Pamela Geller, President SION, Ashraf Ramelah, Voice of the Coptics, Swedish artist Lars Vilks and Robert Spencer, Vice-President, SION
The American Thinker has an excellent write-up by JanSuzanne Krasner of our SION: September 11, 2012 Freedom Congress (full coverage and videos here):
“Freedom Fighters Meet on 911” American Thinker
conference titled “International Freedom Defense Congress,” sponsored
by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer’s organization “Stop Islamization of
Nations” (SION), was appropriately scheduled in NYC for the 11th
anniversary of 9/11. It also coincidentally took place while Islamic
savages in Egypt were storming the U.S. Embassy and Libyan murderers
were killing American diplomats over the very issue Geller, Spencer, and
others were gathered to discuss: freedom of speech.
believes “that the workshop is of particular importance as it is the
first ever to address the implications of Resolution 16/18 of the United
Nations Human Rights Council, the stated goal of which is to ‘combat
intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of,
discrimination, incitement to violence, and violence against persons
based on religion or belief,’ but which is actually designed to restrict
truthful speech about Islamic supremacism and jihad, so as to render
the West mute and defenseless before the advancing threat of jihad and
light of the repeated demonstrations of vicious hatred directed at
Americans over criticism of Islam and the Prophet Mohammed, this time in
an internet film, combined with the U.S. State Department’s initial
appeasing response to these riots, it is quite fitting for Americans to
be addressing the pressing issue of how individual freedoms and rights
in a democratic society are being suppressed. This conference successfully
brought together about 200 global “soldiers” who are battling the
Islamic jihad movement against freedom that is widening its powerful
grip across Europe, Australia, India, and the United States…not to
mention the Middle East.
speakers from around the world came to share their firsthand
experiences in confronting and combating attacks on their freedom of
speech by the intolerance of Islamic propagandists and their
organizations. Ms. Geller passionately spoke to the audience about the
“war to control words” going on in the name of Islam…and the Muslims
are winning in a stealth jihad that is seducing many in the political
arena and media. All she had to do was point out the many security
guards surrounding the room and entrance area…along with the high cost
of paying for this necessary protection.
4.5-hour program was divided into four topics, the first three being
the war in the U.S., the war in Australia and England, and the global
battle against jihad. The fourth, “Europe – Front Line of the Battle of
Free Speech,” was covered by three very high-profile individuals whose
lives are under constant assault, each of whom must travel with
security: Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, Danish publisher and free
speech advocate Lars Hedegaard, and Anders Gravers of “Stop Islamization
of Europe” (SIOE).
first group of speakers included Nelly Braginsky, who lost her son in
9/11; NYS Senator David Storobin (R); Cliff Kincaid, president of
Accuracy in Media; David Yerushalmi of the American Law for American
Courts (the lawyer who has been representing the organization); and
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. Each clearly made the case that
“freedom-fighters” in the U.S. are now battling the first phase of an
Islamic caliphate — the condemnation and banning of any criticism of
Islam and the introduction of sharia law into the American justice
war for freedom of speech in Australia and the U.K. was discussed by
Debbie Robinson, President of Q Society in Australia; Tommy Robinson and
Kevin Carroll of the English Defense League (EDL); and George Igler of
the Discourse Institute in the U.K. It was astonishing to listen to
both Robinson and Carroll share how their small town in England is one
of many communities where Muslims have been moving in over the last
twenty years; the Muslims have grown so large in numbers and influence
that both the police and the Brits are intimidated, and many have left.
made the argument that Americans should not fall for the idea that this
can’t possibly happen in the U.S. with a Constitution that guarantees
freedom of speech and religion. This is what the British people also
thought, Britain being the home of the Magna Carta. How wrong they
Carroll dramatically held up two British newspapers with headlines that
are testimony to the degree of Muslim influence the English are living
under today and the loss of their individual freedoms. They read: NO
RIGHT TO WEAR A CROSS AT WORK and SPEAK UP FOR CHRISTIANTY PM TELLS
ARCHBISHOP, both front-page stories in the U.K.’s Daily Express.
brave gents refuse to leave their homes in spite of the fact that their
country is now in the second stage of Islamic transformation.
UPDATE: George Igler’s remarks:
and Lars Hedegaard:
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