Law enforcement said it shut down a former Muslim speaker over safety concerns, not the content of an alleged former Muslim terrorist’s speech. That's their job.
It is the responsibility of law enforcement to protect and defend all citizens. It is the responsibility of law enforcement to protect and defend our freedom of speech guaranteed under the first amendment. It is pathetic that law enforcement would cravenly cave to Muslim intimidation and threats.
Police Chief Rick Hoyer is unabashed in his proclamation of fear, weakness, and cowardice.
This is the new angle to shutting down free speech: it's not the speech but the security factor. This is the exact same excuse that the LA Jewish Federation used to cancel my ZOA talk there. They said they received a threat that Muslim protesters would storm their building.
Back in February, the Allegan High School auditorium was evacuated after authorities became aware of a fatwa on the head of a speaker scheduled to appear at an event there. "Part way through a presentation on Shariah law and its potential impact on America earlier this month, former Muslim Kamal Saleem along with an audience of several hundred people gathered at Allegan High School auditorium were asked to leave the grounds by the city’s chief of police."
Allegan: Alleged ex-Muslim terrrorist's speech shut down for safety, not message MLive
ALLEGAN, MI – The city of Allegan said it shut down a controversial speaker over safety concerns, not the content of an alleged former Muslim terrorist’s speech.
The city has asked that a federal lawsuit filed by state Rep. David Agema, R-Grandville, and others, be dismissed.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids after Allegan police prevented Kamal Saleem, a self-styled former Muslim terrorist, from speaking in January at Allegan High School.
Police Chief Rick Hoyer shut down the event after police received information that Saleem was the subject of death threats from Muslim extremists with a $25 million bounty on his head under a Fatwa....
This case cannot be dismissed. It would be like dismissing the first amendment.