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Islamic Supremacists Envision a Takeover of the Internet
American Thinker ^ | 12/28/10 | Pam Geller

Posted on 12/28/2010 4:48:36 PM PST by American Dream 246

It was hardly noticed at the time, but its consequences could be catastrophic. Late last September, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which assigns internet domain names, approved a huge change in the way it operates. Europe and North America will now have five seats on its Board of Directors, instead of ten, and a new "Arab States" region will have five seats as well.

How big a deal is this? ICANN at the same time took a reference to "terrorism" out of its Draft Applicant Guidebook. Why? Because Arab groups complained. And so now jihad terror websites can grow and prosper, as ICANN has removed its own ability to police them.

This has been a long time coming.

Back in October 2009, I warned of a seismic transformation in internet regulation and free speech. Under the transnational-happy Obama administration, the U.S. relinquished control of the net at that time. ICANN ended its agreement with the U.S. government.

If not America, who? Now we know the answer to that. The new agreement gave other countries (including dictatorships and rogue nations) and the U.N. the ability to set internet use policies. At the time, I wrote, "[W]atch for Sharia law to find its way into this."

Well, that didn't take long. The ICANN action in September gave the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and other unfriendly nations a prominent internet role -- something they never could get during the administration of George W. Bush.

News analyst Daniel Greenfield explains:

The OIC has already effectively used the UN to push its censorship agenda. But the UN is virtually toothless when it comes to the United States. However if the Muslim world can dominate ICANN the way it dominates the UN General Assembly, then free speech on the internet is dead.

In practice, the new arrangement makes it much easier for Muslim countries to dictate what stays on the internet and what doesn't. The removal of the material about "terrorism" was just muscle-flexing; there is much more of that kind of censorship coming. If this stands, anti-jihad sites like my own site AtlasShrugs.com and the JihadWatch.org site run by my colleague Robert Spencer will likely lose their domain names. It will become harder and harder to find the truth about jihad activity, or any resistance to it, on the internet or anywhere else.

Why is this necessary at all? Why should the U.S. relinquish control of its own invention? The internet was our extraordinary gift to the world. We kept it free. And now, like some depraved drunk, we are tossing it away and relinquishing control to the vultures and destroyers.

The new "net neutrality" rules approved last week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will just make that easier as well. Columnist Jonathan Gurwitz explains:

Net neutrality is anything but neutral. It takes the operation of the Internet away from the heterogeneous and diversified interests of the private sector that has created it and concentrates it in the hands of an unelected and unaccountable board of political appointees atop a federal bureaucracy.

"Few proposals in Washington have been sold employing such deceptive language - and that's saying something," observed James G. Lakely, the co-director of the Center on the Digital Economy for the Heartland Institute, a free-market think-tank. "But few public policy ideas can boast the unashamedly socialist pedigree of net neutrality."

Lakely charged that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, an Obama crony, wants to "claim for the FCC the power to decide how every bit of data is transferred from the Web to every personal computer and handheld device in the nation." While net neutrality advocates advertised their plan as one that would ensure a "free and open internet," in reality, net neutrality was an attempt to limit the freedom of internet users by subjecting what had always been a free-market give-and-take to government regulation. In short, the FCC would control how all information reached personal computers.

An internet censored by Muslim ideologues and controlled by the feds. Do you see your freedom of speech slipping away?

John Bolton said at an appearance at Duke University in 2009, "[I]t's not American strength that's provocative, it's American weakness." Now we are reaping the poisonous fruit of Obama's skulduggery: Islamic takeover.


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1 posted on 12/28/2010 4:48:40 PM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246
No surprise at all seeing that they have one of theirs in the white house.
2 posted on 12/28/2010 4:55:14 PM PST by Plumberman27
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To: American Dream 246

Uh...new Congress?...


3 posted on 12/28/2010 4:56:58 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Plumberman27

Pam Geller blows a kiss

4 posted on 12/28/2010 4:59:56 PM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Plumberman27

Thats a pretty lofty, unsubstantiated allegation....what evidence do you have?


5 posted on 12/28/2010 5:04:58 PM PST by himno hero
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To: American Dream 246

If we lose the internet, it’s all over folks.


6 posted on 12/28/2010 5:07:02 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: American Dream 246

More of Obama’s Hope and Change !!


7 posted on 12/28/2010 5:07:43 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: himno hero

His own words and actions.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 5:08:33 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: American Dream 246
Islamic Supremacists Envision a Takeover of the Internet

Finally, the White Crib, the FCC (Fatwa Communications Consortium), and the Just Us Department come clean as to their intentions.

9 posted on 12/28/2010 5:15:22 PM PST by SERKIT (We need more of Barry's "Wet Diaper" news conferences. He gets smaller and smaller each time.....)
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To: mamelukesabre

c’mon, you can do better than that!


10 posted on 12/28/2010 5:23:28 PM PST by himno hero
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To: himno hero

That’s plenty good in my book. what the hell are you looking for? a signed confession? Are you really so stupid or are you just trying to be funny?


11 posted on 12/28/2010 5:32:15 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Mears

bfl


12 posted on 12/28/2010 5:36:08 PM PST by Mears
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To: mamelukesabre

Go and check out posting #2, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2648666/posts


13 posted on 12/28/2010 5:40:58 PM PST by himno hero
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To: himno hero

The posting sounds like a lot of bunk.

http://www.icann.org/en/general/board.html


14 posted on 12/28/2010 5:44:03 PM PST by kenavi (The good ol' US of A: 57 state laboratories for the future.)
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To: kenavi

I do know that the OIC’s “UN” has been very interested in taking over the internet..... and that Obama is VERY supportive of the UN and their vision of “globalization”.

The posting may still hold merit.


15 posted on 12/28/2010 5:49:44 PM PST by himno hero
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To: American Dream 246

Americans take the 1st Amendment for granted.

They’re about to find out what its like not to have it.

Decades of voter apathy are taking their toll.

It sucks that we who care about freedom are losing it because the majority doesn’t.


16 posted on 12/28/2010 5:50:23 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: mamelukesabre
Since the internet is simply an agreement about how to communicate... ie, a standard, we can never lose the internet. There are multiple, parallel internets, and they can be created by anyone interested.

The current hardware the 'internet' is run on is owned by a large number of mostly capitalistic companies. Hardware comes, and hardware goes. There is probably still an AS400 mail relay out there that does reverse bang notation translations.

ICANN is a naming organization. Period. It has the canonical name:ip address list.

I can do it all without them. I can run my own DNS server. Or anyone can.

Currently in the works is a P2P distributed DNS list that is somewhat separated from ICANN.

Knowing how things really work is important.

/johnny

17 posted on 12/28/2010 5:52:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tzimisce

“They’re about to find out what its like not to have it.

Decades of voter apathy are taking their toll.”

Empire Sacking 101: First plunder then enslave.


18 posted on 12/28/2010 5:54:12 PM PST by Justa
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To: American Dream 246

It seems to me that it would be easy to set up a separate “Internet2” if necessary, which would leave the old Internet to the socialists and muslims (who will screw it up royally). The Internet is a network without actual physical assets. The assets lie in the servers and communication lines which belong to private companies. A lot of IP addresses would need to be changed so that the sane parts of the world would have their own web, using the existing servers and comm lines, independent of the socialist/muslim crap-house.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 5:56:27 PM PST by expatpat
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To: JRandomFreeper

I like how you said it, but I have no idea what you said.

:^)


20 posted on 12/28/2010 6:01:10 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Proudly celebrating CHRISTMAS!)
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To: expatpat
With IPv6, you don't even need to worry about IP addresses. And yes. Internet(x) is easy to set up.

/johnny

21 posted on 12/28/2010 6:01:10 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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thanks American Dream 246.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2648305/posts


22 posted on 12/28/2010 6:02:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: American Dream 246

Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)

aka Obama’s 57 states


23 posted on 12/28/2010 6:07:37 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: prairiebreeze
You should understand. The concept is easy. Implementing it is non-trivial. ;)

The internet is an agreement that over any wire/fiber-optic cable/smoke signal that you and I both own, lease, rent, or have rights to traverse, we will communicate in a certain way. When I send data to you, that 'packet' of data basically says where it is from, where it is going, how long it is, and if it's part of a sequence, which one it is in the sequence. Followed by the data.

And that's it. That's the internet.

Everything else is refinements on the computer side (generally speaking). Doesn't matter if the data is video of the grandkids, your blood-sugar levels, or Angela Jolie doing the bump'ngrind.

The internet can't be controlled by ICANN anymore than morse code can be controlled by the ITU. If you know morse code. You own it.

/johnny

24 posted on 12/28/2010 6:08:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks. Understand that I’d prefer to have a TV with an on-off knob and a volume knob and that’s it.


25 posted on 12/28/2010 6:15:26 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Proudly celebrating CHRISTMAS!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
All sounds good but these new guys are bigoted fanatics who hate your guts and want to turn you into a rug crawler any chance they can get.

They'll be suing us in our own courts using our own lawyers no less to make us do what they want us to do.

They'll fill the docket with URLs.

26 posted on 12/28/2010 6:20:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
want to turn you into a rug crawler any chance they can get.

I won't comply. They can KMA. And if they push it too far, I have semi-precious metals (lead, copper, brass) to respond with.

Lawyers bleed like everybody else.

/johnny

27 posted on 12/28/2010 6:23:40 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tzimisce
>>Decades of voter apathy are taking their toll.
 
It's cultural apathy in general.
 
The religion and morality spoken of by George Washington were an INDIVIDUAL American responsibility.  They can not exist except in the heart of the individual, for whom Almighty God hath created the Mind Free. 
 
They do not exist when the majority of citizens abdicate that responsibility to a proxy of religious wolves in sheep's-plumage, who parrot what to believe and say from the pulpit every Sun-day - or from the idiot box every other day of the week.
 
Americans have just plain gotten lazy.  How many can even find Rome on the map - let alone articulate the ideological difference (and growing similarities) between the Soviet Union and the United States?
 
 
If the bread and circus supply wasn't nailed to the Keynesian perch, the post-modern American Parrot would be pushing up daisies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

28 posted on 12/28/2010 9:07:16 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: mamelukesabre

Like hell it is


29 posted on 12/28/2010 9:13:33 PM PST by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: American Dream 246

BTTT!


30 posted on 12/28/2010 9:32:08 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: himno hero

Ok, now I get where you’re coming from.

btw, I think your list is missing something. I didn’t see on your list when obama said he campaigned in all 57 states.


31 posted on 12/28/2010 10:01:38 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: JRandomFreeper

Seems to me whoever controls the search engines controls the internet. How do you find what you want on the internet if there’s no search engine available that will let you see it?


32 posted on 12/28/2010 10:03:27 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

“Nuts!” “It isn’t over until we say it’s over!”


33 posted on 12/28/2010 10:50:56 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: American Dream 246

There are no surprises left - just more despicable treachery.


34 posted on 12/29/2010 1:39:44 AM PST by ratsreek
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To: American Dream 246

Well I won’t stand for it, do you hear? I’ll create my own internet. Make a virtual internet using my virtual computer, and they’ll never even know it’s there! MWAHAHAHAHA!


35 posted on 12/29/2010 2:08:11 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Happy new year!)
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To: All; backhoe; piasa
ON THE INTERNET:


AMERICAN THINKER.com - blog: "ISLAMIC SUPREMACISTS ENVISION A TAKEOVER OF THE INTERNET" by Pamela Geller (December 28, 2010)

THE LAWFARE PROJECT.org: "CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AT THE INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS" by Aaron Eitan Meyer (December 16, 2010)

HUMAN EVENTS.com: "SHARIA LAW'S THREAT TO FREE SPEECH" by Connie Hair (October 11, 2010)

AMERICAN THINKER.com - blog: "OIC AND THE MODERN CALIPHATE" by Bat Ye'or (September 26, 2010)

Link

36 posted on 12/29/2010 3:36:23 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Good links, thanx!


37 posted on 12/29/2010 7:27:14 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: American Dream 246

I have a radical idea, why don’t they create a country of the Internet?

Then those that use it can be its citizens and determine its path?

No, instead they are forming a elite group to run things. This is a disaster waiting to happen.


38 posted on 12/29/2010 8:33:46 AM PST by dila813
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