Federal Prosecutor Warns Anti-Muslim Internet Postings are Subject to Federal Jurisdiction


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Isn’t it great how we had a first amendment for centuries before Muslim immigrants came along to set off bombs and then complain about the “backlash”?

But if you’re reading this, you may be violating Muslim civil rights. Apparently one of those civil rights is the right not to be criticized. And the perpetrator is a Tennessee lawyer who was appointed US Attorney by Barack Hussein Obama.

Special speakers for the event will be Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville Division.

Sponsor of the event is the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee — a 15-member board formed two years ago when the General Assembly was considering passing legislation that would restrict those who worship Sharia Law, which is followed by Muslims.

Killian and Moore will provide input on how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.

“This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian told The News Monday. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”

Killian said Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal jurisdiction. “That’s what everybody needs to understand,” he said.

What Killian needs to understand is that there is a First Amendment that protects speech, popular or unpopular. Freedom of Speech has unfortunately been weakened by all sorts of anti-bullying legislation, but at no point has the Supreme Court announced that it can be done away with. Even the “Fire in a crowded theater” doctrine so often abused by people calling for speech restrictions has not been considered valid in a long time.

“Some of the finest people I’ve met are Muslims,” Killian said, adding later: “We want to inform everybody about what the law is, but more importantly, we want to provide what the law means to Muslims, Hindus and every other religion in the country. It’s why we came here in the first place. In England, they were using Christianity to further their power in government. That’s why the First Amendment is there.”

And what Killian is proposing is to give a special status to Islam. No other religion has “civil rights” that prevent it from being criticized. That’s blasphemy law and the establishment of a state religion.

Killian uses the “How to wink at a Muslim” as an extreme example. As Ace points out, the example isn’t really relevant.

Oliver Wendel Holmes established the “clear and present danger” test — no speech could be prosecuted unless it produced a clear threat of imminent, immediate (present) lawlessness and violence.

Prosecutions could not be founded on speculative “This might lead to violence” grounds.

This isn’t the first time that threats like these have come down from the government in defense of Islam. Tellingly there are never any threats to prosecute Muslims for blatant incitement to violence.

The Tsarnaev Boston bombers never had to worry that their enthusiasm for Al Qaeda would land them in front of a Federal judge. But someone who reacts angrily to a Muslim atrocity is immediately threatened with prison.

Just as in the UK, the people being seized for incitement, including an 85-year-old British woman who shouted “Go back to your country” at Muslims near a mosque, are British, not Muslim.

The London beheaders never had to worry about being locked up for shouting their venom at rally after rally. It’s only the EDL that’s a threat to the nation.

  • tagalog

    "Some of the finest people I've met are Muslims." Jeez, there's so many things one could say about that remark…

    • Viet Vet

      STUPID, is the first thing that comes to mind.

      • tagalog

        "Stupid" works. I was thinking along the lines of "prejudicial," discriminatory," "paternalistic," stuff like that.

        I wonder if some of his best friends are Jewish or "Afro-American."

    • Shane

      Liberals refuse to acknowledge that our terroist enemies are killing in the name of Islam.
      Great video – American Dhimmi, Barack Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ3KOZCM91c

  • Edward Cline

    If Bill Killian is reading this, I challenge him to come after me, personally, so I can clean his clock.

  • concerned001

    Actions speak louder than words, they tell us Infidels what they want us to know. It's ok to lie to us, deceive , kill, throw stuff like in NY was it? I wonder if they can arrest Everyone for exercising FREEDOM of SPEECH.
    Anyone is up for criticism, or anything else.
    Muslims are no different. Obama has said he will stand with Muslims and Islam is a great religion. Both are violent.
    if your friends great, just be aware. if your male your safe by all means. Females are not , this has been proven again and again with reporters getting attacked cause they are female infidels, honor killings – how much honor is there in killing a female of the family.
    Obama is showing his True colors here.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Come and get me. I say things against the barbaric level of lifestyle that this administration seems to admire.

    Since this white house has no respect for the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion and the presumption of innocence (the IRS towards conservatives) I expect to get some sort of government harassment soon.

    And you know what? It won't shut me up. Obama, wiggle your ears over that one!

    • IveBeen Banned

      You definitely are affected with a serious case of L A M S.

      Look At Meez Syndrome……..

      • Rifleman

        Ha ha, you looked.

    • patriothere

      You're a nobody. Nobody cares about you. You're a 50 year old loser who lives with his mom. Nobody cares about you. Get over yourself.

      • Rifleman

        You cared enough to reply to his post, and apparently the federal government has been going after a lot of nobodies for contributing to groups that oppose leftist policies.

      • Mary Sue

        Maybe his mom needs help, you insensitive leftist.

  • onecornpone

    The lack of logic these cretin goat herders display is infuriating.

    Their premise reminds me of a children's fable.

    It may work in their "community", but NOT in my AMERICA!

    Assimilate or leave!

    • kasandra

      Just think, from top to bottom our Department of Justice (sic) is corrupt and ignorant of our Constitution.

      • onecornpone

        Yes, and the mid and low level Fed bureaucracies have been thoroughly seeded with enemies of personal freedom, individual liberty and rue of U.S. Constitutional law. The "house cleaning" will not be for the faint of heart. Running out of money to pay the leaches may prove to be a blessing… although tough to contemplate.

      • Viet Vet

        They aren't ignorant of it, they just have abject contempt for it.

  • Mary Sue

    You know, if you guys gathered in huge mobs holdling signs saying behead those who insult X and just randomly attacked people such, the feds would leave you alone too. Clearly you're doing it wrong. [/sarcasm]

    • onecornpone

      Yeah, like the Feds left the KKK alone…

      Amazing juxtaposition actually. They both wear bedsheets and chant hatred and murder.

      The Klan was ridiculed and ostracized out of existence by the media… whereas the media races to prevent backlash against the sheet-wearing, freedom hating, Islamist goat herders.

      Pitiful.

      • Lanie

        The media, leftists as they are, defend the freedom hating, Islamic goat herders because they have the guts to do what the leftists want to do but are afraid to do knowing they would be toast if they did. They got rid of the KKK because at that time, the left only had their racism as a tool to discredit the U.S. and get their troops riled up to hate America. And they didn't have the Alinsky playbook widely disseminated yet. Also, George Soros hadn't yet stepped up to use his billions to fund hundreds of leftwing, anti-America organizations.

  • aprilnovember811

    This man and his ilk should be ignored. If the Muslims don't like freedom of speech, tell them to leave. They're trying to do here, what they're doing in Canada and England. It's not going to work.

    This DOJ needs to be investigated, and their should be many prosecutions. They are clearly treasonous. Obama is a front man for the Muslim Brotherhood and Weather Underground. To those patriots in the govt. who hate what Obama is doing, I suggest you start leaking everything you have on this Muslim. How's that? Oh, don't like it, too bad. Where is the governor of TN and the Representatives?

    These people need to be arrested and tried for treason.

    • Viet Vet

      Everyone associated with this regime are reprobates of the first magnitude!

  • Herb Benty

    " shall not establish a state religion", is seemingly going by the wayside. Common sense is so foreign to Islam that it can't stand up to critical Western examination, so it needs special protection. Can any sane person picture the radical left standing up for our Judeo-Christian heritage. Obama Must be a muslim, how else do you explain this gross favoritism in all the departments and his disdain for the vibrant state of ISRAEL. Christians are "grafted in" to the promises of God. The New Testament is a way for the Gentiles to be saved but God's covenant to the Jews stands forever also.

    • Lanie

      There has been a state religion-secularism abetted by moral relativism-for decades. It's basic tenets are political correctness and intimidation with a dismissal of truth and common sense. It is funded and operates under the premise the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are dead letters and the country will be ruled by internationalists or globalists. Tramp on this religion and you are put out of business, jailed, murdered, or the IRS comes down on you without pity.

  • Rifleman

    Posting a photo titled, "p*ss koran," or "muhommed covered in dung" would make an interesting test case.

  • Moishe Pupick

    F., 05/31/13

    Jumpin' jihads– seems that the Obama Doctrine of "Islam Uber Alles" now has some teeth in it. "Hope and change!?"

  • gee59

    Mr William Killian – here is my message to you and your fine Muslim friends – your racist Islamofascist pieces of garbage can take your threats and put them where the sun doesn't shine.

    I can and will say whatever I want about the criminal cult of Islam. Is that enough to get you to come after me? I hope you are moronic enough to try. Not only will I sue – but I will have you arrested for violating my Civil Rights.

    • Drakken

      Or as we say in our area, we'll leave the light on for ya.

    • echofoxtrot

      Everyone in Killian's district has the cause of action NOW for a class-action suit against him personally: infringement of free speech, and denial of the equal protection of civil rights laws (i.e., that it's okay to trash Christians, but not Muslims).

  • Craig Hergenhan

    Islam=respect us or we will kill you.
    Christianity=we would appreciate your respect, or we will pray for you.

    • Drakken

      The time for Christians to turn the other cheek is over, time to pick up the sword and use accordingly.

      • Rifleman

        A slap to the face is an insult, a provocation to violence, to which we are told to turn the other cheek. An attempt to kill or cause serious bodily harm is to be met with the level of force/violence necessary to stop it.

        If we value and seek to protect innocent life as we are instructed, we must defend it even if it requires sending the would-be murderous to God's judgment to do so. Some would have us believe a slap to the face and a sword swing to the neck are the same for nefarious purposes, and some decent folks will oblige them by innocently confusing the two. It doesn't take long to set the latter straight

  • Viet Vet

    Marxists are all about thought control. Go fk yourself Killian!!!

  • BLJ

    Islam sucks. Islam is evil. Islam blows. Obama is Islam. Eat me Islam.

  • Dr K

    "Islam is what Islam does"–as a leading US forensic psychiatrist told Dr. Bill Bennett on the latter's morning radio show. In other words, the sadistic acts of barbarism and intimidation denounced above are not limited to some extreme fringe of the theo-political ideology called Islam (from the Arabic word for "submit"), but rather flow naturally and logically from the supremicist/henotheistic and highly militant doctrines of the Koran and its attendant lierature. Or, to put it more bluntly, Islam is the problem, not some imagined misguided sect (of Bush-labeled "misunderstanders") or even less a function of "political Islam." On the contrary, it is Islam itself that must be confronted … for what it "is" and what it represents.

    Dr K

  • Cat K

    Just tell the country they cannot post anything negative about Jews either. If any gag order on insulting Jews were held up in court, Muslims would immediately relent as they can never, ever, ever stop hating Jews loudly and publicly. (And that also applies to many other people).
    What on earth is the difference between Muslims as a group, Hindus as a group, Jews, Catholics, etc. etc.?
    Illogical and bizarre and, of course, unconstitutional.

    • Guest

      No insulting Rednecks either. …. Never mind, the rednecks know how to deal with that one in a traditional manner.

  • truebearing

    Oh dear! Then saying that Islam is a deranged, homicidal cult is against the law? I guess I should just submit to the psychos….and the fools who enable them. Oooops! There's another ten years.

  • Charley

    Our nation is toast, if most people to not stand up to this evil stuff which protects evil. The "prophet" was, no doubt inspired by a demon from one of the lessor gods of the area a god called Allah, who was just one among many gods. Muslims will not prevail, their demonic perpetrator having already been defeated by the God of Abraham ISAAC AND JACOB.

    If I am offending someone, including the feds, please let me know in a response. I will be honored by your tirade and/or threats.

    • Rifleman

      It's pretty obvious it wasn't God whispering in muhammed's ear, by what it told him. It sounds like satan. God isn't running a wh*rehouse with 72 virgins for each male believer.

  • abee

    So we are going to let the Muslin population tell us that we don't have free speech any more. It is
    time that we tell them that will not give up free speech just because they van not stand someone
    talking down their cult religion.

  • tanstaafl

    But, but, but – Muslims are just practicing their religion, protected by the Constitution!

  • Billy

    So let me understand this properly……..we can't say anything bad about muslims or islamiic terrorists but they can speak out at their mosques about how bad we are and how good they are? They can kill all infidels in the name of allah but we can't speak out against these savages? (Oops there I just spoke out against them). Why in Gods name are people like Killian sucking up to these savages?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Some of the finest people I’ve met are Muslims,” Killian said, adding later: “We want to inform everybody about what the law is, but more importantly, we want to provide what the law means to Muslims, Hindus and every other religion in the country. It’s why we came here in the first place. In England, they were using Christianity to further their power in government. That’s why the First Amendment is there.”

    His source? The Soviet history of the West.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian told The News Monday. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”

    It's lovely to hear that the leftist dominated federal government wants to intimidate us in to falling in line. Again.

    Forward!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "The London beheaders never had to worry about being locked up for shouting their venom at rally after rally. It’s only the EDL that’s a threat to the nation."

    The EDL is a threat to the evil plans of the globalists in the EU and their leftist minions in the UK.

  • aidehua

    Killian is from a little Tennessee town called Jasper just down the road from Manchester. Now there is a big contingent of Muslims in Manchester – and they may be out in force next Tuesday. Of course, the controversial Islamic Center in Murfreesboro is not far away. They’re feeling pretty cocky seeing as how they just won an Al-Eid holiday at the meat processing plant. I don’t envy Killian one bit. This region is populated with Scotch-Irish who don’t take kindly to being told what is acceptable discourse. This could be a very contentious gathering.

  • Dan

    Right now at this point and time in history, America is in need of strong Patriotic leaders. Muslim’s in the name of Islam, all around the world are attacking Christian’s and others who don’t believe as they do. We are witnessing more attacks on U.S. soil by Muslims. Unless we elect strong Patriotic leaders who stand up against those attacking our Liberties and Freedoms, I don’t see things getting better, only worse. Are those in the current administration cowards? I don’t believe that is the case, I think it is more likely some agree and have catered to Islamic ideology appeasing the Muslim’s, thereby putting American lives along with our Liberties and Freedoms in jeopardy. Common sense should rule the day and any and all people entering the United States must abide by our rule of law, while still enjoying the Liberties and Freedoms America has always given Freely to those becoming citizens. Our current leaders appear to be making allowances for Muslims, giving them more leeway to disregard the law of the land here for shariah law thereby endangering the citizens it should be protecting. Some leaders have gone as far and said the Constitution is outdated. I believe these leaders are a danger to our Liberties and Freedoms and if we continue electing leaders as these we will lose our Liberties and Freedoms that so many through the years have sacrificed selflessly for. If we continue down this road the time will come when we will feel the sword of Islam that Muslim’s have brought to so many elsewhere. God Bless America and all Real Freedom Fighting Patriots.

  • bathroom wall

    Already the fear and the indoctrination have begun. Quite often when I get together with friends and talk about politics and the M word comes up, we cast sidelong glances and do the old “tee-hee-this-may-be-politically incorrect-but” and then we come out with it hoping that walls don’t have ears. Also, I live in a European country with a large M minority. I no longer take certain books with me on long train and plane rides.

  • Shane

    It is clear that the Obama admistration is no fan of our constitutional freedom of speech when it comes to Islam and Muhammad. Obama wants to enforce Islamic blasphemy laws; he doesn't care if anyone criticizes any religion other than Islam.
    Obama and The Jihad: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/03/video-robert-sp
    American Dhimmi, Barack Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ3KOZCM91c

  • aidehua

    Correction to above post regarding El Eid holiday at the meatpacking factory. It is an urban fiction per Tyson: http://www.tysonfoods.com/Media-Room/Labor-Day-at… :

    "Outdated, misleading information about Tyson employee holidays has surfaced on the Internet. Contrary to recently circulated reports, Tyson does NOT offer its workers a paid Muslim holiday at any location.

    A labor union vote briefly changed the Labor Day holiday at the company’s Shelbyville, Tennessee, poultry plant in 2008. Tyson Foods did not initiate the change and immediately negotiated with the union to reinstate Labor Day as a paid holiday, resolving the matter more than three years ago."

    I'd note that Shelbyville is 30 miles from Manchester. Perhaps a number of these Tyson employees will show up in defense of their religion and any attempts to criticize it. Should be interesting!

  • tony

    If I want to wish all muslims were dead, and or wish the most horrible harm on the kenyan, without making a direct threat. It is my right to do so! F the government! Overthrow the muslim in OUR white house! You want to violate my 1st amendment? Try it. Ill give you a lesson on the 2nd!

    • aprilnovember811

      You're not alone. I wish the most horrible harm on the Muslim usurper in the White House, too. I pray Air Force One is either hit by a surface to air missle that Zero sold to them, or runs into wind shear it can't get out of. You're not alone. We can also pray he succumbs to a heart attack from his drug use. It was cocaine wasn't it?

  • aprilnovember811

    They have the same "Civil rights," as anyone in this country, the Bill of Rights, under which free speech is protected. Nothing more. If they want special rights, I suggest they go back to the Middle East. We aren't changing the Bill of Rights for them.

    Actually, I'm getting very offended by this, which I believe is a violation of my civil rights. Where do I go to file a complaint?

  • aprilnovember811

    This Killian guy needs a boot up his butt. He needs to be shown the door. We'll do that to him soon.

    Here's some funny Muslim jokes. Oh, did I offend? Well, too bad. http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/iamges/jokes/mus

    Now I’ve got nothing against the Muslim people but sometimes they cause trouble. For example, just this morning I had to try and stop three little Muslim boys from trying to break the lock on the trunk of my car. I had to say, ‘Shut up! You’re in there for a reason!’

    Dora the Explorer has got a little Muslim friend called Doda… The Exploder.
    http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/2013/02/very_mea

  • echofoxtrot

    Maybe the solution is for Tennesseans in Killian's district to file a class-action lawsuit against him personally,. Two causes of actions come to mind: denial of free speech, and denial of equal-protection of applicable laws (i.e., that trashing Christians is acceptable, but trashing Muslims isn't).

  • ImNotSorryIHateThem

    Lets not forget Barack Mohammad Obama had that video maker arrested for violating his parole or whatever it was for using a computer.