Brett Kimberlin Update: Ali Akbar Targeted


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If you recall, Ali Akbar is an activist that runs the National Bloggers Club, an organization that defends bloggers from those who would harass and silence them.  I covered this during Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.  

The Other McCain has a link to a site devoted to defending bloggers hit with harassing, frivolous legal actions…

The National Bloggers Club has been a valuable ally in supporting and defending bloggers targeted by harassment and intimidation. Today is “Everybody Blog Brett Kimberlin Day.” I join with National Bloggers Club president Ali Akbar in sincerely requesting that readers concerned about defending First Amendment rights online visit the club’s special site,, and please give generously. Fellow bloggers can help by including the image and link in their coverage of the Kimberlin case.

– Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown

However, Da Tech Guy is reporting that Mr. Akbar has  been targeted by a site allegedly linked to Brett Kimberlin.  

Lets see Democrat operatives deciding they don’t like what a Black political activist is doing.

So they attempt to intimidate and threaten the activist’s family in order to make him stop

So, we see the targeting spreading out to others.  This is Alinsky, pure and simple.  People are targeted, and threatened until they stop speaking out.

The Daley Gator has additional information…

Smitty at The Other McCain has more as does Ace, who has a plan, and some sage advice

On Friday, this site will be absolutely dead-silent, which is what Brett Kimberlin and his stalker crew seeks, and what the media and our supposed Representatives in Congress would permit.

The only post on Friday will be a bold-faced Open Letter to Congress, urging them to act and not attempt to pass the buck to others.

They are our representatives; we would like some representation.

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They vowed to defend and protect the Constitution; they can honor that vow now.

I will post links of Congressmen’s and Senator’s email addresses and offices and phone numbers, and urge every concerned American citizen to let them know, in no uncertain terms, that a crime in progress against the First Amendment (and people’s safety) is occurring, and we humbly request they take this seriously.

They are literally going to get someone killed. That is their endgame here.

Will the media and Congress pretend “we didn’t know” when this happens?

ABCNews knows.

The Weekly Standard knows.

The Daily Caller knows.

And many, but not yet all, Congressmen and Senators know.

I encourage all bloggers and twitterers to essentially strike that day, or write nothing except your desire that you expect your Congressmen to take threats to your First Amendment rights seriously.

However, I don’t entirely agree with a day of silence, Bob Belvedere has some other options…

-Richard McEnroe makes a damn good point:

I’m not sure I see the point of silent Friday. Remember the Great Gay Strike of, what was it, 2009, 2010? Remember the devastating effect it didn’t have?

I think I might spend the day posting the addresses and contact information of every organization that allegedy roosts under Velvet Revolution’s umbrella, instead… at least those of them that aren’t empty letterheads.

-Adjoran reponds to Richard:

I think your idea makes more sense. Ace is a bit thick sometimes. If the old media hasn’t picked up this story yet, who is naive enough to believe a day of silence is going to mean anything.

I seem to recall a day a year or two back when illegal immigrants were going on “strike,” and no one noticed?  Frankly, that is what the bad guys want anyway.  While a day of silence has some nice symbolism, there is no real positive impact for it.   I think some more positive (and non-violent) action that builds on our strengths, not our silence.  More posts are better than no posts, so if people have some ideas, or likes Mr. McEnroe’s, drop a comment and let’s see what can be done.  In the end, constructive action is better than no action.