New Laws in California make it illegal and antisemitic for students in Universities to criticise anything the state of Israel does domestically or withing occupied Palestine
what is happening to the USA ladeis and Gentlemen?
Perhaps this will help to shed some light on it.....
CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) — While the man behind an anti-Islam movie that ignited violence across the Middle East would likely face swift punishment in his native Egypt for making the film, in America the government is in the thorny position of protecting his free speech rights and looking out for his safety even while condemning his message.
In America, there's nothing illegal about making a movie that disparages a religious figure. And that has the Obama administration walking a diplomatic tight rope less than two months before the election — how to express outrage over the movie's treatment of Islam without compromising the most basic American freedom. "The thing that makes this particularly difficult for the United States is that ... we treat what most of us would refer to as hate speech as constitutionally protected speech and Americans don't appreciate, I think, how unusual this position seems in the rest of the world," said Lawrence Rosenthal, a professor at Chapman University's School of Law in Orange, Calif.
The situation also raises vexing questions about how far the government can and should go to protect someone who exercises their First Amendment right. In the past, for example, police have stood guard to ensure Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan could march without being attacked for their views.
But Nakoula's case invites scrutiny because the free speech he exercised with the film "Innocence of Muslims" has had such far-reaching and violent implications.
"Yes, we understand the First Amendment and all of this stuff," wrote Khalid Amayreh, a prominent Islamist commentator and blogger in Hebron on the West Bank. "But you must also understand that the Prophet (for us) is a million times more sacred than the American Constitution."
Were he in his native Egypt, Nakoula could be charged with "insulting religion," a crime punishable by up to three years in prison or could face the more serious charge of "upsetting national security," which carries a life sentence.
In America, the government can't even order that the video be removed from YouTube. All it can do is ask. And so far, parent company Google has declined, saying the video was within its guidelines for content. The company did restrict access to the video in certain countries, including Egypt, Libya and Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.....snip~
Free speech, religion clash over anti-Muslim film - Yahoo! Movies
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
Now there's an opinion piece in the LA Times suggesting that the film isn't protected free speech - Does 'Innocence of Muslims' meet the free-speech test? - Sarah Chayes
I don't know where some of these people got their journalism degrees but this is an insane argument. By Ms. Chayes' standards it would no longer be protected free speech to speak ill of the Red Sox because someone might get offended and become violent. On top of that her entire argument is based on the premise that Muslims are inherently prone to violence and should be protected from being incited. And to think, she was an adviser to Gen McKiernen in Afghanistan.....see how well that turned out?
There is NO right (or excuse) to violence, but there is the right to criticized and reject.
Meanwhile I had eye surgery this morning and am wearing a grill over my right eye, but I can see thru the grill and my eyesight in that eye is 100%.
If I were an Arab I would yell al hum'du Allah or Allah Akbar.. thanks to the skill of my young Jewish eye surgeon... My favorite checker at the market saw me and cried out Mazel Tov!
When I looked at the movie trailer I thought it humorous and basically similiar to a low grade version of Monty Python making fun of the Catholic church. I saw exactly NONE "offensive" about the movie trailer.
It is pitiful for anyone of our government to apologize for or condemn it. Given the millions and millions of videos, films and written material grossly insulting to Christians, Jews, Atheists, Agnostics etc, for which our government is silent, what Obama and others did in apologizing was grotesque bigotry against non-Muslims.
It is foolish to believe the government will protect free speech or privacy rights. If the government can come up with excuses to eliminate free speech, it will do so. Free speech is the greatest danger to incumbent governments. That is why Muslim radicals so intensely prohibit it.
Free speech is a far more dangerous weapon to them than even than guns. "The pen is mightier than the sword." Therefore, in their countries the allow guns but absolutely prohibit free speech.
Seems like you may be confusing the word racist with the word progress - common mistake made by those pretending to defend democracy and freedom.
You are forgiven