John Baglow vs. Freedom of Speech

Connie and Mark Fournier have won!!!

Most awesome news!!!

I’m off to read the ruling here – will comment more (and finally post the missing write-ups) soon!

UPDATE:  Here is what Jay Currie has to say about this ruling.

MORE UPDATE:  Here are my initial thoughts after having read the full ruling.  They’re not happy thoughts…

Valentine’s Day 2015 Massacre – Je Suis Lars Vilks!

At least one person is dead at a Freedom of Speech event:

OK – at this point, we don’t know the identity of the murderers, but, does anyone seriously think this is anything other than jihad?

UPDATE:

Creeping Sharia in the US: Muslims demand a teacher of ‘World Affairs’ class be fired for showing Muhammad cartoons the day after Charlie Hebdo massacre

If you are a student of ‘World Affairs’, you ought to expect that events that ‘shake the world’ – as the Charlie Hebdo massacre did – will be covered in class.  Anything else would be an abdication of an educator’s responsibilities.

But, if you do live up to your responsibilities, you just might find yourself the subject of protest by Muslims, demanding your resignation or firing:

‘The teacher, Deepa Bhandaru, recently earned her Ph.D from the UW Political Science department, and works for ReWA teaching a free class on world affairs for youth, where she showed the cartoons during a lesson on free speech and religious pluralism.

Like Yessef, many at the protest said they’d lived in the U.S. for decades and emphasized that they embraced American values of freedom of speech and religion. But more than one participant said they felt that showing the cartoons to youth had crossed a line, and insisted that they would only be satisfied if Bhandaru were fired.’

Sad, so sad…

So much sadder since it is so predictable…

We must stop the creeping blasphemy ban in its tracks, or we stand to loose our freedom of – and from – religion!!!

What the great late Christopher Hitchens said about the last set of Muhammad cartoons

More relevant today than ever!

Prescient words of wisdom…

Beat up Jews – no jail time. Talk on a train – 20 months in jail.

For a society to thrive, all citizens must be equal before the laws.

Justice must be done – and must be seen to be done.  Otherwise, the society will tear itself apart…because identity politics reduces people to members in a group, not to individuals who are responsible for their own actions, and only their own actions.

So, when a man is jailed for non-threatening speech while a violent thug who beats people up so badly, they need treatment in a hospital goes free, it is the very foundations of our society which are being undermined!

http://youtu.be/m4gw7OhTh-o

France: I resent you for making me defend the rights of a bigot to spew his garbage

Freedom of speech is, and must remain absolute, in our Western culture.

Why?

Because it is the foundation on which our culture is built!

Sure, other cultures are not – but giving in to them and limiting free speech in our society…in no uncertain terms, this undermines the very premise without which our Western culture will wither and die.

All this means that the more we disagree with something someone says, the more vigorously we must defend his/her right to say it unmolested.

Sure, individuals may choose not to associate with them based on their views:  but governments must not be permitted to censor speech, no matter how dispicable.

I hate anti-Semites.  Deeply and thoroughly – even when they masquerade as ‘anti-Zionists!!!

Which is why it pains me so much that France,  by arresting him for ‘speech’, is forcing me to stand up for and defend the right to free speech of a vile anti-Semite, Dieudonne.

As in, the father of the Quenelle.

Had France (and other countries) not criminalized gestures, symbols or questioning of the Nazi regime and it toll on humanity, people like Dieudonne would not be martyrs and political prisoners – they would just be loosers that are easily dismissed as their nonsense can be countered with actual evidence!

But no, France has to go arrest him for nothing more than speech:  making him as much of a Martyr as the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists who gave their lives for our freedoms to criticize that overinflated nonsense called ‘faith’.

That makes me very, very, very angry!

Freedom of speech is for everyone – and must remain so.

It is difficult to stand up for vile vipers like Dieudonne….but, if we don’t, we will be setting up a precedent which will, eventually, muzzle us all!

Let’s hope that day never comes.  Which is why even vipers like Dieudonne must be granted freedom of speech!

‘Atlas Shrugs’ under DDoS attatck

From my inbox today:

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Atlas Shrugs subscribers did not receive their free daily newsletter today because the website has been under a massive DDoS attack. Our Islamic Jew hatred ads in San Francisco have gotten huge national and international press. In addition, our free speech rally this weekend countering the “Stand with the Prophet” anti-free speech.
“Islamophobia” summit in Garland, Texas has roiled the enemies of truth and freedom. They are out for blood.

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The website reaches close to 100,000 readers a day.
We need to get the message out and cover the news the media won’t cover. Especially now when the jihad is raging.
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Here’s how we are impacting/changing the national and international conversation:

San Francisco: Outrage as anti-Islam ads linking Muslims to Nazis appear on 

International Business Times UK – ‎22 hours ago‎
AFDI’s founder Pamela Geller told IBTimes UK that the aim of the ads is to “raise awareness of the nature and magnitude of Islamic anti-Semitism, and marshal opposition to aid for Muslim countries that act against human rights.” Geller explained that she does …

San Francisco bus ads liken Islam to Nazism

The Times of Israel – ‎11 hours ago‎
The anti-Islam group led by Pamela Geller is running advertisements on San Francisco public buses comparing the religion to Nazism. The ads, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, feature photos of Adolf Hitler and 20th-century …

Ad campaign on San Francisco buses likens Islam to Nazism

St. Louis Jewish Light – ‎21 hours ago‎
(JTA) — The anti-Islam group led by Pamela Geller is running advertisements on San Francisco public buses comparing the religion to Nazism. The ads, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, features photos of Adolf Hitler and 20th-century …

Pam Geller Group Launches New Anti-Islam Ad Blitz After Paris Terror Attacks

Jewish Daily Forward – ‎21 hours ago‎
The anti-Islam group led by Pamela Geller is running advertisements on San Francisco public buses comparing the religion to Nazism. The ads, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, features photos of Adolf Hitler and 20th-century …

Anti-Islam group’s ads on San Francisco buses compare Muslims to Hitler

Raw Story – ‎Jan 15, 2015‎
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s Houston-based founder, Pamela Geller, was using the ads to stir up attention and raise money. The Council on American-Islamic …

Outcry in San Francisco over anti-Muslim Nazi adverts protected by freedom of 

The Independent – ‎Jan 15, 2015‎
In an email, its president, Pam Geller, told The Independent: “Jew-hatred is growing increasingly open, aggressive and virulent. Yet our government, law enforcement and media are completely in denial about this problem. My ads are designed to call attention …

Ads Equating Islam With Nazism Appear On Public Buses in San Francisco

Sputnik International – ‎Jan 15, 2015‎
As many as 50 San Francisco buses now feature controversial ads equating Islam with Nazism and showing an image of Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini, a 20th Century Palestinian Muslim leader who opposed Zionism, with the words, “Islamic …

Islamophobic Hitler ads appear on San Francisco buses

RT – ‎Jan 15, 2015‎
SFGate.com, the website of the San Francisco Chronicle, described the ads as equating Islam with Nazism. Pamela Geller, founder of the AFDI, told Reuters she had been working on the San Francisco ads since last spring. “It’s the only way to leapfrog over …

Anti-Islam group buys ads on San Francisco buses

Updated News – ‎Jan 15, 2015‎
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s Houston-based founder, Pamela Geller, was using the ads to stir up attention and raise money. The Council on American-Islamic …

Anti-Islamist Ads Go Up in SF

Breitbart News – ‎Jan 15, 2015‎
Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative has launched another volley of banners around San Francisco targeting Islamists, this time showing a photo of a meeting between Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Muft of Jerusalem who …
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