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Administration Exploring Options for Curbing Anti-Muslim Hate Speech
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2014 | John Semmens

Posted on 04/25/2014 11:00:14 PM PDT by John Semmens

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Bill Killian, says “the Administration is looking into ways we can curb anti-Muslim hate speech. Such speech violates Muslims' Constitutional right to freely exercise their religion. It is our duty to protect this right.”

Killian acknowledged that “there are some tricky and delicate issues here. Some believe that freedom of speech gives them the right to make remarks critical of or disparaging toward Islam. On the other hand, Islam commands its faithful to fight against, subdue, and slay those who insult their beliefs. The only way we can see to head off potential violent confrontations is to interdict the insults through official prohibitions.”

“Muslim beliefs are different from those of Christians and Jews,” Killian explained. “Jesus bade his followers to 'turn the other cheek' toward those who harm or offend them. And Jews have a long history of suffering under discriminatory laws and pogroms without violently responding to these oppressions. So, while there is clearly no need for the Government to intervene against anti-Christian or anti-Jewish speech the same cannot be said in regard to anti-Muslim speech.”

“If we can persuade Muslims that the Government will impose satisfactory sanctions against persons who insult their religion there will be no need for them to take matters into their own hands,” Killian argued. “They will see that Government is up to the task of protecting their faith and that they won't have to take up arms to defend it. It's simply a matter of maintaining both the Constitutional right of Muslims to practice their religion and our Constitutional obligation to secure domestic tranquility.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/154525-2014-04-25-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-april-27-2014.htm


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: censorship; muslims; obama; satire

1 posted on 04/25/2014 11:00:14 PM PDT by John Semmens
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2 posted on 04/25/2014 11:01:28 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Are these people idiots? That’s going to go over like a fart in church....


3 posted on 04/25/2014 11:06:11 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: John Semmens

They put up a similar article earlier today. Its getting harder and harder to tell fact from fiction around here...


4 posted on 04/25/2014 11:06:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: John Semmens
“there are some tricky and delicate issues here. Some believe that freedom of speech gives them the right to make remarks critical of or disparaging toward Islam. On the other hand, Islam commands its faithful to fight against, subdue, and slay those who insult their beliefs. The only way we can see to head off potential violent confrontations is to interdict the insults through official prohibitions.”

This guy is kidding, right? That part about "...the only way we can see to..." Right. Nothing is as dangerous as an idea when it is the only one you have.

Here's another idea. Re-read the 1st Amendment. If some Muslim thinks his/her right to practice their religion trumps my right to free speech they are wrong. Heck, just not being Muslim, being Christian can be seen as an "insult" to Islam in some whack-jobs' eyes.

Do not head down this path. Do not. It will not stop.

5 posted on 04/25/2014 11:08:09 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: John Semmens

In the US this is a parody. In the UK and Europe I’m not so sure.


6 posted on 04/25/2014 11:16:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: John Semmens
"...head off..."?

Nice choice of words... (8^D)

7 posted on 04/25/2014 11:54:37 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: John Semmens
Obama could give Muslims in America antitank missiles.
8 posted on 04/26/2014 12:38:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: John Semmens
“If we can persuade Muslims that the Government will impose satisfactory sanctions against persons who insult their religion there will be no need for them to take matters into their own hands,” Killian argued.

That's perfect, John. Jay Carney will be able to quote you directly.

9 posted on 04/26/2014 1:23:06 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: John Semmens
On the other hand, Islam commands its faithful to fight against, subdue, and slay those who insult their beliefs.
Isn’t that an anti-Muslim comment? Guess the administration is going Muslim. When will the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, decide we need Sharia law?
10 posted on 04/26/2014 3:32:25 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Slings and Arrows
In the US this is a parody. In the UK and Europe I’m not so sure.

What of it?

They have their laws. We have our Constitution.


From The Curious Biography of Mohammed the Pig

This post is expressly intended to be viewed in the UK and Europe and wherever else it may be considered illegal or immoral or in bad taste.

11 posted on 04/26/2014 3:46:26 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: John Semmens
Def: hate speech, is never disagreeing with any ethnic group and allowing them to skirt the laws and say and do as they please even if it jeopardizes the safety of you and your family
12 posted on 04/26/2014 3:46:53 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: John Semmens

“Silence, I keel you!”
signed, Achmed, the dead terrorist.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 5:05:07 AM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: John Semmens

Oh, you had me with this one John.
Biting satire is often indistingushable
from truth.

These kind of remarks would not surprise me a bit.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 5:15:09 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: John Semmens

What part of this is satirical? I read almost the identical article on here yesterday.

This is all a textbook example of the “cooking-a-frog” paradigm. First the Progressives start by defining “Hate” Crimes, with additional penalties for bias motivations. Once we all adapt to the idea that ideas and motivations can be prosecuted it’s just a matter of turning the burner up just a little bit to start prosecuting “Hate” speech.

Start with religious persecution and it’s just a matter of time before those who criticize the current administration can be disappeared.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 5:31:44 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: John Semmens

John, sometimes I can barely stand to read your excellent posts with your amazingly witty satire.

They hurt my heart, too much. :-(


16 posted on 04/26/2014 5:47:57 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime
Well, John. I see you have finally succumbed to your own with and wisdom. Gone over to the dark side, eh! Started writing for the opposition. Best to you.
17 posted on 04/26/2014 6:17:30 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Truth often stings and saddens, and John is amazingly talented in telling the truth.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 6:35:32 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: John Semmens

Wouldn’t it make more sense to go after the real problem? This is America & those who are trying to change it have the option of leaving anytime they don’t like the ideas set forth in our Constitution.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 6:40:06 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: John Semmens

“Free exercise” of their so-called “religion” by Muzziedom means they get to chop off yer haid—YOU STUPID KAFFIR!!

Just blow your own brains out and be done with it all!


20 posted on 04/26/2014 6:51:12 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohammmud a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON!)
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To: John Semmens

I counted 7 people you duped so far.

I was reading it and telling myself “Oh no, there’s no way he’s going there.”


21 posted on 04/26/2014 7:42:45 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: wastedyears

Sometimes I wonder if not for the ping from John himself I might be snared too ;’)


22 posted on 04/26/2014 7:54:14 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens
doesn't matter what happens, the goathumpers are safety wired to the terrorist/murderous thug position anyway so fill in the blank...

23 posted on 04/26/2014 7:58:16 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: wintertime

As I re read my post I realized it was none too clear in intent. I applaud John’s quality satire. He is remarkable in his ability to capture the soul of progressives at their most ridiculous. Again and again he puts words into their mouths they are likely to speak making them fools and hypocrites to their outrageous cause.
Thank you, John, for your most believable jests.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 9:47:47 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: John Semmens
satisfactory sanctions = death

Mad Moe's Murder Cult demands nothing less!

25 posted on 04/26/2014 11:26:34 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: rockrr
>" I might be snared too ;’)"

He's got Rush a couple of times.

26 posted on 04/26/2014 11:29:06 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: John Semmens
Please. Please John. I can't take it anymore.

I'm coughing, gagging, nose running, and tears of blood emanating profusely from my eyes.

People around me are asking if I'm OK? Do I need an ambulance? Is my cemetery plot paid off?

In between wheezes I say. "It's Semmens dammit! He nailed it again!"

27 posted on 04/26/2014 1:27:52 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: John Semmens

Sounds like what Western governments are doing in reality.


28 posted on 04/27/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: John Semmens
In related news, First Lady Michelle Obama justified her pricy world travels by declaring that “splurging is the key to life. When you have the opportunity to do something interesting or exciting you should grab it.” In the last year the First Lady has grabbed over $20 million from taxpayers for trips to Dublin, Africa, and Hawaii. She also has a retinue of 26 personal servants consuming a total of $1.7 million a year to tend to her every need.

Okay, I would wager that there is some (semi?) satire in this.

(Still looking.)

Another Semi-Pulitzer-worthy column John.

.

29 posted on 04/29/2014 2:37:10 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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