Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
Few divides are as impossible to bridge as those of religion. You either believe or you don’t.
When it comes to Islam, non-Muslims are expected to take its goodwill on faith. If you believe your eyes and ears, Islam and violence go together like peanut butter and jelly. But if you believe Muslims and their spin doctors with academic degrees, Muslims are the victims of other religions.
If Muslims fighting Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists are the victims of non-Muslims, what are we to make of Muslims fighting other Muslims in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq? Religious civil wars make it hard to believe that Muslims are the victims of other religions instead of the authors of their own violence.
Religions have a long history of not getting along with one another, but there is only one religion that has never gotten along with any other religion, is engaging in a religious war with every religion that exists, with atheists who have no religion, and even with its own co-religionists.
Is all this violence someone else’s fault? Or is it Islam’s fault?
Don't miss out on a chance to attend what could be a life-changing event - our second annual David Horowitz Texas Weekend is fast approaching and you’re invited! The Weekend will take place on May 2 - 3 at the beautiful Gaylord Resort in Dallas, Texas and will feature some of the most provocative conservative voices of our time.
Our confirmed speakers include David Horowitz, Ambassador John Bolton, Congressman Louie Gohmert, Ben Shapiro, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Caroline Glick, Pat Caddell, Steve Moore, and State Senator Dan Patrick with more speakers to be announced soon. We will regularly update the website as new speakers are confirmed.
The event begins on Friday night with an opening dinner and keynote. Saturday includes a breakfast, lunch and a series of speakers throughout the day. We close with a banquet on Saturday night, and we’ll have a going away breakfast on Sunday morning.
"Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In."
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, it was a stark sign that the Arab Spring had arrived in America. Clearly, the unrest and instability sweeping across the Middle East – from Egypt to Syria – can no longer be ignored as a problem “over there.”
Bestselling author and jihad expert Robert Spencer unveils the shocking truth behind the mainstream media’s propaganda about the Arab Spring, and shows how the Fort Hood attack, the Boston Marathon bombings, and other violent acts by Muslims in the U.S. are indeed fresh instances of the Arab Spring ideology coming to the U.S.
Robert Spencer brings years of study on radical Islam to this shocking and insightful book. Robert's new book is a powerful warning of the terror and tyranny to come.
Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and author of the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), as well as several other books on Islam and terrorism, including Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions about the World's Fastest Growing Faith and Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West, as well as a number of monographs and hundreds of articles. He lives in a secure, undisclosed location.Read More
From "The Black Book of the American Left" (2013), by David Horowitz:
To be a conservative is first to understand that there is no solution to the dilemmas of the human condition. Second, it is to understand that to escape these dilemmas, human beings will inevitably embark on desperate quests for redemptions in this life. These redemptions, in turn, will require holy wars to purge the world of demons—of those who do not share their faith, and who stand in their way. In this regard, totalitarian Islam is really no different in its heart from totalitarian socialism or progressivism, even though the latter are secular and the former is pursued in the name of a vengeful and malignant God. Both seek to cleanse mankind of its irreparable imperfections.
To remain free beings, we are continually forced to defend ourselves and our breathing space, against the efforts of the redeemers to perfect us—against the armies of the saints who are determined to make the world a better place than it can ever be. That is how I see the political wars we face, and why they will never end.