Europe Bends Over To Extremists Yet Again

This is a very scary precedent, and I fully expect the US press to rise to her defense…not.
Have the Italian judges indicted everyone who has said unpleasant things about catholicism?

9 Responses to “Europe Bends Over To Extremists Yet Again”

  1. Well? Welcome to our world, if this doesn’t get squelched but QUICK.

    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning bigotry and religious intolerance, and recognizing that holy books of every religion should be treated with dignity and respect.
    Whereas believers of all religions, including the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, should be treated with respect and dignity;
    Whereas the word Islam comes from the Arabic root word meaning “peace” and “submission”;
    Whereas there are an estimated 7,000,000 Muslims in America, from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, forming an integral part of the social fabric of America;
    Whereas the Quran is the holy book for Muslims who recite passages from it in prayer and learn valuable lessons about peace, humanity and spirituality;
    Whereas it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form;
    Whereas mistreatment of prisoners and disrespect toward the holy book of any religion is unacceptable and against civilized humanity;
    Whereas the infringement of an individual’s right to freedom of religion violates the Constitution and laws of the United States: Now, therefore, be it
    1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives–
    (1) condemns bigotry, acts of violence, and intolerance against any religious group, including our friends, neighbors, and citizens of the Islamic faith;
    (2) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith, should be protected;
    (3) recognizes that the Quran, the holy book of Islam, as any other holy book of any religion, should be treated with dignity and respect; and
    (4) calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Nice. Get your driver’s license photo taken in your burqa yet?

  3. I’m a Druid. We do bark cloth.

  4. Bill McCabe says:

    If the First Amendment extends to burning a flag, then surely doing the same to a Bible, Torah or Quran is similarly protected.
    And should this law ever pass, I will attempt to prove my hypothesis by doing just that.

  5. Dave J says:

    I’ll be right there with you, Bill.
    Although I should point out that what Conyers is proposing, while stupid, is only a resolution rather than a bill. It expresses the opinion of the House and would not have the force of law, because it needn’t pass the Senate or be signed by the President.

  6. But it’s still presented on the floor of a governing body whose tenets are separation of church and state. The kissasssuckups running for re-election will say ‘aye’ just to make points. DeSPICable.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    What a great name for a media company!

  8. Bill McCabe says:

    Cablevision’s trademarked it.

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