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Anti-terrorism Act, 2015
An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
Islam propaganda spinmeister, Zarqa Nawaz, creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie tells MP’s that she’s worried what C-51 might do to Canada.
Chief among her concerns is the fear of what she described as “increased marginalization and hysteria” targeting Muslims, including not just the proposed anti-terror bill but also the government’s move to enforce its ban on niqabs at citizenship ceremonies.”
Mirrored from Gates of Vienna:
Prescribed by Sharia, Part 3: Defending Islam
This is the third in a series of instructional videos put together by Vlad Tepes to help anti-sharia activists better understand and counter the misdirection and outright lies propagated by Muslim representatives in the West.
With the help of Clare Lopez, the video below explains what Muslim zealots really mean when they talk about “defending Islam”:
Previous ‘Prescribed by Sharia’ videos:
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Something is seriously afoul here, a ‘Conservative Betrayal’.
I wondered yesterday whether more ill will was around the corner upon hearing that former CIA operations officer and expert on the Middle East, Clare Lopez, had an essay of hers pulled from the pages of the Gatestone Institute. The gut feeling proved right as I read from the Gates of Vienna (mirrored below) that Ms.Lopez was fired from her position at the institute.
It looks like a blacklisting of public figures approving of Diana’s book ‘American Betrayal’ is underway, a real Right-wing blacklist, unlike the one imagined during the Joe McCarthy years.
Only Ms. West’s book about the very same events seemed to irritate the Board, whose recently-appointed Chairman is former UN Ambassador John Bolton.
So, what in the world is going on at Gatestone Institute? Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna has an in-depth piece detailing the inside skinny from an anonymous source, read it in full, I’m mirroring the entire post.
I just received this information from a source close to Clare Lopez:
In late August 2013, Clare Lopez, then a Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, submitted an article for publication at the Gatestone Institute’s website. It was entitled “Recognizing the Wrong People”, and drew on the U.S. government’s 1933 formal diplomatic recognition of the USSR as described in Diana West’s bookAmerican Betrayal to form an analogy with the U.S.’s present day recognition and/or support of other fundamentally-anti-American entities, such as the AQ/MB-dominated rebel and opposition forces in places like Egypt, Libya, and Syria.
As with all of Ms. Lopez’ previous articles, this one was well-received by Gatestone’s editor, Nina Rosenwald, who praised it as “so far-sighted.” The article was duly published the morning of Tuesday 3 September 2013 at Gatestone and was sent out to an email list of subscribers. Sometime shortly after that, however, it was pulled from the website, with no notice or explanation.
Word spread quickly as regular Gatestone readers realized something odd had happened.
The real shock came the following morning, though, on September 4, when Ms. Lopez received an email from Nina Rosenwald notifying her that her relationship with the Gatestone Institute had been terminated at the request of the Gatestone Board of Directors. On September 5, Ms. Rosenwald confirmed in an email sent to Ms. Lopez and others what some had already suspected, that her firing was due to her “choice of books to promote…,” a clear reference to Ms. Lopez’ citation of historical events from Ms. West’s book. Although Ms. Lopez also had cited about the same 1933 events to a second book, The Great Terror: A Reassessment, by Robert Conquest, for some reason, that reference did not seem to pose any issues for the Board. Only Ms. West’s book about the very same events seemed to irritate the Board, whose recently-appointed Chairman is former UN Ambassador John Bolton.
It would seem that the legacy of Stalin lives on. The anti-anti-communist movement is alive and well in 21st century America, and so are the vicious public smear tactics of personal vilification to which Diana West has been subjected.
For shame, for shame.
Folks, please listen to this smart woman.
History of the Muslim Brotherhood Penetration of the U.S. Government
by Clare M. Lopez
April 15, 2013 at 5:00 am
Given the long history of Muslim Brotherhood activity in this country, its declared objective to “destroy the Western civilization from within,” and the extensive evidence of successful influence operations at the highest levels of the U.S. government, it is urgent that we recognize this clear and present danger that threatens not only our Republic but the values of Western civilization.
“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest aspiration.”
— Motto of the Muslim Brotherhood
The upheavals of 2011-2012 across the Middle East and North Africa swept aside secular rulers and the established political order with startling speed, and continue to focus world attention on the revolutionary forces driving these far-reaching events. Poverty, oppression, inequality, and lack of individual freedom are all hallmarks of the societal stagnation that has gripped the Islamic world for the better part of fourteen centuries, but the driving force of the so-called “Arab Spring” is a resurgent Islam, dominated by the forces of al-Qa’eda and the Muslim Brotherhood. Energized as Islam may be at this time, however, without the active involvement of the United States to help arm, fund, support, and train the region’s Islamic rebels, it is questionable whether they could have gotten this far, this fast.
This report describes how the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated and suborned the U.S. government to actively assist, whether knowingly or not, the mission of its grand jihad. Its hard-won position at the forefront of the 21stcentury Islamic Awakening is possible only because of decades of patient infiltration and political indoctrination (Da’wa) in the West, and especially the United States of America, even as the grassroots work of building an organizational structure advanced steadily in the land of its origin as well. It is important to recognize the sophistication of the Brotherhood’s international strategy and how the takedown of U.S. national security defenses from within was critical to the current Middle East-North Africa (MENA) campaign to re-establish the Caliphate and enforce Islamic Law (shariah).
Origins of the Muslim Brotherhood
To understand the Brotherhood and how it operates, especially inside Western societies such as America’s, a brief overview of where it came from and why it was established is in order. Following the early years of blindingly fast military conquests, Islam began to falter as European Christendom doggedly kept pushing back, eventually surpassing an increasingly corrupt empire that had run out of lands to conquer, people to enslave, and riches to plunder. Yoked by consensus of the scholars (ijma) to an ideology that rejected critical thought, innovation, and scientific inquiry in favor of blind obedience to revelation, the Islamic world remained largely untouched by the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and eventual Industrial and Technological revolutions that catapulted the West to global power status. Eventual European colonization of the Arab and Muslim world and the stunningly successful re-establishment of the Jewish nation in the modern State of Israel brought humiliation to people raised on tales of historical supremacism over these, its traditional dhimmi victims.
Aside from Israel, which came later, this was the world into which Hassan al-Banna was born in the early 20thcentury. An Egyptian Cairene, al-Banna seethed with frustration at Islam’s diminished status in the world; in particular he resented the presence and power of the British colonial administration in Egypt. The abolishment of the last Caliphate by Kemal Ataturk in 1924 was perhaps the worst indignity, one that left al-Banna and his young Muslim university contemporaries apparently feeling unmoored. They joined together in 1928, determined (as we know from their statements and writing) to rectify things; “rectifying things,” for them, seems to have meant re-establishment of the Caliphate and global enforcement of Islamic Law (shariah). The organization they founded to return Egypt, the Middle East, and eventually the world to “proper” subservience to Islam as ordained by Allah would be the Muslim Brotherhood (Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun in Arabic).
Islamic fundamentalism is basic Islam 101.
The simple refusal to believe in Islam in favor of maintaining your own set of religious beliefs and values, or even just secular values, is offense enough to encourage a jihad against you. Former CIA agent, Clare Lopez in a video by Vlad Tepes, explains it for us in clear detail.
h/t and upload: Vlad
Bear with me here.
I’m going to do something that I don’t normally do, I’m going to put the horse before the cart in this post.
In an article by Jerry Gordon at the Iconoclast (New English review), he writes about Harold Rhode, a senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute (formerly the Hudson Institute) who “writes a provocative article about the cultural shortcomings of the Muslim World.”
While Rhode’s thinking is for the most part, ‘spot on’ as the Brits say, Clare Lopez elucidates even further, making an extremely salient point, “…thinking that these valued concepts of Western civilization are some kind of temptation to Islam, the institution as administered by Islamic authorities, is folly….it’s not. It is red meat to them, gets them into a murderous frenzy.”
Please do read Gordon’s piece and what Rhode has to say, it’s worth it, but bear in mind what Clair says afterwards, republished just below this. It is the more relevant of the two writings.
NOTE: I would also add that the Islamic community as a whole, would, and will, reject any “reformation of Islam”, such as the kind Christianity went through centuries ago, for the mere fact that they (the Ummah, the Islamic community worldwide) have the hindsight of exactly where the enlightenment will lead, in other words, modern day liberalism.
Harold is absolutely right in everything he says. However, he writes from a totally Western perspective. Islam doesn’t want the same things we want….individual Muslims may, but not Islam, the institution.
Besides which, whatever it is they’re doing, it’s working!
Not only has Islam survived 14 centuries and defeated many non-Western civilizations it has come up against. It may well be on its way to bringing down Western civilization, too….on top of the Buddhists, Byzantines, Hindus, Persians, and Middle East North African Christendom.
We err when we think that Islam will be better off with equal rights, individual liberty, minority protections, and all that we treasure…no! It will not be better off. Islam, the institution, would be destroyed by these things. Non-Muslims and individual Muslims might love them, but the global institution of Islam would be annihilated with acceptance of these principles and they know it. That is why they fight them with everything they’ve got.
They created a system that works to conquer, dominate, and proliferate. It is all-encompassing, complex, and very, very sophisticated. Why would they even consider diluting that in the slightest, much less giving it up?
We have to understand that all first. Then we must study hard and come up with effective ways to get inside their defenses, the way they’ve gotten inside ours. But thinking that these valued concepts of Western civilization are some kind of temptation to Islam, the institution as administered by Islamic authorities, is folly….it’s not. It is red meat to them, gets them into a murderous frenzy.
This is the depth to which US society has fallen to.
The OIC is evil, and its head guy, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu the devil himself incarnate. The man should be stiff armed by every Western leader, yet dimwits throw him the red carpet and work with him to undermine our free speech rights. Clare Lopez takes full aim at this weasel and his true aims in an excellent piece. Claire also mentions the TT’s good friend and colleague Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who faces a final hearing (this Tuesday, TT live blogging it) in her appealing of the conviction she experienced a few months ago for defamation of Islam. KGS
In fact, the “test of consequences” is already being applied rigorously in European media and courts, where any act or threat of violence — whether by a jihadist, insane person, or counter-jihadist — is defined as a “consequence” of statements that are critical of some aspect of Islam and, therefore, to be criminalized. Recent trials of Dutch political leader Geert Wilders, Austrian free speech champion Elizabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, and Danish Islamic expert Lars Hedegaard (as well as the witch hunt for “instigators” that followed the murderous attacks by Norwegian blogger Anders Behring Brevik) all attest to the extent of these “hate speech” laws’ oppressive pall over what is left of the European Enlightenment. Now, if the OIC and the Obama administration have their way, it’s America’s turn.
Thanks to the clowns at the White House, the fundamustards are feeling very uppity right now. KGS
Thanks to Vlad for doing this interview. Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, homeland security, national defense, and counterterrorism issues. KGS
Thanks to ol’Vladdy boy for posting this, and uploading the vid to You Tube, much appreciated! KGS
Aftermath: Showing of ‘Iranium’ Clare Lopez
By Eeyore | February 7, 2011
This is Clare Lopez after the showing of the film, ‘Iranium’ which took place on Superbowl Sunday, Feb 6 2011. It was a complete sell out with over 50 people being turned back at the door. Minister of heritage, James Moore was there and spoke before the film. I will have that up shortly as well as an interview with a Persian language radio show host here in Canada.
The security for this show was stunning. There were sniffer dogs that went through the whole building before anyone was allowed in. There were police of several kinds in and outside the building. Coat checks and bag checks were mandatory for everyone. People accepted it stoically. Canadians showed real conviction by coming out to this event. I was personally very proud to see so many Canadians coming to this movie. It was an act of defiance uncharacteristic of Canadians as a rule.
Look for much more on this over the next day or so. I will be uploading more footage. Part II of this Q&A will be uploaded in this post and other interviews will appear in posts of their own.
NOTE: THANKS TO VLAD FOR PUTTING THESE ALL ONLINE
Interview with Clare Lopez and David Harris Jan 18 2011 1 of 4
The Free Thinking Films Society sponsored the screening of the Clarion Group’s film, Iranium, Clare Lopez was then filmed later on in the evening at the home of Fred Litwan, after learning of the cancellation, giving her thoughts on what happened. KGS
CFRA INTERVIEW OF CLARE LOPEZ