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American citizen arrested on free speech

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posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 05:35 PM
American citizen has been arrested for excercising his right to free speech.

He commited no crime against any person. He just wanted to put forward his point of view through a TV.

He was taken in by the FBI.

And that was not in Syria.

It was in United States of America.

This mean that for FBI, all US citizens are potential targeted for their beliefs.

When ordinary Americans are being arrested for freedon of expression, you know something has gone wrong. Terrorists have managed to change the the free society. Bin Laden has won.

The Patriot Act is now ripping up the Constitution.

US Judges have already ruled that even the President has no authority to over the Constitution and spy on Americans without a warrant from a Court.

[edit on 24-8-2006 by mr conspiracy]

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 05:46 PM
Well..... Cant say to much except I told you so.

But someone is going to come in here and say something like well he was showing terrorists, so now its ok..

Remember after the bombings in London. People were all to happy to be searched without a warrant. so what do you expect.

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 05:56 PM
Maybe it will happen one day...

From your source:

Iqbal, who moved to the United States from Pakistan when he was 18, has been charged with conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

His crime was doing business with a terrorist entity... Not that he exercised free speech.

A more interesting tidbit in the article is here:

The European Union decided to take the channel off European satellites last year.

Where was your outrage then?

There are a several countries and/or organizations that are illegal to do business with, it's not a matter of "free speech" it's a matter of foreign policy.

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 06:01 PM
Here's an interesting fact about Hezbollah...

The United States, Canada, Israel and the Netherlands consider Hezbollah a terrorist organization. The United Kingdom and Australia make a distinction between the organization's terroist activities and its social activities and only label the security organization a terrorist organization. The European Union does not list Hezabollah or its constituent groups in its list of terrorist organizations, but does list Hezbollah's senior intelligence officer Imad Mugniyah;[26][27] making a distinction between the organization as a whole, and its senior members, but don't recognize it as a terrorist organization. Russia,[28] the European Union,[29] and several other countries including the China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, among others, have not characterized Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

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