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Justice Dept Official: Criticism of Islam Not Protected Free Speech
The Department of Justice appears poised to move one step closer to enforcement of Islamic law on slander and blasphemy in America by threatening prosecution of citizens who exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech—if such speech dares to criticize Islam.
Bill Killian, a top Department of Justice (DOJ) official and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, is scheduled to headline an event on June 4, 2013 entitled, "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society" that's sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee. The stated purpose of the meeting, according to the local Tullahoma News, is "increasing awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles."
Of course, the timing for the event would seem particularly ill-chosen in the wake of recent jihadist attacks and plots at the Boston Marathon (April 15, 2013), in the Iran-al-Qaeda plot against the Canadian Via Rail (April 2013) and the slaughter of British soldier, Lee Rigby, on a Woolwich, London street to the Islamic cry of, "Allahu Akbar!"
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