Skip to comments.Blasphemous Video May Lead to Extraditions
Posted on 09/24/2012 12:20:16 PM PDT by John Semmens
The Egyptian Government has issued arrest warrants for seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and American pastor Terry Jones on charges of harming national unity, insulting Islam, and spreading false information. The charges stem from the belief that these persons are linked to the Innocence of Muslims video.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is expected to demand their extradition when he meets with President Obama in New York and Washington this week. The US State Department and Department of Justice are reported to be reviewing the case.
Its an interesting question, mused Attorney General Eric Holder. Normally, wed think its a freedom of speech issue. If the impacts were strictly confined within our own borders the First Amendment might be deemed decisive. However, since the impacts have mainly been felt outside our borders it may not apply.
According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the US Constitutions protection of freedom of speech does not apply when someones values and beliefs are offended. Freedom of expression should be and must be guaranteed and protected, when they are used for common justice and common purpose, Ban said. However, those who insist upon being disagreeable must not be allowed to claim the privilege of free speech.
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So typical of Holder.
God. I read the entire thing before I realized it was satire. What a sad commentary on either me or this country.
Would Obama send Christian citizens exercising their 1st Amendment rights out of the country to certain death?
That's a rhetorical question.
I’m always confusing Bank Ki-moon with Jar Jar Binks.
Sorry, these well-written satires aren’t that helpful.
Another good one John. Enjoyed the read.
I'd like to think that the next President will have these criminals brigged on the 20th of January, since any "pardons" the Chief Criminal would be illegal, if he is indeed illegally in office.
I believe they’re written to amuse, not to help.
Alas, remember back when you would not have had to explain that around here....
That bastard Holder is a damn traitor and so is his villanous boss.
Americans must NOT tolerate this. ANYTHING to stop such an action is justified.
They are raping the Bill of Rights.
I just realized this was a “satire”.
The poster of such a scurrilious piece of garbage should be BANNED from Free Republic.
Right now, ITS NOT FUNNY!!!!!
he is very very talented and smart.
i have no doubt, i could learn a lot from him!
...he could be making a real contribution, on issues.
or even on writing things truly funny. (which this isn’t!).
but writing so close to the truth, is WORSE than pointless.
and as humor, it doesn’t even compare to TRUE news stories,
like that Obama as a big lead in polls of NASCAR fans!
i dearly wish, he would at least put “satire” in his top line, instead of the “semi” in the third line,
as me, and many others, have read his articles by accident.