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."

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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.

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