While at the CPAC conference late last month in Orlando, RedState’s Brad Slager interviewed me. Below is his writeup, followed by our video:
A revealing interview with an expert on radical Islam affairs about the shifting tide of acceptance and censorship, at CPAC 2022
CPAC is a great forum for bringing together conservative politicians, but what is less recognized is that it also serves to concentrate various voices at one location, so we can hear from those on the fringes of politics, not just Republican politicians and candidates. Author and lecturer Ray Ibrahim was in attendance and I was glad to get the chance to discuss some of the factors surrounding Islam and the impacts it is having in many countries, including the U.S.
While he has been featured on many media outlets Ibrahim is a well-known source for university lectures, particularly many defense-related schools, and has been an advisor to a number of governmental agencies. He has briefed U.S. Strategic Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency, and has testified before Congress on Islam-related issues and tactics.
Our discussion ran on the parallel topics of the evolving global recognition of the challenges from radical Islam’s infiltration into Western societies, and how that gradual cultural intrusion has led to a growing use of censoring tactics to silence exposure of these realities. It is something Ibrahim has experienced firsthand. He was on the receiving end of boisterous protests when he was slated to speak at the US Army War College.
We also covered how he has been targeted on social media with the familiar practice of having his content blocked and deflected from common searches – with one surprising anecdote of a private company preventing his website from being accessed by the public under spurious claims.
Watch our interview, from the Townhall Media Center at CPAC, on the RedState Channel.