Skip to comments.Administration Exploring Options for Curbing Anti-Muslim Hate Speech
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.
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Are these people idiots? That’s going to go over like a fart in church....
They put up a similar article earlier today. Its getting harder and harder to tell fact from fiction around here...
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.
In the US this is a parody. In the UK and Europe I’m not so sure.
Nice choice of words... (8^D)
That's perfect, John. Jay Carney will be able to quote you directly.
On the other hand, Islam commands its faithful to fight against, subdue, and slay those who insult their beliefs.Isnt 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?
What of it?
They have their laws. We have our Constitution.
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“Silence, I keel you!”
signed, Achmed, the dead terrorist.
Oh, you had me with this one John.
Biting satire is often indistingushable
These kind of remarks would not surprise me a bit.
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.
John, sometimes I can barely stand to read your excellent posts with your amazingly witty satire.
They hurt my heart, too much. :-(
Truth often stings and saddens, and John is amazingly talented in telling the truth.
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.
“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!
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.”
Sometimes I wonder if not for the ping from John himself I might be snared too ;’)
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.
Mad Moe's Murder Cult demands nothing less!
He's got Rush a couple of times.
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!"
Sounds like what Western governments are doing in reality.
Okay, I would wager that there is some (semi?) satire in this.
Another Semi-Pulitzer-worthy column John.
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