Cliff Kincaid reports . . .
Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist who drew Islam’s prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog and lives under a constant death threat, was in New York City on 9/11, as anti-American violence started to unfold in the Middle East. He described how the Islamists have repeatedly tried to injure or kill him over the last several years.
Vilks spoke at an “International Freedom Defense Congress” sponsored by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer amid tight security, proving that the problem regarding Islam isn’t a drawing or a film but rather an ideology that sanctions violence against its perceived enemies and which has a presence on American soil. . .
The event demonstrated that, whether it’s a drawing, a cartoon, or a film, the Islamists will always look for something or someone to riot about and use as an excuse to kill. But rather than reaffirm our First Amendment rights, the Obama Administration has made it clear that they want to silence those who criticize the “religion of peace.”
. . . What is coming to America, courtesy of the Obama Administration, is more scrutiny of and threats against those who are labeled Islamophobes by such groups as the Southern Poverty Law Center and the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress.
Europeans are already experiencing these frightening developments, as critics of the prophet Muhammad are being physically attacked, murdered, or subject to prosecution for “hate speech.”
In order to counter this threat here and abroad, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer launched the “International Freedom Defense Congress” of Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), on whose board I serve. It is designed to safeguard our constitutional rights before they are stripped away by an administration working hand-in-glove with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a group of Muslim countries which wants to silence critics of Islam.
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Tuesday night, September 18, Trevor Loudon will appear in Bradenton, Florida at Tea Party Manatee. Although he is a lifetime resident of New Zealand, Trevor knows more about the American political system — right down to the background of your local state representative — than almost anyone I know. His knowledge of American politics puts America’s tenured political scientists to shame.
When I was attending graduate school at E***y University, I used to have a running joke with a wise and lovely administrator: she and I would send each other clippings from the Atlanta Journal Constitution whenever a certain esteemed political science professor weighed in weightily on political news.
We’d quote: “Professor X predicts an election will be held on November 6.” And then dissolve into giggles.
That was the sort of thing he’d say, and then get quoted for saying, and then collect his $250K salary for STOPHeD: stating the obvious with a PhD.
Trevor Loudon is the opposite of all that. And yet, academics still find the nerve to scorn the Tea Party. If only they knew . . . even a fraction of what they don’t know and refuse to see:
TPM General Meeting:Guest Speaker – Trevor Loudon
Date: September 18, 2012Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmLocation: Show mapMixon Fruit Farms
2525 27th Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208
TEA PARTY MANATEE WILL BE HOSTING
Meeting will start at 6 pm
Trevor Loudon is a New Zealand political activist who was vice president of the ACT New Zealand Party from 2006 to 2008.He has been involved in politics in Christchurch for many years, most notably the Campaign for a Soviet Free New Zealanda group which published dossiers on people involved in the anti-nuclear movement, declaring them to be communists and “connecting the dots” between them and their supposed Soviet masters.
He describes himself as “[Believing] in freedom with responsibility, not freedom from responsibility. My ideal society is one in which government is slashed to the bone and people are free to reach their potential.” In addition to his libertarian economic views he is strongly anti-communist, in a 2006 post to his blog (see below) he stated “Socialism, is in short a manifestation ofmental illness or major character deficiency.” he has also stated a belief that communists are responsible for “supplying much of the world’s illegal drugs,” although he supports drug legalization (while being personally against drug use). He is a self-described “student” of the Zenith Applied Philosophy, an offshoot of Scientology. In 2006 he wrote on his blog “I have studied at Z.A.P. from 1976 to 1982, 1986/7 and 1999 to current. I am enjoying my studies immensely at the moment and plan to continue indefinitely.”
Meanwhile, here’s a Victoria Jackson bonus track:
And don’t forget this guy, this very, very happy guy from the Occupy Tampa movement. Nobody can hate this guy: