Joined: Jun 2009
I Root For: The Underdog
RE: Muslims vs Atheists in Court and a strange verdict
(02-24-2012 03:05 PM)MileHighBronco Wrote: I wonder if Pennsylvanians have the ability to recall this judge or not retain him?
Atheists hold some kind of goofy parade. One marcher dressed as zombie Mohammad gets attacked by a Muslim who jumps out of the crowd. Case goes to court and the judge refuses to look at the video evidence and instead lectures the atheist defendant on Islam after calling him a doofus. He dismisses the charges.
Oh, and the judge may be a Muslim himself. Judge's words;
Quote:“Then what you have done is you have completely trashed their essence, their being. They find it very very very offensive. I’m a Muslim, I find it offensive. But you have that right, but you’re way outside your boundaries or first amendment rights. This is what, and I said I spent about 7 and a half years living in other countries. when we go to other countries it’s not uncommon for people to refer to us as ugly Americans this is why we are referred to as ugly Americans, because we are so concerned about our own rights we don’t care about other people’s rights as long as we get our say but we don’t care about the other people’s say”
I thought that this court is in America, not some stone age culture in the ME. I thought that in this country, the Muslim HAS a right to be offended but he DOES NOT have the right to harrass or assault the person whose words/actions offended him. Apparently, this judge believes otherwise.
It will be interesting to see if there are any repercussions from this. Yet, some here will continue to say that sharia creep is not happening in this country. Every story like this one will be painted as some aberration, not seen for what it is.
I'm not FOR one side or the other here. I just would prefer that in this country, our American laws are upheld and the judicial decisions are based on our laws and not on a personal belief in Islam by a sympathetic judge.
Re the parade: goofy is one way to put it douche bag is another.
That being said this judge needs to be ripped from the bench because you cant physically assault someone just because they are a douche. To do so puts at risk public, serious and legitimate discussion of such isses
|02-24-2012 03:34 PM