I don't know how to state this any more plainly: Americans are in danger of losing their precious free-speech rights guaranteed under the First Amendment due to pressure and intimidation by the Muslim Brotherhood.
I know we have severe economic problems in this country.
I know we have a crisis in leadership at the very top.
I know the culture that has bound the nation together for 230 years is eroding because of illegal immigration and moral relativism and deliberate government policies.
I know all this and more, and I write about it regularly.
But there is a threat to free expression in this country so severe it threatens our most basic civil liberties – and it is happening practically unnoticed by the very people who will need to stand up and stop it before it is too late.
Here's just one example of literally thousands I could cite: Pamela Geller, the courageous WND columnist and author of "Stop the Islamization of America" was invited by a tea-party group to speak to a gathering at a Hyatt hotel last week in Sugar Land, Texas. But, as happens increasingly with such events, the hotel abruptly c...– and I use that term advisedly.
Think about why a hotel might cancel such an event.
Is it because it fears losing business from moderate Muslims? How many moderate Muslims do you think there are in Sugar Land, Texas?
Or was it another kind of threat the hotel feared? And, if that's the case, it demonstrates that the coercive power of Islamic terrorism is working inside America – creating a chilling effect on discussion of what is a very real and growing threat to our most cherished liberties.
Fortunately for the tea-party group and Geller, they were able to find an alternative venue at the last minute. But that is not always the case. In other words, the "Muslim Mafia" is winning – slowly, but surely, in imposing a kind of soft Shariah law on American society through fear and intimidation.
"Free speech, the cornerstone of our constitutional republic, is in serious jeopardy," Geller said. "Under the Shariah, criticism of Islam is blasphemy (punishable by death in Muslim countries). This is the death of free speech in the continuing Islamization of America."
If you doubt what I am saying and what Geller is saying, just listen to the response from Jamie Zimmerman at Hyatt's corporate headquarters: "In light of the business disruptions anticipated with this event, it has been moved to an alternate location. The hotel thanks the organizers of the event for their cooperation in relocating the event."
The company refused to answer the question posed by WND: "Is Hyatt Place Houston aware that CAIR – the Council on American-Islamic Relations – is tied to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic terror organizations, according to federal prosecutors and the FBI, and has been judged in federal court to be a co-conspirator in funding terrorism?"
And why do I use the term "Muslim Mafia"? Because that's how the Muslim Brotherhood refers to itself, as explained in the breakthrough book, "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Is...
Again, I know there are many pressing issues facing all Americans – concerns that deal directly with our ability to maintain a self-governing nation and a culture respecting and reflecting the rule of law and our heritage of liberty.
We must not, however, overlook the creeping threat Islamism poses through stealth jihad and the imposition of Shariah in our national debate. It's real. It needs to be resisted at all costs. WND is taking it on in an expensive legal fight right now through its defense of David and Chris Gaubatz, whose penetration of the Council of American-Islamic Relations is being challenged by that Muslim Brotherhood front in a major U.S. court case right now. It's a lawsuit that is likely to cost millions, and I could sure us...
BY Joseph Farah WND