A reader in Czechia (I’ll call him “The Czech Contact”) wrote to me this morning with a request for help:
I am a Czech citizen of Bulgarian ancestry, very opposed to the encroachment of Islam into Europe. The Bulgarian side of my family has some interesting tales to tell. Living as an infidel in the Ottoman Empire was not exactly a cakewalk.
I decided to contact you because I need a piece of advice and possibly help.
As you know better than I do, the lame-duck Obama administration was very friendly towards the Muslim expansion. I am sorry to say that this was the case with the American embassy in Prague as well. Obama’s ambassador, a certain Mr. Andrew Schapiro (a political appointee, not a professional diplomat), was very happy to support a variety of Islamic causes in our country. He gave grants to various multicultural NGOs, ostentatiously visited a mosque (there are just a few in the country so far), supported a brainwashing project called “Islam into schools”, which was finally stopped due to the backlash from the parents, etc. I am afraid that his tenure resulted in some permanent damage here, although the Czech public remains healthily skeptical about Islam.
I would be very happy if I could help reverse some of said damage. Schapiro will be certainly be replaced by some Trump appointee (there are voices that his former wife Ivana, who is Czech, could fill this role) and I feel that there is some chance that the American embassy in Prague could stop being a place of pro-Islamic indoctrination and start being a place of more critical assessment. There are plenty of people here who would appreciate a lecture by, say, Ayaan Hirsi Ali or Robert Spencer or Maj. Coughlin, supported by said embassy and taking place there. The security at the embassy is excellent, so it would be a fine venue logistically.
The main question is: how to do it? I am but a humble commoner with zero-to-none contacts in America. I know some local Czech MPs and I am on friendly terms with them, but America is beyond my reach.
Is there any Islam-skeptical person in the coming administration (advisor, consultant … I do not know) whom you could help me contact in order to develop this plan further?
Well, how about it, readers? Do you have any contacts in or close to the Trump team? Because I sure don’t.
It’s doubtful that any of Donald Trump’s associates read Gates of Vienna. But just in case, I’m sending out The Czech Contact’s request.
It’s kind of like sealing up a message in a virtual bottle and tossing it into the digital ocean…