Jul 29 2005
UPDATE III: 8/8/05:
Keep up the support, but Michael asks that we stop harrassing WMAL radio in DC. Here is a new site I am adding to the list of sites who are supporting Michael’s right to be heard.
Got this from Michael regarding my idea for a blog wave:
“I could definitely use your help, and I’ll gladly link any websites I can.
If you are for free speech, let me know and we will add your post to the list below
Email me at AJstrata@strata-sphere.com with any links you have.
And keep checking the comments for hints on more ways to help Michael. I have already alerted WMAL 630 their station is off the air for me until they reinstate Michael.
You can also go here at JWR
We need to show solidarity with Michael with something novel, something internet based. We need an internet wave. We need to list his supporters so the media wake up and take notice. We cannot let him be brow beaten into silence for speeking his mind, especially since it was rationally spoken without hate.
Here is the list (the first
4 5 I selected, rest coming in on their own):
Start posting and let’s make a blog roll no one can ignore.
Living and working around the DC beltway Michael Graham is a staple of my AM listening – when I am in the car. And at least twice a week I am in the care doing my 45-60 minute commute from Virginia into Maryland and I like to listen to Graham or Laura Ingraham – depending on what they are discussing.
So I was pretty well glued to WMAL 630 AM the other morning when Michael Graham was discussing his latest article. An article, here, where he makes a strong case that the instutional structure of Islam, the mosques and Imams and leaders, could be considered a terrorist ‘organization’. Note he doesn’t say the religion is a terrorist theology, he points to the leaders and their inability to dencounce violence as a political answer to their greivances. And his argument is a good one.
I too have made mention that Islam will be tarred with the blood of terrorism if doesn’t stop waffling on the issue of violence. When Muslim leaders come out and say murder is OK under certain circumstances, and the determination of when those circumstances arise is up to the terrorists, then Graham has a good point.
But he also makes it clear he is talking about the leadership, not the faithful masses. He makes it clear he is talking about the institution, not the faith. That is the difference between the Catholic Church and Christianity. For comparison, I think the Catholic Church is a bit sexist because it treats men and women differently in the leadership of the religion. That does not equate to Christianity being sexist or all Catholics being sexist.
So now the PC crowd has denied Michael Graham his right to free speech. If Muslims do not want to listen to Michael, switch the dial. If Muslims want to challenge Michael, enter into the debate. Michael had numerous, upset Muslims calling in and he debated them, and he continously differentiated between the leadership and the faith in general.
And one of his callers exmplified what Michael was saying. He said the hate was good. That the Jews and Christians had to get angry to fullfill the coming of the Muslim’s final Prophet. He will come and bring the world to the Muslims. The caller seemed to call for hate and bloodshed.
No, Islam is not bad, it’s just portrayed that way by infidels…..
Here is Michael’s site with latest comments.