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Is CAIR Lying about a Rally for Hamas?

by Daniel Pipes  •  August 22, 2014  •  Gatestone Institute

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A "Stop the Bloodshed in Gaza" rally in downtown Miami on July 20 featured aggressive Islamist chants typical of anti-Israel events. In English, the demonstrators yelled "We are Hamas!" and "We are Jihad!" (as can be seen and heard here). In Hebrew, a Hamas partisan screamed at an Israel-supporter, "Son of a bitch" and "Go to Hell!" and made an obscene arm gesture. In Arabic, the crowd chanted the infamous "Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jew, Muhammad's army will return" (a reference to a massacre of Jews under the auspices of Islam's prophet in A.D. 629).

As I say, just a typical anti-Israel demonstration, and far from the worst. Typical – except that some of its sponsors desperately seek respectability.

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Imran Firasat Gets International Support

by Fred C. Gjestad  •  August 1, 2014  •  Dagen

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(Translated via Google Translate)

ISLAM CRITICISM

- It seems as if destined here. This is whole episode is a fraud and conspiracy, says Samuel Nunberg. director of the American nonprofit Middle East Forum. Islam critic Firasat now has broad international support in the fight against extradition to Spain.

- There would have been no case against him if he had criticized Christianity or Judaism, this happens because he criticizes Islam, says the American lawyer Samuel Nunberg in imagined Mediterranean East Forum to day.

American supporters believe the case against Imran Firasat sets a terrifying precedent in Europe.

- There was a court hearing yesterday that confirmed the intention to disclose Firasat to Indonesia, which has indicted him for murder. Prosecutors demanded custody and got support for it, even though we argued the contrary, writes lawyer Alexandr Voronyuk in an email to supporters.

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Council on American-Islamic Relations Seeks to Undermine the Land of the Free

by Andrew Harrod  •  June 17, 2014  •  Breitbart Big Peace

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The fact pattern and references to anti-Islamic "hate speech" sound depressingly similar to so many other cases abroad. Yet this incident occurred courtesy of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR) Chicago chapter, showing how precious and precarious American free speech rights are.

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Spain to Deport Pakistani Refugee for Criticizing Islam

by Soeren Kern  •  June 6, 2014  •  Gatestone Institute

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"Okay, you Muslims, use violence, but we will continue to make films. One day, one of us will lose." — Imran Firasat.

Firasat argued that the expression of his views about Islam fall within the constitutional rights of free speech.

Two dissenting judges signed a statement in which they ask whether the source of the danger to national security is in the actions of Firasat or in the reactions of Islamic fundamentalists.

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that a political refugee should be deported because his criticism of Islam poses "a danger to the security of Spain."

The May 30 ruling, which upholds an earlier decision by a lower court to revoke the refugee status of a Pakistani ex-Muslim named Imran Firasat, showcases how the fear of Muslim rage continues to threaten the exercise of free speech in Europe.

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The United Kingdom's Continuing Koran Censorship

by Andrew Harrod  •  April 8, 2014  •  Frontpage Magazine

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Mark Stephenson confessed at a February 28, 2014, United Kingdom trial "threatening behavior" while watching a December 7, 2013, Birmingham soccer game. Stephenson's behavior involved Koran desecration, merely the latest case demonstrating deferential British censorship with respect to Islam's holy book.

According to one news account, a woman gave pages of a Koran taken from her handbag to Stephenson and about 20 other soccer fans during the game. Stephenson ripped the pages and pretended to burn them with a lighter while saying to a stadium worker that he had the "Muslim bible, we hate Muslims." Another worker overheard fans shouting "Koran, Muslims and burning."

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Prejudice's Latest Victim: Islam

by Andrew Harrod  •  March 5, 2014  •  Family Security Matters

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"It is therefore discriminatory to equate Islam with Islamist terrorism and undifferentiated to attribute violence from Islamist fundamentalists and terrorists to Islam," the Swiss Press Council (SPC) assessed in a November 13, 2013, opinion.  The SPC thereby condemned an admittedly shoddy March 29, 2013, Basler Zeitung (BZ) article with a value judgment having troubling implications for free speech concerning Islam.

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Danish Muslim Apostate Faces Hate Speech Charges

by Andrew Harrod  •  January 2, 2014  •  Frontpage Magazine

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"Muslims love to take advantage of" free speech, Danish-Palestinian poet Yahya Hassan says, "and as soon as there is someone else saying something critical against them, they want to restrict it." In an action previously indicated by this writer, Hassan is now personally facing this double standard in Danish "hate speech" charges for his anti-Islam comments.

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OIC Blames Free Speech for "Islamophobia" in West

by Soeren Kern  •  December 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an influential bloc of 57 Muslim countries, has released the latest edition of its annual "Islamophobia" report.

The "Sixth OIC Observatory Report on Islamophobia: October 2012-September 2013" is a 94-page document purporting to "offer a comprehensive picture of Islamophobia, as it exists mainly in contemporary Western societies."

But the primary objective of the OIC—headquartered in Saudi Arabia and funded by dozens of Muslim countries that systematically persecute Christians and Jews—has long been to pressure Western countries into passing laws that would ban "negative stereotyping of Islam."

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Many Things Rotten in Denmark

by Andrew Harrod  •  November 13, 2013  •  Frontpage Magazine

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A Danish appeals court recently upheld the conviction under a Danish hate speech law of an Iranian-Danish woman for her remarks condemnatory of Islam.  Coming amidst the controversial statements by another Dane of Muslim background, this conviction raises troubling questions about who may say what about Islam.

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Geneva Conference Moves Toward Criminalizing "Islamophobia"

by Deborah Weiss  •  October 22, 2013  •  Frontpage Magazine

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In its quest to criminalize speech that's critical of all Islam-related topics, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)* endorsed the formation of a new Advisory Media Committee to address "Islamophobia."

This past September, the OIC held "The First International Conference on Islamophobia: Law & Media." The conference endorsed numerous recommendations which arose from prior workshops on Islamophobia from media, legal and political perspectives. A main conclusion was the consensus to institutionalize the conference and create an Advisory Media Committee to meet under the newly established OIC Media Forum based in Istanbul Turkey.

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"Islamophobia Dictionaries," New Mega-Mosques and Other Recent Events A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013

by Soeren Kern  •  October 9, 2013 at 5:00 am

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From Britain to Greece, and Spain to Slovenia, Muslim immigration and the accompanying rise of Islam are transforming the European way of life in ways unimaginable only a few years ago. What follows is a brief survey of 20 noteworthy stories involving Islam in Europe during just the month of September 2013.

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South African Radio Station Fined for Unflattering Mention of Islam

by Andrew Harrod  •  October 17, 2013  •  Breitbart Big Peace

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The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) fined in an August 29, 2013 judgment a South African radio broadcaster for making an "unjustifiable connection with Islam" during news reports.

This punitive second-guessing of journalistic conduct with respect to referencing background material such as a religion entails the most negative of consequences for a crucially important unhindered discussion of Islam.

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International 'Islamophobia' Conference Promotes Sharia Agenda

by Andrew Harrod and Sam Nunberg  •  September 28, 2013  •  Breitbart

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Objective observers should be rightfully concerned by the "International Conference on Islamophobia: Law & Media" held by the Turkish government's Directorate General of Press and Information (DGPI or BYGEM in Turkish) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) this past September 12-13 in Istanbul's Grand Tarabya Hotel. Conference participants substantiated all too many threats emanating from various Muslims and their allies, calling into question their respect for free speech and freedom of expression.

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United Nations' War on Free Speech Continues

by Andrew Harrod  •  September 6, 2013  •  Frontpage Magazine

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 German federal authorities have responded to earlier criticism by the United Nations' (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) of lax German hate speech measures with troubling proposals to restrict further freedom of expression.  These developments in a case previously documented here demonstrate once again the dangers for freedom that foreign organizations can present, especially in light of international campaigns against "Islamophobia."

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Arab MK's Sharia Blasphemy Demand on Israel

by Andrew Harrod  •  August 23, 2013  •  American Thinker

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This past May, Muslim Arab Member of the Knesset (MK) Ibrahim Sarsour introduced a bill in Israel's parliament that would prohibit blasphemous speech. Sarsour's demand on Israel, a model of liberal democracy, to subject herself to sharia blasphemy laws is dubious. Further, Sarsour's own provocative, even hateful, statements against fellow Israelis is further evidence that Islamist sensitivities entail no reciprocity for other groups.

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Fort Hood Trial: Don't Say the "T" Word

by Deborah Weiss  •  August 22, 2013  •  FrontPage Magazine

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The Fort Hood shootings constituted the largest massacre on a military base in the history of the United States. There is overwhelming evidence that the defendant's motivations were religious in nature. But as the trial ensues, the US government continues to bend over backwards to avoid calling the massacre an act of Islamic terrorism, consistent with Islamist demands not to associate Islam with terrorism.

On November 5, 2009, Army Major and psychiatrist Nidal Hasan took his semi-automatic pistol and headed to the Soldier Readiness Processing Center on the military base at Fort Hood. There, soldiers were being cleared for deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq. Hasan fired a spray of bullets killing 13 people and wounding over 30 others. It was the worst massacre on a military base in US history.

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Silencing a secularist in Turkey
Erdogan has abandoned his moderate facade

by Sam Nunberg  •  August 8, 2013  •  The Washington Times

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The Turkish criminal courts have increasingly been used to further Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist agenda through hate-speech prosecutions. The May 22 sentencing of Turkish-Armenian Sevan Nisanyan continues this disturbing trend of strangling political and social discourse.

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Islam's Cartoon Jihad Strikes Again

by Andrew Harrod  •  July 16, 2013  •  Frontpage Magazine

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A Muslim student's vandalization of a university seminar's cartoon exhibit at the Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in Germany's Ruhr region has once again manifested Islamic intolerance of critical commentary and independent intellectual inquiry. The affair's aftermath, moreover, sadly shows yet again how democratic public authorities are often less than vigilant in defending freedom against the encroachments of Muslim faith.

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Undaunted: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff's Fight for Free Speech

by Andrew Harrod  •  July 5, 2013  •  Frontpage Magazine

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The self-proclaimed Austrian "anti-jihad" and "anti-sharia activist" Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff appeared on June 21, 2013 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, at an event co-sponsored by the Center for Security Policy (CSP) and the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET). In introducing the event, CSP's Christine Brim called people like Sabaditsch-Wolff the "defenders of freedom" in a "struggle…to preserve free speech" and "equality under the law." Sabaditsch-Wolff's subsequent presentation of her courageous struggles in no way belied Brim's introduction.

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Human Rights Activist Imram Firasat Releases His "Innocense of Islamic Jihad" Movie for Independence Day

by Jim Hoft  •  July 4, 2013  •  Gateway Pundit

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Earlier this year anti-Islamist Imran Firasat was charged with hate crimes in Spain for producing a movie on Islam's prophet Muhammad's life. Islamists demanded he be deported over the YouTube movie on Muhammad. But according to Firasat's attorney Sam Nunberg, "the Spanish Government has not cited once instance where Imran's video has caused a national security disturbance or a single complaint."

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IMRAN FIRASAT STILL FACES POSSIBLE DEPORTATION FROM SPAIN

by AWR Hawkins  •  June 27, 2013  •  Breitbart Big Peace

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Although Imran Firasat was acquitted on a hate crime charge tied to his movie The Innocent Prophet, he continues to face the possibility of being deported from Spain back to Pakistan.

He warns that if that happens, he will face death under Sharia.

Firasat converted from Islam to Christianity in 2004. He had been a Muslim for 26 years when his opinion became that Islam is "not a religion" but a "political dictatorship which persecutes and teaches to persecute." Once he began to tell Pakistanis his views on Islam, he was forced to flee for his life. Spain granted him asylum; the continuance of that asylum is the point in question at this time.

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German Left Ramps Up Attacks on Islam Critics

by Andrew Harrod  •  June 18, 2013  •  Frontpage Magazine

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National parliamentarians from Die Linke, Germany's post-communist Left Party, recently presented the federal German government with a Minor Inquiry (Kleine Anfrage or KA) concerning the government's policy towards the conservative German website Politically Incorrect (PI). This is only the latest effort by left-wing multiculturalists to quash open discussion, and criticism on Islam by designating the discourse "anti-democratic"and "right-wing extremist."

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EU Challenges the UN and OIC on Press Freedom

by Nathaniel Sugarman  •  June 18, 2013  •  American Thinker

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The European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg passed two resolutions Thursday, each detailing a set of recommendations to protect the rights of journalists to speak and print freely. 21

"The EU, as a community of values, should aspire to lead in ensuring the free word, whether blogged or spoken, and information, whether researched or photographed, are protected. Journalists and a free, pluralist media, are essential for democracies and checks on power. Freedom of speech and freedom after speech are at the core of open and free societies," said Marietje Schaake (ALDE, NL), rapporteur for press and media freedom in the world. The EP is the directly elected parliament of the European Union.

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The Center for American Progress' Willful Blindness

by Andrew E. Harrod  •  June 9, 2013  •  American Thinker

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The Center for American Progress (CAP) unveiled its report Foreign Law Bans: Legal Uncertainties and Practical Problems at a May 16, 2013, event at CAP's Washington, DC, headquarters. CAP's analysts are unconcerned by the influence of sharia and other foreign laws in America.

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DISTORTING NIAC'S COURT DEFEAT

by Sam Nunberg  •  May 26, 2013  •  Breitbart Big Journalism

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Last September, Seid Hassan Daioleslam, an American of Iranian origins, won a major court victory against the informal Iranian U.S. lobby in Washington. The decision legitimated Mr. Daioleslam's investigative research that exposed the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and its president, Trita Parsi, as lobbyists for the Iranian regime.

But on May 5 M.J. Rosenberg wrote an article that turns upside down the trial outcome and even the facts established in the case. This article points out Rosenberg's many errors.

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U.S. Praises Sharia Censorship

by Deborah Weiss  •  May 24, 2013  •  Frontpage Mag

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The United States is silent as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) passes its most recent UN Resolution that unravels global consensus to support freedom of speech.

From 1999-2010, the OIC succeeded in passing its "defamations of religions" resolutions, which ostensibly would protect Islam from all criticism, including true statements of fact. Though the name of the resolutions indicated that it would pertain to all religions equally, in the OIC's interpretation, it applied to Islam only.

Realizing the clash that this concept holds with that of free expression, the US State Department urged the OIC to produce an alternative resolution which would address the OIC's concerns about "Islamophobia" and still protect free speech.

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German Government Ramps Up Monitoring of Conservatives

by Andrew Harrod  •  May 23, 2013  •  Frontpage Mag

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The recent controversial decision by the Bavarian Office of Constitutional Protection (Verfassungsschutz) to monitor the popular conservative German website Politically Incorrect (PI) has only subsequently become more questionable. Contrary comments by the director of Germany's Federal Office of Constitutional Protection (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz), public statements by local authorities in Munich, and suspicions of political calculations all raise grave doubts about the propriety of PI's official "anti-constitutional" branding. Irrespective of motive, PI's predicament demonstrates yet again how public authorities can have a proverbial "chilling effect" upon free speech with respect to Islam.

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Catholic Cardinal Calls for End to Blasphemy Laws

by Andrew Harrod  •  May 21, 2013  •  Frontpage Mag

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Speaking at a conference in Milan, Italy, on May 8, 2013, that city's archbishop, Cardinal Angelo Scola, called for the abolition of blasphemy laws worldwide. Such a step would significantly help protect globally the freedom of speech and religion desperately needed by Christians in particular while countering Islamic fanaticism with freedom.

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UN Pressures Germany to Bow to 'Hate Speech' Hysteria

by Andrew Harrod and Sam Nunberg  •  May 16, 2013  •  Frontpage Mag

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A recent decision by the United Nation's (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) foreshadows an ominous future for free societies should Muslim entities like theOrganization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) achieve their goal of having "Islamophobia" defined internationally as a form of prejudice.

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The Media's Muhammad Blackout Defers Again to Islam

by Andrew Harrod  •  May 10, 2013  •  Frontpage Mag

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Yet again depictions of Islam's prophet Muhammad are causing controversy. The French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo has published a special edition released in January 2013 entitled La Vie de Mahomet, 1ère partie: Les débuts d'un prophète ("The Life of Muhammad, Part One: The Debut of a Prophet"; part two will follow in June 2013). Press reaction in both France and Germany, however, has not been uniformly welcoming, demonstrating once more a media aversion to open examination of Islam.

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'THE INNOCENT PROPHET' NARRATOR AND CHRISTIAN CONVERT DEFEATS ISLAMISTS' HATE SPEECH CHARGE

by Sam Nunberg  •  May 6, 2013  •  The Blaze

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On April 29, 2013, a Spanish court dismissed a hate speech charge filed against Imran Firasat. While this is an important victory for Freedom of Expression, Imran's case is far from over. He is still under the threat of having his refugee status revoked by the Spanish government for his critique of Islam. Should he be deported to Pakistan, Imran will face certain death for his conversion from Islam to Christianity.

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SPAIN ACQUITS ISLAM CRITIC OF 'HATE CRIME' CHARGES, MAY DEPORT

by AWR Hawkins  •  May 5, 2013  •  Breitbart Big Peace

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Imran Firasat, who has been in limbo in Spain for months with a growing list of charges over his vocal stance against what he considers the dangers of Islam, has been acquitted of "hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims."

This specific charge revolved around Firasat's YouTube film, The Innocent Prophet.

While the acquittal is great and welcome news for Firasat, he still faces the threat of deportation from Spain back to Pakistan. And throughout the proceedings he has made it clear than a return to Pakistan will almost certainly mean death for him--Shariah death.

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Silencing Speech on Islam

by Andrew Harrod  •  May 4, 2013  •  American Thinker

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Bavaria's Interior Ministry announced April 12, 2013, that the provincial Office of Constitutional Protection (Verfassungsschutz) will monitor local chapters of the website Politically Incorrect (PI) and the small conservative Freedom Party (Die Freiheit). As reported in the media, Bavaria is the first province in Germany to take this step, an important German milestone in ostracizing criticism and/or condemnation of Islam.

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Anti-Islamist Imran Firasat Acquitted of Hate Crime Charges in Spain

by Jim Hoft  •  May 3, 2013  •  Gateway Pundit

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Earlier this year anti-Islamist Imran Firasat was charged with hate crimes in Spain for producing a movie on Islam's prophet Muhammad's life. Islamists demanded he be deported over the YouTube movie on Muhammad. But according to Firasat's attorney Sam Nunberg, "the Spanish Government has not cited once instance where Imran's video has caused a national security disturbance or a single complaint."

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A landmark victory for the freedom of expression in Europe: Imran Firasat acquitted of hate crime

by Robert Spencer  •  April 30, 2013  •  Jihad Watch

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I just received this message from Imran Firasat:

Hi friends. As you all know that a few months ago my refugee status was revoked by the Spanish government over producing a movie on Islam's prophet Muhammad's life.

After that I was also accused of hate crime (hurting religious sentiments of Muslims) and was being prosecuted. There was a huge pressure on me to leave Spain or to be prepared for deportation or detention. But I decided to stay here and fight for my right to freedom of expression.

The appeal I have lodged against the decision of the ministry to revoke my refugee status is still in the process in the Spanish high court. But today I have got great news which is a landmark victory for the freedom of expression in Spain and in Europe.

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Petition to Jorge Fernández Díaz: "Home Minister of the Government of Spain, Jorge Fernandez Diaz, Keep the city's refugee status for Imran Firasat!"

by Secular Humanism Forum  •  April 30, 2013  •  Change.org

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Please consider signing the following petition at the link above.

Ministro del Interior del Gobierno de España, Jorge Fernández Díaz: Mantenga la condición de refugiado del ciudadano Imran Firasat

Imran Firasat is a citizen of Pakistani origin living in Spain to the Spanish government granted political refugee status in 2005.

Following the announcement of a film critical of Islam which is an author, Firasat is undergoing a process of prosecution by the Spanish state, which has revoked his work permit and has threatened to extradite. This persecution is based on an alleged threat to the national security of Spain and the alleged violation of Article 510 of the Spanish Penal Code, which provides for the offense of "hatred inicitación" religious.

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Turkey Convicts World-Renowned Pianist for 'Defaming' Islam

by Andrew Harrod  •  April 23, 2013  •  Frontpage Magazine

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A Turkish court on April 15, 2013, convicted world-renowned pianist Fazil Say under Article 216(3) of the Turkish Penal Code. This article punishes "[a]nyone who openly denigrates the religious values of a part of the population" with imprisonment of six months to a year. Say's case highlights once again the limits to free speech in Muslim-majority countries including Turkey, often touted in the past as an example of Islamic faith coexisting with freedom. The world as well should note this clear warning about ongoing Muslim assaults upon free speech internationally.

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Sanctioning Iran's American Allies
NIAC ordered to pay nearly $200K in legal fees

by Adam Kredo  •  April 22, 2013  •  Washington Free Beacon

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An Iranian-American group suspected of acting as Tehran's lobbying shop in Washington, D.C., was ordered to pay nearly $200,000 in "sanctions" April 9 after launching a failed defamation lawsuitagainst one of its chief critics.

The left-leaning National Iranian American Council (NIAC) was ordered earlier this month to pay $183,480 to the legal defense fund of Hassan Daioleslam, an Iranian-American writer who hasaccused NIAC of failing to disclose its clandestine lobbying efforts, which are believed to include efforts to roll back sanctions on Tehran.

NIAC, which describes itself as a nonprofit educational organization, sued Daioleslam in 2008, alleging he defamed the group by claiming NIAC has lobbied U.S. government officials on Tehran's behalf.

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Predatory Lawsuit Rebounds Back on Iranian Front Group
[Federal Court penalizes Islamist group with a massive discovery sanction penalty]

by Sam Nunberg  •  April 16, 2013  •  Breitbart Big Peace

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Seeking to "hit him hard," the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and acting president Trita Parsi brought a frivolous defamation lawsuit against a critic.  Now they face a $183,480.09 fine to his legal defense.

On April 8th D.C. District Court Judge John D. Bates ordered this huge penalty because of the abuses which NIAC and Parsi's perpetrated for over two years during discovery (pre-trial phase where parties exchange evidence) in their nuisance suit brought against Hassan Daioleslam, an Iranian immigrant and editor of the Iranian American Forum.

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Impudence Par Excellence!

by Hamid Yazdanpanah  •  April 14, 2013  •  Stop Fundamentalism Blog

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The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has long been accused of acting as the Iranian regime's lobby in the US.  Putting aside the ample evidence which has been uncovered in this regard, one needs look no further than NIAC's conduct to see the true nature of the organization.

The most telling example of this conduct comes from the lawsuit which NIAC filed and subsequently lost against Iranian journalist Hassan Daioleslam. The suit culminates a four-year legal battle which not only revealed the depths of NIAC's duplicity and deception, but demonstrated the complete lack of foundation for the suit in the first place.

True to form - NIAC has continued its policy of distortion and downright dishonesty. 
NIAC's initiation of the suit was clearly meant to silence Daioleslam's criticism of the organization. Yet when it lost the case, NIAC attempted to cast itself as the victim.

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The Muslims with No Name: Islamists Cover Up Their Existence in the Media

by By Andrew E. Harrod and Sam Nunberg  •  April 14, 2013  •  American Thinker

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As reported by U.S. News & World Report on April 4, 2013, the Associated Press (AP) has revised its definition of "Islamist" in the latest edition of the AP stylebook after the AP announced that it would likewise no longer approve of "illegal immigrant." This move, advocated precisely by a troubling Muslim group justifiably called Islamist in the past, shows once again how difficult it is for modern free societies even to identify their Islamist foes in the face of politically correct pressures.

Added to the AP stylebook in 2012, Islamist initially had the following entry: "Supporter of government in accord with the laws of Islam. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi." The updated entry reads:

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Shadowing Europe with the 'Islamophobia' Canard

by Andrew Harrod  •  April 12, 2013  •  Family Security Matters

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After Pressure From CAIR, the Associated Press Revises the Term 'Islamist'

by Madeleine Morgenstern  •  April 5, 2013  •  The Blaze

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Two days after the Associated Press announced it was nixing "illegal immigrant" from its influential stylebook, it's also revising the meaning of the term "Islamist."

The AP made the change Thursday after a push by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which said the term "has become shorthand for 'Muslims we don't like'" and "is currently used in an almost exclusively pejorative context."

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Geert Wilders Lauds Legal Project

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