Pamela Geller, executive director of American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) has been leading what some might call a movement. The focus is intended to alert American citizens of the dire need to preserve what’s left of American freedom. Geller is also an author whose materials explain why the Jihad that has been declared on America is not to be taken lightly, reports the Christian Newswire.
As America remembers September 11, Geller says that, “It is crucial to stand for freedom on this tenth anniversary of the heinous 9/11 jihad attacks.” This is why her organization is hosting an event that free citizens from all over the U.S. will be attending.
AFDI and its Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) program are encouraging all Americans to stand against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero and the anti-Semitic Durban III conference that will be held in New York City at the same time, and for American values on the tenth anniversary of the worst attack ever on American soil.
The confirmed list of speakers includes 9/11 family members honoring their loved ones, as well as speakers such as former U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton (video message); German MP René Stadtkewitz, leader of Germany’s Freedom Party; the courageous ex-Muslim human rights activist Wafa Sultan; war hero and North Carolina Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano; former prosecutor and bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy; Alan T. DeVona, a World Trade Center Patrol Sergeant who was on duty during the 9/11 jihad attack; Canadian free speech activist, author, publisher and radio host Ezra Levant; popular radio host Joyce Kaufman; Darla Dawald, National Director of the Patriot Action Network; James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Taskforce (VAST); Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla; Iraqi ex-Muslim Michael Paul and Religious Freedom Coalition chairman William J. Murray.
Another activist who has been speaking out is construction worker Andy Sullivan, who was working right across the street from the towers when the tragedy took place. He recalls the event with One News Now, saying that, “Everybody was working away. And all of the sudden, this crash. It was unbelievable. This giant vision came flying past the window, and a second later, a massive explosion [happened] right across the street. I just felt right there at that moment like all our lives were about to change, and the whole nation.”
Sullivan went through some dark years as he tried to process the memory of witnessing such horror, but at the same time, the Lord was dealing with him. Eventually, Sullivan began to realize why the Lord had placed him where he was on that tragic day.
“I felt like I had a calling,” Sullivan explains. “I had to start paying attention to what was going on. And [that] kind of catapulted me into this political arena. I was going to start fighting for these causes and began my activism ways.”
That was the birth of a campaign that he calls the 9/11 Hard Hat Pledge. It includes an “Anti-Sharia Oath” that those who sign would agaree to protest and vote against any push for Sharia and Islamic law in the United States.
As Americans remember loved ones and honor heroes this weekend, it is also imperative to remember that the tragedy wasn’t just some random accident. We need leaders in this nation who will recognize the true threats for what they are, and boldly respond.
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, who is the founder and president of the organization Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, feels that Islamic extremist activity should be causing all Americans some deep concern, and she sites Europe as a model example of where extremist Muslims want to take America: “Is that what we want for the United States of America? Because look at what’s happened to Europe, look at what’s happened in other countries where this has taken root. They are not here because they want to enjoy our freedoms – they’re coming to get us to submit to Sharia law,” according to a One News Now article from 2010
Another article that backs up what she is saying is a World Net Daily article from October of 2010. “International Christian Concern Islam watcher Jonathan Racho says that the increasingly large Western European Muslim community is growing in militancy as well as in numbers.”
Racho stated that, “If you go to places like the U. K. and France, some cities in Sweden and Holland, you can already see some cities where Muslims are very significant because of their numbers.
“In the U. K. there are some places where there are so many Muslims [that] non-Muslims can’t go there. They are called ‘no-go’ areas for non-Muslims. Because of this, human rights violations are happening. We have reported attacks on Christians in a neighborhood in the U. K. Evangelists were stopped by the police for preaching the Gospel. The Muslim policeman stopped them and said they couldn’t preach in that area,” he said.
Racho added that, “There’s been some scary situations. I’m not trying to be alarmist, but I’m just stating the facts. The situation is really bad for Christians in some areas where Muslims are now in the majority in Europe.”
Racho further explained that there are some communities in Europe where Sharia law is practiced among Muslims and that, “It has become a significant problem because the Muslim population in some Western European countries has become very vocal.”
He has noticed a pattern: once Sharia law is allowed to be in place, the pressure placed on non-Muslims intensifies. He added that, “In some places in Europe, the Muslims are calling for violence.”
America’s Muslim population is also growing. And with that, there seems to be an increased demand among Muslims for more Mosques. However, Racho admonishes Americans to take note of how the construction of Mosques relates to the Islamic ideology. He cautions that, “Some Muslim groups use the religious freedom of the United States to import a radical Islamic ideology. This is a very radical ideology that is a threat to the national security of the United States. US policy makers should continue to be vigilant about Islamic groups in this country which come in the name of Islam and in the name of religion and exploit the system,”
One key indicator that he pointed to is, “We have to make sure the money for the mosques comes from forces who have no allegiance to radical Islam. That is very important. We have seen reports that many mosques that are built by Saudis teach very violent forms of Islam. There has to be a sense of accountability because if we leave them free to spew their hateful ideologies, we’re going to pay the price. And the price is very costly”
Americans need to be aware of the fact that the “FBI estimates [that] 10% of the mosques in the United States are associated with radical Jihadist ideology. Others estimate that 80% of mosques are dominated by the extremistWahhabi ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia. And they are allowed to practice, under American principles of freedom of religion,” according to an American Thinker article in August of 2010 (emphases added). In other words, the FBI is also aware that there are “sleeper cells” connected to mosques in America, which means that not only are these cells made up of Muslims extremists, but many are military trained personnel who support jihad.
These facts are certainly cause for concern, but through the power of prayer, the efforts of concerned citizens such as Pamela Geller, Andy Sullivan, and American voters putting leaders in place who are knowledgeable about the situation and how our nation can be best protected, America might have a fighting chance of having its national security maintained at the least — and of being a nation of overcomers at best.