Durham cop’s anti-Islam tweets are ‘hate speech’ says tribunal witness
DURHAM — Anti-Islamic social media posts by a Durham police officer amount to hate speech and “undermine” the service’s efforts to foster trust among ethnic communities, witnesses testified during a disciplinary tribunal Tuesday in Whitby.
Messages posted to Det.-Const. Richard Cain’s Twitter account — they included calling Islam the “religion of violence” and the Prophet Muhammad “a pedophile” — reinforce negative stereotypes about an already marginalized community, said prosecution witness Barbara Perry.
“This is hate speech,” said Perry, a professor with the faculty of social science and humanities at UOIT.
Islam is the only religion that mandates violence against unbelievers. That’s a fact, not a ‘stereotype’. The evidence is right here:
Qur’an 9:29—Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Prosecution witness Barbara Perry, a professor with the faculty of social science and humanities, is a nincompoop.
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