Friday, May 25, 2007

Free or Hate speech, what's the difference?

Protected is your right to leave a of pile dog do-do on the porch of your state representative, it's freedom of speech because the representative is a republican. The UC Irvine muslim student union can erect a wall, representing the barrier Israel built to protect herself. Invitations extended to the likes of Amir Abdel Malik Ali, who is openly hostile to Jews and is a strong supporter of an islamic revolution in the United States. He is clear about the strategy for implementing it. "From an Islamic movement we graduate to an Islamic revolution, then to an Islamic state. . . . We must implement Islam as a totality" in which "Allah controls every place -- the home, the classroom, the science lab, the halls of Congress." Malik-Ali views all non-muslim entities, anywhere in the world, as barriers preventing the spread of islam. He supports the violent uprising of muslims as a necessary action. His actions and rhetoric is protected.

If you roll a pig head into a mosque, it's a hate crime. You throw a ham steak (in a paper bag) on the lunchroom table, it's a hate crime. Supporting Israel causes distress to muslims in America and rallies are violently disrupted.

If you doubt the islamic religion, and openly question their prophet or publish a cartoon depicting him, it's hate speech. A film calling the oppressive nature of islam, or an oration by the pope expressing the views of a Byzantine emperor are cause for worldwide demonstrations and riots. One can espouse the elimination of a nation in front of their embassy (in NYC) and champion their violent dominance of the world. A world leader can stand at a lectern in the UN and advocate the destruction of a member nation. All protected.

Another example of bizarre-o world
In a hotel in Galveston you can claim stress caused you to put your 2 month old daughter in a microwave when putting her in the fridge and hotel safe didn't make her stop crying. After all this you can petition the court for (once she recovers) the child to be given back to the parents. But you need to pass a series of tests before one can legally drive. A father and brother can slit the throat a female family member because she dishonored the clan. Because their religion absolves them, no incarceration for the disgraced murderers.

Its political correctness gone wild and tolerance only applies to radicals and non-conformist. Dialogue is nonexistent and only the most extreme aspect is promoted. The majority is expected to be silent and tolerant without the same courtesy being extended. Tolerance seems to be an initiative offered to one group and required of another.


Malott said...

If we didn't have to go to work... And if we in the "establishment-non-illegal-non-immigrant community had organizers that would put us on the streets by the thousands to protest the idiotic amnesty legislation and political correctness we now face... Would congress and our enemies be so bold?

I sometimes wonder what it will take to put an end to such nonsense. What will it take to move us?


janice said...

My last employer didn't allow time off to protest anything. At least we were allowed to wear patriotic apparel on 9/11. I don't believe anyone complained because they felt "uncomfortable" or "threatened" in the workplace.

The PC policy supporters and the ACLU (to name a few) are toxic to this country.

I hate to say it Chris, another attack, on American soil, may be the only thing that'll wake the "blame America first" crowd and many of those in congress.

I’m just so amazed at the total lack of common sense in our government and society.

SkyePuppy said...


I hate to say it, but I'm not so sure another attack on our soil will do a thing to wake up the America-haters. It would just be one more reason for them to hate us: "See what President Bush made them do?"

janice said...

You're correct Skye, I didn't even think about it like that.

It's always our fault, we did something to "upset" the fragile balance of peace in the terrorist community.

Jacob said...

A father and brother can slit the throat a female family member because she dishonored the clan. Because their religion absolves them, no incarceration for the disgraced murderers.

For seriously?

janice said...

Yes Jacob, they just got off the hook in the UK I believe.

Lets not forget it happens in muslim countries all the time and not reported.

Jacob said...

That doesn't sound right. Are you sure it isn't one of those internet things that gets repeated lots and lots but is complete bollocks? That's what it sounds like to me.

janice said...

Just the past few weeks in Manchester, a pregant woman was stabbed to death. Her family is being "questioned," no arrests have been made yet. Here's the link:

We both know it happens around the islamic world all the time and rarely gets reported.

Since it's a holiday, and I have entertaining to do, I'm not going to look deeper until Tuesday, then I'll report what I find. I know I heard of something in Michigan a while back, I dunno, I'll check into it.

I didn't know I really had to have "everything" linked for my blog rants.

Mojo_Risin said...

Yeah, some of the cases in this post seem gleaned from classic urban mythology, so it's hard for me to believe they're actual and factual and clear-cut. The baby in the microwave, for instance.

But I don't question the idea behind most of this post -- any incitement to violence is where the line between free speech and hate speech should be drawn. Incitement to change thought is fine, but incitement to violence? Never.

janice said...

mojo, the baby in the microwave DID happen. Just a few days ago in Texas. Please use the link I have posted to read the news report.

Jacob said...

Janice, did you read the article that you just cited?

The article says in the heading that a man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

That, of course, being in direct contradiction to your statement that there were no arrests.

janice said...

My bad Jacob.
I knew an honor killing had taken place just recently and when I saw it on the news no arrest had been made yet.