In last month’s report on Counterjihad Copenhagen, I mentioned the “housewife’s kit”, a collection of useful Counterjihad materials designed for ordinary people who have become interested in resisting Islamization, and are able to participate in a limited or part-time way.
The German-language materials were originally devised in Austria, but an English-language adaptation has been posted at the International Civil Liberties Alliance website.
The full text is reproduced below, but check the Housewife’s Kit again from time to time, because it will be expanded and updated in the future.
Housewife’s Kit: Getting Active in the Counter Jihad
So, you’re concerned about increasing Islamisation and have decided to join the growing Global Counter Jihad Movement. You want to help your civilisation during this difficult time but do not know where to start. It is the purpose of this guide to get you started with your activism.
The amount of time you devote is entirely up to you.
Most members of the movement have full time jobs and family commitments. Even if you just spend a few minutes a day informing yourself about the issues, you will already be making a contribution to the cause.
STEP 1: RECOGNITION
You have recognised that there is a problem, perhaps due to an outrageous event (e.g. 9/11, 7/7, the reaction to the Danish Mohammed Cartoons, aggressive Islamist demonstrations, etc), an issue that concerns you (spread of sharia law, women’s rights, human rights, freedom of speech, gay rights, Government censorship, halal meat/animal cruelty, terrorism, unfair treatment of non-Muslims, indoctrination in schools, etc.), developments in your own local area, or a more general concern about the direction that society is now taking.
Your desire to participate in this cause means that you have already made this important step and you are already assisting the Global Counter Jihad.
STEP 2: EDUCATION
The next step is an important one and is something that everyone can and should do. It is important that you broaden your understanding of Islam, its role in history, its beliefs, and its impact on societies around the world. There is a large volume of information that the political establishment want to hide from the public. News is hidden by a combination of Government policy, Government and Islamist propaganda, biased news reporting and selective exploration of the issues, self censorship, and a general unwillingness to think critically.
Set some time aside each week (even if it is just a few minutes) to read relevant websites (or just choose one of these to follow) such as:
- - - - - - - - -
- English Language: Jihad Watch, Gates of Vienna, Europe News, Tundra Tabloids, Faith Freedom International, or The International Free Press Society.
- Arabic: Faith Freedom International — Arabic
- Danish: Zonka På Dansk
- Dutch: Faith Freedom Nederlandstalig
- French: Bivouac-ID
- German: Politically Incorrect
- Indonesian: Faith Freedom International — Forum Indonesia
- Italian: FaithFreedom Italia, Lisistrata
- Spanish: Eurabian News
(Some of these have facilities to sign up to their newsletters).
If reading websites is not your thing then there is an excellent internet radio show called ‘The Gathering Storm Radio Show’ that is live on Fridays (though you can listen to old shows at any time) that explores many issues relating to Islamisation. Informative podcasts can also be found at ‘Shire Network News’ and at ‘Radio Jihad’.
Activists from across the world have used YouTube to inform the public about Jihad and Islamisation. This can also be a useful source of educational material. There are numerous channels that cover this area but a small number are listed here to give you an idea of what is available:
It is important to know what is in books like the Koran. ‘The Skeptic’s Annotated Quran’, ‘Prophet of Doom’ and Robert Spencer’s series ‘ Blogging the Qur’an’ are good places to start your studies. These and other links can be found on the ICLA site. This will help you develop convincing arguments that can be used to draw others into the Counter Jihad movement.
STEP 3: PARTICIPATION ON THE INTERNET
The Counter Jihad was born on the Internet and it was there where it took its first bold steps. There is still a great deal you can do without leaving the comfort of your own home.
JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL LIBERTIES ALLIANCE (ICLA)
Join the International Civil Liberties Alliance. This will help with your ongoing education about the issues and also inform you about things that you can do. There is a regular newsletter and a forum where you can exchange ideas and get to know other members. You can help spread the word about the cause by forwarding the newsletter to people that you know, to encourage them to get involved.
INFORM ICLA OF ISSUES AND EVENTS
If there are any issues or events that you think might be of interest to the Counter Jihad then let ICLA know. Do this by:
|1)||Making a comment under the feature article on the ICLA website, providing a description of the issue/event and including any relevant links.|
|2)||Starting a thread on the ICLA forum (you need to be an ICLA member to do that).|
This could include mosque building projects, discrimination against non Muslims, petitions, demonstrations, conferences, events, projects that need publicity, unreasonable politically correct initiatives, etc.
Comment on blogs and forums or even set up your own blog (e.g. Blogger, Wordpress, etc) to inform people about Jihad and Islamisation.
Commenting on allied blogs such as Gates of Vienna is also a great way to get to know other activists.
ONLINE VERSIONS OF NEWSPAPERS — MAKING COMMENTS
Letting your views be known, correcting errors and misconceptions about the Counter Jihad, balancing Islamic and Government propaganda, etc. in comments sections on newspaper websites. This is where the benefits gained from educating yourself about the issues can be invaluable.
If you have skills in more than one language then you could participate in the ‘Rosetta Stone’ Translation Project (you need to be an ICLA member to contribute to this).
DISTRIBUTING EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS TO PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW
This includes forwarding links to stories or YouTube videos about Islamisation issues to friends and family to help them become aware of things that are censored out of mainstream media coverage. Public education is an important part of the work of the Counter Jihad.
STEP 4: REAL WORLD ACTIVISM (PART 1) — FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR LIVING ROOM
This involves letter writing and more details can be found HERE.
WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Write letters to current affairs /news print publications such as newspapers and magazines about issues related to Islamisation.
WRITING TO YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
This helps to make them aware of the voices of opposition to Islamisation in their constituency/district and makes it more likely that they will speak out against Islamisation. You can also send them educational material or provide links to such material.
STEP 5: REAL WORLD ACTIVISM (PART 2) — OUT IN THE WORLD IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS
ATTEND DEMONSTRATIONS AND EVENTS
Attend political demonstrations that further the cause and demonstrate to the wider public that people are not happy about Islamisation and the effects that it is having on our society and way of life.
Attend conferences, seminars and public meetings.
PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILM MAKERS
Take photographs and video footage from events you attend or areas of interest to the cause that you visit and make the material available to the wider network. The Counter Jihad has people all over the world and you can act as its correspondent in your own area to help it expand as a media gathering organisation. An example of video activism can be seen from ICLA’s fact finding tour of Malmö. Examples of photographic activism can be found HERE, HERE and HERE.
All you need is a camera and an eye for the issues.
Over time, as a movement it will be possible to develop a huge library of material that can be used to further the interests of the cause.
SET UP AN ICLA BRANCH IN YOUR LOCALITY
When you have gained knowledge and confidence why not set up your own ICLA branch and connect it with the wider global network?
Remember, your ideas could be the basis of a campaign and that campaign could impact on the politics of many countries.