Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Must not quote what Muslims themselves say:  That's "hate"

A controversy has been re-ignited this week as ten new ads go up on San Francisco Muni buses containing quotes used by terrorists.

“Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah,” reads one of the ads, which has people debating the line between free speech and hate speech.

“The purpose of our campaign is to show the reality of Jihad, the root causes of terrorism. Using the exact quotes and text that they use,” said Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Institute.

Several San Francisco city leaders, including District Attorney George Gascon, have condemned the campaign.  “San Francisco won’t tolerate Islamophobic bigotry,” said Gascon.

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu said the American Freedom Defense Initiative is made of “well-known hate extremists” and said he is introducing a resolution at Tuesday’s board meeting to denounce the ads.



Anonymous said...

It is an ancient tradition among elites to kill the messenger when he brings bad news.

Anonymous said...

Free speech is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment, while so-called hate speech laws were (specifically invented) to protect the chronically offended. They were designed to be yet another crutch.

What is seen as hate speech to one, is simply opinion to another. Now where do you draw the line, and who draws it?

Anonymous said...

Always wonder why there's no evagelical Muslim broadcast in the US?

Dean said...

Letting the world know what the lunatic fringe of an organization says isn't hate speech. And it should be easy enough for the Muslim community to counter that ad campaign. All they have to do is let the world know that mainstream Muslims disagree with the lunatic fringe of their religion.

Ignoring what extremists are saying and doing is dangerous. Those people whining about 'hate speech' are those who need to know what their enemies believe and what they want to do.

Anonymous said...

There is, of course, never any condemnation of the statements or their sources, only of those who shine a light on it.

Anonymous said...

Dean, the whiners already know. What they're trying to do is convince the rest of us that what we know and see is not real.

And the reason we don't see or hear "moderate" (or mainstream) Muslims denouncing their radical brothers is because there's no such thing as a "mainstream or moderate" Muslim. Studying the Quran will prove that point.

Anonymous said...

but they will tolerate Jewishphobia

Anonymous said...

After Muslims, the only people who hate Jews are, Jews.

Anonymous said...

"You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating, at the top of his lungs, that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.

Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free."

The best part that I think applies here:

"Bob's problem isn't that he doesn't get it. Bob's problem is that he can't sell it!"

h/t to "The Americana President"

Anonymous said...

So hate filled islamic terrorist statements are not hate speach. But pointing it out is. How screwed up can your logic be? At least the ads are still running despite the wacko leadership on SF.