Police suppress anti-Islam rallies

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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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A SERIES of anti-Islamic protests planned for every Australian capital city were effectively suppressed by police yesterday.


A number of other protests had been planned for Sydney, police said, with supporters of the anti-immigration Australian Protectionist Party among those who said they would demonstrate outside the NSW parliament.

A petition on Facebook had called for protests in every state and territory capital, saying the previous weekend's violence "once again shined a light on the darker side of Islam".

"It is time that we as Australians stand up and defend our land from this extremist behaviour," it said.

The Australian


Nonetheless, the Australian police appear to have been more successful at suppressing the anti-Muslim demonstrations than the violent Muslim demonstrations last weekend.


In Sydney, two men were arrested on Friday for allegedly using social media to incite violence over the weekend.

The pair was reportedly trying to whip up anti-Islamic sentiment, following the previous weekend's protests in the city against an online film, Innocence of Muslims, that ridicules the Islamic faith.

With hundreds of extra police in the Sydney CBD, however, no such demonstration took place.

The NSW Premier, Barry O'Farrell, said the extra police had "exerted control".

The Australian


With the Australian police having demonstrated their ability to suppress anti-Muslim rallies, will Muslim rallies now be suppressed too?


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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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Then where is all the free speech going ?

2nd ???



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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I'm not certain, but I believe there is no free speech in Australia.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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With the Australian police having demonstrated their ability to suppress anti-Muslim rallies, will Muslim rallies now be suppressed too?


I hope you are always a fund of equality as this.

I mean "some people are more equal" G. Orwell



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Then where is all the free speech going?

From what I see, hear, and read, "free speech" seems to be, almost exclusively, going to the Muslims.

See ya,
Milt



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by BenReclused
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Then where is all the free speech going?

From what I see, hear, and read, "free speech" seems to be, almost exclusively, going to the Muslims.

See ya,
Milt


They already had it. But they are using it wisely. (mostly)



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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This happens in the US too.

Every so often the KKK wants to have a rally and its their right to do so, well you would think.

But when enough minority and Jewish groups object, often times the permits are denied.

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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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They already had it.

Yep! Unfortunately, "free speech" concerning Muslims is now a "one way street".


But they are using it wisely.

If one supports Muslims forcing their veiws on others, you are correct.

See ya,
Milt



posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 01:25 AM
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I wonder what would happen if a group of civil rights marchers planned a demonstration in an area that had a concentration of KKK members. Would the police stop the civil rights advocates from marching because it would be creating a situation which they could reasonably expect to end in violence?



posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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That is why it is stupid to agree that a group needs a permit (permission) to rally/march/protest in a public space. I hate the KKK (for the record), I think they're despicable human beings, barely human... but, silence for one can translate into silence for all.

I do think there are exceptions though, I'm not sure about Australia but in the US I'm not sure you can protest an ethnicity or religion as both are protected.



posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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Though he probably didn't actually say it.





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