An opinion letter in the Kalamazoo Gazette, via Public deserved to hear Kamal Saleem talk about Sharia law (letter) | MLive.com.
Part way through a presentation on Shariah law and its potential impact on America earlier this month, former Muslim Kamal Saleem along with an audience of several hundred people gathered at Allegan High School auditorium were asked to leave the grounds by the city’s chief of police.
Against vocal accusations of “violating free speech” and “the right of assembly,” Chief Rick Hoyer faced a crowd of upset tax-paying local citizens in the hallway and justified his actions of breaking up the gathering by citing his concern for the safety of other people and students in the building as he had heard there might be a $25 million reward on the head of the speaker.
What started for us as an opportunity to be educated on this issue, left my wife and I feeling violated. Do we now live in constant fear and intimidation here even in the Midwest that we can’t peaceably gather in public to hear a speaker? What was the real motivation and legality behind shutting down this gathering? It’s pretty obviously that there is great fear about the
truth of Shariah law getting out. It’s no longer a far away thing in some big city somewhere, it’s right here in small town America. Let’s wake up.
If the school and police chief shut this down fearing that Muslims would kill innocent Americans in an attempt on Kamal Saleem’s life, why aren’t groups like CAIR up in arms in protest? After all, Islam is a religion of peace isn’t it? Why would Muslims want to kill an ex-Muslim who is talking about the non-existent threat of Islamic sharia law?
One wonders if the police chief notified the jihadists that their target had left the building – since they didn’t evacuate any of the other ongoing events they were so concerned with.
Here’s an almost aptly titled piece on the event –
Muslim Bounty on speaker clears HS auditorium.