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Garland Jihad: Texas Imam wants “change to the [free speech] law where people do not disrespect highly devout people”

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“I think there needs to be a change to the law where people do not disrespect especially spiritually high people,” Texas Imam Mobasher Ahmed said.

“Spiritually high” like who — the jihadists?

So there you have — I am not saying it, a Texas imam is. This is the objective, and what I fight against. The media has already submitted to sharia restrictions on free speech and viciously enforce the ban against violators (like myself).

I am not a Muslim. I will not adhere to sharia (Islamic law) and its restrictions on free speech (and freedom).

The First Amendment states, plainly,

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;

When asked, “Do you believe that criticism of Islam or Muhammad should be permitted under the Constitution’s First Amendment?, 58% replied “no,” while only 42% affirmed this most basic manifestation of freedom of speech, i.e., to criticize religious, or any other dogma.

Indeed, oblivious to US constitutional law, as opposed to Islam’s Sharia, a largely concordant 45% of respondents agreed “…that those who criticize or parody Islam in the U.S. should face criminal charges,” while 38% did not, and 17% were “unsure.”  Moreover, fully 12% of this Muslim sample even admitted they believed in application of the draconian, Sharia-based punishment for the non-existent crime of “blasphemy” in the US code, answering affirmatively, “…that Americans who criticize or parody Islam should be put to death.” (thanks to Dr. Andrew Bostom)

The reporter for this story sounds surprised that we have supporters and that they own up to it. It’s like Bill O’Reilly on his show tonight. O’Reilly refused to release results from his AFDI Muhammad cartoon poll. He said it was “slammed” in OUR favor, so therefore “untrustworthy.” lol

Group that hosted Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest has local supporters
Author: Joel Eisenbaum, Investigative Reporter, Channel 2 Houston, May 12, 2015

The group that hosted the “Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest” that ended with the death of two suspected terrorists in Garland, has loyal followers in Houston, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

Channel 2 Investigates has learned a handful of local members attended the Garland event.

“We are in a battle to stand for our First Amendment and to me that’s a battle worth fighting,” a Houston AFDI member, said.

That member, who wanted to be identified as Alexander, attended the cartoon contest event, along with approximately 250 others.?

“I think they were hoping to, possibly, as the crowd was streaming out, they could just wipe us all out,” Alexander said.

None of the event’s attendees were injured.

In a recent interview with Channel 2’s Joel Eisenbaum, Alexander said he does not advocate violence.

The group, AFDI, was founded by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker, who is Jewish.

She has been labeled as anti-Muslim by some groups.

“There is a lot of ignorance about who Muslims are,” Daisy Khan, with American Society for Muslim Advancement told CNN.

Geller’s organization has been labeled an extremist hate group by multiple civil rights organizations, including the Anti Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“We should be holding these types of events every month,” Geller said in an interview with NBC News.

But Alexander appeared to be more moderate in his tone.

“Let’s learn to talk in peace and have a conversation,” Alexander said.

When asked about attending the Garland contest, and how the event offended Muslims by depicting the Prophet Muhammad, Alexander responded that people have a right to be offended but not to respond to the offense with violence.

“I’m offended by the Playboy Channel so I don’t subscribe to it,” Alexander said.

But other Houstonians, including a Houston area Muslim imam, who condemned the Garland attack, but supports restrictions on free speech, believes incendiary language should be restricted by law.

“I think there needs to be a change to the law where people do not disrespect especially high people,” Imam Mobasher Ahmed said.

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