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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lying Liberals: Why Free Speech Means "Say What We Want You to Say."

Liberals used to march for free speech - now, they demand free speech for everyone but those people they disagree with.

Point in fact: Tufts University is preparing to punish a conservative student who deigned to point out what a rotten shitty religion Islam is, by using words directly from the Koran and Islam.

Tufts' reaction? Using such words is "harassment."

Factual Statements=Unprotected Harassment!? A Terrifying Precedent at Tufts

Today, FIRE announced the decision by a disciplinary panel at Tufts to find the conservative student newspaper, The Primary Source, guilty of “harassment” for, among other things, publishing a satirical ad that listed less-than-flattering facts about Islam during Tufts’ Islamic Awareness Week. You can see the ad here, and Eugene Volokh has also published it with excellent commentary over at his blog, but, just to make sure people see the ad for themselves, I have reprinted the full text:

Arabic Translation: Submission
In the Spirit of Islamic Awareness Week, the SOURCE presents an itinerary to supplement the educational experience.

MONDAY: “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” – The Koran, Sura 8:12

Author Salman Rushdie needed to go into hiding after Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeni declared a fatwa calling for his death for writing The Satanic Verses, which was declared “blasphemous against Islam.”

TUESDAY: Slavery was an integral part of Islamic culture. Since the 7th century, 14 million African slaves were sold to Muslims compared to 10 or 11 million sold to the entire Western Hemisphere. As recently as 1878, 25,000 slaves were sold annually in Mecca and Medina. (National Review 2002)

The seven nations in the world that punish homosexuality with death all have fundamentalist Muslim governments.

WEDNESDAY: In Saudi Arabia, women make up 5% of the workforce, the smallest percentage of any nation worldwide. They are not allowed to operate a motor vehicle or go outside without proper covering of their body. (Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2001)

Most historians agree that Muhammed’s second wife Aisha was 9 years old when their marriage was consummated.

Read the rest of the ad and the report. According to Tufts, you cannot mock anyone with their own words.

Unfortunately for the dimwits at Tufts, that is precisely what you are allowed to do - and it comes on the day that Jerry Falwell died. Falwell, mocked by scumbag du jour Larry Flynt for allegedly having sex with his own mother, sued but the US Supreme Court ruled that such mockery was constitutionally protected.

Television Evangelist Falwell Dies at 73

In 1984, he sued Hustler magazine for $45 million, charging that he was libeled by an ad parody depicting him as an incestuous drunkard. A federal jury found the fake ad did not libel him, but awarded him $200,000 for emotional distress. That verdict was overturned, however, in a landmark 1988 U.S. Supreme Court decision that held that even pornographic spoofs about a public figure enjoy First Amendment protection.

So, if someone can make up a story about someone's mother and that is protected, why cannot someone print the actual words from Islam and have it be protected?

Because liberals say so - that's why. And that is why liberalism is destroying this country, one day at a time.

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