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John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Simply Illegal'.
2006-04-12T09:51:05Z
President Teddy Roosevelt has long been one of my heroes.. Teddy was a man's man. He had a strong faith and he was not afraid to speak of it. This is one of my favorite TR quotes; 'After a week of perplexing problems'it does so rest my soul to come into the house of the Lord and to sing and mean it, 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty'.(my) great joy and glory that, in occupying an exalted position in the nation, I am enabled, to preach the practical moralities of the Bible to my fellow-countrymen and to hold up Christ as the hope and Savior of the world' Teddy Roosevelt 1909 Theodore Roosevelt possessed great wisdom and a gift for conveying it. He was plain spoken, easily understood and passionate in his convictions. Another, very timely Teddy Roosevelt quotation speaks to the current immigration problem. '"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." Written in 1919. That just about spells it out for us, doesn't it? President Roosevelt wasn't and still isn't out of the main stream of thought concerning immigration. He was just stating the obvious; one would expect to find those requirements no matter where one was going to immigrate. Consider this bit of advice from Mexperience.com; 'What kinds of people successfully moved to Mexico? There are many examples of Britons, Americans, Canadians Germans and Japanese as well as other nationalities who have successfully moved to Mexico, and enjoy a great life, independently, with their partners, their families or in retirement. The common thread of the most successful 'case studies' is that these people strived to integrate themselves and their family within the Mexican Communities where they lived. They learned Spanish, they accepted Mexico's customs, lived and shared in their ways and festivities. They gave up their 'old' ways, and accepted that 'things over here' are different, but not necessarily worse than 'things at home' - and for them - Mexico becomes home away from home; or even, just home. It is this open-minded approach that is critical to really appreciate Mexico and enjoy living there.' It's just normal to assimilate into ones new country and culture, to join them. Learn the language, adjust to the culture and embrace the customs and traditions. Even obedience to the rules and laws is not too much to be required. So how do we arrive at the term 'illegal alien'? Why would anyone fitting that description expect to be accepted into a nation or culture? This is what the term 'illegal alien' means; it's not really difficult to understand; I looked those words up, this is not my opinion, and this is simply the definition of the words. There is no need for debate, the meaning is quite clear. Definitions are from Webster Dictionary. Net: Illegal Not according to, or authorized by, law; specif., contrary to, or in violation of, human law; unlawful; illicit; hence, immoral; as, an illegal act; illegal trade; illegal love. Alien (a.) Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores. (a.) Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion. (n.) A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. See Alienage. (n.) One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies. (v. t.) To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership. Here are another couple of words just for the purpose of clarification. Immigrate (v. t.) To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See Emigrate. Immigration (n.) The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence. If a person's behavior or actions are unlawful or illegal the law or laws they are breaking should be enforced. Simply because many are defiantly breaking the law makes it no less illegal. It matters little to me how many protests and boycotts take place. It matters little to me how many thousands of brazen illegal aliens dare to participate in those protests and boycotts. If an alien wishes to become an immigrant, that is, wishes to become a permanent resident, application for citizenship must be made. Until and unless the current immigration laws are amended or changed strict enforcement of the law is a must. As we see the 'protest marches', Mexican flags, boycotts and the demands from 'illegal aliens' and their sympathizers continue, there will be a reaction. Law abiding citizens will counter these assaults.. It is blatantly obvious that the communist group A.N.S.W.E.R and the Mexica Movement are the chief motivators here. It is perhaps a good thing they are doing for us. It is a great wake up call for many, forcing the issue of 'illegal aliens' to be dealt at last. At the same time we are getting more exposure to the true nature of the anti-American Mexica Movement and the communist treachery promoted by A.N.S.W.E.R. .. How long Americans will continue to tolerate this current mayhem is anyone's guess.. Expect to see lists of employers that hire illegal aliens posted. There will be petitions to signs, products and businesses to boycott. I would expect to see American tourism to Mexico drop off and demands to cut foreign aid to Mexico as well. The problem can easily be solved'..simply obey the law!!!! Get in line, fill out the paperwork and become loyal American citizens. There is an alternative, return to Mexico''.. God bless America Brad * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Author: Brad Todd
'the look of a deer in the headlights'
2006-04-03T03:39:45Z
If you travel the roads and highways in this part of the country it's necessary to remain alert. There is an abundance of deer in the area. It's not uncommon to see these graceful beasts bounding across a field or stepping out of the woods. The deer can move so swiftly they seem to appear out of nowhere. Suddenly they are there and you had better react quickly. There's a strange phenomenon associated with deer. If you happen upon one crossing the road at night they often look into the headlights and freeze as if they were hypnotized. If fortune is with you and you've been praying, perhaps you'll have enough time to get your vehicle stopped. Often it's not necessary, but flashing your lights and honking the horn will break the spell and everyone goes on with life' We call that stunned, hypnotized reaction to the headlights 'the look of a deer in the headlights' the description is not real clever but once you see it you'll understand the look. That 'look' can be found on the human face as well'stunned, hypnotized, unable to react, no doubt the effects of fear. The 'look of a deer in the headlights' pretty well describes the expression on the face of the European Union right now! As Iranian President Ahmadinejad and company become increasingly more belligerent, the EU seems unable to react. Someone had better flash the lights and honk the horn...somebody's going to get hurt! The word is that Tehran has ballistic missiles that are capable of reaching deep into Europe. Combine that bit of knowledge with Ahmadinejad's mad hunger for nuclear weapons and Europe's got big problems. Kids, it's no time to freeze up! While it's true the madman Ahmadinejad has promised to wipe Israel off the map, Europe is in his sights too. There is an excellent article written by our friend Stan Goodenough and posted the Jerusalem Newswire titled ' Iran 's rabid rocket race' Here's an excerpt; "A few months ago Iranian President "Adolph" Ahmadinejad vowed to wipe the State of Israel off the face of the earth. Simultaneously he denied that his Nazi hero had ever perpetrated the Holocaust. Both before and since voicing that threat and that lie, Tehran has been forging ahead with its efforts to acquire nuclear know-how, while sending a single and consistent message to the international community: 'We will do what we want to do, and there is nothing that you can do about it.' Two days ago this message was sent out again in the form of a fiery-tailed multi-warhead monster that was successfully test-fired at the start of Iran 's latest round of war games. Revolutionary Guards air force chief General Hussein Salami told Iranian TV the Fajr-3 missile: "Can simultaneously hit several targets, has near stealth capabilities with a high maneuverability, pinpoint accuracy and radar avoidance features.' The entire article can be read HERE Our thanks go to Stan and the crew at the Jerusalem Newswire'good work' For some great insight into matters concerning Israel , for some terrific reporting of the issues, do yourself a huge favor and visit these blogs; Stan Goodenough's ' Jerusalem Watchman ' " Zionist.com " the blog of Ryan Jones You can drop by here again and thank me for the tip later.. As if missiles through the air were not enough of a threat from Iran , today there's a report of an underwater missile test. The Islamic Republic News Agency reported this; 'Iran-Maneuver-Missile Iran on Sunday successfully test fired its fastest underwater missile in the `Holy Prophet war games' northwest of Persian Gulf. Deputy commander of the Navy Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) General Ali Fadavi told Central News Bureau (Islamic Republic of Iran's Broadcasting) that the domestically made missile, called `Hut', hits its target with a maximum speed of 100 meters per second.' The original article can be found HERE Our thanks go to the IRNA . It would seem with the unrest inside Iran that the clock is ticking for Mr. Ahmadinejad. Will he act quickly enough to head off the pressure from within Iran or will the pressure from the US, the UN, Israel and the wobbly kneed EU be great enough to stop him? In any case, there isn't time for anyone to be caught with the 'look of a deer in the headlights'; otherwise innocent people are certain to get hurt. God bless America Brad * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Author: Brad Todd
More Than Surrender
2006-03-29T04:43:10Z
<span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 102);">The smoky little club was far from full that night.</span><span style="font-weight: bold;"> Nevertheless, the small crowd had their </span><span style="color: rgb(255, 204, 102); font-weight: bold;">Tuborg</span><span style="font-weight: bold;"> and they had </span><span style="color: rgb(255, 204, 102); font-weight: bold;">'Champion Jack Dupree'</span><span style="font-weight: bold;">. Jack was tickling the ivories, relating the blues and the crowd was soaking it up. It was an intimate gathering, though we were mostly strangers, we knew what we enjoyed and this was it'</span><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;"> What a way to spend an evening in Copenhagen! It was great!</span> I don't recall the name of that little club, it really doesn't matter anymore. That was a long time ago and far away, but it's one of the fond memories of Denmark that I cherish.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Today it's a different world'.</span>Oh, Tuborg is still being brewed in Denmark, but 'Champion Jack Dupree' departed this life in 1991 though you can still listen to him on CDs. Denmark is different, it's lost something. It's somehow been perhaps too nice a place, a little too willing to accommodate, too willing to share its best.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 102);">I hate to bring up those cartoons again'</span>you know the cartoons I'm referring too. I've written about them here before, more than once. The cartoons we're speaking of are said to have caused riots in the Muslim world around the globe. The cartoons have insulted Islam by portraying Mohammad.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;"> It turns out that there is a remarkable story behind all the outrage the world witnessed (mercifully, it seems to have finally subsided). </span><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Did the idea of all those burned buildings, boycotts against Denmark, demands for apologies and death threats touch a raw nerve with you?</span><br /><br />This story ends up being just one more step in the gradual surrendering of a nation'Perhaps it's too late for Denmark, perhaps not'<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">There is a incredible article posted on</span> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.defenddemocracy.org/"><span style="font-weight: bold;">'The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies'</span></a> website written by <span style="font-weight: bold;">J. Peter Pham & Michael I. Krauss</span>. The title of the posting is '<span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 102);">Descent into Dhimmitude</span>'.<br /><br /><br />The article reveals some startling facts concerning Denmark's attempts to placate its Islamic community. It has become all too plain that there will be no placation; there will be no getting along until non-Muslims no longer govern.<br /><br />Here is an excerpt from the article '<span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 102);">Descent into Dhimmitude</span>'<br /><br />'In late 2004 -- a University of Copenhagen professor of Moroccan Jewish descent -- was kidnapped in broad daylight and brutally beaten by three Muslim youths for the "crime" of having read from the Quran during a lecture. A few months later, a Danish publisher used anonymous translators for an essay collection critical of Islam for fear that any named assistant would suffer a similar fate. And in an incident immediately preceding Jyllands-Posten's decision to run the cartoons as a test of self-censorship, Danish artists refused to illustrate a children's book about Muhammad.<br /><br />These incidents, all disturbing, don't even scratch the surface of the appeasement Danes have made to accommodate the people who unleashed violence against them. In Copenhagen's public schools, the only food available to students -- regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof -- are Halal (prepared according to Islamic dietary requirements). In Denmark, a country which enjoys well-deserved praise for the courage with which citizens came together to save its small Jewish community during World War II, Danish Jewish students today cannot attend certain public schools because their very presence is viewed by administrators as "provocative" to radicalized Muslim peers. The country's only Jewish school, Copenhagen's 300-pupil Carolineskolen, founded in 1805, nowadays is constrained to operate behind a double ring of barbed wire.'<br /><br />Here's more<br /><br />'Naser Khader, the Damascus-born son of a Palestinian father and Syrian mother who has served as a Danish parliamentarian from the Social Liberal Party since 1994, now lives under round-the-clock police protection because he committed the "crime" of giving his daughter a kafir ("infidel," read "Western") name. Compounding his "apostasy," he founded a moderate Muslim group with over 700 members, Democratic Muslims, after the outbreak of the "cartoon jihad" to campaign against Islamic establishmentarianism. Imam Ahmad Abu Laban -- the same character who instigated Middle Eastern anti-Danish riots with his portfolio of doctored cartoons -- then labeled Mr. Khader and his supporters "rats in a hole." One of the members of Khader's new group, Iranian refugee Kamran Tahmesabi, recently told a Belgian newspaper, "It is an irony that I am today living in a European democratic state and have to fight the same religious fanatics that I fled from in Iran many years ago."'<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Rather disturbing reading isn't it?</span><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;"> You can read the entire posting</span> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.defenddemocracy.org/in_the_media/in_the_media_show.htm?doc_id=362654"><span style="font-weight: bold;">HERE</span></a><br /><br />This should serve as a warning to others that believe there is a reward for accommodation to Islam. Peace cannot be attained through the surrender of freedoms. There will never be enough surrendering to satisfy those that desire absolute control.<br /><br />Thanks to<span style="font-weight: bold;"> J. Peter Pham & Michael I. Krauss</span> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.defenddemocracy.org/"><span style="font-weight: bold;">The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies</span></a> for their remarkable work'<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 102);">God Bless America<br /><br /></span><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 102);">Brad<br /><br /></span><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 102);">* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *</span>
Author: Brad Todd
Nukes, Gone in a Couple of Days....
2006-03-22T11:31:00Z
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Here's a thought;</span><br /><br />'<span style="font-size:130%;"><span style="color: rgb(255, 204, 102); font-weight: bold;">US could wipe out Iran nukes in 2 days</span></span>'<span style="font-weight: bold;">''that would certainly take a little wind from the sails of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</span> No doubt there would be some screams and howls from the Arab world, but removing the potential nuke threat couldn't be anything but good. The free world would surely rest easier!<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">The article actually titled ''US could wipe out Iran nukes in 2 days'' was published in the Jerusalem Post's online edition. Written by Yigal Grayeff, the article outlines what some believe may be the only solution to the Iranian nuke problem. </span><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">A bit of the article;</span><br /><br />'<span style="font-weight: bold;">Gary Berntsen</span>, the former senior CIA operative who led the search for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in late 2001, believes the United States has the ability to easily destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. He said the US could use bunker-buster bombs and other weapons to carry out the operation. "We can dig those things out. We can destroy them," he told The Jerusalem Post in an interview.<br /><br />"We can take care of it in a couple of days with air strikes and they wouldn't be able to stop us," he added. "It wouldn't be difficult to plan. There'd be some dangers but I think the United States can do it."<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">So there's the plan, what do you think? How many innocent lives would be spared in the long run?</span><br /><br /><span style="color: rgb(255, 204, 102); font-weight: bold;">Here's more of the article;</span><br /><br /><br />'"I know the Iranians. I've worked against the Iranians for years. They are determined to get this no matter what, and they will lie and cheat and do whatever they have to do to get themselves a weapon," he said.<br /><br />Berntsen ruled out covert action because of the scale of Iran's nuclear program.<br /><br />"This is a huge system of facilities they have. This is not going to be a small sort of engagement. We are probably going to have to destroy 30 facilities in 30 locations. Or at least 15," he said.'<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 102);">More;</span><br /><br />"We should do what we're doing right now. That means taking them to the United Nations and make this 'the world against Iran,' because the Iranians appear determined to create a weapon," he said.<br /><br />"If by chance they disarm, then we can avoid this, but if they don't disarm we will need to take care of this ourselves," he said.<br /><br />"The Iranians have to know that we mean business. They will either disarm or we will destroy their facilities. No ifs, ands, or buts. They present a threat to peace in the Middle East. They present a threat to Israel. We cannot accept that," he added.<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 102);">You can read the complete article <a target="_blank" href="http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1139395642558&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull">Here</a></span><br /><br /><br />So, do you think Iran will still be in the nuke business this time next year? I don't think so'<br /><br />Thanks to the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/Page/FrontPage&amp;cid=1123495333303">Jerusalem Post</a>, Yigal Grayeff and staff for the fine thought provoking article'<br /><br /><br /> <br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Please visit our good friends at</span> <a style="font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" href="http://regimechangeiran.com/">Regime Change Iran </a><br /><br />They can provide you with the latest information concerning the happenings in Iran.<br /><br /><br /><strong><span style="color:gold;">God Bless America</span></strong><br /><br /><strong><span style="color:gold;">Brad</span></strong><br /><br /><br /><strong><span style="color:gold;">* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * </span></strong>
Author: Brad Todd
Iran Freedom Concert
2006-03-15T12:29:41Z
As readers of this blog are aware, Fundamentally Right is a promoter of freedom and democracy. We love, appreciate and enjoy the blessings of freedom that are ours as Americans. We support those that are seeking their freedom and civil rights. Those living under the repressive thumb of the current regime in Iran are longing to be free. They deserve to be free and we stand with them. Fundamentally Right has been asked to share information with our readers concerning and up-coming event taking place at Harvard University this month. It is the 'Iran Freedom Concert' We are happy to share these details with you.. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Harvard Students Hold "Iran Freedom Concert" in Solidarity with Iranian Student Movement for Democracy and Civil Rights CAMBRIDGE '" On Saturday, March 18, Harvard University will host theIran Freedom Concert, a rally organized by Harvard students to supporttheir counterparts in Iran. Prominent Iranian student leader AkbarAtri and Harvard's Undergraduate Council president John Haddock willaddress the crowd. "As tensions rise over nuclear issues, our diverse student coalitionwants to spotlight the human side of the Iran crisis," saidco-organizer Adam Scheuer, a senior and editor at the Harvard MiddleEast Review. "Iranian students are denied basic rights Americans take advantage ofevery day. But there is a brave student movement in Iran working forchange, and we need to support them." Widespread student protests inIran have broken out in recent years, despite a brutal crackdown bythe regime's security forces. The concert, which begins at 9 p.m. at Leverett House, featuresleading campus musicians and speakers from campus groups exposingrepression in Iran. Nine organizations are co-sponsoring, including anunusual alliance of campus Democrats and Republicans. "The coalition doesn't take a stand on policy debates like foreignintervention," explained freshman co-organizer Alex McLeese. "But weagree that the fundamental rights of Iranians cannot be held hostageto diplomatic maneuverings over Iran's nuclear program." The Iran Freedom Concert takes place just before the traditionalPersian new year of Norouz '" reflecting the students' hope for a newday for freedom in Iran. "Iranian students are arrested for what they write on their blogs andhave to take their exams in handcuffs," noted freshman co-organizerNick Manske. "In fact, the essential elements of this concert areillegal in Iran: live singing, mixed dancing, and discussing socialmessages. Not to mention the restrictions on women, minorities, andjournalists." That message is being echoed on campuses across the country, withsimultaneous rallies planned at Georgetown, UPenn, Duke, and otherschools. Prominent Iranian dissidents, as well as the American IslamicCongress, are sending statements of support. "This is a critical moment for Iran," Scheuer said. "Iranian activistsneed to know that American students are ready to help them hold theIranian regime accountable. We want to help our counterparts in Iranseize the moment and advance their civil rights movement." For more information, see http://www.IranFreedomConcert.com or call617.661.0053. Please take the time to visit the Iran Freedom Concert website God Bless America Brad * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Author: Brad Todd
THE MANIFESTO
2006-03-03T12:12:53Z
The Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper now widely known for the Mohammad cartoons, is making news again. In another bold move, they have published a 'Manifesto'. The Manifesto states their case brilliantly. Despite the threats, insults and attacks that have others ready to surrender their freedom, these folks aren't backing-up. The 'Manifesto' deserves the support of freedom loving people everywhere' Fundamentally Right salutes and supports you!! Enough said, here is the Manifesto as it was posted on the Jyllands-Posten website. Jyllands-Posten Offentliggjort 28. februar 2006 03:00 / Opdateret 2. marts 2006 15:56 MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism 12 signatures After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism. We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all. The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats. Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations. The hate preachers bet on these feelings in order to form battalions destined to impose a liberticidal and unegalitarian world. But we clearly and firmly state: nothing, not even despair, justifies the choice of obscurantism, totalitarianism and hatred. Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present. Its success can only lead to a world of domination: man's domination of woman, the Islamists' domination of all the others. To counter this, we must assure universal rights to oppressed or discriminated people. We reject cultural relativism , which consists in accepting that men and women of Muslim culture should be deprived of the right to equality, freedom and secular values in the name of respect for cultures and traditions. We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of "Islamophobia", an unfortunate concept which confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatisation of its believers. We plead for the universality of freedom of expression, so that a critical spirit may be exercised on all continents, against all abuses and all dogmas. We appeal to democrats and free spirits of all countries that our century should be one of Enlightenment, not of obscurantism. 12 signatures Ayaan Hirsi AliChahla ChafiqCaroline FourestBernard-Henri L &copy;vyIrshad ManjiMehdi MozaffariMaryam NamazieTaslima NasreenSalman RushdieAntoine SfeirPhilippe ValIbn Warraq Presentations: Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali, from somilian origin, is member of Dutch parliement, member of the liberal party VVD. Writter of the film Submission which caused the assasination of Theo Van Gogh by an islamist in november 2004, she lives under police protection. Chahla ChafiqChahla Chafiq, writer from iranian origin, exiled in France is a novelist and an essayist. She's the author of "Le nouvel homme islamiste , la prison politique en Iran " (2002). She also wrote novels such as "Chemins et brouillard" (2005). Caroline FourestEssayist, editor in chief of Prochoix (a review who defend liberties against dogmatic and integrist ideologies), author of several reference books on laicit &copy; and fanatism : Tirs Crois &copy;s : la la cit &copy; l' &copy;preuve des int &copy;grismes juif, chr &copy;tien et musulman (with Fiammetta Venner), Fr &reg;re Tariq : discours, strat &copy;gie et m &copy;thode de Tariq Ramadan, et la Tentation obscurantiste (Grasset, 2005). She receieved the National prize of laicit &copy; in 2005. Bernard-Henri L &copy;vyFrench philosoph, born in Algeria, engaged against all the XXth century ism (Fascism, antisemitism, totalitarism, terrorism), he is the author of La Barbarie visage humain, L'Id &copy;ologie fran &beta;aise, La Puret &copy; dangereuse, and more recently American Vertigo. Irshad ManjiIrshad Manji is a Fellow at Yale University and the internationally best-selling author of "The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith" (en francais: "Musulmane Mais Libre"). She speaks out for free expression based on the Koran itself. N &copy;e en Ouganda, elle a fui ce pays avec sa famille musulmane d'origine indienne l' ge de quatre ans et vit maintenant au Canada , o ses &copy;missions et ses livres connaissent un &copy;norme succ &reg;s. Mehdi MozaffariMehdi Mozaffari, professor from iranian origin and exiled in Denmark , is the author of several articles and books on islam and islamism such as : Authority in Islam: From Muhammad to Khomeini, Fatwa: Violence and Discourtesy and Glaobalization and Civilizations. Maryam NamazieWriter, TV International English producer; Director of the Worker-communist Party of Iran's International Relations; and 2005 winner of the National Secular Society's Secularist of the Year award. Taslima NasreenTaslima Nasreen is born in Bangladesh . Doctor, her positions defending women and minorities brought her in trouble with a comittee of integrist called Destroy Taslima and to be persecuted as apostate Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie is the author of nine novels, including Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses and, most recently, Shalimar the Clown. He has received many literary awards, including the Booker Prize, the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, Germany 's Author of the Year Award, the European Union's Aristeion Prize, the Budapest Grand Prize for Literature, the Premio Mantova, and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He is a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres, an Honorary Professor in the Humanities at M.I.T., and the president of PEN American Center . His books have been translated into over 40 languages. Philippe ValDirector of publication of Charlie Hebdo (Leftwing french newspaper who have republished the cartoons on the prophet Muhammad by solidarity with the danish citizens targeted by islamists). Ibn WarraqIbn Warraq , author notably of Why I am Not a Muslim ; Leaving Islam : Apostates Speak Out ; and The Origins of the Koran , is at present Research Fellow at a New York Institute conducting philological and historical research into the Origins of Islam and its Holy Book. Antoine Sfeir :Born in Lebanon , christian, Antoine Sfeir choosed french nationality to live in an universalist and la c (real secular) country. He is the director of Les cahiers de l'Orient and has published several reference books on islamism such as Les r &copy;seaux d'Allah (2001) et Libert &copy;, &copy;galit &copy;, Islam : la R &copy;publique face au communautarisme (2005). You can see it in its original posting HERE Well done, thank you for your courage, and thanks to all those brave and honorable ones that signed it. God Bless America Brad * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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