22 April 2006

American Freedom of Speech

Americans value freedom of speech and the recent rally in New York by the Islamic thinkers society is a prime example:

"Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) Newswire - April 21, 2006 : The Queens-based Islamic Thinkers Society (ITS) held a rally yesterday outside of the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan. Members of the Islamic Thinkers Society are easily identified by their Khilafah flags and provocative signs as well as rhetoric against homosexuals, Jews, Christians, Danes and others, depending on the hot button issue at the moment. Yesterday's rally was held in response to Monday’s Tel Aviv bombing that killed 9 and injured scores. While carrying signs including “Islam will Dominate” with a picture of an Islamic flag over the White House, the small but loud group of men chanted threatening slogans (video of the rally will be posted on the Counterterrorism Blog soon):"

See the excerpts here:

scarey or what?

1 comment:

Gavriel said...

Still, freedom of speech is a good idea. I'd rather see a million counter-protesters when these things happen. (Ideally, a million moderate Muslims).

A few brilliant members of the Australian government recently made a good point: if they truly wish to live with those values then why don't they go live in Iran or Saudi Arabia? Of course one of the signs you quoted gives the answer -- they won't raise the flag of Islam over the White House without doing some conquering first.

And thanks for the link too, much appreciated.