"The principle of free speech is not concerned with the content of a man's speech and does not protect only the expression of good ideas, but all ideas. If it were otherwise, who would determine which ideas are good and where forbidden? The government?""Once a country accepts censorship of the press and of speech, then nothing can be won without violence. Therefore, so long as you have free speech, protect it. This is the life-and-death issue in this country: do not give up the freedom of the press -- of newspapers, books, magazines, radio, movies, and other forms of presenting ideas. So long as that's free, a peaceful intellectual turn is possible." Ayn Rand
Unindicted co-conspirator, Hamas-linked, Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR is calling for prosecution "to the full extent of state and federal law" in the case of a burned qu'ran copy.
Uh, did I miss something? When did this become a crime? Sorry, supremacists, this is protected speech. There have been thousands of burned flags, desecrated bibles, torahs, blah blah blah. So what?
We would have to introduce an amendment to the Constitution abridging free speech in order to prosecute such "crimes."
Yes, burning the qu'ran is a bad idea. It does a grave disservice to the cause of spreading awareness
about Islamic teachings and the threat that Sharia poses to our way of
The burning of books is wrong in principle: the antidote to bad speech is not censorship or book-burning, but more speech. Open discussion. Give-and-take. And the truth will out. There is no justification for burning books.
If Americans are free and not under Sharia, then anyone can do this if they want, and their freedom and rights should be protected. Islamic supremacists should not be allowed a victory for their violent intimidation -- if these people want to burn a book, they're free to do so.
If they were burning a Bible, no one would be threatening violence against them. And nobody would be threatening to have them prosecuted to the full extent of the law, as the Islamic supremacists like Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas-linked CAIR is doing.
Petraeus is wrong to say this will threaten American troops. This is based on the assumption that they are fighting us because we are doing things they don't like. Actually they are fighting us because of imperatives within the Islamic faith. They will never like us unless we convert to Islam or submit to Islamic rule. If we stop doing things they dislike, where will we draw the line? How far will Sharia advance in the U.S., with Americans afraid to stop its advance for fear of offending Muslims and stirring them up to violence?
Muslim civil rights group calls for FBI hate crime probe
(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 9/12/2010) -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today said it has called on the FBI to launch a hate crime investigation of a burned copy of the Quran, Islam's holy text, found early yesterday at a mosque in that state.CAIR-MI reports that officials of the Islamic Center of East Lansing say vandals left a burned Quran at the front entrance of the mosque and threw pages from holy text in the streets surrounding center. Torn pages of the Quran appeared to be smeared with feces. An unidentified substance was also found on the floor in front of the mosque's main door. CAIR-MI has contacted the FBI about the incident."The perpetrators of this unconscionable act of religious intimidation must be apprehended and prosecuted to the full extent of state and federal law," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.