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Originally posted by joewalker
Remember the charges were harassment. Does the defendent have the right, under the first amendent, to follow alongside the Plantiff in an attempt to counter his views in a verbal way?
Freedom of expression, right?
Originally posted by Xieon
Horrible ruling, hopefully it is reversed on what should be an obvious appeal.
This is a horrible misinterpretation of the law. The religious protection only protects you if you are not doing harm to others. It doesn't give someone the right to attack others based upon their religion.
I'm going to have to look more into this, wouldn't be surprised if it was a ploy to gain anti-muslim support for a possible war with Iran ??
.Charge was thrown out X.
The actions of the Muslim who was offended and tried to remove the sign from him is not covered under the first amendment
In your opinion...but there is no evidence to suggest the Judge referred to the koran or his religion, he states HIS interpretation of the Constitution, namely Rights with responsibillities.
The judges actions clearly showed a bias and conflict of interest by involving his own personal experience into a situation where the evidence provided was clear as to what occurred. The judges action of dismissing the case on lack of evidence is a cover to obscure the fact the Judge used his religion in making the decision
A person can pretty much say whatever they want, with some restrictions (yelling fire in a crowded theater for example). My conclusion comes from the suspect himself who contradicted himself in court about what actually occurred.
The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.
Originally posted by mugger
reply to post by Echo3Foxtrot
He showed that horrible American that you can't mess with Islam! What that man did was culturally insensitive!
In the U.S., we do not need to be sensitive to anyone. There is no law about being insensitive. Grow thicker skin and look up the 1st amendment. If you watch the video, there was a guy as zombie Pope. You do not have to agree nor I ,with what these clowns did. It gives no one the right to go after them.
I guess it is ok for many of these Muslem nations to cheer in the streets and burn U.S flags after 9/11 in your view?
C'mon X, even the OP has been back on to suggest that, just maybe, the source in the OP doesnt reflect what the Judge actually said.
The youtube video is directly from the court procedure and im not really sure why you are continually trying to dismiss that information while arguing its some media bias / misreporting problem
You mean the hounding of a judge over words he never said?
Are you really that naive that you dont see whats going on?
No, not at all , though I am surprised you feel its important. No, not muslim nor have I islamificated by the muslamic rayguns!
If you dont mind me asking are you a Muslim? Live in the US?
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Well after all the posts and length of this thread, if thats all you can get me on its a good day in my book
These Muslims are people, too. They deserve to have the right to act like Americans!