The War Against Free Speech Rages On

The Obama administration conveniently scapegoated a short, anti-Islam video for the murderous attacks on the US consulate on September 11, 2012.  Now that the State Department has confessed its knowledge that Benghazi was the result of a pre-planned terrorist attack, many in both the mainstream and conservative media are asserting that it’s obvious nobody would really have responded to a silly 14-minute YouTube clip with mass protests.  Not so fast.  In fact, the administration’s relentless condemnation of the video’s content, even after the Benghazi facts have been established, may have given license for many Muslims in the West to do the same.

On Sunday, October 14, 2012, thousands of Muslims stormed the London Headquarters of Google, the parent company of YouTube.  They were protesting the notorious anti-Islam video clip, titled “Innocence of Muslims,” a 14-minute, amateurish, low-budget trailer that portrays Mohammad in a negative light.  The video had been falsely blamed by administration officials for the murders of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other US diplomats in Benghazi, Libya.

Barricades were erected around the building, and numerous streets in England’s capital were blocked off near the Queen’s palace.  Those in protest were demanding that YouTube pull down the video.

The Muslim Action Forum organized the event and approximately 800 imams from mosques across the UK assisted.  Muslims from Manchester, Blackburn, and Luton attended.  Others came from as far away as Glasgow.

The Birmingham Mosque told its attendees that it was important to attend the event in honor of the Prophet, and warned participants to refrain from violence in order to prove to the world that Islam is a religion of peace.  The mosque provided buses to transport crowds to the event.

Though police reported that only approximately 3000 people attended, the Muslim Action Forum insists that attendance was closer to 10,000.  At a glance, the irate mob appeared to consist primarily of men, but in fact, a smaller gathering of women joined them, as is often the case, in the back of the crowd.  They were fully covered from head to toe in hijabs and chadors.

The name of the campaign was “The Campaign for Global Civility.”  Demonstrators carried signs that demanded civility from others, even as they intimidated those with whom they disagreed.  Others signs proclaimed “Islam is a religion of peace,” even as an implied threat of violence filled the air.  And some even had the audacity to wave signs that read, “Prophet Muhammad is the founder of freedom of speech” despite the fact that the entire purpose of the protest was to shut people up.  Additional signs read that “Google is a worldwide terrorist” and “[H]ow dare you insult the blessed Prophet.”

Protest organizer, Masoud Alam, asserted that the goal of the demonstration was to have the anti-Islam YouTube clip banned worldwide.  The video has been blocked by Google in a few countries where prohibited by law, such as Saudi Arabia, and a handful of governments in other countries removed the video when Google refused.  However, it remains posted throughout the West and in numerous other regions. Alam made it clear that the protests would continue until demonstrators get their way.  There would be a zero tolerance for dissent.

Indeed, the protest in London was the third held this month in the here-to-fore Free World.  The Muslim Action Forum plans to hold protests at Google offices around the globe, including a “Million Muslim March” anticipated to be held in the next few weeks.

Masoud Alam proclaims that he’s merely seeking “civility” and Alam Ghulam Rabbini, a Sufi cleric, explains that Google should not have the right to “hurt the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims.”  But the real goal of the protests is to stifle all criticism of Islam in a way that parallels Islamic blasphemy laws.  In fact, Alam states that he believes “YouTube and its parent company, Google, continue to share Islamophobic material and continue to incite racial hatred” and admits that “[T]his insult of the Prophet will not be allowed.”

Clearly, if the video is taken down, it will not end the demonstrations, but only serve to further embolden those who seek to stifle free speech in the name of Islam.

And, in accordance with the Muslim Brotherhood mandate to sabotage the West from within, using their own hands (emphasis added), the Muslim Action Forum hopes to create a coalition of dhimmis, including Christians, Jews and conservatives to join their ranks for the cause of civility.  Never mind that the bridge of civility flows in only one direction, with complete disregard for the daily diet of anti-Semitism fed through Arab media, and the persecution of Christians spread pervasively throughout Muslim lands.

So far, Google has stood firm.  First, it refused to remove the video clip in response to the administration’s “inquiry” to determine if the clip violated YouTube’s terms and conditions, and now it stands strong in its response to thousands of angry Muslims who want to protect Islam from so-called “defamation.”

And, while Team Obama continues to denounce the content of this film, “shaming” those who espouse a different viewpoint, the President’s actions amount to yet another policy of appeasement.  Fighting negative stereotypes of Islam wherever he finds them, as he promised to do in his speech at Cairo, the President is giving a green light to those who want to do the same by other means.

The real job of the President of the United States it to stand on principle and fight for the rights enshrined in the Constitution…. including the right to freedom of speech.  Google executives have it right.  They have asserted that the company “has very clear views on this issue.  We believe the answer to bad speech is more speech.”

In the context of other wars, the President has stated that he wants to “lead from behind.”  However, in the War against Free Speech, he’s ahead of the pack.

Please drop a note of support to Google executives to stand on principle as the pressure mounts in the coming weeks:

Google UK, Ltd.                                 Larry Page, CEO
Belgrave House                                   Google Headquarters
76 Buckingham Palace Road
              1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
London
, UK, SW1W9TQ                    Mountain View, CA 94043


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  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Google should not have the right to “hurt the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims"

    We're just encouraging them when we take this line seriously. We need to laugh out loud in their faces when we hear this.

    • Morty62

      Absolutely! This is absurd. Can you imagine if someone like Jerry Falwell had called for restrictions on free speech after the Last Temptation of Christ had come out? He would have been flogged! Why are we even taking these retrograde savages cultural toddlers seriously? They sound like infants: "Mean old West hurt baby's feewings …. now you make baby fee-uhl like cwying …. WAAAAHHHH!" People in the Middle East were celebrating in the streets after 9-11, which certainly didn't show much sympathy for the feelings of Westerners. They can all go eff themselves as far as I'm concerned.

    • intrcptr2

      Sorry, but all of the uploaders on YouTube ALREADY have the right to offend 1.5 billion Muslims, 1.3 billion christians, and the four occupants of the White House; it is their birthright as humans, and their legal right as Americans.

  • H.j.Dcruz

    There is lots more to come , So wait , watch and see. Muslim will rule America and the west as all westerners have already ruins the demographics of their country by admitting all sots of Muslims and on some pretext or another. Even whites will convert to Islam .

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Dcruz.

      This is AMERICA. NOT socialist fascist Eurabia.

    • knucklehead

      I will NEVER convert to islam. The hordes of islamic mongrels and scum may kill me but I will die as I was born: a free American.

      Never give in, never give up, fight to the death!

    • Drakken

      I think you give up too easily, most Americans and Europeans for that matter will come out and fight when push comes to shove because there is no longer any place to run to. The scuzlims smell weakness and will continue to push us until we say enough is enough and push back, HARD!

  • kafir4life

    Are the muslims that are protesting google the same muslims that think that mohamat the pedophile, the inventor of islam, the shatter of the terror guide the koran, shat into the sand explosively (muslims like that part) as a result of intestinal distress from eating the pig (raw) that he was having sex with, or "mom" as he called him, is the perfect man? If so, then get over it. mohamat (if he ever even existed) was a peice of filth, garbage, and the worst example of humanity.
    allahu snackbar to my muslim friends!

  • Sam

    I salute Google for its bold decision of not removing the video from YouTube. Obama is a gone case. He is a Muslim by heart (and by bloodline). He is going to destroy all other ideologies and religions except Islam. I shudder to think what would happen to America if he is re-elected.

    It is basically a clash of civilizations. For Islam, "Allah's rule" must be established and all criticism and opposition must be stopped by force. For the Western civilization, freedom, mutual trust, love and scientific inquiry must be promoted. These are two diametrically opposed points of views. Hence, a clash, may be a third world war, is inevitable. The sooner this is effected, the greater the chances of defeat of Islam and savagery.

    • Cerise Rowan

      I wonder if Obama is so much a muslim as still the teen age rebel, getting even with those he thinks looked down on him…
      why do so many African Americans want to be muslims? if they object to the history of slavery, how do they ignore the middle east's part in the business? Do they ignore that slavery was still legal in most muslim nations in 1932? The official end of it brought about by movements started by, for the most part, in the Christian churches they now despise… Do eastern Europeans still carry the same grudge for their people taken as slaves to the middle east in earlier centuries?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "if they object to the history of slavery, how do they ignore the middle east's part in the business?"

        They're clueless.

  • maher

    The arabo-islamic world is a huge cesspool which is overflowing all our liberties (speech, conscience,) mostly via the arabo-muslim immigration. Same obscurantism, same predators.

  • Mike

    H.J you are pretty stupid to think many white or other color people would lower their standards and become islam! Jesus is the only way, he's the one who died on the cross for our sins, he was the blood sacrifice for us and those who believe in him will have everlasting life. NOT ISLAM OR MOHAMMOD. GOT IT?

  • MikeWood

    Write to Google and congratulate them on their stance so far. Maybe suggest they take a more proactive role in combating attempts to limit free speech or criminalize criticism of Islam. For example, they could set up a fund to help support those people working in this field.

  • JakeTobias

    When there is a power vacuum, normal people stand around stunned, but the thugs rush right in to fill it. And liberals refuse to understand it. Or beg the thugs forgiveness.

  • Schlomotion

    Masoud Alam looks as preposterous trying to defend “the hurt feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims" as any Israeli supporter looks trying to defend "the hurt feelings of 6 million Jews" every time someone refuses to take down the blasphemy of criticizing Israel. Poor Helen Thomas! Poor Gilad Atzmon! My heart goes out to victims of the professionally offended.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Shariamotion,

      HAPPY ETERNAL NAKBA!

      May all your pals Jihads turn into NAKBAS for you.

    • morty62

      I have never heard of anyone crying about the "hurt feelings of jews." What I do see is legitimate anger and outrage over the hurt bodies of Jews. Your moral equivalency tactics constantly fail.

    • Mo Schlotion

      If you are using a ladder to take down the blasphemy of criticizing Israel please be careful. If they used tacks to put up the blasphemy watch your fingers when you take them out.

    • Drakken

      Keep on showing the rest of us that you are living proof that you just can't fix stupid, not even with duct tape.

    • Ghostwriter

      My heart DOESN'T go out to you,Schlomind,because you're a professional idiot. And an anti-Jewish bigot to boot.

  • danseagull

    SCREW MOHAMMED AND SCREW ALLAH AND SCREW ALL ISLAMISTS WHO BELIEVE IN THAT FILTHY PIGGISH BOOK CALLED THE KORAN !

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      danseagull AKBAR!!

    • Drakken

      I will give you a double AMEN!!!!

  • Moishe Pupick

    M., 10/22/12 common era

    "Islam Uber Alles" is the motto of the jihadis worldwide. There can be no appeasement of them or negotiating with them. Western notions of religious pluralism and "diversity" are definitely not 2 values of this evil global movement. President Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) has a spiritual affinity with this movement, his public statements to the contrary. Americans, wake up before it's too late! Our dear country is being subverted from within, starting in the oval office.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Out with Hussein.

      In with Mitt.

      I hope the heads of socialists and FAKE democrats all EXPLODE!

  • Hinnhibbnr

    Religion in general is poison for the mind. Most of it is in contradiction to reality and because people believe so blindly without thought to their surroundings they do stupid immoral things. Take a good look at how bigoted everyone has become. Look at all the contradictions in religious texts and then look at how people pick and choose what they want to believe. This goes for all believers of any fiction.

    • JoJoJams

      I'll agree with you if you instead substitute "ideology" for "religion". Because THAT is closer to the truth. There are plenty of non-religious "believers" deeply devoted, and with their own brand of "blind faith" to secular dogma. Religion (or any ideology) is like fire – it has its good uses, but if let to get out of control, it can burn you to death. Hundreds of millions have been killed for communist dogma. Russia saw starvation on a vast scale in its early years, due to blind devotion to failed farm policies, and that is just the tip of the ice-berg. Dogmatic ideology of ANY strip is the poison of the mind.

    • Western Canadian

      The most aggressive western religion, and the most dangerous, would be atheism. Like any other fascist cult, it hates and attacks all who fail to join it.

    • Kufar Dawg

      How do you define "immoral"? What you define as immoral might not be the same as what Pol Pot (an atheist), or Stalin(another atheist), or Mao Tse Tung (another atheist), or Kim Il-sung (another atheist) defined as "immoral".

  • Drakken

    Hinnhibbnr, there is no moral equivilance between the west and islamic savagery period. If you think there is there is no need to try and win you over to the side of the west, you will perish with the rest of the leftist while the rest of us will survive and thrive.

  • faithiej

    I'll bet they don't try this crap in Belfast. The paras from both The Falls and The Shankill would make short work of them. In fact, that would be a much nobler battle for the IRA and its Protestant opponents!

    • Drakken

      What a wonderful opportunity to let the IRA meet up with the EDL and give the muslims the same treatment.

    • Kufar Dawg

      They definitely have a common enemy now, an enemy that wouldn't hesitate to annihilate or enslave them both given half the chance or power to do so.

  • Ghostwriter

    Don't these idiots have better things to do?

  • http://twitter.com/undefined @undefined

    Islam is not a religion for it does NOT do good to others, which is the basic definition of religion. And it is what Jesus taught most of the time. He did say "Turn the other cheek" but that really means turn back to them what they are giving out. "You liars and hipocrites" is what he called the Pharasies. So it's time for Americans to remember who to hate! – The blood letters of the world. – The REAL GOD, CREATOR OF THE WHOLE UNIVERSE, NEVER CAME TO EARTH TO LET BLOOD!

    • Drakken

      Jesus went out like a lamb, him and his followers will come back as the lion.

  • Cerise Rowan

    It's a hostage situation… if we don't go through the process of facing it down, it will only gain more momentum than it already has. I'm perpetually amazed as liberal atheists attack Christianity at every opportunity not realizing they are clearing the path for a practice that is far less loving and far more violent than they realize…. and certainly more so to women, children and the gays who so often are so outspoken against Christianity. Given the choice, I'd rather be seen as a sinner with hopes of redemption than be stoned to death… for driving my car or wearing a short skirt….