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Durbin to host hearings on protecting Muslim civil rights
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Posted on 03/23/2011 8:00:59 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Durbin to host hearings on protecting Muslim civil rights By Daniel Strauss - 03/23/11 09:50 AM ET

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) plans to hold hearings on protecting American Muslims' civil rights, his office announced Tuesday night.

The hearings come a few weeks after Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) held controversial hearings of his own on the radicalization of American Muslims. Those hearings were widely criticized by Democrats who worried that they unfairly singled out Muslim Americans.

But an official with knowledge of the matter said that Durbin's hearings are not meant to counter King's. Instead, it comes "in response to the spike in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year including Quran burnings, restrictions on mosque construction, hate crimes, hate speech and other forms of discrimination," according to a statement announcing the hearings.

“Our Constitution protects the free exercise of religion for all Americans,” Durbin said in the statement. “During the course of our history, many religions have faced intolerance. It is important for our generation to renew our founding charter’s commitment to religious diversity and to protect the liberties guaranteed by our Bill of Rights.”

The hearings, set to begin March 29, will be held by the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Right and Human Rights, which Durbin chairs.

Civil rights officials from the Bush and Obama administrations as well as Muslim civil rights leader Farhana Khera are scheduled to testify.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; crushislam; democrats; dhimmi; dhimmicrats; durbin; islam; liberals; turbandurbin
He's useless............
1 posted on 03/23/2011 8:01:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver; BlackElk; chicagolady; PhilCollins; Dengar01; Impy; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued

Durbin. I hate Illinois Nazis.


2 posted on 03/23/2011 8:02:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Sub-Driver

What about MY civil right to not have my crotch grabbed for the unpardonable sin of wanting to fly?


3 posted on 03/23/2011 8:04:10 AM PDT by Grunthor (hcg diet, down 32 lbs in 5 weeks)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about protecting the rest of us from those stone age throwbacks, Dick?


4 posted on 03/23/2011 8:05:13 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good blaster kid.)
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To: Sub-Driver

American capacity for democrat idiocy is apparently bottomless.


5 posted on 03/23/2011 8:05:20 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe reps from a dozen other ethnic or religious groups should call him and ask for hearings too. When he doesn’t grant them, they can call him a bigot.


6 posted on 03/23/2011 8:05:28 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Grunthor

Hell, that’s one of the perks of flying these days.


7 posted on 03/23/2011 8:06:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Sub-Driver

No fukkin way. No protected species class for muslims. NO FUKKIN WAY.


8 posted on 03/23/2011 8:07:43 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Americans of ALL faiths and races murdered by Muslim extremists motivated by their Muslim faith in the last ten years: around 3,400. Muslim Americans murdered by Americans motivated by a hatred of the Muslim faith: zero, maybe. Hey Dick - try holding your hearing when the score gets a little closer.


9 posted on 03/23/2011 8:11:12 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: Sub-Driver

The right to preach hate?

The right to blow things up?


10 posted on 03/23/2011 8:11:44 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Where was Durbin on this issue when his party had the majority control just a short time ago?


11 posted on 03/23/2011 8:12:42 AM PDT by eaglestar
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To: Sub-Driver

The Muslims are just having a hearty laugh at all these idiot leftists. They are quite confident that Allah has made infidels crazy and stupid for the sake of Islam’s triumph.

I’ve met a lot of Muslims in college and they feel VERY comfortable in this country. All that talk on camera about “bigotry” is pure lies for the sake of fighting their enemies. They know that they can currently get away with quite a bit, including sexual harassment of women. My former girlfriend was directly harassed by a Muslim man in front of the professor. Good thing I wasn’t there or the bastard would have to spend the rest of the day pulling teeth out of his beard.

The only good news is that things are not yet as bad as Europe where they can almost get away with murdering non-Muslims.


12 posted on 03/23/2011 8:13:55 AM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Sub-Driver

One can always count on the Democrats to embrace America’s enemies.


13 posted on 03/23/2011 8:15:25 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dick Durbin = The 20th Hijacker
14 posted on 03/23/2011 8:17:06 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Welcome to the generation of illiterate and ill-informed grads.

If he gets his way there will be no America.

“Most people do not recognize that what happens in a mosque is sedition. Pure and simple. Islam is not just a “religion”, it is a cult. Larger than that though, it is a political system, it is it’s own government, a economic system (which includes funding new mosque construction), it’s judicial…all wrapped up in the word sharia. This is inclusive of its military (jihadis) all rolled into one with one intent …and that is to rule wherever they take root. It is an invasive, systemic infection looking to take over the host once it has quantum.

This is not a “religion”, but something that cloaks itself in those terms so it should not be given the same treatment contemplated under the first amendment. The Koran’s Sharia rules are to consume whatever government there is wherever it goes. Islam is political, and it’s goal is to supplant and replace. Globally.”

Supplant and replace? That is a direct threat to the American constitution.

Innocent religion? ~~~ NOT!

.... drink more kool aid, folks


15 posted on 03/23/2011 8:18:27 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s bad enough that Holder only cares about the civil rights of blacks. Now Durbin wants to protect the civil rights of Muslims. Where is this insanity going?

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16 posted on 03/23/2011 8:21:27 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Sub-Driver
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) plans to hold hearings on protecting American Muslims' civil rights, his office announced Tuesday night.

My first reaction is to LOL. What else would we expect from Senator Dick-H**d Durbin?

17 posted on 03/23/2011 8:22:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s bad enough that Holder only cares about the civil rights of blacks. Now Durbin wants to protect the civil rights of Muslims. Where is this insanity going?

WASHINGTON, D.C.
711 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
9 am to 6 pm
(202) 224-2152 - ph
(202) 228-0400 - fx

CHICAGO
230 S Dearborn St.
Suite 3892
Chicago, IL 60604
8:30 am to 5 pm
(312) 353-4952 - ph
(312) 353-0150 - fx

SPRINGFIELD
525 South 8th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
8:30 am to 5 pm
(217) 492-4062 - ph
(217) 492-4382 - fx

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Suite 115-D
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(618) 351-1122 - ph
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18 posted on 03/23/2011 8:22:59 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Sub-Driver

Detroit population is now below 800,000. Duck-Face Durbin KNOWS how many of them are muslims and he needs their votes.

It’s amazing how politicians will sell out their country just to stay in office. And it’s even more amazing that idiots still vote for them. I used to think it was voter fraud. Now I’m just convinced democrat voters are simply retarded. And that includes many kinfolk.


19 posted on 03/23/2011 8:24:26 AM PDT by Terry Mross (This is war. Choose sides.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Resurrecting a Freeper classic

From the Desk of Senator Dick

20 posted on 03/23/2011 8:26:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver
Dick Turdbin... enough said.

This turd is attempting to get his licks in before the Senate goes right in Jan. '13.

Hey, little Dick... there's a skid mark 'cross your face... better get some tp to wipe it off fool.

21 posted on 03/23/2011 8:26:55 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 03/23/2011 8:27:21 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: Sub-Driver
Muslim ideology demands that those who do not believe what they believe either be converted or exterminated. Let me ask you something, Mr. Durban. Would you willingly allow yourself to be injected with a disease that slowly, yet methodically destroys your body?
23 posted on 03/23/2011 8:29:23 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And as a follow-up to Muslim rights hearings in the Senate, I’m absolutely positive that Sen. Durbin will propose holding hearings on preserving Christian rights in America. (/sarc)


24 posted on 03/23/2011 8:33:39 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Terry Mross
Detroit population is now below 800,000. Duck-Face Durbin KNOWS how many of them are muslims and he needs their votes.

That Duck-Face is a Dick-H**d I will not argue. But even he, as a senator from Illinois, will have a hard time getting muzzies in Detroit, Michigan, to vote for him.

25 posted on 03/23/2011 8:39:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: nuconvert

Exactly, where are the Jewish civil rights?

Where are the Christian civil right?

The only single reason he did this was to hoist a flag over his desk with the words I LOVE MUSLIMS on it. Please send all your bribes and contributions to ME!


26 posted on 03/23/2011 8:39:56 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: American Quilter
One can always count on the Democrats to embrace America’s enemies.

America's enemies embracing America's enemies. It's a beautiful thing.
27 posted on 03/23/2011 8:45:20 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Blade Runner was set in 2019. Except for the flying cars and replicants we're right on schedule.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Dick! Those savages would think nothing of cutting yours off, if you were a Christian or Jew.


28 posted on 03/23/2011 8:47:15 AM PDT by crosshairs (Appeasement is surrender in slow motion.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BlackElk; chicagolady; BillyBoy

Sen. Durbin cares more about Muslims than he cares about our military. He proved that when he gave a speech and said that our troops were like Nazis.

I hope that, in 2014, Congressman Peter Roskam will run for the U.S. Senate. If Durbin doesn’t run, ex-Rep. Debbie Halvorson will probably run.


29 posted on 03/23/2011 8:53:33 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: Sub-Driver
If you have ONE set of rules for everyone, there is no need for stuff like this.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

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30 posted on 03/23/2011 9:04:55 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
He is such a little “willie”! I am getting sick of all this cr@p! You come to this country you live under Our RULES or take your korans, your turbans and 15 kids and go back to the hellhole you came from.

Poor muslims. They are so misunderstood.

31 posted on 03/23/2011 9:24:11 AM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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To: Bitsy

I wonder if they will support the civil rights of gays???


32 posted on 03/23/2011 10:19:07 AM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Foolsgold

I wonder if they will support the civil rights of gays???

Would that be before or after they cut off their “willies’?


33 posted on 03/23/2011 10:27:12 AM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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To: Niteranger68

When written “ Dick Durbin “, is that a complete sentence and/or statement?


34 posted on 03/23/2011 10:30:14 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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