1. Giving in to political pressure by Muslims and their supporters, a National Counterterrorism Center memorandum prohibited the use of terms such as “Jihad,” “Islamist,” and “mujahedeen.”
2. The United Nations General Assembly is considering a resolution sponsored by the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference in an attempt to “mainstream” prohibitions on any speech that could be considered critical of Islam.
3. Told by Muslims it could incite acts of violence, Random House decided not to publish a book on Mohammad — after it had already bought the rights.
All three are Muslim attempts to accomplish the same goal: To hamper a non-Muslim’s ability to criticize Islam publicly. Every totalitarian state that ever ruled a nation has done the same thing, and did it first. If you can’t criticize something in public, you are left with your private thoughts and your few intimate friends. Are you the only ones who think this way? You don’t know. Silencing criticism isolates the dissenters. And it prevents important public discussions from taking place.
Silencing criticism makes it possible for other concessions to be gained without effective opposition.
Here’s the principal: if they silence you, they win. If they make you afraid to speak up, they win. You are already a dhimmi. You have already been subjugated. A small subjugation the will be followed by increasingly more oppressive subjugations.
Nice people make an easy target for Islam. Strong Americans need to stand up and speak up for those nice Americans who, though well-meaning and kind, do not even realize they are being used to gradually implement Sharia Law in the US.
Don’t be shy. It’s OK to say, “No!”