Continuing coverage of our historic freedom conference on September 11th. Above, Kevin Carroll, leader of the EDL and British Freedom Party candidate for Police Commissioner, speaks to a spellbound SRO crowd.
Back in August, leaders of the world's most effective counter jihad organizations converged in Stockholm for the SION Stockholm: Freedom March. The first worldwide counter-jihad initiative began August 4 with
the First Annual Global Counter Jihad rally in Stockholm, Sweden.
Representatives from Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), Stop
Islamization of America (SIOA), Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE), the English Defence League (EDL), and allied groups spoke.
The Global Counter Jihad rally featured the president of SION
and executive director of SIOA, Pamela Geller, as well as SION Vice
President and SIOA associate director Robert Spencer. Also speaking was the EDL’s Tommy Robinson, SIOE’s Anders
Gravers, and other worldwide
leaders from official Stop Islamization and Defence League groups
“The conference,” said Geller in a statement, “heralds the launch of a
worldwide counter jihad alliance. Freedom fighters from Europe and
America, as well as India, Israel, and other areas threatened by jihad,
will at last be working together and forming a common defense of freedom
and human rights.”
Stockholm was chosen for the Global
Counter Jihad rally because of the actions of an Iraqi-born Swedish
citizen, Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, who travelled to central
Stockholm on December 11, 2010 in order to commit mass murder in revenge
for Sweden’s “silence” over cartoons of Islam’s founder and the
presence of Swedish troops in Afghanistan. Al-Abdaly succeeded only in
killing himself, but his jihad plot is particularly noteworthy because
he turned to jihad violence and hatred in England, at the Luton Islamic
Out of the Stockholm action, the counter-jihad leaders announced the formation of
the first activist leadership team uniting counter- jihadists in Europe,
the U.S., Australia, India, Israel and elsewhere: the President's
Council of Stop Islamization of Nations (SION).
The President's Council was
formed after the extraordinary successful international counter-jihad
rally in Stockholm on August 4, when the heads of the leading worldwide
counter-jihad organizations held a series of workshops and planning
meetings. The initial members of the President's Council are SIOE's
Anders Gravers; Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll of the EDL; Debbie
Robinson of the Q Society of Australia, Robert
Spencer and Pamela Geller. The members of the newly formed council
unanimously voted to elect Pamela Geller Council President.
We decided to convene in New York on September 11, 2011. On the 11th anniversary of the jihad attacks that murdered
3,000 people, freedom fighters from all over the world
gathered to tell the truth about Islam, jihad, and the mainstream
media's war on free speech and honest reporting and analysis of that
jihad. Speakers from the U.S., England, Europe, India, Israel, and
Australia spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about the
media's craven complicity in whitewashing the reality of jihad and
demonizing those who fight for freedom.
Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll of the EDL and founding members of an the International Activist Leadership Team, the SION President's Council came in from the UK to address the first standing room only international Freedom Congress. Watch the video.
More coverage of SION Freedom Congress:
Video of the Pamela Geller, VIDEO: Bev Perlson, Band of Mothers here.
American Rattlesnake: Reclaiming Liberty: SION Conference (Part I)
More SION pictures, reportage here.
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