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Officials: Anti-Muslim images are protected speech
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/7/10 | Patrick Condon - ap

Posted on 01/07/2010 5:19:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge

MINNEAPOLIS – Two Minnesota prosecutors say they won't file charges against a man who investigators say admitted posting anti-Muslim images in front of a mosque, a Somali-owned store and other spots.

They say the cartoons are protected under the First Amendment.

The posters put up last month in the St. Cloud area depicted images such as the Prophet Muhammad engaged in bestiality and an Islamic crescent with a swastika inside it.

Some in the community say there should be legal consequences. But the chief prosecutors in both counties where the cartoons were found said they must be considered free speech.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: antimuslim; firstamendment; images; officials; protected; speech

1 posted on 01/07/2010 5:19:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Good


2 posted on 01/07/2010 5:22:15 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmm. A cartoon of Muhammad and bestiality. Okay. Now I know where the saying “And the camel you rode in on” comes from.

Gee, here at FR, you learn something new every day.


4 posted on 01/07/2010 5:24:43 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: NormsRevenge

No kidding

Like this should ever be in question


5 posted on 01/07/2010 5:25:42 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: NormsRevenge

Yup. No one forced those camel jockeys to come here, they can always go back to where ever it was they came from.


6 posted on 01/07/2010 5:27:40 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Freedom of expression. Just like the muslims in the mosques behind these pictures have.


7 posted on 01/07/2010 5:28:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rbosque

“camel jockeys”

I think the proper term is “sand monkeys”.


8 posted on 01/07/2010 5:30:04 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Some in the community say there should be legal consequences.”

Since when was it a crime to laugh at a goofy religion?


9 posted on 01/07/2010 5:30:09 PM PST by Clioman (wHAT)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now it’s time for the “Death to Islam” posters.
Death to Bin Laden

Get em up! 1st Amendment does still work.


10 posted on 01/07/2010 5:30:52 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Get over it whiners. I can’t stand what the muzzie crescent, the swastika, or the moronic obama hopey-changey symbol stand for either. But you don’t hear me screaming for legal action. The 1st Amendment says absolutely nothing about anyone having to AGREE with anyone else’s ideas.


11 posted on 01/07/2010 5:31:16 PM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: o_zarkman44

And if the first amendment doesn’t apply for them, the 2nd amendment does.


12 posted on 01/07/2010 5:32:14 PM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: NormsRevenge

Isn’t this a great idea, if thousands of Americans start showing Mohammed nude in bed with a 8-year old he “married” plastered across billboards and in buildings facing a mosque?


13 posted on 01/07/2010 5:37:22 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: NormsRevenge

Minnesota’s more than just Minneapolstan. I don’t know why everything that’s based in Minnesota automatically supposedly takes place in Minneapolis according to the AP, especially since it’s not the only large city in it’s state or even the state capital.


14 posted on 01/07/2010 5:46:42 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Minnesota’s more than just Minneapolstan. I don’t know why everything that’s based in Minnesota automatically supposedly takes place in Minneapolis according to the AP, especially since it’s not the only large city in it’s state or even the state capital.


15 posted on 01/07/2010 5:47:00 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: Steelfish

Yup, if people would refuse to be intimidated by them we could show them what the first amendment means, and if they don’t like it they’re free to go to any muslim hell hole they want. All it takes is for the majority not to be cowed, remember these are people who were surrendering to CNN crews in the gulf war. They’re great against unarmed school buses filled with Israeli pre-schoolers but not much against an armed populace.


16 posted on 01/07/2010 5:49:03 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh c’mon. This for sure qualifies as hate speech. Get the ACLU and CAIR on his ass and behead him. /s


17 posted on 01/07/2010 5:49:48 PM PST by upchuck (The horse is in the pasture. The barn door is wide-open. Obama wants to know who made the hinges.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gives me an idea for a mosque near my job.


18 posted on 01/07/2010 5:55:46 PM PST by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: NormsRevenge
CAIR puts out “saddened” statement in 5.....4.....3.....2...
19 posted on 01/07/2010 5:59:22 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Pictures please...


20 posted on 01/07/2010 6:10:07 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: Tigen

I take that back no pictures...


21 posted on 01/07/2010 6:12:31 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: NormsRevenge

A win for free speech. I pray for this man’s safety though, especially after what happened to that Danish cartoonist recently


22 posted on 01/07/2010 6:20:01 PM PST by Mikse
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow—after they put The Embarrassment in the senate I figured there wasn’t anyone with balls left in Minnesota.


23 posted on 01/07/2010 6:27:56 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Secret Agent Man

My mistake!


24 posted on 01/07/2010 7:30:22 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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To: Tigen

I searched through google and can not find the images.


25 posted on 01/07/2010 9:11:33 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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