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Russell Simmons: Making anti-Islamic film ‘could be illegal’
Twitchy ^ | September 15, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/15/2012 7:32:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Russell Simmons✔ @UncleRUSH

It would be illegal to yell fire in movie theater and it could be illegal to make hate film which was obviously designed to cause alarm?

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Add Russell Simmons to the list of entertainment industry figures rethinking the meaning of freedom of speech in the wake of anti-American protests coinciding with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Did we say anti-American? Never mind the burning flags; White House press secretary Jay Carney assured the nation that a single YouTube video is the sole target of Islamic rage. Plenty, including Bette Midler and Anthea Butler, are anxious to see the filmmakers jailed in order to appease the mobs.

Occupy Wall Street supporter Simmons, who grew his Def Jam record label by signing controversial acts such as the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, is now thinking of the Islamic world as a crowded theater that needs policing. And with the feds interviewing Nakoula Basseley Nakoula and pressuring YouTube to review the video, it looks like Simmons might be close to finding a willing speech cop.

One complicating factor?

Russell Simmons✔ @UncleRUSH 15 Sep 12

It would be illegal to yell fire in movie theater and it could be illegal to make hate film which was obviously designed to cause alarm?

Reuben Harper@ReubenHarper

@UncleRUSH if that was about any other religion .... They're would be no violence

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics; Religion; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: embassies; hiphop; hollywood; islam; muslims; obama; russellsimmons; youtube
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1 posted on 09/15/2012 7:32:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Better tell James Cameron’s ex wife to pull her Seal Team 6 film.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 7:34:20 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Simmons would not be able to live in the world he thinks he wants to live in. Hip-hop would be banned.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 7:34:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really don’t know who this idiot is. I am not learned about these “stars”

however, from what little i have heard, i do understand that he is an idiot.

that wasn’t hard to ascertain.

blessings, bobo


4 posted on 09/15/2012 7:35:21 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes one wonder if Spike Lee will be able to produce anymore worthless, won’t make any money movies?? Some people just might get angry watching a movies where a certain “people” are always the ones who have caused so much that is wrong in this world.............sigh


5 posted on 09/15/2012 7:36:21 PM PDT by rustyboots
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was wondering when someone would make the yelling fire argument.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Calling Muhammad a brain-damaged, mass-murdering pedophile is not the same thing as shouting “fire” in a crowded theater, Mr. Straw Man.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 7:37:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God is not fond of anti-Christian or anti-Judeo films ...

I doubt if he cares one way or tother about Islam or any other false religion...


8 posted on 09/15/2012 7:39:59 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
....says the a-hole who's made millions of dollars from a music form and lifestyle that glorifies violence/misogyny/racism and has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people in the inner cities and elsewhere.

FU SIMMONS
9 posted on 09/15/2012 7:41:55 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Better send that "notice" to all of your friends in Hollywierd.

Imagine that, not being able to make movies or TV show making fun of or telling lies about Christianity!

Where will they be able to go for material?

10 posted on 09/15/2012 7:42:02 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I may research how to do a video. If all of us did one, how could they come after all of us? The mussulman is going to riot, kill, rape and pillage no matter what we do.


11 posted on 09/15/2012 7:44:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> It would be illegal to yell fire in movie theater and it could be illegal to make hate film which was obviously designed to cause alarm?

It was only a matter of time when the jackasses started spewing this juvenile analogy.

This uneducated fool has absolutely no clue about the meaning of the 1st Amendment.


12 posted on 09/15/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If the issue is that liberals are now concerned about making a film which offends Muslims, and thus offends someone’s religion, then what about Piss Christ? The liberals praised Piss Christ as fine “art”, and, defended the right of the artist to make Piss Christ.

Ditto with the image of dung on the Virgin Mary. In those cases, liberals didn’t care that anyone’s religious sensibilities were offended. So why, in this case, are liberals being sensitive to someone’s religious views and what offends them????


13 posted on 09/15/2012 7:48:57 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Simmons, are you good with Larry David simulating his urination on a picture of Christ? Should that be illegal, or you just making exceptions for the violent kind?


14 posted on 09/15/2012 7:49:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Okay so the next anti-Christian/Jewish film/TV show that comes out .....


15 posted on 09/15/2012 7:51:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Tennessee Nana
God is not fond of anti-Christian or anti-Judeo films ...

Just as I'm sure He's fond of your pronouncements in His name.

I doubt if he cares one way or tother about Islam or any other false religion...

You may want to crack open your Bible and do some reading.

16 posted on 09/15/2012 7:53:04 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 51 days away.)
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To: DonaldC
There is no 'yelling fire' argument ~ there is, on the other hand, a 'falsely yelling fire' argument.

Failure to raise the alarm in a theater, however crowded, when there is a real fire, would be a crime.

I think that's what this Russell Simmons is recommending ~ that everybody be quiet while the Islamofascist "fire" sweeps all before it.

Yeah, he needs to be made against the law ~

17 posted on 09/15/2012 7:56:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How would he feel about having making any ‘anti-any religion’ illegal?


18 posted on 09/15/2012 7:59:20 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: Olog-hai

Russell Simmons - supreme perveyor of cultural rot.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 8:05:29 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s say these riots didn’t happen on 9/11. Let’s say Obama got re-elected (God forbid) and these riots happened two years from now. Does anyone honestly think that celebrities like Russell Simmons and Bette Midler would be calling for this filmmaker’s arrest?

This is all nothing more than panic that these riots will undermine Obama’s chances for being re-elected. Liberals know that they’re in the minority. They know that a majority of Americans backed Bush’s aggressive response to 9/11. They know that all they’ve got is their soapbox and their 100,0000 watt megaphone known as the MSM/Hollywood/Academia propaganda triumvirate.

They know Romney’s response sounded strong and Presidential, and it will resonate with Middle America, so they have to insist that the opposite is true. If Obama was caught murdering a puppy, Russell Simmons would say “puppies are evil and we must get rid of them”.


20 posted on 09/15/2012 8:13:38 PM PDT by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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