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'Sharia Ruling' Judge Defends Decision for Muslim
CBN News ^ | Sunday, March 04, 2012 | Erick Stakelbeck

Posted on 03/05/2012 10:11:24 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies

[...] in a phone interview, Martin told CBN News he's a life-long Lutheran, not a Muslim.

"The victim claims that I said that I was a Muslim, and he portrayed incorrectly that I was a Muslim, and that I showed biased toward Muslims in my ruling, and really that's ridiculous," Martin told CBN News.

But critics, like Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, say the judge stepped out of bounds of the First Amendment.

[...] "It sounds like he's Sharia compliant, not constitutionally compliant," the Texas lawmaker said.

Martin, however, stands by his ruling, saying there wasn't enough evidence to find the defendant guilty. He told CBN News he believes one of his roles is to keep peace in the community.

"Just because you have First Amendment rights that allow you to say something doesn't necessarily mean that you should always say that thing you want to say," Martin said.

"What I was trying to do in as quick of a time as I could, (is) educate the victim to try help him understand a little bit about Islam," he explained.

Police Sgt. Brian Curtis, the arresting officer in the case, was not happy with the judge's ruling.

"I believe that I brought a case that showed proof beyond reasonable doubt, and the case was dismissed, and I was disappointed," Curtis said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firstamendment; islam; muslim; sharia; zombiemohammed; zombiemuhammad

1 posted on 03/05/2012 10:11:32 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

“Just because you have First Amendment rights that allow you to say something doesn’t necessarily mean that you should always say that thing you want to say,” Martin said.”

Reason # 522 we are facing a menace from within. This man is a judge.

Cripes.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 10:13:59 AM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: jessduntno

“Just because you have First Amendment rights that allow you to say something doesn’t necessarily mean that you should always say that thing you want to say,” Martin said.”

To be fair, he may have been thinking of “yelling fire in a crowded theater” when he said that. Technically, legally and constitutionally speaking, his comment is correct.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 10:16:55 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: jessduntno

Louie was a judge, before he became my congressman.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 10:18:22 AM PST by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second)
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To: jessduntno

One thing that pissed me off even more was the fact that FOX news pixelated the photo of the victim wearing the costume. He isn’t afraid of being interviewed on camera without the costume which means FOX was falling all over themselves to appease the islamderthal scumbags.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 10:18:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
The Muslim defendant in the case reportedly did not know it is legal to criticize Mohammed under U.S. law.

The George Costanza defense.

6 posted on 03/05/2012 10:19:11 AM PST by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: jessduntno

I take back my previous post. Within the context of the case, the judge was allowing a man to assault him over his speech. That is pretty cut and dried.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 10:19:32 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

—The Muslim defendant in the case reportedly did not know it is legal to criticize Mohammed under U.S. law.—

Good thing he knew that it is not legal in the US to kill someone who criticizes Mohammed. That could have been interesting - especially if the judge used the same excuse to drop the case against him.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 10:21:06 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Drop = dismiss


9 posted on 03/05/2012 10:21:34 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
Well the proper social response to someone yelling “Fire” in a crowded theater is to head for the exits - this might cause a major disruption/damage/death - and is unwarranted if there is not actually a fire.

The proper social response to someone wearing a costume that you find religiously offensive is NOT to accost that person, choke them with part of their costume - then seek out a Police Officer to report that their costume offended you and you want them arrested.

Other than that.....

10 posted on 03/05/2012 10:22:27 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

“What I was trying to do in as quick of a time as I could, (is) educate the victim to try help him understand a little bit about Islam,” he explained.

Maybe he should have focused more on educating the perp to help him understand a little bit about US law.

After all, he is a Judge, not an Imam.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 10:22:47 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
"What I was trying to do in as quick of a time as I could, (is) educate the victim to try help him understand a little bit about Islam," he explained.

Yep, and we're paying him to define his job in that manner?

12 posted on 03/05/2012 10:25:13 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

>>”The victim claims that I said that I was a Muslim, and he portrayed incorrectly that I was a Muslim, and that I showed biased toward Muslims in my ruling, and really that’s ridiculous,” Martin told CBN News.

Al-Taqqiya.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 10:27:28 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Dear Judge:

“You are fronting for the most oppressive ideology on the face of the earth. You are fronting for evil. You are carrying water and running interference for the denial of free speech, the denial of the freedom of conscience, the institutionalized oppression of women, the subjugation of non-Muslims, and worse. You’re fronting for stonings, amputations, the murder of apostates, the treatment of women as possessions of men, the madness and senseless violence that we see in this furor over the Quran-burnings, and more. You shout us down on campuses and do everything you can to make sure we are not heard in the public square. And you call us fascists? You are the quintessence of fascism.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2854690/posts


14 posted on 03/05/2012 10:28:49 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: cuban leaf
“yelling fire in a crowded theater” would cause harm to others around you.

Going East LA and calling Martin Luther King names would get you harmed not others (legal). Same with going to a Mosque and calling Mohammad names (legal).

On a public street calling these people names completely legal.

15 posted on 03/05/2012 10:34:09 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: cuban leaf

Ignorance of the law has never been an allowed defense. So now, it is - unless you are a Muslim. Is this the message the judge was trying to send?


16 posted on 03/05/2012 10:35:29 AM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: pacpam

—So now, it is - unless you are a Muslim.—

I assume you meant, “So now, it is - if you are a Muslim.”

And I agree with you. It is repulsive. And instead of trying to instruct the perp on what he was doing wrong, he instructed the victim on how he brought it on.

If it were a rape case, it would be the equivalent of a judge explaining to a female victim the mindset of men and tell her that maybe if she would dress more modestly the guy would not have raped her. Case dismissed.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 10:41:09 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Lets see, Video of the guy assaulting someone... Admission by the perp to a police man that he assaulted someone.. but not enough evidence? This guy needs gone.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 10:46:26 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: LucyT; FARS
"It's outrageous when a judge just decides, 'I've got a black robe I'm sitting up on high, so I'm going to make up my own law or follow a law other than the Constitution,'" Gohmert told CBN News.

Somebody needs to remind this judge about the @Code of Judicial Conduct in Pennsylvania, particularly...

Canon 3. Judges should perform the duties of their office impartially and diligently.
A. Adjudicative responsibilities. (1) Judges should be faithful to the law and maintain professional competence in it. They should be unswayed by partisan interests, public clamor, or fear of criticism.

19 posted on 03/05/2012 10:47:57 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: cuban leaf
"If it were a rape case, it would be the equivalent of a judge explaining to a female victim the mindset of men and tell her that maybe if she would dress more modestly the guy would not have raped her. Case dismissed."

exactly. It is also the reason in Sharia the woman is punished for being raped.

20 posted on 03/05/2012 10:49:18 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: LucyT; FARS; All
Fixed link...@Code of Judicial Conduct
21 posted on 03/05/2012 10:49:18 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: struggle
>>”The victim claims that I said that I was a Muslim, and he portrayed incorrectly that I was a Muslim, and that I showed biased toward Muslims in my ruling, and really that’s ridiculous,” Martin told CBN News.

Al-Taqqiya.

Well, the idea that he said he was a Muslim is based on a brief section of a lo-fi recording - during which he also said that having done tours of duty in Muslim countries he "knew a little bit about Islam" ... a strange thing to say if one has already proclaimed oneself Muslim.

I don't think he's Muslim. But whether he is or not doesn't change the fact that he, a judge, thinks the First Amendment shouldn't be applied to offenses against Islam. (It's worth noting that Zombie Mohammed was marching alongside a Zombie Pope.)

22 posted on 03/05/2012 10:52:31 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

My wife is a big fan of country music, but there is one meme in it she really hates and she articulates the meme this way:

“He can’t help it. He’s just a maiun.”


23 posted on 03/05/2012 10:56:07 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

24 posted on 03/05/2012 10:58:38 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: HamiltonJay
The defendant also admitted in court that he interrupted the parade which is illegal then hindered the victim path using his own body and started to yell at him in his face.

The defendants own admission in court is harassment.

I quoted the defendants statements and Emailed them to this judge Martin proving harassment. I doubt he cares.

25 posted on 03/05/2012 10:59:15 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: jessduntno
One of the biggest if not the biggest problem we have in this country is out of control judges.
26 posted on 03/05/2012 11:07:20 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
Martin, however, stands by his ruling, saying there wasn't enough evidence to find the defendant guilty. He told CBN News he believes one of his roles is to keep peace in the community.

The first sentence is a lie.

The second sentence shows this liberal judge to be confused as to his role as a judge...keep the peace...that's what to cops do, his role is to judge the facts in the case.

27 posted on 03/05/2012 11:13:01 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
Martin told CBN News he's a life-long Lutheran, not a Muslim.

Not a Muslim. A Dhimmi.

28 posted on 03/05/2012 11:31:48 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

He is a magistrate and as such faces re-election at some point. THAT will be very interesting!


29 posted on 03/05/2012 11:40:18 AM PST by catman67
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To: catman67
Sharia Law promoter (that's da judge) retirement plan:

1. Rope
2. Tree
3. Assembly required

Works every time it is applied.

30 posted on 03/05/2012 12:35:30 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: catman67
Sharia Law promoter (that's da judge) retirement plan:

1. Rope
2. Tree
3. Assembly required

Works every time it is applied.

31 posted on 03/05/2012 12:35:42 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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