Feds Threaten Prosecution for Anti-Muslim Speech

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A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam.

Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, was quoted by the Tullahoma News this week suggesting that some inflammatory material on Islam might run afoul of federal civil rights laws.

“We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected,” Killian told the newspaper.

Killian, along with the FBI special agent that runs the Knoxville office, are set to speak next week to a special meeting with the local Muslim community, informing them about their rights under federal law.

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

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  • Charles

    I hope both of them somehow lose their jobs.

  • sue al

    they say they will take over from within and our government is working for it .making sure Christian are put down and the muslims can kill because some one says something they don’t like. get real these people need to move overseas.

  • wandamurline

    When are they going to protect the Christians and Jews? I guess when this guy gets his head sliced off, he will get the message that Islam is not a religion, it is a cult and lifestyle, and the morons running this country seem unaware of that. Besides, we do still have the first amendment to say what we like…so far.

    • michael lawless

      thats because the morons running this country are muslims

    • Sandra Lee Smith

      Oh they ARE aware; so is their boss; and they’re USING the violence of Islam to “soften” western minds up to accept the pure religion on Lucifer, which is going to demand human sacrifices again… LOTS of them!

      • Poppo

        We are offering millions of government funded/sponsored human sacrifices already on the Church of Planned Parenthood Altars.

        • Sandra Lee Smith

          Yes; and those are the beginning; but MOST of those women believe the LIE that their babies are “a bit of tissue” or something like a tumor….so they don’t see them as live sacrifices. When it comes to adults and older children, that would still be a different story. And that IS coming.

          • Poppo

            Sandra: Sorry, but I don’t think ‘Most’ of these women believe that, at least not deep down. God has instilled a sense of right and wrong (call it a conscience) in all humanity that discerns right from wrong. Calling it a ‘bit of tissue’ or a ‘tumor’ may alleviate the conscience a little bit, but it is not going to get rid of the guilt.

            I do believe that the ‘lie’ has been spread and propagated because of the ‘turning away from God’, or the ‘Apostasy’, or whatever you want to call it.

            We are definitely on a slippery slope. Wide is the path to perdition, narrow is the road to God…We need to be ever vigilant in our prayers and rely on the King of Kings.

  • mrpuddleglum

    Civil rights should never trump TRUTH under any circumstances.

    PC is one of the worst and misguided concepts which attempt to hide and deny TRUTH, as well as take away free speech. it is tragic when any government or authority attempts to deny TRUTH and take away God given rights.

    • Sandra Lee Smith

      Most of the “civil rights” are nothing but political brownie points used to gain voters! Our true rights come from GOD, not some man-devised ideology!

  • michael lawless

    the muslms are coming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the muslims are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ” paul revere 2013″

  • libertytribune

    Yeah, good luck with that or enforcing it.

  • Roland Garnett

    Get control of your religion

  • Sandra Lee Smith

    HE needs to remember that our GOD-given rights outweigh any man-defined “civil rights”!

  • MikeyParks

    Islam isn’t a religion; it’s a cult that shelters thugs and murderers. Far from the “religion of peace,” it’s the “religion” of hatred and violence, beheadings, suicide bombings, and killing children. There — come and get me and violate my First Amendment rights.

  • Dowhatsright

    What about my right to free speech? This includes my right
    to speak out against anything I do not believe in. It is my right to be wrong
    or just be a fool. It is a**holes like this that have destroyed this country’s
    belief in the law. I have the right to
    use the N word or call a homosexual a pervert. Just because it is offensive to
    someone else does not negate my rights to free speech. Do we as citizens have
    to form an army to regain our rights? This is why they are trying to take our
    guns so that we cannot defend ourselves from this tyranny. This guy must be
    removed from any legal standing.

  • Poppo

    I learned a lot about Muslim Rights on 9-11. I learned more from Maj. Hassan. The Boston Bombers increased my knowledge. I have read the Koran. I think I know all about these animals that I care to know.

  • Let all these PC idiots try some Sharia Law!

  • elizabethksmith

    There is still freedom of speech, and if I want to say I dislike Muslims or their religion – then that is my prerogative and right. Maybe those that push this religion should move to the countries that are all about that. I do NOT want to change this country to suit the people who come here. They need to abide by our laws, and no one is saying they do not have freedom to worship as they want – but PLEASE do not try to ram down our throats!!!