Anti-Muslim Activists Gather In Tennessee to Warn of Shariah Takeover
Disgraced former FBI agent John Guandolo turned “counterterrorism expert” set the tone with a warning that an “insurgency” is underway in America. Guandolo - whose vitriol was highlighted in a 2011 National Public Radio report on anti-Muslim propaganda in law enforcement training after he falsely suggested that a Jordanian-American professor had links to terrorists - alleged that many American mosques are complicit in a seditious Muslim Brotherhood plot to dismantle the Constitution and establish a global caliphate.
“There is no First Amendment protection granted to somebody who wants to impose foreign law on you,” he told the audience. We are at “war” with radical Islam, he said, and “the enemy is right here in your neighborhood.”
Next up was David Yerushalmi, the legal mastermind behind anti-Shariah laws that have been introduced in a number of states (including Tennesee), who outlined a “lawfare” strategy to battle Islam. Appearing by video, he urged lawyers in the audience to go on the “offensive” and take a “hard-nosed” approach in their efforts against the imposition of Islamic law - and to prepare for vicious attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Muslim Brotherhood-progressive syndicate that has formed around the issue of Islamophobia.”
Many of the speakers - particularly Americans who had spent time overseas, such as David French of the American Center for Law and Justice, who specified that the enemy is “jihadist Shariah” - stressed that there is a difference between radical Islam and law-abiding Muslims. Yet the overall message of the conference was that no Muslim who attends mosque can ever really be trusted.
“Islam is about a political agenda,” radio talk show host Steve Gill declared. Though he allowed that there are Muslims who aren’t prone to violence, those who are observant, he said, are obliged to be. “We’re told that these are people who are not trying to recruit and do evil things in our communities when they build these mosques,” and “we’re told that these mosques are peaceful and tolerant,” he said.
But “if you’re following the Koran and being a good Muslim, it may not be possible to be a good, civilized, modern, peaceful, tolerant, accepting person, because that’s not what the book prescribes. What Islam needs, in my humble opinion, is a Protestant reformation,”