Has anyone at the DOJ, especially the leadership, actually read the Constitution and the part about Free Speech?
(Judicial Watch) In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights. (snip)
Does anyone think that the highly politicized Obama/Holder DOJ will take the same position when the religion under assault is Christianity, Mormonism, or Judaism?
Evidently that was a precursor of sorts for an upcoming Tennessee event (“Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society”) that will feature the region’s top DOJ official, who serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and an FBI representative. The goal is to increase awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles, according to a local newspaper report. The June 4 powwow is sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee.
The area’s top federal prosecutor, Bill Killian, will address a topic that most Americans are likely unfamiliar with, even those well versed on the Constitution; that federal civil rights laws can actually be violated by those who post inflammatory documents aimed at Muslims on social media. “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian says in the local news story. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”
What is social media? Pretty much most things on the Internet. It can be any website which provides interaction along with interaction. Digg, Fark, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Del.icio.us, they would all be examples. So would any traditional news outlet that allows comments or even just tagging of the story. So would this blog. I could go ahead and do something like this
and if I close the comments and trackbacks and I’d be OK….oh, wait, there are those buttons to allow people to spread the story.
What this does, as Doug Ross points out, is institute Islamic blasphemy laws within the US justice system. Speaking ill of Islam or Mohammed, drawing and/or showing a picture of Mohammed, making fun of Islamic customs, and so much more on social media could get you in trouble with the DOJ.
This is not to say that all Muslims are bad. They aren’t. Most are good people just like you and me. But, many are Islamists, a term used to denote ones who push violent acts for Islam and/or the spread of the hardcore version of Islam that includes Sharia law, including through peaceful means. The latter are the most dangerous, because they have been pushing this for decades throughout the Western world slowly, using the language of the Left, and getting the Left to buy in. Any mention of this, any criticism, any highlighting of the truth and danger from radical Islam, immediately receives a “you’re an Islamaphobe!!!!” response, especially from Liberals, who never seem to wonder or reflect on the fact that Islamism stands against everything Liberals stand for. One of the main points of the Muslim Brotherhood is to push Islamist doctrine peacefully, and they are aided and abetted by CAIR here in the US. And we have now have the DOJ aiding and abetting the Islamists.