Dept of Justice Trying to Criminalize any Speech Against islam in The United States. People…Are You Still Asleep?
The media coverage on the Tennessee free speech rally is typically deceptive and mendacious. One would think that the industry that has the most to lose from restrictions on free speech would fight the fascism. But you would be wrong. These tools are so in the bag for for the Obama regime that the knaves are attacking the patriots (and there are many of us) standing between freedom and tyranny.
The headline of every news story should have been “Obama’s Department of Justice seeks to criminalize free speech.” Instead, the headline spins the Muslim victimhood myth narrative: Muslim outreach program disrupted by racist-islamophobic-anti-Muslim-bigots. Nothing on the constitutional putsch. They didn’t bury the lede, they never recovered the body.
USA Today headline: Tenn. Muslim group’s forum disrupted by protesters UPI headline: Protesters, hecklers disrupt Muslim forum in Tennessee WBIR TV headline: Protesters disrupt Tenn. Muslim group’s meetingNowhere in the coverage of Tuesday’s event in Manchester did the media deign to mention why folks were there. People came to protest US attorney Bill Killian’s vow to criminalize criticism of Islam on social media. Folks were boisterous, and well they should be. Does anyone think we should go quietly into the night? The DoJ and FBI, taking their orders from Islamic supremacist groups, said the meeting would be an open forum. It was even entitled “Public Discourse.” But they changed the rules. Instead of an open forum, they said no questions. Instead, we were told to write questions on index cards. Yeah, uh huh. And, of course, at the end of hours of condescension and accusations of racism, they only read two questions.
Yes, people called them on it. Yes, people grimaced and moaned when Holder’s name was mentioned. He is second only to Obama in greatest threats to our freedoms. I was there, and I will tell you that the two minutes snippets do not represent the evening. It was a great American moment.
All of my coverage, including photos and reportage, is here.
But not everyone has signed on to the new fascism. Cliff Kincaid has a great piece over at the World Tribune:
Special to WorldTribune.com
By Cliff Kincaid
Reacting to reports that the Obama Department of Justice may prosecute those who write and post articles offensive to Muslims, Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative has vowed, “We will fight you on this every step of the way. We will drag your dhimmi asses all the way to the Supreme Court. This is Sharia enforcement, and we are not going to stand for it.”
The term “dhimmi” refers to submission to or enforcement of Islamic law, also called Sharia.
Geller, who also co-founded Stop Islamization of Nations (SION) with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, has endorsed a rally for free speech on June 4 in Manchester, Tennessee, to protest anti-free speech comments by Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Killian has generated outrage by vowing to use federal civil rights laws to punish those making critical comments about Islam.
In a story on the controversy, Politico quotes Floyd Abrams, one of the country’s most respected First Amendment attorneys, as saying about Killian: “He’s just wrong. The government may, indeed, play a useful and entirely constitutional role in urging people not to engage in speech that amounts to religious discrimination. But it may not, under the First Amendment, prevent or punish speech even if it may be viewed as hostile to a religion. And what it most clearly may not do is to stifle political or social debate, however rambunctious or offensive some may think it is.”
A local paper reports that Killian and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville, Tennessee, Division, are speaking at a public event and “will provide input on how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.”
From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/