Saving Democracy from Itself

If universities are increasingly dominated by an Islamist agenda, and they are where our democracy’s future is trained, what sort of future awaits us?

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April 20, 2015 14:19
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Anti-Israel demonstrators stage a rally outside New York City Hall. (photo credit: LUCAS JACKSON / REUTERS)

 
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Every democracy must defend itself against those who exploit its liberties to destroy it from within. The West must realize that naïvely open societies are the meals of plotting wolves, and totalitarian ideologies will exploit every freedom and benefit of the doubt that they are given. The documentary film The Grand Deception by terrorism expert Steven Emerson, demonstrates in frightening detail just how much the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated US society – from the media, to university campuses, to local and federal government. Apologists for Islamists will reflexively label the expose as “Islamophobic” but the film is based on well-documented cases pursued by the Department of Justice.

Unfortunately, one of the dangers underscored in the film has already materialized: Islamists and their sympathizers increasingly dominate college campuses, and the trend threatens those who want to remain free of Sharia law, those who openly support Israel and those who care about free speech and academic freedom. Groups like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) are increasingly active on campuses across North America, even though they advocate for Israel’s destruction, admire terrorists, and are making Jewish students feel unsafe.

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