After the San Bernardino terror attack, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said her greatest fear was that anti-Muslim rhetoric would increase and she would aggressively prosecute those who said hateful things against Islam.
In fact, 105 Democrats in the House of Representatives have since co-sponsored HR 569 which specifically condemns “violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.”
It’s basically an American version of UN Resolution 16/18, promoted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which represents the 56 Islamic nations around the world.
Nonetheless, as we reported recently, the vast majority of religious hate crimes in this nation are against Jews, not Muslims. But the truth doesn’t matter to liberal progressives, appeasers and Islamapologists.
Even when Muslims admit they’re committing acts of terror in the name of Allah, we’re told that’s not actually what they meant – as the mayor of Philadelphia just did after a Muslim man ambushed a policeman in his cruiser and fired over a dozen bullets at him.
While many conflicts over the millennia have been fought in the name of God, in this modern age, it seems only one faith in particular continues to carry out violence in His name, and is quick to take violent offense.
You might remember in May of last year when two gunmen which ISIS described as “soldiers of the caliphate” attempted to storm the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest” in Garland, Texas. The two men, Elton Simpson, and Nadir Soofi were shot dead at the scene after they opened fire on the Curtis Culwell Center and wounded a security guard.
So as we are in this discussion of hate speech and religious freedom, perhaps it is useful to take a step back and review the nature of faith itself.
This meme rather eloquently sums up the meaning of faith and how it must transcend the petty transgressions of men.
No doubt someone will find this simple statement somehow “hateful.”
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]