Thursday, December 22, 2011

Secure Freedom Radio: Sharia Threatens Free Speech

The news of the attack on Tommy Robinson this afternoon made me forget to mention Secure Freedom Radio. Better late than never!

SFR features a daily podcast anchored by Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy.

I had the privilege of being a guest on today’s podcast, along with Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute, Diana West (who needs no introduction to regular Gates of Vienna readers), and Clare Lopez, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy.

Mr. Gaffney introduced the topic of the day in a post accompanying the podcast:

Are we failing to understand the nature of our enemies and blinding ourselves to the threats that they pose? Today’s guests address this issue beginning with Nina Shea of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute. Nina first explains the situation in Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood is not being open about its agenda for the new Egyptian government. It is likely though that broad restrictions and punishments for any expression against Islam will continue to be instituted. These will target women, religious minorities, and political reformers, and further hinder the discussion about freedom of speech in Egypt by essentially taking it off the table. This perverse agenda is only being exacerbated here in the United States with the recent State Department conference with the Organization for Islamic Cooperation.

Read the rest and listen to the entire podcast at Secure Freedom Radio.


Anonymous said...


How will more Twitter on Saudi hands contribute to freedom of speech?

Al Waleed recently acquired a certain amount of Twitter shares.