Free Speech Death-Watch

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Dubai asks Google to censor the Internet

“The Dubai Police are not against freedom, but they are duty-bound to preserve the society and its customs and traditions”  via the Elder of Zion

Al BeBeeCeera  “appeasing Muslim fanatics”

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Striking fear in the hearts of the BBC

The BBC? Appeasing Islamic jihadists? Naaah – that couldn’t happen! “Mohammed cartoonist accuses BBC of ‘appeasing Muslim fanatics by not showing interview,'” by Paul Revoir for the  Daily Mail, via JW

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Spencer: The UN’s Jihad Against Free Speech

In order to Islamicize the West, stealth jihadists need to convince us to relinquish our attachment to our traditional freedoms. One would have never thought that westerners would give up free speech of their own accord, but we are now in the process of carving out a major exception for Islam. Yet the freedom to criticize religion, of course, is the very cornerstone of the right to free expression. Once we surrender that right, can surrender of the freedom of religion be far behind?

Islam is a religion of peace, we are told. And anyone who argues otherwise better watch out – if the UN, with which Obama wants to work so closely, gets its way, he may soon face legal action.

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Blackmail Jihad:

Honest Ibe from CAIR  demands reprimand of radio hosts who told the truth

We’re firm believers in the First Amendment,’‘ Hooper told the Chronicle. “We’re not saying people don’t have the right to say what they want…but people who listen to the radio station have no obligation to take their hard-earned dollars and buy the goods and services of advertisers who place their messages on these programs. That’s a freedom — just as free speech is a freedom.”

We’re firm believers in the First Amendment,” [No, you’re not. Didn’t you get the memo from the OIC?] Hooper told the Chronicle. “We’re not saying people don’t have the right to say what they want [Yes you are! You’re saying it right now!!].

That whole statement alone turns Honest Ibe and all his ilk into complete buffoons. “You nasty, hate-filled Islamophobes…You…Well, we’ll just boycott the good and services of your advertisers!! We are really mad!” 

 Listen to the audio here.

Below you find the arguments against the Islamic deception:

Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for CAIR, told the Chronicle the Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization is asking American Muslims and consumers to contact KSFO officials and advertisers to express their concerns about what he called the “smears” on the Muslim religion.

“We’re firm believers in the First Amendment,” Hooper told the Chronicle. “We’re not saying people don’t have the right to say what they want…but people who listen to the radio station have no obligation to take their hard-earned dollars and buy the goods and services of advertisers who place their messages on these programs. That’s a freedom — just as free speech is a freedom.”

“We have to challenge these kinds of smears against our faith,” Hooper said. “It’s this kind of rhetoric that can lead to dismination [sic] and violence against ordinary Muslims.”

Hooper also said that the hosts’ characterizations of the tenents of Islam were incorrect and offensive. “So-called ‘honor killings,’ female genital mutilation and not allowing women to drive are not part of Islam,” he said. “Muslims respect Jews and Christians as ‘people of the book’ who received earlier revelations from God.”

 

Honest Ibe is in top form here, but he seems to be a bit forgetful:

Giving charity — zakat — to Jews: “It is not permissible to give zakat to a non-Muslim.” (‘Umdat al-Salik h8.24)

Honor killing: “Retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2.) In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.

Female genital mutilation: “Circumcision is obligatory…for both men and women.” (‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3)

Women driving: “A woman may not leave the city without her husband or a member of her unmarriageable kin…accompanying her, unless the journey is obligatory, like the hajj. It is unlawful for her to travel otherwise, and unlawful for her husband to allow her to.” (‘Umdat al-Salik m10.3)

Jews as “monkeys and pigs”: “Of the people of Moses there is a section who guide and do justice in the light of truth….But the transgressors among them changed the word from that which had been given them so we sent on them a plague from heaven. For that they repeatedly transgressed….When in their insolence they transgressed (all) prohibitions, We said to them: “Be ye apes, despised and rejected.” (Qur’an 7:159, 162, 166 — see also Qur’an 2:62-65 and 5:59-60).

Hooper cited the Quran, the holy book of Islam: “Those who believe (in the Quran), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), the Sabians, and the Christians – any who believe in God and the Last Day and work righteousness – on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” (Quran, 5:69)…

He should go back 10 verses and start reading there.

Robert Spencer:

So last night I appeared on Sussman’s show to discuss CAIR’s charges, after a local imam, sent by CAIR, performed a classic exercise of deception and finger-pointing. I had offered to debate CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper on the show, but not unexpectedly, CAIR refused to debate me or anyone, insisting that the imam they sent speak only with the show host — Sussman himself. And so it was, but I came on afterward. You can listen to an mp3 of the show here.