A new movement against radical Islam?Modeled after anti-Communist efforts, activists plot strategy
WASHINGTON – Two conservative activists deeply involved in the anti-communism movement of the past are planning a broad strategy of re-creating those efforts in a new mass movement to fight radical Islam.
Jack Wheeler, a strategist credited with formulating "the Reagan Doctrine" that helped bring down the Soviet Empire, and Steve Baldwin, a former California legislator and the executive director of the Council for National Policy, have teamed up for what they describe as the creation of an "Anti-Islamofascism Movement."
"One cannot write the history of the Cold War without acknowledging the key role played by the American Anti-Communist Movement," they write in a memo to conservative leaders.
"It was a broad movement involving many different organizations that, for decades, kept its focus on the defeat of the Soviet Empire. And it succeeded." Wheeler and Baldwin say anti-communism was "the defining issue that brought hundreds of thousands of people into the conservative movement in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. There was a sense that this movement had to be successful if not only America but Western Civilization itself were to survive."
They say the current war of global conquest being waged by Islamofascists will be an even tougher fight than the battle that focused on the Soviet Union. "But we don't seem to be prepared for this war," they write.
"Unlike the movement created during the Cold War, there doesn't seem to be much of an infrastructure to combat Islamofascism." The agenda for such a movement should include the following activities and efforts, they say:
Investigate radical mosques
Support anti-Islamofascist freedom fighters
Thwart attempts to impose Sharia law
form an anti-Islamofascist publishing network
Create an anti-Islamofascist portal on the Internet
Establish an anti-Islamofascist speakers bureau
Wage an ideological assault on Islamofascism
Support efforts to evangelize Muslims in Europe and the Middle East Create a global anti-Islamofascist coalition
Reframe the illegal immigration issue as one of national security
end dependence on foreign oil that's funding the Islamofascists.Planning meetings through regular teleconferencing are already underway.
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"This needs to be done in order to preserve both America and Western Civilization," Wheeler and Baldwin say.
"Without the anti-Communist movement, it's likely we would still be in the midst of the Cold War today. Wise men and women rose up to the challenge and created a movement that was very much opposed by the existing political and media establishment. But we won. Then we all went to sleep