Center for Vigilant Freedom

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According to its website, the Center for Vigilant Freedom (CVF) was founded in September 2006 with 28 members in the "910 Group", its citizens' network.[1]

CVF claimed to be a 'fast-growing international citizen's network' with a mission to 'to protect liberty, counter sharia laws that oppose human rights, and defeat terrorist and extremist ideologies.'[2]

According to the Gateway Pundit, CVF co-operated with Freedom's Watch in releasing videos in support of the US presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. [3]

The CVF runs the CounterJihad Europa project, a website intended as a "clearinghouse for national initiatives to oppose the Islamisation of Europe." [4]

Organisation

Baron Bodissey gave the following account of CVF during the 2007 Counterjihad summit in Copenhagen:

CVF is not an alternative news outlet — we are an entirely new form for the propagation and dissemination of information.
The idea is not that everyone should join Vigilant Freedom — heaven forbid! That would make us just another huge and impotent bureaucracy. The 20th century has demonstrated the useless and immovable inertia of bureaucracy.
No, we are a network of networks. Anders and Ted are here to represent their respective organizations, Stop Islamisering Af Danmark and SverigeDemokraterna. Vigilant Freedom exists to coordinate their communications with others and their actions on behalf of the Counterjihad.
There is no chain of command — nor will there ever be — in Vigilant Freedom. No party line. No one in control of what happens. Our unity and mission arise from a common goal: to resist the Jihad in all its forms. Anything else is details.[5]

History

Origins

Center for Vigilant Freedom was set up as a non-stock incorporated company, Center for Vigilant Freedom Incorporated, on 1 March 2007 under Corporation ID number 0670082-7. The registration agent for the company was Christine Brim. [6]

The website of the Center for Vigilant Freedom (which now redirects to the rebranded International Civil Liberties Alliance) was registered on 12 December 2006, also by Christine Brim. Brim gave an email address at the Envoy Group, a private consultancy company based in her home town of Fairfax, Virginia. [7] According to the Jigsaw Contacts Database, Brim is the owner and CEO of the company. [8] According to Zoom Information Inc, the President of Envoy Group is/was Dr. Thomas Blau (the information is current as of 30 May 2005). The contact details given for Blau included a now defunct page on the website of George Mason University. [9] Thomas Blau now works at the National Defence University. [10]

CounterJihad Summit Copenhagen 2007

On 14 April 2007, the Center held a 'CounterJihad summit' in Copenhagen, with representatives from the US, UK, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Christine Brim and Kyle Shideler were designated as the center's press contacts for the event.[11]

There were two British and two representatives of CVF present, according to blogger Baron Bodissey (Edward S May), who spoke at the event.[12]

Affiliations

People



References

  1. CVF News, Center for Vigilant Freedom, via the Internet Archive, accessed 19 September 2009.
  2. CVF News, Center for Vigilant Freedom, via the Internet Archive, accessed 19 September 2009.
  3. Pro-US Freedom's Watch Releases Video to Support Troops, The Gateway Pundit, 22 August 2007.
  4. About - CounterJihad Europa, accessed 18 February 2008.
  5. UK and Scandinavia Counterjihad Summit, Stop Islamiseringen af Danmark, 15 April 2007/.
  6. Clerk's Information System, Virginia State Corporation Commission, accessed 14 December 2008.
  7. Copy of Who is record for VigilantFreedom.org, from Domain Tool, 4 June 2009
  8. Jigsaw Contacts Database, accessed via Lexis Nexis, 4 June 2009 12:00:23
  9. Zoom People Information, accessed via Lexis Nexis, 4 June 2009 12:05:16
  10. Screengrab of Thomas Blau's biography from the National Defence University, created 4 June 2009
  11. [ US, UK and Scandinavian, Counter-Jihad Summit], Center for Vigilant Freedom, 18 April 2007.
  12. Baron Bodissey, Report on the Counterjihad Summit, Gates of Vienna, 19 April 2007.
  13. Clerk's Information System, Virginia State Corporation Commission, accessed 14 December 2008.