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    11/17/2015 6:58:02 PM PST · by TBP · 47 replies
    Frontpage ^ | November 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's time to play America's fastest growing game show sensation, "Moron or Traitor." It's a tough challenge because this administration has plenty of both. So does a radicalized Democratic Party leaping into insanity. A Democratic candidate was recently forced to drop out for tweeting that ISIS isn't evil. But don't look for Kerry to quit over his suggestion that the ISIS massacre of Charlie Hebdo artists and writers (not to mention, as his boss put it, some random (Jewish) folks in a deli) There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There...
  • Quebec’s Proposed Imposition of Blasphemy Laws Will Affect Us All

    08/30/2015 7:29:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/30/2015 | Kyle Shideler
    While Canada is currently in the throes of an early election, in the province of Quebec there’s growing debate over the future of free speech. The Quebec Parliament is currently debating whether to pass Bill 59, a bill that would grant the Quebec Human Rights Commission (QHRC) the authority to investigate so-called “hate speech”, even without a complaint being filed. The Head of the QHRC, Jacques FrĂ©mont has already openly said that he plans to use such powers, “to sue those critical of certain ideas, ‘people who would write against 
 the Islamic religion 
 on a website or...
  • Muslim Congressmen Want DOJ Investigation of Phoenix Anti-Islam Rally

    06/05/2015 10:55:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    mediaite ^ | June 4, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The only two Muslims in the U.S. Congress are calling for a Department of Justice investigation into the armed anti-Islam rally in Phoenix last week. Jon Ritzheimer organized the rally, along with a Muhammad cartoon contest, in response to the targeting of a similar event held in Garland, Texas weeks ago. The rally was held at an Islamic community center reportedly attended by the two men who targeted the Garland event. Ritzheimer encouraged people on the group’s Facebook page to bring guns, but aside from a few minor skirmishes, nothing serious really happened. But Democrats Keith Ellison and Andre Carson...
  • NYC Censorship Event Gets Censored

    05/19/2015 8:52:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    A New York City arts center has canceled a planned event intended to protest censorship after one of the scheduled plays, “‘Mohammed’ Gets A Boner,” was deemed too offensive to Muslims.
  • Tennessee man pleads guilty to plotting attack on Muslims

    05/19/2015 2:38:56 PM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    A man who ran for Congress last year in East Tennessee has pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a small Muslim enclave in New York. Federal agents began investigating Robert Doggart of Signal Mountain following a Facebook posting in which he claimed a community outside of Hancock, New York, was planning a terrorist attack and "must be utterly destroyed," according to the plea agreement entered last month.
  • ‘Blasphemous’ artwork removed from Paris exhibition (Islamic Hecklers Veto)

    01/28/2015 10:12:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 28, 2015 | David Chazan
    An artwork depicting high-heeled shoes on Islamic prayer mats has been removed from an exhibition after a Muslim group warned of possible violence in the wake of the Paris attacks. The French-Algerian artist, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, withdrew the work from an exhibition in a northern Paris suburb with a large Muslim population after an Islamic group told local authorities it could provoke “uncontrollable, irresponsible incidents”. It is considered disrespectful to step on Muslim prayer maps with shoes.
  • Obama Considering Measure To Ban Criticism Of Islam

    01/24/2015 11:09:12 AM PST · by Steelfish · 92 replies
    Rightsiderocks ^ | January 24, 2015
    Obama Considering Measure To Ban Criticism Of Islam Obama is considering a UN resolution that criminalizes speech Muslims consider blasphemous. Filed by Jessa Crane January 24th, 2015 If the Obama Administration has its way, the 1st Amendment will be subject to review by the United Nations. The UN is pushing member nations to adopt something they call UN resolution 16/18. This is a resolution- proposed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is made up of 56 Islamic states- which would criminalize "hate speech" targeting Muslims. This wholly un-Constitutional proposal was first floated in the aftermath of 9/11 amid fears...
  • NYT editor: Cartoons blaspheming Mohammed are different from anti-semitic cartoons

    01/14/2015 3:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    The double standard laid bare. If you’re a devout believer of whichever faith and eager to see less blasphemy in the media, as many Americans are, there’s no other conclusion to draw here than, “I need to be much, much angrier.” The image of the prophet Mohammed, however, seems to occupy its own category, with its own rules. Last week, Baquet told me via email that as editor of the Times he had to consider “the Muslim family in Brooklyn who read us and is offended by any depiction of what he sees as his prophet.” [sic] When I...
  • Satire In The Muslim World: A Centuries-Long Tradition

    01/10/2015 6:52:31 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    npr ^ | 1-10-2014 | NEDA ULABY
    "Can't they take a joke?" That's the question that came up after the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy and now, again, after the massacre at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The suspected killers obviously reflect a tiny minority of extreme religious fanatics, but the question made us wonder: What is the role of satire in the Muslim world? First let's establish that saying "the Muslim world" is like saying "the Christian world" or Africa: We're talking one and a half billion people all over the globe — of different races, ethnicities and languages — who believe different things. That said,...
  • Sharia in America: Democrats and Muslim Legislators seek to criminalize free speech

    04/22/2014 11:16:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 41 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 04/21/2014 | Pamela Geller
    There is very dangerous legislation making its way through both the House of Representatives and Senate that will finish the United States. The sharia bill calls for Islamic blasphemy laws — the criminalization of speech that offends or insults — who, exactly? Well, that is up to the enforcer, is it not? On Wednesday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced “The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014″ (S.2219), which seeks “to examine the prevalence of hate crime and hate speech on the Internet, television, and radio to better address such crimes.” Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced a companion bill in the...
  • Taqiyya and Blasphemy Laws in the UK

    04/17/2014 3:08:09 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 2 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 12 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri In British law, race and religion are increasingly becoming deliberately confused for the purpose of accusing critics of Islam of racism. A soccer fan was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after allegedly ripping up pages of the Quran and throwing them at a match. While on bail, he was also banned from attending any football games, visiting St Andrew's - the stadium of the incident -, and going to any city where his team Middlesbrough was playing. Insults against Islam are taken very seriously in Britain, and the world...
  • Taqiyya and Blasphemy Laws in the UK: Chilling move to classify Islam criticism as “racism.”

    04/07/2014 8:22:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/07/2014 | Enza Ferreri
    In British law, race and religion are increasingly becoming deliberately confused for the purpose of accusing critics of Islam of racism. A soccer fan was recently arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after allegedly ripping up pages of the Qur’an and throwing them at a match. While on bail, he was also banned from attending any football games, visiting St Andrew’s – the stadium of the incident -, and going to any city where his team Middlesbrough was playing.Insults against Islam are taken very seriously in Britain, and the world of soccer is particularly sensitive to them. After the...
  • 28 dead as police clash with Islamists over blasphemy law in Bangladesh

    05/06/2013 5:22:44 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    AFP/Japan Today ^ | May. 06, 2013 - 04:00PM JST
    <p>At least 28 people have died in street battles between Bangladeshi police and tens of thousands of Islamists, officials said Monday, deepening the divide between the secular government and religious hardliners.</p> <p>In some of the fiercest violence to rock the capital since independence four decades ago, hundreds more people were reported to have been injured as riot police broke up a mass rally near a key commercial district.</p>
  • Blasphemy and Islam - Our fundamental rights are under attack.

    12/16/2012 1:18:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 15, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Cairo on Wednesday, a Coptic Christian blogger named Alber Saber was convicted of blasphemy and “contempt of religion.” There’s a tragic irony: As any of the country’s Christians can tell you, contempt of religion is not merely permitted but encouraged in the new, post-Mubarak Egypt. What is criminal, what has become increasingly perilous, is any criticism of Islam.Nor is truth a defense. Another Egyptian court recently upheld the blasphemy conviction of Makarem Diab, also a Coptic Christian. Diab had gotten into a discussion with a Muslim acquaintance, Abd al-Hameed, who, in the course of mocking Diab’s faith, insisted that Jesus...
  • State Dept Official Attends OIC Meeting on Banning ‘Defamation of Islam’ UPDATE: OIC Scrubs Website

    11/23/2012 8:25:47 PM PST · by thouworm · 30 replies
    PJMedia ^ | Nov 18, 2012 | Patrick Poole
    State Dept. Official to Attend OIC Meeting Today on Banning ‘Defamation of Islam’ UPDATE: OIC Scrubs Website, Screenshot Added, Cover-Up Begins byPatrick PooleBio November 18, 2012 - 11:18 pm UPDATE: Well, that didn’t last long. Earlier this morning before I posted this item the OIC press release noted that U.S. Consul General in Jeddah Anne Casper would be attending the OIC’s meeting: The Session will be attended by Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the OIC Secretary General. It will be chaired by Ambassador Ahmad Taib , Director General of the Branch of the Saudi Foreign Ministry, Makkah Al-Mukarrammah region. It will...
  • Criminalisation of ‘Islamophobia’:" the "Otganization of Islamic Cooperation’s "legal jihad"

    10/14/2012 6:57:45 AM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    ICLA ^ | Oct. 11, 2012
    “Criminalisation of ‘Islamophobia’:” the “Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s” legal jihad By ICLA Admin • on October 11, 2012 PRINTCOMMENT FEEDSTUMBLE ITDIGG ITDEL.ICIO.USFACEBOOK You will find the forum of Alexandre del Valle in this week’s Atlantico * Since the scandal surrounding the Islamophobic film “Innocence of Muslims” erupted on an Egyptian Islamist channel on the occasion of the anniversary of September 11th, much ink and blood has flowed. The fanatical Salafists resurrected a film (which previously had gone totally unnoticed) which was attributed to a US-Egyptian, who himself had attempted to gain the endorsement of “Zionist Jewish donors.” This version has naturally found...
  • Coming to America: OIC to Impose Sharia (Islamic) Law via UN to develop a "legally binding

    09/30/2010 3:54:00 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 27 September 2010 | Pam Geller
    Title: "Coming to America: OIC to Impose Sharia (Islamic) Law via UN to develop a "legally binding institutional instrument" to Kill Free Speech about Islam and jihad" Aspiring to the caliphate .............. So what can we hope to see coming out of the international Islamic supremacists conference in Chicago this week? First read Bat Ye'or, the world's leading scholar on Islam in the West and Islamic antisemitism in the American Thinker -- The OIC and the Modern Caliphate: The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is a religious and political organization. Close to the Muslim World League of the Muslim...
  • OIC top dog says they won't try again at UN for ban on criticism of Islam

    10/17/2012 7:30:18 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 15OCT12 | Posted by Robert Spencer
    This is fine news indeed, especially since he says he is giving up in the face of immovable opposition from the U.S. and Europe. But with so many recent calls for the imposition of Islamic blasphemy laws in the West under the guise of "hate speech" laws, and with many of them coming from Western journalists, we're not quite out of the woods yet in regard to Islamic supremacist assaults upon the freedom of speech. "West's free speech stand bars blasphemy ban - OIC," by Tom Heneghan for Reuters, October 15 (thanks to David): (Reuters) - Western opposition has made...
  • U.N. Adopts ‘Religious Intolerance’ Resolution Championed by Obama Administration

    12/20/2011 8:24:30 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 21 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 20th Dec, 2011 | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps “to address and combat such incidents"
  • Cairo Embassy Statement in Tune with Obama U.N. Resolution

    09/18/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 9/13/12 | Helle Dale
    The statement Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizing to Muslims and condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”—even as an angry, threatening mob was gathering outside the embassy compound—was no aberration. Though subsequently denounced by both the White House and the State Department, it has to be seen as part and parcel of Obama Administration policy, and it is not surprising at all that it would be the first reaction of the embassy’s communication staff. As recently as December 19, 2011, the U.S. voted for and was instrumental in passing “U.N....
  • Feds arrest Mohammed filmmaker on probation violation

    09/27/2012 7:07:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    No word yet on what the violation was, but I assume it must be far more serious than using an alias or a computer. Given the insanity of the past two weeks, replete with the White House nudging Google to pull the video off of YouTube and the State Department running ads on Pakistani TV to apologize for a movie they had nothing to do with, I can’t quite believe the DOJ would risk the perception that they’re punishing this guy for a thoughtcrime unless something serious was involved. There has to be a real crime underlying this. Right? The...
  • State Department hasn't ruled out role of anti-Islam video in Libya strike, sources say

    10/17/2012 3:48:09 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 19 replies
    fox ^ | 10/16 | fishel
    But a recent news report from the region suggests a more direct connection between the violence in Benghazi and the video that sparked the protests, and sources at the State Department and in the Pentagon, speaking to Fox News on the condition of anonymity, say investigators are still determining if there is a legitimate link. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/16/state-department-hasnt-ruled-out-role-anti-islam-video-in-libya-strike-sources/#ixzz29bCvQKzR
  • Zbigniew: US Should 'Investigate And Crack Down' On Anti-Mohammed Movie 'Conspiracy'

    10/03/2012 6:19:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sounding less like a supposed foreign policy expert and more like someone who's been listening to way too much late, late night left-wing radio, Zbigniew Brzezinski claimed to see the outlines of a "conspiracy" in the making of the anti-Mohammed movie trailer. Saying "it's not an issue of freedom of speech entirely," Jimmy Carter's former National Security Adviser suggested on Morning Joe today that the makers of the movie could be held "liable" for the deaths of the US Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He recommended that the United States should "investigate and crack down" on "evil forces"...
  • Muslim Violence is Our New Law

    09/30/2012 5:35:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 32 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sept 30,2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Over two centuries ago a group of British colonists huddling amid the forests and rivers of a new continent decided what they could and could not say by killing enough soldiers and mercenaries that the people who had been in charge of their speech decided they should try their luck somewhere where the regulating was easier. This state of affairs in which the country that those colonists formed became and remains one of the very few places in the world, even among Western democracies, where freedom of speech is absolute, came about through stirring speeches, deeply felt debates, classical ideas...

    09/28/2012 6:09:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | September 28, 2012
    MICHIGAN MUSLIMS RALLY AGAINST FIRST AMENDMENT Commentary The Detroit News by: Henry Payne Friday, September 28, 2012 From the event's website: "The gathering will be attended by over 1,000 community members, clergy, community leaders and public officials of all persuasions who continue to reject the messages of hate and Islamaphobia that have escalated in recent months and years, most recently with the production of the infamous film 'Innocence of Muslims.' " Photo Credit:Facebook Led by a newspaper publisher, Muslim activists will call for putting limits on American free speech at a Dearborn rally this evening. You can't make this stuff...
  • CNN and MSNBC Pundit Arrested for Vandalizing Anti-Muslim Ad In N.Y. Subway System

    The New York Post reported Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy has been arrested for defacing an anti-Muslim ad in the New York subway system. The video shows her spraying pink paint on the ad while a supporter of the ad tries to block her. She's a journalist for censorship. Eltahawy, a former Reuters correspondent, has been a recent favorite of CNN and MSNBC’s weekend morning shows to discuss Egypt, and she often smears together the Islamist “right wing” and the American right wing, as she did on Melissa Harris-Perry just 11 days ago [video and transcript below]: Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/09/26/cnn-and-msnbc-pundit-arrested-vandalizing-anti-muslim-ad-ny-subway-syste#ixzz27cSJt84l
  • Mideast Protests Foreshadowing More Blasphemy Laws?

    09/18/2012 5:10:44 PM PDT · by robowombat
    CBNNews.com ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Mideast Protests Foreshadowing More Blasphemy Laws? CBNNews.com Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Egypt has ordered the arrest of seven U.S.-based Coptic Christians for their alleged involvement in the making of the anti-Islam film that has sparked protests from Muslims worldwide. Demands like this, as well as the violent attacks on U.S. missions in the Middle East, have created a foreign relations crisis. Now, many are wondering if more needs to be done by the Obama administration as well as the International Criminal Police Organization, known as Interpol. Blasphemy laws restricting any negativity towards the Islamic faith are in place throughout the...
  • Islamic World Tells Clinton: Defamation of Islam Must be Prevented -- in America

    12/14/2011 8:27:57 AM PST · by bayouranger · 48 replies
    Americanthinker ^ | 12-14-11 | Clare M. Lopez
    As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomes Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu to Washington this week, it is critical that Americans pay attention to what these two leaders intend to do. From 12 to 14 December 2011, working teams from the Department of State (DoS) and the OIC are going to discuss implementation mechanisms that could impose limits on freedom of speech and expression. The OIC's purpose, as stated explicitly in its April 2011 4th Annual Report on Islamophobia, is to criminalize "incitement to hatred and violence on religious grounds." Incitement is to be...
  • Iran: 15 Khordad Foundation boosts bounty for Salman Rushdie in wake of prophet Mohammed “insults”

    09/17/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 17 Sept 12 | Unattributed
    A regime-affiliated religious foundation in Iran has boosted by $500,000 the bounty it had offered for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie to $3.3 million from $2.8 million, after protests around the world over alleged insults to the prophet Muhammad, who is considered holy in the Islamic world. The 15 Khordad Foundation reportedly will pay the higher bounty to whoever acts on a 1989 fatwa issued by Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which called for the death of Rushdie, the author of “The Satanic Verses,” because the novel was considered blasphemous to Muslims. Rushdie is also an apostate...
  • 7/9 Brussels, Belgium Int'l Human Rights & Freedom of Speech Conference

    07/17/2012 6:45:21 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    Int'l Civil Liberties Alliance ^ | July 11, 2012 | ICLA
    9 July 2012, Brussels Belgium:On 9 July, the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) presented an International Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Conference in the European Parliament in Brussels. Over 100 people from numerous, countries, cultures, and backgrounds took part in this milestone event at which Lars Hedegaard of the Danish Free Press Society received the “Defender of Freedom” award. The conference was organised in response to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC’s) Istanbul Process, which seeks to institute a global blasphemy law that would BAN FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION UNDER SHARIA DOCTRINE WORLDWIDE.Many governments are actively aiding the Istanbul Process...
  • International Attorneys Urge Pakistan to End the Violence and Religious Persecution...

    08/16/2009 1:32:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 618+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | August 14, 2009 | Michael Ireland
    Note: The following text is a quote: Friday, August 14, 2009 International Attorneys Urge Pakistan to End the Violence and Religious Persecution Caused by its Blasphemy and so-called ’Defamation of Religion Laws’ By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service WASHINGTON, DC (ANS) -- An international organization of staff and volunteer attorneys this week joined many in the international community urging Pakistan to end the mob violence and religious persecution caused by its blasphemy and other so-called 'defamation of religion laws.' Advocates International is an international organization of staff and volunteer attorneys in over 150 nations, including Pakistan, who seek...

    08/08/2006 12:22:18 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 18 replies · 1,149+ views
    CHRISTIAN PASTORS TAKEN TO COURT TO SILENCE CRITICISM OF ISLAM AUSTRALIA. Two Christian pastors have been taken to court by the Islamic Council of Victoria and three Australian Muslims after making critical statements about the Islamic faith on a website and at a seminar for Christians held in March last year. A complaint of religious vilification was made against the two Christian pastors, Danny Nalliah and Daniel Scot. The complaint deals with many issues, such as the nature of jihad, aspirations of Muslims in the west, and the connection between the laws of jihad and the treatment of non-Muslims under...
  • Sangla Hill case: Yousaf Masih, 88 Muslims acquitted [Church Burning]

    02/24/2006 12:46:08 PM PST · by ncountylee · 2 replies · 312+ views
    dailytimes ^ | February 24, 2006 | Ali Waqar
    LAHORE: The Lahore Anti Terrorist Court on Thursday acquitted Yousaf Masih, of alleged blasphemy in Sangla Hill, and 88 people of burning churches because of lack of evidence. Justice Muqarab Khan gave the judgment on Wednesday and ordered the release of all accused. Masih was acquitted after the accuser told the court that Yousaf was not the man who burnt a Quran Mahal. Also, missionary representatives submitted that the arrested 88 Muslims were not those who set the churches and other missionary properties on fire. On February 18, the court ordered the release of 64 men, charged in the Sangla...