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Feds suggest anti-Muslim speech can be punished
http://www.politico.com ^ | may 31, 2013 | byron tau

Posted on 05/31/2013 5:51:40 PM PDT by lowbridge

A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam.

Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, was quoted by the Tullahoma News this week suggesting that some inflammatory material on Islam might run afoul of federal civil rights laws.

"We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected," Killian told the newspaper.

Killian, along with the FBI special agent that runs the Knoxville office, are set to speak next week to a special meeting with the local Muslim community, informing them about their rights under federal law.

"This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion," Killian said about the meeting. "This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are."

Killian pointed to a recent controversy where a local Tennessee politician posted a photo of a man aiming a shotgun at the camera with the caption "How to wink at a Muslim."

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1 posted on 05/31/2013 5:51:40 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

What about anti-Christian speech?

What about the 1st Amendment?


2 posted on 05/31/2013 5:54:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: lowbridge

No PC here.

Muzzies have a particular fondness for blowing the limbs off of woman and lil children.

Now...what?


3 posted on 05/31/2013 5:56:09 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: lowbridge

Will he protecting Catholics in a similar manner? Didn’t know you could be this stupid and be a U.S. Attorney. Does he know that there are free speech guarantees in the constitution. Who appointed this certified fool? Dopey man thinks he has the power to be a censor.


4 posted on 05/31/2013 5:56:37 PM PDT by allendale
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To: SandRat
What about the 1st Amendment?

Enjoy it while you can.

5 posted on 05/31/2013 5:57:31 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: lowbridge

Islam sucks dead donkey dung. Bring it on.


6 posted on 05/31/2013 5:58:27 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: lowbridge

I’ve been looking for an actual image of a koran submerged in urine with pig grease on top.


7 posted on 05/31/2013 5:59:20 PM PDT by soycd
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To: lowbridge

Muslims have the freedom to practice their religion, and I have the freedom to point out that

Mohammed was a child rapist!

Ain’t the First Amendment grand?


8 posted on 05/31/2013 6:00:17 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: lowbridge

I’m sick of this. It’s okay and even encouraged to badmouth conservative Americans and Christians but we can’t say anything about the murdering Muzzies? **** ‘em!


9 posted on 05/31/2013 6:01:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: fhayek
The turd burgling, goat humping, islamderthal pigs can kiss my infidel ass.

 photo Mohamhead_zpse35847b0.jpg
10 posted on 05/31/2013 6:01:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge; HoosierDammit; TYVets; red irish; fastrock; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

11 posted on 05/31/2013 6:01:46 PM PDT by narses
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To: allendale

Things like this usually do come to ignominious ends in court, but not before garnering moral support among some more of the mindless low-informatzia. The idea is kind of like Alinsky, with rinse-repeat in moral/spiritual sewage until the place IS getting rotten.


12 posted on 05/31/2013 6:03:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: lowbridge

Holy strings of profanity Batman!

This is getting serious.
(really)

IMHO


13 posted on 05/31/2013 6:06:10 PM PDT by ripley
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To: allendale

US attorneys are appointed.....another grand gift from the anti romney crowd..


14 posted on 05/31/2013 6:09:10 PM PDT by cherry
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To: lowbridge

Have not seen the freedom from Offence Admendment yet. Though a lot of people play the card, its from a different deck.


15 posted on 05/31/2013 6:09:47 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: cripplecreek

Roger that.


16 posted on 05/31/2013 6:11:17 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: lowbridge

17 posted on 05/31/2013 6:14:45 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: lowbridge

Lets see... Anti-Muslim speach in TN..... Wow he’s gonna be busy for a while.....


18 posted on 05/31/2013 6:16:32 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: SandRat
A similar controversy erupt when a Coptic Christian man posted the trailer for an anti-Muhammed film online — causing rioting and an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

Did not miss that... he tried to bury it at the very bottom but it jumped right out.
19 posted on 05/31/2013 6:21:34 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: SandRat

Indeed, this means war.


20 posted on 05/31/2013 6:22:24 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: lowbridge

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


21 posted on 05/31/2013 6:24:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: soycd

Maybe you’ll have to make your own. When you do, post it here so we can help distribute it.


22 posted on 05/31/2013 6:25:51 PM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: lowbridge

Bill, you’re wrong. Not much else to say.


23 posted on 05/31/2013 6:26:19 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Da Coyote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y&feature=player_embedded


24 posted on 05/31/2013 6:29:43 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Da Coyote

So then.... don’t post, don’t comment, don’t blog about Islam.

As Jed in Red Dawn said, “Don’t cry! Let it turn, let it turn, let it turn to something else”.

Deus vult!


25 posted on 05/31/2013 6:32:20 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: soycd

26 posted on 05/31/2013 6:33:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: lowbridge

nobody here is free from criticism.


27 posted on 05/31/2013 6:35:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: lowbridge

Guess I’ll start a Facebook account just to jerk em around.


28 posted on 05/31/2013 6:35:52 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: lowbridge

Muslims are the enemy.


29 posted on 05/31/2013 6:38:56 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: lowbridge

There are no moderate enemies.


30 posted on 05/31/2013 6:39:44 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: Tennessee Nana

What an absolute masterpiece!


31 posted on 05/31/2013 6:43:54 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: soycd

Make one and send it to the Metropolitan Museum of “art”. They seemed to like that kind of stuff

Also elephant dung.


32 posted on 05/31/2013 6:46:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: lowbridge
"If a Muslim had posted ‘How to Wink at a Christian,’ could you imagine what would have happened?" Killian asked, according to the newspaper.

Yes, I imagine the federal government would have notified the Muslim that we are sorry if we have done anything to offend the Muslim and make him/her feel anger toward us, and will try to understand how our friendship with Israel and our dedication to the education of women in our society might be offensive to the distinguished religion of Mohammed.

And then the federal government would have asked if there was anyplace he/she would like to build a mosque, and promise to have the federal government try to ram it through the zoning laws of any given city....even near Ground Zero.

33 posted on 05/31/2013 6:50:40 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: lowbridge
A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam.”

also affirmed was... offensive and inflammatory speech about Christians can get you 3 years of audit free IRS special "Customer Service"

34 posted on 05/31/2013 6:51:12 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: wonkowasright

As a resident of the fine fair state of Tennessee, I am appalled , embarrassed, outraged and just sick over the fact that this idiot attorney is from here! I am so sorry! This crap needs to be stopped!!!!!


35 posted on 05/31/2013 6:57:52 PM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: lowbridge
Mr Killian,listen very carefully.I'll speak as plainly and directly as possible.

ALL moslems are terrorists.Every single one.And that includes every single one currently present in the United States,be they present legally or illegally.ALL non US citizen moslems present here,legally or illegally,should be deported tomorrow.ALL US citizen moslems should have FBI surveillance 24/7/365 as should every single one of their "mosques" and other gathering places.

Have I made myself abundantly clear,Comrade Killian?

36 posted on 05/31/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: lowbridge

As we’ve seen in Europe and we’re slowly starting to see in America, you can have freedom of speech or you can have multiculturalism, but you can’t have both.

Unfortunately, our masters have chosen which will go, and it’s not what the people would have picked.


37 posted on 05/31/2013 7:02:03 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: lowbridge

there are no constitutional rights for slaves of a dictatorship


38 posted on 05/31/2013 7:02:10 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: lowbridge
Since Obummer already proclaimed to the world,

"THEY CLING TO THEIR GUNS OR RELIGION",

I can proudly say with no fear whatsoever,

"THEY CLING TO THEIR PRESSURE COOKER BOMBS OR RELIGION"

39 posted on 05/31/2013 7:05:20 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: murrie

Look you still have to atone for producing Al Gore you know.....

:-)


40 posted on 05/31/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: wonkowasright

Arrgghhh. Don’t remind me. I will say again-this crap has got to be stopped.


41 posted on 05/31/2013 7:08:31 PM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: lowbridge

Meet the Islamists Who’ve Infiltrated the Media:

http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/meet-the-islamists-whove-infiltrated-the-media/


42 posted on 05/31/2013 7:09:42 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: lowbridge

Mr. US Attorney Killian, you can KMA.


43 posted on 05/31/2013 7:15:08 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: lowbridge

Hey Killian - pervert Muslims sodomized and murdered Ambassador Stevens. So screw you moron.


44 posted on 05/31/2013 7:38:24 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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Yet another asshole attacking the 1st Amendment.


45 posted on 05/31/2013 7:50:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: wonkowasright

Feh.

You’re lucky. I have to atone for all the damned Kennedys, John Kerry, Barney Frank, Ed Markey, Cowan, Gerry Studds, Menino, Deval, Elizabeth Warren, and the list just goes on.

Living in this state, I sometimes feel like one of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s zeks who continually gets “tenners” added on for just being a prisoner.

Never seems to stop.


46 posted on 05/31/2013 7:52:43 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: lowbridge

British Infidels Shoot The Koran http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLzN7IxdhrA


47 posted on 05/31/2013 8:01:54 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: lowbridge
...as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected

He's proposed the cure right there.

48 posted on 05/31/2013 8:13:17 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: lowbridge

Orders from Holder and 0bama. Eff the camel hosers.


49 posted on 05/31/2013 8:15:04 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Saved it for future use.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

50 posted on 05/31/2013 8:23:08 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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