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Fwd: Announcing New Chapter - ACT! for America - Austin

From: Dean W.
Sent on: Sunday, September 15, 2013 6:50 PM

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ACT! for America - Austin
September 5, 2013 
                                                                                                            Volume 1 - Issue 1 
      ACT! for America  
            Austin Chapter  
Brigitte Gabriel
Brigitte Gabriel
Founder - ACT! for America
Effective in July 2013, ACT! for America - Austin began holding monthly meetings in the Austin area. ACT! for America - Austin is a registered local chapter of Brigitte Gabriel's national organization, ACT! for America.  The chapter for ACT! Austin are La Nell Haynie and Clyde Von Rosenberg. 

Though the chapter is new to Austin, we have been meeting monthly for the past two years  in Williamson County, as Wilco ACT! for America.  By relocating the chapter to a larger, more central metropolitan area, we offer exposure and proximity to a greater portion of the Central Texas population.  This will afford more people the opportunity to attend our meetings.  In just two months, we have already seen positive results.  We would like for you to come and be a part of the ACT! for America - Austin chapter. 
See invitation below for September meeting details.

Our goal is to become a recognized ACTIVE presence in the community.  Education is beneficial, but ACTION is the key.  Unless we ACT - for America, we will NOT win!  We are looking for members who want to be involved and be active!  In addition to our monthly educational/informational meetings, we have committees and action projects which will offer everyone an opportunity to be involved in some way.  There is something for everyone, whether you want to do a little or a will have the opportunity to ACT! for America!

You are cordially invited:

ACT! for America

Freedom of Speech Day
ACT! for America - Austin

September 23, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Spicewood Springs Branch Library

8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.
Austin, Texas  78759

  • Organization of Islamic  Cooperation
  • Resolution 16/18
  • Limits on Free Speech in our Military

September 23, 2013

In honor of the 224th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights, all ACT! for America chapters across the United States will focus our September chapter meetings on the First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech.

First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;  or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)


The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), an influential bloc of 57 Muslim countries plus the Palestinian Authority.  The OIC is the largest voting block in the United Nations and in the Human Right Council.  Since the late 1990's, the OIC has been promoting the so-called Istanbul Process, an aggressive effort by Muslim countries to make it an international crime to criticize Islam. The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process is to enshrine in international law a global ban on all critical scrutiny of Islam and Islamic Sharia law.  


The primary objective of the OIC, headquartered in Saudi Arabia and funded by Islamic countries around the world, has long been to pressure Europe and the United States into passing laws that would ban "negative stereotyping of Islam."   Its ultimate goal is worldwide Sharia Law.  The strategy of the OIC is to achieve its goals gradually and incrementally.  


Excerpt from:  Deborah Weiss, handout titled: "The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Defamation of Religions, Resolution 16/18, and the Istanbul Process," prepared for ACT! for America by Deborah Weiss, September 2013  



On December 19, 2011, the U.N. General Assembly adopted Resolution 16/18 condemning the negative stereotyping and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urged member states to take effective measures towards addressing and combating "such incidents." This resolution, based on an initiative from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), was supported by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who hosted a closed-door, three-day meeting - apparently one of many in a series called the "Istanbul Process"-- in Washington D.C., with OIC representatives to discuss ways to implement the resolution. 


What might sound like a step toward "tolerance," however, is in reality an assault on freedom of speech: a UN-endorsed violation of human rights, co-sponsored by the US, and prompted by the OIC, an organization of 57 Muslim nations, most of which hold the world's worst records on Freedom of Speech.


What is also alarming is the fact that the resolution seems to revolve around just one religion: Islam.  Worse, the resolution, if implemented, would hinder the efforts of those seeking further to understand Islam, or even discuss it in an " un-self-censoring" way.


Excerpt from:  Mudar Zahran, "Islam's OIC: The World's Thought Police,"
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