Freedom Defense Initiative holds CAIR-opposed contra-jihad event alongside CPAC

Freedom Defense Initiative held "Jihad: the Political Third Rail alongside the Conservative CPAC Convention in Washington today, despite protestations from CAIR to CPAC to prevent it.

Hosted by Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch) and Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) this video introduced by Ms. Geller includes a composite of remarks by Mrs. Wafa Sultan and former-Pentagon advisor Stephan Coughlan. Also participating were Lt. Col Alan West, Sudanese human-rights activist Simon Deng, and European contra-Islamists Anders Gravers and Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff.

Many attended (standing-room only) demonstrating interest in the topic, not sufficiently addressed within the official CPAC curriculum.

Mark Koenig chronicles the event in David Horowitz' NewsReal:
Robert Spencer introduced the next speaker – Stephen Coughlin – a former Pentagon Islamic law specialist who was fired from his job for his analysis of Islamic infiltration. Coughlin provided a clear and cogent analysis of the Islamic threat. He explained that the question of whether or not these terrorists are following ‘true’ Islam is irrelevant from a fact-driven perspective. They have repeatedly told us these are the reasons they fight jihad.

A vital part of Coughlin’s discussion dealt with the doctrine of abrogation within Islam. This doctrine states that Mohammed was given progressive revelation of Allah’s will, and that the later Koranic verses supersede and nullify earlier contradictory more peaceful verses. This is something that is recognized by all schools of Islamic jurisprudence. Coughlin also demonstrated that since the 9-11 commission report, political correctness has expunged words such as Muslim, enemy, Al-Qaeda and Islam from official government documents including the Ft. Hood massacre report. Coughlin:

“The 9-11 commission has been completely undermined. You cannot defeat an enemy you are not allowed to define. By definition, this administration has no strategy to defeat this enemy since they refuse to define it.”

Watch full videos (courtesy Jesse Petrilla):