Yesterday, in a courtroom in Dearborn, Michigan, an American citizen was stripped of his 1st Amendment Constitutional rights by a legal system influenced by a local Islamic mosque. You may have heard that Florida pastor Terry Jones applied for a permit from the city of Dearborn to stage a protest in front of the Islamic Center of America. He was brought before a judge and prosecuted like a criminal by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy because she said Pastor Jones' protest could lead to violent counter-protests. I must ask the obvious, who would be creating a violent counter-protest, the Religion of Peace? Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs writes:Terry Jones was sent to jail in Michigan over a planned protest outside the largest Islamic Center in the U.S. I have seen the most vile displays of subversion, anti-Americanism, Jew-hatred and violence at anti-war rallies during the Bush years. No one said boo. It's free speech. The KKK marches, no one says boo, it's free speech. Monsters protest military funerals, it's free speech. Nazis in Skokie? A-OK. But Islamic jihadis launch the most brutal and bloody attack on America on September 11, 2001, and we haven't stopped apologizing. And now we have turned over our soul, the heart of our freedom.
Pastor Terry Jones never came close to The Islamic Center of America before standing trial to try and get a permit to protest there."We definitely will not burn the Koran, we will have no type of burning of Mohammad, those type of things will not take place," said Jones before the trial. But after a short hearing the jury decided his past actions were enough to deny a permit for public protest.The judge in the case ordered Jones to pay a one dollar bond. When he refused, the judge sent him to jail."We are not here demonstrating against the Koran, against their faith, against their rights, we are demonstrating against that radical element," said Jones.A short time later though, the bond was posted, and Jones went free, with orders from the judge to stay away from the Islamic Center of America for three years.
Pamela Geller reveals that Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has some uncomfortably close connections to the Muslim community in Dearborn, Michigan. Worthy was the keynote speaker at a prominent Arab American awards dinner. Geller writes:"With freedom comes responsibility. Speak freely, but don't accuse freely," said Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi of the Islamic House of Wisdom.The Wayne County prosecutor, Kym Worthy, said fears that Mr. Jones could incite violent counterprotests led them to court. (NY Times)
The collusion and coziness between Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee bears scrutiny. At a dinner, Worthy spoke at at the ADC, and said:"I learned that a prosecutors' most important role is to control what cases get into the system, to ensure that justice is done for everyone." "I want people to say when they were in the Wayne County prosecutor's office that they were treated fairly due to our commitment to civil rights and social justice,"
The admission that this prosecutor makes, "I learned that a prosecutors' most important role is to control what cases get into the system," also says she won't allow any cases into the court system that damage the reputation of her Muslim friends.
The story on Atlas Shrugs contains a wealth of documented details on the collusion between the Wayne County Prosecutor and the local Muslim community. The most telling is this background excerpt about the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee that says:
In 1994, then-ADC President Hamzi Moghrabi said, “I will not call [Hamas] a terrorist organization. I mean, I know many people in Hamas. They are very respectable … I don’t believe Hamas, as an organization, is a violent organization.” Two years later, his successor, Hala Maksoud, defended Hamas’ partner in Mideastern terrorism, Hezbollah. “I find it shocking,” Maksoud said, “that [one] would include Hezbollah in … [an] inventory of Middle East ‘terrorist’ groups.” In 2000, new ADC President Hussein Ibish characterized Hezbollah as “a disciplined and responsible liberation force.” James Abourezk called Hamas and Hezbollah “resistance fighters.”
I've always believed in the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words so I searched Google images to find some pictures of the "respectable" group Hamas and the "disciplined and responsible liberation force" Hezbollah. This is what I found.
Please note the group of Muslim clerics in the reviewing stand and the fact that so many pictures show these respectable citizens holding a copy of the Qur'an along with their weapons tells you they are fighting a religious war.
And these are the children of Hamas and Hezbollah being raised to become "responsible" and "respectable" adults if they haven't become suicide bombers first and blow themselves up.