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February 25, 2009

Coming to a city near you: 'Making it a crime to engage in speech or writings that 'defame' Islam or offend its followers'

Topics: Understanding Islam

Peggy Shapiro is sounding a warning at The American Thinker that Islam intends on silencing our right of free speech and it's up to us to defend it:

[...] According to Shariah law, it is a crime to engage in speech or writings that 'defame' Islam or otherwise offend its followers. It is a crime, not only in Muslim states, but in Western democracies, and may soon be coming to a city near you unless we stand up to the worldwide attacks against free speech. It appears that some brave souls, including a U.S. Senator, are pushing back against the global effort to stifle our freedom of expression.

In Amsterdam, the capital of freedom and tolerance, a Dutch Muslim nearly decapitated filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who had made a movie that criticized the mistreatment of women in Islam. Dutch cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot's depiction of Mohammed set mobs of Muslims in a rampage not only in Holland, but all over the world. Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders produced a 17-minute film Fitna, which juxtaposes quotations from the Koran and documentary footage of Islamic leaders inciting violence (jihad) based on those quotations. Wilder is on 24-hour police protection since al-Qaeda issued a fatwa calling for Wilder's murder.

Who are the criminals? The critics. Wilder now faces a fine of 55,000 euros for hurting the feelings of a radical Dutch Imam and criminal prosecution by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal for his political views on Islam.

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If you haven't seen Fitna, "the Movie" - by Dutch MP Geert Wilders, you can see it here. Be sure and watch the entire movie in order that you be trully informed on the threat of radical Islam and the associated dangers threatening our freedom of speech.

Posted by Hyscience at February 25, 2009 1:18 PM



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