Thursday, October 19, 2006

Promoting Jihad as Free Speech

There is a widespread view among supporters of free speech that advocacy of violence should be excluded from free speech protections. For that reason, support of Jihad -- which is in practice often very violent -- is not generally regarded as privileged in any way.

But guess who is arguing that it IS privileged under the First Amendment? "Moderate" Leftist Susan Estrich of Fox News fame and ACLU eminence Harvey Silvergate -- the sort of people who would DENY protection to something as harmless as school prayer -- though maybe a Muslim prayer might be OK, I guess. Details here. Lots of commentary at STACLU

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