Freedom of Speech Goes on Trial in Boston

It’s not lost on me that I find myself just a stone’s throw from Boston Harbor where the greatest of wars — the fight for freedom and individual rights — broke out in 1774. Nowhere, at no time, has there been a more righteous cause in the history of humankind.

Then, as today, an out-of-control government took outrageous and egregious actions against our most basic individual rights — and in this case, the most precious of all freedoms, the freedom of speech.

Boston Magazine: “Court Battle Over ‘Pro-Israel’ Billboards Could Be a ‘Tough Win’ For the MBTA”

Sienkiewicz, who became interested in the MBTA’s pending case in federal court due to his studies in global media cultures and media theory, said the T will have to prove that their decision to deny an organization’s request to post billboards was not an infringement of their First Amendment rights. “It isn’t impossible. There is nothing wrong with banning demeaning speech, but you have to show you are doing it consistently,” he said.

The Savage Argument

We are in court again today, Boston this time, fighting for our free speech rights to oppose jihad and support Israel. I thought you should view this video — Erin Burnett of CNN and I debate the merits of free speech and our ads.

VIDEO: FOX News Boston discusses AFDI free speech lawsuit against Boston Transit in court this week

Last month, the Boston Transit Authority restored vicious anti-Israel ads that had been removed. They were taken down because of the fallacious libel they advanced. The Jew-haters strong-armed the MBTA to put them back up. We of course, countered the libel with truth. I submitted our pro-Israel ads to the MBTA, which were denied. Our message is that any war on innocent civilians is savagery. 9/11 was savagery. 7/7 in London. March 11th in Madrid. The jihad against the Jews is savagery.

Pamela Geller, Daily Caller: Documents Reveal British Banned Geller and Spencer Because of Their “Ardent Support for Israel”

The British government tried to cover its tracks. But a new cache of documents that Robert Spencer and I have received in our battle to overturn our being banned from Britain reveal that a chief reason why we were banned from the country was because we strongly support Israel. As part of our lawsuit against the Queen of England and the Home Secretary et al, we are in receipt of numerous documents between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Office of Security and Counterterrorism, and the Home Secretary. In one of them, an official in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office who name was redacted wrote this letter on May 7 to a recipient whose name was also redacted:

Minnesota: Catholic university installs mini-mosques and Islamic foot baths for Muslims

Where are the cathedrals and pews in the madrassas? There is no reciprocity in Islam. Non-Muslims cannot pray in mosques. Non-Muslims are only permitted into mosques for dawah (proselytizing). Islam goes only one way —> to Islam. But this is a Catholic university turning itself over to the very ideology that inspires the mass slaughter of Christians across the world. It is astonishing and horrifying in the same breath.

The Boston Globe on AFDI Ads: Truth is “unnecessary incitement”

The Boston Globe supports the MBTA’s viewpoint censorship of our pro-Israel ads. “MBTA’s advertising dispute: Speech without name-calling.” Even their headline mocks their position. Hmmm, do you think our founding fathers meant that when they carefully and brilliantly penned our first amendment? “freedom of speeech without name calling.” How utterly ridiculous.

Bosnia’s US Embassy Attacker: “I have been a victim of those who were telling me it was necessary to fight for Islam, to lead jihad”

The Muslim being re-tried for attacking the US Embassy in Sarajevo in 2011 has apologised for his “stupid act.” He said he made “a stupid mistake.” What mistake, exactly? Embracing Islam as a teenager during a prison term for bank robbery in Austria? Or getting caught?

Pamela Geller, WND Column: Boston OKs anti-Israel ads only

Do not miss my column today at WND. Read the whole thing <a href=”http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/boston-oks-anti-israel-ads-only/” target=”_self”>here. </a><br /> <blockquote><a href=”http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/boston-oks-anti-israel-ads-only/#w4jzDoFk4YWCLxWV.99″ target=”_self”><strong>DEFENDING THE WEST <a class=”asset-img-link” style=”float: right;” href=”http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/boston-oks-anti-israel-ads-only/”><img class=”asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8341c60bf53ef019b00f1d2f4970b” style=”width: 200px; margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;” title=”Savage” src=”http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c60bf53ef019b00f1d2f4970b-200wi” alt=”Savage” /></a></strong><br /><strong> Boston OKs anti-Israel ads only</strong></a><br /> Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts city for ‘sanctioning…

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