How is this any different than Islamic law in, say, Turkey (Obama's favorite and most trusted ally)?
In October, 43-year-old Fazil Say went on trial in Turkey for "denigrating" Islam for a series of tweets earlier that year. In one of his messages he had retweeted a verse from a poem by Omar Khayyám, in which the 11th-century Persian poet attacks pious hypocrisy. This is the same thing.
If the DoJ pursued the vicious, offensive, racist, antisemitic tweets directed at me (and others) by Muslims and leftists, they would be pursuing little else. But they wouldn't and they shouldn't.
Note to the Justice Department — we will fight you on this every step of the way. We will drag your dhimmi asses all the way to the Supreme Court. This is sharia enforcement, and we are not going to stand for it.
"DOJ: Social Media Posts Trashing Muslims May Violate Civil Rights" Judicial Watch, May 30, 2013 (thanks to Jane)
In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the
Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread
information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it
could constitute a violation of civil rights.
The move comes a few years after the administration became the first
in history to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally reassure Muslims that
the Department of Justice (DOJ) is dedicated to protecting them. In the
unprecedented event, Attorney General Eric Holder assured a San
Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates) that urges members not
to cooperate in federal terrorism investigations that the “us versus
them” environment created by the U.S. government, law enforcement agents
and fellow citizens is unacceptable and inconsistent with what America
is all about.
“Muslims and Arab Americans have helped build and strengthen our
nation,” Holder said after expressing that he is “grateful” to have
Muslims as a partner in promoting tolerance, ensuring public safety and
protecting civil rights. He also vowed to strengthen “crucial dialogue”
between Muslim and Arab-American communities and law enforcement.
Evidently that was a precursor of sorts for an upcoming Tennessee
event (“Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society”) that will feature the
region’s top DOJ official, who serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern
District of Tennessee, and an FBI representative. The goal is to
increase awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the
terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other
circles, according to a local newspaper report. The June 4 powwow is sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee.
The area’s top federal prosecutor, Bill Killian, will address a topic
that most Americans are likely unfamiliar with, even those well versed
on the Constitution; that federal civil rights laws can actually be
violated by those who post inflammatory documents aimed at Muslims on
social media. “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as
they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,”
Killian says in the local news story. “This is also to inform the public
what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”
The DOJ political appointee adds in the article that the upcoming
presentation will also focus on Muslim culture with a special emphasis
on the fact that the religion is no different from others, even though
some in the faith have committed terrorist acts, Christians have done
the same. As an example he offers that the worst terrorist attack in the
U.S. prior to 9/11 was committed by American Christians in Oklahoma
City. He also mentioned the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting last year in
which another Christian, an American white supremacist, fatally shot six
people and wounded four others.
“Some of the finest people I’ve met are Muslims,” Killian said,
adding later: “We want to inform everybody about what the law is, but
more importantly, we want to provide what the law means to Muslims,
Hindus and every other religion in the country. It’s why we came here in
the first place. In England, they were using Christianity to further
their power in government. That’s why the First Amendment is there.”
Over the years the Obama administration has embarked on a fervent
crusade to befriend Muslims by creating a variety of outreach programs
at a number of key federal agencies. For instance the nation’s Homeland
Security covertly met with a group of extremist Arab, Muslim and Sikh
organizations to discuss national security matters and the State
Department sent a controversial, anti-America Imam (Feisal Abdul Rauf)
to the Middle East to foster greater understanding and outreach among
Muslim majority communities.
The Obama Administration has also hired a special Homeland Security
adviser (Mohamed Elibiary) who openly supports a radical Islamist
theologian and renowned jihadist ideologue and a special Islam envoy
that condemns U.S. prosecutions of terrorists as “politically motivated
persecutions” and has close ties to radical extremist groups.
The president has even ordered the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) to shift its mission from space exploration to
Muslim diplomacy and the government started a special service that
delivers halal meals, prepared according to Islamic law, to home-bound
seniors in Detroit. Who could forget Hillary Clinton’s special order
allowing the reentry of two radical Islamic academics whose terrorist
ties have long banned them from the U.S.?
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