Group pre-emptively asks court to ensure cops protect freedom of speech, not sharia at Dearborn Arab Festival

So this is what it’s come to in areas of the United States where Muslims are a majority?

via Home | AFLC Asks Federal Court to Enjoin Wayne County Sheriff from Restricting Christians’ Right to Freedom of Speech at 2013 Arab Festival in Dearborn, Michigan | AFLC – American Freedom Law Center.

On February 19, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, requesting that the court issue an order preventing the Wayne County Sheriff and his deputies from restricting a group of Christian evangelists from displaying banners and signs with Christian messages on the public sidewalks during the 2013 Arab Festival to be held in Dearborn, Michigan.

The motion is part of a federal civil rights lawsuit that AFLC filed against Wayne County, the Wayne County Sheriff, and two Wayne County Deputy Chiefs on behalf of Bible Believers, a Christian organization; Ruben Israel, the leader of Bible Believers; and two other members of the organization.  Bible Believers and its members engage in street preaching and other First Amendment activities, including displaying signs and banners with Christian messages, throughout the United States.

In 2012, the Christians attended the Arab Festival in Dearborn, Michigan.  While they were walking along the public sidewalks expressing their message, they were viciously attacked by a group of Muslims, who were throwing bottles, rocks, and other debris at the Christians.  The Muslims were also shouting and blowing horns to harass the Christians.  Some of the Muslims spat at the Christians.  Several Christians, including Ruben Israel, were bruised and bloodied by the assault.  The Muslims also shouted profanities at the Christians and mocked the Christians’ faith.  The attack was caught on video, which has since gone viral on YouTube.

Rather than arrest the Muslims for engaging in criminal behavior, Wayne County deputies ordered the Christians to halt their free speech activity and forced them to leave the Arab Festival under threat of arrest for disorderly conduct. 

As AFLC argued in its motion, Wayne County deputies cannot criminally punish the Christians’ speech as a matter of law.  Moreover, the deputies have a duty not to effectuate what is known in First Amendment jurisprudence as a “heckler’s veto” by censoring the Christians’ speech based on a hostile crowd’s adverse reaction to the content of the Christian’s message.  Furthermore, the deputies have an affirmative duty to insure the Christians’ safety and security in the free exercise of their constitutional rights.

The Christians are seeking a preliminary injunction because they want to return to Dearborn during the annual Arab Festival in June 2013 to engage in their free speech activity.  However, they fear that if they do return without a court order protecting them, they will again be attacked by Muslims and forced to halt their speech activity under the threat of arrest for disorderly conduct.

Robert Muise, Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of AFLC, commented: “An injunction is certainly warranted and needed in this case based on the actions of the Wayne County deputies in 2012, which clearly demonstrate that they are intent on suppressing the Christians’ message by joining the violent Muslim mob rather than fulfilling their duty to protect the Christians’ safety and security in the exercise of their constitutional rights.  In short, the Wayne County deputies have chosen to side with Muslim violence rather than protect the constitutional freedoms of Christians.”

9 thoughts on “Group pre-emptively asks court to ensure cops protect freedom of speech, not sharia at Dearborn Arab Festival

  1. Pingback: Dearborn Christians seek court protection from cops enforcing Sharia | Grumpy Opinions

  2. See that video last year Muslim filthy pig fuckers,attack white Christians while white wanker police watch,then police to tell whites to go or they will arrest them, no “freedom of speech “when its against Muslim pig fuckers,cunt police run by a Muslim sergeant ,this country is finished,JUST WATCH THE VIDEO OF THESE MUSLIM INBRED PIG FUCKERS,,,I HOPE MUSLIMS RAPE DEARBORN POLICE’S CHILDREN,,,FUCK DEARBORN POLICE,MUSLIM LOVING COCKSUCKERS

  3. And I thought it was only here in Canada where police literally don’t know right from wrong? Well, maybe I’m being a bit harsh; it’s really the police in Ontario, who, given the choice will invariably either do nothing, or aid the criminals or muslims.

    Police do the same (take the side of the muslims) in Europe, Australia, NZ, Canada and as you know, USA. Why? Are they afraid of muslims? It would seem so.

    • police in England are scared of being called “racist” so there are many cases of Muslims being allowed to rape children because police are turning a “blind eye ” the police are totall SHIT cunts, FUCK THE POLICE

  4. Sign of the times we have to ASK those sworn to preserve and protect to protect us from those who take away our freedom to speak in the name of a foreign government.

  5. I had the pleasure of visiting your great county and the welcome was great. Thean I got a cab god bless America ,ireland has the answer

    • In Ireland you enforce Islamic blasphemy laws & have a growing Muslim problem… check the dropdown link above right… then tell us what the solution is…

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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