This past week we had an event in Texas that was designed to make a statement about freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is part of our Constitution and Bill of Rights and is essential to a free country with a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
There is an attempt to take away our right to free speech. There is an effort in the United Nations through Resolution 1618 which we have covered before. Another factor is what happened at this event.
We remember what happened when a Danish newspaper invited people to demonstrate the freedom of speech by submitting drawings of Muhammad. We will talk a bit more about this later because it fits with what happened in Garland TX.
Pamela Geller is the founder of the American Freedom Of Defense Initiative along with her partner Robert Spencer whose website is Jihad Watch. Both of them are well know for their defense of our way of life against Islam.
There was a special guest at the event in Garland Texas, Geert Wilders, a Dutch lawmaker and outspoken critic of radical Islam. He was charged with a crime simply because he quoted scripture from the Qur’an.
Before we get started discussing the event in Texas I want to remind you of what happened in France. The satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was attacked and journalists were killed for publishing articles and pictures on Muhammad.
There was a major difference between what happened in France and what happened in Texas. In France the police who first showed up did not have guns. They were forced to flee in the face of the terrorists with their automatic weapons. Some reports say the terrorists even had a rocket launcher. Two police officers did try to stand against the terrorists and they were killed.
In Garland Texas there was heavy security, primarily because of Geert Wilders who is on the Al-Qaeda’s hit list. The difference is that the terrorists were met by police officers that had guns. The police officer that killed the terrorists is a hero. He took down gunmen who were better armed and had body armor with his service pistol.
An interesting thing about this attack was the the perpetrators had posted on twitter that they were going to do this. One of them, Elton Simpson, was known to the FBI and like many other black men who go to prison, he had converted to Islam. There is a twitter account called Sharia of Light and there was a tweet, we believe it was from Simpson, which said:
“The bro with me and myself we have given bay’ah to Amirul Mu’mineen. May Allah accept us as mujahideen. Make dua.”
The hash tag for this was #texasattack. Mujahideen is where the word jihad comes from and it signifies warfare for the sake of Allah. Amirul Mu’mineen refers to the great prince. They were either making an appeal to Allah, or, as some experts think, to the Caliph of ISIS. It is obvious that these men saw themselves as soldiers for Allah and that they were going to the event to kill those who defamed Muhammad.
We believe this was the first ISIS attack on American soil. At the time of the recording of this broadcast there was still no word from the White House. This is an important point because this was a terrorist attack. Fortunately it didn’t go well for the terrorists.
What happened in Garland Texas deals with the first two amendments to our constitution. Both the freedom of speech and the right to bear arms are at play in this.
The right to freedom of speech is not there so that people can speak in a way that is acceptable to everyone. It is there to protect those who speak out on controversial issues that you or I might not agree with. This right is essential for a free society.
Islam says you cannot speak out against the Prophet Muhammad, you can’t speak out against Islam, and if you do you will die. This event was designed to speak out against this.
Had this happened in Europe or Canada no one would have been armed to take these two men down. Although it was a policeman who shot the terrorists, the police cannot be everywhere. The Second Amendment says the the right of citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The word “infringe” means to violate in any way.
Why haven’t we heard anything from the White House on this? The President calls for an investigation as soon as something happens against a Muslim, but when Muslims do something against Americans we hear nothing.
The fact that no one on our side was killed in this incident makes it no less important. If the fact that Obama has, as of the time of this recording, said nothing doesn’t speak to his loyalties I don’t know what would.
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