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Foggy Bottom:"balance in restricting offensive speech" needed
State Department Website ^ | 5/20/2010 | Anonymous cubicle hamster

Posted on 05/22/2010 1:39:11 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion

PAKISTAN

Many of the images that appear today on Facebook were deeply offensive to Muslims and non-Muslims alike

U.S. is deeply concerned about any deliberate attempt to offend Muslims or members of any other religious groups

Do not condone offensive speech that can incite violence or hatred

We respect any actions that need to be taken under Pakistani law to protect their citizens from offensive speech

There needs to be a balance in restricting offensive speech and continuing to protect and promote the free flow of information

(Excerpt) Read more at state.gov ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: clinton; dc; hillary; korananimals; statedepartment; trop
How to interpret this? Is this aimed at employees of Foggy Bottom or is this a generalized statement?
1 posted on 05/22/2010 1:39:11 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

I deem what generally comes out of Foggy Bottom to be offensive speech. Now what?


2 posted on 05/22/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Islam is offensive. Ban it.


3 posted on 05/22/2010 1:42:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

“We respect any actions that need to be taken under Pakistani law to protect their citizens from offensive speech”

In other words, speech control by the government.


4 posted on 05/22/2010 1:43:11 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: GeronL

Does that mean zero has to shut up?


5 posted on 05/22/2010 1:43:15 PM PDT by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

CitizensUnited, FCC, Net Neutrality, Elana Kagan

its a full frontal assault on the first amendment


6 posted on 05/22/2010 1:43:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

They are just passing on the words of the bama boy who is Muslim and hates to hear his religion exposed.


7 posted on 05/22/2010 1:49:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

How about worrying about terrorist/radical Islamic websites?


8 posted on 05/22/2010 1:55:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Venturer

What fools have the power here.

They really think being silent will pacify the Islamists? Next they will demand obedience and then conversion

There is no end until Islam rules the world


9 posted on 05/22/2010 1:56:51 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

The State Department is made up of sniveling marxists.


10 posted on 05/22/2010 1:59:00 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

A Star of David must have snuck in there.
How could muslims take offense at an image of someone whose true image they don’t even know themselves?
Musta been one ugly critter not to want his image on every damn lamppost like the rest of their dead insane heroes.


11 posted on 05/22/2010 2:00:40 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
I labor to find the strength to give a crap whether drawing a cartoon of an Islamic icon offends anyone. As soon as someone drops a figurine of "the prophet" into a jar of urine call me.

No religion has more icons and relics defaced, destroyed and parodied than Christianity because we don't blow things up or chop off heads when we get 'offended'.

12 posted on 05/22/2010 2:08:28 PM PDT by infidel29 (Communislam: When we all share the misery for being infidels)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
But... But... But... 0bama just signed "The Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act."

How can this be?

13 posted on 05/22/2010 2:09:37 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("Thomas Jefferson still survives.")
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion; Just A Nobody; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; kristinn

It’s all very simple; change the language, Alinsky style.

Little by little, until 0bagger and his communist government succeed in subjugating the population. That’s how they think in there little, twisted communist minds.

Later, you’ll hear: enemy of the people, enemy of the state, reactionaries, counter-productive (mini counter-revolutionaries,) etc.

Attacks on the first amendment will necessarily involve restricting the Internet, talk radio and conservative publications to cut the communications between Americans. Since they are aided and abetted by the regime compliant media, many people will not realize what’s happening.

Once this is done, then they’ll disarm the population and a huge part of their plan is accomplished.

If we see the civilian communications running into trouble, then the rest isn’t far behind.


14 posted on 05/22/2010 2:11:25 PM PDT by melancholy
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

I’ll throw this back into the ring. “Freedom of speech is the first bow to break....”

Know it, if you don’t, learn it.

“HAIL COLUMBAIA 2010” — http://www.youtube.com/user/PitchforkPatriot


15 posted on 05/22/2010 2:14:43 PM PDT by ResearchMonkey (Enlightenment© being diagnosed.)
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To: melancholy

there—>their


16 posted on 05/22/2010 2:16:37 PM PDT by melancholy
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
U.S. is deeply concerned about any deliberate attempt to offend Muslims or members of any other religious groups

So we're not allowed to offend people any more?

How does one control whether what one says offends someone else?

I find the President of the U.S. saying "at some point, I think you have enough money" offensive. Can we please redact that?

17 posted on 05/22/2010 2:22:00 PM PDT by craig_eddy (Equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

“How to interpret this?”

Our government opposes the 2nd amendment, so why should they support the 1st? Free speech has got to go. Probably can be regulated as “interstate commerce”.


18 posted on 05/22/2010 2:26:46 PM PDT by devere
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To: RnMomof7

There is another end, but it is unthinkable to Obama.

That end is to destroy enough of them where they go back into remission for another 200 years.

When Muslims are kept trimmed back they are no problem.


19 posted on 05/22/2010 2:30:11 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ResearchMonkey

‘bow’ should be ‘bough’, I think — unless you are trying to pun on Obama’s obsequious curtseys......


20 posted on 05/22/2010 2:32:57 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
U.S. is deeply concerned about any deliberate attempt to offend Muslims or members of any other religious groups

In a related story, researchers have unearthed a rare photo of Mohammad and his first wife:


21 posted on 05/22/2010 2:45:51 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Venturer

I think that was the method behind Bushes war on terror ..


22 posted on 05/22/2010 2:58:39 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
The entire state dept needs to be cleaned out from top to bottom,if you don't support freedom and democracy and don't put the safety and rights of American citizens first.Then GTFO
23 posted on 05/22/2010 3:02:31 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

I find the rogue agency known as “The State Department” offensive. Can we eliminate it now?


24 posted on 05/22/2010 3:14:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (70 mph shouldn't be a speed limit; it shoud be a mandate!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Muck Fuslims and the camel they rode in on.


25 posted on 05/22/2010 3:16:08 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: melancholy

The only speech I want to see banned is “Workers of the World, Unite!” :-)


26 posted on 05/22/2010 3:44:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (70 mph shouldn't be a speed limit; it shoud be a mandate!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Browsing around a bit on the source website, I cannot but conclude that it must be a ‘spoof’ site. The general nature of statements is just too silly.

Just take the statement that the cited Facebook publications would be ‘offensive to muslims and non-muslims’ alike. ROTFLMAO!!!

Nice job, whoever you are.


27 posted on 05/22/2010 7:16:13 PM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: craig_eddy

They are getting bolder and bolder. Can you imagine predicting this a couple of years ago? All the 0 supporters were yelling “He’s a moderate!”


28 posted on 05/22/2010 9:56:00 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: Moltke

That’s the State Department site. Those are briefings for 5/20/2010.


29 posted on 05/22/2010 9:59:42 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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