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  • ‘Open season on Christians now’: Biblical views on homosexuality proscribed in Whatcott ruling

    12/20/2013 6:48:05 AM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    life news ^ | 12/2013 (orig March 2013) | Baklinski
    ‘Open season on Christians now’: Biblical views on homosexuality proscribed in Whatcott ruling by Peter Baklinski Thu Mar 14, 2013 16:24 EST OTTAWA, Ontario, March 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While some Christian groups around the country have interpreted the recent Supreme Court decision in the Whatcott case as having cast the Bible in a friendly light, one of Canada’s most seasoned freedom fighters begs to differ. Ezra Levant, known for his prolonged battle with the Human Rights Commissions, slammed the ruling saying that it “now makes the Bible hate speech”. Calling the ruling “100 plus pages of dangerous mush,” Levant...
  • CAIR tries to ban professor’s speech on ‘The Islamic Threat to America’

    08/11/2013 10:37:50 PM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/11/2013
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) continues its epic struggle to understand the First Amendment. In the latest incident, the Muslim civil liberties group has asked government officials in Brevard County, Florida to deny the use of a county-owned meeting room to a group CAIR has tagged as “an anti-Muslim hate group,” reports the Orlando Sentinel.
  • 14-Year-Old Refuses To Remove NRA T-Shirt, Faces 1 Year In Jail

    06/15/2013 2:27:44 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    mrconservative.com ^ | 6/15/13 | AUTHOR Kristin Tate
    14-Year-Old Refuses To Remove NRA T-Shirt, Faces 1 Year In Jail AUTHOR Kristin Tate A middle school student in West Virginia was suspended after he refused to remove the NRA t-shirt he was wearing. 14-year-old Jared Marcum is charged with obstruction of an officer. Prosecutors have moved forward in actively pursuing the charge — the middle schooler could face up to a year and jail and a $500 fine if found guilty.
  • Feds suggest anti-Muslim speech can be punished

    05/31/2013 5:51:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | may 31, 2013 | byron tau
    A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam. Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, was quoted by the Tullahoma News this week suggesting that some inflammatory material on Islam might run afoul of federal civil rights laws. "We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected," Killian told the newspaper. Killian, along with the FBI special agent that runs the Knoxville office, are set to speak next...
  • Florist faces second lawsuit over gay wedding refusal

    04/23/2013 2:52:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 4/23/2013
    A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a gay customer's upcoming wedding. Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene's Flowers in Richland now faces two lawsuits, one from the Washington state Attorney General and another from the American Civil Liberties Union, for turning away business for a same-sex couple’s wedding. When frequent customer Curt Freed approached Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene's Flowers last month to provide arrangements for his September wedding ceremony to Rob Ingersoll, the florist said she could not provide services due to her religious beliefs. On the company's Facebook...
  • Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set {by Muslims}

    01/24/2013 5:37:25 AM PST · by drpix · 60 replies
    telegraph.co ^ | 1/23/2013 | Matthew Day
    Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques. tria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.” The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings. The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting...
  • Boxing superstar Manny Pacquio banned from shopping mall over gay ‘marriage’ remarks

    05/19/2012 4:20:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 5/17/2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    MANILA, Philippines, May 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - World boxing superstar and Philippines congressman Manny Pacquiao has stated his opposition to Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex “marriage” and received a black eye for his trouble. During a May 12 interview with the National Conservative Examiner Pacquiao said the Bible is clear on homosexual activity and that with regard to marriage we must follow “God’s words first ... obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man.” “God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other,”...
  • No One May Lecture Obama

    05/25/2011 6:21:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    When Barack Obama replaced George Bush, there was unbridled joy among the elites. The days of "cowboy diplomacy" were over! Finally, we had a president who was a careful multi-lateralist who wouldn't rudely impose his will, but would instead work with allies to build consensus. But that's not what Obama delivered with Israel last week, is it? Obama went to the State Department and insisted Israel needed to stop its "unsustainable" policy toward the Palestinians and "boldly" retreat behind pre-1967 borders. A stunned Benjamin Netanyahu responded as any ally would if so roundly betrayed. He publicly -- correctly -- denounced...
  • Islamic Supremacists Envision a Takeover of the Internet

    12/28/2010 4:48:36 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 37 replies · 8+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/10 | Pam Geller
    It was hardly noticed at the time, but its consequences could be catastrophic. Late last September, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which assigns internet domain names, approved a huge change in the way it operates. Europe and North America will now have five seats on its Board of Directors, instead of ten, and a new "Arab States" region will have five seats as well. How big a deal is this? ICANN at the same time took a reference to "terrorism" out of its Draft Applicant Guidebook. Why? Because Arab groups complained. And so now jihad terror...
  • “Rally to Restore Sanity” pledges to “strictly prohibit filming” at National Mall

    10/31/2010 10:52:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/31/10 | J.P. Freire
    Irony reaches new heights as Comedy Central is going to “strictly prohibit filming” of the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive. PJTV’s Washington Bureau chief Richard Pollock inquired with the Comedy Central’s senior vice president of corporate communications Steve Albani about receiving credentials. Albani claimed that Pollock would not be given credentials because of limited supply, and as such there would be no room on the “press riser” for PJTV’s camera and crew. When Pollock said that he’d be fine with filming not on the press riser, Albani said that filming would be “strictly prohibited” between 3rd and...
  • Sharia Law’s Threat to Free Speech

    10/11/2010 5:06:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 11, 2010 | Connie Hair
    An organized effort is underway worldwide orchestrated by a powerful Islamic political body to criminalize speech that "offends" Muslims. As much as that may sound like some fantastic conspiracy theory, these Muslim leaders broadcast their group's every move on their website—yet America's ruling elites refuse to listen. The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations representing 57 member states which seek to criminalize speech that violates the archaic tenets of Sharia law. The OIC is comprised of the kings and heads of state of all Islamic countries numbering its membership at...
  • Islamophilia Has Become the New Anti-Semitism

    10/04/2010 9:17:04 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 32 replies
    The Canada Free Press ^ | 10/4/2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    On a late summer evening, Omar Rivera stumbled over to a local mosque, clutching a beer bottle in his hand and looking for a place to answer nature’s call. He chose the Al-Imam Mosque and proceeded to urinate around its exterior, where there were apparently some Muslim prayer rugs lying around. Omar had committed what was a fairly commonplace act of vandalism in the city, public urination. When suddenly he became the poster child for the rise of a “New Islamophobia”. Along with a drunken liberal arts student who slashed a Muslim cabbie, the media transformed poor Omar into the...
  • OIC WANTS UN TO DEVELOP A "LEGALLY BINDING INSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENT" to ...

    09/26/2010 10:58:40 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    "OIC wants UN to develop a "legally binding institutional instrument" to muzzle free speech about Islam and jihad" SNIPPET: ""OIC calls for urgent collective measures against Islamophobia," by Habib Shaikh in the Saudi Gazette, September 27: JEDDAH - Foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) have called upon the international community to make collective efforts to prevent incitement to hatred and discrimination against Muslims and to take effective measures to discourage negative stereotyping of people on the basis of religion, faith or race, according to an official source at the OIC on Sunday. This call was made...
  • Will America Ban Criticism of Islam?

    09/15/2010 4:07:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9/15/2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 1935 Sinclair Lewis wrote It Can’t Happen Here, a novel about the rise of tyranny in America, whose message was that it indeed can happen here. Just to remind us that in fact it “can happen here”, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer used the occasion of his appearance on noted legal forum, Good Morning America, to suggest that there may not be any First Amendment protection for burning the Koran. “Holmes said it doesn’t mean you can shout ‘fire’ in a crowded theater,” Breyer told me. “Well, what is it? Why? Because people will be trampled to death. And...
  • 'Burn the Quran Day' Plan Prompts Warnings of Anger, Unrest

    08/25/2010 6:28:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 176 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    ‘Burn the Quran Day’ Plan Prompts Warnings of Anger, Unrest Wednesday, August 25, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has joined the growing condemnation of plans by a Florida church to burn copies of the Quran on the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. A spokesman for the Jeddah-based bloc of Islamic states expressed concern Tuesday that the planned action by the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville would stir up “anger across the Muslim world and provoke unrest.” The OIC said it hoped the U.S. government would “take...
  • Islamic Radicals Threaten Suicide Bombings Against Gainesville Church

    08/23/2010 2:09:27 PM PDT · by dselig · 79 replies · 1+ views
    WOKV.com ^ | August 23, 2010 5:28 | Adam Kirk
    A Gainesville church plans to go ahead with the burning of the Muslim holy book on Sept. 11, despite threats of bombings and the lack of a permit. According to the Wall Street Journal, Terry Jones, pastor at the Dove World Outreach Center will call for Sept. 11 to be an "International Burn a Koran Day." One jihadist website vowed to conduct suicide bombings in Florida to avenge the Koran burning, while others predicted an increase in terrorist recruits as a result of such actions. "By Allah, the wars are heated and you Americans are the ones who...enflamed it," says...
  • FCC Moves to Regulate Internet--Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be 'Unfettered...

    06/18/2010 10:46:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 565+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 18, 2010 | Matt Cover
    Complete title: FCC Moves to Regulate Internet--Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be 'Unfettered by Federal or State Regulation' (CNSNews.com) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to begin the formal process of bringing the Internet under greater federal control – a move sought by both President Barack Obama and FCC Chairnman Julius Genachowski--even though federal law calls for an Internet "unfettered by Federal or State regulation." This step comes after the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in April rebuked the FCC in its attempt to enforce a controversial regulatory doctrine called Net Neutrality, which  would allow the government...
  • THREE CHRISTIANS ARRESTED IN OUTREACH TO MUSLIMS IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

    06/19/2010 7:10:22 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 71 replies · 1,574+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/19/2010 | Mark Ellis
    Shouts of 'Allahu Akbar' as Christians arrested DEARBORN, MICHIGAN -(ANS)-Three Christians were arrested today at the Arab International Festival as they shared their faith with Muslims. The three were arrested by police as they engaged in intense, but respectful dialog in which they proclaimed their faith in Christ. "I never thought I would see this in America," says Steven Atkins, a resident of Toronto, Canada, who was visiting the festival and observed the incident. The three arrested include Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Woods, and Paul Rezkalla. Dr. Quereshi is co-director of Acts 17 Apologetics Ministries. He holds an MD from...
  • Muslim States Seek U.N. Action on West's "Islamophobia"

    06/16/2010 11:18:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 53 replies · 1,004+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 16, 2010
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Muslim states said on Wednesday that what they call "islamophobia" is sweeping the West and its media and demanded that the United Nations take tougher action against it. Delegates from Islamic countries, including Pakistan and Egypt, told the United Nations Human Rights Council that treatment of Muslims in Western countries amounted to racism and discrimination and must be fought. "People of Arab origin face new forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance and experience discrimination and marginalization," an Egyptian delegate said, according to a U.N. summary. And Pakistan, speaking for the 57-nation Organization...
  • Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech

    06/12/2010 5:42:25 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies · 661+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Pam Geller
    « Freedom Bus Ads vs Slavery Bus Ads: Help Us Help Them | Main | "I am a Muslim," Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit Islamic Coup on the White House » Saturday, June 12, 2010 Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech The little money that Atlas generates (I have no large donors) is about to be cut off. Apparently the jihad is hard at work trying to kill free speech (and the bus ads and the 9111 no mosque movement) from making its way to those in pursuit of truth. Paypal contributions helps pays for...
  • Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts

    05/05/2010 5:32:54 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 307 replies · 10,156+ views
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | 5/5/10 | Lindsay Bryant
    Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts 2:11 PM By Lindsay Bryant Five male students were asked to leave Live Oak High School this morning because they were wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Officials at the school could not be reached for comment, but one student said administrators called the T-shirts "incendiary." "They said we were starting a fight, we were fuel to the fire," said Matt Dariano, a sophomore. The five teens were sitting at a table outside during their brunch break around 10:10 a.m. when Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked two...
  • CSU Stanislaus Students Want to Ban Sarah Palin from Campus Speech Due to Ideological Reasons

    04/04/2010 1:52:11 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 14 replies · 2,004+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | April 4, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    At California State University Stanislaus, a movement is building to ban Sarah Palin from speaking at the June 25 50th anniversary of the Stanislaus campus. This movement includes not only a sizeable chunk of the student body, but also heavily ideological and biased professors, one of whom has actually started a Facebook page to consolidate opposition to Palin's June 25th event! What makes their opposition so objectionable is it flies in the face of everything a university's supposed to stand for—like challenging students to hear speakers who hold opposing viewpoints. To that end, two, little female Stanislaus students appeared on...
  • UN RIGHTS BODY PASSES ISLAMOPHOBIA RESOLUTION

    03/26/2010 3:20:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 39 replies · 1,081+ views
    MIDDLE EAST ONLINE ^ | March 25, 2010 | n/a
    "UN RIGHTS BODY PASSES ISLAMOPHOBIA RESOLUTION" "...Putting forward the resolution on behalf of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Pakistan's ambassador Zamir Akram said that the specific references to Islam, the only religion mentioned in the text..."
  • Anti-Chavez TV Channel Owner Arrested in Venezuela

    03/25/2010 2:37:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 414+ views
    (AP) via CHRON.com - THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | March 25, 2010, 4:13PM | by Fabiola Sanchez, AP
    SNIPPET: "CARACAS, Venezuela — The owner of Venezuela's only remaining TV channel that takes a critical line against President Hugo Chavez was arrested Thursday, raising concerns the government is carrying out a widening crackdown aimed at silencing opponents. Guillermo Zuloaga, owner of Globovision, was arrested on a warrant for remarks that were deemed "offensive" to the president, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said. Zuloaga said military intelligence agents detained him at an airport..." i
  • Praying in park puts man in jail for 9 days

    03/24/2010 7:02:27 PM PDT · by Man50D · 92 replies · 2,447+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 24, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    A Christian who prayed in a public park with six other people is serving a nine-day jail sentence for disorderly conduct even though his case is under appeal and charges against the others were dismissed or overturned. Julian Raven of Elmira, N.Y., said he was "surprised by police at his office," handcuffed and taken into custody this week, according to the Alliance Defense Fund, which is defending Raven. "According to his wife, police escorted him out of a court hearing … in handcuffs in front of his crying children to begin serving his nine-day jail sentence," the organization said in...
  • Coulter in Trouble! Surrounded! [update at #262: Ann’s O.K., says U of O is “bush league”]

    03/23/2010 5:24:05 PM PDT · by Syncro · 341 replies · 20,421+ views
    iphone | March 23, 2010 | Syncro
    From Ann's iphone minutes ago 2000 protesters surrounding building with rocks and sticks -- pulled fire alarm in the building. Blogs calling for ann coulter to be hurt. MPs were banned from going, i was denounced by an MP in the parliement today. cops just shut it down!
  • Conservative host Lee Rodgers didn't retire...was fired...told to speak positively about Muslims

    02/20/2010 9:29:42 PM PST · by stillonaroll · 55 replies · 2,440+ views
    In a shocking letter to his disgruntled fans, KSFO (560-AM) radio host Lee Rodgers told them he was fired from the station but probably would have quit anyway, because Citadel, owned by Farid Suleman, had pushed him toward making positive statements about Muslims.
  • Mayor Denounced For Saying Lancaster Is 'Growing a Christian Community'

    01/31/2010 4:51:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 860+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 31, 2010
    Mayor Denounced For Saying Lancaster Is 'Growing a Christian Community' January 31, 2010 Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris drew criticism from a leading Muslim group today after saying in his annual State of the City address that the high desert town was “growing a Christian community.” "We're growing a Christian community, and don't let anybody shy away from that,” Parris told the audience of ministers gathered for his address. “I need [Lancaster residents] standing up and saying we're a Christian community, and we're proud of that," the mayor said. The Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic...
  • THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS - It's a Commie Thing

    12/22/2009 4:05:19 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 556+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW.com ^ | December 22, 2009, 10:25 am | by Matt Barber
    "The war on Christmas - it's a Commie thing" Matt Barber - Guest Columnist - 12/22/2009 10:25:00 AM SNIPPET: "Are you as annoyed as I am by that nauseatingly amorphous phrase "Happy Holidays?" You may be interested to know that the mindset behind the term precedes America's postmodern love affair with political correctness, tracing back to good ole' fashioned Cold War Communism (PC's uglier big sister)." SNIPPET: "Ronald Reagan once spoke to this noteworthy historical factoid during a Christmas radio broadcast about the Ukraine's war on Christmas. The great Gipper noted: "When the Ukraine was free and not under Soviet...
  • OIC Slams 'Demonic' Portrayal of Islam, But Support for Religious 'Defamation'...

    12/21/2009 10:27:31 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 962+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Monday, December 21, 2009 | By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor
    "OIC Slams ‘Demonic’ Portrayal of Islam, But Support for Religious ‘Defamation’ Measures Continues to Erode" SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – An Islamic-led campaign against religious “defamation” has taken another blow the United Nations, where support among member states has dropped to a new low amid escalating concerns that defamation resolutions endanger non-Muslims in Islamic societies and harm freedom of expression. While much of the world’s attention was focused on Copenhagen late last week, the U.N. General Assembly passed a range of human rights-related resolutions. For critics of the world body the results were mixed. The latest in a string of religious defamation...
  • Armed UN Security Officers Stop Questions About ClimateGate (video)

    12/11/2009 5:32:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,229+ views
    NotEvilJustWrong ^ | Dec.11, 2009
    From the YouTube Post: Journalist Phelim McAleer asks Prof. Stephen Schneider from Stanford University an Inconvenient Question about 'Climategate' emails.
  • Crude cartoons target Muslims in St. Cloud (MN)

    12/10/2009 11:56:31 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 51 replies · 2,858+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/10/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    Crude cartoons intended to offend Muslims in St. Cloud were found posted on utility poles this week. The cartoons, reminiscent of those published in a Danish newspaper in 2005, "are clearly offensive to the Muslim community here, inappropriate and not wanted in our community," said police Sgt. Marty Sayre. Five pages of cartoons, posted on a pair of utility poles, depict the prophet Mohammed in derogatory ways, the Qur'an and a swastika. "We've had swastikas before, but I believe this is the first time we've seen" images specifically targeting Muslims, Sayre said. One of the posts was stapled to a...
  • Christian Leaders' Stance On Civil Disobedience Is Dangerous [Like Gandhi, Mandela, and MLK?]

    11/28/2009 10:24:29 AM PST · by Steelfish · 31 replies · 1,411+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 28th 2009
    EDITORIAL Christian Leaders' Stance On Civil Disobedience Is Dangerous Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders are going too far when they declare they will break laws on abortion and same-sex marriage. November 28, 2009 Philosophers have argued for centuries over whether it is ever justifiable to break the law in the service of a higher cause. The question acquired a new complexity with the advent of societies such as the United States, in which laws were enacted by elected representatives and not decreed by a monarch or dictator. Few today would criticize civil rights activists, including the Rev. Martin Luther King...
  • AP Exclusive: Muslim countries seek blasphemy ban

    11/19/2009 12:26:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,849+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/09 | Frank Jordans - ap
    GENEVA – Islamic nations are mounting a campaign for an international treaty to protect religious symbols and beliefs from mockery — essentially, a ban on blasphemy. .. Algeria and Pakistan have taken the lead in lobbying to bring the matter to a vote in the U.N. General Assembly. Such a ban would face great resistance in Western nations .. The countries that form the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference are currently lobbying a Geneva-based U.N. committee to accept its plan, .. If that occurs, Muslim countries and their allies in the developing world would stand a decent chance of...
  • Hate laws backfire on Jews, author says

    10/31/2009 2:17:37 AM PDT · by Clive · 20 replies · 1,087+ views
    Canadian Jewish News ^ | 2009-10-29 | David Lazarus
    MONTREAL — The federal anti-hate law that “official Jews” lobbied for and got passed has, 32 years later, backfired, sowing the seeds for political correctness, media chill and censorship that have undermined the values that define the Jewish People, says Alberta lawyer, author and activist Ezra Levant. Levant, who is Jewish, made the assertion in an Oct. 21 talk to a small audience at Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation about his 900-day saga of being prosecuted by the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission for reprinting controversial Danish cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad in his now defunct magazine, the...
  • Islamic countries push a global 'blasphemy' law

    10/28/2009 6:58:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 50 replies · 2,401+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Oct 27, 2009 | the Monitor's Editorial Board
    Remember the Danish "Muhammad cartoons" that set off riots by offended Muslims more than three years ago? The debate pitted freedom of press and speech against notions of freedom from insult of one's religion. It rages still – but now in a forum with international legal implications. For years, Islamic nations have succeeded in passing "blasphemy" resolutions at the United Nations (in the General Assembly and in its human rights body). The measures call on states to limit religiously offensive language or speech. No one wants their beliefs ridiculed, but the freedom to disagree over faith is what allows for...
  • Pastor James Manning Banned From YouTube For "Hate Speech"

    10/29/2009 3:05:14 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 49 replies · 4,685+ views
    Joe Seales ^ | 10-29-09 | Joe Seales
    Though his channel remains public, Pastor James David Manning has been restricted from posting new material on YouTube for “hate speech”, simply for stating his religious views. With the passage of the new “hate crimes” bill, this opens up the door for an all out assault on religion and free speech. I’ve reported several times over the last week that the most popular YouTube channel dedicated to Michael Savage has been repeatedly banned from YouTube over the last few days. Who will be next? YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV3Mjp4sfm0 My Thoughts: http://www.joeseales.com/?p=64 Thanks
  • Reality hits -- hate crimes headed to Obama's desk

    10/24/2009 3:29:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,394+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW.com ^ | 10/24/2009 4:15:00 AM | Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow
    SNIPPET: "A hate crimes bill sent to President Obama for his signature raises a red flag for Christians." SNIPPET: "Barber explains that Liberty Counsel intends to challenge the constitutionality of the hate crimes legislation."
  • White House sued for free speech violations

    08/29/2009 12:32:56 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies · 1,239+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | August 28, 2009 | Jaikumar Vijayan
    Two conservative organizations, a physicians' group and a social policy think tank, are suing the Obama administration for privacy and free speech violations over a recent attempt to get people to e-mail the White House about any "fishy" misinformation they hear regarding health-care reform. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, claims that the call for such information was designed to shut up opponents of President Obama's health-care reform proposal and to chill free speech. In the lawsuit, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education (CARE) claim...
  • Islamist Groups Threaten Free Speech Ruling

    08/28/2009 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 822+ views
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2009 | By: Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview's guest today is Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of Americans Against Hate and the founder of CAIR Watch. FP: Joe Kaufman, welcome to Frontpage Interview. A little while ago, there was a great victory for you, for the War on Terror and for freedom of speech. The Texas Court of Appeals dismissed the case that was brought against you. But now it appears that the saga continues. The Muslim groups are pushing forward and asking the Texas Supreme Court to review the case. What exactly is going on? Give us an update.
  • Muslim Group Shuts Down Conservative Conference

    05/29/2009 12:11:34 PM PDT · by radu · 35 replies · 1,661+ views
    News Max ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2009 | N/A
    The manager of a prominent Nashville hotel cancelled a contract with a conservative foundation to hold a conference this weekend on radical Islam, apparently after learning that the group would feature a keynote address by controversial Dutch parliamentarian and filmmaker, Geert Wilders. Muslim groups succeeded in preventing Wilders from screening “Fitna,” his 15-minute movie on radical Islam, in the House of Lords this February, on claims it was insulting to Muslims, and dogged him during a recent U.S. tour as well. Thomas A. Negri, managing director of Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel and Office complex in Nashville, told Newsmax on Wednesday that...
  • Nashville hotel drops jihad conference over safety concerns

    05/30/2009 10:36:11 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 1,020+ views
    Tenneseean.com | 5/30/09 | Christina Sanchez
    Tennessean - headline and link only. http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090530/NEWS01/905300331/Nashville+hotel+drops+jihad+conference+over+safety+concerns
  • Muslim Group Shuts Down Conservative Conference

    05/29/2009 5:32:57 PM PDT · by Wontsubmit · 28 replies · 1,201+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | May 28, 2009 | Kenneth Timmerman
    The manager of a prominent Nashville hotel cancelled a contract with a conservative foundation to hold a conference this weekend on radical Islam, apparently after learning that the group would feature a keynote address by controversial Dutch parliamentarian and filmmaker, Geert Wilders. Muslim groups succeeded in preventing Wilders from screening “Fitna,” his 15-minute movie on radical Islam, in the House of Lords this February, on claims it was insulting to Muslims, and dogged him during a recent U.S. tour as well.... Negri refused to say why he felt the conference would adversely affect the “health, safety and well-being” of the...
  • CAIR to Obama: Address talk radio 'denigration'

    06/03/2009 4:15:59 PM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies · 1,661+ views
    WND ^ | 6/3/09 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – President Obama should act against the "denigration" of Islam in newspaper columns, on talk radio and in religious sermons nationwide, the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, wrote in a letter to the president. As Obama prepares for his much anticipated address to the Muslim world tomorrow, CAIR offered the president some tips on how to better foster dialogue and understanding with Islam. "Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Islamophobia of the type we see today was at the margins of public discourse," wrote CAIR's Nihad Awad. "Unfortunately, today it is quite common to...
  • Update on Recovery Act Lobbying Rules: New Limits on Special Interest Influence

    05/29/2009 6:32:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 398+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | May 29, 2009, 5:35 pm | N/A
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm Update on Recovery Act Lobbying Rules: New Limits on Special Interest Influence Another update from Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, in the spirit of transparency as always: I am writing with an update on the President’s March 20, 2009 Memorandum on Ensuring Responsible Spending of Recovery Act Funds. Section 3 of the Memorandum required all oral communications between federally registered lobbyists and government officials concerning Recovery Act policy to be disclosed on the...
  • Couple Ordered to Stop Holding Bible Study at Home

    05/28/2009 12:13:14 PM PDT · by pepperdog · 264 replies · 7,230+ views
    Fox News ^ | 28 May 2009 | Unattributed
    Pastor David Jones and his wife Mary have been told that they cannot invite friends to their San Diego, Calif. home for a bible study....
  • Inhuman Rights: Threats to speech from UNHRC and OIC

    05/20/2009 2:45:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 1,043+ views
    International Free Press Society ^ | May 20 2009 | Ibn Warraq and Michael Weiss
    he UN’s Human Rights Council, friend to Islamists and tyrants everywhere n December 2006, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), an international group established in 1971 and representing 57 countries, hosted an emergency summit in Mecca. The event became infamous after two angry imams from Denmark presented a dossier of cartoons published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten that mocked the Prophet Mohammed. In the ensuing uproar, Muslims murdered several people in Europe and torched the Danish embassy in Beirut. But the cartoon episode wasn’t the summit’s starkest example of Muslim outrage over free speech. The most critical decision that...
  • Ahmadinejad Can Speak on a US Campus, But Netanyahu Cannot

    05/16/2009 2:52:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 903+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2009 | Edward Olshaker
    Imagine it's 1940, and picture Adolf Hitler speaking at a US university, receiving a polite reception, while Winston Churchill is barred from speaking because his safety cannot be guaranteed. It's unthinkable, yet the very same pro-fascist dynamic is a reality in 21st Century America. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes to America knowing he is a second-class citizen who is denied the free-speech rights enjoyed even by prominent jihadists, having been violently prevented from speaking on campuses in the US and Canada in recent years. Protestors at Berkeley, the campus once synonymous with the term "free speech," forced the cancellation...
  • Why we must speak up in support of Savage

    05/10/2009 3:51:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 73 replies · 1,854+ views
    www.wnd.com ^ | 5/8/09 | Jerome Corsi
    Great Britain's decision to ban Michael Savage because of his "extreme views" marks a dark day in the history of free speech. The shame should be particularly severe in a nation that gave birth to John Stuart Mill, the 19th century political philosopher whose writings so strongly advanced the cause of open dialogue. Mill argued in his pivotal essay "On Liberty" that intolerance to hear opposing views amounts to an assertion that the politically correct view is infallible. Doubting that any human view could be without error, Mill fought hard to convince readers of the importance of encouraging the expression...
  • Free speech 'gutted' in valedictorian speech case

    05/08/2009 2:26:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,132+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW.com ^ | 5/7/2009 6:00:00 AM | Charlie Butts
    The Rutherford Institute is suing a Billings, Montana, school over a graduation decision. John Whitehead, founder of the Institute, says many people were scheduled to speak at the 2008 Butte High School graduation. Some chose serious subjects, others humor, he says. "Renee Griffith, who is a Christian, wanted to mention Christ once and mention God once in one of her very short remarks, and the school said she couldn't do it," he explains. "She [insisted she] wanted to do it, so then they actually removed her from the graduation ceremony and did not allow her to speak." According to a...