ORTHODOX MUSLIMS have infiltrated almost all mainstream sources of information: mainstream television news, movies, newspapers, government officials, and textbooks. Muslims are pressing their political agenda on them all. Information about Islam coming from those sources is compromised, and in many instances, deliberately distorted to serve Islam's prime directive.
There are only two places people can speak freely without being limited by orthodox Muslims: books and the internet. If it weren't for those, the ignorance about Islam among the non-Muslim population would be almost total.
You don't need anyone's approval to publish a book these days. You don't need to pass muster with a committee. You needn't be screened or scruitinized or judged first by anybody. You can print any book you want. This is not the case with television, newspapers, movies, government officals' public statements, or textbooks. So people like Robert Spencer and Serge Trifkovic have been able to publish their books. If they couldn't find a publisher, they could have easily published their books themselves, with no need to get any Muslim's (or multiculturalist's) approval. Free speech has remained largely free in book publishing.
And at least as important have been all the rogue bloggers on the internet, reading on their own and posting whatever they want. They kept this fight alive in the early days. They have played — and are still playing — a vital role in stopping the advance of Islam's third jihad. They are largely the reason "the Resistance" is finally gaining momentum. They laid the groundwork, helped spread the word, and most importantly, wrote honestly about Islam when nobody else dared to.
Mainstream media has steered clear of the whole topic of Islam's political agenda until recently, and even now when they bother to give any information about Islam at all, they usually treat it with kid gloves. Everything goes through approval committees and is checked with lawyers, and in many cases is checked with Muslims who supposedly represent "moderate, mainstream Muslims" but really have a political agenda that is anything but moderate. What eventually gets published in mainstream media is often not only not informative, but actually misleading.
But the internet is free. And the freedom fighting bloggers have kept up the fight when nobody else wanted to have anything to do with it. Because of them, the tide is turning. We owe them a great debt for making freedom's last stand.