We have the very same problem here in Europe. A special Tundra Tabloids ‘thank you’ to Diana for highlighting this issue, we need to confront any kind of group that tries to mount a smear campaign against those of us who are fighting the good fight for the freedom for us all. There is no middle ground here, you can’t live free for long wherever sharia is being tolerated. KGS
On the one hand, to be smeared by the Anti-Defamation League for combatting the incursions of Islamic law into this country is a badge not just of honor — which it is — but of effectiveness. To be smeared by the ADL as “anti-Muslim” is a sign that your debate is not dead-ending at your office wall, but advancing, catching the ears and engaging the minds of your fellow citizens. To trigger the slander machine of the ADL, which by now surely qualifies as the leading dhimmi organization for Islamic apologetics outside of a Saudi-funded university department, tells you that that your marshalling of the evidence, the facts about Islam — its law (sharia), its culture of conquest, its blood- and tear-stained history of victimization — is actually cutting through the thick and stultifying layer of lies and happy talk which irresponsible leaders have foisted upon us in the place of honesty, in place of reality itself, particularly since 9/11.
The latest such honoree is Big Peace contributor David Yerushalmi, Esq., and I salute him. Yerushalmi is an exceptional legal mind who has demonstrated his effectiveness in court as a brilliant defender of our Constitution. He is also a friend and co-author of the Team B II report,Shar’iah the Threat to America — for which, as another report co-author, I am delighted to say he is also scored by the ADL. The book, you see, “repeated” Yerushalmi’s “Shari’a-related conspiracy theories.” To the ADL, parsing Islamic law = conspiracy theory.
Meet the ADL, dunderheaded heirs of old-time Soviet infiltration, the anti-anti-sharia-ists. Given the depradations suffered under sharia by Jews in particular, how disgraceful that they be fronted by this noted Jewish organization. [See David Yerushalmi speak on the topic of sharia in New York City below.]
Just today I received an email from David of another courtroom victory, this one in a free speechcase involving Pam Geller, the well-known blogger and activist, whose organization SIOA (another ADL “honoree”) had been blocked by the city of Detroit for taking out the following ad on a city bus: “Fatawa on your head? Is your family or community threatening you? Leaving Islam? Got questions? Get answers!” The advertisement also included the following website address: RefugeFromIslam.com.
After receiving the ruling, David wrote:
This is one of our fresh victories for Free Speech and the ability to criticize Islam without having to hide in a bomb shelter. In other words, we’ve prevented what Eugene Volokh properly calls a victory for thuggery.
There is no question that my client, Pam Geller, pushes the social discourse envelope but her speech and her ability to push that envelop must be protected if this nation is to remain free, which is why my firm has represented her in now three separate advertising cases pro bono and have won all three (Miami [settled after threat of suit], NYC [settled after filing complaint], and now Detroit [court issued Prel Inj]).