October 20, 2009, - 1:54 pm

Even Lefty Lawyer For Terrorists Upset: “Obama Limits Free Speech to Please Muslims”

By Debbie Schlussel

This is scary, but not something we didn’t have a warning about.  It started when we wouldn’t let American soldiers in Iraq have Playboys or get pork products because we didn’t want to offend the various species we were “liberating” to make a greater Iran.  This is just the natural progression of that.

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Even Terrorist Sami Al-Arian’s Lawyer, Jonathan Turley, Says . . .

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. . . Barack Obama Is Helping Muslims Destroy 1st Amendment

But when even a far-left liberal lawyer, Jonathan Turley, who represented Islamic terrorist Sami Al-Arian, is upset, that should tell you something about the dire nature of the situation we are in–the disturbing extent to which the Barack Hussein Obama administration is willing to take away our freedoms to appease our Islamic enemies.  This guy, Turley, is in bed with the worst forces in ACLU-dom when it comes to Muslims and Islamic terrorists, and even he acknowledges that, hey, Obama’s giving up our First Amendment to make nice with the Arab Street.

Around the world, free speech is being sacrificed on the altar of religion. Whether defined as hate speech, discrimination or simple blasphemy, governments are declaring unlimited free speech as the enemy of freedom of religion. This growing movement has reached the United Nations, where religiously conservative countries received a boost in their campaign to pass an international blasphemy law. It came from the most unlikely of places: the United States.

While attracting surprisingly little attention, the Obama administration supported the effort of largely Muslim nations in the U.N. Human Rights Council to recognize exceptions to free speech for any “negative racial and religious stereotyping.” The exception was made as part of a resolution supporting free speech that passed this month, but it is the exception, not the rule that worries civil libertarians. Though the resolution was passed unanimously, European and developing countries made it clear that they remain at odds on the issue of protecting religions from criticism. It is viewed as a transparent bid to appeal to the “Muslim street” and our Arab allies, with the administration seeking greater coexistence through the curtailment of objectionable speech. . . . It is . . . viewed as a victory for those who sought to juxtapose and balance the rights of speech and religion.

In the resolution, the administration aligned itself with Egypt, which has long been criticized for prosecuting artists, activists and journalists for insulting Islam.For example, Egypt recently banned a journal that published respected poet Helmi Salem merely because one of his poems compared God to a villager who feeds ducks and milks cows. The Egyptian ambassador to the U.N., Hisham Badr, wasted no time in heralding the new consensus with the U.S. that “freedom of expression has been sometimes misused” and showing that the “true nature of this right” must yield government limitations.

His U.S. counterpart, Douglas Griffiths, heralded “this joint project with Egypt” and supported the resolution to achieve “tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” While not expressly endorsing blasphemy prosecutions, the administration departed from other Western allies in supporting efforts to balance free speech against the protecting of religious groups.

Thinly disguised blasphemy laws are often defended as necessary to protect the ideals of tolerance and pluralism. They ignore the fact that the laws achieve tolerance through the ultimate act of intolerance: criminalizing the ability of some individuals to denounce sacred or sensitive values. . . .

Blasphemy prosecutions in the West appear to have increased after the riots by Muslims following the publication of cartoons disrespecting prophet Mohammed in Denmark in 2005. Rioters killed Christians, burned churches and called for the execution of the cartoonists. While Western countries publicly defended free speech, some quietly moved to deter those who’d cause further controversies through unpopular speech.

In Britain, it is a crime to “abuse” or “threaten” a religion under the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006. A 15-year-old boy was charged last year for holding up a sign outside a Scientology building declaring, “Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult. “In France, famed actress Brigitte Bardot was convicted for saying in 2006 that Muslims were ruining France in a letter to then-Interior Minister (and now President) Nicolas Sarkozy. This year, Ireland joined this self-destructive trend with a blasphemy law that calls for the prosecution of anyone who writes or utters views deemed “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion; and he or she intends, by the publication of the matter concerned, to cause such outrage.”

Consider just a few such Western “blasphemy” cases in the past two years . . . .The “blasphemy” cases include the prosecution of writers for calling Mohammed a “pedophile” because of his marriage to 6-year-old Aisha (which was consummated when she was 9). A far-right legislator in Austria, a publisher in India and a city councilman in Finland have been prosecuted for repeating this view of the historical record. . . .

The public and private curtailment on religious criticism threatens religious and secular speakers alike. However, the fear is that, when speech becomes sacrilegious, only the religious will have true free speech. It is a danger that has become all the more real after the decision of the Obama administration to join in the effort to craft a new faith-based speech standard.

Uh, no, not “only the religious” will have true free speech. Only the MUSLIM religious will. This is their salvo. And they’re making scary inroads, with Barack Hussein Obama’s help.

G-d save the West. The humans you created are doing everything they can to destroy it.

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19 Responses

Since Muslims are in favor of banning “negative religious stereotyping”, then that must mean they’re going remove a few hundred verses from the quran.

Examples: “those who say Jesus is God are blasphemers”, “jews are most greedy of this life”, “the greatest enemies of Muslims are Jews and Pagans”, “Christianity is a monstrous belief”.

There are literally hundreds more just like these.

Double standards are great when they go in your favor.

stevecanuck on October 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Exactly. The real intent of “blasphemy” laws is to outlaw criticism of ISLAM. The Left wouldn’t be backing them if the intent was to protect the views of Christians and Jews.

NormanF on October 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm

This should be alarming, Debbie-like many other bloggers I’ve posted the Mohammed cartoons, mocked Islam-once I even “interviewed” Mohammed…while he was burning in hell.
It should be alarming…but who is listening? Will we see any of our Conservative legislators bring this up on the floor of the Senate? They are too busy running scared of Obama.
Will anyone in the ‘auld media’ echo the alarm? Not if it won’t bring ratings/readers/money.
Who will speak out? Hundreds of Debbies, Dougs, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh. But who will listen?

D: Mark Levin?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Puh-leeze. He defended Fred Thompson for hiring Hezbollah/Arafat/CAIR/Illegal Alien Enabler Spencer Abraham as his campaign manager. When someone takes away his dog’s free speech, then he’ll be concerned. But not until then. He’s a complete fraud. WAKE. UP. DS

Douglas Q on October 20, 2009 at 2:51 pm

In addition to everything Debbie points out above there is a tremendous amount of hypocrisy here. Everything about Islam, including the Koran and the Hadiths insults other religions, threatens other religions (There is one Hadith that states at the end of times Muslims need to kill Jews who are hiding behind rocks and trees) and is full of religious stereotyping.

If any religion is to be criminalized, it is the “Religion of Pieces”.

I_AM_ME on October 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm

And they hate us anyway, even when we appease them. They still hate our troops even when we take away Playboy or pork; so we deprive those giving their lives for us, and pander to those trying to destroy us. This is worse in some ways than appeasement of the 30s. Then the policy was bad, but there wasn’t the historical precedent there is today.

I wonder why a jerk like Turley (oops, I almost wrote ‘Turkey’, another Muslim country whose fundamentalist leadership we pandered to until it was too late) is saying these things. Does he have clients in these countries who are being adversely affected?

Little Al on October 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Perhaps John Fogerty was a sage and a real prophet. After all, he did warn us……..

I see a bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin.
I see bad times today.

Dont go around tonight,
Well, its bound to take your life,
Theres a bad moon on the rise.

stevecanuck on October 20, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Stated above, but I’ll add my sentiments to the list: When will it become a hate crime to criticize Christians and Jews? Oh yeah, when Hell freezes over.

wolf2012 on October 20, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I’m sure Christmas will be concidered a hate crime within the next five years as well.

wolf2012 on October 20, 2009 at 3:10 pm

It makes perfect sense to me – follow my reasoning: In the USA the 1st amendment protects our right to free speech, however certain speech is exempt such as: yelling fire in a theater or instigating a riot. Now whenever anyone says anything about Mo or draws a cartoon of Mo that causes a riot. Thus any speech critical of islam, which causes riots, is exempt from the 1st amendment.

Got it? Good.

If Mo is reading this – I want my 72 virgins!

sandy on October 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm

This is treason.

We have the first amendment yet our own government officials go to the unconstitutional UN to subvert our laws. Read it for yourself:
http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/HRC/12/L.14/Rev.1

Another reason we should not be a member of the UN. It is high time that people that violate our Constitution in our Government be prosecuted and instead of being tolerated.

ScottyDog on October 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Well the writing is on the wall, when they start to silence your voices the next sound they will hear is the sound of rifles. When obummer tries to shove this down our throats, I will wonder if everybody is going to swallow?

Drakken on October 20, 2009 at 4:24 pm

the best we could do to end a war is send over liquor and porn to loosen these muslims up a little-kidding, then we’d have even more peace loving muslims. just saying…my insensitive stupid comment of the month

lindapolver on October 21, 2009 at 7:03 am

To lindapolver: the 19 Muslim hijackers partied like there’s no tomorrow at the strip clubs and drunk alcoholic beverages, then prayed to Allah the night before September 11, 2001. Loosening them up with liquor and porn didn’t work.

Bobby'sBrain on October 21, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Sure I will be silenced, I will never utter another word about the Prophet Muhammed being a child molester I will forget that he raped and forced a 9yr old girl to be one of his wives.
I will also never speak again about the religion that teaches conversion or death by the sword. You know what strike that I will continue to call these pieces of sh*t and this religion of death and destruction exactly what it is.
There is no “loosening” them up Lindapolver, fanatics know only one thing and there is only one way to stop them. force!!!

Martin Fee on October 22, 2009 at 8:41 am

Mohammad, A Pedophile! Little boys and girls! A demon possessed psychotic whos moon demon they worship is not god period! They are a bunch of whiners! Wha,Wha, Well sue me! If the government trys this then even the ACLU will have no choice other than to bring court cases against the 1st amnendment violators. When do the musnuts start to come to your house and try to force you to convert. I didnt say try to get you to! I said force! I dont know about everyone else but if they try it at my place they will be bleeding when they crawl away! No threat! A promise!!!! This is a cult so they need to be run out of this country! NOT a rasict remark because its a cult not a person!

mike c on October 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Wow.. Seriously people. We can all say we aren’t being racist, islamaphobic and all that stuff, but really that would be a lie. Some of you have the audacity to claim that entire muslim countries are bad some of you mentioned Turkey,but last time i checked there are some questionable bibilical references in Christianity as well (i.e. you can sell your children into slavery. I can see your concern about the 1st amendment being violated, but really people do we really need to encourage hateful speech, hateful lies, and hateful ignorance. Muslims, Christian, Jews, and any other religious or non religious group are equal. Oh and as a refresher and wake up call to everyone there are terrorist groups that claim to be Christian and Jewish as well ie. Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. Perhaps we should stop trying to say all muslims are evil because they are not and it’s disgraceful to our American principles to be hateful and racist. Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Agnosticism, Atheism, Hinduism and any other views on religon should all be respected not discriminated against.

Cartrite on October 27, 2009 at 8:45 pm

“Only the MUSLIM religious will. ”

Exactly. Muslims will have protection from “slanderous” comments by non Muslims, but i seriously doubt that such a luxury will extend to Christians or Jews.
Obama has once again proven he is about as Christian as Madalyn Murray O Hair, and that he is in bed with the Muslim community up to and including protecting the extremist segment of their population. He kisses the ass of the Muslim world and apologizes for the “terrible” acts the US has committed in the past whenever he travels overseas and he thinks he’s out of earshot of the American press that doesnt ride his jock.

I cant wait for this guy to become the “former” president Obama.

Daniel on November 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm

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