Tuesday, June 19, 2018

CAIR demands that Red Lobster sensitize its employees regarding Islam. Please urge Red Lobster to stand its ground.

CAIR demands that Red Lobster sensitize its employees regarding Islam.  Please urge Red Lobster to stand its ground.  

The Council of American Islamic Relations is accusing Red Lobster of discriminating against Muslims.  CAIR is demanding that Red Lobster force its employees to take sensitivity training so they can comply with the Sharia tenet that harshly forbids criticism of Islam.

The Washington Times reports:  “The family requested water to break their Ramadan fast but did not receive any for at least 30 minutes after several requests to different servers were made,” CAIR said in a statement. “When the family complained to the restaurant manager and raised the issue of possible bias in their treatment, they were reportedly told: ‘You people love to play the race card whenever you can.’ ”

It is obvious that the Muslim patrons escalated the conflict by calling Red Lobster employees racists.   Additionally, how many times have people requested water at a restaurant and not received it promptly or even received it at all?  Does a server’s incompetency justify name calling from patrons?

CAIR Minnesota reports:   “CAIR-MN is seeking a written apology, compensation for the discriminatory treatment -- which would be donated in full to charity -- updated anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies, and sensitivity training for Red Lobster employees, with a trainer approved by CAIR-MN.“

Sharia law, which is a combination of the Quran and fatwas, calls for punitive treatment of people who insult Islam.  Fatwa based Sharia law has called for harsh punishment for people who criticize Islam or Muhammad.  Some well known fatwas called for the death of Salman Rushdie, “Innocence of Muslims” film producers and actors and Gainesville Florida Pastor Jerry Jones.

CAIR pushes an Islamist political agenda which demands that the market place embrace tenets of Sharia that millions of Americans find to be oppressive and offensive.  Many of the tenets of Sharia law are antithetical to the rights afforded citizens by the United States Constitution.

Islamist led sensitivity training stifles the free speech of people who are rightfully concerned about Islam’s oppressive, subjugating and hostile customs.   CAIR’s subjugation of Red Lobster’s personnel training would intimidate many employees to be silent in their private lives which will further empower the Islamist political agenda and could have grim consequences for public safety.   In this case, sensitivity training would abuse the power of the employer’s paycheck to elevate the rights of one group over another.
Additionally, CAIR’s demand that its personnel conduct sensitivity training for Red Lobster employees is absurd given the Islamist group may end up suing Red Lobster.   Furthermore, some customers may not want to patronize Red Lobster if it uses their consumer dollars to “compensate” CAIR.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to urge Red Lobster to stand its ground against CAIR’s unreasonable demands.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish. 

Click here to send your email to urge Red Lobster to stand its ground against CAIR’s unreasonable demands.

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Post-Ramadan Reflections on the Muslim World

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  • Salim Mansur: Post-Ramadan Reflections on the Muslim World
  • Uzay Bulut: Turkey: Glorification of Murder, Martyrdom and Child Soldiers

Post-Ramadan Reflections on the Muslim World

by Salim Mansur  •  June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am
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  • Muslims, in effect, are trapped in a state of bewilderment over how to repair their broken cultures, or how to build them anew -- when they are full of doubts about what is new, what is modern and what has been built by others belonging to a different faith and culture.
  • Muslims in general are a "third world" people whose understanding and practice of Islam remain fixed in their pre-modern cultures. To many Muslims, due to their pre-modern worldview, this paradox is mostly incomprehensible. It is also hugely obstructive in easing their transition to modernity.
  • The fury of the internal upheaval inside the Muslim world will eventually exhaust itself when a sufficiently large segment of the Muslim population reconciles reason and revelation to discover that God never meant any religion, including Islam, to be a burden preventing man from threading a relationship with Him in harmony with human nature. Embracing modernity does not mean abandoning God.
In Baghdad, the Arab capital of the Abbasid rulers as Caliphs of Islam during the early Middle Ages, inquiry and debate took place about revelation and reason. Pictured: An image from an Abbasid manuscript, produced in the year 1237. (Image source: Académie de Reims/Wikimedia Commons)
As Ramadan drew to a close this year, the spectacle of a contrived Muslim rage on the last Friday of Islam's sacred month -- branded "Al- Qud's [Jerusalem] Day" by Iran's late leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini – was on display across the Muslim world and in the West.
The Qur'an, Islam's sacred text, calls upon Muslims to fast during Ramadan as part of prayers and quiet reflection "to ward off evil." Extremist Muslims, instead, call upon their co-religionists to display their rage against their real and imagined enemies, especially Jews. Most Muslims, however, steer away from such angry demonstrations, which degrade the meaning and purpose of their devotion to fasting and prayers during the month in which the Qur'an was first revealed to Muhammad.

Turkey: Glorification of Murder, Martyrdom and Child Soldiers

by Uzay Bulut  •  June 19, 2018 at 4:00 am
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  • The celebrations are not just about the glorification of guns and killing for national or religious purposes. The events are also marked by historic revisionism in which the genocide victims are blamed for their own extermination.
  • There are many factors that drive the hysteria in Turkey extolling deaths, killings and attempts to brainwash children and turn them into "voluntary martyrs": Systematic racism, ultra-nationalism, Islamic jihad and belief in martyrdom as well as the denial of the Christian genocide combined with pride in having waged it.
  • The 2015 "Islam Law" of Austria, which Erdogan was protesting, states that "The freedom of religion is secured in the Austrian Constitution – individually, collectively and cooperatively" -- and that this freedom should not be allowed to be exploited by those who incite hate or violence for any group.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Austrian government that "...measures taken by the Austrian chancellor are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent." (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz recently announced that the government was shutting down a Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques, according to the Associated Press. "Parallel societies, political Islam and tendencies toward radicalization have no place in our country," Kurz told reporters.
"The move comes after images appeared on Twitter in April of children in a Turkish-backed mosque playing dead and reenacting the World War I battle of Gallipoli (in which an allied invasion of Ottoman Turkey was defeated). Their "corpses" were then covered in Turkish flags. The mosques association called the event 'highly regrettable,'" according to the CBN News.


The Good Must Associate: Key Strategies in the Counterjihad Movement

The Good Must Associate: Key Strategies in the Counterjihad Movement

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Posted: 18 Jun 2018 09:25 PM PDT
To prevail against orthodox Islam's relentless encroachment, we need to employ three essential strategies: gather allies, coordinate our efforts, and concentrate our forces at decisive points. Let me explain these in more detail:

1. Gather allies. A large number of orthodox Muslims are working toward Islam's prime directive. Obviously three counterjihadists will not prevail against such a large, organized group. We need numbers. The more allies we have on our side, the greater our chances of winning.

If three of us demonstrate outside a mosque, and five hundred Muslims protest our demonstration, we will look like a small, unpopular fringe group and the Muslims will look like the mainstream majority opinion. This kind of thing has a psychological impact on anyone watching this on television because of the principle of social proof. But if five hundred Muslims demonstrate and ten thousand counterjihadists protest their demonstration, it sends an entirely different message to anyone watching on television or participating in the demonstration. Numbers count.

That's why it is so crucial to educate people about Islam. We need more people on our side.

Many Citizen Warrior readers took to heart the article, Facebook Allies, and applied the principle, and it made a difference. The purpose of the article was to solve a problem counterjihadists were having on Facebook — they would share something about Islam, and their Facebook friends and family would gang up on them, arguing, criticizing them, and defending Islam. It was upsetting to a lot of counterjihadists. It made them feel isolated and alone. And to their friends and family, it made them look like factious, disaffected loners who needed to be straightened out by the "sensible majority."

So people went to counterjihad Facebook pages (here is a list of them) and read comments and posts, looking for allies, and friended them. Then when any of their allies posted something on their personal Facebook page about Islam, they would receive lots of support and "likes" and approving comments from their allies, and if one of their family members criticized it, their allies would jump in and defend it, and each ally does that for each other.

This feels a lot better, is much less upsetting, and has a greater impact on anyone reading. The original poster no longer appears as an isolated agitator, but rather has become a spokesperson for a popular, supported point of view. The key strategy at work here is gaining allies.

This is one of the reasons ACT! for America is such an important organization to the counterjihad movement. As Brigitte Gabriel says, when the ACT! for America lobbyist walks into a senator's office in Washington, D.C. she can say she represents an organization of almost a million voters, and that's enough to make a senator listen! If the lobbyist represented an organization of forty people, would a senator take the time to listen? Not likely. They are busy people. Numbers give clout.

2. Coordinate efforts. If there were a hundred thousand active counterjihadists, but each worked on different projects, we wouldn't accomplish much. But if most of us worked on a few central projects, those projects would be much more likely to succeed.

That's what we did by writing to Councilwoman Deborah Pauly (see story here). She was vilified by Muslim groups and the media. She probably felt outnumbered, and for many people, that would make them hesitant to speak up again. On the other hand, if she heard from thousands of people who support her and encourage her, it could embolden her to continue her outspoken resistance to creeping Sharia. Coordinated efforts could make the difference.

ACT! for America is using this principle masterfully with their Legislative Action Center. It has made it very easy to make our voices heard by the right people on specific issues. It helps coordinate counterjihad efforts.

3. Concentrate force at a decisive point. This is where allies and coordination can have their greatest impact. In the book, How to Win on the Battlefield, the authors write, "The concentration of force was regarded by Clausewitz as the first and highest principle of war. He reiterated that, at the operational level, commanders had to concentrate maximum force, which in his day equated to all available troops, at the decisive point; it was essential to overwhelm and break the enemy physically and morally."

Many times in history, a military force was outnumbered and yet won the battle. Often it was because the principle of concentration of force does not require absolute superiority in numbers. It only requires a local superiority at a decisive point.

When women were fighting to gain the vote in the United States, for example, they had to get 36 states to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Women's suffrage organizations sent organizers from all over the country to the state that was considering the legislation at that moment, thus concentrating their forces at the decisive point.

That is what we must do. The big question for all of us is, of course, "What is the decisive point?" As Brian Tracy said in Victory: "Determining the right time and place requires a combination of judgment, timing," and good information (good "intel").

We're getting much better information now than we did at the beginning of the modern counterjihad movement, and we're getting it much faster. And through our formal and informal networks, we are collectively making good judgments on where to concentrate our forces. Some calls for action are shared far and wide, and some fizzle out, as each person essentially "votes" on the proposal (by either forwarding or deleting).

Our networks are getting bigger. Our numbers are growing. And we're getting more and more organized. It's time to look at strategy. We can each begin by deliberately applying the three principles above. When you're thinking about some event or thinking about potential actions you might take, ask yourself, "How can I apply the three key strategies to this situation?" It will give you effective ideas and ways to proceed.

Edmund Burke once wrote, "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

So let us associate, let's organize, let's concentrate our forces, and let's win.

Eye on Iran: Most French Firms 'Won't Be Able to Stay' in Iran: Minister

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Most French companies hoping to continue doing business in Iran after the US imposes new sanctions on the country will find it impossible to do so, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday.

The United States and human rights watchdogs have condemned Iran's execution of a Sufi man who was convicted of killing three police officers during clashes between police and a Sufi sect in February... Salas's supporters have said he maintained his innocence but claimed he was tortured into a forced confession.

The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has criticized Iranian activists who signed an open letter last week asking Iran's leaders to take part in direct talks with Washington, saying they have "sided with the U.S., the enemy of the people."


Unreliability, half measures and intermittent chest thumping won't result in stability in the Middle East. It's past time to get serious - and detailed - about countering the Iranian threat. Investing in the region, supporting our allies and stymieing our enemies are far more important than the circular firing squad in Washington on what to do about the Iran nuclear deal.


Pending policy decisions on reimposing sanctions will give Washington opportunities to calibrate its arsenal of measures against illicit Iranian financial activity.


The possible withdrawal of French oil major Total from Iran's South Pars gas field has not slowed down the project, a senior Iranian official said, adding that Tehran is in talks with Russia's Gazprom over the development of two other fields.

In the wake of President Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un, might it be worthwhile to propose a similar meeting with Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei? Such an offer isn't as fanciful as it sounds, and could put useful pressure on the Iranian regime.


Congress is headed for a probable showdown over President Trump's recent deal to lift certain penalties against Chinese telecom giant ZTE after the Senate overwhelming passed its version of an annual defense authorization bill that would reimpose those punitive measures... ZTE was effectively banned from the U.S. market because the company broke U.S. restrictions to sell products in North Korea and Iran.


Israel declined to comment on Tuesday on a weekend air strike against an Iraqi paramilitary base in eastern Syria after its US ally implicated it in the attack. The Sunday evening strike against the Al-Hari base on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq came less than 24 hours after Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would strike Iran's "proxies" anywhere in Syria.

Tehran must re-adjust its policy in Syria a day after an airstrike killed and wounded dozens of Iranian-backed Shi'ite Kata'ib Hezbollah members in Syria near the Iraqi border. The first of its kind strike, targeting Iraqi militias who have been crossing into Syria to aid the Assad regime since last year, sought to cut off Iran's "road to the sea" by striking at a strategic area near the border town of Albu Kamal.

A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday. 


UN human rights experts* are making an urgent appeal to the authorities in Iran to halt the execution of Mohammad Kalhori, a young man who was sentenced to death at 15 years old for killing his teacher.


How Recent Protests Could Revive Ahmadinejad's Fortunes in Iran | Giorgia Perletta for the Atlantic Council

Until recently, few observers inside or outside Iran gave much weight to the notion of a comeback for discredited former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad... Yet the challenge to the political system from this current appears not only to have persisted but to have grown in light of widespread protests that erupted late last year in provincial towns and cities. The protests, over the high cost of living, corruption and unemployment, have echoes in Ahmadinejad's political propaganda and his perceived role as the champion of the "dispossessed" (mostazafan), the urban and rural poor.

The former chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, Hassan Firouzabadi, is squatting in a mansion that belonged to the former Shah of Iran, according to a letter published by a conservative university group. 


Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition stormed the airport compound in Yemen's main port city Hodeidah on Tuesday after fierce battles with Iran-aligned Houthis, residents and Yemeni military sources said.

The UN's hopes of negotiating a ceasefire with Houthi rebels in the vital port of Hodeidah in Yemen appear to have been dashed after the Saudi-led coalition backing the Yemeni government said it would only accept the rebels' unconditional withdrawal from the area.

In a telephone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Qatari Emir said he reiterated that relations between Doha and Tehran were "developing on daily basis."


Lebanon's Foreign Ministry has rejected claims that it is obstructing the extradition of a Lebanese national in Paraguay for his alleged drug trafficking and money laundering activities, arguing that the "contents of a Foreign Policy article are inaccurate and out of the scope of reality."

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