CONGRATULATE GOV. JINDAL FOR HIS LEADERSHIP IN COUNTERING THE GLOBAL JIHAD MOVEMENT AND SHARIAH

by Alex VanNess –
Center for Security Policy –

NATIONAL SECURITY AND CONSERVATIVE LEADERS CONGRATULATE GOV. JINDAL FOR HIS LEADERSHIP IN COUNTERING THE GLOBAL JIHAD MOVEMENT AND SHARIAH

(Washington, DC): Dozens of national security professionals and conservative thought leaders have signed a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana congratulating him on his recent remarks to the Henry Jackson Society in London, during which he forthrightly identified the threat posed by the Islamic jihadist movement and the shariah doctrine it seeks to impose globally, and the fundamental incompatibility of that doctrine with American Constitutional freedoms.

The letter, organized by the Center for Security Policy, states in part:

“We want to congratulate you for your recent remarks at the Henry Jackson Society in London in which you exhibited exemplary clarity of thought, commitment to truth and dedication to our Constitution and the freedoms it guarantees. The fact that you are being severely, and reprehensibly, attacked for doing so in connection with the central threat of our time – the Islamic supremacist doctrine of shariah and the global jihad being conducted to impose it on all of us – is an indictment of your critics, not of you. To the contrary, such criticisms should be regarded as a badge of honor.

In particular, it was enormously heartening to hear, at last, a senior and highly influential American political figure make the following, entirely accurate observation:

‘We have to stop pretending that right and wrong do not exist. For example – shariah law is not just different than our law, it’s not just a cultural difference, it is oppression and it is wrong. It subjugates women and treats them as property, and it is antithetical to valuing all of human life equally. It is the very definition of oppression. We must stop pretending otherwise.’”

Among those who signed the letter are:

• Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, US Army (Ret.), Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence; Executive Vice President, Family Research Council
• Andrew C. McCarthy, Former Chief Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York; Bestselling author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad and The Grand Jihad
• Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell, Former U.S. Ambassador, U.N. Human Rights Commission
• Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
• Brigitte Gabriel, Founder & CEO, ACT for America
• Amb. Hank Cooper, High Frontier
• Lt. Col. Kenneth J. Benway, US Army Special Forces (Ret.), Co-Founder, Special Operations Speaks

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy, stated:

“Gov. Jindal has done a tremendous service for the national security of the United States by articulating, unapologetically, that the ideology of shariah is fundamentally incompatible with American democracy and our way of life. It is our hope that other potential candidates for the presidency will follow Gov. Jindal’s lead, and that policymakers will take his watershed remarks as a starting point from which to craft policies recognizing that the threat we face comes not singularly from a nation-state like Iran or a non-state actor like the Islamic State, but from the shariah ideology connecting and motivating them and so many other adversaries, both violent and non-violent, who share the goal of supplanting our way of life with theirs.”

The full text of the letter can be found below.

In addition, Mr. Gaffney transmitted a copy of the open letter to Gov. Jindal to other potential Republican and Democratic candidates for the presidency, inquiring as to whether they support his stance on the threat posed by Islamic supremacism and the global jihad movement. A copy of one such accompanying transmittal letter is also attached.
|January 22, 2015

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Hon. Bobby Jindal
Governor
State of Louisiana
900 North 3rd Street #4
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Dear Gov. Jindal:

We want to congratulate you for your recent remarks at the Henry Jackson Society in London in which you exhibited exemplary clarity of thought, commitment to truth and dedication to our Constitution and the freedoms it guarantees. The fact that you are being severely, and reprehensibly, attacked for doing so in connection with the central threat of our time – the Islamic supremacist doctrine of shariah and the global jihad being conducted to impose it on all of us – is an indictment of your critics, not of you. To the contrary, such criticisms should be regarded as a badge of honor.

In particular, it was enormously heartening to hear, at last, a senior and highly influential American political figure make the following, entirely accurate observation:

“We have to stop pretending that right and wrong do not exist. For example – shariah law is not just different than our law, it’s not just a cultural difference, it is oppression and it is wrong. It subjugates women and treats them as property, and it is antithetical to valuing all of human life equally. It is the very definition of oppression. We must stop pretending otherwise.”

It is high time that the rest of our present and future leaders come to grips with the unhappy reality you observed so succinctly when you said: “A so-called religion that allows for and endorses killing those who oppose it is not a religion at all, it is a terrorist movement.” Muslims and non-Muslims alike who cherish freedom and oppose the global jihad must recognize and endorse your challenge to the authorities of Islam: “It’s not enough to simply condemn violence, they must stand up and loudly proclaim that these people are not martyrs who will receive a reward in the afterlife, and rather they are murderers who are going to hell. If they refuse to do that, then they are part of the problem. There is no middle ground here.”

Governor, we salute you for your understanding of the threat posed by shariah and for your leadership in countering its adherents. By so doing, you have showed the path for our country and its people to follow. We stand ready to help you in ensuring they do.

Sincerely,

Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin
Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council

Andrew C. McCarthy
Former Chief Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
Bestselling author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad and The Grand Jihad

Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell
Former U.S. Ambassador
U.N. Human Rights Commission

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper
Chairman, High Frontier
Former Director, Strategic Defense Initiative

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
President
Center for Security Policy

Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr.
(ret)
Former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet
President/CEO, LION Associates, LLC

Richard Manning
President
Americans for Limited Government

David Yerushalmi
General Counsel
Center for Security Policy
Co-Founder/Senior Counsel
American Freedom Law Center

Robert J. Muise
Co-Founder/ Senior Counsel
American Freedom Law Center

Joel A. Arends
Chairman
Veterans for a Strong America

Sarah N. Stern
Founder and President
Endowment for Middle East Truth

George Rasley
Editor
ConservativeHQ.com

Ann Corcoran
Refugee Resettlement Watch

David A. Deptula
Lt General USAF (Ret)
Former Chief of Air Force Intelligence

Tim Wildmon
President
American Family Association

Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs
American Family Association

Tony Perkins,
President
Family Research Council

Hon. Joseph E. Schmitz
Partner, Schmitz & Socarras, LLP
Former Inspector General of the Department of Defense

Brigitte Gabriel
Founder & CEO
ACT for America

Martin Mawyer
President
Christian Action Network

Niger Innis
Congress of Racial Equality

Brooke Goldstein
Attorney at Law
Director, The Lawfare Project

C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Kevin D. Freeman, CFA
Chairman
NSIC Institute

Timothy W. Sumner
Co-founder
9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America

Dan Pollak
Co-Director Government Relations
Zionist Organization of America

Fred Fleitz
Senior Fellow
Center for Security Policy

John Fonte, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Hudson Institute

Tommy Waller
Director of State Legislative Outreach
Center for Security Policy

Dr. Phyllis Chesler
Author, An American Bride in Kabul and The New Anti-Semitism.

Kenneth J. Benway
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Special Forces Retired
Co-Founder Special Operations Speaks

Daniel Greenfield
Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center

Alyssa A. Lappen
Investigative journalist

CH (COL) Ron Crews USAR Retired
Executive Director
Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty

Deborah Weiss, Esq.
President
Vigilance, Inc.

Richard & Susan Falknor
Publishers
Blue Ridge Forum

Alice Linahan
Vice President
Women On The Wall

William J. Murray
Chairman
Religious Freedom Coalition

Mary Wierbicki
The United West

Andrew E. Harrod, PhD, Esq.
Independent Writer

Dr. Andrew G. Bostom
Associate Professor of Medicine Brown University Medical School
author of The Legacy of Jihad, and Sharia Versus Freedom

Kris Mineau
Colonel, USAF(Ret)
President Emeritus
Massachusetts Family Institute

Rabbi Jon Hausman
Congregation Ahavath Torah

Peter Huessy
President
Geostrategic Analysis

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