Skip to comments.CAIR Demands U.S. War College Withdraw My Speaking Invitation, Branding Me a 'Notorious Islamophobe'
Posted on 06/12/2019 6:11:55 AM PDT by Candor7
The unindicted co-conspirator Council on American-Muslim Relations (CAIR) and its Islamist allies are outraged because the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has invited me to give a lecture on my recent book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.
On May 28, CAIRs Pennsylvania leadershipnamely Jacob Bender, Timothy Welbeck, and Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu sent a letter to USAWC Commandant Gen. John Kem and Provost Dr. James Breckenridge urging them to revoke the decision of the US Army War College to invite Mr. Raymond Ibrahim to deliver the prestigious 50th Annual Lecture Series of the US Army War College.
The reason CAIR cites to disinvite me is that Raymond Ibrahims book advance[s] a simplistic, inaccurate and often prejudicial view of the long history of Muslim-West relations which we ﬁnd deeply troubling.
A promotional image of Ibrahims lecture at the War College that circulated on social media in recent weeks
Much of this is covered in a Task Force report, which contains some responses from me, titled, Army War College under fire over historians upcoming lecture on clash of civilizations between Islam and the West.
As a reflection of the unprecedented (and ongoing) nature of this Islamist campaign against me, the Task Force notes that The trend of disinviting speakers on controversial subjects has been on the rise at American universities in recent years, but this appears to be the first time that a speaker at U.S. military educational institution has been subject to such a campaign, according to a database maintained by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (emphasis added).
CAIR has since issued other screeds, including a press release and a petition that present me as a notorious Islamophobe, anddespite my being of Egyptian descenta white nationalist, who, if allowed to speak, will cause white nationalism, Islamophobia, and violence against Muslims in America to break out.
In another article, I may parse through these hysterical allegations to expose the arsenal of verbal duplicity and second-rate sophistry groups like CAIR rely on in order to keep inconvenient truths suppressed.
For now, however, consider this: Although my book is 352 pages, and covers nearly fourteen centuries, certain epochs in great detail, not once does CAIR highlight a certain passage or excerpt to support its claim that the book is based on poor research.
The reason for this discrepancy is simple: although long hidden, the history I present in Sword and Scimitar is ironclad, verifiable, and beyond well documented; with about a thousand endnotes, it is heavily based on primary sources, many of which are Muslim, and from eyewitnesses. And this history makes abundantly clear that Islamic terrorism and extremism are intrinsic to Islam, and have been from its first contact with Western civilization in the seventh century; think of the atrocities committed by the Islamic State (ISIS) but on an exponential scaleand for over a millenniumbombarding every corner of Europe, and even America before it could elect its first president.
Put differently, the history presented in Sword and Scimitar proves everything that groups like CAIR are committed to suppressing.
Incidentally, whereas none of the CAIR activists petitioning the War College have any credentials in history, here is what actual historians and scholars in the fields of Muslim-Western history say concerning the book (many more can be read here):
Raymond Ibrahims Sword and Scimitar is first-rate military history and a product of solid scholarship and philological research.― Victor Davis Hanson, Americas leading military historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution
[Sword and Scimitar is] a refreshingly honest account of Islamic expansion and Christian reaction that provides useful insights into todays problems. This is history as it should be done: allowing the past to inform and guide the present, rather than distorting the past to fit contemporary political ideologies.―Paul F. Crawford, Professor of Crusades history, California University of Pennsylvania
Ibrahim tells his story with extensive citations of primary sources Moreover, his method reveals the religious, political, and material motivations of the leading Christian and Muslim actors in this enduring conflict of visions that seem so very different from many modern western secular sensibilities.―James E. Lindsay, Professor of Middle East History, Colorado State University
An accessible and well-researched examination of extremely important but often neglected cultural phenomena and historical events that have impacted several civilizations up to the present day.―Darío Fernández-Morera, Professor of Spanish History, Northwestern University, and author of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise
[An] eye-opening introduction to a millennium of warfare between the Muslim and Christian worlds before the modern age.―Thomas Madden, Professor of Crusades history, and award-winning author of Istanbul, Venice, and Concise History of the Crusades
I do, however, give CAIR some credit: unlike many anti-Islamists in the West, they know how important it is to control the historical narrative between Islam and the Westa narrative which for decades has largely been in the keeping of their allies, that is, anti-Western, pro-Islamic leftist academics. Because this pseudohistory has long presented Islam as a peaceful and progressive force throughout historycertainly in comparison to the Westall talk concerning modern-day Islamic terror and extremism has revolved around questions such as What went wrong? and Why do they hate us?
Few understand that history is the absolute basis for these questions that became so popular after September 11, 2001: If the Islamic world was a tolerant and advanced force for centuries, as so many have been taught to believe, then surely its modern-day descent into radicalism and terrorism must be based on other factorshence the nonstop claims that economics, education, politics, grievances, lack of jobs to quote the Obama White House, etc., are the real reason.
Such logic is admittedly soundbut only if one subscribes to its first premise, that Islamic history is largely peaceful and tolerant.
But for those who become acquainted with Islams true history vis-à-vis the Westa history of virtually nonstop jihad and mindboggling atrocities that make ISIS appear tamethere is no What went wrong? or Why do they hate us? to explain, only an unwavering, continuous line of violence and enmity.
This is documented fact.
Hence CAIRS unprecedented attack on a speaker at [a] U.S. military educational institution. It knows that the first and long unquestionedbut ultimately falsepremise of all Muslim apologetics is historical in nature, and is doing all it can to keep it alive.
Time will tell if the US Army War College will cave in to the demands of CAIRa Muslim Brotherhood organization whose unsavory, deceptive, and even terrorist ties are well documentedor not.
...Time will tell if the US Army War College will cave in to the demands of CAIRa Muslim Brotherhood organization whose unsavory, deceptive, and even terrorist ties are well documentedor not.
They caved. Obamas perfumed princes that he promoted into and up in the general officer ranks are still paying dividends for the leftists.
Wars? What wars? Saladin and Richard I used to spoon together./s
After 9/11 and the monstrous murders of late by the muzzies the whole world (other than governments and media and liberals) are islamophobic.
I just read that CAIR was successful.
CAIR is notoriously anti-Semitic, so f-kin whaa.
Give Islam's history, no fear is "irrational".
It’s time Islam adopts liberalism and becomes diverse and tolerant.
Yes. I agree.
Collective Against Individual Rights - CAIR
HOORAY Raymond Ibrahim!
IF you are not “Islamophobic” then you don’t know enough about Islam.
Or you are a Moslem.
like this current DEMAND
This frosts me no end. Obama’s perfumed princes won this one.
If the commandant of USAWC had responded with a lecture on the First Amendment to the CAIR savages....I know, too much to hope for. I mean, what are they afraid of? I thought generals are supposed to recognize a threat, confront it, and then destroy it.
And just how would CAIR retaliate if USWAC told them to stick it?
Pres. Trump should invite Raymond Ibrahim to speak at the National War College in Washington, and warn the commandant not to even think about caving to CAIR.
The universalism of Islam, in its all-embracing creed, is imposed on the believers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political, if not strictly military. . . . The Jihad, accordingly, may be stated as a doctrine of a permanent state of war, not continuous fighting.
...take the time. It’s your life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Nearing 2020 and it’s mind-boggling that something this EVIL is still on the planet.
Aren’t we all?
IO cannot belief that our military intellect is being sucked into Islamic war strategy as taquiya, yet there it is in black and white.
This should be a wake up call to the Trump administration.
Thanks for posting this link to that POS essay on Quoranic War.
You are very welcome, sir.
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