That optimism and dedication cost him his life.
Though the sacrifice may have superficially touched off some pangs of conscience within the Islamic community in isolated cases, the unified response of the Islamist community was forceful and direct. As of this writing, 17 U.S. embassies remain under threat, the French have temporarily closed 20 embassies, and President Barack Obama not only refuses to even meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but refuses to call the attack on Ambassador Stevens what it was: an act of terrorism.
Or worse, just “bumps in the road.”
Sadly, what may seem as an Islamic turn in U.S. foreign policy is nothing sudden. This turn had been orchestrated over the past few years by an Obama administration determined to emasculate America’s position overseas. Nowhere is this position of weakness more demonstrably felt — and with catastrophic consequences — than among the Islamist Front.
In the United States, I will admit, there are people who still feel vulnerable or marginalized as a result of their religious beliefs. And we have seen how the incendiary actions of just a very few people, a handful in a country of nearly 300 million, can create wide ripples of intolerance. We also understand that, for 235 years, freedom of expression has been a universal right at the core of our democracy. So we are focused on promoting interfaith education and collaboration, enforcing antidiscrimination laws, protecting the rights of all people to worship as they choose, and to use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming, so that people don’t feel that they have the support to do what we abhor. (emphasis added)
More alarming still is the pervasiveness of radical Islamic mosques. Most Americans would be shocked to learn that in the 11 years since 9/11, the number of mosques in the United States has risen from 1,209 to 2,106 — and over 80% of all mosques contain material that advocates violence.
In the effort to push back, Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) has continued to stand in the forefront of the fight against shariah law within the United States.
TVC was one of the few conservative Christian organizations with the courage to infiltrate the ISNA conference in Washington D.C. in 2012, and with a national network of courageous individuals willing to keep tabs on the Muslim Brotherhood and their Islamist allies here at home, TVC will continue to be a primary source of information on the Islamist shariah threat.
How pervasive is this threat? The Islamists have had an 11 year head start while Christian America has mostly been asleep.
The Arab Spring wasn’t a movement for freedom. It was a revolution of terror — and the roots are deepening here on the home front.
Traditional Values Coalition: http://traditionalvalues.org