is to spew hatred, prompted venues in Green Bay and a Milwaukee suburb to cancel gatherings planned at hotels there because of the potential to escalate into violence….