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A man dressed up as the prophet Mohammed for a halloween parade in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. A muslim man assaulted the man for insulting islam. The muslim was charged for the assault. The charges were dismissed because the judge understood  what a deep insult it is to dress up, for halloween, as the revered founder of islam.

The judge dressed down the man who wore the costume. I think that was appropriate. I think it was not appropriate to dismiss the charge against the muslim. That person should also have received a dressing down, from the judge, for using violence to express an insult.

This story continues with the Freedom Center using this anecdote and others to monger fear of sharia law trumping the constitution. David Horowitz, the Center's founder wants people to believe that a major drive is on to have sharia law replace common law. He asks for money to defend the constitution against a widespread threat that exists only in the minds of those who want to create and monger fear of it.

Why do that? Because it helps to cover the fact that christian religion businesses are working to have their dogma replace common law. In several states where anti bullying legislation was presented, christian businesses wanted exemptions for bullying driven by the dogma of christian businesses. In other words, the christian businesses, through their operatives in state legislatures were asking for the same free pass that the Cumber County judge gave to muslim who assaulted a man dressed as the prophet.

For thirty years now, christian religion businesses have been carrying out a silent coup by placing their operatives into every elected, appointed and hired position of local, state and federal government. They intend to run government from the inside. They have already begun to do that and they are having remarkable and frightening success.
Consider the faith based programs that distribute billions of federal dollars each year to christian religion businesses and billions more coming from state coffers and the large number of legislative actions favoring christian businesses. Recently, the christian religion businesses have been emboldened enough to run a major campaign against the reproductive rights and health of females.

Sharia law is not a threat to the constitution. The christian businesses, with their operatives in all levels of government, threaten the constitution that keeps us free from religion. But the threat is deeper than that because their operatives are beginning to run the government from the inside, as planned and openly stated for many years.

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    Deal With It When You Die Steven R. Brungard 1 E Manor Ave Rear Enola, PA, 17025 US 717 732 7222 steve@religion-of-one.org

    by stevenb on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 05:00:25 PM PDT

  •  The charges were dismissed because..... (0+ / 0-)

    it was a "he said / he said" type of incident and there was a lack of admissible evidence, not because "the judge understood  what a deep insult it is to dress up, for halloween, as the revered founder of islam."

    The judge did lecture the plaintiff a bit on how many Muslims would be offended by the costume, but that had no legal relevance to the case.

    •  Umm, there is audio of the whole thing... (1+ / 0-)
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      The judge certainly DID defend the muslims actions by explaining how deeply Muslims believe in their "faith".    

      The judge  had NO right to dress down the atheist, even though he was behaving boorishly.  

      The judge should resign, and study freedom of speech.

      I'll look for the audio link...

      Religion gives men the strength to do what should not be done.

      by bobtmn on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 05:34:45 PM PDT

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      •  Umm, the video was ruled inadmissible. (0+ / 0-)
      •  Heres the audio.. Start at 28:41 (0+ / 0-)

        Go to 28:41 on the video and listen

        Religion gives men the strength to do what should not be done.

        by bobtmn on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 05:48:56 PM PDT

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      •  The judge had every right to dress down... (0+ / 0-)

        ...the atheist.  It's his courtroom.  The dressing down by the judge is no different from the dressings down other judges give to people in their courtrooms every day.

        Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

        by JDsg on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 06:23:11 PM PDT

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        •  it is NOT the judges courtroom (0+ / 0-)

          The judge sits to enforce the laws and constitution of the USA.   The atheist has freedom of speech.   The muslim does not have freedom not to be offended.

          The judge was acting outside his authority, and against the interests of all Americans to protect our freedom of speech.  We have a write speak our beliefs in America.  This is true even when the message is offensive ( like "God Hates Fags" )

          Incidentally, the policeman said the muslim admitted at the scene that he had put his hands on the victim, and then denied it in court.   In one of these cases, he was lying.    

          Religion gives men the strength to do what should not be done.

          by bobtmn on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 07:15:37 AM PDT

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          •  Of course it is the judge's courtroom... (0+ / 0-)

            ...and should you forget or ignore that fact while in court the judge will gladly remind you with a contempt of court charge.  My advice:  don't tempt the judge.

            The atheist may have so-called "freedom of speech," but that was not the primary issue for this particular case; the issue was an assault charge, which was dismissed for lack of evidence.

            While the Muslim should not have touched the atheist in the first place, the judge was right in my opinion to have admonished the atheist as he did.  The atheist may have had the right to act provocatively, but he showed the world just how low a character he actually possesses.  He should be thankful that all he received was a lecture from the judge.  In this country (Singapore), a similar act by this man would result in a jail term under the charge of sedition (several people have learned this the hard way).

            Just because something is legal does not mean it's the right thing to do.  It's remarkable how many people find that difficult to understand.

            Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

            by JDsg on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 09:13:03 AM PDT

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            •  In America, we have freedom (0+ / 0-)

              What you do in Singapore is not relevant.   You clearly do not understand what civil rights even means.  

              I am glad I do not live in your country.  

              Religion gives men the strength to do what should not be done.

              by bobtmn on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 09:24:00 AM PDT

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              •  PS: (0+ / 0-)

                I'm an American expat; I understand civil rights.  My Singaporean wife understands civil rights as well, as do other Singaporeans. Please don't make a fool of yourself any further.  And we're glad you're not here either.

                Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

                by JDsg on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 10:12:42 AM PDT

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