Is Sharia law infringing upon our American rights?
Bob Taylor has been travel writer for more than three...
A top Department of Justice official and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Bill Killian, is scheduled to headline an event today entitled Public Discourse in a Diverse Society. The discussion is sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee.
The topic and its sponsoring organization may appear a bit unnerving but the stated purpose of the program is the real cause for alarm. The Tullahoma News reports that the subject matter is “increasing awareness that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles.”
On the surface that might seem rather benign, but in light of the recent bombings in Boston and growing concerns over the potential for home-grown terrorism, perhaps the timing could have been better chosen.
There is more to this than first glance. The time has come to read between the lines as reported by Claire Lopez forThe Clarion Project. As Lopez writes, “the Department of Justice appears poised to move one step closer to enforcement of Islamic law on slander and blasphemy in
The last seven words of that sentence are frightening.
Even more disturbing is that Killian made statements to The Tullahoma News that if online postings or printed observations are deemed to be inflammatory by the FBI’s Muslim advisors, no matter how truthful, or even if they are taken from original Islamic scriptural texts, so-called offenders may face severe consequences.
It will not matter how honestly texts which have authoritative information about the teachings of Islam or how they inspire jihadis to perform acts of terrorism and violence are described, voicing such opinions and creating such awareness may be considered a violation of federal civil rights laws.
Incredible as it may sound, after the brazen daylight beheading of a British soldier in the streets of London by Islamic jihadists who proudly bragged on camera about their deed, The Daily Mail reports that British citizens were actually arrested for posting negative comments about Islam on social medias, Facebook and Twitter.
According to the Daily Mail online:
“A 22-year-old man has been charged on suspicion of making malicious comments on Facebook following the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby.
Benjamin Flatters, from Lincoln, was arrested last night after complaints were made to Lincolnshire Police about comments made on Facebook, which were allegedly of a racist or anti-religious nature.
He was charged with an offence of malicious communications this afternoon in relation to the comments, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said.”
Reports are that two other men were arrested for Tweets, but released on bail.
What happened to common sense? Reason? What about Freedom of Speech and Religion? When did the ideals of our country become so distorted?
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