Monday, July 04, 2016

U.S. Prosecutor: Insult Islam, Go to Jail

Columnist Michelle Malkin recently reported on a disturbing case in Twin Falls, Idaho, in which three foreigners, all minors, allegedly violated a young disabled girl.

Not much is known about the case, and there is growing suspicion among Idaho residents that, because of the circumstances, Muslim sympathizers are attempting to bury the story. As such, Wendy J. Olson, whom Barack Obama picked as U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho in 2010, threatened last week to use the justice system to quash whistleblowers. “The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements about the perpetrators or the crime itself reduces public safety and may violate federal law,” she declared on Friday.

As Gary Bauer points out, “While clearly high on the left’s wish list, there is no federal law under which someone can be prosecuted for 'inflammatory statements.‘ As one law professor explained in the Washington Post, Olson’s statement 'looks like an attempt to chill constitutionally protected speech through the threat of federal prosecution.’”

That’s exactly what it is, and it follows the Obama administration’s playbook. For example, on July 15, 2011, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation received the support of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in passing UN Resolution 16/18 to censor worldwide any speech perceived to be insulting to Islam. It’s part of the same strategy being utilized to penalize climate dissenters.

For what it’s worth, Olson later tried to walk back her incriminating remark, saying, “The statement was not intended to and does not threaten to arrest or prosecute anyone for First Amendment protected speech. I issued the statement because public officials in Twin Falls have received threats. Certain threatening or harassing communications may violate federal law and will be investigated.”

Regardless, Olson exposed a top priority of the Obama administration — using constitutionally protected “hate speech” as a means of regulating the First Amendment.



Anonymous said...

Political Correctness running amok again.
I don't like Donald Trump, but at least he is not constrained by PC.

Bird of Paradise said...

Whats become of Free Speech anyway? TO HELL WITH ISLAM LONG LIVE FREEDOM

Anonymous said...

The government at all levels is riddled with traitors to the Constitution. They are otherwise known
as liberals, leftists, socialists, Democrats, Rinos, community organizers, activists and moderates.
If you're not in support of the Constitution and by that I do not mean the the left leaning Supreme
Court's penumbra littered version, you are be definition a traitor to it and the Nation.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Anon 6:56 And Obamas the #1 traitor of them all

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:26 Agreed.

Anonymous said...

Government office holders who threaten to shut down free speech should be held to account and dismissed from office from the President down. Loretta Lynch should step down now due to her handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation. Obama should have stepped down in his first term for his pre-emption of justice over a university friend's run in with police. Obama is a racist. He is as much white as he is black but his socialist ideology rules his mind and therefore he believes in the socialists hate of white America philosophy. His mother must be so proud of the hater she created.

Wail Quail said...

Maybe its time for all those university and collage aminstrators who shut down Free Speech to be removed from america let them go live in Europe overrun with Muslims