Wednesday, November 14, 2012



From November 19-23, there is the third interview series on:

Elsa Schieder, who has organized the series, discovered Nicolai Sennels, in JihadWatch, through a brilliant, excellently researched article. The topic: psychological differences between Muslims and non-Muslims. Nicolai, a Danish psychologist, has done groundbreaking work, especially regarding anger and honor. More, he has dared to write and speak about his findings. 

As for Chris Knowles, he's the "local hero" of the month. In other words, he's not incredibly famous, but he's done a lot of important work. Since 2007, he's been a director of  the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA), a human rights organization for democracy, freedom and individual liberty. Very moderate goals, one would think - except that a particular focus is sharia. Recently Chris was fired from his city's Children’s Services Department, with no grounds given except that his values were not those of the department. No due process, nothing. Yes, the firing is being appealed.

By the way, Nicolai faced a similar situation: he was asked to leave his work. And the third person faced criminal charges.

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is the daughter of a diplomat who herself served in several foreign embassies, including in Libya and Syria. She decided to hold workshops on Islam when she returned to her home country, Austria. After several years, she had charges filed against her - for "inciting hatred" and "denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion." She's had to face an expensive legal battle.

Yet none of these people would stay silent, if they could go back. Their wish: that far more people would dare to speak out. Chris, for instance, even as a child could not bear to stand by and let injustice happen. When he saw bullying, he had to intervene, even if it meant he got into trouble.

The fourth person is Nonie Darwish, an ex-Muslim who heads Arabs for Israel: Arabs and Muslims who Support the State of Israel and the Cause of Peace in the Middle East. 

The fifth person is the person who set up the interview series, Elsa Schieder. She had a number of queries: What's your own story? what made you do this? So she's answering.

Here is the link to see more:

You can register at no charge. This is a chance to see what motivates people to speak out, and keep speaking out and working for freedom of speech. 


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