Staying Informed: Republican Women of Clifton to Discuss Sharia Law, the United Nations and the Virginia General Assembly

You won't want to miss this one.

The Republican Women of Clifton will welcome three distinguished individuals at its February meeting. Dr. Ileana Johnson, the bestselling author of "U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy" will be joined by Stephanie Reis, the founder of the Omaha ACT for America Chapter and property rights advocate Martha Boneta.  

“To preserve freedom in America, we must keep informed about the forces working to destroy our liberty so we can combat them,” said RWC President Alice Butler-Short. “Two of those forces are U.N. Agenda 21 and Sharia Law, and our speakers will give us insights into how these are undermining our country.”

Johnson, who was born in Communist Romania, is expected to talk about "how billions of unsuspecting people around the world are being manipulated into compliance by a handful of powerful billionaires – the global governance – all in the name of sustainability, smart growth, and saving the environment," according to a RWC release.   

Reis is the founder and former leader of the Omaha ACT for America Chapter, and will discuss the treatment of women in Islamic society and how she believes the Hijab is a catalyst for Islamic terrorism.  

Boneta, the owner of Liberty Farms in the Northern Virginia village of Paris, was threatened with nearly $5,000 in fines for selling produce and crafts and throwing unlicensed events. Consequently, House Bill 1430, the “Boneta Bill,” was proposed in this session of the Virginia General Assembly, and Boneta will provide an update on its status. 

The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. 

Dell February 09, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Your article leaves something out. Ms. Boneta's 'unlicensed event' was a birthday party for the daughter of a friend of hers, about 10 little girls at the farm. And she had complied with ordinances regarding business, but then Fauquier changed the rules in mid-stream. Her case is a simple one of her neighbors out to get her because they don't like farming activities spoiling their view of their 300 acre estates. Meanwhile the 'eat fresh, eat local' movement suffers another setback. As for the hijab, I don't know about any connection to terrorism, but I wonder how in the world America has gone from women's liberation to supporting making women hide every inch of their body in public because some men can't control themselves. That's what the problem is with Sharia, in other countries it subjugates women with almost no rights. How is it bigoted to have a problem with that and worry that the same sort of things could happen here, especially to female Muslim residents/citizens? Muslim women should expect to have full Constitutional rights here in America, and if some religious practices are denying them liberty (such as having to hide at home unless accompanied by a male relative, or be subject to honor killings), those parts of the religion should be denied. To illustrate with an extreme example, if some bizarre new religion requiring human sacrifice were to pop up here, such practices would be outlawed.
Russell King February 12, 2013 at 10:42 PM
It is great that Mrs. Reis is speaking to the Republican Women of Clifton, especially about the practice of throwing acid on women's faces, disfiguring them for life. In some English and European cities there are sharia controlled zones where police do not enter. We do not want that in the United States of America.
Bellshell February 21, 2013 at 07:14 PM
I couldn't have said it better myself Greg! I only wish I could have attended this open forum last night. I understand it was very one-sided and just provided these ignorant women (Stephanie Reis) a forum in which to spew their venom. If they could only educate themselves . . . . let's hope they don't have children to pass along their racist and ignorant views. Sincerely, an American born Christian Lebanese girl (and proud of it!)
Bellshell February 21, 2013 at 07:21 PM
"Reis ..., and will discuss the treatment of women in Islamic society and how she believes the Hijab is a catalyst for Islamic terrorism". Really? What a boatload of nonsense. In the year 2013, we have women condemning other women for freely practicing their own religion and calling it 'a catalyst for Islamic terrorism"? Shame on them and shame on the Republican Women of Clifton for giving such a nut job a platform to spew her hatred. That is not what this country is about - -and especially in Fairfax County where the population is educated and knows better than to believe this trash.
JustOneWorld February 23, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Pablo, Thank-you for posting a reminder that this type of directed racism is not new or unique. However, the lack of originality does not make it any less dangerous or toxic for American Muslims. Many Islam haters profess passionate love for the Jewish people, but have no understanding of the forces that were unleashed against them in German society. You described and summarized the themes perfectly. I attended this event. Ms. Reis aimed to shock and sicken her audience with her presentation. She preferred sexualized illustrations of women "because that's our culture" to any woman who might be modestly dressed. And as you point out in your list, Ms. Reis used the crimes of any one man or judge(!) as collective accountability, evidence of a dysfunctional society, and reason to be vigilant against these elements contaminating Americans and their way of life. The biggest hatchet job was against muslim women, who were cast as mindless, without a personality, identity, or value. Same thinking as the muslim extremists. I had to wonder if Ms. Reis has ever interacted with a muslim woman in any meaningful way, or heard how she came to wear her head cover. It becomes an intimate part of who she is; not a sign of criminality. My hope is that the GOP will reign in the extreme voices that have come to characterise their party. For these elements damage the bonds between neighbors, community members, and folks who are just trying to be good citizens.


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