Stephen Coughlin, former US military intel officer, who routinely briefed the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with me at length about a US program, "Countering Violent Extremism," and an international one, UN resolution 16/18, both of which are designed to prevent any criticism of Islam, or any examination into the motives for Islamic terrorism and jihad.
This is part one of what will be a three part interview to be published over the course of this week.
Major Coughlin explains that the restrictions on social media, Facebook and Twitter most formally, as well as the political reaction to Islamic terror attacks, are not isolated events or even separate policies but are part of a foreign campaign to prevent criticism of Islam in Western nations.
The Rebel has posted on Facebook censorship already, and there have been countless examples of formerly unthinkable government interference with free and democratic speech against people who have been critical of an ideology and those who act under that doctrinal influence.
Namely, and exclusively, punishing those who criticize Islam, or leftist identity groups.
A few recent examples:
Edmonton shoe store owner publicly shamed for refusing service to someone in a disguise. (Which happened to be an Islamic face cloth)
A man is being interrogated by police for saying something offensive near a university campus in the US
Denmark fines citizen for Facebook post critical of Islam. (Fine is tailored to be too low to allow for an appeal under Danish law)
And these are all from about the past 10 days.
Part II of the interview should be ready late on the 18th, and part III, late on Feb. 19th.
Stephen's book can be ordered though Amazon.