In a Breitbart News report, Jordan Shachtel writes that “Secure Freedom, an initiative of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), will be launching a new campaign called CounterJihad, an endeavor that hopes to empower readers with the intellectual firepower to fight back against the radical Islamic current that is coming over this nation, and the rest of the world.”
The Counter Jihad initiative, according to CSP executive vice-president Jim Hanson, is not designed to target Muslims. Hanson told Brietbart, “We’re not anti-Muslim, but we strongly oppose those Muslims who believe they are divinely called to impose totalitarian sharia doctrine on others.”
One group the CSP’s Counter Jihad campaign opposes is CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Counter Jihad campaign is “a response to the incursion by dangerous Islamist groups and their intolerant ideology into the American way of life. We will educate the public and explain how concerned Americans can help stop this,” according to Hanson. CAIR is one of those Islamist groups the Counter Jihad initiative will attempt to expose.
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According to Shachtel, CAIR has been declared a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates, is an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, and is heavily influenced by Hamas, a group the U.S. considered for many years to be a terrorist organization.
Counter Jihad’s mission statement reads:
The Counter Jihad is a movement to safeguard Americans and uphold the values embodied in the Founding from the danger posed by Islamic Supremacists. We are all aware of the barbaric acts of ISIS, al Qaeda and the others flying the Black Flag. Sadly their violence continues to kill innocents around the world and here at home. They fight in the cause of Jihad to impose their totalitarian religion on all people. But they are not the only ones working toward that goal. There are other Islamist groups who seem much less dangerous on the surface, but actually represent an even more insidious threat to free western society. They seek to use our very freedoms as weapons against us.
For more information on the Counter Jihad initiative, or to get involved, click here.