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  • What Pamela Geller Advocates Is Not Free Speech

    05/06/2015 1:43:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 6, 2015 | Qasim Rashid
    Repeated demonization can inspire violence.There’s an important history behind America’s free speech laws to which the anti-Islam hate group behind the “Draw Muhammad Contest,” is wholly ignorant. While the Islamophobe leading this hate group believes she’s a free speech champion, remarkably comparing herself to Rosa Parks, in reality America’s current free speech model developed as an attempt to protect — not demonize — religious and racial minorities. “U.S. law only began to protect hateful speech during the 1960s,” writes Garrett Epps. “Southern state governments were trying to criminalize the civil-rights movement for its advocacy of change. White Southerners claimed that...
  • Obama’s Religious Freedom Appointee Involved in Muslim Event Calling for Limiting Freedom of Speech

    03/26/2013 12:30:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/26/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    America’s free-speech model is in desperate need of an update, says an American-Muslim human rights activist who recently spoke at an event linked to an Obama administration appointee. Dr. Qasim Rashid argued that cyber-bullying laws could be used to limit freedom of expression – such as the burning of Korans -- in war time: “When a nation is at war, many things that might be said in times of peace are a hindrance to this effort,” Rashid said on March 19 at Howard University. “And their utterance will not be endured so long as men fight and…no court can regard...
  • WashPost On Faith Contributor: It's 'Extreme' to Expect Extremist Muslims to Forsake Extremism [!!!]

    09/14/2012 2:38:24 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 09/14/2012 | Ken Shepherd
    In a September 13 Washington Post On Faith blog post entitled "When free speech costs human life," Qasim Rashid of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA complained that it was "extreme" to expect Muslims in the Middle East to develop thicker skin and not riot every time someone halfway around the world makes a video or cartoon that offends their religious sensibilities: [I]f you haven’t noticed a pattern, let me illustrate this sadistic re-run. First, anti-Islam propagandists create and promote anti-Islam propaganda under the guise of free speech—knowing it will incite extremists to violence. Second, extremists react to the propaganda, resulting...