Sunday, June 11, 2017

Daniel Greenfield, The Point: The Assaults on March Against Sharia Are A First Amendment Threat


My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in Los Angeles. I am a  Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazineand my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish PressTimes of IsraelAct for America andRight Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.

I was named one of the Jewish Press' Most Worthwhile Blogs from 2006-2011 and my writing has been cited by Rush Limbaugh, Melanie Philips, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Judith Klinghoffer, John Podhoretz, Jeff Jacoby and Michelle Malkin, among others.

My investigative pieces have included the story of Obama and Pfleger, which I was the first to break months before the mainstream media. I also detailed for the first time many ofObama's radical clergy ties, including Farrakhan supporters, as well as exposing Rabbis for Obama as being a front group forPro-Hamas appeasement supporters.


I revealed that the Vice-President of the Center for American Progress and the new senior adviser for Nancy Pelosi hadparticipated in terrorist fundraising and broke the story of how Ron Paul and Barney Frank had tried to put Soros' associates in charge of destroying America's military.

I have investigated the billionaires funding the Anti-Israel left,the Islamist misogyny, in the new French government, Iran's meth empire , the coverup of Islamic genocide in Nigeria and the lost history of Harlem's Black Hitler. I broke the story of the Secretary of State recognizing a terrorist propagandist with an award as one of the International Women of Courage and exposed the falsehoods in Prince of Slaves, a Muslim propaganda film aired on PBS. I investigated the ties of theDurham torture Dems to Anti-Israel and Pro-Saddam activism and the Islamist ties of Al Queda's Congressman.

The scope of my writing covers everything from domestic American politics to creeping Islamism in Scotland and how foreign aid makes its way into the hands of terrorists to white aborigines in Australia, Islamist Imams in Libya,  flogging in the Maldives and the hunt for witches in the Muslim world.

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About David Horowitz Freedom Center

OUR MISSION: The DHFC is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center combats the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values and disarm this country as it attempts to defend itself in a time of terror.  The leftist offensive is most obvious on our nation’s campuses, where the Freedom Center protects students from indoctrination and intimidation and works to give conservative students a place in the marketplace of ideas from which they are otherwise excluded.  Combining forceful analysis and bold activism, the Freedom Center provides strong insight into today’s most pressing issue on its family of websites and in the activist campaigns it wages on campus, in the news media, and in national politics throughout the year.
David Horowitz began the Center for the Study of Popular Culture in 1988 to establish a conservative presence in Hollywood and show how popular culture had become a political battleground. Over the next 18 years, CSPC attracted 50,000 contributing supporters and established programs such as The Wednesday Morning Club, the Individual Rights Foundation, and Students for Academic Freedom
FrontPage Magazine, the Center’s online journal of news and political commentary has 1.5 million visitors and over 870,000 unique visitors a month (65 million hits) and is linked to over 2000 other websites.  The magazine’s coverage of and commentary about events has been greatly augmented over the last two years by the presence of four  Shillman Fellows in Journalism underwritten by board member Dr. Robert Shillman. FrontPage has recently added a blog called “The Point,” run by Shillman Fellow Daniel Greenfield, which has tripled web traffic.
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Since 2003, the Center has promoted an Academic Bill of Rights to support students’ academic freedom, and free the American university from political indoctrination and renew its commitment to true intellectual diversity. This campaign has had a permanent impact on American higher education.
In 2007, the Center undertook an unprecedented national campaign to create a national “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.”  Speeches, panels, and informational films were presented on 106 college campuses, along with “sit-ins” to protest the oppression of women in Islam.  It was the largest conservative college student demonstration in American history and was a topic of discussion on 700,000 websites, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Pakistani Star Tribune, the Iran News Agency, in college papers across the country and on half a dozen national TV shows reaching an audience in the millions. 
The Center held four other Islamo-Fascism Awareness Weeks in 2008-2009 and has had at least one major campaign on campuses across the country since.  The subjects have included the Muslim Students Association’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood; “Wall of Lies” (a rejoinder to pro Palestinians groups’ slander of Israel); and a counter campaign against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.  Freedom Center Students, an online hub for conservative students to receive support in the way of intellectual ammunition, access to speakers, and connect with fellow students fighting the battle for freedom at other campuses.
In 2006, the Center’s Board of Directors decided to change the name of the organization to the David Horowitz Freedom Center and should adopt the following formal mission statement:  “The Defense of Free Societies.”  The Center is currently supported by over 90,000 Americans.
The Freedom Center now includes several other programs, Jihad Watch, The Israel Security Project, and TruthRevolt.  Jihad Watch, run by author Robert Spencer, is a watch dog site that traces the efforts of Islamic radicals in their terror campaign abroad and their efforts at home to infiltrate and subvert Western institutions and civic life and is the most popular website of its kind.  Caroline Glick, an editor and syndicated columnist for the Jerusalem Post and a former captain of the Israel Defense Forces and onetime Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, is the director of the Israel Security Project.  Reporting from Jerusalem, she adds an authoritative voice to the Freedom Center’s coverage of the Mideast conflict.  TruthRevolt is our newest program, run by Shillman Senior Fellow Ben Shapiro.  Its goal is to unmask leftists in the media for who they are, destroy their credibility with the American Public, and devastate their funding bases.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/266957/assaults-march-against-sharia-are-first-amendment-daniel-greenfield

THE ASSAULTS ON MARCH AGAINST SHARIA ARE A FIRST AMENDMENT THREAT

If you want a reality check on just how disturbing the situation has become, a year ago a rally against Sharia would have been largely ignored by the media. It would not however have been met with street violence. Now the left has normalized street violence in response to conservative gatherings.
The ugliness was predictably worse in more left-wing cities. Ted Wheeler in Portland tried to stop Act for America's rally. The protest indeed couldn't go forward. And that is tragically telling. There's no free speech in Portland. Moving the rally to Seattle didn't help either. Leftist street violence followed it there.
Leftist violence exploded at a number of March Against Sharia protests. And this has now become routine. The peaceful protest is becoming extinct. And the driving force is left-wing radicalism and the complicity of the left in radicalizing its own abuses. While the media provides political cover.
The First Amendment is being further eroded. Obama attacked Freedom of Religion. His thugs have now gone to war against Freedom of Assembly.