As Ed Driscoll says, it’s comforting to know that America’s newsrooms and television studios are flooded with experts who know ISIS better than ISIS itself. At least Donald Trump seems to know what I want: ‘It’s absolute war!’ Trump demands tougher domestic surveillance of mosques as he says Hillary Clinton is ‘almost like a maniac’ for avoiding mention of Islamic terrorism in the wake of Orlando massacre.
And in regard to fighting with one arm behind our back, this was sent out this morning by Freedomfest, where I heard Trump speak last year: Facebook Censures FreedomFest…the message Facebook wouldn’t let us post. The posting begins:
Dear FreedomFest friends and attendees,
First We Mourn
Like all Americans, FreedomFest is mourning the horrifying loss that took place in Orlando Sunday morning. Our next thought is on the minds of all Americans too: What can we do to stop this terrorism?
Dr. Tawfik Hamid will offer an answer and a solution in his talk at FreedomFest, “How Radical Islam Works, Why It Should Terrify Us, and How to Defeat it.”
Dr. Hamid is particularly equipped to address this topic. He is an Islamic thinker and reformer and a one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization in Egypt with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri (who later became the first in command of Al-Qaeda). More than 30 years ago he started a reformation within Islam.
We attempted to share this same information on Facebook on Sunday, but Facebook censured the post. That’s right, Facebook would not allow us to post this information. We assume that it is because it was filled with “trigger words” that Facebook would not allow. We’ve never had this happen before. It’s a strange feeling to press “Publish” only to see Facebook ignore it and do absolutely nothing.
We will only work this out if we have a free debate with all sides all in discussing all of the issues. You may be sure Islamists have no problem saying anything they want to each other, even on Facebook.