Americans fought for these rights in the War of Independence.
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The core values sought by Western civilization are:
Throughout history autocratic rulers have denied their citizens these basic rights to remain in power. Most wars have been fought by people seeking to overthrow despotic rulers.
THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS
- Individual Rights
- Freedom of Speech and Right to Petition
- Freedom of Press
- Freedom of Religion
- Separation of Church and State
- Independent Judiciary
- Government by Consent of the Governed
- No taxation without representation
- Right to own Property
- Free market economy
- Racial and Gender Equality
The mission of the Foundation is to preserve and expand these core values of Western Civilization. The recent success of the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in its efforts to create a new Islamic Caliphate in the heart of the Middle East make the elimination of this threat to our civilization a matter of great urgency. We are now seeing on the nightly news the fulfillment of the predictions of Samuel P. Huntington in his article in Foreign Affairs in 1993 where he stated:
“It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics. The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future”. Professor Huntington went on to describe Islam as the largest and most dangerous of these groups.
This “future” has now arrived, in spades. While many Jihadist terrorist attacks have occurred for many years (23,869 worldwide since 9/11//2001), ISIL has the potential to inflict more damage to our civilization that any previous Islamic terrorist group, including al-Qaeda. During its rapid conquest of a large area in Iraq and Syria ISIL acquired modern military equipment and a large oil field. Most important, with the capture of Mosul, the second largest city of Iraq, ISIL acquired the major financial resources and developed sophisticated media capability to appeal to foreign jihadists to join their barbaric cause.
After the sad experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, few countries in the West have an appetite for further military involvement in the Middle East to confront the ISIL threat. This situation is eerily reminiscent of war weary Europe in the 1930’s which led to the rise of the Third Reich. The primary lesson from that experience is that it is better to stamp small fires before they become a conflagration.
The Foundation of International Freedom will join in this effort by convey ideas and commentary on related issues to our members and friends which are intended to help meet this challenge.
Byron K. Varme, Executive Director
The large expansion of Muslim immigration throughout the Western It has happened largely as a result of the vulnerabilies of our own culture, where we tolerate and respect the religions of others, even when the objective of that religion is install a Islamic theocracy. If not under the cloak of religion, that objective would be sedition. We have been too politically correct. The irony is that Muslim immigrants leave homelands ruled by despots for the freedoms, economic prosperity and opportunities in Western countries. Once there, they live in Islamic communities, build mosques, live on government subsidies, cloak their women, seek to establish Sharia law and then denounce and even terrorize the countries that admitted them.
We are certainly aware that of the 1.3 Muslims in the world only a small fraction would be considered “radical” and even fewer are actually terrorists. However, we believe that all Muslins share some responsibility for creating madrasses that indoctrinate children with hatreds that lead to this result.
The Foundation of International Freedom will continue its efforts to protect our freedoms and focus on the danger from those individuals who have created ISIS through the barbaric methods used by dictators throughout history. We appreciate the continued support of our current members and new friends to assist us in this effort.
The quest for continues. For the past decade citizens rose against dictators in the "Color Revolutions," namely:
Countless people have given their lives in the effort to achieve freedom.
FREEDOM IS FRAGILE, and must be defended. In many democratic countries freedom can be eroded through individuals seeking power through elective processes. Once achieved, they proceed to dismantle the democracy.
- Orange Revolution – Ukraine 2004
- Cedar Revolution – Lebanon 2005
- Tulip Revolution – Kyrgyzstan – 2005
- Saffron Revolution - Burma - 2007
- Green Revolution - Iran - 2009
- Jasmine Revolution – Algeria - 2010
The Foundation of International Freedom will always support the people seeking freedom everywhere and oppose governments that suppress this basic quest and defend freedoms within established democratic countries.