First Amendment Law (U. S. Constitution: The First Amendment) is an easy read if you have maybe forgotten your highschool government classes.
Freedom of speech has limitations and plenty of Supreme Court rulings to back it. I find it borderline loony that people support Pastor Jones who intentionally created violence.
[QUOTE=Grant;1059394566]He predicted the violence, and condemned the publicity stunt of putting a Koran on trial. So did a lot of other people, including Obama. Now, when you get O'Reilly and Obama to agree on something, you have to wonder whether there is something worth agreeing on.
Do you feel Bill O'Reilley was also responsible for what the Muslims did?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Had the media not reported what this obscure pastor said, had the US President remained silent, then no one would have heard of this guy and these murders on the other side of the world might not have happened. They are obviously responsible for giving this incident some publicity it wouldn't have otherwise received.
So instead of just shutting down freedom of speech we'll have to also censor the media and those media savvy politicians. Who else in the free world can we attack before we finally pin the responsibility where it belongs?
No matter what atrocities Muslims commit - to their families, to each other. or anyone who doesn't believe as they do - it seems they can never get bad press. The Muslim world is silent on this latest mass slaughter (actually there has been at least one more since then) while others are willing to go to any illogical and extraordinary lengths to defend their craziness.
Not since Communism had its day has any other international group been able to commit such violence and degradation against other human beings on such a mass scale and yet still, remarkably, find its many defenders. It is shameful.
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(Washington, DC - 4/1/11)—The Muslim Public Affairs Council today condemned the killing of at least 12 people, including seven United Nations workers, in Afghanistan by protesters as “barbaric, atrocious and senseless.” This afternoon, MPAC will hold press conferences in Washington, DC and Los Angeles to respond to today’s events.
MPAC Condemns Senseless Killing of U.N. Workers In Afghanistan - Muslim Public Affairs Council
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of Cordoba Initiative and Daisy Khan of American Society for Muslim Advancement Pronounce their unequivocal denunciation of the killings of United Nations workers in Afghanistan by those who were protesting the burning of the Qur’an by Terry Jones. Regardless of motive or rationalization or evidence or excuse, this action must be condemned. Violent Extremism which seeks to inflict harm on innocent people is an absolute corruption of Islamic Doctrine.
CAIR Condemns Attack on U.N. Compound in Afghanistan. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned an attack on a U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan that killed at least 12 people Friday, most of them U.N. workers.
In a statement, CAIR said: “We unequivocally condemn this act of senseless violence. Nothing can justify or excuse this attack.”
The American Muslim (TAM)
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
By that logic, it's Planned Parenthood's fault that abortion clinics are getting blown up. I mean, hey, if there were no abortion clinics, no one would get pissed off and bomb them. Right?
Freedom Schools were often targets of white mobs. So also were the homes of local African Americans involved in the campaign. That summer 30 black homes and 37 black churches were firebombed. Over 80 volunteers were beaten by white mobs or racist police officers and three men, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on 21st June, 1964. This attempt to frighten others from joining the campaign failed and by late 1964 over 70,000 students had taken part in Freedom Summer.