Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fatwa: Hunted in America by Pamela Geller

In her newly announced but already bestselling book, Fatwa: Hunted in America, the woman known as "the Joan of Arc of the counter-Jihad movement," Pamela Geller, tells the story of how she became one of the world’s foremost activists for freedom of speech and equality of rights for all.

In Fatwa you’ll learn:

·     how Geller fought the battle to defeat the sinister Ground Zero Mosque project;
·     about the ISIS jihad attack at Geller’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas;
·     about the fatwa on her head and plot to behead her - she is a free person who set out to defend freedom and ended up with a death threat which requires security at all times;
·     about how freedom of speech is under severe attack in the U.S. and all over the Western world;
·     how the political and media elites are forcing us to accept Sharia blasphemy restrictions;
·     ...and much, much more – including the relentless vilification from the mainstream media hell-bent on defaming and destroying everyone who stands for freedom against jihad terror and Sharia oppression.

Her critics have called her “the most dangerous woman in America,” “far-right hate queen,” and “the anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead.” Her admirers say she is “the Joan of Arc of the counter-jihad movement,” “one of the top world experts in radical Islam and Sharia law and Islamic supremacism,” and “a wonderful fighter for liberty.”

Pamela Geller writes: “Any lover of freedom would have been tarred the same way I was, and many have been. I am but a proxy in this terrible long war; what has happened to me is what happens, in small and large ways, to every American who stands for freedom.”

Yet – as shown in Fatwa – she has prevailed. Without Pamela Geller, countless numbers of indefatigable fighters for freedom would have been cowed and intimidated into silence by an increasingly violent and authoritarian Left.

Fatwa: Hunted in America by Pamela Geller is now available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The book will be published on November 1, 2017 in hardcover and e-book formats by Dangerous Books, the publishing arm of MILO, Inc. Fatwa is the second book published by Dangerous Books, following the New York Times bestselling DANGEROUS by MILO. Fatwa will include a foreword by Dutch politician and tireless freedom fighter Geert Wilders.

About the Author: Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of The Geller Report and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She is the author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, with Robert Spencer and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. She is also a regular columnist for Breitbart, American Thinker, WND and other publications. Geller’s articles and op-eds have been published in Time Magazine, the Guardian, Commentary Magazine, Fox News, The Washington Times, The Hill, Human Events, Jerusalem Post, Pajamas Media, and Israel National News.

The Left in the University By David Horowitz

The Black Book of the American Left - Volume VIII
The Left in the University
By David Horowitz

New York Times best-selling author David Horowitz's new book is The Left in the University, volume 8 of The Black Book of the American Left, a multi-volume collection of David Horowitz's conservative writings that will, when completed, be the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to define the Left and its agenda.
The corruption of American higher education has been in the news a lot in the last few years. “Snowflakes” and “safe spaces,” crowds of thugs shutting down conservative speakers, craven administrators caving in to demands of activist students and faculty have become increasingly common since the rise of Donald Trump sparked a “resistance” movement. Even progressives who have run afoul of campus terrorists are writing books about free speech now that their revolutionary children have started devouring their own.

In The Left in the University, you will learn about:

·     the left’s takeover of universities across America;
·     how far our campuses have descended into preposterous political correctness;
·     how sixties radicals began the redefinition of academic work from a search for truth according to professional norms, to a political activism that in the name of “relevance” and “social justice” shaped research and teaching to confirm leftist ideology and discredit whatever alternatives students might believe;
·     how “studies” like Post-Colonial Studies and Social Justice Studies proliferated to promote “narrowly one-sided political agendas,” and create “institutional settings for political indoctrination” and the “exposition and development of radical theory, and education and training of a radical cadre and the recruitment of students to radical causes;” and
·     radical intimidators and campus criminals, such as Antifa thugs, who regularly assault property, persons and reputations” with charges of racism, sexism, or even rape. They believe “If the ideas are correct, it’s okay to silence anyone who disagrees.”

David Horowitz, in his essays, frequently makes an important point: it’s not just the ideological prejudices of this or that faculty member, but a whole institutional, professional, and administrative apparatus that has made possible today’s overwhelmingly leftist and progressive university. What he has been warning about in his books and speeches for more than thirty years - the ideological hijacking of the university and the betrayal of its traditional mission - has finally grabbed the national spotlight. The essays in The Left in the University are indispensable for anyone who wants to understand how we got to this pass.

We encourage our readers to visit, which features Horowitz’s introductions to Volumes 1-8 of this 10-volume series, along with their tables of contents, reviews and interviews with the author. (Order HERE.) 

About the Author: David Horowitz is the bestselling author of numerous books including Unholy Alliance (2004), The Party of Defeat (2008) and Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left (2014). David is the founder and chairman of the David Horowitz Freedom Center which is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Seablindness By Seth Cropsey

How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower
By Seth Cropsey

“A finely researched combination of strategy, current events, and action-packed scenarios.”
--Former Senator Joseph I. Lieberman

Has the U.S. Navy reached its breaking point? In Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What to Do About It, Fmr. Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Seth Cropsey exposes how years of underfunding has left our nation’s most strategic arm of defense - American naval power - smaller today than any point since before World War I.

At the same time, our adversaries are modernizing their naval forces and, increasingly, testing our will to defend the open seas. Drawing on historic conflicts as reference points, Cropsey creates strikingly realistic scenarios in which rival powers like China, Russia, Iran and North Korea challenge our naval supremacy. The results will alarm anyone who recognizes America’s moral imperative to defend itself to preserve world peace and security in an era of emerging and multiplying global threats.

“Seablindness” is an old term to describe a maritime nation’s forgetfulness of the oceans’ role in its prosperity and security. The U.S. is losing the understanding that seapower is essential for protecting our commerce and preventing overseas conflicts from reaching our shores. The U.S. is the world’s most powerful supporter of the international order. If, because of defense budget cuts, the growth of adversary forces, the international order is overturned, our shipping, our ability to communicate with allies, and our position as a great power will be at risk.

In Seablindness, you’ll learn:

·     How the international order that the U.S. has supported since the end of World War II is threatened today by:
·     China’s actions in the international waters of the South and East China Seas;
·     the Russian navy’s forcible return to the Black Sea and its growing presence
                        in the Eastern Mediterranean;
·     its threats to NATO member states along the Baltic Sea; and
·     Iran’s threats to shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, and the virtual certainty that
                        Iranian naval presence will migrate into the Red Sea. 
·     Why U.S. seapower has been shrinking since the end of the Cold War and how President Obama’s administration reduced defense spending by hundreds of billions of dollars.
·     How the defense budget may still be asked to give up hundreds of billions of dollars if Congress and the president cannot avoid sequestration.
·     How an under-resourced and over-stretched fleet is experiencing collisions at sea.
·     How budget cuts affect all of U.S. seapower and the threats that U.S. seapower faces.
·     That to deter a potential enemy, U.S. seapower must change its focus from attacking land targets to commanding the seas nearest to a potential adversary.
·     How the far left of the Democratic Party believe we should substantially reduce our global engagement; yet our potential adversaries are at or nearby the world’s chokepoints. If we cannot assure the freedom of these chokepoints, our ability to conduct commerce and to communicate with allies will be at great risk.

American seapower has not been as small as it is today since before World War I. Unless reversed, it will continue its decline into the indefinite future as politicians ignore the widening gulf between the cost of modernizing and expanding American seapower, and the resources devoted to this most strategic arm of the nation's defense.

Seablindness explains the dilemma. It looks at the consequences of neglect including global scenarios set in the immediate future, the views of America's most knowledgeable military officers, the anxious reactions of U.S. allies, and hard facts to show how a lack of political will is dismantling the nation's global reach and with it, our position as the world's great power.

About the Author: Seth Cropsey served as deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He was an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1985 to 2004. Cropsey is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. and director of Hudson's Center for American Seapower.