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OSCE Participating States should focus on rights of their native-born populations and acknowledge migrant violence

The Center and its allies are participating in the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.

The conference is supposed to be dedicated to a focus on Democracy & Human Rights within all of the 56 member states – official reps of each government plus a slew of Civil Society NGO reps.

OSCE commitments on rights of migrants include that “appropriate measures should be taken to betterprevent racist attacks and other manifestations of violent intolerance against migrant workers and their families.”

That is ironic, given that on 9/11, 19 “migrants” murdered 2,753 men, women and children in the attackon the Twin Towers alone.

Secure Freedom recommends that: The OSCE Ministerial Council replace the Porto “2002 OSCE CHARTER ON PREVENTINGAND COMBATING TERRORISM,” p. 9, paragraph 2 with a measure that acknowledges that today by far and away the greatest driver of what the West calls terrorism, as well as of the loss of the rights of migrants and all other citizens as well, is Sharia.

Secure Freedom also recommends that Participating States focus on the rights of OSCE-region native-born populations, rather than facilitating mass migratory movements and focusing on the rights of migrants who are disproportionately convicted of terrorist crimes in America, and/or jihadis, who kill an ever-more- wildly disproportionate share of Europeans.

180918 Submitted Secure Freedom Intervention for OSCE HDIM 2018 Working Session 13 on Rights of Migrants[1]

Pushing Back Against ODIHR’s Attempt to Censor Anti-Sharia Speech

The Center and its allies are participating in the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.

The conference is supposed to be dedicated to a focus on Democracy & Human Rights within all of the 56 member states – official reps of each government plus a slew of Civil Society NGO reps.

Last year at this meeting, the moderator first reminded and then required virtually every individual who spoke against Sharia’s threat to Fundamental Freedoms to practice tolerance and non-discrimination toward this most intolerant and discriminatory of all legal systems.

Going further, before a July meeting, ODIHR without consensus created a new power: The moderator could “interrupt any speech” that “attacks” anyone.

This time the U.S. delegation stepped up, saying that: you can’t simply insert new rules outside the consensus process, this rule violates guidelines about civil society participation, and civil society doesn’t have to follow Participating States’ commitments – because they’re not Participating States.

180917 Submitted OSCE ODIHR HDIM Intervention Working Session 10 Fundamental Freedoms I[1]

Center Highlights Speech Restrictions At International Conference

The Center and its allies are participating in the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.

The conference is supposed to be dedicated to a focus on Democracy & Human Rights within all of the 56 member states – official reps of each government plus a slew of Civil Society NGO reps.

The official theme for the plenary sessions held on September 17, 2018 was “Fundamental Freedoms” including freedom of expression and other core freedoms. The Center and its allies focused especially on the human right to free speech in their remarks.

The Center’s Executive VP Christopher Hull, VP for Research and Analysis Clare Lopez and Senior Fellow Stephen Coughlin specifically condemned the OSCE ODIHR HDIM organizers for attempting to impose a Code of Conduct that in effect constituted prior restraint on free speech. They also made specific & repeated mention of “sharia” as antithetical to the human right to freedom of expression and speech.

Click here to watch their remarks on the Secure Freedom YouTube channel.

CSP official to take part in Warsaw-based event

Click here for the original unedited version in Polish: 

Center for Security Policy Executive Vice President Christopher C. Hull, Ph.D. will take part in a seminar on the rights and powers of immigrant parents for their children in Europe on September 18 in Warsaw, Poland.

The seminar is a Pantarey Foundation-organized side event at the 2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

The seminar will present the matter of public officials dealing with the protection of children’s rights in Norway and other countries in Europe. Participants will talk about the trend of crossing the boundaries of family autonomy and increasing interference in family rights, particularly against immigrant families from other European countries, and discrimination in favor of the rights of immigrant families from outside Europe.

The seminar will include practitioners of contacts with institutions such as Barnevernet, lawyers involved in legal assistance in Norway and Poland, as well as experts from Austria, the USA and Denmark.

The event will be presented by the President of the Board of the Warsaw-based Ordo Iuris Institute, Mr. Jerzy Kwaśniewski, who provides legal assistance to Polish families. In addition to Dr. Hull, Mrs. Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff from the German organization Pax Europa and Mr. Henrik Clausen from Denmark representing the Austrian association Wiener Akademikerbund will take part in the discussion.

The experiences of women with the Barnevernet institution will be related by Dorota Korzeniecka, who helps parents in Norway with contacts with the Norweigian Office for the Protection of Children. The seminar will also be attended by representatives of organizations from other European countries, and a representative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Poland was invited to participate.

The meeting will be hosted by Maja Ruben, President of the Pantarey Foundation and Michał Specjalski Vice-President of the Pantarey Foundation.

Trump Administration Calls Out Eurocracy Over Free Speech

Originally published at the Daily Caller

This morning, the Trump administration officially objected to the latest attempt by a Europe-based multilateral organization to shut down free speech, joining a chorus of complaints by activists and even European members of parliament.

The United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (USOSCE) expressed concern in its opening statement about the largest European gathering of human rights organizations of the year, which takes place in Warsaw, Poland.

Referring to a new Code of Conduct required by OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) to register for the meeting, the Trump administration statement said in part:

[T]he United States must object to certain provisions of the Code of Conduct promulgated by ODIHR.

A number of the provisions amount to content-based restrictions on the participation of civil society.

We need not — and do not — agree with all of the ideas espoused here to defend the right of civil society to participate.

When we disagree with the ideas presented, we should respond with alternative viewpoints, not censorship.

We are disappointed that the Code of Conduct appears to formalize the latter approach.

It should be revised.

The Code of Conduct is, in part, a reaction to a free speech delegation that has attended the annual meeting for a decade, according to senior U.S. officials and meeting participants.

That delegation, led by Austrian freedom fighter Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, expresses concerns in ODIHR meetings about restrictions on freedom of expression put in place by European nations specifically with respect to unfettered immigration, Jihad violence and the growing threat of the totalitarian Islamic law known as Sharia.

The free speech delegation released a letter to ODIHR Director Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir at the end of last week expressing similar concerns to those raised by the U.S. government’s statement today.

That letter, signed by 27 representatives of civil society organizations from a dozen countries, documents a series of attempts to restrict free expression on immigration, Jihad and Sharia over the course of at least two years.

It calls on Director Sólrún to make specific changes in the Code of Conduct, as well as in ODIHR’s behavior going forward.

Today’s statement by the USOSCE also follows on the heels of a meeting last week at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., in which two senior Trump administration officials originally publicly signaled this official opposition.

At the meeting of 20–30 non-governmental organizations on Wednesday, a senior Trump administration official revealed that the U.S. government was deeply concerned about ODHIR’s new Code of Conduct in particular.

On the other hand, as indicated in today’s statement, the senior official qualified that he disagreed with some of the past comments made by the free speech delegation.

Some of those comments, he said, were “fundamentally wrong,” given that they were “attributing to all Muslims advocacy of the imposition of medieval Sharia.”

In fact, few if any comments by the delegation made such a claim explicit.

Regardless, the official said, he would have liked to have had “a substantive disagreement” with members of the free speech delegation, rather than “just having ODIHR slap them on the wrist every time they made a point.”

ODIHR, the official said, appeared to be intent on using the new Code of Conduct to shut down speech “on the basis of substance,” a position unacceptable to the U.S. government — except in the case of advocating for violence, a longstanding and well-accepted exception to freedom of expression.

The U.S. official noted that he had just finished reading the free speech delegation civil society letter before he entered the meeting. He told the other meeting participants that it was “very substantive and raised important concerns.”

The senior Trump administration official in Washington expressed the hope that all representatives of civil society present in Warsaw would stand with the U.S. government in defense of freedom of expression, even on matters with which those representatives disagree.

The recent concerns all center of the Code of Conduct’s prohibition on speech:

“…That might be provoking … likely to give rise to violence, [or] discriminating [against] other persons on the basis of their race, color, sex, language, religion or belief, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”

Further, the document continues,

“ODIHR reserves the right to instruct HDIM moderators to interrupt any Participant who speaks in violation of these principles. In case of repeated non-compliance ODIHR reserves the right to void the Participant of the right to speak at the session, or as a last resort of the right to further participate at HDIM.”

According to free speech delegation members, the language is, in fact, another transparent attempt to shut down freedom of expression in the ODIHR’s OSCE ambit.

Specifically, ODIHR staff may be attempting to silence concerns with respect to terror and migration policies with which that staff disagree, but which are central to platforms of ever-increasing numbers of OSCE Participating States.

Those states including not just the Trump administration, but also the current government of the host government in Poland, as well as those of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Italy and, after recent tumult and elections, potentially Germany and Sweden, respectively, as well.

Another official based overseas said that USOSCE had approached ODIHR, first in July, to express a potential concern about earlier attempts to shut down free speech, and then again more formally the week prior.

The overseas U.S. official stressed that the USOSCE “was in the minority” on the issue. “Even some of our European allies” support attempts to restrict free speech on these issues, that official said.

Finally, the oversees official said, the U.S. government would continue to oppose restrictions on freedom of expression.

Christopher C. Hull, Ph.D., the Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy, served four tours on Capitol Hill, including most recently as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Steve King, (R-Iowa).  He is the author of Grassroots Rules.

LETTER RELEASE: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly members denounce speech-restricting policy

Today the Center for Security Policy released a letter from members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly to Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Director of the OSCE’s Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The letter expresses serious concerns about ODIHR’s pattern of policies restricting “free speech about the threat of open borders, illegal immigration, Jihadi terrorism, and the totalitarian Islamic legal system known as Sharia.”

The letter is signed by Members of Parliament Mag. Roman Haider and Christian Hafenecker, M.A. of Austria, Paul v. Podolay of Germany, and Björn Söder of Sweden.  It calls out a specific policy put in place for a meeting held on July 2-3, 2018, placing that policy in the context of a broader attack on free speech.

In the letter, these signers “demand” that ODIHR’s Director:

…either revoke this policy and permit free and open debate at all ODIHR events going forward, including specifically on immigration, Jihad, and Sharia, or admit that your own misguided policy preferences prevent you from carrying out ODIHR’s mission to expose the ways in which Participating States are falling short of their OSCE commitments with respect to freedom of expression in particular – and resign. (Emphasis added.)

The signers argue that the policy “has no legal basis.”  They also charge ODIHR put the policy in place “without consensus of Participating States, including our home nations,” rendering it “null and void” at the July 2-3 meeting and any ODIHR meeting going forward.

The letter traces the pattern of policies to targeting a Counter Jihad civil society delegation that has attended ODIHR-sponsored meetings for a decade.  That delegation, the letter says, expresses “entirely appropriate concerns with respect to OSCE Participating States’ immigration policy, the radical Islamic terrorism that policy has fostered, and attempts to shut down free speech” on both.

Calling Director Sólrún’s policies a “flagrant abuse,” the signers point out that she is:

proving this delegation’s point: radical Leftist Western bureaucrats would rather shut down the speech of those who object to uncontrolled, unfettered, unregulated immigration and the resulting terror strikes, murders, rapes, and other crimes it is now creating, than reverse these ill-advised policies.

The letter likewise notes that Director Sólrún’s moves are “a direct contradiction to OSCE policy with respect to civil society organization (CSO) participation.”  Even were it not, says the letter, her actions “would be a violation of commitments Participating States have made with respect to fundamental rights including freedom of expression.”

Finally, the letter underscores that the actions Director Sólrún is undertaking are “in direct opposition to the current policies of our parties as well as those of the current governments of [America], Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, and potentially soon Germany.”

The letter’s release comes on the heels of CSP’s release of a letter by 27 civil society representatives from a dozen countries to Director Sólrún expressing concern about the same pattern of policies.

The full letter from OSCE Parliamentary Assembly members can be found below:

Letter from OSCE PA

LETTER RELEASE: Organizations express concerns about OSCE’s attempts to shut down free speech

The Center for Security Policy (CSP) today released a letter signed by 27 organizations in a dozen countries expressing concerns about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)’s attempts to shut down speech, especially on the threat of the totalitarian Islamic law known as Sharia.

The letter, addressed to Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Director of OSCE’s Europe-based Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), charges that her organization has become increasingly intolerant with respect to airing concerns over member countries’ policies with respect to migration, terrorism, and free speech.

Specifically, Sharia includes mandates for Jihad, that is, war against non-Muslims; for Hijrah, the Islamic doctrine of conquest by colonization; and against Blasphemy, that is, any speech that a Muslim might find offensive at any time.

For the last decade, a civil society delegation led by Austrian patriot and freedom fighter Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff has attended ODIHR meetings to express concerns that especially European countries were potentially unwittingly facilitating these Sharia-compliant practices, to their great and increasingly obvious detriment.

According to the letter, “Those concerns align virtually identically with the policies of the current governments of many OSCE Participating States, including inter alia the United States, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, and Italy.”

Yet, according to the letter, in the last few years, ODIHR “has grown increasingly hostile to allowing that delegation to participate.”

That hostility led to an ODIHR policy restricting civil society participation at a July 2-3 meeting in Vienna Austria.

Specifically, a document describing the meeting stated that, “Participants have a right to express their opinions freely, while respecting human rights & the principle of non-discrimination. Thus, the moderator will interrupt any speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of, e.g., race, religion, gender, sex or any other status.”[1] (Emphasis added.)

According to the letter, such a policy – given that it is in fact aimed at shutting down speech about Sharia – was “a tremendous setback for the Helsinki process and a betrayal of the spirit and founding values of this unique peace advancement initiative.”

In response, the letter reports, the U.S. OSCE delegation to communicated to ODIHR that it could not “simply insert new rules outside of the consensus process,” that “this particular new policy would violate OSCE modalities about civil society participation”; and finally that civil society groups “are in fact under not the slightest obligation to follow OSCE Participating State commitments, given that they are not themselves Participating States.”

The letter goes on to charge that the new policy was “a violation of OSCE commitments with respect to freedom of expression, which means it is a violation of the OSCE Code of Conduct for Staff/Mission Members, which states that they ‘shall comply with the principles, norms and commitments of the OSCE and adhere to the mandate of their respective Institution or Mission in performing their duties.’”[2]

In addition, the letter argues, “because it is aimed at those attempting to raise concerns with respect to migration and terrorism, the policy is in practice in direct conflict with the positions on terrorism and migration taken by current governments of OSCE Participating States including not only the United States, but also Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, and Italy.”

In spite of the warning from the U.S. and the facial violations of its own Code of Conduct, the letter reports, ODIHR imposed a new Code of Conduct on every registrant to its upcoming Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw in mid-September.

The Code of Conduct includes a prohibition on speech “that might be provoking…, likely to give rise to violence, [or] discriminating [against] other persons on the basis of their race, color, sex, language, religion or belief, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”

Further, the document continues, “ODIHR reserves the right to instruct HDIM moderators to interrupt any Participant who speaks in violation of these principles. In case of repeated non-compliance ODIHR reserves the right to void the Participant of the right to speak at the session, or as a last resort of theright to further participate at HDIM.” (Emphasis added.)

ODIHR’s prohibitions on “provoking” speech “likely to give rise to violence” appear to implement Sharia blasphemy restrictions on free expression.

The letter thus demands that ODIHR “explicitly rescind” the new Code of Conduct’s offending sections.[3]

The letter also requests that ODIHR “pledge that on the issues of freedom of expression, migration, and terror,” it will abide by rules stating that groups with relevant expertise be allowed to provide their suggestions, as well as with OSCE’s own Code of Conduct.[4]

Signers of the letter include not only Sabaditsch-Wolff, Chief Delegate, Pax Europa, but Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., Founder and President of CSP, as well as Suzanne Scholte, the Seoul Peace Prize Laureate who is President of the Defense Forum Foundation.

Signers also include Aia Fog, Chairman of the Danish Free Press Society; Anne Marie Waters, Director, Sharia Watch UK; Dr. Bill Warner, Ph.D., President of Center for the Study of Political Islam; Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch; Christine Douglass-Williams, a former Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation as well as former External Advisor to the Canadian Office of Religious Freedom.

The remaining signers were Alain Wagner, President, International Civil Liberties Alliance, France; C. Preston Noell III, President, Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.; Dr. Harald Fiegl, Representative, Mission Europa Netzwerk Karl Martell of Austria; Andrej Ralboský, Administrator Nadácia Slovakia Christiana of Slovakia; Uzay Bulut,Turkey’s Human Rights Association (IHD) Committee against Racism and Discrimination, Turkey; Michał Specjalski, Vice President; Pantarey Foundation, Warsaw,Poland; Alex Cherny, Deputy Head, NGO Nashe Pravo, Kiev, Ukraine; Martina Veljanoska, Chief of Permanent Mission, World Macedonian Congress, Macedonia; Henrik Clausen, International Sakharov Committee, Denmark; Christian Zeitz, Adviser to the board, Wiener Akademikerbund, Austria; Kevin Freeman, Founder, NSIC Institute; former Colorado State Sen. John Andrews, President, Americans for America; George Rasley, Managing Editor, ConservativeHQ.com; Christopher C. Hull, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Secure Freedom; Clare Lopez, Vice President for Research and Analysis, Center for Security Policy; Philip B. Haney, Founding Member, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), President, Venatus Group; Jessie Jane Duff, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), Senior Fellow, London Center for Policy Research; David M. Petteys, President, Sea Jay Foundation; and Deborah Anderson, Managing Editor, Minnesotans Against Shariah.

The letter was carbon copied to seven countries missions and/or their leaders, namely Chargé d’affaires Harry Kamian, U.S. Permanent Mission to the OSCE; Ambassador Maria Assunta Accili, Permanent Mission of Italy to the OSCE; Director General Karla Wursterova, International Organizations and Development Assistance, Slovakian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs; Ambassador Christian Strohal, Special Representative for Austria’s OSCE chairmanship 2017 bei MFA, Permanent Mission of Austria to the OSCE; Ambassador Károly Dán, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the OSCE, the UN and Other International Organisations in Vienna; 1st  Secretary Lenka Skalická, Deputy Head of Mission for the OSCE, Delegation of the Czech Republic to the OSCE; and the Permanent Mission of Poland to the OSCE in Vienna.

Addendum, September 10th, 2018:  The letter below was updated the day before the HDIM began with an additional signer, Jerzy Kwaśniewski, President, Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture.  That brings the total to 28 signers from 14 countries.

Post-Release Version of Civil Society Letter to ODIHR Expressing Free Speech Concern re HDIM with Signatories Listed

“Free Speech Under Fire” – Download the Study, Watch the Discussion

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Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

Clare Lopez

Deborah Weiss

1st Amendment “not the right to NOT be offended”

Free speech is under attack across the Western world

Sharia: It can happen here

“Islamophobia” is “knowing the truth about Islam”

Freedom of speech is the battleground where all freedoms are won or lost

Why the OSCE is important to Americans

Hate Speech is Free Speech

OIC’s interpretation of speech is in line with Islamic blasphemy laws

Free speech in the West is under fire.

It seems that every day, from every direction, the enemies of freedom encroach more upon what our Founders rightly described as a God-given and inalienable right.

We see “snowflakes” on college campuses shouting down or even attacking speakers with whom they disagree.

We see the politically correct mainstream media exploding in outrage over every utterance of President Donald J. Trump that does not conform to their standards.

We see politicians too mealy-mouthed to tell the truth – especially when it comes to the brutal, totalitarian Islamic ideology known as Sharia – lest they be subjected to charges of the wholly made up and phony syndrome dubbed “Islamophobia.”

We see social media giants stamping out the speech of those with whom they disagree, while they allow the speech of jihadis to flourish.

We see international organizations, from the United Nations to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the little-known Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), each working in its own, insidious way to strangle expression.

And from all these quarters, we hear warnings about the ostensibly burgeoning danger of “hate speech.”

But what is hate speech, exactly?

More and more, it appears it is simply shorthand for depicting – and curbing – whatever expression the radical Left and Sharia-supremacists may find objectionable. Anything with which they disagree is dubbed “hate” and must be terminated.

In short, this “Red-Green Axis” – i.e., the collusion between neo-Marxist and Islamist forces against America and the West – works systematically to punish speech to which such partisans take offense, a category that seemingly expands with each passing day.

This Occasional Paper is the latest in a series of products addressing such subjects to be published by the Center for Security Policy Press, including:

  1. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Jihad on Free Speech, which addressed the part the OIC in particular plays in the Red-Green Axis’ attempt to stifle the truth about Islam’s supremacist Sharia doctrine.[1]
  2. The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America, which explored how the Left and its Islamist allies join force to maximize the influx of immigrants from Sharia-adherent countries who are, altogher too often inadequately vetted.[2]
  3. TEAM JIHAD: How Sharia-Supremacists Collaborate with Leftists to Destroy the United States, an analysis of the specific links between Leftist and Islamist organizations, including funding from one to the other to help both better defeat us.[3]

Free Speech Under Fire provides a further examination of the unrestricted warfare now being mounted in forums like the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe that is inexorably garrotting free peoples’ ability to speak. It includes:

  • An essay by Austrian dissident Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, telling the story of how in 2011 the Austrian state convicted her of “denigration of religious beliefs” – without regard to whether those beliefs, notably regarding pedophilia, deserve to be criticized;
  • A piece on the OSCE’s missteps in its dealings with Jihad and Islamism by renowned expert on Islamic history and doctrine Robert Spencer, who recently recovered from being poisoned by a Leftist radical who disagreed with his extraordinarily well-researched;
  • An article by Deborah Weiss, Esq., a gifted attorney, 9/11 survivor and Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow, on how the OIC and other international organizations, as well as national and even local governments, are clamping down on free speech;
  • Two “interventions” made during plenary sessions of the OSCE’s fall 2017 meeting in Warsaw by Center for Security Policy Vice President for Research and Analysis Clare Lopez; and
  • An article by Christopher C. Hull, Ph.D., CSP’s Executive Vice President, who also attended the most recent OSCE meeting devoted to shutting down speech critical of Sharia supremacism, while catering to the speech of Islamists.

Taken together, these essays validate the proposition that the Red-Green Axis’ dark machinations amount to “unrestricted warfare” against free expression. That term was featured by two colonels in the People’s Liberation Army in their 1999 book, Unrestricted Warfare: China’s Master Plan to Destroy America. Translated from original PLA documents, this volume describes how “American military doctrine is typically led by technology; a new class of weapon or vehicle is developed, which allows or encourages an adjustment in strategy.”[4]

The authors, Chinese military strategists Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui “argue that this dynamic is a crucial weakness in the American military, and that this blind spot with regard to alternative forms of warfare could be effectively exploited by enemies” – a point not lost on the West’s alt-Left and its Islamic infiltrators as well.

Unrestricted Warfare teaches that the front lines can be almost anywhere.

It has become increasingly obvious that the front lines of the unrestricted war on free speech are on university campuses, where enemy-planted radical thought and rhetorical excess thrive.

The front lines are in newsrooms, long populated by not only totalitarians’ useful idiots, but active agents as well.

The front lines are on Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter as they crack down on conservative and counter-jihad speech, while allowing not only Russian influence operations, but jihadist propaganda and incitement, as well.

And the front lines are certainly at multilateral forums like the OSCE, where Sharia-supremacists work hand-in-hand with globalists to advance their common aim of centralizing and exercising control over both the means and the content of communications.

American policymakers and citizens alike must stand firm in the face of the relentless assault currently being mounted on the foundational freedom of speech that is described in the pages that follow.

It’s time to challenge the Left’s selective indignation about “hate speech” that gives a pass to Black Lives Matter, Antifa and many jihadists’ incitement of violence.

It’s time to take on the Sharia-supremacists who condemn as “Islamophobia” what, in reality, is simply truthful renderings of their anti-freedom political, military and legal system really means knowing too much about Sharia, and saying it aloud.

And it’s past time we reined in international organizations including by refusing to submit to their boa-like constriction of free speech.

We at the Center for Security Policy hope that you will stand with us – and stand up for free speech.

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
President and CEO

 

[1] See Deborah Weiss, Esq., The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Jihad on Free Speech (Washington, D.C.: Center for Security Policy), 2015, http://c4secpol.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/OIC_Free_Speech_Jihad.pdf accessed November 28, 2017.

[2] See James Simpson, The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America (Washington, D.C.: Center for Security Policy), 2015, http://c4secpol.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Red-Green-Axis-10-05-15.pdf, accessed November 28, 2017.

[3] See Matthew Vadum, TEAM JIHAD: How Sharia-Supremacists Collaborate with Leftists to Destroy the United States (Washington, D.C.: Center for Security Policy), 2017, http://c4secpol.wpengine.com/2017/06/26/book-launch-team-jihad-how-sharia-supremacists-collaborate-with-leftists-to-destroy-the-united-states/ accessed November 28, 2017.

[4] See Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, Unrestricted Warfare: China’s Master Plan to Destroy America  (

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 2017

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. Its mandate includes issues such as arms control, promotion of human rights, freedom of the press, and fair elections.

The OSCE is concerned with early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, and post-conflict rehabilitation. Created during the Cold War era as an East–West forum, Its 57 participating states are located in Europe, northern and central Asia, and North America.

Over the past decade, the OSCE has become an important battlespace in the war of ideas regarding freedom of speech, civilization jihad and the spread of sharia law into large swaths of Europe. Governmental and nongovernmental bodies from member nations may send representatives to take part in working sessions and side events where matters of international security are discussed.

This year, Executive Vice President Christopher Hull and Vice President for Research and Analysis Clare Lopez will represent the Center for Security Policy at the 2017 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, Poland.


WORKING SESSION 6: Fundamental Freedoms, Including Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion, or Belief

Clare M. Lopez, Vice President for Research & Analysis

Center for Security Policy

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WORKING SESSION 7: Tolerance and non-discrimination

Christopher C. Hull, Ph. D. 

Center for Security Policy

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