Tennessee: free speech rally protesting DoJ attempt to criminalize criticism of Islam

Nearly 2,000 at AFDI rally for freedom of speech in Tennessee

Pamela Geller & Robert Spencer went. Here’s their report:


From Pamela Geller’s report here and here:

Robert Spencer and I blew into Tennessee after numerous flight delays, draconian TSA patdowns and security checks, and crippling rush hour traffic, and imagine how thrilled we were when we rounded the corner and saw throngs of patriots and freedom lovers, all happy warriors who had converged in Manchester, Tennessee to oppose the latest Obama Administration salvo against the freedom of speech — a seminar led by an Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney on how civil rights laws could and should be used to shut down speech deemed “inflammatory” against Muslims (a label that has been used before to shut down truthful speech about jihad and Islamic supremacism). SION Board member James Lafferty, Tennessee freedom activists Lou Ann Zelenick, Joan French, Bill Warner and Rebecca Bynum, ex-Saturday Night Live cast member Victoria Jackson, and numerous other freedom fighters made their opposition known to this outrageous anti-free speech initiative, and their determination to resist it.

Numerous speakers addressed the roaring crowd — including Lafferty, Spencer, and I — and what was really beautiful was that over 600 of these folks couldn’t even get in to the event, but they stayed outside and held a freedom rally. This event showed that Americans aren’t going to sit quietly while our freedom of speech is taken away, and are never, ever, going to submit and stop telling the truth about the jihad that threatens us all. We are an army.


U.S. Attorney Bill Killian gave a power point presentation on hate crimes and hate speech. From beginning to end it was full of condescension, smears, charges that the crowd was racist, and thinly-veiled threats that truthful speech about Islam could be prosecuted. Never once did he address the fact that people aren’t concerned about Muslims because of racism and xenophobia, but because of the reality of jihad terror and the uniform denial and obfuscation, and victimhood posturing, that follows from Muslim communities after every jihad attack. Killian even stooped so low as to claim a sharp rise in “religiously-motivated hate crimes,” without ever informing the crowd that he was lumping in anti-Semitic hate crimes (which are at worldwide record levels, largely due to Islamic antisemitism) with anti-Muslim hate crimes. FBI special agent Kevin Moore was little better. Both echoed the Islamic supremacist speaker’s opening remarks, all about how the people of Tennessee had to learn to be welcoming of people who were different.The crowd was having none of it, shouting “Boston!” “Free Speech!” and other responses after they would say something entirely ridiculous. A couple of people in the crowd got up and called out to the patriots to be quiet and let the speakers speak, and to be respectful, but the crowd was being just as respectful to Killian, Moore and Co. as the speakers were to them. It was good to see their condescending anti-freedom propaganda challenged. The speakers were only accepting questions written on cards, and people knew it was a horse and pony show. We are not going to go quietly into the night, or remain silent when we are lied to. This is just the beginning. We will not go away, we will not be silenced, and we will never stop fighting.

Pamela has more here and here.

4 thoughts on “Tennessee: free speech rally protesting DoJ attempt to criminalize criticism of Islam”

  1. An building owned by muslims was apparently burned down last night in London – it is highly likely that this was done by muslims or far left wankers (is there a difference?) . However, if anyone is thinking of doing the same – DONT – we will win this battle – but not by behaving like muslim or far-left scum (this seems like a clumsy attempt to frame the EDL). Note the building burrnt down was a minor meeting hall – this would have an easy target and the attack stinks of muslim involvement. Expect PLOD to start arresting and bullying the innocents whilst turning its head to more muslim transgression against our laws.

  2. Here’s how “our leaders” currently pretend to “think” about islam:

    Islam calls itself a religion.
    Religions are peaceful.
    So islam is peaceful.


    Roses are red.
    Roses are flowers.
    So all flowers are red.


    No problem was ever solved by ignoring it, and we aren’t doing even any of these moslems (whose own ancestors were among Muhammad’s first victims) any favours by going along with any of their historic lies and alibi excuses for their crimes.

    It’s insane to try to criminalize an emotion such as “hate!” Hate is only the perfectly natural human response of perpetual anger towards ongoing crimes (like islam) without hate, no one would ever bother to accuse any criminals of their crimes, and by doing so, hope to end those crimes!

    It’s victim-blaming nannystate extortion at its worst: “I don’t care who started it – *I* only want it all to stop!”

    We should never allow anyone to pretend to make it “illegal” to accuse any criminals (moslems) of their crimes, if doing so might offend them and hurt their feelings, and so “make” them commit even more crimes!

    True “hate” is only the natural human response of perpetual anger towards ongoing crimes (like islam)!

    Without “hate,” no one would ever bother to accuse any criminals of their crimes, and by doing so, end those crimes!

    When they pretend to want to make HATE CRIMES “illegal,” they really only try to make it illegal to HATE CRIMES!

    Well, I’m not afraid to say in public, that Yes, I DO hate crimes!

    So why don’t these ‘authorities?’!

    The ONLY limit to Free Speech, should be the Truth!

    As even Aristotle noted long ago, slander is only pre-judice, and vice-versa; presenting accusatory opinions as if they were facts (making accusations against someone else, BEFORE having the facts straight)! And that breaks the Golden Rule of Law (to not attack first)!

    Of course, aggressively chanting or yelling a truth at someone in a threatening manner ALSO breaks the Golden Rule, because all threats are psychological attacks (aka: coercion, duress, extortion, “terrorism”) and all non-defensive attacks are crimes.

    But ‘threatening’ a criminal with his just punishments, after he’s already committed his crimes, isn’t a theat so much as a promise!

    The only other way speech should be limited, is if it incites un-just violence against innocent others (as opposed to legislators and police chiefs calling for violence against those who have already attacked innocent others, as in if they call for the death-penalty, for instance).

    The Defense of Truth should always apply.

  3. See thenewsofthefutur.blogspot.com for an alternate analysis of the cause of global jihad called The Jihad Facade, based on a psycho-sexual point of view

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