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To: Prov1322
Something incoherent in this article:

A professor at the University of Central Florida, whose comments about Muslim culture created controversy, gave a speech Tuesday night in the Board of County Commissions chamber, something that is upsetting a Florida organization. More than 130 people showed up to the monthly meeting to hear from Jonathan Matusitz, a UCF professor

O.K. A professor at UCF spoke at the Board of County Commissioner's chamber.

CAIR posted a video clip to YouTube from what looks to be a UCF lecture in June.
Not from his speech in the chamber - a speech at another time and place. So how can they characterize his speech at the chamber? Or is it that once someone makes any statement that opposes them, they must be silenced in every venue?

CAIR released this statement saying, “ACT! for America and Mr. Matusitz are free to spew their anti-Muslim hate in any private venue they choose, but offering them a taxpayer-funded platform creates the perception that county officials endorse their extremist views.”
That's right. It's a taxpayer-funded platform. The fact that a taxpayer gets to use it doesn't mean that the county officials endorse their views. It means that taxpayers get to use it regardless of their views and regardless of what the county officials think of them. County officials have no business defining what's extremist and what's not.

“Historically we have not taken a stand on what types of discussion groups can or can’t have in our buildings,” said spokesman Don Walker, adding that’s part of someone’s First Amendment rights.

Holy crap! A public official that understands the First Amendment? I'm sure CAIR and other such groups will do their best to unseat him as soon as possible.

"It’s a free country.”
As opposed to the countries where Islamist regimes control the government.

CAIR said if ACT! can have a meeting in the county building, then they can, too, which is something they plan to organize in the next few weeks.

If the county can fit it into the schedule along with any previously scheduled committments they should have a perfect right to do so.

7 posted on 08/14/2013 11:29:13 AM PDT by RonF
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To: RonF
I’d like to join Commander Riker in applauding your most excellent post:


9 posted on 08/14/2013 11:32:42 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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