Obama allowing Muslims to hijack the First Amendment

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Jihad Watch has several days worth of posts on Muslims and their enablers who are aggressively working to submit us all to Islamic sharia law. Some examples just from this morning:

There are a dozen more examples including many voices in the U.S. Atlas Shrugs has been at the forefront of fighting Muslims and their enablers (CAIR, ISNA, ACLU, etc.) who are hell bent on enforcing Islamic sharia blasphemy laws (and more) on non-Muslims around the world. And she is winning. But the same people who defame and oppose her will stand with violent Muslims who want to enforce sharia law on all of us.

It’s not about a movie. It’s about our freedom. Who is going to fight for it if our own leaders refuse to do so?

George Washington put it clearly centuries ago:

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

And remember, Muslims in U.S. mosques are taught that there is no freedom of speech in Islam (watch video). Some perspectives from respected sources:

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, Why Punishing Blasphemous Speech That Triggers Murderous Reactions Would Likely Lead to More Deaths

Behavior that gets rewarded, gets repeated. (Relatedly, “once you have paid him the Dane-geld, you never get rid of the Dane.”) Say that the murders in Libya lead us to pass a law banning some kinds of speech that Muslims find offensive or blasphemous, or reinterpreting our First Amendment rules to make it possible to punish such speech under some existing law.

What then will extremist Muslims see? They killed several Americans (maybe itself a plus from their view). In exchange, they’ve gotten America to submit to their will. And on top of that, they’ve gotten back at blasphemers, and deter future blasphemy. A triple victory.

Would this (a) satisfy them that now America is trying to prevent blasphemy, so there’s no reason to kill over the next offensive incident, or (b) make them want more such victories? My money would be on (b).

And this is especially so since there’ll be plenty of other excuses for such killings in the future. It’s not like Muslim extremists have a clearly defined, unvarying, and limited range of speech they are willing to kill over (e.g., desecrating Korans and nothing but). Past history has already proved that; consider the bombings and murders triggered by the publication of the Satanic Verses.

What’s more, there are lots of people in the Muslim world who are happy to stoke hostility. . . . That’s why it seems to me to actually be safer — not just better for First Amendment principles, but actually safer for Americans — to hold the line now, and make clear that American speech is protected even if foreigners choose to respond to it with murder. That would send the message, “murder won’t get you what you want.” Not a perfectly effective message to be sure, but a better one than “murder will get you what you want.”

Law professor and media commentator Jonathan Turley via Daily Caller

“This is the latest triumph of politics over principle by the Obama administration,” Turley told The Daily Caller in a phone interview. “The position of the White House is rather transparent. It does not want to be seen as limiting free speech. This request was couched as a review.”

“The film was simply an act of free speech. The position of the United States should be clear. Violence was not caused by any film,” said Turley. “Free speech is not a characteristic of America. It defines being an American.”

Turley added that the administration has done “unprecedented harm” to principles of free speech.

White House press secretary Jay Carney has denied that the White House asked YouTube to censor the video, a position Turley called “perfectly incoherent.”

“What would a review entail that was not an implicit request for removal?” Turley asked.

Google has blocked access to the video in Egypt, Libya and India amid concerns the film is inciting violence.

“YouTube has been very successful in creating a platform for global dialogue,” Turley said. “It is a mistake for the company to yield to extremism and intolerance.”

Again, for those in the know, Youtube yielded to extremism and intolerance long ago. They have permitted jihad videos and recruiting to flourish on their site and banned users who post videos critical of Islam. Most egregiously, Youtube banned an anti-sharia video by a candidate for Congress running against Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison.

Andrew McCarthy: Obama vs. the First Amendment

In 2009, the Obama State Department ceremoniously joined with Muslim governments to propose a United Nations resolution that, as legal commentator Stuart Taylor observed, was “all-too-friendly to censoring speech that some religions and races find offensive.” Titled “Freedom of Opinion and Expression” — a name only an Alinskyite or a Muslim Brotherhood tactician could love — the resolution was the latest salvo in a years-long campaign by the 57-government Organization of the Islamic Conference (now renamed the “Organization of Islamic Cooperation”). The OIC’s explicit goal is to coerce the West into adopting sharia, particularly its “defamation” standards.

Sharia severely penalizes any insult to Islam or its prophet, no matter how slight. Death is a common punishment. And although navel-gazing apologists blubber about how “moderate Islamist” governments will surely ameliorate enforcement of this monstrous law, the world well knows that the “Muslim street” usually takes matters into its own hands — with encouragement from their influential sheikhs and imams.

In its obsession with propitiating Islamic supremacists, the Obama administration has endorsed this license to mutilate. In the United States, the First Amendment prohibits sharia restrictions on speech about religion. As any Catholic or Jew can tell you, everyone’s belief system is subject to critical discussion. One would think that would apply doubly to Islam. After all, many Muslims accurately cite scripture as a justification for violence; and classical Islam recognizes no separation between spiritual and secular life — its ambition, through sharia, is to control matters (economic, political, military, social, hygienic, etc.) that go far beyond what is understood and insulated as “religious belief” in the West. If it is now “blasphemy” to assert that it is obscene to impose capital punishment on homosexuals and apostates, to take just two of the many examples of sharia oppression, then we might as well hang an “Out of Business” sign on our Constitution.

The Obama administration, however, did not leave it at the 2009 resolution. It has continued to work with the OIC on subordinating the First Amendment to sharia’s defamation standards — even hosting last year’s annual conference, a “High Level Meeting on Combatting Religious Intolerance.” That paragon of speech sensitivity, Secretary of State Hillary “We Came, We Saw, He Died” Clinton, hailed as a breakthrough a purported compromise that would have criminalized only speech that incited violence based on religious hostility. But it was a smokescreen: Speech that intentionally solicits violence, regardless of the speaker’s motivation, is already criminal and has always been exempted from First Amendment protection. There is no need for more law about that.

The sharia countries were happy with the compromise, though, because it also would have made unlawful speech that incites mere “discrimination” and “hostility” toward religion. Secretary Clinton’s feint was that this passed constitutional muster because such speech would not be made criminally unlawful. Yet the First Amendment says “make no law,” not “make no criminal law,” restricting speech. The First Amendment permits us to criticize in a way that may provoke hostility — it would be unconstitutional to suppress that regardless of whether the law purporting to do so was civil, as opposed to criminal.

 But let’s put the legal hair-splitting aside. Knowing her legal position was unsound, and that traditional forms of law could not constitutionally be used to suppress critical examination of religion, Secretary Clinton further explained the administration’s commitment “to use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming, so that people don’t feel that they have the support to do what we abhor.” The government is our servant, not our master — besides enforcing valid laws, it has no business using its coercive power to play social engineer. More to the present point, however, the administration was effectively saying it is perfectly appropriate to employ extra-legal forms of intimidation to suppress speech that “we abhor.”

And that brings us full circle, back to the LA Times cover up story. See their update to quell the masses now that Americans are figuring out that you don’t send a platoon of cops to bring a man voluntarily to his probation officer. Days ago the Associated Press already let the world know they had traced his cell phone and located him and the Feds were investigating. Investigating what?

The LA County sheriff’s were infiltrated by sharia-espousing Muslims long ago and is at their mercy. See many back posts here. Carrying out Eric Holder’s orders on behalf of Obama and the Muslim world took a man into custody because he made a film about Islam. He may go to prison for it.

Freedom of speech is on the ropes. It is being abridged daily. The Department of Defense and Pentagon have already blocked this site. It’s not about a movie. It’s about liberty.

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

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20 Responses

  1. Short and Sweet…or rather Short and NOT SO SWEET….
    He has given every indication that he will implement Sharia Law in OUR Country.
    This is just an excerpt. Please read all of it. We were given copyright permission to upload this everywhere IF you want to make it a blog post. And, by the Way? There was a Conference in March 2012.

    Obama Syndicate Plans Imminent Takeover of USA by Islam and Globalists

    While Congress ignores it (or secretly supports it), the US courts continue to fall one by one towards accepting and utilizing Shari’a law in place of US law and the wholly-owned-by-the-totalitarian-Left-and/or-the-Saudis (same thing) media continue their mindless and largely irrelevant programming (to continue the mesmerization of the American people) Obama is openly supporting and assisting the Islamist takeover of the USA. I have been writing about this since prior to the Obama syndicate’s usurpation of the White House. However, it’s comforting to know that my more well-known brethren have at last gotten the message and are now, also, writing about it. In the end, we are all in this together!

    Recently, Senior Fellow for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Soeren Kern wrote in his article “Caliphate Conference” Seeks to Islamize Europe, U.S.”: “The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process—currently backed by the Obama administration—is to make it an international crime to criticize Islam. A Muslim fundamentalist group is organizing a conference focused on turning Austria and other European countries into Islamic states.

    Continue Reading:

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/44867

    Sher Zieve

  2. *First Amendment Under Attack by Sharia Law–U.N. Adopts ‘Religious Intolerance’ Resolution in 2011!*

    http://t.co/LfKHUpUB

    The Obama administration already signed onto a UN Resolution that violates our 1st amendment rights, no wonder they took the film maker into custody yesterday,intimidated&harassed him, making him go into hiding!

  3. One of Obama’s main goals was & is to strengthen the Muslims and get Sharia Law recognized as the Law of our land! He and his administration have been busy doing this ever since he was elected!

    Why should we be so surprised NOW?!

    That is WHY the next Election is SO IMPORTANT!

    We must VOTE him OUT and get the rest of his administration replaced!

    We must also make sure there is NO Election / Voter fraud… stop his bullies from intimidating the Electoral process.

    HE MUST GO…

    If not, you haven’t seen anything yet! It will get much worse… then, it will be too late… and you will WISH you had listened… and taken all of the action you could do to STOP him!

    Don’t let that happen… Work & spread the word of how Bad he IS and how BAD he will be… He MUST be voted OUT or we are doomed.

    It’s that simple!

  4. I know I speak out and spread the word of what islam is about but I wonder why our religious leaders, academia, politicians and media are so silent about what the koran says. How it dehumanizes us and then calls for our deaths and subjugation while lying to us. If the moslems and their useful idiots want to keep calling islam a religion then they have to fully admit that their religion declared war on us – no matter what the naysayers proclaim because the moslems are yelling ‘allahu crapbar’ when they kill and slaughter. And the naysayers are either funding the violence or lying about what islam is about – even the truly peaceful ones who are our useful idiots against sharia.

    But even islam’s useful idiots have to admit what the koran says and therefore should be under the same scrutiny as those who are telling others what the koran says and ‘offending’ moslems.

  5. Chief Haddad did it in Michigan now Hussein’s doin it. Looks like a job for Atlas’ dream team?

  6. You can wage war on a country with bullets, bombs, and, or words. The Obama Administration has united with the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudi Government to wage war on our Constitutional Republic through words and acts of terrorism by their proxies. When our Government takes action to usurp our natural rights, Constitutional Rights, and Bill of Rights, that government is waging war on the Republic! Socialist like Obama hate our inalienable rights, which is the foundation of our Republic. Instead, his Socialist mindset prefers to propagate “legal rights” of government for his and his supporters desire power over the people. They are traitors to their oath of office, and by extension the Constitution and Republic.

  7. They are using legal jihad on America. obama IS NOT my president I do not obey him. I do not obey UN laws, I do not obey and sharia laws. I will never submit to them no matter what they think they can do to me. obama is just the same as a Hamas or Al-Qaeda or Taliban terrorist. obama is Hitler reincarnated.

  8. This is why Obama wants to take our guns away. Our First and Second Amendments are at risk as long as Obama remains in power. Muslims are mocking this son of a bitch and still he continues to apologize. Its clear now he’s taking his orders from others such as Soros.

  9. Creeping, What you said about your site being banned on DoD administered internet services is true. I have put this to the test many times and will do so again in a few weeks. Creeping Sharia is blocked on these networks as a so-called “hate site.” If that doesn’t make any free-thinking, right-minded person shudder to the very core of their being, I don’t know what else will. Inversely, I am going to see if the same networks block any islamist sites with the same zeal as they do yours.

    Thank you for such a timely thread on this urgent topic of much relevance for the events of the past few days. Our speech is being stripped away in behalf of the muslims by our own unlawful Obama regime. It is not enough to merely vote him/them out of office. No, they all must be made examples of to the fullest extent of the law possible.

    It galls me to no end how Congress has chosen to be silent on the issue of the POS’s eligibility to hold office per the US Constitution.

    Again, thank you, and to all Jewish readers, Happy Rosh Hashanah!

    • Thanks

      Muslims are just easily manipulated pawns, but they do have their own supremacist ideology and are clearly capitalizing on every opportunity…shades of Carter in Iran and funding the Taliban’s predecessors.

      A quote we’re going to have to put up under Washington’s above:

      “A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” (John Adams)

  10. IF OBUUUMMMAA ALLOWS SHERIA LAW INTO THIS COUNTRY THEN HE SURELY CAN BE IMPEACHED AS HE SWORE TO PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION AGAINS ALL ENEMIES. ISLAM IS OUR ENEMY, MAKE NO MISTAKE ON THAT. LOCK AND LOAD.

    • Actually? he never took the oath. he messed it up 3 times, and he NEVER DID SAY THE OATH completely.
      They allowed him to pass.

  11. On Bernie Golberg’s site on the topic of the embassy killings, someone suggested emailing Speaker John Beiner, demanding Obama’s impeachment based on dereliction of duty. As Commnder in Chief, Obama did not react to defend the embassy after the State Department got intel on an attack tied to 9/11. Ignoring that tip, caused the death of American citizens, the sovereignty of the United States compromised, and our flag replaced by a foreign entity. Essentially taking over our land.
    To me this is indeed dereliction of duty, and grounds for an article of impeachment.
    We cannot let this opportunity pass us by, as others have. If enough Americans demand impeachment for this offense, maybe something will be done. Even MSNBC reported that the government was warned of a possible attack, and the attack was sophisticated and well planned.
    Contact John Beiner, Speaker of the House and add your email to mine.

    • This is part of the problem – most Americans don’t even know the names of high ranking elected officials.

      Boehner is complicit.

      But yes, Contact Your Elected Officials (see link on upper left)

  12. Yes, Mr. Obama is bad for the country.But let’s remember something: Who voted him in? We’ll see in November how smart the voters are.

    • Steve, I need to remind you…HE WAS NOT VOTED IN. he won by Fraud…just the way he will win this time.
      IF you need to video, please let me know; and I will get it for you.
      The MEDIA played a huge part in his election.

      McCain/Palin Actually did win. Did you know that even before that… Hillary WON the right to run for President and was “asked” to step aside for Obama.

  13. if O gets in, at the end of 4 years you won’t recognize this country.
    There will be sharia here. So women will get the back hand of islam

  14. This type bad cop – not so bad cop scenario makes ‘moderates’ like rauf appear moderate; until I read what he has written. His propaganda line is so simple it can be remembered even by liberals; ‘shari’a is just like American law’ NOT

  15. When you add everything up that has taken place recently it becomes clear that the Socialists in the Democratic Party are conspiring against Christians, Jews and the nation of Israel with the Muslim terrorists.

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