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While Islamist groups have tried to monopolize the debate, speaking on behalf of the entire Arab and Muslim world, Darwish, Wafa Sultan and others like them remind us that there is another side. The side of the oppressed. The side of those who live under the system and have to leave it before they can feel safe speaking out against it.
As Islamist groups gain influence in the United States, that safety is rapidly becoming an illusion. The arson at Boston University, the campus harassment and CAIR’s tarring of critics of Sharia as Islamophobes who are to be denied their right of free speech, and events like them are turning American universities into Saudi universities where criticism of Islam is forbidden and criticism of Israel and the United States is mandatory.
“The truth is that I am afraid of Islamic laws that condemn me and thousands, if not millions of others, who left the religion of Islam. Sharia is the only religious law in the word that condemns those who leave the religion to death. I do not think it is an unreasonable phobia to speak of such a tyrannical law. Actually it is my duty towards myself, and the civil and human rights of many others,” Darwish said in response to CAIR’s charge that she was an Islamophobe.
Though the Federalist Society and the George Mason School of Law did not bow to an organization which is closely linked to terrorist mass murderers, the battle continues from campus to campus. And from country to country.
“Where is their outrage over the Christian mother of 5 held in an Afghanistani jail awaiting execution for blasphemy? Where are their letters of objection to the Iranian government for their plan to execute an apostate?” Darwish asks of CAIR.
The Brotherhood speaks of peace and justice, but they mean only such peace and justice as is to be found in the messages of a delusional 7th century warlord. This crude and brutal order of superiors and inferiors, conquerors and conquered, is what they have inflicted on the Arab world and the Muslim world, and what they are determined to inflict on the entire world.
Their outrage is not directed at offenses against human rights and justice, only at offenses against Sharia, such as a woman who dares to speak her mind and a former Muslim who refuses to be silenced. In Iran, Pakistan or Saudi Arabia these are grave crimes and as Islamism becomes indistinguishable from political correctness, they are turning into crimes of thought in America.
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