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An Open Letter to Andrew Breitbart, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, and Others: Please Help Bare Naked Islam Rebuild After Deletion By WordPress.com
This is an open letter to Andrew Breitbart, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Dennis Miller, and other high-profile political writers, speakers, and thinkers in conservative ranks.
I implore you to do whatever you can to draw attention to the recent deletion of the website www.BareNakedIslam.wordpress.com – which the web hosting provider WordPress.com deleted yesterday after receiving threats and pressure from the CAIR Bears of Islam to obliterate this valuable and extensive peek behind Islam’s odorous veil.
Serendipitously, this week I came across a story being covered by “Penny Arcade” — a site popular with comic book and video game fans — about Paul Christoforo, the President of PR firm Ocean Distribution, who engaged in an absurdly ill-advised and foolish hatemail session with a video game fan, during which Christoforo stooped to unprofessional insults and other attacks that backfired upon him in a very big way when Penny Arcade published his emails — and a large swath of the “gamer” community joined together to hit back at Ocean Distribution. In short order, the “gamers” took action against the manufacturer of a certain game controller promoted by Christoforo, succeeding in lowering its Amazon rating to one-star. That manufacturer promptly fired Ocean Distribution from its PR team, and in just a few days the debacle has caused Ocean Distribution to cease business operations altogether. Paul Christoforo is finished in the video game industry, all because the readers of Penny Arcade mobilized to hit back against this one PR bully.
I bring this up because this never happens when anyone in the ranks of conservative writers is targeted by the Left’s Alinsky Death Star. Conservatives just don’t stick together, and the “heavy hitters” out there with big time name recognition (like yourselves) don’t use your platforms and podiums to expose the Left’s attacks on individuals or make the Left sorry they targeted a site like BareNakedIslam.
Meanwhile, the Left picks off conservative writers one by one, crushing individual sites like an Alinsky Death Star roving cyber space with unlimited power and free rein to rain destruction upon all the “little guys” who make easier targets than the few and select “heavy hitters”.
I grant that there’s a huge difference between the worlds of political and video game writing. I also realize that “gamers” had no legitimate fear of Paul Christoforo launching a jihad against them or declaring a fatwa on their lives in retaliation for taking part in an effort to shame him. But, too often the Left — and entities like CAIR whom the Left enables — is allowed to use emotional terrorism and weaponized Alinsky tactics against little sites like BareNakedIslam, which are disappeared without notice by the “heavy hitters” in the conservative political world.
The response to something like this should be a call to arms by every political writer and high-profile pundit to vociferously condemn the actions taken by WordPress.com in deleting BareNakedIslam.
I’ll geek out and liken what WordPress and the CAIR Bears did here to Dark Vader and Moff Tarkin firing up the Death Star to blast Alderaan to bits. The Left counts on everyone to be terrified of a deletion like this happening to them, and CAIR certainly wants political writers to believe that if they speak out against Islam their own sites will be deleted too. For years I’ve felt that conservatives are too afraid of becoming next on the Alinsky hit list to get involved in the plights of other conservatives…and many of these writers in particular are scared of being labeled racist, homophobic, or bigoted by the Leftist goon squads if they’d stand up against Alinsky bullying of others.
There are exceptions to this of course — people in conservative ranks who happily take double portions of whatever the Left’s dishing out that day.
Andrew Breitbart, in particular, is the real life equivalent of Han Solo in the political world. Often times, Ann Coulter’s got the required cinnamon rolls stapled to her head as our Princess Leia. Rush is kind of like Chewbacca some days, and I mean that in the most flattering and laudatory way possible.
But, these people — powerful in their own spheres — never seem inclined to team up on anything or shout in one clear, loud voice that the obliteration of sites critical of Islam or Barack Obama WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
There’s a line in Star Wars where Leia, witnessing the destruction of her home planet Alderaan, testifies that the tighter the Evil Galactic Empire forced its grip, the more star systems would slip through its fingers.
I hope that’s the case with every conservative writer’s focus on the CAIR Bears of Islam. They may have scored a temporary (and ultimately meaningless) victory in aiming the Alinsky Death Star at BareNakedIslam and deleting it from existance…but I hope this event sparks an Alliance of Conservative Writers that hits Islam and its apologists harder than ever before. A rebel alliance, with common cause, opposed to the Left and would-be unrelenting global caliphate.,
I hope the heavy hitters out there of the Breitbart, Limbaugh, Coulter, Malkin, and Miller variety provide whatever assistance they can to see BareNakedIslam restored completely on another server where it can never be deleted again. Rebuild this resource twice as detailed and impressive as before, and make it absolutely obliteration-proof.
I ask these big names in conservatism to take things a step further and expose the CAIR Bears and WordPress.com for the actions they took in tandem against conservative writers dedicated to exposing the truth about ‘the religion of peace” — which is neither peaceful nor religious and is instead a medievalist and militarized death cult at war with western civilization, no matter what its apologists claim.
I’m shocked at how effective video game lovers can be with just a small post on “Penny Arcade” to inspire them to hit back against a bully in the PR world.
But, I’m dismayed at how seldom conservatives ever band together like this to strike back against the CAIR Bears or the Left in general and how often the “heavy hitters” of the right tend to turn a blind eye and allow these things to happen without a coordinated response aimed at the heart of the Left.
I hope if the obliteration of BareNakedIslam was not on your radar before, that it is now. I know it’s inspired me to write more about the CAIR Bears than I ever have before and to lobby every webmaster I’m familiar with to abandon WordPress.com for a paid server of his or her own so that what’s happened to this one conservative site will not happen to any others.
Please help BareNakedIslam rebuild while engineering a major blowback on WordPress.com and the CAIR Bears for this site’s deletion. I don’t think that collectively you are our ONLY hope (as Princess Leia would say, holographically projected by R2), but you sure as heck could give the CAIR Bears and folks at WordPress.com great pause before they’d ever attempt a stunt like this again.
May courage and defiance be with us.
Founder and Editor,
UPDATE: Please do everything you can, whomever you are that is reading this, to sound the alarm about what was done to BareNakedIslam.
I see that many sites out there are picking up these clarion call and are condemning WordPress.com for kowtowing to the CAIR Bears and Islamists.
I also see many noting the obvious: why is it that WordPress.com chooses to obliterate sites critical of Islam but allows Muslims to maintain sites that spread hatred of gays, Jews, women, and everyone who opposes Islam?
If you or anyone you know use WordPress.com to host your website, PLEASE move to a paid server. It’s expensive, but maintaining a conservative political site on a free hosting platform like WordPress or Blogspot is just not smart. If you are not part of the Left’s echo chamber, you will ultimately be deleted the way BareNakedIslam was obliterated.
The only sites safe on WordPress or Blogspot are sites that agree with the Left’s politics, sites that promote the Islamization of the world, or sites about innocuous things like knitting, candy corn, or celebrity gossip.
If your politics are conservative, you cannot risk having your entire archive of work wiped away because Muslims complain about you and demand that your site be deleted (or else Muslims will start murdering the people who provide your hosting).
“The Religion of Peace” in action.