This has been a week of attempted advances for the Islamization of America (and Britain as well). Those who think it isn't happening should ponder the case of Wegmans, a supermarket in Rochester, N.Y. Wegmans has put up a sign asking customers buying pork or alcohol not to use a particular checkout line when a Muslim teenager is on duty as the cashier. Only after public pressure from readers of my site AtlasShrugs.com and Robert Spencer's JihadWatch.org did the sign come down.
This was more Islamization of the marketplace. This is a pattern. If you don't want to handle meat that's not halal, work for a Muslim butcher. Don't take a job at Wegmans, Wal-Mart or Target. But this Muslim cashier's special line was not about that. It was about imposing Islam on non-Muslims. Muslims are seeking special accommodations for a "special class." (Islamic law places Muslims in a special class, giving them rights that non-Muslims do not have.)
This was part of a systematic campaign to impose the Shariah on the secular marketplace. Muslim workers suing Disney over its 60-year-old dress code or Muslim cashiers strong-arming Wal-Mart and Target over their refusal to handle meat that is not halal is all part of a much larger supremacist effort. It has succeeded in Europe, which is all but doomed. They mean to replicate it here. This is well-documented in my book, "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance."
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When I posted about Wegmans' initial capitulation to Shariah at AtlasShrugs.com, I received an email from a man with a disability that requires him to use a service dog. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, a disabled person with a service dog must be allowed public accommodation and admittance. But when he entered a kabob restaurant in Virginia, the Muslim owner immediately confronted him, made a scene about his dog and demanded that he leave. (Muslims consider dogs unclean.) Only after the disabled man told him about the ADA and threatened to file a complaint did he reluctantly allow him to stay. He had to give in, but Muslim cab drivers in Europe have already refused blind passengers with seeing-eye dogs, and Islamic supremacist groups are certain to demand exemption from the ADA sooner or later.
Meanwhile, Robert Spencer has a groundbreaking book coming out later this month: "Did Muhammad Exist?" It is a bombshell. I have read it, and I can tell you that it shatters every conventional and accepted myth on the history of Muhammad and Islam. Is it any wonder Islamic supremacists want to squash it? Spencer was scheduled to speak at a lunch hosted by MEF at the offices of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (Kramer Levin), a law firm in New York City. But the Hamas front known as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) heard about it and sicced their dogs on Kramer Levin, demanding the enforcement of the blasphemy laws under the Shariah (Islamic law considers any critical examination of Islam to be blasphemous and subject to the death penalty), and it worked. Kramer Levin canceled the Spencer event. Kramer Levin readily acquiesced to the prohibition of the truth by Islamic supremacists. Imagine this, an American law firm, no less.
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Meanwhile, over in Britain, the BBC has refused to screen "Can We Talk About This?" a play about the Islamic threat to the freedom of speech. Mark Thompson, the BBC's director-general, has admitted in the past that there is a "growing nervousness about discussion about Islam," but his spokesman denied that this refusal had anything to do with the play's "content or themes."
Does he really expect anyone to believe that?
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The dhimmi BBC should have its license revoked, pulled. They are undeserving. Certainly all U.K. taxpayer dollars should be withdrawn. The media are too important in the information battle space to be allowed to become a tool of Islamic supremacists. The media are our first line of defense in the war against free speech, and they capitulate without a whimper. This is self-enforcement of Shariah.
Islamic supremacists are more assertive in the United States and Europe than they ever have been before. They're building large mega-mosques in communities where the local Muslims can neither fill nor afford them. They're demanding – and receiving – special privileges for Muslims in workplaces and special installations for Islamic prayers in public universities, as well as in airports and other public facilities.
They're bringing back prayer in public schools – but only for Muslims, while insisting that Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists can assert no such constitutional privilege under our law: They are seeking special legal status for Islam. They're shutting down the national debate we urgently need to have about Islam and Islamization, demonizing anyone who suggests any anti-terror measure or who asks the Muslim community in the U.S. to do something effective about the jihadists and Islamic supremacists in their midst, labeling them "bigots," "racists" and "Islamophobes." They're persecuting anti-jihad activists in the courtroom and private citizens who dare to report suspicious behavior by Muslims.
And worst of all, ignorant non-Muslims like the people in charge at Wegmans, Kramer Levin and the BBC are helping them attain their goals. But the fact that Wegmans reversed itself after an outcry from freedom fighters shows that resistance can be effective.
This craven capitulation to subversive elements must end. And if we act, we can end it.