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Obama: Against Free Speech Before He Was For It
by Robert Spencer
As far as Barack Obama is concerned, Sony was wrong to capitulate to threats from North Korean hackers and pull the movie The Interview. "I wish they had spoken to me first," said the free speech champion. "I would have told them do not get into a pattern in which you're intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks."
Remember: this is the same man who said this at the United Nations on September 25, 2012. "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
Why did he say this? Because he was blaming a video about Muhammad for the murderous jihad attacks on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi. In that same speech, he called the video "crude and disgusting" and said: "I know there are some who ask why we don't just ban such a video. And the answer is enshrined in our laws: Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech."
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