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One of the biggest themes of the documentary series The Project is the idea that anyone trying to question the ties between the religion of Islam and acts of terrorism carried out by groups like Hamas and Al Queda. In the film, multiple interviewees discuss the challenges they faced at both the local and national levels when they questioned whether terrorists were motivated by radical Islamic beliefs. The people trying to raise the connections were quickly labeled Islamaphobic, and many found themselves ostracized both personally and professionally. As the film reveals, these attacks are all part of the radicals’ strategy to infiltrate the United States by shutting down any conversation about Muslim extremists, making it impossible to distinguish between peaceful Muslims and the radicals who want to destroy America.
In the clip below, Patrick Poole describes how he was labelled an Islamaphobe when he investigated an Dr. Salah Sultan, an Islamic man with connections to a radical organization in Ohio. The local religious community and even the local paper attacked him. But it wasn’t long after Poole investigated him that he was condemning the United States and defending Al-Queda members.
Poole wrote at the time:
When I wrote my first article about Salah Sultan in April 2006, noting his close association to Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef Al-Qaradawi and his many public statements promoting anti-Jewish blood libels, I was attacked by my own hometown newspaper, the Columbus Dispatch, as a racist, bigot and Islamophobe in an article written by religion reporter Felix Hoover.
Several prominent Islamic organizations and the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio launched a smear campaign attacking me, including the Islamic school in Hilliard that had employed Sultan as their religious director, enlisting theDispatch to defend the school and portraying Sultan as a peaceful moderate, not the racist, terror-supporting Muslim Brotherhood cleric that I claimed he was.
Two weeks after the Columbus Dispatch article was published defending Sultan, he appeared on Saudi Al-Risala TV, where he defended designated Al-Qaeda terrorist and Osama bin Laden mentor Abdul Majid al-Zindani, and claimed that the U.S. was behind the 9/11 attacks in order to launch a war against Muslims. Even though I forwarded the information to the Dispatch editors, they never made mention of the “peaceful moderate” cleric’s statements.
Even scarier, political correctness is stopping federal organizations from being able to properly research and understand the connections between radical Islam and terrorists. Leaders like Attorney General Eric Holder refuse to acknowledge the ties between Islam and terror, again labeling those who want to discuss Muslim extremism as bigots and Islamaphobes. Law enforcement training manuals have been purged of any reference to radical Islam, and those who would try and teach about it are professionally blacklisted.
Perhaps most shocking, there is a movement led by groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood to make it illegal to defame or deride Islam. The so-called “blasphemy laws” are even gaining traction among the United States government. Get the details in the clip below: