On June 22nd we sent out an email with a link to a 1 minute video promoting a shariah conference at the Aqsa Islamic school in a suburb of Chicago. The video literally screamed the message that capitalism must fall and be replaced by Islam.
After we sent out the email, which encouraged our members to forward it far and wide (which we know many of you did), well, an interesting thing happened.
As the site www.shariahfinancewatch.org reports below, the Aqsa School has apparently backed out as the host of this controversial conference.
What’s more, here’s what shariahfinancewatch.org had to say when positing why this happened:
“We have no doubt that the lion’s share of the credit for the Aqsa school deciding to avoid the bad publicity surrounding such an event has to go to ACT for America, who sent an email alert to their 60,000 members and made this whole story go viral…”
Shedding a substantial amount of cyberspace light on this conference and the school hosting it surely got the attention of the school — the kind of attention we’re surmising the school didn’t want.
Granted, the conference may look for another venue, and we need to be watchful of that. And granted, whatever notions the Aqsa school has about Islamic shariah law and its place in America have likely not changed.
But every victory, no matter how big or small, paves the way for more victories.
Because you signed up to receive emails like this, you helped make this kind of victory possible. With every new member our voice – and our ability to effect change – grows stronger.
The Committees of Correspondence, spearheaded by the fiery patriot Samuel Adams, helped mobilize enough colonists to act in ways that ultimately won our independence from Great Britain. In a very real sense, the Committees of Correspondence were an 18th century “ACT for America” organization.
Do not doubt for a moment what organized “people power” can do.
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Hizb ut-Tahrir America Conference Venue Cancels
Posted on June 30th, 2009
We were greeted with the news that the Hizb ut Tahrir America conference which we have written about over the past week or so must now look for a new location because the Aqsa School which had been listed as the host has evidently backed out.
For readers who missed this story, here are links to our two previous postings on the subject:
The word that the Aqsa School was backing out came to us from the folks who originally broke this story at Counterterrorism Blog, one of the best blogs and one which we read every chance we get:
We have no doubt that the lion’s share of the credit for the Aqsa school deciding to avoid the bad publicity surrounding such an event has to go to ACT for America, who sent an email alert to their 60,000 members and made this whole story go viral:
While we are glad at this latest development, we must be careful not to assign too much significance to it because it may very well be that Hizb ut-Tahrir will simply move their event elsewhere.
Hizb ut-Tahrir has apparently been labeled a terrorist group by German authorities and is banned there. Our goal should be a similar designation in America to make this subversive, Jihadist organization an outlaw in America as well.
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