CAIR shutting down free speech

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We are at a tipping point in our society.

Either we fight to survive or surrender to the forces of anarchy and despotism. In collusion with Islamic supremacists, the Left has gone to the mats to bring down our nation in an unholy alliance we call the Red-Green Axis. If they win, it spells the end for our republic. And while we have gotten something of a break from their destructive designs with the election of Donald Trump as president, they are doing everything possible to keep America in the dark and intimidate us into silence.

I have seen this up close and personal over the past few days. Last week I traveled to locations in the Midwest to speak on that issue. I was accompanied by Phil Haney, a Department of Homeland Security founding employee who was investigated by the Obama administration because he identified a large number of Islamic terrorists hiding in plain sight inside the U.S. Yes, he was investigated by the very agency that tasked him to do this job. That is the level of insanity we confront today.

On Tuesday we got the news that a booking at a venue we were scheduled to speak at in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, next week was cancelled when an organization named South Dakota Voices for Peace called and threatened the venue. They bragged about this in a press release:

The History Club of Sioux Falls has cancelled two events scheduled to take place at the historic venue: “Sioux Falls Immigration Question: Follow the $$$ with featured speaker Ron Branstner” scheduled for 10/26 and “Philip Haney and James Simpson 11/4.” All speakers have been identified as spreading misinformation about Islam, Muslims, refugees, immigrants and the refugee resettlement process.

We spoke Saturday at another venue in Illinois. Our hosts were threatened but did not back down. The restaurant where the event was to be held was contacted and told to cancel the event. Restaurant management responded that they do not take sides and would not cancel. The organizer of the event said she was also personally threatened and calls were made to her employer as well.

If this is not a demonstration of the Islamists’ Nazi mindset I don’t know what is. A few of them appeared at the venue, but had to sign an agreement before entering that they would not attempt to disrupt the meeting. Instead they attempted to commandeer the meeting by droning on with long statements of opinion, asking repeated questions, and objecting to our answers.

I tried to find the South Dakota Voices for Peace press release online, but the website, www.southdakotavoicesforpeace.org, is listed as “for sale” on the GoDaddy web hosting site. A Google search found a Facebook site, but when accessed it returns an error message: “The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.”

The organization seems to have disappeared. This is typical of these shady groups. The day the event was cancelled, the release was available and someone sent me a screen shot, shown below.

The South Dakota lawyer who threatened the History Club is Taneeka Islam, formerly Civil Rights Director for CAIR-Minnesota. She does have a website for her law practice.

CAIR posted its own announcement about the cancellation of Branstner’s presentation on its Facebook page. It was silent, however on the cancellation of our presentation, probably because CAIR does not want people discovering what we have to say.

CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing case, which led to the largest successful terrorism financing trial in U.S. history.  CAIR only remains unindicted today because Obama was elected and shut down the investigation. CAIR is also a front group for the Islamic terrorist organization HAMAS, and is a member organization of the Muslim Brotherhood – another Islamic terrorist organization from which almost all others have sprung.

CAIR and its proponents are engaging in their own form of terrorism here in the U.S. But there are dozens of other Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America. CAIR is only the most visible. All of these organizations aggressively attack anyone who criticizes or questions any aspect of what they do. Meanwhile, university campuses across the country have become a virulent hotbed of overt anti-Semitism as the direct result of actions by the Muslim Students’ Association, another MB front.

Ironically, the same day as the South Dakota event, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation, decrying efforts to suppress free speech and our need to defend it. He said, in part:

We must above all vigorously defend the inalienable rights that are part of our heritage and especially religious liberty and freedom of speech. These are the very first freedoms the Founders put in the Bill of Rights—and not by accident. They are first because our freedom to worship and to speak our minds are at the core of what it means to be free.

Our Founders believed that reason is the best means to truth and justice. Reason requires discourse and, frequently, argument. The Father of our Constitution, James Madison, said, in protest of the Alien and Sedition Acts—the speech codes of his day—that freedom of speech is “the only effectual guardian of every other right.

Certainly not all Muslims are violent or even agree with what these groups do, but primed with oceans of money from Saudi Arabia and domestic left-wing funders like George Soros, the groups have become agents-provocateur in a ceaseless battle to dominate the narrative and shut down free speech when it exposes them for what they are. Let’s hope Attorney General Sessions puts his words into action.

What CAIR and others are doing is called “tortious interference.” It can be viewed as a form of economic warfare. A problem we face is that too many public officials let them get away with it or even side with them. Those people need to be removed from office and the Muslim Brotherhood’s aggressive efforts must be met with determined opposition.

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