The Hot Gates - 480BC. An event that was to determine what path much of the Western World would follow occurred as the Persian army threatened to overwhelm Greece in 480BC. The West today again faces both external and internal threats to its identity and existence.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Hate Speech Laws Being Considered for the US?
The following was reported today in the Daily Caller by Neil Munro:
"Top Justice Department officials convened a meeting Wednesday where invited Islamist advocates lobbied them for cutbacks in anti-terror funding, changes in agents’ training manuals, additional curbs on investigators and a legal declaration that U.S. citizens’ criticism of Islam constitutes racial discrimination. The department’s “civil rights lawyers are top of the line — I say this with utter honesty — I know they can come up with a way” to redefine criticism as discrimination, said Sahar Aziz, a female, Egyptian-American lawyer. “I’d be willing to give a shot at it,” said Aziz, who is a fellow at the Michigan-based Muslim advocacy group, the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding."
I am of the belief that the American public will not stand for a restriction of this sort. This may have been enacted in the EU, but regardless of the current administration of our Justice Department, I don't think that even an attempt will be made to outlaw criticism of Islam. Nevertheless, we will need to follow this and keep a watchful eye out for any developments.