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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

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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is the world is Russell Simmons?


21 posted on 09/15/2012 8:14:02 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

You has Google?


22 posted on 09/15/2012 8:19:07 PM PDT by Misterioso (Trying to explain music is like trying to dance architecture. -- Thelonious Monk)
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To: La Lydia

Some multi-millionaire hip-hop/rap “music” producer and friend of Barack.


23 posted on 09/15/2012 8:24:54 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: La Lydia; Misterioso
Who is the world is Russell Simmons?

Right, La Lydia. I agree completely.

24 posted on 09/15/2012 8:32:55 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ZERO DARK THIRTY....
(Bin Laden raid flick)

Will never see a debut...

Miz Cameron should get an attorney...
Or three...

The perp walk should be vrrry entertaining....
Just sayin'

25 posted on 09/15/2012 8:33:18 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Better go “arrest” Bill Maher then. Some have brought up that his anti-religion film, Religiosity, has some “negative” things to say about Islam.


26 posted on 09/15/2012 8:34:14 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, following Russell’s logic, Def Jam Records could be shut down if someone car-bombed his office because they were offended by his product. Oh, and Russell himself would be arrested.


27 posted on 09/15/2012 8:35:24 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because the government didn’t pay for it?


28 posted on 09/15/2012 8:36:49 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sister_T

Correction: it’s Religulous.


29 posted on 09/15/2012 8:37:55 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is from The Strange Universe News.... RIGHT??

Lemme see....

Russell Simmons produces rap artists (DEF JAM) whose lyrics are full of sexually explicit intentions, gross misogyny, and murderous hatred towards non-blacks, and especially contempt for all LEO's...

And he argues that this is all fine and good because of the First Amendment...
freedom of artistic expression etc... etc... etc...

... NOW....
He wants to criticize this poorly made youtube movie...
And restrict the rights and expressions of film-makers??

What an idiot...

Pardon the blunt assessment...

30 posted on 09/15/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After giving this some thought..I agree.

And the movie that is to be released that shows Barack in his superman suit flying in to kill Osama should be scrapped. The one that is scheduled for release right before the election.

And Uncle Joe needs to quit shouting about Osama is dead...GM is alive.

/multiple sarcasm tags


31 posted on 09/15/2012 8:51:15 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Olog-hai

Simmons would not be able to live in the world he thinks he wants to live in. Hip-hop would be banned.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Is that before or after his assets are seized?


32 posted on 09/15/2012 8:52:49 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

33 posted on 09/15/2012 8:59:05 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...explained Russell Simmons, as he left the gallery where he had just admired the “Piss Christ” exhibit.


34 posted on 09/15/2012 8:59:41 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cheers!

35 posted on 09/15/2012 9:08:18 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Snyder vs Phelps (2010) would seem to settle this issue in favor of the protection of even offensive speech. Leftist legal scholars still argue against this case and even the ACLU in wanting to ban “hate speech” as is done in Canada and the EU mostly. Of course, free speech is the first target of Marxists and Islamists.


36 posted on 09/15/2012 9:23:00 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Every nut job in the world can now make rules canceling the Constitutional rights of all of us?
Now there's a crime deserving the death penalty!
I remember when we had much needed and effective nut houses!
37 posted on 09/15/2012 9:37:06 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
So why, in this case, are liberals being sensitive to someone’s religious views and what offends them????

That one's easy.
Because Christians have not started blowing up liberals, schools, schoolbuses, hospitals, airports, nightclubs, churches, etc., etc.,

38 posted on 09/15/2012 9:45:03 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Using this "argument" we are being tacitly told that we can freely attack and kill Muslims around the world, no matter innocenence or guilt. After all, I find it highly offensive that they burn my flag, kill my fellow citizens, and make bad statements about the god of 35% of my country president...Following their "logic", they should have to cheer us on if we decide to react like the Muzzies do...
39 posted on 09/16/2012 4:26:26 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe we can apply that line of thinking to rap/hip hop music, videos etc.
Just to be “fair”.


40 posted on 09/16/2012 7:58:05 AM PDT by TexasM1A
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