Sic Semper Tyrannis

(Virginia state motto, a rallying cry to be always against tyranny)
By Tabitha Korol

Contrary to the Virginia state motto, The Virginia State Bar (VSB) has joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign of the tyrannical Muslim Brotherhood (MB); its president, Kevin A. Martingayle, a Virginia Beach attorney, cancelled the Mid-Year Legal Seminar planned for Jerusalem in November.  The boycott is a non-violent war strategy, a means of delegitimizing and isolating Israel.   

Martingayle criticized Israel for its “unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security"; the Muslims members prefer to evade being questioned extensively.  Surely members understand that security is fundamental to civilization, and that all travelers are subject to some scrutiny at points of entry.  Israel’s Declaration of Independence ensures “complete equality of social and political rights to all, irrespective of religion, race, or sex…”   The dissenters/petitioners would also benefit from Israel's security arrangements unless they're found to be associated with Council of American-Islamic Relations (
CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator of the Holy Land Foundation trial), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Student Association/Hamas (MSA), or other terrorist organizations that are dedicated to Israel’s destruction. 

Jihad is defined as “holy war,”  and usually associated with violence, but Islam's battle may also be conducted clandestinely, peacefully, by boycott.  

Interestingly, in 1945, an Arab boycott was formally declared by the new
Arab League Council – years before Israel’s statehood.  “Jewish products and manufactured goods shall be considered undesirable to the Arab countries.”  All Arab institutions, businesses, and individuals were “to refuse to deal in, distribute, or consume Zionist products or manufactured goods.” After 1948, the boycott prohibited (even indirect) trade between Israel and Arab nations, so as to isolate Israel from the world, damage her economy, and render her incapable of defending herself. Worldwide Jewry was also targeted.

In 1977,
Congress prohibited the American companies from cooperating with the Arab boycott.  President Carter signed the law, saying "the issue goes to the very heart of free trade among nations,” and that it was designed to “end the divisive effects on American life of foreign boycotts aimed at Jewish members of our society.”

Martingayle and President-elect Edward L. Wiener, a Fairfax attorney, also claimed thus-far low enrolment for the seminar (~30 of their expected 60), but they shrewdly canceled before the registration deadline, hindering those who might have cleared their calendar.      
Once again, Israel was singled out, the only nation among the approximate 59 Muslim-majority countries where the travelers’ safety was guaranteed by the US concept of due process.  The Torah is the bedrock of Israel’s contemporary democratic constitution; Israel’s laws are the antithesis of Islamic evil, Sharia, yet Israel is targeted for a boycott that is calculated to destabilize, delegitimize and eventually destroy the Jewish State. 

The VSB was forced fom its original objectives of pubic protection, justice, and morality by fewer than 40 dissenters, and the decision was made in secrecy to elude attention.  Every year, Israel welcomes millions of tourists and visitors, of all religions, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with no complaints of discrimination; we can only deduce that the cancellation was prompted by anti-Semitism.

When violent terrorist attacks are not always feasible, non-violent initiatives or stealth (soft) jihad is used to impose Islamic law,
Sharia, over the host population.  Under the banners of "tolerance" and "civil rights," stealth jihadists (moderates) gradually introduce elements of Sharia into Western societies by demanding accommodations or be accused of racism or "Islamophobia," which erodes the host's own culture.   

Some examples of how
stealth jihad has made inroads into U.S. and Western culture are already evident:
·         Since 9/11, American and Canadian political leaders, educators, and media have buckled under CAIR's insistence that Islam is a “religion of peace” and tolerance, and “undesirable language” (truth of Islamic activities) is curbed.   
·       The MSA holds anti-Israeli rallies, riots against Jewish students, insists on footbaths for Muslim students, and observance of Muslim holidays in NY public schools.   
·       Feigning Muslim victimization, CAIR conducts sensitivity-training programs for our police departments; and has purged the FBI’s counterterrorism manuals of all Islamic references.
·       Some American textbooks have undergone revisions, increasing chapters on Islam, eliminating chapters on Christianity and Judaism; they present indoctrinal Islamic films. America’s heritage and exceptionalism are destroyed and replaced by Islam. 
·       Britain’s leading Islamic group demanded complete changes in public school curricula, including swim schedules, clothing requirements, Islamic prayer times and rooms.  Muslim dietary prohibitions are imposed on the entire school; western sports events have been discontinued.   
·       Some aspects of Sharia law have been adopted in Britain; at least 85 Sharia courts are operational in Britain.     
·       Swiss courts ruled in favor of “democratic pluralism” and stoning as punishment for adultery. 
·       Compliance with boycott campaigns against Israel and Jewish businesses.
·       Stealth jihadists are promoting Sharia-compliant banking; non-Sharia compliant investments are prohibited.  The Islamic finance industry is worth about $800bn globally, growing at an annual rate of 10 to 15 per cent.  
By exploiting the West’s respect for minority rights and cultures, stealth jihadists are transforming pluralistic societies into Islamic states, gradually eliminating our legal equality, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and more. Giuseppe Bernardini, a Roman Catholic Archbishop in Turkey, notes that Saudi “petro-dollars” have been used "not to benefit poor North African or Middle Eastern countries, but to build mosques and cultural centers in Christian countries with Islamic immigration."  This is expansion and re-conquest . . . Thanks to democratic laws, we will invade you. Thanks to our religious laws, we will dominate you."

A top MB operative, Mohamed Akram, explained that the Brotherhood “must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”  In an MB memorandum, dated May 22, 1991, titled, “
An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,” Akram laid out a plan to conquer and Islamize the United States, another step toward “the global Islamic state.”

In America, Akram explained, because it is difficult to promote Islam by means of terror attacks, the priority would be to "settle" Islam and the Brotherhood movement in the United States -- by way of Islamic organizations posing as civil-rights groups -- so that the Muslim faith would be incrementally accepted and "enabled within the souls, minds and the lives of the people of the country."

I urge the Virginia State Bar to review its motto and ethics, and reinstate the trip to Israel.  Perhaps they can encourage the Islamists/protestors to see that they would be far more graciously welcomed in Israel than any Jewish attorney in Palestinian Gaza.  ☼

Post Script: the VSB has been contacted by several agencies, but has not reinstated the trip to Israel.