Brigitte Gabriel: The Death of Free Speech in America

Freedom of speech is the most fundamental pillar of Western, Judeo-Christian society. Increasingly, this fundamental civil right afforded to all Americans through the First Amendment to our Constitution is being eroded by the Islamist-leftist coalition in an effort to assert control over “we the people.”

The unholy alliance between radical Islamists and radical leftists has resulted in a modern-day America our founders would not recognize. America, despite being known for its protection of free speech, is now a country where speaking the truth will leave you labeled a bigot or the new attack word, Islamophobic.

The key date in history was 9/11. The whole world began to take seriously the very real threat that radical Islam posed to the free world. That’s what happens when Islamic savages use commercial airliners as human missiles to kill themselves and over three thousand innocent civilians in a matter of hours while yelling “Allahu Akbar!”

As a result of 9/11, the West began asking questions about Islamic ideology in trying to understand and solve the problem of terrorism. The Islamic world had to come up with a clever way not only to silence criticism but also continue playing the victim card, something they have perfected for centuries.

The OIC and the United Nations: Islamaphobia and “Defamation of Religion”

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an international coalition of Islamic nations with a permanent delegation to the United Nations and a permanent observer in the European Union. Formed in 1969, the OIC is comprised of 57 countries that are predominantly Muslim, many of which are beholden to Sharia law, and 13 of its member nations currently sit on the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The OIC’s purpose when it was founded back in 1969 was for Muslim countries to create a more powerful, unified force and promote Islamic interests over Westernization. The OIC says its purpose is to “safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony.” Of course, it’s hard to promote international peace and harmony when almost all of your members have atrocious human rights records and/or have supported terrorist movements.But maybe that’s just me.

Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to defending human rights around the world, publishes an annual Freedom in the World survey of 195 countries and 15 territories, scoring them on issues such as freedom of expression and belief and personal autonomy and individual rights. Based on their scores, countries are given a status of free, partly free or not free. Only four of the 57 member-states of the OIC had a status of free in 2016.

This is why I think it’s patently insane that this collective body holds 13 of the 47 seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council. I know more about playing quarterback for the New England Patriots than these countries know about promoting human rights. Islamic countries who make up the OIC do not take kindly to those insulting their prophet. In many of these countries, the penalty for blasphemy is death. To say that they’re opposed to freedom of speech is the understatement of the century.

Things escalated after 9/11, when Westerners began trying to understand what drove educated and sometimes wealthy people such as Mohamad Atta, the ring leader of the 9/11 hijackings, to kill themselves. In order to get to that answer, Westerners started scrutinizing the Quran and debating it in public forums, otherwise known as exercising freedom of thought and expression, a big no-no in the Muslim world.

The Bible says “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isa. 1:18, nkjv). Jews have religious schools where all they do all day long is debate scripture. However, in Islam there is no questioning the word of Allah, and those who dare will be dealt with accordingly.

According to the Libyan representative to the UN, freedom of speech is not the issue, but rather, “misuse” of that right. What a coincidence; that’s exactly how the leftist mainstream media feels!

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Source: Christian Post