This afternoon, Dearborn, Mi. was the site of the first protest against the film trailer, The Innocence of Muslims. About four hundred showed up, not a lot of people – for now.
The problem is not several hundred people protesting. It is not even that they are protesting our free speech. It is that the president has ginned up support for the false narrative that the film trailer was the cause of the protests throughout the world.
The protesters want the U.S. to pass laws that prohibit speech or expression that hurts “the religious feelings of Muslims.” In other words, they want Sharia’h law.
Christian and Muslim leaders have joined forces to call for peace and for restrictions of free speech in the United States.
Rev. Ed Rowe of Central United Methodist church in Detroit hinted that the creators of the film should be held responsible and receive jail time for an abuse of free speech and inciting violence:
“They are responsible and blood is on their hands,” said Rev. Rowe. He said people like the filmmakers should be locked up for instigating violence.
At a similar protest at Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center (also in Dearborn), Imam Husham Al-Husainy called for restrictions on free speech that is offensive of religious leaders like Mohammed or Jesus:
“They should put a law not to insult a spiritual leader.”
He added that “The only solution is to replace the hate with love.”
It’s nice of them to include Jesus in their demands but no thanks, I’ll keep my free speech.
Last year, a crowd protested on behalf of Syria’s Assad. That rally became violent but this one was peaceful.
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