Rightfully the greatest defenders of freedom were the generation that fought the Nazis during Second World War. They came from farms, towns, villages, cities—aged 17, 18, 19 and so on—to sacrifice their lives to save our civilization from the threat of the fascistic and racist Nazi dictatorship. Furthermore, after that great victory, these patriots were immediately plunged into defending the freedom of Western Civilization from the totalitarian ideology of Communism.
Today our freedom and democracy are under threat from the fascistic and murderous 1400-year-old ideology of Islam that seeks to destroy all religions, conquer all nations, subjugate or murder all kafirs who refuse to convert to Islam, and destroy all democratic constitutions and freedoms, replacing them with the totalitarian Sharia Law.
In the face of this grave new threat, new brave defenders of freedom have emerged to defend Western Civilization and preserve democracy and freedom. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, Wafa Sultan, Brigette Gabriel, Geert Wilder, Pamella Geller, Robert Spencer, and Bill Warner are to name few among those brave new fighters. These brave men and women risk their lives in the defence of liberty so that our children, the future generations, can enjoy living their life as free citizens with full equality, and right to 'Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness'.
But unlike the great generation of freedom fighters during the Second World War, who enjoyed total support of the grateful masses in America and across Europe, today's freedom fighters are not seen by many common man and particularly the political and intellectual elite as defenders of freedom and democracy, but as racist and Islamophobes, and threat to the security of the nation.
As a response to the horrendous shooting massacre of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in Paris by Islamic Jihadists for producing satirical drawings of Prophet Muhammad, a group of those freedom defenders assembled in Garland, Texas on May 4, 2015 for an exhibition of Prophet Muhammad's paintings. Organized by the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), led by anti-Jihadist activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, the exhibition came under shooting attack by two American Jihadi foot-soldiers of Islam (See here).
Instead of defending those courageous defenders of freedom, the media elite immediately went on the offensive against them, condemning and disparaging Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for organizing the event, cleverly stating that while we have the right to freedom of speech, it must be exercised responsibly. In other words, we must limit our freedom of speech that will offend Muslims. Since Muslims feel offended by opposition to their push for introducing totalitarian Sharia Law in Western societies, we must not oppose or speak against it, we must surrender our freedom of speech.
CNN, in a cleverly-contrived article, wrote about the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI) that “Its name paints an image of a group dedicated to protecting American ideals. But critics call it the opposite – an intolerant hate group opposed to freedom of religion.”
Over the years, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer have written numerous articles and many books critical of the totalitarian ideology of Islam without ever calling for hatred or violence against any person or group of people that can define their organization as an “intolerant hate group opposed to freedom of religion.”
On another CNN program, the commentator stated that Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer were inviting the attack by organizing the Prophet Muhammad cartoon exhibition. CNN also smeared Geller and Spencer as far right activists, who inspired Anders Breivik and therefore were responsible for the 2011 Olso massacre.
In the West, ridiculing and disparaging of holy religious symbols, including Jesus and prophets of Judaism, by writers and artists are a common thing, protected by Free Speech right. When followers of those religions raise their voice against those literary and artistic works, the same media elite come out in force to defend those artists referring to their right to Free Speech. But when similar literary and artistic work on Islam's holy symbols are produced, the media elite come out all guns blazing to attack the offending artist.
The elite media in the West need to consistent in their response to critical works on religion. More than anything, they must defend our constitutionally guaranteed right to Freedom of Expression, come what may. Instead of attacking the artists, who produce critical work on Islam, media should focus on why only Muslims respond with violence whenever a literary or artistic work hurt their religious feelings. The fact is: Those two gun-trotting Jihadi Muslims were only following teachings and commandments of the Quran, Hadith and Sharia Law. Their violent attack on Garland exhibition was pure Islam in action. For instance, as per the Quran, Sunnah or Sharia Law (from the Green book of Ayatollah Khomeini):
Mocking anything in the Qur'an or the Sunnah of the prophet Muhammad is apostasy and therefore punishable by death. (Fatwa 2196, Part No. 2, p. 42)
Criticizing Islam, sharia law or the Sunnah of the prophet Muhammad is apostasy and therefore punishable by death. (Fatwa 21021, Part No. 1, p. 414)
Any Muslim who states a preference for democracy rather than shari'ah law or questions anything in the Qur'an or Sunnah is a kafir (disbeliever), considered an apostate, and therefore sentenced to death. (Fatwa 19351, Part No. 22, p. 239-248)
It is important to tell the world that Muslims kill writers and artists simply because Prophet Muhammad killed writers and artists who criticized him, among whom were a 120-year-old poet, a mother-of-five poetess and two singing girls. It is important to tell the world that Muhammad was a psychopathic killer, child molester, rapist, mass murderer, who raped and plundered, and captured women and children as booty and sold them into slavery.
It is the media elite who should have taken the lead in this most important and essential work of our time, when our civilization, our liberty and democracy, are under serious threat from Islam. Instead, the cowardly media attack and disparage the few brave defenders of freedom in our midst, who risk their life and flesh at every step of their daily life.
To be noted that the Garland Muhammad cartoon contest was won by cartoonist Bosch Fawstin, an ex-Muslim of Albanian descent. In his excellent cartoon, a sword-wielding Muhammad tells a cartoonist: "You cant draw me". The cartoonist continues drawing, saying: "That's why I draw you".