I've been invited to speak to caucus this week about the "soft jihad"
This Friday at 10 a.m. I have been invited to make a presentation to caucus on the use of "lawfare" by foreign Islamic radicals and their domestic enablers.
My thesis is simple: foreign-born jihadis have teamed up with politically-correct busy-bodies to use our own laws to undermine our freedoms -- especially our freedom to criticize them. It's a "soft jihad", and it's been a more effective strategy than the "hard jihad" of terrorism, in terms of undermining our way of life. I've been invited as an expert witness in the subject -- an expertise I regret having earned the hard way, as the target of a half-dozen such nuisance suits, both in defamation and "human rights" law.
The caucus I'm speaking to, however, isn't the Conserative Parliamentary caucus in Ottawa. It's the bi-partisan Congressional Human Rights Caucus in Washington, D.C. The office of Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) has invited me to make a presentation to that caucus's Task Force on International Religious Freedom. Rep. Franks co-chairs the caucus with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO).
I'll be appearing with several other experts from around the world -- Zia Meral, a Turkish expert on apostasy laws in Muslim countries; Angela Wu, an international expert in freedom of speech, with experience in battles ranging from the United Nations to Malaysia; and there will be another Canadian on the panel, David Harris, formerly of CSIS, who was the target of a libel chill action by CAIR-CAN several years ago.
The briefing is "off the record" and its intended audience is Congressmen and their staffers. However, I'm told by Rep. Franks' staff that there will be a number of seats available to the general public. For those in the Washington area this Friday, feel free to join us at 10 a.m. in the Rayburn Building. I'm sure those public seats are very limited, so please contact Rep. Franks' office to RSVP.